Associate Director for the Western Maryland Regional Library

On February 28, 2014, the Western Maryland Regional Library will say farewell to our Associate Director, Joe Thompson, as he moves onward and upward brining his talents and enthusiasms for outstanding service to Harford County.


Therefore, we are starting the process of looking for a new Associate Director. If you or someone you know meets or exceeds the requirements outlined in the attached position description, please apply!


I can say with 100% bias that the Regional team is a highly-skilled, self-motivated, and fun group to work with and we are fortunate to have wonderfully talented and diverse colleagues in the three western counties whom we work with closely.


Take care and stay warm,


Julie Zamostny



WMRL AssociateDirector

Reference Librarian position D.C.

Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, a premier international law firm, is seeking a Reference Librarian.  The Reference Librarian researches and provides legal, corporate, and general information to attorneys and support staff in all practice areas of the Firm using print and online resources.  Also responsible for participating in training and orientation sessions for all staff as needed as well as evaluating and recommending new information resources. Strong customer service orientation, attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure are essential.



Provides reference and research assistance to Firm personnel using print and electronic sources.

Handles all legislative history research for the DC Office library.

Ensures accurate and timely responses to requests for departmental services.

Shares responsibility for staffing the library reference station.

Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.

Borrows inter-library loan books, periodicals, reports, etc., as needed.  Fulfills loan requests from other libraries.

Educates attorneys and legal assistants about resources in the library.

Recommends new and beneficial information sources.

Contributes to development and organization of information materials in library.

Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.

Assists Head Librarian with administrative tasks including processing invoices, book returns to vendors, etc.

Collaborates with Head Librarian to recommend continuous quality improvements and/or enhancements to department operating efficiency.

Demonstrates effective interpersonal and written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective working relationships with assigned staff, attorneys, and clients.

Participates in ongoing training and development to ensure current knowledge of Firm policies and practices as well as research services and methods.




Master’s degree in Library/Information Science.

Minimum of three years reference experience in a law firm or corporate law library.

In-depth knowledge and expertise with legal and business reference sources, both print and electronic, including LexisNexis, Westlaw and HeinOnline.

Knowledge of federal legislative process and expertise with federal legislative history research.

Familiarity with inter-library loan procedures.

Working knowledge of integrated library systems.

Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

Knowledge of or ability to learn Firm operations, policies, and procedures and the ability to execute the same.



Status: Full-Time; Exempt

Hours: Monday – Friday  10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Competitive compensation and benefits package.  EEO.


Please submit resume with cover letter to for consideration.

Assistant Director for Operations–Cecil County Public Library

Cecil County Public Library (CCPL) is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Operations


CCPL is an award-winning mid-sized library system in Maryland, which has been acknowledged at the local, state and national level for its dedication to education, innovation, and economic development:


2013    MD Library Association – Excellence in Customer Service and Emerging Leader Awards

YALSA –  Teen Top Ten

ALA Best of Show – PR Xchange


2012    MD Chamber of Commerce – Non-profit Partner in Business Award

Library Journal – Mover and Shaker


2011    Cecil County Chamber of Commerce – Non-profit Partner in Business Award 

Salem Press – Outstanding Local Blog of the Year

ALA Best of Show – PR Xchange, “My Library My Lifeline”


With 7 branches, a bookmobile and e-branch, CCPL is proud to provide materials and services to approximately 50,000 active card holders and circulate over 1 million items per year.


Join CCPL and become an integral part of the team working towards a common mission:

To provide lifelong educational and cultural opportunities and resources for all, promoting individual and community success.


For first consideration applications must be received by February 1st.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three business references to:  apply here OR







POSITION:             Assistant Director – Operations

GRADE:                 13 ($80,047)

DEPARTMENT:    Administration

JOB LOCATION:  Elkton Administration

REPORTS TO:     Director



This is an exceptionally responsible system-wide managerial position, which demands excellent judgment and a thorough knowledge of library management. The Assistant Director for Operations functions as an internal senior project manager focused on large and complex projects involving technology and/or facilities and internal operations including finance, material management and technical processing.  The Assistant Directors play a major role in advising the Director and assisting with the development of the CCPL budget, strategic directions, capital improvement projects, new services and programs, and all other major CCPL projects. In the absence of the CCPL Library Director, the Assistant Directors act on behalf of the Director as needed.



