Electronic Resources Librarian (Open Rank)
Position #: 119841
- Open Date: February 10, 2014
- Closing Date: March 10, 2014
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian. As a member of the Acquisitions Department reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased directly by the UM Libraries, and those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via consortia. Responsible for the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources; maintains a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions. Researches existing license agreements and negotiates new licenses, develops and maintains guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitors subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, reviews the impact of current licensing on post cancellation archival access, collects usage statistics, registers and activates new electronic resources, and troubleshoots e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff.
Works closely with the Head of Collection Management, the Continuing Resources Librarian, and the Head of Acquisitions to develop licensing policies and e-resource management workflows for both owned and demand driven e-resources, and to support new methods of research, such as working with large datasets and text/data mining. Consults with University Counsel to resolve license and contract issues. Works closely with Metadata Services staff and Digital Systems and Stewardship staff to make sure electronic content and database resources are both discoverable and accessible to library users. Also assists the collection development librarians with renewals and the licensing of new electronic resources. Participates in inter and intra-departmental initiatives across the Libraries.
Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library faculty, has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level.
To apply, please use the following URL: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210
IT System Analyst
Position #: 119418
- Open Date: January 24, 2014
- Closing Date: February 26, 2014
As a member of the User Services and System Administrator (USSA) team in the Digital Systems and Stewardship division the successful candidate will participate in administration of a large computing environment consisting of hundreds of virtual machines backed by a Storage Area Network supporting hundreds of terabytes of storage. The environment also includes several thousand public and staff workstations, mobile devices, printers and other peripheral devices. The candidate will continuously analyze and improve existing systems as well as research and advise on new technologies.
To apply, please use the following URL: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24100
Metadata Librarian (Open Rank)
Position #: 102645
- Open Date: January 23, 2014
- Closing Date: February 28, 2014
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Metadata Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian implements and supports metadata strategies associated with digital initiatives and projects. The incumbent may lead projects or serve as a member of a project team, providing metadata expertise. The Metadata Librarian collaborates with colleagues in Digital Systems and Stewardship and Special Collections and University Archives to evaluate the effectiveness of metadata for resource discovery and access. The incumbent recommends metadata schemas and develops workflows for metadata creation for collections to be digitized. Designs and provides documentation, training and consultation on creation and application of metadata to faculty and staff within Metadata Services and throughout the UMD Libraries. Manages a broad variety of tasks in response to shifting priorities and changing constraints. Contributes to national programs and initiatives such as the Program for Cooperative Cataloging. Participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals and objectives of the Metadata Services Department as a whole. As a member of the Library faculty, has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, consortium, state, and national levels.
To apply, please use the following URL: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24073
Labor Collections Coordinator (Exempt, Contingent 2)
Position #: 119798
- Open Date: January 23, 2014
- Closing Date: February 14, 2014
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking dynamic applicants for the position of Labor Collections Coordinator. The position is a one year contract that is renewable and is expected to be for 2 yrs. The successful candidate will assist with reference services and collection development related to all labor collections holdings in Special Collections, including the AFL-CIO archives. These rich labor collections encompass the history of labor in North America, national and international labor unions, as well as Maryland-related labor movements and issues. Particular collection strengths include, but are not limited to, the AFL-CIO; the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America; the Bakery Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers; the Cigar Makers International Union; and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. With the recent acquisition of the AFL¬ CIO archives, the University of Maryland Libraries has established a premier collection for labor research.
The Labor Collections Coordinator is primarily responsible for managing the accessioning, processing, arrangement, description, and retention and disposition schedules for the AFL-CIO archives and additional labor collections within Special Collections. The collections coordinator takes a leading role in establishing, communicating, and ensuring proper records management practices, schedules, and requirements with AFL-CIO and labor union officers, members, and others. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment within Special Collections and within the University of Maryland Libraries.
To apply, please use the following URL: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24038