Four Positions: Maryland, Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Data Scientist
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
LAC Group is seeking two qualified Data Scientists for a full-time and part-time opportunity with a major Federal Agency in Beltsville, MD. The Data Scientist will assist the agency in providing data management services for a broad cross-section of the agency’s research portfolio and increasingly to other agricultural researchers. Background in data science, data analytics, and repositories particularly in the agricultural and ecological sciences is a plus. We have 2 positions available for this one year contract. One full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position and one part-time positions (20-30 hours a week) with no benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and get approval for a detailed planning document for several specific data analytics projects through consultation with Subject Matter Experts such as librarians, scientists, and administrators.
  • Conduct each analysis project as planned.
  • Attend regular Ag Data Commons and Data Science team meetings in order to gain
    appropriate context for analyses, gain feedback on approaches, and provide feedback to other team members.
  • Recommend data management system and curation process improvements so that KSD can better support data science activities in the future, such as improvements to application programming interfaces, data descriptions, and data quality.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Information, Data Science, Computer Science, Biology)
  • Coursework or one year of work experience indicating technical proficiency in basic data science skills. This includes knowledge and experience in some or all of the following: Unix/Linux shell command line, Jupyter notebooks, various data structures and common methods in data transformation; programming, markup, and query languages such as R and Python, HTML and XML, SQL and databases; tools such as Open Refine; and use of Application Programming Interfaces.
  • Coursework or one year of work experience with data analytics, natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, or reasoning technologies to discover hidden relationships and to generate insights that support informed decision-making and scientific research. Includes experience with analytics and visualization tools (possible examples are Tableau, PowerBI, ArcGIS Story Maps, and D3).
  • Coursework or one year of work experience indicating knowledge of statistical concepts and their application to deriving insights from data. Knowledge of research catalogs, repositories, and applications such as Geonetwork, DKAN, PubAg, and VIVO.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team including domain scientists, data specialists, and/or IT specialists to develop plans and communicate findings through written and oral reports, abstracts, summaries, charts, graphs, and other products.

Position: Library Technician (Rare Books)
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician, Rare Books for a project with a major Federal library in Washington DC. The library technicians will work in a high-volume production environment working with catalog records. The candidates must have strong computer skills and familiarity with library cataloging standards and procedures. Candidates must be able to follow detailed, complex instructions for processing a wide variety of material. This is a full-time opportunity with benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Broad subject knowledge and experience with bibliographic catalog records
  • Experience with Integrated library Systems (especially Voyager) in creating, editing, and search bibliographic records
  • Experience searching library catalog databases such as OCLC or Voyager
  • Familiarity with LC Classification, AACR2, and MARC as well as familiarity with RDA and DCRM(B)
  • Familiarity or knowledge of one or more Romance and other European languages is a plus

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc., Fort Belvoir, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

• Perform original research and reference service for faculty, staff, students, and external customers.
• Perform reference interviews and follow-up via various format deliveries (e.g., in person, email, phone, video, teleconferencing)
• Provide expertise and service within available library resources – licensed/public domain.
• Prepare research and information literacy instructional lessons. Teaching sessions may be recorded and broadcast on the internet, via live video teleconferencing or other electronic media
• Collocate, organize, and classify licensed/public domain resource content within specific subject areas in support of library tasking.
• Assist faculty with special projects involving library resources.
• Research and remain current on new resources, services, and tools and apply innovative skills in recommending those that may optimize the library’s mission and performance.
• Compose content relevant to organization mission.Market library resources and services.
• Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in multiple formats, including but not limited to prose, verbal presentations, and multiple existing electronic formats (social media).
• Identify needed updates to content on the library’s intranet and other websites.
• Compile and report on the metrics/statistics for the library’s research and reference services.
• Must be comfortable working multiple simultaneous assignments managing personal time to achieve completion as required and be able to consistently deliver high quality products in an environment of dynamic change.
• Create and maintain documentation related to all duties. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
The candidate must have the following experience:

• 3 years experience performing providing library reference support.
• Demonstrated experience using electronic library resources (EBSCOHost, OCLC, ProQuest, SirsiDynix Symphony)
• Understanding of and adherence to current copyright laws. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
• Demonstrated experience in developing content on Springshare LibGuides.

DESIRED SKILLS:
Ability to integrate knowledge gained from a Master’s in Library Science from ALA-accredited institution. Reference/research work experience in military libraries.

EDUCATION:
Master’s in Library Science Required

Position: Digital Scholarship Consultant
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to collaborate with colleagues on digital scholarship efforts, methods, and tools for the University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC).

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.