  • Works closely with the Director to plan library policy and strategic initiatives, supports and assists Director’s work
  • Responsible for planning, developing and managing 21st Century library technology initiatives to achieve library objective
  • Oversees CCPL’s use of library technology, as well as its materials management, technical processing, finance and facilities, and IT departments, and plans for ongoing development and evaluation in these areas, plans major technology initiatives that advance library objectives and has primary responsibility for overseeing their implementation
  • Assesses community needs and interests, public library developments, and professional standards, as they pertain to library services, especially  as to technology related services, materials, and facilities
  • Works closely with Director, Assistant Director for Public Services, and HR Manager to train and coach supervisors, develop staff, and manage personnel
  • As a senior member of interview team, develops effective recruitment interviews, conducts interviews, makes hiring recommendations
  • Promotes and facilitates team work between all departments, divisions and branches
  • Frequently is assigned a lead role or as the project manager for developing, implementing, and evaluating new initiatives for the library, as well as evaluation and improvement of existing systems, processes and procedures
  • Plays senior role in overseeing library planning and design for capital projects, with extensive responsibility for technology
  • Assists in planning and direction of all aspects of operations, which ensure the effective function of the organization. This includes monitoring the progress and implementation of strategic plan initiatives and goals
  • Works with all managers and administrators in developing appropriate objectives in support of system goals
  • Assists Director in developing and monitoring operating budget and purchasing practices; monitors audit process; may assist with developing and monitoring Capital Improvement Program; monitors operating budget lines related to departmental responsibilities
  • Routinely required to make difficult decisions and recommendations affecting CCPL, its staff and large portions of its budget
  • Works closely with the senior administrative team in analyzing staffing, capital projects and other budgeting issues
  • Frequently oversees the procurement of major equipment, software and machinery
  • In consultation with Director and Assistant Director for Public Services, will periodically manage public relations problems and respond to complaints that are not resolved through regular communication and procedural channels
  • In partnership with the HR Manager, serves as the Staff Development co-chair, responsible for annual SD/CE grant process and recommends appropriate staff training. Manages the tuition reimbursement and LATI/CEU programs
  • Attends and participates in Library Board meetings
  • Frequently prepares or oversees preparation of reports which may include significant statistical or financial components
  • Must have the ability to perform sophisticated analysis and plan and implement complex projects and programs
  • Periodically develops and writes grants and assists staff in managing grants
  • In the Director’s absence, works with the Assistant Director for Public Services as a stand-in
  • Approves annual leave and reviews and approves timesheets for direct reports
  • Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings
  • Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format
  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested
  • Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, committees, boards and the general public. May represent the system via speaking engagements
  • Attends County Administration management staff meetings, representing the library as an independent agency, and acts as liaison between library and County at these meetings
  • Maintains excellent communication with the Director and the senior administrative team
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited or recognized as an equivalent by the American Library Association
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire
  • 3-5 years or more of related professional experience with increased responsibility including managerial and/or high level administrative responsibilities in a public library setting
  • 3-5 years or more of experience focused on the application of 21st Century technology to library services, including advanced understanding of Integrated Library Systems, the internet, creation and function of library web sites, and the fundamentals of financial management software
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in a professional, leadership role in a public library setting, including excellent skills in mentoring and supervising staff
  • Thorough knowledge of  public library professional standards, practices, issues and trends
  • Knowledge of management theory and practices with demonstrated skills and judgment in public library management and problem solving
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with various software packages, knowledge of internet resources and how to use them effectively. Ability to learn new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise
  • Ability to assess community needs, develop and implement approved library technology or effectively modify existing programs to meet those needs
  • Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records, prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to review, evaluate, and initiate appropriate action on technical reports, contracts, and documents concerning departmental matters
  • Excellent analytical skills complementing the ability to see the big picture
  • Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals
  • Experience using presentation software and public speaking
  • Ability to act as a representative of Cecil County Public Library
  • Dependable and punctual


  • Professional commitment to excellent library operations, facilities and technologies that support high quality and high impact public library services, promoting individual and community success
  • Demonstrates collaborative, straight forward, team oriented leadership and supervisory methods
  • Models/develops/maintains excellent customer service
  • Models and maintains a positive, friendly and cooperative attitude to staff and patrons
  • Demonstrates positive attitude towards library technology and change
  • Promotes a positive library image in the community
  • Ensures that quality controls and productivity management goals are being met
  • Performs job in keeping with the policies and procedures of the Cecil County Public Library



PC,  laptop, networking equipment and telecommunications, presentation and AV equipment, fax, scanner, printers, digital camera, wireless equipment and other electronic equipment.


non-essential functions:

May write or coordinate press releases with PR Librarian.



Works in normal office heat and light conditions. Bending, reaching and lifting of up to 25 lbs.





37.5 hours per week. Additional flexibility may be required.


NOTE: Certain conditions, e.g. economic constraints, staffing patterns, may necessitate change in job description.


EOE                                                                                                        Revised 9/2013



Lisa Yarnall

Staff Development Manager

Cecil County Public Library

301 Newark Avenue

Elkton, MD 21921

Phone:  410-996-1055 ext. 132

Fax:  410-996-5604

Vacancy – NIH Library – ERM Librarian

The NIH Library is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian to co-manage the library’s extensive subscription portfolio. This single position is being advertised at both the GS-12 and GS-13 levels and will be filled at one or the other level, depending upon qualifications. The responsibilities of this position includes publisher relationship management; project manager and/or contract representative on major contracts; active collection management to ensure best possible value; and creation of a comprehensive tracking database to monitor costs, usage, and access data. For full details on the position, please refer to the appropriate link:

Delegated Examining (open to US citizens)

Merit Promotion (existing Federal employees)

James King, MLS, FSLA

Information Architect
National Institutes of Health Library
Division of Library Services
Office of Research Services
Building 10, Room 1L-13G, MSC 1150
Bethesda, MD 20892-1150
Phone: (301) 496-2187
Cell: (240) 421-0573
Fax: (301) 402-0254

Research Librarian Position–Washington, DC Office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

The Washington, DC office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP has an opening for a Research Librarian.  As a member of our virtual Research Team, you will be expected to provide research support to attorneys in any of our offices.  The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal communication, writing and organizational skills.  In addition, we require in-depth knowledge of legal research methods, business sources and database searching along with the ability to respond to the time-sensitive needs of a diverse group of attorneys and staff.

