Three Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing electronic resources. This position assists the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. Serves as a liaison and subject specialist to department(s) and related disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.


•ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/info science.
•Knowledge of the full e-resources life cycle: acquisitions; access; administration; user support and troubleshooting; evaluation/usage statistics and reports.
•Knowledge of library and bibliographic standards pertaining to e-resources, especially serials and continuing resources (MARC, RDA, CONSER, KBART, COUNTER, SUSHI).
•Familiarity with electronic resources management tools such as Serials Solutions and EZproxy.
•Familiarity of e-resources acquisitions trends including journal package deals, aggregator databases, DDA/PDA, evidence-based acquisitions and how they relate to e-resources.
•Familiarity with e-resources licensing issues (archival rights & perpetual access, LOCKSS/CLOCKSS/Portico, ILL and e-reserves use, data and text mining, model license terms).
•Familiarity with accessibility compliance standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.0).
•Experience with web discovery services, link resolvers, OpenURL/Z39.50, knowledge base maintenance, proxy and authentication services (EZproxy, Shibboleth).
•Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
•Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously.
•Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills.
•Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, and dynamics of electronic and digital resources in higher ed and academic libraries
•Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty.
•Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Core Competencies for E-Resources Librarians”

Position: Research Librarian
Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Research Librarian
This position is funded by the Clinical Use of Bulk Drug Substances Nominated for Use in Compounding by Outsourcing Facilities grant sponsored by the FDA. The program duration is three years. This is a full time position that will continue over the duration of the project.

This position will be responsible for aiding in research regarding the use of bulk drug substances in pharmaceutical compounding nominated for inclusion on the List of Bulk Drug Substances Approved for use in Compounding by 503b Facilities. A key component of this project is a thorough systematic literature review of each substance under review, approximately 225 in total. This position will require collaboration with researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore throughout the entire systematic literature review process. This includes assisting with the development of the search strategy, creating and executing the search in the relevant databases, managing the search results, searching the grey literature, providing guidance throughout the review process (including PRISMA guidelines and identifying best practices), and drafting the literature search methods and appendix sections of any resulting publications.

This position can be fulfilled in person or via remote work. If working remotely, the librarian may be asked to travel to Baltimore periodically for in-person meetings with the research team.

Master of Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program.
Experience conducting advanced literature searches in a variety of databases.

Prior research experience in systematic literature reviews.
Experience conducting literature searches in the health sciences.
Experience using bibliographic tools such as EndNote to manage large numbers of references.

How to Apply
Please email your CV and cover letter to Ashlee Mattingly, PharmD, BCPS, at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Supervisory Technical Services Specialist)
Location: Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 378881.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Serves as Supervisory Technical Services Specialist in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate within Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Head, Technical Services Section and is responsible for supervising staff who are responsible for receiving, organizing, digitizing, preserving and creating inventory control and cataloging records for all collection items and related materials acquired by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable independent judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies pertaining to visual materials.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Creates individual development plans and recommends training for staff. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effect minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff.

Leads the accessioning, physical processing, digitization and description of visual collections according to established procedures. Manages the receipt of visual collections acquired through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, copyright, and purchase. Oversees the unpacking and verification of the completeness and condition of incoming materials and the maintenance of accessioning records. Maintains close control over the quality of accessioning, physical organization and processing, and cataloging of the materials in the collections. Along with senior Team staff, the incumbent monitors the quality of all levels of cataloging. Has direct responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of all inventory, cataloging and indexing controls produced by the Team, whether for internal control or for national and international publication and distribution. Contributes to the development of rules and standards for cataloging, control, and automation of visual materials, and for electronic imaging, in libraries and archives, which serve as the basis for national and international networking of bibliographic data and access to images. Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with other units or organizations on these matters, to include advising officials of higher rank.

Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collection material, is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard. Working with the Section Head and Chief, effectively monitors and manages space in division storage areas. Oversees the determination of archival supplies, technical equipment, and facilities needed for the Team, recommending staff and resources to devote to particular projects or to allocate among program segments.

Maintains current knowledge of trends in the professional literature and with developments in bibliographic and archival control as practiced in comparable institutions. Develops or assists in the development of community-wide rules and standards for processing, cataloging, describing, or digitizing visual materials.

Attends meetings of professional organizations and publishes technical articles regarding the work of the Library of Congress and of the Prints and Photographs Division in the area of his or her competence. Prepares or oversees the preparation of analytical reports and publications pertaining to the Team’s areas of responsibility.

Independently plans and carries out studies of topics or areas related to visual materials. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of all aspects of work related to archival visual materials. Serves as a resource person assisting staff of the Prints and Photographs Division in providing reference services related material housed in the division in accordance with the division’s reference procedures.

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