Five Public Library Positions – Maryland

Positions: Multiple (see below)
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association listserv.

Harford County Public Library, recipient of The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Award 3 years in a row and 7-time Library Journal Star Library is looking to fill several key positions:

Vacancy #16-19, Assistant Branch Manager II – Children’s Services – Bel Air Branch

Responsible for directly supervising the children’s services staff and oversees, plans and implements children’s library programs at HCPL’s largest branch; Provides reference, collection maintenance and readers’ advisory services to the public, and works on reference desk as required. Serves on the branch management team assisting with branch operations and activities and may assist with teen and adult programs and reference services; Participates in training of reference staff; Supervises other branch staff and volunteers, as assigned or needed. Shares a leadership role in developing system-wide children’s services and activities. Starting Salary: $52,099 – $57,310, annual based on 37.5 hour work week, commensurate with experience. Full benefit package. BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: November 30, 2015.

Vacancy #16-20, Branch Manager I – Darlington Branch (30 Hours per week)

Responsible for and overseeing general operations of library branch including directly supervising staff, circulation services, programming, information, collection development, and reader’s advisory for adult, teen and children’s. Act as a liaison between branch staff and administration. Oversees a staff of 4 in our limited service hour branch. Starting Salary: $29.37 per hour/pro-rated benefit package. BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: November 30, 2015.

Vacancy #16-21, Specialist IV – ILS (Polaris system)

Manages the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the library’s integrated library system (ILS), including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, ILL modules, and associated databases and systems, and ensures optimal performance; Serves as ILS liaison with Harford Community College; Provides technical assistance to vendors & support organizations with the ILS; Recommends and implements ILS modules and enhancements to advance processes and improve customer service; Ensures accuracy & integrity of the library’s databases of MARC bibliographic, item and customer records; May make presentations or represent the library with other organizations. Starting Salary: $43,034 – $47,340 annual based on 375 hour work week, commensurate with experience. Full benefit package. BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: November 30, 2015,

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Position: Assistant Branch Manager I
Location: Lexington Park Library, St. Mary’s County Library
Salary: Grade 6, starting at $43,381. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits.

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at St. Mary’s County Library website:


Under the direction of the Lexington Park Branch Manager and as a member of the Library’s Management team, directs and coordinates operations and activities for the collection, information, programs, and outreach services for all ages. Some of the duties for this position include the following: plans, implements and evaluates all collection and information services for the branch; plans and conducts programs for all ages; negotiates and resolves difficult customer transactions; hires, supervises and develops staff; collaborates with local organizations; serves on branch management team; participates in county and regional teams. This position requires some evenings and weekends, depending on the scheduling needs of the branch, community or professional meetings.

Position: Youth Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association listerv. Full vacancy announcement available at Queen Anne’s County Library website:

Queen Anne’s County has an opening for a Youth Services Librarian.

Share your love of books with children and young adults! Our Kent Island Branch is seeking a youth services librarian to serve babies, children, and teens and their families through programming, collection development, readers’ advisory, and reference services. Use your dramatic and artistic talents to bring positive change to diverse individuals, families, and schools. Shape our summer reading events by keeping up with the latest trends and technology. Develop leadership, organizational, and decision-making skills as a member of our youth services team.

Applicant must be comfortable leading early literacy story times and knowledgeable about Every Child Ready to Read. Ideal candidate will be involved in professional organizations and dedicated to outstanding customer service, including adult public service and circulation assistance when necessary.

Full-time schedule (35 hours per week) includes one evening a week and one Saturday per month. MLS from an ALA accredited institution required. New graduates and spring 2016 graduates are encouraged to apply. Hiring range $47,278- $55,466 (dependent upon experience). Comprehensive benefits package.

Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to John Walden, Library Director at Position is open until filled.

Three Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C.

Job Title: Lead Acquisition Librarian
Department: Department Of State
Agency: Department of State – Agency Wide
Job Announcement Number: A-2016-0013
Salary Range: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 to Monday, November 30, 2015
Duty Locations: District of Columbia, DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


This Lead Acquisitions Librarian position serves as Team Leader for the Acquisitions unit in A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IR providing technical direction to other employees and directing the work flow of the unit.

