Associate Director
University of Maryland
United States

Position Number: 102814

Title: Librarian (Open Rank)

Functional Title: Associate Director, SCUA

Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: LIBR-Libraries

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The collections and services of the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university. Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture, history of the book, women’s history, historic preservation, American and British writers and poets, music and performance studies, and the history of the University. Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, the Katherine Anne Porter Collection, and the International Piano Archives at Maryland. The SCUA staff is committed to reaching out to the research community at large, facilitating access to these world-class collections that document key aspects of the human experience at the university, local, state, national and international levels.

To help lead this dynamic suite of collections and services, the University of Maryland Libraries seek an experienced and visionary leader as Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives. The successful candidate for this position will:

● Demonstrate creativity as the operational leader for key functions in SCUA including collections project management, digital project management, oversight of reference and research services, and coordination of facilities and space planning.
● Lead the department in investigating and implementing new technologies and operational tools for managing and providing access to collections.
● In collaboration with the Director of SCUA, create a vision for services in special collections that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
● Communicate this vision effectively to university and library administrators, stakeholders within the Libraries, researchers, resource allocators, potential collaborators, and the SCUA staff.
● Assist the Director in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.
● Reporting to the Director, collaborate closely with SCUA personnel in planning and operations.
● Coordinate ongoing assessment and support strategic planning.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline; evidence of education or training pertaining to special collections in multiple formats, including digital and media.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
● Sound knowledge of current trends in the special collections field, including in-depth command of digital issues as they relate to special collections, and experience with a variety of audiovisual formats, as well as print and other analog materials.
● Evidence of potential for success in managing an extensive, multi-faceted library program.
● Evidence of successful coordination of a library program with other units within and external to the library in order to meet departmental and library-wide goals and objectives.
● Demonstrated record of successful fundraising, donor development, and grant writing.
● Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service that is attuned to work in the special collections field.
● Ability to hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate staff and to organize their work. Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum five years experience working with special collections or archival materials. Minimum three years supervisory experience.

Preferences:
EDUCATION:
Advanced degree in academic disciplines relevant to major holdings in SCUA.

EXPERIENCE:
Experience in a university or large research institution setting.

Additional Certifications:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Additional Information:
The position is eligible for a hybrid telework arrangement.

The salary range is $52,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience and ranking.

For the full position description, please go to https://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/home.

You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.

Posting Date: 05/05/2022

Closing Date: 06/19/2022

Open Until Filled No

Physical Demands

Normal office working conditions.

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Required Documents
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  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
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