Four Positions — Maryland, Washington D.C. & Virginia

Position: Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian
Location: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Library, Archives, and Media Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian position. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to teach course-integrated information literacy classes in the academic disciplines, as well as in the campus first-year seminars. The librarian will also provide research support to students and faculty, assist in the development of library collections, and serve as a backup at our public circulation desk. This is a great opportunity for a new or early career librarian interested in gaining experience as a liaison librarian in a small, supportive, undergraduate-focused liberal arts environment. This one-year appointment will prepare the librarian for continued successful employment in academic libraries. This 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position will begin August 1, 2018.

As an academic department liaison, the Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian will work collaboratively with librarians and faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning, develop collections, and provide research assistance in Economics and other subject areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore additional professional interests in this position in the areas of user experience research, web design, outreach and engagement, or any other library-related topics of their choosing.

Required qualifications: Candidates must have completed an ALA-accredited master’s degree (or expect to complete their degree before the starting date of employment). Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in information literacy education and teaching, either through professional experience, internships, or coursework; possess the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and be dedicated to positively engaging with undergraduate students. Additionally, the ability to perform basic troubleshooting on printers, photocopiers, scanners, digital and analog microfilm readers, and Windows/Mac PC’s is preferred, as well as the ability to communicate as needed with IT to resolve issues. Ability to use an ILS (preferably Aleph) to perform circulation processes, including billing, lending materials, and collecting statistics is preferred, but not required. Familiarity with Springshare products would also be an asset.

Position: Supervisory Library Technician (Supervisor, On-Site Constituent Support Team)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The incumbent serves as a Supervisor for On-Site Constituent Support Day Team or the Evening/Saturday Team in the Jefferson and Adams buildings for the Collections Management and Retrieval Section in the Researcher and Reference Services Division (RRS). Incumbents assigned to either the day or evening/Saturday hours tour of duty, are responsible for supervising, scheduling, and directing the Constituent Support Technicians in the On-Site Constituent Support Day or Evening/Saturday Team, as well as on occasion, other CALM staff assigned to work the extended hours shift.

The high quality of the reference and research service that the Library provides is directly related to the practices and procedures developed and implemented in RRS division. The incumbent shares with other Division managers and supervisors, overall responsibility for administering, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and activities which deal directly with the provision of high quality service to the various users of the Library’s general collections and protecting the integrity of the collections.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor.

Oversees a staff of Constituent Support Technicians who communicate with a wide variety of patrons with routine and non-routine questions of a complex nature on issues associated with access to items from the Library’s collections. Supervises the staff addressing book-service matters in the general reading rooms. Oversees the resolution of a wide array of collections issues that cannot be addressed by the Constituent Support Technicians, as well as personnel- related issues between staff and researchers, or among staff members. Manages requests received through various electronic and print methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Ensures requests are accurately answered in a timely manner.

Trains, monitors, and performs quality control for staff searching requests containing inaccurate and/or incomplete information. As part of the circulation process in the LC ILS, for items that have not previously been linked to an item record in the LC ILS, the necessary holdings and item records must be created. Provides technical assistance where linking is more complex or confusing to the Constituent Support Technicians.

Supervises the work of the day or evening/Saturday hours Constituent Support Technicians addressing requests that cannot be submitted directly by researchers, needing mediation. Primary among these mediated requests are requests for collections stored off-site. Also, oversees the advance reserve program and corresponds in writing with requestors on the results, or where particular issues arise that cannot be satisfactorily addressed by subordinate staff. Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the Library’s catalogs and retrieval tools and uses extensive knowledge of both online databases and manual files to satisfy unusual and complex requests for material from many of the Library’s collections. Establishes liaisons in various areas of processing to assist in successful resolution of collections-related problems.

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.

  • Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**
  • Ability to utilize computer technology and software applications.
  • Ability to provide customer service and program support.**
  • Knowledge of library processes and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.**

Position: Librarian
Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvior, VA
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) spurs innovation to meet warfighter needs through advanced information discovery, knowledge sharing tools, community building collaboration capabilities, research & analysis, and results based responsive RDT&E contracting. DTIC is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.


