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Reference & Instruction Librarian

Apply now Job no: 493745
Work type: Faculty- Librarian
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Library


Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

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

We seek an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to work as a STEM subject librarian and to provide general reference assistance to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) community. Duties include providing library instruction, outreach, collection development, and research support. Outreach efforts will have particular emphasis on graduate students and the Graduate School. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instruction.
This position serves as subject librarian to a number of academic departments in the Colleges of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering and Information Technology. Exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful
candidate’s experience and qualifications.
Duties include providing library instruction, outreach, collection development, and research support to students, faculty and staff. Outreach efforts within this role will have particular emphasis on graduate students, and this position will act as a point of contact for outreach efforts related to the Graduate School.
As part of a department of six faculty librarians (including an additional STEM librarian) and one professional staff, this position provides general reference service to the campus community 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, scholarship, and campus and Library committee work.
Telework opportunities may be available, per current campus and Library policies.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-US equivalent (by the start of employment)
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • 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.
  • Ability to initiate and lead projects to completion.
  • Interest and/or experience working with diverse populations, particularly students.
  • Demonstrated high-quality written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a STEM discipline strongly preferred.
  • Reference experience in an academic library setting strongly preferred.
  • Direct teaching or library instruction experience strongly preferred
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae. Three professional references will be requested when candidates are contacted for in-person interviews.

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

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

Screening of Applications Begins: Review of application materials will begin on July 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.   
Salary & Benefits:
This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment at an anticipated rank of Librarian I or II. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s
experience and relevant credentials. Minimum salary for Librarian I is $49,000 and for Librarian II is $63,000. Comprehensive faculty benefits are included.
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 (40 hours/week) Monday to Friday 
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.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   
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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