Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Area Director
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $89,504-$95,700

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Description
Have your years of public service experience and your supervisory experience prepared you for a senior management position? Bring your gifts to our team! This librarian will serve on the Library’s leadership team while using knowledge of library operations to effectively manage operations and activities of an assigned group of library locations.
At the direction of the Chief Operating Officer for Public Services, the Area Director provides operational, strategic, and administrative leadership to an assigned group of library locations to successfully meet the Library system’s goals and objectives. They work collaboratively with their branch staff, supervisors, and PGCMLS departments to ensure the provision of high-quality, customer-focused library services and effective allocation of resources for their library locations. In collaboration with and in support of administrative staff, they advise, recommend, develop, plan for and implement public service procedures, policies, organizational initiatives, and strategic priorities. They serve as a managerial representative of the Library, supervise personnel, and may represent PGCMLS through active involvement with external committees and partners.
Essential Functions:
Ensures and facilitates the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused services, and assists in ensuring the Library’s services appropriately meet the needs of the community, organizational goals, and objectives.
Guides and supports branch supervisors and staff in developing, coordinating, and implementing branch and system goals.
Performs professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating customer-focused library services.
Plans, coordinates, and manages operations and activities of an assigned group of library locations.
Manages and supervises direct reports; monitors and evaluates job performance; oversees staff training and development; mentors and counsels staff in the supervisory line; facilitates regular meetings with direct reports and other key staff.
Provides key input to guide, develop, plan for and implement public service procedures, policies, budgets, organizational initiatives, and strategic priorities.
Builds collaborative relationships with professionals and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary, and collective bargaining environment based on customer-first initiatives.
Maintains an area budget to support branch-directed programming and ensures all allocated resources are used effectively.
Conducts analyses in relation to branch and community service requirements; oversees the maintenance and development of branch library collections; ensures collection materials appropriately meet the customers’ needs in each library location.
Represents the Library to and interacts with community groups, outside organizations, and the public; accurately communicates, builds, and maintains productive community partnerships.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Visit us online for more information: http://www.pgcmls.info.
Requirements
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program required.
A minimum of five years of experience in diverse phases of public library services which includes at least four years of branch supervisory experience required.
Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate required within six-months of hire.
Thorough knowledge of established library practices and procedures as well as of public library operations, programs, and services.
Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, and youth services as assigned.
Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
Ability to oversee and lead the continued development of public service initiatives.
Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills.
Strong organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently in a variety of situations and be flexible and adaptable to change.
Ability to analyze data, processes, and procedures and develop meaningful reports and recommendations based on the analysis that will improve service and staff efficiency.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve
as the department manager for the Children’s Department.
This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center
(SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position
serves a local and statewide customer base.
Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s
mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad,
diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs;
Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and
project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan;
Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs
Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services;
Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills
on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition;
Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of
information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web
Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and
experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of
demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory
experience in a public library setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and
verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced
environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal
transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library
administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be
expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and
experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required.
Salary Range: $74,943
Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/Librarian-Sup-II-Childrens
Special Requests:
Closing Date: Open until filled

Position: Teen Services Supervisor II
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We
are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Teen’s Supervisor for our C. Burr Artz Public
Library. 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
management position assures that all customers (emphasis on teen services and programs) are involved
in a wide range of library activities and operations. Assists in developing services that respond to
community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is given to teen services
staff; supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator.
Requirements: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited
program
-Minimum 3 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2
years working with Teens (6th-12th Grade)
-Minimum 2 years of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role
-Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to
obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be
maintained
OR
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
-Minimum 5 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2
years in working with Teens (6th-12th Grade)
-Minimum 2 years of work experience supervisory and/or lead capacity role
-Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of
Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional
library work experience
Salary Range: Salary: $61,166.00-$73,999.00 Annually
NOTE: Above base salary pay will be considered on a case by case basis and will be determined based
upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.Frederickcountymd.gov
Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm October 14, 2022

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Supervisory Technical Services Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 378881.
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.

Duties

Serves as Supervisory Technical Services Specialist in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate within Library Services at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Head, Technical Services Section and is responsible for supervising staff who are responsible for receiving, organizing, digitizing, preserving and creating inventory control and cataloging records for all collection items and related materials acquired by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable independent judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies pertaining to visual materials.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Creates individual development plans and recommends training for staff. 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.

Leads the accessioning, physical processing, digitization and description of visual collections according to established procedures. Manages the receipt of visual collections acquired through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, copyright, and purchase. Oversees the unpacking and verification of the completeness and condition of incoming materials and the maintenance of accessioning records. Maintains close control over the quality of accessioning, physical organization and processing, and cataloging of the materials in the collections. Along with senior Team staff, the incumbent monitors the quality of all levels of cataloging. Has direct responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of all inventory, cataloging and indexing controls produced by the Team, whether for internal control or for national and international publication and distribution. Contributes to the development of rules and standards for cataloging, control, and automation of visual materials, and for electronic imaging, in libraries and archives, which serve as the basis for national and international networking of bibliographic data and access to images. Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with other units or organizations on these matters, to include advising officials of higher rank.

Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collection material, is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard. Working with the Section Head and Chief, effectively monitors and manages space in division storage areas. Oversees the determination of archival supplies, technical equipment, and facilities needed for the Team, recommending staff and resources to devote to particular projects or to allocate among program segments.

Maintains current knowledge of trends in the professional literature and with developments in bibliographic and archival control as practiced in comparable institutions. Develops or assists in the development of community-wide rules and standards for processing, cataloging, describing, or digitizing visual materials.

Attends meetings of professional organizations and publishes technical articles regarding the work of the Library of Congress and of the Prints and Photographs Division in the area of his or her competence. Prepares or oversees the preparation of analytical reports and publications pertaining to the Team’s areas of responsibility.

Independently plans and carries out studies of topics or areas related to visual materials. Exercises a highly specialized knowledge of all work related to archival visual materials. Serves as a resource person assisting staff of the Prints and Photographs Division in providing reference services related material housed in the division in accordance with the division’s reference procedures.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Law) Chief, Public Services Division
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

Duties

The incumbent serves as the Supervisor of the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress and is responsible for the daily operations of the Law Library Reading Room. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Director of the Global Legal Research Directorate.

The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Responsible for advancing the objectives of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to adhere to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Initiates nondiscriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following; (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Reviews section’s services to ensure they meet professional standards and policy guidelines and are responsive to the needs of Law Library’s constituencies. Communicates LLC-wide strategic goals and priorities to employees within the section. Oversees the implementation and communication of policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines to staff. Provides ongoing consultation, guidance and advice to staff to ensure that staff focus on and provide appropriate services that best meet the needs of Law Library’s clients. Maintains the currency, comprehensiveness, and integrity of legal information resources by identifying, assessing, and organizing materials used and anticipated to be needed by the Public Services Division. Monitors the size, location, condition and security of the Reading Room collections. In the context of Law Library’s needs, works with the Collection Services Division to set priorities and policies for acquisition, storage and exchange of materials and disposal of excess assets.

Assignments consist of a broad range of information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require resolving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes significant issues in information research and dissemination. Renders services to Members of Congress and their staffs, and officials inside and outside the Library of Congress and other Law Library constituents. Conducts research and analysis in topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Provides in-depth analysis on complex questions, requirements, and priorities.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within Law Library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. Directs and shapes the character and overall nature of projects. Oversees project from conception through development, production, and guidance to subordinate supervisors. Participates in planning work, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 257078.
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.

Position: FEDLINK Executive Director
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $135,468 – $203,700

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the FEDLINK Division, Library Enterprises Directorate, Office of the Chief Operating Officer.
The position description number for this position is 433472.
The salary range reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position may 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.

Duties

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the FEDLINK revolving fund operations to achieve specified goals and objectives effectively. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and takes action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

As Executive Director of FEDLINK, administers an organization of sufficient strength and expertise to plan, determine, and attain program and business goals and objectives; directs the annual budget process and manages budget execution; and represents the network at professional meetings and network activities among the Federal and non-Federal sectors. Determines research and development projects for both the network office and members’ individual needs, including enhancements to FEDLINK’s financial systems and customer databases, providing installation and implementation oversight.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agency leaders, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public, to advance the objectives of federal libraries and information centers on behalf of the Library of Congress.

Leads the FEDLINK Advisory Board, to design and implement FEDLINK programs, operations and technologies. Reports regularly on the effectiveness of FEDLINK and related programs. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests in support of FEDLINK.

Develops, conceives, plans and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of new legislative requirements on agency programs. Is recognized as a Library authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on Federal libraries and information centers. Provides management and consulting services to top Library executives on change management and internal business process improvements to improve the effectiveness of FEDLINK operations and functions.

The incumbent has responsibility for planning and directing FEDLINK programs managed through a subordinate staff at the GS-13 and higher levels. Duties include design and implementation of short- and long-range program plans, goals and objectives; program evaluation; and, oversight of organizational changes, policy development and program funding and direction. The incumbent selects or recommends final selection of candidates for vacancies and approves other personnel actions; approves promotions and special commendations; and administers performance management functions. Resolves complaints and grievances. Effects disciplinary measures and ensures appropriate training and development of staff.

Position: Librarian (Law Section, German languages)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Dir, Discovery and Preservation Services is searching for a Librarian (Law Section, German languages).

Duties

The Librarian (Law Section, German languages) 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.

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.

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: Reference Librarian (Caribbean Studies)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Section, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

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

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

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

Position: Associate Director, Library Operations
Location: George Washington University
Salary: $100,000 – $115,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Reporting to the Director, this senior management position coordinates the Library Operations team, including collection development, acquisitions, serials, electronic resources and their management, cataloging and authority control, collection maintenance, the Alma library services platform and Primo discovery system, institutional repository, scholarly publishing support initiatives, document delivery, and web services. This position also manages the materials budget, facilities planning, and all personnel issues for Library Operations.

The Associate Director provides strategic visions for collections and communicates that vision to the user community. This position plays a major role in planning and implementing systems and in the overall planning and management of the library. Areas of increasing significance for this position include the compilation and analysis of usage and collection statistics, the expansion of electronic collections, increasing scholarly communication services including institutional repository and data management, and the identification and preparation of grant proposals to expand emerging technologies and services like 3D printing and virtual reality applications.

The Associate Director, Library Operations, is crucial to promoting good library relations and teamwork, including relationships with GW’s research enterprise and external contracts. The position works closely with all Library functional areas, including information, instructional, and access, as well as other GW libraries, educational technology services, GW committees and offices, and student representatives to assure effective delivery of products and services.

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

  • Coordination of the Library Operations management team
  • Supervision of 4.75 librarians and 4.5 technicians
  • Responsibility for overall planning and budgeting of the Library’s collections
  • Responsibility for overall planning and coordination of access to electronic resources on- and off-site
  • Promotion of strategies to simplify access to and increase the use of electronic resources
  • Assessment of collection in terms of usage and costs and alignment with user needs
  • Responsibility for overall planning and implementation of library systems for resource management, access, and document delivery
  • Coordination of library systems with the Library’s web and social media presence
  • Tracking and promotion of scholarly communication issues to inform library practice and educate faculty and to support scholarly publishing initiatives
  • Planning for and oversight of physical facilities
  • Service on appropriate Library, School, and University Committees
  • Preparation of grant proposals to expand Library services and resources
  • Oversight of documentation of all departmental activities and systems
  • Participation in planning and management of the library as a whole
  • Participation in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Integration Sessions (CIS) program as a librarian tutor
  • Participation in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical) in conjunction with the reference department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or a combination of a graduate degree and professional experience in libraries.
  • At least 5 years of increasing responsibility in an academic library or health sciences library, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge of library technical services operations and integrated library systems
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of budgets and finance in an academic library

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a health sciences library or in an academic health sciences environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies, including institutional repositories, remote delivery of services, new modes of scholarly communication, and electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in providing instruction to small groups.
  • Experience in developing documentation

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022, 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.

Other Information

Employer will not sponsor for employment visa status.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus.

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.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Archives Specialist for the community management staff in the Office of Innovation reporting to the Director of the Digital Partnerships and Outreach Division. The incumbent serves as the first-line supervisor to staff that are responsible for overseeing programs related to promoting the improvement and use of the National Archives Catalog and other NARA online platforms.

Duties

As a SUPERVISORY ARCHIVES SPECIALIST, you will:

  • Develop and monitor community engagement with NARA’s electronic and digitized holdings and performs measures in support of the overall goals and objectives of the Office of Innovation.
  • Provide direct supervision to program staff and coordinate their activities with those of Office of Innovation staff to ensure excellent customer relations and stakeholder relations.
  • Contribute to information technology systems development by analyzing and defining program requirements, communicating these requirements to systems developers, and coordinating deployment of information technology to supporting operations and customer services in the Office of Innovation program.
  • Develop marketing materials and promote initiatives to familiarize stakeholders and the public with the services provided by the Digital Partnerships and Outreach Division staff and the Office of Innovation.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: Mount St. Mary’s University

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description
Mount St. Mary’s University seeks an innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented professional to serve as its Information Technology Librarian. This individual will coordinate the development of technology applications that support library programs and services; identify emerging technologies and develop programs and best practices for the Phillips Library; and work collaboratively with library and University IT staff, faculty and students. The Information Technology Librarian collaborates with faculty and other librarians to enhance students research skills through instruction and reference services.

Requirements
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages the library’s integrated library system, including sub-systems for cataloging and resources discovery, inventory control, acquisitions, and interlibrary loan.
Manages and provides access to digital resources collections, including database products and licenses, user authentication software, and digital archives platform.
Manages technical data and account integrity for the library’s large collection of digital resources including constant direct contact with campus networking staff and vendor/content providers’ technical staff.
Manages the development and maintenance of the library’s website and reference platforms.
Provides instruction and reference services to both students and faculty.
Job Requirements: Education, Experience and Skills:
Required Experience/Qualifications:
MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program is required.
Demonstrated experience with integrated library systems and their applications.
Demonstrated enjoyment in working with the challenges of using technology applications to support library services.
Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and digital rights management issues relating to digital materials.
Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups to plan improvements and resolve problems.
Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or groups.
Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as continued professional development.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:
Experience working with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services and Springshare products.
Academic library experience.
Knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
Salary/Benefits
This is a full-time position with full benefits and annual, holiday and sick leave. The university offers a generous benefits package, including tuition remission for graduate and undergraduate classes at Mount St. Mary’s University, retirement program with a match as well as a generous paid time off schedule. Competitive salary commensurate to experience.
Other Duties:
The Information Technology Librarian leads the library’s digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty, and university administration.
Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating, and making recommendations concerning the use of new and emerging technologies that support the library’s mission.
Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new technologies.
Evaluates user-side applications and their impact on information systems design and resource delivery.
Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources.
Develops, implements, and maintains digital services, workflows and policies throughout the library including any necessary troubleshooting.
Maintain library hardware in collaboration with university IT.
Coordinates library technology services with Mount’s Frederick campus.
Serves on the campus-wide Technology Advisory Committee and any other university ad hoc technology groups.

