Two Librarian Positions – Maryland

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: Frostburg State University – Frostburg, Maryland
Salary: Commensurate with experience (minimum $55,000)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Digital Projects Librarian

Frostburg State University, Lewis J. Ort Library, seeks applications for the position of Digital Projects Librarian to coordinate the Library’s digitization program. Salary commensurate with experience (minimum $55,000) and includes University System of Maryland benefits package.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Library Director and in collaboration with the User Services and Library Technology Divisions, manage digital collections and implement digital projects from inception to completion. Coordinate cross-departmental project workflows and identify collection development opportunities, including seeking grant funding. Research, plan, and provide technical expertise for digital initiatives. Support digital content creation and conversion, interoperability of platforms, and integration of digital resources into library web pages, as well as opportunities for expanding digital services. Manage and promote the local instance of the MD-SOAR shared digital repository platform. Coordinate the Library’s role in the final processing of the institution’s electronic theses and dissertations. Collaborate with computing staff on technical infrastructure needed to manage a digital library. Keep current on trends in digital collections, institutional repositories, scholarly publishing, and data curation; utilize appropriate design principles, coding and metadata standards, and best practices for managing a digitization program.

Position: Collection Development Librarian

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library – Annapolis, MD
Position type: Full-time
Hours per week: 37.50
Grade: 18MA
Salary range: $51,445 – $85,684

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at the Anne Arundel County Public Library website:

Minimum Requirements:

Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program plus three years professional-level library experience in collection development including one year supervisory responsibility.

Necessary Special Requirements: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 contact hours of continuing education every 5 years.

Planning and carrying out activities related to system-wide materials selection and to the overall management of the system’s print and media collections. Administrative work such as reporting and recordkeeping, participating in formulating and executing goals and objectives, and participating in tasks and projects with other members of the Support Services Department.

Two Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at AALL Career Center:

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP seeks a dynamic Law Librarian to assist its top-tier communications, trademark and energy practices in Washington, DC. This position is responsible for managing the operations of the library, offering professional law library services to attorneys/staff, and performing substantive research and marketing duties. Additional responsibilities include preparing and monitoring budgets, managing our social media presence, maintaining and expanding our Intranet portal, assisting with the external promotion of the firm, and monitoring legislative and policy developments. We provide competitive compensation and benefits, and an enjoyable, good-natured work environment. The firm consistently is involved in cutting-edge legal, policy, transactional, and business issues for a broad array of industry-leading clients. We also have managed to avoid strict hierarchies, thick policy manuals, or a bureaucratic outlook. This position is ideally suited for someone who is capable of working independently, with minimal supervision, and equally well as part of a team.


MLS or equivalent advanced degree preferred

Significant legal research experience required
Minimum 5 years’ experience in library management, web design and/or marketing preferred
Demonstrated aptitude for research and analysis
Experience with a wide variety of electronic resources such as Lexis, Bloomberg BNA, and other standard law library applications.

Compensation based on experience. To apply, please submit your resume to

Position Title: Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)
Grade & Salary Range: GS-13 – $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information: Pat Case, Legislative Information Section Head, CIP

Full vacancy announcement available at AALL Career Center:

Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP), seeks a Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Specialist in Legislative Information System Management, GS-13), to join the Legislative Information Section for a 180 day temporary appointment.

The Specialist will work solely on automating subject metadata generation for Depending on the recommendations of the Metadata Enhancement Project, the incumbent will pilot the application of the selected metadata generation tools to data and/or explore recommendations in the Metadata Enhancement Project Report.

All librarians with a Master of Library Science degree or equivalent, a technology background, experience with automated subject metadata generation tools, and experience with indexing and taxonomy construction are encouraged to apply. A GS-13 appointment requires extensive experience working with taxonomies and automated subject metadata generation tools.

Two Law Firm Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Williams & Connolly LLP – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:

Williams & Connolly LLP is currently seeking an entry level Research Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Research, the Research Librarian position has primary responsibilities for, but are not limited to:

· Perform cost efficient research over a wide range of topics including: legal, legislative, business, intellectual property, public records, news, medical, and social media;
· Work in a fast paced environment with the ability to prioritize requests as needed;
· Assist with the training of attorneys and staff on effective use of research databases;
· Knowledge and proficiency of legal sources including research databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Accurint, PACER and the Internet.


