Three Positions: Washington DC and Maryland

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Join a dynamic team of researchers who handle challenging and interesting research projects across our firm!

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Research Librarian provides research support and outreach for all offices and works as a member of the firmwide research team. The position also participates in training, collection development, and special projects that enhance the services offered by the department.

Interested applicants need to submit a cover letter along with the resume.

Job Responsibilities:

• Conducts business, legal, legislative, regulatory research for attorneys, marketing staff and paralegals, providing the initial analysis of research results and summaries of key findings.
• Provides background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets in support of business and client development efforts.
• Guides attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases and print collection
• Provides current awareness and alerting services for attorneys and staff.
• Assists in resolving access and technical issues with online resources.
• Remains current on technological applications and best practices relevant to providing high-quality research services.
• Recommends additions of print and electronic sources to the Research Services collection, maintaining a focus on trends in client requests and interests.
• Performs other special projects or duties as needed.
• Requires occasional overtime and travel.

Position: Research and Instruction Librarian
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Washington College invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. The College seeks an enthusiastic and motivated librarian who can provide research and information literacy instruction. The successful candidate must be experienced in providing reference services to students, faculty, and staff; information literacy instruction and assessment of student learning across the curriculum in all four years. The Research and Instruction Librarian also serves as the liaison to an academic division, department, or program; assists with collection development and the general operation of Library and Academic Technology; and engages in faculty activities. Demonstrated ability in creating digital instructional tools for students and faculty is desirable. Expected to work some weekends and Sundays. This is a 12-month, non-tenured faculty position.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program required. Current experience in reference and instruction services and working knowledge of library and information technologies. Strong commitment to quality user services. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of faculty, staff, and students. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to a collaborative work environment and shared decision-making. Familiarity with emerging trends in public services, reference, information resources and technologies, and the ability to identify and implement appropriate changes within a dynamic environment. Understanding of small independent liberal arts colleges.

Position: Library Director
Location: Cecil College, North East, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position: Library Director
Department: Student Services & Enrollment Management
Hours: 37.5 hours a week; 8 to 4:30 Monday-Friday; occasional nights and weekends

The Library Director is responsible for the overall management of the Cecil College Library. The Director should be an experienced information resource expert with a successful track record of implementing new programs in collaboration with the academic community. Additionally, the position will be responsible for the administration of quality services using current library technologies.

1. Oversees physical inventories of the library print and non-print collections as needed.
2. Ensures efficient and effective use of the integrated library system, SirsiDynix, through technical support and problem solving.
3. Collaborates with faculty and library staff in investigating leading-edge technologies, testing new software, and recommending and implementing appropriate systems in support of library services.
4. Directs the development and implementation of library orientation programs and services.
5. Oversees the completion of service quality assessment of the library to ensure continuous improvement in library services.
6. Provides leadership in developing faculty outreach and liaison programs.
7. Functions as a resource in recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating the College library staff.
8. Supervises collection development of subject areas relevant to the College mission such as multiculturalism and student learning.
9. Prepares, presents, and administers the library budget.
10. Responsible for all materials donated to the library.
11. Coordinates Cecil College’s library services, activities, programs, and initiatives with other local and regional academic institutions, CCPL, CCPS, and local community.
12. Fulfill MHEC proposal requests for Library Resources from Associate Dean for Academic Assessments & Development.

Other Related Duties
1. Attend related statewide meetings as appropriate.
2. Participate in College committees as necessary.
3. Handles other related duties as assigned.
• Education: Master’s degree in library science (ALA accredited).
• Experience: Minimum of 5 years of substantial management, supervisory and budget experience in increasingly responsible positions in academic libraries. A record of successful implementation and management of a variety of services, functions and knowledge of best practices and current trends in library services.
• Skills/Training: Demonstrated ability to introduce information literacy related to online research to the College community. Strong record of professional and scholarly activity.
• Proficiencies: Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills. Documented supervisory experience.
• Scheduling Requirements: Varied work schedule during critical periods, sometimes requiring evening, and Saturday work hours dependent on the needs of special events promotions.
• Physical Demands: None
• Other Requirements: NA

Deadline: For best consideration, please apply by July 8, 2018.

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