COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
EXTENSION POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: LIBRARIAN
TITLE: Librarian (Coordinator)
Full-time, Contingent II, Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Maryland Cooperative Extension (MCE)
LOCATION: USDA-National Agriculture Library, Beltsville, Maryland
The Librarian (Coordinator) will be assigned to the Alternative Farming
Systems Information Center (AFSIC), located at Beltsville's National
Agricultural Library (NAL). AFSIC is a clearinghouse for information on
alternative, organic and sustainable crops and farming systems. This
individual will work with AFSIC staff at as the Organic Livestock
Digitizing Project Librarian. In this capacity, the incumbent will
select and digitize USDA documents pertaining to what is now considered
"organic" livestock production for inclusion in a web-accessible
database. The Librarian will create appropriate search metadata for
each of the selected publications, facilitate digitization, and add the
digital documents to a fully searchable on-line database. The Librarian
may also be requested to search for information, develop answers to
inquiries, and engage in other duties as needed. This position will
report to the Assistant Director for Agriculture and Natural Resource
Programs, UME; on-site supervisor will be the AFSIC Coordinator.
* 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