Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: College Librarian
Location: Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Goucher College seeks a dynamic college librarian who will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff to position the library as the academic learning center, a vibrant hub that integrates student learning and success with information and digital literacy. The successful candidate will provide the strategic vision and leadership needed to redefine the library as the college beyond the classroom, the site where students develop a habit of mind through mastery of skills and confidence gleaned through reflection, relationships, and resilience; where they are inspired to learn independently, with and among others, guided to ideas through reading, viewing, listening, and mining information resources in diverse formats; and where they experience the joys of life-long learning and membership in a diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious community of critical thinkers. Reporting to the provost, the college librarian will work closely with other campus departments and offices.

Position: Branch Manager IV
Location: Perryville and Port Deposit Branch Libraries, Cecil County Public Library
Salary: $57,443.00 – $64,440.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.


Under the direct supervision of the Branch Services Manager, the Branch Manager leads and manages public services staff and operations of the Perryville and Port Deposit branch libraries, ensuring the development and delivery of a full range of highly responsive services and strategic priorities.


  • Manage the daily operations and staff of the Perryville and Port Deposit branch libraries. Provide leadership that supports and empowers staff to give outstanding service to the public in regard to circulating materials, programming, readers’ advisory, information, and technology assistance for library users of all ages.
  • Provide direct supervision, evaluation, and coaching to three departmental supervisors and all LA I’s.  Ensure the delivery of performance management methods and systems.
  • Via effective verbal and written communications, facilitate regular staff meetings and provide training as needed.
  • Lead the implementation of system and local marketing initiatives at the branch level.
  • Work with the Branch Services Manager to establish and achieve branch performance goals within overall system goals.
  • Collaborate with Materials Manager and selectors, along with Adult and Children’s department heads to develop, maintain and evaluate the branches’ collections, ensuring a full-service, relevant collection for patrons of all ages.
  • Interpret, explain and implement the policies and procedures of CCPL and ensure they are carried out in the branch.
  • Coordinate departmental and branch scheduling within parameters of staffing budgets.
  • Serve as the key liaison to the greater Perryville and Port Deposit communities, civic groups, and town governments.
  • Work with department heads to coordinate and evaluate branch outreach that meets the needs of the Perryville and Port Deposit communities.
  • Ensure library facilities are well-maintained and safe per CCPL standards; routinely monitor, maintain, and report facilities issues to administrative staff.
  • Manage and/or coordinate the implementation of branch projects.
  • Effectively resolve patron concerns and issues.
  • Participate in interviewing and hiring of staff.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate service statistics; compile and prepare reports, data, and other written work.
  • Serve on internal and external committees.
  • Participate in local and statewide initiatives, training, and associations.  Attend seminars, workshops, and continuing education activities.
  • Provide daily coverage at public service desks within the branch.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian (Collection and Foreign Language)
Location: National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in Taylor Street Annex, Collections Development Section (CDS), National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian.

This position is located in the Collections Development Section (CDS) of the Material Development Division. The Foreign Language Specialist selects foreign language titles to be reproduced or acquired in braille and recorded formats for inclusion in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) national collection. Drafts and maintains a selection policy for this material. Evaluates and monitors the NLS collection of foreign language books and periodicals. Maintains contact with libraries and agencies in foreign countries to ascertain availability of materials; evaluates and purchases foreign language materials from international sources. Disposes of foreign language books received as gifts. Coordinates acquisition of print foreign language materials for review. Annotates, assigns media, and indicates distribution code after reviewing print copies of proposed titles. Advises catalogers on handling foreign language materials; advises Publications and Media Section on foreign language publications and special book lists; coordinates with Network Services Section on international interlibrary loans and other international affairs. Solicits and analyzes pertinent statistics for use in collection building efforts; assists in drafting budget relating to foreign language materials; coordinates NLS foreign language production with that of network libraries.

Multiple Positions
Location: George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks applicants for multiple professional librarian positions through an open recruiting call for multiple librarian positions.  We invite information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. GWLAI has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Below are descriptions of each position with specific job responsibilities and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Complete an online application.