Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Program Associate for Knowledge Management & Technology
Location: Women’s Learning Partnership, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) is a partnership of 20 autonomous organizations based in the Global South that trains and supports grassroots women and women’s organizations to take on greater leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over 50 countries, empowering them to advocate for their rights, and strengthening organizations to advance women’s movements across the globe.

Job Description: The Program Associate position is based at the WLP International office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support two key areas of WLP’s work: (1) as a partner liaison, providing communications, program coordination, and evaluation support to WLP partner organizations, and (2) supporting the development and maintenance of technology to support WLP’s digital assets, including its Archives, Oral Histories, and online Learning Center.

We are looking for a creative team-player and self-starter, with excellent writing skills, a strong background in using technology, and commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Responsibilities include:
Partner Programs Liaison

  • Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of WLP trainings, curriculum development, advocacy, and capacity building programs. Work closely with WLP team members to coordinate activities across program areas.
  • Monitor relevant developments in the country/regional context and in relation to the partner. Work closely and maintain positive relationships with global partners.
  • Support partner organizations in program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Write reports based on program results from the field and assist with writing grant proposals.
  • In cooperation with Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Finance Manager, provide programmatic information needed to prepare operational budgets.

Knowledge Management and Technology

  • Assess, strategize, and implement processes, tools, and/or technology capabilities to support information gathering and knowledge-sharing across the organization.
  • Help enforce IT guidelines and standards through ongoing education.
  • Orient new staff to IT systems and policies.
  • Liaise with technology vendors and provide research and testing of technical processes/products as needed.
  • Maintain documentation of WLP’s technology assets.
  • Liaise with the WLP knowledge management consultant and support the ongoing creation and maintenance of WLP’s multimedia digital library of video, audio, documents, and training materials pertaining to organizational programs and the broader global women’s movement.
  • Oversee cataloguing of multimedia files. Ensure item metadata adheres to standards and practices outlined in WLP’s metadata strategy, website guidelines, and controlled vocabulary lists. Update metadata strategy documentation periodically to reflect ongoing evolution and expansion of the project.
  • In collaboration with WLP staff and leadership, expand WLP’s online Learning Center to meet institutional needs and priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment and dedication to women’s empowerment.
  • Graduate degree in a related field (Library Science, English Literature, International Relations, Women’s Studies, etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience, preferably with at least 2 years in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience with program coordination.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with standard professional software for word processing, database management, multimedia editing, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong familiarity with WordPress, Drupal 8, or other CMS.

Preferred Skills:

  • Working proficiency in French or Arabic desirable.
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Program Associate: Knowledge Management and Technology.”   No calls please.

Position: Collections Asssistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and organized self-starter to join the Collections and Access Services Department which includes Acquisitions and Cataloging. Duties include purchasing, receiving, and cataloging library materials along with coordinating projects. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration across library units to make material available and discoverable in support of our patrons’ teaching, learning, and research needs. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Places, records, and tracks orders of material in integrated library management system;
  • Manages print journal and book series subscriptions;
  • Receives and pays invoices, conducting regular reconciliation tasks to ensure record accuracy;
  • Manages receipt of library content purchases and transfers to other units for processing;
  • Performs copy cataloging as assigned;
  • Participates in gathering usage statistics and performing data analysis;
  • Coordinates unit projects for timely and accurate completion, including but not limited to
  • Transition to automated book purchasing service (GOBI);
  • Review, analysis, and cleanup of book series subscriptions; and
  • Journal and book stacks collection refresh;
  • Assists in managing student worker assignments;
  • Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately, and with attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage multiple workflows and projects;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds, with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience;
  • Working knowledge of Aleph or other integrated library system;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas and pivot tables;
  • Experience processing invoices and working within budget limits;
  • Understanding of bibliographic, holdings, and item records for materials in multiple formats;
  • Project management experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of patterns of serial publication.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Collections Assistant” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator, at ldion@loyola.edu.

Note: Applicants should provide examples in their resume that demonstrate they meet the position’s required and preferred qualifications.

Position: Library Technician
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician to work at a federal agency located in Beltsville, MD. The Library Technician will assist on a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position with benefits and is expected to continue for 12 months from the start date.

