Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian

Location: Johns Hopkins University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire a Scholarly Communications Librarian to continue to provide and grow our scholarly communication services to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This librarian will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users’ needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation.

The successful candidate will join the library’s Content and Discovery team as the Welch Medical Library pursues strategic integration of scholarly communication services with collections development. The individual will also work with colleagues across the Johns Hopkins Libraries to shape scholarly communications services and support university-wide open access initiatives. The position reports to the Associate Director for Content and Discovery.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with library teams, faculty departments, and campus partners to develop and implement university-wide open access policies and choose new publishing models to sustain dissemination of university scholarship.
  • Develop, implement, and promote educational scholarly communications programming, for in-person and online instruction, orientations, and workshops, in collaboration with Informationists
  • Foster increased awareness of publishing options and author rights, including journal selection, Creative Commons licensing, and types of Open Access Agreements by leading effective project consultations. Help students and researchers build knowledge all of publishing options and how each choice will affect distribution and rights to their work.
  • Collaborate with Collections development to: a) assess Open Access publisher offers, b) analyze author metrics and trends related to Open Access offers, c) develop guidelines and policies for evaluating successful Open Access partnerships, and d) assess Open Access partnerships to inform future planning.
  • Promote open access partnerships to the Johns Hopkins community, and manage questions on criteria and author process for each specific arrangement. Where appropriate, manage approvals for open access requests.
  • Monitor the scholarly communications landscape, including related legislative, funding, and publishing trends and metrics. Assess trends and communicate implications across JHU library teams and where appropriate, incorporate into policies and documentation.
    Disseminate information on broader Open Access research and practices in Open Science and Open Data to the Johns Hopkins community.
  • Document and analyze JHU author metrics, trends and feedback related to each Open Access partnership.
  • Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
  • Serve on library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
  • Work on additional initiatives dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise.
    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
  • 3 years of professional library experience working in an academic library or affiliated clinical/research environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise related to the scholarly publishing or collections management.
  • Conversant in publishing trends and competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical, public health, and nursing education.
  • Demonstrated interest or background in librarian involvement with scholarly publishing trends, equity in scholarly publishing, copyright, SPARC initiatives and other open access policy initiatives.
  • Awareness of policies and practices relating to research data, copyright, Open Educational Resources (OER) and scholarly publishing that impact the academic research landscape.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Creativity in approaches to active adult learner engagement and ability to deliver instruction in an online environment.
  • Experience creating instructional and outreach materials utilizing LibGuides, Camtasia or other tools.
  • Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise.
  • Able to demonstrate an interest in continuous learning to grow professional knowledge and skills.
    Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and supporting JHU researchers’ academic publishing.
  • Demonstrated support for enacting and supporting institution-wide policy initiatives.
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
    Classified Title: Librarian III
    Working Title: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian
    Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
    Starting Salary Range: $59,870 – $82,250 annually (commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: Mount Washington Campus
    Department name: SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

Position: Director, Scientific Library

Location: Frederick National Laboratory

Originally posted on SLA Careers

Director, Scientific Library

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.


The Business Services Directorate (BSD) provides cross-functional operational and logistical support across the Frederick National Laboratory as well as the National Cancer Institute.  The Scientific Library supports NCI Frederick and Frederick National Laboratory employees and is part of the Business Services Directorate.  The library assists in all phases of the research process, providing: background research information needed prior to initiating a new project; current awareness services used to keep up with the latest developments in specific scientific topics; data for evaluation and comparison in monitoring other similar research projects conducted elsewhere; support for dissemination of research results, preparing for publication; resources for evaluating quality of research performed.    


  • Oversees the management and administration of library services and the collection to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Provides long range planning and coordination of projects and programs to fulfill the mission of the library.
  • Motivates, evaluates, and guides staff.
  • Prepares, justifies, monitors, and administers the budget.
  • Represents the library, its programs, and services to patrons, stakeholders, internal divisions, and other organizations through personal contact, reports, and other forms of professional communication.
  • Prepares and submits reports and other deliverables pertaining to contract performance as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a specialized library or information center, six (6) of which include management or supervisory experience.
  • Experience with system administration for Alma, Primo, and EZproxy.
  • Knowledge of the principles of information services, library performance management, personnel management, collection development, and fiscal operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, researchers, other patrons, and administrators.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.