Position: Open Science/STEM Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $54,000 – $64,000

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Description
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
Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the Open Science and STEM Librarian manages a combination of duties and expectations, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. The incumbent’s subject assignment will be Life Sciences. Additionally, the STEM & Open Science Librarian will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, School of Public Health, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The STEM & Open Science librarian will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.
The incumbents are active members of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The STEM & Open Science Librarian participates in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.
For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.

Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)
Required
Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Preferred
Background or experience in life sciences.
Knowledge of relevant online resources and experience with bibliographic management tools.
Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications and open access tools.
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in life sciences or other STEM fields (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other resources).
Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
EDUCATION
Required
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.
Preferred
Significant coursework, bachelor’s degree or second advanced degree in related fields. Life Sciences background preferred.
EXPERIENCE
Required
Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in science disciplines.
Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.
Preferred
Experience in life sciences librarianship.
Experience or aptitude for developing new teaching or research-based programs and services in the assigned disciplines with appeals to diverse audiences.
Experience with designing measures and assessments to
determine value, experience with a variety of assessment tools.
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in assigned disciplines or other related fields (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries, and other resources).
Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications, and open access tools.
One year of experience in an academic research library.
Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status
requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.
FACULTY REQUIREMENTS
This position is appointed to Library 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. Library Faculty at the University of Maryland must demonstrate accomplishments and/or evidence of potential for future accomplishments in three areas: 1) librarianship, which includes the assigned area(s) of responsibility and professional development; 2) service, which includes participation in library, university, local, and national committees and professional organizations beyond the assigned area(s) of responsibility; and 3) research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, which includes self- directed inquiry and results dissemination to advance the state of the profession. Library faculty who are successful in meeting these criteria are awarded continuous employment in the form of Permanent Status. For additional information on faculty status at the University of Maryland Libraries, consult: https://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html
Vaccination Requirement
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
Background Check Requirement
Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position. .
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/100184 . No relocation assistance will be provided. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on AALL Careers.

Description
You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
Experience with logic-based searching preferred
Investing your time and talents is no small matter—we know that superior service to our clients starts with an investment in you. Our competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and programs that support our employees’ wellbeing, families, and futures reflect our pride in our people. From our Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to our senior partners, Venable makes sure that we are the right fit for one another, in order to cultivate the most successful of relationships.

Position: Manuscript Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full job vacancy posted on USAJobs.

The reference librarian in the Manuscript Division serves as an authority in providing reference services in the field of archives and manuscripts.
This position is located in the Reference and Reader Services Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 169238. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties
Responds to reference service requests, received in person, by telephone, or via electronic means regarding collection of documents administered by the Manuscript Division. Locates, retrieves, and re-shelves materials. Interviews researchers, analyzing questions to determine appropriate research strategies. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration, and advises them of relevant records in both the Manuscript Division and in other repositories. Assists researchers in the use of manuscript material relevant to their study. Provides information on the following: collections, catalogs, indexes, finding aids and other sources available for their use; and donor restrictions, copyright law, scanning and photocopy regulations which govern the research and publication of material in the custody of the Manuscript Division.
Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with non-routine questions on use of manuscript collections, location of material, and borrowing policies. 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. Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information.
Ensures proper handling of manuscript materials and guards against theft. Maintains reader records and statistics regarding use of collections. Examines all materials brought into the Manuscript Reading Room and applies appropriate markings which distinguish personal property from collections materials. Controls stack access and verifies materials taken from the collection are properly charged.
Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Conducts research and analysis in topics related to American history and culture. Assists in search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests. Prepares clear, accurate, concise, and grammatically correct responses to inquiries. Efficiently handles work assignments to ensure timely responses. Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to manuscript librarianship. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing guides and related written products describing collections and research methodologies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials, and collection development activities including searches, and completing claim and order forms.
Resolves the most difficult special search requests that require an expert knowledge and a specialized expertise in the field of manuscripts administration. Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the Manuscript Division’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Locates and expedites the retrieval of elusive and difficult to locate materials. Determines how far a search should go, and makes recommendations for replacement or withdrawal of records from all files. Works closely with staff to improve the search and retrieval processes.

Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.**
Ability to provide reference services.**
Knowledge of manuscript collections.**
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to provide consultation or liaison services.
Ability to utilize integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.
Completion of 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;
Or
A total of at least 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; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9
Two 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 the position.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Library Assessment Coordinator
Location: American University
Salary: $65,489 – $71,452

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

At American University we value open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We envision a thriving AU community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally recognized faculty are today’s thought leaders in the areas of public policy, law, the arts, communications, international development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented, and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for creating change through our knowledge and our work.
Learn more about American University by clicking here.
About the Department/Unit
Library Systems and Assessment is a small team that makes a sizeable impact on both the day-to-day operations and long-term mission of the American University Library. We work with staff and faculty at every level and in every department of the organization to champion new technologies and enable data-driven decision making. The team places a premium on creativity, collegiality, and cooperation. We use our individual skills and knowledge creating tools and solutions for the whole of the Library.
Summary/Objective
Reporting to the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, the Library Assessment Coordinator provides direction, coordination and support for ad hoc as well as ongoing library assessment work. This position will assist library units and centrally organize library assessment projects covering these three categories:
Strategic assessments that support the library’s current and future strategic planning.
Departmental assessments that evaluate a department’s day-to-day operations and services for future improvements or modifications.
Targeted assessment activities that support internal or external needs.
More specifically, the incumbent will oversee the library’s master statistics tools, provide and store collection usage statistics, and organize information and outputs for assessment projects managed, developed, and/or executed by staff throughout the library.
Essential Functions
Under supervision and direction of the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, ensures the integrity of library data by creating and documenting consistent, replicable methodologies for gathering statistics. Reviews and analyzes established workflows for gathering statistics, helping to automate them wherever possible. Identifies discrepancies and works to analyze and resolve them. Establishes common repository for library data in multiple formats; assists in the creation of dashboards and other means to visualize library data. Develops mechanisms for periodic review and streamlining of data gathering in order to minimize effort, maintain currency, and avoid redundancy. Reviews and recommends products and applications for tracking library statistics in consultation with relevant departments and consistent with local infrastructure.
Compiles, analyzes, and reports library data to ensure that mandated statistical reports are accurate, complete, and timely. Coordinates the gathering of required statistics from internal departments and university libraries. Serves as the primary point of contact for questions about library data on a national, regional and local level, and is responsible for ensuring that externally reported or shared data is accurate, current, and consistent across platforms.
Fosters a culture of assessment within the library in order to explain and advance the assessment agenda. Develops employee understanding of the purpose and applications for statistics gathering. Recommends baseline assessment knowledge, skills and abilities for library employees whose duties include measurement so that they understand assessment methodologies and applications. Integrates initiatives and advances shared goals as appropriate.
Under supervision and direction of the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, performs other related duties as assigned.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full Time, 35 hours/week.
Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A.
Exempt.
Benefits
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University’s unique benefit options.
Current American University Employees
If you are a current employee at American University, please log into AsuccessfulU through the myAU portal. Once in AsuccessfulU, please select the Careers tile which will take you to our internal career page.
Contact Us: For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.

Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (China Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation 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.

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.

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: Reference Librarian (Nordic Area Librarian)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.

Duties

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

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

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

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 012535.
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 (Cartographic Materials Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Metadata and Stewardship Section, Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 432518.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Catalogs a variety of resources 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 cataloged reference collection, online databases, the Internet, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. Recommends revisions to the subject authority file and the classification schedule, according to the rules of the Policy, Training, and Cooperative Program (PTCP) Division and to the procedures of the Geography and Map Division Cataloging Team, as required by the materials cataloged. Develops or extensively revises portions of the subject authority file, or the Library of Congress Classification Schedule; Class G. Examines each item received for cataloging for its appropriateness for cataloging in the G&M Division.

Refers questionable materials to the Team Leader for a decision. Keeps current on changes in policy and procedures. Assesses the significance of changes when developing new procedures as required by policy changes. Assists in modifying or developing new procedures as required by policy changes. Through the procedures of preliminary classification, through research done in the course of cataloging, and through experience and knowledge of the collections, identifies duplicate material and removes it from the collection, or from the processing chain. Cancels any duplicate bibliographic records which may exist. Provides initial instruction and ongoing training to lower grade staff, temporary staff, and interns, reviewing and revising work as needed. In consultation with the Team Leader or senior cataloging specialists, resolves cataloging conflicts. Performs related cataloging duties as assigned.

Establishes and maintains 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
Location: Department of Veteran Affairs
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Employee will serve as the Librarian at the Veteran Affairs Central Office Library. The employee is knowledgeable about the electronic delivery of information, journal subscription services and digital resource licensing.

Duties

THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION

Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Provide reference assistance to diverse audience including staff, researchers, patients and their families; assisting them with a broad range and complexity of reference questions.
  • Develop targeted training materials and markets resource availability to all users and promote use.
  • Participate in local, state, regional and national information networks, fostering good working relationships with other health care information professionals.
  • Participate in library orientation and e-resource demonstrations to new employees and patrons.
  • Resolve problems with authentication, access, broken links, etc.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshoot with patrons, individual publishers or the journal subscription agent (e g. password usage, access issues, downloading articles, equipment problems, etc.).
  • Assist with serials control, claiming, accurate record of titles, title changes; maintain library print journal holdings.
  • Assist with collection control, access and maintenance of the library’s online, print, audiovisual and microfilm collections.
  • Provide support, participate on committees and monthly hotline call, etc.
  • Collaborate on coordinating the selection, organization and presentation of new or updated packages of electronic databases, journals or books.
  • Assist/educate library patrons in the use of hardcopy and online resources (journals, books, databases).
  • Coordinate and conduct tracking efforts and inform staff of ongoing electronic resource issues.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized.

Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Catholic University of America
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian. This position is ideal for an ambitious librarian who is ready to join an experienced, collegial team. The successful candidate will actively support law school programs, co-curricular activities, and faculty scholarship, while also working with colleagues to reimagine library services for our patrons. We offer generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits, in addition to work from home opportunities. The Law Library fosters respect for all community members by providing an inclusive learning and work environment. Come join a welcoming and diverse team of librarians committed to providing excellent customer service.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library is located on the campus of The Catholic University of America, the largest university campus in the District of Columbia, and a short Metro ride to downtown D.C. and Capitol Hill. The campus is ideally situated in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C., one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in the city.

Position Description

  • Provide in-person and virtual legal and non-legal reference and research services to the Law School’s faculty, students, administration, and alumni, as well as the larger CUA community and the general public.
  • Teach legal research classes in the first-year legal writing and research program.
  • Teach legal research classes in upper-division courses and academic programs including the opportunity to teach in the American Law Program in Krakow, Poland.
  • Create and update online research guides and other digital content. In addition, assist in the administration of the Library’s virtual exam database.
  • Collaborate with other librarians in collection analysis, evaluation, and selection of materials to support the curriculum and faculty research interests.
  • Support faculty scholarship through work with the law library’s institutional repository and the creation and maintenance of materials promoting faculty scholarship.
  • Participate on Law Library committees, task forces, and projects, including the current Library-wide effort to migrate to a new ILS.
  • The hours for this position are usually Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, however the reference librarians also participate in a weekend rotation with other librarians.

Please see the full position description here.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Entry-level and experienced law librarians are encouraged to apply.
  • Outstanding communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present is required.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively is required.
  • Expertise in legal bibliography and legal research methodologies preferred.
  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited institution preferred.
  • The salary range for this position is $65,000-75,000.

To apply, please complete an online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile. The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Web Services Coordinator
Location: American University Library
Salary: $65,489 – $71,452

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Reporting to the Library Systems and Assessment Administrator, the Web Services Coordinator provides management, and coordination for the American University Library’s web presence in support of Library and AU strategic objectives. This includes primary oversight of the library website and other end-user platforms. The position collaborates with the Resource Sharing and Discovery Manager to provide support for the full range of information resources and access across web and mobile environments, along with enhancing discoverability of library resources and services. This position conducts user research and assessment initiatives for the Library’s online experience.
The Web Services Coordinator is responsible for Library website and is the primary resource for developing and supporting end-user interfaces that create or enhance access to library resources and other services. As part of the Library Systems unit, this position oversees and collaborates on integrated web services and evaluation of the user experience as it pertains to the website and discovery service. The incumbent will implement, customize, and integrate web applications for the Library website and other web services platforms. Develops or supports applications to optimize discoverability of third-party research content. Develops systematic processes for website usability testing. Ensures that websites are responsive and accessible. Works with library staff to facilitate, coordinate, and communicate internal changes and developments with the Library website and discovery service. Works closely with external campus partners and stakeholders to ensure that the design, delivery, and operation of web services are optimal and in support of the needs of American University Library.

