Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Collections Management)
Location: Department of Agriculture
Salary: $94,199 – $122,459

Full job posting on USAjobs.

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, MD.
In this position, you will be responsible for coordinating and evaluating methods and criteria for digitization of library content, creation of metadata, and enhancing discoverability and access to digital information.
Coordinate and execute programs and policies for the organization and maintenance of Library collections.
Take measures to prevent or delay collection material from deterioration.
Coordinate cleaning and basic repairs and treatments on damaged and/or degrading media materials.
Provide instructions and support to staff and customers to facilitate effective use of library collections and associated technologies.
Perform quality control checks on digitized materials and corresponding metadata and work with digitization vendors and colleagues to ensure that problems are corrected.
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.
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at
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 Requirement:
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; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to the basic requirements above, all applicants must also meet the following minimum qualification requirements:
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-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 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 is experience providing digitization support and coordination; preventing collection material from deterioration; and cleaning, repairing, or treating damaged or degrading media materials.
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: Research Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks to fill the position of Research Librarian in the Thurgood Marshall Law Library
Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Baltimore – ranked as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmers’ market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.
The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.
Job Summary:
The Research Librarian is an essential member of the library’s Research Services team. This position provides research support to faculty, reference services for library patrons, and teaches in the required legal research program. Librarians may cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.
Essential Responsibilities:
Work with faculty and research assistants to provide research support for faculty scholarship.
Provide reference services to all library patrons.
Teach in the required legal research program.
Provide ad hoc research sessions on library resources and services as needed.
Participate in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities.
Create and maintain research guides as needed.
Partner with other members of the Research Services team to develop solutions to meet the evolving needs of the law school community.
Required Qualifications:
Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program completed before start date.
Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in a law library.
One or more years of related experience.
Experience working with faculty and/or supporting faculty scholarship.
Teaching experience and familiarity with different formats (e.g., in person, virtual).
Experience using learning management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and fixed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion within established timeframes. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.
Availability: This position is available immediately.
To Apply:
Interested applicants should apply online at and include a cover letter, CV/resume, the names and contact information of three references, and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”). Individuals from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, submit your materials by March 24, 2023.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact .
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.