Two Positions: Maryland

Position: FT Branch Manager
Location: Williamsport Memorial Branch Library, Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown, MD is seeking a FT Branch Manager (Library Associate II) to staff its Williamsport Memorial Branch Library. This FT position includes working some evenings; must be flexible. Includes medical, dental, vision and retirement plan benefits. Successful candidate must be dedicated, service-oriented professional able to organize, direct and supervise the activities and workings of the Williamsport Memorial Branch Library (area pop. 2,160) to meet the informational and educational needs of that community. Additionally, the ideal candidate should be able to adapt quickly to change and work through frequent interruptions; is a creative problem-solver and effectively communicates. Must provide excellent customer service, lead in implementing innovative programs, supervise staff, and establish working relationships with the community and the Williamsport Memorial Library Board of Trustees, staff and library users. Coordinate the building maintenance with the Town of Williamsport. Supervisory experience, working with children, teens and social networking preferred. Reports to the Branch coordinator.

Position: Archivist
Location: Department of the Navy, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $56,233 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The selectee for this position will serve as a Archivist in the Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library of NAVACADEMY.


The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

  • Appraise and implement retention schedule for archives.
  • Arrange records in both digital and analog form.
  • Provide general guidance and specialized reference services related to all materials in Special Collections & Archives.
  • Determine the suitability of records for digital preservation.

Two Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Generalist Librarian
Location: Major Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LibSource, a LAC Group company, seeks a Generalist  Librarian for a major law firm client with a busy library in their  Washington DC office. The Librarian will be required to coordinate technical services and collection maintenance, respond to research requests, and perform cataloging and basic support functions.  This is a full-time position which functions as part of a larger library team dispersed across four office locations.  The candidate will be expected to collaborate and work in a distributed environment.


  • Perform legal research using electronic and print resources via the library’s portal site.
  • Maintain library collection by sorting, shelving and organizing print publications and filing pocket parts,  supplements and loose- leaf sets.
  • Check-in and route materials using library catalog.
  • Modify and update catalog records according to set criteria to change location, holdings, etc.
  • Search and retrieve records in OCLC and the ILS and assist in their processing.
  • Respond to research requests and assist in locating books and publications.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned and participate in special projects as necessary.
  • Print and affix labels.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as cataloging, data entry, generating reports and processing invoices

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Quantico, VA
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

You will serve as a LIBRARY TECHNICIAN(OA) in the Library of the Marine Corps of TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND.


  • You will locate library materials (e.g., books, periodicals, pamphlets, reserve materials, microfilms) for faculty, students, and staff.
  • You will use knowledge of cataloging rules (e.g., Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd edition) to establish a proper process in the cataloging of the library.
  • You will operate automated areas of the library (e.g., cataloging, circulation, acquisitions, serials) to answer customer’s inquiries on library material.
  • You will use the integrated library system (ILS) circulation module to check in and out materials.
  • You will operate computer software for highly specialized technical information, research, and cataloging.

LIPA Job Announcement – Executive Director

The Legal Information Preservation Alliance (LIPA) is seeking a creative, collaborative, and dynamic Executive Director to work with the LIPA Board of Directors, LIPA members, and other organizations to advocate for and implement effective programs that advance the mission of LIPA. The Executive Director will work with the LIPA Board to develop and support programmatic activities, outreach and information to members, advocacy and relationships with other organizations, and provide administrative support for the organization, information-gathering and planning for the LIPA Board and committees. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about current trends, programs and issues regarding preservation of legal materials in all formats; have a demonstrated ability to think strategically; strong interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to work independently in planning, managing projects and problem solving.

For additional information including how to apply, see the full job posting.

Research Librarian (Telecommunications Policy)- Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian (Telecommunications Policy)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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.

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on telecommunications policy. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in telecommunications policy are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy and industry and legal research.

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.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Diversity Fellow Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library’s virtual and physical spaces.

