The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education (OML) at the University of Southern Maine seeks a dynamic, team-oriented Cartographic Reference and Teaching Librarian to provide cartographic and geographic reference services and consultations both onsite and online; facilitate teaching, learning, and research with our special collections materials by university students and public patrons by reinforcing the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources in all formats; and assist in the maintenance and development of OML’s website content, including metadata. This position supervises open reference room hours and services on a schedule that may include weekday, evening, and weekend hours. In addition, this position collaborates with OML staff on special projects, exhibitions, and public events.
We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness.
We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and minimum of two years reference and teaching experience (preferably in an academic library)
Experience providing high quality public service and building strong patron relationships
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated awareness of new modes of scholarship and instruction employing rare materials
Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities; flexibility in adapting to changing priorities and evolving technologies; and designing projects with a timely conclusion
A bachelor’s degree (or second Master’s degree) with a major in History, Geography, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or any other discipline relevant to the history of cartography
Two or more years working in a cartographic library or special collections library
Experience with operating systems including Windows and Mac, and content management systems (CMS), especially WordPress, and related software for creating and maintaining websites
Experience with online bibliographic databases
Experience curating or organizing exhibitions of rare materials
Working knowledge of local (Maine), regional (New England), United States and world history and geography; basic map reading skills
Awareness of current metadata standards and experience creating metadata
Supervisory experience with staff, students or interns
Knowledge of or experience with current practices related to the identification, access, control, organization, preservation, promotion and digitization of rare books and maps as primary source materials, including metadata schemas, digital processes, digital preservation, institutional repositories, and open access
Ability to recognize and accurately transcribe foreign languages
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.
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You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of the names and contact information for three references.
All required materials must be submitted by April 27, 2020.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
About University of Southern Maine
USM is the comprehensive regional and urban institution in the University of Maine System which is comprised of five academic units on three campuses. The Portland campus is located in Maine’s largest city (population 66,000), within a thriving economic and cultural region of the state, on beautiful Casco Bay. Gorham is 10 miles from downtown Portland in the midst of scenic New England countryside. Lewiston-Auburn is located midway between the coast and the mountains, 30 minutes north of Portland. Located a two-hour car drive north of Boston, Portland offers a low crime rate, lack of congestion, excellent cultural and outdoor activities, and a beautiful setting, just minutes from both beautiful sandy beaches and the famous rocky coast of Maine.