Three Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation
Location: Towson University, Albert S. Cook Library – Towson, MD

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Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation

This two-year Library Residency program is designed to provide an early-career librarian from an underrepresented group the opportunity for rapid professional growth. The purpose is to help increase the presence of underrepresented groups in academic librarianship and to bring new perspectives and fresh ideas to Cook Library. During the first year of the two-year program, the Resident will gain experience and provide services in three departments: Research and Instruction, Technical Services, and Archives & Special Collections. In the second year the Resident will specialize in one area and work on a project suited to his/her professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete and report research at a professional conference or in a professional journal. The Resident will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations. Towson University values diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

Position: Head Librarian

Location: General Infomatics – Suitland, MD

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Head Librarian

This position is a full-time, on-site position and is located in Suitland, MD. Candidates must have experience managing administrative projects, and experience leading a Library staff. This position requires at a minimum, Master of Library Science degree; demonstrated Project Management knowledge, skills, and abilities, strong supervisory skills, and the ability to motivate his/her staff to perform at peak levels and often under time constraints. A Minimum of four (4) years’ management experience in a major research library with both print and online resources. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

The Head Librarian/Project Manager must be able to work independently and assume the lead in terms of all tasks requested, work well in a team environment, and have good verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience or understanding of cataloging using Library of Congress Classification, AACR and RDA procedures for monographs and serials is necessary. The ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports is also required

This individual shall belong to the Special Libraries Association (SLA). Lead, manage, and oversee all library services, programs, collections, and facilities under supervision of the Government Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR). Serve as the Library’s Sirsi Administrator and oversee all aspects of the integrated library system.

Position: Journal Review Program Coordinator and Journal Selector

Location: Computercraft Corporation – National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

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Journal Review Program Coordinator and Journal Selector

The successful candidate will support the Selection Unit in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine (NLM). The main emphasis of the job is the review of journal applications for PubMed Central, the freely accessible archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Work will be onsite at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

PubMed Central (PMC) Journal Review Program Coordinator (70%)

Manage the work of approximately 12 expert reviewers who assess the scientific and editorial quality of journals that apply to be included in PMC:

Schedule reviews and assign journal batches to reviewers.

Ensure that the reviewers’ reports are complete and consistent.

Lead meetings of the NLM group that makes the final recommendation on a journal based on the expert reviewers’ reports as well as other factors.

Prepare a consolidated report for NLM management and for communicating NLM’s decision to the journal applicant.

Be an expert in the function and use of the PMC Journal Application Portal used to manage and track the journal review workflow. Train reviewers on use of the Portal and help resolve problems.

Recommend changes to the review process and/or the application portal when appropriate.

Periodically prepare a high-level analysis of the reviews done noting any patterns or problems that may require the attention of NLM management.

Journal Selector (30%)

Review journals for the collection or for cancellation, in English and other languages, based on language skills.

Work with staff in the Section to assist with format selection and identifying acquisitions sources.

Conduct research on journal problems, such as title changes and publisher-related issues.

Write reports, documentation, maintain statistics and/or spreadsheet content.