For the complete job description and to apply, please visit  To be considered for an opening, you must apply through our online career section by following the 5 steps listed below:

1. Access website at: and select “Careers” from the tool bar

2. Select “Staff” from the list below “Careers”

3. Locate the office in which you would like to apply and then select a position listed or “Click to view available positions”

4. Select “Search” to view all openings in the office selected

5. Create a New Candidate Profile and then apply for the position of interest
If you are still unable to submit your resume through our website, please email for further assistance.

MLS Project Manager position—Washington, D.C.

MLS Project Manager


* Master of Library Science degree from an accredited institution
* Minimum of 7 years of supervisory experience
* Demonstrated ability to manage a staff representing a mix of skills and skill levels, to foster teamwork and engage staff in a collective commitment to the goals and objectives of the project
* Demonstrated ability to develop and manage program/task schedules and assign and monitor requisite staff and other resources to accomplish timely delivery of products and services
* Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing and to produce accurate and timely reports and other written information products
* Experience managing library/information operations
* Experience in and practical working knowledge of library automation, personal computers and their peripherals
* Experience using OCLC and its subsystems
* Experience with electronic information management and retrieval, and electronic library systems and information resources
* Experience using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)

Note: This position is contingent upon contract award.

To apply, please submit your resume using this link:
Remember to indicate that you are applying for the MLS Project Manager position.
Please include all Integrated Library Systems you have experience with.

Cadence Group, a certified woman-owned small business, is a user-centric information and records management company with over 20 years of experience in consulting and information management services. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with an office in Washington, D.C., Cadence Group provides services to large federal agencies, as well as state and local governments. By combining web content management, records and information management, library science, knowledge management, user experience, and training and technology services, Cadence Group helps corporate and government clients easily obtain, manage, disseminate, and communicate information. With the help of our expertise, clients optimize information assets, maintain compliance, and acquire information experts through our staffing and placement services.

Law Library of Congress Vacancy Announcement

Librarian (Law) (Vacancy #:130147)

GS-11 – Law Library- $62,467.00- $81,204.00

Opening Date: 10-DEC-13

Closing Date: 13-JAN-14

Availability: Open to all

The Law Library of Congress seeks a legal reference librarian with education and experience (1) providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clients in a large law library or similar legal information organization; and (2) creating, organizing and managing web content for dynamic websites. Qualified candidates with both Juris Doctor and Masters in Library/Information Science degrees from accredited universities with appropriate training and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful incumbent will demonstrate progressively responsible work experience or combination of education & work experience and proficiency in (1) providing concise and thorough oral and written research guidance utilizing creative methodologies to respond to complex inquiries; (2) applying a strong public service demeanor when providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clientele; (3) developing, organizing and managing legal and legislative collections (websites, blogs and online resources); (4) creating, organizing and managing legal and legislative content for dynamic websites; and (5) using time management skills to complete multiple time-sensitive assignments and projects.

To view the vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, visit:  Questions should be addressed to the Library of Congress Employment Office at (202) 707-5627

Emily Carr

Senior Legal Research Specialist

Public Services Division

Law Library of Congress


v: 202-707-3790

Educational Coordinator I – Maryland Accessible Textbook Program Coordinator

Posted on behalf of the Maryland State Department of Education. For questions, contact 410-767-0019, TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or www.marylandpublicschools.





Maryland State Department of Education

Office of Human Resources

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201


410-333-3045 TTY/TDD


December 6, 2013

DIVISION OF LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES                                    






Educational Coordinator I – Maryland Accessible Textbook Program Coordinator



CTR 211-14/Jobaps # 13-999999-683


Grade 19 Standard Salary Schedule
$50,631 – $73,956



415 Park Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland



This is a professional contractual position responsible for directing and coordinating the statewide Maryland Accessible Textbook Program (MAT) for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) serving as the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) coordinator responsible for the statewide availability of alternative forms of textbooks and supplementary materials in alternative forms to blind and disabled students enrolled in institutions of higher education and institutions of postsecondary education in the state while managing, creating, reviewing and recommending policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the program.




Directs and manages the statewide instructional materials program; coordinates the daily operations of the provision of instructional materials to post-secondary education students; develops and implements plans, polices, goals and objectives for (MAT) program and revises as necessary; develops databases for the program and works with LBPH IT staff to insure smooth functioning of online transfer of electronic materials; determines staffing needs; hires, trains and supervises staff; develops an outreach/education/marketing plan to insure that students, institutions and publishers are aware of and understand the program; conducts statewide outreach presentations to educate potential clients and to increase visibility of the program; researches and pursues opportunities for grants and additional funding for program enhancements.




EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education, Library Science, School Library Media or a related area.

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience administering programs in an educational or library setting; familiarity with the text book publishing industry, experience in library management and/or serving individuals with disabilities is desirable.

NOTES: Two (2) additional years of experience may be substituted for the above required education.




Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services to individuals with disabilities; knowledge of alternative forms of textbooks and translation of textbooks for disabled population; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for instructional materials; knowledge of online systems, data tracking systems and other automated equipment used in a library environment; knowledge of maintaining a library collection in various formats; skill in managing and coordinating multiple tasks; skill in locating and communicating appropriate reference materials; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effecting working relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.