Essential Functions

  • Provides management for the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the Library website and research portal. Implements, develops, or customizes web applications that will enable users to navigate library resources easily, and integrates and administers access protocols for 3rd party online library resources such as the library’s SpringShare suite of products.)
  • Conducts user experience testing to gain insights into user behavior and usage data to optimize the user experience with the library website. Collects and evaluates data from users and web analytics to provide the best user experience possible.
  • Provides oversight, management and testing meets web accessibility standard of web installations. Manages the migration and harvesting of content. Chairs the Library Web Advisory Team, working with other relevant stakeholders, and as such supports the web governance structure for the entire Library.
  • Serve as the data custodian (governance), (identity management) administrative and/or operational responsibility for the library website.. Provide additional systems support for library services such as ILLiad, Ares, and the library’s institutional repository.
  • Works as the Content Provider Lead (CPL) for the University Library and is the primary liaison with the Office of Technology (OIT) for the website. Serves as the Library’s representative on the Content Publishers Committee (CPC), which reports to the Web Steering Committee for the University. Collaborates closely with Library units, campus partners, external entities, and vendors to build bridges between the website and other platforms or online services.
  • Performs other duties related to Library Systems as needed to accomplish the goals of the department, unit, and library; participates in library committees related to primary job assignment as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Full Time, 35 hours/week.
Sr. Coordinator/Analyst A.
Exempt.
This position is expected to be available occasionally outside of their work scheduled as needed.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 3 years experience using a Content Management system to manage websites.
  • 3 years’ experience of progressively responsible experience including building or designing solutions for web based technology, working with cross functional teams, participating in project development, and leading progressively complex projects.
  • Knowledge of current web innovations, technologies and best practices in web design, and web application security concepts, and web services with HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript ES2015.
  • Knowledge of current best practices accessibility, and Section 508 compliance.
  • Experience conducting user-experience analysis both through qualitative user observation and quantitative tools, particularly using Google Analytics.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to demonstrate past success working with multiple stakeholders in ways that were both inclusive and data-driven.
  • Must be able to demonstrate initiative, good interpersonal-skills, responsiveness, and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Preferred Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, CommonSpot, a Content Management System by Paper Thin, experience developing APIs.
  • Knowledge of server-side languages such as PHP or NodeJS.
  • Experience with databases, preferably MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or MySQL.
  • Experience developing user-centered applications integrating RESTful API’s and front-end libraries (e.g. jQuery, ReactJS, AngularJS, Angular 2+).
  • Experience with project lifecycles, source code management, and code reviews.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred
  • Investing your time and talents is no small matter—we know that superior service to our clients starts with an investment in you. Our competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and programs that support our employees’ wellbeing, families, and futures reflect our pride in our people. From our Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to our senior partners, Venable makes sure that we are the right fit for one another, in order to cultivate the most successful of relationships.

Apply Today!

We comply with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.

We comply with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent serves as an Archives Technician in Research Services. Incumbent performs non-professional, quasi-professional and technical work that supports access to archival holdings and physical and intellectual control over records. The work encompasses reference, researcher assistance and other customer services, processing, accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and reformatting of records.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. 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.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assist in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Librarian (Agriculture and Food Law)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division (IPD), Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will direct the Agricultural Law Information Partnership program which supports the dissemination of objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research, and legal tools, and serve as a subject matter expert in agricultural and food law information.

Duties

  • Directs the development and operation of the Agricultural Law Information Partnership to provide a wide range of information products and services.
  • Identifies, develops, and sustains partnerships to promote access to objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research, legal tools, and information.
  • Keeps abreast of current legislative, regulatory, and adjudicatory developments, as well as new publications relating to assigned fields of law and law librarianship.
  • Develops policies and procedures relating to collection development and serves as the recommending and selection officer for United States federal and state legal and legislative materials.
  • Initiates, plans, coordinates, and completes all necessary tasks on special projects and programs, either as assigned or approved by the Associate Director for Information Products and the Leadership of NAL.

Position: Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $93,445 – $163,857

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the President & CEO, you are an experienced, mission-driven, actionoriented champion of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. You are a change agent responsible for the development and support of internal and community-facing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. You ensure community engagement efforts reach underserved and marginalized populations and are designed and delivered with cultural sensitivity and maximum effectiveness.

Key Qualities: You live the Five Pillars of our strategic plan: Customer Loyalty; Everyone a Leader; Thinking Outside the Box; Winning Teamwork; and Community Partnerships. You are an effective communicator; able to prepare, interpret, and present clear equity plans, policies, and reports.

Essential Functions: You understand the organizational and cultural landscape and partner with the President & CEO on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to organizational culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion. You align and integrate a wide range of new and existing initiatives to support and promote HCLS’ DEI objectives through recruitment and retention, training and development, outreach, and collaboration. You manage HCLS’ Brave Voices Brave Choices initiative, leading internal teams and committees on internal and public training, classes, events, and collaborative community building. You collaborate across the organization and create strategies to codify HCLS’ strategic plan by applying a DEI lens to all policies, curriculum, and communications.

Requirements: Do you have what it takes? You hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development and Behavior, Peace and Conflict Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or other closely related field. You hold a master’s degree with a focus in Counseling, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Social Work, Organizational Development, or other closely related field preferred. You have five (5) years of related experience. Professional Diversity Certification is highly desirable. You have exceptional communication, interpersonal and relationship skills, excellence in writing, presentation development and delivery, and public speaking to varied audiences. You have knowledge and experience in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community; you demonstrate an excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion concepts, issues, and resources. You have the proven ability to develop and implement strategies that engage and mobilize diverse stakeholders. You have been an integral part of an organization’s success story. You have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse groups. You have strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis, and to develop new processes and procedures in response to changing needs and system-wide goals. You maintain regular and predictable attendance. You have a current valid driver’s license.

Application Process: Click on link below to visit our website and apply! Chief-EDI Officer. https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/40de7fa2-99e6-4bdb-99f4-432eb0ad0d28/Howard-County-Library-System

One Position: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $80,357

Purpose of Role:
Assists the Web Content Administrator in the management of the People’s Law Library (PLL) website. PLL, originally developed by Maryland public interest law groups and now managed by the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), is the Judiciary’s primary method of providing legal information and referral assistance to self-represented litigants.
Assists with technology development efforts, including upgrades to the content management platform, enhancements to accessibility, and web usability. The Web Services Librarian’s essential technology- related responsibilities include: developing directory and calendar optimizations to enhance delivery of material relevant to self-represented litigants; identifying and correcting coding errors within PLL pages; applying current accessibility standards and best practices to all site pages; coordinating with outside vendors on enhancements to content management systems; and working on other projects as directed.
Assists in ensuring that PLL delivers reliable, accurate, and relevant content to users. Essential responsibilities include: identifying out of date and incorrect site content and taking remedial action, as directed; ensuring that legal services directory information is accurate and categorized; and responding to patron questions and suggestions for site improvements.
Maintains and improves the TMSLL website. Essential responsibilities include: updating content; maintaining and evaluating website statistics; and assisting in selection and maintenance of future content management systems and internet domain name coordination.
Participates in the provision of reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population, as needed.

Education:Bachelor’s Degree
Experience:Two (2) years of related work experience which must include library or legal writing experience.
Note:Substitutes for the two years of experience may include: a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); a Master’s Degree in a computer-related field; or a Juris Doctor from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, information systems, or library science. Spanish proficiency is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
MS Windows-based operating systems.
MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
Adobe Acrobat.
Experience with content management systems; expertise with Drupal 8 or 9, with associated modules, is strongly preferred.
Various graphics programs (Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, Paint Shop Pro, etc.).
Knowledge of internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
Knowledge of web authoring tools and standards, and page design principles.
Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
Knowledge of web design, including the use of content management systems.
Knowledge of website design and management.
Ability to keep abreast of web technology developments, particularly new developments in web content management systems.
Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
Knowledge and experience with the Drupal content management system is preferred.
LEGAL WRITING AND CLEAR WRITING
Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment.
Capacity to develop and implement quality control mechanisms for website content and maintenance.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to establish priorities.
Ability to collect and analyze data for evaluation of websites.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
Ability to use required communication technologies.
Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJobs.

This position is located in the Art, Religion and Technology Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation 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.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Duties
Catalogs various 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 ordering 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 availabiliy 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 accord 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 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.
Performs various other duties as assigned.
onditions of Employment

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of library metadata rules, practices, and procedures.**
Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, or other information technologies.**
Knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: Art, Religion or Technology.**
Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to cataloging library materials.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Middle School Library Assistant
Location: Gilman School

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Walter Lord Library is the heart of the Middle School and serves as the premiere place for research instruction and support, as well as book recommendations. The Middle School community relies on the Library team to provide a wide range of support, inspiration, enrichment activities, and programming. Working with the Librarian, the Library Assistant will maintain a vibrant and welcoming space for students and support the Library’s mission to empower students to be critical thinkers, effective and ethical users and producers of ideas and information, and lifelong readers and learners. The Library program strives to help develop men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programming:

  • Plan and organize all calendars related to Library programs
  • Craft and send all Library daily and weekly communication
  • Assist in planning Book Fair
  • Assist with special projects, programs, and clubs

Reading and Research Instruction:

  • Assist students and teachers with reader’s advisory and circulation
  • Locate, check out, and make available all items across libraries
  • Create and manage subject resource lists using Library catalog
  • Assist with MS Supplementary Reading Program

Library Space Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and help Middle School students and faculty while using the library, including early morning access to the library and afternoon study hall
  • Create material displays and educational bulletin boards
  • Monitor office and book repair supplies; order as needed

Collection Management Responsibilities:

  • Check-in, shelve items; process new books, examine materials and withdraw or repair as needed
  • Generate and distribute overdue notices; bill for lost library items
  • Assist in maintaining an organized and up-to-date catalog and circulation system
  • Track student and faculty book recommendations and create material order lists

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Technology experience: Library catalog systems, Google products, database management, graphic design software, and web searching
  • Self starter with initiative and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Team player
  • Previous library experience in a PK-12 school setting preferred

Position: Library Technician (Federal Library)
Location: Cadence Group

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries, tracking ILLs to make sure they are recorded and within the CONTU Guidelines
  • Track loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return through Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Answer patron questions; provide orientation and support for in-processing patrons
  • Process library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identify and prepare library materials for binding
  • Provide integrated library system support
  • Perform basic literature searches as well as animal protocol searches
  • Scan micro-film, operate microfilm machine
  • Troubleshoot basic technology issues related to EndNote and Online Resources
  • Register staff for access to databases and other online services; organize routine training for staff members
  • Perform copy cataloging and original cataloging
  • Provide circulation and ready reference support
  • Prepare requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Prepare multi-media and/or paper-based presentations

REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. Citizenship mandatory
  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provides general knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory (16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience)
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Archival knowledge highly desired
  • Must be familiar with DOCLINE and OCLC WorldShare
  • Must be able to adapt quickly/change gears on a dime in a fast-paced and constantly changing work environment
  • An Associate Degree from recognized college or technical institute

Highly Desired:

  • Experience performing medical or scientific research
  • Experience with EOS integrated library system
  • Experience developing LibGuides
  • Experience working in a federal library

Cadence Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 010703.
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.

Duties

The purpose of this position is to plan and administer general reference and research services to constituents including Congress, other government agencies, and special borrowers. To facilitate such research, the Section’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microform and computer file materials of research value to its constituents. The Section maintains reference and circulating collections for Congress, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections. The work of the Division affects the development of Library programs and the policies, standards, and principles used by librarians in government, public and academic libraries throughout the United States. The incumbent exercises initiative, judgment, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents, is familiar with the rapidly growing and complex body of library and information science, and maintains a working knowledge of the operation and resources of the Division and the Library as a whole.

Librarian Responsibilities:

Provides reference services in person, by telephone, email, chat, and formal correspondence; the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are found within the Library’s collection. Serves as both a generalist and subject specialist providing the Library’s constituents basic information and reference research services. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s resources from the general, special and/or reference collections in all formats. Acquires knowledge of special catalogs and collections, areas of specialization of Library staff members (language as well as subject), and printed, non-print, and electronic reference sources. Is knowledgeable about a wide variety of sources including those of other libraries and organizations. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, services, divisions, or reading rooms within the Library, or to other agencies or institutions. Utilizes knowledge of the general resources of other libraries and organizations.

Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions, which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in assigned area. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in all formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand, and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize themselves with the Library’s collections.

Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches. Trains and assists constituents in the use of the OPAC, electronic databases, and reference resources.

Position: Geospatial Data Visualization Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 387337.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent collaborates with Library of Congress staff to fully leverage available services, systems, and collections. Serves as a senior expert on GIS and provides leadership, technical assistance, policy guidance, and oversight in the application of GIS technology. Interfaces closely with Congressional, Library, and CRS staff, Information Technology Specialists, and information professionals to design, implement, update, and troubleshoot database solutions relating to Geographic Information Systems. Locates, creates, tailors and updates relevant databases containing geographic information required to create maps and other graphical presentations needed to respond to highly complex congressional requests for analysis. Prepares written products of a descriptive and analytical nature on GIS data presented in cartographic and other forms such as tables and charts for incorporation into Library Services products that contribute to congressional understanding of policy issues. Performs peer review of written responses, products, and presentations pertaining to GIS data. Establishes and maintains partnerships with staff throughout the Library and conducts and coordinates Division- or Service-wide outreach efforts to enhance and support GIS services. GIS-specific responsibilities include activities in data acquisition and maintenance, documentation, mapping production, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QAIQC), metadata, and user support, including training for staff on basic GIS issues. Manages cartographic projects, and develops and implements quality control measures. Specifies requirements to software vendors, prepares map design specifications, identifies new mapping system requirements, and documents map creation procedures to enhance GIS products and services.

Plans, implements and manages GIS and spatial relationship technology projects to meet the analysis and information requirements of CRS analysts, Congress, and other information professionals.

Designs, maintains and manages GIS datasets and related management systems, which may involve planning, importing existing digital data, and/or converting data. Ensures national data standards and other applicable GIS standards are met. With the concurrence of the supervisor, assigns segments of projects to staff and reviews project work.

Utilizing integrated computer models and other tools, conducts analysis of highly complex georeferenced data that may be highly incompatible or uncertain to determine resources, conditions, and trends. Models expected results to provide an authoritative basis for congressional consideration of alternative options to address significant policy issues and recommends the most effective presentation of data.

Manages and integrates the use of various GIS and database management software. Configures standard software and data to meet information and analytical needs. Develops and implements data documentation procedures and data distribution using appropriate technologies, e.g., the Internet, hardcopy, and digital. With the concurrence of the supervisor, assigns segments of management and data configuration to staff and reviews project work.

Applying thorough knowledge of visualization principles and graphic design concepts, the employee conceptualizes, designs, and develops professional and effective visualization products of moderate complexity, integrating, as appropriate, maps, graphs, tables, images, and text across various software platforms. Translates abstract, novel, and/or multi-theme cartographic subject matter into visualization tools of high complexity for a broad range of authors, patrons, and others seeking to enhance clients’ understanding of essential information in written products and at briefings and educational seminars.

Solves highly complex research problems within the technical information occupation. Evaluates and recommends new methods for information transfer. Performs information searches in a broad subject field, where users need specialized and complex information such as reports of advanced scientific research or information on complex issues before policy-makers, or officials that are conflicting, incomplete, or unclear. Performs information searches of a highly complex nature, using familiarity with in- house resources, and primary source materials in other libraries, museums, etc.

