The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery will remain closed until further notice. As the response to the Coronavirus continues, updates to library services and hours will be posted on MyUMBC and the website.
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Choose one or more to find the right space for you:
Group Study Rooms
These 16 rooms are available to any UMBC faculty, students, or staff. You can reserve one ahead up to five days in advance. Reservations are limited to 3 hours per person or group each day. Book yours today!
Group Study, Conversation Allowed, Whiteboards, Computers, Reservable
Individual Study Rooms
These 6 rooms are available to any UMBC faculty, students, or staff. You can reserve one ahead up to five days in advance. Reservations are limited to 3 hours per person each day. Book yours today!
Individual Study, Conversation Allowed, Quiet, Reservable
Retriever Learning Center (RLC)
The RLC is UMBC's best place for lively group study, scholarly discussion, collaboration, and academic coaching. This room features comfortable, mobile furniture so that students can design their own study spaces. Movable white boards and large monitors allow for collaboration.
Group Study, Conversation Allowed, Whiteboards, 24-hour, Computers, Individual Study
Richard Roberts Seminar Room (140)
This room in the RLC is available to UMBC students, faculty, and staff. It contains a small conference table, large-screen monitor, and a projector with cables to connect to your laptop. Reserve the seminar room for your group for periods up to 2 hours.
Group Study, Conversation Allowed, Reservable, 24-hour, Whiteboards, Presentation Space
Lactation Room (755)
The Library is pleased to offer a Lactation Room for its users who need a private space to express breast milk. The room includes a table, two chairs, an outlet and power strip, and sanitizing wipes. It is located close to the restrooms on the 7th floor. It may be reserved for up to one hour, up to 5 days in advance. A key is also available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Check Out Desk on the Library's first floor. Reserve the Lactation Room for periods up to 1 hour.
Reservable, Quiet, Individual Study, Specialty
Open Study Rooms
These 12 rooms are left open for students to use on a first-come, first-served basis. Each room has four seats. Room numbers are listed here.
Individual Study, Conversation Allowed
Presentation Practice Room (257)
This room has been set up for students to practice giving presentations, speeches, etc. Bring your flash drive to plug into our one-button recording system - when you're finished, you'll have a recording of your presentation to critique. Reserve the Presentation Practice Room. Reservations are not required but do take precedence over walk-up appointments. You can check out the key at the Check Out desk.
Presentation Space, Conversation Allowed, Group Study, Individual Study, Reservable
Digital Media Lab (DML)
The Digital Media Lab is open to all UMBC students, faculty, and staff and contains a Whisper Room, an Audio/Video Recording Room, and computer workspaces with editing software. Book time in the Whisper Room or Audio/Video Recording Room here. For information on hours and available equipment, please visit the DML homepage.
Creation Space, Computers, Reservable, Group Study, Individual Study, Conversation Allowed
Screening Room (258)
Our Screening Room is designed for groups to view films. It features a Blu-ray/DVD player, Windows computer, HD Plasma TV, and VHS player. A minimum of 3 people is required to use the room. Reserve the Screening Room. Reservations are not required but do take precedence over walk-up appointments. You can check out the key at the Check Out desk.
Reservable, Conversation Allowed, Presentation Space
Faculty Study Rooms
These 32 rooms are available to UMBC faculty, as well as visiting and Emeritus faculty. They are assigned each semester; to apply for a room, please fill out an application form.
Individual Study, Quiet, Reservable
Assistive Technology Rooms
Ask at the Check Out desk to access Room 455. It is equipped with Jaws screenreader software, magnifiers, and scanners. Learn more about assistive technology facilities.
Individual Study, Computers
Floors 1, 2, and 7
The first, second, and seventh floors of the AOK Library have 160 computers (both Macs and PCs) for student use, as well as printers, scanners, and photocopiers.
Individual Study, Group Study, Computers, Conversation Allowed
Floors 3 and 4
The third and fourth floors of the AOK Library are designated Quiet areas, so please keep volume to a whisper. These floors have 22 computers (PCs) for student use.
Quiet, Individual Study, Computers
Floors 5 and 6
The fifth and sixth floors of the AOK Library are designated Absolute Quiet areas at all times. These floors have 32 computers (PCs) for student use.
Individual Study, Absolute Quiet, Computers
2nd Floor Study Area
Head up to the 2nd floor and take a left at the Serials sign - there you'll find a group study space featuring whiteboards, big tables, and large monitors with cables to connect to your laptop.
