Six Positions: Maryland & Northern Virginia

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a level II due to variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Five years or more of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, of which two years must be in a public library;
  • Three years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Position: Curator, Maryland & Historical Collections
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives house premier research and teaching collections and pursues its mission in a collaborative, multi-faceted environment. The Curator of Maryland and Historical Collections has curatorial oversight over a rich collection area, which includes archival and manuscript holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region (African-American history; agriculture; business history; the environment; family history and personal papers; cultural history, geography; newspapers; military history; politics and civic activities; women’s history;); printed Marylandia; historic maps and photographs; historic preservation; women’s history and women’s studies collections; and other materials as determined by the collection policy. The Curator has responsibility for building, maintaining, interpreting, and providing access to these collections that support the teaching and research missions of the University and the research community at large. The Curator has principal responsibility for a robust program for collection development, reference services, instruction, outreach and scholarly support. In addition the Curator assists colleagues with collection management activities, which include accessioning, descriptive access, digitization and preservation for materials in the collection area. As a faculty librarian, the Curator exhibits an active service profile and scholarly agenda.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Required
● ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training; OR a master’s degree in history, American studies, or other relevant discipline with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

EXPERIENCE:
Required
● At least four years of prior work experience at the professional level in an archival repository.
● Proven experience in managing projects from scoping to delivery; ability to set timetables, meet deadlines, manage budgets.
● A thorough understanding of archival principles, practices, and archival processing, including the ability to evaluate materials as to historical value.
● Excellent oral and written communications skills and an ability to work independently and collegially.
● Public service skills, including work experience at a reference desk in an archives or special collections setting.
● Prior experience supervising student assistants, volunteers, and support staff.

Preferences:

EDUCATION:
Preferred
● Advanced degree in American history (in addition to a Master of Library/Information Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program.)

EXPERIENCE:
● Experience with major outreach initiatives, collection development, and fundraising.
● Experience working with special collections related to one or more of the following subjects: state of Maryland history and culture, women’s history/women’s studies, and/or historic preservation.
● Knowledge of preparation of instructional materials and exhibition planning and installation.
● Experience with digital initiatives and/or digital humanities projects.
● Knowledge of current preservation and conservation practices.
● Knowledge of current trends and research in American history.

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

Position: University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and flexible team player to join the staff of the SU Libraries as University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. This position plays a key role in building the SU Libraries’ nascent, pedagogically-oriented Special Collections and in expanding the University Archives, the latter of which will be especially important with the University’s upcoming centennial in 2025.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in August 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The position reports to the Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture and works closely with the Local History Archivist and the Curator of Exhibits and Engagement.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.  Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in August 2016.  The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Primary Job Duties:  Acquire, manage, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to the historical and operational records of the University as well as records documenting student and faculty experiences; process, preserve, and provide access to the SU Libraries’ Special Collections; plan and carry out the digitization of appropriate materials for inclusion in SU’s institutional repository; supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers; work with other staff to create exhibits, conduct outreach, and publicize collections through events and social media; work with classes and researchers; maintain good relations with donors and potential donors; serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

 Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, 1) a master’s degree in archives or master’s degree in library science or, alternatively, 2) a graduate degree in any area plus certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.  One year of experience working in an archives or special collections (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker).  Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards.  Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or PastPerfect.  Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds.  Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching students to use archival sources and at least six months of archival processing experience. Experience in providing archival reference as well as supervisory experience.  Demonstrated knowledge of creating and managing digital content.

Applications received by May 15, 2019, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Jennifer Martin at jmmartin@salisbury.edu .  Please do not send any documents via email.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum Facility, Washington D.C. & Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Collections Technician at a Museum in Washington, DC, with occasional duties in the facility suburban location of Bowie, MD.  This is a full time position on a five year government contract, with present funding for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Processing: Processes digital files for access and preservation, including transcoding files, creating proxies, normalizing born digital and digitally acquired content, organizing files for preservation and following established standards to make digital files accessible in Museum Collections Search.
Inventorying: Ensures all digitized collections are accounted for and inventoried, reconciles issues between analog and digital surrogates, assures proper naming of digitized files, tracks file locations and creates records in proper databases.
Copying: Copies archival material off storage media including disc, flash drive, thumb drive, and optical media among other kinds of carriers to Museum computer network for preservation purposes.
Preservation: Uses a combination of tools provided by the Museum to verify and document file integrity, and normalize born digital and digitally acquired content.
Quality Control: Assures quality and consistency of digitized analog material and born digital content.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental collections management techniques, principles and theories and their application in tracking, monitoring or reporting
  • Familiarity with digital conversion methods and specifications for access and preservation
  • Interest in digital conversion and preservation practices
  • Interest in cultural heritage, museums or libraries
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digital conversion workflows, familiarity with processing born digital files, metadata creation and extraction and audio or video editing software.

