Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems

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Created: April 1, 2013


 Health Sciences and Human Services Library
Associate Director, Library Applications and Knowledge Systems

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Executive Director Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), this newly created faculty position will provide leadership for the library’s applications, knowledge systems, and new and emerging technologies, integrating the resources, services and programs of the HS/HSL.  Working in a highly collaborative library and campus environment, the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems will manage 6.5 staff consisting of an internal library network administrator, web developers, support staff, and an instructional technology/design team.  This is a full-time, non-tenure track position at a rank of Librarian II or III.

• Provide vision, oversight, and leadership for HS/HSL staff, public and classroom computing, the internal library network and computing infrastructure, web development, instructional/collaboration technology and facilities, and special knowledge-based projects.
• Monitor and recommend new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems such as next generation library catalogs, aggregated discovery tools, research and collaboration systems, instructional technology, digital archives, and simulation and presentation labs and tools.
• Consult with campus IT leadership on critical issues regarding the University of Maryland computing network and infrastructure to insure a cohesive, coherent, and unified approach.  
• Collaborate with campus partners, diverse groups, teams, and committees to provide expertise ensure for informed decision-making regarding the technical infrastructure needed for HS/HSL to enable library-based campus projects such as the digital archive, knowledge informatics, data management metadata application and consultation, resource sharing, online teaching and learning, and discipline- and subject-based database development.
• Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources that support the HS/HSL’s role in inter-professional education, collaboration, outreach, informatics, and translational science.
• Support emerging partnerships with the clinical enterprise in the integration of knowledge and evidence-based resources into the electronic health record and into other clinical tools.
• Represent the HS/HSL on campus, system, regional and national health and library information technology committees.
• Lead and represent the HS/HSL in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions discovery tools and library management systems.
• Supervise staff and set goals for the Computing and Technology Division of the HS/HSL, consistent with those in the University Strategic Plan and Campus IT Plan.
• Balance technology needs with fiscal realities.
• Identify library technology-oriented grant opportunities.
• Participate in library or campus research using library application expertise.
• Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice, or programs in health sciences libraries.
• Engage in strategic visioning and planning for new and emerging technologies in an academic health sciences library environment.
• Participate as a key member of the library management team in determining overall strategic direction for the HS/HSL.

• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science
• Experience in an academic setting
• Minimum 3 years of experience managing staff or managing projects in library applications, knowledge management systems, or new/emerging technologies
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
• Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
• Demonstrated project management and planning skills
• Demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills
• Familiarity and experience with systems and applications advancing library services, knowledge informatics resources, and productivity
• Demonstrated experience and scholarship sufficient to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II under the University of Maryland Baltimore Criteria and Procedures relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Librarian Faculty
• Valid driver’s license

• Experience in an academic health sciences environment
• Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for library applications, knowledge-based systems, trends in new and emerging technologies, and the resources needed to support them
• Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in new and emerging technologies and strategic planning development

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is the second largest medical school library on the East Coast, providing access to over 374,000 bound volumes, 8400 unique electronic and print periodicals, 96 databases and an array of progressive services, products and programs. Sixty-five FTEs and 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive facility, which opened in 1998, provides over 900 seats, 40 group study rooms, 130 individual study carrels, 60 public-access computers, wireless Internet access, 3 computer classrooms, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple meeting spaces.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at

SALARY RANGE:  $55,000-$80,000, commensurate with experience.

Interested, qualified candidates may email, fax or mail cover letter; CV/resume; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized) to:  Rachel Gleiberman at or fax to 410-706-3101 or mail to UM-HS/HSL, 601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  Visit our website at or call 410-706-6747 for more information. For best consideration, please forward all above required application materials by May 3, 2013.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer.  The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities to apply.

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