Librarian II, Collections Management Department-Enoch Pratt Free Library

Position: Librarian II, Collections Management Department
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $44,858.00 – $54,520.00 Annually

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II for the Collections Management Department.

Under the supervision of the Selection Unit Head, the Adult Selector chooses new materials for the EPFL system, which consists of a Central Library, 21 branches, and 2 bookmobiles. Selection is one of four units in the Collection Management Department, which also includes Acquisitions, Technical Services, and Preservation. The Central Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) as well as the downtown branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the selection of library materials reflects and supports the mission of both.

Regional Branch Manager (Librarian IV)- Fairfax, VA

Position: Regional Branch Manager (Librarian IV)
Location: Fairfax County Government, Fairfax, VA
Salary: $65,825.00 – $109,708.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

Manages a regional library and supervises approximately 40-80 staff and volunteers. Leads the branch management team and is accountable for effective management of the library within a 23-branch system. Directly supervises key management staff. In consultation with the branch coordinator, participates in the development of long-range plans for the branch, ensuring consistency with system goals. Ensures that members of the public receive courteous, efficient service. Sees that the building is well maintained and that the collection and equipment serves community needs. Trains and counsels staff and evaluates their performance. Analyzes workload to ensure efficient staff scheduling that corresponds to hours of peak demand. Implements system policies and forwards recommendations for appropriate changes to library administration. Works with customers and community organizations to explain available services and identify needs. Promotes good relations between the library and the community. May develop special programs geared to the needs, interests and demographics of the service area. Provides direct service to the public using both print and non-print resources to respond to patron requests. Works with the collection management office to improve the quality and usefulness of the library’s collection. Works with community groups to encourage library use and to assist in making the library more customer friendly. May serve on system-wide or community project teams as appropriate.

Two Librarian Positions- Washington DC

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington DC
Salary: $53,435 to $69,460 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at LLDC Jobline.

The Reference Librarian participates in basic and advanced legal research instruction (e.g., first-year legal research and writing program, specialized courses, clinics, law journals) for one of the largest law schools in the nation. The Reference Librarian is the primary contact for designated faculty members in a liaison program to meet research and scholarship needs, and works with the Library Research Services team to coordinate in-depth faculty research projects. The Reference Librarian participates in the library’s collection development in assigned subject areas.

 The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library also supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

 Required: J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent; Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent; knowledge of legal materials; excellent communication skills. Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases. Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation and library instructional programs.

Preferred: Professional experience in a law or academic library, and experience teaching legal research or leading instructional design.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal ( by using Job Number JR02021, or via this link. Address applications to Joe Thomas, Deputy Director of the Law Library, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.


Position: Reference Services Librarian
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Reference Services Librarian will have the opportunity to provide genealogical reference services to researchers in the DAR Library and contribute their skills in educational programming, development of web-content, and collection development.

The successful candidate will also have a genuine passion, interest in and knowledge of genealogical and American historical research, and a genuine desire to share their passion and expertise with others.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media such as books, periodicals, online databases, other internet resources, CD-ROMS, etc.
  • Working with the Directors in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities.
  • Working with the Directors and other staff members in development of content for, and the daily management of, the Library’s social media platform(s).
  • Working with other staff to create and implement new content for the Library’s webpage, including the creation of materials such as finding aids, writing of short online subject guides, and the updating general research guides for publication and/or online posting.
  • Collaborating with others in the selection of new books and other research materials and providing input on acquisitions for the collection.

Submission Requirements:

Please send a cover letter and resume or application outlining your qualifications and skills for the position along with salary requirements to:

Attention:  Human Resources Director
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20006-5303
Fax: 202-737-5702

Author Talk and Signing with Nancy Pearl


Meet Nancy Pearl, the NPR books commentator fondly hailed as “America’s Librarian,” and celebrate the release of her debut novel, George & Lizzie (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 9/5/17). This author talk and signing is presented by Curious Iguana bookstore in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries. Free event; registration not required, but seating is limited. Q&A and book signing will follow author presentation. Books will be available for purchase at event. For more information, contact Curious Iguana, 301-695-2500,

Enter to win dinner with Nancy Pearl! You could be one of eight lucky people to go to dinner with Nancy (for free!) before her 7 pm event at the library. To enter, call or stop by Curious Iguana and pre-order your copy of George & Lizzie ($25) by Friday, September 8. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email on September 9. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 15 at Nido’s Restaurant, 111 East Patrick Street, in Downtown Frederick. 

