The University of Maryland, Baltimore is looking for an experienced librarian to serve as Associate Director, Library Applications and Knowledge Systems in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library! See the full announcement and application instructions below. Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 8, 2017.
Associate Director, Library Applications and Knowledge Systems
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Executive Director Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), this faculty position will provide leadership for the library’s applications, knowledge systems, new and emerging technologies, and integrating the resources, services and programs of the HS/HSL. Working in a highly collaborative library and campus environment, the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems will manage 6.5 staff consisting of an internal library network administrator, web developers, support staff, an instructional technology specialist, and an emerging technologies librarian. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position at a rank of Librarian II or III.
- Provide vision, oversight, and leadership for HS/HSL staff in public and classroom computing, the HS/HSL Innovation Space, the internal library network and computing infrastructure, web development, instructional/collaboration technology and facilities, and special knowledge-based projects and technology initiatives.
- Monitor and recommend new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems such as next generation library catalogs, aggregated discovery tools, research and collaboration systems, instructional technology, digital archives, and simulation and presentation labs and tools.
- Support and advise library leadership on technologies advancing the HS/HSL vision, mission, and strategic plan.
- Consult with campus IT leadership on critical issues regarding the University of Maryland computing network and infrastructure to insure a cohesive, coherent, and unified approach.
- Collaborate with campus partners, diverse groups, teams, and committees to provide expertise for informed decision-making regarding the technical infrastructure needed for HS/HSL to enable library-based campus projects such as the digital archive, knowledge informatics, data management metadata application and consultation, resource sharing, online teaching and learning, and discipline- and subject-based database development.
- Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources that support the HS/HSL’s role in inter-professional education, collaboration, outreach, informatics, and translational science.
- Support emerging partnerships with the clinical enterprise in the integration of knowledge and evidence-based resources into the electronic health record and into other clinical tools.
- Represent the HS/HSL on campus, system, regional, and national health and library information technology committees.
- Lead and represent the HS/HSL in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions discovery tools and library management systems.
- Supervise staff and set goals for the Computing and Technology Division of the HS/HSL, consistent with those in the HS/HSL and University Strategic Plans and Campus IT Plan.
- Balance technology needs with fiscal realities.
- Identify library technology-oriented grant opportunities.
- Participate in library or campus research using library application expertise.
- Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice, or programs in health sciences libraries.
- Engage in strategic visioning and planning for new and emerging technologies in an academic health sciences library environment
- Participate as a key member of the library management team in determining overall strategic direction for the HS/HSL.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science (MLS/MLIS)
- Minimum 3 years of experience managing staff and/or library-wide projects in library applications, knowledge management systems, and new/emerging technologies collaborating with multiple parties
- Experience in an academic setting
- Demonstrated experience and scholarship sufficient to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II under the University of Maryland Baltimore Criteria and Procedures relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Librarian Faculty http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/policies/APP Policy.pdf
- Familiarity and experience with systems and applications advancing library services, knowledge informatics resources, and productivity
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
- Demonstrated excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
- Demonstrated project management and planning skills
- Demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills
- Valid driver’s license
- Experience in an academic health sciences environment
- Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for library applications, knowledge-based systems, analyze and apply trends in new and emerging technologies, and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
- Ability to effectively lead a team of individuals with differing perspectives and skill sets.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and expertise in, new and emerging technologies and strategic plan development.
Application materials must include your CV/resume; a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 8, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/LAKSLib.
SALARY: $75,000 minimum, commensurate with experience
BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.
The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu,) the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.
The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.