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

  • Associate Director, Library Technology & Digital Strategies

    Job no: 492772
    Work type: Faculty- Librarian
    Location: UMBC Campus
    Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Library


    Department:Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery


    Responsibilities:

    The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks an experienced manager to become a key member of the Library Executive Team and to provide future vision, oversight, leadership and strategic direction for the library’s information technology infrastructure including the exploration, integration and implementation of new and emerging technologies.  This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Library Director. 

    The Associate Director works closely with the UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to advise library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems that will advance the library’s vision, mission and strategic plan (https://library.umbc.edu/admin/StrategicPlan2018.pdf).

    • Leads the library’s investigation and implementation of emerging technology to better serve library’s clientele.
    • Develops a technology plan that builds on the University and Library strategic plans to address new opportunities and pursue possibilities of adapting and applying technology solutions.
    • In collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors, participates in library planning; serves on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council.
    • Represents the UMBC Library on appropriate state, regional and national committees.
    • Represents the UMBC Library in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions technology projects.
    • Works in partnership with the campus DoIT for discovery, planning and implementation of new technology and insures that library systems and computing are robust and operational.
    • Keeps current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and costs.
    • Provides leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and initiatives.
    • Oversees Library Information Technology Services composed of library faculty and staff and student employees and works with other areas of the library and university that are affiliated with technology.
    • Manage a full time staff of four and student workers.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
    • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in IT-related project management in an academic library setting.
    • Demonstrated experience and scholarship to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II and to meet the university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook https://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook
    • Experience with library technologies and technology planning and demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
    • Demonstrated experience in implementing new technologies or services, e.g. virtual servers, immersive technologies, and maker spaces.
    • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience managing and developing staff.
    • Proven leadership and management skills.
    • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
    • Ability to work collaboratively across the University to advance the technology needs of the library and library users.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably both verbally and in writing.

      Preferred Qualifications:
    • Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
    • Experience working with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, client side computing and cloud technology.
    • Experience developing IT policies for workflows and software support.
    • Experience working with assistive technology for accommodation and accessibility.
    • Demonstrated record of participation in relevant professional associations and ongoing professional development.
    • Experience working with a larger campus information and computing group.
    • Experience working in a consortia of libraries.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Application materials must include a CV/resume; a cover letter which addresses your 5 year vision of the University Library of the Future; three references including names, addresses and phone numbers.

    Questions:

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

    For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana at laldana@umbc.edu

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 16, 2018.

    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 $85,000. 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 - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.

    Hours:Full-time 

    About UMBC:

    UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.

    Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).

    Equal Opportunity Statement:

    UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Accommodation:


    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 through Friday.

    Work Authorization:

    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.
      
    Advertised: 30 Oct 2018 09:00 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open Until Filled

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  • Associate Director, Head of Public Services

    Job no: 492757

    Work type: Faculty- Librarian

    Location: UMBC Campus

    Categories: Library

    Department:Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

    For more information visit: https://library.umbc.edu/

    Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Library Director, the incumbent will be the head of Public Services and provide leadership and strategic visioning for the departments of Reference Services, Circulation/Media Services, Interlibrary Loan, and Special Collections & Library Gallery at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. Specific duties include:

    Develop, set and assess the strategic direction for Circulation/Media, Special Collections, Reference, and Interlibrary Loan Departments;

    Ensure that goals and strategic direction align with the Library’s Strategic Plan;

    Lead departmental managers who are responsible for Circulation/Media, Special Collections, Reference, and Interlibrary Loan Departments;

    Participate in library planning in collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors;

    Serve on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council; and

    Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required. 

    Five years’ professional experience with progressive responsibility, including a minimum of three years’ experience managing and developing staff in an academic library, particularly in access services areas.

    Proven knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, procedures, and best practices related to at least three of the public services areas: circulation, course reserves, resource sharing (Interlibrary Loan), information services, and stacks management.

    A record of successful collaborative work in a complex environment, such as a consortium or multi-type library.

    Proven leadership and management skills.

    Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.

    Demonstrated commitment to high-quality user service.

    Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and person-ably both verbally and in writing.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience working with Ex Libris products.

    Experience working directly in one (or more) of the public services departments: Reference, ILL, Circulation/Media, Special Collections & Library Gallery.

    Experience with budgeting in an academic library setting.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, a resume or curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a personal statement demonstrating a commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education.

    Questions:

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

    For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana at laldana@umbc.edu or at (410) 455-2356

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    For best consideration, please respond by October 22, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Salary & Benefits:

    The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian II. Salary is commensurate with experience starting at $85,000.

    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:Full-time 

    About UMBC:

    UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.

    Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).

     Equal Opportunity Statement: 

    UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Accommodation:

    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 through Friday.

    Work Authorization:

     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.

      

    Advertised: 27 Sep 2018 09:00 Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: Open Until Filled

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  • Full Time - Information Technology Librarian

    Job no: 492737
    Work type: Faculty- Librarian
    Location: UMBC Campus
    Categories: Information Technology/IT, Library

    Responsibilities:
    • Oversees the daily operations of the Library Information Technology and Systems Unit and is responsible for administering and maintaining library specific applications including but not limited to, ILLiad, GIST, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, and Aleph.
    • Works closely with their counterparts in the campus’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT).
    • Works collaboratively with library staff to maintain staff computers and explore the use of new and/or existing technologies.
    • Assists with the coordination and continued development of Library digitization projects.
    • Maintains the Library digital signage and room reservations systems.
    • Responsibilities may include reviewing library hardware and software needs as well as providing programming support for library services and projects.
    • Participates in Library, Campus, and USMAI committees and/or working groups.
    • Trains and supervises LITS staff and offers software training to general library staff.
    • Documents and develops procedures for the LITS unit.
    • Reports to the Associate Director, Library Information Technology Services.
    Required Minimum Qualifications:
    • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree
    • Knowledge of computer workstations and related troubleshooting, Intel/Mac operating systems and networking technology, and computer security. Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, Web programming environments, HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, and scripting languages.
    • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries.
    • 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. 
    • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities.
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Background in computer science or related field.
    • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
    • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
    • Experience with Ex Libris products.
    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 Lynda Aldana (laldana@umbc.edu).

    For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana (laldana@umbc.edu).

    Screening of Applications Begins:

    Review of application materials will begin September 14, 2018 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 I. Salary commensurate with experience—minimum salary $60,000. 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 - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.

    Hours:

    Full-time

    Apply Here!




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Technical or Support Staff Opportunities

  • Library Services Specialist

    Job no: 492793
    Work type: Staff Full-time
    Location: UMBC Campus
    Categories: Library

    Department:

     Library

    Responsibilities:

    The Library Services Specialist will work within the Serials Department at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at UMBC to provide general maintenance of the print and microform serials collections.  Specific duties include: general maintenance of the print and microform serials collections; assisting with the planning and implementation of shifts; using various library automated systems; searching and updating serials records; assisting with journal check in; processing claims and gifts; helping users with print and electronic journal inquiries and equipment; helping with the maintenance of Electronic Resources Management during the transition from print to electronic resources; working on special projects; and performing other duties as assigned. 

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    Requires a Bachelor's degree and one year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position.

    This position requires physical labor—pushing/pulling loaded book trucks and lifting boxes weighing up to 20 Lbs.

    Note:  Additional related experience and formal education may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

    Preferred Qualifications: 
    • Experience with Serials print and electronic resources.
    • Must have good organizational and communication skills.
    • Detail oriented, self-motivated, flexible, demonstrate the ability to work independently.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Suite applications (Word, Excel etc.) and library automated systems (such as Aleph).
    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    With your application, please include a cover letter, resume and references. 

    Closing Date:November 30, 2018
    Salary:Pay Range 10 (starting at $38,204) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
    Hours:Full-time
    Type:Regular
    FLSA Status:Nonexempt
    Benefits: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. Contractual/Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
     Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    Accommodation: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 through Friday.
    Work Authorization  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.
     
    Advertised: 07 Nov 2018 09:00 Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 21 Nov 2018


     APPLY HERE!

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