One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
Salary: $60,129 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Identity and Information Management Division, International and Interagency Information Sharing Branch

Every day our Librarians preserve and promote understanding USCIS’s history, provide authoritative historical information, and administer the daily operations of the History Office and Library by planning for and maintaining resources, equipment, and facilities.

Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities described are for the GS-12 level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope performed with less independence, and limited complexity.
  • Develop and implement a library program which provides the resources and services required by the Office in accomplishing its mission.
  • Develop and implement local inhouse policies on research, reference, office loan of materials and collection maintenance.
  • Design and execute moderate to complex online searches on full text legal or bibliographic databases.
  • Independently perform library acquisitions, cataloging, shelving, physical processing, and automation and participates in management functions and the formulation of library-wide policy and procedures.
  • Perform the full-range of librarian duties.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $63,016 to $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense.

Responsibilities
Major Duties

  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnership with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holding for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Executive Librarian)
Location: National Gallery of Art
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Senior Level Executive Librarian leads and manages the National Gallery of Art’s Library Division (PL), exercising responsibility for library collection development, maintenance, user access, budget, personnel management, policy administration, and overall operational effectiveness. Serves as leader in formulating and realizing the Library’s strategic goals, including comprehensive digitization. The Executive Librarian reports to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer (P).

Responsibilities
As the Executive Librarian, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning and Program Evaluation. Is responsible for formulating and implementing the division’s short and long-range strategic plans. Consults with the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer collaborates with senior library managers and other staff to frame appropriate plans for library operations, and to ensure efficient and timely implementation of programs. Assures that ambitious goals and appropriate policies, guidelines, and procedures are set in place to accomplish program
  • Collection Development, Management, and Access. Incumbent is responsible for directing the acquisition, cataloguing, organization, and preservation of the Library’s collections on the history of art and related fields and is responsible for articulating the Library’s acquisitions, cataloging, security, and preservation policies and practices in support of research on art history and related fields.
  • Development Initiatives. Plans and manages the Library’s fundraising initiatives, including corporate, foundation, and individual prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation. Seeks grant funds for special projects as required.
  • Technology Initiatives. Initiates and develops digital strategies to further the DL mission and to improve library services for the user community.
  • Financial Management. The incumbent makes annual recommendations to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer and Treasurer on the federal and private operating budgets for the division and on the allocation of space, time, staff, and equipment.
  • Personnel Management. Incumbent ensures the proper management of the PL staff, which is comprised of thirty-nine employees, including three managers overseeing Administration and Technical Services, Reader Services, and Library Image Collections, respectively, and their staffs of librarians, cataloguers, technicians, museum specialists, information technology specialists, administrative and clerical assistants, student aides, and volunteers.
  • Communications, Customer Service, Collegiality, and Public Contact. Represents the Library and its resources to a variety of constituencies, both internal and external.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the African Section, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent is principally responsible for implementing collections projects, studies, and surveys for the division, concentrating on the areas of security, preservation, inventory control and space management.

The position description number for this position is 382872.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to Near East materials, collections management, preservation or security. Receives assignments and carries out projects to meet the needs of AMED, especially related to security, collections management and arrearage projects. Monitors the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications. Receives and performs preliminary processing of library materials from all sources (gift, purchase, transfer, and copyright) in all formats. Opens packages and inspects receipts; sorts; and recommends redirection of misrouted materials to proper destinations.

Uses a knowledge of ILS and other Library applications to train and teach lower graded Library technicians to ensure materials are located more efficiently and effectively and patrons are better served in the reading room.

Analyses and organizes standard subject data that pertains to collections management, preservation, and the Near East. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. May participate in formulating plans for changes and improvements in approaches to work. Carries out space management and security projects applying practices adopted from related fields; works as part of a team that may initiate, and complete studies and reports, analyses, and other documents related to materials management.

Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Serves as a liaison and works with staff of the acquisitions and collections management and offsite storage divisions, especially the Gifts Coordinator, the loading dock staff, and off-site storage staff in carrying out these tasks. Attends workshops and meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development. Services on division committees on issues related to preservation, collections management and security.

Responds to requests for information concerning the Near East Section’s multi-lingual collections, and refers the specialized requests to country specialists. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Relevant electronic database resources and Near East Section’s collection can be readily obtained through standard search strategies. Assists in search techniques and strategies for handling specific types of requests; carries out special searches for lost or misfiled materials from the division’s collection. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing finding aids and related written products describing research methodologies. Prepares basic and standard responses to in-person, written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials and completing claim and order forms.

Prepares complete preliminary inventories for the records of an agency having a limited variety of functions and a fairly stable organizational and administrative history. Has achieved basic knowledge of the division’s collections; the ability to perform basic historical and technical research. Assists with the full range of curatorial processing, and preservation duties.

Coordinates procedures for routing materials requiring preservation; preparation of materials to be added to the collections. Recommends technical specifications for all supplies, materials, and equipment used in marking, repair, housing, or reformatting. Recommends and implements improved methods for marking, labeling, and library housing, based on changing technologies.

Monitors the appropriate transportation of library materials, internally and externally, to reduce excessive materials handling and ergonomic impact, ensure security, and protect library materials from unnecessary damage.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Patron Engagement Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 406316.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The position serves as the Head, Patron Engagement Section and directs the activities of staff in the NLS Patron Engagement Section with a focus on patron relations, research, support and services. The position reports directly to the Chief, Patron and Network Engagement Division. The incumbent performs activities that include but are not limited to tertiary technical support on NLS library products and services; provision of library services to overseas patrons; development and distribution of training materials, library-related events and opportunities focused on patron needs; assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program; consumer relations activities; patron research and data collection and analysis; and other activities focused on patrons, and potential patrons of the NLS program. The incumbent represents NLS at regional and national library conferences and conventions, and initiates and oversees communication and data-gathering relevant to patron-focused improvements in the NLS program. The incumbent advocates for the patron perspective on NLS committees and carries patron-focused insights and information to upper management. The incumbent works across organizational lines with various experts at NLS on projects and programs, ensuring that patron perspective is included in discussions and decisions. The incumbent builds collaborative relationships with other service-providers in the disability field, sharing information and developing opportunities for collaboration and exchange.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor. Coaches employees and recommends training and career-enhancement activities. Oversees contracts managed by CORs in the section.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library outreach and engagement program for patrons focused on the needs and priorities of the blind and print-disabled American as they relate to the NLS Program.

Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS library outreach and engagement services, instruction and training, and access services.

The incumbent manages the Patron Engagement Section, directing activities including library service to United States citizens living abroad; tertiary technical support for NLS products and services including all BARD and digital braille products; consumer relations; patron insights and data collection (in concert with the NLS Data and Analytics Officer); assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program. The incumbent sets short- and long-term priorities and goals for the section in consultation with NLS management.

The incumbent prepares annual budgets and management plans for the section; researches and recommends new or innovative approaches to address needs relevant to Section activities.

Registration Grants – 2021 AALL Annual Meeting and Conference

LLAM is offering 2 registration grants for LLAM members to attend the 2021 AALL Virtual Meeting and Conference, July 19th – 23rd.

We are also offering 1 grant for a student registration. The student grant recipient does not need to be a member of LLAM.

The grants will each cover the cost of registration for the AALL Virtual Meeting.

For more information, review this application for the Grants. The application deadline is Friday, May 28, 2021.

Four Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Jackson Lewis P.C, Flexible, in one of the nationwide offices

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients’ goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”. 

Jackson Lewis P.C. has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Specialist to expand its staff of Innovation and Knowledge Management (IKM) professionals in a centralized Reference program.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects for attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout all offices of the Firm.
  • Use appropriate online and print research resources to provide excellent practice support in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Utilize project management and planning skills to prioritize competing assignments, work within recognized budgetary constraints and consistently meet tight deadlines.
  • Create and maintain current awareness newsletters and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and special topics.
  • Serve as IKM Liaison to several of the firm’s Practice and Industry Groups in order to assist with each group’s broad structure and content-related needs.
  • Work on special projects as needed.

Requirements

Skills and educational requirements:

  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from accredited institution.
  • At least two years of Reference/Research experience in law firm library or equivalent.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic legal and business products.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of remote/centralized team.
  • Able to perform at high level under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • General understanding of databases and MS Office applications.
  • Experience with labor and employment law is a plus.

Jackson Lewis understands that embracing our differences makes us a stronger, better firm. We appreciate the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities in which we work.  We strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. In furtherance of our culture, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Submit cover letter and resume to KMInfoRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com.  No calls, please.

For Colorado Applicants:  The expected starting salary range for this position in Colorado is between $70,000-$90,000.  Applicable salary ranges may differ across markets.  Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.

Position: Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a dynamic and experienced Librarian to join a contract supporting the library for a well-known governmental agency located in Washington, D.C. The Librarian will be primarily responsible for creating, updating and maintaining library catalog and other metadata records for both print and online resources. Materials include traditional library materials, both print and digital, as well as agency publications and archival materials. Travel to other agency locations in the Washington, D.C. Metro area may be required. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, fully benefited position.

Candidates must be able to pass a background investigation. Active or recently completed background investigation strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Creating, updating, and maintaining library catalog and other metadata records for print and electronic resources
  • Maintaining records for subscriptions and information products requests
  • Creating and maintaining vertical file records
  • Verifying and update local holding records
  • Digitizing print materials for online access
  • Maintaining patron records

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and Information Science
  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience in a library or information center
  • Knowledge of OCLC and other cataloging utilities
  • Knowledge Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of major online services and vendors, especially in the areas of metadata standards, user account administration, and quality assurance in online catalog systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of the following standards: Dublin Core, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition, Revised (AACR2R), and Resource Description and Access (RDA)

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/2QPxeGE

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Patron Engagement Section)
Location: Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 406316.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

The position serves as the Head, Patron Engagement Section and directs the activities of staff in the NLS Patron Engagement Section with a focus on patron relations, research, support and services. The position reports directly to the Chief, Patron and Network Engagement Division. The incumbent performs activities that include but are not limited to tertiary technical support on NLS library products and services; provision of library services to overseas patrons; development and distribution of training materials, library-related events and opportunities focused on patron needs; assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program; consumer relations activities; patron research and data collection and analysis; and other activities focused on patrons, and potential patrons of the NLS program. The incumbent represents NLS at regional and national library conferences and conventions, and initiates and oversees communication and data-gathering relevant to patron-focused improvements in the NLS program. The incumbent advocates for the patron perspective on NLS committees and carries patron-focused insights and information to upper management. The incumbent works across organizational lines with various experts at NLS on projects and programs, ensuring that patron perspective is included in discussions and decisions. The incumbent builds collaborative relationships with other service-providers in the disability field, sharing information and developing opportunities for collaboration and exchange.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor. Coaches employees and recommends training and career-enhancement activities. Oversees contracts managed by CORs in the section.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library outreach and engagement program for patrons focused on the needs and priorities of the blind and print-disabled American as they relate to the NLS Program.

Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS library outreach and engagement services, instruction and training, and access services.

The incumbent manages the Patron Engagement Section, directing activities including library service to United States citizens living abroad; tertiary technical support for NLS products and services including all BARD and digital braille products; consumer relations; patron insights and data collection (in concert with the NLS Data and Analytics Officer); assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program. The incumbent sets short- and long-term priorities and goals for the section in consultation with NLS management.

The incumbent prepares annual budgets and management plans for the section; researches and recommends new or innovative approaches to address needs relevant to Section activities.

Position: Librarian
Location: Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website.

Responsibilities

The individual selected for this Librarian position will perform the following duties:

  • Conducts needs assessments, analysis and evaluations of library products and services; applies library science principles to collection and content management; assesses non-patent literature (NPL) resources needed and the appropriate medium, and makes recommendations on collection development and source selection.
  • Conducts analyses to plan, evaluate and recommend acquisition of computer software and equipment to support STIC’s library functions.
  • Reviews data trends and works with acquisition and budget specialists to obtain relevant resources and content; reviews reports and analyzes data to develop findings and recommendations; aligns products and services with the customer information needs.
  • Serves as liaison between STIC, user groups and the library community; establishes cooperative links with other libraries and information centers; and maintains contact with professional library organizations.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Part-Time)
Location: Office of the Attorney General, Baltimore, MD

Posting Date: April 26, 2021 Closing Date: May 10, 2021

Description: The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for the position of Librarian. The Librarian provides resources, either in print, online or through interlibrary loan, to fill the information needs of the Office of the Attorney General; and is responsible for the supervision of all library activities including the selection, distribution, cataloging, shelving and binding of books and related materials.


Experience: The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Services or equivalent training and two years of professional library work. Additional experience performing library work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of education. Additional education in professional work that is accredited by the American Library Association may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.


Submission: Interested persons should submit an application and supplemental questionnaire through the Department of Budget and Management, Maryland State Online Employment Center http://www.jobaps.com/MD/ by the close of business on Monday, May 10, 2021.


The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, or genetic information. The Office is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse workforce.

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian to join our Research and Technology Services Department. The Online Learning Librarian, who will report to the Research and Innovation Librarian, will lead and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with campus partners to grow and continuously improve the Library’s online learning program that supports the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and continuously improve an effective program of online instruction including managing, developing, and accessing a broad range of teaching and learning objects that support research, teaching, and learning for faculty, students, and staff. Examples include, but are not limited to, modular web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and emerging educational technologies.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library research instruction to on-campus and remote students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences. 
  • Work closely with units on the two campuses (Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University) to provide services to students including, but not limited to, technology services and online program support.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for remote students. 
  • Coordinate LNDL’s participation in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities’ (AJCU) Virtual Reference consortium and provide general reference service. 
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in departmental and library-wide initiatives.

Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • Demonstrated instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, best practices, and issues in online learning;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing research and/or instructional design support;
  • Working knowledge of online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of platforms such as Zoom, Sidecar Learning, LibGuides, and other learning object creation software;
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, course management software, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with inclusive pedagogies and instruction practices in order to engage students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional academic libraries;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: bmarine@loyola.edu

Position: Experience Design Specialist (Part-Time)
Location: Exploration Commons at 50 East, Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $24,440

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Must be able to work day, evening and weekend hours.

Are you enthusiastic about learning new things and teaching others? Are you looking to be a member of a customer service-oriented team that will help our community achieve their professional, educational and personal goals?

Join our team! Carroll County Public Library’s new space, Exploration Commons at 50 East (https://explorationcommons.carr.org), is seeking a part time Experience Design Specialist who is passionate about new technologies and/or have professional cooking experience. You will create and implement trainings and programs for a thriving maker and culinary community in our innovative and state of the art makerspace and teaching kitchen. The successful candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as with a team focused on providing superior customer service, and able to learn and share new technologies and skills.

The Experience Design Specialist will plan, prepare and present training on makerspace, teaching kitchen and meeting room resources; conduct programs on a variety of makerspace and cooking concepts; create content and showcase applications of new technology for the community; work closely with educational, workforce development, and other community partners to develop content; and engage the public through a wide variety of technologies and professional-grade kitchen equipment.
Core Values
The following Core Values guide the work of successful CCPL staff members:
• We are risk-takers and leaders.
• We meet each other with humor and kindness.
• We treat everyone equally and with respect.
• We embrace challenges and learn from mistakes.
• We inspire curiosity.
• We build community.
Job summary:
At CCPL, superior customer service is core to everything we do. As an Experience Design Specialist, you ensure that CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter what channel they use to contact us or service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the direction of the Emerging and Digital Technologies Manager, you will engage customers in the Exploration Commons Makerspace and Teaching Kitchen and assist with their design, fabrication, and cooking needs in person, on the phone, via email, or through social media. You will create and implement instructional programming for ages 8 and up for the makerspace and the teaching kitchen. Additionally, you will facilitate and manage use of the meeting rooms and perform other duties as assigned. Essential Functions:
1. Incorporates excellent customer service skills and finds solutions to Exploration Commons related questions2. Plans, prepares, and presents training on Exploration Commons resources (makerspace, kitchen, and meeting rooms) for individuals and groups, ensuring safe operation
3. Conducts programs in the makerspace, kitchen, or meeting rooms on a variety of topics
4. Operates all audiovisual equipment in all meeting rooms
5. Maintains Exploration Commons equipment, including basic maintenance and repair, installing and updating software and applications, etc.
6. Maintains 3D printers and supports centralized 3D printing service
7. Maintains and provides systemwide support for maker equipment, such as 3D printers and VR gear
8. Creates content and examples to showcase applications of new technology at CCPL
9. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested
10. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise via online and in-person training
11. Works with community partners for program and content creation
12. Maintains, monitors, and troubleshoots kitchen equipment
13. Maintains high quality standards of products and services
14. Performs other duties as instructed and assigned
Education and Experience:
1. Bachelors Degree and 1 – 2 years directly related experience;
2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science;
3. Instructional experience preferred;4. Proficiency with design software (Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk);
5. Familiarity with the makerspace and/or kitchen equipment;
6. Highly effective communicator via email, telephone, and in person;
7. Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Commitment to excellent customer service;2. Ability to create and tailor instruction based on individual need and experience;
3. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
4. Must be a self-starter and motivated to learn new technologies;
5. Ability to design new objects using CAD and other available design software;
6. Ability to learn kitchen maintenance responsibilities and operate all equipment;
7. Ability to learn the use of all equipment located in the makerspace and be able to provide basic training on all equipment;
8. Must be physically able to move throughout the building, lift up to 30 lbs., and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs., stand on ladders, and bend to floor;
9. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff;
10. Project management skills;
11. Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize;
12. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort.Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, training rooms, and libraries, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, and/or working in moderate outdoor weather conditions.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Central SLRC Manager
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $77,607 – $98,375 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Manager for the State Library Resource Center Office.
This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!

The SLRC Manager:

  • Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC
  • Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers
  • Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff
  • Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines
  • Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base
  • Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs
  • Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team
  • Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan and Annual
  • Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups

Requirements
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (CIP and Dewey Section Head and Program Manager)
Location: CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Literary Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Literary Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 259448.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Serves as the senior expert and spokesperson for the Cataloging and Publication program and Dewey program, both within the Library and in the national and/or international library and information communities. Communicates program policies and decisions to the library and information communities via presentations, training sessions, email discussions, articles, and/or other means. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists to obtain input on the program and to share information and resources. Plans, directs, and executes liaison operations for critical program changes with national or international implications. Represents the Library at national and/or international meetings and serves on national and international task forces, as appropriate.

Manages the activities of a program with a national and/or international scope. Provides administrative oversight of all program functions under the direction of the division chief. Establishes strategic and operational goals for the program, plans and implements strategies to achieve those goals, and is accountable for the program’s overall performance. Ensures the program supports the mission and goals of the division, Directorate, Library Services, and the Library of Congress. Coordinates the work of the program with other sections in the division and other units throughout the Library.

Supervises employees assigned to the program working at the GS-13 level or below. Provides administrative, technical, and policy-related supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the program. Sets priorities; plans, schedules, and coordinates the work of section staff. Directs the work performed and assigns tasks to accomplish program goals and objectives, including technological improvements and innovations, development of policy and procedural documents, acquisitions activities, and metadata services. Utilizes a consultative approach to actively involve staff in planning work. Oversees work performed to ensure quality and adherence to policies.

Position: Librarian (Legal and Legislative Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,750 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Office of Chief Counsel Library, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic Librarians to join our research & legislative teams & gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly & with integrity by providing correct & impartial interpretation of Internal Revenue laws & the highest quality legal advice & representation for the Internal Revenue Service. The Tax Library provides support to the Office of Chief Counsel & the Internal Revenue Service.

Responsibilities
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12 level. 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.

