Jobs at UMBC

Reference & Instruction Librarian

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

Department:

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

For more information visit: https://library.umbc.edu/

Responsibilities:

This position serves as subject librarian to a number of academic departments in the social sciences and humanities. Duties include providing library instruction, outreach, collection development, and research support to students, faculty and staff. As part of a department of six faculty librarians and two professional staff, this position provides general reference service to the campus community (including occasional evening and weekend hours) and participates in the planning and implementation of departmental and Library operations. As an instruction librarian, this position designs and delivers library instruction and contributes to the planning and implementation of the Library's instructional program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in relevant professional development activities, and campus and Library committee work.

Requirements:
  • Master of Library & Information Science degree (or equivalent ALA accredited degree)-December 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in providing dynamic library instruction and contributing to a team-based information literacy program
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in the areas of library public services and outreach
  • Demonstrated high-quality written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to initiate and lead projects to completion
  • Interest and/or experience working with diverse populations, particularly students
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a social science or humanities discipline
  • Reference experience in an academic library setting
  • Direct teaching or library instruction experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

Questions:

For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese at reeset@umbc.edu

For questions about the position, contact Katy Sullivan at sullivan@umbc.edu

Screening of Applications Begins: Review of application materials will begin January 2, 2020 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 $49,500. 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 - http://provost.umbc.edu/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 (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).

 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.
   

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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