Additional Information:
This position is located in the Digital Assets Management and Preservation Division (DAMP) of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The division is responsible for the growing digital collection comprised of tens of millions of image files, tens of thousands of hours of video and audio media, hundreds of thousands of descriptions of items in our Collection, and several sources of metadata. The division endeavors to provide better user interfaces to support those using the collection via the web and by internal staff, manages or advises on Museum digitization projects, and is responsible for the preservation of all digitized Museum assets. The public face of the work can be seen at http://collections.ushmm.org. The incumbent in this position works under the direction of the Director, DAMP.

The incumbent must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to work in a team environment, highly organized and have a detail-oriented approach to responsibilities. The position addresses digitization processes, quality control of digitization processes, and internal and web access to digitization output. Quality Control processes will include materials having been digitized by the Museum directly or by a vendor. Incumbent has continuing responsibility for performing tasks relating to quality and post-processing of digital images and time based-media, raising issues and problems, and efforts to continuously improve throughput, efficiency, and quality. Activities include processing, color comparisons/correction, cropping, deskewing, inventorying, tracking, copying, preservation, and access using a wide variety of tools to ensure proper and safe processing of files.

Guidelines consist of professionally accepted digital collections management techniques and practices. Incumbent is expected to adhere to established digital collections management practices and procedures as well as generally accepted technical standards.

Incumbent is expected to perform a variety of assignments, ensure technical accuracy at all times, contribute suggestions for improving the various systems currently in use, and report problems affecting work to the responsible staff member.

The incumbent’s work will affect the accuracy, reliability, and acceptability of further work processes, and will facilitate the work of other people, both inside and outside the organization. The incumbent’s work directly affects the physical safekeeping and integrity of the Museum’s digital collections stored both on-site and off-site. In some cases, the digital files represent the only carrier containing the important content and thus are irreplaceable and extremely valuable. Without continued professional care and documentation, these irreplaceable oral testimony interviews will neither be available to the public, accessible for scholarly research now and for future generations

Further Information:

This is a full time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation. Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements. Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, send your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Position: Town Archivist
Location: Town of Garrett Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

SUMMARY: Incorporated in 1898, Garrett Park is a small town located in a sylvan setting next to Rock Creek Park in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Garrett Parkers have easy access to Washington DC by way of the MARC commuter train station located in town and Grosvenor-Strathmore Red Line Metro station approximately 1 mile away. The Town archives is supported by a resident-led Archives Committee.
The Town Archivist works independently in the Penn Place building on the ground floor with easy access to the Town Office located on the third floor. The Archivist will be assisted by and will supervise volunteers. The Archivist reports to the Town Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire, authenticate, preserve, organize and catalog public town records and materials donated from private collections
  • Maximize the use of archival software, train and supervise community and student volunteers
  • Organize oral history recordings and their transcription
  • Respond to requests for archival documents
  • Report on the status of the archives to the Garrett Park Archives Committee and Town Manager
  • Grow the existing archival database by promoting interest in continuing contributions to the archives
  • Ensure in-person and online access to the archives, which capture the 125-year-old history, culture and social life of Garrett Park
  • Support the Town Office on government records and retention management

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Volunteers

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have experience performing archival records management in small communities or non-profit organizations and at least a Bachelor’s degree, coursework, or certification in archival science. Experience cataloging government records and giving presentations based on archival documents to community and student groups is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Work independently and take decisive action
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience using PastPerfect, Omeka, or other archival software and websites is a plus
  • Ability to set and follow through on short- and long-term goals for the archive

Interested applicants please send a one-page cover letter and resume to managerandrea@garrettparkmd.gov

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Knowledge Services Division, Scientific Data Engineering Branch in Beltsville, MD. This position serves as the Branch Chief and as the senior NAL Technology Advisor with administrative and management responsibilities for policy making, planning, directing, and evaluating program technical requirements for NAL’s data products and services.

Responsibilities
Performs strategic planning and long-range projections/planning; establishes policies, programs, plans and budgets for the Division and Branch.
Assesses and develops technical operations and maintenance of capacity for NAL data products; reviews appropriate methods to modernize the information technology infrastructure.
Serves as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for contracts related to the Knowledge Services Division’s applications.
Provides technical and administrative supervision as a first level supervisor by making selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, identifying training requirements, and preparing performance evaluations.
Works with internal and external stakeholders to conceptualize integrated and advanced information services and systems to support scientific discovery within the agricultural community.