Information Services Librarian – University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD

Information Services Librarian
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore
 (UMB)

The Information Services Librarian at Health Sciences and Human Services Library provides front line support for the research and teaching/learning needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  With a strong commitment to outstanding public service, this dynamic and forward-thinking Information Services Librarian brings initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, research, and collaboration to this user-focused position.  To engage users and advance their success, this librarian designs and develops library-based onsite programs and provides University-wide research support through Research Connection, a comprehensive suite of research services.

This faculty librarian position is a member of the Information Services Department, which is home to reference services, circulation services, and other innovative public service programming.  Reporting to the Head of Information Services, this librarian actively collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the HS/HSL and with academic partners, such as the Writing Center, throughout the University.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II.  Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty.   For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”: http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides user-focused research assistance at the HS/HSL’s Information Services Desk.
  • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff, emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, measuring research impact, research data management, and more.
  • Leads dynamic in-person and online instructional programming.
  • Provides expert search services for intensive research projects such as faculty collaboration on systematic reviews.
  • Develops and continually improves innovative programs and services such as the Poster Printing Service and IRB Consent Form Service.
  • Builds collaborative relationships/develops programming with University partners such as the Office of Academic Affairs and the Writing Center.\
  • Advises faculty and students regarding aspects of scholarly communication including copyright and publication strategies.
  • Promotes programs and services in social media and through other communication methods.
  • Participates actively in committees within the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, and research practice.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of copyright compliance and the legal use of e-resources in teaching, learning, and research.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received byNovember 27, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/InfoSrvLib.

MINIMUM SALARY:  $50,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

HOURS:  This full-time position includes some evening and weekend hours.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu,) the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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