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 vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination 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

Access Services Evening Student Supervisor - Alternate - 1 position

Access Services Supervisor/ILL Assistant

Archivist for Digital Initiatives

Collections Strategist Librarian

Educational Technology Manager

Online Learning Librarian

Research Services Librarian

 

Access Services Evening Student Supervisor – Alternate – 1 position

The Access Services unit of the Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks to fill one Evening Student Supervisor -Alternate position for the Spring 2022 semester. The alternate will be called in on an as needed basis when regularly scheduled Evening Student Supervisors are not available. The alternate will manage the Library’s Help Desk, supervise student workers, provide high quality customer service, and troubleshoot technology in the absence of a regularly scheduled supervisor. This position is open to rising junior and senior undergraduate students from Loyola University of Maryland or Notre Dame of Maryland University. Graduate students may also be considered. 

You may be scheduled to work a shift during the following times:

Mondays through Thursdays, 4 p.m. to Midnight
Sundays, Noon to Midnight

During exam periods and inclement weather, the Access Services Student Supervisor/Alternate may be contacted to assist with the Library’s operations. 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.

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-Alternate” in the subject line to Michelle Williams, Access Services Operations Supervisor,  mwilliams11@loyola.edu.

 

Access Services Supervisor/ILL Assistant

Monday-Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic, detail- and customer service-oriented individual to join our Collections and Access Services Department as the Access Services Supervisor/ILL Assistant. This position supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of faculty and students by ensuring proper wayfinding signage; orderliness of physical content in the stacks; and providing accurate and timely Interlibrary Loan service. Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, this position provides leadership for evening supervisors and student workers as well as support for public-facing technology.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will be dedicated to responsive, timely, and proactive customer service; engage openly in an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued; possess a keen eye for accuracy; and collaborate effectively with colleagues in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Leads stacks maintenance initiatives with Acquisitions and Cataloging.
  • Uses the Aleph Integrated Library System to manage circulation functions and data.
  • Processes Interlibrary Loan borrowing and lending requests using ILLiad and Rapid ILL software. Follows national and international ILL standards and best practices.
  • Assists in training ILL work study students to fulfill borrowing and lending requests.
  • Assists the Access Services Librarian in recommending, formulating, and implementing policies and workflow procedures to continuously improve stacks management and ILL services; maintains up-to-date documentation of workflow procedures.
  • Assists in processing electronic reserves as requested.
  • Leads work of the Evening Student Supervisors between 4 and 8 p.m.
  • Ensures effective communication of operations between day and evening staff.
  • Provides technology support in the evenings, including assistance with library workshops.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least one year of customer service experience at a library or in retail;
  • Ability to be creative and work independently with little supervision;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience engaging openly in an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued;
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills to manage multiple workflows in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with organizing content by Library of Congress call numbers;
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, compile, and analyze statistics;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLiad;
  • Ability to demonstrate technical skills needed to do job and assist library users.

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 Supervisor /ILL Assistant” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Archivist for Digital Initiatives

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and tech-savvy individual to lead the development, management, and preservation of digital collections in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes policy development; processing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections; creating metadata; and collaborating on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials.

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 early career archivists and those who have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop, document, and implement procedures for accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to digitized and born-digital materials according to professional standards.
  • Arrange and describe analog, hybrid, and born-digital archival collections.
  • Develop, document, and implement policies and procedures for the preservation of digital materials.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to develop metadata supporting the discovery and management of digital content.
  • Supervise in-house and outsourced digitization projects.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to support digital scholarship initiatives in our two university communities.
  • Contribute to archives-oriented outreach, including social media, library website, presentations, and exhibits.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • 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 by June 2022 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, or master’s degree in a related field such as Public History;
  • Experience with the arrangement and description of archival collections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategies for managing born-digital archival material and of digital preservation standards;
  • Experience with one or more platforms for the discovery, management, and/or preservation of digital collections;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in learning new technologies and skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating metadata for digital objects;
  • Experience with web archiving activities and tools.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three work-related references with “Archivist for Digital Initiatives” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Collections Strategist Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a service-oriented and collaborative Collections Strategist Librarian to develop and implement collection strategies that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position also leads library resource management functions to support the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collections Strategist Librarian manages the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Collections & Access Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s acquisitions 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 in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Collections Strategist Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to contribute to the enhancement of the collections and support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
  • Lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community.
  • Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure proper care and maintenance of electronic resources throughout the entire life cycle. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content; maintain relationships with vendors and publishers.
  • Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
  • 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.Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects.
  • 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 appointed.

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;
  • Experience working in a technical services area of an academic library;
  • Demonstrated interest in managing, motivating, and leading library technical services staff;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and 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 commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience or knowledge of negotiating content licenses for electronic resources;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • Experience working within a library consortium;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use tools such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and OpenRefine.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022, 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 “Collections Strategist Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Educational Technology Manager

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic problem-solver and collaborative Educational Technology Manager 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 Educational Technology Manager 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’ 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 Educational Technology Manager 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, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Technology Services unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
  • Lead the acquisition of educational and operational technologies to support the needs of students, faculty, and library staff.
  • Lead technology budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
  • Develop and maintain technology and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community.
  • 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.
  • 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, or accredited degree in related field such as educational technology;
  • Demonstrated interest in managing, motivating, and leading library or technology staff;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and 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;
  • Recent experience managing hardware and software;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comfortable with navigating a Linux environment using command line;
  • 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 three weeks of posting, 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 “Educational Technology Manager” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a tech-savvy and collaborative librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Online Learning Librarian will actively work with faculty and colleagues to design, implement, and assess online learning services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students. This position will lead and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs to support the curricula of both universities. The position reports to the Research Services Librarian and is a member of the Research and Instruction unit within the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department.

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 interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Online Learning Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation. Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and continuously improve an effective program of online instruction designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Work with faculty to employ a broad range of learning objects to enhance their teaching. Examples include modular web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and emerging educational technologies.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library instruction to on-campus and remote students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for remote students.
  • Provide general reference support.
  • 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 by June 2022 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 familiarity with current trends, best practices, and issues in online learning;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and 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 effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated research consultation and instruction experience;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects.
  • Working knowledge of platforms such as Zoom, Sidecar Learning, LibGuides, and other learning object creation software.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.


Research Services Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a learner-centered and tech-savvy Research Services Librarian to collaboratively to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages LNDL’s instruction and consultation programs; coordinates Library-wide outreach and engagement initiatives; and supervises reference services. The Research Services Librarian manages the Research & Instruction unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time librarians and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s marketing 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 Research Services Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead programs and services that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, students, and staff community.
  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians
  • Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program. Develop partnerships with faculty that lead to strategic curriculum enhancements.
  • Lead and oversee research consultation and reference services.
  • 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.
  • 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 interest in managing and motivating and leading research and instruction librarians;
  • Library instruction and reference experience in a variety of formats in an academic library;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and 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 effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or academic coursework related to instructional design and assessment, and educational technologies;
  • Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible learning objects;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022, 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 “Research Services Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

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