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Research Services and Innovation Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD


The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) is looking for an innovative, learner-centered, tech-savvy leader for the position of Research Services and Innovation Librarian in our Research and Technology Services Department. The Research Services and Innovation Librarian supervises unit librarians and leads all research, learning, and engagement functions including the oversight of the Library’s instruction and consultation programs which emphasizes information, digital and copyright fluency, coordinates outreach and engagement and leads reference services.  This individual also serves as a member of the Library Operations Group/Team that includes the Head, of Access Services, Technology Librarian, and Special Projects and Copyright Librarian. This group functional team has oversight of day to day library operations. This position reports to the Associate Director.

The Research Services and Innovation Librarian will possess broad knowledge of instruction program development and demonstrate creativity when infusing pedagogy with technology. The successful candidate will be passionate about collaborating with faculty and students to continuously improve user experiences.  This individual will support and enable student and faculty collaboration, scholarship, creativity, and innovation.  Flexibility and adaptability is key for working in our fast-paced environment. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and management of programs and services that support research and learning for faculty, students, and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction Unit.   Evaluate and mentor full-time librarians.
  • Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program that promotes information, digital, and copyright literacies. Develop strategic partnerships with faculty to facilitate the development and implementation of online learning and/or digital literacy initiatives into the curriculum as appropriate.
  • Lead and oversee research consultation services including subject specific support in data management.
  • Partner with students, faculty, and library staff to enhance outreach and engagement to promote the use of library spaces and programs in support of research by implementing and maintaining effective policies and procedures in response to evolving user and operational needs.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and support institutional, state, and national reporting.
  • Expand access to library services by serving as a liaison and supporting discipline information needs.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities to support the Research and Technology Services Department. Serve on Library and other committees as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends and the ability to thoughtfully analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to improve user experience;
  • Minimum of 3 years recent, significant library instruction experience in an academic library;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating and leading staff;
  • Ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats with a broad knowledge and understanding of instruction, pedagogy, and principles related to information and digital literacies development;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current and emerging technologies including developing learning objects;
  • Experience leading in-person or digital reference and research services in an academic library;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills related to outreach, relationship-building and collaboration;
  • Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to think strategically, set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time with little supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population in a busy public service setting to deliver high quality customer service;
  •  Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, with or without accommodation, in support of work processes and projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or academic coursework related to user experience, instructional design, digital pedagogy, educational technologies, or learning spaces;
  • Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with trends in data management and other emerging areas of research expertise in an academic Library;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
  •  Experience leading programming in a library commons;
  •  Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLiad.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

How to Apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Research Services and Innovation Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: [email protected].