Current Opportunties

Internship and Career Opportunities at Decker Library

Email refer@mica.edu if you are interested in doing your MLIS practicum at MICA. 

Be part of our team to help us achieve our goals: 

  • To become a participatory library, where conversations in physical and digital spaces create knowledge beneficial to the MICA community.
  • To practice critical librarianship, where we help our community develop critical thinking skills, provide information literacy instruction, promote being an engaged citizen, and critique power and privilege, including developing antiracist frameworks.
  • To become a beta space that allows for the prototyping of new and iterative ideas.
  • To be in partnership with campus units to better support learning.


Are you passionate about teaching information literacy? 

Do you enjoy looking for new ways to reach students? 

Are you invested in critical librarianship, critical pedagogy, or other social justice-oriented work? 


Maryland Institute College of Art's Decker Library in Baltimore is looking for a highly collaborative, self-directed, and engaged librarian to lead MICA’s information literacy program at Decker Library.


Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian develops and supports student information literacy and critical thinking skills in and alongside the curriculum. This position also partners with the Library Director to engage in instructional assessment. The Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian also actively participates in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach. 


We're looking for folks who love helping people and are open, transparent, and thoughtful with data, information, ideas, and knowledge. Social justice, diversity, and equity work is not something we just do on the side, but is infused in our everyday work life. Whether it is working with our students and faculty of color, our large international student population, or our LGBTQIA+ students--we strive towards making sure our materials, space, and teaching includes and honors them. The right person will be invested in the well-being of everyone they come in contact with and ready to problem solve, even if you don’t immediately understand the issue at first.  


We are committed to providing support for you as well, including: 

  • Financial support to enroll in training and/or attend conferences related to your work. 
  • Support for carefully considered service and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented students and community groups. 
  • Fostering a healthy work/life balance.

Full Time: 35 hours per week, eligible for up to 2 work from home days per week

Required: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree 


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply by October 31st. The start date is negotiable, but ideally before mid-January 2023. 


So if you love learning and growing, making change (and waves), and teaching art and design college students, please apply!