Architecture and Planning Library Assistant

Architecture and Planning Library Assistant

University Libraries
The Catholic University of America
Reporting to the Architecture and Planning Librarian the Assistant will support the work of the Architecture and Planning Library by assisting in management of student assistants, collection management and providing service to the library’s patrons.

Essential Responsibilities Include: With the Architecture and Planning Librarian and the ARPL library technician, assist in hiring and training student assistants. Run student time sheet reports. Assists in managing activities at the public service desk: charges and discharges materials; answering the phone, responds to patron inquiries.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of six (6) months of office or customer service experience required. Academic library experience preferred. Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access). Must possess excellent communication skills. Excellent interpersonal communication with the ability to work with diverse staff and patrons. Ability to work accurately with detail.
This is a permanent part time (20 hours a week) position
For more information and for instructions on how to apply for this position please click on the link below

GIS/ Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist (Geospatial Specialist)

Title:  GIS/ Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist (Geospatial Specialist)

Category:  Librarian (Open Rank)

Department:   Research Services

Benefits:   22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Based in the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians group within the Research Services unit, the GIS/Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist will have responsibilities for GIS/Geospatial data, and liaison services to the Department of Geographical Sciences. The librarian in this position is a forward-focused individual who will establish and grow the Libraries’ GIS services program. S/he will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will manage the geography and maps collections, maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students in the Department of Geographical Sciences, and will enhance curricula and research innovation across the University relating to spatial and visual thinking. 


  • Develop a robust GIS Program based on analysis of constituent needs through the University.
  • Actively engages and collaborates with the Department of Geographical Sciences and other units to develop a comprehensive plan for GIS services in the Libraries’ Research Commons, and on campus. 
  • Serves as library liaison to the Department of Geographical Sciences, which involves, but is not limited to, promoting services available through the Libraries, teaching  introductory and upper level GIS workshops, and other related courses in support of the Libraries’ information literacy efforts and faculty research, creating web and digital content, developing and managing print and electronic collections, providing research data management services, and overseeing the maps collection in all formats and locations.
  • Support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data visualization tools for spatial applications.
  • Design and deliver consulting services to faculty and students using spatial data in a wide range of units across the University, and will collaborate with units already providing GIS consulting.
  • Work closely with the Digital Programs and Initiatives, and others to increase understanding of geospatial and data issues pertaining to research and teaching throughout the Libraries and on campus at large. 
  • Responsible for acquiring, developing, and curating geospatial data collections and for leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation.
  • Provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone, through CHAT, IM, and by email, exploring new ways of communication and challenging existing limitations.
  • Participates in the activities of the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians and Research Services, in library and campus committees as appropriate. 
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Information Science, or
  • A Master’s degree in GIS/Geography, Geology, Planning, Computer Science, or related discipline and equivalent background.
  • Knowledge of the organization of information and of scholarship in the geoscience disciplines.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in GIS, cartography and related geographic information resources and applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong experience with ESRI software and its applications in research and teaching.
  • Ability to conduct environmental scans and reviews of faculty and student research needs.
  • Demonstrated strong teaching abilities. 
  • Experience in or aptitude towards collection development in Geography, including in specialized formats required by the discipline.
  • Ability to lead change.
  • One year of library or related professional experience.
  • Experience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development.
  • Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies; and collections (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats).
  • Knowledge of remote sensing, Visual Basic programming skills, understanding of and/or willingness to learn math and statistical analysis.

 For the full position description, please go to

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:


Part-Time Evening Law Library Assistant



Part-time evening law library assistant


Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, and Fridays 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Salary:                          Requirements:

$10.28 Hour                 Paralegal/library research experience


Filing looseleaf/legal supplements, desk/telephone reference, copier and computer assistance, special projects, etc.


Please email or fax resumes to: 

Stephanie Levasseur, Director

Law Library

401 Bosley Avenue

Towson, Md.  21204

Fax: 410-887-4807


Reference Librarian

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. is looking for an experienced Reference Librarian to work in the Washington, D.C. office.  The Reference Librarian will be responsible for providing reference, research and information services using library materials in all formats.


Provide reference and research assistance to attorneys and paralegals of the Washington, DC office and other firm offices, including support for attorney professional development, client development projects, marketing, and seminar/speaking engagement preparation. Specialized federal legislative and regulatory research.

Daily Monitoring and dissemination of targeted news and legislative and regulatory developments to specific attorney interest groups.

Provide Inter-Library Loan services for the Washington, DC office, and other firm offices as requested

Assist the Library Manager with any of the following: 1) reconciling client billing issues for online services and invoice payment; 2) orientation of new attorneys and paralegals; 3) password maintenance; 4) evaluating new resources for acquisition; 5) user training for research resources; 6) cataloging and maintenance of the Library collection; 7) monitoring and editing research pages of the EBG Intranet; 8) coverage of essential duties in the absence of the Library Assistant.



