Five Positions- Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Digital Initiatives Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

The Digital Initiatives Librarian oversees the implementation, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library. S/he manages the Scanning Team, student assistants, and metadata strategies for digitized materials. Reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Digital Initiatives Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Trains and monitors staff engaging in digitization processes.
  • Maintains workflows for digitization and post-processing digital images and expertise in application-specific software (for example, LIMB and Scribe).
  • Maintains, develops and migrates, when necessary, the workflow management tool – currently a Microsoft Access database.
  • Conducts research and monitors best practices in digitization processes.
  • Acts as a contact with the Internet Archive on the continued research, development, and maintenance of the digital lending platform.
  • Maintains data and metrics relating to digital lending, and develops code to gather and utilize data from external partners.
  • Researches, implements and maintains digital asset preservation systems, strategies, and workflows, including ongoing validation of master digital files and solutions for when anomalies occur.
  • Exports MARC records from the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Transforms metadata records to document new digital objects using a combination of existing tools and writing specific code.
  • Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • High level of proficiency with personal computers, software, and library-relevant information technology applications
  • Proficiency with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
  • General knowledge of how digital library collections and electronic objects are used in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of MARC, MODS, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials
  • Ability to manage projects and accomplish goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Ability to perform command-line tasks and familiarity with batch scripting
  • Familiarity with XML/XSLT and experience in working with data from an Integrated Library System preferred

Position: Head of Law Library Technology
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for the Head of Law Library Technology in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. It is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.

The Head of Law Library Technology provides leadership and vision for library technology initiatives and applications. Individually and as a department head, the incumbent manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services in order to support the research, scholarly, and educational missions and operations of the library and Law Center. These operations include digitize-and-lend, customizable e-book platform development, and integration of collaborative collection tools into integrated library systems. The incumbent supports library functions, including e-resources management, cataloging, circulation, reference, database creation and maintenance, library instruction, web design and development of technical data structures for tools, modules and services as they relate to ingestion and management of digital content. The incumbent represents the law library on university committees and projects and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives. S/he is expected to maintain the highest level of knowledge of technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments. The position reports to the Law Library Director and supervises three librarians and one paraprofessional staff member.

Required: Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent education or experience; 6-10 years management experience or equivalent level of technical experience. Significant experience managing technology in an academic environment, preferably in a law library and/or law school; strong supervisory skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to advise on strategic use of technology; thorough knowledge of: cloud services and platforms, Linux systems administration, modern procedural coding languages, scripting and database/web platforms and interfaces, major development environments, and systems of information architecture.

Preferred: Second Masters or a JD from an accredited law school; experience with integrated library systems.

The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. Full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave for scholarly research and writing after one year of continuous service.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package. This position is an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. The start date is negotiable.

To apply, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Georgetown_Admin_Careers), and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by March 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Manager, Library Technical Services
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at AALL Career Center.

Crowell & Moring LLP invites you to consider this unique opportunity to join a dynamic team of Research and Library Services professionals at a top law firm where both attorneys and staff are highly valued and exciting careers are built!

Job Summary:

The Manager, Technical Services is responsible for coordinating the library’s use of systems and technology to provide services to clients, organize and track firm resources, and improve client and department access to information resources.

Job Responsibilities:

• Serves as internal project manager related to all current and future Research Services systems, managing all phases of project life-cycle including requirement gathering, planning, testing, implementing, and training.

• Trains and assists staff and attorneys in the use of department systems as well as leads trouble-shooting and admin support of those systems.

• Responds to questions from attorneys and staff regarding Research Services systems and resources; collaborates with IT for resolution of issues pertinent to Research Services resources.

• Leads and facilitates continuous improvement of procedures, workflow, policies and technical services operations, reshaping where appropriate.

• Supervises technical services department staff (Serials Assistant and Acquisitions Librarian).

• Acts as the system administer for the Integrated Library System (EOS). Develops procedures for ensuring information about print and online resource in all offices is captured in the ILS, including classification of resources, capturing of receipt and payment information, client and circulation data, acquisition and disposal records, and licensing information.

• Acts as the system administer for firmwide resource management system (Onelog). Ensures system remains integrated with all new and existing online resources; inputs and updates firmwide ID/passwords; ensures usage tracking of all resource remains active in system; and ensures ongoing collection of firmwide usage statistics.

• Acts as system administrator for department request tracking software (Quest).

• Acts as system administrator and billing contact for firm’s PACER administrative account.

• Develops and updates content on the Research Services department intranet pages; works independently and coordinates with the Information Services department to maintain applications such as routing list request database.

• Develops and manages systems responsible for circulating current awareness materials throughout the firm.

• Oversees cataloging of print and electronic holdings firmwide.

• Assists Director with purchasing and licensing agreements by obtaining data from vendors, providing resource information and usage, etc.

• Provides reports to assist in collection, renewal and budget analysis.

• Coordinates collection maintenance activities for the print collection including shifting, weeding.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• Occasional travel may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to implement and support complex online technologies.

• Ability to quickly analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, apply critical and creative thinking to draw conclusions or develop solutions to complex problems.

• Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.

• Demonstrated project management skills to effectively complete projects and to reach established goals and objectives in a timely and successful manner.

• Demonstrated ability to accurately accomplish extremely detailed work.

• Ability to lead others effectively in a team and collaborate within and across departments in a cooperative and friendly manner.

• Ability to keep updated on trends and developments in the industry.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attorneys and firm staff.

• Ability to effectively supervise others.

Education

The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution required.

Experience

The position requires a minimum of six (6) years of increasingly responsible, directly related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated. Previous law firm experience preferred.

To apply, email your resume to opportunities@crowell.com OR visit the firm’s LinkedIn Careers Page.

Position: Cataloger
Location: LAC Federal, Washington DC or Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal is seeking experienced Catalogers to provide high quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Work may be done on-site at the government’s facility or virtually. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday – Friday) benefited position.

Responsibilities:

  • Create PCC BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings and/or classification numbers

Qualifications

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • 5+ years of original cataloging experience in an academic or large special library
  • Expert knowledge of RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging monographic materials
  • Proven experience with any/all of these LC classifications
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • J
    • P
    • Z
  • Demonstrated history of BIBCO level cataloging
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows
  • Strong computer skills related to downloading, installing and using specialized software from OCLC and LC
  • Understanding of item based workflow and requirement to create high level bibliographic and/or NACO records in a minimal amount of time
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit
  • Knowledge of NACO procedures
  • Strong computer & analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • High attention to detail

Position: Outreach & Evening Librarian
Location: McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Reporting to the Library Director, the Outreach & Evening Librarian is responsible for coordinating the library’s outreach activities and liaison support for academic departments. Additionally, the Librarian will:

  • Provide evening reference services and ensures oversight of library operations in the evening (typical schedule is 1pm-9pm Sunday through Thursday).
  • Provide instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participate in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.
  • Participate as a member of the leadership team working closely with the Library Director to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library.

Requirements
Required:

  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science by August 2018
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for information literacy instruction and providing interdisciplinary liaison activities, especially working with faculty and providing personalized research support for students
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate resources and developing reports to support conclusions
  • A strong commitment to library service excellence demonstrated by responsiveness to diverse patron needs and desire to find solutions to issues that arise
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close-knit community at a small liberal arts college including experience on successful team projects and well-developed relationship building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to calmly manage multiple tasks and commitments in an effective and timely manner, and successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects
  • Ability to thrive in a culture of experimentation where learning new ideas, delving into assessment and ongoing self-improvement are encouraged
  • Commitment to the use of innovative technologies demonstrated through past projects utilizing best methods to achieve a goal
  • Commitment to professional development and service

Preferred:

  • Experience with information literacy instruction
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Suite’s Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or similar, with willingness to learn Adobe Suite
  • Demonstrated experience with social media as a promotional tool
  • Experience with library outreach and/or liaison activities
  • Experience providing reference services in an academic library

Physical Characteristics: This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. Must be capable of lifting boxes and/or pushing carts of 25 lbs on a regular basis; must minimize exposure to paper/book dust, molds, and vapors from library mending and cleaning products through the use of protective masks and gloves when necessary. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regard to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, a CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references using the following link: https://employment.mcdaniel.edu/. Only applications submitted through this link will be accepted. Review of applications begins February 26 and will continue until position is filled.

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