The University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries

The Fisher Family Library Fellowship
The Fisher Family Library Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence Program is designed for recent MLIS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in academic librarianship. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in a variety of programmatic and functional areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects related to inclusion, equity, and accessibility, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the Library Fellow’s individual goals and professional interests with the Libraries’ needs. Library Fellows will have the option of focusing on a single specialization or rotating through multiple departments. In addition, the Library Fellow’s professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, and participation on library committees.

This is a fully funded, two-year contract appointment as a Professional Track Faculty within the Faculty Specialist ranks as established by the University of Maryland. The position is available as early as July 1, 2024, but the start date is negotiable. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. (Need to have the MLIS by the time the hire begins the positions. )


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.


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.

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