The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services, serves as the library's subject specialist and liaison for all departments and programs on the Owings Mills (OM) campus including business, information technology and forensics. In this role, the Librarian, Instruction and Public Services recommends electronic and print materials to support these areas of study; develops appropriate research tools for areas of study and specific courses; provides in-class instruction at the request of faculty; and provides research and teaching support. The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services also provides reference services, research assistance, and library instruction on the Owings Mills campus while collaborating with library staff at all library locations to serve the University community. The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services manages the day-to-day operations of the Owings Mills (OM) Library including hiring, training, and supervising students. This position has Faculty Status and voting rights in the faculty governance structure.
MLS, from ALA-accredited library school plus five years of professional experience in academic libraries with a history of increasing responsibilities; supervisory skills, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with business, law or technology resources preferably in an academic setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of research and reference materials in business, technology and other disciplines. Proficiency in the use of electronic databases and web-based information delivery.
Demonstrated ability to provide in-person and virtual reference and research assistance in business, law, technology and other disciplines.
Commitment to and demonstrable skill in library instruction and promoting information literacy.
Proficient with automated library systems, standard Windows and Internet applications.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment, and to work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the University.
Commitment to public service and user satisfaction.
Flexibility in a changing technological environment.
Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students and faculty at a comprehensive University.
Proven leadership, excellent communication skills and the ability to work with students, faculty, staff, peers, and professional contacts.
Demonstrated commitment to quality.
Experience with people of diverse educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Flexibility and willingness to shift work schedule as needed
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to travel between campuses
Oversee personnel, collections, services and overall running of the OM Library.
Develop policies and procedures in conjunction with library locations at Greenspring and Owings Mills North.
Provide reference and research assistance using traditional (print) and electronic format library resources in all academic disciplines served by the Stevenson University Library.
Build relationships and serve as library liaison to faculty in business, information technology and forensic disciplines and other new or existing academic disciplines as assigned. Update faculty, department chairs and deans about library resources and services.
Share virtual reference responsibility with other librarians including weekend coverage.
Provide in-class and out-of-class library instruction in business and other disciplines.
Help develop new tools and library services to meet user research needs.
Recommend selection and de-selection of library resources including setting up trials of new print and electronic information sources. Contribute to collection development policies and evaluate business collections.
Participate in outreach, marketing, assessment and other library initiatives.
Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of the Library's future services and systems.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.
The U...niversity imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by entering graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.