Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will serve as the Librarian for Agriculture & Natural Resources, and will be responsible for supporting information collection, organization, and communication for the Water and Agriculture Information Center, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, and Rural Information Center.


  • Studies the programs of appropriate organizations in order to keep abreast of their programs, policies, and information needs.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving collections, programs, and services.
  • Creates, manages, and enhances data representing digital and physical collections.
  • Supports collection, organization, and availability of information on websites.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about organizational collections, content, programs, and services, recommend avenues for investigation, or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Provides guidance to researchers, scientists, and research leaders on identifying literature and determining the appropriate reviews, as well as maintaining up-to-date resources.

Position: Librarian (Collections Management)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Digitization & Access Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will participate in collection management activities, perform collection management tasks which require specialized knowledge of handling fragile materials, space management, and collection development principles.


  • Plans, coordinates, and executes programs and policies for the organization and maintenance of the Library collections.
  • Implements programs and activities to ensure continued access to important agricultural materials regardless of format or condition.
  • Coordinates cleaning and basic repairs and treatments on damaged and/or degrading media materials; guides re-housing and preparation of materials for long-term storage.
  • Identifies materials in the collection in need of conservation and recommends appropriate levels of treatment which may include repair, rehousing or reformatting.
  • Serves on NAL committees, work groups, and task forces as assigned.
  • Selects materials for digitization Plans and participates in the preparation of materials for digitization.
  • Works with staff to monitor and performs quality control checks on digitized materials and corresponding metadata. Works with digitization vendors and colleagues to ensure that problems are corrected.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders on prioritizing and scheduling project work.

Position: Research and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Research and Education Librarian is a member of an exceptional team responsible for advancing the library’s research support and educational goals . The HSHSL serves the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The faculty librarian in this position will serve as liaison to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) .

The successful candidate will assist students, faculty, and staff in the areas of research support, evidence-based practice, information literacy, and scholarly communication. They collaborate with the eight-member Research and Education Services (RES) department and colleagues Library-wide to develop and deliver innovative programs and services . In addition to advancing HSHSL and UMSO D priorities, they engage with the University community and participate in professional and scholarly activities.

UMB and the HSHSL are deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. HSHSL welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions.

The Research and Education Librarian:

  • Cultivates and sustains connections between the UMB School of Dentistry and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with students and faculty, advocating for their research and learning needs.
  • Partners with members of the Research and Education Services department, building a collaborative team and developing innovative programs and services.
  • Delivers engaging instruction and consultations to students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management.
  • Consults and collaborates with faculty and staff in support of research, scholarly publishing.
  • Provides expert searching for systematic, scoping reviews, other literature reviews, and grant applications.
  • Develops workshops and video tutorials on searching, publishing, information management and other topics of interest to the UMB Community, in person and virtually.
  • Participates actively on committees within the School of Dentistry, the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Follows and appraises emerging research and curricular trends within the health sciences, academic librarianship, and dental education.
  • Cultivates and sustains inclusive and equitable working relationships with Library colleagues and with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Engages in professional development, service, and research activities to enhance professional expertise and maintain or advance appointment rank.


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a service position, either in a library or other setting.
  • Experience in database searching, including familiarity with health sciences databases.
  • Training or experience in teaching to groups, either virtually or in-person.
  • Experience working both in teams and independently.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience teaching online or in-person to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians.
  • Evidence of professional involvement, service, and/or scholarly activities.


This position is located within the RES department, which is part of the Research and Information Services (RIS) division. It reports to the Head of Research and Education Services.

This position can allow for a hybrid telework arrangement.

STATUS: This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s ” Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty “


Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by September 9, 2022.

  • Include the following documents as part of the application package:
  • A resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email;
  • A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity.
  • On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized.

SALARY: $55,000. minimum, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS/TUITION REMISSION: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.