Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Archivist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $94,199 – $145,617

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Office of the Chief Operating Officer (C), Research Services (R), Special Access and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (RF) serving as an archivist. The Special Access and FOIA Program is responsible for the physical and intellectual control of records of all closed Independent Counsels, the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Assassination Records Collection, and other sensitive records.


The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Perform line-by-line review of records pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), making final release decisions relating to security classification, personal privacy, law enforcement issues, and other relevant access statutes.
  • Conduct research and analyze FOIA case law, including landmark Appellate and Supreme Court decisions. Interpret and implement laws and policies ensuring each situation is applicable to the policy of the agency and each interpretation is legally supportable. Serve as a technical authority in interpreting decisions made by the Department of Justice and the Courts, assessing their impact upon NARA FOIA policy in accordance with specific requests.
  • Serve as an official NARA representative in dealing with other agency officials, including legal counsels, FOIA officers, and other FOIA specialists, in order to resolve complex access issues.
  • Perform reference services that require an in-depth knowledge of the records of the Program and of the access provisions governing them, a broad familiarity with the history and mission of the originating agencies, and a detailed understanding of the significance of these records to the history of the United States.

Position: Archivist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $63,633 – $119,964

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration, Barack Obama Library. The incumbent will serve as an Archivist in a Presidential Records Act (PRA) Library and is responsible for planning, performing and monitoring all archival functions in a variety of media, establishing work priorities, and ensuring that priorities and work assigned to the archival staff are completed in compliance with NARA policies, standards, and procedures.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Processing/Review for Restrictions on Access: Work independently in identifying, arranging and reviewing both non-classified and national security classified presidential records in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Reference: Independently provide reference service in response to regular and complex e-mail, phone, and written requests for information regarding the Library’s textual, electronic, and non-textual holdings.
  • Arrangement: Plan and direct the arrangement of presidential records, federal records, and donated materials.
  • Description and Documentary Publications: Assess researcher and archival needs and determine priorities for developing finding aids for records processed systematically and records processed in response to FOIA requests.
  • Administration: Assist with the preparation of the quarterly narrative and statistical report, and the FOIA and declassification statistics.
  • Acquisitions: Accession pre-presidential, presidential records, post-residential textual and non-textual materials, and materials from other donors.

Position: Collections Strategies Archivist
Location: Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.


This position is dedicated to ensuring and improving access to archival materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) with a special focus on accessioning, including developing strategies for processing. This work is critical to facilitating ways for students, faculty, and researchers around the world to discover the rich and varied material in these collections.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the person in this position joins a collaborative and dynamic team responsible for accessioning, processing, and providing access to Special Collections materials in all formats. The Collection Strategies Archivist is responsible for accessioning workflows and ensures that all collections have a baseline of physical and intellectual control in a timely and efficient manner. The person in this position will be responsible for overseeing large and complex accessioning and/or processing projects for a variety of formats. This position works actively with colleagues in SCUA and the Research and Academic Services (RAS) Division to manage and maintain physical space for both on and offsite material.

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Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.


Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties.


Specialization in archives and digital curation.

EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed):


  • Minimum of 2 years working in special collections or archives.
  • Experience accessioning, arranging, and describing archival material.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, especially efficient processing strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library content management systems.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and complete multiple, concurrent projects.


  • Experience using ArchivesSpace.
  • Familiarity with archival standards such as DACS and EAD.
  • Experience supervising students, interns, and/or volunteers.


This position is appointed to Library Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Library Faculty at the University of Maryland must demonstrate accomplishments and/or evidence of potential for future accomplishments in three areas: 1) librarianship, which includes the assigned area(s) of responsibility and professional development; 2) service, which includes participation in library, university, local, and national committees and professional organizations beyond the assigned area(s) of responsibility; and 3) research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, which includes self- directed inquiry and results dissemination to advance the state of the profession. Library faculty who are successful in meeting these criteria are awarded continuous employment in the form of Permanent Status. For additional information on faculty status at the University of Maryland Libraries, consult:

Position: Digital Experience Assistant Manager
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $57,050 – $105,127

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Responsible for collaborative ongoing maintenance, support, and content creation for the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s (AACPL) websites, Library Foundation website and Intranet in alignment with AACPL’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with customers, vendors, library staff and teams. Coordinate and execute design specifications and content, deployment, and assessment of web pages in conjunction with Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, Virtual Services, and Library Leadership.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s work experience in libraries and of website and content design, including website structure, maintenance and management using a content management system (need not be concurrent). Experience developing and maintaining modern SharePoint sites strongly preferred.

Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years. Preferred Qualifications: A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

Special Requirement for MLS candidates: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page Recruitment ( Questions may be directed to All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., January 11, 2023.

Position: Librarian I, Children’s (NLS)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $46,499

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is looking for individuals who are passionate and eager to deliver services and programs to children and youth at the Brooklyn library location in the Neighborhood Library Services Division.

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

  • Answer reference and information questions for children and youth.
  • Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and programs for specific age-level customers.
  • Perform reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases, and other computer programs.
  • Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, serve on committees, and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature and developments in the field.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Requirements: MLS or MLIS from a college or university accredited by ALA. Intermediate proficiency with automated systems, electronic databases, and World Wide Web resources. Intermediate level proficiency with MS Word.
Desired Qualifications – A children and youth subject interest or specialty.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities-Ability to speak and work effectively with the public, especially children and youth. Knowledge of children’s reading interests. Commitment to and understanding of effective community library service in an urban environment. Awareness of socio-economic conditions and trends affecting youth in urban areas. Ability to plan, stimulate and implement age-level programs. Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office and automated databases. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, Saturdays, and some Sundays.

Application Process:

Position: Cataloger II
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $46,658

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.


This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library Technical Services staff may be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as a part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

Performs original and copy cataloging under the general supervision of the Head Cataloger for both print and non-print materials in accordance with current cataloging standards, including local BCPL practices. Provides database maintenance, authority control and support for library staff. May serve as coordinator for the system’s digital historical photograph collection. Demonstrates leadership qualities and is responsible for advanced cataloging tasks.

  • Performs original and complex copy of cataloging to create MARC bibliographic records for all formats of library materials
  • Interprets and applies the Dewey Decimal, local call number schemes and Library of Congress subject and genre headings
  • Searches databases such as OCLC and vendor websites for existing descriptive metadata
  • Enhances, edits and corrects existing metadata according to local and national standards
  • Pre-catalogs materials before arrival to assist in production goals of Technical Services
  • Investigates and resolves cataloging concerns and answers questions for library staff
  • Maintains authority records and performs needed authority work in the database
  • Maintains foreign language collections, specifically Korean, Russian, and Spanish
  • Maintains digital historical collection and may supervise staff for that unit
  • Answers customer research questions about the digital historical photograph collection, including fair use availability

Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible

Job Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school and one (1) year of cataloging experience of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of progressively responsible cataloging experience with successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) within two (2) years of date of hire
  • Two (2) years of archival experience and digital storage management preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to read small print
  • Must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

Please Note: This position closes on January 19, 2023

Applicants for this position will remain in consideration for any Cataloger II position openings within the next six months and do not need to reapply

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 7 personal days per year, as well as, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits.