* ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science;
* experience searching bibliographic databases and using the Web to
* experience and knowledge of metadata creation;
* interest in environmental/agricultural issues and emerging information
technology; strong computer skills; ability to work alone or as part of
a team and manage several projects and activities simultaneously;
* commitment to high-quality customer service.
* knowledge of current issues related to sustainable agriculture;
* knowledge of organic and sustainable agricultural organizations;
experience using WordPerfect, Word, Outlook, database and related
software, experience or studies in agriculture (including general
agriculture, agronomy, agroecology, natural resource conservation,
biology, agricultural environmental science or policy work).
* Academic and/or practical background in sustainable agricultural
systems and practices.
* knowledge of digital document creation and management;
* experience in library reference work; hands-on farm experience;
familiarity with database programs;
STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience with a base salary of
$40,000. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2009 or
until a suitable candidate is selected.
A complete application package includes a cover letter, signed resume,
official college transcripts and three professional references,
including name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
The information should be sent to Dr. Robert Tjaden, Assistant Director,
University of Maryland Extension, 1202 Symons Hall, University of
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-5551. Contact Mr. William Thomas at
the National Agricultural Library at (301) 504-5724 with questions about
the job itself.
Minorities and Women are Encouraged to Apply.
The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity