|Published||October 25, 2022|
|Location||College Park, MD|
|Education Requirements||Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-USA equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.|
|Minimum Compensation in Local Currency||$52,000|
|Maximum Compensation in Local Currency||$62,000|
|Hourly or Salary?||Salary|
Title: Digital Services Librarian
Category: Librarian (Open Rank), Faculty
Department: Digital Services and Technologies
Salary Range: $54,000 to $62,000, salary is commensurate with experience and faculty ranking
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 (UMD) Libraries serves more than 41,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries’ extensive collections, programs, and services enable student success, support teaching, research, and creativity, and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the community. A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries, the UMD Libraries were honored with the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.
NATURE OF WORK
The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for supporting digital applications, cross-platform integrations, and product management activities at the University of Maryland Libraries. Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Digital Services Librarian actively works with staff throughout the UMD Libraries to gather business requirements for development of new and refined digital library software application features, integrations, and workflows, and provides support and instruction to UMD Libraries’ staff in the installation, development, and use of digital applications. The Digital Services Librarian collaborates closely with staff in the Software Systems Development and Research department to implement new and upgraded applications, perform quality assurance testing, communicate issues clearly, and act as product owner for applications under the Digital Programs and Initiatives portfolio. Serving as a translator and bridge between UMD Libraries staff and technical departments, the Digital Services Librarian will ensure that all parties gain shared understanding of system requirements and project scope. The Digital Services Librarian serves as an active member of Digital Services and Technologies, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; incorporates support for new tools and applications into library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to digital technologies, such as repository development, inclusive design practices and accessibility standards, and project management methodologies like Agile.
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-USA equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of digital collections and institutional repository platforms;
- Knowledge of current web accessibility standards and their implications for application development;
- Ability to generate and maintain user stories, business requirements, acceptance test plans, project plans and charters, and application user manuals and documentation;
- Ability to manage complex technical projects
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/careers/staff-faculty.
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries' requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/101190. 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 curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until filled. For best consideration, please apply by November 18, 2022.
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
Vaccination Requirement: The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
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.