  • Participates with supervisor in developing policies, plans and objectives relating to the research services and the legislative history work of the Library with emphasis on these of online and other automated research systems.
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research and advisory services to personnel of the IRS by answering a wide range of comprehensive reference questions relating to law, taxation and legislation that often involves locating information that is not included in various information centers and automated retrival systems to locate and select the appropriate materials, makes analyses as necessary, and prepares answers to reference questions.
  • Provides detailed instructions to library clientele on the content, nature and use of Chief Counsel’s library resources including how to search manual and automated databases.
  • Performs complex literature searches, both manual and automated, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal information.
  • Administers and monitors the Library’s various contracts, leases, and subscription agreements for electronic database services and equipment, reviewing statements and invoices and resolving billing problems as necessary.
  • Produces selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects, compiles information packages for Chief Counsel personnel; develops resource directories in both paper and electronic format.
  • Designs and performs complex online searches of appropriate databases in areas involving legislative materials and issues.
  • Initiates, plans, and develops programs for providing access to the Library’s unique collections of government and legislative documents.
  • Plays a pivotal role in development and implementation of automated system for indexing of legislative history materials.
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing print and electronic collections of legislative research materials, both current and historical; collection responsibilities include the following subject areas: tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government contracts, freedom of information and disclosure, federal employee benefits, and public sector labor law.
  • Is responsible for monitoring and tracking legislative activity of interest to the Office of Chief Counsel; utilizes both manual and automated services to ensure that legislative tracking functions are comprehensive, timely, and that all current and pending legislation of interest to the agency is properly identified and monitored.
  • Provides sophisticated legislative research and reference services to the legal staff of the agency in areas involving tax, appropriations, bankruptcy, social security, government employment, and employee benefits legislation.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Number: 123563

Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD 20850

Best Consideration Date: 04/29/2021

Position Information:

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Rockville, Maryland, serving students from Montgomery County and the surrounding region. USG is an innovative partnership with nine public universities, providing access to approximately 80 high-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs specifically selected to respond to the workforce needs of the county and region. The campus currently serves more than 3,500 students enrolled in day-time, evening, full-time and part-time degree programs. In 2019, the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Education Facility opened to expand USG’s degree and certification offerings in STEM fields, including health and life sciences, information science and technology, and engineering. USG’s four-building campus has the capacity to grow its enrollment to more than 7,500 students in the coming years. The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional to serve as the Data Services Librarian at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The successful candidate will lead the development and provision of the Data Management and Visualization Lab. Working closely with faculty, students and staff, the Librarian will build relationships in order to support research and teaching with a focus on promoting and providing data services for finding, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing and managing data. Through research consultations, classroom instruction, and other programming, the Librarian will help the Libraries meet curricular needs by increasing the visibility of available data-related resources and services. The Librarian will provide subject-specific data and visual literacy instruction, maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned undergraduate and graduate programs, and enhance curricula and research innovation at USG.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and provide guidance to students and faculty with issues related to the research data lifecycle. Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery, management, and visualization of research data. Pro-actively participate in the development and oversight of the Data Management and Visualization Lab, including overall management of programs, hardware and software, and supervision of student assistants. (40%)
  • Serve as library liaison for the following programs: Data Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Engineering. Duties include, but is not limited to, providing data and visual literacies instruction, promoting services available through the Priddy Library, supporting faculty research, creating web and digital content, and developing and managing collections in assigned subject areas. May assist in liaison activities to other disciplines as needed. (25%)
  • Teach and support workshops on data and visual literacies and related tools for a variety of audiences. Provide general and specialized information assistance and research consultations – in person, by phone, by e-mail and through chat. Discover and implement innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, research, communication, collaboration, and information literacy. Maintain a strong knowledge of current and emerging trends, particularly in the areas of information literacy instruction, assessment, and research methods. (25%)
  • Participate in UMD Libraries and USG events. Participate in professional development activities and provide service to the library community. (5%)
  • Assist with special projects and programs as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education:

Master’s in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Or an advanced degree in data science, GIS, statistics or related field, with relevant experience by date of appointment.

Required Experience:

  • Experience providing reference and research and/or technical assistance in an academic or special library or research or computer lab.
  • Experience using electronic resources.
  • Experience or demonstrated potential to support students with information, data and/or visual literacy instruction.
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques and statistical methodologies.
  • Familiarity with local and national data repositories, public data sets and data management plans.
  • Familiarity or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with data analysis and visualization tools such as SPSS, R, Excel, Tableau, GIS, Python, and NVivo.
  • Experience indicating an ability to become proficient with data management and cleaning tools (e.g., OpenRefine, DMPTool, DMPonline, Git/GitHub, Open Science Framework)
  • At least two years of professional experience in academic or research library or other research or computer lab.

Preferences:

  • Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • A deep understanding of the research data life cycle.
  • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
  • Familiarity with collection development.
  • Experience using digital and web technologies in the delivery of library services.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse and multicultural faculty, staff, and student community.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands.
  • Strong commitment to public service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development through participation in local, regional, and national forums.

Physical Demands

  • Professional environment. Extensive use of computers.

Additional Information:

Please note this is not a permanent position. This position is classified as Professional Track Faculty (Contractual) position. This position is located in Montgomery County, Rockville, MD.

To apply for this position, please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/

Position: Tech Services Director
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown, MD
Salary: $38,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

General Summary:

Responsible for planning and carrying out activities related to system-wide materials compiling/selection and to the overall management of the system’s print, media and electronic collections. Oversees the implementation and planning of young adult programming. Also responsible for administrative work such as reporting and recordkeeping. Participates in formulating and executing goals and objectives, and participating in tasks and projects with other members of the Tech Services Department. Serves as a member of the Senior Staff, acts as Person in Charge, and regularly works the front desk.


One Position: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Agriculture Library
Salary: $15/hour

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Description: Hedgelan Consulting seeks a qualified and highly motivated Library Technician to support our Federal client on-site in Beltsville, Maryland.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform bibliographic searching using print and online sources including NAL’s Agricola and Dictionary catalogs and OCLC.
  • Submit and manage interlibrary borrowing requests in OCLC, Docline, and NAL’s Relais document delivery management system.
  • Process loans from NAL’s collection and for interlibrary borrowing requests using Voyager, OCLC, and NAL’S Relais document delivery management system.
  • Retrieve materials from NAL stacks to fill user requests.
  • Back up Senior Library Technicians
  • Code requests appropriately for material not held by NAL
  • Register new patrons; transfers records to Voyager and verifies them in the Voyager Circulation subsystem
  • Monitor Relais Receive FTP and processes documents received
  • Sort material in pre-shelving and shelves materials in the stacks
  • Clean shelves and dusts collection materials and participates in shifts over 8 shelves
  • Perform shifts of up to 8 shelves, as required
  • Weed crowded areas in accordance with NAL guidelines

Minimum Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Associates Degree from accredited college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science or computer science.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in library services.
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems (ILS), collection management, collection maintenance, and base preservation techniques.
  • Base knowledge of sources of reference and bibliographical materials.
  • Ability to use and explain library facilities, including catalogs, and other reference aids.
  • Ability to deal effectively with volunteers and non-professional staff in instructing them in use of library.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system.
  • Attention to detail, a good command of written English, and the ability to multi-task across tasks and projects with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to diverse groups of people.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle many different projects at any given time.
  • Knowledge and experience of records management and information practices and procedures of a records management system.
  • Experience with large and complex filing systems, research procedures, and database entry.
  • Highly organized, accurate and attention to detail in the review, classification, and distribution of documents, books, maps, and other library artifacts.

Desired Technical Skills

  • Experience or basic working knowledge with the following systems:
  • Online Computer Library Center’s national bibliographic utility (OCLC)
  • Voyager
  • Relais
  • Internet search engines
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word)
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • FedEx, UPS, and USPS online shipping tools

Employment Requirements:

Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates, should apply on-line by visiting Hedgelan’s Careers page on our website, Careers | Hedgelan Consulting, LLC

Company Overview:

Hedgelan Consulting is a Federal contracting firm that provides the Federal Government with a variety of services and support. Service offerings include administrative staffing support, library support services, records management, workforce development, including succession planning, information technology support, facilities support and acquisitions support.
Hedgelan is an SBA-certified woman-owned, small-disadvantaged business that is HUBZone certificated.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Services Division, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and is located in Washington, DC.

The incumbent performs specialty work that supports Library programs acquiring, preserving, and providing access to collections, including reference services for a wide variety of researchers.

Responsibilities
Duties include:

Provides library services to a wide range of users engaged in various aspects of Holocaust research, investigating and analyzing sources to perform independently at least two of the following library functions, as assigned: Collection development, acquisitions, bibliographic access (cataloging), reference services, collections management, and digital access.

Evaluates and develops topical areas of the collection, and searches various sources to identify, evaluate, and recommend print, audio-visual, and electronic resources to be acquired in accordance with the Museum’s collecting policies and researcher needs. Determines the optimal sources and terms for the acquisition of Library materials; initiates orders according to Museum procedures and utilizing the appropriate systems; receives materials; ensures the timely payment of invoices; applies institutional and Federal purchasing requirements; and assists in monitoring the budget to ensure that funds are spent in accordance with appropriate controls.

Applies current national and institutional cataloging rules, standards, and practices and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information about the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.

Provides timely and efficient reference services to users of the Library and Archives collections; creates well-documented responses to requests, reflecting knowledge of the collections and expertise in the fields of Holocaust studies; develops methods to highlight resources; and manages reading room operations, including technology.

Conducts and oversees housing, shelving, inventory, and circulation activities; recommends modifications to the storage of materials to meet researcher needs, to ensure the security and preservation of materials, and to maximize use of space; coordinates the delivery of collections materials and tracks locations; and assesses the need for rehousing or treatment of collection materials.

Manages digitization projects following established policies and procedures, coordinates and fulfills duplication requests for donors and patrons, and provides technical support and guidance for projects to expand digital access to resources, including eBook and other electronic resource programs.

Position: Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $151,633 to $177,933

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services in the NDU Library will provide vision and leadership to unite a variety of campus-wide services which promote student learning. The Dean reports to the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs and has full managerial responsibility for planning, programming, budgeting, and operation of the Library & Learning Center.

Responsibilities
The Dean of Library and Learning Center Services is responsible for defining and articulating the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for the Library and Learning Center.
Provides leadership and oversees the development, delivery and assessment of services, resources, and programming in support of student learning.
Creates collaborative relationships with administration, college commandants and deans, and faculty to ensure that Library and Learning Center resources, services, and programming meet the needs of the entire university community.
Ensures that the Library and Learning Center stays at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, and the storage and delivery of information.
Supports the traditional core functions of the library interpreted to 21st century user needs. Promotes knowledge of library resources and services among stakeholders and customers.
Directs a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel through the division supervisors.
Formulates and advocates policies and strategies for enhancing academic quality, resources, and environment through the development of education and training workshops for students, faculty and staff on current and planned academic technologies.

Position: Research Analyst – Morrison & Foerster LLP
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst in our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices! (includes Washington, DC)

The Opportunity

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. This individual monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate

Strong background in research focusing on a variety of areas.
Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect – for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are , and what we do .

