Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Department of Agriculture
Salary: $155,700 – $183,500

Full posting on USAjobs.

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division, Beltsville, MD.
In this position, you will serve as the Associate Director for Information Products with administrative and management responsibility for planning, policy making, directing, and evaluating the division’s program requirements.
Leads the Information Products division; participates in establishing budgets, policies, and plans for NAL with the Director and other key library officials; and serves on the NAL executive leadership team.
Manages web and social media content through standards, policies, and governance.
Coordinates with major NAL divisions and other USDA units to develop externally facing programs and services that increase discovery of information resources in research communities, the public, and other targeted audiences.
Manages the performance of the national digital library for agriculture that serves as a “one-stop shop” for agricultural information.
Educates staff and customers in the use of new technologies, tools, and formats.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
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Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Basic Requirements:
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
Specialized Experience:
Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS- 15 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-14 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience includes preparing, justifying, and administering the budget for library programs and operations; managing web and social media content through standards, policies, and governance; developing externally facing programs and services that increase discovery of information resources in research communities, the public, and in other targeted audiences; and educating staff and customers in the use of new technologies, tools and formats.
For positions concerned with administration, management, or direction of library programs, candidates must meet all other requirements for the particular grade and also show that they possess the required administrative and/or managerial ability to perform successfully the duties of such positions. Education, training, or experience of the candidate should demonstrate, e.g., ability to manage or direct a library, group of libraries, or library system; ability to plan, organize, and direct the development and execution of library programs, policies, and procedures; ability to plan or conduct management studies, public relations, and educational activities, ability to plan, develop and carry out administrative activities of the library or library system concerned with budget and finance, personnel, plant and equipment, etc.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Please see above for education qualification requirement information.

Position: Collections Data Assessment Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,400

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

The Collections Data Assessment Coordinator conducts ongoing assessment and review of library content. They gather, analyze, and prepare library collection data to inform library administrative decision-making related to licensed, owned, and open access electronic and print content in the UMD Libraries’ collections. This position applies advanced technical knowledge to access and harvest metadata stored in multiple vendor and library systems, interprets and synthesizes findings into executive summaries, full reports, and visualizations to be used in making collection development and budgetary decisions. They work closely with members of Collection Development Strategies and Open Scholarship Services to identify collection areas for assessment, with Cataloging & Metadata Services and Resource Sharing & Reserves to identify data available for analysis, and User and Systems Support to extract data needed for assessment projects. This position, reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, Continuing Resources, and Data Services, is part of a highly committed team, whose mission is to maximize the Libraries’ support for the teaching and research programs of the University of Maryland College Park.
Background Check: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
Bachelor’s Degree is required.
2 years of relevant experience or equivalent professional experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the interoperability of library management systems.
Experience using a variety of library management systems to perform library collection management and assessment functions. Examples: An Integrated Library System such as ExLibris Voyager, the OCLC Bibliographic Utility, ProQuest /ExLibris 360 Services Electronic Resource Management System, and Atlas Systems’ ILLIAD Interlibrary Loan resource sharing system.
Knowledge of MS Office, Tableau, OpenRefine, and Google software.
Experience working independently to create spreadsheets, run database queries and write reports, and experience working in a networked Windows environment.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
Applications: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Best Consideration Date: January 20, 2023