To apply for this position online go to which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.


If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate  application for Educational Coordinator, Maryland Accessible Textbook Program Coordinator CTR 211-14. Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.


If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools.


Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.




Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.



Resumes should be received by December 20, 2013 5 p.m. – Open Until Filled

Information Resource Specialist—Washington, D.C.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is recruiting for a full-time staff person to serve as Information Resource Specialist.

The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides in-depth, customized information services to help members solve problems and make informed decisions
  • Contributes to comprehensive online resource collections and bibliographies on advancement topics for the CASE website using the association’s content management system.
  • Uses CASE taxonomies to tag content for the CASE website, ensuring consistent and efficient information retrieval by members and staff.
  • Catalogs CURRENTS articles and other resources in the library catalog.
  • Participates in organization-wide teams and discussions to share knowledge of information management, member needs, and advancement issues and trends.

Education and Experience Required

Requires a Master’s degree in library or information science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association, and at least two years of relevant library experience providing reference/information services in a library or information center. Knowledge of alumni relations, fundraising, communications, marketing, higher education, nonprofit management or a related field will be an advantage.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE is the premier international association for alumni relations, communications, and fund-raising professionals at educational institutions. CASE is a leading resource and advocate for professional development, information, standards, and diversity in educational advancement. More than 3,600 colleges, universities, independent schools, and educationally related nonprofit organizations in 82 countries, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico, belong to CASE. CASE, an EEO employer, seeks a diverse candidate pool for all open positions.

For the complete job description visit

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to

Cindy Moon-Barna

Director, CASE InfoCenter

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

1307 New York Avenue, NW

Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20005-4701

US Naval Academy Systems Librarian


The Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy, seeks a librarian with experience, ability, energy, initiative and enthusiasm. The Systems Librarian will report to the Head of Systems.

Primary responsibilities of the position include the following:

1. Provides support for the presentation, development, implementation and maintenance of content-rich, well-organized, web-based gateways to information needed by the Naval Academy faculty, midshipmen and staff in their academic and research efforts.

2. Serves as the back-up for the Head of Systems and helps plan and implement hardware and software installations.

3. Provides support for the Web and its Security, Integrated Library System, and planning.

4. Provides troubleshooting support for software, hardware, and network issues.

5. May provide reference/research assistance to midshipmen, faculty, and other library users, using both electronic and paper reference tools.


The Nimitz Library ( has a dedicated staff of 17 librarians, 10 library technicians, and 2.5 FTE part-time student aides. The print collection of approximately 600,000 books and bound periodical volumes is complemented by a government documents collection by virtue of the library’s depository status, extensive microform collections, e-book collections, an extensive array of online databases, and rich collections in the Special Collections and Archives department.


The Naval Academy, founded in 1845, is the Navy’s undergraduate college, with 4,400 students, approximately 500 military and civilian faculty, and 24 major fields of study in three academic divisions (8 in engineering, 10 in math and science, 6 in humanities and social sciences).

Located in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, the Naval Academy is 30 miles from Washington, D.C. and 25 miles from Baltimore, in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay area.

Minimum salary is $51,630 (first step of GS-9 pay scale) or higher depending upon experience and other qualifications. The first step of the GS-11 pay grade is $62,467.


1. Experience in an academic or research library providing programming support for the major applications underlying a library’s web environment by creating/modifying web pages and links using appropriate tools.

2. Working knowledge of automated information environment, application software, graphic design, and web-authoring software to be applied to web site and electronic information resource development.

3. Knowledge and experience creating web-based information tools and links for an academic or research library.

Highly Desirable Qualifications:

1. A Master’s degree in Library Science or related field from an ALA-accredited institution of higher learning.

2. Experience with the following software applications: Innovative Interfaces, Inc. and Serials Solutions.

3. Strong public service orientation.

4. Current involvement in the library profession at the local, state, or national level.

Other Information:

Apply via the USNA’s Human Resources Department’s web site under “Competitive Service Positions.

Please note that among other requirements, along with your application you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).

Deadline for applications is January 10, 2014.

(Review of applications will begin December 16, 2013. Applications received after that date will be considered as needed.)


Questions about the position or about the Nimitz Library should be addressed to:

William G. Murray
Head, Systems Department
Nimitz Library
Naval Academy

Email: or phone (410) 293-6966


The United States Naval Academy is an equal opportunity employer.


Patricia R. Patterson

Associate Director
Nimitz Library
U.S. Naval Academy
589 McNair Road
Annapolis, MD 21402


Part-time reference librarian–American University’s Washington College of Law

The Pence Law Library at American University’s Washington College of Law seeks a part-time reference librarian to work at the library’s reference desk.  The reference librarian provides research assistance to law school students, staff and faculty, and to occasional public patrons.  More information about the Pence Law Library is available at

Reference shifts available include Sunday afternoons, and a weekday evening.

Requirements include an ALA-approved MLS, or an equivalent degree, and previous law reference experience, preferably in an academic law library.  Knowledge of Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline and other law-related databases is preferred.

If you are interested, please email your resume and three references to me.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Susan J. Lewis

Associate Librarian for Public Services, Pence Law Library

American University, Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Washington, DC 

Government Documents Librarian / Washington, DC

LAC Group is seeking a Government Documents Librarian for a long-term, 5-year, contract with a prestigious federal library, focused on education, located in Washington, DC.   This is a full-time, benefited, position on a recently awarded contract to run the library and information services.  The library serves the agency’s department, public, education community and other government agencies.


