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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.
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.
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
Experience with Ex Libris products.
Experience with EBSCO Discovery Services
Experience working with a print serials collection.
For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana (email@example.com).
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 - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.
Hours: Full-time; Monday to Friday with occasional weekends or late nights.
For more information and to apply: https://listings.umbc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493418/eresources-discovery-librarian
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.
For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For questions about the position, contact Carolyn Sheffield (email@example.com).
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 - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.
Read full job description and apply here: https://listings.umbc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493404/information-technology-librarian
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