In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. This project will include a service learning component that fosters a connection between the librarian, the library, and the local community. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

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 “Diversity Fellow Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I
Location: Havre de Grace, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsible for assisting with managing the operations, activities, and staff of the branch; directly supervises hourly reference staff, including substitutes, custodial staff and volunteers as assigned; oversees the training of reference staff; provides reference, collection and reader’s advisory services to the public in all service areas; works on reference desk as required.  Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

  • Master of Library Science degree or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA accredited institution.  Note:  Will consider applicants that will complete MLS program within six months from date of application.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland State Certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire.
  • Experience in programs, services and outreach for all age groups; .
  • 2 years reference work including direct information service & training customers and staff on use of computers & databases and downloading digital library materials to a personal device, preferably in a public library setting.
  • Some supervisory experience.
  • Ability to work with well with people both in the library, as well as, with school and other outside agencies or organizations.
  • Ability to work a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.

Position: Librarian- Children’s Services
Location: Aberdeen or Bel Air, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Provides a variety of professional services to customers to include reference, reader’s advisory, computer instruction, training, programming/community outreach, collection development and a variety of related tasks. Works collaboratively with department staff in a team approach to public service; oversees, plans and implements children programs; and works on reference desk as required.Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

  • Master of Library Science degree or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA accredited institution.  Note:  Will consider applicants that will complete MLS program within six months from date of application.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland State Certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire.
  • Experience in programs, services and outreach with an emphasis on the birth to 14 years old age group; however, familiar with teen and adult services as well.
  • 1 year reference work including direct information service & training customers and staff on use of computers & databases and downloading digital library materials to a personal device, preferably in a public library setting.
  • Ability to work with well with people both in the library, as well as, with school and other outside agencies or organizations.
  • Ability to work a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.

Position: Circulation Technician
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Salary Range: $30,587-$41,933

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary:
The Circulation Technician is responsible for afternoon/evening staffing the Circulation Desk by performing all duties necessary to ensure orderly lending, returning and use of library materials, and for processing and maintaining the periodical collection, processing overdue fine letters, and for responding to patron requests for information concerning all library services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all functions of the circulation department in the evenings. Report operational issues to appropriate staff. In conjunction with the student assistant supervisor, provide oversight and training for student assistants assigned to work in the evening. Provide support to evening reference technician when needed.

Perform duties necessary to ensure the orderly circulation of library materials, which include the following: Charge, discharge, and renew library materials; Register new patrons and modify existing patron records; Process requests for library materials to be sent to off-site locations.

Oversee accurate shelving of library materials.

Ensure confidentiality of library circulation records.

Update hold requests and notify patrons of availability of holds.

Receive, check in, and process new issues of journals and magazines. Maintain current periodicals stacks. Route periodicals to library faculty and staff. Process book review cards for distribution to faculty members.

Identify damaged library materials, assess fines, and routes materials to appropriate staff for possible withdrawal and/or replacement.

Maintain circulation records using library system software. Run reports relating to circulation and update the calendar function in the library system.

Process overdue fines for patrons, maintaining circulation and overdue items records and recording statistics as necessary.

Respond to in person, e-mail and telephone questions and requests, such as library card applications, reservations for audio-visual materials. Answer questions from patrons for basic library or college information, seeking assistance from others if necessary. Direct patrons to locations within the building and on campus.

Assist Public Safety in closing the library. Respond to book security system alarms. Report lost items to Public Safety. Follow security procedures.

Instruct patrons in the basic use of laptops, VCR/DVD players, photocopiers, and other equipment.

Other duties as assigned by the Access Librarian or the Director of the Library.

Five Positions- Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Digital Initiatives Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

The Digital Initiatives Librarian oversees the implementation, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library. S/he manages the Scanning Team, student assistants, and metadata strategies for digitized materials. Reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Digital Initiatives Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Trains and monitors staff engaging in digitization processes.
  • Maintains workflows for digitization and post-processing digital images and expertise in application-specific software (for example, LIMB and Scribe).
  • Maintains, develops and migrates, when necessary, the workflow management tool – currently a Microsoft Access database.
  • Conducts research and monitors best practices in digitization processes.
  • Acts as a contact with the Internet Archive on the continued research, development, and maintenance of the digital lending platform.
  • Maintains data and metrics relating to digital lending, and develops code to gather and utilize data from external partners.
  • Researches, implements and maintains digital asset preservation systems, strategies, and workflows, including ongoing validation of master digital files and solutions for when anomalies occur.
  • Exports MARC records from the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Transforms metadata records to document new digital objects using a combination of existing tools and writing specific code.
  • Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.


