Two Archives Positions – Federal Government

Job Title: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Duty Location: Suitland, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

As a Supervisory Archive Specialist, your typical work assignments may include:

Supervisory Duties – plans and schedules the work of subordinates; makes assignments based on priorities.
Senior Level and Security Review – Reviews Standard Form 135 to confirm accuracy of data entered by subordinate Archives Technicians.
Files Maintenance and Records Disposition Workshops – independently or as a team member, accumulate, develop and present technical reference materials for canned and customized files maintenance workshops for agencies in the serviced area.
Projects – Involvement in a variety of projects that require significant analytical work and writing.
Reimbursable Billing Validation – Responsible for enforcing, implementing, and coordinating all transfer-related billing procedures within the Transfer &Disposition front office on a daily basis.
Liaison – Serves as one of the front office’s primary contact points for day-to-day agency liaison, applying an in-depth technical knowledge of archival procedures and techniques as they relate to transfer, disposition, and service matters in order to provide service to Federal agencies.

Patty Hardwick
Phone: (314)801-9266

Job Title: Archivist
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
Salary Range: $63,722.00 to $82,840.00 / Per Year
Open Period: Monday, November 30, 2015 to Friday, December 4, 2015
Duty Location: Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


Responsible for planning and selection of digital projects involving ethnographic and ethnomusicological collections using criteria such as physical condition, historical importance, and CFCH staff needs. Types of materials include papers, art work, and photographs. Preparation activities shall include, as needed, organization, arrangement, preservation, and description.
Perform preservation of historical paper-based items within collections through proper handling, removal of damaging residue or attachments, flattening, humidification, preservation photocopying of acid-damaged papers, and storage methodology.
Applies various digital imaging standards and procedures to organize and best reflect digital collections within CFCH. Applies metadata to digitized collection files and quality checks metadata before uploading to Digital Asset Managing System (DAMS).
Creates catalog records and finding aids for new collection acquisitions (or modifies existing records and finding aids) using Horizon and Archivist’s Toolkit software.
Applies archival description and documentation standards, cataloging tools and techniques including database systems, Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) format, DACS, Encoded Archival Description, and Library of Congress authorities and subject headings.
Promotes public accessibility and use of digital archival collections through the Smithsonian Online Virtual Archive, the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center, and a variety of social media platforms.

Janet Mogollón
Phone: 202-633-6336
Fax: 202-312-1980
TDD: 202-633-6409

Public Service Librarian – Queen Anne’s County

Position: Public Service Librarian
Location: The Queen Anne’s County Library/Kent Island Branch

Originally posted to Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Queen Anne’s County Library/Kent Island Branch is seeking a part-time public service librarian committed to providing excellent customer service for all ages through collection development, reader’s advisory, and circulation assistance. 1-2 evenings per week from 5-8 pm and every other Saturday from 9am-5pm. Hourly rate based on professional scale. MLS or equivalent master’s degree required. New graduates and spring 2016 graduates are encouraged to apply. Email cover letter, resume and three references to John Walden, Library Director, at Position open until filled.

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.