Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian

Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Salary: $94,199 – $145,617

Full job posting on USA Jobs.

Provide research & reference support to NIST staff in the areas of semiconductors, microelectronics, science, engineering, business and policy.


Provide reference and research services to Library customers by answering complex and routine queries; conduct literature searches in STEM databases; compile, organize, synthesize, evaluate, and interpret research results. Provide guidance to customers on the selection and use of information resources and library materials. Create quantitative and qualitative bibliometric studies and analyses; create data visualizations that communicate relationships among data elements in the form of visual representations. Manage, maintain, and administer a cloud-based Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery service; ensure copyright compliance and collect and evaluate cost and usage data. Contribute articles, announcements, and other communications to the outreach and marketing of library products and services.


Conditions of Employment

U.S. citizenship

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

Suitable for Federal employment

Merit applicants must meet time-in-grade/band requirements, as applicable

Bargaining Unit Position: No


Basic Requirements:

A. Successful completion of one 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. Successful completion of a total of at least five 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 meeting the basic requirements listed above, applicants must possess one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 (ZA-II at NIST). Specialized experience is described as experience in conducting research including literature searches using a variety of STEM bibliographic and full text databases; conducting a wide range of quantitative and qualitative bibliometric and citation analyses; creating data visualizations; managing and administering an interlibrary loan service.


Successful completion of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.


A combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done. We will credit all qualifying volunteer experience in your application. The qualification requirements in this vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook.

If requesting reconsideration of your qualification determination, please refer to the following site: Applicant Reconsideration


This position has an education requirement. Transcripts must be submitted to validate that the education requirement has been met. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. However, an official copy will be required prior to a final offer of employment.
Education completed outside of the U.S. must be evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that it is comparable to education received in accredited institutions in the U.S. Click here to view a listing of accredited organizations from the Department of Education’s website. A copy of the foreign education evaluation (containing the results with a course by course listing) is required with your application.

Position: Library Services Supervisor

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Original posting 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.

Nature of Work:

Under the direction of the Manager of Library Services, performs daily operations of the Library Services unit in McKeldin Library, including the first floor Library Services Desk, library opening and closing procedures, maintenance and troubleshooting of public computers and equipment (e.g., scanners, copiers, and printers), and related functions. Provides public service to library users and other library staff members at the Library Services Desk, including communicating library policies and procedures. Provides guidance and instruction to other library staff and functional supervision to student assistants as needed. Provides leadership in managing safety and security responsibilities for McKeldin Library evenings and weekends.

Under the direction of the Manager for Logistics & Periodicals, performs daily operations of the Logistics and Periodicals unit in McKeldin Library, including ensuring accurate and timely completion of receiving and shipping tasks, processing and maintenance of periodical and microform collections, maintenance of records in the integrated library system, and providing customer service relating to these tasks in person, over the phone, and online. Collects relevant statistics. Primarily works Sunday-Thursday afternoons and evenings until close (generally 2:45 PM to 11:15 pm—adjusted when the library closes early such as winter/summer terms, spring break, and intersessions), though daytime shifts may be required.

Due to the nature of the academic calendar, annual leave cannot be used during the two weeks at the start and the two weeks at the end of the fall and spring semesters. This covers the critical periods at opening of each semester, reading day, and final exams.  These periods are when we experience our highest volume and are most likely to have student worker shortages.   Additionally, as this is the primary L&P student supervisor and to facilitate student hiring, annual leave cannot be used during the two weeks before the beginning of each fall and spring semester. Emergencies or other exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.


Directs, trains, and evaluates evening student assistants.


Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.



EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position with at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity. 

Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to provide guidance and instruction to subordinate personnel; to work independently; and to exercise initiative in interpreting and applying rules, procedures, and instructions.

Preferred: Experience working in an academic library. Knowledge of or experience with library circulation procedures. Ability to understand, access, search, and retrieve information from electronic resources such as online library catalogs and databases. Experience with packing and shipping logistics. Experience in leading and training student assistants or other employees. Experience with safety and security procedures in the workplace.

Must be legally eligible to work in the United States. UMD Libraries will not sponsor an individual’s employment.