Three Positions- Maryland and Washington D.C.

Position: Fiscal Services Manager
Location: Baltimore Public Library – Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA JobLIST.

At Baltimore County Public Library, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, developing innovative learning environments, and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10.7 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and a growing virtual online presence. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas consider joining the Baltimore County Public Library team as a full-time Fiscal Services Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the BCPL Director, manages the payroll, finance, and budgeting operations of the Library in alignment with Baltimore County Government fiscal guidelines.
  • Maintains knowledge of, and advises library management and the Board of Library Trustees of changes in, fiscal standards and requirements that affect the Library, such as GASB, GAAP, GAAS, grant documentation, state and federal legislation, and IRS regulations.
  • Manages the annual budget process by coordinating, analyzing, compiling, and preparing the annual fiscal operating budget; monitors and administers the approved budget.
  • Coordinates capital budget allocations and cash drawdowns.
  • Oversees the day-to-day accounting, cash management and payroll operations for the Library.
  • Presents monthly and annual finance reports to the Director, Board of Library Trustees, and senior management.
  • Evaluates fiscal practices, advises and recommends improvements to library administration, evaluates potential revenue opportunities, and coordinates changes as appropriate.
  • Ensures records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Negotiates with vendors and customers, and coordinates major purchasing discussions and decisions, including supervising the purchasing position.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication with Federal, State and County agencies whose laws, policies and regulations affect library fiscal operations.
  • Maintains accounting systems to ensure compliance with grant requirements.
  • Reviews and approves monthly and quarterly closing entries and fiscal reports.
  • Assists independent auditors in preparation of the annual audit.
  • Researches, establishes, maintains and monitors internal controls and accounting policies.
  • Supervises, evaluates, and provides feedback on the performance of Fiscal Services Department staff by encouraging their continued development, holding them accountable to department and system-wide goals, and creating a supportive team environment.
  • Serves on, and/or provides financial guidance to, system-wide teams, the Foundation for BCPL, and BCPL Friends groups.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors in Accounting, with active CPA Status required. Governmental accounting and business experience required with a preference of at least five years. Comprehensive knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, purchasing, and payroll functions obtained through eight years of progressively responsible work experience, and three years of supervisory experience. Masters degree in Finance or closely related area preferred. Knowledge of public library operations is beneficial. Capacity to get MD CPA license if not currently certified in MD.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and to build productive work relationships with BCPL staff, County staff, the Board of Library Trustees, and community stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates initiative and effective problem solving and teamwork skills.
  • Experience using technology including Microsoft applications and budgeting, accounting, and payroll software.
  • Must pass a post offer criminal background check and physical/drug screen.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 4 weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized health care options, pension eligibility, and related benefits. Annualized Salary Range: $91,463- $105,891, commensurate with experience.

To apply:
Send an email to and attach two documents: 1) a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website and 2) your cover letter and resume as one PDF document. Include your last name in the title of the documents. Indicate the job title Fiscal Services Manager in the subject line of your email.


Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library, The Catholic University of America School of Law – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Reference Librarian who possess a strong service orientation, the ability to exercise tact and good judgment, and to maintain a warm and approachable manner in the midst of a busy workflow.

The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship.  They will participate in design and delivery of library services to meet the evolving needs of the law school community.  They will also serve as Librarian-in-Charge during assigned evening hours and on weekends while working in the reference rotation.

The regular hours for this full-time position will be Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will include rotating participation in the weekend reference hours. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill.  The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will provide substantive and complex legal and non-legal research support for the full-time law deans and faculty. They will also provide reference and research services to a law school community of day and evening law students, as well as other members of the university community, alumni, and the public.

The successful candidate will teach research classes as assigned in the first-year Lawyering Skills Program, and they will provide instruction in specialized legal research in subject area upper-level courses and library workshops.  In addition, there may be an opportunity to teach a 1-week course on U.S. legal research in Krakow, Poland, as part of the Law School’s American Law Program.

The successful candidate will participate in the Faculty/Librarian Liaison Program. In this capacity, they will serve as the assigned library contact for approximately 20 law faculty members, and facilitate the provision of all library services to assigned faculty members, including research, assistance with obtaining legal and non-legal materials, and technology training.

The successful candidate will assist in the production, maintenance and organization of the Law Library’s online presence.  This includes providing support for the Law School’s online scholarship repositories, the preparation of instructional materials and user guides to enhance the use of library resources and services, and the active monitoring, revising, and provision of content for the library’s web page and newsletters.

The successful candidate will participate in collection development, the development of library policies, and the implementation of information technology resources. They will also assist in library administration by producing specialized reports, serving on law school and library committees, and providing feedback on library policies, acquisitions, and services. In addition, they will be expected to contribute to the profession through speaking at professional conferences, writing for publication, and/or participating in local and national professional associations.

The Catholic University of America is proud to offer its employees a wide range of benefits, including health and life insurance, a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, credit union, use of athletic center programs and facilities, seasonal theme park discounts, and tuition assistance for full-and part-time benefits-eligible employees as well as their spouses and dependent children.

The Catholic University of America is a drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and people with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school.  Three (3) years experience as a professional law librarian, preferably in the reference department of an academic law library.  Preferred: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA approved law school, but sufficient practical experience may substitute.

How to apply:

Please forward application, resume, and cover letter with salary requirements as an attachment to (salary expectations are considered part of application process): Include Reference position 101959 in subject line of email. Please do not include photos on resumes and save documents with first/last names. All applicants must be supportive of the mission and vision of The Catholic University of America. Position is open until filled.


Position: Librarian
Location: LAC Federal – Washington D.C.

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal seeks a Librarian for a Federal institution in the Washington, D.C. metro area (Beltsville). This is a solo Librarian position, responsible for managing operations of the library and its collections. Work will be performed on-site. This is a full-time (40 hour a week; Monday – Friday), benefited position.


  • Provide specialized library reference, research support services, and user access support
  • Responsible for bibliographic control of materials & internal reference documents
  • Digitize and archive staff/technical publications in content management system
  • Information literacy instruction / outreach
  • Perform extended literature searches often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases
  • Collection development with responsibility for building and maintaining collections
  • Document delivery, circulation, ILL responsibilities
  • Review and development of library policies and procedures
  • Identify and coordinate items for acquisition
  • Add & remove titles, shift collection(s), submit items for cataloging, etc.


  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS)/Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS)
  • Knowledge of science and electronic journal subscriptions a plus
  • Advanced/expert scientific literature searching skills
  • Reference and or research support experience
  • Written and oral communication abilities
  • Some knowledge of MARC records and technical services workflows
  • Recently completing a Federal Background Investigation or having active security clearance is highly preferred

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