Description:

  • Assist a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection.
  • Work across divisions with multiple team members and follow an exact timeline for deliverables.
  • Work directly with onsite camera equipment and software to preserve these volumes.
  • Collaborate with Federal employees to apply metadata and will contribute new ideas when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master of Library and Information Science (MLS or MLIS) is preferred
  • Experience creating metadata
  • Knowledge of metadata standards including AD, DACS, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Experience with the Capture One software and professional imaging hardware preferred
  • Ability to handle print items and government equipment with care
  • Law Library experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills
  • Experience working in a customer service capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. citizenship required

Position: Technology Acquisitions Administrator
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Washington College invites applications for the position of Technology Acquisitions Administrator. The College seeks an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can handle all technology hardware and software acquisitions requested by Library and Academic Technology. The successful candidate must have experience in all stages of the procurement process and possess experience managing assets and inventory. The Technology Acquisitions Administrator also cultivates relationships with vendors to maximize cost savings on goods, materials, and services. The position manages vendor contracts and accounts and generates reports for financial transactions. The position collaborates with Client Support and Technical Services and is the liaison to the Business Office. They are expected to work Monday through Friday from 8:30- 4:30.

Essential Functions:
Technology Hardware Purchasing:

  • Oversees “purchase-to-pay” methods (i.e., receiving, inspection, receipt confirmation, inventory management, distribution, and accounts payable) for technology-related acquisitions for the campus community.
  • Applies best practices to obtain cost savings on goods, materials, and services.
  • Keeps accurate accounting and bookkeeping records.
  • Ensures compliance with and timely payment of IT hardware maintenance contracts and renewals.
  • Collaborates with the staff in Client Support and Technical Services to ensure technology orders, and proposals meet recommended specifications and quality control standards.
  • Uses the appropriate college solutions (i.e., administrative systems, credit card allocation system, and content management system) to pay invoices, allocate credit card charges and chargebacks to departments

Software Asset Management:

  • Manages software assets throughout all stages of their lifecycle. The goal is to reduce software and support costs by analyzing volume contract agreements and eliminating or reallocating underutilized software licenses and consolidating applications.
  • Ensure ongoing technical support and upgrade protection on selected software by ensuring that maintenance, support and upgrade protection renewals are kept current and paid in a timely manner.
  • Manage contracts and relationships to maximize value and costs for software licensing, maintenance, and service offerings.
  • Manage LAT vendor accounts and relationships.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Reconciles HelpDesk transactions against official payment batch summary report from the Business Office. Resolves all quality, delivery and billing issues and responds to inquiries from clients and vendors.
  • Assists with monitoring the budget and generates reports for the Chief Academic Technology Officer, the Business Office, and the Office of the Provost. Generate reports for other campus clients, as needed.
  • Supervises and trains student employees to assist with administrative tasks assigned by the position
  • Stays up-to-date on innovation in the technology market
  • Participates in and may oversee special initiatives, as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Management Responsibilities: The Technology Acquisitions Administrator oversees and facilitates the acquisition process. Only supervisory duties are for assigned student workers.

Education: College degree or equivalent experience is required in technology and business field.

Experience and Background:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a technically oriented, dynamic customer support environment.
  • Working knowledge of bookkeeping.
  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and presentation) skills.
  • Possess strong technology skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with relational databases is desirable. Must have demonstrated experience with two or more of the following operating systems: Windows OS, Mac OS, iOS, and Android systems. Website development experience is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn highly technical information and apply the knowledge in a demanding environment.
  • Work independently and in a group setting. Also, it requires the ability to work harmoniously with other employees.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to get along well with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students in a tactful, mature, and flexible manner.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Service-oriented, adaptable, optimistic, highly motivated and cooperative.
  • Exercise good judgment, independent thinking, and creativity as appropriate. The ability to set and achieve goals within a specific time frame is required.
  • Comfortable with performing multifaceted tasks along with the performance of regular duties.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to an environment of continually changing technology and to acquire new competencies as needed.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Accountable to the Chief Academic Technology Officer.
  • Close working relationships with colleagues in LAT; especially the Client Support and Technical Services group.
  • Advises, consults, and coordinates with Business Office, vendors, and consortia partners.

Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Sharon Sledge, Chief Academic Technology Officer using our online portal. We may request additional materials from candidates whose applications we wish to pursue further. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Position: Library Associate III (Outreach — Rolling Reader)
Location: Harford County Public Library, Edgewood, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services and tasks to assist individuals and groups in locating and obtaining library materials and information; manages specialized collections or programs for designated outreach program; drives and operates the outreach van; may work reference desk hours as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  • Drives outreach van, including set up, to designated community outreach sites throughout Harford County;
  • Provides reference services to special populations as assigned including reader’s advisory;
  • Searches online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
  • Reviews, ensures the order of, and maintains collections as assigned;
  • Assembles and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  • Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  • Informs customers of library activities and programs;
  • May plan and coordinate programs and activities for special population as assigned;
  • Provides orientation to library users and explains library policies and procedures;
  • Reads and evaluates professional journals and materials;
  • May work reference desk hours as assigned.

