Two Librarian Positions – Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health – Bethesda, Maryland

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at the NIH website and USAJOBS:
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Job Title: ​Technical Information Specialist
Salary Range: $77,490 to $119,794​
Open Period: June 27 – July 1, 2016
Series & Grade: GS-1410 12/13
Position: Full-Time/Permanent
Duty Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Current Federal Employees

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health
Office of Research Services / Division of Library Services

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Technical Information Specialist, located in the Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB), The NIH Library operates as the Division of Library Services (DLS) and is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for digital initiatives (custom information solutions) AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team! For more information, visit NIH Library.

Job Duties

If selected for the position, you will:

Serve as a member of the custom information solutions team and participate in user interface design, usability and web of the development under a framework of information architecture;

Serve as a technical specialist and advisor to specialists and managers in evaluating, planning, developing, implementing, and supporting the NIH Library’s cloud-based Drupal content management systems and specialized bioinformatics servers;

Perform contract administration activities as authorized, including monitoring and evaluating contractor performance, reviewing and approving contract expenditures, preparing reports on contracting activities and deliverables, ensuring compliance with contract requirements, and identifying and resolving problems;

Applicants should also have a background and familiarity with:

Windows server administration

Linux server administration

EZProxy administration

III Sierra administration

ProQuest Intota / Ex Libris / Alma administration

Security practices, FISMA, and FedRAMP

Contracting Officer Representative

Cloud server administration

Project management

Qualification Requirements

Completed one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. Additional educational requirements may apply, please refer to the USAJOBs posting for additional educations requirements. Official transcripts required when applying.

How to Apply

The position will be posted for five (5) days on beginning June 26, 2016 and will be closed on July 1, 2016, applications will only be accepted during this time period. Application tips: to view job posting navigate to the search bar and type “NIH, Librarian”. Have your resume, transcripts and other information ready when applying.

Position: Business/Instructional Librarian

Location: Salisbury University – Salisbury, MD

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Salisbury University, located on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore, is seeking a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff of the SU Libraries as Business/Instructional Librarian.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to the academic departments in the Perdue School of Business. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs. Creative and effective instruction is especially important. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution at the time of appointment. Related experience working in academic libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy.

Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in business. Reference and instruction experience specifically in business in an academic library or experience in a public library business resource center. Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Angeline Prichard at

Applications submitted by July 25, 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. This is a library faculty position on a permanent status track with excellent benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin by November 1, 2016 or as soon thereafter as possible.

This position is based in Salisbury, MD. Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland. It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opens this summer, as well as the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented, with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.