Skip to Main Content

Librarian, Instruction & Public Services

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. To email this position to a friend, click on the Email to a Friend link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Posting Details

Position Description

Posting Number 201200579P
Position Title Librarian, Instruction & Public Services
Department Library
Position Description New position description attached
Position Summary

The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services, serves as the library’s subject specialist and liaison for all departments and programs on the Owings Mills (OM) campus including business, information technology and forensics. In this role, the Librarian, Instruction and Public Services recommends electronic and print materials to support these areas of study; develops appropriate research tools for areas of study and specific courses; provides in-class instruction at the request of faculty; and provides research and teaching support. The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services also provides reference services, research assistance, and library instruction on the Owings Mills campus while collaborating with library staff at all library locations to serve the University community. The Librarian, Instruction and Public Services manages the day-to-day operations of the Owings Mills (OM) Library including hiring, training, and supervising students. This position has Faculty Status and voting rights in the faculty governance structure.


MLS, from ALA-accredited library school plus five years of professional experience in academic libraries with a history of increasing responsibilities; supervisory skills, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with business, law or technology resources preferably in an academic setting.


Demonstrated knowledge of research and reference materials in business, technology and other disciplines. Proficiency in the use of electronic databases and web-based information delivery.

Demonstrated ability to provide in-person and virtual reference and research assistance in business, law, technology and other disciplines.

Commitment to and demonstrable skill in library instruction and promoting information literacy.

Proficient with automated library systems, standard Windows and Internet applications.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.

Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment, and to work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the University.

Commitment to public service and user satisfaction.

Flexibility in a changing technological environment.

Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students and faculty at a comprehensive University.

Proven leadership, excellent communication skills and the ability to work with students, faculty, staff, peers, and professional contacts.

Demonstrated commitment to quality.

Experience with people of diverse educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Flexibility and willingness to shift work schedule as needed

Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

Ability to travel between campuses

Physical Requirements

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, sitting, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, keyboarding, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions. Close visual acuity. Position requires sitting and standing for extended periods of time and the ability to speak clearly and effectively for an extended period of time. Requires physical abilities consistent with a busy office environment on a university campus. Daily work with computers, monitors, copy machines and other office equipment.

Essential Functions

Oversee personnel, collections, services and overall running of the OM Library.

Develop policies and procedures in conjunction with library locations at Greenspring and Owings Mills North.

Provide reference and research assistance using traditional (print) and electronic format library resources in all academic disciplines served by the Stevenson University Library.

Build relationships and serve as library liaison to faculty in business, information technology and forensic disciplines and other new or existing academic disciplines as assigned. Update faculty, department chairs and deans about library resources and services.

Share virtual reference responsibility with other librarians including weekend coverage.

Provide in-class and out-of-class library instruction in business and other disciplines.

Help develop new tools and library services to meet user research needs.

Recommend selection and de-selection of library resources including setting up trials of new print and electronic information sources. Contribute to collection development policies and evaluate business collections.

Participate in outreach, marketing, assessment and other library initiatives.

Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of the Library’s future services and systems.

Reports To Director, Library Services
Quick Link for Posting

Posting Information

Number of Available Positions 1
Work Location Owings Mills (10)
Position Category Staff
Position Type Full-Time (2080 hours, 500500)
Months/Year 12
Hrs/Week 40
Hrs/Year 2080
If scheduled to work less than 12 months, beginning date
Ending Date
FLSA Exempt
Payroll Biweekly
Recruitment Instructions Open to All Applicants
Posting Date 07/20/2017
Closing Date/Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

EOE/AA Employer of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience managing services in an academic library? If yes, please explain your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample
  2. Letters of Recommendation 1
  3. Letters of Recommendation 2
  4. Sample of Work