Supervision Functions:

  • Supervises assigned staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  • Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  • Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  • May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

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

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Library Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Completion of State of Maryland Library Associate Training Institute program or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Six months of supervisory experience.
  • 1 year of direct customer/public service experience.
  • Computer experience including internet.
  • Ability to provide documentation of a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 points.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Non-CDL Medical Certification in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Ability to obtain a favorable criminal background report.
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to gain working knowledge of library practices and procedures, including accurate use of current reference and search tools and the standard automated library system;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and reader’s advisory services;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and bibliographic utilities;
  • Ability to develop and present programs;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Basic math skills.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to Manager I or II – Branch. Regularly supervises Library Assistant III – Outreach staff for designated outreach program, as assigned. May supervise Summer Reading Assistant or volunteers.

Work Environment:

  • Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and break down of tables, chairs, or other equipment for meeting or events, moving materials within department.
  • Work also includes standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  • Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, following fire regulations, and obeying traffic signals.
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required.
  • May require working in adverse weather conditions.

Application Period: Posted: April 16, 2019. Closing Date: May 10, 2019.

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours

Position: Data Management Consultant
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

General Summary/Purpose:

Provide consultative data management planning support and training to JHU researchers as part of the Data Services team, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate. Maintain rich understanding of data management best practices for data sharing, curating, and archiving. Track funder sharing policies and compliance expectations. Support researchers in identifying research data sharing and archiving solutions, including deposit into the JHU Data Archive.

Environment:

Sheridan Libraries Digital Research and Curation Center has played a significant role in managing initiatives to explore deep curation needs with Sloan Digital Sky Survey data, reviewing repository infrastructure and platforms, and leading the Data Conservancy, a community focused on the development of solutions to digital research data collection, curation, and preservation challenges.  In 2011 the JHU Data Management Services (JHUDMS) unit was launched from expertise and experience gained through the Data Conservancy in collaboration with the Entrepreneurial Library program. The JHU Data Management Consultants provide research data management services and solutions for the Johns Hopkins community and has a strong track record of incremental and impactful success in growing data management support and services for the community. In 2017, JHUDMS and GIS came together to form the Data Services team.

The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the historic George Peabody Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room, the DC Centers, the Evergreen Museum and John Work Garrett Library, and the Homewood Museum. Staff from the libraries and museums teach classes, curate exhibitions, produce scholarship and serve as principle investigators for research initiatives. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a leader in the innovative application of information technology and has implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs. The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to ‘work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new and promoting existing staff.’  For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage inquiries from researchers for data management support on a range of topics that support best practices throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Provide consultative support to researchers including evaluation of data planning needs, assessing options for sharing data, catering planning to specific granting agency or publisher requirements, and editing data management plans.
  • Track specific scientific and subject domain areas building knowledge and expertise in data types, formats, and needs within domains that support data management and sharing throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Identify data standards, metadata standards, best practices for data management, etc. to continuously build expertise and improve provision of service.
  • Maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including their submission, Intellectual Property, and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit.
  • Develop and deliver data management training programs, including in-person and online training materials and resources.
  • Proactively collaborate and coordinate to implement data management and sharing strategies, including coordinating data deposits with researchers, curating research data, and preparing collections for archiving in the JHU Data Archive.
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the university libraries and research administration to effectively communicate services to faculty, researchers, and departments.
  • Manage short and long-term communications and relationships with researchers, PIs, and students, including outreach and training in data management best practices.
  • Liaise with JHU-wide staff and administrators to support the continued integration and visibility of data management services available to researchers.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • A relevant advanced degree.
  • A minimum of three (3) years combined of library, information technology, informatics, and/or scientific research experience.
  • Experience with one or more components of the research data life cycle:  creation, processing, analyzing, preserving, providing access to, and re-using.
  • Must be self-motivated, pro-active, willing to take on new challenges and solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Good listener with a high degree of customer orientation.
  • Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and professional attitude.
  • Clear and consistent communicator.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong project planning, management, and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and easily adapt to new technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with scientific or health sciences data management and/or data curation and archiving.
  • Experience conducting trainings and workshop presentations.
  • Experience with standard packages or statistical languages for working with data, such as R, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Open Science Framework (OSF), Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), or other platforms for collaborative research.
  • Experience working with large data sets and/or high performance computing.
  • Knowledge of methods and best practices for the curation of software and research code.