Employment Opportunities

Join a creative, collaborative, and innovative academic library in northern Baltimore City. The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library assists the campuses by providing information services and resources that support the academic programs and educational missions of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame. 

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Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, LNDL is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can thrive. As part of an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, LNDL conducted an equity audit of hiring practices in the spring of 2021 and is currently working to implement the audit’s recommendations. LNDL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

LNDL offers an excellent benefits package that includes generous vacation and sick leaves, medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at LNDL are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Employment Opportunities at LNDL

Professional

Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and creative Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services (AD) to work with colleagues to advise the Director and advance the Library’s strategic and operational goals in support of the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The position provides leadership, direction, and administrative oversight of the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department (RTS) consisting of Research and Instruction and Technology Services. The RTS department partners with faculty and university administration on the two campuses to ensure that students are prepared to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically in an evolving information landscape. The AD leads the department that focuses on information, digital, and data fluency, research consultation, campus outreach, assessment, and the Library’s technology operations, which support internal and external customers. The position reports to the Library Director, manages full-time and part-time librarians and technology staff members, and is responsible for administering the Library’s technology and marketing budgets.

The Library affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment and user experience where diversity of thought and background are valued. The AD will set clear priorities to effectively lead a portfolio of projects that support the Library’s strategic plan by focusing on an innovative and inclusive user experience. The AD will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses and develop and maintain key partnerships.

Position Responsibilities:

The AD participates actively in strategic planning, policy development, assessment, campus outreach, personnel management, and budget planning to support and continuously improve the Library through:

  • Leadership & Management:
    • Provide vision and collaborative leadership as a member of the Library Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) in the development and implementation of Library-wide strategic priorities;
    • Lead the planning and continuous improvement of the Library’s instruction program, technology services operations, assessment initiatives, and outreach and engagement priorities using evidence-based decision-making to innovate the user experience;
    • Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff members in the Research and Instruction and Technology Services units;
    • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Partner with DAG members to ensure that effective communication and collaboration occurs throughout LNDL.
  • Campus Collaborations:
    • Partner collaboratively within and outside the Library to support research, teaching, and learning;
    • Participate in campus committees and task forces as assigned;
    • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty.
  • Administration:
    • Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians and staff members;
    • Follow LNDL’s HR policies and address RTS personnel issues in a timely, empathetic, and professional manner in consultation with the Library’s Operations Manager;
    • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision-making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences;
    • Work with the Library’s financial consultant to develop, recommend, and manage technology and marketing budgets effectively;
    • Represent the Library at on- and off-campus events in the absence of the Library Director as assigned;
    • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
  • 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
  • Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program in partnership with faculty.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Collection Development Librarian

Internal Candidates Only

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a service-oriented and innovative librarian to develop, implement, and manage collection strategies and workflows that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Collection Development Librarian leads library resource management functions to support the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). Reporting to the Assistant Director, Collections and Access Services, the successful candidate will supervise full-time staff and student assistants and administer LNDL’s acquisitions budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Collection Development Librarian will be a continuous learner who is committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to enhance library collections that support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coordinate, and assess acquisitions, cataloging, and other content-related operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff, student assistants, and/or library school interns.
  • Lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community.
  • Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
  • Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
  • Work collaboratively to support proper maintenance of electronic resources, serving as backup troubleshooter as needed.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities.
  • Serve on LNDL and other committees as appointed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA; applicants with degree in hand by December 2022 will be considered;
  • Experience working in a technical services area of an academic library;
  • Demonstrated interest in managing, motivating, and leading library technical services staff;
  • Demonstrated interest in implementing collection development strategies that booster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive user experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to acquisitions, cataloging, or collection development;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis including producing reports;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • Experience working in a library consortium environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use tools such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and OpenRefine;
  • Recent experience developing and managing a budget;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Interest or experience with usability testing.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin May 16, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Collection Development Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Electronic Resources Librarian

Internal Candidates Only

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an adaptable and service-oriented librarian to provide leadership in developing, delivering, maintaining, and assessing the Library’s collection of electronic resources that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Electronic Resources Librarian works cooperatively with library colleagues and collaboratively within the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) to provide high value, easily discoverable electronic content for faculty and students. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Collections and Access Services, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver who proactively incorporates new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be a continuous learner who is committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage the life cycle of electronic resources. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content. 
  • Maintain discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve electronic resources access issues.
  • Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff, student assistants, and/or library school interns.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources needs.
  • Sustain workflows that prioritize a consistent, high quality experience for users by collaborating across library units to research, test, and implement e-resource enhancements.
  • Work collaboratively to support proper acquisition of content in all formats, serving as backup to acquisitions functions as needed.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. 
  • Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA; applicants with degree in hand by December 2022 will be considered;
  • Experience working in a technical services area of an academic library;
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in supporting electronic resource life cycle activities, evaluating usage and discovery, and managing electronic resource technologies;
  • Demonstrated interest in implementing collection development strategies that foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive user experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management and discovery;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis including producing reports;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • Experience working in a library consortium environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use tools such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and OpenRefine;
  • Recent experience developing and managing a budget;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Interest or experience with usability testing.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin May 16, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Electronic Resources Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

