Three Positions — Washington, DC & Maryland

Research and Evaluation Coordinator (Reopened)
Location: Maryland State Library, Division of Library Development & Services, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Main Purpose Of Job
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.

POSITION DUTIES
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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
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.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION
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.

For immediate consideration please submit your application by April 6, 2018 – Open until filled.

Position: Programming & Outreach Coordinator
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library, Headquarters, Annapolis, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded with two years of experience working in a library and/or educational setting and extensive knowledge of technology used in education and programming for all ages. Two years of supervisory experience.

Necessary Special Requirement: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years of hire; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 contact hours of training every 5 years.

Responsibilities include: Providing STEM programming and outreach to the public of all ages, with an emphasis on programming to children and teens. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning, and other committee activities or projects.

Position: Archivist
Location: D.C. Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Records Management, Archival Administration, Library of Governmental Information, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is located in the Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Records Management, Archival Administration, Library of Governmental Information. The purpose of this position is to perform professional archival work, which involves surveying, appraising and scheduling the official records, and identifying and making immediate provisions for those records that have sufficient historical value and warrant permanent preservation, which requires incumbent to select, preserve, describe, and make available the permanently valuable records of the District of Columbia.

Qualifications

Candidate must possess at least one (1) year of specialized/professional experience in archival science equivalent to at the next lower grade level in the District of Columbia government service, or its non-District equivalent obtained from the public or private sector which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. Specialized/Professional experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position. Examples of specialized/professional experience for this position include: surveying, appraising, and scheduling the official records of the District of Columbia; identifying and making immediate provisions for those records that have sufficient historical and warrant permanent preservation; providing oral and written communication to government agencies, scholars, and other researchers seeking information on official records of the District government; and participating in the development of policies, procedures, instructions, instructions issuances handbooks, manuals, internal operating manuals, and other publications.

Major Duties

Participates in the development of policies, procedures, instructions, instructions issuances handbooks, manuals, internal operating manuals, and other publications to efficiently and effectively operate and manage the center. Advises the supervisor on issues that require amendment and/or revision to legal operating authorities of the Office of Public Records. Assures that the center is operational, secure and safe.

Surveys, appraises, and schedules the official records of the District of Columbia. Identifies and makes immediate provisions for those records that have sufficient historical and warrant permanent preservation. The records surveying, appraising, and scheduling process includes: (1) reviewing and analyzing the administrative activities of agencies in relation to the creation of records, and the mission, functions, services of the agencies as related to records they create and/or maintain; (2) evaluating the broad social, economic, political, or other conditions with which the records are related; (3) determining the interrelationships of the records and their historical or other research significance; and (4) establishing suitable retention periods for the various series of temporary records.

Assists agencies in implementing records management programs. Maintains the orderly transfer of records into the center, and approves all necessary paperwork to store, retrieve and dispose records from the center.

Participates in the development and implementation plans for the arrangement and description of records management plans for accessioning retrieving, disposing records, and maintains a data-base management of the records holdings. Participates in the development and implements facility operations, quality control, security and safety management plans.

Provides oral and written communication to government agencies, scholars, and other researchers seeking information on official records of the District government.

Lectures in the District of Columbia Archival and Records Management Training Program, and assists agencies in developing and conducting archival and records management workshops.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in Archival Science, Library and Information Science or History is required.

Master’s degree in Archival Science, Library and Information Science or History preferred.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s