Position: Librarian (Mesoamerican Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 432995.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates with a PhD or MLS, MAMS, MLIS or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply.

Duties

The position reports to the division Chief and provides essential and critical professional curatorial reference and research services, as well as consultation and liaison services, and acquisitions and collections management on behalf of the division.

The work involves advanced reference work, research and responsibility for acquisitions and special projects, including the organization, interpretation, and exhibition of the Jay I. Kislak Collection (Collection), as well as related outreach to the Kislak Family Foundation, scholars of the early Americas, and professional organizations who engage in similar content and the same period.

The position maintains knowledge of a specialized area (i.e. Mesoamerican or Pre-Colombian studies in any applicable academic discipline, including but not limited to Archeology, Anthropology, Art History, Linguistics, History, Literature, Geography, or other related field), a sound background in special collections work or librarianship, experience in research or curatorial methodology, and acquaintance with the original and secondary sources in their specialized subject area of expertise.

Provides personalized reference services to varied constituents, including Members of Congress and their staffs, scholars and researchers across the world, exhibition staff and visitor services staff at the Library, the Kislak Family Foundation, and the general public, utilizing their subject expertise, as well as broad knowledge of related resources and research services both within and outside the Library.

Is responsible for curating the Collection and Library collections in the specialized subject area. Oversees the growth and development of the collection related to the specialized subject area, establishing guidelines for continued collection growth. Examines incoming catalogs and special offers to make recommendations for additions to the Collection and Library collections. Prepares memoranda of recommendation, letters of solicitation, and other documents related to acquisitions.

Develops new and ongoing professional relationships with prospective donors in relation to the Library collection.

Serves as a consultant to researchers, academia, and professional organizations using the Library’s collections and to persons planning special observances in subject fields and on the collections in which they have specialized knowledge. Serves as a mentor to interns, fellows, researchers, and other parties interested in the subject, field or time period.

While performing daily duties, the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of Library of Congress materials. The incumbent has access to collection material up to the Platinum collection level.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Library Research Centers of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the Museum Support Center, Office of Under Secretary for Science and Research, Smithsonian Institution (SI). The NMNH Supervisory Librarian provides research services to the scientific community through innovative and responsive support including reference, access to information in print and digital forms, interlibrary lending and special projects.

Duties

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing the full range of personnel management duties.
  • Coordinating space, equipment, training, collections of data, budgets preparation, reference service, access service, inter- library loans and innovative services to the research community.
  • Serving as the specialist in natural history reference and information research and technologies to work with researchers in advanced fields of science using a wide variety of information resources, including databases and other knowledge networks.

Position: Evening Circulation Supervisor
Location: Catholic University of America

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Access Services facilitates physical and electronic access to research materials and information resources and coordinates borrowing and lending services through circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, consortium loan, electronic and print reserves, stacks management, and related programs. Access Services provides for and supports the electronic services, publications, and training activities of the libraries, and with Research & Instructional Services serves the user community as a part of Public Services.

The Evening Circulation Supervisor handles all circulation activities; closes the library stacks and manages evening building security Monday – Friday; assists the Circulation & Student Supervisor, supervising part-time staff; assists with stacks management and resource sharing activities, as needed; and collects statistical data on circulation services. The Evening Circulation Supervisor reports to the Head of Access Services.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Handles all circulation services in Mullen Library: borrowing, renewing, and processing returned materials; conducts searches and recalls for items not on the shelf; and collects fines and fees. With the Circulation & Student Supervisor, implements policies and procedures for circulation services,regularly reviews the policies and procedures, and recommends revisions. Closes the library and the stacks from Monday to Friday. Assists with on-site coordination of May Gallery events as necessary. Provides backup support for reserves, security desk, and other areas as needed.
  • Assists Circulation & Student Supervisor in the following activities: training and on-site supervision, and scheduling of part-time circulation services employees and ensuring that training is successful and that all circulation services employees follow policies and procedures.
  • Assists with stacks management, resource sharing, and other Access Services duties. Able to work a flexible schedule seven days a week.
  • Collecting appropriate statistical data and incorporating it into monthly and annual written reports of Access Services activities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position serves as the Director of the Division of Library Services (DLS), and exercises responsibility for leading, managing, and overseeing all aspects of DLS programs and services.
Duties
Exercises full technical responsibility for the planning, establishment, organization, development, coordination, and direction of an extensive biomedical library to support continually expanding research programs.
Coordinates library services with scientific information and communication programs conducted by other segments of HHS, other government agencies, scientific organizations and universities.
Manages and ensures the effective use of the resources of the DLS, and sets priorities and future direction for library services and collections.
Organizations and directs studies and demonstrations designed to explore various avenues of scientific communication and the dissemination of medical research findings.
Plans and implements staff development programs to assure employees have the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the ever-changing information needs of NIH and HHS staff.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Position requires Education.
Qualifications
Qualification Requirements: In order to qualify for a Librarian, GS-1410 position, you must have:
A. successfully completed at least 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 in any field;
OR
B. a total of at least 5 years of combined college-level education, training, and/or experience. This education, training, and/or experience must have provided you with 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.
In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Supervisory Librarian position at the GS-15 level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: identifying vision and priorities by developing long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals and objectives for a Library organization; overseeing the development and management of projects, initiatives and products designed to meet the needs of library customers; making recommendations to library policies, programs, and services based on the information needs of the research community; developing and implementing education and outreach services for a research or scientific library; and providing leadership in the design, development, implementation, and on-going support of various library systems.
You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.
Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.
Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11543210
Education
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic problem-solver and collaborative Technology Librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages the Library’s educational technologies, including the makerspace; chairs the LNDL’s website committee; collaboratively leads the Library’s digital scholarship program; and supports the technology needs of Library staff. The Technology Services Librarian is highly engaged with faculty and staff, creating partnerships and piloting new services that expand pedagogical support and develop a community of makers. This position will be supported by institutional relationships with the universities’ information technology (IT) departments and consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s technology 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. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Technology Services Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
Position Responsibilities
Manage Technology Services unit staff.
Engage with faculty to explore and implement creative uses of technology that enhance teaching, learning, and research.
Lead the acquisition of educational and operational technologies to support the needs of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
Manage Technology Services budget.
Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
Work closely with the IT departments of both universities and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities.
Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves 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 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. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. 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.
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 “Technology Services Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.
Requirements
Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
Demonstrated interest in motivating and leading library or technology staff;
Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Experience analyzing and adapting services, spaces, or technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and assess emerging trends;
Recent experience managing hardware and software;
Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
Familiar with creating and/or advising digital scholarship projects using Omeka, WordPress, ArcGIS, or other web tools and platforms;
Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as EZproxy, OpenAthens, Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
Familiar with HTML and web scripting languages;
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 fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, 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.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Johns Hopkins University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing Biomedical research, specifically in translational and Data Sciences, and precision Medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked Health Sciences schools, affiliated hospitals and Health System, Hopkins is committed to setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care and global engagement to improve human health. The Welch Medical Library is seeking a Librarian II to deliver and grow our deeply embedded library services. This individual will also contribute to the development of innovative solutions to emerging needs of the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The Librarian II will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in several assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.
The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a highly flexible work environment, build partnerships with user communities, and develop new services and curricula. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the library’s Information’s team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Hopkins’ academic community. The team is currently embedded in the Medical, Public Health and Nursing curricula and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education. The position reports to the Associate Director of Information’s Services.
Johns Hopkins University and the Welch Medical Library are actively committed to building and sustaining a community of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Welch Medical Library welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide dedicated support to assigned Academic and Clinical departments to support the research life cycle.
Develop, implement, and promote educational programming, for in-person and online course-integrated instruction, orientations, and workshops.
Design and develop instructional materials, such as tutorials, LibGuides, and online curricular materials.
Contribute to the Library’s support of expert-level literature reviews, including systematic reviews, by participating in effective project consultations and research projects as appropriate.
Work collaboratively to conduct and present Library research based on services, education, and outreach developed in their role.
Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation.
Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the Library’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Priorities
Serve on Library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
Work on additional initiatives dependent on Library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
MLS from an ALA-accredited Library school or an advanced related Degree.
Two years related experience.
Please include a cover letter with application.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Preferred Qualifications:
2 years of Professional Library experience working in an Academic Health Sciences or Biomedical Library or similar academic Library setting.
Conversant in information-related competencies in undergraduate and graduate Medical, Public Health, and Nursing education.
Demonstrated interest in Librarian involvement in systematic review process and methodology.
Creative approach to active adult learner engagement.
Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated abilities in teaching evidence-based practice to Health Professions learners.
Expert database searching and citation management skills.
High level of analytical skills.
Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
Classified Title: Librarian II
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Admin Welch Informationist Services
Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Careers.

Description
Job Details
Title: Library Services Manager
Posted Date: 09/09/2022
Job Category: Hourly and Temporary
Position Status: Hourly/Temporary
Position Summary:
The Library Services Manager works out of the Correctional Education Library Headquarters office performing essential administrative duties to support the correctional librarians across the state. This position works collaboratively with the Supervisor of Correctional Libraries to ensure the provision of high-quality library services, operational continuity and efficiency, and to provide effective allocation of resources and materials to all libraries.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college’s excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.
In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Position duties will include:

  1. Gather monthly statistics from institutional libraries. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics.
  2. Complete Maryland DPSCS and Correctional Librarian training sessions.
  3. Coordinate selections, acquisition and distribution of library materials. Purchase other essential supplies and distribute to
    CE Libraries statewide.
  4. Coordinate donation program from organizations and public.
  5. Assist with updating of library performance standards.
  6. Provide substitute librarian services as needed.
    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required. (Library degree not required)
    • Library or customer service experience helpful.
    • Driver’s License, access to transportation.
    • Position work location will be 1100 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201 and involves occasional travel to institutions in
    the Jessup region.
    • Basic math skills for purchasing, gathering and analyzing statistics.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Ability to maintain friendly, enthusiastic and effective working relationships with staff across the region, work independently
    as part of a team and without direct supervision.
    • Must be able to pass background check to enter correctional institutions.
    Work Schedule:
    35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, Day Hours
    Required Documents:
    Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening.
    While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.
    College Statement on Diversity
    Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
    •AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

Position: Library Association I – Children’s
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $39,213

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association JobLine.

Responsibilities: Performs a variety of public services including programming, technology assistance,
information, and circulation duties to meet the needs of the community; works in the children’s
department under general supervision; performs other duties as assigned.
Carroll County Public Library highly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the
date of hire.
Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree; and
  2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute
    (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science.
    Salary Range: $39,312 annually plus benefits. 35 hours per week; must be able to work day, evening
    and weekend hours, including Sundays.
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must
    be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 30, 2022
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 09/30/2022

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Senior Librarian/Branch Supervisor
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL)
Salary: $68,840 – $113,091

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description
Information and application interface at this link –
https://mcpl.link/IRC55207
Are you an experienced librarian looking for new challenges in a stimulating and supportive environment? Join us to begin your next great adventure! We are offering an exciting opportunity for you to join Montgomery County Public Libraries on our journey to transform and provide excellent library services for the residents of Montgomery County.
If you excel in the areas of communication, staff development and training, customer service and want to work in an innovative and inclusive environment, this is the job for you. Our Senior Librarians supervise staff, serve as system trainers, and participate as members of planning and implementation workgroups.
Who we are:
We serve a diverse population of residents and communities from 20 physical branches. Our award-winning Outreach team strives to meet our customers where they are.
We have a strong virtual presence – on our website, in social media and through virtual programming.
We love to leverage the tried and true by experimenting with new things – like an open-source ILS.
At Montgomery County Public Libraries, we embrace and maintain an environment of inclusion, diversity, and respect for your coworkers and customers. Whether working directly with customers or behind the scenes, we are committed to service that aids in creating a more equitable and just society for all people.
In this role you will:
Ensure delivery of excellent customer service by guiding staff and implementing policies and solving problems.
Serve as a member of a branch management team, participating in planning and organizing the work of the branch.
Lead or assist in leading the day-to-day operations of a library branch.
Serve as an on-site manager or assistant manager, supervising, training, evaluating as well as coaching and mentoring staff.
Develop, provide, and evaluate training to a diverse staff, throughout the Department.
Respond directly to customer concerns, suggestions, and complaints.
Serve on workgroups and committees designed to encourage communication and problem solving across all levels of the organization
Requirements
You are:
Flexible, adaptable, and eager to implement change to better serve our communities
Able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences through a variety of platforms
Ready to grasp new technologies and train staff to use these technologies
Comfortable developing, presenting, and evaluating training, virtually and in person
An empathetic listener who enjoys understanding and responding to the needs of customers and staff
Ready to understand the part your branch plays in the Department and the role the Department plays in County government.
You will need to have:
An MLS, MLIS or similar American Library Association-accredited degree
4 years of professional library experience

Position: Librarian Children Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Description
Position Summary:
The Librarian performs professional librarian services including reference services, reader’s advisory, computer support, technical instruction, location of materials, and general customer service. Performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.
Essential Duties:
Performs services within a branch, including but not limited to:
Assessing, evaluating, and weeding assigned collections;
Reviewing, selecting, and ordering materials in print and non-print formats;
Analyzing and interpreting statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
Managing assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
Interpreting censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
Keeping abreast of publishing trends for materials;
Writing and compiling bibliographies and booklists;
Preparing and compiling required reports and statistics;
Mentoring professional and paraprofessional staff, as assigned.
Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet:
Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
Conducts library tours and orientations;
Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
Plans and executes programs for children, teens, and adults; coordinates special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
Moderates a book club.
Develops training tools and conducts staff training;
Plans, directs, or carries out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities;
Improves library leadership skills through attending special workshops, classes, discussion groups, etc.
Performs reference and materials management activities in all service areas (A, J, YA) on a limited basis, as well as circulation activities;
May supervise hourly staff (part-time hourly and substitute).
Supervision Functions:
Supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes, and other hourly staff or volunteers as assigned;
Recruits, selects, trains, and schedules staff and volunteers;
Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.
Standard Functions:
Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
Is dependable and punctual;
Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution.
State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers’ advisory services;
Ability to anticipate customer needs and respond to a variety of situations involving the public;
Ability to develop and implement programs for children’s, young adults and adult services;
Broad knowledge of the local community to assess needs and plan well-received programs.
Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval;
Ability to operate and troubleshoot relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, current audio-visual equipment; and office machines;
Organizational and planning skills;
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
Basic math skills;
Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and patient with customers and staff;
Work Environment:
Work requires occasional physical effort in handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and take down of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts.
Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time.
Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.
Reporting Relationship:
This position reports to the Branch manager. May supervise other staff. May supervise volunteers.
Work Week: Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.
In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Library’s Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organization’s needs.
This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.
Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply:
Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at http://www.HCPLonline.org. Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Description
Class Description
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: Children’s Resource and Program Specialist (Library Associate II)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $40,896

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Vacancy Number: 2022-00997
Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of a Children’s Resource and Program Specialist for our Herring Run, Walbrook, Washington Village, and Waverly locations. This individual will have exceptional experience and knowledge in the area of juvenile and children’s literature and programs. This position reports to the branch manager and includes traveling to branch locations; flexibility on work location is a must. The Enoch Pratt Free Library employees may be required to work in any branch in the library systems and can be moved from one branch to another as need dictates. Public service is a priority.
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division. Answer reference and information questions for patrons. Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and school programs for specific age-level customers. Perform reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases and other computer programs. Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities. Attend professional meetings, serve on committees and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature and developments in the field. Perform related duties as assigned.
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Fluency in other languages is desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of literature and programming trends, youth development, and related best practices in the provision of library services. Excellent customer service and communication skills with an eagerness to learn and use emerging technologies.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to resolve problems and conflict with diplomacy and discretion. Commitment to and understanding of effective community library service in an urban environment. Awareness of socio-economic conditions and trends affecting youth in urban areas. Ability to plan, stimulate and implement age-level programs. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays.
Salary : $40,896.00 Annually
Application Process: For more information and to apply-Childrens Resource and Program Specialist
Special Requests: Open until filled. Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing.
Position of Trust: Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check.

Position: Teens/Young Adult Resource & Program Specialist (Librarian II)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $40,896

Originally posted on MLA Job List.

Vacancy number: 2022-00995
Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of Teens/Young Adult Resource and Program Specialists for our Edmondson Avenue, Northwood, and Walbrook locations. This individual will have exceptional experience and knowledge in the area of teens, tweens and juvenile literature and programs. This position reports to the branch manager and includes traveling to branch locations. Flexibility on work location is a must. The Enoch Pratt Free Library employees may be required to work in any branch in the library systems and can be moved from one branch to another as need dictates. Public service is a priority. The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division. Answer reference and information questions for patrons. Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and school programs for specific age-level customers. Perform
reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases and other computer programs. Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities. Attend professional meetings, serve on committees and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Fluency in other languages is desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Demonstrated knowledge of literature and programming trends, Youth development, and related best practices in the provision of library services. Excellent customer service and communication skills with an eagerness to learn and use emerging technologies. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to resolve problems and conflict with diplomacy and discretion. Commitment to and understanding of effective community library service in an urban environment. Awareness of socio-economic conditions and trends affecting youth in urban areas. Ability to plan, stimulate and implement age-level programs. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays.
Salary:$40,896.00 Annually
Application Process: For more information and to apply: Teens and Young Adult Resource
Special Requests: Open until filled Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing.
Position of Trust: Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Associate University Librarian, Learning, Research & Engagement
Location: George Mason University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Description
Associate University Librarian, Learning, Research & Engagement
George Mason University invites applications for the Associate University Librarian position leading the library system’s Learning, Research and Engagement division. We are seeking an experienced and accomplished leader with a vision of serving and partnering with students and faculty as they pursue their learning, teaching and research activities in the exciting and thriving multi-campus environment of George Mason University. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Position:
The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Learning, Research, & Engagement (LRE) is responsible for the leadership, planning, and administrative oversight of most of the University Libraries’ outwardly-focused programs, services, and initiatives that directly impact the George Mason community of students at all levels, faculty, and researchers. The AUL for LRE leads the division in the development and articulation of an innovative and compelling vision for advancing teaching, learning, and research, as well as the importance of the Libraries (as well as research commons) as place for the Mason community. While also engaging directly with faculty, academic administrators, and students, the AUL works with Libraries’ faculty and staff to innovate, design, pilot, implement, promote, and assess user-focused services that respond to a rapidly changing scholarly environment, in support of the Libraries’ mission and vision. This position works collaboratively as part of Dean’s Executive Team (the senior leadership team) to help develop and implement the Libraries’ strategic priorities. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian.
Responsibilities:
Consults with, apprises, and advises the Dean of Libraries & University Librarian of issues within the scope and content of the LRE division’s mission and associated resources, services and programs;
Provides leadership, administrative oversight and coordination for the Libraries’ system-wide departments involved with teaching, learning, research services, and user engagement; also contributes to and furthers the Libraries’ research collections (including Special Collections);
Leads the development of a service portfolio to support digital forms of teaching, learning, and scholarship;
Engages library faculty and staff expertise to enable community members to effectively and critically create, use, and share information;
Fosters an environment that encourages exploration, innovation and implementation of new approaches to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a rapidly-changing digital learning and work environment;
Works to foster and grow existing partnerships within the university, as well as establish new partnerships, both internal and external to George Mason University;
Guides development, implementation and assessment of an user engagement program, encompassing both student and faculty dimensions;
Works continuously and collaboratively with the other Associate University Librarians and with directors and department heads to ensure excellent and seamless provision of requisite instructional, reference, and research consultation services, including with non-LRE division key areas such as the Digital Scholarship Center, Mason Publishing Group (regarding open access and OER initiatives), and Collections Strategy (regarding research resources);
In conjunction with the Assistant Dean for Administration, leads and collaborates on initiatives to maximize creative and attractive teaching, learning and research spaces, including possibilities of learning commons environments;
Provides direction and administrative oversight for Mason’s significant holdings of special collections and archives as it expands access to its unique materials, as well as for the University Archives and the university’s Records Management program;
Serves as a member of Dean’s Executive Team to review and establish University Libraries’ policies, strategically plan system-wide programs and services, and evaluate resources and services;
Contributes to the development of grant proposals for projects and activities requiring external funding within the scope of the LRE division and, as needed, assists with donor relations efforts associated with the SCRC, as well as working with the Dean’s Executive Team on Libraries-wide advancement priorities;
Manages personnel and training for all departments and units within the LRE division of the Libraries and provides leadership for the professional development and training of the directors, department heads, and library faculty and staff within the division;
Oversees preparation of budget requests for Wages expenditures and other than personnel services expenditures for the LRE division;
Works closely with other Associate University Librarians, and also with library site managers, to assure excellent collections and collections-related services exist at all three University Libraries sites;
Ensures timely and ongoing assessment of all LRE programs and initiatives, including those concerned with learning and instruction, user engagement, research services and programs, and prepares reports, studies, and analyses as needed;
Works with regional, state, and national consortia/networks and other professional agencies, particularly with the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), with the Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), related to activities falling within the scope of the position’s role and responsibilities; and
Performs other administrative, management, and leadership functions within the University Libraries and to support the university community as needed/requested, including leadership of and service on University Libraries as well as university-wide committees.
Required Qualifications:
Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:
ALA-accredited graduate degree, or an equivalent certified foreign degree;
Extensive progressively responsible management/administrative-level experience (generally 10+ years) in an academic or research library setting;
Substantial experience and record of accomplishments in at least three of the following functional areas:
Academic programs liaison and faculty outreach;
Instructional services;
Reference and research services provision;
Special collections and archives;
User/campus engagement and programmatic partnerships;
Substantial budgetary experience, particularly related to program development, discretionary funds, or Wages budgets;
Knowledge of assessment techniques and trends in academic libraries;
Demonstrated ability to adapt and collaborate in a rapidly changing organizational and institutional environment;
Experience managing supervisory/managerial personnel, library faculty, and other staff, including excellent and proven skills in mentoring and leading employees, and as well with employee relations matters;
Ability to conceptualize, and capacity to innovate and contribute toward, transformative organizational change to advance development of library faculty and staff;
Demonstrated commitment to academic outreach and to student/faculty engagement;
Exemplary leadership and communication skills, along with interpersonal skills; and,
Commitment to fostering access, diversity, and inclusion for both members of the academic community served and library employees, and ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications:
The following education and/or skill sets are strongly preferred:
Advanced academic (i.e. discipline) degree;
Expertise in strategizing, planning, visioning, and change management;
Experience in the management of multiple functional areas/departments;
Classroom teaching experience and conversant with higher education pedagogies;
Knowledge of scholarly communications trends (including open access models, intellectual property domain, and open educational resources);
Experience with or knowledge of grants writing, and familiarity with development/advancement work; and
Experience with regional and national academic library consortia.
Appointment/Benefits/Salary:
12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with professional experience and academic qualifications. Salary at appointment is dependent upon professional experience and academic background.
The University Libraries, comprised of a large central library and two other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a contemporary academic research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.
Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications for this position (FA530z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references.
Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett (dtippett@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Contract)
Location: Trademark Law Library, USPTO

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

It is a long-term contract librarian position with ASRC Federal, working in the Trademark Law Library at the USPTO. This is a very reference-focused position, and really good for new graduates. These are the most critical points:
Key Role:
Under the direction of the Director and Senior Librarian, plans, organizes, and coordinates work activities involved in obtaining and making library resources available to the trademark attorneys and other customers.
Primary duties for this position are reference assistance and research using a wide range of materials.
Perform research using on-line search techniques, automated tools, print material, and other resources as necessary.
Analyze search requests, interviews requesters when needed, develops search strategies, and reviews and provides search results.
Assist with compilation of library statistics.
Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements.
Apprise supervisor about progress and unusual complication.
Requirements:
Masters in Library Science; new MLS grads encouraged to apply; 3 years of library experience preferred.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and provide superior reference services in a timely manner.
Creativity and tenacity in performing research in a wide range of subject areas and with a variety of resources to support the research of trademark attorneys.
Expertise in searching one or more major on-line commercial vendors (ProQuest and Lexis/Nexis) and expertise in searching the Internet.
Experience in using Microsoft Office Tools and familiarity with collaborative web tools such as SharePoint, Wikis, etc.
The posting can be found here, search “trademark law librarian.” https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?d=ExternalCareerSite

Position: Senior Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on AALL Career.

Description
Venable LLP has an opening for a Senior Business and Legal Research Analyst to provide expert in-depth research on a wide variety of business, legal, regulatory, tax, corporate and general matters, using electronic and print resources.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff. Effectively researching and writing summaries of research results.
Maintaining research proficiency across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
Developing curriculum and teaching classes on business and legal research strategies and resources effective for legal and administrative staff.
Evaluating diverse information sources for currency, reliability, relevance and cost-effectiveness, and selects the optimal resources for particular research requests.
Setting up legal, regulatory, docket, news, business alerts across dozens of platforms to meet the attorneys’ and clients’ information needs.
Providing ‘just in time” guidance to attorneys and legal assistants seeking to select resources and develop effective strategies.
Participate in trials, demos, purchasing decisions, and testing new applications and upgrades to existing products.
Contribute to the development of department’s communication materials including cost-effective use guides, bibliographies, pathfinders and research tip sheets.
Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science; J.D. a plus.
5+ years of experience in a law firm, corporation, or investment banking library performing high stakes, complex research in a deadline driven environment.
Expert-level business, legal, legislative, regulatory, corporate, tax and general research and reference skills.
Extensive database knowledge and skills (Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, Cheetah, OCLC, Intelligize, Accurint, CourtLink, Lex Machina, Gavelytics Capital IQ, Checkpoint, etc.).
Proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full job vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
Duties
The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections. Custodial collections include foreign and domestic newspapers, unbound periodicals, government publications (GPO Depository), intergovernmental publications and documents (United Nations), and other specialized serial collections. Reference assistance is provided to onsite researchers through the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room, and offsite reference service by telephone, by correspondence, and by e-mail and CHAT. Clients include Congress, Foreign and US Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Reference librarians produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, and scholarly programs relating to serial collections. Through their knowledge of the Library’s serial collections and collections of similar institutions, reference librarians play and active role in developing the collections for future users.
Provides reference and instructional service to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests, or Internet requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.
Provides in-person reference service in a reading room, and responds to telephone, written and Internet requests. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room under the direction of senior staff.
Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas by subjects, publication format or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and formats. Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Makes recommendations to fill in gaps in custodial collections. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation and regulations governing use and handling of custodial materials.
Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials.
Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity where needs are determined easily from interviews and written requests. Reviews the professional literature and reference guides, and makes recommendations for additions to the reading room reference collection and for library-wide licensed databases applicable to newspaper1 periodical, or government document reference service.
Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and conducts tours. Attends workshops, conferences1 seminars, or meetings relating to newspaper, periodical1 serials, and or government document librarianship, in the history of serials and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.
The position description number for this position is 132599.
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.
Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.**
Ability to provide reference and research services for a serial collection.**
Ability to interact collaboratively and provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.
A. Completion of 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;
Or
B. A total of at least 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; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9
Two 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 the position.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Six Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats.

Duties

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, barcoding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

The position description number for this position is 128788.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Archives Counsel
Location: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.

The Archives and Records Department serves three major functions: building and managing an archival repository of LDF’s historic records, providing library services including research support, and overseeing records management. With grant funding, LDF is in the planning stage of a major effort to organize, preserve, digitize, and provide public access to a substantial portion of our 10,000 boxes of rich historical case files and institutional records. Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Records, the Archives Counsel will primarily be responsible for leading the review and analysis of archival records to determine which documents can be made available to external researchers and the general public. The Archives Counsel will help to develop and refine the process for conducting privilege review in the LDF Archives and will be essential in balancing the ambitions of the LDF Archives with LDF’s duty of client confidentiality. The ideal candidate has expertise in legal ethics and professional responsibility, patience for large document review projects, an ability to make carefully documented decisions, and a passion for history, archives, and racial justice.

As of March 7, 2022, LDF transitioned to a hybrid work environment. Any candidate selected for this position should be prepared to work in the office location assigned up to two days per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the review of thousands of documents in the LDF Archives, identifying and restricting external access to privileged, confidential, and sensitive information;
  • Work in consultation with the General Counsel or Associate General Counsel to make decisions about the release of documents;
  • Refine the LDF Archives External Access Policy and privilege review procedure, including researching laws and ethics guidelines across different states where clients may be located;
  • Oversee the work of LDF alumni volunteers and interns who are interested in assisting with document review;
  • Research and procure software for efficient document review as needed;
  • Collaborate with the Library of Congress to plan for the privilege review of a subset of LDF’s early records in the Library’s custody;
  • Participate in and/or build coalitions and task forces to bridge the gap between archivists, the legal ethics community, and legal historians;
  • Monitor and share with the Archives team pertinent recent developments in legal ethics, including caselaw and ABA opinions;
  • Collaborate with the Archives team in developing resources, including an LDF Archives website, to educate the public about the historical arc of current civil rights issues;
  • Weigh in on intellectual property questions related to the LDF Archives;
  • Assist former clients who request access to their archived files, including reviewing the files for sensitive internal work product;
  • Engage in public speaking and trainings related to the intersection of legal ethics and the historical record;
  • Travel occasionally to the Library of Congress and LDF’s office in Washington, DC; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF;
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal ethics, especially attorney-client privilege, attorney work-product, and the ethical duty to protect client confidences;
  • Member of the New York Bar or eligible to waive in;
  • Experience and interest in large document review projects;
  • Project management experience;
  • Thorough understanding of the litigation process; litigation experience is a plus;
  • Knowledge of copyright law, including the fair use exception;
  • Familiarity with archival collections, concepts, and best practices;
  • Excellent analytical, research, and writing skills;
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly translate technical concepts for a non-technical audience; and
  • Self-motivated and goal oriented, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated, including the booster shot against COVID-19, and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

This position is open until filled.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: jobs@naacpldf.org

If submitting via email, please include your name (last name, first name) in the email subject line.

Or

Human Resources Department
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
40 Rector Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10006

Position: Director of the Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.

Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation’s capital, within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The Director leads a diverse team of 48 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in ten departments and manages an annual budget of over $8 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2,700 J.D. and LL.M. students.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library’s intellectual work and innovation and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating future opportunities and challenges for the law library.

This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application materials should include a Curriculum Vitae, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. Please submit your application materials by September 23, 2022 using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/112303. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

Position: Foreign Language Cataloger
Location: LAC Federal

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

LAC Group is seeking multiple Foreign Language Catalogers to work onsite at a prestigious federal agency on Capitol Hill. The selected Catalogers will process titles in Hebrew, Yiddish, Asian, Middle East and/or Turkish languages by supplying required metadata in MARC21-compliant bibliographic records. Hours for this role are flexible but is expected to be part-time.

Responsibilities:

  • For Serials and/or Monographs provide:
  • Copy cataloging with authority control and bibliographic file maintenance
  • Original cataloging with authority control and bibliographic maintenance
  • Enhanced minimal level cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (non-rare)
  • Copy cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (both rare and non-rare)
  • Original cataloging with no bibliographic file maintenance or authority control (both rare and non-rare)
  • Utilize the Library’s ILS using knowledge of standard cataloging tools such as Resource Description & Access (RDA), the RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC21, etc. to supply the required bibliographic information.
  • Search each title to be processed to prevent the creation of duplicate records, process duplicate copies, and check authority control of headings used in access points.
  • Complete the cataloging in the bibliographic record for foreign language titles in any subject area collected by LC, following the bibliographic record content guidelines
  • Supply the required descriptive elements and Library of Congress Subject Headings for single-part monographic materials being cataloged.
  • Identify and refer to LC staff any headings requiring authority work (name, title, or subject) for the materials being cataloged
  • Exercise care in the handling of Library materials to avoid loss or damage.

Qualifications:

  • Intermediate reading and writing ability of both English and foreign language skills for reading, analyzing and transcribing the works in Hebrew, Yiddish, and/or Turkish languages.
  • 2+ years of cataloging or metadata experience including working knowledge of library databases, OCLC, AACR2, LCSH
  • Must have expert knowledge of Resource Description & Access (RDA), the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21, etc.
  • Familiarity with the use of Cataloger’s Desktop and the RDA Toolkit is also required.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of standard cataloging practices and applications in Voyager.
  • Focused attention to detail and the ability to follow standard procedures in the physical handling and processing of materials

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to move from place to place within the location; lift, push/pull, hold/carry of items weighing up to (25) pounds and occasional up to (35) pounds such as files, books, stacks of paper, and other materials.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain focus on projects such as computer screens or detailed paperwork.

LS&S is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian (Legal)
Location: Zimmerman Associates Inc.

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Zimmerman Associates, Inc. (ZAI) is currently seeking to hire a Reference and Research Librarian to support a client in Washington, D.C. The qualified candidate will have experience with conducting legal, congressional, legislative history and/or regulatory research.

Responsibilities include:

  • Experience performing front desk support, reference, reference development, collection maintenance and management, acquisitions
  • Experience with outreach, creating marketing materials, and developing new reference services.
  • Ability to provide legal and non-legal reference and research services using a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline.
  • Experience using West’s Key Number System and CLEAR Investigative database software.
  • Ability to provide expert witness vetting, including creating comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports. Vetting includes analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research

Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide presentations, training, and education to library patrons.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching library resources and guidance on how to access information resources
  • Ability to develop and maintain web-based subject guides.
  • Ability to develop special reports, bibliographies, and other publications.
  • Ability to assemble usage statistics and other library metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum three (3) years of work with legal research and reference experience
Preferred experience with legal, legislative history, congressional, and regulatory research

ZAI is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with Federal and State Equal Opportunity Laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, veterans’ status or any other legally protected status.

Position: Digital Services Manager
Location: George Washington University
Salary: $54,000 – $80,300

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Digital Services Manager. GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us.

A virtual information session for interested candidates will be offered on September 8 at 7pm eastern. Please visit https://go.gwu.edu/librarianjobs for details.

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Continue to develop criteria and processes for setting digitization priorities and selecting materials for digitization that support the strategic goals of GWLAI and GW and involve cross-unit teams in the decision-making process
  • Lead the development and implementation of sustainable strategies and infrastructure to support the accession, preservation, discovery, and use of born digital resources and web archives
  • As part of a cross-unit team, provides guidance and leadership for the digital stewardship of the libraries’ specialized and general collections including planning, implementation, and assessment of current systems and infrastructure, and guidance on new technologies
  • Coordinate with external vendors on digitization projects and manage the high-resolution scan-on-demand services for specialized collections
  • Responsible for budget planning and management related to digitization and digital projects.
  • Supervise two FTE staff
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the access, accessibility, and ethics of digital collections; demonstrate a commitment to institutional outreach and educational goals as well as community use of materials
  • Provide on-site and remote research services and participate in instruction activities, especially those related to digital collections and digital scholarship
  • Demonstrate evidence of familiarity with a range of standards, tools, software, scholarship, and issues related to digital collections
  • Participate in professional organizations and keep current with library professional standards and trends and technologies related to digital imaging, digital projects, digital scholarship, and digital preservation
  • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession

This position reports to the Associate Dean and may be eligible for partial telework.

Application procedure

To be considered, please visit https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/95044 and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on September 21, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a reference check and standard background screening.

When applying for the Digital Services Manager position please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisitions and Metadata Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will work with NAL units, USDA officials, publishers, and others to ensure that library resources are efficiently and properly acquired.

Duties

  • Maintains records in NAL, ARS, and USDA financial management and other library management systems.
  • Assists in the maintenance of an accurate database of legal access and delivery rights for electronic resources.
  • Assists in the acquisition of and processing payments for print and electronic materials and related supplies purchased by the National Agricultural Library.
  • Serves as a government purchase card holder and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for acquisition of materials, services, and equipment necessary for digitization and collection operations.
  • Places orders, compares prices and services offered by competing vendors, and responds to vendor terms, billing, and user agreements.
  • Assists with scanning and storage of electronic and paper records of licenses and other contractual documents.
  • Serves as the point of contact for databases vendors to gather usage statistics and makes necessary adjustments as per contracting rules and regulations.
  • Uses databases and spreadsheets to compile, present, and maintain statistical reports.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11629133

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve as the department manager for the Children’s Department.

This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position serves a local and statewide customer base.

Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad, diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs; Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan; Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs

Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services; Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition; Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required.

Position: Wealth Management Data Governance Associate
Location: Morgan Stanley – Baltimore

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Maintain catalog of business data elements and associated system attributes in the firm’s data glossary. Define and monitor data quality checks to help ensure complete and accurate data is available to the Credit department. Log and analyze data quality issues raised by users through partnership with colleagues in WM Credit, Firm Risk Management, IT, Operations, and a variety of business units. Respond to data quality issues reported by end users, identify root causes, and work with IT to execute plans to address them. Work with stakeholders across Risk, BU, Finance, and IT to manage strategic projects that improve processes and data flows.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. 2 years of work experience (Library Science, Financial Services, or IT preferred). Excellent verbal and written communication, with ability to communicate effectively with senior management across various teams. Strong prioritization skills with ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment. Self-motivated and proactive attitude, with an ability to work independently, if needed. Skilled using Excel and databases (SQL, Access or VBA).

Application Process: https://ms.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=3205956&lang=en

One Position: Maryland

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Harford Community College

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association Job Line.

Vacancy Number: 2022-067PTS
Responsibilities: Harford Community College is seeking a customer service-oriented librarian to join our Library team. Responsibilities include providing reference/research assistance to a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person, by phone, and via online chat and video; assisting library patrons in using information and technology resources; and teaching information literacy/library instruction sessions. The Reference & Instruction librarian also serves as an embedded librarian in Blackboard, develops resource guides and online tutorials using a variety of software platforms, serves as a liaison to an academic division, and assists in collection development.
This is a part-time, hourly, 10-month per year position.
Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.
Requirements: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or in a closely related field; advanced knowledge of reference service principles and information literacy competency standards; and proficiency in a Windows-based computer environment are required. One year of experience in library reference is preferred.
Work schedule will include at least one evening per week, plus at least one weekend day per month. Other hours are flexible and will be assigned by semester.
Salary Range: Starting hourly rate range: $20.90 – $22.85
Application Process: Apply online at Harford Community College and select Employment Opportunities.
Special Requests: Closing Date: September 13, 2022

Three Positions: Virginia

Position: Associate Director, Law Library
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for a capable management-level librarian to join our library’s administrative team while also contributing to our faculty liaison program and participating in teaching legal research throughout the LRWA curriculum and in Scholarly Writing. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Law Library:

The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and Flex JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The Library provides access to a collection that is focused to support our faculty and students. The Library also houses the Law Schools Technology Services team, and we strive to provide excellent support for instructional technologies, the student technology experience, and the faculty technology experience.

About the Position:

The Associate Director assists the Associate Dean for Library & Technology in the general administration of the library, including preparation of budgets, management of personnel, and the development and implementation of long-range plans. The Associate Director is responsible for administration of all facets of day-to-day public services operations, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, instructional services, and the use of information instruction technologies. The Associate Director is in charge of the library in the absence of the Associate Dean for Library & Technology.

Responsibilities:

Train, supervise, and evaluate public services personnel, which includes the Reference Librarian, the Research Services Librarian, the Reference & Outreach Librarian, the Faculty and Web Services Librarian, the Research Services Specialist, the Circulation Manager, and part-time wages and student circulation assistants;
Oversee day-to-day operations of library public services, including circulation, reference, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, and instructional services. Coordinate departmental projects and initiatives;
Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other professional librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies, and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding;
Provide direct liaison support to law school faculty, including assistance in the use of print and electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary and document delivery;
Teach legal research as part of the two-year LRWA program and Scholarly Writing courses, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes including substantive law classes, orientation, and library tours. Participate in LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training;
Serve as Human Resources Liaison for the law library. Coordinate recruitment and orientation of all new classified staff and administrative faculty through eWork. Approve all wage and work-study hiring in Banner HR;
Coordinate all public services statistics for reporting purposes to accrediting organizations;
Approve and monitor non-book purchases on eVA and Bank of America;
Oversee all facilities and housekeeping issues;
Assist the Associate Dean, Library & Technology in the evaluation of and implementation of new information technologies and services to support the educational and research needs of faculty, students, and staff; and
Participate in professional development activities, library committees, law school, and university activities.
Required Qualifications:

JD from an ABA-accredited law school or MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school;
Demonstrated law library experience with a record of increasing administrative responsibility (typically 5+ years);
Demonstrated supervisory and organizational abilities;
Substantial knowledge of legal bibliography and legal research techniques in both print and electronic formats;
Experience teaching legal research using both print and electronic resources;
Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication;
Proven service orientation, and the ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students, staff and a diverse legal research community;
Knowledge of current law librarianship trends; and
Familiarity with current technology used in legal education and practice.
To apply, visit: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/55040

Position: Head of Technical Services & Collection Development
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description
Head of Technical Services & Collection Development
The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Head of Technical Services & Collection Development. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Law Library:
The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and evening JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The Library strives to maintain and provide access to a collection that is focused to support our faculty and students. One of our priorities is to work to make more of our e-titles accessible through the catalog in the very near future.

About the Position:
The Head of Technical Services & Collection Development is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including Acquisitions, Cataloging, e-Resource management, Serials Check-in, Binding, and Deaccession. They also manage the library’s collection development program, act as a liaison for the Alma integrated library system, assist the Associate Dean for Library and Technology with general planning, budgeting, and statistical compilation, and provide liaison services for faculty research.

Responsibilities:
Oversee daily operations of the Technical Services Department: acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, serials check-in, binding, and deaccession. Directly supervises and oversees the hiring, training, and evaluation of the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager and the Cataloging and Serials Manager;
Oversee and communicates with University Libraries about various modules of the Alma integrated library system. This includes serving as a liaison to relevant personnel at the main University Library (Fenwick) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), specifically the WRLC Metadata and e-Resources committees;
Assist the Associate Dean for Library & Technology with general planning and budgeting. Ensures that the needs of the Technical Services department are communicated to the Associate Dean and that the priorities of the Library are effectively communicated to the Technical Services staff. Accepts overall responsibility for the operation of the Library if both the Associate Dean for Library & Technology and the Associate Director are unavailable;
Submits completed statistics for ASERL, ACRL, IPEDS, ALLStAR, and US News. Compiles statistics for Assets Management for George Mason University’s insurance needs. Ensures the timely compilation of acquisition and cancellation data;
Manages the library’s collection development efforts. Works with other professional librarians in selecting materials for acquisition, assessing library collection needs, and updating the Library’s comprehensive collection development policy;
Works closely with the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager in the order fulfillment process. Responsible for negotiation of contracts with vendors, including coordination with Purchasing and University Counsel’s office. Approves orders for books, databases, equipment, and supplies in the eVA (procurement) and Bank of America (purchase card) systems;
Coordinates with vendors, relevant Law Library and Technology personnel, and University Library personnel to ensure access to electronic databases through IP recognition and/or a Central Authentication Server (proxy server) and the catalog (metadata record loading). Coordinates with the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian to ensure that electronic resources are accurately listed and described on the Library’s list of Law-Related Databases webpage;
Participates in the law faculty liaison program. This direct support includes research, assistance with course materials and course management software, instruction of faculty RAs when requested, training faculty in the use of print and electronic resources, facilitation of interlibrary loan and document delivery, and materials ordering;
Serves as principal contact for gift and other material donations; and
Participates in professional development activities, library committees, and law school and university activities.