Staff

Administrative Coordinator

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is looking for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking individual to join our Library Administration Department as the Administrative Coordinator. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Administrative Coordinator is responsible for providing front line administrative and clerical support for the Library's Board of Trustees and Finance Committee, Director and Administrative Office. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration skills to work with campus partners and Library staff across departments to ensure the day-to-day administrative operational efficiency and effectiveness. The successful candidate provides confidential administrative  support, oversees administrative office operations, assists with human resources and basic financial operations, and works collaboratively with others to complete Library-wide projects and assignments on a timely basis with high quality customer service.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Provides confidential administrative support to the Library's Board of Trustees and Finance Committee, Director, Assistant Directors, and Operations Manager including scheduling and coordinating meetings and Library wide events, managing professional calendars, directing face-to-face, phone, and e-mail inquiries of visitors, campus partners, and staff, and facilitating internal and external communications; 
  • Utilizes organizational and critical thinking skills to anticipate the needs of supervisor and the administrative office;
  • Prepares and edits formal documents, including a wide variety of correspondence, memoranda, presentations, spreadsheets, minutes and other documents;
  • Ensures Administrative Office equipment, materials and space are used efficiently and effectively including maintaining confidential print and electronic records and files, ordering supplies, and working with vendors; 
  • Assists with day-to-day human resources and basic financial operations including managing administrative functions associated with the Library's staff recruitment, on-boarding, timekeeping and payroll processes;
  • Supervises student workers as needed; 
  • Performs routine and special project work, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent experience;
  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience providing confidential administrative support to executive leadership in an administrative office; 
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with a focus on building effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive matters with tact, discretion and trust;
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and execute multiple and continuing assignments with general instructions;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of email systems, internet web browsers, and desktop office applications including Microsoft Office products, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom technology;      
  • Demonstrated HRIS and Payroll experience, Paylocity System experience is a plus; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately and with attention to detail; 
  • Proven ability to adapt, understand, interpret and explain Library policies in specific areas of responsibilities; 
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodation, in support of LNDL projects and events.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience providing administrative support in an academic environment; 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use technology effectively;
  • Ability to learn and operate a variety of common computer applications and specialized software applications including but not limited to Handshake; 
  • Demonstrated experience supporting human resources administrative activities and basic  financial operations.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Administrative Coordinator” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered. 

Student Worker

Library Student Assistant- Access Services

FWS Students Only

Reporting to the Access Services Supervisors and the Access Services Librarian, this position will assist the members of the full-time staff with the following responsibilities.

  • Handle circulation desk duties for books, media, and questions
  • Use ALEPH software
  • Shelve books, media, and periodicals
  • Assist with shifting/weeding projects
  • Troubleshoot printing technology issues

Required Skills:

  • Customer Service skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Detailed Oriented

Circulation Desk Hours:

  • Weekday, evening, and weekend hours

Application Procedures:

Please submit electronically a resume and/or an application for Library Student Assistant with “Library Student Assistant” in the subject line to Michelle Williams, Access Services Operations Supervisor: mwilliams11@loyola.edu

Library Student Assistant- Cataloging & Metadata

FWS Students Only

Reporting to Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, this position will assist the members of the full-time staff with the following responsibilities:

  • Process new physical materials including books and media
  • Work on cataloging database maintenance projects
  • Assist with physical collections control including minor repairs and relabeling

Required Skills

  • Creativity
  • Attention to detail
  • Work accuracy
  • Organizational skills

Hours:

  • Daytime, weekday hours

Application Procedures:

Please submit electronically a resume and/or an application for Library Student Assistant with “Library Student Assistant” in the subject line to Michelle Williams, Access Services Operations Supervisor: mwilliams11@loyola.edu

Library Student Assistant, Part-time
Summer 2022

Three (3) positions available

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is hiring students to provide customer service and project support from May 23-September 3, 2022. Reporting to the Access Services and Acquisitions/Cataloging units, the Student Assistant will have opportunities to work collaboratively and independently throughout the summer. Applicants must be current students at Loyola University Maryland or Notre Dame of Maryland University. May 2022 university graduates and new students enrolled to start in Fall 2022 will be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide customer service support, including checking out materials, answering questions, and referring faculty and students to library staff as needed
  • Use library and Microsoft Office suite software
  • Process, shelve, and/or prepare for shipment books, media, and periodicals
  • Assist with shifting/weeding projects
  • Assist at service desks as needed
  • Special projects as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Customer Service skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds with or without accommodations

Hours:

Student Assistants will work 20-24 hours per week during summer hours of Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and/or Saturday-Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.

Compensation

$12.50 per hour

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Summer Library Student Assistant” in the subject line to Amanda Kramer, Access Services Supervisor: akramer2@loyola.edu. Only complete applications will be considered.

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