Employment Opportunities

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.
The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.
ACRL Diversity Alliance 2018 Committed to equalityThe Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Employment Opportunities at LNDL

Head of Archives and Special Collections

Diversity Fellow Librarian

Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian

Summer Internships Opportunities at LNDL

Research and Instruction

Head of Archives and Special Collections

A great opportunity for a Head of Archives and Special Collections.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an imaginative and innovative leader who will articulate a clear vision for a unit that includes the university archives and special collections of Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The successful candidate will be an individual who is creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving the two communities by expanding access and promoting the use of collections through classroom instruction, outreach, public presentations, tours, and exhibits. The individual in this position will be responsible for supporting the universities’ educational missions, alumni relations, record retention priorities and fundraising, as well as the broader scholarly community.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides vision and leadership in directing and managing the programs and operations of Archives and Special Collections.
  • Sets goals, identifies resources needed, and cultivates opportunities for collaboration.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates a full time processing archivist, volunteers and student workers describing and redefining positions as necessary.
  • Develops programs and services to acquire, process, curate, and provide access to special collections and archives in a variety of formats.
  • Collaborates with faculty to teach the use of primary source materials, support digital scholarship initiatives, assess student learning, and makes the collections accessible by way of new and innovative strategies.
  • Partners with campus stakeholders to develop innovative ways to use the collections.
  • Creates a program to support born-digital archives.
  • Participates in the planning, maintenance, accessibility, and sustainability of digital projects.
  • Evaluates potential donations for inclusion in archives and special collections.
  • Coordinates outreach events, receptions, and special viewings of archives and special collections materials.
  • Partners with campus constituencies to develop and implement a program of records management and retention.
  • Develops assessment strategies and conducts ongoing assessment using a variety of methods to determine the effectiveness of services.
  • Identifies, writes, and participates in grant proposals and projects.
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program with an emphasis in archives and records management
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a college or university archive/special collections
  • Knowledge of standard archival theory and practice, preservation concepts, principles, and methodologies, local research tools and finding aids
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor
  • Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections
  • Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
  • Knowledge of current metadata standards used for describing digital materials such as image, text, sound, and video
  • Knowledge and/or experience with archival collection management systems, e.g., ArchivesSpace, Preservica, etc.
  • Experience with content management systems, such as Omeka and Wordpress
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to building strong relations between the library, academic departments at both universities, the two university communities, and external communities
  • Evidence of well-developed organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Ability to move and / or lift up to 40 lbs with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with library preservation/conservation techniques and digitization, digital preservation practices and standards
  • Familiarity with institutional repositories or ContentDM, EAD, Web harvesting, APIs.
  • Successful grant writing experience
  • Experience organizing and mounting exhibits
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with donors
  • Experience with promoting collections through social media
  • Familiarity with copyright and intellectual property issues

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library , located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities , is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Head of Archives and Special Collections” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

Diversity Fellow Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship, with a possibility for a third year. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library’s virtual and physical spaces.

In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Examples of Position Responsibilities

  • Provide in-person and online research instruction to students, incorporating active learning and emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate the Library’s digital literacy pop up classes and Makerspace instruction initiatives in partnership with the Technology Librarian.
  • Support faculty in digital scholarship as assigned.
  • Lead marketing initiatives to creatively promote Library events and services.
  • Propose and implement a service learning project promoting academic librarianship through community outreach.
  • Coordinate student worker reference training and provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Completed an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science within the last two years;
  • Demonstrated interest in library pedagogy, digital literacy, and instructional design;
  • Demonstrated interest in service learning initiatives;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated project management skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with usability and assessment practices;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop and/or other basic graphic design software;
  • Familiarity with tools and methods for digital scholarship;
  • Familiarity with established and emerging technologies, such as graphic design, website creation, social media, or data visualization;
  • Interest in contributing to the profession through research and scholarly communication.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Diversity Fellow Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu

Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian will provide day-to-day leadership, unit supervision, and strategic direction for the timely acquisition and maintenance of physical, electronic, and emerging-format resources. Additionally the candidate will follow best practices to enhance the discovery and delivery of electronic resources. With over ninety percent of our content budget allocated to electronic resources, the unit is actively engaged in providing patron-centered access to resources for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

The successful candidate will possess strong project management skills, communicate effectively and collaboratively, and monitor and refine unit best practices for delivery of physical and electronic resources. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Collections and Access Services, the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian is expected to maintain an awareness of national practices and trends. This position will supervise and evaluate unit staff and students.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform day-to-day operations and supervise staff and students in the Acquisitions unit;
  • Lead staff, training, and operations related to acquisitions in all formats—examples include:
    • Managing all aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources management;
    • Managing maintenance and enhancement of discovery layer and knowledge base(s);
    • Coordinating GOBI ordering and shelf-ready initiatives;
    • Developing cross-unit workflows with Cataloging & Metadata Services and/or Access Services as needed;
  • Participate in collection refresh activities in collaboration with Access Services, Cataloging & Metadata Services, and Research Services;
  • Develop protocols and dashboard statistics to communicate acquisitions information to internal and external constituents;
  • Coordinate acquisitions budget and monitor expenditures with the Assistant Director;
  • Perform liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Participate in library-wide initiatives as assigned;
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium regarding policies, standards, and best practices that benefit a shared ILS environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science or equivalent;
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in an academic library setting;
  • 1-3 years of experience managing, implementing, or integrating acquisitions processes;
  • 1-3 years of hands-on, recent experience managing the life cycle of electronic and continuing resources including budgets, licensing, technology, and assessment;
  • Working knowledge of budget monitoring and reporting in an integrated library system environment (currently Ex Libris’ Aleph);
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, set performance expectations, manage projects, work in a team environment, assess outcomes, and achieve goals;
  • Demonstrated experience integrating payment and ordering data (e.g., EDI and EOD) and using acquisitions systems (e.g., GOBI);
  • Demonstrated experience with external services and tools (e.g., EZproxy, knowledge bases, link resolvers, A to Z lists, and OCLC);
  • Extensive knowledge of descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata as it relates to access and discovery of resources;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with rapid cataloging processes;
  • Knowledge of discovery layer structures and batch loading processes;
  • Working knowledge of ILLiad;
  • Experience working with library consortia;
  • Understanding of future trends (e.g., data visualization, cloud computing, and text mining).

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

Research and Instruction

The Research and Instruction unit at Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, MD) will offer a current MLS student a practicum opportunity to gain experience in subject guides, usability testing, and user experience design as well as an understanding of the work at an academic library. The Intern will complete 120 hours. The Intern will report to the Research Services and Innovation Librarian.

Responsibilities

  • Usability Testing (60 hours)
    • Analyze subject guide usage statistics and Google analytics data to discover trends related to guide and asset usage
    • Collaborate with librarians to develop and execute usability testing of current subject guides with faculty and students
  • User Experience Design (40 hours)
    • Based on usability testing, develop recommendations for revisions to subject guides, including content, organization, and aesthetics
  • Libguide Design (20 hours)
    • Customize LibGuides and LibCal interfaces to compliment the library website’s look and feel

Requirements

  • Current MLS student
  • Interest in learning about instruction, research, and library procedures at an academic library
  • Familiarity with Springshare LibGuides and Microsoft Office products
  • Previous or concurrent course work in information literacy or user experience design preferred but not required
  • Skills in HTML, Javascript, or CSS preferred but not required.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please email application materials to Cat Staley at cstaley@loyola.edu. Please attach a cover letter, current resume and names and contact information of 3 references. For more information about the practicum opportunity please contact Cat Staley, Research Services and Innovation Librarian. cstaley@loyola.edu

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