  • Assists in the acquisition, selection, processing, storage and dissemination of scientific and technical documents and management-related data.
  • Works with participating Department of Defense (DoD) organizations to ensure information is received, processed and incorporated into the DTIC technical Collection.
  • Develops information topic areas of interest to facilitate information sharing among communities of interest, and provides assistance to customers on current research endeavors.

Position: Media Resources Assistant
Location: LibGig – LAC Group, Washington DC

Originally posted on CUA SLIS blog.

LibGig, an LAC Group company, seeks candidates for a freelance/part-time Media Resources Assistant position in Washington DC with one of the top national television network news organizations. The position will be 16 hours per week for the Saturday/Sunday shift (initial training will be during the week).


  • Use various media software and editing tools as well as a proprietary (DAM) digital asset management system, to enter data, and create new and updated existing asset records
  • Manage daily order processing, content and research requests and other tasks in the support of the daily ebb and flow of physical and digital assets into and out of the media production, broadcast and archive environments.
  • Screen various video formats for content and to identify persons, places and other relevant information to the news archive
  • Create and affix labels, process orders for footage and transcripts as well as physical and digital media assets
  • Fulfill as-needed search requests, including finding and sourcing footage and content, often of an urgent, time-sensitive nature.
  • Organize tapes and boxes of assets coming from other locations, and generally assist producers and their assistants in locating library materials
  • Process requests for assets to be pulled from storage locations on and off site.


  • 1-3 years of related experience in research/records/database management or similar experience.
  • Experience with digital media asset tools and technologies is a plus.
  • Experience with non-linear editing systems (ie. Avid NewsCutter, Final Cut Pro, etc.) is also a plus
  • Must have a good knowledge of historical and current events


  • Able to work autonomously
  • Computer proficient and be willing and able to learn and use a proprietary digital asset management system quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to quickly react to requests for information
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, with the ability to follow instructions, maintain work and productivity schedules and benchmarks
  • Punctual, reliable and committed to adhering to the work schedule provided
  • Follow instructions and work within a team but also capable of working independently
  • Work well under pressure
  • Able to read, write and speak English fluently and accurately and must have excellent spelling skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • This position will be primarily scheduled to work Saturday and Sunday but may also require other shifts as coverage and events require.



Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Archivist (Assistant Head, Preparation Section, Manuscript Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Preparation Section within the Manuscript Division of the Collection and Services Directorate of Library Services.

As part of one of the largest manuscript repositories in the United States and in the world, the Preparation Section is key to the Manuscript Division’s mission of preparing for reader use material that encompasses the breadth and chronology of American history, including the papers of presidents, cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, writers, scientists, inventors, business leaders, reformers, and prominent non-governmental organizations. As assistant Head of the Preparation Section, the incumbent works under the general direction of the Head of the Section and is responsible for directing a group of employees in the processing of collections, housing and storing them, keeping records, providing training and reference assistance for staff members, and handling and/or declassifying classified documents, complying with all applicable federal regulations. The incumbent must have strong managerial and interpersonal skills and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of archives.

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Offices, Boards, and Divisions, Department of Justice, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a member of the Library Staff, the incumbent of this position will provided acquisitions and technical support and services. The Library Staff, composed of the Main Library and branches, provides a complete range of library and related information services to the Offices, Boards, and Divisions of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ Library Staff is dedicated to acquiring and preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access to information wherever it exists, providing experienced, expert assistance in using relevant information resources and maintaining welcoming, comfortable facilities.

Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


  • Provide strategic leadership for building the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature and resources according to the guidelines of the Collection Development Manual of the National Library of Medicine.
  • Manage the selection, acquisition, licensing and related processing activities of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section in the Technical Services Division.
  • Establish priorities, goals and policies for the Section, which includes a staff of 34 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel.
  • Formulate the Section budget and oversee expenditure of Section operating funds.
  • Manage and direct payment processing for literature acquisitions with a budget of approximately $12.5 million dollars.
  • Oversee collaboration with the NLM Office of Acquisitions in determining appropriate acquisition mechanisms to facilitate efficient and effective payments to sources worldwide.
  • Manage a program for negotiating license agreements for access to electronic journals and other electronic information resources.
  • Participate in establishing guidelines for acceptable license terms to support NLM’s mission and internal processing needs, including MEDLINE indexing, with a wide variety of publishers and intermediaries.
  • Direct Section participation in the development, improvement and use of technology to support collection development, acquisitions and electronic resources management functions.
  • Serve as a technical authority and spokesperson on NLM collection development, acquisition and licensing policies and procedures.

