Four Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Diversity Fellow Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship, with a possibility for a third year. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library’s virtual and physical spaces.

In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Examples of Position Responsibilities:

Provide in-person and online research instruction to students, incorporating active learning and emerging technologies.

  • Coordinate the Library’s digital literacy pop up classes and Makerspace instruction initiatives in partnership with the Technology Librarian.
  • Support faculty in digital scholarship as assigned.
  • Lead marketing initiatives to creatively promote Library events and services.
  • Propose and implement a service learning project promoting academic librarianship through community outreach.
  • Coordinate student worker reference training and provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Completed an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science within the last two years;

  • Demonstrated interest in library pedagogy, digital literacy, or instructional design;
  • Demonstrated interest in service learning initiatives;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated project management skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with usability and assessment practices;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop and/or other basic graphic design software;
  • Familiarity with tools and methods for digital scholarship;
  • Familiarity with established and emerging technologies, such as graphic design, website creation, social media, or data visualization;
  • Interest in contributing to the profession through research and scholarly communication.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Diversity Fellow Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu

Position: Electronic Resources Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages all electronic resources throughout their life cycle including procurement and trials, license review, access management, renewals, and cancellations;
  • Accurately maintains discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver;
  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and establishes proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users;
  • Leads usage and resource data collection projects to support collection decisions, budgeting allocations, and annual reporting requirements;
  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources needs;
  • Participates in and is an active member of the library community, serving on library-wide initiatives and bringing recommendations for new projects and collaborations;
  • Engages and remains current on emerging trends, practices and standards in electronic resource management, usage statistics, data management, access and discovery to enhance library services;
  • Performs liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Trains and supervises student workers to assist on special projects as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science in hand within 6-months of hire date;
  • Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library;
  • Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies, e.g., EBSCO discovery service, knowledge base, link resolver, ERMS;
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and electronic resources, e.g., Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
  • Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery;
  • Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments;
  • Experience working in a consortium library environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues as they relate to electronic resources.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Electronic Resources Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

Position: Library Technician
Location: NIH Library, Bethesda, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

ZAI has an immediate need for a Library Technician in support of the NIH Library in Bethesda, Maryland. This is an administrative and entry-level library position that requires working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for multiple clients.
The duties of the Library Technician include providing clerical support to several of the Library’s departments, including the Educational Services Branch, the Information Architecture Branch, and the Office of the Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supporting the clerical needs of the Education Services Branch such as coordinating vendor-led class logistics, where needed, and preparation of monthly reports documenting the NIH Library’s classes, webinars, and special events.
  • On behalf of the Information Architecture Branch, developing the weekly Information Desk coverage schedule for customer consultations with Informationists and librarians.
  • Providing specialized clerical support to the Office of the Director, such as coordinating for special events and guests.
  • Daily pickup and distribution of mail for NIH Library staff daily as well as hand delivery of rush items to administrative building as needed.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Presents updates at interdepartmental meetings
  • Supports special projects, on an as-needed basis
  • Proofreads in English

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

REQUIRED

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work equally well on a self-paced basis as well as in a collaborative, team-oriented setting
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Careful attention to detail, and ability to take direction from staff members
  • Excellent oral and written professional communication skills in English
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • U.S. Citizenship

DESIRED

  • Prior library experience (academic and special libraries preferred)
  • Prior administrative experience

Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Law Librarian for a part-time or full-time role with a federal agency in Alexandria, VA. The Librarian will manage and track legal document workflows and create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools. This is a 3 months part-time position (up to 20 hours a week) no benefits or full-time position (40 hours a week) with benefits with a 1-year renewal option. Work will be done onsite. Must be a US Citizen and available to start in 4-8 weeks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff
  • Create and maintain digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics
  • Update and develop standard operating procedures as needed
  • Create and maintain legal templates
  • Train staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products
  • Provide research assistance for various investigations as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education Qualifications: Juris Doctor (JD) degree or Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship or Bachelors degree in related field plus two years as a professional law library
  • The candidate may substitute 3 years of work of experience managing a knowledge management system for the above Education Qualifications provided they also have: Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.
  • Minimum of 2 years administering, maintaining, and updating a knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to a new situation
  • Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
  • A solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Experience in implementing workflow process mapping tools and techniques to plan the execution of each project phase
  • Experience in creating a document library of policies and procedures on a SharePoint Server
  • Experience in developing and implementing a document and record retention policy
  • Experience in developing and drafting standard operating procedures for operations including developing and diagramming a streamlined, standardized workflow process
  • Experience in utilizing programs to design and create standardized response-letter templates
  • Experience in building instructional text for each template to guide the user in modifying form parts as needed and to allow for ease of use by staff at all operational levels
  • Experience in publishing all resources and as well as create a form templates library on the agency’s server allowing for access and use by staff
  • Experience in maintaining and update the document library
  • Experience in utilizing knowledge management applications to create a standard Records Request form with instructional text to guide the user in form completion. This includes publishing the forms on the website for public access
  • Devising a RM plan, implementation of RM procedures, and progress monitoring and reporting experience highly preferred
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be available to start in 4-8 weeks after selection

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