Vacancy Number 2013-017
Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 12/07/12 Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: $65,000 - $68,000
NOTE: Apply by 1/18/2013 for best consideration; position
is open until filled.
The University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library is seeking a Head of Special
Collections to provide leadership in the administration and operation of the
department, supervising two full-time archivists, one contract professional
employee, student assistants, interns and volunteers. The
successful candidate will direct the department in developing and implementing
a strategic vision that is closely aligned with the library and the
University's strategic plan. This includes outreach in the community and
actively engaging in seeking and acquiring grant funding for special
projects. He/she will oversee the work of the University
Archivist in support of the University Archives Program and the local history
archivist to support management of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives.
The Head of Special Collections will also oversee the department's initiative
to systematically create metadata and catalog digital collections into the
library's catalog and content management system for greater access and
discovery. He/she will work closely with other department
heads to integrate Special Collections into reference and instruction. This
full-time faculty appointment actively participates on University of Baltimore
and University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institution (USMAI)
committees and task groups. Employment offer is contingent
on final position funding.
Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an academic or
research library special collections department.
Successful administrative or supervisory experience in a collaborative work
Demonstrated experience in grant writing.
Experience in archival collections management.
Demonstrated awareness of new models of scholarship and instruction using
archival materials and demonstrated use of technology in teaching and
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues
Ability to support the work of a diverse range of visiting scholars and
University students, staff, and faculty.
Knowledge of current/emerging archival description standards and access
systems for physical and digital holdings.
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