Requirements
Required Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Supervisory experience in Technical Services operations, including the management of cataloging and acquisitions functions;
Demonstrated understanding and experience in managing an integrated library system, especially the Ex Libris Alma system;
Advanced organization and communication skills;
Ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students and staff;
Familiarity with current technical services trends and issues in law libraries; and
Experience in law library budgeting.
Preferred Qualifications:
JD from an ABA-accredited law school strongly preferred

Position: Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library
Location: George Mason University

Originally posted on SLA Career Center.

Description

Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library

The George Mason University Libraries is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, skillful, enterprising, and collaborative manager for the position of Lead, Sciences and Technology Team and Mercer Library.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

In conjunction with the other subject disciplinary and functional team leads and under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research and Engagement (LRE), this position is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of innovative library services in the areas of reference, research, instruction, and in support of faculty and students in the fields of earth sciences, physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, biomedical sciences, engineering, and computing, as well as overall management of the Mercer Library at the Science & Technology campus. The incumbent leads a team of library faculty integrated into STEM-H, educational and research programs while fostering an environment that promotes development of new approaches to evolving academic library services. The Team Lead supervises and evaluates team members; works with Collections Strategy staff to ensure development of STEM-H collections; oversees collection development for reference resources; assumes direct liaison responsibilities for academic departments/programs as needed; and coordinates and implements reference, research, and instructional activities (including contributing to policy development therein) in collaboration with other LRE and Libraries’ leadership.

Responsibilities:

Incumbent plans, implements, manages, and evaluates reference/research consultation, outreach, and instructional services and programs designed for students and faculty in the broad range of STEM-H disciplines;
Responsible for the creation, maintenance, and assessment of library service programs appropriate for faculty and students in STEM-H programs;
Responsible for the operations of the Mercer Library, including supervision of its on-site staff-level manager, at the university’s Science and Technology campus;
Provides research consultation/reference service to users;
Teaches and creates instructional materials in any directly assigned subject area(s);
Contributes to collection development activities including assessment of existing collections and maintenance of holdings to research levels, possessing deep subject knowledge of assigned collection development areas, and spending allocated funds to build depth and breadth any in assigned discipline(s);
Responsible for coordination of instruction, reference and research services, collections services, and outreach to programs supported on the Fairfax and Science and Technology campuses, including, but not limited to, the College of Science, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Health and Human Services, the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (Front Royal, VA), the Governor’s School at Innovation Park, and associated research institutes and centers;
Collaborates and coordinates with the Lead, Social Sciences Team and Mason Square Library for School of Computing programs and activities at the Mason Square campus (Arlington, VA), including support for the university’s Institute for Digital InnovAtion at that campus;
Directly supervises and evaluates six (6) subject librarians in their reference/research/instruction/outreach roles; supervises and evaluates two (2) additional library staff members who (a) support the Science and Technology Team and (b) contribute to the daily management of the Mercer Library. In conjunction with the Libraries’ Administration unit, manages recruitment, hiring, onboarding, mentoring, training, and performance assessment of librarians and staff of the Science and Technology Team and Mercer Library;
Works with the Teaching & Learning Team for distance education, and instructional assessment to provide formative and evaluative feedback to department’s librarians and staff;
Coordinates with Access Services to assure consistent access services quality and hours of delivery at the Mercer Library;
Under the auspices of the Collections Strategy department, facilitates collection development and management activities for reference, instructional, and research resources purchased in relevant fields;
Partners with Digital Technologies and Services to effectively address IT requirements of the unit;
Works closely with staff in the Digital Scholarship Center to develop digital data proficiency in the Science and Technology Team members;
Contributes to planning, policy development, resource management, and decision-making within LRE and, as a member of the Libraries’ leadership team, appropriately to the university library system as a whole;
Seeks, considers and communicates diverse perspectives and ideas;
Participates on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, the campus, the university, and, as appropriate, the community; and
Performs other duties, as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries’ faculty including engaging in university and professional service, and scholarship endeavors.
Required Qualifications:

Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:

ALA-accredited graduate degree OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
Progressively responsible management level professional experience (generally 3+ years) with demonstrated capability in providing responsive quality reference, instruction, and collaborative library research services and support to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in STEM-H fields;
Knowledge of and versatile understanding of the changing educational and research needs of STEM-H students and faculty;
Demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication;
Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; and
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.
Preferred Qualifications:

The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:

Graduate degree in a STEM-H discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Demonstrated leadership potential; and
Experience in an academic research library environment involving multiple libraries and campuses.
Appointment/Benefits/Salary:

12-month Professional Faculty appointment; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Base salary is commensurate with professional experience and academic qualifications; salary at appointment dependent on rank: Librarian II ($67,500 – $72,500); Librarian III ($72,500 – $77,500); Librarian IV ($77, 500+). Additionally, this position carries an annual administrative stipend.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a contemporary academic research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications for this position (FA457z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references.

Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett (dtippett@gmu.edu) or Della Patrick (dpatrick@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:
The Research Specialist is responsible for providing attorneys and staff with a high level of reference service. Additionally, the Research Specialist provides complex legal research support for the firm’s Marketing, Business Intelligence and Conflicts functions as requested and other duties as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The Firm requires that the duties and responsibilities of this position be performed onsite a minimum of three days a week or as needed during scheduled work hours.
• Responsible for providing accurate, timely and cost-efficient responses to research requests posed by attorneys and staff
• Analyze legal and non-legal print and online information from various sources to fulfill complex research requests
• Coordinate reference needs and services as necessary across the firm; ensure that reference procedures and processes are well documented for efficient and seamless reference service
• Research, document, and solve legal research challenges and incorporate solutions in existing procedures and processes
• Perform research to support Conflicts & Marketing as required
• Provide research support for legislative histories and other legislative work as required
• Monitor the ongoing needs of library users and make recommendations to the Manager of Library Services to acquire or discontinue new or existing books, databases, subscriptions, services and equipment
• Provide research support for the firm’s growing business intelligence needs as directed

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Position operates in a professional office environment which is usually quiet to moderate
• Position requires that the employee have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• This position is primarily a sedentary position. However, some duties and responsibilities are required which would require the applicant to lift files, open filing cabinets, bend or stand, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, occasionally move about to access office equipment, file cabinets, etc.
• Ability to carry or lift items weighing up to 10 pounds

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated proficiency in searching a variety of databases (e.g. Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Lexis/Nexis, CQ.com, GalleryWatch, OCLC WorldCat, various Library OPACs, various newspaper websites)
• Ability to work independently, and make decisions as necessary to fulfill research requests
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Outlook
• Exercise independent judgement in using resources appropriately to complete work in the most efficient manner
• Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both in oral and written form
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize/coordinate deadlines and track progress of tasks
• Ability to organize workflow and use time efficiently
• Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy
• Must maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials
• Must establish and maintain effective working relationships in or out of a team environment
• Understands and adopts the organizational structure
• Possesses the attitude of collaboration and sharing
• Willingness to learn and adopt new methodologies
• Flexibility and willingness to respond to issues during and outside of core business hours

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited library school strongly preferred
• Two plus years’ experience in legal research and reference work, as well as database searching, preferably in a law library or trade association setting
See the full job description and apply at: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/research-specialist-at-wiley-rein-llp-3130144597/?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Position: Eckles Librarian
Location: George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation

Posting Number: F001957
Academic Title: Eckles Librarian
Rank: Open Rank, Librarian I, Librarian II, Librarian III
Contract Type: Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) – 02/01/2022 – 06/30/2024
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary
The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation ( GWLAI ) seeks nominations and applications for the Eckles Librarian. The regular schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm; and Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Additional evening and weekend hours may be required. This is a designated on-site position and not eligible for telework. This position reports to a Director of Research Services.
Eckles Library is a branch of the GWLAI and plays a pivotal role in the life of the Mount Vernon Campus. Colloquially known as The Vern, the campus is home to approximately 700 undergraduate students as well as the University Writing Program, Honors Program, the Women’s Leadership Program, and the Forensic Sciences department, as well as student living-learning communities. Located on Foxhall Road in upper Northwest Washington, DC, less than three miles from the Foggy Bottom campus, The Vern combines the best of both worlds, offering a collegial, community-based liberal arts atmosphere that is fully integrated into a world-class research university in the heart of the nation’s capital. This position offers a unique opportunity to experiment with new ideas and services for an engaged undergraduate community.

Specific Duties And Responsibilities
Serve as a campus connector and liaison to academic departments and student life programs on the Mount Vernon Campus, and as the GWLAI representative to the Mount Vernon Campus Senior Staff.
Support students, staff, and faculty through a range of services to include research consultations, library instruction, and workshops. Depending on course schedules, conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses in partnership with faculty, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program or other programs.
Coordinate events at the library and represent the library at events on the Mount Vernon campus.
Deliver consistently excellent customer service through outreach and through access services (circulation and course reserves) consistent with established LAI policies.
In collaboration with others, assess and improve services.
Assess use of library spaces, report facilities issues, and help to plan for improvements.
In collaboration with GWLAI’s web content team, ensure that the Eckles website contains up to date information.
Contribute to one or more strategic services or teams in GWLAI as appropriate.
Evening and occasional weekend work required. The work location for the position is Eckles Library.
Minimum Qualifications
ALA -accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advanced degree with relevant experience.
Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the disciplines.
Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
Advertised Salary: Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications and are competitive for DC-area academic libraries. Minimum salary for each rank: Librarian I: $54,000; Librarian II: $58,956; Librarian III: $68,700

Other Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave; 12 days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; generous ongoing support for professional development; and paid parental leave. Librarians are eligible to apply for research leave after a defined period of service. For benefit details, please visit GW Benefits.

Eight Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Knowledge Management)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will serve as the head of the Knowledge Management (KM) Section, responsible for leading initiatives to gather, organize, and share the institutional expertise held by the analysts, attorneys, information professionals, and administrative staff in CRS. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience are encouraged to apply.

Duties

The ideal candidate will have experience leading knowledge management activities that capture the institutional expertise of CRS research professionals and support staff. The incumbent also serves as a liaison to CRS and Library of Congress technology offices and communicates requirements for knowledge management initiatives. The section head works collaboratively with staff across CRS as well as with individuals in other parts of the Library of Congress on knowledge management projects, and to resolve issues.

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.

Supervisory Librarian (Knowledge Management) duties include:

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Plans and assigns, sets and adjusts priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, provides feedback and 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 staff related to work and administrative matters. 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.

Oversees, reviews and coordinates activities related to knowledge management initiatives. Participates in strategic planning efforts related to knowledge management, including discussions surrounding strategic goals. Develops and implements project plans for knowledge-based enterprises. Provides briefings for senior managers and other stakeholders on knowledge management initiatives. Participates in formal and informal working groups and advisory committees concerned with knowledge management activities.

Provides technical leadership in knowledge management. Communicates technical requirements for knowledge management projects to CRS and LC information technology offices. Advises CRS and LC information technology offices on systems related to knowledge management.

Serves as a principal liaison between KSG groups, other CRS divisions and offices, and other Library of Congress units and offices to coordinate knowledge management activities. Advises stakeholders on trends and issues related to knowledge management and its impact on current best practices within the organization.

The position description number for this position is 428696.
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.

Position: Librarian
Location: Department of State
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Ralph J. Bunche Library Division, Office of Information Programs and Services, DAS for Global Information Services, Bureau of Administration (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IS), in the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The Library comprises a major research resource for diplomatic history, bilateral and multilateral relations, world trade and international law.

Duties

  • Administers a full-service program of outreach, marketing, and education to Department bureaus, offices, and posts to communicate awareness of the Library’s services and resources.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Librarian to report on the progress of the library in achieving its marketing and outreach goals and objectives.
  • Develops and disseminates a variety of communications materials and initiatives promoting library programs and services, including promotional campaigns, notifications, marketing materials, brochures, fliers, newsletters, etc.
  • Coordinates with other internal Department offices and groups on joint outreach efforts.
  • Collaborates with other librarians and program staff to design, develop, implement, and evaluate communication strategies for marketing and promoting library programs and services.

Position: Processing Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean & European Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 426753.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime or comflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Working independently, incumbent copies metadata into Integrated Library Systems using standard tools in accordance with well-defined and established procedures. Independently, performs copy cataloging and metadata entry. Coordinates the shelving workflow in the division to facilitate the delivery of materials. Investigates and interprets
authority records to ensure accuracy of metadata. Adds holdings to files and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections. Independently resolves technical problems encountered. Works closely with others to resolve problems of discovery, inventory, and transit. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions, or changes.

Understands and applies numerous established practices in processing materials for electronic services. Completes complex metadata entry for LAC&E publications. Coordinates receipt and processing of circulating collection items for proper distribution. Maintains appropriate forms for recording and statistical reports. Receives, sorts and edits metadata
in bibliographic databases. Checks materials in and out as appropriate. Understands and applies numerous established practices, extensive library rules, procedures and operations. Receives and processes outgoing and incoming shipments.

Resolves complex collections maintenance issues, while responding to the full range of issues. Develops plans to expedite sorting and distribution of materials as they circulate. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in identification of materials as they circulate. Independently recognizes when segments of the collection require maintenance based on the ability to identify/anticipate complex publishing and storage patterns. Performs primary collection security responsibilities, including verifying that materials circulated from collections are properly charged.

As needed, performs collections maintenance/preservation tasks by identifying materials in need of preservation or conservation. Performs established conservation procedures on selected materials. These procedures can include cleaning, encapsulating, re-housing, and labeling of materials. It can also include the construction and labeling of phased boxes. Follows the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations in order to maintain the collections. Follows safe handling guidelines in handling collection materials. Assists in the resolution of problems arising as collections materials circulate. Assists in the training and instruction of new technicians and temporary staff.

Identifies and retrieves items. Performs loan functions. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material. Performs basic searches of reference sources, which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases.

Position: Library Technician (Iberian Languages, Cataloging and Acquisitions)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Iberia/Rio Office Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

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. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. 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 librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which include the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard.

