Six Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Network Zone Manager
Location: Washington Research Library Consortium, Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

SUMMARY: The Network Zone Manager enables the success of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) university partners by managing, coordinating and contributing to resource management, discovery, resource-sharing and fulfillment in the Alma Network Zone. The Network Zone Manager is responsible for ensuring accurate information, database integrity and ongoing development to support workflows in all functional areas of the Alma platform. The Network Zone Manager works closely with library staff and with WRLC central staff to enhance collaboration and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Network Zone workflows and operations. This position reports to the Director, Library and User Services.


  • Network Zone management: Coordinates and implements the overall management of the Alma Network Zone for the WRLC. Assesses consortial needs, makes recommendations and implements approved Network Zone policies, procedures and access. Manages import, export and deletion of Network Zone records. Monitors monthly updates, tests enhancements and reports results. Troubleshoots issues arising within the Network Zone environment and resolves them in support of the partner libraries.
  • Shared electronic resource management: Manages shared electronic content maintained in the Network Zone, including the import, creation, activation and maintenance of shared electronic collections and testing of shared collections in the Primo discovery environment.
  • Library Systems support: Provides support and problem-resolution for the Alma environment for the WRLC libraries and for Trinity Washington University. Monitors existing, new, and proposed Network Zone functionality to support increased collaborative work, including engaging the technical services community about needed functionality and advocating with vendors for improvements and issue resolution. Contributes to planning for system developments and enhancements by working with library staff to identify problems, outline potential solutions, and implement requested configuration changes. Contributes to Primo support activities.
  • Outreach and Communication: Represents the WRLC organization on committees and task forces. Coordinates with library and university staff, vendors and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of all WRLC partners are considered in decisions. Regularly communicates status and planning information to appropriate WRLC staff and the library partners. Prepares and provides documentation on WRLC policies and recommended workflows. Develops reports and other management information resources as required. Works with library staff to provide training for new features/workflows as required.
  • Professional Responsibilities: Serves on committees and task forces as required. Provides constructive input for enhancements to services or revisions to policies and procedures. Serves as backup to other positions as necessary and perform other duties as assigned. Seeks new knowledge and update skills to enhance performance in all areas of responsibility.


Expected: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, master’s degree in related field, or equivalent education and experience. At least three years’ demonstrated experience with metadata schema (MARC, Dublin Core, METS, FRBR, RDA), working with MARC bibliographic records, building and running batch processes and understanding of cataloging workflows. Demonstrated experience with the licensing and management of electronic resources.

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to create documentation in various forms, including communicating a high level of technical detail to a variety of audiences. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to manage multiple projects and priorities successfully.

Preferred: Knowledge of acquisitions workflows. Experience with consortial database maintenance, preferably with Alma and Primo. Ability to analyze large data sets. Experience with MarcEdit and using scripting languages to transform large sets of data. Experience using web-based API’s for data retrieval and/or management.

Position: Development Manager (Full-Time)   
Location: Charles County Public Library – La Plata Branch, La Plata, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Development Manager will be responsible for encouraging the community to learn about, engage with, and invest in the Charles County Public Library’s mission through multi-tiered fundraising, grant writing, community relations and engagement, and resource/ donor development. The Development Manager will provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives including special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, donor cultivation and grant writing. S/he should be able to identify, organize and manage the fundraising activities of CCPL with a focus on new opportunities to obtain ongoing and increased support from corporations, public and private organizations, and individuals. S/he will work closely with the Executive Director to execute a comprehensive major gifts/development plan and strategy for CCPL to communicate the value of the library to the community and drive revenue growth.

Job Duties:

1. Plans and implements a comprehensive Fundraising plan and strategy that incorporates fundraising goals, timelines, revenue forecasts and strategies for donor acquisition, corporate and foundation support, and special events.
2. Provides leadership, direction, and coordination for fundraising and revenue generating initiatives that support the CCPL Strategic Plan.
3. Works with the ED, staff, and board members in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of key donors, major gifts prospects and major capital campaign donors to increase donor participation in CCPL programs.
4. Plans, creates, executes and evaluates strategic and donor-focused fundraising campaigns and activities.
5. Develops and maintains close working relationships with the philanthropic community, individual and corporate donors, sponsors, board members and volunteers.
6. Researches, pinpoints, and manages potential grants/grantors.
7. Makes donor stewardship a priority through regular communication with donors, such as handwritten notes, emails and phone calls.
8. Designs and prepares development writing projects, from inception through delivery.
9. Assists in the development of the Development Department budget, including income and expenditure projections.
10. Compiles financial, statistical and informational reports (e.g. weekly, monthly, annual reports; incident, special event reports; etc.) as requested by the Executive Director.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in business, marketing, public relations, communications, or related field.
2. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible non-profit development experience.
3. Experience developing and managing strategic fundraising/development plans and budgets.
4. Demonstrated experience developing successful community relationships, donor cultivation, fundraising events and revenue streams.
5. Experience working independently and collaboratively on cross-functional teams.
6. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
7. Grant writing experience.
8. Database creation or management experience.
9. Experience with fundraising software such as Bloomberg, Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or similar is ideal.

Salary: $61,325 Closing Date: October 5, 2018 at 5 PM

Application Process:
Interested current Charles County Public Library staff should submit a Request for Transfer/Promotion found on the Extranet, Resume and Cover Letter to: Human Resources via email by the closing date.

External candidates should send application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources via email to or send to the address below.
Garrett Ave. La Plata, MD 20646 ATTN: Marina Turner

Applications can be found on the Library’s website at

HR Note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide status updates. Each application is carefully reviewed. If you are selected for a phone or in person interview, you will be contacted directly by the Human Resources Department.

