Four Positions- Maryland

Position: Legislative Reference Librarian I
Location: Maryland General Assembly Department of Legislative Services- Annapolis, Maryland
Salary: $40,400 – $62,900, depending on experience and qualifications

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.


Position: Legislative Reference Librarian I

Principal Duties:
• Provides accurate and timely research, reference, and referral services to legislators, legislative staff, department staff, state agencies, and the general public via in-person interactions, telephone conversations, and e-mail communications.
• Provides expertise in extracting information from a variety of print and online sources.
• Reads daily newspapers and selects articles of interest to be included in the Maryland Clipper and reads additional publications for current event awareness and knowledge in assigned areas of public policy, law, or library and information science issues.
• Reviews and tracks legislation in assigned topical areas during the 90-day legislative session.

• ALA accredited MLS
• Excellent working knowledge of Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, or similar legal databases.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Must have the ability to work independently, in teams, and have the ability to prioritize requests to meet multiple deadlines.
• Must have a high level of interpersonal skills, flexibility, and adaptability to serve a varied client group in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
• Must have sensitivity to the political environment and the information needs of all library users.
• Must have the ability to work extended hours, including some weekends, during the 90 day legislative session from January to April.

Send resume and letter of interest by September 25, 2017 to:
Department of Legislative Services, Human Resources
90 State Circle, Room 311
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1991
Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140
e-mail:, Website:
Code 10/17 M (Required on all Resumes)

Position: Assistant Branch Manager II- Children’s Services
Location: Abingdon Branch- Harford County Public Library, Maryland
Salary: $54,190 – $59,631 year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsible for directly supervising the children’s services staff and oversees, plans and implements children’s library program at HCPL’s second largest branch; Provides reference, collection maintenance and reader’s advisory services to the public and works the reference desk as required. Serves on the branch management team assisting with branch operations and activities and may assist with teen and adult programs and reference services; Participates in training of reference staff; Supervises other branch staff and volunteers, as assigned or needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position: Cataloging and Metadata Assistant
Location: Loyola/Notre Dame Library- Baltimore, Maryland

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a collaborative individual to support the Cataloging and Metadata Unit. The Cataloging and Metadata Assistant makes it possible for students and faculty to find, select, identify, and obtain the Library’s materials. The successful candidate will use skills in resource description and organization to facilitate management of library holdings, learn metadata standards and procedures, and ensure timely and effective description of materials in various formats. The Cataloging and Metadata Assistant will report to the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:
• Interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals to catalog and classify library materials
• Apply cataloging and metadata standards within the Ex Libris Aleph ILS and OCLC’s applications and other software including but not limited to MarcEdit
• Enter, edit, and correct bibliographic, holdings, and item records in the shared catalog
• Assist in metadata support for various digital projects as assigned
• Assist Cataloging and Metadata Librarian with ongoing evaluation and importance of emerging metadata practices
• Participate in interdepartmental projects and provide services as needed including database clean up, resolving issues as they arise, weeding, and collection relocation projects which will require the lifting of books or other materials up to 30 pounds with or without accommodation
• Regularly report cataloging and collection statistics
• Supervise student assistants
• Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on commitment to delivering high quality customer service
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives
• Demonstrated aptitude for working with emerging technologies
• Demonstrated aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work
• Technological proficiency in the use and navigation of the World Wide Web
• Ability to use computer keyboards, sit at a desk, and/or read from a computer screen for extended hours
• Proficiency in use of Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
Preferred Qualifications:
• Two years of experience in a related position where knowledge of technical rules and standards for library cataloging were applied
• Previous experience using Ex Libris Aleph and/or OCLC products and services
• Experience creating protective enclosures, repairing damaged materials, and identifying items for replacement
• Reading ability of one foreign language or more

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two adjacent master’s large universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 6,446 FTE that includes 5,099 FTE at Loyola and 1,347 FTE at Notre Dame.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Cataloging Assistant” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

Position: Cataloger
Location: Government Library, LAC Federal- Beltsville, Maryland

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

LAC Federal seeks an experienced Cataloger for a full-time position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site in Beltsville on a contract.

This role requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including: copy cataloging, original cataloging, catalog maintenance duties, withdrawals, maintain records for electronic publications, analytics, assigning call numbers, etc.

All applicants must have an MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school as well as 2 or more years of cataloging experience.
Experience with RDA, AACR2 and MARC Records is required. Experience with Voyager ILS systems is required.
To apply, please visit: