Four Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Manager II (Assistant Director for Programming and Outreach), Grade M
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries, Rockville, MD
Salary: $88,388-160,454

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is seeking an energetic, results-oriented professional with extensive library project management experience, strong communication and organizational skills, and a concentrated customer service focus to join our collaborative and dynamic administrative team.

This individual will lead the Department’s community engagement efforts, serving the needs of the County’s majority/minority residents. Community engagement includes the management of our award-winning Outreach team, marketing, partnerships, programming from birth to seniors and coordinating the Department’s early literacy efforts. Working with the other Assistant Directors to support the Director in developing strategies to accomplish MCPL’s Strategic Plan will be integral to this position.


Minimum Qualifications
Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in organizational management related to public libraries, three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term “executive” is further defined as a high echelon or high-level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above).

Equivalency: None

Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position.

Preferred Criteria
The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas:

  • Using project management techniques to design, implement, monitor and modify services and procedures, and develop alternatives
  • Strategic planning and fostering the growth of County and community partnerships that will directly benefit the Library and its customers
  • Supervising the work of several branch or unit managers
  • Persuading, convincing and influencing others for the purpose of achieving desired results
  • Using a variety of tools in assessing community needs, and planning and implementing programs in response to diverse and underserved populations’ needs and interests

Position: Librarian III (Full-Time)
Location: North Point Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $44,023.00 to $58,967.00 per year, commensurate with experience

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary: At Baltimore County Public Library, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, developing innovative learning environments, and creating gracious library spaces.  If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas consider joining the Baltimore County Public Library as a full-time Librarian III.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development
  • Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace

Education/Experience Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) or an MLS from an ALA accredited school within two years of date of hire
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations gained through one year of service as a  Librarian
  • Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with customers, community groups and co-workers of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers
  • Must pass post offer criminal background check

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: Four weeks of vacation; sick and personal leave; subsidized healthcare coverage; pension eligibility; and other benefits.  Annualized Salary: $44,023.00-58,967.00. Commensurate with experience.

To apply: Send an email to and attach two documents:

1) a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website

2) your cover letter and resume as one PDF document.

Include your last name in the title of the documents.

Indicate the job title Librarian III- North Point in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2018                          Vacancy #: 2019-030


Position: Librarian/Information Services Team Lead
Location: Cadence Group: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Library, Greenbelt, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description:

The Information Services (IS) Team Lead is responsible for supervising the NASA Goddard Library Information Services Team and their operation; the day-to-day supervision of the Library’s reference and research services, circulation, access services, the information desk, Interlibrary Loan (ILL), maintenance of the physical collection, outreach, current awareness, and educational aspects of the Library. The IS Team Lead provides assistance to customers in navigating information resources available to them and provides expert reference and research services. The IS Team Lead is responsible for developing an in-depth understanding of the research needs and culture of the community, and based on that understanding, developing information services, resources, and tools to assist them with their work. In addition, the IS Team Lead assures that the physical Library environment is well organized, functional, attractive, and responsive to user requests and needs.


