Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (User Support)
Location: Government Printing Office (Library Services and Content Management)
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcement at USAJOBS

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia. The incumbent serves as User Support Librarian in the Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) unit within Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).” Additional Vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
esponsibilities
Supporting the work of senior librarians who partner with Federal Depository Libraries in conducting research, preparing resources, and triaging CRM/askGPO requests;
Assisting in basic training on unit processes and providing FDL program information directly to the community;
Identifying, researching and recommending changes to internal FDLP documentation, processes and both external and internal user guidance correspondence;
Providing technical assistance for the FDLP Academy as needed for webinars and online training;
Answering online, virtual and direct customer inquiries from Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs) and public as related to depository library operations, administration, compliance and other matters;
Researching and gathering information from multiple sources to assist senior staff;
Assisting with administrative duties including data base management, collection of data, mass mailing, community calls;
Participating and assisting during association trade shows, conferences and various marketing events.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period
Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Non Sensitive Low Risk Security Clearance.
Qualifications
To qualify for the Librarian (User Support), PG -1410-9/11, you must meet the following requirements:

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. -OR-
A total of at least five (5) years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-9:

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement for Librarians applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-7 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include assisting senior Librarians in addressing inquiries from the Federal Depository Libraries (FDL); providing assistance to libraries that are within the program; answering online virtual and customer inquiries from Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs)and the public related to depository library operations, administration and compliance.

-OR-

Education: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation

-OR-

Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above). Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-11

In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-9 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include address inquiries from the Federal Depository Libraries (FDL) and assist libraries with the program; identify, research and recommend changes to internal Federal Depository Program (FDLP) documentation; advise and assist with operations at FDLs and their depository collection; serve in a liaison role with library customers to promote and help deliver and administer library services to a specialized community; perform research on practices, policies, application of requirements, regulations in order to provide suggested changes/improvements for related decision making pertaining to FDLP.

-OR-

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

-OR-

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement(11/04/2021) to be considered.
Education
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may be used.

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation.

Education GS-9 LEVEL: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Education GS-11 LEVEL: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Nixon Peabody

Full job description available at Nixon Peabody

Job Description:
The Research Librarian is responsible for a wide variety of tasks that support the delivery of firm-wide library research & information services including: conducting timely and cost-effective research and document retrieval upon request; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Location: Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Long Island, NY; New York, NY; Rochester, NY; Albany, NY; Manchester, NH; Washington, DC; Providence, RI; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

Provide high-level legal and business research to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
Demonstrate ability to handle litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a variety of jurisdictions.
Perform due diligence research on plaintiffs, experts, defendants and corporate entities.
Develop knowledge of research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions, including growing specialization in one or more subjects, and attendance at relevant practice group meetings.
Collaborate with senior researchers with respect to larger and more complex assignments.
Assist CI Research Team with providing business development research for attorneys and the Marketing department including preparation of company snapshots.
Gather, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations, including evening and weekend coverage on an as needed basis.
Engage in innovation and Library outreach, including evaluation of new information resources and related technology.
May assist in the delivery of research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person one-on-one sessions, departmental meetings, web enabled training and orientation.
Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices. Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services.
Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
Job Requirements:
Minimum of 4-7 years of in-depth law firm library research experience.
Master of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree required. Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.
Professional library experience in a legal or corporate setting conducting complex research.
Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Independently manages multiple projects and negotiates deadlines if necessary.
Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
Excellent technology skills.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable, LLP (Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD)

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center

Description

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
Managing the print and digital solutions team
The successful candidate will demonstrate…

MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the Kogod School of Business, beginning as soon as possible and subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business (Business Librarian), the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The Business Librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources. In collection development, reviews and selects research materials to support faculty and student research for Kogod and actively engages with vendors. This position provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty and teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. The Business Librarian creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty and supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. This position serves on library cross-functional teams and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. The Business Librarian assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in university governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. The Business Librarian actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library and within Kogod School of Business. Continuing Appointment library faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Provide Information Literacy Instruction

Support the Kogod School of Business by teaching integrated information literacy sessions within Business disciplines including: Marketing, Finance and Real Estate, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, and Information Technology.
Work with Kogod Faculty to develop instructional materials for information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course libguides, and rubrics.
As the liaison to Kogod, work with appropriate committees, administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the curriculum.
Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies classes.
Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction as needed.

Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the Kogod Community

Partner with the Kogod community to discover information resources and data through consulting on research projects, providing reference help, facilitating access to online resources, and finding business information resources through individual consultations (in person and online) and through email.
Support any student or faculty member, regardless of departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced subject specific research requiring business information resources.
Provide consultations on best practices and resources to accomplish research activities.
Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader AU community and public with basic research assistance through our in-person Research Assistance Desk or our online Ask a Librarian chat.
Partner with the Kogod Financial Information Services and Technology Lab to ensure that Kogod students have access to the information resources they need to do their work.
Participate in outreach programs in person and online.

Curate the Business Collection

Purchase materials required to support the curriculum of Kogod, the research of the faculty, and the long-term research needs of the university as related to resources related to business.
Appropriately de-select of cease subscriptions to business information resources in relationship to the budget, the curriculum, the research needs of the faculty, long-term commitments to the regional and national intellectual record, and trends in publishing.
Serve on the Collection Management Team that oversees the overall university library collection, excepting special collections and archives.

Develop and Manage Web Based Resources

Develop and maintain web pages related to business information resources and services on the LibGuides platform.
Consult with stakeholders on any changes to the enterprise systems that impact access to business information resources.

Service to the Profession

Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or the academic field of business through original research, relevant service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, and impactful presentations in professional or scholarly venues.

Service to the University

Participate in the shared governance of American University and American University Library through active participation on university and library committees and engagement in work that meaningfully furthers the university and library outside of the primary duties of the position.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C. With more than 1500 students, Kogod offers full-time, Professional (part-time) and Online MBA programs, seven specialized Masters of Science degree programs and a robust undergraduate business degree program. All Kogod programs are designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective. With a focus on Business in the Capital and entrepreneurship through the innovation incubator, Kogod actively connects students with community and facilitates putting their ideas into action.

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The American University Library http://www.american.edu/library serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000 print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound recordings. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The Library has 23 library faculty, 87 full-time staff and other professionals and about 62 student assistants. The library’s budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium.

American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 14,000 students.

For information about American University, please see http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

American University values open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. American University envisions a thriving community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.

AU’s plan for Inclusive Excellence, adopted in January 2018, reflects the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion—the cornerstone for achieving institutional and educational excellence.

To learn more about how AU is infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion at a strategic, tactical, and operational level, please visit:

https://www.american.edu/president/diversity/inclusive-excellence/index.cfm.

Application Instructions

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help in signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

AU Library Diversity Statement

The AU Library is committed to diversity and inclusion by providing an inclusive, welcoming, and adaptable environment for the community. The Library recognizes that this is an ongoing process and aims to engage in diversity and inclusion as more than just numeric representation. The Library will continue to work on intentionally diversifying its personnel, services, and collections in meaningful ways.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Requirements
Qualifications
An ALA-accredited M.L.S is required.
Professional experience in an academic or research institution is highly preferred.
A degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of two or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable.
Demonstrated reference experience or training is required.
Pedagogical experience or training is required.
Collection development experience or instruction is required.
Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development is essential.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; and collaborative skills are essential.
Ideal candidates will possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Chief of State Library Resource Center
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $86,518 – $138,364 (yearly salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the next Chief of State Library Resource Center (SLRC). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. The renovated Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library whose mission is “to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.” Dedicated patrons, volunteers, and donors enthusiastically support the work of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as it upholds library traditions and embraces the challenges of a rapidly changing library world.

Responsibilities: The Chief of SLRC reports to the Deputy Director of Public Services and leads the four members of the SLRC Management Team in providing direction and oversight to the various departments which include: Digital MD, Documents, and Sailor Electronic Resources; internal support departments such as Technical Services, Acquisitions, Bindery and special collections (African American, Maryland and Special Collections Departments). The ideal candidate will have the skills to build and maintain relationships throughout the state and support the development of Maryland library professionals through robust training, accreditation, and resource sharing.

Our Community: Known as a city of neighborhoods, the past and the future intersect in Baltimore. Many historic communities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and wealth of diversity with many significant properties listed on the National Register; Under Armour’s forward-looking Port Covington development is among the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country and the city’s historic Inner Harbor boasts walkable neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and commercial development. An entrepreneurial community has emerged alongside Baltimore’s robust network of colleges and universities, world-class museums, internationally renowned symphony orchestra, trendy music and art venues, beloved professional sports teams, and varied culinary choices. As with many urban cities, Baltimore has distinct challenges as well as powerful assets and many of Baltimore’s citizens suffer a disparity of income, education, and opportunity. The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to be a vital, important partner in Baltimore’s determination to meet these challenges.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $86,518 – $138,364 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on November 28, 2021.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/slrc/.

Requirements
Qualifications: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in high-level/leadership.

Position: Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $86,518 – $138,364 (yearly salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the next Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Divison (NLSD). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. The renovated Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library whose mission is “to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.” Dedicated patrons, volunteers, and donors enthusiastically support the work of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as it upholds library traditions and embraces the challenges of a rapidly changing library world.

Responsibilities: The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLSD) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the CEO, provides leadership, oversight, and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of 21 branch libraries; two Deputy Chiefs; 21 Branch managers, a Programming team, and an executive assistant. The NLSD offices will be located at a former branch location, Hollins St. in downtown Baltimore. The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required. Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.

Baltimore is a diverse city, made up of distinct neighborhoods with very specific needs. The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) provides services to all of these communities through a variety of innovative services. The Library values diversity and equity and recognizes the importance of these to Baltimore. In keeping with these values, the NLSD is reflective of these values and responsive to identified community needs. Its Chief must be community-oriented; energized by innovation and calculated risk-taking; responsive to community needs and proactive in making connections with organizations and groups that support and comprise Baltimore’s communities. Additionally, the Chief should be an empowering force for the District and Library Managers, while simultaneously communicating and upholding Leadership decisions.

Our Community: Known as a city of neighborhoods, the past and the future intersect in Baltimore. Many historic communities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and wealth of diversity with many significant properties listed on the National Register; Under Armour’s forward-looking Port Covington development is among the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country and the city’s historic Inner Harbor boasts walkable neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and commercial development. An entrepreneurial community has emerged alongside Baltimore’s robust network of colleges and universities, world-class museums, internationally renowned symphony orchestra, trendy music and art venues, beloved professional sports teams, and varied culinary choices. As with many urban cities, Baltimore has distinct challenges as well as powerful assets and many of Baltimore’s citizens suffer a disparity of income, education, and opportunity. The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to be a vital, important partner in Baltimore’s determination to meet these challenges.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $86,518 – $138,364 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on November 28, 2021.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/nlsd/.

Requirements
Qualifications: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in high-level/leadership.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Museum Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration Donald J. Trump Presidential Library. As a MUSEUM TECHNICIAN, you will perform a variety of technical duties in connection with the management of the museum collection, including inventorying, registration, documentation and digitization of museum objects.

Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-07. 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.

  • Works as an inventory team leader and ensures that inventory information is accurately and correctly recorded in the collections management system.
  • Applies agency-wide and site-specific methods and standards for accessioning and cataloging, including numbering, description, object labeling, and other associated tasks for museum holdings.
  • Completes artifact housing and storage assignments. Reports actual or potential risks to holdings from environmental conditions, pests, leaks, and other threats.

Two Positions: Virginia

Position: Electronic Resources Specialist
Location: Marymount University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for maintaining and improving access to electronic resources using standard bibliographic cataloging techniques, library services platforms, and electronic resource management tools. Responsible for collecting and managing statistics for collection materials, acquisitions budget, resource usage, and other related data. Provides support in making data-driven decisions. Plays a key role in the acquisition and renewal of electronic resources and troubleshooting end-user access issues.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures that all electronic resources are active, discoverable, and accessible through all access points.
  • Manages licensing of electronic resources, in collaboration with the Collection & Acquisition Librarian.
  • Maintains the electronic resources management system.
  • Maintains web access and authentication service using systems such as EZproxy.
  • Orders, receives, and processes electronic resources’ subscriptions, trials, renewals, and cancellations.
  • Leads the acquisition of new electronic resources, in collaboration with the Collection & Acquisition Librarian.
  • Maintains all platform, publisher, collection, and title changes.
  • Processes invoices for renewal of electronic resources.
  • Collects and manages statistics for collection, budget, usage, and other miscellaneous data for electronic resources using appropriate tools.
  • Provides statistical reports and analytical summaries as needed.
  • Troubleshoots end-user access issues, in collaboration with the Systems Librarian.

OTHER DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.

Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: At least two years of relevant library work experience required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and must be able to work collaboratively on teams. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and time management skills. Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and database searching required. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Financial Responsibility: Some accountability for financial transactions.

Special Knowledge: Ability to use library services platforms, integrated library systems, and discovery systems. Alma and PrimoVE experience preferred. Experience with bibliographic cataloging and tools of electronic resources management. Knowledge of cataloging standards (MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCC, LCSH) and working knowledge of other metadata schemas. Experience with EZproxy, IP authentication, link resolvers, and COUNTER usage standard. Excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Commitment to collaboration in a dynamic work environment.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Position: Librarian (Maps)
Location: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Salary: $60,129 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

As a Librarian (Maps) within the the USGS Library, Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS), Core Science Systems, some of your specific duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and document workflows and procedures for original and complex copy cataloging of map sheets and series, atlases, and Geographic Information System (GIS) data using cataloging principles and standards as defined in Resource Description and Access (RDA), Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules Ver. 2 (AACR2), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
  • Assigns USGS classification call numbers, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Geospatial data, and name authority details to cataloging records.
  • Leads research assistance efforts in response to both USGS and public patrons on accessing and using the USGS map collection.
  • Answering complex multi-faceted inquiries about cartographic resources, geospatial data, and historical collections.
  • Serve as geospatial data expert on library-wide, regional, and Departmental committees related to map content development and access.
  • Leads teams composed of a variety of library staff to conduct special projects that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Corestaff

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Corestaff is engaged by a law firm located in Washington, DC to identify candidates to fill a Research Librarian opening. The position would pay 80-90k.

