Two Librarian Positions – Washington D.C. & Laurel MD

Position: IMF Research Librarian
Location: International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at SLA Career Center:

The successful candidate will provide research and reference services to the staff of the IMF, using his/her knowledge of economic and financial data, news, and bibliographic resources. In keeping with the Library’s strategic planning initiatives, the Research Librarian will become a partner with specific client groups, carrying out in-depth information services. The position is part of the Library Client Services Team within the IMF Library. The team is responsible for client interactions, including answering research and reference questions, training, document delivery, interlibrary loan and managing the physical space.

Position type: Full Time
Experience level: 2 – 5 years
Education level: Master’s Degree

Position: Reference and Circulation Librarian/Manager
Location: Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel MD

Originally posted in the SLA Career Center:

This managerial position is exempt and full-time, working approximately 35 hours per week on a set schedule. The schedule for the Librarian/Manager includes both administrative work hours, shifts at the Library Desk and time providing research consultations and is shown below:

Tuesday – 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday – 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday – 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

As needed, the Librarian/Manager will be required to work other shifts or different hours in order to fulfill faculty requests for Library instruction within their classes, to keep the Library Desk staffed, or to accommodate student needs for research consultations.

Essential Functions

  • Holding primary responsibility for all operations of the Library Desk including the management of: Library Desk Staff (scheduling, training, coaching, and performance appraisal), patron records, circulation functions, conflict resolution, and ready-reference work
  • Serving as an on-call Library Assistant or Reference Librarian, managing the physical and virtual reference collections, creating instructional materials, engaging in research consultations
  • Providing primary supervision for a staff of 3-6 part-time employees manning the Library Desk; organizing, arranging, and scheduling Library staff meetings three times per year and as requested by the Library Director
  • Working shifts at the Library Desk and ensuring that the Library Desk is staffed at all times, including filling in for absentee Library Assistants when necessary
  • Resolving issues pertaining to customer service or satisfaction in an equitable, timely, and efficient manner
  • Functioning as a Teaching Assistant within the Library’s Information literacy course, working as a guest lecturer or embedded librarian within other University courses or academic events as requested
  • Addressing monthly overdue issues and bringing chronic overdue issues to the attention of the Budget & Acquisitions Manager
  • Insuring that the ILS Circulation and Patron Management functions are calibrated to accurately reflect and enforce Library policies, and maintaining patron records between the Integrated Library System (ILS) and School Information System (SIS)–or other systems utilized, including the processing of student graduation requests in a timely manner
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting patron issues pertaining to the ILS and other database systems, and reaching the MUIH IT department or product vendors to place service tickets as necessary
  • Working with Library administration, staff, and academic stakeholders about collection use and anticipated needs in order to guide collection development
  • Participating in meetings, conferences, events, or gatherings within or outside of the University as requested by the Library Director
  • Keeping up-to-date in the field of librarianship and engaging in professional development activities through graduate and post-graduate courses, membership in professional organizations, travel, staff development activities, community service, research, work experience or related activities
  • Generating reports and maintaining statistics
  • Engaging in special project work as requested
  • Serving on committees, with the University community
  • Performing other duties as necessary