Four Positions- Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Salary: $54,500

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Associate Director for Education, Information and Technology Services.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference and instruction desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
  • Performs online database search services and research consultations as requested, including support for systematic and scoping reviews.
  • Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
  • Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
  • Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Clinical Skills and Reasoning program in the medical curriculum.
  • Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  • Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
  • Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  • Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
  • Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  • Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
  • Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
  • Participates in orientation and training activities for new reference librarians.
  • Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
  • Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position: Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Location: Law Library, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for a Digital Initiatives Coordinator position, based in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

Located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.

Under the direct supervision of the Digital Initiatives Librarian, this position is responsible for the oversight, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library.

In this capacity, the Digital Initiatives Coordinator manages the production digitization of library materials, including oversight of the staff scanning team and student assistants. S/he will provide support and training in digital concepts and processes, as well as the use of multiple pieces of equipment for book, document and microform scanning, and associated software. The Digital Initiatives Coordinator will participate in repository ingest processes for all digital platforms, and will assist in the development of metadata strategies for digitized materials, including for use in digitization workflow tools and for migration to new systems. S/he will develop statistics and reporting methods and execute digital asset preservation actions.


Bachelor’s degree is required. Ability to organize projects and accomplish goals. High level of proficiency with personal computers and software, the Internet and library-relevant information technology applications; strong interpersonal skills.

Technical Qualifications:

Ability to perform command-line tasks. Familiarity with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge. General knowledge of how digital library collections and electronic objects are used in an academic setting. Knowledge of MARC, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials.


Experience working in an academic library; expertise with an integrated library system; familiarity with digital library collections and repositories.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal ( and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by July 13, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Position: Librarian Cataloger
Location: ISoftech Inc. – Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum three years experience in libraries, library management and discovery systems.

Minimum of one-year original cataloging experience applying current standards and systems to include at least two from the following list:

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2)
Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC21)
Resource Description and Access (RDA)
Library of Congress Classification (LCC)
Library of Congress Subject Headings(LCSH)
Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging (LC/PCC) and
OCLC Connexion.

Experience in cataloging, and providing metadata for, digital formats.

Experience in cataloging in MARC.


  • Provide support for cataloging, serials processing, catalog maintenance, and physical processing for multiple formats and locations.
  • Provide support for the creation, documentation, training, and on-going improvement of cataloging/bibliographic workflows through collaboration with library staff.
  • Provide support for enhancing access to print and digital materials.
  • Responsible for timely original and complex copy cataloging for library materials in all formats, including print and electronic monographs and serials, as well as other digital items, while adhering to Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) standards.
  • Identify cataloging and collection risks and suggest mitigation actions.
  • Stay current with cataloging and metadata developments and provide expert advice to the library on providing access to information resources.
  • Stay abreast of the federal librarys system updates and enhancements.
  • Follow the federal library rules, regulations, and procedures.

Education: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school

To learn more and to apply, click here.

Position: Access Services Evening Supervisor
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an Access Services Evening Supervisor to serve at the Library’s Help Desk, supervise student workers, oversee building operations and security during evening hours, and perform other duties as assigned. The successful candidate must adapt well to frequent interruptions and demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility, and excellent customer service while delivering accurate, timely, and courteous assistance to a diverse academic community. This position requires a general understanding of academic library operations and demonstrated ability to implement specific library policies and procedures. Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, this position’s primary schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m. Adjustments in this schedule will be necessary to support the academic calendar, e.g., finals, summers, and intersessions.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Supervises library operations Sunday through Thursday evenings 3:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
  • Supervises and trains student workers in tasks to support the Library and to provide excellent and efficient service using materials developed in collaboration with the Access Services Librarian.
  • Provides courteous directional, informational, and simple reference assistance to users in person, on the phone, and via email; refers complex questions to librarians as needed.
  • Uses the integrated library system (Aleph) to check out, check in, and place holds on materials for Library users. Also performs other advanced functions in Aleph when appropriate.
  • Troubleshoots minor problems with Library equipment e.g., computers, scanners, and assists users with equipment and room set-up within the Library. Refers copier and printer issues to designated contacts at each university.
  • Processes interlibrary loan lending requests in support of the Library’s 7-day-a-week service goals.
  • Creates displays in collaboration with the Access Services Librarian, liaisons, and evening reference librarians.
  • Collects data on services, collections, use, and facilities for Library/Department/Unit assessment.
  • Ensures that the library building is comfortable and secure for patrons, in collaboration with Public Safety/Campus Police at Loyola University Maryland.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

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