Responsibilities

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research, including legislative and regulatory histories, using online and print resources,
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring
  • Assist in the Conflicts and New Matter intake process, including due diligence research on potential clients
  • Work closely with Marketing and other administrative departments to support the firm’s client development and other business initiatives
  • Assist with the library’s integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to stay current on technological and research developments and industry best practices

Please contact Janet Webster if interested at janet.webster@corestaff.com

Position: Librarian (Law Section, Slavic languages)
Location: Library of Congres
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section (LS), U.S. Programs, Law & Lit Division (LS), Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Dir (LS), Library Services .
The position description number for this position is 058498.
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

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The George Washington University (GW) is the largest research university in the nation’s capital and is located in the heart of Washington, DC. GW offers undergraduate and graduate program in many disciplines including medicine, health sciences, public health, and nursing. The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference consultations, online education student support, attendance at morning report, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Associate Director, Reference and Instruction.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
  2. Performs online database search services and research consultations upon request.
  3. Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
  4. Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
  5. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the medical curriculum.
  6. Regularly attends morning report or other clinical activities to provide reference report and maintains reading lists for residents.
  7. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  8. Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
  9. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  10. Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
  11. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  12. Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
  13. Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
  14. Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
  15. Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited school. Coursework or experience searching literature and full-text databases. Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience with course management software. Coursework or experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services or educational technology support. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Preferred: Minimum of 1-2 years experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference service or 2-3 years providing educational technology support in a library environment. Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical literature databases, such as PubMed.

Application Procedure:

To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/84397 and upload a letter of interest, a current resume, and include 3 references. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Competitive Intelligence Manager
Location: Miles & Stockbridge (Baltimore, MD office)

Miles & Stockbridge is seeking a Competitive Intelligence Manager in the Baltimore office. Under the supervision of the Director of Research & Information Services, this role will oversee the competitive intelligence function for the firm which entails collaborating closely with the firm’s business development and client Intake teams to provide insights for strategic decision making across all practice groups. Primary duties will include but are not limited to the following:

• Conducts in-depth research and analysis of potential client companies, competitors or new hires, using resources including, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, Bloomberg, Juristat, PrivCo, and Capital IQ.
• Manages current awareness scheme of dozens of potential and current clients in several target markets and industries.
• Supervises firm-wide client intake due diligence research using multiple platforms including Intapp and Westlaw Company Investigator.
• Manages Docket tracking (current, ongoing litigation) and New Litigation tracking (target clients, current clients, Nature of Suit, attorneys.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience working in a law firm or professional services organization. Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate and/or a Masters of Librarian and Information Sciences degree from an accredited university or college. The candidate should have strong research skills and can demonstrate their attention to details and accuracy. The Competitive Intelligence Manager plays an integral role at the firm and requires an individual that is competent, flexible, and can interact with individuals across all levels of firm management.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to dswilliams@milesstockbridge.com.

Miles & Stockbridge P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to cultivating an inclusive environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of our firm.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, as a condition of employment, Miles & Stockbridge P.C. requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. An employee is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian
Location: Towson University, Albert S. Cook Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Responsibilities
This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

TOWSON UNIVERSITY
About TU
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3520

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form
Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Requirements
Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Caroline County (Md.) Public Library
Salary: $50,000-$58,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: The Caroline County Public Library seeks an innovative, experienced, conscientious, and community-oriented Library Services Manager to oversee all aspects of customer facing services at our Central Library. The purpose of this position is to plan, supervise and direct the work of the public service points and related staff at the Central Library while working with administration and other library staff to develop and update library policies and procedures. As a senior management position in a small public library (20 FTE employees), this position requires proficiency in frontline customer service and adult programming along with the ability to manage budgets, apply for and manage grants, contribute to the library’s strategic plan, and supervise staff. Strong project management and interpersonal communication skills are required for success. Given the current conditions of delivering library services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and confidence in designing and delivering both virtual and in-person programs and services. The Caroline County Public Library is dedicated to ensuring equity of library services to the community; as such, we seek a librarian who views library services through an equity lens and is skilled at partnering with organizations to deliver services to traditionally underserved groups.

Requirements: Minimum- Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Three years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience working in a public library. Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state. Excellent written and verbal communication skills High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems. One-year supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Collection Development experience. Three years supervisory experience. Adult programming experience. Familiarity with Polaris ILS.

Salary: Range of $50,000 – $58,000, Commensurate with Experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System. Full time, 37.5 hours per week. Regular schedule includes daytime, evening, and rotating Saturdays.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
employment@carolib.org. This position will be open until filled.
The Caroline County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applications equally and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with applicable laws. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotions. The Caroline County Public Library complies with the ADA. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process should contact the Library Office Manager at 410-479-1343 prior to submitting an application or resume. The Caroline County Public Library is a drug free/smoke free facility.
View complete job description at: http://www.carolib.org

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Collections Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an experienced, service-oriented, and collaborative Collections Librarian to lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position provides leadership of library collections functions including acquisitions; budget, e-resource life cycle, and vendor relationship management; cataloging and metadata control; and collection analysis and reporting. In service of the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students, this position manages the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit within the Collections/Access Services Department. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collections Librarian serves on LNDL’s Operations Group, comprised of librarians from multiple units, to lead and continuously improve day-to-day operations. The position reports to the Assistant Director, Collections/Access Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s acquisitions budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. The Collections Librarian will possess broad knowledge of collection development and be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to contribute to the assessment, enhancement, and maintenance of the collections. The successful candidate will regularly engage users at all levels to ensure that LNDL’s resources are discoverable, accessible, and enable student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community;
  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
  • Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure proper care and maintenance of electronic resources throughout the entire life cycle. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content; maintain relationships with vendors and publishers.
  • Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making; support institutional, consortial, state, and national reporting; and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects including USMAI’s selection of the next library management system and maintenance of EAST holdings in OCLC.
  • Enrich the faculty experience by serving as a liaison to designated academic departments.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for 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 and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame.

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. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

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 “Collections Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: bmarine@loyola.edu. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating, and leading staff;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience in negotiating content licenses;
  • Demonstrated experience in at least two functional areas of acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, collection development, or electronic resources management;
  • Familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards and practices;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, collect and analyze data to inform decision-making, facilitate change, and work independently and collaboratively to thrive in a dynamic work environment;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools, especially Microsoft Excel, and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • Working knowledge of vendor-provided acquisition tools and methods for receiving vendor-provided bibliographic records;
  • Experience using an electronic resource management system (currently ROAM);
  • Experience using tools such as Tableau, OpenRefine, or SQL;
  • Experience working within a library consortium;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
  • Experience serving as a library liaison.

Position: Outreach and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Would you like to play an important role in fostering access to biomedical and health information benefitting community health? Would you enjoy knowing your outreach efforts ensure the availability of a trained workforce to support that outcome? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Outreach and Education Librarian to coordinate regional outreach and education programs. The librarian cultivates partnerships and fosters relationships across the region to improve access to biomedical and health information for health professionals, librarians, and the public. A primary role is to act as the Communications specialist for the Region 1 team, responsible for regional engagement via social media, marketing, and promotions. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; and providing guidance for funded projects. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian will work in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs); serving as the primary Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM topics and curricula groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to regional programs such as biomedical/health information training and education, as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM resources and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Stewards the NNLM Region 1 Communications program engaging members via social media (Facebook, Twitter, blog), marketing, messaging, and promotions
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of health information outreach grants
  • Supports the overall success of the NNLM Region 1 and network members through outreach and education programs in support of NNLM initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Experience utilizing social media and marketing methodologies for engagement
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated willingness to develop expertise in NLM resources with proper training and support
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the RML accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated desire to teach, and willingness to build knowledge of best practices in instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Familiarity with current marketing, branding, and engagement methodologies
  • Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations, and task modifications
  • E xperience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, communication, and social media technologies

APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 3, 2021.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Position: Data Management Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Would you like to play an important role in fostering open science, data management, and responsible data stewardship while ensuring the availability of a trained workforce to support them? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Data Management Librarian to cultivate partnerships and foster relationships across the region to improve information access and data management practices. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; providing guidance for funded projects related to data management; and acting as the evaluation specialist for the Region 1 team. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian works in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs) and will serve as the primary Region 1 liaison to the NNLM Evaluation Center (NEC) and the NNLM Data Science and Services Center (DSSC), participating in relevant NNLM curriculum groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to regional programs such as data management, literacy, and evaluation as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of data management and technology grants
  • Acts as the Region 1 expert on evaluation, supporting RML and network member success through data collection, program assessment, and outreach
  • Collaborates with NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Centers (ROCs) to support national programs and initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the NNLM accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Expressed commitment to developing expertise in data management with proper training and support
  • Demonstrated desire to teach
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Familiarity with r esearch data management and data science concepts
  • Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations and task modifications
  • E xperience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, and social media technologies

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 3, 2021.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst (Evenings)
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Skadden is seeking Research & Knowledge Analysts to assist with global information services. There are multiple shifts available:

Monday-Friday, 1-9 ET, based out of the New York office. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model.

Monday-Friday, 1-9 ET, 12-8 CT, or 10-6 PT, based out of New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto or Wilmington. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model, depending on location.

Sunday-Thursday, 1-9 ET, based out of the New York office. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model.

This position will be responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness alerts. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely from the office.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as department needs and resources change.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in NY and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Assists other department staff members when needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Proficient in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah and more
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Proven ability in using web page editors
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of four years)
Minimum of two years’ experience conducting research in a legal or corporate information center
To apply visit: https://www.skadden.com/Careers/Staff/Opportunities/New-York/Research-Knowledge-Analyst-9202021

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

Position: Special Assistant to the Director of General and International Collections
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services (RCS), Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 413022.
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, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The General and International Collections Directorate at the Library of Congress is responsible for supporting many of the institution’s priorities. We set strategies to organize, digitize and make information accessible, and to enrich the onsite and online user experience in support of traditional and evolving forms of research. We look to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in our collections strategies, while simultaneously adopting a digital-forward strategy that harnesses technology to bridge geographical divides, expand reach, and enhance service. In supporting the Library’s position as a leader in the library and cultural-heritage communities, we support the professional development of our staff, ensuring that we have the skills to accommodate changes in the information professions, and the needs and expectations of our users. The experience of the Special Assistant as a skilled guide, facilitator, administrator, and liaison is an important ingredient in our success.

Plans and organizes reports, inquires, and analysis by coordinating with staff and line management personnel, and conducting all phases of the project. Interprets service unit and agency regulations, directives and procedures, and the initial application of new methods. Provides administrative and operational support in the day-to-day and the long-term management of the Directorate to meet the mission and program goals. Evaluates program effectiveness and the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of major programs.

Provides program support to the Director who is responsible for a range of activities and programs and regularly interacts with other Library Service Units and with national and international organizations, high-level officials from other government agencies, professional organizations, scholarly, and cultural communities.

Serves as the primary liaison between the Director, their management team and staff throughout the directorate and across other units in Library Collections and Services (LCSG). Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with all staff, in LCSG and throughout the Library, to share resources and information and effectively serve Library Services’ best interests. Serves as a central point of contact for the Director with representatives from other libraries, cultural institutions, national and international organizations, if necessary.

Serves as a point of contact for administrative professionals and directorate staff throughout the directorate on personnel and operational initiatives, goals and processes. Consults with Employee Resources Management and Planning (ERMP) and/or FMD on high-level operational, budgetary and personnel directorate objectives. Ensures information shared by the Financial Management Directorate (FMD), the Organizational Management Directorate (OMD) and/or the ERMP Division is administered timely to administrative staff and/or directorate staff.

Coordinates requirements and serves as an expert on special projects, advising senior management on significant office issues. Leads, conducts and/or participates in management studies and Reviews, particularly those with wide or significant effect on the Directorate and Service Unit operations, and those where the boundaries of the studies may be broad with far-reaching or long-term implications. Organizes assigned projects; plans, organizes and directs team projects and collaborations. Identifies and gathers necessary data including program data and interacts with senior managers, program officials, employees and supervisors; assembles and evaluates information gathered; formulates findings, conclusions, and recommendations; presents results in writing and/or orally, which are well-organized, supportable and clearly expressed. Undertakes environmental scanning, competitive intelligence, benchmarking, and best practice analysis.

Advises on changes to organizational structures, organizational charts, and mission and function statements to implement reorganizations or changes in program administration in order to reduce or eliminate functional overlap among the agency’s substantive programs.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Part-time Library Services Specialist for Circulation
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library

The primary purpose of this position is to provide efficient service to UB Law Library students, faculty, staff and other patrons using library resources and ensure the highest quality public service at the circulation desk during evening and weekend hours. The Specialist is responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s circulation desk, including the issuing, return and record keeping procedures of the library, assigns, schedules and trains student library assistants in computerized circulation functions.
This position provides for a staff presence on evenings and weekends when no full-time staff are present. Responsible for supervision of circulation and library functions during those hours and providing basic legal and non-legal reference assistance. Specialist works under the general supervision of the Circulation/Reference Librarian, and the Deputy Director within general procedural and policy guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

• Oversees function of the information desk on evenings and weekends; handles policy issues if the only library staff member on duty.
• Supervises student assistants, including training, scheduling, and assigning tasks.
• Stacks maintenance, including updating materials, shelf reading, and shifting materials as needed.
• Assists patrons in locating materials and in using the library’s catalog, databases, and finding aids.
• Processes faculty’s course reserve requests.
• Special projects and other duties as assigned (users guides, processing donations, etc.).
• Pursue professional development opportunities in order to keep current with best practices and emerging library issues.

Required Qualifications: 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree.  Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Experience:  At least one year of experience directly related to primary duties listed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Specialist must possess excellent judgment, flexibility, and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with patrons.
Specialist must have thorough knowledge of circulation operations, including policies, procedures, and software.
Specialist must have good supervisory skills in order to optimize student assistant performance.
Specialist must possess excellent attention to detail when scheduling student assistants and updating materials.
Specialist must be knowledgeable about catalog, databases, and other finding aids.
Specialist must be familiar with Microsoft Word and other MS Office applications.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to David Matchen, Circulation/Reference Librarian (dmatchen@ubalt.edu, 410-837-4674).

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an innovative, learner-centered, and tech-savvy Research Services Librarian to collaboratively lead library research services designed to prepare students to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically; support faculty research and teaching excellence; and enable the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages LNDL’s instruction and consultation programs focusing on information, digital, copyright, and data fluency; coordinates Library-wide outreach and engagement initiatives; and supervises reference services. This position leads the Research and Instruction unit within the Research and Technology Services department. The Research Services Librarian serves on LNDL’s Operations Group, comprised of librarians from multiple units, to lead and continuously improve day-to-day operations. The position reports to the Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services, manages full-time and part-time librarians, and administers LNDL’s marketing budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. The Research Services Librarian will possess broad knowledge of instruction program management and demonstrate creativity when infusing pedagogy with technology. The successful candidate will be passionate about collaborating with faculty and students to continuously improve and innovate user experiences. The Research Services Librarian will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses, develop and maintain key partnerships, and enable student and faculty collaboration, scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
Position Responsibilities:
• Lead programs and services that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, students, and staff community.
• Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians.
• Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
• Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program that promotes information, digital, copyright, and data fluency. Develop partnerships with faculty that lead to strategic curriculum enhancements such as online learning and/or digital literacy initiatives.
• Lead and oversee research consultation and reference services including subject specific requests for data management support.
• Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making; support institutional, consortial, state, and national reporting; and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
• Enrich the faculty experience by serving as a liaison to designated academic departments.
• Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for 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 and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame.
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. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Application Procedures: Review of internal 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 “Research Services Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: bmarine@loyola.edu. Only complete applications will be considered.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Requirements
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program;
• Minimum of 3 years recent, significant library instruction experience in an academic library;
• Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating, and leading librarians;
• Ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats with a broad knowledge and understanding of instruction, pedagogy, and principles related to information and digital literacies development;
• Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends and the ability to thoughtfully analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to improve the user experience;
• Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to provide high-quality customer service to connect, support, and engage a diverse student, faculty, and staff population in a busy public service setting;
• Familiarity with current and emerging technologies; demonstrated experience developing learning objects;
• Experience leading in-person or digital reference and research services in an academic library;
• Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, collect and analyze data to inform decision-making, facilitate change, and work independently and collaboratively to thrive in a dynamic work environment;
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
• Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree or academic coursework related to user experience, instructional design, instructional assessment, digital pedagogy, educational technologies, or active learning spaces;
• Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible learning objects;
• Familiarity with trends in data management and other emerging areas of research expertise in an academic library;
• Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
• Working knowledge of LibGuides, chat services, scholarly communications, discovery services, knowledge databases, and integrated library systems including Aleph;
• Experience serving as a library liaison.

Position: Data Services Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $56,000-$62,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives

Salary Range: Position is budgeted for a salary range of $56k-$62K and commensurate with experience and appropriate ranking for faculty.

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays

Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

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.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Nature of Work:

The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the program lead to identify, implement, and promote novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. The incumbent in this position will be the Libraries’ primary expert for the technologies, standards, and best practices required to support comprehensive data services initiatives, including repositories and hosting requirements. They serve as the expert on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data. The Data Services Librarian must collaborate closely with UMD Libraries’ staff to ensure Research Data Services are aligned with the diverse needs of a broad variety of researchers, and they take the initiative to identify and support the technical needs of researchers as well as suggest improvements and new services or workflows. The Data Services Librarian actively participates in programs and projects in Digital Programs and Initiatives, including but not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), digital publishing, and digital collections.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Data Services Librarian supports the collection, description, storage, and assessment of data acquired or generated by researchers. They engage in technical consultations with researchers to identify needs, partner with subject specialists on tools for data collection, description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinate closely with both technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy solutions for data management. They help cultivate partnerships and strengthen collaborations between researchers, curators, technologists, and administrators.

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 .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/88227. 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 and accepted until November 7, 2021.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited or a non-US equivalent institution of higher education by the start of employment, or a graduate degree in a subject area relevant to the position’s duties with two years relevant experience.
Experience:

One year of prior work experience related to the duties of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.
Ability to use scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources, including web services and APIs.
Knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to use and archiving of digital data.
Familiarity with institutional or subject repository systems such as Fedora, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products.
Familiarity with academic, research, or special libraries.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

One Position – Washington, D.C.

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center

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

The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm.
Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.
Develops information network within and outside the firm.
Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
Assists other Research & Knowledge Services professional staff members when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, etc.
Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
Proven ability in using web page editors.
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 directly related experience.
Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all newly-hired personnel in the United States must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their first day of employment.

If you are having technical issues applying for a position, please contact your local internet service provider. Applicants who are interested in applying for a position and require special assistance or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or a religious belief or practice should contact Jennifer Lee at (212) 735-2073.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty (Part Time)
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library of Naval Academy
Salary: $49,157 – $70,775

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

  • You will perform cataloging/metadata primarily using the Library’s enterprise information system and a cloud-based metadata collaborative (OCLC).
  • You will manipulate records for a wide variety of library materials in various formats, including but not limited to, streaming media, digitized primary sources, born electronic material, and a variety of periodicals/serials continuously used.
  • You will approve invoices within the Library’s enterprise information system and coordinate payment with Nimitz, Academic Cost Center, and Comptroller financial personnel.
  • You will utilize interlibrary borrowing/loaning information system to obtain research materials and/or lend material to other researchers upon request.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Metadata)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.

Responsibilities

The Library Technician (Metadata) is supervised by the Chief of the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent’s duties include creation of descriptive metadata for legal documents, including primary and secondary source materials, based upon an examination of the materials. The incumbent also assigns metatags for each document based upon analysis of elements including: description, type, creator, subject, spatial coverage, temporal coverage, and collection; develops familiarity with the Law Library’s established metadata standards and guidelines, in order to apply such guidelines to a variety of digitized legal materials to facilitate online searching; works with standard office software to update, organize, and track metadata for digital legal materials; and serves as a resource for information about Law Library metadata standards and creation.

The incumbent generates descriptive metadata for a large volume and wide-range of digital legal documents including primary and secondary source materials; reads document content and assigns appropriate metatags that may reflect any or all of the following elements: description, type, creator, subject, spatial coverage, temporal coverage, and collection; develops knowledge of Law Library’s metadata standards and guidelines, in order to assign appropriate metatags to specific documents.

The incumbent uses various software tools to enter and update descriptive metadata in documents and web pages; and utilizes spreadsheets or similar tools to organize large amounts of metadata and transfers information to metadata fields in digital files, including PDF documents.

Based on work with legal documents, the incumbent may recommend new terms or updates to existing terms for the Law Library’s controlled vocabulary list; and finds examples to justify proposed changes to terminology and may be directed to present this information to the Controlled Vocabulary Committee for their consideration.

The incumbent uses pre-designed spreadsheets or similar tools to organize and track information about digital legal documents and related metadata. As directed, updates information and maintains version control of spreadsheets containing metadata; maintains integrity of digital legal documents and ensures that metadata status of documents is apparent through a file-naming convention or similar methods; and helps develop organizational schemes for ongoing metadata projects that will facilitate review and updates on project status.

The incumbent organizes digital legal collection materials to facilitate the provision of online access; uses appropriate folders and files to organize digital objects; works from samples provided by legal subject matter experts to create additional spreadsheets that reflect the organizational structure of different types of legal materials that will be used to provide online access to such materials; and follows webpage templates and web posting guidelines to publish and maintain digital files and metadata online.

The incumbent assists with the lifecycle management of digital legal collection materials through the creation and addition of metadata that facilitates access; processes digital legal materials in PDF or other format by adding metadata in applicable fields using appropriate software tools. As directed, participates in metadata remediation efforts based on new institutional standards; and implements procedures for processing new digital collection materials, especially in recommending appropriate descriptive metadata.

The incumbent assists in the implementation of projects related to digital collection management; performs work assignments to support achievement of project goals; serves as a member of project teams and may serve as team leader to provide guidance in the creation project-related metadata and provide quality review of the work of team members. As directed, tries out work flows and work procedures to establish productivity benchmarks and identify potential bottlenecks.

The incumbent maintains effective working relationships with various individuals in the Division and across the Law Library; participates in Division meetings and contributes to discussions related to search and retrieval of legal materials via the Law Library’s website; serves as a resource for information about Law Library metadata creation and standards.

The position description number for this position is 344548.

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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congres
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Physical Collections Services, Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Responsibilities

This position is located in the Physical Collections Services Section of the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate. The position reports to the Head, Physical Collections Services Section. The Serial and Government Publications Division is custodian for and provides public access to newspapers, current periodicals, comic books, and various types of government publications in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Technician for the Collections Management and Retrieval Team or the Collections Processing Team and is responsible for a variety of activities in support of serials collections management and preservation activities, serials binding and reformatting preparation, and related inventory and description of the serial collections in the Library of Congress integrated library system (LC-ILS). The incumbent may supervise the work of staff in a combination of serial processing technicians, vault technicians, deck attendants, contract technicians, interns and volunteers. The incumbent ensures the preparation and quality review of materials temporarily housed in the division as well as the preservation, housing, and access to the permanent custodial collections of the division. The incumbent may edit or review bibliographic records in OCLC Connexion, enter or edit bibliographic holdings and item records in the LC ILS, search the ILS, binding preparation software, and other computerized systems, and uses common spreadsheet and database software.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision. 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.

Searches and transcribes information from computerized and manual files. Organizes and completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems. Prepares automated access/inventory records for single items or collections. Compiles, prepares and analyzes statistical information. Effectively utilizes spreadsheet and database software to maintain records and compile reports.

Effectively searches online LC and external databases for automated records corresponding to newly received materials, including the OPAC and cataloguing and acquisitions modules of the Library of Congress integrated library system (LC-ILS), identifying specific types and problematic materials; and importing and editing records as needed. Understands and properly utilizes MARC fields as they pertain to serials and serial government documents.

Determines appropriate treatment for physical collection items, including those routed for library binding, reformatting, and items that require labeling, additional repair or support prior to final processing.

Working with the section head, monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of materials to be added to the collections. This includes examining any items in the custody of the division and recommending treatments such as binding, rebinding, boxing, reformatting, tip-in, and repair. Serves as an expert in serials reformatting and preservation for the division. Recommends technical specifications for binding such as method of leaf attachment, cover material, or spine lettering.

Identifies and searches for requested items that are vague or not readily found, using an array of extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and procedures. Responds to reference inquiries (telephone, written, electronic means and in person) relating to serials holdings, bibliographic information, binding status for unbound periodical issues, microfilm status of newspapers and special collections of the division

The position description number for this position is 415088.

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.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Librarian (Serials)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The U.S. Serials Social Sciences Section of the U.S Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Services is seeking a Librarian (Serials). The U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division catalogs Copyright and CIP materials and manages the selection process for U.S. imprints coming through the workflows.

Responsibilities

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities

The Cataloger position is located in the American Folklife Center, including the Veterans History Project, of Library Services. The purpose of this position is to assist in providing services associated with the Center’s archival collections. The cataloger is under the supervision of division leadership, who determines overall objectives of the work, including deadlines, priorities, and definitions of the work to be done: these are not however, accompanied by detailed preliminary instructions regarding sources of information or the methodology to be employed. Work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy, adequacy of planning, soundness of judgment, and conformance to professional standards. Personal work contacts with more experienced catalogers, archivists, and others responsible for the cataloging and processing of materials.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, oral history, a foreign language and/or considerable knowledge of specialized bibliographic areas (serials, rare books, maps, photographs, audiovisuals, software, etc.). Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of materials or specializes in a particular subject-area, technical field, or language.

Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, subfield codes, delimiters, and fixed and variable field information. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file.

Searches entries in appropriate machine and manual catalogs. Selects and assigns a classification number. Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Identifies the need for revision to a classification scheme and the tools which describe it. Recommends additions and clarifications to the existing authority files, both name and subject.

The position description number for this position is 012616.

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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Section, African, Latin American & W European Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
A reading knowledge of French is desirable.

Responsibilities

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers and performs shelflisting. Establishes authorized access points for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings and classification numbers for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule, respectively. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Executive Director
Location: University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description:
Job ID 59151090
Purpose of Position

The Executive Director of the USMAI Library Consortium will provide strategic vision and leadership in developing, implementing, and assessing consortial initiatives. They will work closely with the CLD and consortial staff to anticipate emerging trends in library services, library systems and technologies, scholarly communication, and collection development. The Executive Director will represent the USMAI Library Consortium at the System, state, and national levels and will be the consortial contact on collaborative projects with other libraries and consortia. The Executive Director will have a leading role in key initiatives including selection of a next generation library system for the consortium, full implementation of discovery tools, review, and negotiation of consortial purchasing arrangements, exploration of new models for collection development, and other initiatives in keeping with USMAI’s Statement of Purpose, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Priorities.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

In consultation with CLD, develop a shared vision for forward-looking consortial library programs, services, and systems.
Advocate for innovative and relevant consortium-wide contracts, including evaluation of vendors’ products, negotiation of contracts, and implementation and assessment of selected solutions.
Provide strategic leadership for the operations of the consortium, including focusing, empowering, and holding membership teams accountable for achieving their goals.
In coordination with the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs of USM and the leaders of member libraries, maintain robust periodic reporting and communications to other groups such as the Provosts, CIOs, and other key administrative officers of all member institutions.
Align the USMAI budget with strategic priorities and develop a consortial budget plan.
Build a culture of participation amongst USMAI libraries.
Regularly assess member needs for new or changed programs and services, including professional development opportunities.
Provide guidance and mentoring for staff and librarians employed by the consortium.
Contribute to achieving the consortium’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
Responsibilities Specific to the Council of Library Directors

Serve as an ex officio member of the CLD and the CLD Executive Council to provide advice and to collaborate on policy development and strategic directions for the consortium.
Propose new initiatives to the CLD for consideration.
Manage the consortium’s finances, which includes oversight of USMAI funds and the presentation of regular financial reports and an annual audit to the CLD.
Perform other duties as assigned by the CLD and/or the CLD Executive Council.
Innovation

Provide vision and strategic leadership for the organization.
Investigate, analyze, implement, and assess collaborative initiatives such as new models for collection development, supply purchasing, and courier services.
Provide leadership in the research, review, and selection of technological solutions that will enhance consortial operations, including for example, the review and selection of the next-generation library management system, and the implementation and assessment of a new discovery platform.
Explore different organizational structures for USMAI that would lead to greater consortial effectiveness.
Identify and apply for grants to support initiatives of the consortium.
External Relations

Represent USMAI at the System, state, and national levels.
Collaborate effectively with other national and international consortia and related organizations, such as ICOLC, to support the mission and goals of USMAI.
Communicate with external audiences about USMAI activities (marketing the consortium within the member campuses, the state of Maryland, regionally, and nationally).
Serve as the consortial contact for USMAI and campus grants.
Lead strategic planning and implementation for innovative cooperative services.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in positions in academic libraries, associations or related non-profit organizations, or similar organizations. Evidence of professional experience as a transformative and collaborative leader.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of trends in higher education and how libraries fit in those trends.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage relationships with staff at all levels in multiple institutions and organizations.
Track record of innovation.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Ability to balance competing demands and priorities in a challenging and complex organizational environment.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
Ability to lead, motivate and work effectively in a team environment and independently, and to work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the USMAI libraries.
Flexibility in a changing technological environment.
Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the mission of the USMAI Library Consortium.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent training and experience.

