Six Positions- Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian
Location: The Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian will provide day-to-day leadership, unit supervision, and strategic direction for the timely acquisition and maintenance of physical, electronic, and emerging-format resources. Additionally the candidate will follow best practices to enhance the discovery and delivery of electronic resources. With over ninety percent of our content budget allocated to electronic resources, the unit is actively engaged in providing patron-centered access to resources for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

The successful candidate will possess strong project management skills, communicate effectively and collaboratively, and monitor and refine unit best practices for delivery of physical and electronic resources. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Collections and Access Services, the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian is expected to maintain an awareness of national practices and trends. This position will supervise and evaluate unit staff and students.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform day-to-day operations and supervise staff and students in the Acquisitions unit;
  • Lead staff, training, and operations related to acquisitions in all formats—examples include:
    • Managing all aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources management;
    • Managing maintenance and enhancement of discovery layer and knowledge base(s);
    • Coordinating GOBI ordering and shelf-ready initiatives;
    • Developing cross-unit workflows with Cataloging & Metadata Services and/or Access Services as needed;
  • Participate in collection refresh activities in collaboration with Access Services, Cataloging & Metadata Services, and Research Services;
  • Develop protocols and dashboard statistics to communicate acquisitions information to internal and external constituents;
  • Coordinate acquisitions budget and monitor expenditures with the Assistant Director;
  • Perform liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Participate in library-wide initiatives as assigned;
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium regarding policies, standards, and best practices that benefit a shared ILS environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science or equivalent;
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in an academic library setting;
  • 1-3 years of experience managing, implementing, or integrating acquisitions processes;
  • 1-3 years of hands-on, recent experience managing the life cycle of electronic and continuing resources including budgets, licensing, technology, and assessment;
  • Working knowledge of budget monitoring and reporting in an integrated library system environment (currently Ex Libris’ Aleph);
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, set performance expectations, manage projects, work in a team environment, assess outcomes, and achieve goals;
  • Demonstrated experience integrating payment and ordering data (e.g., EDI and EOD) and using acquisitions systems (e.g., GOBI);
  • Demonstrated experience with external services and tools (e.g., EZproxy, knowledge bases, link resolvers, A to Z lists, and OCLC);
  • Extensive knowledge of descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata as it relates to access and discovery of resources;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with rapid cataloging processes;
  • Knowledge of discovery layer structures and batch loading processes;
  • Working knowledge of ILLiad;
  • Experience working with library consortia;
  • Understanding of future trends (e.g., data visualization, cloud computing, and text mining).

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

Position: Library Associate Director (Access Services Associate Director)
Location: Montgomery College, Takoma Park/ Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description:
The Access Services Associate Director directs and manages the college wide operations of the access services division. Supports all aspects and methods of division activities for a three campus library system. As part of the management team, coordinates long term goals, objectives, and strategic directions with the director, other divisions and external units. Enhances and standardizes policies and procedures. Identifies and implements new programs and services to optimize resource stewardship, patron experience, and student success. The access services division is responsible for service desk operations at all campus libraries, including formation of college wide service level expectations, effective utilization of student employees to support services, and standardized procedures and practices at all campus libraries for the reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and Intercampus Loan services, as well as inventory and management of the collections and related circulation services. The division is the primary public face for 640,000 patrons who visit the library annually in person. Patrons ask approximately 10,000 non-research questions and check out nearly 30,000 books, textbooks and other media annually. The division is responsible for library facilities and manages the tangible collections.

This division is responsible for college wide planning for library aesthetics, space planning, furniture, event management, displays, and programming in support of student services and the Academic Area Liaison Program. The division manages and maintains internal systems for circulation transactions, reserves requests, and requests for materials from other libraries. The division works closely with other library units on collection maintenance and new collection projects in the facilities, deployment of new end-user software and hardware, and to provide research help to users at their time of need. This division works collaboratively with Academic Learning Centers and Student Affairs to coordinate complementary student support services across the College ecosystem. The division has three access services supervisors, 14 access services specialists, and student employees.

