Employment at the Library

Library Student Assistants

During the Fall and Spring academic semesters, the Library & Gallery employs approximately 25-30 UMBC students. During the Summer and January sessions, we ordinarily employ about 10-15 students. Applications for employment are accepted year-round through Handshake. Please remember to re-apply every semester.

Library Student Assistants must be current UMBC undergraduate or graduate students. You do not need to have a Federal Work Study Award or be receiving other financial aid to qualify. (Work Study students: please consult your financial aid counselor about the terms and limits of your aid. There may be a limit on the amount of paid work you can do each semester.)

Faculty or Professional Opportunities

  • Catalog and Metadata Librarian

    Job no: 493924
    Work type: Faculty- Librarian
    Location: UMBC Campus
    Categories: Library

    Position Overview: AOK Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, seeks an innovative and collaborative individual to join the Bibliographic and Metadata Services (BMS) department as a Catalog and Metadata Librarian. Duties include a range of cataloging and metadata creation, editing, and maintenance. This is a permanent status-eligible, library faculty position at the rank of Librarian I, which reports to the head of BMS.

    Why Work at UMBC? UMBC offers competitive compensation.  This role starts at $49,000 and has 22 days of vacation as well as winter break, spring break, and personal days for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available. 

    What is it like to work at UMBC?  Check out Glassdoor or Indeed. And read about our recent award, UMBC is a 2021 Great College to Work for - In every category

    Telework: After an initial training period, telework opportunities may be available, per current campus and Library policies.

    • Perform both original and complex copy cataloging, including cataloging of print and non-print monographic materials for both general stacks and Special Collections.
    • Support initiatives related to digitization, special collections access, and other metadata-dependent efforts to describe, manage, expose, and share collections with users.
    • Perform complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections.
    • Participate in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national activities as appropriate.
    • Contribute to the Libraries' diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

    The successful candidate is expected to participate in relevant professional development, scholarship, and campus and Library committee work. As a member of the library faculty, they will also be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status, as outlined in section 6.10 of the Faculty Handbook.

    Required Minimum Qualifications: 

    • MLIS/MLS from an ALA-accredited institution (by start of employment). 
    • Experience performing original or copy cataloging or completion of cataloging coursework.
    • Working knowledge of RDA, MARC bibliographic and authority records, LCSH and LC Classification.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
    • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
    Preferred Qualifications: 
    • Demonstrated experience performing both original and copy cataloging.
    • Demonstrated experience cataloging print and non-print materials.
    • Experience with OCLC Connexion.
    • Experience using the staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system, such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare.
    • Experience with a web-scale discovery service, such as WorldCat Discovery or EBSCO Discovery Service.
    • Experience with a system migration, including preparing databases and communicating with/training staff.
    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae. Three professional references will be requested when candidates are contacted for in-person interviews.

    For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese (reeset@umbc.edu).

    For questions about the position, contact Aimee Plaisance (amplais@umbc.edu)

    Review of application materials will begin November 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.   


    UMBC offers a rich benefits package including the following for exempt regular employees.

    Generous Leave which includes accruing the following for full time positions:

    • 22 Days of Annual Leave  (increases with years of service)
    • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
    • 15 Holidays
    • 3 Personal Days

    Tuition Remission:

    • 8 credit hours per semester
    • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

    Additional Benefits:

    • Life and disability insurance
    • Retirement/Pension plan
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Wellness opportunities
    • & Much more

    Benefits offered align with type: Exempt/12-Month Faculty. 

    Salary: This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian I. Salary commensurate with experience — minimum salary $49,000. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status, as outlined in part 6.10 of the Faculty Handbook - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.

    Hours: This position is a full time (40 hours/week) with opportunity for telework up to two days a week.

    Apply for this position on the UMBC Jobs site

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