Two Positions – Maryland

Position: Librarian for History & Anthropology
Location: Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and Anthropology actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the History and Anthropology departments, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.


Analyze trends in assigned departments’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.


MLIS or equivalent and a Masters degree in a related field. Three years professional library experience required.

Experience, Knowledge and Skill:

Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in assigned areas, including digital scholarship and dissemination
Experience in an academic or research library
Experience with collection development and management for general collections, rare books, and manuscripts
Demonstrated active engagement with collections through exhibits, digital initiatives, or similar
Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services
Working knowledge of at least one European language
Exemplary goal-orientation and self-management abilities
An attitude of energy, initiative, innovation, drive, and team-orientation
Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technologically sophisticated and rapidly changing environment
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships Outward-facing, user-centered service orientation

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment
Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population
Working knowledge of a non-European language

The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

To apply see full job listing here.

Position: Book Conservator

Location: Smithsonian Institution – Landover, MD
Salary Range: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
Closes: Tuesday 10/18/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is located in Book Conservation Laboratory (BCL), Preservation Services Department, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI) in Landover, MD.

As a Book Conservator you will report to the Head, Preservation Services Department. You will be responsible for the conservation treatment of bound and unbound SIL special and general collections materials.


Performs conservation treatments of bound an unbound SIL collections, including the following: conservation of library materials, and constructing enclosures for physical protection of library materials.
Performs preliminary chemical and analytical examination on materials undergoing conservation treatment.
Completes photo and written documentation prior to conservation treatment.
Serves as resources person for SIL and other SIL units for information on the conservation and preservation of library materials.
Provides specialized reference service to the general public on matters relating to book conservation and preservation.

Lisa Collins
Phone: 202-633-6299
TDD: 202-633-6409

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