Eight Positions: Maryland, Virginia & Virtual

Position: Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator
Location: Virtual Library of Virginia/George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a State Council of Higher Education for Virginia-sponsored program housed at George Mason University and Virginia’s academic library consortium, seeks to fill the position of Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s and VIVA’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator is responsible for the statewide development and implementation of the promotion, programming, and training elements of VIVA’s Open and Affordable Course Content Initiative. This position works to directly advance VIVA’s goal of implementing sustainable and economically viable models of scholarly communication that provide barrier-free access to resources for students and researchers.


  • Coordinate and implement the outreach and training components of VIVA’s statewide Open and Affordable Course Content Program.
  • Serve as a central contact and facilitator for the VIVA Open Textbook Network program and its System and Campus Leaders.
  • Build and maintain consensus across stakeholder groups, and advocate effectively for OER and the VIVA program to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Support the work of the VIVA Open and Affordable Course Content Committee and its associated task forces, including coordinating the annual Open Textbook Network Best Practices Forum.
  • Work closely with the Assessment and E-Resources Program Analyst to evaluate and communicate programmatic success to a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Develop and promote a coherent view of open and affordable course content options available to faculty, including Open Educational Resources (OER), VIVA shared collections, local library holdings, and affordable content available for central licensing and acquisition.
  • Serve as a statewide resource for libraries interested in helping faculty to adapt, publish, and implement OER, including licensing policies and copyright compliance issues.
  • Identify and cultivate partners for open and affordable learning solutions and actively investigate new models and approaches for the development, promotion, and implementation of these solutions within libraries.
  • Monitor and communicate about issues, trends, and best practices in open and affordable course content and copyright and intellectual property issues within the higher education landscape. Communicate to the VIVA community emerging models of scholarly communication that provide barrier free access to resources for students and researchers.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science or foreign equivalent, or an equivalent combination of relevant graduate study and experience.
  • Significant and demonstrably successful experience working collaboratively in a complex and culturally diverse higher education setting.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, planning and organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues in the academic environment, including trends in Open Access and open education.
  • Demonstrated project management and team leadership of individuals and groups as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in adapting to change and ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and balance multiple functions and tasks.
  • Candidate must be willing and able to travel to meetings and to attend conferences and meetings representing VIVA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends at library consortia.
  • Experience or demonstrated skills in instruction, curriculum design, and teaching with technology.
  • Familiarity with grant writing and experience fulfilling grant reporting requirements.
  • Aptitude for thinking creatively and developing products and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to open education and scholarly communications.
  • Understanding of current library publishing landscape and alternative publishing models, with an emphasis on open content.
  • Experience with editing web pages and managing websites.
  • A record of active professional engagement including professional presentations and publications.

Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:
12-month professional faculty without rank appointment; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

VIVA serves as Virginia’s academic library consortium, representing 72 nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all of the 39 state-assisted colleges and universities as well as 32 of the independent (private, nonprofit) institutions and the Library of Virginia. VIVA’s mission is to provide, in an equitable, cooperative and cost-effective manner, enhanced access to library and information resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s nonprofit academic libraries serving the higher education community. See http://www.vivalib.org for more information about VIVA.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington DC region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
All applications for this position (FA43FZ) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2018.

Position: Public Services and Instructional Technology Librarian (Full-Time)
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary: 
Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library public services; supervises work study students; provides library instruction; supports Library instructional technologies and serves as liaison to campus and college IT services, participates in collection development including OER, library planning, and campus and college activities and committees.

Duties and Responsibilities:   
Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library public services; supervises work study students; provides library instruction; supports Library instructional technologies and serves as liaison to campus and college IT services, participates in collection development including OER, library planning, and campus and college activities and committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree with 18 graduate semester hours in Library Science or Library Information Science. Relevant library, teaching and/or customer service experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some supervisory and academic library experience. Additional graduate work.
  • Community college experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library systems and practices
  • Knowledge of emerging professional trends and current developments in library and instructional technology
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Good organizational, technology, verbal and written communication skills.