Position: Law Library Aide, Part-Time
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, Rockville, MD
Salary: $23,000/year

Originally posted on the LLAM listserv.

The Law Library Aide performs duties associated with maintaining records and the collection for the Circuit Court Law Library and provides the highest standard of service to judges, litigants, attorneys, and courthouse staff. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure they are treated with dignity and discretion. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature.

The Library Aide reports directly to the Law Librarian and Assistant Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.


To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.  It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Accurately and efficiently process books, including labeling, shelving, and filing.
  • Work with the library’s integrated library system to check in serials and monographs, control record quality, perform inventories, and run reports.
  • Keep the library collections up-to-date and orderly.  Assist library staff with writing, updating, and restocking information guides.
  • Perform research and reference services on an as-needed basis, including accessing on-line databases and print sources as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person, through email, chat sessions, and over the telephone.
  • Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates, courtrooms and other court departments.
  • Maintain the law library’s conference room reservations calendar.
  • Perform data entry and maintain library databases.
  • Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.

AALL Conference Grants for LLAM Members & Students – Deadline April 27th

On behalf of the Grants Committee:

LLAM is offering two grants to cover the cost of registration for the AALL Annual Meeting and Conference, July 14-17, 2018, in Baltimore.

One grant is for a regular LLAM/AALL member registration, and the second is for a student registration. The student grant recipient is not required to be a member of LLAM or AALL, but a one-year complimentary student membership to LLAM is included as part of the grant.

Selection Criteria:

The LLAM Grants Committee will evaluate an application on the following criteria:

  • Lack of financial assistance from employer and/or financial need
  • Promise of individual professional development
  • Relevance or expressed interest in Annual Meeting program or event

Priority will be given to individuals who are not previous grant recipients, who have not recently attended the AALL Annual Meeting, and who are active members of LLAM.


Grant recipient will write a 250-500 word blog post summarizing and commenting on a program or activity that was especially valuable during the conference.

Deadline for submission:

All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 27.

Application form for both student and LLAM member grants:

LLAM Grant Application 2018


Jim Gernert

Chair, LLAM Grants Committee

Seven Positions- Washington DC, Maryland, & Virtual

Position: Library Project Manager
Location: CGI, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

Position Description:
Build your career with CGI by joining a dynamic team of library professionals at the Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources to Congress and the American people.

The Library Project Manager (PM) will perform a variety of tasks in collections management (with a focus on new acquisitions) to meet the demands created by the vast quantity of items already in the Library’s collections, as well as the high rate of growth – a staggering 2.25M items annually. The PM must be able to effectively manage a mid-sized team to prioritize work assignments, complete ongoing tasks, and meet accuracy targets.

Daily activities may include:

• Supervise team responsible for retrieving, sorting, processing, shelving, and shelf reading collection material
• Plan, assign, monitor, and review the processing of collections on a daily basis
• Oversee quality control processes for inspection and review of all aspects of work
• Ensure that all staff meet defined accuracy and productivity requirements
• Address performance and personnel issues with the client and Corporate Liaison
• Train staff on procedures and policies
• Produce written reports and project deliverables for work performed

