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Digital Programs and Initiatives Manager

Position Number: 121454

  • Opened Date:  November 2, 2015
  • Closing Date:  November 30, 2015

The Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) Manager is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight for the Digital Programs and Initiatives department. The DPI Manager initiates and is the first point of contact for all new digital projects and digital initiatives, and works with both internal and external project stakeholders to develop an achievable project plan guided by a clear project charter. Subsequently, the Manager monitors progress toward project milestones and coordinates with managers of participating departments to ensure timely progress toward completion, making necessary adjustments in keeping with the priorities of the UMD Libraries as a whole. This position serves as an essential communication channel between the Digital Systems and Stewardship division’s staff and stakeholders in the rest of the Libraries and beyond.

It is the role of the DPI Manager to keep current on technology trends, to identify possibilities for collaboration and partnership on digital initiatives within the UMD Libraries and externally, and to be proactive in ensuring that the UMD Libraries remain current and relevant with their digital collections and digital repositories and systems. The Manager will seek out new opportunities for UMD Libraries with emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and new roles for academic libraries. In addition, the incumbent will serve as a public face for digital initiatives by representing the UMD Libraries on external committees, working groups, and other professional organizations as needed.

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Historical Manuscripts Project Archivist (Coordinator, Contingent II)

 Position Number:  121511

  • Opened Date: October 20, 2015
  • Closing Date: November 10, 2015

The Project Archivist will work with the Curator, Historical Manuscripts, in overseeing work related to the “State of Maryland and Historical Collections” collection area.  This rich collection area includes the University of Maryland Libraries' archival, manuscript, and special collections holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region, historic preservation; and women's history and women’s studies collections. The Project Archivist will support accessioning, reference, and collection development activities for the collection area.  The Project Archivist will have a focus in Political and Civic Activities Collections, especially the James Bruce Papers and congressional papers collections.

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Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies

Position Number: 102663

  • Opened Date: October 14, 2015
  • Closing Date:  November 13, 2015

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking dynamic and innovative applicants for the position of Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies. The successful candidate will create and implement a vision for all labor collections in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), including the recently-acquired AFL-CIO archives. These rich collections encompass the history of labor in North America and national and international labor unions as well as Maryland-related labor movements and issues. Collection strengths include records of 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 acquisition of the AFL-CIO archives, the University of Maryland Libraries has established a premier collection for labor research. The Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies will develop a robust program of collection development, research services, digitization, and scholarly activity in support of these resources. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment within SCUA and within the University of Maryland Libraries.

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Systems Analyst

 Position number: 119854

  • Opened Date: October 14, 2015
  • Closing Date: November 16, 2015

The UM Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division supports the library automation needs of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI).  Working within a team environment, this position will provide broad programming support to the USMAI Libraries’ integrated library system (currently Aleph) and other commercial, open source, and locally developed applications.  These applications support management of and access to USMAI Libraries’ print and electronic resources.  The Systems Analyst will be actively involved in the development, implementation, integration and support of USMAI library application software, including implementing interfaces to other USMAI applications.  The software development activities encompass all phases of software development lifecycle, including initial configuration and setup, design, testing, updates, and ongoing support, maintenance, and troubleshooting. 

The Systems Analyst will report directly to the Software Systems Development and Research (SSDR) manager and coordinate with SSDR team members for the purposes of technology and expertise sharing.  However the analyst will be embedded with the Consortial Library Applications Support (CLAS) team, receiving work assignments from the CLAS manager.

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