Four Positions- Maryland & Virginia

Position: Coordinator of Library and Learning Support Services
Location: Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for a Coordinator of Library and Learning Support Services position.

This full-time position is responsible for the overall operations of the William M. Brish Library under the supervision of, and working closely with, the Director of Instructional Support Services. Responsibilities include budge planning, personnel management, and coordination of all library services, both face-to-face and online. This position is also responsible for researching, acquiring, and implementing academic learning resources, as well as hiring and supervising all Learning Support Center (LSC) tutors and overseeing the tutoring budgets. The coordinator provides support to all instructional units of the college in need of library and learning support resources and collaborates regularly with staff of the Learning Support Center and the Fletcher Faculty Development Center.

For more information on this position and to apply online, please visit In addition to the application, please also include a cover letter and resume. Recommendation letters and college transcripts are preferred.

Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 240-500-2585 or email

Education and experience – Master’s degree in Library Science, Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction or related field required with a minimum of three years’ managerial and progressively responsible experience in libraries, learning support services, and/or curriculum design. Two to three years of related teaching experience is required. Mandatory two years of experience in higher education setting. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study. The successful candidate should possess a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform all essential job functions.

Skills and abilities – This position requires the ability to interact professionally with students, faculty, administration, and public entities; to plan, organize, lead, direct, and supervise others; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to exercise sound judgement; and to college and analyze data and generate accurate reports. The coordinator must be proficient in standard software use and enthusiastic about emerging technologies.

Position: Secondary Library Specialist
Location: Fairfax County Public Schools – Fairfax, VA

Originally posted on CUA SLIS blog.

Interested in joining a dynamic, high performing team that leads inquiry
learning for librarians, teachers, and administrators? Do you have a passion
for secondary school library programs and supporting librarians in their
work? Does collaboratively crafting meaningful professional learning experiences
sound exciting to you?

If the answer is YES, please consider applying for the position of secondary
library specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools. Apply through the
link below by October 31, 2017.

Position: Reference and Faculty Services Librarian
Location: George Mason University Law Library, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The George Mason University Law Library, located on the Arlington, Va., campus, invites applicants for the position of Reference and Faculty Services Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all library services to faculty; as well as providing professional library services to students, staff, faculty and public patrons. Duties include reference and research services, law student instruction, management of the faculty liaison program, and other duties as assigned. Additional duties include:

  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, alumni, attorneys, and other public patrons; and prepare instructions and research guides (both online and print) to support instruction and reference services;
  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to full-time faculty and law reviews, and serve as liaison for adjunct faculty members and provide support for them on the Westlaw TWEN course management system;
  • Provide liaison services to designated full-time faculty members:
  • Provide online searches for faculty and facilitate copying of cases, articles and other library materials upon request;
  • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection or by ILL or purchase, and also provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
  • Work as liaison to teaching faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
  • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs on the Law School website;
  • Draft and post on the law school website news stories about law school faculty, as needed;
  • Assist with other liaison responsibilities as needed;
  • Serve as coordinator of the law school’s working paper series on the Social Science Research Network; submit and keep updated faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; and post original papers to the law school website;
  • Post on the law school website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments, and related course descriptions and materials for all law school classes and assist faculty in the use of TWEN;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA (Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis) program under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instructional Services; lecture in selected law school classes on the use of legal and/or historical electronic databases; and participate in other workshops and instructional sessions as needed;
  • Serve as law school representative to the Virginia Law Libraries Digital Collections Consortium for the digitization of Supreme Court of Virginia records and briefs, and oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Obtain Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty and staff and assist new users in setting up accounts and using databases; and oversee and monitor password lists in Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law in an effort to keep them current;
    Coordinate with local paralegal class instructors to provide appropriate library services and tours;
  • Participate in professional development including attending conferences and meetings of national, state and regional professional associations. Serve on library and university committees; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school, and an M.L.S. or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography both in print and electronic formats;
  • Academic law library experience providing services to law faculty;
  • Relevant teaching experience;
  • Strong service orientation and organizational abilities;
  • Familiarity with basic HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (e.g., MODX, WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; and
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

For full consideration, apply by November 9, 2017.

Position: SharePoint Law Librarian
Location: LAC Federal – Alexandria, VA

Originally posted on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal is seeking a Law Librarian with experience in Legal Databases including managing and tracking legal document workflow and creating and populating legal and administrative forms. This is a 1+ year full time position (40 hour a week; Monday–Friday) benefited in Alexandria, VA.

Manage and track legal document workflows, and to create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools.
The Librarian will be responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff, creating and maintaining digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics, training staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products, and providing research assistance.

Education Qualifications:
Juris Doctor (JD) degree
Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship
Two years as a professional law librarian

  • Experience with using an electronic knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situation
  • Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
  • A solid understanding of legal documentation

Candidate may substitute 2 years of work of experience managing an electronic knowledge management system for the above education qualifications provided they also have:
Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian
A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.