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Data Services & Reference Librarian I

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Work type: Faculty- Librarian
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Library


Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery


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The incumbent will provide robust research data-related training, support, and consultation for UMBC faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines. Specific duties include: 

  • Develop and guide the Library’s efforts to support faculty, staff and students in the areas of: data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization
  • Serve as subject librarian for the departments of Computer Science, Economics, Information Systems, Math, and Physics, providing instruction, research support, and outreach to the students and faculty within these departments and collection development in these subject areas
  • Provide reference services (in-person, chat, email), with occasional nights and weekends
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program (Fall 2018 graduates will be considered)
  • Background in, or substantial experience working with, quantitative and/or qualitative research data
  • Experience with statistical software (such as SPSS and SAS)
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in providing dynamic library instruction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-based environment
  • Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Reference and instruction experience in an academic setting
  • Experience with scientific programming (such as R, Python, or Scala)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (such as Tableau)
  • An undergraduate or second master’s degree in a STEM or social science field, or experience working as a subject librarian in these areas
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references.


For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese at

For questions about the position, contact Katy Sullivan at 

Screening of Applications Begins: Review of application materials will begin November 13, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.   
Salary & Benefits:

Position is a 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian I. Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $48,000.

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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