Qualified candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; At least 3 years’ relevant experience in a law firm or corporate environment; Strong customer service skills; Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines and assignments; Excellent organizational, project management, communication, and interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; Substantial database research experience with legal and business databases including but not limited to Lexis, PACER, CCH, Dun & Bradstreet; Cataloging experience and experience with library software desirable; Ability to lift heavy items and perform related physical activities.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only chosen applicants will be contacted.  If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:


Thalia Bowen

HR Manager
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
1227 25th Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC  20037


Fax:  202-861-3555



Recruiting Coordinator

The Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University has an opening for a Recruiting Coordinator. Applications close July 4.

If you are a passionate advocate for the field of library and information science, if you want to help the next generation of LIS professionals envision and realize their goals, if you can craft an outreach plan and roll up your sleeves to execute… please consider joining us!

Recruiting Coordinator (full-time, 40 hours/week). Applications close 7.04.14

2 year appointment – Department of Library and Information Science Position #101384

Position Summary: The Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) provides graduate education to full and part-time students in library and information science. Reporting to the Chair, the Recruiting Coordinator is responsible for lead marketing and recruiting of students.

Essential Responsibilities Include: Developing and implementing marketing strategy for the department and its programs, including both the Masters (MSLIS and MSIT-HIT) and non-degree programs, plus specializations (course of study); ensuring programs meet stated enrollment targets; researching and proposing new market opportunities; planning, coordinating and executing outreach events, open houses, information sessions and advertising efforts; developing, maintaining and expanding direct contacts with employers to publicize LIS programs and research job opportunities for students; developing marketing and recruiting materials; providing main point-of-contact for potential students; coordinating and supporting the admissions committee when they review applications; coordinating activities with and supporting the Program Coordinator for Student Affairs; developing project plans, schedules and financial estimates for marketing, recruiting and career advising activities; and publicizing employment and internship opportunities to students.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree is required. An MSLIS is preferred. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an academic recruiting or in an LIS-related field required. Must be proficient in MS-Office or similar software. Must be service-oriented, with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects; communicate task and project status to peers and supervisors; track and complete detailed and high-level objectives.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with career advising is desirable. Experience with PeopleSoft or similar database is also preferred.

This position is a two year appointment only. Working occasional evenings and weekends is required along with some travel. For immediate consideration please forward resume and salary requirements to<>. Please quote position number 101384 in your correspondence.

This information is also available at

Senior Librarian – Joint World Bank, IMF Library


Senior Librarian (Job Number: 1400141)


Under the supervision of the Information Services’ Division Chief or Deputy Division Chief in the Technology and General Services Department (TGS), the Content Development Team Leader is responsible for leading and managing the Content Development Team, one of three Joint World Bank – IMF Library (the Library) teams. The Content Development Team licenses and supports electronic services procured by the Library, the World Bank Group Library, and IMF departments. The team also procures print materials for the Library. Specific responsibilities include:
• Leading using best practices to manage and license electronic information services including: economic and financial databases (real-time and historical), statistical resources; e-journals and e-books; news and analysis services; bibliographic information; and others acquired to meet IMF (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) business needs. License sizes range from single user to enterprise-wide services available to both institutions. Coordinating evaluation of services and actively participating in vendor negotiations with IMF Procurement staff.
• Preparing quarterly budget projections, annual budget requests, and ad hoc reports used to analyze and track usage and spending on information services for internal use and to report to Library governance groups. Supporting the work program of the IMF’s Economic Data Office and Economic Data Governance Group by providing: monthly portfolio budget reports; ad hoc status reports on requests for new services or issues with existing services; intelligence on economic and financial information services; and input required to validate business cases.
• Managing the day-to-day work of the Joint Library Content Development team and supervising staff including preparing performance reviews and providing feedback.
• Representing the Joint Library on various organizational, departmental and Library Network committees and advisory groups sharing information on licensed information services.
• Leading the Content Development Evaluation Team, composed of WBG and IMF libraries staff. The team selects content made available to both organizations; conducts trials of new and existing services and responds to requests from clients and management.
• Overseeing management of book and periodical (print) vendor contracts and all associated payments for print and electronic materials.
• Establishing and validating team work practices. Collaborating with other Library and World Bank Group Library teams and other IMF and WBG teams, including budget and procurement teams. Identifying opportunities to improve and streamline procedures. Ensuring compliance with accounting practices.
• Participating actively with the Division Chief or Deputy Division Chief to provide substantive input to division-wide planning and goal setting. Plans, establishes objectives, organizes, and evaluates the work of the team. Determines priorities, supervises staff, allocates work based on budgeted resources, and satisfies demands with constrained resources.
“The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background”