  • Select and acquire documents for selective depository library following FDLP guidelines
  • Participate in providing reference and research services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to requests using the full range of available resources, with focus on government documents
  • Participate in liaison and outreach programs, with focus on government documents
  • Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the agency
  • Stay abreast of trends in library and information science
  • Understanding of Government Printing Office Federal Depository Library Program guidelines and standards
  • Ability to manage a government documents collection
  • Ability to use automated library systems such as Catalog of  U.S. Government Publications
  • Understanding of the role of the Library and the needs of its customers
  • Provide general and specialized reference and research services on issues relating to education and educational policy
  • Strong public/customer service orientation
  • Understanding of the role of technology in library functions and services; ability to apply technology in functional area
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate with a diverse community
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library/information science program
  • Background in education or a related social science
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a library or information service function
  • Familiarity with government documents

For consideration, please apply at:

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace

Circulation Manager–Harford County Public Library

Harford County Public Library

 These are exciting times at Harford County Public Library as we expand our public service role in a dramatic fashion through  innovative literacy programs, new product expansions, record-breaking fundraising events and implementing new technologies, all while maintaining outstanding customer service.  HCPL has been the home of great stories for more than 65 years and continues to play an important role in the personal stories of customers and staff. Come be part of our story!

 Vacancy #14-22, Circulation Manager, Joppa Branch

Responsible for general operation of the branch circulation and page departments including supervising, scheduling, evaluating, and training staff.

Works on the circulation desk facilitating in the borrowing of library materials by the public by checking in and out materials, preparing borrower’s cards, entering data into the computer, and organizing and maintaining materials.  Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Visit our website at .  Click on “Library Jobs” for more information and to apply online.  Online applications must be submitted by date indicated on vacancy announcement. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace.  If assistance w/ the app process needed, call 410-273-5600. EOE

Associate Director for Public Services–Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Job description

Serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team: assists in developing the Library’s goals, objectives and new policies and procedures; develops appropriate short and long-range goals and objectives for Public Services; assists in the budget process and evaluates and approves budget locations for branches; signs invoices, check requests and petty cash vouchers; acts for the Director in her absence; handles complaints and inquiries from the public about assigned branches; and oversees security services for the Library. Manages and supervises department staff; monitors and evaluates job performance; and oversees staff training and development. Keeps abreast of new trends and developments in the area of public library administration; communicates library policies and procedures including administrative updates to department staff; professionally represents the Library at public, professional and county meetings, forums, task forces, etc. and maintains membership in at least two (2) professional organizations. Serves on library committees and work teams as required. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.


Desired Skills and Experience

Master’s Degree in Library Science and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program; seven to ten years of experience in a public library in an administrative or supervisory capacity; thorough knowledge of established library programming and community relations practices and procedures; ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures; ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System to elected officials, government agencies, and the general public; ability to develop and implement long range plans, goals and objectives; knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance; ability to analyze information, exercise initiative and independent judgment; work in a high stress environment; work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Excellent skills in oral and written communications, including ability to prepare and present facts and recommendations; strong organization and problem solving skills; ability to work independently and with volunteers; ability to effectively supervise, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff. Ability to operate relevant computer systems; requires accuracy and attention to detail; ability to drive to locations for staff visits, meetings and other events. Work involves extensive sitting; walking; reaching, stooping, bending; grasping and moving objects; and use of computer, telephone and other office equipment.

Necessary Special Requirements: Professional Public Librarian Certification in the State of Maryland. Class C driver’s license in good standing.

More Employment Opportunities at Harford County Public Library

Harford County Public Library


These are exciting times at Harford County Public Library as we expand our public service role in a dramatic fashion through  innovative literacy programs, new product expansions, record-breaking fundraising events and implementing new technologies, all while maintaining outstanding customer service.  HCPL has been the home of great stories for more than 65 years and continues to play an important role in the personal stories of customers and staff. Come be part of our story!


Vacancy #14-11, Library Associate I or II – Children’s Services, Bel Air Branch

Responsible for coordinating and managing specialized collection and programming for Library’s Sharing the Gift program and managing the collection of Learning and Sharing Center within the branch.  Duties also include providing information and reference services to library customers, collection area responsibilities and in-house programming and outreach. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration. 


Vacancy #14-19, Library Associate I or II – Children’s Services, Abingdon Branch

Duties include providing information and reference services to library customers, collection area responsibilities and in-house programming and

outreach. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.


