Two Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Branch Manager
Location: Centreville Branch, Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $57,881-$78,140

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Queen Anne’s County Library has an opening for a full-time branch manager at the Centreville branch.   The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to lead. They will have a demonstrated ability to connect positively with library and community leaders and organizations, library staff, library customers and general public.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Centreville branch of the Queen Anne’s County Library

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage, supervise, and participate in all daily services and support operations within the branch
  • Develop goals, plans, programs, services, and procedures for branch library
  • Select and evaluate branch staff
  • Prepare reports and statistics for branch
  • Oversee collection development needs of branch
  • Ensures the buildings and grounds of the branch are properly maintained
  • Works closely with other branch manager and library management to assure services are responsive customer’s needs

Position: Library Technician (Collections Management Technician)
Location: Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

These positions are located in the Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 341909.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbents of this position will work a fixed work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Following extensive library rules, procedures and operations, incumbent performs an array of activities involved in maintaining the collections, including ensuring that collections are in the proper order, safe from hazards and readily retrievable when requested. Arranges, sorts and reshelves materials returned to the stacks according to the prescribed order for that portion of the collection. Maintains assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper order according to collections management and maintenance guidelines for each collection. Frequent shelf reading of the collections, i.e., ensuring that the items on the shelves are in proper order, is a critical component of collections maintenance. Incumbent uses multiple shelving and classification arrangements including LC Classification, fixed location arrangement and others utilized by CALM to ensure that collections are properly shelved, arranged and accessible for use.

Following extensive library rules, procedures and operations, retrieves materials from the collection. Applies judgement in retrieving materials. Receives retrieval requests through a number of methods including paper call slips, Automated Call Slip ( online request system) and from lists. With some projects, incumbent follows general guidelines on what to pull, and must adhere to these guidelines which might include criteria such as item condition, date of publication, or format.

The incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of a number of databases. Most importantly, the incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with the features and proper use of the ACS and the LC ILS in order to interpret and follow information provided for each retrieval activity, to fill requests, to know when it is acceptable to substitute an alternate edition, and to check the online ACS request screen for another copy when copies may be in different locations. Composes and sends a free text message to requesters through the free text message field of ACS regarding the need for additional information or elaboration on, or clarification of a computer-generated response.

Performs an array of preservation-related activities in support of stabilizing the collections and preventing further damage. Examples of activities required by the incumbent are: placing items in acid free envelopes; and placing small items in envelopes and slings. As part of this activity, incumbent must legibly and accurately write information on the outside of an enclosure and place other labels and markings on the enclosure.