Six Positions- Maryland, Washington DC, & Virginia

Position: Circulation Assistant III
Location: Baltimore County Public Library, Towson & White Marsh, MD
Salary: $30,317 to $39,626 per year, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At Baltimore County Public Library, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, developing innovative learning environments, and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles and a growing virtual online presence. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas consider joining the Baltimore County Public as a full-time Circulation Assistant III.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs routine circulation functions such as processing incoming, withdrawn, and problem materials, mail, reserves, and various reports
  • Assists customers at the public service desk with library card registration, self-service technology, basic catalog searched and computer sign-up and questions
  • Shelves materials and performs shelf reading tasks
  • Assists with opening/closing procedures
  • May handle building/equipment concerns, security issues & emergency situations
  • Prepares cash drawers and may make cash deposits and prepare reports for Fiscal Services

Education/Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • One year of customer service experience in a public library preferred
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to use different technologies to perform work
  • Commitment to internal and external customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers
  • Physical ability to bend, stand for extended periods of time, lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Must pass a post offer criminal background check

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: Four weeks of vacation; sick and personal leave; subsidized healthcare coverage; pension eligibility; and other benefits. Annualized Salary: $30,317 – $39,626 commensurate with experience.

To apply:
Send an email to and attach two documents: 1) a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website and 2) your cover letter and resume as one PDF document. Include your last name in the title of the documents. Indicate the job title Circulation Assistant III in the subject line of your email.

Documents must be received no later than July 24, 2018. Vacancy #: 2018-143

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Harford Community College is seeking a customer service-oriented individual to join our library team. Responsibilities include providing reference/research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person and by electronic communications; assisting library patrons in using information and technology resources; and teaching information literacy/library instruction sessions. The reference & instruction librarian also serves as an embedded librarian in online courses, assists in the development of course guides and other user guides and in collection development.

Work schedule is approximately 20 hours per week, to include some weekend hours and one evening per week. The 10-month employee works August 15 to June 15 each year.

A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or in a closely related field, and advanced knowledge of reference service principles and information literacy competency standards are required. One year of experience in library reference preferred; one year of library instruction or other teaching experience is strongly preferred. Experience in an academic setting is also preferred.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to, proficiency in a Windows-based computer environment; experience assisting others to use online databases, library catalogs, and other print, non-print, or digital library resources; demonstrated ability to teach library instruction classes; and customer service experience. Experience using some or all of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications is desirable.

For best consideration apply online by July 11, 2018.

Position: Division Manager – Library Technology Services
Location: Loudoun County Public Library, Leesburg, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Just 45 minutes west of Washington, D.C., Loudoun County Public Library is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization that enjoys great community support and has an excellent reputation. Loudoun County Public Library is seeking qualified applicants for the Division Manager of Library Technology Services position.

This position reports to the Deputy Director and is a member of the senior leadership team, working closely with the Director, other departments, and other members of library management to facilitate and implement long-range planning for the library system. Responsible for providing direction and expertise in digital library applications, including integrated library systems (ILS), emerging technologies, and system-wide technology projects.

Major responsibilities of this position include:

  • Supervise technology teams managing the Library’s online catalog, ILS, third party applications, eCommerce systems, online resources, automation equipment, and other hardware and software supporting staff workflows and customer service throughout the system;
  • Lead all library technology initiatives, contracts, projects, and planning;
  • Develop and execute system-wide strategies to address the technology needs of current and future customers and to enhance customer experience in a changing library landscape through technology;
  • Assess library technology needs based on use, experience, and trends, and create plans and policies to adapt and improve technology offerings;
  • Coordinate critical system-wide projects, especially as they relate to the technological impact on staff, customers, and resources;
  • Develop a technology training plan for staff and customers to address the current and emerging needs of the community.

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of current technology, trends, and technology’s potential use in libraries.

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!

  • Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Annual Paid Holidays
  • Group Health Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Exceptional Performance Recognition
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Education and Career Development

Hiring Range: $66,515-$96,749. Recruitment #18-A2-1242. Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at for more information and to apply. EOE


  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to Master’s Degree
  • 4 years of experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with integrated library systems (ILS) and database administration preferred.
  • Successful candidate will undergo a criminal, credit and DMV check.

Position: Assistant Librarian
Location: Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Hillwood seeks a self-motivated, responsible and highly organized Assistant Librarian. Our library holdings reflect the museum’s collection of imperial Russian and 18th-century French decorative arts within a broad social context. The library contains approximately 38,000 items that consist primarily of monographs, auction catalogs, rare and antiquarian materials, Marjorie Merriweather Post’s book collections, periodicals, and vertical and ephemeral files.

Reporting to the Head Librarian, you will assist with day-to-day library operations with an emphasis on collection management activities such as acquisitions and cataloging. The Assistant Librarian will also provide research and reference assistance to museum staff, volunteers and the general public.

We seek a contemporary thinker with fresh ideas and an enthusiasm for the impact that new technologies can have on providing broad access, in addition to preservation practices. You’ll be grounded in the fundamentals of library management, underpinned with an MLS from an ALA-accredited school. You’ll be expected to be proficient or to quickly become proficient in automated cataloging using modern metadata standards, authority control, and acquisitions processes plus the effectively accessing integrated library systems. Foreign language skills (French or Russian) are desirable as is an understanding of appropriate preservation practices for rare books and other special collection materials.

This is a part-time position. Your work schedule will be Monday & Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, or Monday – Thursday 10 am – 2 pm. We don’t envision this becoming a full-time role in the foreseeable future.

Position: Academic Specialist (Librarian)
Location: National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $68,036 to $77,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the USAJOBS.

The National Defense University is recruiting for an Academic Specialist (Librarian) in Reference and Instructional Services. This position provides comprehensive instructional services on research methods, the use of Library resources and curriculum development support services to University students, faculty, staff, and authorized outside users.

NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense.

Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.

Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.

Builds partnerships with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.

Evaluates library holdings for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Conditions of Employment
Background or Security Investigation: This is a Non- Sensitive position which requires a background investigation.

To qualify for this position, you must:

  • Have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of two years of professional experience in instruction research and reference services in an academic, military, medical, special, or public library.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of research assistance methodology.
  • Have experience instructing students in information literacy principles and practices.
  • Have experience in selection/deselection/management of library resources in a variety of formats.
  • Have experience working collaboratively with faculty or others to instructional design and curriculum development.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with faculty, researchers, students, and colleagues in a group or individual setting.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.
  • Have the ability to think creatively, make decisions quickly, and work productively in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Have the ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, and manage projects and time wisely.
  • Have the ability to work harmoniously as a team player and thrive in a team-based environment

Desired qualifications:

  • Professional experience in a graduate-level academic library.
  • Working knowledge of adult learning styles and/or online learning theory.
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camta sia, etc.) and course management software.
  • Working knowledge of instructional design and web design.

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Bracewell LLP, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

Job Description:

Bracewell is seeking a Research Analyst to provide research and reference assistance to attorneys and administrative staff throughout the Firm. This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas but can reside in any Bracewell U.S. office.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs in-depth, on-demand legal, business, financial and competitive intelligence research through the utilization of print and online resources
  • Creates and maintains practice specific toolkits / resource pages
  • Coordinates group training sessions, develops training materials, and provides instruction on various research-related topics and strategies
  • Works with practice group leaders to develop the best collection of resources in print and online
  • Develops current awareness materials for distribution to attorneys / clients
  • Develops and maintains content on the firm’s intranet
  • Assists with the evaluation and review of new resources
  • Performs data entry for client billing as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned or needed

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science or J.D. preferred
  • At least three (3) years of law firm legal research experience
  • Highly proficient in searching a variety of databases including, but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Practical Law, Intelligize, HeinOnline, BloombergLaw, CCH, MonitorSuite, Hoovers, etc.
  • Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships to market and improve services
  • SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Natalie Lira –

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