Visit our website at .  Click on “Library Jobs” for more information and to apply online.  Online applications must be submitted by date indicated on vacancy announcement. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace.  If assistance w/ the app process needed, call 410-273-5600.     EOE

Reference/Research Librarian Position in NIST Research Library, Gaithersburg, MD

The NIST Research Library has an opening for a Reference/Research Librarian posted in USAJobs

Job Announcement Number: ADMR-2014-002

Salary Range: $42,209.00 to $73,917.00/per year
Open Period to Apply: 11/07/2013 – 11/21/2013
Series & Grade: ZA-1410-02

This position will collaborate with the Library’s Lab Liaisons in their research with NIST scientists, in areas such as assessing the impact of their work, identifying the best venues to publish, gathering and analyzing industry data to determine market potential for their discovery and assisting with their data management. The incumbent will conduct strategic research and impact analyses using a variety of scientific/technical and business resources, as well as staff the Information Desk and assist customers with tools at the Innovation Center. The incumbent will assist the Lab Liaisons all aspects of his/her duties such as prepare an array of marketing, instructional, and analysis products in a variety of formats; and speak effectively on a broad range of scientific/technical information and industry topics
If you are interested or know some someone who is, please apply before the close date November 21, 2013. Thanks, Rosa

Rosa Liu
Manager, Research Library & Information Program
100 Bureau Drive Stop 2500
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2500
Phone (301)975-2787<>

Librarian III, Children’s Services, Bowie, MD

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Employment Opportunity Announcement

Do you have at least three (3) years of professional public library experience that includes prior supervisory experience? Do you enjoy working with children? Bring your creativity and love of Children’s Services to our team! The Bowie Branch is in need of an organized professional to supervise the Children’s Services department. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all salaried staff. And we offer exceptional training opportunities for staff throughout their entire career with the Library.

Position Title: Librarian III – Children’s Services

Location: Bowie Branch, 15210 Annapolis Road, Bowie, Maryland 20715

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week). Schedule includes a combination of daytime, evening and Saturday hours.

Salary: $47,069 and a generous benefits package.

To Apply:  Please submit a Library Employment Application, resume and cover letter to or PGCMLS, Attn: Human Resources, 6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782.  Priority consideration given to applications received before 5 pm on Friday, November 29, 2013.  Library Employment Applications can be downloaded from the PGCMLS website, under the ABOUT US tab. 

Examples of Duties: Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the work of the Children’s department. Provides quality reference and readers’ advisory services. Promotes library services and collection usage. Initiates and maintains local community contacts. Reads and reviews materials; develops, evaluates and maintains Children’s collection to meet community information and recreation requirements. Schedules, trains and evaluates personnel. Plans and presents story hours, book talks and programs for the public; plans and arranges displays. Compiles materials lists; maintains files and indexes. Works in various departments or branches other than where regularly assigned. Collects, maintains and evaluates data relating to Children’s Services, branch performance and program effectiveness. Keeps informed of professional developments in library service. Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences and serves on committees as requested or assigned. Assumes the duties of a senior staff member upon request. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.

Qualifications/Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program and three (3) years of professional experience that includes three (3) years of supervisory experience. Knowledge of characteristics of the service area assigned and customer interests and needs. Considerable knowledge of library policies, practices, goals and objectives. Knowledge of community organizations, agencies, and resources. Considerable knowledge of both the collection currently held by the Library System and that available outside the System. Knowledge of sources and tools offering assistance in the selection of appropriate age-level materials. Skill in program development and delivery. Ability to take professional initiative and effectively direct the activities of the unit assigned. Ability to supervise staff, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff, community organizations and customers. Ability to maintain records, develop reports in a clear and orderly manner and make succinct oral presentations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Work involves extensive standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, lifting and moving objects and use of computer and telephone.

Necessary Special Requirement: Professional Public Librarian Certification in the State of

Union Status: Unit One

Refer to our main Employment Opportunity Announcement page for more information on applying for salaried positions.



Thank you,

Juakeita Norman

Human Resources Specialist- Staffing

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)

6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782

V: 301.699.3500 x230

F: 301.927.6516


Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation”  -Walter Cronkite

CUA Law School Library is searching for a Director

Posting on behalf of the CUA Law School. Please send inquiries to<>
Assistant or Associate Professor – Tenure Track or
Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor – Non-Tenure Track

Columbus School of Law – Director of the Law Library

The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, invites applications for a full-time Director position in the law library, beginning as soon as the position can be filled. We seek an established director with a strategic vision, fiscal stewardship and operational management to the Law Library, who insures excellent service to the faculty, students and staff in the School of Law. The Director is a key member of the School of Law’s senior leadership team and provides leadership and management to the librarians and staff of the Law Library. The Director of the Law Library reports directly to the Dean of the School of Law.

The Dean and the Director of the Law Library, in consultation with the law faculty, shall determine library policy. Within that context, the Director is responsible for library leadership, strategic planning, and selection of research resources. This includes: development of grant proposals; facilities planning; web page design and content; compliance with ABA and AALS accreditation standards; participation in local, regional and national library consortia; application of emerging technologies in automated library systems and information access; and maintaining the law library as an active and responsible presence in the educational life of the School of Law. The Director participates in School of Law governance as a member of the law faculty.

Applicants should have a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science. Applicants should have a background in academic law library administration, research, teaching, budgeting, automated library systems, and online library systems.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference to: The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Office of the Dean, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20064, Email:<>

As the preeminent Catholic center for law study in this country, The Columbus School of Law is recognized for perpetuating the Church’s historical role in uplifting the human spirit through the arts. The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and will make a significant contribution to the university’s mission and goals.


