Three Library Positions – Montgomery County, MD

Position: Two openings
Location: e-Management, Silver Spring, MD

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Senior Librarian

The Senior Librarian will be a leader, change agent, and expert resource for the modernization effort of a government agency’s library. The Senior Librarian will guide the digitization of the core collections and special collections in multiple physical science disciplines. The Senior Librarian will collaborate in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of digital projects to enhance user experience and improve workflows with the library. This includes, but is not limited to, original cataloging in MARC and non-MARC formats, digital initiatives such as digital curation and preservation, and assisting in developing an overall migration strategy that ensures print and digital materials are migrated to current formats and systems to minimize degradation to data. The Senior Librarian will also maintain current awareness in digital library and preservation technology, as well as overall library trends in digitization and information technology.

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Library Technician

The Library Technician will support a government library by performing technical services support including inventory, digitization, sorting and shelving library materials, performing document delivery/interlibrary loan duties, and performing other duties as assigned.

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Position: Library Services Specialist

Location: Universities at Shady Grove – Rockville, MD

Originally posted to the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

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The University System of Maryland’s (USM) “Universities at Shady Grove” (USG) is a uniquely collaborative regional higher education center in the state of Maryland. Developed in response to the growing demand for higher education in Montgomery County, this upper-division center represents a partnership of nine USM institutions. Through this partnership, students the opportunity to complete the final two years of a bachelor’s degree, and/or pursue a graduate level degree from one of USM’s degree-granting institutions, without ever leaving Montgomery County. USG, which opened in Fall 2000, currently offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, including weekday, evening and weekend course offerings. Through such offerings, USM institutions have significantly expanded the educational opportunities available to students in Montgomery County and the state of Maryland.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Supervises student assistants in the provision of library services. Provides circulation, reserve and inter-library loan services to library users and assists library staff members. Collects and assists with data analysis. Provides high quality customer service, communicates the library’s mission, policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree and one year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the job.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.


Demonstrated ability to work independently and under pressure.
Ability to be flexible and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions.
Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff.
Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information.
Familiarity with automated circulation and reserves system.
Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources.
Ability to assist other library staff in selecting and evaluating technology used in libraries.
Ability to work in a diverse workplace and with diverse clients.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.