Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biological Science)
Location: United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division, in Beltsville, MD.
Salary: $72,750 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division, in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Librarian for the national Animal Welfare Information Center; participates in outreach activities, the selection and acquisition of materials and information products for collection, and the development of information analysis products in the biological and veterinary sciences.


  • Maintains awareness of current developments in library automation and technical services through professional development and continuous improvement activities.
  • Compiles the information requested into usable information packages. Documents pertinent information about reference transactions, including data collection, using online systems such as RefTracker.
  • Provides technical reference and research services to a wide range of clientele. Formulates and performs subject searches mostly on topics relevant to the use of animals in research, testing, education, and on exhibit as mentioned.
  • Provides information on NAL programs and services assisting in formal and informal presentations to the national and international agricultural and scientific communities and others interested in research, technical assistance, and education.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Creates or adds appropriate metadata, classification, and search capabilities to facilitate easy access to, and ongoing maintenance of, available content.
  • Contributes to the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  • Compiles, edits or authors various types of bibliographic and non-bibliographic information products on topics appropriate to animal welfare.

Position: Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator
Location: Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.


Frostburg State University, Lewis J. Ort Library seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator. This position is available to begin in Summer 2021 for the main campus in Frostburg, Maryland. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. University System of Maryland benefits package included.

Under the direction of the Associate Director for Research, Learning, and Outreach and working in close collaboration with the Research and Learning librarians, the Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator coordinates the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction at the Lewis J. Ort Library. Information Literacy Instruction is a critical Library service to support student learning, student success, the Gen Ed Program, and the University’s strategic goal of “Focus learning on both the acquisition and application of knowledge.” During a normal academic year, approximately 2,800 FSU students receive information literacy instruction.

Responsibilities: Provide strategic vision for the library’s information literacy program. Promote information literacy on campus and within the library. In collaboration with other Research and Learning librarians, develop outcomes and assess the library’s information literacy program. Serve as primary contact to schedule requests and connect librarians and teaching faculty to facilitate information literacy instruction. Maintain and manage Library Instruction Center classroom technology. Maintain and manage instruction statistics. Coordinate library instruction for First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) classes, maintaining contact with those in charge of these programs to encouraging participation and schedule information literacy sessions. In collaborations with other Research and Learning librarians, develop, design, and maintain lesson plans, activities, and tours tailored to the First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) curriculum. Serve as primary instructor for First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) information literacy sessions. Collaborate with teaching faculty to design, deliver, and assess information literacy sessions that meet the instructional goals of the faculty member at hand, the corresponding department, and the university in First Year, upper division, and graduate courses. Develop instructional support materials such as LibGuides and videos. Provide reference and research service to students, faculty, and the community via in-person, chat, email, and phone and video calls, including evening and rotating weekend hours.

Provide support to Access Services at the Main Service Desk. Act as library liaison providing collection development and outreach to assigned academic departments. Contribute to the marketing of library resources. Contribute to the development and maintenance of assigned subject LibGuides. Remain current in the profession through active membership in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, workshops, and educational programs, or through reading and/or publication in professional literature. Serve on library, campus, system-wide and/or professional committees. FSU’s library faculty are expected to participate in professional development and service activities and must demonstrate the potential for promotion in rank and obtaining permanent status.

To Apply:

If you wish to apply, please visit Along with your application, please provide the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter specifically addressing the requirements in this advertisement; and 3) name and contact information for three professional references.

For assurance of full consideration, please submit materials by June 22, 2021.

Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify us in advance.

Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science Degree (M.L.S.) or Master of Library and Information Science Degree (M.L.I.S.). Minimum of 2 years of professional experience developing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction in a college or university library. Analytical and problem-solving skills, including competence in advanced level information searching, evaluation and ethical application of results. Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and strong presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively in a complex, changing environment. Evidence of well-developed organizational, time, and project management skills. Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience assessing, improving, planning, and/or implementing library programs, initiatives, and/or services. Experience providing reference services and research support. Experience with collection development theory and practices in an academic library. Evidence of active participation in relevant professional or academic communities or organizations. Additional advanced degree.