Coordinator, Collection Maintenance & Retrieval - University of MD, College Park

Location: USA - MD - College Park

Category: Exempt Staff
Department: User Services & Resource Sharing, Public Services Division
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Under the direction of the Director of User Services and Resource Sharing, manages daily operations of the Collection Maintenance and Retrieval unit, which includes managing and maintaining all aspects of the McKeldin Library collection of approximately two million volumes as well as of Severn Library, a high-density storage collection of 600,000 volumes and growing. Plans and oversees collection shifting and realignment projects in McKeldin and Severn libraries and transfer of collections from campus libraries to Severn Library; provides expertise for collection-related projects in other UMD Libraries. Provides leadership, coordination, resource management, and staff supervision of the unit; collects and analyzes relevant statistics, including stacks space and high-density storage use assessments. Provides public service to library users and other library staff members at the Library Services Desk, including communicating library policies and procedures. With other unit Heads and Coordinators, provides leadership within the department of User Services & Resource Sharing and provides administrative support to the department Director. Participates in library, campus, and/or consortia teams and committees as appropriate. Directly supervises 3.5 full-time permanent and one part-time temporary staff. Provides indirect supervision to approximately 15-20 student employees.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A valid driver’s license to drive between Severn Library and College Park libraries (approx. 3 miles)
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in providing library public services or collection maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of library circulation functions and call number systems.
  • One year of experience working with an integrated library system, including circulation and bibliographic records.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience applying established formulas for tracking collection capacity, with the ability to modify methods and tools to meet local circumstances.
  • Quantitative skills necessary to prepare and monitor budgets, analyze usage data, and provide reports in meaningful format. Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software necessary to support collection assessments and budget planning.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as evidenced by experience working with diverse staff and clientele.
  • Supervisory and/or staff training experience.
  • Strong customer service orientation and public service experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize multiple activities and projects.


  • Experience in a large academic library or in a high-density book storage facility.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in library collection maintenance.

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APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until November 25, 2018.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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