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Access Services and Makerspace Coordinator

University of Maryland Libraries
College Park, Maryland
The salary range is $53,600 to $60,000, salary is commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023

Title:                     Access Services and Makerspace Coordinator

Category:            Exempt, Regular

Department:      STEM Library

Benefits:             22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Retirement Plans

Salary Range:    The salary range is $53,600 to $60,000, salary is commensurate with experience.


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.


ABOUT THE LIBRARIES: As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries serve more than 41,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries’ extensive collections, programs, and services enable student success, support teaching, research, and creativity, and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the community. A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries, the UMD Libraries was honored with the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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.



This position reports to the Head of the STEM Library, the largest branch on the College Park campus. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. This position has multiple important roles in providing quality service in the branch, including: a) Makerspace and b) Access Services operations, c) Processing operations. In Access Services, responsible for all day-to-day operations: billing, reserves, document delivery and ILL services, equipment for loan, as well as supervising circulation and Makerspace student assistants. In the Makerspace, leads the development and expansion of the STEM Library Makerspace and assists with daily operations. Additional responsibilities include managing STEM records in the catalog.



  • Bachelor’s degree Three years of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position with at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity. Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within and without the University system; evaluate student assistants and budget requirements; set and adjust priorities and be flexible in order to respond to shifting work demands. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute complicated and continuing assignments independently; to manage office operations and staff. Working familiarity or aptitude with both Windows and IOS platform computer workstations and relevant research and circulation software including Aleph (catalog), Drupal and LibAnswers analytics, or equivalent products. Ability to work in an office, follow procedures, and operate equipment; knowledge of UMS policies and procedures and the institution’s purpose, goals and procedures, particularly as they pertain to the UMD libraries. Familiarity with best practices pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Comprehensive knowledge of academic library system standards, policies and procedures related to personnel, collections and services. Working knowledge of and facility with a complex library automation system and its functions. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work. Strong service orientation; ability to anticipate customer and staff needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions; ability to interact effectively with a diverse staff inside the libraries, with the students, staff and faculty of the University, and with individuals from the greater research community. Ability to manage tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints; demonstrated ability to analyze service pressure related issues, and organize workflow to maximize efficiency. Advanced ability to use computer programs including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software; the ability to help our patrons use these programs. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.

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