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Information Technology Librarian

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Work type: Faculty- Librarian
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Information Technology/IT, Library


Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery


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  • Oversees the daily operations of the Library Information Technology and Systems Unit and is responsible for administering and maintaining library specific applications including but not limited to, ILLiad, GIST, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Aries, and Aleph.
  • Works closely with their counterparts in the campus’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT).
  • Works collaboratively with library staff to maintain staff computers and explore the use of new and/or existing technologies.
  • Assists with the coordination and continued development of Library digitization projects.
  • Maintains the Library digital signage and room reservations systems.
  • Responsibilities may include reviewing library hardware and software needs as well as providing programming support for library services and projects.
  • Participates in Library, Campus, and USMAI committees and/or working groups.
  • Trains and supervises LITS staff and offers software training to general library staff.
  • Documents and develops procedures for the LITS unit.
  • Reports to the Associate Director, Library Information Technology Services.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree
  • Knowledge of computer workstations and related troubleshooting, Intel/Mac operating systems and networking technology, and computer security. Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, Web programming environments, HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, and scripting languages.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Background in computer science or related field.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.


For questions about submitting application materials, contact Lynda Aldana (

For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana (

Screening of Applications Begins: Review of application materials will begin September 14, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.   
Salary & Benefits:

This position is a full time (40 hours/week), 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian I. Salary commensurate with experience—minimum salary $60,000. Comprehensive benefits.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status, as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook -

Hours: Full-time 
About UMBC:

UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.

Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (

 Equal Opportunity Statement:  UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Accommodation: If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Work Authorization   As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.


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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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