The 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.
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