Media Resources Librarian
University of Maryland Libraries - Maryland

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Title: Media Resources Librarian
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Nonprint Media Services
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave
3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays
Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve 37,000 students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan.

With collections including 3.9 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 50th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Media Resources Librarian that will provide media resources leadership for the Nonprint Media Services Library, the central audiovisual library for the University of Maryland campus in College Park. The Media Resources Librarian: participates in the acquisition, development and management of the media collections in physical and digital formats, including investigating, identifying, selecting, and licensing media resources; assists in the discovery, access and use of media materials and collections by students, faculty and staff with special emphasis on curricular uses of media; collaborates with the Libraries’ special, digital and electronic resources professionals; and anticipates technology/format migrations and upgrades and identifies older materials for conversion and preservation.

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education;
  • Basic understanding of academic media, media technology, and film history and theory;
  • Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues in academic institutions;
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills, and analytical problem solving skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
The full position announcement is available at

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until 1 February 2013.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.