  • As a senior member of the Library team, collaborates with the Leadership Team to develop new ideas, concepts, and methodologies of benefit to the Library or the IS Team.
  • Responsible for oversight of all IS activities, including managing the IS schedules, activities, reporting, policies and procedures, and overall services. Regularly reviews and provides feedback on all IS interactions. Ensures coverage of all IS activities, including the Information Desk, QuestionPoint, Interlibrary Loan, circulation, and maintenance of the physical space.
  • Coordinates periodic maintenance of the physical shelves including shifting, weeding, and inventory activities.
  • Provides backup assistance in coordinating collaborative events in the Library space.
  • Ensures that users are provided with access to, and instruction in, obtaining the information they need in the best format and in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates and supervises the Information Services Team, including assignment and monitoring of tasks and overall performance evaluations.
  • Compiles, enters, and maintains metrics data, and provides departmental representation in oral and written reporting on team activities, including circulation, ILL, and reference requests, and produces reports on the teams’ accomplishments.
  • Prepares and updates procedures and policies for the IS Team.
  • Produces management reports (weekly activities, monthly reports, annual reports and project deliverables) as required.
  • Provides marketing and outreach as necessary (e.g., summer intern activities).
  • Develops and publishes Dateline announcements, blog articles.
  • Creates signage as needed.
  • Conceptualizes and develops in-Library displays.
  • Develops current awareness materials designed to promote the Library and its activities.
  • Works with the Library Leadership Team to develop educational events and presentations to benefit Goddard personnel and promote Library services.
  • Conceptualizes and implements an ongoing program of promoting the Library’s services and resources through various methods (presentations, webinars, Library website, etc.)
  • Identifies opportunities to partner with other onsite organizations in order to promote the Library’s services and resources.
  • Provides expert reference and research services to the Government.
  • Ensures the prompt discharge and re-shelving or re-filing of all Library materials and all other collection maintenance activities, including shifting, inventory control, and locations updating in the SirsiDynix Library system.
  • Oversees all circulation activities. Provides timely production and distribution of overdue notices, hold and reserve notifications; the creation, update and maintenance of the customer records and SirsiDynix circulation table values; the prompt reply and fulfillment of InterLibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing requests.
  • Ensures continuous operation of photocopiers and other Library machines, the efficient and complete attention to customer information needs and the referral to the government of those that require extensive research, and the coordination of outreach activities.


  • MLS from an accredited library school
  • USA citizen
  • 3-4 years experience in reference and information services
  • 3-4 years library supervisory experience minimum
  • Ability to stay abreast of new trends in libraries and technology
  • Sirsi/Dynix or comparable ILS experience
  • Proven oral and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as organizational skills
  • Ability to climb, stoop, kneel and reach within the book stacks


  • Knowledge of scientific and technical information resources
    Previous experience in Federal Library environment
    Knowledge and/or interest in bibliometric management tools such as Mendeley and bibliometric analysis tools

Position: Regulatory Research Analyst
Location: CSRA, Arlington, VA

Job Description:

About GDIT

General Dynamics Information Technology and CSRA have united to create the premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the government IT market. Together as General Dynamics Information Technology, we deliver cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems.

Program Description

Launched as an official “.gov” website in 2014, NIAID ClinRegs provides detailed regulatory profiles for 19 (soon to be 20) countries where NIAID supports clinical research. The website has approximately 2,500 users a month from around the world. By providing well-documented and current information in a single place, ClinRegs serves as a central resource and time-saver for persons involved in planning and implementing international clinical research. The GDIT project team support all aspects of the ClinRegs website, including regulatory research and writing, stakeholder outreach and communications, website development and maintenance, and NIAID governance.

Position Description:

Seeking a researcher/writer to develop and maintain country-specific clinical research regulatory profiles for publication on National Institutes of Health website ( Candidate will work closely with team members, particularly the content team, to research and develop content.

Researcher/writer will identify and consult relevant information sources, including but not limited to official governmental websites, regulatory and legislative documents, legal and regulatory affairs websites, and subject matter experts, to obtain relevant and pertinent regulatory information.

The use of online translation services may be necessary when information is not available in English.

Researcher/writer will analyze research findings and draft content for country profiles that complies with the project’s content standards and style guidelines. She or he will also review and validate draft material produced by other members of the content team.

If working full-time on the project, the researcher/writer will have the opportunity to support other aspects of the content management process, such as publishing and website testing.


·          Demonstrated experience conducting regulatory research and analysis

·          Strong writing, editing, and verbal communications skills

·          Strong attention to detail and ability to self-check and proofread own work

·          Organized and self-disciplined

·          Experience working with multiple team members to complete project deliverables

·          Flexible in responding to shifting priorities and able to work on multiple research and writing tasks simultaneously

Education: Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 5 years’ experience

Additional Beneficial Experience:

  • Experience working in peer-review environment
  • Familiarity with clinical research and pharmaceutical industry issues and requirements
  • Experience working with the content management systems, such as Drupal
  • Experience working with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Experience working with machine translation tools, such as Google Translate and Microsoft Translator
  • Proficiency in a second language

Work Location: GDIT office Arlington, VA or telework in the Washington, DC metro region

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