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:
• 2+ years experience working with collections in a major research library with over 1 million volumes while supervising a staff of 20 or more full time personnel
• Supervisory experience on shelf maintenance and bibliographic projects
• 1+ years experience in online Integrated Library Systems/MARC records (preferably Voyager) including knowledge of bibliographic, holdings and item records
• Thorough understanding of the Library of Congress Classification System
• Knowledge and ability to train staff and handle the assignment, monitoring, and inspection of work
• The ability to address performance and personnel issues
• The ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports of work performed
• Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office and Excel in particular
• Strong communication skills in English (written and oral)
• Ability to successfully complete background investigation covering criminal, education and employment history
• Ability to work schedule of 40 hours a week Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:30 am and 6:30 pm, plus evenings and weekends as needed
• The work requires significant physical acumen to shelve, shift, lift, and carry large amounts of materials. The employee must be consistently able to stand, walk, lift, carry, bend, reach, stoop and push/pull heavy carts in order to process, manage, and maintain a very large and complex collection.
• Physical stamina, including the ability to push a fully-loaded book truck containing 300 lbs of material, the ability to lift at least 25 lbs, and the ability to stand for extended periods of time
• MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Perkins Coie, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

Perkins Coie is currently seeking a Reference Librarian to join the Library & Research Services team in our Washington DC office. Perkins Coie is a law firm with over 1000 lawyers with offices in the US and Asia and is highly rated for the quality of its client service. This strength stems from two key factors: a strong emphasis on service that starts at the top of the firm and permeates throughout, and an extremely collegial culture that emphasizes collaboration in support of client needs. We have been named as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 15 consecutive years! Below is more information about the opportunity to join our team.

This position will work with a team of librarians in multiple offices providing support for a very busy reference desk. We are looking for someone with excellent customer service skills and the ability to handle multiple complex research projects. Additional public services or technical services tasks may be assigned as well.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects in a timely manner.
  • Provide orientation and training on research strategies and resources to attorneys and staff in a variety of formats.
  • Creation and maintenance of current awareness and alert services.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Use workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.
  • Supervision of third-party filing service contractors and Library staff as determined by the Reference Services Manager.
  • Administration of electronic resources only used in our Washington, D.C. office.


  • Master’s Degree in Librarianship as well as five or more years of experience in a legal or corporate library.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work quickly with great attention to detail.
  • Solid skills in utilizing standard PC applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal research, legal citation formats, and legal databases such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law is strongly preferred.
  • Experience conducting business, patent, and technical research is highly desirable.
  • Team-focused and independently motivated for the good of the team and the firm.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the USAJOBS.

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

This position is located in the Library Services, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, U.S. Arts, Sciences, And Humanities Division, Social Sciences Section.

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.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

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 acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.**
  • Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**
  • Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to acquiring and/or 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.

Position: Reference & Assessment Librarian
Location: University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Brief Description of Duties

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the Reference and Assessment Librarian, Assistant Professor will perform duties relating to the functions of the Access and Information Services Unit. Duties will be equally divided between reference functions and assessment of library instruction and user services, and other areas as needed.

The incumbent will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum and for developing students’ competence to access, evaluate, and effectively use electronic and print resources to acquire information.

S/he will also be responsible for organizing, maintaining and providing/reporting assessment data/information as needed. Overall, assessment results will be used to demonstrate:
1) The value and impact of the Library in facilitating the success of students and faculty
2) A role in facilitating the accomplishment of the mission and goals of the University

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Teaches information literacy instruction sessions as needed.
  • Performs reference (in-person and virtual) and other related duties, including evening and weekend hours.
  • Serves as academic department liaison: coordinates collection development with academic programs and manages related library collections/holdings; performs outreach and information literacy instruction for assigned departments; facilitates satisfactory resolution of other departmental needs related to library resources and services; and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Plans, designs, and facilitates the implementation of the library’s assessment initiatives and activities in collaboration with the library director, faculty, and staff.
  • Develops and implements a means for reporting, preserving and storing assessment data/information.
  • Coordinates data collection and analysis and shares the findings with appropriate internal and external stakeholders in standardized reporting formats.
  • Disseminates assessment information on the development or improvement of students’ competence and performance as it relates to research and critical thinking.
  • Leads the design and implementation of regular internal and external surveys and other assessment methods.
  • Leverages the results of library assessment activities to enhance and illustrate the impact of the library in the university community.
  • Keeps apprised of assessment developments and introduces new methods or tools to library staff as appropriate.