  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • High level of proficiency with personal computers, software, and library-relevant information technology applications
  • Proficiency with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
  • General knowledge of how digital library collections and electronic objects are used in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of MARC, MODS, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials
  • Ability to manage projects and accomplish goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Ability to perform command-line tasks and familiarity with batch scripting
  • Familiarity with XML/XSLT and experience in working with data from an Integrated Library System preferred

Position: Head of Law Library Technology
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Jobline.

Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for the Head of Law Library Technology in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. It is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.

The Head of Law Library Technology provides leadership and vision for library technology initiatives and applications. Individually and as a department head, the incumbent manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services in order to support the research, scholarly, and educational missions and operations of the library and Law Center. These operations include digitize-and-lend, customizable e-book platform development, and integration of collaborative collection tools into integrated library systems. The incumbent supports library functions, including e-resources management, cataloging, circulation, reference, database creation and maintenance, library instruction, web design and development of technical data structures for tools, modules and services as they relate to ingestion and management of digital content. The incumbent represents the law library on university committees and projects and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives. S/he is expected to maintain the highest level of knowledge of technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments. The position reports to the Law Library Director and supervises three librarians and one paraprofessional staff member.

Required: Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent education or experience; 6-10 years management experience or equivalent level of technical experience. Significant experience managing technology in an academic environment, preferably in a law library and/or law school; strong supervisory skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to advise on strategic use of technology; thorough knowledge of: cloud services and platforms, Linux systems administration, modern procedural coding languages, scripting and database/web platforms and interfaces, major development environments, and systems of information architecture.

Preferred: Second Masters or a JD from an accredited law school; experience with integrated library systems.

The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. Full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave for scholarly research and writing after one year of continuous service.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package. This position is an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. The start date is negotiable.

To apply, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by March 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Manager, Library Technical Services
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available at AALL Career Center.

Crowell & Moring LLP invites you to consider this unique opportunity to join a dynamic team of Research and Library Services professionals at a top law firm where both attorneys and staff are highly valued and exciting careers are built!

Job Summary:

The Manager, Technical Services is responsible for coordinating the library’s use of systems and technology to provide services to clients, organize and track firm resources, and improve client and department access to information resources.

Job Responsibilities:

• Serves as internal project manager related to all current and future Research Services systems, managing all phases of project life-cycle including requirement gathering, planning, testing, implementing, and training.

• Trains and assists staff and attorneys in the use of department systems as well as leads trouble-shooting and admin support of those systems.

• Responds to questions from attorneys and staff regarding Research Services systems and resources; collaborates with IT for resolution of issues pertinent to Research Services resources.

• Leads and facilitates continuous improvement of procedures, workflow, policies and technical services operations, reshaping where appropriate.

• Supervises technical services department staff (Serials Assistant and Acquisitions Librarian).

• Acts as the system administer for the Integrated Library System (EOS). Develops procedures for ensuring information about print and online resource in all offices is captured in the ILS, including classification of resources, capturing of receipt and payment information, client and circulation data, acquisition and disposal records, and licensing information.

• Acts as the system administer for firmwide resource management system (Onelog). Ensures system remains integrated with all new and existing online resources; inputs and updates firmwide ID/passwords; ensures usage tracking of all resource remains active in system; and ensures ongoing collection of firmwide usage statistics.

• Acts as system administrator for department request tracking software (Quest).

• Acts as system administrator and billing contact for firm’s PACER administrative account.

• Develops and updates content on the Research Services department intranet pages; works independently and coordinates with the Information Services department to maintain applications such as routing list request database.

• Develops and manages systems responsible for circulating current awareness materials throughout the firm.

• Oversees cataloging of print and electronic holdings firmwide.

• Assists Director with purchasing and licensing agreements by obtaining data from vendors, providing resource information and usage, etc.

• Provides reports to assist in collection, renewal and budget analysis.

• Coordinates collection maintenance activities for the print collection including shifting, weeding.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• Occasional travel may be required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to implement and support complex online technologies.

• Ability to quickly analyze and interpret information from a variety of sources, apply critical and creative thinking to draw conclusions or develop solutions to complex problems.

• Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment to meet deadlines and daily requirements.

• Demonstrated project management skills to effectively complete projects and to reach established goals and objectives in a timely and successful manner.

