Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning
Title: Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning
Category: Faculty Contractual, Librarian I
Department: Special Collections and University Archives, Collections Services
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.
With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking dynamic and innovative applicants for a one-year position as a Special Collections Teaching and Learning Librarian. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to a vital and growing instructional program within Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) This position provides the opportunity to develop instructional material and to explore new technologies and approaches to engaging students with primary source materials.
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/52563. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until July 10, 2017.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Proven experience in managing projects from scoping to delivery; ability to set timetables, meet deadlines, manage budgets
Demonstrated understanding of primary source literacy including the ability to evaluate materials as to historical value
Excellent oral and written communications skills and an ability to work independently and collegially
Experience teaching in a formal education setting
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Journalism, Communications, History or related field.
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science
One-year prior work experience at the professional level