Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Positions: Library Associate I
Location: Children’s Services Havre de Grace Branch, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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, Children with Special needs, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. 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;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Associate I (Part-time)
Location: Aberdeen Branch, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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.

Position Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. 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;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Associate II
Location: Administrative Office, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of materials management responsibilities; selects materials in all formats for all audiences as assigned using appropriate tools to assess and evaluate assigned library collections, including but not limited to budget guidelines, analysis and interpretation of statistical information and other data from a variety of sources; works reference desk hours in a branch as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  1. Performs materials management tasks and activities;
  2. Assesses and evaluates assigned collections;
  3. Reviews, selects and orders materials in print and non-print formats;
  4. Analyzes and interprets statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
  5. Manages assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
  6. Interprets censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
  7. Keeps abreast of publishing trends for materials;
  8. Writes and compiles bibliographies and booklists;
  9. Works regularly scheduled hours within a branch to perform reference services as well as help assess the collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment;
  10. Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  11. Serve as a library liaison with vendors and publishers;
  12. May include:
  • developing training tools and conducting staff training;
  • planning, directing, or carrying out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. 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;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Foreign Law Specialist
Location: Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 378650.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Foreign Law Specialist position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate in the Law Library. The employee in this position serves as a Foreign Law Specialist for the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The Foreign Law Specialist is responsible for providing research, advice and assistance on foreign legal issues, questions, or situations to the United States Congress, Executive Branch Agencies, the Judiciary, and foreign law reference services to other constituencies, including the general public. In that capacity, the Specialist conducts legal research and analysis and prepares or contributes to legal opinions, briefs, reports, memoranda, and comparative analyses related to the laws and legal systems of assigned jurisdictions (Nordic countries and the European Union, and Turkey and other Turkic speaking jurisdictions). The incumbent will respond to inquiries related to legal developments in assigned jurisdictions and international organizations where countries of assigned jurisdictions (Nordic countries and the European Union, and Turkey and other Turkic speaking jurisdictions) are members. In addition, the Specialist assists in the development of the Law Library’s online products and recommends acquisitions to the Law Library’s collections related to the assigned jurisdictions.

Performs a variety of foreign law research and provides reference services at various levels of complexity in regard to assigned jurisdictions (Nordic countries and the European Union, and Turkey and other Turkic speaking jurisdictions). Conducts legal research using printed, on-line, and other sources of information. Uses knowledge of sources of legal information, legal research methodology, and experience in legislative analysis to assist in the development and production of the Law Library’s legal information systems. Participates in developing, producing, and promoting the Law Library’s online products and services.

Prepares written reports for a wide range of legal inquiries where assignments cover conventional problems, questions, or situations and historical issues within assigned jurisdictions. Produces reports and other documents individually or as part of a team. Conducts scholarly work and prepares publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials related to assigned jurisdictions and/or area of subject matter expertise.

Surveys the Law Library’s collection for assigned jurisdictions to identify deficiencies. Makes recommendations on the acquisition of needed materials and searches the catalogs and collections for law items under consideration. Reviews and selects all materials received in the Law Library on assigned jurisdictions. Assists with the development and technical processing of the collections within his/her areas of specialization where conventional problems, questions, or situations arise. Performs other functions relating to the development and maintenance of foreign legal collections for assigned jurisdictions in the Library.

Provides advice and assistance to the staff of the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and U.S. Courts on conventional foreign legal issues, questions, or situations. Provides advice on foreign laws and collaborates with various staff on issues relevant to the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Provides reference on laws of assigned jurisdictions to LOC patrons. To enhance the exchange of legal information, develops and maintains professional relations with colleagues in the United States and abroad.