Three Positions – Maryland

Position: Evening and Substitute Librarian
Location: Jessup area prisons and Eastern Shore – Maryland Correctional Libraries/DLLR

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Part time Library Assistant (evenings) and Substitutes are needed to provide service for library program at local correctional facilities.

  • 4-6 hours (minimum) per week / Substitute on call
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Library Experience preferred)
  • $24/hr

For more information contact June Brittingham, 410- 845-4000 X6423 or send resume to Minnie Jones,

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: LAC Federal – Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal seeks an experienced full-time Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site at the client’s facility. The Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division’s digital collections. This position requires working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them. This is a 1 year full time contract (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position.

Required skills/knowledge includes:

  • An MLS or similar degree plus 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Understanding of the use of the controlled vocabularies, such as the NAL Thesaurus
  • Expertise with using the Oxygen XML editor and/or Saxon to perform XSLT transformations on large files of metadata
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr
  • Knowledge of using and extending content management systems including Drupal and Omeka
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source digital repository systems and related technology including audit/fixity software, file forensics, media conversion, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially MODS and FOXML
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

Position: Digital Curator
Location: Cadence Group – Greenbelt, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Curator will work to help properly collect, manage and prepare data, observing local standards and protocols. The Curator, with training and support from the Digital Project Team, will normalize and prepare the data for ingest into the Library Institutional Repository, using a variety of software systems to maintain and organize data, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro™, Open Refine, and a variety of custom tools.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and interviewing stakeholders with a variety of stature and backgrounds.
  • Developing and writing clear explanations of complex concepts in order to facilitate discovery and understanding to laypersons.
  • Providing weekly status reports, and occasional status presentations to stakeholders.
  • Coordinating with creators of digital content in order to preserve context.
  • Applying local and community best practices and standards in a highly consistent manner.
  • Creating and manipulating data in a variety of formats (such as CSV, XLS, HTML, and XML), including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
  • Working directly with stakeholders across the center upon occasion.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in a federal library.
  • Experience in data collection and management.
  • Advanced training and experience with information services and information science, records management, and/or data management.
  • Ability to perform related tasks and be comfortable performing the activities listed above.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution desired.
  • Ability to present comfortably in front of a group.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro, Open Refine, and the Microsoft suite of products.