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

for colorado applicants : Employees can expect to be paid a salary of approximately $69k to $103k. Additional compensation may include a discretionary bonus or commission. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO. The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors.Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/8OjNJ4T7wr8msxm2HR1by

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Research)
Location: Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director, Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $100,207 to $159,475

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Applied Research and Methods (ARM), Office of the Managing Director. The position serves as a senior Librarian and agency expert; providing information, and reference and research services to GAO administrative offices and mission teams. The position also provides research support to other agencies, the general public and academic institutions, as requested. To learn more about ARM and its Centers, please visit us at: ARM

Responsibilities
The ARM team is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a senior Librarian and agency expert in support of GAO administrative offices and mission teams by conducting thorough and relevant research and literature reviews, maintaining extensive knowledge of library subscription databases and other web-based resources, and supporting teams and offices in engagement, resource development, and reporting activities. Specifically, the incumbent:

  • Provides information and reference and research services requiring expertise in one or more key issue areas required by the GAO teams. Performs research on specialized assignments.
  • Prepares and develops written guidelines, training guides, or Web-based resources relating to key information sources and provides consultative services relating to information sources in one or more areas of agency interest including law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and natural resources.
  • Provides authoritative responses to a wide range of reference or research questions dealing with one or more areas of specialization.
  • Provides expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations on the provisions of access to GAO materials and information. Evaluates research results and advises on the relevance and appropriateness of literature search results as they relate to engagements.
  • Participates in agency procurement activities, including identifying the need for new databases and data resources, developing statements of work, conducting market research, and developing evaluation criteria, serving on evaluation panels, and assisting in the monitoring of existing contracts
  • Designs and executes searches of advanced complexity using a wide variety of electronic information retrieval systems and other resources. Identifies and evaluates publications and electronic resources dealing with one or more areas of specialization and recommends additions to the library collections.
  • Develops and conducts training sessions. Serves as an adjunct faculty member of the GAO, Learning Center.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Commander, Navy Installations, Washington, DC
Salary: $95,000 to $115,000

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is assigned to the Recreation Division (N922); Fleet Readiness (N92); FFR (N9); CNIC; on the Washington Navy Yard. This position manages the MWR Library Program for the Navy, serving shore MWR libraries, the Navy MWR Digital Library, and providing shipboard library material for Fleet Sailors.

Responsibilities
Performs direct supervisory functions for N922 Library Program support staff.
Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for library operations Navy wide, with responsibility for management and operational support for Navy shore MWR libraries, resource centers, shipboard Library Multimedia Resource Centers (LMRCs), digital library, and library resources at remote and isolated Navy locations and Military Missions in the Unified Pacific Command. Is the Department of the Navy (DON) authority on the professional, technical, and procedural aspects of military MWR librarianship and information resources.

Establishes MWR library program policy, objectives, goals and priorities. Ensures progressive program development and technological advancement on par with military and municipal library systems.

Manages the integrated library system and public access portal for libraries in the consortium of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force libraries. Collaborates with Information Technology (IT) staff as necessary to accomplish upgrades for Navy MWR shore libraries.

Establishes library qualitative and quantitative standards for personnel, collections, equipment, facilities, services and programs and evaluates compliance annually.

Oversees contract administration, collection research and management, and ensures optimal user authentication and site performance for the MWR Digital Library.

Develops instructions, directives, manuals, desk guide and training aids for effective library system operations for Navy MWR.

Determines resource requirements and priorities, and prepares and justifies execution, Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and Fiscal Year Defense Plan (FYDP) budgets for direct Operations and Maintenance, Navy (O&MN) funds. Prepares non-appropriated fund (NAF) budget for headquarters library non-appropriated Uniform Funding and Management (UFM) cost center. Tracks execution of multiple lines of funding from CNIC, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) sources.

Directs and manages acquisition of library collections, materials, services and electronic resources. Manages all supporting IT documentation as required for systems and software acquisitions. Develops purchase agreements, statements of work, sole source justifications and identifies contracting vehicles as necessary. Serves a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for library contracts. Prepares payment documents and ensures proper accounting procedures and compliance with NAF and appropriated fund (APF) acquisition processes.

Conducts site visits to field library programs at Navy installations world-wide to assist staff development and review compliance with standards.

Assists field librarians develop and advocate for projects to accomplish necessary upgrades to furnishings and facilities. Works with Region and installation staff to confer on project plans and requirements to meet library standards.

Provides guidance and consulting services to staff commands, Naval War College, NAVSEA, Office of the Under Secretary for Defense (OUSD) Personnel and Readiness and military Service Library counterparts for collection research and fulfillment, coordination of higher level initiatives and collaboration to ensure efficiency and parity in operation of the military MWR Libraries.

Assesses training needs of field libraries and provides opportunities for professional librarian development.

Maintains liaison with other Federal agencies, and professional and educational organizations to further program objectives.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.
Salary: $64,000 to $74,000

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Library on JB Andrews .
This is a Regular Full Time (RFT) position with benefits (medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, 401(k), and annual/sick leave.
Relocation cost not funded

Responsibilities
Directs and oversees the library or information center functions. Accountable for the full scope of library operations including administration, management, technical, and public services. Responsible for collection management which includes the acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal of materials for the collection. Performs original or modified descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of specialized information in all formats. Catalogs, classifies, and assigns subject headings to information resources using specialized cataloging systems. Searches reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to locate unusual or unique reference information in response to customer requests. Functions as a liaison with user groups and establishes partnerships and builds networks with local, state, and regional organizations. Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars that support library services which demonstrate practices that meet customer needs. Plan and deliver specialized programs, services, and/or exhibits. Completes cost estimates prior to ordering/purchasing library materials. Evaluates the effectiveness of automated services used by conducting studies and determining requirements that improve system operation. Conducts tours and orientations. Prepares how-to instructions for various services provided. Assists customers with conducting literature searches and catalog use. Writes operating procedures for automated library operations based on established policies. Responds to customer complaints and takes necessary action.

Develops marketing and publicity ideas that promote library programs that include outreach and publicity programs and special events. Tracks marketing program costs and evaluates program effectiveness. Develops budgets while establishing short and long range library plans. Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability for library acquisitions. Works with procurement office to develop purchase agreements and statements of work for various library services. Resolves problems with procurement activity, finance and accounting office, or vendor.

Performs supervisory responsibilities such as management of staff, recruitment, and training of personnel. Assigns work based on priorities and deadlines; consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments; and the capabilities of employees. Reviews work of subordinates for completion and adherence to established policies. Provides direction and continuous feedback on strengths and weaknesses, and holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Delivers and advocates recognition for employee’s performance and contribution, using the full range of honorary and monetary awards.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11089872

Position: Digitization Services Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Salary: $51,468-$64,336

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting department performs digitization operations for the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries, and seeks to be a leader in the region and professional community for process development, special format digitization, and peer education.

In support of these goals, the Digitization Services Coordinator manages the in-house digitization operations at the University of Maryland Libraries, in the Hornbake Digitization Center (HDC), the central location in which most textual, photographic, and audio materials are digitized, and in the Performing Arts Digitization Studio (PADS), the satellite space in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library for still image and audio digitization. The Coordinator manages people, projects, and relationships with collections managers. The Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises hourly student assistants or part-time contract staff to perform digitization work and quality control of all files and metadata. The Coordinator solicits and plans in-house digitization projects with relevant library staff. The individual manages and prioritizes short-term, user-initiated requests, and balances these with managing long-term projects. The Coordinator establishes quality assurance standards and manages quality control for all digital files and associated metadata records uploaded to all digital repositories. The individual provides oversight for all in-house digitization requests and projects, maintains digitization equipment, and reports production and inspection statistics. The Coordinator maintains updated digitization and file management procedural documentation, and creates documentation and instructions for in-house projects. The Coordinator assesses in-house digitization needs, is expected to remain current with evolving digitization standards and best practices, and will research development for expansion into additional formats.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82092. 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, a resume, and names/email addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and best considered by April 26, 2021

EDUCATION:

Required:

Bachelor’s degree in related field by the start of employment
Preferred:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field can be substituted for two years of experience
Specialization in archives, preservation studies, digital curation, or special collections
People or project management continuing education
EXPERIENCE:

Required:

Four years of demonstrated digitization project management working in a cultural heritage institution or production management in a related field
One year of supervisory experience
Preferred:

One year working with special collections or archival materials
Experience using a digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, etc.)
Experience working with legacy media formats

Position: Africana Archivist
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $50,700 – $69,780

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General summary/purpose:
The Sheridan Libraries welcome applications from creative, collaborative applicants for a newly created, full-time position of Africana Archivist (a three-year grant-funded appointment) in our special collections department.

Working closely with the Center for Africana Studies and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts, the Africana Archivist will serve as a vital member of the team implementing a new Mellon Foundation-funded project, Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation. A central goal of this three-year grant is to document and preserve the histories of local Black communities, often marginalized within or omitted from institutional archives. The Africana Archivist will be responsible for enhancing access to current Africana collections, helping to expand acquisitions and improve our acquisitions process, contributing to community archiving activities, and providing guidance to post-graduate archival and curatorial fellows.

The Sheridan Libraries inspire and advance research, teaching, and life-long intellectual growth by providing the distinctive collections, information and educational services, training, and facilities needed by affiliates and other researchers. As recognized world leaders in transforming the global information environment, the Sheridan Libraries are a strategic and integral asset in the university’s mission of creating, sharing, and preserving knowledge for the world.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Enhancing the description of and access to Special Collections’ current Africana archives;
  • Conducting outreach for the acquisition of new collections in ways that are collaborative with local Africana communities, and processing new collections;
  • Articulating this community-driven philosophy to project stakeholders, advising partners on community archives, and directing the off-campus community archives digitization lab;
  • Mentoring archival fellows, who will assist with outreach, processing, and stewardship responsibilities; as well as curatorial fellows, who will prepare exhibits, classes, and public programs with Africana materials;
  • Collaborating with other members of the Inheritance Baltimore team, including curators, faculty, and fellows, and work closely with community members and library staff.
  • This position requires travel to the communities served.

    Application Instructions:
    Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter describing relevant experience and interests, a resume or C.V., and a statement that explains their philosophy of and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cultural record. We will ask finalists for the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

    A career at Johns Hopkins University is more than a job.

    For a complete job description, please visit our web site at http://jobs.jhu.edu. Qualified applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Africana-Archivist-MD-21218/729545800/

Position: Central/SLRC Manager
Location: State Library Resource Center, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $77,607.00 – $98,375.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

DescriptionThe Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Manager for the State Library Resource Center Office.
This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!Summary of Duties

The Deputy Chief:

  • Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC
  • Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers
  • Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff
  • Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines
  • Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base
  • Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs
  • Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team
  • Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan and Annual
  • Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups

Minimum QualificationsMaster’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required.  Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment 
  • ability to work effectively with other libraries and outside organizations including the skills in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with library management, customers, and the statewide library community. 
  • knowledge of and experience in the principles of library organization and management
  • demonstrated knowledge and facility in using the Internet and web-based resources and office productivity software at basic to intermediate levels of proficiency is required.