  • Works with staff and students to facilitate assessment activities and initiatives as needed or as assigned.
  • Performs assignments related to job function (assessment) as required or needed in relation to LRD’s role in the Washington Research Library Consortium.
  • Keeps current professionally by participating in relevant conferences, peer group meetings, etc. and conducts ongoing professional development activities for colleagues and staff as directed.
  • Serves on departmental and university-wide committees and task forces as appropriate or assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative assessment methods for analyzing, drawing insight, reporting, and/or visualizing data.
  • Experience as a librarian and with assessment in an academic institution preferred.

Position: Library Program Coordinator (Collections)
Location: District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Summary

Under supervision of the Associate Director of Collection Services, the Selection Coordinator works with the selection team, vendors, staff and other content stakeholders to efficiently build on and improve District of Columbia Public Library’s collection for a designated content area. This position is responsible for the selection and management of popular front list adult print (fiction and non-fiction with large print runs and extensive publicity campaigns), YA and adult graphic novels and media. This position specializes in highly popular content.


  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution required
  • Three (3) years of experience using spreadsheets
  • Acquisitions module experience preferred
  • One (1) year of experience in the following areas;
    • Selecting books in a Library, Bookstore, or related environment
    • Managing a collection
    • Collecting or using data in Collection decision-making
    • Customer Service experience
    • Long-range planning and budget
    • Project lead or coordinating experience

To apply, or for additional details, please visit our website at

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Worcester County Library — Ocean City Branch, Ocean City, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Worcester County Library is now accepting applications for the Branch Manager position at the Ocean City branch library. This is a full-time, 40-hour per week senior branch library management position, reporting to the library director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the operation of a branch library
  • Provides direct service, including library instruction, to library customers of all ages
  • Schedules, supervises, trains, and evaluates branch staff
  • Coordinates and oversees the development and marketing of the branch library’s collection of materials, including selection, promotion, evaluation, and de-selection.
  • Plans, coordinates, promotes and may present library programs for children and adults
  • Represents the County library on committees, professional organizations, regional associations, etc.
  • Works with government, community, and civic organizations in the branch library’s service area
  • Conducts training for other County library staff, in coordination with the director or assistant director
  • Must meet continuing education requirements as mandated by the Maryland State Department of Education

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, and 1 year of supervisory experience working in a public library, or Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience working in public library with 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and practice of public library service
  • Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and an ability to promote and encourage teamwork and cooperation
  • Ability to lead, to work as a team member and to be flexible and creative in a changing environment

Working Conditions
Physical demands of position include:

  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, and stooping
  • Bending/twisting and reaching
  • Talking and hearing; use of the telephone
  • Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less
  • Lifting and carrying: 50 pounds or less
  • Handling: processing, picking up and shelving books
  • Fingering: typing, writing, filing, sorting, shelving and processing
  • Pushing and pulling: objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels
  • Mobility: travel to meetings outside library

Mental Requirements:

  • Oral communications skills necessary to make presentations, participate in television and radio programs, and conduct formal library programs.
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively with multi-level staff, patrons, and community group members from all socioeconomic, educational, literacy, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Community outreach skills to be able to build relationships with community partners.
  • Organizational skills to be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a busy public library.
    Critical thinking skills to be able to solve problems and make sound decisions on a daily basis.
  • Ability to effectively and positively represent the library before community groups and the public, consistent with the library’s vision, mission, and strategic plan.
  • Honesty, integrity, ability to maintain confidentiality, and responsible stewardship of County resources.
  • Time management: set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.

To apply for this position, please complete a library application form (available at any branch library and on the library’s website:, along with a cover letter and resume, if you wish, and send to or mail to:

Worcester County Library
307 North Washington Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

Position: Systems Librarian 
Location: LAC – Federal, Virtual/Remote

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal is seeking a part-time Systems Librarian for a major federal library based in Bethesda, MD. This is a 100% remote position. Expected start June 2018.


  • Assist with evaluating, testing and comparing features of different tools for a public information website including compliance with Section 508 accessibility standards.
  • Work with client on SEO evaluation of website content including developing web content strategies to promote the website, reviewing and creating content for FAQs, blogs, and other web pages and creating technical procedures and documentation on an internal wiki.


  • Degree in computer science, library & information science or related field
    3-5 years providing comparable work including familiarity with health/medical topics
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills;
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a motivated and productive team;
  • Ability to follow rigorous and complex procedures;
  • Must have excellent attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a database or content management system (training in the system will be provided, but the individual must have a high comfort level with learning systems, inputting data, and searching or using other available tools from the system);
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis skills.


  • Experience working with Medline Plus
  • Experience with health and medical taxonomy

Four Positions: Enoch Pratt Library, Baltimore, MD

Position: Librarian Supervisor II

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

This is a managerial position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center and SLRC Management Team.

In coordination with the Chief of the State Library Resource Center, SLRC Manager, and SLRC Department Managers, the Librarian Supervisor II is responsible for all aspects of the planning, management, and coordination of the statewide service related to the Sights and Sounds Department.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

The Sights and Sounds Manager is responsible for the awareness of developing trends in the audio/visual field to include the effective delivery of customer relevant audio/video resources locally and and statewide.

Design and develop new services involving appropriate cross-divisional staff and administration to more effectively reach and meet the needs of Library customers.

The Manager will work with department staff and colleagues in recommending the acquisition of new and replacement materials in appropriate formats to meet customer expectations for the collection in coordination with the Library’s Collection Management Division and SLRC Management staff.

The Manager works with appropriate staff in establishing and maintaining a web presence, examining ways to provide a high level of electronic access to the Library’s resources for the Library’s customer base. Electronic subject guides, audio and video streaming, and marketing Sights and Sounds services in an online environment is critical

The Manager is responsible for meeting the appropriate initiatives outlined in the Enoch Pratt Free Library Strategic Plan as well as those that are part of the State Library Resource Center Strategic and Annual Plans.

The Manager’s communication must be transparent, professional as well as confidential when required, following the appropriate channels in a large complex organization. Communication will periodically involve assisting Maryland public library administrators and their staffs as well as state and local government offices.

The Manager is expected to monitor and evaluate staff performance as scheduled and create an atmosphere conducive to staff development. Collaborative staff development plans are an integral part of the Library’s staff development process.

The Manager prepares necessary reports, monitors and evaluates departmental statistics, and participates on Library committees.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. Experience in developing programs for information delivery. Requires a minimum of two 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 is expected to have 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 work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC, Baltimore City Maryland State government customers. The Manager will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and popular software is required.

Position: Summer Outreach Specialist (Contractual)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a contractual Summer Outreach Specialist. This is a no-benefit position.

The Summer Outreach Specialist manages and implements Summer Challenge reading and learning activities during the summer months at facilities and programs where children and teens are enrolled. The Pratt Library’s Summer Challenge is an incentive-based reading and learning program that aims to prevent summer learning loss while children are not in school.

Summary of Duties:
Many children and teens are enrolled in other programs during the summer such as daycare or Department of Recreation and Parks programs. The Pratt extends its Summer Challenge services to these facilities with an outreach program that brings books, reading logs, incentives, and activities directly to these locations.

In support of these objectives, the Summer Outreach Specialist will:

  • Lead and engage children and teens in activities including STEM experiments, early literacy story times, creative arts projects, and more
  • Participate in training prior to the start of summer
  • Sort and organize books and program supplies
  • Load and unload bins of books and program supplies from vans
  • Travel by van to multiple sites per day
  • Distribute incentives to sites in accordance with program guidelines
  • Use an online platform to track sites’ Summer Challenge participation
  • Be a positive representative of the Pratt Library in Baltimore’s communities

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in an education-related field or Bachelor’s Degree with related work experience in education required. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for providing services to children and teens and two years of experience working with either age group.

Desired Qualifications
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to create and present information in group settings to both children and adults. Proven experience in program and project implementation. Experience providing services to or working with diverse communities. Ability to resolve problems and conflict with diplomacy and work with a team.

