Five Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Research & Instruction Librarian for Science & Mathematics
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Research and Instruction Librarian for Science and Mathematics. This position promotes and advocates for the integration of Miller Library’s instruction and research services in the academic endeavors of students, faculty, and staff; serves as subject liaison for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division; improves services through continuous assessment; and assists with collection development of Miller Library resources. This is a ten-month non-tenure track faculty position. The work schedule varies during the semester and may include evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides student-centered library services: general and science/mathematics-specific reference, research assistance, and services to individuals and groups.
  • Develops pedagogy, teaches, and assesses information literacy instruction, in both physical and virtual environments.
  • Builds relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, and students in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division, and conducts collection development activities that support their teaching and research.
  • Contributes to scholarly communications initiatives, including but not limited to research data management.
  • Remains informed on current library and information technologies and stays abreast of reference and research techniques in a digital environment.
  • Pursues professional development service and scholarship to satisfy library faculty status and review and promotion.

Position: eResources Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD
Salary: $65,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), is looking for an eResources Librarian. This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Associate Director for Technical Services and will oversee the eResources and Serial Unit within the Technical Services Division.

  • Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Associate Director for Technical Services, oversees the daily operations of the eResources and Serials Unit within Technical Services.
  • Oversees workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to acquisitions, access, administration, support, and evaluation.
  • Oversees the work related to the database maintenance of the Library’s print serials and microfilm collections.
  • Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works collaboratively to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues in a timely manner.
  • Assists with establishing collection development assessment strategies related to electronic resources including the use and understanding of standards and methods for gathering usage data and tracking cost per use.
  • Oversees and when needed performs copy cataloging of electronic resources, including ejoumals, ebooks, and other eresources. Oversees batch processing of cataloging records for electronic resource collections.
  • Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national communities and organizations as appropriate.

Position: Circulation Technician Evening
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Salary: $32,947-$45,240

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:
The Circulation Technician is responsible for staffing the Circulation Desk in the afternoon and evening, performing all duties necessary to ensure orderly lending, returning, and use of library materials, for processing and maintaining the periodical collection, and for processing overdue notices and fine letters. In addition, the position provides support to other circulation staff and staff in other library departments as needed to provide comprehensive service to all Library patrons. This position is responsible for the Circulation Department and for oversight of student employees in the evening, typically in the absence of supervisors.

Position: Processing Archivist
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $49,500

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery seeks an Archivist for our Special Collections department. This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian I reports to the Curator & Head of Special Collections and will work closely with the Special Collections Librarian and the Reference and Instruction Archivist.

– Processes archival and photography collections according to department and professional standards.
– Creates finding aids compliant with archival metadata standards.
– Coordinates creation of cataloging records with Technical Services.
– Collaborates in developing and documenting new archival procedures and updating existing guidelines and procedures.
– Manages the long and short term planning for processing collections.
– Works directly with campus departments to coordinate the development, management, and use of the University Archives records collections.
– Provides consultations, workshops, and training to campus departments for managing print and electronic records.
– Coordinates transfers to University Archives, updates descriptive records, builds partnerships with campus departments and committees.
– Works closely with Alumni Affairs.
– Conducts archival reference, outreach, and instruction.

Position: Reference Librarian (Southeast Asia)
Location: Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

The divisions in General and International Collections are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.

Provides reference and instruction to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found in the Library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.