Employment Opportunities

Join a creative, collaborative, and innovative academic library in northern Baltimore City. The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library assists the campuses by providing information services and resources that support the academic programs and educational missions 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 and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame. 

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Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, LNDL is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can thrive. As part of an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, LNDL conducted an equity audit of hiring practices in the spring of 2021 and is currently working to implement the audit’s recommendations. LNDL 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.

LNDL offers an excellent benefits package that includes generous vacation and sick leaves, medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at LNDL are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Employment Opportunities at LNDL

Professional

Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and creative Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services (AD) to work with colleagues to advise the Director and advance the Library’s strategic and operational goals in support of the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The position provides leadership, direction, and administrative oversight of the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department (RTS) consisting of Research and Instruction and Technology Services. The RTS department partners with faculty and university administration on the two campuses to ensure that students are prepared to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically in an evolving information landscape. The AD leads the department that focuses on information, digital, and data fluency, research consultation, campus outreach, assessment, and the Library’s technology operations, which support internal and external customers. The position reports to the Library Director, manages full-time and part-time librarians and technology staff members, and is responsible for administering the Library’s technology and marketing budgets.

The Library affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment and user experience where diversity of thought and background are valued. The AD will set clear priorities to effectively lead a portfolio of projects that support the Library’s strategic plan by focusing on an innovative and inclusive user experience. The AD will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses and develop and maintain key partnerships.

Position Responsibilities:

The AD participates actively in strategic planning, policy development, assessment, campus outreach, personnel management, and budget planning to support and continuously improve the Library through:

  • Leadership & Management:
    • Provide vision and collaborative leadership as a member of the Library Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) in the development and implementation of Library-wide strategic priorities;
    • Lead the planning and continuous improvement of the Library’s instruction program, technology services operations, assessment initiatives, and outreach and engagement priorities using evidence-based decision-making to innovate the user experience;
    • Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff members in the Research and Instruction and Technology Services units;
    • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Partner with DAG members to ensure that effective communication and collaboration occurs throughout LNDL.
  • Campus Collaborations:
    • Partner collaboratively within and outside the Library to support research, teaching, and learning;
    • Participate in campus committees and task forces as assigned;
    • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty.
  • Administration:
    • Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians and staff members;
    • Follow LNDL’s HR policies and address RTS personnel issues in a timely, empathetic, and professional manner in consultation with the Library’s Operations Manager;
    • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision-making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences;
    • Work with the Library’s financial consultant to develop, recommend, and manage technology and marketing budgets effectively;
    • Represent the Library at on- and off-campus events in the absence of the Library Director as assigned;
    • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
  • 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
  • Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program in partnership with faculty.

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 “Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Technology Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic problem-solver and collaborative Technology Librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages the library’s educational technologies including makerspace; develops LNDL’s website; collaboratively leads the Library’s digital scholarship program; and supports the technology needs of library staff. The Technology Librarian is highly engaged with faculty and staff, creating partnerships and piloting new services that expand pedagogical support and develop a community of makers. This position will be supported by institutional relationships with the universities’ information technology (IT) departments and consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s technology budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Technology Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Engage with faculty to explore and implement creative uses of technology that enhance teaching, learning, and research.
  • Manage technology services unit staff.
  • Lead the acquisition of educational and operational technologies to support the needs of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Manage technology services budget.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Work closely with the IT departments of both universities and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Experience analyzing and adapting services, spaces, or technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and assess emerging trends;
  • Recent experience managing hardware and software;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in motivating and leading library or technology staff;
  • Comfortable with navigating a Linux environment using command line;
  • Familiar with creating and/or advising digital scholarship projects using Omeka, WordPress, ArcGIS, or other web tools and platforms;
  • Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as EZproxy, OpenAthens, Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
  • Fluent with HTML and web scripting languages;
  • Experience working within a library consortium.

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 “Technology Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Staff

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Student Worker

Library Student Assistant- Access Services

FWS Students Only

Reporting to the Access Services Supervisors and the Access Services Librarian, this position will assist the members of the full-time staff with the following responsibilities.

  • Handle circulation desk duties for books, media, and questions
  • Use ALEPH software
  • Shelve books, media, and periodicals
  • Assist with shifting/weeding projects
  • Troubleshoot printing technology issues

Required Skills:

  • Customer Service skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Detailed Oriented

Circulation Desk Hours:

  • Weekday, evening, and weekend hours

Application Procedures:

Please submit electronically a resume and/or an application for Library Student Assistant with “Library Student Assistant” in the subject line to Michelle Williams, Access Services Operations Supervisor: mwilliams11@loyola.edu

Library Student Assistant- Cataloging & Metadata

FWS Students Only

Reporting to Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, this position will assist the members of the full-time staff with the following responsibilities:

  • Process new physical materials including books and media
  • Work on cataloging database maintenance projects
  • Assist with physical collections control including minor repairs and relabeling

Required Skills

  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Work accuracy
  • Organizational skills

Hours:

  • Daytime, weekday hours

Application Procedures:

Please submit electronically a resume and/or an application for Library Student Assistant with “Library Student Assistant” in the subject line to Michelle Williams, Access Services Operations Supervisor: mwilliams11@loyola.edu

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