The George Mason University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) supports the interdisciplinary teaching and learning needs in digital scholarship for students, staff and faculty, by providing digital research support in the areas of: creating, finding, and using data; data management, curation, and archiving; geographical information systems (GIS); digital scholarship methods and applications (humanities, social sciences, and sciences); digital projects planning and management; and related scholarly communication issues.

Reporting to the director of the Digital Scholarship Center, the Digital Scholarship Consultant will:

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with DiSC and University Libraries’ faculty and staff to provide digital scholarship services and to further digital scholarship and scholarly engagement;
  • Conduct research consultations and lead instruction for individuals, groups, and course-related, using digital tools and techniques supported by DiSC;
  • Provide expertise on digital humanities projects, methods, and tools;
  • Keep current on trends, tools, issues and needs in digital scholarship;
  • Partner with university faculty, staff, and relevant stakeholders to manage digital scholarship projects;
  • Promote DiSC to faculty, staff, and students through outreach and marketing;
  • Plan, facilitate, and participate in DiSC events and workshops;
  • Work either independently or as part of a team, to innovatively and effectively support digital scholarship initiatives;
  • Stays abreast of digital scholarship developments and trends in order to deepen expertise and respond to student and faculty needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent, and/or related graduate degree;
  • Knowledge of research tools and methodologies in digital scholarship such as text mining and analysis, data visualization, social network analysis, GIS & mapping, etc;
  • Understanding of research trends and applications in digital humanities or digital scholarship;
  • Experience with teaching to individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrated public presentation as well as oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse academic groups;
  • Ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students and professional colleagues;
  • Strong understanding of trends affecting academic librarianship including scholarly communication issues;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in order to manage digital scholarship projects;
  • Contribute to the goals and strategic initiatives of the Libraries through leadership of and/or active participation in committees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, or significant coursework in a humanities discipline;
  • Demonstrated ability with Omeka Classic or Omeka-S;
  • Facility with or ability to master scripting languages utilized in digital scholarship, such as Python or R.

Appointment/Benefits: 
12-month professional faculty appointment with or without rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAACREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

Recap: LLAM September Program

Thanks to everyone who came out to support LLAM’s September program, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Goddard Information and Collaboration Center (GIC2) in Greenbelt, Maryland.  At the GIC2, we were treated to a great presentation about the history of the library, space planning, and marketing. Our tour of the GSFC was led by a fantastic tour guide and we visited several testing chambers and the massive cleanroom where the mirrors were installed on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Five Positions- Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The work schedule for the position is Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with alternating work hours. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating  new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and
  • Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

To apply : https://www.skadden.com/careers/staff/opportunities/washington-dc/research-and-knowledge-analyst

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Network Services, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicap, National Programs, National and International Outreach, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Network Services, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicap, National Programs, National and International Outreach.
The position description number for this position is 374003.
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.

Responsibilities
Provides a full range of library service to United States citizens living abroad who are eligible for NLS service. Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses and maintains an automated circulation system to track patron information. Maintains patron reading histories which are kept manually. Is directly responsible for recommending/selecting materials for readers from the available braille and recorded books and magazines, utilizing a thorough knowledge of these resources, of contemporary and classical literature, and of the reading interests of those served. This includes searching online databases for titles and subjects requested by readers.

The incumbent provides day to day services to current patrons. This includes receiving correspondence; selecting books as needed and ensuring that books are sent to patrons on a continuous basis. The incumbent is also responsible for the inputting of patron information into Web-READS automated circulation system, initiating service, preparing and disseminating the handbook which informs patrons ow service functions; ensuring that equipment and catalogs are sent to new patrons; responding to correspondence from patrons for specific requests for materials; performing online searches, if necessary to identify availability of title(s).

Maintains Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) patrons files; verifies patron’s eligibility for BARD; approves/rejects individuals applying for BARD; transfers BARD files when patron moves from overseas to U.S. service area. Knowledgeable regarding BARD training materials. Handles Magazine on Cartridge (MOC) module ensuring that overseas patrons receive and return audio magazines. Provides support for non-technical aspects of BARD for both Apple and Android products.

Conducts tours for foreign visitors and orientation sessions for NLS and network librarians and makes oral presentations to staff and visitors to the section as required. Represents the section at NLS national conferences and NLS exhibits. Prepares reports as required.

Directs materials for foreign agencies serving blind readers including maintaining historical files, correspondence and paperwork from foreign libraries. Maintains current knowledge of libraries serving the blind in other countries and are interested in receiving excess braille books disposed of by the network of cooperating braille lending libraries.

