Multiple Library Positions – Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Job Title: Librarian, ZA-1410-III (GS-11/12 equivalent)
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Job Announcement Number: ADMR-2015-0011
Salary Range: $63,722.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, August 27, 2015 to Thursday, September 17, 2015
Duty Location: Gaithersburg, MD

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has an opening for a Data Analytics Librarian. Fully vacancy announcement at USAJOBS:

As a Data Analytics Librarian, the incumbent will conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis studies of NIST research data and publications to assess research impact and support decision-making. Analysis studies may include examining data citing patterns to gain insights about papers citing data, evaluating metadata in laboratory data management plan tools to inform the creation and use of controlled vocabularies and taxonomies, and investigating data management and publishing practices to help identify needs. In collaboration with the ISO Program Analyst, the incumbent will create data visualizations, consult on data analysis and visualization techniques, and train staff on data visualization strategies and tools. The incumbent will assist other ISO librarians by extracting, transforming, and organizing data for analysis and presentation. The incumbent will monitor, investigate, and report on best practices and technologies in scholarly publishing, data analytics, data visualization, and impact assessment.

Faith Harper
Phone: 301-975-3009
Fax: 571-258-4254

Position: Librarian, Public Services
Location: Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University has an opening for a Public Services Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at Stevenson University website:

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

The Librarian, Public Services provides reference and instruction services on a broad range of subject areas to Stevenson University students, faculty and staff either in-person or virtually and serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments. Oversees collection maintenance and day-to-day operations at the School of Business and Leadership (SBL) Library.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Priddy Library, University of Maryland at Shady Grove – Rockville, MD
Closing Date: 09/04/2015
Additional Information: This is a hourly (Contingent I) position, Monday through Thursday, 20 to 32 hours weekly. Benefits are not offered with this position.

The Priddy Library at the University of Maryland at Shady Grove has an opening for a Reference and Instruction Librarian. Fully vacancy announcement available at University of Maryland website:

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic information professional who will offer liaison services to the Library and Information Studies, Psychology and Social Work programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). S/he will provide subject-specific information literacy instruction, will manage the collections related to his/her liaison subject areas, will maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in undergraduate and graduate programs in library and information studies, psychology and social work, and will enhance curricula and research innovation atUSG.

Minimum Qualifications:

•MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.
•Experience providing reference and research assistance in an academic or special library serving a diverse population, including undergraduate and graduate students.
•Experience with collection management and using electronic resources.
•Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library services/resources.
•Strong public service orientation.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment.

Job Title: Library Technician
Department: Department of Defense
Agency: Defense Intelligence Agency
Salary Range: $58,000.00 to $75,395.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 to Friday, September 4, 2015
Duty Locations: 1 vacancy – Washington DC, DC

The Defense Intelligence Agency has an opening for a Library Technician. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

1. Detailed knowledge of the standard rules, procedures and practices of library technical services.
2. Knowledge of circulation services, policies and procedures for effective control and dissemination of materials.
3. Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills to compose and to deliver responses to moderately complex questions in a clear, concise, and organized manner in order to interact with patrons and other library staff, and to train less experienced technicians.
4. Provides guidance to customers in understanding library circulation policies and procedures.
5. Uses systematic approaches to perform comprehensive audits of databases and catalogs.

Position: Bilingual Librarian (Arabic)
Location: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 08/28/15

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center has an opening for a Bilingual Librarian (Arabic). Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) seeks an experienced bilingual (Arabic/English) librarian to work at two locations in Washington, D.C.

Qualifications Desired:

Bachelor’s degree in library science; Master’s preferred
At least 5 years’ experience working in a library environment

Experience Required:

Knowledge of library and information services, systems, procedures and current developments
Knowledge, skills, and experience in digitizing collections
Background in Cataloging and Acquisitions
Familiarity with KOHA ILS
Well-developed communication and information technology skills
Ability to develop electronic library information tools and services for information delivery


Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently under strict deadlines
Arabic fluency required

To Apply:

Interested applicants must submit the following materials to

Cover letter

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures. SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society. Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, DC, SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad.

No inquiries please; no walk-ins. Due to the volume in applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Email to apply for this job.

Position: Temporary Metadata Specialist
Location: George Washington University – Washington, DC

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

The George Washington University Libraries is looking for a temporary metadata specialist experienced in cataloging continuing resources. Preferred knowledgeable in the subject of art and art history. Funding for this temporary position is 20 hours per week until December, 2015. Possible renewal to June, 2016.

