Engineering/Research Data Librarian

College Park
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Created: June 15, 2012


The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Engineering/Research Data Librarian at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL). The incumbent reports to the Head of EPSL and manages a combination of duties and expectations.  EPSL serves several colleges and schools, including the highly ranked A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with EPSL and  other subject librarians, the Engineering/Research Data Librarian is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a completely new role for subject librarians — a role that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated in the whole educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The subject librarians, including the Engineering/Research Data Librarian, have vision and dynamic perspective to help shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

  • A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education, or advanced degree in engineering or related discipline at time of appointment.
  • Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students; collection development and management; research/information and instructional services.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas. Knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele. 
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

For additional information, consult the following website:   APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at ; You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For best consideration, please respond by July 15, 2012. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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