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Staff/Faculty Positions

Digital Projects Librarian (Open Rank)

Position #:  102698

  • Opened Date:  August 22, 2016
  • Closing Date:  September 25, 2016

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR) department manages digitization and conversion operations throughout the Libraries, performing in-house and arranging vendor-based projects. Primary focus is on digitization and conversion for preservation and access as well as collection development and planning. DCMR primarily digitizes special collections or rare materials for staff or patron requests and performs large-scale digitization projects. DCMR is a department within UMD the University Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) division. DSS strategic mission is to manage and to enable management and use of the UMD Libraries’ digital assets in all formats and media, in all phases of their lifecycle.

Reporting to the DCMR Manager, the Digital Projects Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will manage digitization projects, primarily grant digitization projects, and projects related to the grants for the University of Maryland Libraries. The incumbent will collaborate with staff in DCMR, Digital Programs and Initiatives, and many other collection departments in the Libraries; the Librarian may also collaborate with campus and other external partners. S/he will provide technical guidance and support to collection managers and other project team members in pursuing and managing digitization grants, support the processes and workflows specified in projects, and manage the assets created until they are ingested and archived. The Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate on writing grants in support of digitization projects, though the position is not contingent on grant funding. This position is intended to sustain or expand the Libraries’ ability to fund and support mass-digitization projects in all formats.

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Financial Coordinator

Position #:  122300

  • Opened Date:  August 11, 2016
  • Closing Date:  August 28, 2016

The Financial Coordinator is responsible for complex account reconciliations, creation of journal entries, retrieval of financial data from the University’s Kuali Financial System (KFS), analysis and manipulation of financial data related to the UM Libraries’ state, contract, grant and other accounts using Excel spreadsheet software, the preparation of monthly financial reports for the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium and assisting the Director for Budget and Business Services with special projects as assigned, including being the team lead on various projects.  The Financial Coordinator is also responsible for the procurement and accounts payable functions for the University of Maryland Libraries, including monitoring open encumbrances and maintaining the department’s purchasing card, and serves as a back-up for the travel and accounts receivable functions for the University of Maryland Libraries. 

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Chief of Staff, Dean's Office

Position #:  117730

  • Opened Date:  August 8, 2016
  • Closing Date:  August 21, 2016

The chief of staff provides high-level administrative support to the Dean of Libraries and other senior administrators in support of the mission of the University Libraries. In addition to managing staff in the Office of the Dean of Libraries, the chief of staff interacts with a variety of individuals and groups that include library employees, students, faculty, university officials, visitors and donors.  

The chief of staff will: review and manage the calendar of the Dean and keep the Dean abreast of priorities and approaching deadlines while exercising good judgment and diplomacy; prepare and disseminate routine correspondence, announcements and invitations; schedule travel arrangements and approvals; budget and manage resources within the Office of the Dean, including supervising staff and student employees;  provide administrative direction and support for various administrative groups within the University Libraries by creating and distributing agendas and minutes; coordinate and organize activities sponsored by the Dean of Libraries for donors, staff and/or students, including, for example, regular council meetings and an annual service and awards program.

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R Software Developer (Contingent II)

Position #:  122108

  • Opened Date:  July 27, 2016
  • Best Date of Consideration: August 29, 2016

The R Software Developer will provide programming in support of a National Science Foundation Advances in Biological Informatics grant entitled Advanced mathematical, statistical, and software tools to unlock the potential of animal tracking data, This project focuses on adapting mathematical and statistical methods from geostatistics, physics, signal processing, and computer science for the analysis of animal tracking datasets. The centerpiece of the project is the continuous-time movement modeling (ctmm; analysis package for the R environment for statistical computing. This package implements the methods developed by the project team and serves as the interface with the community of ecologists and conservation biologists studying animal movement processes.

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If you have any questions regarding Staff and Faculty positions, contact Aishar Pinnock at apinnoc1[@] or 301-405-9249.