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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:

Internship Announcement: Smithsonian Libraries

Smithsonian Libraries have opened their General Internship program for Summer 2019 applications, as well as a new paid opportunity, the Education Latinx Narratives project. Applications for both will close on March 22, 2019.

General Internship Program

These flexible, part-time opportunities are open to both undergrad and graduate students in a variety of subjects, with one remote/virtual opportunity. Summer 2019 projects include:

  • Collections Processing: Cultural Heritage Legacy Library  at the Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex
  • Art Reference & Serials Collection Management Project  at the American Art/Portrait Gallery Library
  • Donor Stewardship Program Development  in our Advancement Office
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Digital Content Internship, a *virtual* opportunity with the Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Education – Digital Media Creation with our Education Department

Education Latinx Narratives project

New for Summer 2019, this project offers both a stipend and travel allowance for two students to help develop an interactive classroom resource (Unstacked) funded by the Latino Initiative Pool (LIP) Award. This internship involves selecting complimentary Smithsonian Libraries images, Smithsonian Institution 3-D objects, and Smithsonian Folkways songs and sound files that explore and represent Latinx cultures. The interns will gain experience authoring lessons plans that will accompany the materials in a classroom setting and help guide the visual, tactile, and audio elements of the materials. These lesson plans will be differentiated based on four age groups and across four core concepts (STEM, Cultural History, Language Arts, and Social Justice). In addition, lesson plans will be translated in both Spanish and English.

The ideal candidates for this internship will be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Masters program in Education, Museum Education, Library Science, Latino Studies, or related field.  Strong proficiency in Spanish and English is required. Experience developing educational materials preferred. Start and end dates are flexible, minimum work must be equivalent to 10 weeks, full-time.

Please see program pages for more information or contact Erin Rushing, Outreach Librarian, at with questions.

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