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Social Work/Psychology/Education Librarian

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123168
Title: Librarian (Open Rank)
Functional Title: Social Work/Psychology/Education Librarian
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: USG-Shady Grove Center
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. 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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional who will offer liaison services to the Social Work, Psychology and Education Programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The Librarian will provide subject-specific information literacy instruction, manage collections related to assigned subject areas, maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned undergraduate and graduate programs, and implement curricula, research and technological innovation at USG.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Or an advanced degree in education, psychology, social work or related field.


  • Experience providing reference and/or consultation and research assistance.
  • Experience using electronic resources.
  • Familiarity with literacy instruction and/or information education.
  • At least two years professional or workplace experience.


  • Advanced degree in education, psychology, social work or related field.


  • Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of public data sets and data management practices.
  • Familiarity with the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
  • Experience with collection development.
  • Experience using digital and web technologies in the delivery of library services.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated an ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment.
  • Commitment to professional growth.
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/19/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/19/2018
Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard equipment and keyboards.

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.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
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    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
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    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
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    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com
  2. * Do you have an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country or advanced degree in education, psychology, social work or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience providing reference and/or consultation and research assistance?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience using electronic resources?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you familiar with literacy instruction and/or information education?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have at least two years of professional or workplace experience?
    • Yes
    • No