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Staff/Faculty Positions

University Archivist

Position #:  102629

  • Opened Date:  August 1, 2018
  • Closing Date:  August 31, 2018

The collections and services of the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university.  Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture, history of the book, women’s history, historic preservation, American and British writers and poets, and the history of the University.  Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, and the Katherine Anne Porter Collection.  The University of Maryland Libraries is also home to important special collections in the performing arts, including the International Piano Archives at Maryland.  The SCUA staff is committed to reaching out to the research community at large, facilitating access to these world-class collections that document key aspects of the human experience at the university, local, state, national and international levels.

The University Archivist is responsible for the University of Maryland collection area within SCUA and oversees reference services, collection development, donor outreach and stewardship, outreach, and instruction activities.  Collaborating with other staff, this position also provides input into the overall direction for accessioning, arrangement, description, cataloging, digitization, and preservation of university archives materials. The University Archivist builds, maintains, interprets, and provides access to the University Archives and assesses collection needs, establishes priorities, and represents the collection area to the University of Maryland community and external organizations and individuals. 

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Severn Library Processing Technician (Contingent I)

Position #:  17251223

  • Opened Date:  July 27, 2018
  • Closing Date:  August 10, 2018

The person in this position will receive accessioned materials to Severn Library, perform item maintenance and collection maintenance tasks, and assist with collection retrieval, scanning and circulation tasks. S/he will also withdraw and transfer microformat materials in McKeldin Library. This position may also oversee the work of hourly student assistants in Severn Library.

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User Experience Librarian (Professional Track Faculty, Contractual)

Position Number:  124051

  • Opened Date:  July 13, 2018
  • Closing Date:  August 20, 2018

Under the direction of the Discovery and Metadata Services Department Head, the User Experience Librarian coordinates the Libraries’ user experience efforts across Library resources and spaces. This new position will cultivate relationships with the Libraries’ various user communities, and utilize information gathered from these relationships, as well as data gathered from Library systems, to identify and prioritize users’ needs as they pertain to the Libraries’ resources. The User Experience Librarian would act as a bridge between subject liaisons, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), and Library users. This position would utilize data collected from our users as well as from our systems in order to evaluate and shape the Libraries’ tools, systems, and metadata to best serve our users. Working collaboratively, the incumbent will be responsible for initiating and implementing programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the Libraries. S/He will represent the department as a member of the Web Advisory Committee, collaborating across divisions and departments in order to help promote a seamless user experience for staff and users.

As a member of the Library faculty, the incumbent has an obligation to remain professionally informed and acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, sharing them with appropriate colleagues. The incumbent is encouraged to attend professional development offerings in the areas related to assigned responsibilities and engage in service and scholarship opportunities as appropriate.

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