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

Access Services Evening Student Supervisor (2 Part-time Positions)

Access Services Evening Supervisor (1 Part-time Position)

Diversity Fellow Librarian

Electronic Resources Librarian

Internships Opportunities at LNDL

Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Internship

Access Services Evening Student Supervisor (2 Part-time Positions)

The Access Services unit of the Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks to fill two Evening Student Supervisor positions for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. The Student Supervisor will manage the Library’s Help Desk, supervise student workers, lead stacks maintenance, assist with special projects, provide high quality customer service, and troubleshoot technology. Positions are open to rising junior and senior undergraduate students from Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. These positions may be extended through Summer 2019 if funding permits. Graduate students may also be considered. 

Shifts available:

Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Hours will be adjusted to support the Library’s operations during exams, inclement weather, etc. Shift changes will be made in consultation with the Access Services Librarian.

Position responsibilities:

  • Supervises library operations during assigned evening shift.
  • Supervises student workers.
  • Provides courteous directional, informational, and basic reference assistance to users in person, on the phone, and via email; refers research questions to librarians as needed.
  • Uses the integrated library system (Aleph) to check out, check in, and place holds on materials for students and faculty. Performs advanced functions in Aleph when appropriate.
  • Troubleshoots minor problems with building technology, including computers and scanners. Refers copier and printer issues to designated contacts at each university.
  • Completes data collection to document workflow as directed.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Consistent attendance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have completed two years of undergraduate classes and must be currently enrolled as a student at Loyola University Maryland or Notre Dame of Maryland University.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, with a focus on commitment to delivering high quality customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of email systems, Internet web browsers, and desktop office applications including Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to adapt well to changes in policies, procedures, and technology.
  • Ability to move and/or lift up to 40 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.
  • Experience providing high quality customer service in an academic library.
  • Experience supporting technology equipment.

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 “Access Services Evening Student Supervisor“ in the subject line to Amanda Kramer, Access Services Librarian: akramer2@loyola.edu.

Access Services Evening Supervisor (1 Part-time Position)

The Access Services unit of the Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks to fill three Evening Supervisor positions for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. The Access Services Evening Supervisor will manage the Library’s Help Desk, supervise student workers, lead stacks maintenance, assist with special projects, provide high quality customer service, and troubleshoot technology. Extension of this position through summer is a possibility pending available funding.

Shift available:

Sunday through Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hours will be adjusted to support the Library’s operations during exams, inclement weather, etc. Shift changes will be made in consultation with the Access Services Librarian.

Position responsibilities:

  • Supervises library operations during assigned evening shift.
  • Supervises student workers.
  • Provides courteous directional, informational, and simple reference assistance to users in person, on the phone, and via email; refers research questions to librarians as needed.
  • Uses the integrated library system (Aleph) to check out, check in, and place holds on materials for students and faculty. Performs advanced functions in Aleph when appropriate.
  • Troubleshoots minor problems with building technology, including computers and scanners. Refers copier and printer issues to designated contacts at each university.
  • Completes data collection to document workflow as directed.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Consistent attendance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, with a focus on commitment to delivering high quality customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of email systems, Internet web browsers, and desktop office applications including Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to adapt well to changes in policies, procedures, and technology.
  • Ability to move and/or lift up to 40 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others.
  • Experience providing high quality customer service in an academic library.
  • Experience supporting technology equipment.

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 “Access Services Evening Supervisor“ 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, or 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.

Electronic Resources Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Manages all electronic resources throughout their life cycle including procurement and trials, license review, access management, renewals, and cancellations;
  • Accurately maintains discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver;
  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and establishes proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users;
  • Leads usage and resource data collection projects to support collection decisions, budgeting allocations, and annual reporting requirements;
  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources needs; 
  • Participates in and is an active member of the library community, serving on library-wide initiatives and bringing recommendations for new projects and collaborations;
  • Engages and remains current on emerging trends, practices and standards in electronic resource management, usage statistics, data management, access and discovery to enhance library services;
  • Performs liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Trains and supervises student workers to assist on special projects as assigned; 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science in hand within 6-months of hire date;
  • Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library;
  • Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies, e.g., EBSCO discovery service, knowledge base, link resolver, ERMS;
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and electronic resources, e.g., Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
  • Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery;
  • Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments;
  • Experience working in a consortium library environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues as they relate to electronic resources.
     

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 “Electronic Resources Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Internship

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, MD) offers an Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Internship to a currently-enrolled student in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS program. The successful candidate will demonstrate interest in an academic library career and bring enthusiasm and creativity to the assigned projects. The position is unpaid, but is designed to fulfill 120 hours toward completion of course credits/practicum requirements during fall 2018. 

Responsibilities

  • Electronic Resources Management & Troubleshooting (60 hours)
    • Troubleshoot and resolve access issues for electronic resources.
    • Develop skills and perform tasks to manage and maintain Knowledge Base (KB) of library resources and discovery layer integration.
  • Collection Management & Reporting (40 hours)
    • Assist in preparing collection and usage statistics reports to inform renewal decisions.
    • Collaborate with librarians and staff on ongoing collection refresh project.
  • Resource Marketing (10 hours)
    • Coordinate marketing efforts for electronic resources including “Resource of the Month” features and Database List improvements. 
  • Documentation (10 hours)
    • Assist in developing and organizing unit-wide documentation of procedures for future interns, staff, and students.

Requirements

  • Current MLS/MLIS student in ALA-accredited program.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
    Interest in acquisitions, electronic resources, or resource management in an academic library setting.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please email application materials to Kimberly Arleth at kaarleth@loyola.edu. Please attach a cover letter, a current resume highlighting your qualifications and applicable courses completed, and names and contact information of three (3) references. The position will remain open until filled.

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