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Title: Education and Information Studies LibrarianCategory: Librarian (Open Rank)Department: HSSL Research Services, Public Services DivisionBenefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays,Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and PrescriptionPosition DescriptionThe University of Maryland Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, technologically-adept, andservice-oriented Education and Information Studies Librarian to join the Humanities and Social SciencesLibrarians (HSSL), based in McKeldin Library, the main university library. The Librarian will serve asthe liaison to the College of Education and the College of Information Studies and will support theireducational and research activities as well as those of the broader academic community.The Education and Information Studies Librarian builds strong relationships with faculty and othercampus professionals and establishes collaborative partnerships within, across, and outside of theUniversity. The Librarian designs, implements, and maintains tools and services that support thestrategic educational and research goals of the University; develops and manages print and electroniccollections in the assigned disciplines; works collaboratively with other librarians on collection issues;establishes strong collaborations with teaching and research faculty in adopting current and emergingdigital technologies for learning and research; develops innovative approaches in providing general andsubject-specific instruction in the use of library resources; supports information literacy efforts; designsand implements student-centered services to support graduate and undergraduate learning andresearch; provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone,through CHAT, IM, and email; and develops an understanding of the culture of research and trendsin publishing and scholarly communication. The Librarian participates in departmental and library activitiesand serves on library- and campus-wide committees, working groups and teams; engages in scholarlyand professional activities; and contributes to the fields of education and information studies. TheLibrarian reports to the Head of HSSL.RequirementsEducation:•ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science•Master’s degree in Education or demonstrated equivalent background in a subject area of EducationProfessional Experience:Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and studentsExperience with or aptitude for collection development and managementExperience with or aptitude for research/information and instructional servicesUnderstanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned disciplinesKnowledge of electronic resources and information technologies in the fields of Education andInformation ScienceExcellent oral and written communication skillsExcellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintainrelationships with partners and library staffAbility to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientelePreferred:One year of library or related professional experienceExperience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description anddevelopmentFamiliarity with Semantic Web technologiesFamiliarity with collections in social sciences (e.g. scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats)Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of MarylandBoard of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevantcredentials. For additional information, consult the following website:http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html .For the complete position description, please go to http://www.l ib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.ApplicationElectronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu. No relocation assistancewill be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of MarylandLibraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter whichincludes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2013.The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employmentopportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex,color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, maritalstatus, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities andwomen are encouraged to apply.The University of Maryland LibrariesAs the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University ofMaryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Parkcampus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of theuniversity. With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, theUniversity of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. TheLibraries ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has anoperating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situatedgeographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.With the University of Maryland’s new membership in the Big Ten and the Committee on InstitutionalCooperation, the Libraries and their patrons will be able to draw upon the resources of many major U.S.academic libraries.The University of MarylandFounded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System ofMaryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and thenexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power, offering unique proximity tobusiness and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities,embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations. Synergistic opportunities for ourfaculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. TheUniversity is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff to enhanceteaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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