Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Director
Location: Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Maryland Historical Society has an immediate opening for a dynamic, imaginative Library Director to oversee the institution’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library which houses over 7 million documents and books dating from pre-colonization to the present day. In addition, the library collection includes a vast photography collection and a range of audio and digital collections. The Library Director will articulate a clear vision for this vital component of the institution, guide daily functions and shape the larger institutional role of the library.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced team player who has overseen diverse collections, created public programming to promote library holdings and who enjoys interfacing with the public, scholars, donors and the Board of Trustees. The Library Director will be a member of MdHS’s Senior Staff and will interact with all departments to create relevant, innovative programming and exhibitions. They will be flexible, enthusiastic, and enjoy tackling a diverse range of responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in building collections as well as deaccessioning collections to bring refinement and focus to the library’s holdings.

This position reports to the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation and will oversee a department composed of 4 staff members.

Library Technician
Location: LAC Group, Federal Agency, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Library Technician will assist a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection. Work will be performed on site. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position with benefits and is expected to continue for 12 months from the start date. U.S. citizenship required.

Description:

  • Assist a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection.
  • Work across divisions with multiple team members and follow an exact timeline for deliverables.
  • Work directly with onsite camera equipment and software to preserve these volumes.
  • Collaborate with Federal employees to apply metadata and will contribute new ideas when needed.

Position: Reference Librarian (Full-Time)
Location: LAC Group, Federal Agency, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a Reference Librarian with a federal agency located in Beltsville, MD. The Librarian will provide in-person and virtual reference service, create online research guides, and respond to complex reference questions. Work will be performed on site. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position with benefits. U.S. citizenship required.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases.
  • Respond to complex reference questions, including conducting systematic literature searches.
  • Prepare online research guides on education topics by working closely with the client and designing a user-based architecture.
  • Review the metadata and suggests improvements; report on findings and progress.
  • Contribute to outreach activities to promote the use of the agency’s services and collections.
  • Stay abreast of information needs and trends; stay abreast of trends in library and information technology.
  • Manage or contributes to special projects as assigned.

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