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.

Health Professions Librarian LIB-3341

Type: Librarian
Description:

Position 

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Health Professions Librarian. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than July 1, 2020. 

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Bachelor’s degree in one of the health  professions required. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment. 

Responsibilities

Serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the departments and programs of Allied Health, Audiology, Speech Language Pathology, Deaf Studies, Health Science programs and minors, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Physician Assistant Studies, and other disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of the library’s 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. This librarian 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.

E-Resources & Discovery Librarian, LIB-3337

Type: Librarian
Description:

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. This position is a 12-month faculty
status position available immediately and beginning no later than August 1, 2020. 

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Knowledge of the full e-resources life cycle and library standards pertaining to e-resources. Additional Master’s degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University desirable. For more information about the position: https://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html.  Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works 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. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives.  In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Processing Archivist Librarian

Type: Librarian
Description:

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian I position on the permanent status track beginning January 2020.

Responsibilities include:

Analyze the existing arrangement and description of physical and born-digital materials and make decisions about any further arrangement and description that may be necessary, sometimes in consultation with donors. Design and implement descriptive plans to identify and explain the structure, context and content of records and papers to promote their accessibility using archival software, including ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, and CONTENTdm, and other applications. Appraise university records in all formats for their long term retention.

Establish, maintain, and keep a record of communication(s) with creators and/or potential donors of records. Identify and evaluate record characteristics to determine the acquisition of university records. Create and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access. Analyze the current condition of physical and digital material and determine appropriate preservation priorities and actions. Develop and implement preservation, migration, and reformatting plans for digital collections.

Qualifications: 

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.  Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for physical and born-digital archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications.  Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills.