Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.
Salary: $64,000 to $74,000

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Library on JB Andrews .
This is a Regular Full Time (RFT) position with benefits (medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, 401(k), and annual/sick leave.
Relocation cost not funded

Directs and oversees the library or information center functions. Accountable for the full scope of library operations including administration, management, technical, and public services. Responsible for collection management which includes the acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal of materials for the collection. Performs original or modified descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of specialized information in all formats. Catalogs, classifies, and assigns subject headings to information resources using specialized cataloging systems. Searches reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to locate unusual or unique reference information in response to customer requests. Functions as a liaison with user groups and establishes partnerships and builds networks with local, state, and regional organizations. Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars that support library services which demonstrate practices that meet customer needs. Plan and deliver specialized programs, services, and/or exhibits. Completes cost estimates prior to ordering/purchasing library materials. Evaluates the effectiveness of automated services used by conducting studies and determining requirements that improve system operation. Conducts tours and orientations. Prepares how-to instructions for various services provided. Assists customers with conducting literature searches and catalog use. Writes operating procedures for automated library operations based on established policies. Responds to customer complaints and takes necessary action.

Develops marketing and publicity ideas that promote library programs that include outreach and publicity programs and special events. Tracks marketing program costs and evaluates program effectiveness. Develops budgets while establishing short and long range library plans. Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability for library acquisitions. Works with procurement office to develop purchase agreements and statements of work for various library services. Resolves problems with procurement activity, finance and accounting office, or vendor.

Performs supervisory responsibilities such as management of staff, recruitment, and training of personnel. Assigns work based on priorities and deadlines; consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments; and the capabilities of employees. Reviews work of subordinates for completion and adherence to established policies. Provides direction and continuous feedback on strengths and weaknesses, and holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Delivers and advocates recognition for employee’s performance and contribution, using the full range of honorary and monetary awards.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Position: Digitization Services Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Salary: $51,468-$64,336

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting department performs digitization operations for the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries, and seeks to be a leader in the region and professional community for process development, special format digitization, and peer education.

In support of these goals, the Digitization Services Coordinator manages the in-house digitization operations at the University of Maryland Libraries, in the Hornbake Digitization Center (HDC), the central location in which most textual, photographic, and audio materials are digitized, and in the Performing Arts Digitization Studio (PADS), the satellite space in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library for still image and audio digitization. The Coordinator manages people, projects, and relationships with collections managers. The Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises hourly student assistants or part-time contract staff to perform digitization work and quality control of all files and metadata. The Coordinator solicits and plans in-house digitization projects with relevant library staff. The individual manages and prioritizes short-term, user-initiated requests, and balances these with managing long-term projects. The Coordinator establishes quality assurance standards and manages quality control for all digital files and associated metadata records uploaded to all digital repositories. The individual provides oversight for all in-house digitization requests and projects, maintains digitization equipment, and reports production and inspection statistics. The Coordinator maintains updated digitization and file management procedural documentation, and creates documentation and instructions for in-house projects. The Coordinator assesses in-house digitization needs, is expected to remain current with evolving digitization standards and best practices, and will research development for expansion into additional formats.

For the full position description, please go to

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/email addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and best considered by April 26, 2021



Bachelor’s degree in related field by the start of employment

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field can be substituted for two years of experience
Specialization in archives, preservation studies, digital curation, or special collections
People or project management continuing education


Four years of demonstrated digitization project management working in a cultural heritage institution or production management in a related field
One year of supervisory experience

One year working with special collections or archival materials
Experience using a digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, etc.)
Experience working with legacy media formats

Position: Africana Archivist
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $50,700 – $69,780

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General summary/purpose:
The Sheridan Libraries welcome applications from creative, collaborative applicants for a newly created, full-time position of Africana Archivist (a three-year grant-funded appointment) in our special collections department.

Working closely with the Center for Africana Studies and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts, the Africana Archivist will serve as a vital member of the team implementing a new Mellon Foundation-funded project, Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation. A central goal of this three-year grant is to document and preserve the histories of local Black communities, often marginalized within or omitted from institutional archives. The Africana Archivist will be responsible for enhancing access to current Africana collections, helping to expand acquisitions and improve our acquisitions process, contributing to community archiving activities, and providing guidance to post-graduate archival and curatorial fellows.

The Sheridan Libraries inspire and advance research, teaching, and life-long intellectual growth by providing the distinctive collections, information and educational services, training, and facilities needed by affiliates and other researchers. As recognized world leaders in transforming the global information environment, the Sheridan Libraries are a strategic and integral asset in the university’s mission of creating, sharing, and preserving knowledge for the world.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Enhancing the description of and access to Special Collections’ current Africana archives;
  • Conducting outreach for the acquisition of new collections in ways that are collaborative with local Africana communities, and processing new collections;
  • Articulating this community-driven philosophy to project stakeholders, advising partners on community archives, and directing the off-campus community archives digitization lab;
  • Mentoring archival fellows, who will assist with outreach, processing, and stewardship responsibilities; as well as curatorial fellows, who will prepare exhibits, classes, and public programs with Africana materials;
  • Collaborating with other members of the Inheritance Baltimore team, including curators, faculty, and fellows, and work closely with community members and library staff.
  • This position requires travel to the communities served.

    Application Instructions:
    Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter describing relevant experience and interests, a resume or C.V., and a statement that explains their philosophy of and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cultural record. We will ask finalists for the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

    A career at Johns Hopkins University is more than a job.

    For a complete job description, please visit our web site at Qualified applicants should apply online at:

Position: Central/SLRC Manager
Location: State Library Resource Center, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $77,607.00 – $98,375.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

DescriptionThe Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Manager for the State Library Resource Center Office.
This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!Summary of Duties

The Deputy Chief:

  • Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC
  • Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers
  • Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff
  • Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines
  • Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base
  • Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs
  • Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team
  • Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan and Annual
  • Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups

Minimum QualificationsMaster’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required.  Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment 
  • ability to work effectively with other libraries and outside organizations including the skills in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with library management, customers, and the statewide library community. 
  • knowledge of and experience in the principles of library organization and management
  • demonstrated knowledge and facility in using the Internet and web-based resources and office productivity software at basic to intermediate levels of proficiency is required.

Core Skills:

  • Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in library services
  • Awareness of trends in library service and 21st century learning skills
  • Confident presentation skills with an emphasis on internal administrative and statewide audiences
  • Flexibility and collaboration
  • Understanding the role and influences of literacy e.g. information, digital inclusion, digital and media literacy