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Staff/Faculty Positions

Assistant Dean, Administrative Services

Position number:  117158

Closing date:  01/20/2020

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant Dean, Administrative Services, provides strategic, administrative leadership in the areas of financial management, budget and business services, facilities management, and human resources management, all of which includes communication and application of related University and library policies and procedures. The incumbent may also serve as the Acting Dean in the absence of the Dean and Associate Deans, and is responsible for responding to the needs of faculty, students, staff, and the public. 

This position provides strategic leadership and oversight for assigned areas in the position’s portfolio, but also contributes significant hands-on work related to strategic planning, implementation, and assessment. The Assistant Dean directly supervises 3.0 FTE exempt employees and has administrative oversight responsibility for a total permanent staff of 11, plus student assistants. The incumbent serves as a member of the Libraries’ senior-level Administrative Leadership Team (ALT) and Library Management Group (LMG). The position provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for the Libraries’ Safety and Security Committee and other working groups as needed, and participates in appropriate professional development activities to stay current with trends and best practices in academic libraries. 

Position Description for Assistant Dean, Administrative Services

To apply, please go to the Assistant Dean, Administrative Service website.

Resource Sharing Coordinator

Position number:  102850

Closing date:  01/13/2020

Oversees provision of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services to UMD users and manages daily operations related to borrowing, lending, and document delivery. Provides leadership, coordination, resource management, and supervision of staff and/or student employees. Manages and customizes the ILL management system. Collects and analyzes data to evaluate services, monitor expenditures, and inform decisions. Collaborates with others across the User Services & Resource Sharing department and the University Libraries to continuously improve service to library users and resource sharing partners.

Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Accordingly, annual leave cannot be used during the month of January and the two weeks before and after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, except in emergencies or other exceptional circumstances. These are peak periods with increased workloads for the Resource Sharing & Reserves unit.

Position description for Resource Sharing Coordinator

To apply, please go to the Resource Sharing Coordinator application website.


Head, Continuing Resources and Database Management 

Position number: 102817

Closing date: 2/12/2020

The Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management has four main areas of responsibility: (1) Obtaining, making discoverable, and managing the lifecycle of continuing resources in various formats for the University of Maryland Libraries, (2) Maintaining records in various systems for Libraries collection materials for the purposes of inventory control, bibliographic control, and facilitating discovery, and (3) Providing customer service to Libraries users (whether internal or external) regarding questions of access to, or description of, Libraries Collections materials.  Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, this position heads one of the four departments within the sub-division. Develops innovative strategies and work methodologies, continuously evaluating work methods and workflows in light of new supporting services, financial opportunities and technological advancements. Promotes and fosters partnerships with other library colleagues involved in collection development, budgeting, cataloging, resource discovery and access, and resource preservation. Working closely with the Head of Acquisitions and Data Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit, this position has responsibility for the Libraries’ $9 million continuing resources budget, providing data for the Director of Collection Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit on budget administration and analysis.  Oversees a department of 7.5 FTE staff including professional librarian(s), exempt staff, non-exempt staff, and a .5 FTE graduate assistant, establishing staff goals and objectives and measuring staff performance. As a department head, works directly with departmental staff to plan, develop, and implement ongoing activities and special projects and to establish departmental goals and objectives. Provides leadership through active participation on committees at the department, division, Libraries, University and consortium level as well as within the profession.

Position description for Head, Continuing Resources and Database Management 

To apply, please go to the Head, Continuing Resources and Database Management application webpage.


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