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Librarian/Archivist- Walters Art Museum

Position: Librarian/Archivist
Location: Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement online at:

The Walters Art Museum seeks to hire a librarian and archivist as head of the Walters Research Library and Archives. S/he manages all functions of a specialized research library of 120,000 volumes and the institutional archives of ca. 2,500 linear feet (plus curatorial files). The librarian/archivist provides research support to staff members in all departments of the museum, as well as to outside researchers by appointment. S/he oversees the use and processing of library and archival materials, establishing goals for the gradual development of both areas, and exploring new ways to support the research needs of Walters’ staff, including online presentation of the archives and funding opportunities. The successful candidate will need to train and supervise part-time grant employees, interns, and volunteers.

The Walters Art Museum has had a reference library since its founding as a public institution in 1934. The foundation collection for the Library was composed largely of Henry Walters’ personal collection of art-historical reference works. Some of the highlights of this collection include 18th- and 19th-century art-historical monographs, exhibition catalogs, collection catalogs, salon catalogs, periodicals, travel guides, and world’s fair guides. Through an active acquisitions program, Walters staff has augmented this historic collection significantly.


  • Masters of Library Science/Archives
  • Minimum of 3 years experience working in a library/archives setting or an equivalent environment in which the organization of data and the preservation of materials is paramount
  • Ability to maintain a cataloguing system
  • Knowledge of archival techniques and preservations standards
  • Experience with grant applications and working with federal and/or private granting agencies or foundation
  • Awareness of contemporary archives practices, database tools, and conventions of organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate comfortably and confidently with members of the public, with academic/museum peer groups, with museum funders, and with other museum staff.
  • Reading ability in at least two languages other than English for the cataloguing of the collection materials from a diversity of linguistic traditions preferred
  • Must be able to climb stairs of the library stacks, lift boxes up to 30 lbs or lifting large books on high shelves.

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer an attractive benefits package. For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to Application end date is August 1, 2017

Five Positions- Washington DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Open to the public
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Salary: $53,435 to $69,460 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The incumbent serves as a Librarian (Reference Librarian) in the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Library, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI) in Washington, DC. The purpose of this position is to provide reference, instruction, and research assistance to curatorial, research, exhibits, and education staff in support of their programs, and to independent researchers using the Library. The Reference Librarian will also perform other functions such as collection development, circulation, and preservation activities as needed. The work requires knowledge of one or more subject-matter specializations in the area of African American history and culture and the African Diaspora.

For the similar position open to Federal employees, Veterans, Individuals with a Disablity, Military Spouses, and Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista see:

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Original Cataloging)
Open to the public
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $79,720 to $123,234 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 100.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

This position is located in Discovery Services Division, Original Cataloging Department, Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI), located in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, DC.

The Smithsonian Libraries is a complex, research library system located within Smithsonian museums, research institutes and other offices in New York City, the Republic of Panama, and the Washington, D.C. area. The Supervisory Librarian (Head Original Cataloging) is knowledgeable about the cataloging requirements of each of the SIL branches and works to maintain timely, accurate access to their collections through SIRIS (the SIL online catalog), OCLC (an international bibliographic utility), and, through the Libraries’ discovery service. The Head Original Cataloging oversees the creation and editing of catalog records in the local bibliographic database (SIRIS) and in OCLC, ensuring that these conform to appropriate local, national and international standards for description, classification, subject analysis and encoding. The Head Original Cataloging manages authority control processes, oversees other related project work involving the cataloging services contract, and sets and documents the policies and procedures that govern the Division’s cataloging work.

For the similar position open to Federal employees, Veterans, Individuals with a Disablity, Military Spouses, and Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista see:

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Digital Collections Management and Services
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $124,406 to $187,000 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position reports to the Director, Technology Policy, in Library Services and is responsible for leading the newly established Digital Collections Management & Services Division. The division is responsible for providing support for the full lifecycle management of digital collections. This includes executing digitization projects using in-house or contractor digitization services. Digital Collection Management & Services staff collaborate with Library curatorial units, technical staff, and cross-service unit organizations to establish policies, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems and propose solutions, provide training, and communicate best practices.

