The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a creative Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian to lead library initiatives in support of the educational missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The successful candidate, in collaboration with other library units and campus partners, will serve a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members by cultivating new and existing partnerships, developing programming, and creating service-learning opportunities. This position will report to the Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates who are committed to fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian will develop relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
- Builds and facilitates strategic partnerships with the campuses and the wider community that the library serves;
- Creates, implements, and assesses an innovative, effective program of outreach in consultation with library colleagues, faculty, and on-campus and off-campus partners;
- Designs and develops compelling stories to highlight the value of the library using data and data visualization tools and techniques;
- Leads the library’s Marketing Committee and guides the development of social media content and marketing materials;
- Provides library and technology instruction;
- Promotes services and resources and develops relationships with faculty as assigned;
- Serves on Library and other committees as appointed;
- Other duties as assigned.
- ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science; applicants with degree in hand by December 2023 will be considered;
- Familiarity with methods, practices, and trends in marketing and outreach;
- Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Commitment and demonstrated experience engaging openly in an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued;
- Demonstrated ability to collect and compile, and analyze data;
- Demonstrated project management and organizational skills;
- Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
- Familiarity with library instruction;
- Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.
- Demonstrated interest in supporting students and faculty who are historically underrepresented in higher education;
- Familiarity with current trends in and strategies for communicating the Library’s value to campus stakeholders;
- Familiarity with software tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting, and visualizing data.
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. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,751 FTE that includes 4,657 FTE at Loyola and 1,094 FTE at Notre Dame.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit with this application a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.