Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, NAL’s Information Products Division. Information & Customer Services Branch, and Nutrition & Food Safety Program in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent supports program development, content management for websites, support knowledge base of trends in nutrition resources and literature, conduct outreach and communications, and provide services.


  • Collaborate with NAL functional programs, including identification, analysis, publication, outreach and document delivery of pertinent materials, as well as reference, research, website management, and information retrieval
  • Maintain statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.
  • Provide nutrition information services to local, state, and Federal officials; representatives of Congress, consumers, scientists, educators, school food services personnel, researchers, health care professionals and international users.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and projected developments in food and nutrition.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems.
  • Support the enhancement of the Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection (HDGDC) by conducting searches through library collections and/or contact partner agencies to obtain new resources for the HDGDC.

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Position: Librarian for Outreach & Marketing
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Librarian for Outreach & Marketing. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

The Librarian for Outreach & Marketing will lead the design, implementation, and assessment of library’s marketing and outreach initiatives including events and exhibits. Develops, communicates and collaborates with departments and units across campus focusing on marketing and outreach of library programs, resources and services. In addition to supervising and mentoring participants in the library’s student leadership institute program, they will continually develop, assess, and manage the program to meet the needs of the library and fulfill the program’s experiential learning mission. The Librarian for Outreach & Marketing will also serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to assigned department and related disciplines.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; background in event planning or project management; familiarity with mentorship and student success; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction preferred. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3423.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position: Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian
Location: McDaniel College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Reporting to the Director, the librarian is responsible for providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management. This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library. Responsibilities include Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents. Responsible for maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College. Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, and liaison services to assigned departments.

Occasional evening and weekend hours required.


  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Provides instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in College academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in library technical services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and technological expertise.
  • Experience with web development platforms, CSS, and SQL.
  • Experience with DDC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close knit community at a small liberal arts college.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and commitments in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies.
  • Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work.
  • Experience developing and delivering curriculum integrated information literacy instruction and providing research assistance in an academic library.

Position: Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Responsible for providing bibliographic access and control through management of cataloging and metadata operations for the CCBC multi-campus library system. The librarian will lead planning, evaluation and implementation of metadata and cataloging policies, standards, procedures and workflows.

Responsible for making the CCBC Libraries’ collections accessible through the description and intellectual organization of the collections, following current standards and practice of cataloging and metadata.
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian in collaboration with the Collections Librarian is also responsible for the development, management, and administration of the Community College of Baltimore County College Archives.
Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.


  • Coordinate review, manipulation and batch loading of metadata for books, ebooks, streaming media, and other digital objects into the integrated library system (SIERRA)
  • Provide original and copy-cataloging for a variety of materials in various formats in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to local and national standards.
  • Maintain high quality cataloging and contributions to national databases by staying current with national and international cataloging standards, metadata strategies, emergent developments and trends in librarianship.
  • Integrate an understanding of diverse populations and communities into cataloging and metadata policies and practices.
  • Participate in library instruction program, provide in-person/Chat reference service to library users, and contributes to the development of the library collections.
  • Maintain professional awareness and growth through participation in professional organizations and continuing education activities.
  • Participate in the selection of resources for the library.
  • Serve on the library management team and library committees to develop policies and procedures.
  • Participate in college-wide committees and activities.
  • Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of cataloging experience. A minimum of two (2) years of cataloging or related experience in an academic institution’s library preferred. Demonstrated experience using cataloging tools, such as OCLC Connexion, OCLC Record Manager, and MarcEdit to perform original and copy cataloging with an integrated library system.

For best consideration please apply by June 15, 2021.