Six Positions: Maryland, Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Minimum Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian will guide and expand the Library’s efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization. The Data Services Librarian will actively collaborate with faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University.

This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director of Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit


  • Develop research services related to the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Identify software and tools supporting the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs.
  • Develop and lead dynamic in-person and online instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into administrative units and academic programs within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Promote research collaboration and data sharing by developing a marketing strategy and conducting outreach activities to grow the UMB Data Catalog, a searchable collection of records describing datasets.
  • Participate actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Vacancy Number 300882
Position Type: Faculty position with benefits package
Opens: 07/25/18 Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Position is open until filled, and applications received by September 13, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

The Reference/Instruction librarian teaches students information literacy skills throughout the curriculum in a 3-credit course, course-related instruction and workshops. This librarian also provides research assistance to students, faculty and staff. In collaboration with other library faculty and staff, participates in information literacy and general library assessment activities. Serves as library liaison to faculty in designated department or division, communicating with those faculty changes in library resources and services and soliciting faculty input on collection development decisions. Represents library on University and University System of Maryland consortium committees and task groups.

Teaches information literacy skills to students, faculty and staff in INFO 110, course-related instruction and subject-specific research workshops. Participates in campus and system-wide initiatives on information literacy. Provides individual instruction as requested.

Provides reference services and library instruction to library patrons, including advising researchers on appropriate electronic and print resources to complete research projects.

Participates in the development and implementation of assessment activities geared towards improving the library and its services.

Faculty responsibilities including professional development activities and participation in library and university committees.

Position: Youth and Family Engagement Manager
Location: Rosedale Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $79,052 to $105,891 per year, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, four mobile library vehicles and a growing virtual online presence. We contribute to the success of Baltimore County by being a place that supports diversity and inclusion through acceptance, dialogue and collaboration.  If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated and open to new ideas, consider joining the library team as a full-time Youth and Family Engagement Manager.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized health care coverage, pension eligibility and other benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction of the Assistant Director, sets a compelling vision for quality services, programs and engagement for youth (birth through high school) and families
  • Supervises, trains and holds departmental staff members accountable to performance expectations
  • Leads the process and workflow for developing and delivering system-wide services, programs and engagement for youth and families that are offered in our branches, the community and online. This includes the collections, readers’ advisory service, information service, programs and engagement offered through Story Times and the department’s Mobile Engagement Group
  • Builds and maintains relationships and works collaboratively with community partners and government agencies that share a common mission in serving youth and families. This includes attending meetings and making presentations
  • Coordinates and collaborates with branch staff, the Adult and Community Engagement Department, other departments and branches with Storyville to plan, deliver and ensure the success of youth and family services, programming and engagement efforts
  • Leads the Youth and Family Engagement Council and convenes the School Liaisons as needed
  • Provides training and serves as a system resource for youth and family activities planned and delivered by staff
  • Monitors and evaluates the success of youth and family services, programming and engagement by collecting and analyzing data, tracking statistics, preparing reports and sharing outcomes with stakeholders
  • Participates in system-wide reviews of policies and procedures related to youth and family services, programming and community engagement
  • Manages funds allocated to youth and family services, programming and community engagement

Position: Librarian (Part-Time)
Location: Covance, Gaithersburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support the acquisition and evaluation of information resources (databases, online subscriptions, some print resources) including communicating the value of the tools to ensure ROI.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality deliverables from vendors.
  • Manage local collection development and operational policies and procedures, with guidance from the Corporate Librarian.
  • Participate in the acquisition of information resource s for client projects, CMA divisions, and the local collection. Maintain and IRC collection of paper and electronic materials that meets the information needs of CMA divisions.
  • Design standardized reporting templates and structures across information resource systems to aid in the training and knowledge of both new and existing CMA employees.
  • Ensure the timely payment of vendor invoices based on resource usage and contractual obligations.
  • Assist in the design and maintenance of the Information Resources Website and CMA Experience database.
  • Deliver services for individuals in various time zones, within budgetary constraints.
  • Respond to requests related to Information Resources via the centralized mailbox.
  • Ability and willingness to present at internal meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


  • MLS degree (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited school of library and information sciences is highly preferred
  • Extremely qualified MLS students may be considered


  • Work in pharma/CRO field is desirable or a corporate library setting


Covance, a global contract research organization, worked on all of the top 50 best-selling drugs available today through its full spectrum of nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services.

Position: Reference Librarian (Part-Time)
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on CUA SLIS blog.

The University of Baltimore Law Library is hiring!

We are looking for a part-time, contractual reference librarian to work Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 8, and from noon to 6 on Sundays. The position starts the first week of classes: August 20.

If you have a background in legal research and would like to pick up hours outside traditional office hours, please get in touch with:

Joanne Dugan Colvin
Associate Director for Public Services: University of Baltimore Law Library

Position: Collection Services Librarian
Location: Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Position Summary: The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Collection Services Librarian. The successful candidate will join an experienced, committed, and collegial library staff actively engaged in supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Essential Responsibilities Include:
• Manage all aspects of the library’s catalog and integrated library system (currently Sierra/Innovated Interfaces), including, but not limited to, updates, data indexing and monitoring system performance.
• Provide administration of the Library’s Electronic Resources Management systems.
• Manage receipt and processing of all library materials. Performing complex cataloging tasks and bibliographic problem-solving. Manage batch loading of catalog records. Establish guidelines and procedures for authorities maintenance and database quality control.
• Act as the liaison to vendors that provide resources to the library, and participate in license management and review.
• Help maintain statistical data for reporting purposes.
• Assist with budget management including the preparation of the annual budget; monitoring budget; and preparing budget projections.
• Supervises, trains and evaluates the Cataloging/Acquisitions Assistant.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc, Fort Belvoir, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.


  • Perform original research and reference service for faculty, staff, students, and external customers.
  • Perform reference interviews and follow-up via various format deliveries (e.g., in person, email, phone, video, teleconferencing)
  • Provide expertise and service within available library resources – licensed/public domain.
  • Prepare research and information literacy instructional lessons. Teaching sessions may be recorded and broadcast on the internet, via live video teleconferencing or other electronic media
  • Collocate, organize, and classify licensed/public domain resource content within specific subject areas in support of library tasking.
  • Assist faculty with special projects involving library resources.
  • Research and remain current on new resources, services, and tools and apply innovative skills in recommending those that may optimize the library’s mission and performance.
  • Compose content relevant to organization mission.
    Market library resources and services.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in multiple formats, including but not limited to prose, verbal presentations, and multiple existing electronic formats (social media).
  • Identify needed updates to content on the library’s intranet and other websites.
  • Compile and report on the metrics/statistics for the library’s research and reference services.
  • Must be comfortable working multiple simultaneous assignments managing personal time to achieve completion as required and be able to consistently deliver high quality products in an environment of dynamic change.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to all duties. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


The candidate must have the following experience:

  • 3 years experience performing providing library reference support.
  • Demonstrated experience using electronic library resources (EBSCOHost, OCLC, ProQuest, SirsiDynix Symphony)
  • Understanding of and adherence to current copyright laws. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing content on Springshare LibGuides.


Ability to integrate knowledge gained from a Master’s in Library Science from ALA-accredited institution. Reference/research work experience in military libraries.


Master’s in Library Science Required

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