Position Vacancy: Health and Life Sciences Librarian

Title: Health and Life Sciences Librarian (#109497)
Department: Priddy Library, The Universities at Shady Grove
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave
3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays
Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The Priddy Library of the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville MD is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic information professional who will support research and teaching by actively engaging with faculty, students and staff in the Health and Biological Sciences, Psychology and Social Work, develop and enhance service models for these departments. The Librarian is responsible for providing general and specialized research assistance; develop subject specific library instruction and performing the specialized collection management, and liaison functions. The incumbent will collaborate in supporting inter-professional and inter-institutional initiatives at USG.

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USMAI) located in Montgomery County, Maryland.  USG is a partnership campus–a consortium of 9 USM institutions that offers over 70 upper level baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The service region is a diverse, highly populated economic center of the state, with a large concentration of federal agencies and technology companies, especially in the biotechnology fields. USG currently enrolls approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and plans to expand to 7,500 students over the next years.  USG is administered by the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) campus which provides support for on-site academic and management services.  The Priddy Library is jointly administered by USG and the UMD Libraries as an off-site branch library.


  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education.
  • Experience providing reference and research assistance in an academic or special library serving similar clientele.
  • Experience with electronic resources, information technologies, and collection management Sciences.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library services/resources.
  • Two years experience working in a Library.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.lib.umd.edu/groups/la/APPSC/index.html

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57172. No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until July 30, 2012.

The University of Maryland, College Park and The Universities at Shady Grove, actively subscribe to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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