This position is located in the Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $44,941 to $58,428 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position reports to the Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s numerous and diverse collections through a variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRTD programs and projects involving scientific analysis and research related to the preservation of collections; the development and maintenance of scientific reference collections; and the testing of materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

Position: Director, Public Services
Location: District of Columbia Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Director of Public Services serves as the administrator of 25 neighborhood libraries and the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Library (Central Library). The Director is responsible for ensuring that excellent library services are available to residents in all areas of the District of Columbia. The Director’s immediate subordinates include staff members that oversee neighborhood libraries, the Central Library, Programs and Partnerships, and Collection Development. The Director works collaboratively with the Director of Business Services to coordinate the work of the offices of Information Technology, Public Safety, and Capital Projects & Facilities insofar as the work of those units impacts public service delivery. As a senior executive and advisor to the Executive Director on all matters related to library programs, operations and services, the

Director of Public Services will play a crucial role in ensuring that current and future DCPL goals, objectives, and priorities are accomplished.

To apply, or for additional details, please visit our website at

Two Positions: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Position: Customer Services Evening Supervisor
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is looking for an enthusiastic, customer service oriented, and responsible individual to join our Access, Research, and Learning Department as the Customer Services Evening Supervisor. Reporting to the Head of Customer Services, this position supervises the Customer Services desk during evening hours, working Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 pm–11:30 pm, hours will vary during summer and intersessions. The successful candidate will assist library patrons by circulating material, providing information services suppport, troubleshooting technology and hardware problems, and ensuring building security. The Customer Services Evening Supervisor also supervises student employees, manages stack maintenance, coordinates and compiles departmental statistics and completes other duties as assigned.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the customer services supervisor Sunday through Thursday evenings from 3:30pm – 11:30pm. Regulates that the library building is comfortable and secure for patrons in collaboration with Loyola Security.
  • Manage circulation functions, assists with print accounts and printing issues for library users.
  • Train and supervise evening Customer Services student employees in collaboration with the Head of Customer Services, creates training materials as needed for Customer Services student employees.
  • Assist the Interlibrary Loan unit with processing lending requests using resource sharing management systems and scanning equipment.
  • In partnership with the Head of Circulation, oversee shelving, shelf-reading, inventorying, shifting and cleaning of library materials.
  • Assist patrons in locating materials, providing appropriate referrals for research support to reference librarians or 24/7 virtual reference where necessary.
  • Provide technical support for equipment in the auditorium, screening room, microfilm and media areas.
  • In collaboration with the Head of Circulation, liaisons, and evening reference librarians, oversee, coordinate and mount book exhibits at the entrance to the library.
  • Coordinate data collection for the circulation
  • Serve on library and other committees as appropriate. Attend training classes, seminars and meetings to increase skills and keep up to date on library circulation trends.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of customer service experience in a library or comparable public service environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, with a focus on commitment to delivering high quality customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to be creative and work independently with little supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect and compile statistics using established software.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of, email systems, internet web browsers and desktop office applications including Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in policies, procedures and technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing high quality customer service in an academic library with a demonstrated understanding of academic library functions and standards and the Library of Congress Classification System;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLIAD;
  • Experience supporting the use of AV equipment in multiple formats, high speed scanners, and microfilm readers;
  • Interest in exploring and supporting emerging technologies.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

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 “Customer Service Evening Supervisor” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

Position: Part-Time Reference Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a part-time reference librarian.  This individual will work 4 hours per week on Sunday evenings and the occasional weeknight under the direction of the Head of Access, Research & Learning. Hours will vary during summer and intersessions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the research/information desk; responds to faculty, student, and staff requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
  2. Assists faculty and students in finding materials and information using print and non-print sources with the online catalog, databases, related software and internet use.
  3. Assists circulation staff with patrons as needed.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to gain a thorough knowledge of Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of the Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library to the public and establish good working relationships with colleagues, students, and faculty.
  3. Familiar with the principles, practices, and procedures for academic library service and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public.
  4. Familiar with reference services, practices, and procedures.


  1. ALA accredited master’s degree or a current student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  3. Strong interpersonal communication skills
  4. Strong public service orientation

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Part-Time Reference Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: