Associate Director, Public Services

Baltimore, MD
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Salary: 95,000
Created: August 1, 2022


The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks an experienced and innovative manager to become a key member of the Library Executive Team and to provide future vision, oversight, leadership and strategic direction for the library's public services.

This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Library Director. The Associate Director is the head of Public Services and provides leadership and strategic visioning for the departments of Reference Services, Circulation Media Services, Interlibrary Loan, and Special Collections and Archives and the Library Gallery at UMBC's Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. 

Specific duties include:

  • Develop, set and assess the strategic direction for Circulation Media, Special Collections, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Departments;
  • Ensure that goals and strategic direction align with the Library's Strategic Plan;
  • Lead departmental managers who are responsible for Circulation Media, Special Collections, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Departments;
  • Participate in library planning in collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors;
  • Serve on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program required.
  • Five years' professional experience with progressive responsibility, including a minimum of three years' experience managing and developing staff in an academic library, particularly in public services areas.
  • Proven knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, procedures, and best practices related to at least three of the public services areas: circulation, course reserves, resource sharing (Interlibrary Loan), information services (reference), and stacks management.
  • A record of successful collaborative work in a complex environment, such as a consortium or multi-type library.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality user service.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and person-ably both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Ex Libris products.
  • Experience working directly in one (or more) of the public services departments: Reference, Interlibrary Loan, Circulation/Media, and Special Collections & Library Gallery.
  • Experience managing change in an academic library. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, a resume or curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a personal statement demonstrating a commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education.

For questions about submitting application materials, contact Teresa Reese at



Published: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 00:20 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 00:20 UTC