(20191217) Resource Sharing Coordinator - University of Maryland, College Park

Title:                    Resource Sharing Coordinator

Category:            Exempt, Regular

Department:      User Services & Resource Sharing

Benefits:             22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holiday, 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.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million.  The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

Oversees provision of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services to UMD users and manages daily operations related to borrowing, lending, and document delivery. Provides leadership, coordination, resource management, and supervision of staff and/or student employees. Manages and customizes the ILL management system. Collects and analyzes data to evaluate services, monitor expenditures, and inform decisions. Collaborates with others across the User Services & Resource Sharing department and the University Libraries to continuously improve service to library users and resource sharing partners.

Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Accordingly, annual leave cannot be used during the month of January and the two weeks before and after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, except in emergencies or other exceptional circumstances.   

Minimum Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree

·         Five years of progressively responsible library experience, of which at least three years must be directly related to the primary duties of the position and at least one year must be in a supervisory capacity.

·         Thorough knowledge and understanding of resource sharing and related library systems.

·         Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain good working relationships with library users and staff; and to provide guidance and instruction to subordinate personnel.

·         Ability to work independently and to exercise initiative in interpreting and applying rules, procedures, and instructions.

·         Ability to set and adjust priorities, to be creative in analyzing workflow, to respond to constantly shifting work demands, and to exercise sound judgment.


  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience customizing ILLiad for improved efficiency or user experience. 
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Access, or Power BI for reporting.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/75732. 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 January 13, 2020  

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.

Posted Date: 
12/17/2019 to 01/17/2020