Three Positions- Maryland & Virginia

Position: Education Program Specialist I, Research and Evaluation
Public Libraries and State Networking Branch (PLSNB)

Location: Maryland State Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

NATURE OF WORK:
This is a specialized professional position responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the areas of assessment, research, evaluation, and statistics to public libraries in the provision of information and educational programs for all age groups.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides leadership to libraries in carrying out statewide and local federal programs. Serves as a technical specialist for the development, coordination, and execution of needs assessment for purposes of strategic planning, research and evaluation of library programs and services, and statistics programs to support public libraries. Provides assistance with the data compilation and completion of the division’s annual Managing for Results, the State Library Administrative Agency Survey and the Maryland Public Library Survey report requirements. Provides information, consultation, and continuing education services to local librarians through a statewide library network, assists with the development and implementation of the SharePoint system the agency’s web site. Provides technical assistance and consultation in support of educational initiatives for all age groups, from birth through adult.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work. A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or closely related field is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of administrative work in, or affiliated with an educational program with varied professional library experience. Experience that includes grant writing and management is preferred.

NOTES:
1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.
2. Possession of a doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

ESSENTIAL  REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of trends and issues in library services, including the changing role of libraries in today’s technology-rich environment; knowledge of the Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA); knowledge of planning, policy interpretation, and using guidelines to assist Public Library Administrators, Trustees, and government officials in developing improved library services; knowledge of budget development and expenditure controls; skill in translating trends and needs into strategic directions; ability to develop standards, guidelines, and other criteria for the implementation, evaluation, and improvement of library services; skill in using a variety of computer software and new technologies; skill in training, mentoring and staff development; skill in planning, organizing and managing multiple tasks: ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and standards governing public libraries; ability to coordinate resource sharing activities; ability to establish collaborative working relationships with stakeholders; ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and be flexible and creative in a changing environment; ability to communicate effectively.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: To apply for this position online go to Maryland State Library Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments. Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put “See Resume” in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for – Education Program Specialist I, Research and Evaluation Public Libraries and State Networking Branch (PLSNB), #039646 (JobAps#17-005055-0018) Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

CLOSING DATE: For immediate consideration please submit your application by November 10, 2017 – Open until filled.

Position: Education Program Specialist I, Grants Coordinator
Public Libraries and State Networking Branch (PLSNB)

Location: Maryland State Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

NATURE OF WORK:
This is a specialized professional position responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the areas of grant administration and coordination for the Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) federal grants program, identification and management of other government as well as private funding opportunities for Maryland libraries, and the development of technological solutions for library-related initiatives for Maryland’s libraries.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans statewide library development by providing information, consultation, and
continuing education services to local librarians through a statewide library network,
administers and leverages government and private library grant programs to design,
implement and sustain programs supported under LSTA. LSTA is a grants-to-states
program of the federal funding agency, the Institute for Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) that promotes access to the information resources and services
provided by all types of libraries. This employee provides leadership to libraries in
carrying out statewide and local federal programs according to federal regulations
and contract terms and provides technical assistance and consultation in support of
educational initiatives for all age groups, from birth through adult.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of
post-baccalaureate course work. A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science
from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
or closely related field is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of administrative work in, or affiliated with an
educational program with varied professional library experience. Experience that
includes grant writing and management is preferred.

NOTES:
1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position may be
substituted for the required Master’s Degree.
2. Possession of a doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for
one year of the required experience.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of trends and issues in library services, including the changing role of libraries in today’s technology-rich environment; knowledge of the Library Services and Technology Act and associated funding processes; knowledge of grant writing and grant management; knowledge of planning, policy interpretation, and using guidelines to assist Public Library Administrators, Trustees, and government officials in developing improved library services; knowledge of the methods for collecting, managing and analyzing data; skill in using a variety of computer software and new technologies; skill in using spreadsheets and data management; knowledge of budget development and expenditure controls; skill in training, mentoring and staff development; skill in translating trends and needs into strategic directions; ability to develop standards, guidelines, and other criteria for the implementation, evaluation, and improvement of library services; skill in planning, organizing and managing multiple tasks: ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and standards governing public libraries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders; ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and be flexible and creative in a changing environment; ability to communicate effectively.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: To apply for this position online go to Maryland State Library Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments. Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put “See Resume” in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for – Education Program Specialist I, Grants Coordinator Public Libraries and State Networking Branch (PLSNB), #039645 (JobAps#17-005055-0017) Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this
online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and
Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or
an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our
website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

CLOSING DATE: For immediate consideration please submit your application by November 10, 2017 – Open until filled.

Position: Information Governance Specialist
Location: Cooley LLP – Reston, VA

Originally posted on CUA SLIS blog.

Cooley LLP is seeking an Information Governance (IG) Operations Specialist I to be located in its Reston, Virginia Office. The IG Operations Specialist I will be responsible for and exhibit a strong ability to: provide filing support and maintain files in conformity with the firm’s policies and procedures, operate technology devices with an understanding of their respective core systems and software; operate laser printers, multi-function devices, and other office equipment; file alphabetically and numerically and communicate well both verbally and in writing. Experience and proficiency with one or more Records Management Systems (e.g., HP/Autonomy IRM, ARM or FileSurf, LegalKey, etc.) and/or Document Management Systems (e.g., Filesite, Docs Open, etc.) is preferred. Successful candidates will have experience working in a professional office environment. A degree from an accredited college/university is preferred. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package EOE.

Apply on our website: https://cooley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Cooley_US_LLP/job/Reston/Information-Governance-Operations-Specialist_R0000370 

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