Experience: Fundraising and grant writing experience. Project management experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: N/A

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Operations
Location: Washington County Free Library
Salary: $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Responsibility involves formulating, developing plans for, and fostering satisfaction of the Library’s strategic directions. Supervising the Maintenance Department, and evaluating their performance of in achieving the goals and objectives of the Library System. Oversees operational function of all physical library facilities. Also includes contributing to the development of capital and operating budget requests, and physical planning and supervision. Responsible for maintaining and training others on internal policy and procedures. Acts as coordinator for all system-wide grants (include writing/reporting). Responsible for data collection and the completion of the state-wide survey.

Requirements

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; five (5) years’ experience in professional/management in planning and conducting public library services and programs; and three (3) years of supervisory responsibility.

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $80,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
  • Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
  • Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
  • Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
  • In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.

Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Experience working in technology support and/or development
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle

Preferred:

  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Digital Projects Coordinator
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 414044.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Utilizes knowledge of the major issues, program goals and objectives to coordinate and recommend digital projects related to the ingest of preservation and access of digital collections in the American Folklife Center and the Veteran History Project. Adapts analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of the division’s digital program effectiveness and productivity.

Within the parameters established by the supervisor organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and recommends ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of digital work operations. Provides input for the direction and shape of the character and nature of projects.

As directed by the supervisor, develops programs of information resources. Develops, coordinates or serves as project manager for courses of action and methods needed to support, design, and implement projects, interpretive or advisory-focusing on the division’s collections. Participates in preparation of documentation necessary for the needs of the digital project programs.

Prepares reports and documentation of assigned projects and division digital work for the American Folklife Center and the Veterans History Project. Assures all digital activities and plans for assigned project(s) conform to (or enhance) current division and Library practices and that they make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise.

Collaborates on digital projects related to the division’s archival collections As directed, works with individuals internal and external to the organization to meet project goals. Serves as a primary division liaison on assigned projects.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with staff throughout the Library, project partners and contractors in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding or knowledge of subjects. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Within the parameters established by the supervisor, oversees the accessioning and distribution of digital files and related metadata received from various sources. Maintains close contact with project partner(s) regarding metadata workflow management, the acquisition of digital files, the development of future workflows, and the development of project products. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience.

Monitors and makes recommendations concerning the project from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Coordinates and directs the work of others for specific tasks as necessary for the completion of digital curation projects.

Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Assists in managing various functions working under competing demands and deadlines. May serve on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

In consultation with the supervisor, researches, identifies and resolves moderately difficult program issues or problems affecting division digital asset management initiatives. Identifies and makes recommendations for, and coordinates resolutions and improvements related to more challenging agency programs, services, or products.

Keeps current on major issues in digital research. Conducts research and analysis in digital initiatives, policies, reference, content management and policies and metadata standards. Gives in-depth analyses on complex questions, requirements, and priorities.

Participates in evaluating workflow and project products created for staff and the public. Proposes means for improving quality, functionality, and efficiency in digital projects. As directed, participates in studies, analyzing findings, and making recommendations to improve preservation, user access, collection development, automation, and other related policies.

Assists in developing guidance in the resolution of problems or issues impacting digital projects. Analyzes and participates in drafting recommendations on the development of appropriate guidelines, standards and mechanisms for identifying digital project priorities.

As directed, collects and analyzes relevant information from many varied sources, including physical and digital audiovisual collection materials, reference sources, and some sources that are difficult to access. Makes practical
recommendations.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: 122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available at USA Jobs

Summary

This position is located in the Library Branch, Research and Reference Services Division, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). This position reports to the Director of the Division of Research and Reference Services. This position is duty stationed in Bowie, Maryland.

Responsibilities

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.

Duties include:

The incumbent serves as the Chief, Library Branch. The incumbent serves in an advisory and liaison capacity to NIHD and Museum staff and management.

The incumbent oversees the daily operations of the Library Branch and helps ensure that the Museum’s policies are implemented for the growth and refinement, maintenance, use, and protection of the Library’s collections.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct and implement national Library programs and services to resolve highly complex reference and information research; to develop new and innovative approaches to policies, programs, and methods in solving various problems which are inherent to expanding and improving library services to meet the information needs of the USHMM library system research and development customer base.

Serves as the Chief of the Library Branch, with primary responsibility for managing a national research library for the Holocaust.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description
It’s more than what you do: it’s how you do it. That’s why O’Melveny is counsel of choice to an ever-expanding list of market leaders. Opportunity at O’Melveny means working alongside diverse, dynamic, and team-oriented colleagues on evolving issues and opportunities for prominent clients around the world. It’s a place to build a rewarding career by tackling new challenges; being appreciated, included, and supported; and creating lasting connections.

With approximately 750 lawyers on three continents, more than 40 practice and industry service areas, and strong cultural ties to all our locations, O’Melveny is a global law firm with a local feel. At our core, you’ll find a dedication to excellence, a drive to lead and innovate, and a deep sense of civic responsibility.

So, tell us. What do you want to achieve? Visit us at http://www.omm.com or learn more in our firm at-a-glance, year-end highlights, and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

O’Melveny is actively seeking for a Senior Research Analyst to support our Washington, DC office. This position can be based out of any one of our US offices.

The primary function of this position is to provide research support for attorneys, paralegals and members of support departments, both in support of our clients and firm administrative functions. This includes locating information and documents from publicly available sources, internal information sources and subscription services at the request of attorneys or staff. Under the direction of the Research Manager, this position will be responsible for handling requests from the local office as well as requests that are submitted to the virtual research system from other offices. The position will handle standard research requests, including ready reference requests, monitoring and providing information alerts to attorneys and staff, expert witness research, docket and case research and analytics research. In addition, this position will be responsible for handling local technical services functions, such as processing invoices, receiving new items and library maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Research Manager, the following functions will be performed:
Perform ready reference research at the request of attorneys or staff
Using various electronic or print resources, respond to research requests from DC attorneys and staff as well as requests submitted from all other offices to the virtual research system.
Monitor various legal, industry, client or subject topics to provide attorneys and staff with current developments, and activities.
Provide alerts on various legal, industry, client or subject topics to patrons.
Assist Electronic Resources staff with password and access management for electronic resources.
Work with the Electronic Resources staff and other librarians to test and evaluate new electronic products
Work with attorneys and staff to train them on electronic resources and to support them in the user of electronic resources
Work with the Electronic Resources staff and other librarians in developing training or marketing material for Library resources
This position may be responsible for handling some local library administrative issues.
Provide interlibrary loan support for the office

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree is required.
Four years research experience in a legal environment is preferred.
Experience with standard legal resources, such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, WK Cheetah, Pacer and other related subscription services.
Demonstrated experience with databases, software applications and integrated library systems.
Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
Keen interest in technology and innovation.
Strong organization skills, adept at multi-tasking and prioritization.
Service-oriented, team player, with initiative and problem-solving abilities.
We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at http://www.omm.com. Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No phone inquiries, please

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Acquisitions Specialist
Location: Salisbury University Libraries
Salary: $40,487

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities: The Acquisitions Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the acquisition of books (including e-books), audiovisual materials, and similar information resources. This includes all aspects of ordering from creating order records in the consortial catalog and contacting vendors to receiving the resources and preparing them to go to the cataloging or serials departments. It also includes tracking and solving problems with orders as well as making sure purchases are charged to the right budgets and invoices are approved and forwarded to the appropriate units.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any area. At least one year of library materials management experience, or business office experience handling invoices/billing. Ability to use Microsoft Office, particularly Excel; familiarity with an Integrated Library System such as Aleph. Attention to detail; ability to learn to use new technologies, integrated library systems, and processes; ability to work independently; excellent communication skills; knowledge of basic library operations and business procedures; flexibility. Excellent interpersonal, customer service, administrative, oral and written communication skills; ability to plan, organize, prioritize, multi-task, be flexible and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, demonstrate initiative, project a professional image, and work independently or as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: More than one year of work experience.

Salary Range: This is a full-time, non-exempt, State position with a full benefits package. Starting hourly rate is $19.41, which is approximately $40,487.00 annually. After successful completion of a 6-month probationary period, there is a 2.5% pay increase for new hires or internal promotions.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website Salisbury University Online Employment to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Closing Date: Applications received by October 7, 2021 will be given full consideration

Position: Branch Manager, Miller Branch
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $71,173 – $124,803

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Working under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer – Public Services, you are the dynamic leader of a team of extraordinary people who are the heart and soul of the Miller Branch. You guide them as they get to know our diverse community, provide an extraordinary customer experience, and make the magic happen behind the scenes. You are welcoming and create a sense of belonging and fun. You earn trust by supporting and developing your staff to be the best they can be. You create and maintain an environment of inclusion, diversity, and respect for your staff. Whether working directly with customers or behind the scenes, our remarkable team is committed to education that aids in the dismantling of unjust systems and creating a more equitable and just society for all people. As such, we work to ensure that this mission achieves our racial and social equity goals in all that we do. You value collaboration on all levels. You lead the creation, implementation, evaluation and overall execution of all Branch functions, performance/service plan to promote public education. You motivate staff to achieve HCLS’ seven internal pillars (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers). You develop and teach classes. You have a thorough understanding of, and ability to perform all Branch functions, filling in as needed. You oversee and participate in the Branch’s role in A+ Partners in Education.

Requirements: Master’s degree (or Bachelor’s degree and equivalent work experience); Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience managing a diverse staff; Minimum four years professional experience in a public library, bookstore or customer service setting; Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy; Demonstrated ability to motivate people, and to lead committees, and small and large groups; Team building talent; Tech savvy – proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and social media; Current valid driver’s license; May be required to participate in LATI (Library Associate Training Institute).

Salary range: $71,173- $124,803 annually; Grade 15; Full-time; 37.5 hours per week; Monday – Saturday, days, evenings & weekends; outside hours required as emergencies occur; and a generous benefits package including 15 paid holidays and your birthday off.

Application Process: Apply from the Employment page, Howard County Library System.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Customer Service Supervisor, Miller Branch
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $42,534 – $74,584

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: You lead a team of extraordinary people who are the heart of the Miller Branch. You guide them as they get to know our diverse community, provide extraordinary service, and make the magic happen behind the scenes. You are welcoming and create a sense of belonging and fun. You earn trust by supporting and developing your staff to be the best they can be. You create and maintain an environment of inclusion, diversity, and respect for your staff. Whether working directly with customers or behind the scenes, our remarkable team is committed to education that aids in the dismantling of unjust systems and creating a more equitable and just society for all people. As such, we work to ensure that this mission achieves our racial and social equity goals in all that we do. You look after the supply chain for library materials moving into and out of branch.

Effectively live the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well. Advance HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences)

Requirements: Four year college degree; Five years supervisory experience; Four years experience working with the public; Outstanding management and leadership skills; People skills – ability to work effectively with staff and customers of various races and ethnicities and enjoy it; Demonstrated ability to analyze and solve problems, to develop new processes and procedures in response to changing customer expectations and system-wide goals; Displays diplomacy and political acumen in all situations; Demonstrated ability to motivate people, lead committees and large groups; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing; Tech savvy – ability to use programs/processes such as the Internet, office applications, as well as other library related programs; Superior writing and public speaking ability; Knowledge of the community and current events; Current valid driver’s license;

Salary: Grade 8; Salary $ 42,534- $74,584 yearly plus a generous benefits package including 14 paid holidays and your birthday off. Full-time; 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Saturday, including two nights per week, alternating Fridays and Saturdays, and a maximum of two Sundays out of four; evenings and weekends required for HCLS signature events.

Application Process: Apply from the Employment page on the Howard County Library System website.
Please include a cover letter with application

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Director of the Library
Location: St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the position of Director of the Library. The Director provides strategic vision and leadership for the Library in support of the College’s public liberal arts mission. The College seeks an enthusiastic and innovative leader with a deep commitment to the liberal arts and undergraduate education and a desire to actively participate in a supportive campus community. The successful candidate will have a record of academic and professional achievement that warrants tenure at a senior academic rank.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and vision for the Library;
  • Lead 5 FTE librarians and 4 FTE staff and foster an organizational culture of collegiality;
  • Promote information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum;
  • Advocate on behalf of the Library;
  • Provide direction for improving services and operations;
  • Take an active role in faculty governance and other campus-wide service opportunities;
  • Represent the College as a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium and other resource sharing groups.

About the Library:

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library provides an inviting environment, dedicated librarians and staff, and excellent collections that promote learning and scholarship. Focused on teaching and learning, the Library is committed to providing high-quality instruction and research assistance to all students, faculty, and staff. The Library houses a physical collection of over 125,000 items that support the curriculum of the College, and provides access to over 100 research databases and over 425,000 e-books and e-journals. The Archives hold unique materials documenting the history of the school and Southern Maryland. The College community has access to millions of additional books through the Library’s membership in the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.

About St. Mary’s College of Maryland:

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of how the applicant’s employment at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity. Applications must be submitted online at apply.interfolio.com/93970. Questions may be directed to Katherine Ryner at khryner@smcm.edu.

Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Visit our website: www.smcm.edu/hr

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. or equivalent Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program;
  • Experience in leadership in academic libraries;
  • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience advocating for libraries in an academic setting;
  • Experience building effective working relationships, fostering a collegial working environment, and building consensus;
  • Evidence of scholarly and/or professional achievement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in strategic planning;
  • Experience with library facilities management;
  • Experience promoting professional development and growth opportunities for employees.
  • Any combination of acceptable education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.

Nine Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 to $51,592

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 128316.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The incumbent for this position will work a full-time flexitime schedule.

Position Duties:

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures, to order and process different types of library materials from different acquisition sources.

Performs rudimentary searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

Receives, inspects, and processes library material in all formats received from copyright.

Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.

Records receipts for specific types of serials, such as inkprint periodicals, on the appropriate entry in online or manual files. Learns to check in serials in other formats (e.g., bound volumes, microforms, CD¬ROMs).

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Orients and provides information to patrons about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations. Answers routine directional questions.

Searches and retrieves items from collections that are needed by patrons. Organizes data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging and inputs the data online. Inputs data, such as completed call number and the technician’s charge online. Proofs records to ensure the correct tag sequence order.

Position: Librarian (Rare Materials Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Rare Materials Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
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
This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Position: Research Librarian (Science and Technology)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

Responsibilities

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the area of science and technology. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in cybersecurity, information technologies, and emerging technologies are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates may also have a background in communication technologies and strong quantitative data skills.

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.

Research Librarian duties include

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated policy research areas. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the subject area.

Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues, and peers on research methods and research resources.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

The position description number for this position is 336982

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 or compflex 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: Supervisory Program Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Visitor Engagement Office, Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, Office of the Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 415255.
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 or compflex work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Provides leadership, direction and strategy in the planning, development, and management of the Library of Congress, VEO within the CLLE. Under the direct supervision of the VEO Chief, the incumbent develops, implements and oversees all management, policies and procedures of all elements of the Visitor Engagement full-time and part-time team members, including 340+ volunteers and interns. Establishes and implements operations policies, procedures and protocols, audience evaluations and other activities to provide services, accessibility and assistance to the visiting public. Develops annual and as-needed professional development training programs for staff, relating to the visitor program. Leads activities to enhance the quality or efficiency of operational services.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-12 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.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting the Visitor Engagement program. Participates in the analysis of agency-wide projects and programs. Recommends solutions to issues and problems as they relate to visitor programs. Researches and identifies complex program issues or problems that impact program initiatives in major agency organizational components. Makes recommendations for and coordinates resolutions and improvements.

Works closely with internal and external events and operations staff on managing events, including planning and implementing logistics, and providing management-level oversight at events.

Maintains a collaborative relationship with visitor-centered tour operators, information providers, and service providers in the Washington, DC area and on a national level. Liaises with US Capitol Police and contract guard staff related to daily operations.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 175202.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. In collaboration with the Head, Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section 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 staff 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. Ensures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Oversees a staff of Retrieval Technicians and Work Leaders who receive requests for items from the general collections and other collections as assigned. Manages requests received through a variety of electronic and other methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Supervises the retrieval of requested items from collections storage areas (except those handled by the Priority Response and Quality Assurance Unit), including any necessary follow-up. Ensures that requests are answered in a timely manner with an accurate response – either the requested item itself or a clear response explaining why the request could not be satisfied.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of the request retrieval functions. Fully understands the intricacies of the bibliographic, holdings and item records in the LC ILS as these relate to requests for items.

Performs specialized duties in coordinating and supporting training activities. Assists in developing, coordinating, and/or conducting training programs related to the collections retrieval process, online systems used for responding to requests and tracking items (most commonly the LC ILS), preservation techniques and practices and related activities. Prepares instructional guides, information packets, and other resource materials. Provides training to staff on the unit.

Oversees an array of in-house collections preservation activities. Screens requested material and other material Identified that are in need of some form of preservation treatment. Through training by, and a close working relationship with Collections Officer, understands and determines appropriate levels of treatment for items from the general collections that have been requested or otherwise identified.

Assist the Head, Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section to resolve complex collections maintenance issues, while responding to the full range of issues and/or problems. Must work closely with and fully understand the work of Stack Management Section who are responsible for a wide array of collections maintenance activities, including: shelving; shelfreading; distribution; and shifting. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling for requested Items before such items reach final destination.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 175202.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Wash, DC, Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fixed work schedule: Monday – Thursday, 12:00pm – 8:30pm and Saturday, 8:30am – 5:00pm.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. In collaboration with the Head, Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section 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 staff 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. Ensures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Oversees a staff of Retrieval Technicians and Work Leaders who receive requests for items from the general collections and other collections as assigned. Manages requests received through a variety of electronic and other methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Supervises the retrieval of requested items from collections storage areas (except those handled by the Priority Response and Quality Assurance Unit), including any necessary follow-up. Ensures that requests are answered in a timely manner with an accurate response – either the requested item itself or a clear response explaining why the request could not be satisfied.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data in support of the request retrieval functions. Fully understands the intricacies of the bibliographic, holdings and item records in the LC ILS as these relate to requests for items.

Performs specialized duties in coordinating and supporting training activities. Assists in developing, coordinating, and/or conducting training programs related to the collections retrieval process, online systems used for responding to requests and tracking items (most commonly the LC ILS), preservation techniques and practices and related activities. Prepares instructional guides, information packets, and other resource materials. Provides training to staff on the unit.

Oversees an array of in-house collections preservation activities. Screens requested material and other material Identified that are in need of some form of preservation treatment. Through training by, and a close working relationship with Collections Officer, understands and determines appropriate levels of treatment for items from the general collections that have been requested or otherwise identified.

Assist the Head, Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section to resolves complex collections maintenance issues, while responding to the full range of issues and/or problems. Must work closely with and fully understand the work of Stack Management Section who are responsible for a wide array of collections maintenance activities, including: shelving; shelfreading; distribution; and shifting. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling for requested Items before such items reach final destination.

Position: Research & Reference Specialist
Location: WilmerHale

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and we remain committed to our guiding principles of providing quality, excellent legal and client services; developing diversity among our lawyers and staff and cultivating an environment that promotes an ambitious spirit, collaboration and collegiality by drawing on the extraordinary talents and dynamic experience of our lawyers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we practice.

JOB SUMMARY

Provides reference and research assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists reference staff on research and reference projects. Works with Director, Manager or Supervisor on Library and Research projects.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

Provides research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
Provides research and reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm, including but not limited to, Client Development, New Business/Conflicts, secretarial, paralegal and Managing Attorney Office.
Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject area monitoring as necessary. Assists in the preparation of related updates, newsletters, and other communications.
Maintains working knowledge of the library print collections, digital resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Shows proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
As part of the Research & Reference Services team, provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Research & Reference Services Manager.
Works with Research & Reference Services Manager to support the maintenance of intranet reference collections by performing regular link checking and data collection/input to facilitate integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
Assigned to focus on areas of the practice, administrative departments, subject or topic areas as required by the Research & Reference Services Manager to meet the needs of the Firm.
Works with Director, and Research & Reference Services Manager on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

Requirements

Required Skills

Working knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Excellent organizational skills.
Education:

MLS, MLIS, J.D., or equivalent required. (Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience may be considered.)
Required Experience

3 years of reference or research experience required.
Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the Kogod School of Business, beginning as soon as possible and subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business (Business Librarian), the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The Business Librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources. In collection development, reviews and selects research materials to support faculty and student research for Kogod and actively engages with vendors. This position provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty and teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. The Business Librarian creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty and supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. This position serves on library cross-functional teams and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. The Business Librarian assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in university governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. The Business Librarian actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library and within Kogod School of Business. Continuing Appointment library faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Provide Information Literacy Instruction

  • Support the Kogod School of Business by teaching integrated information literacy sessions within Business disciplines including: Marketing, Finance and Real Estate, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, and Information Technology.
  • Work with Kogod Faculty to develop instructional materials for information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course libguides, and rubrics.
  • As the liaison to Kogod, work with appropriate committees, administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the curriculum.
  • Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies classes.
  • Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction as needed.

Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the Kogod Community

  • Partner with the Kogod community to discover information resources and data through consulting on research projects, providing reference help, facilitating access to online resources, and finding business information resources through individual consultations (in person and online) and through email.
  • Support any student or faculty member, regardless of departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced subject specific research requiring business information resources.
  • Provide consultations on best practices and resources to accomplish research activities.
  • Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader AU community and public with basic research assistance through our in-person Research Assistance Desk or our online Ask a Librarian chat.
  • Partner with the Kogod Financial Information Services and Technology Lab to ensure that Kogod students have access to the information resources they need to do their work.
  • Participate in outreach programs in person and online.

Curate the Business Collection

  • Purchase materials required to support the curriculum of Kogod, the research of the faculty, and the long-term research needs of the university as related to resources related to business.
  • Appropriately de-select of cease subscriptions to business information resources in relationship to the budget, the curriculum, the research needs of the faculty, long-term commitments to the regional and national intellectual record, and trends in publishing.
  • Serve on the Collection Management Team that oversees the overall university library collection, excepting special collections and archives.

Develop and Manage Web Based Resources

  • Develop and maintain web pages related to business information resources and services on the LibGuides platform.
  • Consult with stakeholders on any changes to the enterprise systems that impact access to business information resources.

Service to the Profession

  • Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or the academic field of business through original research, relevant service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, and impactful presentations in professional or scholarly venues.

Service to the University

  • Participate in the shared governance of American University and American University Library through active participation on university and library committees and engagement in work that meaningfully furthers the university and library outside of the primary duties of the position.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Position: Coordinator, Library Instruction Services
Location: Catholic University
Salary: $54,000 – $57,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The position of Coordinator, Library Instruction Services has distinct, but related functions:

The librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the University Libraries instruction and information literacy programs including: integrating information literacy into the university curriculum; coordinating the library’s instructional programs for on-campus and remote users; training library staff in best practices for instruction; serving as the training coordinator and instructional design consultant for the University Libraries.

The librarian is responsible for hiring, training and supervising part-time student employees and Graduate Library Preprofessionals; overseeing activities and interactions that take place at a central Information service point; adjusting and updating the policies and procedures manual; in conjunction with other subject librarians, developing the centralized reference collection.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive program of library instructional services, to include: working with other librarians and appropriate faculty, staff and administrators on campus to develop dynamic, interactive information literacy and library instruction programs in accordance with national standards, principles of instructional design, and RIS policies; coordinating the on-campus and remote user instruction programs for the University Libraries; training and supervising library staff instructors; evaluating the Libraries’ instruction program’s ability to meet user’s changing needs; and working with library colleagues to create both synchronous and asynchronous instructional materials and programs that meet the needs of the academic units the Libraries serve.
  • Provide individual and group instruction in information literacy skills as well as the use of reference and research tools and the research process, both in general and in subject-specific settings. Coordinate the development of classroom and electronically distributed programs for group instruction and guidelines for individual instruction.
  • Coordinate the design and development of online tutorials, research guides, and user documentation via the Libraries’ website, Blackboard, and 3rd party software (e.g., Engage used by Wiley).
  • Has responsibility for all operations and staffing at a central Information service point in Mullen Library. Selects, trains, and supervises part-time and other non-regular (for example, GLPs) staff; adjusts and updates the policies and procedures manual; develops the reference collection.
  • Participate as a generalist and subject specialist in the provision of reference and research assistance to users.
  • Participate as a collection development resource and library liaison for 3-4 subject areas.
  • Participate as a professional member in the University Library System with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities; participate in and contribute to professional organizations and publications.
  • Requirements
  • A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Additional academic experience in instructional design and research methods is strongly preferred.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years of demonstrated experience planning and developing in-person and online instructional sessions, as well as two (2) to three (3) years of experience in both library instruction and reference services are required.
  • Ability to raise awareness of data literacy, data resources, and data services.
  • Knowledge and awareness of current academic issues as they affect library resources, operations and services, specifically issues related to library instruction and information literacy.
  • Knowledge of instructional design concepts and principles of user-oriented design. Knowledge of reference, and research resources and services; skill in using common computer software applications; knowledge of the Internet and electronic resources.
  • Skill in individual and group instruction; skill in the development of library instruction programs and instructional materials. Applied knowledge of emerging information technologies.
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing; especially with different library user groups; ability to anticipate future service needs and plan accordingly; strong service orientation

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Instruction Coordinator
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Research and Instruction, the Library Instruction Coordinator serves as the library instruction coordinator and liaison and subject specialist for selected departments and programs as assigned. Provides leadership and vision for the libraries’ inclusive instruction program that supports student success, including leading efforts on curriculum mapping to inform decisions about synchronous and asynchronous offerings. Takes the lead role in the development, promotion, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program; encompassing digital and non-digital primary sources, visual, and data literacies. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. Participates in design and implementation of library initiatives. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Required:

Master’s Degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff.

Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Strong, positive collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.

Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty through professional development and service accomplishments.

Preferred:

Bachelor’s degree in area of liaison responsibility preferred. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Knowledge of and ability to apply instructional design and learning theory to information literacy instruction. Ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools. Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/professional.

Position: Consortial Network Zone Manager
Location: Washington Research Library Consortium
Salary: $80,000 – $95,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

SUMMARY: The Consortial Network Zone Manager enables the success of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) partners by managing, coordinating and contributing to resource management (including metadata records, authority control, acquisitions, vendor information and other services) in the Ex Libris Alma environment. The Consortial Network Zone Manager is also responsible for ensuring accurate information and supporting workflows in the resource management functional areas of the Alma platform. The Consortial Network Zone Manager works closely with library staff and with WRLC central staff to enhance collaboration and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Network Zone workflows and operations. This position reports to the Director, Library and User Services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Network Zone resource management: Coordinates and manages resource management in the Alma Network Zone for the WRLC libraries. Assesses consortial needs, makes recommendations and implements approved Network Zone policies and procedures. Manages import, export and deletion of Network Zone records. Monitors monthly updates, tests enhancements and reports results. Troubleshoots issues in resource management records and workflows and resolves them in support of the partner libraries.
  2. Shared electronic resource management: Manages shared electronic content maintained in the Network Zone, including the import, creation, activation and maintenance of shared electronic collections and testing of shared collections in the Primo VE discovery environment. Activates and manages resources in the Alma Community Zone, from vendors and other sources.
  3. Library Systems support: Provides support and problem-resolution in the Alma environment for the WRLC libraries, Trinity Washington University, and other partners. Monitors existing, new, and proposed Network Zone functionality to support increased collaborative work, including engaging the technical services community about needed functionality and advocating with vendors for improvements and issue resolution. Contributes to planning for system developments and enhancements by working with library staff to identify problems, outline potential solutions, and implement requested configuration changes. Contributes to Primo VE support activities.
  4. Outreach and Communication: Represents the WRLC organization on committees and task forces. Coordinates with library and university staff, vendors and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of all the WRLC partners are considered in decisions. Facilitates consensus on cataloging policies and workflows that promote greater collaboration across the WRLC. Regularly communicates status and planning information to appropriate WRLC staff and the library partners. Prepares and provides documentation on WRLC policies and recommended workflows. Works with library staff to provide training for new features/workflows as required.
  5. Professional Responsibilities: Serves on committees and task forces as required. Provides constructive input for enhancements to services or revisions to policies and procedures. Serves as backup to other positions as necessary and performs other duties as assigned. Seeks new knowledge and update skills to enhance performance in all areas of responsibility.

The WRLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The WRLC offers a competitive benefits package. Visit https://www.wrlc.org/benefits for additional benefit details.

Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references to personnel@wrlc.org. Visit https://www.wrlc.org/employment for positions available and employment information. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background screening. Consortial

QUALIFICATIONS:

Expected: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, master’s degree in related field, or equivalent education and experience. At least three years’ demonstrated experience with metadata schema (MARC, FRBR, RDA, etc), working with MARC bibliographic records, building and running batch processes and understanding of cataloging workflows.

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to create documentation in various forms, including communicating a high level of technical detail to a variety of audiences. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to manage multiple projects and priorities successfully.

Preferred: Experience with consortial database maintenance, preferably with Alma and Primo. Ability to analyze large data sets. Knowledge of acquisitions workflows. Demonstrated experience with the licensing and management of electronic resources. Experience with MarcEdit and using batch processes to transform large sets of data.

Position: Publications and Content Services Manager
Location: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Salary: $75,373 – $83,747

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires all new employees to present proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they start work. Currently, “fully vaccinated” is defined as someone that has received both doses of the Pfizer/Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 14 days or more before they begin work. Individuals with a disability or a religious reason preventing them from taking the vaccine may request an accommodation.

Description
ASHA publishes more than 1,000 articles per year in its journals, news magazine, and other outlets and maintains online and print archives of these and other materials going back many decades. To ensure maximum awareness and utility of these assets for both internal and external users, the Publishing and Content Services Manager provides taxonomic metadata management, content cataloguing, and tools and resources that support a range of content and product strategy initiatives across the enterprise.

The Manager also ensures the development and maintenance of efficient, optimized workflows for editorial and content services relied upon by the Publications unit as well as other units across the organization. These include editorial and content management duties demanding accuracy, attention to detail, reliability, and initiative.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct an ongoing meeting series with taxonomy vendor(s) to regularly maintain and/or revise enterprise taxonomy information, and provide resources, guidance, and project support for integration of the taxonomy in content and product strategy initiatives.
  • Collaborate with editors and subject matter experts on multiple versions of a typically biweekly e-newsletter reaching the full ASHA membership, providing production capacity for and general oversight of the newsletter.
  • Catalogue online and print content assets, including a database of articles, courses, sessions, and other materials with structured data, enriching records as needed with additional descriptive or other metadata.
  • Contribute to interdepartmental content calendaring efforts and coordinate provision of relevant reports, feeds, and assets.
  • Work on project teams as needed for migrating and loading articles, posts, and/or XML packages.
  • Develop and participate in initiatives to cross-train staff on editorial and content workflows.
  • Ensure effective handling of transcription and content accessibility needs.
  • Oversee and assist with the handling of permissions, rights, and re-use requests for content from Publications or other units.
  • Fulfill requests for research and archival materials from members, staff, and other inquirers.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge Typically Acquired Through
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree
  • Five to seven years of experience in publishing and online content production/management, particularly involving journals, magazines, blogs, and content management platforms that make extensive use of metadata and integrations with linked-data services
  • Progressively increasing autonomy in content projects and responsibility for delivery of high-quality outputs and reliable service
  • Detailed understanding of taxonomy and ontology principles and demonstrated skill in deployment of taxonomic and other forms of structured data in a content publishing environment
  • Familiarity with permissions, rights, and licensing conventions and enterprise best practices in stewardship of publications and other forms of content assets.
  • Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with semantic taxonomy principles and content database management/reporting
  • Familiarity with the JATS DTD, processes for handling XML packages, and application of structured metadata in content and product development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 applications; demonstrated use of FTP, RSS, databases, and cloud applications such as Zoom, Visme, Smartsheet, and Airtable; and familiarity with Power BI, Google Analytics, and related tools
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint for managing resources and sharing information across an enterprise
  • Expertise in APA Style and familiarity with AP style
  • Understanding and experience with permissions, rights, and licensing conventions
  • Experience with content and editorial calendaring techniques using Microsoft Excel or cloud-based applications
  • Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work productively in teams in a project management environment
  • Commitment to continual improvement of processes and operations
  • Motivation to disseminate resources and orient/train people in their use
  • Willingness to offer ideas and creatively solve problems
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex concepts for practical use by individuals and groups with varying levels of expertise
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize workload, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated success in documenting, communicating, and refining processes for publishing and content services, ensuring maximal efficiency of operations delivering high value for internal and external customers

Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $39,791 – $66,741 (Full Time), $19,895 – $33,370 (Part Time)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Para-professional level work providing library services, including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology, including, but not limited to databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded. One-year experience in the one of the following areas: library service, teaching, social service work, childcare, or a related setting preferred.

Preferred Requirement: Spanish language skills.
Necessary Special Requirement: Attainment of eligibility under Bylaw 1305.04.03 of the Maryland State Board of Education as a Library Associate and complete Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Twelve Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Manager of Research Services
Location: Arnold & Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Summary

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Assistant Manager of Research Services to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position may be located in any one of the Firm’s domestic offices (Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Houston or Denver). Under the direction of the Manager of Research Services, the Assistant Manager of Research Services works as part of the management team to develop research services and to provide expert, customized research service. The incumbent assists the Manager with project management and oversight of Research Services, taking the lead on the coordination of daily research and other activities, as assigned.

Requirements

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Manager of Research Services to manage unit services and to develop and document processes, procedures and other best practices to support unit activities; serves as main point of contact in the Manager’s absence.
  • Indirectly supervising the Senior Research Analyst(s), Research Analyst(s), and Legislative Analyst and directly supervising the Research Coordinator.
  • Serving as the primary coordinator in areas designated by the Manager; such as centralized, on-demand research activities and the onboarding and training of lateral attorneys, as well as summer and fall associates.
  • Performing reference and research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Serving as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training, and product support, and serving as the department’s expert in select subjects, industries, or types of research.
  • Participating in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Assisting with current awareness services; developing requests, monitoring results, creating and maintaining targeted current awareness alerts and feeds.
  • Establishing relationships and serving as a liaison internally with users and other designated individuals, and externally, with vendors and colleagues.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in the delivery of research services; including technologies and resources relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Sharing knowledge by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems, reporting at meetings, teaching, and other means.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participating and/or leading special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage both short-term and on-going projects involving resources and staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of research methodology and print and electronic resources and tools in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practices.
  • Advanced understanding of database research and the technologies associated with it.
  • Demonstrated proficiency making cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg BNA and Wolters Kluwer.
  • Familiarity with library and law Firm technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  • Excellent business writing and communication skills, including in person, chat, email, and remote settings.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, including the ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources to solve problems effectively.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional client service both internal and external.
  • Ability and desire to seek out challenges and capitalize on new opportunities as well as be a change agent and drive new Firm initiatives.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Research & Knowledge Manager
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

The Research & Knowledge Manager manages the DC Research & Knowledge (R&K) professional staff. Provides research expertise and guidance to attorneys and department professional staff in corporate and legal practice area research. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness alerts. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages the DC R&K professional staff, both in the office and remotely.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager to establish long-term professional development goals for the DC research staff.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice pages.
  • Engages in special R&K projects.
  • Works with the NY Digital Trainer to design and implement orientation and training programs and videos for attorneys and department professional staff.
  • Forecasts financial and budget requirements for the DC research group and prepares related reports for the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial, cost-effective resources for the firm.
  • Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process.
  • Monitors time, attendance, overtime, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with firm policies.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of R&K requests.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Effectively utilizes the firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Oversees employees’ work performance and provides guidance in the resolution of problems.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with department professional staff in DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Provides on-call assistance to weekend department professional staff when necessary.
  • Works with the Sr. Global Tax Group R&K Manager to ensure that department invoices for the DC office are paid on time.
  • Initiates disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the Human Resources Department.
  • Recommends guidelines and practices to promote efficiency, effectiveness, excellent customer service and improved employee relations, in alignment with the firm’s Core Values.
  • Develops and communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Along with other department Managers, engages in department strategic planning with the Associate Director.
  • Forecasts financial and budget requirements for the DC office, prepares related reports, and monitors the budget.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Practical working knowledge of Knowledge Management methods and best practices
  • Knowledge of legal and business information sources, both online and print
  • Mastery of computer database systems, including Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Courtroom Insight, Dun & Bradstreet, Cheetah, PACER, Practical Law, PLI, etc.
  • General understanding of the budget process
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Proven ability in using web page editors
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Flexibility to travel
  • 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 directly related experience..
  • Minimum of one year of experience in Knowledge Management and the application of information technology to knowledge sharing.
  • Minimum of eight years of law firm experience including two years of supervisory experience in a law or business library or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Position: Web Applications Librarian
Location: Catholic University
Salary: $57,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Catholic University of America is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, and experienced librarian to join us as our Web Applications Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources & Services, this position supports the delivery of library services and discovery of library collections by developing, managing, and supporting the libraries’ specialized websites, digital collections, online exhibits, discovery systems, and other digital initiatives.

Responsibilities

Develop, code, test, and debug web applications, tools and services (new and existing); create integration with vendor-based APIs and web services; produce and update technical documentation; research and utilize emerging web technologies, principles, and standards, and identify emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services; participate in the strategic planning for the libraries’ website and the initiatives and priorities of the library systems. Collect and analyze user behavior data and conduct user testing to inform design decisions. Support Library Information Systems by performing hardware & software installations and troubleshooting. Participate as a professional member of the University Libraries in shared collegial decision making and planning; participate in committees and ad hoc projects; contribute to the library profession and engage in professional development activities. Assist in training staff in the use of library computers and network systems.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree: American Library Association-accredited MLS, MSIS or recognized equivalent. Experience developing applications for libraries; familiarity with Unix/Linux environments. Two years experience in libraries is preferred.

  • One (1) year knowledge and experience with JQuery, JavaScript, PHP or other programming languages.
  • One (1) year demonstrated experience in web design and development with HTML, CSS and web design principles.
  • One (1) year knowledge and experience with database technologies (such as MySQL, Oracle, and the SQL language).

Position: Research Specialist and IP Research Specialist (2 positions)
Location: Proskauer Rose

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Proskauer Rose seeks two (2) experienced, service-oriented information professionals to join our Knowledge Services team. There is an option for this role to be based in one of the Firm’s U.S. offices or 100% remote.

Job 1: Research Specialist with scheduled hours of 11:00am-7:00pm EST Monday through Thursday and 9:30am-5:30pm EST on Friday. This position provides evening “reference desk” coverage from 2:00pm-7:00pm EST Monday through Thursday.

Job 2: IP Research Specialist with strong background in research relating to intellectual property with a focus on patents and ability to assist with the evaluation of proposed and existing Firm online and print resources relating to IP.

See the full job descriptions and links to apply here:

Research Specialist: https://proskauer.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000040&lang=en
IP Research Specialist: https://proskauer.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000041&lang=en

High Level Summary of Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide sophisticated, effective, timely and cost-conscious legal and non-legal research and reference services
  • Distill, summarize and customize research results in order to meet the specific requirements of the Knowledge Services Client. Provide research results as a clear and concise report of findings, where possible
  • Provide coverage for other Research Specialist shifts, as needed
  • Enter all requests handled into the workflow tracking system and keep track of time spent on client billable matters
  • Assist with the evaluation of proposed and existing Firm research resources

Summary of Qualifications:

  • M.L.S., M.L.I.S. or J.D. from an accredited school
  • 5 years of relevant law firm experience
  • Strong legal research skills and strong proficiency in using a wide variety of legal electronic and print resources
  • Service-oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • High professional standards, superior verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask, demonstrate an appropriate sense of urgency and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and workflows

Position: Legislative/Legal Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is seeking a Legislative/Legal Research Analyst to join the Research and Information Services Department in its Washington, D.C. office. This position will provide legislative monitoring and tracking, conduct legislative research, and perform legal and non-legal research and reference services.

Essential Functions

  • Monitors legislative developments in areas critical to S&J practice areas. Prepare daily updates for attorneys of key legislative trends and changes.
  • Develops alerts for practice groups, as needs arise.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Maintains current awareness of federal congressional schedules and activities.
  • Undertakes complex legislative and regulatory history research assignments requiring the use of various specialized sources. Prepares summary explanation of results.
  • Participates in general research coverage, handling legal, regulatory and non-legal research questions.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print, and recommends beneficial, cost effective resources for the Firm.
  • Participates in training and presenting on research topics for different Firm constituencies.

Nonessential Functions

Assists other department professional staff members when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources.
  • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory work.
  • Knowledge of Capitol Hill – contacts, protocols, and procedures.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, HeinOnline.
  • Thorough competency with 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.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations.

Experience/Education

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Political Science or J.D.
  • Minimum two years legislative reference and research experience.

Other

Requires occasional weekend coverage.

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.

