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
• 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
• Balance technology needs with fiscal realities.
• Identify library technology-oriented grant opportunities.
• Participate in library or campus research using library application
• Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding
innovative library applications for practice, or programs in health sciences
• 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
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 http://www.umaryland.edu/
SALARY RANGE: $55,000-$80,000, commensurate with
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 [log in to unmask] or fax to 410-706-3101 or mail
to UM-HS/HSL, 601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland
21201. Visit our website at
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ 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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