Serves as the Library’s Collection Development Librarian by coordinating the recommendation and selection of materials and prioritizing procurement.

Carries out the most intricate acquisitions procedures requiring specialized knowledge of sources for the searching out and identification of new channels of procurement.

Serves as Level I Contracting Officer and review and approves routine purchase orders for publications in all formats.

Cultivates important relationships with clients and the bureau staff who depend on the library’s acquisitions services for their subscriptions, and a strong customer relationship with the vendors who supply the Department’s information materials.

Anya Tucker
Phone: 202-485-7091
Fax: 000-000-0000

Job Title: Librarian (Preservation Specialist)
Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Friday, November 20, 2015 to Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Duty Locations: Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


Undertakes preservation research to determine appropriate treatment or collections management procedures for books, paper, photographs, recorded sound or moving image materials for preservation. Applies professional knowledge of preservation principles and activities to conduct and perform preservation research and quality assurance testing on collection and housing materials, to assist preservation treatments and appropriate storage environments.

Organizes and analyzes standard subject data and specialized information that pertains to a specific topic or field in preservation of books, paper, photographs or recorded sound or moving image materials. Identifies and evaluates major publications and trends in the preservation specialization. Prepares reports or other documents related to information and research efforts. Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information.

Job Title: Librarian
Department: Department of Defense
Agency: Washington Headquarters Services
Salary Range: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Thursday, November 19, 2015 to Friday, December 4, 2015
Duty Locations: Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


As a Librarian you will be responsible for the following duties:

Serving as a librarian responsible for the full scope of library operations with oversight of library personnel.
Directing daily library operations in a highly complex environment to provide responsive information services to the organization.
Administering reference and research services, determining information needs of the organization and managing information resource selections.
Establishing and maintaining circulation and inter-library loan services.
Organizing, maintaining and preserving materials for the collection to support the mission of the organization.
Being responsive to customer service, performing liaison with user groups, establishing cooperative and collaborative associations with other libraries and information centers.
Making significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative information policies, programs, approaches or analysis methods within the Pentagon library, which may impact federal or military offices.
Serving as a point of contact for reference and research related information and training for all librarians on the Pentagon Library staff.
Planning, designing and conducting training classes and orientations for specific library patrons and groups on specific library products and services. Overseeing the daily operation of the reference and circulation desks.
Serving as the senior librarian, responsible for providing comprehensive research, reference advisory, evaluative and instructional services to the DOD, OSD and Joint Staff, HQ Staff assigned to the Pentagon Reservation, as well as other senior military and government leaders.
Planning for the development, organization and management of the library collection and oversees management of all format and subject areas.
Reviewing and evaluating library holdings in all subject areas for strengths, weaknesses and trends, in an effort to assure currency and balance, through continuous review of publishers’ announcements, library literature, professional periodicals and in consultation with researchers and other subject specialists.

Two Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Librarian, Discovery Services
Location: Stevenson University – Stevenson, MD

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

Position Summary

The Discovery Services Librarian (DSL) will work to strengthen access to library collections, resources and services. Providing leadership in managing and making discoverable the library’s electronic collections, the DSL will bridge the Library’s technical and public services to improve the user experience and integrate library resources into the curriculum. As supervisor of Technical Services, the DSL will oversee a staff of three to facilitate discovery and user access to library collections.


Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program plus five years of experience in collection resources management and user services or equivalent combination of education and experience. Higher education library experience preferred.


Ability to manage and supervise a library’s Technical Services Department.

Knowledge of a major library discovery system such as EBSCO’s EDS.

Knowledge of the latest educational technology, preferably Blackboard or similar learning management system.

Knowledge of an integrated library system.

Working knowledge of basic principles of cataloging, collection development and serials management.

Ability to perform information literacy instruction.

Ability to work cooperatively with stakeholders both inside and outside the library to bridge e-resources with end-users.

Proficient with using technologies to provide and enhance library services.

Demonstrated commitment to quality and experience with people of diverse educational, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Proven leadership, excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, peers, and professional contacts.

Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

Ability to travel between campuses.

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Job Title: Library Technician NF-03
Department: Department of the Army
Agency: Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number: NCNAFBF151557781
Salary Range: $27,860.00 to $27,860.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 to Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Position Information: Part Time 20 hours – Permanent
Duty Location: Few vacancies in the following location(s): Fort Meade, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


The FMWRC mission is to create and maintain “FIRST CHOICE” MWR products and services for America’s Army, essential to a ready, self-reliant force.

Location: Post Library, Fort Meade, MD. For more information about MWR programs on Fort Meade please visit the following website:Fort Meade MWR Website. This is a Regular Part Time position with a minimum 20 hours per workweek, applicants must be willing to work days, afternoons, evenings and weekends as required.

The salary range shown is based on 40 hours per week. Hours scheduled may vary between 0 and 40 hours per week at an hourly rate of $13.35 per hour.

The Post Library offers a wide range of services worldwide. At the libraries, you and your family have access to books, audiobooks, movies, computer stations with internet, events, classes, storytimes, summer reading clubs and books discussion groups, meeting or study groups, copy and print services.

Circulation Assistant, The George Washington University Law Library – Washington, D.C.

Position: Circulation Assistant
Location: Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. website. Full vacancy announcement available at the George Washington University website:

The role of the George Washington University Law Library is to support the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and to provide to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of materials about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at,

The Law Library seeks a qualified individual for a full-time circulation assistant position to staff public services desks, perform stack maintenance tasks, and participate in other activities of the Collection Services Department. Reporting to the head of collection services, the circulation assistant’s responsibilities include:

• Processes circulation transactions in the online circulation system
• Answers patrons’ questions and performs initial screening of visitors for library access
• Maintains all aspects of looseleaf publications
• Participates in shelving activities and microform filing
• Participates in activities related to opening and/or closing of the library
• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Assistant Branch Chief, Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped – Baltimore, MD

Position: Assistant Branch Chief
Location: Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, Baltimore, MD
Annual Salary Range: $53,193.00 – $85,401.00

Originally posted to the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Position Announcement


Plans, organizes, supervises, develops and administers all library services, personnel,
operations and programs; manages the Maryland State Library for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped (LBPH), in the absence of the Branch Chief; plans, implements,
and directs the Statewide Assistive Technology and Information Program which
includes adaptive technology training, other related classes, outreach, partnerships, and
consultant services; oversees program procedures, goals and objectives; determines
organizational structure and staffing needs of the program; provides oversight and
management of program personnel and budget; develops short and long-range plans for
program operations and resources; plans and supervises the work of the assigned staff.

Research Analyst (Law Firm) – Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC or Houston, TX
Posted: November 18, 2015
Salary: Open
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Categories: Operations, Reference/Research
Preferred Education: MLS/MLIS

Originally posted on AALL Career Center. Full vacancy announcement available at:

The Research Analyst, under the direction of the Research Services Manager, provides legal and non-legal research and reference support to attorneys and business services employees.

This position can be based in our Washington, DC or Houston office.


Provide substantive research and ready reference assistance to attorneys using a wide range of print and online resources.

Actively participate as a practice group liaison for multiple attorney groups, marketing IRC services to their members, and assessing practice group research resource needs.

Develop and maintain knowledge of available resources in print, online, and on the public internet.

Proactively keep abreast of changing information resources that also meet the changing information needs of firm attorneys.

Submit required timekeeper reports daily, especially with reference to client, business development, and other administrative matters.

Meet or exceed billable hour requirements as established annually.

Regular participation in database and other research resource product reviews.

Development of resource guides to assist firm attorneys in the identification of key resources we own in various practice and topical areas.

Conduct Information Resource Center orientation tours.

Arrange and/or provide database training for attorneys and business services employees, as requested.

Contribute topic ideas and completed content to IRC publications and wikis.

Attend periodic continuing education forums, as assigned, and produce written summaries of content.

Actively participate in the IRC summer associate orientation and support program, making frequent contact with summer associates upon arrival, at mid-summer, and prior to departure.

