University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), an Honors University in
Baltimore, Maryland, invites applications for the Discovery and
Electronic Access Services Librarian. The successful candidate will,
under the direction of the Information Technology Librarian, be
responsible for developing and maintaining all library discovery
services and assist with troubleshooting electronic resource access
issues and networking issues.
UMBC, an honors university in
Maryland, serves more than 10,500 undergraduates and 2,600 graduate
students through a full range of undergraduate programs in the physical
and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering,
mathematics, information technology, humanities and visual and
performing arts, as well as 27 master's degree programs, 24 doctoral
degree programs and 21 graduate certificate programs. Located just
outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is
growing rapidly under dynamic leadership. The University's ongoing
commitment to strengthen the Library has led to investment in extensive
technological development and online resources (see http://www.umbc.edu/library)
complementing a superb facility enlarged and renovated in 1995, and
holding more than 1 million volumes. For more information on UMBC see http://www.umbc.edu.
Responsible for the
development, support and maintenance of all library discovery services
and tools used to enable access to library resources in all formats.
Assists with troubleshooting electronic resource access issues,
including remote access issues and networking issues. Works closely
with other departments on the development of web technologies. Assists
in the development of mobile technologies. As a member of the Library
Information Technology Services unit, will assist with troubleshooting
equipment and software for the Digital Media Lab and other technology
services in the library. Assists with providing training,
documentation, and public assistance for discovery and technology
related services. Works cooperatively with other library departments,
UMBC IT and USMAI consortium members on discovery and access related
issues. Reports to the Information Technology Librarian.
MLS from accredited library
school or information science program. Demonstrated working experience
with discovery and electronic resource support tools (such as, but not
limited to EDS, WorldCat Local, EZProxy, Shibboleth, and SFX).
Knowledge of web technologies and standards related to effective
e-resource access and discovery. Knowledge of emerging web-scale
library solutions. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
strong service orientation and excellent planning and organizational
skills. Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities.
Experience with EBSCO discovery products. Experience
Experience working with digital media equipment and software (e.g. Adobe
Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro). Experience with mobile technologies
and app creation. Knowledge of networking infrastructure and
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Position is a 12-month
library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian I. Rank
and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Minimum salary:
$48,000, comprehensive benefits. The successful candidate will be
expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment,
promotion, and permanent status.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please respond by August 31, 2013.
Send letter of application addressing position requirements, resumé,
and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Larry Wilt, Director,
UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle,
Baltimore, Maryland, 21250
UMBC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER