Two Librarian Positions – Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Silver Spring, MD
Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $141,555.00 / Per Year
Closes: Wednesday 12/21/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

As a Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

Serve as team lead for the NOAA Central and Regional Libraries (NCRL) public services staff; act as liaison to the NOAA Library and Information Network (NLIN) staff; and provide expert technical support to NOAA administrators and researchers regarding NOAA Central and Regional Libraries’ services and products.Initiate, develop, administer, and evaluate programs and policies for library services to ensure the clientele has the information resources they require; identify and prioritize information resources and make recommendations for procurement; publish scientific research surveys, bibliographies, and digital environmental literature; implement digital access to publications, e-journals, and databases; and support utilization of the Integrated Library Systems and various other Library software managing access and control.Coordinate the training and provision of information for library-provided information products, data support, electronic resources, and other information resources available to scientists and others utilizing the Library’s services and resources.Expand outreach and educational support by identifying outreach opportunities in the NOAA research community; soliciting speakers and presenters; and developing marketing and outreach tools to promote awareness of library services.Collaborate with national and international partners in oceanographic and atmospheric communities to exchange marine and atmospheric research products and to support special projects and the facilitation of new information technologies and software.

Elena Cordero
Phone: 703-259-9422
Email :

Position: Supervisory Librarian

Location: Joint Base Andrews – Camp Springs, MD
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year
Closes: Saturday 1/14/2017

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.



Directs overall library operation providing mission, education, and quality of life support to base personnel, their families, and retirees.
Responsible for the full scope of library functions to include library administration, personnel management, circulation services, reference/research services, technical services, and technological development and support. Is responsible for the library facility; i.e., maintenance and improvements, purchase of furniture and equipment, and allocation of space within the facility for various library functions.
Develops budgets and establishes short- and long-range library plans. Monitors funding allocations, meets expenditure targets, and justifies unfunded requirements.
Performs as a liaison with user groups, establishes partnerships/networks with local, state, and regional organizations.
Responsible for work force management, recruitment, and staff training. Structures assignments of employees based on priorities and deadlines, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Periodically reviews work. Provides proper guidance, direction, and continuous feedback on strengths and weaknesses; holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Conducts employee performance appraisals and advocates appropriate recognition and feedback for performance and contributions.
Provides reference and research services using a broad range of current and retrospective resources, as well as a variety of resource formats; i.e., print resources, non-print resources, on-line databases, other libraries, or external subject resources. Devises appropriate search strategies and handles advanced and complex subject-matter inquiries.
Develops collection management and ensures compliance. Develops a selection plan to match resource requirements and prioritizes requirements against available funds. Continuously assesses the collections and properly evaluates them against authoritative bibliographies, subject handbooks, local criteria, and usage statistics. Selects all types of print and non-print media to meet the organizational, educational, and personal needs of library customers in a wide variety of subjects and reading levels. Performs selective removal and replacement of obsolete and worn materials from the collection, while ensuring that collections contain needed retrospective holdings. Reviews the acquisition of materials from central funds for approval/disapproval. Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability for library acquisitions. Responsible for ensuring the most effective acquisition method is used to acquire library materials. Works with the procurement office to develop purchase agreements and statements of work for various library requirements. Resolves problems with procurement activity, finance and accounting office, or vendors beyond the expertise of the technicians.
Performs original cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of specialized information in all formats using Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress subject headings. Develops and implements name, series, and subject authority control records.
Evaluates effectiveness of the library’s automated services, determines requirements and conducts studies to improve systems operation. Serves as coordinator of automation and systems, including local area network, wide-area network, and Internet, within the library. Writes policy and procedure manuals for automated library operations.
Manages the library marketing program to include outreach programs, publicity, cross marketing, and special events. Oversees special events, activities, and development of displays and exhibits, highlighting themes dealing with a wide range of topics. Tracks marketing program costs and evaluates program effectiveness. Develops and maintains contact with professional and service organizations to promote specialized programs and exhibits.
Conducts tours and orientations for VIPs and commanders, prepares how-to instructions for library and resource use, plans and conducts subject specific instruction seminars on library resources and services.


A master’s degree in library and information studies from an American Library Association accredited school and 3 years progressively responsible work experience is required.
Professional knowledge of all aspects of library principles, concepts, methodology, operations, functions, and management to perform the professional and administrative duties of the position.
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, systems, and interrelationships of the library, the library’s databases, data sources, and the customers served.
Knowledge of marketing and publicity techniques and of the interests and needs of customers and organizations served to promote library use.
Knowledge of established procurement rules and regulations and internal organizational acquisition policies. Familiarity with publishers’ and suppliers’ methods of operation.
Knowledge of on-line database searching and research techniques and capabilities of post-processing to meet user requirements.
Experience supervising the work of library employees.
Successful completion of a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) is required. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS: All Federal NAF employees are required by PL 104-134 to have salary payments made by electronic funds transfer/direct deposit.

HOW TO APPLY: All interested parties must apply thru To receive credit for prior military service, a DD-214, Member Copy 4, must be included with your application package. Selection will be based on merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. Any individual who was required to register with selective service and who is not registered or knowingly and willfully did not register before the requirement terminated or became inapplicable, will not be appointed. REG = Regular Position. Scheduled to work between 20 and 40 hours per week and eligible for Life and Health Insurance, paid holidays, and leave (annual and sick), Retirement Plan, and 401(k). Eligible to use most base facilities. For additional information, please visit our website: Or contact us @ 301-981-5614

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement
This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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