Interested party, please contact:
Jackie Shieh
Resource Description Group
George Washington University Libraries

Reference Librarian (Law Library) – Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian, Patron Services
Location: Georgetown University Law Library

Originally posted on AALL Career Center:

Georgetown Law Library is seeking applications for the Reference Librarian position. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, this position provides extensive reference services to the Law Center’s faculty and students by participating in reference desk rotation with evening and weekend hours, faculty liaison work, individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library programs as needed. The Reference Librarian participates in basic and advanced legal research instruction, online training, clinical research instruction, Legal Research and Writing liaison program, journal liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs. The Reference Librarian evaluates and selects materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas. Review of applications will begin on September 14th and continue until the position is filled.

Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 20142665

Three Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager
Location: George Mason University, Law Library

Originally posted on Law Librarians’ Society of D.C. Jobline.

The George Mason University, Law Library, Technical Services Department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual for a Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager role.

This position is responsible for:

Acquisition of all formats of Law Library materials: print, electronic and multimedia;
Place orders, process invoices for payment, and track credits to library fiscal accounts due to the return of cancelled materials;
Utilize the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system for purchase order entry;
Utilize Intuit QuickBooks for the maintenance of internal fiscal information;
Enter order information into the eVA online procurement system;
Reconcile nonpersonnel budget expenditures, and prepare monthly budget reports using the Ellucian Banner system;
Serve as the point of contact between the Law Library and the Office of Purchasing and Accounts Payable;
Provides backup for Circulation in cases of emergency; and
Reports to the Head of Collection Development and Technical Services.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have the ability to understand financial reports and to reconcile budget information;
Experience using an integrated library system (Voyager experience is preferred);
Experience with the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC);
Understanding of an online purchasing system (experience using eVA is preferred);
Understanding of the legal marketplace, including out-of-print and international sources;
Ability to use Microsoft Excel;
A bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent combination of education and experience) and demonstrated library acquisitions and technical services experience;
Extremely detail-oriented; and
Exemplary interpersonal and communications skills; strong service orientation; and the ability to work well with all library staff, other university departments, and legal vendors.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00471z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. EO/AA/Vet/Disabled Employer

Job Title:Chief, Library Technical Services
Department:Legislative Branch
Agency:Government Publishing Office
Salary Range: $126,245.00 to $158,700.00 / Per Year
Duty Location: Washington DC

The Government Publishing Office has an opening for a Chief, Library Technical Services. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Serves as an expert on library technical services in LSCM for the organization, for the development and implementation of multiple projects that serve the Federal Depository Library (FDL) community and LSCM. Assists LSCM in developing integrated business processes and procedures, workflow services and/or programs to support these processes (financial, quality control, production, customer services, operational efficiency, etc.).

· Manages and directs the discovery and acquisitions process for in-scope Federal information products and services in all formats, including working with GPO staff, Federal agencies, library and other partners to identify new and historic content. Maintains and manages collection development policies and plans for tangible and electronic content.

· Manages and directs metadata creation, and cataloging and indexing activities. Incumbent will be responsible for authoring, updating and maintaining the rules and regulations for the national policy for cataloging, indexing and metadata creation of Federal publications and establishment of best practices. Directs the National Bibliographic Records Inventory Initiative, working with libraries and agencies to identify and catalog the body of historic and current Federal information products.

· Provides oversight and adherence to the daily operations of the unit, including identifying and addressing all operational problem areas. Oversees the collection and reporting of performance metrics as required by LSCM, Program for Cooperative Cataloging and other projects and initiatives.

· Independently performs all inclusive human capital management and supervisory functions related to designated LTS personnel, including library professionals and support staff, and subject and technical specialists within the unit, grade GS-14 and below.

· Continually monitors organizational functions, staffing resources, alignment with strategic goals, for existing functions and new initiatives and proposes organizational realignments to Managing Director, LSCM.

Job Title:Librarian
Department:Department of Defense
Agency:Defense Intelligence Agency
Salary Range: $76,378.00 to $99,296.00 / Per Year
Duty Location: 1 vacancy – Washington DC

The Defense Intelligence Agency has an opening for a Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


1. Experience teaching in an academic environment on a broad scope of library and research activities including; the ability to incorporate modern technologies into workflow and processes.
2. Experience in researching highly complex problems and provide guidance for research requesters to include developing new approaches in solving information services problems.
3. Conducts orientations on library resources and policies for new users.
4. Maintains awareness of current and emerging technologies that identify library/information tools applicable to the organization’s needs.
5. Manages the full life-cycle of information received in multiple formats, from acquiring, to cataloging, classifying, digitizing, and preserving in physical locations or online databases.


