STEM Librarian

College Park, Maryland 20742
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Created: August 27, 2018


The incumbent reports to the Head of the STEM Library and manages a combination of duties and expectations. The incumbent serves as STEM subject librarian, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Additionally, the incumbent will develop programs benefitting STEM disciplines to expand Research Commons @ STEM []. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: Information literacy, Scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. STEM Library serve several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent 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 have vision and dynamic perspective to help shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.


• Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated 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.

Required: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education at time of appointment.

• Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.



• Knowledge of relevant online resources and experience with bibliographic management tools.
• Knowledge of GIS technologies, data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications and open access tools.
• Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in agriculture, engineering, and physical and natural sciences (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other resources).
• Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
• Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.

Preferred: Significant coursework, bachelor’s degree or second advanced degree in life sciences, engineering, science or technology discipline or related field.

• Experience with web technologies, visualization, new technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development.
• Demonstrated experience with reference and collection development in life sciences, engineering, science, technology or related disciplines.

Last updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 15:30 UTC