Position: Library Project Manager
Location: CGI, Washington, DC
Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.
Build your career with CGI by joining a dynamic team of library professionals at the Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources to Congress and the American people.
The Library Project Manager (PM) will perform a variety of tasks in collections management (with a focus on new acquisitions) to meet the demands created by the vast quantity of items already in the Library’s collections, as well as the high rate of growth – a staggering 2.25M items annually. The PM must be able to effectively manage a mid-sized team to prioritize work assignments, complete ongoing tasks, and meet accuracy targets.
Daily activities may include:
• Supervise team responsible for retrieving, sorting, processing, shelving, and shelf reading collection material
• Plan, assign, monitor, and review the processing of collections on a daily basis
• Oversee quality control processes for inspection and review of all aspects of work
• Ensure that all staff meet defined accuracy and productivity requirements
• Address performance and personnel issues with the client and Corporate Liaison
• Train staff on procedures and policies
• Produce written reports and project deliverables for work performed
Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
• 2+ years experience working with collections in a major research library with over 1 million volumes while supervising a staff of 20 or more full time personnel
• Supervisory experience on shelf maintenance and bibliographic projects
• 1+ years experience in online Integrated Library Systems/MARC records (preferably Voyager) including knowledge of bibliographic, holdings and item records
• Thorough understanding of the Library of Congress Classification System
• Knowledge and ability to train staff and handle the assignment, monitoring, and inspection of work
• The ability to address performance and personnel issues
• The ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports of work performed
• Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office and Excel in particular
• Strong communication skills in English (written and oral)
• Ability to successfully complete background investigation covering criminal, education and employment history
• Ability to work schedule of 40 hours a week Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:30 am and 6:30 pm, plus evenings and weekends as needed
• The work requires significant physical acumen to shelve, shift, lift, and carry large amounts of materials. The employee must be consistently able to stand, walk, lift, carry, bend, reach, stoop and push/pull heavy carts in order to process, manage, and maintain a very large and complex collection.
• Physical stamina, including the ability to push a fully-loaded book truck containing 300 lbs of material, the ability to lift at least 25 lbs, and the ability to stand for extended periods of time
• MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution
Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Perkins Coie, Washington, DC
Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.
Perkins Coie is currently seeking a Reference Librarian to join the Library & Research Services team in our Washington DC office. Perkins Coie is a law firm with over 1000 lawyers with offices in the US and Asia and is highly rated for the quality of its client service. This strength stems from two key factors: a strong emphasis on service that starts at the top of the firm and permeates throughout, and an extremely collegial culture that emphasizes collaboration in support of client needs. We have been named as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 15 consecutive years! Below is more information about the opportunity to join our team.
This position will work with a team of librarians in multiple offices providing support for a very busy reference desk. We are looking for someone with excellent customer service skills and the ability to handle multiple complex research projects. Additional public services or technical services tasks may be assigned as well.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects in a timely manner.
- Provide orientation and training on research strategies and resources to attorneys and staff in a variety of formats.
- Creation and maintenance of current awareness and alert services.
- Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
- Use workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.
- Supervision of third-party filing service contractors and Library staff as determined by the Reference Services Manager.
- Administration of electronic resources only used in our Washington, D.C. office.
- Master’s Degree in Librarianship as well as five or more years of experience in a legal or corporate library.
- Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work quickly with great attention to detail.
- Solid skills in utilizing standard PC applications.
- Demonstrated knowledge of legal research, legal citation formats, and legal databases such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law is strongly preferred.
- Experience conducting business, patent, and technical research is highly desirable.
- Team-focused and independently motivated for the good of the team and the firm.
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $56,233 to $73,105 per year
Full vacancy announcement is available on the USAJOBS.
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language which will include reading and writing and may include speaking and translating. (See attached listing of approved foreign language.) The incumbent uses a specific foreign language skill to perform the following major duties.
This position is located in the Library Services, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, U.S. Arts, Sciences, And Humanities Division, Social Sciences Section.
Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.
Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the ordering process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.
Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.
Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accord with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.
Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.
Performs various other duties as assigned.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
- Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.**
- Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**
- Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to acquiring and/or cataloging library materials.
- Ability to communicate in writing.
- Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.
- Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Position: Reference & Assessment Librarian
Location: University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.
Brief Description of Duties
Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the Reference and Assessment Librarian, Assistant Professor will perform duties relating to the functions of the Access and Information Services Unit. Duties will be equally divided between reference functions and assessment of library instruction and user services, and other areas as needed.
The incumbent will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum and for developing students’ competence to access, evaluate, and effectively use electronic and print resources to acquire information.
S/he will also be responsible for organizing, maintaining and providing/reporting assessment data/information as needed. Overall, assessment results will be used to demonstrate:
1) The value and impact of the Library in facilitating the success of students and faculty
2) A role in facilitating the accomplishment of the mission and goals of the University
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Teaches information literacy instruction sessions as needed.
- Performs reference (in-person and virtual) and other related duties, including evening and weekend hours.
- Serves as academic department liaison: coordinates collection development with academic programs and manages related library collections/holdings; performs outreach and information literacy instruction for assigned departments; facilitates satisfactory resolution of other departmental needs related to library resources and services; and performs other duties as assigned.
- Plans, designs, and facilitates the implementation of the library’s assessment initiatives and activities in collaboration with the library director, faculty, and staff.