Renate Chancellor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Catholic University of America
Department of Library and Information Science
Columbus School of Law, Room 457
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: (202) 319-6272

Assistant Director for the Library / Collection Development and Reference–Harford Community College

Harford Community College Library invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for the Library/Collection Development and Reference.
Use this URL to view the job posting online, and to locate the link for the online application form:
The posting is also inserted below.
Carol Allen

Assistant Director for the Library/
Collection Development and Reference


Starting Salary Range:  $46,014 – $57,518

DATE OF NOTICE: October 17, 2013
ABOUT HCC: Harford Community College is a dynamic, open-access institution that promotes graduation, transfer, individual goal attainment, and career and workforce development.  As an integral part of the total educational effort of HCC, the Library contributes to excellence in teaching and learning by supporting and expanding classroom instruction, providing access to information in a variety of formats, and serving as a resource for the citizens of Harford County. The Bel Air, MD, campus is convenient to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Wilmington. 
RESPONSIBILITIES: The assistant director assesses and develops the Library’s print, non-print, and digital collections; oversees reference services; and supervises one full-time and five part-time librarians, as well as student workers and volunteers.  As part of the Library’s management team, the assistant director promotes and maintains a high-level of customer satisfaction with Library services and resources.

Duties include, but are not limited to, leading collection assessment and development; managing the library materials budget; supervising reference services; overseeing digital licensing procedures and cooperative purchasing plans; teaching and participating in the library instruction program; assisting faculty and staff to understand and apply copyright policies; analyzing data and producing reports; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.



A master’s degree in library or information science, instructional technology, or a related field and four or more years of library experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience and one year of experience building library collections are required.  Applicants must be proficient in a Windows-based computer environment, including MS Excel.  Experience providing library reference services, library instruction, and learning outcomes assessment and development of library or related services is preferred.

Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening.  Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned.

TO APPLY: Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only).

Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed.

Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to or call 443-412-2202.


For best consideration
November 6, 2013

Reference Librarian – Washington, DC Metro Area (Maryland)

Reference Librarian – Washington, DC

Position: Reference Librarian
City: Washington, DC
State: Maryland
Facility: Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Experience: See below
Education: See below
Hours: Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled

Job Responsibilities:

The incumbent provides both comprehensive and selective reference services in areas of interest to OPIC, as well as working on a number of Information Center related tasks.

  • Provides reference/research services to support OPIC’s mission and programs with an strong emphasis in the areas of international business research (companies and markets), project finance, and foreign direct investment to OPIC staff and other patrons using OPIC’s specialized library.
  • Research provided by the incumbent is of an advanced nature and frequently necessitates going beyond the normal electronic and print resources in order to provide detailed response.
  • Provides Character Reference Due Diligence (CRDD) research utilizing selected Lexis/Nexis public records files and other Internet based resources.
  • Provides general information support to OPIC staff including participation in OPIC Information Center outreach/marketing programs, instructing staff on the use of the Information Center’s electronic resources, and provides follow-up on selected topics/research.
  • Works on special projects at the request of the Information Center Manager…
  • Responsible for the creation, distribution and management of selected news alerts.
  • Participates in trials of potential new online information services and products as assigned by the Information Center Manager.
  • Supports the Information Center’s SharePoint based Intranet page by updating the Feature of the Week on a rotating basis with other staff members and other web page related tasks as assigned by the Information Center Manager.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required

  • Solid foundation in providing reference services in a business library environment.
  • Recent experience using key business resources such as Lexis company library, Dun & Bradstreet directories, credit rating services including S&P and Fitch
  • Proficient with a variety of generalized and specialized electronic information systems/ services including LexisNexis (command version) and Factiva.
  • Detailed knowledge of the reference process from the reference interview to packing research results for a client in a value-added format.
  • Ability to focus on details and to provide accurate statistics, logs and reports.
  • Ability to devise unorthodox and creative research approaches to respond to OPIC project related requests.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and the Internet.
  • Must be open to taking direction and willing to follow established policies/procedures.
  • Experienced in prioritizing projects, meeting deadlines and contributing effectively within a small group environment.
  • Must be team oriented with excellent interpersonal communications skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within the library and with library clientele.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, information intense environment where attention to detail is critical to the successful completion of the agency’s mission.

Other Requirements:

Submission of online Application Form below required. Resume and cover letter may be attached after submission of required application.

*** IMPORTANT *** You may upload your cover letter and resume after you fill out the online application. Please feel free to print a copy for your records prior to submitting the form.

Email: Director, Human Resources
12850 Middlebrook Road, Suite 400
Germantown, MD 20874-5244
Fax: 301-916-4596

Apply on Company Website

Outreach Librarian–Health Sciences and Human Services Library –U-MD-Baltimore

Outreach Librarian


The Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland in Baltimore seeks a well-informed, enthusiastic, and resourceful librarian to further the outreach mission of the Library, focusing on underserved communities and health disparities in Baltimore, the state of Maryland, and beyond.  The Outreach Librarian is responsible for engaging the community, building relationships, and advancing research.


Requirements include an ALA-accredited MLS degree, excellent communication skills, and the ability to deliver instruction.  Experience working outside of traditional library settings, experience with grants and awards, and knowledge of consumer-oriented health literacy resources are desirable.


