Five Positions — Maryland

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) – Largo, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available at ALA Joblist

The PGCMLS is an autonomous library system guided by a 7-member Board of Library Trustees, approved by the Prince George’s County Council and appointed by the County Executive. The CEO, reporting to this board, oversees a nationally recognized library system where being on the leading edge of the future of libraries is expected.

The CEO provides overall strategic and operational leadership with full responsibility for the following key initiatives:

  • Personnel and fiscal management
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Developing and implementing all components of the PGCMLS operating and capital budgets
  • Implementing emergent technologies
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships throughout Prince George’s County and the region
  • Engaging key stakeholders including local, state, and federal government; elected officials; as well as agencies, community groups, and businesses.

The Board of Library Trustees is seeking a strong, dynamic and strategic leader who can manage an organization of scale and complexity. The ideal CEO will bring personal and professional passion for the organization’s mission, cultivated and powerful advocacy skills, a flair for innovation, and a demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse and multicultural community like ours.

Position: Digitization Technician
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum- Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available at University of Maryland blogMLIS

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. With the primary mission of Rescuing the Evidence, the Office of Collections is currently seeking a skilled Digitization Technician to enhance accessibility and management of our digitized historical collection.

This position is located in Bowie, Maryland (with occasional meetings in Washington, DC) within the Digital Assets Management and Preservation Division of the National Institute of Holocaust Documentation. The Museum maintains a program of digitizing the unique paper materials held in its historical collection in order to support broad accessibility of the materials and minimize handling. The imaged collections will be made available via the Museum’s Collections Search, available at collections.ushmm.org.

This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds with a one year work assignment and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position: Cataloging Librarian 
Location: Recorded Books, Inc.- Prince Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available at University of Maryland blogMLIS

Company Overview: Recorded Books is an independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and a key provider of digital content (eBook and eAudio) from major publishing houses. The company provides libraries with digital content (through its proprietary RBdigital platform) and physical products. Recorded Books is located in Prince Frederick, MD.

Responsibilities: Provides both original and copy cataloging for a variety of formats, including audiobooks, eBooks, digital magazines, DVDs, and other media. Assists in data manipulation and the automation, creation, and editing of MARC records. Assists in establishing and maintaining cataloging policies for current and new products. Works with Recorded Books business departments to define MARC records needs, and resolve technical issues. May assist MARC record team members in resolving library customer MARC issues. Reports to the Head of Cataloging as well as the Senior IT Director of Recorded Books, Inc.

Position: Library Technician
Location: NIH Library- Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available at University of Maryland blogMLIS

In support of our work at the NIH Library in Bethesda, Maryland—a Federal Library of the Year—ZAI is seeking a fulltime Library Technician. This would be a fantastic opportunity for a library school student looking for a challenging “real world” in one of the US Government’s best libraries!

The duties of the Library Technician include receiving incoming inquiries for assistance, tracking requests in process, and reporting usage statistics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represents the Library, coordinates with the Library’s Information Desk, supports two Federal staff members, fields customer’s questions at a customer-service workstation
  • Receives requests, as submitted in-person, via phone, and electronically
  • Assigns requests to Federal or contract staff for fulfillment
  • Monitors progress of requests using spreadsheets and online tracking tools
  • Compiles and produces monthly statistical reports and on an as-needed basis
  • Maintains a contact directory of contractors, including points of contact, fees, quality of service, and other criteria, to be used for fulfilling requests, and continually seeks new contractors to be used
  • Serves as a Maryland notary public

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • Presents project updates at interdepartmental meetings
  • Supports the office with special projects, on an as-needed basis
  • Proofreads in English

Position: Video Archivist/Librarian
Location: ASRC Federal – Greenbelt, MD

ASRC Federal InuTeq’s focus is on technical and complex, mission-oriented services with contracts supporting federal government agencies. Our team of scientists and professional management personnel allows us to bring real-world experience to meet the growing demand for solutions to some of the most complex problems in IT management, aviation, and Earth and space sciences. We are seeking a Video Archivist/Librarian to support a contract in Greenbelt, MD.

This is a Full Time/Short Term (at least 6 months) assignment.

Summary:
Individual will provide research, mapping, data entry and digitization of Hubble video footage for Goddard Space Flight Center’s Office of Communications

Responsibilities:

  • Hubble Space Telescope Video Archivist
  • Assists video producers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight center in archiving video footage from the Hubble Space Telescope Project
  • Assesses/researches the location and quality of Hubble footage from multiple NASA locations with emphasis on press conferences, EVAs, mission activities, public activities
  • Digitizes Hubble tapes in highest possible resolution
  • Writes descriptions and metadata for Hubble video clips and tapes
  • Ensures that Hubble footage is easily accessible to future video producers and researchers

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with video formats and NARA archival standards
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral/written)
  • Interest in space history is a plus
  • Travel may be required

Education and Experience:

  • In-process or completed Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Archival Science, Information Science or related field.
  • In lieu of a degree, at least 2 years of experience with archiving permanent records.

 

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