Five Librarian Positions – Harford Co., MD and N. VA

Position: Multiple
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Harford County Public Library provides progressive and innovative library service and is an integral part of the economic, educational and social fabric of Harford County. The Library is a 3 time recipient of the of The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Award and a 7-time Library Journal Star Library. HCPL has eleven branches, one administrative office and two outreach vehicles serving over 185,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 3.7 million. Exciting opportunities are available for those looking to serve the community in a highly interactive setting or perhaps just a little less traditional library setting – come check us out:

Vacancy #17-27, Assistant Branch Manager, Havre de Grace Branch

Responsible for assisting with managing the operations, activities, and staff of the branch; directly supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes and volunteers as assigned; oversees the training of reference staff; provides reference, collection and reader’s advisory services to the public in all service areas; works on reference desk as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration. Starting salary: $24.35 – $26.70 per hour, annualized to $47,476, – $52,065 year; full salary maximum – $75,704, Grade 11 – Exempt

Vacancy #17-28 , Branch Manager II – Bel Air Branch

Responsible for and oversees general operations of Harford County Public Library’s largest and busiest branch including direct supervision of staff, circulation services, programming, information, collection development, and reader’s advisory for adult, young adult and children’s services. Oversees the Passport Acceptance Facility service, the Silver Reader outreach vehicle, and the newly renovated Children’s Services area, including StreamWorks an innovation lab geared towards middle schoolers. Acts as a liaison between branch staff and administration. Visit for more information about the unique services of this branch. Starting salary: $29.37 p/hour – $35.90 p/hour ($62,990 –$70,000 annualized), Full salary maximum – $100,731. Grade 14 – Exempt

Vacancy #17-40, Library Associate I or II – Children’s Services, Bel Air Branch or Jarrettsville Branch

Provides a variety of services to customers to include information, reader’s advisory, computer instruction, training, in-house programming and community outreach, collection development and other related tasks. Works collaboratively with staff in a team approach to public service; plans and implements programs primarily for children groups and audiences; and works on reference desk. Performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration. Starting salary: Library Associate I – $16.91 per hour ($32,975 annualized) Grade 7 – Non-Exempt; Library Associate II, $18.55 per hour ($36,180 annualized) Grade 8,– Non-Exempt

Vacancy #17-42, Branch Manager I – Fallston Branch

Responsible for and overseeing general operations of library branch including directly supervising staff, circulation services, programming, information, collection development, and reader’s advisory for adult, teens and children’s. Act as a liaison between branch staff and administration. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration. Starting salary: $29.37 p/hour – $33.78 p/hour ($57,271 –$65,871 annualized), Full salary maximum – $91,584. Grade 13 – Exempt.

Come help us continue the excitement in Harford County. Applications for these positions are completed and accepted via online submission only. Visit to review full vacancy announcement and requirements and how to apply, under Library Jobs tab. PLEASE NOTE: The application cannot be saved and returned to at a later time. The application must be completed in its entirety prior to submitting. A resume is required for these positions; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Position: Content Management Analyst

Location: NASA Langley Research Center- Langley, VA

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

POSITION: Content Management Analyst
REPORTS TO: Lead, Sr. Technical Information Specialist
TYPE OF POSITION & FLSA STATUS: Regular/Full-time/ Exempt
EEOC Job Category: Professional

SUMMARY/GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB: In support of the NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) program, creates descriptive metadata for scientific and technical information (STI) documents that comprise the NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS). Analyzes technical documents and provides subject indexing and classification, and plays a supportive role in the maintenance of related authority files and terminology resources. Also performs critical review and evaluation of document markings and associated availability-authorization forms to determine the appropriate audience for document dissemination. May also support customer outreach, training, and Help Desk operations. Contributes to the on-going enhancement of production processes and tools. Works under limited supervision and uses independent judgment.


Provides subject-term indexing and classification based on the NASA Thesaurus and other authority files
Identifies candidate terminology for the NASA Thesaurus, and the NASA Scope and Subject Category Guide
Creates and enhances cataloging records for STI documents
Reviews and analyzes distribution authorization forms and corresponding document markings for dissemination requirements and distribution limitations
Assists with customer Information Desk inquiries, including researching information on NTRS and making required back-file changes to existing metadata and images.
May also provide support to STI operations at various NASA Centers in the form of outreach activities, and online and face-to-face training.
Recommends operational processing and systems improvements and enhancements.

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Education, Experience, Professional Associations):


BA or BS degree in a science or engineering discipline


Four years’ experience in subject indexing of scientific/technical literature


Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences with specialization in science librarianship

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
US citizen
Able to pass a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) investigation


Experience in creating and maintaining taxonomies or structured vocabularies (e.g., thesauri, ontologies, or classification schemes)
Knowledge of descriptive cataloging
Experience with group and one-on-one training and customer service
Experience in a NASA or scientific and technical information environment
Knowledge of Boolean search methods and experience with database analysis

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

**To apply, please sent resume and cover letter as soon as possible to Michael Genuardi ( and Jen Doherty (**