Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Position: STEM Librarian
Location: University of Maryland College Park Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on the ALA JobLIST.

The STEM librarian reports to the Head of the STEM Library and manages a combination of duties and expectations. The incumbent serves as STEM subject librarian, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Additionally, the incumbent will develop programs benefiting STEM disciplines to expand Research Commons @ STEM []. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: Information literacy, Scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. STEM Library serve several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a completely new role for subject librarians — a role that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated in the whole educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The subject librarians have vision and dynamic perspective to help shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

Required Qualifications / Education / Experience

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
  • A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education at time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.

For the full position description with preferred qualifications, education, experience and faculty requirements, please go to:

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 16, 2018.

Position: Library Director
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on the ALA JobLIST.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is seeking an experienced and dynamic Library Director to lead and oversee its Library.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a leading nonprofit membership organization, located in Washington, D.C. and is chartered by Congress with over 180,000 current members. Founded in 1890, its mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. It includes the DAR Library, one of the nation’s premier genealogical research centers and is ranked as one of the most important national institutions based on the uniqueness of sources. Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts, and other materials such as family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records are available only at the DAR Library.

The Library Director reports to the Headquarters Administrator and serves as the head of the Library with responsibility for setting strategic direction as well as overseeing day-to-day operations, including the planning, preparation and implementation of policies, projects and programs, to meet the Library’s broader purpose and to enhance the value and accessibility of the Library to all users.

The Director will be responsible for developing a comprehensive plan that employs best practices, appropriate technology, and coordinated efforts to attract greater personal and virtual visitation to the Library and its Seimes Technology Center. The Library Director manages a team of eleven individuals.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, highly preferred in American History or closely related field of study.
  • Previous experience in genealogy research acquired through accredited or credible coursework is desirable.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum five years of Library experience, preferably in an academic, research or special collections library.
  • Minimum two years management/supervisory experience overseeing at least four paid staff with hiring and performance management responsibility.
  • Advanced knowledge in genealogy and United States history
  • Demonstrable experience working in a genealogical/historical collection or experience working frequently with a genealogical/historical collection of a library or similar research center.
  • Expertise in library technology applications (including emerging technologies) and superior skills using Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to market and promote interest in the library and develop programs and community outreach opportunities that showcase the library’s collection.
  • Experience working with visitors or patrons providing information, resources, or services, preferably serving on a reference desk.
  • Outstanding written, verbal and listening communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with broad range of people, including a diverse staff, executive committee, a large membership and the public. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Applies knowledge of professional library principles, best practices and procedures and exhibits a broad knowledge and awareness of current trends and developments in the fields of American genealogical research and state and local history.
  • Demonstrable success in prioritizing among multiple competing assignments, projects or programs.
  • Ability to effectively develop and manage the library’s operating budget and maintain effective stewardship of restricted library funds.
  • Organizational skills, including accuracy and attention to detail.

For more information about the DAR Library and other programs and activities please visit our website at

Submission Requirements:
Please send a cover letter and resume or application outlining your qualifications, skills, and experience related to the position along with salary requirements to:

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Attn: Human Resources Director
1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303
Fax: 202-737-5702

Position: Library Technician
Location: LAC- Federal, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Technician will be responsible for circulation control, serial check and control function, inter-library loan (ILL), routing of mail and document delivery throughout that organization, loose-leaf filing and basic reference and research support. This is a full time contract (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position.


  • Responsible for circulation control, serial check and control function, inter-library loan (ILL), routing of mail and document delivery throughout that organization, loose-leaf filing and reference and research support.
  • As needed, support information center staff in special projects and collection maintenance.
  • Assist in providing instruction on the use of information center resources and in web content development for the website.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A college degree from an accredited 4-year institution or an Associate degree with a minimum of three (3) years recent library technician experience including ILL, serials control, circulation and basic reference support.
  • MLS preferred
  • Experience searching databases or working with business/international information preferred
  • Experience performing simple reference and research
  • Working knowledge of library integrated systems (lLS)
  • Requires working knowledge/recent experience of basic library procedures related to circulation, serials control, later-library loan and disposal of library materials
  • Proficiency and practical experience in the use of PCs, Windows Office Suite and Microsoft Outlook. Basic computer skills, including the ability to create/ update information on word processing systems and the ability to navigate content on Internet databases and business/research sites.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities while effectively prioritizing and balancing a heavy workload of diverse activities and maintaining accuracy of work performed
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced and highly automated environment
  • Attention to detail and accurate data entry skills.
  • Ability to work within a framework of established policies and procedures
  • Following through on all assignments, projects, and duties
  • Ability to ask questions to clarify expectations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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