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Research Services Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore City, MD


The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a learner-centered and tech-savvy Research Services Librarian to collaboratively to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages LNDL’s instruction and consultation programs; coordinates Library-wide outreach and engagement initiatives; and supervises reference services. The Research Services Librarian manages the Research & Instruction unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time librarians and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s marketing budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Research Services Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:
• Lead programs and services that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, students, and staff community.
• Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians.
• Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
• Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program. Develop partnerships with faculty that lead to strategic curriculum enhancements.
• Lead and oversee research consultation and reference services.
• Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
• Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
• Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
• Demonstrated interest in managing and motivating and leading research and instruction librarians
• Library instruction and reference experience in a variety of formats in an academic library
• Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
• Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;

• Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree or academic coursework related to instructional design and assessment, and educational technologies;
• Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible learning objects;
• Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.

To Apply:

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022, 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 Librarian” in the subject line to [email protected]. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the
Mandatory Vaccination Policy.