Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Digitization and Access Branch, Beltsville, MD.

The mission of the Data Production Division is to acquire materials in agriculture and the related disciplines, digitize content of National Agricultural Library (NAL) collections, provide bibliographic access, produce metadata, produce content of AGRICOLA database, and to develop the National Agricultural Library Thesaurus (NALT).

The incumbent serves as the Chief of the Digitization and Access Branch, and is responsible for policy making, planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of the digitization and physical collections programs. Incumbent provides leadership, management and vision for the strategic development of programs, products and services that increase access to NAL collections while protecting and preserving them for future generations.

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Directs, leads, and supervises the Digitization and Access Branch staff engaged in performing functions of the Branch.
Develops policies, plans, standards, and objectives.
Manages and directs utilization of resources.
Provides authoritative guidance and leadership for digitization, metadata processing, collections management and curation to support NAL’s mission, goals, and objectives.
Fosters an innovative environment for learning, sharing, and problem-solving across organizational boundaries by maintaining a continuing exchange of ideas with NAL and other librarians, information professionals, the scientific community, and commercial entities.

Position: Middle School Library Assistant
Location: Gilman School, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:

Gilman School, a leading Kindergarten through 12th grade independent day school for boys, is seeking a full-time (10 month), creative, organized, and collaborative Library Assistant for the Middle School Library. The responsibilities for this position include assisting in day to day library activities including, but not limited to, checkout, shelving, maintaining heavily used physical space; handling circulation duties, including reports and overdue notices; and managing periodical subscriptions.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with students and adults; excellent oral and written communication skills; organizational skills with attention to detail; encourage an atmosphere that is welcoming to students and conducive to study; commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community; good customer service skills; and a willingness to keep up with changing technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Technologically experienced.
  • Knowledge of Google products
  • Expertise in technology implementation, specifically the iPad.
  • Database management experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills appropriate for various age groups.
  • Great at multitasking with the ability to handle multiple projects at once.
  • Team player.
  • Self-starter with initiative.
  • Ability to endure physical tasks associated with maintaining books and equipment, including carrying and shelving books, and pushing book carts.
  • Previous library experience, preferred.

Position: Library Media Specialist
Location: Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $48,430-$85,700

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School in the historic Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, MD is seeking an energetic and collaborative librarian to manage our library operations and deliver high-quality library services to our students. Our school has a vibrant and dedicated volunteer program that assists the librarian in day-to-day tasks of the library, such as re-shelving books, cataloging new items, and circulating materials.

This position will be offered on a full-time or part-time schedule, dependent on the candidate. Maryland Educator certification is not required to be employed as a direct-hire contractor by The Mount Royal School. However, in order to be hired as an employee of the Baltimore City Public Schools District as a librarian/media specialist, the candidate must have a teaching certificate and be a certified Library Media Specialist.

This position is part of an expedited hiring process. The interviewing process will begin the week of July 23, 2018 with the expectation of extending an offer to the right candidate by August 1, 2018.

A Master’s degree in library sciences, education, or related field is required. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.

Recent graduates encouraged to apply!

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Jaime Blanck at

Position: User Experience Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Discovery and Metadata Services Department Head, the User Experience Librarian coordinates the Libraries’ user experience efforts across Library resources and spaces. This new position will cultivate relationships with the Libraries’ various user communities, and utilize information gathered from these relationships, as well as data gathered from Library systems, to identify and prioritize users’ needs as they pertain to the Libraries’ resources. The User Experience Librarian would act as a bridge between subject liaisons, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), and Library users. This position would utilize data collected from our users as well as from our systems in order to evaluate and shape the Libraries’ tools, systems, and metadata to best serve our users. Working collaboratively, the incumbent will be responsible for initiating and implementing programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the Libraries. S/He will represent the department as a member of the Web Advisory Committee, collaborating across divisions and departments in order to help promote a seamless user experience for staff and users.

As a member of the Library faculty, the incumbent has an obligation to remain professionally informed and acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, sharing them with appropriate colleagues. The incumbent is encouraged to attend professional development offerings in the areas related to assigned responsibilities and engage in service and scholarship opportunities as appropriate.

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