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Job posting - Associate Director (College Park, MD)

  • 1.  Job posting - Associate Director (College Park, MD)

    Posted 18 days ago
    The University of Maryland Libraries is currently seeking an Associate Director of Special Collections & University Archives. The position will remain posted until June 19th. For full details and to apply for the position, see the posting:

    The collections and services of the University of Maryland Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university. Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture, history of the book, women's history, historic preservation, American and British writers and poets, music and performance studies, and the history of the University. Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, the Katherine Anne Porter Collection, and the International Piano Archives at Maryland. The SCUA staff is committed to reaching out to the research community at large, facilitating access to these world-class collections that document key aspects of the human experience at the university, local, state, national and international levels.

    To help lead this dynamic suite of collections and services, the University of Maryland Libraries seek an experienced and visionary leader as Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives. The successful candidate for this position will:

    • Demonstrate creativity as the operational leader for key functions in SCUA including collections project management, digital project management, oversight of reference and research services, and coordination of facilities and space planning.
    • Lead the department in investigating and implementing new technologies and operational tools for managing and providing access to collections.
    • In collaboration with the Director of SCUA, create a vision for services in special collections that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
    • Communicate this vision effectively to university and library administrators, stakeholders within the Libraries, researchers, resource allocators, potential collaborators, and the SCUA staff.
    • Assist the Director in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.
    • Reporting to the Director, collaborate closely with SCUA personnel in planning and operations.
    • Coordinate ongoing assessment and support strategic planning.

    For full details and to apply for the position, see the posting:

    Elizabeth Caringola
    Archival Metadata Librarian
    Special Collections and University Archives
    University of Maryland, College Park