Senior Catalog Librarian (Open Rank)

at University of Maryland Libraries (view profile)
Location College Park, MD
Date Posted March 4, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Title: Senior Catalog Librarian, Supervisor for Non-Roman and Special Collections Cataloging

Category:  Faculty, Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Libraries, Collection Strategies and Services, Original and Special Collections Cataloging

Benefits:  22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, 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.

The Senior Catalog Librarian and Supervisor for Non-Roman and Special Collections Cataloging is responsible for managing staff and operations related to Non-Roman and Special Collections cataloging in all formats. Serves as a member of the Original and Special Collections management team, participating in planning, establishing, and achieving departmental goals and objectives. May take a leadership role on a variety of projects. Performs original and complex copy cataloging of resources in one or more Non-Roman languages. Creates and updates records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate. Works closely with selectors and curators on catalog-related reference questions, as well as selection and weeding decisions in areas of language expertise. Participates in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Required qualifications:

  • Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking a non-Roman language. Familiarity with the Library of Congress Romanization scheme for that language.
  • Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree.
  • Minimum of one year of original cataloging experience in an academic, special or research library in one or more of the following areas: Non-Roman cataloging, special collections cataloging, monographs cataloging, or continuing resources cataloging.
  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with automated library systems, AACR2/RDA and related policy statements, LC classification, LCSH, MARC 21 formats, and OCLC Connexion.
  • Understanding of technical services operations, Library of Congress cataloging practices and procedures, emerging cataloging issues and trends.
  • Must be able to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
  • Ability to take direction as well as provide direction and motivation to supervisees.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment; to interact effectively with a broad variety of staff within and outside of Technical Services.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably, orally and in writing, with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.

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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:

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at 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, Curriculum Vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until April 1, 2019.

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.