Head, Resource Sharing & Reserves (Librarian (Open Rank))
Position Number: 102695
- Opened Date: July 1, 2019
- Closing Date: August 4, 2019
The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves’ primary area of responsibility is for vision, planning, and oversight of the Resource Sharing and Reserves unit. As such, the librarian works with the unit staff to set lending, borrowing, and reserves policies; establishes and continually refines workflows and procedures; pursues greater system automation and interoperability; hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and mentors staff; manages budgets for interlibrary loan, copyright, and student labor and assistance (L&A); and upholds resource sharing agreements with strategic partners. The librarian evaluates and promotes interlibrary loan and reserves services and develops new services as needed. In addition, the librarian works with the USRS department director, other USRS unit managers, and branch library supervisors to enhance cooperation and provide user services that are intuitive, seamless, and accessible.
To apply, please go to the Head, Resource Sharing & Reserves application webpage.
Preservation Librarian (Open Rank)
Position Number: 124893
- Opened Date: July 1, 2019
- Closing Date: July 30, 2019
The University of Maryland Libraries Preservation Department is responsible for the care and conservation of the Libraries’ general and special collections across formats. It binds, repairs, replaces, and reformats general collections material, and conserves special collections. Preservation also manages the Libraries disaster response and recovery efforts, monitors special collections environments and initiates corrective action, and prepares special collections materials for digitization. The incumbent librarian will act as the department’s registrar and will be responsible for managing the department’s conservation lab. S/he will develop policies and procedures in her/his area of responsibility, and will participate in overall department management; will participate in planning, establishing, and achieving department goals and objective; may take a leadership role in a variety of projects; and perform simple to moderately complex treatments of collections. S/he works closely with faculty and staff throughout the library at all levels in support of the collection and its preservation, and participates in committees and group activities in the department, the division, the Libraries, and the University.
To apply, please go to the Preservation Librarian application webpage.
Curator, Gordon W. Prange Collection and Librarian for East Asian Studies (Librarian (Open Rank))
Position Number: 102626
- Opened Date: June 27, 2019
- Closing Date: July 26, 2019
The University of Maryland Libraries seek dynamic and innovative applicants for the position of Curator of the Gordon W. Prange Collection and Librarian for East Asian Studies. The successful candidate will create and implement a vision for the Gordon W. Prange Collection, a world-renowned special collection of rare and archival materials that constitutes the most comprehensive collection of Japanese language publications issued in Japan during the post-World War II period of 1945-1949. The University of Maryland Libraries, in partnership with the National Diet Library of Japan, are engaged in large-scale digitization projects to preserve and improve access to this historically significant and unique collection. The Curator/Librarian will also be responsible for East Asian studies materials in the Libraries’ general collection, which includes over 80,000 monographs, periodicals and reference works in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. Particular strengths include humanities and social sciences with an emphasis on Chinese and Japanese history and culture in support of the research and curricular needs of faculty and students in East Asian Studies.
The Curator/Librarian will develop a robust program of collection development, research services, digitization, instruction, outreach, and scholarly activity to support these collections. In addition to managing these collections and related services, the successful candidate also will investigate opportunities and develop new directions for the scope of international collections in Special Collections & University Archives.
- Position Description for the Curator, Gordon W. Prange Collection and Librarian for East Asian Studies
To apply, please go to the Curator, Gordon W. Prange Collection and Librarian for East Asian Studies application webpage.
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