The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL), located in northern Baltimore City serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. It is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). 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 6,100 FTE.
The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. 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.
Employment Opportunities at LNDL
Archivist for Digital Initiatives
Paid Archives and Special Collections Internship
Research & Instruction Internship
The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an innovative and collaborative individual to lead the development of a program for accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to digital materials in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes planning, policy development, managing platforms and tools, creating metadata, and collaboration on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials.
- Develop, document, and implement procedures for accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to born-digital materials according to professional standards
- Arrange and describe both analog and born-digital archival materials
- 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
- Collaborate with library colleagues to support digital scholarship initiatives at our two member institutions
- Supervise in-house and outsourced digitization projects
- Contribute to Archives-oriented outreach, including social media, library website, presentations, and exhibits
- Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty
- Supervise, train, and evaluate student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers
- Perform other duties as assigned
- MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
- Experience with the arrangement and description of archival collections
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategies developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival material
- Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation standards and other archival content and metadata standards relevant to the control of digital collections
- Experience with platforms for the discovery, management, and preservation of digital collections, such as Preservica
- Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies and skills
- Experience managing multiple projects at once
- Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
- Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships within the library and with our two university communities
- Experience creating metadata for digital objects
- Experience with web archiving activities and tools
- Supervisory experience
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) references with “Archivist for Digital Initiatives” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: email@example.com
Working in the Archives and Special Collections department of Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) under the mentorship and supervision of LNDL archivists, the Archives and Special Collections Intern will participate in accessioning, arranging, describing, and managing archival collections. The Intern will also have the opportunity to participate in other activities of the department, including public services, environmental monitoring, management of the rare book collection, and outreach initiatives.
- Assess collections, create processing plans, and process collections with guidance from LNDL archivists
- Create finding aids with ArchivesSpace, utilizing best practices established by the department
- Participate in public services duties, such as monitoring the reading room or responding to reference inquiries
- Participate in outreach activities, such as promotion of the Archives via social media and the library website
- Assist in gathering, reporting, and analyzing data from environmental monitoring systems
- Assist in the management of the rare book collection
- Graduate student or recent graduate of a master’s program in library and information sciences or public history with coursework in archives
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a commitment to delivering high quality customer service
- Demonstrated ability to work accurately with attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives
- Proficiency in use of the Microsoft Windows operating system, especially Word and Excel
- Knowledge of archival standards and practices through education and/or work experience
Schedule and Compensation:
This internship is for 10-19.5 hours per week for the spring semester. Compensation is $18/hour. Experience may be applied toward a field study or practicum, subject to faculty approval.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should provide examples in their resume and cover letter that demonstrate they meet the position requirements. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references with “Archives and Special Collections Intern” in the subject line to Jenny Kinniff, Head of Archives and Special Collections: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research & Instruction Internship
The Research and Instruction unit at Loyola Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, MD) will offer a current MLS student an opportunity to gain experience in assessing virtual reference services as well as an understanding of the work at a medium-sized academic library. The Intern will complete 120 hours, which can be completed in-person, virtually, or in a blended format. The Intern will report to the Research Services and Innovation Librarian.
This opportunity is ideal for students interested in research services, UX, and online learning.
- Chat Transcript Analysis (80 hours)
- Assist with analyzing textual exchanges between librarians and users
- Analyze metadata from transcripts to identify usage patterns
- FAQ Design (20 hours)
- Develop bank of users’ frequently asked questions based on analysis findings
- Web Design (20 hours)
- Recommend updates or improvement to online Library resources and tutorials based on analysis findings
- Current MLS student
- Interest in learning about research, instruction, and library procedures at a medium-sized academic library
- Previous or concurrent course work in assessment, information literacy, or reference preferred but not required
Review of applications will begin immediately. Please email application materials to Cat Staley, Research Services and Innovation Librarian, at email@example.com. Please attach a cover letter, current resume and names and contact information of 3 references.
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