• Advanced degree in Library Science, Information Management, or other relevant graduate degree. 7-10 years of relevant professional experience including supervising staff licensing and/or procuring information services.
Required Skills:
• Relevant experience procuring and/or negotiating information services’ contracts. Knowledge of information services’ pricing models, trends, and intellectual property terms and conditions.
• Demonstrated leadership, change management ability and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of staff across the Library, WBG, IMF, and the international development community.
• Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with clients at all levels. Must have the ability to handle a number of high profile, urgent tasks simultaneously and work well under pressure.
• Excellent command of English, both oral and written; excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, and other Fund-standard software.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Karen M. Eggert
Deputy Division Chief

Joint Bank-Fund Library
phone:  202-623-6419





E-Resources & Discovery Services Librarian

Job Title:        E-Resource and Discovery Services Librarian
Position #:     S03293
Grade:             L
Location:       Rockville, Maryland
Salary:           $64,812.80 – $87,651.20 per year
Online applications must be received by Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Montgomery College Libraries has a need for a full-time E-Resource and Discovery Services Librarian, position #S03293. Work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Job Summary: Under supervision and/or direction, the incumbent is responsible for the collegewide management and coordination of the e-resources and discovery services programs for a three campus, four library systems. 
The incumbent works with the Technical Services Manager to develop and establish long-term goals for the e-resources and discovery services programs for the Libraries. The incumbent works to establish e-resource workflows throughout the department in support of collection development activities. The incumbent manages the entire e-resource life-cycle from acquisition to access for all e-resource types, including license and price negotiation. The incumbent effectively manages access to the Libraries E-resources online to facilitate enhanced end-user access and serves as a member of the Web Services Committee. This position works independently with minimal daily supervision. The incumbent works with the Technical Services Manager on long-term objectives, goals, and strategic direction of the technical services department of the Montgomery College (MC) Libraries. The incumbent assists with implementation of new and existing systems and/or technologies. Contacts are with College community as well as vendors, library affinity groups, and members of the community.
Essential Functions include to:
       Evaluate, implement, and manage e-resource management tools and systems. Maintain knowledge bases, Open URL linking, vendor database/platform functionality and customization, search systems, and ensure ongoing access to the Libraries e-resource collection for all access points, including the website, LibGuides, and the College learning management systems.

      Work with Technical Services staff responding to and solving troubleshooting access issues reported by end-users and Library staff.
 Implement and manage troubleshooting system to track and respond to end-user requests. Work with systems analyst to manage systems to ensure access and import profiles and implement enhanced functionality offered by vendors to improve end-user access to library content online.
      Work with Technical Services manager regarding budget for e-resources and management of budget monies.
      Manage license renewals; investigate e-resources purchase options; coordinate trials and feedback and purchasing decisions.
      Generate e-resource collections reports; maintain usage statistics. Manage the subscription profile for all e-resources purchased through the Maryland Digital Library.
      As a member of the Web Services Committee, manage the Libraries website within the College-wide content management system,
 focusing on content integration and maintenance of access to resources online.
      Collaboratively works with public services to enhance end-user access to online resources.
      Implement new tools, including gathering and soliciting input on discovery services implementation and long-term management.
To apply please go to:

Kari Schmidt
Technical Services Manager
Montgomery College Libraries
51 Mannakee Street
Macklin Tower-303G
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 240-567-4135 / Fax: 240-567-7141


Research Librarian/Research Analyst

The Research & Information Services Department of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a large D.C.-based international law firm, seeks an experienced research librarian or analyst. This position will be responsible for conducting legal, corporate and general research for  attorneys and staff, providing training,  and assisting with current awareness and monitoring projects. The position requires expert knowledge of both electronic and printed resources; excellent communication skills (written and oral); strong presentation skills; and the ability to work independently and as member of a team. An MLS or JD degree and a minimum of 3 years of previous experience in a law firm or corporate setting are also required. Please send resume and cover letter to  EOE.  No phone calls, please.

Reference Librarian – Venable LLP


Venable LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., is seeking a Reference Librarian to be responsible for daily operations of the Baltimore office reference desk.  Responsibilities include working with other reference librarians at the firm conducting research, responding to research requests, and delivering in-house training and outreach to legal staff.


Requirements include a Master of Library Science degree and a minimum of two years library reference experience.  Law firm library experience is preferred but not required.


At Venable, employees enjoy a professional work environment, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.  We strive to foster a culture of teamwork, enrichment and work/life balance to allow our employees to grow professionally and thrive!


If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we invite you to apply:


Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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.