Collections Data Assessment Coordinator

Location
College Park, Maryland
Salary
starting at $52,400; paid leave; retirement, medical, dental other benefits
Posted
Jan 06, 2023
Closes
Jan 25, 2023
Function
Other
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Nature of Work:

The Collections Data Assessment Coordinator conducts ongoing assessment and review of library content. They gather, analyze, and prepare library collection data to inform library administrative decision-making related to licensed, owned, and open access electronic and print content in the UMD Libraries’ collections. This position applies advanced technical knowledge to access and harvest metadata stored in multiple vendor and library systems, interprets and synthesizes findings into executive summaries, full reports, and visualizations to be used in making collection development and budgetary decisions. They work closely with members of Collection Development Strategies and Open Scholarship Services to identify collection areas for assessment, with Cataloging & Metadata Services and Resource Sharing & Reserves to identify data available for analysis, and User and Systems Support to extract data needed for assessment projects. This position, reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, Continuing Resources, and Data Services, is part of a highly committed team, whose mission is to maximize the Libraries’ support for the teaching and research programs of the University of Maryland College Park.

 

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