Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian

  • McDaniel College
  • Westminster, MD, USA
  • Sep 16, 2021
Full time Library & Information Science Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description


Reporting to the Director, the librarian is responsible for providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management.  This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library.  

Responsibilities include Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents.  Responsible for maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College.  Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, and liaison services to assigned departments.Occasional evening and weekend hours required.


  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Provides instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in College academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in library technical services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and technological expertise.
  • Experience with web development platforms, CSS, and SQL.
  • Experience with DDC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close-knit community at a small liberal arts college.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and commitments in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies.
  • Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work.
  • Experience developing and delivering curriculum integrated information literacy instruction and providing research assistance in an academic library.

Application Details

For a complete job description including qualifications and to apply, please visit the college’s employment webpage. Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, three writing samples, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately.

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status.

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