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Employment at the Library

Library Student Assistants

During the Fall and Spring academic semesters, the Library & Gallery employs approximately 100 UMBC students. During the Summer and January sessions, we ordinarily employ about 30 students. Applications for employment are accepted year-round through our online job application form. 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.)

Library Student Assistants should periodically review the Student Assistant's Manual for answers about time sheets, pay, and evaluations.

Read student job descriptions from each department to learn more.

Faculty or Professional Opportunities

  • eResources & Discovery Librarian

    Job no: 493418
    Work type: Faculty- Librarian
    Location: UMBC Campus
    Categories: Library, Library

    Department: Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

    Responsibilities: The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), an Honors University in Baltimore, Maryland, invites applications for the eResources and Discovery Librarian position. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II. This position reports to the Associate Director for Technical Services and oversees the Serials Unit within the Technical Services Division. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and experience to support the Library’s serials and electronic resources collection throughout the entire lifecycle of those eResources. The eResources and Discovery Librarian will work closely with colleagues in the Library, on Campus and within the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium.

    Position Responsibilities:  

    • Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Associate Director for Technical Services, oversees the daily operations of the Serials Unit within Technical Services. 

    • Oversees workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to knowledge and experience working with vendors; understanding various platforms in order to effectively manage access and resolve issues; and collecting and analyzing usage data.

    • Manages and maintains the Library’s discovery tool (EBSCO Discovery Service) including monitoring trends and best practices and developing efficient workflows to support eresources discoverability.

    • Oversees the work related to the database maintenance of the Library’s print serials and microfilm collections.

    • Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues in a timely manner.

    • Assists with developing collection development assessment strategies related to electronic resources.

    • Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national communities and organizations as appropriate.

    • Supervises 3 staff (2 directly and 1 indirectly) in serials.

    Required Minimum Qualifications: 
    • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.

    • Minimum of 3 years post MLS experience working with electronic resources.

    • Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining discovery services systems.

    • Demonstrated experience and understanding of best practices for managing electronic resources. 

    • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource industry standards, best practices, and protocols such as SUSHI, and COUNTER. 

    • Demonstrated experience with electronic resource management (ERM) systems

    • Demonstrated knowledge of managing and maintaining print serials and microfilm collections.

    • Knowledge of integrated library systems.

    • Knowledge of open URL link resolvers, preferably SFX. 

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment. 

    • Experience supervising staff and student assistants. 

    • Demonstrated ability to develop and document procedures.

    • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities

    Preferred Qualifications:  
    • Experience with Ex Libris products.

    • Experience with EBSCO Discovery Services

    • Experience working with a print serials collection.

    Special Instructions to Applicants: Please upload a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

    Questions: For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese (

    For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana (

    Screening of Applications Begins: Review of application materials will begin August 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.   

    Salary & Benefits: This position is a full time (40 hours/week), 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian II. Salary commensurate with experience - minimum salary $63,000. 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 -

    Hours: Full-time; Monday to Friday with occasional weekends or late nights.

    For more information and to apply:

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  • Information Technology Librarian

    Job no: 493404
    Work type: Faculty- Librarian
    Location: UMBC Campus
    Categories: Library, Library


    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. Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options. Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, and Aleph. 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.

    Contributes to the planning, implementation, and management of a makerspace in the library.

    Assists with the technology planning and implementation for local digitization projects and participates in developing and implementing the Library & Gallery’s digital preservation strategy.

    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.

    Trains and supervises LITS staff, and develops and documents procedures.

    Other duties as assigned.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    Requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program. 

    • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
    • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
    • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
    • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and web programming environments.
    • Knowledge of system administration and network administration.
    • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
    • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries

    For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese (

    For questions about the position, contact Carolyn Sheffield (

    Salary & Benefits:

    This position is a full time (40 hours/week), 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian II. Salary commensurate with experience—minimum salary $63,000. 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 -

    Read full job description and apply here:

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Technical or Support Staff Opportunities

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