Two Positions – College Park, MD and Washington, D.C.

Position: Processing Archivist (contractual)
Location: University of Maryland, College Park – College Park, MD

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

*Title:* Processing Archivist (Coordinator)
*Category:* Exempt, Contingent 2
*Department:* Special Collections and University Archives
*Benefits:* 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal
Leave, 15 Paid Holidays Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and

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

The Processing Archivist is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day
workflows of surveying, processing, and cataloging collection materials
within the labor collection area of the University of Maryland Libraries’
Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). This work will directly
support the “Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American
History and Culture” (AADHum) project, and is critical to facilitating ways
for students, faculty, and researchers around the world to discover the
rich and varied material in these collections. The successful candidate
will efficiently process archival material in a variety of formats and
participate in coordinating metadata creation for vendor-based digitization

The AADHum project is intended to develop a community of researchers and
teachers working at the intersection of African American history and
cultural studies and digital humanities. The project is supported by a
grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is led by the College of
Arts and Humanities, the Center for Synergy, and the Maryland Institute for
Technology in the Humanities (MITH). The University Libraries are a major
partner in the grant with integral roles to play in many project activities.

The position is a contractual position that includes additional benefits.
The contract is for a maximum of 12 months.

*Required Qualifications/Education/Experience:*

– One year of experience working in an archival/special collections
setting or a cataloging department
– Demonstrated experience managing processing/description workflows and
accomplishing project goals
– Familiarity with archival standards such as DACS and EAD
– Knowledge of current trends in both metadata and special collections
fields, including digital issues as they relate to special collections
– Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong
interpersonal skills.
– Master’s degree in Library and Information Science

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 *July
24, 2016*.

Position: Librarian

Location: Export-Import Bank of the United States – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Closes: Monday 7/25/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with a 82-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $27.5 billion in export sales in 2014. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. EXIM enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

The Research Library provides many services: research, reference, TS, news and research alerts, technical services, a print collection, archives, briefings, orientations, and trainings. Supporting these services is a collection that includes print and electronic sources: books, periodicals, documents, maps, multimedia materials, database subscriptions, a Bloomberg terminal, a large selection of Internet sources, and EXIM?s legislative history.
Specific subject areas of interest include: emerging markets, risk management and due diligence, international trade, finance, economics, banking, accounting, government, business, and law.

The Research Library environment is fast-paced; turnaround time for reference requests can be as fast as within minutes, to several days, depending on the complexity of the question. Nearly all work in the Research Library is web-and e-mail-based. Typical reference or research requests can include:

Ratings and analyst research on bonds, corporates, sovereigns, industries News and analysis of companies, countries, industries, developments, trade and policy issues Data and statistical research on industry comparisons and rankings, economic impact research, trade and export analyses, corporate and sovereign debt comparisons and rankings, and bank comparisons and rankings

Dana Pinkney
Phone: (202) 565-3327