Volunteer to present in IRC attorney training programming coordinated by our in-house Winthrop Academy.

All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in our Global Citizenship program.

And other duties as assigned.


Required Skills:

Experience in traditional manual legal research and online database searching.
Previous law library experience.


Master of Library Science from ALA-accredited school, or equivalent experience, preferred.


Core hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., including one hour for lunch. Must be flexible to work additional hours as needed.

This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.

Hogan Lovells is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.


Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience

Two Academic Librarian Positions – Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Position: Distance Education Librarian
Location: Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Requisition #: 301712
Range: PC
Level: 4
Salary: $47,305
Status: Full Time
Contact: Human Resource Services 443-997-5100

Full vacancy announcement available at Johns Hopkins University website:

***Note: additional library positions also listed at

General Description

Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) have developed a growing program of innovative entrepreneurial services, especially in the area of distance education. These programs revolve around the design and implementation of online library services to external organizations and institutions in secondary and higher education. Developed through the Entrepreneurial Library Program (ELP) (, these online libraries are designed to provide exceptional information services, to meet applicable accreditation and licensing standards, and to offer a platform to extend the profession’s ability to serve learners at a distance. These programs serve as an innovative national model.

An entry level distance education librarian position for a highly creative, energetic, dynamic and collaborative individual. This position will work with a team of seasoned distance education librarians supporting library services in an online environment. The librarian will work both in teams and autonomously to develop and provide excellent customer service to faculty, staff and students. Primary responsibilities include supporting reference and the creation of instructional resources, with a particular emphasis on supporting underserved and diverse student populations. The librarian also provides support to the team on collection development and liaison related work. This position provides opportunities for creativity, innovation, exploration and professional growth. Additionally, the librarian is expected to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion about project details and contractual agreements.

Position: Discovery Services Librarian
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia
Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 11/13/15

Originally posted on ALA Joblist. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Discovery Services Librarian

The Discovery Services Librarian fosters a seamless experience for users in discovering library resources and services through the development, support, and maintenance of all library discovery strategies and services (including but not limited to the discovery layer, catalog, website and other modes of resource discovery). The Discovery Services Librarian position is part of the Library Information Technology department at Georgetown University Library. Duties include but are not limited to:

Participate actively in the ongoing planning, coordination, and delivery of access points for the discovery of library resources and services by faculty, students and researchers.
Recommend custom or other solutions and designs for library applications with particular emphasis on the shared discovery platform (Summon) and the library catalog (Sierra OPAC).
Work collaboratively with departments across the University Libraries to provide seamless access to Georgetown’s extensive information resources, its unique collections, and to improve the library user experience.
Coordinate the customization of the University Libraries’ discovery applications.
In collaboration with librarians in e-resources, digital services, reference and the website coordinator, etc., extend the capabilities of existing systems for enhanced discovery of library resources beyond the discovery layer and the catalog to include sources such as the website, digital platforms etc.
Apply knowledge of best practices for discoverability to improve user tools and workflows.

The Georgetown University Library Information Technology team offers a flexible work environment, great work-life balance (that means you can take real vacations without checking emails), and opportunities to collaborate on university-wide projects. Not only will the successful candidate develop and deepen skills in both library discovery technologies and operations, s/he will be able to explore a range of opportunities and to initiate projects of interest. To promote sharing ideas and expertise with the academic library community, the University Library provides leave and travel support for professional development, research, and writing. Georgetown University offers competitive benefits, including paid and holiday leave, telecommuting opportunities, and tuition assistance for employees and their dependents.


Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent.
Experience in academic libraries as a professional librarian.
Proficiency with software programs/products associated with library functions (for example, Integrated Library Systems (Sierra-III, Voyager, EZProxy, ILLiad, Drupal, LibGuides, Institutional Repositories, archival content platforms, etc.).
Knowledge of MAchine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) format.
Familiarity with search engine optimization and other automated means to increase resource discoverability.
Demonstrated ability to learn new technology independently and to adapt quickly to changing technologies.
Ability to communicate effectively about technical issues to varied audiences.