1. Masters Degree in Library and Information Science.
2. Experience in an academic work/research environment; Foreign language capabilities; Library systems administration.
3. Experience with classified collections and handling special materials in a library environment.

Senior Reference/Education Librarian – Frederick, MD

Hood College has an opening for a Senior Reference/Education Librarian. Full vacancy announcement available at Hood College website:*37AB7CC02BEB1B48

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Beneficial-Hodson Library of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, invites applications for a Senior Reference/Education Services Librarian (Team Lead). We are seeking an experienced individual who is enthusiastic, creative, and visionary. This librarian leads and supervises the team that plans, coordinates, and provides reference services and research skills instruction; provides faculty outreach and develops collaborative and innovative teaching and learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom; works with the director and the library staff in strategic planning and policy development; selects reference materials, including databases, for acquisition; in collaboration with the Reference Team, designs and maintains the library website; works with reference department colleagues, the Library Director, and the Consortium Manager in managing reference databases. Some evening work required. Weekend work may be required on occasion. Will be asked to participate in the inclement weather rotation. Salary $46,800, firm. Benefitted, full-time position. Generous vacation. Start date: ASAP. Only applications from qualified candidates will be accepted. For additional details, including a complete description of the position and information on how to apply, please visit the Hood College Web site at: . A complete application will include a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references submitted electronically via the Hood web site previously linked. Applications sent by regular post or means other than the Hood web site will not be considered. Hood College is committed to diversity and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE.

Law Librarian – Charles County Circuit Court Public Law Library [REPOST]

The Charles County Circuit Court Public Law Library has reposted the opening for a Law Librarian, with an amended closing date.

Job Title: Circuit Court Law Librarian
Department: Charles County Circuit Court Public Law Library
Work Location: La Plata, Maryland
Starting Salary: $55,080 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Closing Date: This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by September 4, 2015.

Job Description Summary: The Circuit Court Law Librarian is appointed by, and serves under the direction of, the County Administrative Judge, with general oversight provided by the Court Administrator. This professional-level position designs, coordinates, and manages all programs and activities involved with the administration and operation of the Circuit Court’s Public Law Library. The law librarian provides basic library services including: legal reference and research; collection development; resource cataloging and processing; and library policy establishment. Execution of job-related tasks requires evaluative thinking and considerable independent judgment, carried out in accordance with accepted library practices and applicable office procedures. This employee interacts extensively, and routinely, with judges, family magistrates, publishers, attorneys, law clerks, court personnel, and the general public.

Essential Functions: Instructs and/or assists court personnel and the general public in researching legal information and locating materials; uses independent judgment to define legal advice versus legal information; assists with Westlaw, Lexis, and other on-line database searches; provides information to court personnel as requested, and provides self-help legal services as appropriate. Performs legal reference and research using traditional and electronic research methods. Selects classification system and methods of catalog maintenance. Develops general policy and guidelines on library acquisitions and maintenance in accordance with budgetary allocations. Evaluates and selects materials for inclusion in, or removal from, the library’s collection. Researches, develops, and implements innovative technological legal research alternatives to print materials. Collaborates with the State Law Library, People’s Law Library, local library system, court personnel, Bar Association, etc. to establish, implement, and maintain a comprehensive array of self-help and public access to justice legal services and resources. Engages in space planning, taking into consideration the library’s collection, physical space, and accommodations. Manages the library budget and examines and authorizes payment of law library invoices. Maintains financial records and prepares periodic budget reports. Negotiates prices for products and contract services, within budgetary limitations. Represents the library in professional associations, acts as a court liaison to other organizations, and conducts public outreach initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to work a full-time court schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Expert knowledge of current library standards, technology, automation, legal materials, and vendors. Familiarity with laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, etc. Highly skilled in the operation of computers for computer-assisted legal research (CALR) and word-processing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Lexis, Westlaw, and website development. Detail-oriented with excellent organizational abilities including time management, workload prioritization, and record-keeping accuracy. Aptitude for basic mathematical and accounting principles. Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and create viable solutions based thereon. Ability to exercise a high degree of tact, diplomacy, and competence in dealing with a wide variety of people, thereby establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships and promoting customer service. Ability to communicate effectively and accurately in spoken and written form. Ability to perform tasks, with minimal supervision, and make independent decisions based on experience, good judgment, and established library policies and procedures.