Position: Librarian
Location: Israel and Judaica Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Israel and Judaica Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 58498.
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.

Responsibilities
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 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 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.

Position: Librarian
Location: Germanic and Slavic Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Germanic and Slavic Division that comes under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There is a Swedish language requirement for this position.

Responsibilities
The incumbent obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools to create metadata for a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment. The bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made in accordance with Library of Congress and international policies and procedures. The incumbent searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings and added entries to metadata records. Establishes personal and corporate names and authorized access points for inclusion in the name authority file. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs MARC coding of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in reference resources, online databases, the internet, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to resolve problems and inconsistencies in the metadata creation process.

Analyzes material to determine subject content and its relationship to the existing collections. Determines appropriate subject headings and assigns classification numbers. Proposes subject headings and/or classification numbers for inclusion in the international subject authority file and/or classification schedule. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to metadata related issues.

Provides acquisitions for materials in accordance with Library of Congress and US Government acquisitions regulations. 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 acquisitions reference material to determine whether recommended items are appropriate for purchase, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition methods for out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds and monitors fund accounts throughout fiscal year.

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. Communicates with recommending officer and assists in preparing annual subscription and approval plan renewal documents. Prepares documentation and communicates with proxy for auction purchases. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Develops and works to maintain professional contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and establish acquisitions contacts. Consults with Section Head and policy staff to recommend changes and additions in acquisitions policies and metadata standards and rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Section Head and appropriate stakeholders on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Section Head and other staff in planning and implementing section activities including: workflow procedures, section priorities, metadata projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting section production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and metadata problems.

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Responsibilities
The NEH library holds reference collections (both digital and physical) for the use of NEH staff. It also provides interlibrary loan and other library functions, primarily to NEH staff members. The library also has an Institutional Repository (IR) that is used to hold digitized archival materials created by NEH staff. This IR has both public and agency-facing interfaces.

Organizes, oversees, preserves and provides access to the depository collection of selected NEH-funded grant products, and NEH publications and documents of enduring value.
Planning the program of the library and integrating it into the operations of the agency.
Developing and implementing policies for the library’s operations, including circulation policies, ingest policies, and others as needed.
Provides direct supervision of the library staff and oversight of other collections located within other NEH divisions.
Serves as the NEH’s Federal Agency Records Officer, taking general direction from the agency’s Senior Agency Official for Records (SAOR).

Children’s Services Supervisor-Frederick County Public Libraries

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD
Salary: $51,062.00 – $61,274.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s supervisor for our Central Branch in Downtown Frederick. 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 children, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Children’s Department.

QUALIFICATIONS & 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 in Children’s Services
  • 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 Children’s Services
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a 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

Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Collections Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,113 to $48,249 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services, Collections Stabilization Section of the Conservation Division. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head of the Conservation Division Collection Stabilization Section and performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

Responsibilities
The position description number for this position is 062252.

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.

The incumbent houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, including tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting press, Velo-bind machine, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machine, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of computer operations and of designated computer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Under minimal supervision, prepares various simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accord with established policies and procedures, and in accord with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Position: Deputy Law Librarian of Congress
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 188187.
This position has no promotion potential.
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 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.

Responsibilities
Has delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Service Unit. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of daily operations to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Provides general oversight and direction for programs and to program officials relating to and encompassing core services and programs provided by the Law Library.

Performs the management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes performance expectations for staff members. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.

Receives administrative direction in terms of broadly defined missions and functions of the Service Unit from the Law Librarian. Interviews and recommends candidates for vacancies, evaluates staff, handles grievances and disciplinary actions, recommends or approves promotions and awards/commendations, and implements or recommends training programs.

The Deputy is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives, promoting the spirit and practice of diversity and equal employment opportunity programs, and ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, and national origin is carried forward in all aspects of the Service Unit.

As delegated by the Law Librarian, represents the Law Library and its organizational interests and perspectives at high level internal and external meetings involving discussion and establishment of policy, or consideration of issues or initiatives with potential Library-wide impact. Represents the Law Library in interactions with high level officials within the Federal government, other governments or foreign institutions, nongovernmental organizations, or private sector companies and entities. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with management and officials at the Library of Congress, government agencies, and private sector partners in order to advance the programs and projects of the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Actively participates on boards and committees as the representative of the Library of Congress in dealing with matters which extend well beyond the assigned program responsibility. Serves as the principal representative and consultant for the agency at inter-agency, national and international meetings dealing with issues and information in the area of expertise and program responsibility.

Serves on various highly visible programs and events of the Service Unit. Briefs and provides counsel to senior management staff and officials at all levels of the Service Unit and the Library of Congress concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Directs and advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.

