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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 23 librarians and 24 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.

Library Instruction Coordinator

Type: Librarian
Description:

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Library Instruction Coordinator.  Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Qualifications

Required:

Master’s Degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff.

Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Strong, positive collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. 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. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.

Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty through professional development and service accomplishments.

Preferred:  

Bachelor’s degree in area of liaison responsibility preferred. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Knowledge of and ability to apply instructional design and learning theory to information literacy instruction. Ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools. Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/professional.

Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Research and Instruction, the Library Instruction Coordinator serves as the library instruction coordinator and liaison and subject specialist for selected departments and programs as assigned. Provides leadership and vision for the libraries’ inclusive instruction program that supports student success, including leading efforts on curriculum mapping to inform decisions about synchronous and asynchronous offerings. Takes the lead role in the development, promotion, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program; encompassing digital and non-digital primary sources, visual, and data literacies. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. 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. Participates in design and implementation of library initiatives. 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.

Albert S. Cook Library: 

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. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.  

Towson University:

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3434.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. 

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years.  We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds. 

Library Associate for Electronic Resources

Type: Staff
Description:

Job Summary 

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a detail-oriented, tech savvy, customer-focused Library Associate to manage the library’s electronic resources, including e-journals, databases, aggregator and e-book collections, e-resources statistics, and the Open URL Resolver Knowledge Base and SFX.  The individual in this position will also be responsible for troubleshooting access issues for the library’s electronic resources. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html.  

Responsibilities and Duties

The responsibilities of this position include:  

  • 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
  • Troubleshoot 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

Qualifications and Skills

Required:   

  • Bachelor's 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
  • A high degree of competence working with spreadsheets.  

 Salary and Benefits 

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission.  To learn more about our benefits, click here

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.  Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

 

Assessment & Analytics Librarian

Type: Librarian
Description:

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Assessment & Analytics Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Qualifications

Required: 

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in statistics, analytics, research methods, or assessment; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Current knowledge of assessment issues, trends, and methodologies for academic libraries and archives.  Knowledge of data analysis methodologies and the application of data to library assessment initiatives.  Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the Libraries and beyond.  Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects.  Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships in a culturally diverse community. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. 

Preferred: 

Experience working with library-specific assessment tools in an academic or research library. Experience designing surveys, analyzing data, and providing recommendations for service improvements. Experience with Tableau or other data visualization software. Experience with R-Studio, Advanced Excel or other data analytics tools. Ability to articulate the value of academic libraries through quantitative and/or qualitative assessment methodologies. Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools and social networking applications.
 
Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Assessment and Analytics Librarian will foster a culture of assessment within the library and will lead the design and implementation of a successful, sustainable, comprehensive assessment program. Leads library-wide assessment initiatives including data gathering, analysis and reporting and supports data visualization projects. Coordinates library department and committee-based assessment projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures. Participates in the team supporting the library’s Data Studio. Contributes to integrating assessment with data-driven planning and decision-making related to collections, services, instruction, technology, physical spaces, outreach, archives, and overall library initiatives. Supports library and university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. 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.

About Albert S. Cook Library

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. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University. 

About Towson University

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3433.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.Instagram iconYouTube iconLinkedIn icon

 

Performing Arts Librarian

Type: Librarian
Description:

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Performing Arts Librarian.  Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Qualifications

Required:
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff.  Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Strong positive collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. 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. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty, through professional development and service accomplishments.

Preferred:  

Bachelor’s degree in area of liaison responsibility preferred. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction preferred. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools and social networking applications. Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians  http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/professional. Interest in digital humanities digital scholarship tools and methodologies.

Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Performing Arts Librarian serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the Departments of Dance, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre Arts and related 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. Participates in design and implementation of library initiatives. 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.

About Albert S. Cook Library: 

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. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.  

About Towson University

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3432.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

 

Librarian for Outreach & Marketing

Type: Librarian
Description:

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Librarian for Outreach & Marketing. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; background in event planning or project management; familiarity with mentorship and student success; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction preferred.  Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Librarian for Outreach & Marketing will lead the design, implementation, and assessment of library’s marketing and outreach initiatives including events and exhibits. Develops, communicates and collaborates with departments and units across campus focusing on marketing and outreach of library programs, resources and services. In addition to supervising and mentoring participants in the library’s student leadership institute program, they will continually develop, assess, and manage the program to meet the needs of the library and fulfill the program's experiential learning mission. The Librarian for Outreach & Marketing will also serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to assigned department and related disciplines. 

About Albert S. Cook Library

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. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

About Towson University

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3423.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. 

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.