Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks to fill the position of Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law- ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library reports directly to the Associate Dean for Library & Technology. This is a library faculty position that oversees all library services and coordinates interdepartmental activities within the law library. This position works closely with the Associate Dean and contributes meaningfully to the development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the law library (e.g., strategic planning, assessment, communication, budget and resource allocation). In partnership with the Associate Dean, this position will ensure that a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is reflected in library services, operations, and staff.

Essential Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with library and law school leaders to provide innovation and oversight of library services during periods of stability and change.
  • Coordinate delivery of faculty and student services across all library departments.
  • Ensure day-to-day library services and staff reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Actively support and encourage professional development of library staff.
  • Lead or participate in substantial library procurements such as large vendor contracts or significant equipment purchases.
  • Assist with identification of library funding needs and work with the institutional advancement team to develop potential funding sources.
  • Represent the library in coordination with the Associate Dean at faculty programs, on law school committees, at student events, and in other appropriate campus- and system-wide activities.

Required Qualifications include:

  • Master’s in Library Science (or related) and Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program required. Applicants with 10 or more years of progressive experience in law libraries may substitute for JD.
  • Minimum five years of professional library experience with at least three years of supervisory experience required in higher education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Demonstrated excellence in change management
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with the ability to solve problems and make decisions in a rapidly evolving and unpredictable environment
  • Understanding of library leadership trends, concepts, and best practices
  • Demonstrated success working across library departments
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively with an active, diverse, research-oriented faculty, student body, and staff
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with members and affiliates of the law school community
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Experience in strategic planning, administration, assessment, budget and resource allocation
  • Expertise in human resources management and business operations
  • Experience in collection services (e.g., acquisitions, access, licensing)
  • Experience with an ILS migration
  • Record of innovation in law libraries
  • Teaching experience

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • This position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and fixed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
  • The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion within established timeframes.

Availability: The position is available immediately.

To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online at and include a cover letter, CV/resume, the names and contact information of three references, and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”). Individuals from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, submit your materials by 11:59pm on January 3, 2022.

Position: Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $87,198 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Librarian. If you have experience providing library services and bibliometrics in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.


  • Serves as a technical authority in the provision of bibliometric services in very complex subject areas related to biomedical research
  • Provides consultations on designing and using bibliometric analyses, training on bibliometric theory and techniques, and customized analysis designed to meet specific needs of NIH staff
  • Initiates, plans, and carries out work activities and projects related to bibliometric services.
  • Calculates citation impact scores using the latest bibliometric techniques and put those scores into context to help NIH staff understand how useful laboratory or program publications have been to other scientists.
  • Provides research services for users including locating and evaluating the information and data.