Multiple Positions – Maryland

Title: Coordinator, Library Services Unit
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Category: Exempt Staff
Department: User Services & Resource Sharing, Public Services Division
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at University of Maryland website:

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty at the University System of Maryland’s flagship campus and constitute the largest university library system in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. 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.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

Under the direction of the Director of User Services and Resource Sharing, the Coordinator plans, organizes, and manages daily operations of the Library Services unit in McKeldin Library, including the first floor Library Services Desk, management of the Libraries’ virtual reference services, library opening and closing procedures, maintenance and troubleshooting of public computers and equipment (e.g., scanners, copiers, and printers), and related functions. Provides leadership, coordination, and resource management for the unit. Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates six FTE staff, including two full-time permanent staff, five part-time permanent staff, and one part-time graduate assistant, plus 25-30 student employees. Collects and analyzes relevant statistics and staff and user feedback. Provides public service to library users and other library staff members at the Library Services Desk. Works with librarians and staff of Research Services department to coordinate online (chat) and email reference services. Shares in the leadership of the User Services & Resource Sharing department to set and communicate policy and procedures, implement and/or enhance services, train department staff and students, and provide administrative support to the department Director, as needed. Participates in library, campus, and/or consortia teams and committees as appropriate.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience and Skills – Required: Five years of progressively responsible experience in providing library public services, and/or overseeing a customer service operation. Knowledge of automated systems, particularly library management systems such as Aleph, ILLiad, and Ares. Supervisory and/or staff training experience. Quantitative skills necessary to prepare and monitor budgets, analyze usage data, and provide reports in meaningful format. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, as evidenced by experience working with diverse staff and clientele. Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software. Strong customer service orientation and public service experience. Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise good judgment. Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize multiple activities and projects.

Experience and Skills – Preferred:
Experience in a large academic library environment. Knowledge of or experience with library circulation procedures. Experience creating training content and designing and delivering effective training. Knowledge of or experience with online reference platforms (for example, LibChat or Question Point.)

For the full position description, please go to

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until October 23, 2015.

Position: Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Position Number: 102663
Opened Date: September 14, 2015
Closing Date: November 13, 2015

The University of Maryland has an opening for a Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies. Full vacancy announcement available at University of Maryland website:

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking dynamic and innovative applicants for the position of Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies. The successful candidate will create and implement a vision for all labor collections in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), including the recently-acquired AFL-CIO archives. These rich collections encompass the history of labor in North America and national and international labor unions as well as Maryland-related labor movements and issues. Collection strengths include records of the AFL-CIO; the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America; the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers; the Cigar Makers International Union; and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

With the acquisition of the AFL-CIO archives, the University of Maryland Libraries has established a premier collection for labor research. The Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies will develop a robust program of collection development, research services, digitization, and scholarly activity in support of these resources. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment within SCUA and within the University of Maryland Libraries.

To apply for the position, please use the following URL:

Position: ¾ Time Serials Cataloging Librarian
Location: UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Description:

Temporary, ¾ time cataloger for a 6 month contract. All work must be done onsite. Rate: $30/hour.


 Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited library school.

 Strong working knowledge of RDA, AACR2, MARC bibliographic and authority records, CONSER cataloging practices, Library of Congress Subject Headings and LC Classification Scheme.

 Experience cataloging serials materials providing both original, copy cataloging, and holdings information.

 Experience with OCLC Connexion.

 Ability to review and edit copy cataloging.

 Ability to create original MARC bibliographic records for print and nonprint materials.

Demonstrated experience cataloging print and nonprint materials preferred. Experience working in Ex Libris ALEPH preferred.

This position will be responsible for cataloging serials materials for the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery including serials in Special Collections Department. Includes original cataloging and complex copy cataloging, as well as providing holdings information. Will work closely with staff in the Serials and Special Collections Departments to provide database maintenance for serials materials. Will work with print, microfilm, and e-resource serials titles. Work may include complex copy cataloging of print and nonprint monographic materials for main stacks collections and special collections and possibly other materials as assigned.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Lynda Aldana (

Title: Business Development Researcher
Location: This position will be based in a Cianbro office located in Baltimore, MD, Bloomfield CT, Portland, ME or Pittsfield, ME. Occasional travel is required.

Full vacancy announcement available at Cianbro website:

Cianbro seeks a skilled individual to conduct market research and analysis for our infrastructure sector including transportation, heavy civil, marine and water/wastewater project development. Team Member will use a variety of computer software packages to collect, analyze and organize information and data, which they then present to others either in a written report or oral presentation.

Provide written research on topics related to the civil construction and industrial industries
Provide data, reports and analysis
Create and give presentations at various affiliate meetings (conferences, workshops, training classes, etc.)
Other writing and/or computer-based duties as assigned


Associate or Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of direct work experience in business analysis disciplines, business process system programming, reporting and analysis.
A passion for finding actionable business intelligence to drive profitability
Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with peers in a positive productive manner
Adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Motivation, concentration, critical thinking and attention to detail
Superb computer, research, organization and interpersonal communication skills
Proficiency with MS Office, databases and the internet
Experience in the construction industry preferred
Reference to library sciences as a plus

This position will be based in a Cianbro office located in Baltimore, MD, Bloomfield CT, Portland, ME or Pittsfield, ME. Occasional travel is required.

Cianbro is an employee owned, tobacco-free, equal opportunity employer of women, minorities, veterans and individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

Position: Research Associate
Job Number: 3059961
Posting Date: Sep 29, 2015
Primary Location: Morgan Stanley – Maryland-Baltimore
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Job: Administration
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Level: Manager

Morgan Stanley has an opening for a Research Associate. Full vacancy available at Morgan Stanley website (search for job number 3059961):

Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries. As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile
Corporate Services is comprised of a vast array of business units that keep Morgan Stanley working efficiently. They range from managing Morgan Stanley’s global real estate portfolio to overseeing its business continuity strategy, Global Security program, and global workforce strategy. Whether booking airline tickets, conducting market research, planning to expand into a new location or preparing a presentation, employees rely on Corporate Services for the support they need. Its business units oversee mail, copier and fax services, desktop publishing, website design, print materials, and gift items. Corporate Services manages our offices, power and plumbing, our cafeterias and catering, not to mention managing large-scale architectural and construction projects.

Global Workforce Strategy (“GWS”) is an advisory and project management group within Corporate Services that works with clients Firmwide to develop and optimize their global footprint by thinking strategically about WHERE and HOW their business or operation functions.

The work will encompass gathering information that covers all regions and divisions, and will enable clients make informed decisions about their outsourcing or location strategy. Some examples include labor markets (skills sets, talent pool, vendor and employee rates), Industry best practices and trends, Incentives, and competitor information.

Primary Responsibilities
– Assist the Research Manager in research projects and conduct research at the direction of the manager, key stakeholders and clients.
– Leverage a variety of internal and external sources to conduct research.
– Prepare regular research publications that cover different Industry sectors, topics, countries / cities or functions for clients and key stakeholders.
– Interface with Industry groups, country and city governments to stay on top of latest trends.
– Assist with GWS City and Country assessments by coordinating between infrastructure groups, COOs and research sources for information as well as drafting the reports.

Skills required
– 3-5 years of business/government journalism or research experience
– BA/BS in journalism, library science/information science or urban studies
– Experience researching complex topics, gathering data and packaging it to aid decision-makers
– Ability to make judgment calls and take positions on research findings
– Excellent writing and data skills, with high standards for accuracy
– Ability to work under deadline and handle multiple assignments
– Presentation skills – speaking and PowerPoint
– Financial services industry experience

Skills desired
– Experience with economic development or outsourcing strategy