Successful candidate must be highly service-oriented with the ability to interact regularly with attorneys and staff. He/She should possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to multi-task. Ability to adapt and to learn new databases, sources, and skills are a must. The ideal candidate is required to have a minimum of:

· A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences;
· Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and EXCEL;
· Proficiency with library software;
· Ability to lift & carry 15 lbs.

Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science required.



Location: WILMERHALE – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:

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 Managing Director, Director and Manager on IS Information and Research Services projects.

Location: Washington, DC

Hours: 12:00PM – 8:30PM

Duration: 16 + Weeks


Provides research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and electronic 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, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts.
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.
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 collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Shows proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
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 particular 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 Managing Director, 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.


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.


MLS, MLIS, J.D., or equivalent required.

Librarian (Music Reader Services)- Library of Congress

Position: Librarian (Music Reader Services)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $66,510.00 to $86,460.00 / Per Year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The incumbent provides service directly to consumers of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and serves as a knowledgeable resource in the specialized area of special format music scores and books for individuals who are blind or physically handicapped. Services are rendered in person, or by correspondence, telephone, or electronic media. Requests originate from the blind and physically handicapped consumers and the NLS network libraries serving them; Congress; U.S. and foreign government agencies; national and International academic, research, and scientific institutions; the professional and business communities; and from the general public. The incumbent exercises initiative, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents ranging from students to experts to their fields. The incumbent maintains an in-depth knowledge of the operation and resources of the Music Section and of NLS as a whole, including applications of computer technology to library information and office services.

Research, Education and Outreach Librarian (School of Nursing Liaison)- University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position: Research, Education and Outreach Librarian (School of Nursing Liaison)
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary Range: $50,000 – $52,000 depending on experience

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

The Research, Education, and Outreach (REO) Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing is a member of the liaison program advancing the Library’s efforts to anticipate and fulfill its research support, instruction, and outreach missions. The Library serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The person in this position is a co-liaison to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). The UMSON is the largest nursing school in Maryland and offers nationally ranked programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level. The school excels in research, collaborating on interdisciplinary teams throughout the university and nationally.

The successful candidate for this position will provide students, faculty, and staff with expertise and leadership in the areas of research support, information literacy, scholarly communication, and health informatics. S/he will collaborate with colleagues within the seven-member REO department and throughout the HS/HSL to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. S/he advances institutional and School priorities, facilitates community engagement, and pursues relevant professional and scholarly activities.

Three Library Positions – Maryland

TITLE: Library Associate I, Detention Center
GRADE: Grade 7 (part time, no benefits)
FLSA: Non-Exempt
DATE: 3-3-17
REPORTS TO: Outreach Services Librarian
Salary range: $10-$15 per hour
Deadline: May 31, 2017

The application is on the county website –

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary: Provides customer support and information services to the inmates at the Wicomico County Detention Center

Essential Functions:
1. Maintains the library book program.
2. Provides assistance using the online and print resources for basic legal information.
3. Provides assistance in obtaining printed copies of materials as needed.
4. Provides formal and informal instruction in use of Library electronic resources,
5. May participate in collection development, materials selection, weeding, displays, and other collection related activities as assigned.
6. Cataloguing of books for the book program.
7. Ability to research legal topics.
8. Participates in professional development opportunities, including workshops, classes, conferences, and online learning resources as available; and
9. Other related duties as necessary. County has the right to determine what services will be provided.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to use and teach use of print and electronic library resources; ability to work with detention center inmates; ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, ability to work independently and without direct supervision; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to solve problems, negotiate situations and issues, and make independent judgments and decisions.

Education and Experience:

1. Bachelor’s degree or two year’s relevant verifiable experience required

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Position based at Wicomico County Detention Center, reporting to the Deputy Director of Programs and Services. Some travel may be required for continuing education, meetings, community events, and related activities. Light physical effort in the handling of light materials or boxes up to 30 pounds.