Interested candidates can submit an application, cover letter and resume via this link: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=371

Position: Legislative Research Assistant
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Legislative Information Services (LIS) is seeking a Legislative Research Assistant to join its Legislative Analysis Services Section (LASS). LIS is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

Responsibilities
This position serves as a Legislative Research Assistant in the Legislative Analysis Services Section (LASS) within the Office of Legislative Information Services.

The information produced by this division is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation. It is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation. The employee reports to the LASS Head. The employee supports LIS legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information; conducting and presenting research; and reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data and enter that data into the legislative information management system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov. The employee supports LIS managers and reviewers by verifying the accuracy of legislative information entered into the system and otherwise expediting workflow by helping to ensure that bill summary work is done in priority order and assigned to the correct reviewer. The employee is expected to develop over time the versatility and range of skills necessary to respond to LIS’s shifting needs and priorities, as directed.

The Legislative Research Assistant supports legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information orally or in writing to legislative analysts and reviewers; conducting and presenting research findings relating to the legislative history of a bill by reviewing applicable documents, including committee hearing testimony, Congressional Record excerpts, sponsor press releases, and media coverage; reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data, such as subject areas, policy terms, bill relationships, and titles; and entering that data into the system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov. The Legislative Research Assistant helps to develop the section’s research portal, a collection of current and authoritative reference, statutory, and policy sources that support the office’s and CRS’s analytical work.

The Legislative Research Assistant will independently or in consultation with a legislative analyst prepare “markup” documents for use by legislative analysts and reviewers, which provide context for the amendment(s) to existing law(s) and illustrate the changes (additions, deletions, and/or revisions).

The Legislative Research Assistant identifies, enters, and verifies legislative data to include subject areas, policy area terms, bill relationships, and titles. The employee utilizes CRS’s bill comparison software and other legislative resources such as internal guidance on the standards and formats which will be used for entering this information and/or providing this information to legislative analysts and reviewers.

The Legislative Research Assistant performs intake and quality control tasks to facilitate bill summary workflow from assignment to publication. In performing intake tasks, the employee ensures the summary is correctly assigned and, when applicable, adds policy area terms and related-bill links.

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 over 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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.
The position description number for this position is 366356.
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 or compflex 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: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Acquisitions and Outreach Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Acquisitions and Outreach Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 412293.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

As part of one of the largest special collections repositories in the world, the Acquisitions and Outreach Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of acquiring and promoting the use of personal papers and organizational records encompassing the breadth and chronology of American history. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of the division and must have strong managerial and interpersonal skills and comprehensive knowledge of manuscript collections and collection development.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. 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.

Plans and directs the work of the Acquisitions and Outreach Section. Serves on the division’s administrative team, ensuring coordination between that section and other units. Works closely with the Chief on administration and establishment of the division’s long-range goals. Recommends actions affecting budgets, staff, and space. Participates in the development of grant proposals to foundations and individuals, and engages in personal contacts with potential Library donors.

Makes both long-range plans and develops specific strategies for acquisitions, collection management, digitization, exhibitions, public programming and outreach. Identifies and integrates technical, financial and administrative factors of external program issues that have an immediate bearing on the division’s work (e.g., Library-wide Annual Performance Goals relating to arrearage reduction and digitization); adjusts immediate and long-range goals and schedules to meet changes in resources; determines project or program segments to be initiated, dropped, or curtailed; and determines resources to devote to various concurrent projects..

Coordinates, supervises, and participates in efforts of acquiring collections through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, and purchase. Plans for collection management and development to build and maintain comprehensive collections in the fields of American history and culture. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the Library. Serves as an authority in one or more major subject areas of American history or archival administration. Identifies new sources of personal papers, organizational records, and other manuscript and archival materials. Establishes priorities for acquisition that complement existing collections or fill gaps in existing holdings. Contacts owners of personal papers, organizational records, and other materials that document key areas of American history and negotiates donations or purchase.

Plans, establishes, and directs research, reference, and outreach work of specialists in the section under the incumbent’s supervision. Coordinates staff efforts related to exhibitions, publications, symposia, and reference services. Collaborates with other libraries in developing and providing access to library resources through the Internet and other means. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of services, policies, procedures, and publications. Independently plans and carries out studies of broad and varied topics or areas. Conducts research and analysis on historical and archival topics in field of expertise. Communicates findings or information verbally and in writing. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of the subject matter and archival holdings in order to assist researchers and to carry out exhibitions and special studies.

Serves as an official spokesperson for the division and for the Library on matters relating to manuscript acquisitions and archival administration. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, scholars, and other specialists in order to share information and coordinate workflows.

Position: Digital Project Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in Reformatting Projects Section, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 306764.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Provides expert analysis and advice on complex program and digital content related to information technology (IT) issues or problems where new analytical techniques must be developed to identify and evaluate findings. Based on operations and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues. Collects relevant information from many varied sources, some of which are difficult to access. Makes authoritative recommendations. Researches and/or analyzes IT problems, issues, or program requirements relative to promoting products and services to segmented agency mission area programs.

Researches and identifies complex program issues or problems impacting program initiatives in major agency organizational components. Makes recommendations for and coordinates resolutions and improvements. Proposes means for improving quality and efficiency in digital projects. Conducts studies, analyzes findings, and makes recommendations to improve preservation, user access, and automation policies.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. In consultation with the Supervisory Digital Projects Coordinator, oversees implementation projects from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audiences. Coordinates work with others for specific tasks as necessary for the completion of product development, marketing projects, public programs, or other events. Participates in planning the work of digital projects, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Utilizes a consultative approach to involve staff members actively in the process of planning work, developing and modifying work plans, reporting on outcomes, and formulating solutions to problems impacting the successful performance of digital projects. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines. Serves on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to Library digital programs, as requested.

Responsible for procurement on major digital projects, serving as Contracting Officer Representative (COR). In consultation with the Supervisory Digital Projects Coordinator, determines whether in-house personnel or contractors will accomplish project tasks; decides methods and types of contracts necessary to meet project or task order needs; and develops statements of work. Determines standard and project management controls for inclusion in statement of work products that are incorporated into contracts. Responsible for the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and other related contract documents within the scope of Contracting Officer Representative (COR) responsibilities. Monitors contract progress, prepares written and oral reports on contractor progress, and reviews, as well as approves deliverables. Provides contract administration.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with digital library experts and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within projects. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding changes in technical areas, as appropriate to digital projects. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars, and exhibits. May collaborate on projects both inside and outside the Library. Assists project participants in developing complex workflows.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Analyst in International Trade and Finance
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks an Analyst in International Trade and Finance to join its International Trade and Finance Section. This position will be filled as a GS-0101 (Social Science Analyst) or GS-0110 (Economist). Applicants can request to be considered for either or both series (see Vacancy Questionnaire).

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

The position description number for this position is 004740.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Applicants should have experience conducting sophisticated analysis of international trade and economics, knowledge of the U.S. legislative branch and its operations, and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. The work can require rapid response to emerging policy issues during active legislative processes. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in international trade and economic policy with some experience analyzing foreign and regional economies, including emerging economies. Strong research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills are essential, and applicants with an advanced degree in economics or finance are strongly encouraged to apply.

The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports and other products that analyze the international trade and finance policy of the United States and global economic developments; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on such policies throughout the legislative process; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars.

The analyst is also expected to enhance over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels. The analyst may support research analyses undertaken 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:

Prepares a variety of analytical, descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee’s designated areas of responsibility to support congressional decision making.

Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.

Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

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

Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.

Position: Digital Conversion Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $44,237 – $57,506

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 132948.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Performs arrangement and description work in a major 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 of records when needed. Creates new records or adds to or edits existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff frequently prior to correcting or significantly altering questionable database entries.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a wide variety of non-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 camera 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.

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.

Position: Librarian (Collection Development , Data Analyst)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collection Development Office, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 394566.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Applies established practices and techniques to investigate and analyze a variety of frequently encountered collection development problems, questions, and situations.

Participates in assessments of program effectiveness of limited complex operational processes and systems encompassing standard and similar functions or issues affecting critical aspects of the major programs of the Collection Development Office or of those programs monitored by CDO such as the purchase acquisitions program.

Plans and carries out successive steps, handles deviations, and resolves conventional problems that arise with the work of the unit. Following approved protocols and with guidance, collaborates with other CDO staff in developing strategies for implementing and tracking the work of the unit and of the Library’s collections acquisitions program.

Communicates to the Collection Development Officer and other Library Services managers when adjustments or changes in objectives or shifts in priorities have occurred. Receives assistance in unusual situations that do not have clear precedents.

Recommends changes or improvements to data-based assessment project plans that include guidance on the data to be collected and analyzed and the performance targets to be met. Expresses goals in quantitative or measurable form that will allow assessment of goal achievement. Collaborates with senior CDO staff in a limited range of standard data-based studies and detailed analysis of the functions and processes of the Collection Development Office and of those programs that are monitored by CDO.

Provides draft data analysis, data-based assessment and related reports for review by the Collection Development Officer and/or other senior CDO staff to support the collections development work performed by Library specialists, contractors, interns and others.

Assists in identifying and utilizing efficient methods, best practices, and tools to capture relevant data relating to the Library’s historic and contemporary collection acquisition policies and practices and to research trends that include evolving industry publishing and dissemination standards. Researches and reports on alternative data collection approaches to ensure efficient and effective data capture and analysis.

Utilizing knowledge of collection development workflows and survey design protocols, assists in the development of survey instruments and participates in data collection efforts. Collects and interprets library data for the preparation of management reports. Presents results in written and/or oral form, which are well-organized, supportable and clearly expressed.

Utilizing library databases and other online systems, assists in efforts to identify and explain the impact of data anomalies on the Library of Congress collection development initiatives.

Participates on committees, task forces, etc., outside CDO which have been assigned responsibility for projects or tasks related to collections development work. The librarian plans or coordinates work efforts, solves problems or provides advice to clientele on noncontroversial collection development issues and concerns.

Maintains professional relationships with data librarians to maintain current awareness of developments in data capture, compilation, and analysis, as well as survey design techniques. Maintains professional relationships with acquisitions, preservation, and reference librarians to understand issues and trends in collection development.

Drafts for review by the Collection Development Officer and/or other senior CDO staff memos, correspondence, reports, presentation materials and other straightforward analytical documents that include narrative text, graphs, charts, tables, and other visual representations of data and analysis. Prepares draft data visualizations and dashboards within a Business Intelligence software environment.

Assists other CDO staff in the preparation of statistical/analytical reports about the Library’s collections, publishing trends and the documenting/forecasting of current and anticipated needs of Library users. Presents information orally and in writing to diverse audiences. Collaborates with other CDO staff on the review of editing of documentation prepared by colleagues.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Chief Archivist
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: $144,128 – $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Library Collections Department. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the FCPL’s system-wide collection development, including the selection and acquisition of physical and digital library materials. Direct supervision is given to Materials Management and Technical Services staff. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Support Services.

Summary

The position is located in the Archival Affairs Branch in the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Division of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), with a duty location at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation, and Research Center in Bowie, MD.

Responsibilities

Duties include:

The primary role of the Chief Archivist is to provide comprehensive archival, cataloging and strategic direction for the branch and the Museum, with an emphasis on description and the orchestration of archival processing and cataloging of incoming collections and accretions, and coordination with other staff to ensure and expand physical and digital access to the Museum’s Collection of Record. Additionally, the Chief Archivist serves as a leader in the international field of Holocaust-related archives and archival access, representing the Museum in coordination with the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Division Director and the NIHD Office Head in various national and international organizations, such as EHRI, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.

Ensures intellectual control over collections’ descriptive data through oversight of archival processing and cataloging as well as development and exchange of metadata attached to collections records to other branches in NIHD, including for inclusion in the Digital Asset Management System.

Provides management and policy oversight of the institutional archivist responsible for the retention and disposal of institutional electronic and hard-copy records according to federal guidelines.

Leads the development and implementation of Office-wide practices and policies designed in collaboration with the Archival and Curatorial Affairs Director and Chief Curator, as well as staff from other NIHD divisions and branches to enhance accessibility of Museum collections by researchers and other patrons.

Oversees and reviews answers to archival reference inquiries, in coordination with the Research and Reference Services Division, for other USHMM staff and the public on Museum collections, institutional records, and materials at other institutions.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the German Section, Germanic And Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language. The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the History and Military Science Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 132882.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving supervisor or designee on only the more difficult problems. Refers items needing authority work to librarians.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed and verifying that the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Recognizes possible errors made in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel to correct the problem. Investigates and interprets authority records to ensure accuracy of series treatment, analysis, form of numbering, and call number. Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Exercises good public relations practices and demonstrates sound knowledge in soliciting and providing information. Demonstrates an understanding of the demands and attitudes of various interested and affected groups. Determines the best way of formulating requests and utilizes good judgment and discretion in the selection and presentation of the information. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers or clients. Acts as a liaison for specific clients, negotiates and resolves problems, drafts original correspondence for specialized requests or explaining specific problems, prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RLIN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection.

Adopts a proactive attitude toward the flow of work within the team as well as toward individual workflow. Maintains awareness of deadlines and adjusts workflow to accommodate interruptions from patrons or staff with a variety of questions, requests, etc. that occur throughout the workday. As required, shares the workload of absent team members.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Resources Division, Law Library, Library Collection and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 414531.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The incumbent assists with the integration of digital and traditional library services through work on assigned projects involving digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material.

Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, incumbent assists with program components that include design, implementation, and evaluation of projects, creation of digital images and post-processing functions, review of presentation of digital material, metadata and standards for content development, and models for information access and delivery. The incumbent liaises with various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to digital reformatting and collecting original digital material. Assists with parts of a wide variety of complex projects for service and access of the Law Library’s digital media holdings. These collections span multimedia forms of expression including text, graphic, photographic, moving image, cartographic, and mixed media to include web content. Projects may involve one or more of the Law Library’s digital material collections intended to establish and/or enhance standards for collecting, creating, and maintaining digital material online.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Resources Division. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire and present digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Acquires and applies knowledge of techniques and methods relating to digital content management and digital projects. Proposes modifications to existing information practices, precedents, and techniques and adapts previous approaches to solve information, organization, and access issues related to digital content within the assigned task or workflow.

