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.
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.
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.