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May 17 / Allia McCoy

Job Posting/Diversity Fellow Librarian / Loyola Notre Dame Library / Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library <>  seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship, with a possibility for a third year. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library’s virtual and physical spaces.


In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland <>  and Notre Dame of Maryland University <> .

Examples of Position Responsibilities:

*             Provide in-person and online research instruction to students, incorporating active learning and emerging technologies.

*             Coordinate the Library’s digital literacy pop up classes and Makerspace instruction initiatives in partnership with the Technology Librarian.

*             Support faculty in digital scholarship as assigned.

*             Lead marketing initiatives to creatively promote Library events and services.

*             Propose and implement a service learning project promoting academic librarianship through community outreach.

*             Coordinate student worker reference training and provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).

*             Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.

*             Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

*             Completed an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science within the last two years;

*             Demonstrated interest in library pedagogy, digital literacy, or instructional design;

*             Demonstrated interest in service learning initiatives;

*             Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

*             Demonstrated leadership skills;

*             Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;

*             Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated project management skills;

*             Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

*             Familiarity with usability and assessment practices;

*             Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop and/or other basic graphic design software;

*             Familiarity with tools and methods for digital scholarship;

*             Familiarity with established and emerging technologies, such as graphic design, website creation, social media, or data visualization;

*             Interest in contributing to the profession through research and scholarly communication.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library <> , located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions <>  and serves Loyola University Maryland <>  and Notre Dame of Maryland University <> . The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities <> , is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Diversity Fellow Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: <> .


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