Group Study, Whiteboards, Conversation Allowed
The entry hall of the library is a vibrant social and conversation space. It is open 24 hours a day.
Individual Study, Group Study, 24-hour, Conversation Allowed
Daily lockers are available to UMBC students, faculty, and staff for a 24 hour period. Daily locker keys are checked out at the Check Out Desk. For more information, please visit the Locker page.
Semester lockers are a great place for UMBC students, faculty, and staff to store their study materials. They are assigned each Fall and Spring semester; to apply for a locker, please fill out an application form. For more information, please visit the Locker page.
Simmons Collaboration Room (368)
This room is available to UMBC students, faculty, and staff. It contains a small conference table and a smart TV with Chromecast, which allows a laptop, tablet or smartphone to stream content to the screen. Reserve this room for your group of 3-7 people for periods up to 3 hours. You can find
instructions for how to use Chromecast here (Note: the Chromecast device is already connected to the Simmons room screen).
Presentation Space, Conversation Allowed, Group Study, Reservable
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Did you know that the Library loans laptops and a variety of audio and video equipment? Laptops are available at the Check Out Desk. For everything else, head up to the Digital Media Lab (DML) on the 2nd floor - all equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Full descriptions of the available equipment and instruction manuals are available on the DML homepage. Please take a moment to read the Equipment Loan Policies and Laptop Loan Policies pages for detailed information about the program.
Other events scheduled in the Library can be found on the full Events page.
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For requests to digitize course readings, please obtain the name and number of the course and share the digital copy with the Reserves staff (email@example.com).
For inquiries regarding due dates and fines, nothing will become due from Sunday March 15th through Sunday March 22nd. All USM libraries will be lenient with fines if campuses close post March 22nd. Note that some short-term loan items may become due whenever the owning library is open. Patrons do need to be mindful of honoring such due dates – i.e. course reserves, and media items and equipment.
As part of the Library and Information Technology
Services division, the IT Librarian manages the daily operations of IT
support and AV services in the Library & Gallery. This position also
works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) on the
management of the Library’s public computing and AV resources. The IT
Librarian ensures efficient management of and response to bugs and
suggestions through effective use of the issue tracking system ‘RT’.
This position makes recommendations on upgrades, repairs,
replacements, retention, and adoption of new technologies based on
equipment life cycles, usage, user needs, and technology trends. Engages
and works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff both inside
and outside the Library & Gallery to ensure technology solutions
are effective and equitable including selection and implementation of
assistive and accessible technologies. Demonstrates ability to work
effectively in a diverse environment and a commitment to providing
equitable and inclusive service.
Supports efficient use of technology for employees in the Library
& Gallery including through development and delivery of training on
technology-related best practices on topics such as document management
and use of cloud systems. Participates as the IT expert on library
committees and working groups as appropriate.
Assists with the technology planning and implementation for local
digitization projects and participates in developing and implementing
the Library & Gallery’s digital preservation strategy.
Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery.
Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and
Trains and supervises LITS staff, and develops and documents procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Position is a 12-month library faculty
appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian II. Salary range: $65,000
to $70,000 plus comprehensive benefits.
The successful candidate will be expected to meet
library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and
permanent status, as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.
Hours:This is a full time (40 hrs/wk) position, Monday to Friday.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Under general supervision, the incumbent performs
moderately complex accounting clerical or bookkeeping tasks to support
accounts payable/receivable and auditing function. Post journal entries,
process payments, and verifies accuracy of data.
Specific duties include: inputting data, records
and verifies details of financial transactions in ledgers and automated
systems; review and process financial documents such as invoices and
receipts; purchase of all supply request and receiving of Goods and
Services for the Library; inputting and retrieving financial
transactions into a shadow system (QuickBooks) for monthly
reconciliation and other reports; retrieve and process order from the
Accounting and Receiving RT system; back up to the Accounting Associate
with picking up paychecks and writing receipts for departments with the
Library; and perform other duties as assigned, including serving as back
for other staff in the department.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
For best consideration, along with
your application please submit a cover letter, resume and contact name
and information for three professional references.
January 1, 2020Type:
Pay Range 6 (starting at $32,200) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
This is a Full Time position. Work schedule is Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm
UMBC offers a
benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees
including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability
insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and
numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent
II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our
benefits click here.
UMBC is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority
group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged
If you require a reasonable
accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process,
please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY
Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday
As required by the 1986
Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon
hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien
who is authorized to work.