Four Positions- Maryland & Virginia

Position: Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata Unit. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for a unit actively engaged in meeting evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other units in the library, including Technology Services and Archives and Special Collections, to establish best practices supporting discovery and stewardship of physical and digital collections by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The candidate will recommend and implement metadata schema, provide training and awareness relative to the creation and use of metadata records, and develop metadata policies, procedures, and workflows. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian maintains an awareness of emerging trends at the national level and their implications for local and consortial practices including linked data and metadata for digital scholarship. The successful candidate will supervise up to two metadata specialists and coordinate cataloging operations. This position reports to the Head of Collections and Technology Services.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate departmental policies and supervise staff, training, and operations related to cataloging, batch loads, bibliographic maintenance, and collection maintenance such as repair of general collection damaged books and item withdrawals;
  • Implement a nationally accepted metadata standards infrastructure to ensure that all content is discoverable and accessible using best practices to create policies, procedures, and workflows;
  • Coordinate maintenance of the ILS and other cataloging-related systems;
  • Perform original cataloging for unique materials in all formats;
  • Maintain statistics and generate reports for unit;
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Together with colleagues in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions develop and maintain cataloging policies, maintenance standards, and best practices for a seventeen-library, shared ILS environment;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • 2+ years original cataloging/metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, and digital content management systems;
  • Experience using MarcEdit and Macro Express;
  • Demonstrated experience of encoding standards such as Dublin Core and MODS/METS or Premis;
  • Demonstrated experience developing metadata crosswalks;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating within a consortium library environment;
  • Working knowledge of Ex Libris’ Aleph;
  • Working knowledge of data management issues and trends including methods of organizing and managing research data as well as consulting on data management plans;
  • Working knowledge of XML and other related technologies;
  • Knowledge of emerging metadata transfer specifications such OAI-PMH or OAI-ORE;
  • Demonstrated effective project management skills.

Position: OER/Instructional Design Librarian
Location: Howard Community College – Columbia,, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Employs the blended skills of a librarian and an instructional designer to create multimedia library instruction materials that impart information literacy skills. Actively participates in the library’s reference, instruction, and academic outreach programs. Provides support to faculty with the identification, selection, and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) resources.

Applies instructional design principles, which include knowledge of accessibility, to create online learning objects in support of student information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Serves as library liaison to academic departments


  • Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two years experience of teaching information literacy concepts in a classroom setting (face-to-face) or online, and in the development of eLearning objects and multimedia resources for information literacy
  • Knowledge of and experience in the use of microcomputers, technology, software, and online tools for library applications
  • Experience with and extensive knowledge regarding the identification, curation, licensing, and best practices associated with the adoption of Open Educational Resources for teaching and learning

Other Requirements:

  • Experience providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to make effective and appropriate decisions in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ability to work with diverse populations to include students, faculty, administrators, and library patrons
  • Compliance with FERPA and college’s policies
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5 Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 5:00pm Compensation: $55,191 plus excellent health insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement Grade: 13 Open Until Filled Best Consideration – Please Submit By: November 30, 2017

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor’s degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor’s degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor’s degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Position: Youth Services Librarian
Location: Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Arlington Public Library is looking for a Librarian that is youth and customer service oriented, energetic, enthusiastic, and tech savvy. The Youth Services Librarian provides reference, readers’ advisory, and programming services for youth (from birth through age 21) and their families in a diverse community; participates in general library functions including collection maintenance and development; and participates in the daily operations of the branch. Specific duties include:

  • Planning and providing programs for youth including story times, book talks, school visits and book discussion groups;
  • Participating in the maintenance of the youth services library collection;
  • Assisting customers in the use of library resources; and
  • Participating in the system-wide Youth Services Team and other teams as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of the requirements for graduation with a Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university.

Experience: Up to three years’ of experience serving in a Librarian role including at least one year in the youth services or a directly related specialty. Applicants may be hired up to the senior level which requires 3 years of experience or may be hired at lower levels with 1 year required at entry level and two years required at the journey (2 years) level with a similar reduction in the specialty area.

Desirable Qualifications: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Planning and providing literacy programs for youth, especially programs for children from birth through age 3;
  • Maintaining youth services library collections;
  • Using social media to promote the library and its services;
  • Providing customer service in a library environment;
  • Graduate or undergraduate course work in youth services or literature, educational programming techniques, or child/adolescent development; and/or
  • Working with limited English speaking youth and families.

Work Hours: Full-time 40 hours per week. Schedule includes some evening and weekend work. Current opening is at Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington, and the assignment may change over time.

TO APPLY: Submit required Internet Employment Application at

Position: Regional Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian III)
Location: Reston Regional Library – Reston, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

This job announcement is being re-announced, if you previously applied to job #17-02076, you do not need to reapply in order to be considered.

Responsible for the overall management of a regional library in the absence of the branch manager. Trains, supervises and evaluates subordinate personnel. Responds to the needs of library customers at the information desk. Oversees maintenance of branch materials collection. Creates and coordinates programs and outreach events for library users and community group. Communicates facility and technology concerns to appropriate county agencies.

Illustrative Duties:

  • Plans, organizes and directs the services and activities of a regional branch library;
  • Develops and implements branch goals, annual budget, collection development and community relations programs;
  • Identifies staff development needs and directs in-branch training programs;
  • Assigns, supervises and schedules activities of subordinate staff;
  • Evaluates and counsels employees;
  • Interviews and selects subordinate staff;
  • Interprets Library policy to staff and general public;
  • Insures maintenance of facility;
  • Advises and confers with regional manager on problems, workload requirements, allocation of staff, etc.;
  • Assists regional manager in identification and development of long-range goals;
  • Prepares monthly statistics and special reports;
  • Prepares reports on problems and recommends solutions;
  • Coordinates information services and training for regional staff;
  • Assists regional librarian in planning and scheduling workloads and in the establishment, implementation and review of policies and procedures;
  • Assigns and supervises the technical work of professional and non-professional staff in a large technical unit;
  • Supervises and participates in the cataloging of all materials, determining priorities and assigning workloads;
  • Advises and instructs staff on technical policies and techniques.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and professional library science;
  • Knowledge of reference sources and material;
  • Knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
  • Ability to plan and schedule workloads;
  • Ability to direct and supervise subordinate personnel;
  • Ability to set goals and objectives;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to speak and write effectively;
  • Ability to prepare a variety of reports;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional and clerical staff and with the general public.

Employment Standards:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from college with a master’s degree from an accredited library school and two years of professional library experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED: Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three (3) months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three or more years of library experience, to include two or more years in a supervisory capacity.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift books weighing more up to 10 pounds. Ability to push and pull full 4-wheeled book carts and book bins. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.