Three Positions- Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Baltimore County Public Library, Owings Mills, MD
Salary: $79,052 to $105,891 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, four mobile library vehicles and a growing virtual online presence. We contribute to the success of Baltimore County by being a place that supports diversity and inclusion through acceptance, dialogue and collaboration. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated and open to new ideas, consider joining the Baltimore County Public Library team as a full-time Branch Manager II.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized health care coverage, pension eligibility and other benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director. manages the day-to-day branch operations including information, circulation, programming and outreach services
  • Serves as the branch leader in gaining commitment for BCPL’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library service and communicating a shared vision for standout user experiences
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration and the community
  • Responsible for supervising, training and evaluating the work performance of staff.
  • Creates a work environment that fosters continuous improvement and values teamwork. Demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth and supporting system-wide succession planning efforts
  • Seeks to make a distinctive and lasting impact on the community by engaging with customers and stakeholders to ensure that BCPL delivers on its mission
  • Engages in direct public service and develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions
  • Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles security issues and emergency situations
  • Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the library in the community

Education/Experience Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited school and comprehensive knowledge of public library operations acquired through eight years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library and three years of supervisory experience
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Experience using various technologies including Polaris, online databases, e-books and Microsoft applications
  • Ability to stand and walk for lengthy periods of time and the ability to bend, lift up to 25 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with customers, coworkers and community groups
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and emergencies in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate flexibility, initiative and creativity
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system and work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends
  • Must pass post-offer criminal background screening

To Apply
Send an email to and attach two documents:

1. A completed BCPL employment application, which you can find on our website

2. Your cover letter and resume as one PDF document

Include your last name in the title of the documents. Indicate the job title Branch Manager II in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 07/05/2018

Vacancy #: 2018-138

Position: Collection Management Assistant
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Collection Management Assistant in the Washington, DC office. The Department is seeking a detail-oriented individual to help support the departmental accounting and budgeting activities. The incumbent will work individually and as part of a team with staff members located throughout the firm. Please submit a cover letter as well as your resume.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Process invoices for payment and allocate client charges using the firm’s expense management software;
  • Work with vendors to rectify billing issues;
  • Provide support for budgeting and expenditure tracking activities, including data entry and report generation;
  • Manage memberships and expense related to professional association activities; and
  • Provide general assistance to the department, including record maintenance and other administrative support.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred;
  • Minimum of two years of experience providing library collection management or technical services support, with a strong preference for law library.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and able to use expense and financial management software with Chrome River, IB Intellistat and Aderant a plus;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal literature, including print and electronic resources;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Excellent analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers;
  • Good written and oral communication skills; and
  • Strong customer service orientation.

To apply click here:

Position: Scanning Operator/Technician
Location: National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

National Geographic has an opening for a self-directed technician/archivist to participate in a digitization and metadata project of institutional and scientific materials.

The position requires a detail-oriented and conscientious individual who will be responsible for creating high-quality results. Strong technical skills and ability to learn quickly the operation of existing digital and analog equipment. Clear communicator with a willingness to interact with fellow staff, clients and vendors in a friendly and professional manner.

Job Description:


  • Preparing items to be scanned at high-resolution. Performing scanning, image evaluation and correction, quality control as needed, maintain and monitor equipment and software, perform OCR function if needed, following naming conventions and metadata protocols of the project. (70%)
  • Coordinate technical metadata with descriptive metadata as needed, assist with metadata creation, curatorial review/recommendations, and proper housing of items in the scanning project as needed. (20%)
  • Report on or contribute to reporting on project status reports, statistical reports, project analysis/highlights/updates. Contribute to promotion and outreach of the project through tours, site visits, social media, or other outlets. (10%)

Minimum Education Required

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, preferably in library science, archival studies, photography, or related field.

Minimum Years and Types of Experience

2+ years previous archival/film preservation experience or combined with education.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Certified Phase One Cultural Heritage Specialist
  • Detail-oriented and proficient in finding practical solutions
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with digitization workflows and descriptive metadata
  • Familiarity with photographic history, formats, qualities, and technical specifications
  • Strong and effective written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience working with rare, fragile and oversized materials
  • Ability to work quickly and carefully with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to provide rigorous quality control review
  • Familiarity with scanning systems, file formats, bit depth, image resolution, etc.

Supervision : None

Responsibility percentages may vary depending on business needs.

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