Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $56,233 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate with expertise in biomedical science to serve as NIH Library Training Program coordinator, helping NIH researchers and staff learn and apply a variety of skills and analysis techniques to their research. If you have experience providing instruction and leadership for training programs and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.


  • Designs, develops and oversees instructional and training programs on library programs, services, and systems.
  • Provides or oversees the delivery of a wide variety of services that require searching for biomedical information beyond readily accessible sources of information and making diversions from standard practices and approaches for advising clients.
  • Provides advice and consultation to biomedical research and medical staff on biomedical information searches and technologies.
  • Performs complex searches requiring the collection and organization of biomedical data from various sources.
  • Performs and oversees a broad range of technical functions such as cataloging of biomedical materials of mixed difficulty.
  • Analyzes library operating practices and procedures, in order to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the library and the management of biomedical information, and to develop techniques for making quality assurance inspections.
  • Initiates and carries out special projects and assignments related to locating, cataloging, classifying, selecting, controlling or preserving information and accessing particularly critical or obscure biomedical information through automated systems.

Position: Area Manager, Central
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)
Salary: $86,000.00 – $98,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is seeking an experienced professional to plan, coordinate, and manage operations and activities of an assigned group of Library locations. The successful candidate will serve as a managerial representative of the Library, supervise personnel, have experience working with underserved communities, and assure excellence in customer service and maximum use of library resources, services, and facilities.

Essential Functions Include:

  • Works in conjunction with and under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer for Public Services in the successful attainment of the Library System’s goals and objectives.
  • Oversees daily operations of the library branch.
  • Ensures and facilitates the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused services, assists in ensuring the Library’s services appropriately meet the needs of the community.
  • Establishes customer service priorities and coordinates support services and activities in response to these priorities.
  • Plans, coordinates, and manages operations and activities of an assigned group of library locations.
  • Performs professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating customer-focused library services.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with professionals and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment based on customer-first initiatives.
  • Directs, coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of initiatives, goals, priorities, and service levels in assigned areas of focus.
  • Provides key input to guide budget planning, development, and allocation. Ensures allocated resources are used effectively.
  • Analyzes system service requirements and recommends changes to improve operational efficiency and/or better serve the needs of the customer.
  • Conducts analyses in relation to branch and community service requirements; oversees the maintenance and development of branch library collections; ensures collection materials appropriately meet the customers’ needs in each cluster branch.
  • Represents the Library to and interacts with community groups, outside organizations, and the public; accurately communicates and builds and maintains productive community partnerships.
  • Responds to staff inquiries and provides technical guidance and operational advice.
  • Responds to and resolves customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Works with Human Resources on the issues of hiring, discharge, suspension, disciplinary action, performance evaluations, and the grievance process.
  • Stays appraised of contemporary issues, trends, and development in the fields of public library services and other specific services as assigned.
  • Accurately communicates the Library’s policies to the public.
  • Manages and supervises department staff; monitors and evaluates job performance; oversees staff training and development.
  • Oversees daily operations and planning for the needs of the area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $20.25 an hour

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Zimmerman Associates, Inc., is seeking a full-time Library Technician to support the Digital Collections project at the National Library of Medicine (, located on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The work entails reformatting (scanning) copyright-permitted materials, resolving the images, and applying metadata so the content is searchable and accessible. This is a full-time job, and it pays $20.25 an hour with a competitive benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, a 401(k) package, and an education and continuing development program.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $68,036 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual with experience in providing expertise in the administration, utilization, and training of the technologies and services and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Division of Library Services (DLS)! For more information, visit


  • Provides expertise in the administration, utilization, and training of the technologies and services provided by the Library’s Technology Hub.
  • Responsible for retrieving, disseminating, or transmitting specialized information in the biomedical field in order to provide access to pertinent information needed by library users.
  • Responsible for assuring reliable access to library resources by document delivery, interlibrary loan, and self-service photocopy services.
  • Responds to reference inquiries, performs biomedical searches, and provides editorial support for manuscript and poster preparation and circulation of the print collection.
  • Serves as an expert Technical resource in choosing from a full array of Technology Hub services and tools, and provides guidance and assistance to users in determining how best to accomplish their work utilizing available technologies.

Position: Data and Evaluation Coordinator
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of data science, technology, and evaluation programs to improve information access to health professionals and health consumers in the region.

The Data and Evaluation Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting aspects of data science, technology, evaluation, and access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Tracks and monitors data science and technology trends and policy developments improving access to biomedical information by SEA members, healthcare and health information professionals, and the public.
  • Assists SEA members, health and health information professionals, and health consumers with data, technology, and evaluation questions and questions related to to NLM and NNLM products and services.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and coordination of data science and technology projects and awareness programs in the region.
  • Develops and reviews content on data science, technology, and evaluation for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA web sites, social media, and the regional electronic newsletter, SEA Currents.
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events. Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Serves as a liaison to recipients of data science and technology awards and advise on evaluation of outreach initiatives for the region.
  • Supports initiatives as determined by the NNLM Research Data Management and Evaluation Working Groups and communicates information back to SEA staff and the region as necessary.
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites focused on effective evaluation techniques, data science, and technology to improve access to quality health information for health professionals and the public.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming and participates in national NNLM initiatives as appropriate.
  • Maintains accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content