Employment Opportunities

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland.
The Library staff of approximately 20 librarians and 30 staff members contributes to the academic mission of Towson University by providing resources, services, and spaces that support student, faculty, staff, and community scholarship.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Type: Staff
Description: As a member of the Albert S. Cook Library Research and Instruction Department, the Learning Commons Library Associate will provide reference and research services, computer troubleshooting and assistance with technology for the Towson University community. This Library Associate will also provide instructional support and perform other duties for the Research & Instruction Department. The normal. schedule for this position will be Sunday through Thursday from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. with some variation in work hours between academic sessions. Provide reference and research assistance utilizing print and electronic resources to the Towson University community; provide support to Research & Instruction Librarians in instruction and in other reference services; assist patrons in using library technology; and troubleshoot equipment problems in the library's Learning Commons and classrooms. Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in a library setting or similar environment to include using electronic resources, providing reference assistance to patrons, and troubleshooting problems with computers and printers. Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communications skills. Proficiency in web navigating and using common software programs, and flexibility in a changing technological environment.
Type: Staff
Description: Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a detail-oriented, tech savvy, customer-focused Library Associate responsible for the day-to-day management of the library’s electronic resources, including e-journals, databases, aggregator and e-book collections, e-resources statistics, the Knowledge Base, and the Open URL Resolver (SFX). The position will also be responsible for trouble-shooting access issues for the library’s electronic resources.
Activate, review, and maintain access to e-journals, databases and other electronic resources; maintain the Knowledge Base on the URL Link Resolver for all e-resources; trouble-shoot database access problems and other issues reported by staff, students and faculty; communicate regularly with vendors, Towson University faculty, library staff, and the University of Maryland College Park Libraries regarding access to e-resources; explain e-resources arrangement and answer questions about e-resources from faculty, students and staff. Keep and compile complex e-resources statistics using current standards for e-resource usage; prepare and maintain spreadsheets to be used in collection management decisions; collect and analyze data from local, University of Maryland, and vendor/publisher sources and create reports. Participate in and contribute to departmental, library and university initiatives as appropriate.
Bachelor degree; two years of experience in a library setting or similar environment; attention to detail; flexibility in adapting to changing priorities; skill in learning new technologies; commitment to public service; excellent communication skills; strong organizational abilities; and a high degree of competence working with spreadsheets.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Type: Librarian
Description: Serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist for Science, Technology and Mathematics and other disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive, integrated information literacy program. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community and to the community at large. Participates in developing library support for data management and data literacy initiatives. Designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12- month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.
Type: Librarian
Description: Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian. This position will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assist the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian will work cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. The successful candidate would serve as a liaison and subject specialist to department(s) and related disciplines as assigned; plan and teach information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; and participate in library assessment initiatives. This faculty librarian will maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, dynamics, and trends of electronic and digital resources in higher education and academic libraries.
This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.