Position: Head of Reference Services
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
*Note: All applicants must complete the online application process to be considered for this vacancy. After completing the online application, please send the following requested documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter
Closing Date: June 28, 2022
As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library. Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library. The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.
Purpose of Role: The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team.
NOTE: The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.
Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA approved school.
Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work. Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
- Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
- Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
- Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
- Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
- Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.
Position: Director, Library and Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College
Salary: $84,669 – $93,136
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
Assumes administrative responsibility for the operation of the College’s Library and Learning Resources (LLR), consisting of the Library, English Lab, Mathematics Learning Center, and the Tutoring and Writing Centers, in support of the needs of credit and continuing education students. Leads in the exploration and adoption of innovations in library and tutoring services and in new methods of resource and service delivery. Leads efforts to inspire and encourage participation by departments and recruit faculty to develop, adopt, and/or assess open educational resources. Establishes appropriate liaison relationships with internal and external partners. Guides LLR participation in the strategic planning process. Develops and manages human, programmatic, and fiscal resources in support of the missions of LLR and the College.
CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.
- Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services.
- Knowledge of college library materials and resources.
- Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property.
- Knowledge of instructional and/or curriculum design in higher educational settings and implications for online teaching.
- Knowledge of the challenges facing the library field in the 21st century.
- Skilled in creating and implementing college library programs and services.
- Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
- Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
- Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
- Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
- Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and other community agencies and the public.
- Ability to coordinate the work of diverse people in multiple departments with differing personalities.
- Ability to articulate a vision to move the Library forward.
- Ability to lead, motivate, and support teams to work collaboratively.
- Ability to work with diverse college units and external partners.
- Ability to understand barriers presented to students, including issues of functional, media, information, and technological literacy.
- Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program.
- Minimum of three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience.
- Minimum of five years’ supervisory experience in an academic library, preferably at a community college.
- Experience managing large projects, including documented grant experience.
- Experience in outreach and collaboration regarding open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property with faculty and students.
- Experience with evaluating an Intergraded Library System/library management system (ILS/LMS), and working with vendors through the procurement process.
- Training or experience in instructional design principles, pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, teaching with technology, and learning management systems.
- Experience with developing strategic plans and maintaining budgets.
Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.
If you have experience managing scientific databases and information systems and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine (NLM)! These positions serve as Unit supervisors directing the work of others.
The NLM is recruiting for multiple Supervisory Technical Information Specialist positions.
Positions available in the following areas of the Bibliographic Services Division within NLM:
MEDLARS Management Section
This position serves as the Section Head of MEDLARS Management, overseeing the work of 5 direct reports including 4 unit supervisors and their units, totaling 29 FTE. Responsibilities include section budget and contract management, staff development, systems development, production management, production process/deadlines and user support for a variety terminology and data products, such as RxNorm, Unified Medical Language Service (UMLS), Value Set Authority Center, Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) vocabulary, and the NIH CDE Repository. The section has a lead role in supporting U.S. health data standards and interoperability, including the acquisition and distribution of leading health data standard terminologies such as SNOMED-CT and LOINC. The section serves as the United States National Release Center for SNOMED-CT.
Index Section, Bibliographic Services Division
This position serves as the Section Head of Index Section, overseeing the work of 6 directs reports including 5 unit supervisors and their units, totaling 36 staff members. Responsibilities include section budget and contract management, staff development, and systems development and production management for NLM’s lead bibliographic database, MEDLINE. This work includes the automated indexing processes and data review workflows involved in journal citation indexing and metadata assignment covered in MEDLINE. This position manages the continuing evolution of the automated indexing processes and systems used by the section, including oversight of production deadlines, review of workflow processes, and evolving staff training and development in a quickly evolving work environment.