Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $69,581 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as an informationist. If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or research biomedical library setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/services/informationists.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers
  • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information
  • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians and staff
  • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources
  • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians and staff in using library products and services
  • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’ information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs
  • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine

Position: Library Manager II
Location: Catonsville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $70,325-$109,068

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:
 

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director, manages the day-to-day operations including circulation, information, programming, and outreach services.
  • Serves as the branch leader in gaining commitment for BCPL’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library service, and communicating a shared vision for standout user experiences.
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration, and the community.
  • Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating the work performance of staff.  Creates a work environment that fosters continuous improvement and values teamwork.  Demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth and supporting system-wide succession planning efforts.
  • Seeks to make a distinctive and lasting impact on the community by engaging with customers and stakeholders to ensure that BCPL delivers on its mission.
  • Engages in direct public service and develops and maintains a through understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles building and security issues.
  • Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the library in the community.
Job Requirements:
  • MLS from and ALA accredited school and comprehensive knowledge of public library operations acquired through five years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library and three years of supervisory experience.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using various technologies including Polaris, online databases, E-books, and Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with customers, co-workers and community groups.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds and pus or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout the system and work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends.
  • Must pass a post-offer criminal background screening.

Please Note: This position closes on July 11, 2019.