Core Skills:

  • Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in library services
  • Awareness of trends in library service and 21st century learning skills
  • Confident presentation skills with an emphasis on internal administrative and statewide audiences
  • Flexibility and collaboration
  • Understanding the role and influences of literacy e.g. information, digital inclusion, digital and media literacy

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Inspection Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Federal Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Librarian to perform quality control review on a variety of Law materials and collections at a prestigious federal library in Washington, DC. The Librarian will provide assistance to conduct a quality review of completed work in areas of processing collection receipts, collection maintenance, looseleaf filing, physical inventory, and binding preparation of law materials. This is a full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) position, benefited. The work must be performed on-site.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required
  • 2+ years of work experience in a library (Law preferred)
  • Experience in reviewing completed work for quality control
  • Knowledge of online catalogs, MARC records, and basic cataloging procedures for legal monographs and serials
  • Working knowledge of processing materials in various languages preferred
  • Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and exceed fixed production quotas

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3cJboNi

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Reference and Reader Services Section)
Location: Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 199007.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
Fixed schedule from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional Saturdays, generally once per month, in the Manuscript Reading Room.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; observes workers’ performance; and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII). Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness and adheres to nondiscriminatory employment practices.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program. Serves as head of and manages all aspects of service in the Manuscript Reading Room. Develops and implements policies and procedures governing public use of the division’s rare, valuable, fragile, and unique collections. Policies address the provision of reference service both in person and remotely via the Internet, telephone, fax, and postal mail. Assigns and directs reference work and ensures a high quality of service is provided to members of Congress, other libraries, professional organizations and institutions, scholars and members of the public. Acquires and provides inventory control of reference materials for the research use of division staff and public users. Manages the division’s interlibrary loan program and coordinates circulation policies. Works with the division’s chief and classified documents officer in developing and implementing policies and procedures for researcher use of government classified materials. In pursuing these duties must qualify for top security clearance. Plans, directs, and supervises security measures for the reading room. Develops and administers policies and procedures for access to restricted material and the prevention of theft and mutilation. Oversees contract security officer assigned in the reading room.

Serves on the division’s administrative team, ensuring coordination between the reference section and other units. Works closely with the chief on administration and establishment of long-range goals and objectives for the division. Recommends actions affecting budgets, staff, and space. Works closely with division managers and automation and processing staff to define requirements for automation support, including the creation and maintenance of the division’s presence on the Internet, via the division’s home page, the Library of Congress Online Catalog, online publications, finding aids, and other reference guides. Achieves scholarly knowledge of the division’s collections that includes an expert understanding of the major manuscript finding aids, registers, and other descriptive archival tools, an in-depth familiarity with the library’s holdings, and an extensive familiarity with the holdings in other institutions and collections.

Performs a broad range of technical information activities that require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Analyzes and responds to broad and complex researcher questions, requirements, and priorities related to historical and archival matters and suggests the most appropriate research strategies to implement. Directs researchers to the proper resource, service, specialist, or reading room. Conducts research and analysis on historical and archival topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Defines and provides a framework for research activities, priorities, programs, and resources for the Reference and Reader Services Section of the Manuscript Division. Plans or participates in public programs, tours, and symposiums. Establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, historians, documentary editors, and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Prepares articles for publication and presents papers at conferences.

One Position: Maryland

Position: STEM/Agriculture Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the incumbent serves as STEM/Agriculture subject librarian, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Additionally, the STEM/Agriculture librarian will develop programs benefiting STEM disciplines to expand Research Commons @ STEM. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The STEM/Agriculture librarian will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

The STEM/Agriculture Librarian is an active member of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The STEM/Agriculture Librarian participates in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.

Serves as library liaison to specified academic units/departments (in this case, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources), which involves, but is not limited to, promoting services available through the Libraries, supporting information literacy efforts and faculty research, creating web and digital content, and developing and managing print and electronic collections.

Proactively supports researchers on scholarly communication models, data management, development of new digital tools, and e-Research and data services in assigned fields. Builds internal and external partnerships to support this activity.

Actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned STEM subject areas, developing strong working relationships and partnerships. Develops strong understanding of research and teaching needs of assigned units/departments, develops and enhances services in anticipation of these needs.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/81850. 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, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For best consideration, please apply by 05/01/2021.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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.

Requirements
Education:

Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience.

Experience:

Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies, reference, and collection development. Demonstrated experience with reference and collection development in agriculture, life sciences, engineering, science, technology, or related disciplines. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele. Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian 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. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website:

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

Project 20/20 – April Schedule

Resume Workshop – Tuesday, April 20 at 12:00 PM ET

Are you up for promotion? Do you include a CV with your annual review? Contemplating a transition into a new position, new department, or new sector? Have you forgotten to dust off your resume since you applied for your current job? If you replied yes to one or more of these questions, come join us! The resume workshop will begin with a brief presentation on best practices followed by an interactive review of representative resumes to discuss and evaluate. Any attendees who would like to have their resumes reviewed are welcome to share with the group or schedule a separate 1:1 coaching session.

REGISTER NOW


Drug Development and its Discontents: A Crash Course in Policy and Research with Lynn McClelland

Tuesday, March 16 at 12:00 PM ET – For anyone who is interested in learning more about navigating these issues from a legal research perspective, you won’t want to miss this program. The session will integrate highlights drawn directly from a for-credit course taught at UCLA that provides an overview of drug development, the approval process (standard and fast track), along with other aspects of pharmaceutical innovation.

Lynn McClelland will be generously sharing her syllabus and will answer questions for anyone interested in learning more about this topic. She is a former pharma lab rat and currently is a Reference Librarian at UCLA where she has taught everything from Health Law & Policy Research to Nonprofit Law Drafting. She has collaborated with both legal and medical scholars and practitioners at the local, national, and international levels.

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Skribblio Game Night – Friday, April 23 at 6:00 PM ET

Get ready for an evening of verbal shenanigans! You know that feeling when you’re trying to describe someone or something and you can’t find the right words? (“That SNL comedian who plays an overeager Target cashier?” or “That movie with the love fern?” or “She shared the stage with a dancing shark?”) For those of you on TikTok, it’s similar to the “tell me you’re a [blank] without telling me you’re a [blank]” trend. As you describe your assigned word, other players submit guesses. The faster the answer is guessed, the more points you (and the correct guesser) earn. The more the merrier, so feel free to share the registration link – family and friends are welcome.

REGISTER NOW


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LLAM 2021 Elections

It’s that time of year! Elections for LLAM officers and board members will take place later this month!

Available positions are Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer, and Board Member.

  • The Vice-President/President-Elect serves as a member of the LLAM Board and performs such duties as are assigned by the President. The Vice-President serves the following year as LLAM President.
  • The Treasurer serves as a member of the LLAM Board and is responsible for maintaining an accurate and current record of the all financial transactions of the chapter. The Treasurer serves a 2-year term.
  • A Board Member serves as a member of the LLAM Board, attends Board meetings, and participates in its discussions and deliberations. A Board Member serves a 2-year term.

More information about each position’s responsibilities is in LLAM’s Policies and Procedures Manual.

To submit your name as a candidate, please contact Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov) by Monday, April 5, 2021.

Elections will be held in April. Watch your email for election related announcements!

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Librarian II – Research and Instructional Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $58,424

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Essential Functions:

This position provides customized, multi-disciplinary reference and research services to the Library’s diverse patron community using a variety of communication methods. Designs and produces educational activities and materials for the Library’s patron community. Participates in the execution of collection development projects. Provides reference services as a sole librarian each Saturday.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science

Experience: One (1) year of professional experience in a library setting.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library services, the legal system, and Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Ability to exhibit professional competencies for user services and law librarianship as described by the RUSA Task Force on Professional Competencies and the American Association of Law Libraries.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for training, teaching, and instruction design for individuals and groups, and the evaluation and measurement of training effects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to write, edit, and proofread content.
  • Knowledge of library and law-related catalogs, databases, and electronic information resources.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal research queries using a variety of resources, both print and digital.
  • Ability to assist a highly diverse population with their legal information needs via telephone, email or other written correspondence, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify issues with library equipment and fix them or initiate servicing requests.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

The full announcement and application link can be found on the Judiciary Career Center (Job ID 6752).

Position: Associate Director of Informationist Services
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $71,445 – $98,205 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
General Summary/Purpose:
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an Associate Director of Informationist Services. This position is a member of the Library’s senior management team and is responsible for conceiving, planning, directing, and evaluating information services to faculty, staff, fellows, residents, and students in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System. Working in a complex, fast-paced, and distributed information delivery environment the successful applicant will collaborate with other senior managers in the overall development of information services. The goal of the department is to define and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The information services of the department focus particularly on identifying and meeting needs for health information resources through performing needs assessments, identifying and addressing barriers to access, and the creation of strategic information partnerships between the librarians and staff of the Welch Medical Library and our large user community. This individual will lead the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

For a full description of this position please visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Associate-Director-Informationist-Services-MD-21205/725404500/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
MLS degree in library from an ALA-accredited library school, or library and information science degree.
5 years professional and progressively responsible management library experience.

Position: Informationist III (Librarian III)
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $59,280 – $81,435 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
General summary/purpose:

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity. The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an informationist to continue to provide and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This informationist will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. The team is currently embedded in the medical, public health and nursing curricula and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education. The position reports to the Associate Director of Informationist Services.

For the full job description or to apply for this position (#50457), please visit our website – https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Librarian-III-MD-21205/720188200/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
3 years of professional library experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director of Research & Reference Services
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Venable is seeking a Director of Research & Reference Services to support the firm in the creation of vision, strategy, and implementation of policies and procedures for the firm’s lawyers and allied professionals. The Director will ensure the department develops and provides business solutions for research and reference utilization that fully support internal and external client needs.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading firmwide team of research and reference professionals, promoting an environment of proactivity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability.
  • Directing all activities for research and reference collection development and maintenance, including the acquisition of research and reference materials and sources. Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new research materials/resources for firm utilization.
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining policies and procedures as it relates to circulation & catalog maintenance, the firm’s internal and external loan programs, and general library practices.
  • Managing research and reference budget within established firm financial policies and budget guidelines; developing a cost reduction strategy and realign tools by eliminating redundancy, maximizing the use of online versions and/or renegotiating vendor agreements.
  • Overseeing maintenance of subject classifications and collection catalogs, as well as, the inclusion of new materials.
  • Researching, evaluating, and advocating for emerging technologies and resources.
  • Developing practice area specialties, liaise with Marketing and Business Development departments, support firm competitive intelligence research, and maintain proper risk management standards.
  • Ensuring department awareness and education/training on developments in legal research, technology, information management, and other developments related to law research and reference operations.