Serves as an expert advisor and technical authority on complex and, often, precedent setting policy and program issues, developing policies, strategies, and plans for programs and initiatives for Service Unit-wide application.

Is responsible for the formulation, or participation in formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the Law Library and the Library of Congress. Provides broad policy guidance to managers to ensure effective integration of operational resources involved in implementing Law Library programs and initiatives. Is responsible for implementing policy direction for cross-cutting initiatives that may require coordination among Law Library divisions and various components of the Library. Directs the development, planning, and implementation of policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical Service Unit and agency programs and objectives. Explores and formulates long-range strategic plans, and ensures that short-term project goals and objectives are consistent with long range plans. Ensures consistent application of assessment methodologies across projects and programs in support of institution-wide strategic objectives. Exercises broad oversight and control through the development of policies to achieve the Library’s vision and goals. Serves in a key support role based on specific expertise as to legal and regulatory issues that affect Service Unit and agency programs.

Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Data Production Division and serves as the Associate Director for Data Production with responsibility for making policy; planning, coordinating, directing, and evaluating program requirements; implementing national and industry standards; and ensuring the production of high quality data products through effective work processes.

Responsibilities
Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Managing, directing, budget and program planning, and evaluating division policies, programs and services.
Providing technical and administrative supervision to staff members.
Participating with recognized experts and key officials in formulating, conducting, and assessing programs in agricultural and information sciences.
Expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively.
Fosters an innovative environment for learning, sharing, and problem-solving across organizational boundaries by maintaining a continuing exchange of ideas with NAL and other librarians, information professionals, the scientific community, and commercial entities.

Position: Assistant Archivist
Location: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $56,233 to $88,450 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We’re hiring! The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Assistant Archivist in the Special Collections and Archives Department. Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The Naval Academy is also committed to hiring faculty and staff dedicated to educating and representative of its diverse student body. The Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) Department has an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and other documents and the official records of the Naval Academy. With its wonderful range of unique materials, including those related to Naval history and science as well as many other topics, SC&A is an essential resource for study and research at USNA and beyond. Reporting to the Naval Academy Archivist and Head of SC&A, this Assistant Archivist will appraise and implement the retention schedule for archives; arrange and describe records in both digital and analog form and create descriptive aids for them; provide general and specialized research assistance related to all materials in SC&A; and contribute to the electronic records program.

This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. See USAJOBS announcement for requirements. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package.

USA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510739300

Applications must be received by October 2, 2018!

Assistant Circulation Manager II (Full-Time) – Baltimore County Public Library – Essex Branch

Position: Assistant Circulation Manager II (Full-Time)
Location: Baltimore County Public Library – Essex Branch, Essex, MD
Annualized Salary: $38,049 – $50,979 commensurate with experience.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS bog.

Job Summary:
At Baltimore County Public Library, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and a growing virtual online presence. We contribute to the success of Baltimore County by being a place that supports diversity and inclusion through acceptance, dialogue, and collaboration.  If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas consider joining the Baltimore County Public Library team as a full-time Assistant Circulation Manager II.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the general direction of the Circulation Services Manager, assists in the overall operations of the Circulation Department in a branch library.
  • Participates in the supervision, training, and performance evaluation of part-time circulation staff and demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth.
  • Assists the Circulation Manager in the development and implementation of circulation practices that are aligned with BCPL’s customer service philosophy and strategic direction.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • As a member of the library management team; plans, organizes, and communicates workplace changes.
  • Uses management and technology tools to improve efficiency and ensure excellent customer service.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles security issues and emergency situations as necessary.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the Library in the community.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from high school or high school equivalency is required.  A college degree is desirable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public library circulation operations acquired through four years of progressively increasing work responsibilities in a public library environment.  One year of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Substantial experience using an ILS is required with Polaris experience preferred.
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications is required. Additional technology experience using Google Drive or other cloud applications, scheduling software, and mobile technology is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Must possess effective problem solving skills and the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Must be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to working productively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time, push carts and shelve materials.
  • Ability to bend, lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, tasks, and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout the system and work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends.
  • Must pass post offer criminal background screening.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: Four weeks of vacation; sick and personal leave; subsidized health care coverage; pension eligibility; and other benefits.

To apply:
Send an email to humres@bcpl.net and attach two documents:

  1. a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website www.bcpl.jobs 
  2. your cover letter and resume as one PDF document.

Include your last name in the title of the documents.
Indicate the job title: Assistant Circulation Manager II in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadline: October 11,2018
Vacancy #:2019-025