Position: Librarian (Canada/Oceania Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Canada and Oceania Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Position: Librarian (Assistant Curator, Photography)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Curatorial Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 064765.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Provides accurate, competent research guidance on the use and technical aspects of the visual materials collections. Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to a specialized field. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing finding aids and related written products describing collections.

Prepares basic and standard responses to written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Assists with the full range of curatorial duties, including reference, processing, preservation, publication,and exhibition work. Identifies and provides basic curatorial documentation on items and collections for purposes of preservation, processing, and cataloging. Monitors condition and preservation needs of items in the collections. Assists with special reference service, such as unprocessed collections.

Sees to arrangements for new acquisitions or donations. Researches visual works identified for possible acquisition. Proposes works for possible acquisition. Helps maintain contacts with donors and potential donors, including correspondence and phone communications. Arranges for delivery of objects. Prepares listings of new items.

Conducts research using established methods. Researches visual collections, searches published and unpublished sources to complete cataloging, establish provenance, answer public inquiries, provide research support for exhibit/publication projects, and otherwise contribute to the accessibility and wider availability of the collections, etc. Compiles background materials under the direction of a curator to inform the interested public (government officials, scholars, publishers, writers, learned societies, etc.) of the Library’s resources and services and to support special exhibit and publication projects. May participate in professional associations.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Collections Manager
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $72,397 – $86,876

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Library Collections Department. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the FCPL’s system-wide collection development, including the selection and acquisition of physical and digital library materials. Direct supervision is given to Materials Management and Technical Services staff. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Support Services.

Requirements

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum 5 years of professional library work experience in a public setting, including at least 2 years (within last 5 years) collection development and/or materials management experience and/or technical services management experience.
  • Minimum 2 years work supervisory work experience
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license
  • *Note: 2 additional years of professional work experience may reduce the education requirement to a Bachelor’s degree (see full job description)

Position: Customer Experience Specialist/ Research Librarian
Location: Digital Science
Salary: $70,000.00 – $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

We are Digital Science and we are advancing the research ecosystem.

We are a pioneering technology company, and our vision is of a future where a trusted and collaborative research ecosystem drives progress for all. We believe in better, open, collaborative and inclusive research. In creating the next generation of tools and working in partnership with the community we tackle some of the biggest challenges to research. In order to achieve our vision, we need innovative, inspiring and dynamic people to join our team. Do you want to join us in achieving our vision?

Dimensions, part of the Digital Science family, is the world’s largest linked research information dataset, covering millions of research publications and connected by more than 1.3 billion citations. We are shaping the future of research and are looking for a Customer Experience Specialist/Research Librarian to help us support and guide our clients to get what they need from Dimensions tools and services. Could you be a part of the team?

Your new role

As part of the global and dynamic team, you will play a key role in serving our global customers, a large and growing set of global government and funding organizations. Working in a highly collaborative team environment, you will lead support for customers and provide delivery excellence that delights our customers, informs billions in research investment, fuels word-of-mouth growth, and very high renewal rates, an indication of serving our customers with best service possible. You will help our customers use bibliometric and scientometric data from Dimensions to support research assessment, portfolio management/analysis, strategic planning and more.

As a Customer Experience Specialist/Research Librarian, you will lead customer support responses, anticipate and triage requests, and perform a wide range of activities, which will help our customers to think through how Dimensions and its underlying data can support their needs. As someone who thrives in helping people and solving problems with them, you will create custom data sets, provide training and answer questions about our products, as you grow to become an expert in our data, software, and customers, whilst identifying situations where we can grow customer engagement.

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll be a trusted partner supporting leaders of science funding organizations to use Dimensions data and tools to support them in making key decisions about research and funding management
  • You’ll both use and demonstrate how to use publication metrics and other bibliographic data to evaluate the impact of a researcher, program or organization
  • You will provide guidance to program incumbents and thought leaders on the responsible use of data and information from Dimensions
  • You will work closely with clients to understand their business needs and use-cases and create solutions for them with Dimensions data and tools
  • Build & develop relationships with clients, built around use and awareness of Dimensions tools and developments
  • You will help clients to achieve their goals through project planning, management and supporting implementation as well as providing both training and ongoing support for each subscribed tool and service
  • You will monitor and respond to client requests through helpdesk tickets, contract deliverables, and status reports.
  • Be an expert on all aspects of Dimensions offerings and provide advice to both the external research and analysis community and to the internal Digital Science team
  • Deliver training presentations on our capabilities, case examples and tools to both small and large groups
  • Create support documentation including FAQ’s, presentations, videos etc

What you’ll bring to the role

  • You will bring an understanding of the Scientific & Technology ecosystem (funders, research organizations, scientific publishing)
  • You will have a sound knowledge of and interest in bibliometrics, scientometrics, research assessment and science policy
  • You will bring expertise in research data, including common matters such as author and institutional disambiguation, classification and citation linkages
  • You will have extensive and demonstrable work experience in a related field (research librarian, assessment & analytic librarian, bibliometric librarian) and be able to showcase your experience and achievements
  • You will have the ability to create and present interactive training for online tools including workshop-style sessions
  • You will be familiar with helping users answer questions about database aggregation, linkages and anomalies
  • You will be experienced in helping others create Boolean searches to represent a topic to support exploration of the research landscape and helping identify under-researched and emerging areas
  • You quickly understand user perspective and take the initiative to support the client in finding solutions
  • You will thrive in an environment where you can work independently and remotely
  • You will be a strong communicator and able to communicate your findings to a varied audience through written and verbal presentation
  • You will be comfortable working in a fast paced, changing environment and utilize this to empower your career with us
  • It would be advantageous if you have experience in successfully managing projects and programmes and creating customer-facing documentation, but not a requirement for the role
  • If you are experienced supporting research analysis that would be desirable
  • It would be advantageous if you have experience in creating and presenting data visualizations based on research outputs and metrics

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Administrative Specialist
Location: United States Tax Court
Salary: &72,750 – $94,581

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

POSITION SUMMARY

The position is in the library of the United States Tax Court. The incumbent performs a variety of technical and professional duties providing service to the Judicial and administrative staff of the Court. The incumbent reports directly to the Supervisory Librarian and plays key roles in both verifying and projecting library expenditures in current and future fiscal years as well as creating online tools to provide end user interfacing with library products and services.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Support

  • Work independently using various modules of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) to input and edit item records for print materials received daily. Establish frequency pattern in ILS for both regular and irregularly printed publications and program alert notifications for any missing or overdue items. Run SQL reports to identify and claim missing materials.
  • Work under the direction of the Technical Information Specialist in editing bibliographic ILS records to include virtual, static, or internal links.
  • Work independently uploading digital objects into the home page of the library’s ILS as well as providing links to services and objects. Maintain library webpages.
  • Use a variety of tools including but not limited to the Library’s ILS, digital repository, AWS cloud contents and Court’s document management and collaboration platform to display virtual, static, or internal links to digital objects, online resources, and services.
  • Effectively link each bibliographic item record for a print item in the catalog module of the Court’s ILS to a third-party vendor’s RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) system.
  • Track and maintain inventory in the library, satellite collections, chambers, and offices. Order materials for distribution in 39 field courtrooms.
  • Responsible for the Court’s bookbinding process, completing all necessary forms (e.g., SF-1, SF-2511) for signature. Independently work with GPO contracted bindery company on binding specifications. Choose and arrange all journals for binding, gather materials, set up appointments, and maintain contact with bookbinders. When the orders are complete, check for accuracy and prepare library volumes for shelving.
  • Work directly with library contractors ensuring tasks are performed in accordance with any agreement entered by the Court.
  • Responsible for maintaining the appearance and order of library stacks according to Library of Congress classification system and Librarian directives; some filing of supplements and treatise updates required.
  • Provide subject-area reference services and information searches for Presidentially appointed Judges and other Court personnel by performing searches in response to specific requests, locating and selecting information from a broad range of current and retrospective resources. Guide Court personnel in the use of internal and external resources.
  • Create digitized materials from the Court’s physical collection and incorporate external digitized products from outside sources into the digital initiative project. Apply library science
  • principles of hierarchy and relationship to verify that material is created and displayed in a logical data set and subset organization. Under the direction of the Technical Information Specialist upload material to appropriate repository and provide user friendly access to such objects.

Procurement/Budget Support

  • Perform a full range of pre-award (e.g., Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals) and post-award library contracting and procurement duties as well as manage post-award contract administration to ensure compliance with contracted obligations.
  • Reconcile receivables with purchase orders in both ILS and Court financial programs.
  • Responsible for budget projections and formulation by compiling, consolidating, checking, and arranging funding data in requests to cover projected annual operating expenses into specified categories.
  • Maintain information on vendors fulfilling terms of agreement in a centralized system. Alert Supervisory Librarian for any need to modify an existing contract and provide adequate time to restart the bidding process after agreement/contracts are near fulfillment.
  • Respond directly to the Director of Finance regarding purchase order inquiries, de-obligations and projections. Verify any de-obligations with vendors before releasing them to the Director of Finance.
  • Responsible for the purchase of all print and non-print materials, online systems and supplies using appropriate Court procurement procedures. Review and approve all invoices for accuracy and proper receipt of materials and services. Ensure invoices reflect the proper performance period and review statements that reflect obligations, payments, corrections, and adjustment of all library acquisitions. This includes, among many other vendors, rider materials from GPO Circulars and rider contracts negotiated by the Administrative Office of the US Courts.
  • Hold government purchase card for library acquisitions and is responsible for purchase card purchases and reconciling purchase card statements.
  • Provide guidance to chambers/offices regarding budgets determined by the Chief Judge. Track costs, explain pricing to chambers/offices and maintain the preset spending limits. Any variations are reported to the Supervisory Librarian.
  • Serve as principal liaison with publishers and other vendors for ordering materials, maintaining records of titles, prices, and expiration dates. Initiate claims of missing items in a timely manner. Obtain credit vouchers when appropriate and use them within specified time as dictated by Federal procurement laws. Negotiate directly with publishers during times of limited appropriations to pay for annual subscriptions on a prorated basis.
  • Responsible for creating reports and spreadsheets which analyze material costs. Conduct cost comparisons and evaluate the impact on the Court’s budget from anticipated pricing models. As with all positions at the U.S. Tax Court, other duties may be assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Russia Section, Germanic And Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties:

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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: Librarian (Braille Music)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Music Section of the Patron & Network Engagement Division in the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled Directorate is seeking a Librarian (Braille Music). This position is part of the Library Collections and Services Group at the Taylor Street Annex Building.

Responsibilities

Processing and quality assurance of braille music scores; advising patrons teachers, parents, and other persons on material and other matters related to braille music reading; responding to telephone inquiries to the Music Section; assisting with the planning and production of new instructional music recordings; assisting with the compilation of Music Section magazines.

Participates in and assists in conducting limited user evaluations of existing and emerging music technology resources. Gathers and processes data on usage and cost. Coordinates computer workstation installations that utilize assistive technology.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. May serve as a liaison in arranging appointments for visitors to the Music Section and its music library. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding music and music braille. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in music librarianship, music braille and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development. Orients visitors and conducts tours.

Organizes and analyzes specialized information that pertains to music braille, especially digital music braille. Evaluates, selects, and adapts procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Applies the standard practices of other fields and disciplines as they relate to the subject specialty of music. Evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, or solutions for incomplete or conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in music and music braille. May initiate, assist with, or be responsible for organizing reports and studies. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Prepares written materials, including the writing and/or editing of documents and reports, relating especially to music and music braille. Produces material by gathering and verifying facts, writing and editing reports, and developing and presenting information that is clear and meaningful to the intended audience. Analyzes, prepares, and organizes complex projects applying the appropriate established procedures and practices. Searches automated databases and modifies and edits online records.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with non-routine questions on borrowing privileges, use of general collections, and the location of material. Provides services that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Exercises good public relations practices in soliciting information, is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers. Demonstrates an understanding of the demands and attitudes of various interested and affected groups.

Manages patron accounts; notifies them of overdue materials, determines replacement cost of lost items, drafts correspondence explaining account problems, etc.

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Foreign Law Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 378650.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Foreign Law Specialist position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate in the Law Library. The employee in this position serves as a Foreign Law Specialist for the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The Foreign Law Specialist is responsible for providing research, advice and assistance on foreign legal issues, questions, or situations to the United States Congress, Executive Branch Agencies, the Judiciary, and foreign law reference services to other constituencies, including the general public. In that capacity, the Specialist conducts legal research and analysis and prepares or contributes to legal opinions, briefs, reports, memoranda, and comparative analyses related to the laws and legal systems of assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations. The incumbent will respond to inquiries related to legal developments in assigned jurisdictions and international organizations where countries of assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations are members. In addition, the Specialist assists in the development of the Law Library’s online products and recommends acquisitions to the Law Library’s collections related to the assigned jurisdictions.

Performs a variety of foreign law research and provides reference services at various levels of complexity in regard to assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations. Conducts legal research using printed, on-line, and other sources of information. Uses knowledge of sources of legal information, legal research methodology, and experience in legislative analysis to assist in the development and production of the Law Library’s legal information systems. Participates in developing, producing, and promoting the Law Library’s online products and services.

Prepares written reports for a wide range of legal inquiries where assignments cover conventional problems, questions, or situations and historical issues within assigned jurisdictions. Produces reports and other documents individually or as part of a team. Conducts scholarly work and prepares publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials related to assigned jurisdictions and/or area of subject matter expertise.

Surveys the Law Library’s collection for assigned jurisdictions to identify deficiencies. Makes recommendations on the acquisition of needed materials and searches the catalogs and collections for law items under consideration. Reviews and selects all materials received in the Law Library on assigned jurisdictions. Assists with the development and technical processing of the collections within his/her areas of specialization where conventional problems, questions, or situations arise. Performs other functions relating to the development and maintenance of foreign legal collections for assigned jurisdictions in the Library.

Provides advice and assistance to the staff of the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and U.S. Courts on conventional foreign legal issues, questions, or situations. Provides advice on foreign laws and collaborates with various staff on issues relevant to the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Provides reference on laws of assigned jurisdictions to LOC patrons. To enhance the exchange of legal information, develops and maintains professional relations with colleagues in the United States and abroad.