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Masters level degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MSI) or equivalent
  • Minimum of eight years of progressive research and reference management experience, including experience managing a team of staff. Law firm industry experience preferred but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of professional research and reference science concepts, principles, and associated methodologies. Experience overseeing the research and reference collection, including developing and managing policies/procedures relating to acquisition, circulation and general maintenance of research and reference materials.
  • Thorough understanding of various technology platforms used within the operations and utilization of Library resources for research and reference work, i.e. Sydney/Lucidea, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing to budgets; analyzing costs and identifying appropriate ways to mitigate increases and make best use of available resources.
  • Desire to work in a collaborative manner and lead through change to ensure a cohesive and a positive results-oriented approach.
  • Proven experience and strong focus on client service and responsiveness for internal and external clients.
  • Experience managing vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring terms and service meet the needs of the organization.
  • Experience developing training programs for research and reference resources.
  • Experience conducting resource needs assessments and developing mid and long-range plans for maintaining a high service levels while managing costs to include the presentation of ideas and persuading others to see value of new ideas

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; collaboration; and building human capital.

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Perkins Coie LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Research Services Librarian. This position will provide support for a very busy reference desk. Duties will include research and attorney outreach, as well as management of time billing entries and cost recovery. Additional tasks supporting Collection & Digital Services or Knowledge Management may be assigned. We operate in a centralized environment to increase consistency and efficiency, while providing the same level of excellent service to attorneys and staff in all offices. The reference librarian must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders, including attorneys and firm leadership. The ability to handle multiple complex research projects with minimal supervision, attention to detail, and strong teamwork skills are required.

Locations include Washington, DC.

See the full job description and apply at: https://perkinscoie.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/perkinscoieexternal/job/Seattle/Librarian_R0001955

Position: Senior Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its highly collaborative Research & Information Services Department. As a member of our professional research team, this position will support ongoing cases and business development initiatives, working with attorneys and staff in all firm departments. We are looking for a skilled and creative researcher—an individual with demonstrated expertise using general CALR services, specialized databases, analytic platforms, and docketing, news, and open web sources. Substantive knowledge of the law and legal bibliography is required, as are strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize and concisely deliver complex results. Other responsibilities will include providing current awareness services and participating in training programs, and knowledge initiatives. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and document management systems is required. Minimum qualifications include a four year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees are strongly preferred),and a commitment to customer service. The position assumes the ability to work remotely in a fast- paced environment, both collaboratively with other researchers and individually.

The ideal candidate will be based in the firm’s DC office, but we may consider applicants who can reside in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York office.

Please send cover letter with your resume.

Link to apply: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=333

Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Position: Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Financial Economics (Financial Technology) to join its Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation and financial technology, and may support research analyses undertaken throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have experience that blends a broad understanding of economics and public policy with detailed knowledge of U.S. financial markets and financial regulation, particularly financial technology, cybersecurity, securities regulation and related financial markets and industries. The successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles and policies with each step of the legislative process. Strong writing, research, data analysis, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work on a collaborative team.

Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to U.S. financial markets, financial regulation, and financial technology in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated economic analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will possess expertise in financial technology relating to securities markets and their regulation, but may support research analyses undertaken in other related issue areas throughout CRS.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Position: Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Small Business and Economic Development Policy to join its Federalism and Emergency Management Section. The analyst will serve the United States Congress by providing in-depth research and analysis on policy issues pertinent to small business and economic development, federal contracting preferences, business development, and technical assistance programs, and may support research throughout CRS.

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in economic development policy with detailed knowledge of small business development programs and principles, including federal contracting preferences. State and/or local planning experience and expertise connecting this experience to federal policy and programs is preferred. Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles, policies, and programs with each step of the legislative process. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library and Research Supervisor – LAC Group
Location: Washington DC metro Area

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Library and Research Supervisor for a prestigious law firm located in the Washington DC metro area. The Library and Research Supervisor position will be responsible for managing the research staff as well as providing research and reference to all areas of the firm. They will also be responsible for training and evaluating information resources. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the DC office and virtual staff in the areas of research, reference and knowledge services.
  • Utilize research databases, print materials and online resources to fulfill requests from attorneys and staff.
  • Research and evaluate new information resources tools and services.
  • Monitor, coordinate and complete internal research requests throughout the Firm.
  • Train and provide research and library services orientation to Firm’s attorneys and staff.
  • Coordinate, monitor and update information for the Firm’s websites.
  • Assist in developing departmental budget and monitoring invoices and vendor payments.
  • Assist Department Manager in staffing decisions including sourcing, interviewing and selection of candidates.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2+ years of library research supervisor experience in a law firm environment or similar is strongly preferred. At least 4 years of experience as a senior law or research librarian is required.
  • An MLIS from an accredited university is required.
  • Strong knowledge of research tools including Lexis, WestLaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, etc. is required.
  • Experience with Knowledge Management, legal research, reference and web page authoring is required.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3lPinaE

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: U.S. Courts
Salary: $58,189 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities
The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Major Duties

Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials, based on collection development decisions of the Circuit Librarian. Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system. Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors. Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors. Adopts and maintains discovery systems. Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics. Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters. Creates digital repositories. Creates and manages metadata for digital collections. Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library. Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian. Assists the Circuit Librarian in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. As assigned by Circuit Librarian, directs special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. In consultation with the Circuit Librarian, assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit. Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups. Assists the Circuit Librarian with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services. Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the Reference Section, Serial & Government Publications Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections.

The position description number for this position is 132599.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Provides reference and instructional service to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests, or Internet requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person reference service in a reading room, and responds to telephone, written and Internet requests. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room under the direction of senior staff.

Provides basic legal and legislative reference services utilizing on-line and in-print resources. Inquiries are received by telephone, in person, or in writing. Identifies primary and secondary source legal information relative to United States federal and state legal and legislative proposals utilizing finding aids, on-line services, general and government publications, catalogs and directories.

Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas by subjects, publication format or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and formats.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Makes recommendations to fill in gaps in custodial collections. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation and regulations governing use and handling of custodial materials.

Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials.

Assists in the management of a limited size law collection within a larger library, such as legal research materials on federal laws, business and economics, or public administration; or a contractor reading room.

Participates in the formulation of plans for collection development limited to developing factual data, such as usage statistics for certain journals or books. Provides assistance in investigating minor library collections problems issues, or questions to recommend solutions or courses of action, such as recommending alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity where needs are determined easily from interviews and written requests. Reviews the professional literature and reference guides, and makes recommendations for additions to the reading room reference collection and for library-wide licensed databases applicable to newspaper1 periodical, or government document reference service.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business (Industrial Innovation)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business. The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of advanced manufacturing and the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with industrial processes with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing and related federal policy concerns. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

One Position: Washington DC

Position: Library Technician (Digital)
Location: Reformatting Projects Sections, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $44,237 to $57,506

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a digital library technician. This position is located in the Reformatting Projects Sections, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number is 306765

Responsibilities
Performs arrangement and description work in a limited body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or modifies existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff on a regular basis when correcting or significantly altering database entries.

Performs initial searching functions to locate and identify materials. Conducts searches on a limited
variety of bibliographic files to identify and locate titles, editions, pages, serial volumes and issues, and
reformatted versions in the Library and in other institutions.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a more routine range of standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital cameras according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata and places in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards, documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search interfaces and protocols. Follows a limited number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production. Regularly consults senior staff when record inconsistencies are noted.

Performs other various duties as assigned.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Emerging Technologist
Location: Administrative Offices – Towson, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $36,230-$56,214

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Code: 2021-324
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.
Schedule:
This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All Administrative Offices staff may be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as a part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

  • Conducts research on current and emerging technologies to make recommendations to Virtual and Media Services Manager for evaluation of future services for customers.
  • Collaborates with Virtual Services Coordinator, the Virtual and Media Services Manager, and the Planning and Project Manager to address gaps in library services relating to digital equity of constituents.
  • Updates and maintains emerging technology equipment used in assisting customers in achieving technology education equity, such as: 3D printers, laser cutters, library robots, gaming laptops, soldering gear, Raspberry Pis, etc., and other items not supported by the County’s Office of Information Technology.
  • Provides training for both internal and statewide library staff on basic trouble shooting and maintenance of emerging and other library technology equipment that is housed at branches or library makerspaces, such as: VR stations, Xboxes, Playstations, 3D printers, Cricut machines, etc.
  • Collaborates with Media Services staff to research and maintain new equipment and software including drones, improvements for the sound both, and augmented reality asset creation.
  • Conducts Artificial Intelligence research and provides trainings, both internally and externally on the use of this technology and its impact fro library systems and customers.
  • Collaborates with Emerging Technology Specialist in conducting research and provides information to department on traditional technologies that  may help resolve customer technology issues, including easy-to-use smartphones, setting adjustments that would promote  simplified use of mobile and PC OS operation.
  • Conducts research and provides input into the use of library robots in helping staff and customers navigate difficult social/emotional situations, programs library robot to complete tasks relevant to education.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have an Associates’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of experience or Bachelor’s degree and minimum of three (3) years of experience.
  • Related degree should be in Library and Information Science, Education, Technology, Engineering, or similar field.
  • Must be able to maintain and repair a wide array of technology gear, must learn new platforms quickly.
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript, C++, Python, and/or other programming Languages typically used in emerging technology environments.
  • Experience troubleshooting and fixing delicate electronics.

Position: Library Aid
Location: Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Airforce Base, MD
Salary: $11.75 to $11.75

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Library at Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762.

Physical Effort:
Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, and reaching.
Must be physically able to frequently lift boxes of up to 40 pounds.
Must be able to reach up to 72 inches with or without the assistance of a step stool.

Responsibilities
Shelves books, magazines, and other library materials ensuring all materials are reshelf in correct order. Reviews the library collection to ensure library materials are maintained in correct order in their assigned areas. Checks condition of books in designated areas, removes obsolete/damaged materials for review by a librarian, and performs minor mending. Processes new, rebound, and reconditioned library materials for circulation and reference according to established procedures. Assists with annual inventory of collection. Assists with automated and manual circulation duties, registering and deleting customers, charging and discharging library materials, taking requests for reserves and interlibrary loans, and checking to ensure those requests are filled. Assists with processing overdues. Explains library rules to users and ensures that users observe library rules. Assists users in locating books and information using the Integrated Library System (ILS), online databases and other Internet resources and on the shelves, referring difficult questions to lead technician or librarian. Performs routine clerical tasks such as answering the telephone, taking messages, and referring callers or visitors to the appropriate staff member.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: United States Courts of the District of Columbia Circuit

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C. The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Representative Duties

  • Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials.
  • Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors.
  • Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors.
  • Adopts and maintains discovery systems.
  • Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics.
  • Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters.
  • Creates digital repositories.
  • Creates and manages metadata for digital collections.
  • Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations.
  • Assists in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. Assists with special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. Assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit.
  • Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups.
  • Assists with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services.
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.
  • Required Qualifications

CL-27: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-27.
CL-28: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-28.
A comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems, including OCLC and SirsiDynix ILS or a similar integrated library system.
Experience in library technical services.
Knowledge of current cataloging principles and best practices.
Knowledge of legal research resources and legal bibliography. Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other digital resources.
Knowledge of discovery products and other digital products relevant to the successful operation of a law library.
Excellent analytical skill, oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a committed customer-service orientation.
Effective training skills, utilizing both virtual programs and in-person training techniques.
Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
Desirable Qualifications

A second degree or certification in computer programming, web design, graphic design, or any other related technical area.
Knowledge of the federal judiciary’s financial accounting system (JIFMS)
Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the federal courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated with or without good cause by the Court. All applicant information is subject to verification. The candidate selected for the position will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. Information about benefits is available at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $60,129 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia

The Selectee will work shift 1 .

This position is located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical Services (LTIS).

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities

  • Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS.
  • Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.
  • Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM.
  • Performs outreach functions, including contacting agencies and monitoring agency Web sites, in order to identify, acquire and process Federal Government information products.
  • Catalogs U.S. Government publications in tangible and electronic formats. In doing so, incumbent performs original and derived (copy cataloging) to include descriptive and subject cataloging, PURL assignments, and archiving tasks.
  • Uses the Integrated Library System (ILS) , including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with ILS (OPAC-Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, http://catalog.gpo.gov).
  • Performs classification of acquired information products using the Superintendent of Documents classification system and assigns Federal depository item numbers for Federal Depository Library acquisitions purposes.
  • Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations.
  • Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly.
  • Under direction of the Administrative Librarian for Serials, works to resolve routine problems in serials control involving bibliographic records and holdings.
  • Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.
  • Perform Team Assignments: serves on cross-organizational teams and works on projects and tasks assignments related to application/tool development, quality control and business process improvement initiatives.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Loan and Reader Registration Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Loan and Reader Registration Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 400742.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

Plans, establishes, and directs library programs such as collection development, reference, and research. Serves as an expert in managing general reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently provide information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Manages the Reader Registration Team and supervises the Loan Team with the responsibility of overseeing Interlibrary Loan and service to Congress.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Keeps abreast of new developments in reference and in scholarly methods, techniques, resources, and concerns.

Reports orally and in writing to the Chief on new trends in reference and scholarship, and recommends changes or improvements in the Library’s services to its users. Provide research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information. Serve as an arbiter of policies and regulations concerning the reading room. Provide technical expertise in a specific area or on operational procedures.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with scholars and academicians, librarians and other information specialists in order to share resources and information. Represents the Division in security planning that affects Division reading rooms. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services and products.

Plans and manages complex projects related to modernization of two major Library-wide systems called ILLiad/OCLC WorldShare and Reader Manager, working closely with senior staff in other service units such as OCIO. Serves as the principal contact and automation leader for two agency-wide systems. Reviews and edits the contract and implements upgrades on behalf of the 15 divisions that lend collection materials to other libraries. A recognized national expert in this field, the position manages the Reader Manager and represents 15 divisions with reading rooms; coordinates with senior IT staff and security contractors. Contributes to the IT Contingency Plan used to maintain access to the Reader Registration system.

Position: Conservator (Paper)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 253063.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Serves as a conservation specialist in paper conservation. Responsible for most aspects of conservation treatment on a limited range of library materials with basic conservation needs that could display some degree of complexity. Demonstrates a growing knowledge, and continued development of highly refined manual skills and judgment concerning conservation treatment.

Assesses specific types of collections that have been designated by senior conservation staff to be surveyed for their preservation needs. Examines collection items to determine their condition and composition. Establishes written and photographic documentation of the object condition prior to treatment and drafts written treatment proposals for review by supervisor. Works in collaboration with senior staff to solicit and receive custodial division’s agreement on treatment proposal and later variance(s).

In the course of examination and treatment, performs specific chemical tests and analytical techniques under the guidance of senior conservation staff to identify and/or determine condition and composition of materials used in the composition and manufacture of library materials. Implements newly developed conservation treatment techniques if existing treatment options do not address the condition of the artifact sufficiently and reports results to the supervisory conservator. Interprets and incorporates the results of testing and analysis in condition reports and treatment plans based on an understanding of the chemistry of the materials and history and technology of their manufacture.

Participates in larger conservation or preservation efforts, including projects that involve other Division staff members, Preservation Directorate staff, interns, and volunteers, as well as representatives from custodial units, with varying skill and knowledge levels. Assists conservation liaisons to custodial units to assess short-term and long-term collection conservation needs and in the implementation of the annual work plan.

Provides data regarding production and other services to Supervisory Conservator in an continuing effort by the Conservation Division and the Preservation Directorate to provide information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, members of Congress, and the public.

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 169139.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Candidates should have knowledge of international trade and finance, familiarity with the research process, and knowledge of the research materials and tools used in social science research.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skills set that facilitate effective work across a wide spectrum of international trade and finance issues.

Illustrative programs of study include economics, public policy or related discipline with coursework in international trade and finance or equivalent work experience.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential; candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and experience using data visualization to inform research products and processes are especially urged to apply.

Duties include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating professional journal articles, agency documents, and other analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Preparing abstracts of these descriptive and/or analytical materials, summarizing their key findings, methodologies employed, and other relevant information.
  • Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertaking research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components. Illustrative tasks might include: tracking congressional hearings and bills in specific areas; culling, synthesizing, and tracking state policies; fact checking and other quality control; building and maintaining a database of (specific) program authorizations and appropriations; and, for active legislation, developing and managing a database of amendments and conference documents.
  • Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, recording questions, gauging audience engagement, and capturing audience suggestions for future sessions.
  • Creating and populating databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Training colleagues and/or instructing staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.
  • Formatting a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Updating statistics in CRS reports or other general distribution products. Recommending quality control procedures and making suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.
  • Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; in some cases, cleaning and manipulating quantitative data through programming using SAS, STATA, or Excel.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 308062.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Research Assistant, International Trade and Finance
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking a Research Assistant to support a broad range of research tasks in its International Trade and Finance (IT) section. The selectee will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests and in preparing CRS informational and analytical products by performing research, writing, data analysis, and other research support duties.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time

The position description number for this position is 4748.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Electronic Services Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Senior Research Technology Manager, the Electronic Services Librarian is responsible for supporting firm access to electronic resources, including research request database support, resource and connectivity troubleshooting, online usage statistics analysis, and current awareness processes.  This position also develops and supports standardized processes involving the evaluation of new technology by researchers and appropriate internal groups, and identifies the devises improved protocols establishing and maintaining electronic services workflow operations.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility for upkeep and troubleshooting of Quest research request database, and serves as liaison with Quest technical support and internal IS as issues arise
  • Utilizing Quest, gathers statistics and creates reports in order to determine trends in the usage of resources in order to support digital collection decision-making and identify training opportunities
  • Using SharePoint, edits, builds, and maintains format and content of L&RS pages on firm intranet (Connexus), including organizing and enhancing practice specific content pages, developing more self-service functions using the L&RS pages and ensuring resource awareness; collaborates with members of the global team in this effort as well
  • Monitors functionality of content on Westlaw and Lexis’ e-libraries residing on intranet; with input from the research team, works directly with the vendors to ensure content is added or modified as needed
  • Looks for opportunities for and adds APIs to knowledge systems in order to increase efficiencies; conducts due diligence on APIs to ensure compatibility with internal systems
  • With input from the Senior Technology Systems Manager, establishes and standardizes current awareness processes/procedures, setting up alerts for news, litigation, legislation, etc in support of attorneys’ ongoing information needs; monitors and curates alerts utilizing news aggregators and other tools, working and coordinating related to this effort with designated global team members; works with Research Specialist on any issues related to access
  • Serves as liaison to NewsDesk and InfoNgen technical support and partners with internal IS on system improvements and issues related to current awareness tools
  • Works with Senior Operations Manager to gain proficiency with the Research Monitor (RM) internet tracking tool and serves as partner in monitoring and reporting usage; runs reports on usage trends; assists with establishing mobile functions of RM and rollout
  • Serves as liaison with vendor technical support and internal IS support
  • Keeps current on new technologies and applications; communicates to Senior Research Technology Manager on any that may be of interest to Firm to support practices
  • Schedules periodic testing and updating of links to e-resources; coordinates testing of new electronic information products with research team and other appropriate groups
  • Participates in LRS team meetings and calls
  • Establishes goals supporting the L&RS vision
  • Assists with broader knowledge management initiatives as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Expertise in the use of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Proven experience with process improvement and/or project management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of electronic information resources (databases, internet, e-books) and print resources
  • Facility with SharePoint
  • Facility with technical aspects of research request managers
  • Facility with statistical reporting
  • Knowledge of basic legal research processes
  • Familiarity with online legal research platforms: Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and Wolters Kluwer’s Cheetah
  • Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients on all levels
  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to organize large amounts of electronic data and to make this data easy to search, retrieve, export and report from
  • Well-developed analytical and resourceful problem solving abilities
  • Proven ability to pay close attention to detail essential
  • Must be highly motivated, possess the ability to work independently and as part of a team with both local and geographically diverse staff
  • Must be flexible enough to adjust to changing projects and priorities
  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled

Travel

No travel is required for this position.

Education/Experience/Certification

  • Master’s degree or equivalent required
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience with online reference and/or information systems, preferably in a law library
  • Law firm library experience a plus.

Benefits

BCLP offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, life insurance, and retirement plans.  We also provide eligible employees flexible time off plans including paid Parental leave, Paid Time Off (PTO), and paid holidays.

Position: Research & Knowledge Supervisor
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Supervisor to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Supervisor will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervises the daily activities of the Washington, DC office R&KS professional staff both in the office and remotely.
  • Provides cost effective research services using databases, print sources, and outside sources.
  • Contributes to development and organization of research materials in the R&KS department.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of online and print information resources.
  • Perfects research skills using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors requests during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in all offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Educates attorneys and professional staff about R&KS department services.
  • Conducts department orientation for new and lateral attorneys.
  • Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to select, maintain and update content for practice area websites.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.
  • Coordinates the payment of invoices for products and services for the Washington, DC  R&KS operations. Assists Manager in developing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Ensures current knowledge of Firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Ensures appropriate professional staffing levels for R&KS department.  Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process for department professional staff on industry-specific and department processes.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures for higher level management.
  • Monitors professional staff time, attendance, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department Manager and Human Resources.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves work-related problems and/or conflicts that arise among the department professional staff.
  • Communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current knowledge of research and KM best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, business and related information sources.
  • Expertise using online research systems including: Deal Point Data, Securities Mosaic, ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Fastcase, PLI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Proven ability to use web page authoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of six years related experience in a legal or corporate information center with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories).  For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Apply at this link: https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-supervisor#main-content

Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Group for FMSHRC, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing.

LAC Group is seeking a  Law Librarian with experience performing research in the fields of mining and administrative law, including Federal and administrative cases, statutory and regulatory law, legislative and regulatory history, and other areas and related topics impacting the work of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC). The Librarian will be responsible for maintaining the Library’s SharePoint site, providing specialized reference services, maintaining and developing the digital and physical collections, training and educating staff, and collaborating with the Library Committee. This is a part time position (24 hours a week) and will initially be performed remotely due to COVID restrictions, but later work will be performed onsite at the downtown DC office.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general, legal, and legislative reference services using expert knowledge, published and unpublished sources, and electronic databases.
  • Develop and maintain Library SharePoint site
  • Retrieve and disseminate appellate filings from Pacer.
  • Evaluate the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of specialized information available on FMSHRC-related issues.
  • Manage electronic subscriptions and vendor relations.
  • Curate, maintain, and distribute FMSHRC’s Digital Assets. 
  • Assist in library collection maintenance including: acquisitions; serials processing; shelving multiple formats of legal and other research materials; weeding superseded materials; shifting contents of shelves as needed; and ensuring that the library’s physical collection is consistent with the electronic inventory.
  • Review the veracity of the online library catalog; edit and verify catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Monitor library ordering and purchasing; maintain a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for coordination with the Office of the Executive Director (OED).
  • Monitor preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Identify superseded materials; dispose of such material in line with Federal rules and regulations.
  • Review brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources for possible acquisition; assess materials acquired from different sources and identify the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Train FMSHRC staff in one-on-one or group instruction formats, via in-person, teleconference, or recorded sessions.
  • Promote useful research tools and strategies to agency staff
  • Prepare a library column for submission to FMSHRC’s newsletter “The Scoop.”
  • Monitor relevant newsfeeds and other sources for inclusion on library intranet/SharePoint pages and/or distribution to agency employees.
  • Attend library committee meetings; keep the Committee informed of library activities, make recommendations,and respond to Committee concerns.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

Three years as a professional law librarian

  • Demonstrated knowledge of mining law
  • Solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Expert SharePoint skills
  • Experience with online legal research portals including Lexis, Westlaw and Hein
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends and issues applying information technology to libraries and law practice
  • At least 2 years of experience with vendor management, database and web technology within a law or business library
  • Knowledgeable in integrated library management systems with proficiency in online research and legal databases
  • Ability to learn quickly and work with multiple groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience training users in searching and use of legal databases
  • Experience with library collection maintenance, both physical and digital

Desired

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

Apply at this link: https://www.libgig.com/careers/law-librarian-lac-group/a0E1H00001Nu1E3UAJ/

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 169139.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Responsibilities

Assesses program effectiveness or the improvement of complex digital conversion and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of The Library of Congress. As an expert on long-range planning, recommends and participates in developing strategies for Implementing planning for major digital conversion projects and programs. Recommends short- and long-range goals of the organization, develops detailed plans for implementing them, and oversees implementation of the goals in subordinate organizations. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate. Determines if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions. Recommends organizational or process changes to ensure maximum mission effectiveness in furtherance of the Library’s strategic goals.

Provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with agency-wide IT programs. Researches new developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to the electronic dissemination of information. Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes and evaluates relevant digital reference stakeholder, technical and programmatic information from varied sources inside and outside the Library and makes authoritative recommendations to management.

Supervises a group of employees performing work primarily at the GS-12 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Digital Conversion Team. Provides administrative, technical and managerial support to the Director, Collections and Services, for the administration and management of digital conversion activities throughout Collections and Services Divisions.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work Improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Serves as advisor and principal liaison to the Director, Collections and Services on all matters pertaining to digital conversion activities and, as needed, other digital library initiatives under the purview of the Director. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Library management staff at multiple levels and across service unit lines on digital conversion and other digital library activities, in furtherance of the Library’s strategic goals. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, IT and digital conversion specialists in order to share resources and information. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Communicates with digital conversion specialists throughout the Library. Coordinates digital conversion activities with specialists in other Divisions. Directorates and Service Units. Works collaboratively inside and outside the project team and program areas to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning multimedia digital service and access activities. Attends conferences/meetings to make presentations or for professional development to keep abreast of current trends in technology.


Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director
Location: Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library and its sponsoring universities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Loyola/Notre Dame Library. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to continue building on a unique library model known for collaboration and innovation, partnering with two scholarly communities to provide the most up-to-date services and information resources to the universities.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL), located in northern Baltimore City, serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a comprehensive University that is home to Maryland’s only women’s college. The Library serves the needs of both institutions by complementing and accentuating their strengths. The Library serves a total student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame. The state-of-the-art facility has become a destination for students, faculty, staff, and community members and is frequent host to major campus events and celebrations.

The Library Director administers the overall operation of the Loyola Notre Dame Library, Inc. an independent 501 (c)3. Reporting to a Board of Directors, the Director guides the Library in key initiatives: leading ongoing strategic planning; fostering collaboration on and beyond the campuses; engaging the Library in the academic and intellectual life of both universities; advancing the use of innovative technology in teaching and research; and working externally to help support and represent the Library locally, regionally, and nationally. This position represents an exceptional opportunity for a creative library leader with a history of decisive, innovative and effective leadership, including managing fiscal, programmatic, and personnel needs. Successful candidates will have an understanding and appreciation of the unique partnership between Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and will have the capacity to innovate and lead within it. Also critical are an ability to work effectively in a collaborative and diverse workplace and a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion efforts within the Library. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution is required.

To make a nomination or to apply for this role, please see below.

Jackie Mildner is leading this search with Katie Stellato and Clay Batley.

Position: Librarian II (two positions available)
Location: Reisterstown Branch, Baltimore County Public Library

Salary: $36,230 – $56,214

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association 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.

Schedule:
Two positions available.
This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library branch staff will be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development.
  • Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices.
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection.
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services.
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide.
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues.
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace.
  • Must become a Notary Public in branches which provide Notary Services.
  • Must meet the requirements of the Department of State to attain and maintain certification as a Passport Acceptance Agent at branches that provide Passport Services.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) or an MLS from an ALA accredited school within three years of date of hire.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations.
  • Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers.
  • Must pass post-offer criminal background screening.

Please Note: This position closes on April 6, 2021.
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.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, Library and Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Assumes administrative responsibility for the operation of the College’s Library and Learning Resources (LLR), consisting of the Library, English Lab, Mathematics Learning Center, and the Tutoring and Writing Centers, in support of the needs of credit and continuing education students. Leads in the exploration and adoption of innovations in library and tutoring services and in new methods of resource and service delivery. Leads efforts to inspire and encourage participation by departments and recruit faculty to develop, adopt, and/or assess open educational resources. Establishes appropriate liaison relationships with internal and external partners. Guides LLR participation in the strategic planning process. Develops and manages human, programmatic, and fiscal resources in support of the missions of LLR and the College.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program.
  2. Minimum of three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience.
  3. Minimum of five years’ supervisory experience in an academic library, preferably at a community college.
  4. Experience managing large projects, including documented grant experience.
  5. Experience in outreach and collaboration regarding open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property with faculty and students.
  6. Experience with evaluating an Intergraded Library System/library management system (ILS/LMS), and working with vendors through the procurement process.
  7. Training or experience in instructional design principles, pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, teaching with technology, and learning management systems.
  8. Experience with developing strategic plans and maintaining budgets.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  1. Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services.
  2. Knowledge of college library materials and resources.
  3. Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property.
  4. Knowledge of instructional and/or curriculum design in higher educational settings and implications for online teaching.
  5. Knowledge of the challenges facing the library field in the 21st century.
  6. Skilled in creating and implementing college library programs and services.
  7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  9. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  10. Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  11. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and other community agencies and the public.
  12. Ability to coordinate the work of diverse people in multiple departments with differing personalities.
  13. Ability to articulate a vision to move the Library forward.
  14. Ability to lead, motivate, and support teams to work collaboratively.
  15. Ability to work with diverse college units and external partners.
  16. Ability to understand barriers presented to students, including issues of functional, media, information, and technological literacy.
  17. Job Requirements
  18. Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
  19. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  20. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
  21. A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Maritime Intelligence Center, Suitland, MD
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

  • You will provide support for Library functions including: cataloging, circulation, responding to reference questions, and collection management.
  • You will identify and recommend books and serials for acquisition.
  • You will assist customers with access to collection holdings, online resources, and information services.
  • You will identify and provide charts and maps in response to requests.
  • You will complete on-the-job and formal training that are designed to equip the incumbent with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform routine activities that will lead up to the next career progression grade level.
  • You will assist customers in the use of library resources by locating materials (e.g., books, reports, periodicals), and showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, and answering a wide range of ready reference questions.
  • You will perform duties pertaining to interlibrary loans.
  • You will work with customers to determine library service requirements and acquire information through procurement process to fulfill those requirements.
  • You will perform purchase requests and review incoming orders for correctness and completeness.
  • You will track and report expenditures for library service requests and maintain record keeping of reports in the database.
  • You will ensure Library requests are provided in the proper format, customer requests are addressed in a timely manner, reports meet standards and disseminated in a timely manner in the directed format, and tradecraft skills are updated as necessary.

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • You must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of an offer or removal. Indicate the level and date of your clearance in your resume.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You must acknowledge in writing that you are accepting an appointment in the DCIPS (excepted service) which does not confer competitive status, prior to appointment.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • This position requires a periodic polygraph examination.
  • This position may require a 2-year DCIPS trial period.
  • All Defense Intelligence positions under the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) are in the excepted service by specific statute, 10 U.S.C. 1601. This position is in the excepted service and does not confer competitive status.

Qualifications
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GG-07/GS-07) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience includes the following tasks and responsibilities: 1) Providing reference and research assistance to customers; 2) Performing data research in response to specific requests; 3) Using standard cataloging rules to perform descriptive cataloging; 4) Performing reference services and information services utilizing library related systems, to include: OCLC, Workflow, Lexis/Nexis, SharePoint, FEDLINK, milSuite, and others as identified.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/technical-information-services-series-1412/