• Demonstrated ability to accurately accomplish extremely detailed work.

• Ability to lead others effectively in a team and collaborate within and across departments in a cooperative and friendly manner.

• Ability to keep updated on trends and developments in the industry.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with attorneys and firm staff.

• Ability to effectively supervise others.


The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution required.


The position requires a minimum of six (6) years of increasingly responsible, directly related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to the position were demonstrated. Previous law firm experience preferred.

To apply, email your resume to OR visit the firm’s LinkedIn Careers Page.

Position: Cataloger
Location: LAC Federal, Washington DC or Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal is seeking experienced Catalogers to provide high quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Work may be done on-site at the government’s facility or virtually. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday – Friday) benefited position.


  • Create PCC BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings and/or classification numbers


  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • 5+ years of original cataloging experience in an academic or large special library
  • Expert knowledge of RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging monographic materials
  • Proven experience with any/all of these LC classifications
    • D
    • E
    • F
    • G
    • H
    • J
    • P
    • Z
  • Demonstrated history of BIBCO level cataloging
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows
  • Strong computer skills related to downloading, installing and using specialized software from OCLC and LC
  • Understanding of item based workflow and requirement to create high level bibliographic and/or NACO records in a minimal amount of time
  • Familiarity with OCLC’s Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit
  • Knowledge of NACO procedures
  • Strong computer & analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Excellent command of English
  • High attention to detail

Position: Outreach & Evening Librarian
Location: McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Reporting to the Library Director, the Outreach & Evening Librarian is responsible for coordinating the library’s outreach activities and liaison support for academic departments. Additionally, the Librarian will:

  • Provide evening reference services and ensures oversight of library operations in the evening (typical schedule is 1pm-9pm Sunday through Thursday).
  • Provide instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participate in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.
  • Participate as a member of the leadership team working closely with the Library Director to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library.


  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science by August 2018
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for information literacy instruction and providing interdisciplinary liaison activities, especially working with faculty and providing personalized research support for students
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate resources and developing reports to support conclusions
  • A strong commitment to library service excellence demonstrated by responsiveness to diverse patron needs and desire to find solutions to issues that arise
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close-knit community at a small liberal arts college including experience on successful team projects and well-developed relationship building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to calmly manage multiple tasks and commitments in an effective and timely manner, and successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects
  • Ability to thrive in a culture of experimentation where learning new ideas, delving into assessment and ongoing self-improvement are encouraged
  • Commitment to the use of innovative technologies demonstrated through past projects utilizing best methods to achieve a goal
  • Commitment to professional development and service


  • Experience with information literacy instruction
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Suite’s Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign or similar, with willingness to learn Adobe Suite
  • Demonstrated experience with social media as a promotional tool
  • Experience with library outreach and/or liaison activities
  • Experience providing reference services in an academic library

Physical Characteristics: This position requires sitting for long periods of time, as well as some bending and stooping when working with files. Must be capable of lifting boxes and/or pushing carts of 25 lbs on a regular basis; must minimize exposure to paper/book dust, molds, and vapors from library mending and cleaning products through the use of protective masks and gloves when necessary. Quite a bit of finger/hand dexterity is involved in regard to typing and/or filing. The overall setting of the job is in an area conducive to a normal office environment with minimal exposure to adverse conditions.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, a CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references using the following link: Only applications submitted through this link will be accepted. Review of applications begins February 26 and will continue until position is filled.

Executive Director, Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library- University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position: Executive Director, Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore-Baltimore, MD
Salary: $85,000, commensurate with experience

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2016 – 2021) with the National Library of Medicine, the HS/HSL serves as the headquarters for the Southeastern Atlantic (SEA) region, one of eight regions in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The SEA region comprises 10 Southeastern states, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and contains approximately 25% of the U.S. population. The Executive Director of the NNLM SEA is responsible for leadership, development, and administration of all programs of the regional services plan, from planning through evaluation phases. The Executive Director oversees the effective participation of all SEA network members in the activities of the NNLM. Reporting to the Director of the SEA region, who is the Executive Director of the HS/HSL, the SEA Executive Director also serves as an important and valued member of the HS/HSL leadership team.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status, non-tenure track faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at a 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. For more information, please see the University’s policy: