Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Circulation Supervisor
Location: Annapolis Regional Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Maryland
Salary: $39,791 – $65,755

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from a standard high school or equivalency program including or supplemented by computer training, and three years of circulation desk experience in a public or academic library setting, including two years supervisory experience.

Responsibilities:
Supervising the circulation functions at a regional or medium-size library. This includes training, scheduling and supervising the work of circulation staff, and by extension, pages and volunteers, in the registration of customer and the circulation of library materials, and the performance of related clerical and collection maintenance procedures. Circulation Supervisors work at the circulation desk themselves, providing prompt and courteous attention to library customers in registering borrowers, circulating library materials, collecting fines and other charges, and explaining library policies and procedures regarding the use of the library’s facilities and services.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: Integrated Library System Program Office, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Integrated Library System Program Office, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services
The position description number for this position is 360891 (GS-13) and 360892 (GS-14).
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a compflex,flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
GS-13 Duties:

Serves as an expert in creating, mapping, transforming and managing multiple types of library metadata. Work includes harmonizing disparate metadata schemas and sources into a common, integrated system. Develops and maintains metadata schemas and cross walks to create a common metadata schema from multiple metadata schemas, some of which adhere to international standards; some of which were developed and maintained locally; and some of which reflect highly complex many-to-many data relationships.

Serves as a technical expert who uses a variety enterprise data technologies to correct, normalize, enhance, and migrate diverse datasets into a common, shared metadata schema. Writing scripts and queries to work with a range of metadata storage formats, including JSON, RDF, XML, XML Schema, Relax NG, XPath, JSON-LD, RDBMS and NoSQL databases. Uses data technologies such as SPARQL, SQL, XQuery, XSLT, Javascript, Python libraries like Pandas, or similar enterprise level data technologies to perform work.

Under the general direction of the division chief who sets the general objectives and indicates available resources, the incumbent plans and manages metadata projects, applying standard project management methodologies. Performs data integrity testing. Develops and manages project plans for metadata migration and maintenance. Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and data sets.

Develops data structures and access strategies in alignment with business and mission requirements for review by senior staff. Participates in the research, evaluation, development, and implementation of appropriate metadata standards for description, inventory, access, retrieval, preservation, and management of the Library’s collections, both analog and digital.

Contributes to oral and written reports and presentations on metadata systems and issues of concern to senior managers. Produces analyses and evaluations of metadata and related projects. Serves as liaison with internal stakeholders. Participates on Library teams working on metadata and library system projects.

GS-14 Duties:

Serves as a national and/or international expert in creating, mapping, transforming and managing multiple types of metadata. Work includes harmonizing disparate metadata schemas and sources into a common, integrated system. Develops and maintains metadata schema cross walks to create a common metadata schema from multiple metadata schemas: some of which adhere to international standards; some of which were developed and maintained locally; and some of which reflect highly complex many-to-many data relationships.

Leads and performs complex, multi-system metadata normalizations and migrations using a variety of enterprise metadata technologies to correct, normalize, enhance, and migrate diverse datasets into a common, shared metadata schema. Writes scripts and queries to work with a range of metadata storage formats, including JSON, RDF, XML, XML Schema, Relax NG, XPath, JSON-LD, RDBMS and NoSQL databases. Uses data technologies such as SPARQL, SQL, XQuery, XSLT, Javascript, Python libraries like Pandas, or similar enterprise level data technologies to perform work.

Independently develops, plans, and manages complex metadata projects, applying standard project management methodologies. Develops and manages project plans for metadata migration and maintenance. Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and data sets. Manages projects from conception through implementation applying best practices and library standards. Ensures clear and frequent communication with stakeholders and managers across the Library and with external stakeholders nationally and internationally.
Serves as an expert in library metadata technical standards and practices. Oversees the development of specifications and mappings of data elements to ensure the metadata comply with existing metadata policies and standards and meet indexing requirements. Exercises considerable discretion and judgement concerning the interpretation and implementation of existing policy and makes analytical and technical decisions that lead to, or form the basis for, major library policy on metadata by top management.

Plans and coordinates the development of data structures and access strategies in alignment with business and mission requirements. Manages the research, evaluation, development, and implementation of appropriate metadata standards for description, inventory, access, retrieval, preservation, and management of the Library’s collections, both analog and digital.

Prepares and delivers oral and written reports and presentations on metadata systems and issues of concern to senior managers and external stakeholders. Produces analyses and evaluations of metadata and related projects and presents them to stakeholders at all levels of the Library.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Bibliographic Control Unit, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bibliographic Control Unit, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 064544.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The incumbent of this position is a senior cataloger and serves as the Bibliographic Control Officer of the Bibliographic Control Section. The Bibliographic Control Officer (Librarian/Cataloger) performs the day-to-day operations of cataloging performed at the National Library Service and cataloging received from other agencies through maintenance of the NLS/BPD name and subject authority files and by review and editing of contributed records.

Performs original cataloging where a significant portion of the material requires interpretation, judgment, or problem solving by offering the best choice. Offers solutions on how to describe bibliographic elements that are not covered by cataloging rules, or require interpretation. Serves as a cataloging specialist in braille music and the foreign language collection. Re-examines and revises old material with emphasis on currency, usability, consistency, and accuracy in content and arrangement. Establishes and recommends new subject headings, with appropriate cross-references of local network materials for inclusion in the NLS/BPD subject authority file.

Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Determines subject content and assigns to the catalog entry one of several subject headings. Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, subfield codes, delimiters, and fixed and variable field information. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross­ references, for inclusion in the name authority file.

Provides initial intensive instruction and analyzes training needs and services of staff. Makes revisions as needed. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves problems that arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. The Bibliographic Control Officer recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Consults with section head to recommend changes to cataloging practices. Offers suggestions and advice to section head on operational and technical problems. Assists the section head in planning and implementing the following section activities: workflow procedures, section priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting strategies for meeting section production goals. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts tours, workshops, and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Monitors and coordinates system enhancements and upgrades. Provides training to staff and users on the PICS (Production Information Control System) and Voyager systems. Evaluates the system from both the library and user perspectives. Prepares critical analysis of information system performance, including problems with database content, computer operation, response time, and operating anomalies. Prepares system design recommendations.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests.

Manages electronic documents including the storage, retrieval, and exchange of information.