UMBC, an honors university serving more than 10,000 undergraduate and
2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland
within 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.
The University's ongoing commitment to strengthen the Library has led to
investment in extensive technological development and online resources
(see www.umbc.edu/library), complementing a superb facility enlarged and
renovated in 1995, and holding more than 850,000 volumes, 30,000 audio
and 100,000 slide pieces, as well a numerous other materials formats.
We offer an exciting opportunity for an energetic & technically
innovative leader with a strong customer-oriented approach and creative
vision to manage and develop Library Media and Slide Library collections
and services through the use of new digital technologies.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will work closely with faculty and staff
to analyze and update the media collection with appropriate materials
and formats; develop and maintain online electronic reserve services
for audiovisual materials in cooperation with others; investigate and
develop technical capabilities for streaming video and audio, as
appropriate and in keeping with fair use and copyright provisions as
they apply to library media and digital collections; maintain current
understanding of the hardware, software, and protocols necessary for
providing access to analog and digital multi-media and image
collections; provide reference and circulation services for faculty and
students as needed, including specialized media instruction; integrate
Media and Slide Library workflows with library information management
system(s) and explore new capabilities such as media booking; supervise
staff and student assistants; and perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: ALA-MLS or proof of expected August, 2003 graduation
required. Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated
knowledge of and interest in analog and digital media formats;
experience and aptitude with computer technologies, digitization
protocols and web development; demonstrated analytical, organizational,
interpersonal, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, as
well as in a team environment. UMBC is a highly selective and diverse
campus (>34% minority enrollment); candidates must demonstrate ability
to strengthen library services to a diverse user group. Supervisory
experience; prior coursework or experience with music, film, visual arts
or performing arts; and an understanding of academic libraries highly
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Position is a 12-month library faculty appointment
at anticipated rank of Librarian I or II. Rank and salary commensurate
with qualifications. Comprehensive benefits. The successful candidate
will be expected to meet library and university requirements for
reappointment, promotion, and permanent status. While the salary range
has not yet been established, the position will have a minimum salary of
$40,000 per year if hired at the Librarian I level. The successful
candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements
for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status. See the UMBC
Faculty Handbook and the UMBC Library Faculty Rank and Review Procedures
for further details.
APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin September 19, 2003, and
continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application,
resume, and names w/ email addresses of three references to: Larry Wilt,
Director of the Library, Library 353, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle,
Baltimore, Maryland, 21250. Applications are also accepted via email
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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