Position: Librarian III – Access Services and Electronic Resources Coordinator
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

General summary/purpose:
The Access Services and Electronic Resources Coordinator oversees online access, electronic resources acquisitions, and collection development activities for the Welch Medical Library. This position has a deep understanding of the best practices and emerging trends in access management and collections procurement in academic research libraries. The position successfully collaborates with library Informationists, Finance teams, the Office of Procurement, and Legal Counsel to acquire and license materials to support all Hopkins affiliated academic health center entities including the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing as well as the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Hospital, Kennedy-Krieger Institute, and All Children’s Hospital. The position reports to the Associate Director, Finance and Administration.

Specific duties & responsibilities:
• Leads the development of acquisition policies, procedures, and workflows
• Manages access to collection resources to ensure continuity, viability, and sustainable access
• Coordinates collection development activities in conjunction with the Associate Director
• Manages an annual collections budget for the Welch Library of $4.4 million
• Directs the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources
• Collaborates with other institutional libraries, financial teams, procurement offices, and legal counsel to effectively and efficiently acquire resources
• Team Lead for coordinating access resolution and electronic resources acquisitions
• Establishes effective business relationships with current and prospective publishers, subscription agents, electronic resources vendors, and consortia
• Trains and mentors staff to ensure effective operations and build understanding of evolving practices, trends, and standards
• Interacts regularly with Informationists to assess collections adjustments, cancellations, or additions
• Primary link with the library’s IT group in support of online access for both on-campus and remote access
• Enhance expertise in all aspects of e-resource management through participation in workshops, webinars, professional associations / networks and continued awareness of the scholarly research process

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution is required. 3-5 years of experience in an academic health environment or medical library as a team lead. Experience with multi-consortial purchasing, negotiating contracts, writing and managing RFP’s. Understanding of link resolver software, metasearch software, data collection software, and administrative functions of proprietary databases. Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property protocols.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience working successfully in a multi-library organizational structure. Working knowledge of at least one Western European or non-Western European language. Understanding of standards and protocols such as open URL, central authentication services, and electronic data interchange. Library technical services experience with cataloging, serials, or acquisitions.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Understanding of link resolver software, metasearch software, data collection software, and administrative functions of proprietary databases. Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property protocols. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills as well as strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

This job requires a MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution is required. 3-5 years of experience in an academic health environment or medical library as a team lead. Experience with multi-consortial purchasing, negotiating contracts, writing and managing RFP’s. Understanding of link resolver software, metasearch software, data collection software, and administrative functions of proprietary databases. Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property protocols.

Position: Catalog/Index Librarian
Location: Maryland Department of Legislative Services, Annapolis, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Principal Duties:        
● Original cataloging of state government documents in various formats
● Copy cataloging using OCLC
● Indexing proposed legislation and print publications
● Fulfilling interlibrary loan requests
● Catalog Maintenance

● MLS degree
● Experience using OCLC, AACR2, LCSH, MARC formats
● Work with integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Experience in government documents, public policy and legislative issues, preferred

Send Resume with Letter of Interest By September 19, 2018 TO:

Department of Legislative Services

Human Resources Office

90 State Circle, Room 311

Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140

e-mail: jobs@mlis.state.md.us   Website: http://dls.maryland.gov/


Code 16/18-CA (Required on all Resumes)

Position: Cataloger (Full-Time)
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
LAC Group is seeking a Cataloger to work at a Federal Agency in Beltsville, MD providing high quality original and copy cataloging work for a major Federal Library. This is a one year term full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) contract position with benefits. Must be able to pass background check.


  • Retrospective conversion of serials
  • Search Voyager and OCLC for existing records
  • Edit and create bibliographic records
  • Perform new cataloging duties as requested


  • MLS from an accredited library school as well as 2 or more years of cataloging experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (especially Outlook and Word)
  • Experience with RDA, AACR2 and MARC records
  • Experience with OCLC and Voyager
  • Experience with Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Experience with serials cataloging

Position: Library Associate I – Teen Services (Full-Time)
Location: Harford County Public Library, Aberdeen, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:
Performs a variety of reference services within a branch and/or materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists patrons with electronic resources; selects materials in all formats for all audiences; maintains adult, young adult and children collections, may manage specialized collections and programs for Detention Center, Learning and Sharing Center, Sharing the Gift program, Small Business, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Work Week:
37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

Position Functions:

  • Performs a variety of reference services within a branch
  • Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet
  • Searches online catalogs and shelves to locate information
  • Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services
  • Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics
  • Conducts library tours and orientations
  • Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers
  • Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs
  • Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics
  • May perform limited circulation duties, as assigned
  • May maintain assigned collection
  • May manage and coordinate activities associated with assigned population
  • May coordinate library services and schedule library visits to the designated outreach sites
  • May plan, prepare and deliver materials for assigned population and/or sites
  • May prepare monthly newsletters for assigned program
  • May develop training tools and conduct staff training
  • May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested
  • Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives
  • Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
    Is dependable and punctual
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Library Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I.
  • 1 year of direct customer/public service experience.
  • Computer experience including Internet.
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain working knowledge of library practices and procedures, including accurate use of current reference and search tools and the standard automated library system
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and reader’s advisory services
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and bibliographic utilities
  • Ability to develop and present programs
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Basic math skills.

Reporting Relationship:

  • This position reports to Branch Manager or Assistant Branch Manager. Does not regularly supervise other staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  • Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, pushing/pulling of library carts to move library materials within the department, and set up and break down of displays.
  • Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  • Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations, as necessary.

Employees who work less than 37.5 hours per week are categorized as Non-Exempt for purposes of establishing eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensation for overtime must be in compliance with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Wage and Hour Law, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Position: Public Services Librarian (Full-Time)
Location: Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
Responsible for coordinating services to students, staff, faculty and the community including; reference, circulation and library instruction.  This position reports to the Director of Library and Media Services. This position requires one evening shift per week (2pm – 10pm) and an occasional Saturday. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinates information literacy instruction including planning, design, implementation, and assessment.
  • Provides information and reference service across multiple formats, library instruction both in the classroom, online via embedding in courses and creating tutorials and research guides, and at the reference desk.
  • Acts as liaison to assigned academic units and regularly communicates with these faculty members regarding library programs, instruction, resources, and services.
  • Provides library instruction for classes.
  • Maintains course-related subject research guides and tutorials.
  • Participates in the materials selection process by recommending titles for purchase from review media and evaluates material for deselection.
  • Provides instruction, assistance, and troubleshooting in the use of computers, printers, and other technology in public service areas as needed.
  • Keeps abreast of the profession through professional reading, membership in professional associations, and attendance at meetings, conferences, workshops, webinars, and consultations with librarians at other institutions.
  • Attends faculty meetings, Librarian meetings, and serves on committees as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements to Perform Work:

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from ALA accredited program such as MLS/MILS/MLIS/MIS
  • One year of academic library experience at the professional level.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, online catalogs and databases
  • Ability to ascertain information needs and teach on a one-one-basis or in groups.
  • Must be positive, cooperative and supportive.
  • Working knowledge of open educational resources and community college experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Hearing, speaking, visual acuity
  • Mental acuity
  • Reaching (i.e. pulling or shelving books)
  • Repetitive motion (i.e. keyboarding)
  • Standing, walking
  • Pushing (i.e. library carts)

Work Environment:

  • College library.  Primarily sedentary. Direct contact with students, staff, faculty and the general public.


  • This position is will be placed on the 12-month faculty salary scale at the Instructor level. Actual salary placement is based on credentials and experience. Position includes an excellent fringe benefit package.

Application Process:

  • All interested applicants must submit a:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter including minimum salary expectation

By September 28, 2018

To the Human Resources Department at:

  • Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157
  • OR email to hr@carrollcc.edu.

Position: Research Analyst (Full-Time)
Location: LAC Group, Virtual Position

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
LAC Group is seeking a full-time, experienced, Research Analyst, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform.  The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Deputy Director of Research & Intelligence and work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform. This is a full-time virtual position.


  • Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases
  • Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests


  • 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD
  • Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.
  • Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

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