Reference & Digital Collections Librarian
Open Until Filled
Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Annapolis, MD 21401
*A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at https://www.mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges
Regular /Full Time
*Note: In addition to applying through our careers page (www.mdcourts.gov/careers), please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library. Planning is underway for a new courthouse, which will include a new home for the State Law Library. The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.
Purpose of Role: The Reference and Digital Collections Librarian, in coordination with the Head of Collection Management, is responsible for the development and maintenance of the digital collections at the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library.
The Reference and Digital Collections Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population.
Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from a program approved by the American Library Association (ALA).
Experience: Two years of library experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology and architecture.
Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database software, web-based tools).
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Knowledge of digital library concepts, including standards and practices for digital images.
Knowledge of current standards for preserving print and digital legal collections.
Knowledge of cataloging practices and standards including MARC and RDA.
Knowledge of common metadata standards and common technologies, such as Dublin Core, XML, etc.
Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies
Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, and in-person dialogue.
Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
Ability to staff the reference desk for four-hour periods of time.
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.
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