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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for a full-time faculty librarian / information specialist (Librarian II/III). We are seeking a forward‐thinking, dynamic leader who will help transition our library service from one focused on collection management to one which focuses on developing and delivering a range of innovative information services that facilitate the research needs of our faculty, staff and students. In particular, we are interested in candidates who combine skills to address the emerging need to identify, search and manage electronic data and information from diverse sources with traditional librarianship. As head UMCES librarian the candidate will be expected to serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students throughout the institution.
The position is based at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, MD. The UMCES library at CBL combines a unique, historical collection with developing information databases to support our mission of providing research to guide science‐based solutions to environmental policy challenges. The core duties of the librarian include:
Information specialist (40%)
Identify, evaluate and utilize information retrieval systems to meet the needs of faculty, staff
Support users by providing leadership in design and working with technical staff on the imple-
mentation and access to databases and data management system at UMCES and online
Guide development of meta‐data standards for commonly reported data to meet needs of users
Manage existing collection and improve access to information in the historical collection
Oversee move to new facility by 2019
Manage journal and database subscription services
Manage and coordinate inter‐library loan requests
Provide customized reference services for users
Instructional responsibilities (10%)
Develop and implement library instructional programs in environmental sciences including
support and training of faculty, staff and students to access library resources as well as
citation management and data management resources
Identify, evaluate and promote new information resources to faculty, staff and students
Promote use of library resources to UMCES faculty, staff and students
Administrative responsibilities (10%)
Represent UMCES on the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Council of
Attend CBL Faculty and Administrative Council meetings
Maintain active membership in relevant professional organization(s).
This is a full time, 12‐month appointment as a Librarian II or Librarian III. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications. An ALA accredited Master’s degree or foreign equivalent and two years of professional experience in an academic or special library is required at time of appointment. A demonstrated science background through either academic qualification or relevant work experience is desirable.
To apply, please send a cover letter, a statement of your vision of a 21st Century environmental science research library, a curriculum vitae, examples of professional publications and contact information for 3 potential references to email@example.com with Librarian in the subject line. Applications should be received by November 15 for full consideration. For more details about the position or UMCES in general, please contact Dr. Hongsheng Bi (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the search committee, or Dr. Thomas Miller (email@example.com), CBL’s Director.
UMCES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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