Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Biological Science)
Location: Agriculture Research Service
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.



  • 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 in the AWA
  • Participates in selecting animal welfare related materials for the NAL collection.
  • Compiles, edits, or authors bibliographic and non-bibliographic information products on topics appropriate to animal welfare (e.g. fact sheets, AWIC resource series, book chapters, papers, conference proceedings and articles for the AWIC bulletin).
  • Formulates and performs subject searches on a variety of electronic resources for information regarding animal care, welfare, training materials for personnel, minimizing pain and distress, and alternatives to animals in painful experiments.
  • Continues professional personal development through attendance at training workshops, conferences, symposia, meetings, training programs related to animal welfare
  • Takes an active role in the organizing and conducting outreach activities related to animal welfare. This may include scheduling and organizing materials for participating in workshops; seminars and conferences; hosting visitors.
  • Conducts demonstrations of AWIC electronic resources, new technologies, and automated retrieval services; designing and preparing information kits for targeted audiences; and acting as a faculty member in AWIC.

Position: Senior Librarian/Curator
Location: Maryland
Salary: $70,000.00 – $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Special Collections Senior Librarian/Curator

A very exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced person to manage a large private collection of rare, diverse, historical manuscript material and rare books located in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We are seeking a creative, forward-thinking individual who will not only oversee the care and growth of this unusual collection but develop ways to best utilize and research a trove of exceptional items and writings, many of which have never been published. The material covers an eclectic range of subjects, including but not limited to the history of discoveries in science, innovations in technology, critical American historical figures from the founding of the United States to the present, great writers of literature, creators of landmark films and theatrical productions, as well subjects in many other disciplines, especially philosophy. The ideal candidate will have experience working with rare manuscripts, books, and objects, and include research and curation, ongoing cataloging, and acquisitions. Ideally, the candidate will also have expertise in the aforementioned subject matters.

We seek a professional who can help take this important collection to the next level by identifying the top researchers, scholars, writers, and experts in each field to help determine how best to fully research and utilize the contents of the collection and potentially present and showcase certain extraordinary items to the public. This position is available immediately.

This position will report directly to the owner. It will entail working with and managing the tasks of other staff.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • The person will work directly with the owner, other staff, researchers, visiting guests, and other institutions in order to care for the collection as well as plan, implement, and monitor long-term projects to increase the research utility of to the collection.
  • Continued collection development – help identify, assess, and make recommendations on acquisitions to continue building the collection.
  • Manage the new acquisitions process, interface with auction houses, dealers, and other owners of similar material
  • Conduct conservation assessments and work with conservators as needed to preserve existing and new acquisitions to the collection.
  • Maintain and improve the existing digital database as well as the physical files, which document and catalogue the collection
  • Oversee the physical maintenance of the Library space, its environmental, mechanical and electronic systems.
  • Plan and initiate selected collection digitization efforts
  • Manage and curate exhibits to showcase and celebrate the collection’s unique and historical items. This may include working with other collecting institutions to initiate the loan of material for exhibition as determined by owner.


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  • 5-10 years of experience as a librarian or researcher for a similar entity (e.g. a historical, museum, or special library, a rare book library or private collection, a university research archives, experience in the rare book department of an auction house or with a rare book dealer) or other experience with rare manuscripts, books, and similar delicate and historical research material
  • Ideally have experience with one or more library database systems, (the existing computer database uses InMagic), and/or with cataloging systems, textual databases, metadata, and MS Excel and Access
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously,
  • Project management experience: highly organized, able to meet deadlines, and plan proactively
  • High attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a small team environment in a shared workspace
  • Discretion and willingness to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required

Position: Librarian I
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $55,771 – $92,211

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: MCPL is recruiting entry level librarians to fill full time vacancies in adult, children’s and teen services several branches.
Under supervision, the Librarian I: Provides professional librarian assistance in person and by telephone or chat to adults, teens, and children in locating print and electronic information resources, books, audiobooks, videos, and other resources; Plans and presents programs for specific ages; Assists in weeding and merchandising materials in the branch collection; Recommends titles for purchase or replacement; Provides one-to-one computer instruction and assistance as needed; Participates in system committees and workgroups

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Applicants working toward the master’s degree will be considered. Candidates will need to present an official transcript showing the degree has been earned before their first day of appointment.

Licensure: Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (contact hours) to sustain State licensing requirements for this position. Please view the full ad for preferred criteria and additional information.

Application Process: Candidates must apply through the Montgomery County, MD Office of Human Resources. Search for Librarian.
For questions, please contact Debra Marshall, Recruitment & Selection via email.

Position: Librarian II, Workforce Dev. Spec.
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Librarian II, Workforce Development Specialist is responsible for the Library’s Job and Career Information Center that provides career information, materials, and services that support a local and statewide customer base in the Pratt Library role as Maryland’s State Library that includes: developing and maintaining local and statewide collaborations and outreach programs; designing and presenting training workshops for the general public and the Maryland library community; provide training and support to the Library Associate Training Institute in the area of workforce development; designing online courses, learning modules, and web-based subject guides; provides one-on-one customer assistance with the resume and job application process; makes recommendations to the Collection Management Department for the ordering of materials in a variety of formats relating to general career information, employment trends, resume writing and interviewing skills. Provides information resource, training, and presentation support to the Library’s Neighborhoods Library Services Division and Mobile Job Center staff. Answers customer inquiries concerning workforce and career information and provides consultation services to customers conducting a workforce search; provides a full complement of reference desk and telephone service hours delivering reference and research support to general Business Science and Technology Department customers providing reference and readers advisory services in the all subject areas represented in the larger department; takes an active role in addressing appropriate SLRC Annual Plan and Enoch Pratt Free Library Strategic Plan initiatives. Develops an annual private funds budget request for the Center and evaluates the Center’s programs and performance; submits a monthly and an annual report describing accomplishments and annual outcomes to the Chief of the State Library Resource Center as well as to outside funders as required. Requirements: Master’s Degree Required. MLIS or MLS Degree from an ALA accredited college or university preferred. Two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, public speaking, and networking in a workforce or public library setting. Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Suite of applications and virtual training platforms e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.

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Position: Digital Project Assistant
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Digital Project Assistant: Coordinates Digital Maryland project workflow for both internal and external digitization projects. In consultation with the Digital Resources manager, establishes timelines, goals for project completion, and tracks progress. Establishes and maintains project specific digitization policies, standards, and procedures for internal and external project partners. Provides training for staff, volunteers and external partners as needed. Coordinates communication with internal and external project partners through regular updates and reports. Maintains related statistics. Creates high quality metadata and applies existing metadata standards across multiple collections. Converts a variety of original materials to digital form according to given specifications. Tasks include setting up and operating scanners, using image processing software to perform quality control and file processing, and uploading finished digital objects to the Digital Assets Management System. Sets up collections in the Digital Asset Management System and updates Digital Maryland website. Monitors hardware and software, submits troubleshooting tickets and handles vendor communications as needed. Keeps abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance, and migration of digital collections with a view to improving procedures, preservation, and access. Identifies new equipment, software and processes that will further department goals. Assists with outreach, presentations and public events related to Digital Maryland

Requirements: Minimum Requirements

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or other advanced degree
  • 3+ years of experience working with Digital Asset Management Systems, demonstrated ability to learn collections software to create digital collections
  • 2+ years developing and enhancing metadata with thorough understanding of metadata standards and practices, schemas and file formats
  • 2+ years working with archival and/or born digital collections
  • Demonstrated history of successful project management working in an institutional setting
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a large organization and a team environment

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