Vacancy Announcement: Collection Services Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art

Do you have experience in technical services and public services and loves doing a little bit of everything? Do you notice and try to perfect tiny details while also being able to share thoughts constructively and with empathy? Are you invested in critical librarianship, critical pedagogy, or other social justice oriented work? Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Library in Baltimore is looking for a highly collaborative, self-directed, change-oriented leader for our Collection Services Librarian.

The Collection Services Librarian supports the acquisition, description, and access of library materials and actively participates in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach. Two positions report to the Collection Services Librarian: managers of the Resource Description and Acquisitions & Serials functions. Generally, but particularly as a manager, it is important at Decker Library to honor people’s expertise and work collectively together towards solutions, meeting people where they’re at, and sharing success in the process. The right person will be invested in the well-being of everyone they come in contact with and ready to problem solve, even if you don’t immediately understand the issue at first.

The Decker Library is looking for folks who love helping people and are open, transparent, and thoughtful with data, information, ideas, and knowledge. Social justice, diversity, and equity work is not something we just do on the side, but is infused in our everyday work life. Whether it is working with students and faculty of color, a large international student population, or LGBTQIA+ students–Decker Library strives towards making sure their materials, space, and teaching includes and honors them.

Decker Library is committed to providing support for you as well, including:

  • Financial support to enroll in trainings and/or attend conferences related to your work.

  • Support for carefully considered service and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented students and community groups.

  • Fostering a healthy work/life balance, including understanding of responsibilities outside of work.

So if you love learning and growing, making change (and waves), and the idea of working with wonderful students, please use the following link for more information and how to apply:

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