Education and Experience: Requires a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science (MLIS), a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), or a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) from an ALA-accredited school with a law specialty; or a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; or a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science (MLIS), a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), or a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) combined with a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from an ABA-accredited law school. One to two years’ work experience in a law library environment and significant knowledge of professional law librarianship concepts, principles, and practices is highly desirable. Experience with traditional and online legal research methodologies, integrated library systems, Westlaw and Lexis, self-help legal assistance, website development, and general computer skills is preferred.

Excellent benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, deferred compensation, generous leave, and health care programs. The Charles County Employee Pension Plan honors portability of prior eligible Maryland State and local government services in other defined benefit pension plans. Applicants must submit a completed Charles County Government employment application and resume to be considered for this position. Submit application and resume to the Circuit Court for Charles County, Maryland, Attention: Gail D. Graves, Administrative Assistant to the Honorable Amy J. Bragunier, P.O. Box 3060, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Faxed or electronically-submitted copies will not be accepted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sexual orientation, race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Applicants who need accommodation for an interview should request this in advance.
Link to Charles County Government Application for Employment:

Two Public Library Positions – Virginia and Maryland

Position: Library Branch Coordinator
Location: Fairfax County Government, Fairfax, Virginia
Salary: $71,386 to $118,977
Status: Full-time
Posted: 08/17/15
Deadline: 09/11/15

The Fairfax County Public Library has an opening for a Library Branch Coordinator. Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Library Branch Coordinator

Ensures the effective and efficient operation of assigned branches, including the supervision of 11 or more branch managers. Coordinates policy and procedure implementation. Works with administrative and other staff to resolve operational, management and employee relations issues. Acts as a liaison between branch and administrative staffs. Responds to suggestions and complaints from citizens.

Position: Business Intelligence Analyst
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Largo, Maryland
Salary: $50,000 to $56,000
Status: Full-time
Posted: 08/13/15

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System has an opening for a Business Intelligence Analyst. Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Examples of Duties: Incumbent provides advanced analysis of business intelligence to measure organizational performance tied to community outcomes. Specific responsibilities include: leading studies of library services and operational effectiveness; collecting statistics and data from various sources to compiles reports; identifying library performance standards and monitoring progress; analyzing and interpreting data to identify patterns and customer preferences; supporting library planning process; identifying and communicating variances in performance metrics to senior staff; exploring new research techniques and continually improving data collection process in order to demonstrate value and ROI; and performing additional related duties in order to meet the needs of the department, library and system.

Two University Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Circulation and Reserve Manager
Location: McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

McDaniel College has an opening for a Circulation and Reserves Manager. Full vacancy announcement available at McDaniel College website:

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association’s listserv.


Reporting to the Public Services Management Librarian, the Circulation and Reserves Manager:

· Manages the day-to-day operations of the circulation and reserves services for the Hoover Library.

· Supervises and trains a workforce of 20 or more part-time student and temporary employees to cover 100+ hours per week,

· Manages patron accounts including levying and collecting overdue and lost item fees with the Bursar’s Office.

· Provides project management and assistance to the Public Services Management Librarian.

· Provides back-up support for the Assistant to the Library Director and cross-trains with the ILL Supervisor. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.



· Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and computer proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office and database systems required.

· The position demands a motivated and reliable individual capable of working responsibly and productively without immediate and continuous supervision.

· Ability to learn quickly and have excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.

· Attention to detail, leadership and training skills, ability to interact successfully with the college community, general public and co-workers, and a strong commitment to providing the highest quality service are essential

· Availability to provide occasional backup weekend or evening coverage as needed.

· Must have impeccable integrity and a strong work ethic in order to instill those qualities in others.

· Demonstrated interest in continuous improvement and development, especially with regard to technology, supervision and training skills required.

Preferred: Relevant library and supervisory experiences is desirable. Familiarity with an integrated library system, in particular in areas related to circulation and reserves. One year of related experience preferred.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and names with contact information of 3 professional references to:

Only applications submitted through this link will be accepted. Review of applications begins immediately. Applications must be received by August 31, 2015.

McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.

Position: Head of Special Collections and University Archives
Location: Towson University, Towson, Maryland
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 08/13/15
Deadline: 09/15/15

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University has an opening for the Head of Special Collections and University Archives. Full vacancy announcement available at Towson University website:

Originally posted to ALA Joblist.

The Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University invites applications for the Head of Special Collections and University Archives for a 12-month library faculty position on the permanent status track beginning Fall 2015. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian II or II depending on experience.