Independently records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound serial and monograph ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, special formats) in an online environment.

Shelf lists 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.

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. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC 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 online 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.

Independently uses automated tools such as Classification Web, Cataloged Desktop, macro software, and preprocessing software to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as necessary.

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. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

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: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Service Division, Global Legal Collection Research Directorate.
The position description number for this position is 363669.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Inputs, searches and maintains inventory and/or bibliographic control information for the Law Library’s collection. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely check-in and/or inventory of each piece received in the Law Library. Incumbent also conducts physical inventory on existing collection items. Proficiency in using information technology to process, manage, maintain, track, and identify a voluminous and highly complex acquisition and distribution system for all different types of legal material.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library’s binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of State
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Department of State Ralph J. Bunche Library Division (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR). The library is the oldest federal library, founded in 1789 by Thomas Jefferson, the first Secretary of State, and houses books, journal volumes, microfilm/microfiche, rare books, special collections and maps comprise a major research resource for history of the Department, bilateral and multilateral relations, world trade and international law.

Duties

  • Maintains inventory control of various publications such as serials, journals, periodicals, and special collections
  • Assists in reviewing billing documents and identifies when additional information is required.
  • Assists procurement agent in procuring materials through use of preparing purchase orders, or other procurement documents.
  • Provides administrative support for Library events including, but not limited to preparing and distributing publicity materials, and providing logistical support for event set-up.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Supervisory Liaison Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 431271.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Duties
Supervises a staff comprised of 4-5 librarians, GS-1410, with a full performance level of GS-13, and 1-2 library technicians, GS-1411, with a full performance level of GS-8. Provides program and project management as well as administrative and technical supervision to accomplish work associated with the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the PALABRA Archive, la Bibliotheca Podcast, and the 4 Corners of the World Blog. Creates program work, including establishing priorities, program strategy and benchmarks and assigns to staff. Monitors productivity, and accomplishment of objectives.

Assesses program effectiveness and recommends improvement of complex programs and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of core programs at the Library of Congress. Develops methods and approaches to accomplish the overall long-term goals and objectives for the organization, as developed by the Chief. Accomplished in long-range planning, recommends and participates in developing strategies for implementing planning for major programs. Recommends short and long-range goals of the organization, develops detailed plans for accomplishing them, and oversees implementation and monitors goals. Determines if adjustments or changes in objectives or emphasis are needed in organization functions. Recommends organizational or process changes. Reviews past work histories and known future requirements and determines future resource requirements of the organization, estimating short and long-range personnel, budget, space, and equipment needs. Supervises program planning, communications, and specialists focused on collection development and digital forward reference services.

Plays lead role in developing and implementing a strategy for involving external contributors and partners in LAC&E services. Supervises librarians who will be taking lead in day-to-day management of contributor relations and activities. Plans, directs, and executes specialist operations for critical agency-wide programs, with national and international implications. Establishes the parameters for effective working relationships and information networks with partners, including public and private sector organizations and individuals. Analyzes and resolves complex organizational or program-related problems or issues in developing and maintaining relationships with various agency stakeholders in the government, private industry, and/or academic institutions. Formulates policies and procedures governing the organization’s outreach activities for application across organizational lines. Independently plans and executes major liaison activities in support of an organizational program that impacts many agency echelons and/or geographic locations. Develops strategies to ensure vital volunteer support is provided to the organization. Develops and implements plans designed to enhance relationships with targeted stakeholders.

Initiates and develops ideas for a communication strategy for staff to use in dealing with contributors and partners, the public, and external organizations. Lead national communication efforts so that the organization’s projects remain, or develop into premiere national references. Independently develops and contributes ideas, strategies, and concepts to the design and coordination of the development, production, and distribution of informational and promotional materials. These include bibliographic products as well as products developed from the holdings that may be in audio form. Serves as primary contact with various units, sections, and agencies to ensure the timely design, printing, and distribution that meet the organization’s requirements. Prepares and maintains production schedules and other control tools necessary to track the development, production, and distribution of informational materials.

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. We are currently seeking a Research Specialist who will report to the firm’s Research Services Manager.

The Research & Information Services department is critical to the firm’s day-to-day strategic and tactical operations. Our Research Specialists are highly skilled in providing actionable insights which are used to make informed legal and business decisions.

We are looking for a forward-thinking, proactive, analytical and confident individual with impeccable research skills, business acumen and acute attention to detail, who thrives in a fast paced, team-oriented environment, and is passionate about the profession. The Research Specialist will have strong interpersonal skills and will be required to form relationships with members of the firm around the globe and have exposure to all types of legal and business work.

The Research Specialist can work a hybrid schedule residing from our Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, or New York office. The hours for each location would be:

New York: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., M-F
Dallas/Houston: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F
Philadelphia/Washington, DC: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Analyzes and distills information to provide actionable intelligence from internal and external resources for the firm’s attorneys, marketing/business development teams, and additional business services teams.
  • Initiates and develops strong relationships with designated practice groups [Intellectual Property, Tax, Public Law & Policy, and Government Contracts practices] in order to actively collaborate with stakeholders, promote the efficient use of resources, and work together towards common goals.
  • Monitor industry developments and curate intelligence in order to alert key stakeholders of critical legal and commercial events.
  • Partner with practice group stakeholders in the assessment of resources, identifying opportunities and making recommendations for purchase and cancellation.
  • Attend, initiate, and participate in team and practice group meetings
  • Provide back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences
  • Develop/Schedule and follow-up on training for attorneys, paralegals and others, including initial skills assessment and on-boarding processes. We utilize a variety of training media including in-person sessions and on-demand videos
  • Maintain awareness of current legal and business research materials, techniques, strategies and resources; build research skills in new areas of the law and new technologies
  • Assist in resolving technical problems and issues, as appropriate
  • Undertake work to support ad hoc firm and practice group initiatives, as assigned
  • Handle administrative and other projects, as assigned

Qualifications (Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master of Library Science degree and/or J.D. from accredited institution preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years law firm, business or relevant research experience
  • Exceptional analytical and research skills including familiarity with a wide range of legal and business materials found across multiple practices
  • Substantive understanding of legal and business resources, its organization and availability in a multitude of formats
  • Familiarity with – and enthusiasm for exploring – emerging technologies, their licensing methods, and their uses in improving research service provision
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Confident and approachable manner when communicating with all levels at the firm.
  • Desire to proactively seek out and disseminate additional information and analysis, beyond that which may have been requested
  • Creativity of thought when seeking solutions, collaborating with stakeholders and working towards the firm’s common goals
  • Energetic and highly-motivated work ethic, and the desire to constantly seek out ways to improve knowledge and processes
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word, and document management systems
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and see projects through to completion
  • Demonstrates flexibility under pressure, and the ability to quickly and efficiently adapt to potentially competing priorities
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people in a team setting
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships within the department, practice groups, office and firm
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with clients, vendors and others outside the firm
  • Strong service orientation
  • Commitment to professional growth

One Position: Virginia

Position: Policy and Government Librarian
Location: George Mason University
Salary: $67,500 – $77,500+

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Policy and Government Librarian

George Mason University Libraries seeks an experienced, creative, dynamic, collaborative, and both teaching- and research-oriented Policy and Government Librarian to serve all of the Schar School of Policy and Government programs.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

As a member of the Social Sciences Team & Mason Square Library, incumbent’s duties include: collection development, instruction, reference, research consultations and support, outreach, and information management. The Policy and Government Librarian serves as the primary contact/liaison for the Schar School’s undergraduate and graduate programs; collaborates with faculty and students to provide instructional, project, and program support and assistance; provides general and specialized reference and research support in person, via email and phone; and oversees the maintenance of in-house and electronic publications and research resources. Incumbent also serves as the Libraries’ Government Documents Coordinator. Position reports to the Lead, Social Sciences Team & Mason Square Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides holistic liaison services to the Schar School;
  • Works closely with the Schar School faculty in collection development matters and oversees expenditure of associated allocated funds;
  • Assists faculty and students in all areas of research—both general reference and in-depth research consultations and assistance, online and in person;
  • Prepares and presents library instruction sessions for faculty and students in Schar School undergraduate and graduate programs, both in-class and in library drop-in workshops;
  • Provides support for information problem solving, retrieval, and management;
  • Provides general and specialized reference and research assistance, as well as email and virtual reference. Provides instructional services (including curriculum-based instruction, walk-in instructional sessions, web-based tutorials, library orientations, and individual student appointments). Prepares and maintains web-based instructional materials and online research guides within the scope of the position;
  • Serves as the University Libraries Government Documents Coordinator;
  • Works closely with the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center to support the data-related needs of designated departments: finding and using relevant datasets as well as instruction and assistance with relevant computational technologies;
  • Participates in the work of the Social Sciences Team, including contributing to team projects, providing coverage for other subject areas as needed, and assisting in the selection, training, and supervision of Classified staff and Graduate Assistants;
  • Develops and sustains academic program-based relationships and serves on academic department task forces, committees, work groups, etc. as requested or assigned;
  • Prepares activity and action reports for Supervisor as requested (including identification of issues and trends); and
  • Performs other duties as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries’ professional faculty.

Appointment/Benefits/Salary:

12-month Professional Faculty appointment; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with professional experience and academic qualifications. This is not a beginning professional-level position, and, as such, salary at appointment dependent on rank: Librarian II ($67,500 – $72,500); Librarian III ($72,500 – $77,500); Librarian IV ($77,500+).

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a contemporary academic research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications for this position (FA002z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references.

Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett (dtippett@gmu.edu) or Della Patrick (dpatrick@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will serve as the Librarian for Agriculture & Natural Resources, and will be responsible for supporting information collection, organization, and communication for the Water and Agriculture Information Center, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, and Rural Information Center.

Duties

  • Studies the programs of appropriate organizations in order to keep abreast of their programs, policies, and information needs.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving collections, programs, and services.
  • Creates, manages, and enhances data representing digital and physical collections.
  • Supports collection, organization, and availability of information on websites.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about organizational collections, content, programs, and services, recommend avenues for investigation, or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Provides guidance to researchers, scientists, and research leaders on identifying literature and determining the appropriate reviews, as well as maintaining up-to-date resources.

Position: Librarian (Collections Management)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Digitization & Access Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will participate in collection management activities, perform collection management tasks which require specialized knowledge of handling fragile materials, space management, and collection development principles.

Duties

  • Plans, coordinates, and executes programs and policies for the organization and maintenance of the Library collections.
  • Implements programs and activities to ensure continued access to important agricultural materials regardless of format or condition.
  • Coordinates cleaning and basic repairs and treatments on damaged and/or degrading media materials; guides re-housing and preparation of materials for long-term storage.
  • Identifies materials in the collection in need of conservation and recommends appropriate levels of treatment which may include repair, rehousing or reformatting.
  • Serves on NAL committees, work groups, and task forces as assigned.
  • Selects materials for digitization Plans and participates in the preparation of materials for digitization.
  • Works with staff to monitor and performs quality control checks on digitized materials and corresponding metadata. Works with digitization vendors and colleagues to ensure that problems are corrected.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders on prioritizing and scheduling project work.

Position: Research and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Research and Education Librarian is a member of an exceptional team responsible for advancing the library’s research support and educational goals . The HSHSL serves the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The faculty librarian in this position will serve as liaison to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) .

The successful candidate will assist students, faculty, and staff in the areas of research support, evidence-based practice, information literacy, and scholarly communication. They collaborate with the eight-member Research and Education Services (RES) department and colleagues Library-wide to develop and deliver innovative programs and services . In addition to advancing HSHSL and UMSO D priorities, they engage with the University community and participate in professional and scholarly activities.

UMB and the HSHSL are deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. HSHSL welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions.

The Research and Education Librarian:

  • Cultivates and sustains connections between the UMB School of Dentistry and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with students and faculty, advocating for their research and learning needs.
  • Partners with members of the Research and Education Services department, building a collaborative team and developing innovative programs and services.
  • Delivers engaging instruction and consultations to students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management.
  • Consults and collaborates with faculty and staff in support of research, scholarly publishing.
  • Provides expert searching for systematic, scoping reviews, other literature reviews, and grant applications.
  • Develops workshops and video tutorials on searching, publishing, information management and other topics of interest to the UMB Community, in person and virtually.
  • Participates actively on committees within the School of Dentistry, the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Follows and appraises emerging research and curricular trends within the health sciences, academic librarianship, and dental education.
  • Cultivates and sustains inclusive and equitable working relationships with Library colleagues and with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Engages in professional development, service, and research activities to enhance professional expertise and maintain or advance appointment rank.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a service position, either in a library or other setting.
  • Experience in database searching, including familiarity with health sciences databases.
  • Training or experience in teaching to groups, either virtually or in-person.
  • Experience working both in teams and independently.
  • Excellent communication skills.

PREFERRED:

  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience teaching online or in-person to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians.
  • Evidence of professional involvement, service, and/or scholarly activities.

REPORTING/WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is located within the RES department, which is part of the Research and Information Services (RIS) division. It reports to the Head of Research and Education Services.

This position can allow for a hybrid telework arrangement.

STATUS: This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s ” Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty “

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by September 9, 2022.

  • Include the following documents as part of the application package:
  • A resume or curriculum vitae;
  • Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email;
  • A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity.
  • On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized.

SALARY: $55,000. minimum, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS/TUITION REMISSION: 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.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Environmental Protection Agency
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is in the Office of Mission Support (OMS), Office of Enterprise Information Programs, Library and Accessibility Division.

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

About OMS: Office of Mission Support

Duties

At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Serve as a Federal Library Manager and Network Liaison for Headquarters and Chemical Libraries.
  • Serve as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
  • Support Working Capital Find Desktop Subscriptions Service

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. The Electronic Records Division is responsible for accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to the electronic records in the custody of Research Services. The position serves as a senior Archives Specialist in the Technical Services branch, who provides support, advice, and guidance to other staff and management on issues related to the technical and custodial functions of electronic records.

Duties

As an Archives Specialist, you will:

  • Serve as a senior Archives Specialist leveraging a wide range of business process experience and technical knowledge to advise and provide support of SFTP process and existing support systems unique to the Electronic Records Division.
  • Participate in the development of Division and agency-wide policies (i.e., electronic records accessioning, processing, preservation, or access); and the development of other new practices and standards.
  • Advise and inform others on policies and procedures related to accessioning, processing, preservation, or reference work.
  • Research, evaluate, and maintain awareness of new and emerging developments and technologies.