Two Part-time Opportunities: Washington, D.C.

Position Title: Part-time Reference Librarian (9527)
Open Date: 7/28/2015
Department: American University Library
Salary Range: $18.00 – $21.00/hr
Work Hours per Week: 10
Position Type: Part-time Staff

American University Library has an opening for a Part-time Reference Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at American University website:

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

The primary responsibilities are to:

Provide research assistance to a diverse user population in the use of the on-line catalog, discovery layer, 500+ databases, and the print collection.
Support use of citation management tools, particularly Zotero and EndNote. Staff email, FAQ, and chat research assistance services.
Teach baseline information literacy skills to undergraduates.
Perform other research assistance services as needed.

Job Title: Access Specialist- The School of Continuing Studies
Department: Georgetown University, Collections, Research, and Instruction
Grade/Level: 6
Salary: Hourly Min: $15.25 Hourly Max: $15.25

The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) Campus Library seeks a part-time Access Specialist. Full vacancy announcement available at Georgetown University website:

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) Campus Library seeks a part-time Access Specialist for the 2016-17 academic year to support the activities and services of the SCS Library and Digital Media Center (DMC). Located in the heart of downtown DC, the Access Specialist will assist the Head Librarian with administrative duties, carry out a range of access services, and will oversee public services desk in the absence of the campus librarian. Duties include but are not limited to:

Providing circulation services (processing and checking in and out of library items and digital media equipment).
Assisting patrons with computer software and troubleshooting, printing/copying, and other technology-related inquires.
Instructing patrons on how to search and request library and DMC materials using automated information systems and subscription databases;
Interpreting and applying library policies for all patron types in-person and via telephone or mail.
Maintaining the security of the Library/ DMC and/or Mac Lab.

Hours for this15 hour/week position will include three weekday evenings per week (Monday through Thursday) and an occasional Saturday.One weekday shift will be constant (ex. everyThursday) and the remaining two shifts will be determined by the weekly needs of the Library/ DMC. The weekday shift will be approximately 4:00PM to 8:00PM and Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

Assistant Library Manager – Baltimore County Public Library

Position: Assistant Library Manager II
Location: Baltimore County, MD
Salary: Annualized Salary Range: $56,677 – $75,983, commensurate with experience.
Closing Date: Document must be received no later than August 12, 2015.

The Baltimore County Public Library is hiring an Assistant Library Manager II for the Pikesville branch. Full vacancy announcement available at Baltimore County Public Library website:

Two Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Job Title:Supervisory Librarian – DE
Agency:Patent and Trademark Office
Job Announcement Number:OPIA-2015-0035
Salary Range: $107,325.00 to $139,523.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, July 24, 2015 to Friday, August 7, 2015
Series and Grade: GS-1410-14
Duty Location: Alexandria, VA

The Patent and Trademark Office has an opening for a Supervisory Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The incumbent of this position serves as a Supervisory Librarian, and s/he oversees the Knowledge Management Team’s work within OPIA. S/he provides comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups organization-wide; and provides for extensive use of electronic networks, contracts, and interagency agreements in order to provide critical and timely information to the attorneys of OPIA.

Position: Head of Access Services
Location: Catholic University of America, Washington, District of Columbia
Salary: $50,000 to $55,000
Status: Full-time
Posted: 07/24/15
Deadline: 08/24/15

Catholic University of America has an opening for the Head of Access Services. Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction, the Head of Access Services is responsible for providing administrative oversight of Access Services, including planning for user services and management of resources and personnel; overseeing the selection, supervising, and training of full-time and part-time staff in the provision of stacks management, resource sharing, reserves, circulation, and collections security in the main library; and working with the campus librarians to standardize and coordinate Access Services policies and procedures across service points. In consultation with the Director of Research and Instruction and approval of the University Librarian, the Head of Access Services will establish policies and procedures, develop and implement new services to meet changing user needs, manage the collection of patron service charges, fines, and fees; provide outreach on access services to the campus community, including Technology Services, Enrollment Services, Alumni Relations, and the Department of Public Safety; and participate in committees and task forces on access services in the Washington Research Libraries Consortium.

To view the complete position announcement, see

Law Librarian – Department of Justice

Job Title: Librarian (Law)
Department: Department Of Justice
Hiring Organization: Antitrust Division
Job Announcement Number: ATR-15-29 DEU
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $82,840.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, July 27, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015
Series and Grade: GS-1410-09/11
Duty Location: Washington DC, DC

The Department of Justice has an opening for a Librarian (Law) in Washington, D.C. Full vacancy announcement is available at USAJOBS:

This position is located on the Library Staff of the Antitrust Division (ATR). The incumbent serves as a Librarian (Law) performing research in the fields of business, economics, and law with a specific emphasis on company, industry and legislative history research. Responsibilities include:

Responding to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in a new or highly specialized field of knowledge (e.g. emerging industries), those regarding historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate, or for information that involves legal or specialized terminology.
Utilizing a variety of complex technical and specialized databases and other diverse sources to provide extensive legal and legislative reference services.
Utilizing one’s own knowledge various published and unpublished sources and electronic databases to answer specialized and/or technical questions and inquiries from clients.
Developing resource directories, in both paper and electronic format.
Answering reference questions, locating and selecting appropriate sources and analyzing them.
Evaluating the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of the specialized information available on particular topics, issues, or problems.
Compiling electronic and paper information packets for clients (i.e., literature guides, resource directories, bibliographies).
Assisting in the maintenance of the library collection (i.e., multiple formats of research materials on federal laws, business, and economics).
Reviewing the veracity of the online library catalog with regard to what is on the shelf; editing and verifying catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
Reviewing a wide variety of brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources to recommend new items and sources for possible acquisition; determining the quality of materials acquired from different sources and the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
Monitoring the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications.
Teaching clientele about research tools through one-on-one or class instruction.
Developing and maintaining library web pages and electronic guides.

Library Technician – National Library of Medicine

Job Title: Library Technician-NLM-DE
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-15-1332117
Salary Range: $43,057.00 to $61,994.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Monday, July 27, 2015
Series and Grade: GS-1411-07/08
Duty Location: Montgomery County, MD

The National Library of Medicine has an opening for a Library Technician in Montgomery County, MD. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

As a Library Technician, GS-1411-07/08 in the Preservation and Collection Management Section, you will:

Assist with digitization of selected materials by performing scanning activities; quality assurance of onsite contractors’ completed work; and recovery from water leaks and other disasters involving the collection.
Determine if serial volumes are missing from the collection and assist libraries using the NLM journal donation system.
Review damaged items and refer them for repair, binding or other actions as appropriate; maintain tracking information about various collection management activities; ensure that book repair and conservation supplies are available; and review quality of repaired items.
Maintain NLM’s online catalog; update bibliographic records and create or update holdings and item records; assist in training PCM staff to search and maintain bibliographic records; and perform quality assurance review of record updating done by staff and contractors.
Assist with measuring the collection, performing minor shifts, calculating growth space, maintaining floor plans and planning collection moves; and assist with the environmental monitoring program.
Use knowledge of collections, NLM’s DOCLINE system, standard reference tools, specialized works, and online reference tools to provide support to NLM’s interlibrary loan program.
Use knowledge of collections, NLM’s Online Catalog and Voyager system, standard and online reference tools, and Reading Room services and policies, to respond to requests for assistance and requests for stack retrieval service from members of the public in NLM’s Main Reading Room.
Perform first level assessment and troubleshooting of hardware and software problems.

Douglas A. Bruno
Phone: (240)406-8230

Librarian Positions – DC and Baltimore

Position: Technical Services Librarian/Project Manager
Metro Area: Washington, DC
Start Date: August 3, 2015

InforCurrent is advertising for a Technical Services Librarian/Project Manager in Washington, D.C. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

InfoCurrent, a division of Corestaff, is seeking an experienced technical services librarian for an on-site Project Manager position in Washington, DC. The Project Manager will supervise staff, manage workflow, and ensure the quality and timeliness of work preformed by the team. This person will also schedule staff to ensure coverage, provide assistance, train staff, and develop procedures as needed. The Project Manager will also gather, compile, and analyze monthly production statistics and usage reports for on-line resources. The right candidate will have proven leadership and management skills will be able to manage multiple priorities effectively, and have excellent communication as well as interpersonal skills.

Minimum Requirements:

Masters in Library or Information Science
3 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Requirements:

Project Management Experience
Supervisory Experience

Position: Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
Department: Library
Locations: Baltimore, MD
Posted: July 20, 2015

Goucher College has an opening for a Cataloging/Metadata Librarian in Baltimore, MD. Full vacancy announcement available at Goucher website:

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

Reporting to the Collection Management Librarian, the cataloging/metadata librarian will provide leadership in the establishment and management of local metadata standards for the library’s evolving digital content initiatives. The librarian will perform original cataloging for resources in all formats in the library’s circulating and special collections, including the world-class Jane Austen Collection; will formulate policies, procedures, and training standards to expedite copy cataloging and processing of materials; and will play a critical role in evaluating and implementing potential successors to the library’s current online catalog system. The cataloging/metadata librarian will also assist in the overall service program of the library, including participating in reference and instruction, serving as liaison to one or more academic departments, and contributing to the promotion of the library and its services.

Position: Digital Content Metadata Librarian
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 07/21/15

The Johns Hopkins Libraries and University Museums have an opening for a Digital Content Metadata Librarian. Fully vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

The Johns Hopkins Libraries and University Museums invite applications for the Digital Content Metadata Librarian position. The position provides leadership and expertise in developing creative, collaborative, and sustainable solutions for providing and managing metadata for locally hosted digital resources.

For additional information about the position and to apply, visit Locate Job #300059 and click “Apply.” To be considered for this position, you must complete an online application.

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

Evaluates, designs, oversees the creation and management of metadata for the digital initiatives of the Libraries and University Museums
Defines strategies and creates guidelines/best practices, policies, procedures for the authoring, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of digital metadata including metadata supplied by end users or crowd sourced to support its use and re-use
Collaborates with colleagues across the institution to develop metadata specifications to ensure consistent practice, including the selection of metadata schema , data elements, thesauri, crosswalks, and style sheets to make resources accessible for digital collections in diverse formats including text, image, audio, video, and research data sets
Assists with digital metadata creation, transformation, and maintenance including quality control
Provides training in metadata management, linked data, semantic web applications, and ontologies
Evaluates new technological platforms in regard to the descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata needs supporting the storage, discovery, and delivery of the Libraries and University Museums’ locally hosted digital resources
Coordinates metadata local ingest as well as its sharing with diverse systems across the institution and with outside entities such as HathiTrust, Digital Public Library of America, and Academic Preservation Trust
Collaborates with library colleagues and the larger institution in the application of name and place identity management across data stores to provide consistency of use and to facilitate end user searching

The Law Library Association of Maryland (LLAM) has a new logo and color scheme!

Take a look at the top of our webpage to see the new logo, which incorporates an outline of Maryland with our acronym. Special thanks to Jenny Rensler for updating our webpages with the new look! Thanks to Mark Desierto for organizing our efforts to obtain logo proposals and bids from several graphic artists. Thanks to Mark, and also to Rachel Englander, for helping us obtain tablecloths with new LLAM logos for vendor halls and displays. The new tablecloths are navy blue with a white logo outline, matching the one posted at the top of our webpages. Special thanks also goes to Kate Martin for getting this project moving at the very beginning!


In addition, our new LLAM tablecloth and logo made their first appearance recently in the vendor hall of the 2015 AALL Meeting & Conference in Philadelphia. Special thanks to Immediate Past President Kate Martin, who handled table arrangements and displays. Also, thanks to Mark Desierto, who managed the logo proposals and ordering of the two new tablecloths (which are identical, but in different sizes).