Position: Library Associate I (Youth Services)   
Location: St. Mary’s County Library – Lexington Park Library, Lexington Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

POSITION: Library Associate I – Youth Services, 35.5 hours per week
CLOSING DATE: October 9, 2018
LOCATION: Lexington Park Library
START DATE: November 13, 2018
HOURS: Mon – Tues 9-5, Wed 12-8, Thurs 9-5, rotating Fri/Sat 9-5, other based on library needs
SALARY: Grade 4, $36,182.00 per year, enrollment in MD State Retirement System


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two years or more of related experience desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, current audiovisual equipment, and office machines.
  • Ability to gain working knowledge of St. Mary’s County Library policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to act as a representative of the library to the public.
  • Ability to gain working knowledge of the principles and practices of information, collection, programming and outreach services.
  • Ability to gain working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and databases.
  • Ability to develop, promote and present programs and classes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.


  • Provides information, programming, outreach, collection development, and circulation services to customers of all ages, specializing in youth (birth to 17).
  • Serve as youth services librarian within the youth services department and focus on children’s collection maintenance, children’s programming, and children’s outreach as well as assisting customers at service desks.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for bioinformatics and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.


  • Serves as the team leader and coordinator for bioinformatics, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speaker for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
  • Develops approaches and methods for solving the many complex problems associated with bioinformatics.
  • Provides reference and research services in response to requests for information relating to bioinformatics and other biomedical subjects.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and supports electronic resources, such as software applications, pertinent to the bioinformatics support program.
  • Develops and implements new web-based applications and user services; pursues professional development by making presentations at and attending conferences.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $37,113 to $48,249 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Middle East Section, Asian And Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. A foreign language may be required for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed.

The position description number for this position is 128316.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources.

Performs rudimentary searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Learns to prepare acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining material that needs to be claimed and learns to issue appropriate claims to suppliers. Learns to process cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Records receipts for specific types of serials, such as inkprint periodicals, on the appropriate entry in online or manual files. Learns to check in serials in other formats (e.g., bound volumes, microforms, CDROMs).

Open, sorts, and processes incoming mail, including regular, registered, certified and freight mail. Stamps materials with the appropriate acquisition stamp and date. Promptly forwards misrouted mail to its correct destination. Assures prompt delivery of time-sensitive mail. Maintains supplies and performs basic equipment maintenance.

Shelflists materials under close supervision, using standard tools and according to established procedures. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Completes the subclassification, and establishes the elements of the location symbol to the point at which the call number for each item is unique or places it in conflict with neighboring items. Corrects or updates bibliographic data when needed.

Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Updates and inputs data and records based on annotations prepared by senior staff. Adds copies to the database, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections.

Receives training in content designation for newly created and updated bibliographic records. With the assistance of a designated trainer, learns to perform database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Also works with a trainer to learn to create and revise bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Orients and provides information to patrons about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations. Answers routine directional questions. Assists readers in using computerized searching tools.

Assists patrons participating with library programs. Verifies the credentials of all visitors and monitors users to make sure they select from proper stacks of materials based on their eligibility. Maintains a high degree of tact and courtesy in dealing with visitors.

Searches and retrieves items from collections that are needed by patrons. Organizes data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging and inputs the data online. Inputs data, such as completed call number and the technician’s charge online. Proofs records to ensure the correct tag sequence order.

Performs routine searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for material in hand.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. (Input appropriate KSAs.)

  • Proficiency in English and Turkic languages, including Azerbaijani and the languages of Central Asia.**
  • Knowledge of library acquisitions and cataloging rules, practices and procedures.**
  • Ability to use an Integrated Library System (ILS), computerized search tools, databases and other computer applications.**
  • Ability to communicate in writing in English in a clear, concise and organized manner.
  • Ability to perform library functions that support the unit or section.
  • Ability to plan and organize work assignments and set priorities in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Education and Training Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 169972.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

The incumbent recommends policy with regard to outreach, reference, education and training in the areas of conservation, preservation, and collections care; defines and carries out projects; and establishes priorities for reference education and outreach activities. This position is responsible for maintaining expertise in one or more specialized preservation or conservation activities such as emergency preparedness, storage and environmental controls, or collections care, and provides reference and training using a working knowledge in all areas as assigned. At entry level (GS-9), the incumbent completes routine assignments using specialized knowledge, and assists the division chiefs with major programs and services in training and outreach.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to share information about the Preservation Directorate program, publications, and preservation services.

Supports the Preservation Directorate training program by assisting in the implementation of prepared training courses and materials. Assists in developing, coordinating, and conducting training programs related to preservation. Implements course plans while presenting classroom instruction. Provides training to custodial staff at LC in the area of care and handling and other preservation areas.

Presents information to groups and individuals within the Library community and within the Library of Congress. As assigned, provides support to LC custodial divisions; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

Coordinates the use of audio-visual aids/technological tools for instruction. Prepares instructional guides, information packets, and other resource materials. Researches training needs as new functions are added and changes in existing procedures take place. Maintains current knowledge and implements the use of the latest advancements in technical tools, methodologies, and other instructional material.

Organizes and analyses standard subject data in order to determine its relationship or relevance to the project-at-hand. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements in approaches to the work relating to preservation education, and provides responses to inquiries.

Assists in the production of written materials on a specific subject matter in the Preservation Directorate program. Examines material for conformity to proper style. Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, and formal correspondence through “Ask a Librarian” queries through Question Point scripts and other means of inquiry. Edits portions of documents or reports and assists in the development and presentation of the information. When required, produces materials in formats ready for electronic publication via the web and e-mail. Analyzes changes to the various projects at hand and prepares reports of the changes for review.

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of preservation.**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.**
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to organize and analyze information and interpret data related to preservation duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.


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