This full-time, non-tenure track faculty position has a salary range of $45,000 to $52,000.  For full job announcement and application instructions please visit

Position Announcement-Outreach Librarian

Central Library Branch Manager–Cecil County Public Library

Cecil County Public Library (CCPL) is seeking applicants for the position of Central Library Branch Manager (Elkton, MD)


CCPL is an award-winning mid-sized library system in Maryland, which has been acknowledged at the local, state and national level for its dedication to education, innovation, and economic development:


2013    MD Library Association – Excellence in Customer Service and Emerging Leader Awards

YALSA –  Teen Top Ten

ALA Best of Show – PR Xchange


2012    MD Chamber of Commerce – Non-profit Partner in Business Award

Library Journal – Mover and Shaker


2011    Cecil County Chamber of Commerce – Non-profit Partner in Business Award 

Salem Press – Outstanding Local Blog of the Year

ALA Best of Show – PR Xchange, “My Library My Lifeline”


With 7 branches, a bookmobile and e-branch, CCPL is proud to provide materials and services to 50,000 active card holders and circulate over 1 million items per year.


Join CCPL and become an integral part of the team working towards a common mission:

To provide lifelong educational and cultural opportunities and resources for all, promoting individual and community success.


For first consideration applications must be received by November 1stTo apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three business references to:  apply here OR







POSITION:                 Central Library Branch Manager

GRADE:                     11 ($67,461)

DEPARTMENT:        Branch Management

LOCATION:               Elkton Central Library

REPORTS TO:          Assistant Director – Public Services



This professional, managerial and supervisory position is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Elkton Central Library, which is the largest and busiest branch within the Cecil County Public Library (CCPL) system.  Additional areas of responsibility include management of the Circulation, Children’s and Adult Services departments, training and development of staff, marketing collections and services, ensuring the delivery of high level customer service through direction and management of staff, quality library materials and services to the public, managing general/routine branch related facility/security issues, and providing collections and staff support for the entire system. In the event of an emergency, the Central Library Branch Manager must be ready and able to provide guidance to the all CCPL branches.



  • Provides effective leadership which enables the branch staff to offer efficient service to public in regard to circulation of lending materials, provide excellent library programs for patrons of all ages, deliver informational reference services, technical assistance for various electronic devices and promote lifelong learning.
  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services and interpret library policies and procedures. Assists in the development and maintenance of a full-service, relevant collection for patrons of all ages.
  • Oversee and provide branch leadership for the development, implementation, and marketing of creative and effective services and collections in Adult, Children’s, and Circulation departments.
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluates staff under his/her direction. Ensures the day-to-day management of branch supervisors via verbal and written communications, regular staff meetings and one-on-one training as needed.
  • Provides daily coverage at public service desks within the branch.
  • Serves as a member of the Administrative Council. Works closely with Library Administration in the areas of policy, procedure, and staffing for the entire system. New policies, procedures, and equipment often start at the central branch before being implemented system wide.
  • Recommend and implement goals and objectives for the Library within the broad goals and objectives of CCPL.
  • Responsible for interpreting, explaining and implementing the policies and procedures of CCPL, and ensuring that they are carried out in the branch.
  • Functions as the go-to branch manager for other branch managers including assisting with questions, providing feedback and guidance.
  • Manage and/or coordinate the implementation of projects.
  • Serve as Community Liaison to the greater Elkton Community. Represent the library at community and county meetings.
  • Actively participates in MLA and its sub-committees.
  • Schedule public service staff and substitutes effectively and within budgetary limitations.
  • Work with Materials Manager/Selectors, and Adult and Children’s department heads and Outreach. Direct the development, maintenance, and evaluation of collections.
  • Work under the direction of and collaboratively with members of Administration to improve CCPL’s services and procedures.
  • Resolve patron complaints.
  • Participate in interviewing and hiring staff.
  • Participate on teams and committees, often at system level and often as team leader or project manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Maintain positive relations with public and staff.
  • Performs job in keeping with the policies and procedures of the Cecil County Public Library.
  • Demonstrate collaborative, straight forward, team oriented leadership and supervisory methods.
  • Model/develop/maintain excellent customer service.
  • Maintain courteous, friendly, and constructive relationships with patrons and staff.



Personal computer, telephone, fax, photocopier, AV projection equipment



  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited or recognized as an equivalent by the American Library Association.
  • Candidate must have 3-5 years’ experience in management, preferably in a library setting.
  • Knowledge of management theory and practices with demonstrated skills and judgment in management and problem solving.
  • Considerable supervisory experience at the branch/department head level.  Demonstrated skills in staff training and development.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to supervise a combination of supervisors and direct reports at all professional levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and market creative and effective public library programs, events, collections, and services.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public library collection development and maintenance, marketing, and display.
  • Working knowledge of library automation procedures, electronic reference, and use of the Internet for library services.
  • Considerable knowledge of user’s interests, authors, books, and new materials formats.
  • Ability to analyze and organize effectively.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with supervisors, staff, the community, and members of the public.
  • Ability to reach, bend and lift up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to push/pull rolling book carts.


non-essential functions:

  • May recommend materials to be purchased.
  • May assist in writing or coordinating press releases.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



Works in normal heat and light conditions. Frequent reaching, bending and lifting of up to 35 lbs.





37.5 hours per week, including scheduled weekend and evening hours.  Additional flexibility may be required.


NOTE: Certain conditions, e.g. economic constraints, staffing patterns, may necessitate change in job description.

EOE                                                                                                                                        10/13








Lisa Yarnall

Staff Development Manager

Cecil County Public Library

301 Newark Avenue

Elkton, MD 21921

Phone:  410-996-1055 ext. 132

Fax:  410-996-5604