ALCTS New Members Interest Group

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ANMIG seeks to cultivate the new members of ALCTS by capitalizing on existing ALCTS initiatives and ALCTS veterans to develop pathways for inclusion of new members into the ALCTS organization and a realization of the value of their contributions to the organization.

Position: University of Maryland School of Law Seeking Public Services & Outreach Librarian

  • 1.  Position: University of Maryland School of Law Seeking Public Services & Outreach Librarian

    Posted Apr 21, 2010 02:13 PM
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    Public Services & Outreach Librarian


    The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law seeks a Public Services & Outreach Librarian with responsibility for managing the library’s circulation services; assisting faculty with electronic and print course materials, including copyright clearance; and marketing library services to students, faculty, and alumni.  Demonstrated enthusiasm for incorporating emerging technologies into marketing efforts is essential. The position reports to the Associate Director for Technical Services and Administration.

    Responsibilities: The Public Services & Outreach Librarian will resolve complex circulation issues; work with law faculty to select and organize course materials, including obtaining copyright clearance; recruit, train, and supervise evening/weekend library support staff; provide reference and circulation services at the main library desk 10-12 hours per week; oversee weekday library desk activities, including supporting other librarians who cover the desk in a rotation system; work with student organizations and journals; coordinate efforts to assess student needs via focus groups, surveys, and other means; promote library services to students using various avenues of communication; administer visitor programs, including alumni borrowing and other attorney services; and develop collaborative relationships with public librarians to coordinate services to public patrons.  Ideal candidates should be service-oriented and able to provide reference support to faculty and students in cooperation with the other librarians.


    Required: M.L.S. or equivalent, from an ALA accredited school. Familiarity with a variety of print and electronic resources, including legal resources; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to work independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; ability to multitask, take responsibility, and set priorities; and computer skills, including proficiency with a variety of web 2.0 technologies (Facebook, Twitter, IM, Chat, blogs, wikis, etc.) 


    Preferred: Experience providing legal reference in an academic, law or public library; and familiarity with integrated online library systems.  


    Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits.


    Equal Opportunity: In employment, the University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or veteran status. Exceptions are as allowed by law, for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.


    To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to Barbara Gontrum, Assistant Dean for Library and Technology, University of Maryland School of Law, 501 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201; or email">


    Position available immediately. Preference will be given to resumes received by May 28, 2010.