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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

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Diversity Fellow Librarian

Technology Resources Assistant

Summer Internships Opportunities at LNDL

Archives & Special Collections

Research and Instruction

Website Analytics

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata unit. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for a unit actively engaged in meeting evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other units in the library, including Technology Services and Archives and Special Collections, to establish best practices supporting discovery and stewardship of physical and digital collections by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The candidate will coordinate cataloging operations, recommend and implement metadata schema, provide training and awareness relative to the creation and use of metadata records, and develop metadata policies, procedures, and workflows. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian is expected to maintain an awareness of national practices, research, and trends, including linked data and digital scholarship metadata, and understand the implications for local and consortial practices. The successful candidate will supervise and evaluate unit staff and students. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Collections & Access Services.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Implement a nationally accepted metadata standards infrastructure to ensure that all content is discoverable and accessible using best practices to create policies, procedures, and workflows;
  • Coordinate cataloging operations including batch loads, bibliographic maintenance, and collection maintenance;
  • Together with colleagues in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions develop and maintain cataloging policies, maintenance standards, and best practices for a shared ILS environment;
  • Collaborate with other library units and with faculty to facilitate the advancement and support of digital scholarship and data management projects;
  • Perform original cataloging for unique materials in all formats;
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and support institutional, state, and national reporting;
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate Cataloging & Metadata staff;
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging trends in cataloging and metadata at the national level and their implications for local and consortial practices;
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • 2+ years original cataloging/metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years;
  • Experience with classification standards (LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, and digital content management systems;
  • Experience with traditional and emerging metadata standards, technologies, and specifications, including metadata crosswalks;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills related to outreach, relationship-building, and collaboration;
  • Experience supervising staff;
  • 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:

  • Working knowledge of XML and other related technologies;
  • Knowledge of emerging metadata transfer specifications such OAI-PMH or OAI-ORE;
  • Familiarity with data management issues and trends including methods of organizing and managing research data as well as consulting on data management plans;
  • Experience operating in a consortial library environment;
  • Demonstrated effective project management skills;
  • Experience using MarcEdit and Macro Express;
  • Working knowledge of Ex Libris’ Aleph.

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

Diversity Fellow Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library, a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, 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. 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. This project will include a service learning component that fosters a connection between the librarian, the library, and the local community. 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.

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: 

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • 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 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

Technology Resources Assistant

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an energetic, service-oriented person to join our Technology Services unit. The successful candidate is a creative problem solver with excellent customer service skills who enable the growth and success of the Library’s digitization efforts, actively participates in Technology Services initiatives, and trains student workers.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Works with both digital born objects and physical materials to produce high quality digital objects in a variety of formats under the supervision of the Technology Librarian.
  • Facilitates access to digitized content using appropriate software according to national and international standards and best practices.
  • Maintains current awareness, familiarity, and skill with technology, software, and systems used in providing access to digital resources like e-reserves, digitized archival materials and streaming video.
  • Supports faculty digital scholarship initiatives in an efficient and courteous manner.
  • Communicates with students, faculty, staff, and vendors as needed in a timely manner to provide access to digital resources.
  • Trains and supervises the work of Technology Services student assistant(s) in collaboration with other unit staff.
  • Assists the Technology Librarian in recommending, formulating, and implementing policies and workflows to continuously improve services for Library users.
  • Maintains up-to-date documentation of workflows.
  • Supports Makerspace and Information Commons technology.
  • Provide assistance to the Digital Technology / Web Supervisor in the area of disability support.
  • Assists in the collection and recording of Technology Services statistics. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated excellence in customer service
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and capacity to prioritize and carry out tasks in a fast paced environment in a timely manner with minimal direction
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers, Microsoft Office applications, the Web, and other productivity software
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and move and unpack boxes with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience digitizing resources in an academic library, museum, or archive
  • Familiarity with systems like Moodle, Preservica, Ensemble Video, and ContentDM or other digital asset management systems
  • Familiarity with web authoring tools like Drupal, WordPress, or others.
  • Familiarity with copyright and intellectual property issues

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

Archives & Special Collections

Loyola-Notre Dame Library's Archives & Special Collections seeks a summer intern to assist with various ongoing projects. The intern will gain practical experience in the archives field, including: collection management, archival processing, grant writing, preservation, digitization, reference work, exhibitions, and outreach.

In addition, to gaining well-rounded experience in the operations of an university archives the intern will work on a special digital project to honor the 100th Anniversary of World War I. The intern will perform research of primary source materials located in the Archives related to then “Loyola College” during World War I. In addition, the student will perform secondary research to support and enhance the project. Research will culminate in a website and digital exhibition. Possible research areas include: Four Loyola brothers who served simultaneously; Jesuits from Loyola who served overseas also known as khaki chaplains; the leadership of the Archbishop of Baltimore, Cardinal Gibbons, during the war; Letters to Soldiers program; regiments with large amounts of Loyola students and alum in them and their assignments; and other topics of interest. Internship for credit can be arranged with prior approval.

Responsibilities

Internship is 120 hours total. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Broad overview and assistance with as needed (30 hours)
    • Collection management
    • Archival processing
    • Grant writing
    • Preservation
    • Digitization
    • Reference work
    • Exhibitions
    • Outreach
  • Specific archives internship project (90 hours)
    • Creation and contribution to the History Pin or Smithsonian Museum on Main Street apps

Requirements

  • Current MLS student; Archives track preferred
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Enthusiasm for history and research
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand on ladders
  • Must be able to work internship during hours of M-F, 9-5

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants must apply by May 15, 2018 for a summer 2018 internship. Please email application materials to Lorena Dion at ldion@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 Anna Clarkson, Head of Archives & Special Collections at aclarkson@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

Website Analytics

The Technology Services unit at Loyola Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, MD) will offer a current MLS student an opportunity to gain experience in library assessment, web analytics, and an understanding of the work at a medium-sized academic library. The Intern will complete 120 hours. The Intern will report to the Technology Librarian.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct environmental scan for a best practices of web analytics at academic libraries. Learn about latest advances in web analytics. Present findings to librarians. (30 hours)
  • Conduct needs assessment by interviewing librarians at LNDL (20 hours)
  • Develop recommendations for web analytic implementation. Once approved, implement and refine. (70 hours)

Requirements

  • Current MLS student
  • Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Office and/or Google Docs)
  • Knowledge of web technology (HTML, Javascript)
  • Interested in learning about library assessment and web analytics

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 “Web Analytics Internship” in the subject line to Matthew Treskon, Technology Librarian: mtreskon@loyola.edu.

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