Library Services Specialist – College Park, MD

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary:

Within a team environment responsible for creating orders for library materials in all formats. Identifies and resolves problems associated with orders and approval plans. Communicates with selectors, vendors and the library community. Promotes a collaborative continuous learning environment within the University of Maryland Libraries.

Minimum Qualification:

Bachelors Degree and one year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the job.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.


Strongly Preferred: Three years of relevant experience in a library with a experience in library or book buying unit. Experience with acquisitions practices and procedures. Experience in book trade and publishing practices. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience in financial operations and procedures such as: accounting, accounts payable, disbursements, and billing highly desirable. Experience with Windows functionality on personal computers for word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets and library integrated management systems required.
Preferred: Working experience of Microsoft office and Google Suite.
Other knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies required:
Must have ability to manage tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Strong analytical skills are required. Ability to interact collaboratively and work effectively in teams. Strong service orientation; an ability to anticipate customer needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions. Ability to interact effectively with a variety of staff within and outside of Collection Services. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.

Closing date: 02/27/2019


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