Position: Library/Preservation Technician

Location: LAC Federal – Landover, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

LAC Federal is seeking an experienced Library/Preservation Technician to work at a prestigious Federal library in the Landover, MD area. This is a 9 month full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position.


The technician will follow defined procedures to support a project assessing, processing and rehousing library and archival materials including brittle or damaged items.
The Technician will track progress using a variety of excel files and other databases.


Minimum of 1 year working with library or archival collections
Minimum of 1 year working with fragile and/or brittle library materials
Experience with basic physical processing including affixing labels, shifting, etc.
Basic computer skills and experience with spreadsheets and databases
Excellent written and oral skills
Ability to follow instructions with exact detail

Please apply online at:

Position: Senior Library Technician

Location: LAC Federal – Landover, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

LAC Federal is seeking an experienced Senior Library Technician to work at a prestigious Federal library in the Landover, MD area. This is a 9 month full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position.


The Senior Library Technician will supervise a small team to support a project assessing, processing and rehousing library and archival materials including brittle or damaged items.
In addition to assisting in the processing and rehousing work, the Senior Library Technician will be responsible for quality control and regular reports to the Library.
The Technician will track progress using a variety of excel files and other databases and prepare regular reports.


Minimum of 2 years working with library or archival collections doing processing and/or rehousing in a major research library
Experience managing staff
Ability to address performance and personnel issues including quality assurance and productivity
Ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports
Minimum of 1 year working with fragile and/or brittle library materials
Experience with basic physical processing including affixing labels, shifting, etc.
Basic computer skills and experience with spreadsheets and databases
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to follow instructions with exact detail

Please apply online at:

Two Law Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator
Location: Georgetown Law Library – Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Law Library has an opening for a Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator:


Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator, Georgetown Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown Law Library is one of the country’s premier legal research institutions, with a dynamic staff of over 50 people and a collection exceeding one million volumes. We strive to live up to our motto: “Supporting Scholarship, Excelling in Service, Leading in Technology.”

The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator, assigned to the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 14 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, the Librarian is an essential member of the Reference team, which provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; and assists with managing law library instructional programs and reference services as needed. Duties include but are not limited to:

Performs promotion, outreach, and coordination of instructional services with Law Center faculty and staff, including management of fall orientation activities for over 600 students.
Provides oversight for legal research instruction (e.g., specialized courses, clinics), and participates in the first-year legal research and writing program and journal liaison program for one of the largest law schools in the nation.
Participates in the reference desk rotation (including evenings and weekends); conducts individual research consultations, and writes research guides.
Serves as the primary contact for designated faculty members in a liaison program to meet research and scholarship needs, and works with the Library Research Services team to coordinate in-depth faculty research projects.
Participates in the library’s collection development in assigned subject areas.


J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent; and Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent
5+ years of reference and/or teaching experience in an academic law library – related professional experience may be considered as a substitute (Candidates with less than 5 years of experience, but a combination of compelling work history and job skills, will be considered)
Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
Knowledge of legal materials
Excellent communication and instructional skills

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay; and alternative work schedules (e.g., telework). Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. The start date is negotiable.

The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. As well, the Law Library also supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to 2 weeks of administrative leave after 1 year of continuous service. The Reference Librarian & Instructional Services Coordinator is encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Applications must include a cover letter, a current resume – recommend submitting as a single document. Include in the letter the names and contact information for 3 references. Priority will be given to applications received by June 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.—Instructional-Services-Coordinator–Georgetown-Law-Library—Georgetown-University-Law-Center_JR00286

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer is looking for a Research Analyst to work as part an energetic, creative and service orientated team. The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and research requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and also assists with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities. This position can be located in the Washington, DC office or Tallahassee Operations Center.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample.

Major responsibilities include:

Performing legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
Handling document delivery and interlibrary loans.
Helping patrons use the resources.
Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests and monitoring results.
Participating in collection development activities, reviewing products and recommending changes to the collection.
Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.


MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
Two plus years recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
Demonstrated ability to use a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg BNA, and other digital tools in a cost-effective manner.
Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
Strong client service skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Flexibility to work additional hours as necessary.

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