The Montgomery College Library is moving from a principally campus-based organization, to a functional structure. The new structure will align the library with the College’s strategic directions, particularly efforts to increase student success, and will facilitate common student and common employee experiences.  This position will provide leadership to one of four new divisions.  The Montgomery College Library facilitates student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation and delivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Directs and manages, and coordinates long term goals and strategic directions of the college wide operations of the access services division
  • Supervises three access services supervisors
  • Oversees access services assessment planning
  • Responsible for access and information services provided at single service desks at all campus libraries
  • Provides in-person and virtual service to library users
  • With other divisions, oversees college wide service level expectations and training of employees to assure quality standardized service provision
  • Implements standardized procedures and practices for in-person and virtual services
  • Administers access services (including circulation, course reserves and interlibrary loan) systems
  • Collaboratively plans and implements library automation projects and supports deployment of new technologies to the public
  • Coordinates college wide planning for library aesthetics, space planning and furniture for 91,000 square feet of library facilities
  • Acts as library point person on safety and security matters
  • Effectively manages collections of well over 200,000 items on over four miles of stacks shelving
  • Assures that effective programming, displays and events are offered
  • Manages access services student employee and supplies budgets of approximately $230,000 and assists in developing annual library budget
  • Actively participates in College and professional service, including taking on leadership roles

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science (M.L.S., M.S.L.S., M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Five years of library access services professional level experience
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, policies, procedures and best practices related to at least four of the access services areas: circulation, course reserves, resource sharing (Interlibrary Loan and Intercampus Loan), information services, facilities and stacks management
  • Excellent customer service skills, including responding to user complaints and explaining library policies and actions
  • Skill in use in and management of systems: circulation and course reserves modules in an integrated library system, and standalone course reserves and Interlibrary Loan systems
  • Knowledge of database infrastructure of integrated library systems and course reserves and Interlibrary Loan systems
  • Experience working with information services tools including discovery service
  • Skill in managing a student employee and supplies budget
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, team management, leadership, interpersonal, coaching and team building skills
  • Ability to work with and supervise diverse employees and work with a diverse set of student and employee constituencies
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Library access services professional level experience in an academic setting
  • Supervisory experience in an academic library
  • Skill in managing a student employee and supplies budget in excess of $200,000
  • Experience with long-term stacks management planning
  • Knowledge of web-content creation, information services and higher education software such as discovery services, Blackboard LMS, tutorial modules, Springshare products, Camtasia, Wikis, SoftChalk
  • Knowledge of social media tools

Application Process:

  • Apply online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment
  • Online applications must be received by July 6, 2018
  • For consideration, you must:
    • Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
    • Submit a cover letter describing how your experience and background matches this position.
    • List 3 professional references.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Participation in a retirement plan.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

Position: Library Associate Director (Research and Teaching Associate Director)
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
The Research and Teaching Associate Director directs and manages the college wide operations of the research and teaching division. Supports all aspects and methods of division activities for a three campus library system. As part of the management team, coordinates long term goals, objectives, and strategic directions with the director, other divisions and external units. Enhances and standardizes policies and procedures. Identifies and implements new programs and services to optimize resource stewardship, patron experience, and student success.  The research and teaching division will define and execute the Academic Area Liaison (i.e., embedded librarian) Program, in support of Academic Master Plan initiatives to increase student success. Librarians will serve as liaisons to the College’s academic departments, focusing on embedded classroom support (in person and virtual), information literacy, instruction, and in-depth reference and research assistance. Teams of librarians will be dedicated to STEM, health and communications, humanities, business and social sciences, and applied technologies and Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WD&CE).  Lead librarians will coordinate discipline-based teams across campuses, providing a deep focus on academic programming to tailor services based on areas of study, an emphasis on forming partnerships with faculty and creating dynamic learning tools in support of the curriculum, collection building to support departmental needs, and coordinating areas, such as copyright and Open Educational Resources (OERs).  The division maintains 300 research, course, and faculty guides and tutorials and responds to over 4,000 reference and research questions annually.  The division assures that MC students have appropriate information literacy skills through online embedding of information literacy content and systems, and overseeing the library instruction program which responds to 400 requests annually and reaches nearly 8,000 students.

The division will work closely with deans, chairs and program coordinators to build relationships between faculty and librarians and to understand departmental needs, attitudes and internal operations. The division works with other library units to provide research help to users at their time of need, on messaging and marketing approaches, and deployment of new services. Librarians in the division communicate what faculty and curriculum needs are to the collection development librarian. The division has four lead librarians and nine additional librarian employees.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Directs and manages, and coordinates long term goals and strategic directions of the college wide operations of the research and teaching division
  • Supervises four lead librarians and nine additional librarians
  • Oversees lead librarians and librarian teams to coordinate approaches across the College
  • Oversees research and teaching assessment planning
  • Manages library embedded support services initiatives (in person and virtual)
  • Implements standardized college wide procedures and practices for in-person and virtual services
  • Assures maintenance of 300 research, course and faculty guides
  • With other divisions, oversees college wide service level expectations and training of employees to assure quality standardized service provision
  • Supports and leads division librarians to offer instruction and research services
  • Provides in-person and virtual service to library users
  • Coordinates virtual embedded support services with library divisions and relevant College units
  • Coordinates with technology and user experience associate director to acquire and create effective tutorials and training videos and create intuitive online research and learning assistance
  • Manages student employee and supplies budgets of approximately $20,000 and assists in developing annual library budget
  • Actively participates in College and professional service, including taking on leadership roles

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science (M.L.S., M.S.L.S., M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Five years of library research and teaching professional level experience, preferably in an academic setting
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Thorough knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, policies, procedures and best practices related to at least three of the research and teaching areas: embedding library services into LMS environments, academic area liaison services, library instruction, and reference and research services
  • Skill in use in and knowledge of configuration of research and teaching-related systems: discovery services, Blackboard LMS, tutorial modules, Springshare products, and other research and teaching services
  • Knowledge of web-content creation, information services and higher education software such as Camtasia, Wikis, SoftChalk
  • Familiarity with open educational resources (OER)
  • Familiarity with collection development and management, including collection assessment, and implementation of new collections programs
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, team management, leadership, interpersonal, coaching and team building skills
  • Ability to work with and supervise diverse employees and work with a diverse set of student and employee constituencies
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Library research and teaching professional level experience in an academic setting
  • Experience supervising librarians in an academic library
  • Skill in managing a budget in excess of $20,000
  • Knowledge of database infrastructure of research and teaching-related systems
  • Knowledge of social media tools

Application Process:

  • Apply online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment
  • Online applications must be received by July 6, 2018
  • For consideration, you must:
    • Include dates of employment in your application or attachment
    • Submit a cover letter describing how your experience and background matches this position.
    • List three professional references

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Participation in a retirement plan.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

General summary/purpose:
The Processing Archivist will gain important career skills working with world-class collections alongside an experienced, user-focused, collaborative archives staff while also contributing meaningfully to the advancement of the Sheridan Libraries’ archives unit.

The Processing Archivist’s main responsibility will be to accession, arrange, and describe archival collections (i.e. manuscript collections and university records) acquired by the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections department. This is a two-year, full-time appointment with the opportunity for renewal.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Accession, arrange, and describe analog and born-digital archival collections in accordance with best practice
  • Create finding aids compliant with archival metadata standards such as DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF
  • Coordinate creation of cataloging records with Technical Services unit
  • Create processing plans
  • Supervise student workers
  • Participate in the development, documentation, and implementation of processing standards in the Archives unit
  • Identify conservation issues in collections and collaborate with Conservation and Preservation department to address these concerns as appropriate
  • Arrange and describe electronic records
  • Communicate with faculty and donors about acquisition and processing of collections
  • Collaborate with Hopkins Retrospective Program Manager to conduct oral histories of first-generation JHU undergraduates

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master’s degree in library science, archival studies, or related field
  • Experience processing archival collections
  • Experience applying archival metadata standards, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF
  • Familiarity with born-digital archives issues
  • Cultural competency skills
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through archival practice
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn from and collaborate with senior archivists
  • Motivation to contribute meaningfully to Archives team and archival profession at large

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with an archival content management system such as Archivist’s Toolkit or ArchivesSpace
  • Experience accessioning and/or processing born-digital archives
  • Experience working with faculty, donors, or other members of the public
  • Experience supervising students

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

To apply:  Please attach a resume and cover letter as one PDF to your application. In your cover letter, please briefly describe your commitment to and/or experience with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through archival practice.

Position: Biological Sciences/Bioscience Informationist
Location: Wilson Information Services Corporation (WISCO) – NCI-Frederick Library, Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
Biological Sciences/Bioinformatics Informationist – Wilson Information Services Corporation, the Scientific Library contractor at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick, has an immediate opening for an outgoing, service-oriented librarian with a strong bioinformatics background, who can adapt to a changing environment with a positive and innovative attitude, to manage outreach services in consultation with research staff in a multi-disciplinary biomedical research library setting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
This individual will provide information management, reference, marketing, and instructional services to scientists and support staff whose expertise ranges from biopharmaceutical development, proteomics, gene mapping, and nanotechnology to virology, immunology, genomics, and veterinary science. Serves as a consultant to scientists seeking assistance in locating and managing genetics information, bibliometrics and portfolio analyses, and disseminating research results via the web. Duties also include serving at the circulation and reference desks, which requires knowledge of biomedical resources. Must be able to work in an environment that fosters learning, collaboration, and teamwork, and able to communicate with others effectively by telephone, in writing, and in person.

Education:
An A.L.A.- accredited M.L.S. and a minimum of six years post-degree experience; time at the bench as a biologist in lieu of some post-degree experience is applicable.

Additional Qualifications:
Proven, successful, demonstrated experience with application of information expertise to literature searching and prior experience working in a health sciences, pharmaceutical, or biomedical library is required. Familiarity with the major scientific databases, an undergraduate degree in biology or molecular biology, and knowledge of health sciences literature preferred. Experience with identifying and applying new technology to information management problems is essential. A strong background in use of information technologies, information management tools, and library marketing is expected.

Hours: This full-time, 40-hour week position includes rotational days at the Advanced Technology Research Facility

Type of Work and Work Environment: Involves moderate physical exertion. NCI-Frederick is a smoke-free workplace.

Salary and Benefits: Salary depends upon qualifications and experience. We offer excellent company benefits.

To apply: Send resume to Howard Wilson, Administrator, Wilson Information Services Corporation, P.O. Box 102, New Market, MD 21774. The successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background check. WISCO is an EEO employer.

Position: Library Technicians
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
LAC Group is seeking Library Technicians to work on-site at a major Federal library in the Washington, DC.  Technicians will work in one of four technical service areas: accessioning of new acquisition, collections maintenance, serials bindery and preservation, and inventory management. Must show strong attention to detail and an ability work without direct supervision. This is an ongoing contract full time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position starting last week of September. Nights and weekend work are expected for the role.

Qualifications:

  • 6 months of prior experience working in a law library of over 500,000 volumes (preferred) or similar experience at any library
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions and organize large quantities of materials
  • Experience retrieving and refiling library materials according to the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • Demonstrated experience in at least one of the four (4) library technical services areas (accessioning, collections maintenance, preservation, inventory control).
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in at least one foreign language and who are able transliterate using Romanization tables.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.

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