- Develops and implements a means for reporting, preserving and storing assessment data/information.
- Coordinates data collection and analysis and shares the findings with appropriate internal and external stakeholders in standardized reporting formats.
- Disseminates assessment information on the development or improvement of students’ competence and performance as it relates to research and critical thinking.
- Leads the design and implementation of regular internal and external surveys and other assessment methods.
- Leverages the results of library assessment activities to enhance and illustrate the impact of the library in the university community.
- Keeps apprised of assessment developments and introduces new methods or tools to library staff as appropriate.
- Works with staff and students to facilitate assessment activities and initiatives as needed or as assigned.
- Performs assignments related to job function (assessment) as required or needed in relation to LRD’s role in the Washington Research Library Consortium.
- Keeps current professionally by participating in relevant conferences, peer group meetings, etc. and conducts ongoing professional development activities for colleagues and staff as directed.
- Serves on departmental and university-wide committees and task forces as appropriate or assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
- Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative assessment methods for analyzing, drawing insight, reporting, and/or visualizing data.
- Experience as a librarian and with assessment in an academic institution preferred.
Position: Library Program Coordinator (Collections)
Location: District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
Under supervision of the Associate Director of Collection Services, the Selection Coordinator works with the selection team, vendors, staff and other content stakeholders to efficiently build on and improve District of Columbia Public Library’s collection for a designated content area. This position is responsible for the selection and management of popular front list adult print (fiction and non-fiction with large print runs and extensive publicity campaigns), YA and adult graphic novels and media. This position specializes in highly popular content.
- MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution required
- Three (3) years of experience using spreadsheets
- Acquisitions module experience preferred
- One (1) year of experience in the following areas;
- Selecting books in a Library, Bookstore, or related environment
- Managing a collection
- Collecting or using data in Collection decision-making
- Customer Service experience
- Long-range planning and budget
- Project lead or coordinating experience
To apply, or for additional details, please visit our website at http://dclibrary.org/about/careers.
Position: Branch Manager
Location: Worcester County Library — Ocean City Branch, Ocean City, MD
Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.
Worcester County Library is now accepting applications for the Branch Manager position at the Ocean City branch library. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week senior branch library management position, reporting to the library director.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manages the operation of a branch library
- Provides direct service, including library instruction, to library customers of all ages
- Schedules, supervises, trains, and evaluates branch staff
- Coordinates and oversees the development and marketing of the branch library’s collection of materials, including selection, promotion, evaluation, and de-selection.
- Plans, coordinates, promotes and may present library programs for children and adults
- Represents the County library on committees, professional organizations, regional associations, etc.
- Works with government, community, and civic organizations in the branch library’s service area
- Conducts training for other County library staff, in coordination with the director or assistant director
- Must meet continuing education requirements as mandated by the Maryland State Department of Education
Qualifications and Skills:
- Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, and 1 year of supervisory experience working in a public library, or Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience working in public library with 1 year of supervisory experience
- Thorough understanding of the principles and practice of public library service
- Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and an ability to promote and encourage teamwork and cooperation
- Ability to lead, to work as a team member and to be flexible and creative in a changing environment
Physical demands of position include:
- Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, and stooping
- Bending/twisting and reaching
- Talking and hearing; use of the telephone
- Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less
- Lifting and carrying: 50 pounds or less
- Handling: processing, picking up and shelving books
- Fingering: typing, writing, filing, sorting, shelving and processing
- Pushing and pulling: objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels
- Mobility: travel to meetings outside library
- Oral communications skills necessary to make presentations, participate in television and radio programs, and conduct formal library programs.
- Interpersonal skills to work effectively with multi-level staff, patrons, and community group members from all socioeconomic, educational, literacy, and cultural backgrounds.
- Community outreach skills to be able to build relationships with community partners.
- Organizational skills to be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a busy public library.
Critical thinking skills to be able to solve problems and make sound decisions on a daily basis.
- Ability to effectively and positively represent the library before community groups and the public, consistent with the library’s vision, mission, and strategic plan.
- Honesty, integrity, ability to maintain confidentiality, and responsible stewardship of County resources.
- Time management: set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.
To apply for this position, please complete a library application form (available at any branch library and on the library’s website: www.WorcesterLibrary.org), along with a cover letter and resume, if you wish, and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Worcester County Library
307 North Washington Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Position: Systems Librarian
Location: LAC – Federal, Virtual/Remote
Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.
LAC Federal is seeking a part-time Systems Librarian for a major federal library based in Bethesda, MD. This is a 100% remote position. Expected start June 2018.
- Assist with evaluating, testing and comparing features of different tools for a public information website including compliance with Section 508 accessibility standards.
- Work with client on SEO evaluation of website content including developing web content strategies to promote the website, reviewing and creating content for FAQs, blogs, and other web pages and creating technical procedures and documentation on an internal wiki.
- Degree in computer science, library & information science or related field
3-5 years providing comparable work including familiarity with health/medical topics
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills;
- Must be able to work both independently and as part of a motivated and productive team;
- Ability to follow rigorous and complex procedures;
- Must have excellent attention to detail;
- Ability to work in a database or content management system (training in the system will be provided, but the individual must have a high comfort level with learning systems, inputting data, and searching or using other available tools from the system);
- Comfort working in a fast-paced environment;
- Strong critical thinking and analysis skills.
- Experience working with Medline Plus
- Experience with health and medical taxonomy