Education and Information Studies Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Title:  Education and Information Studies Librarian

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: HSSL Research Services, Public Services Division

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


Position Description

The University of Maryland Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, technologically-adept, and service-oriented Education and Information Studies Librarian to join the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians (HSSL), based in McKeldin Library, the main university library.  The Librarian will serve as the liaison to the College of Education and the College of Information Studies and will support their educational and research activities as well as those of the broader academic community.


The Education and Information Studies Librarian builds strong relationships with faculty and other campus professionals and establishes collaborative partnerships within, across, and outside of the University. The Librarian designs, implements, and maintains tools and services that support the strategic educational and research goals of the University; develops and manages print and electronic collections in the assigned disciplines; works collaboratively with other librarians on collection issues; establishes strong collaborations with teaching and research faculty in adopting current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research; develops innovative approaches in providing general and subject-specific instruction in the use of library resources; supports information literacy efforts; designs and implements student-centered services to support graduate and undergraduate learning and research; provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone, through CHAT, IM, and email; and develops an understanding of the culture of research and trends in publishing and scholarly communication.  The Librarian participates in departmental and library activities and serves on library- and campus-wide committees, working groups and teams; engages in scholarly and professional activities; and contributes to the fields of education and information studies.  The Librarian reports to the Head of HSSL.





•ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science

•Master's degree in Education or demonstrated equivalent background in a subject area of Education


Professional Experience:

Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students

Experience with or aptitude for collection development and management

Experience with or aptitude for research/information and instructional services

Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned disciplines

Knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies in the fields of Education and Information Science

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff

Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele



One year of library or related professional experience

Experience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development

Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies

Familiarity with collections in social sciences (e.g. scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats)


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. For additional information, consult the following website: .


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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, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2013.


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