Staff in the Special Collections are currently searching for a graduate 
student from the iSchool's MLS program to work with staff in the 
Maryland Room, in Hornbake Library. The Maryland Room houses several of 
the campus’ Special Collections including the Marylandia, Rare Books and 
National Trust for Historic Preservation collections.

The main duties of the students employed here are to retrieve materials 
for the researchers and to help these individuals to figure out what 
they need. Student assistants will always be assisted by a Reference 
Librarian while stationed at this desk. Another important duty is to 
serve on the Welcome Desk, where student assistants may be required to 
answer directional questions and help researchers prepare to enter the 
Maryland Room. Other responsibilities include daily library tasks, such 
as shelving, checking in books and mail, maintaining orderliness in the 
stacks, and helping staff members with special, short-term projects.

We have shorter hours than most other libraries on campus. Our regular 
hours are Monday through Friday, 10am – 5pm. During the fall and spring 
semester, we offer extended hours on Wednesday evenings until 8pm and 
Sundays from 1pm - 6pm.

If you are interested in interviewing for the available position here in 
the Maryland Room and feel you have availability during our hours of 
operation, please call or email me as soon as possible. Please include 
with your email a copy of your resume, your expected availability for 
the spring semester and the total number of hours you wish to work. Feel 
free to contact me directly with any questions about this job posting.

We are looking to hire someone to begin in mid-December or early 
January, and continue through the Spring semeter.

Thank you for your interest.

Laura Cleary
Coordinator, Maryland Room
Marylandia and Rare Books/National Trust Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
tel: (301) 405-9214
fax: (301) 314-2709
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