Position: Web Applications Manager

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Web Applications Manager to plan, develop and manage the Web department.  The Web Applications Manager reports to the Information Systems Manager.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

The Web Applications Manager:

  • Provides vision and direction, in alignment with the strategic goals of the the library and customer needs
  • Works with library staff and outside customers to determine needs and requirements.
  • Architects web content, databases. products, and services, in accordance with required functions and priorities
  • Manages and directs the activities of the web applications team
  • Manages project activities, evaluates project requirements, establishes deadlines, monitors activities, updates stakeholders on status and deliverables.
  • Guides planning, implementation, testing, and maintenance of products, content, and services
  • Allocates departmental resources according to organizational priorities, project timelines, and best use of departmental expertise
  • Implements standards and best practices, establishes guidelines, review processes, and editorial oversight
  • Remains current in areas of user experience research and design
  • Support, guides, and contributes to development, design, and editorial work

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Sciences, or substantial degree-track of Computer Science coursework. 3 to 4 years of professional manager experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated oversight and management of web applications team(s) supporting web sites, integration of web elements with 3rd party software and development of user directed web functions and tools.

Working knowledge of:

  • Contemporary web based applications principles, technologies, development processes and deliverables.
  • Current web application development tools such as: Content Management Systems – Drupal, WordPress, Ektron or Google Sites; Operating Systems – Windows Server 2012R2 and Linux; SQL servers – MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or mySQL; Web servers – IIS, Apache; Web or CGI programming languages – perl, php, Visual Basic, C Sharp, Javascript, JQuery; .NET Framework; CSS; management – SASS; Integrated Development Environment – Visual Studio; Google Office Suite – integrating Forms, Spreadsheets and web applications; Web services and file formats – JSON & XML; Search Engine Optimization – like Google Webmaster Tools.
  • Programming practices and principles
  • User experience research and design processes
  • Basic principles of graphic design and typography
  • Project management tools including: software version control, build tools, cross-browser testing
  • Recent professional web development experience, including programming dynamic web applications from scratch and/or using common frameworks, database design, and the use of APIs and programming libraries
  • Experience configuring and extending or modifying content management systems (Drupal, WordPress, Ektron or Google Sites)
  • Strong written and visual communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving, troubleshooting, and research skills

Position: Web Marketing Associate

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Web Marketing Associate to support the digital marketing efforts.

The Web Marketing Associate reports to the Communications Director.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

The Web Marketing Associate will:

  • Coordinate and Support Digital Marketing Efforts under the direction of the Communications Director.
  • Maintain email database.
  • Interface and collaborate with web team to design and create web page layout, graphics, animation, and multimedia web content using Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash, Camtasia and other software products.
  • Do some programming using, but not limited to, ASP.NET, VB, Javascript, XML, XSLT, PHP, CSS.
  • Collaborate with others on information architecture, user interface, content management, and web usability.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in new technologies and emerging web marketing trends.
  • Assist marketing team in multiple initiatives and assignments that support and promote the Enoch Pratt Free Library brand.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Web Design or related field.
One year relevant experience in Communications, Marketing, Web Design or related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong writer, team player, deadline-oriented. Familiar with ASP.NET, VB, Javascript, XML, XSLT, PHP, CSS. Working knowledge of Photoshop.

Six Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Washington, DC office

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

SUMMARY: This position will be part of a team responsible for delivering legal, business and technical research services to attorneys and staff nationwide; providing training and assistance to attorneys and staff in the use of resources in a variety of formats; and developing and promoting the services of the Information Resource Center.

Position: Research Manager
Location: Holland & Knight, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


The Research Manager will join our national team. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.

Position: Librarian (Automation)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.

The Selectee will work shift 1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Serves as a Library Technical Services Support Librarian in the Library Technical Services Support Section in Library Technical Information Services. Library Technical Information Services (LTIS) is responsible for all of GPO’s acquisitions, metadata, and cataloging efforts including those associated with the National Bibliography Program (NBP) mandated by Sections 1710, 1711, and 4101 of Title 44 U.S.C. The mission of Library Technical Information Services is to acquire and create bibliographic and metadata records for the complete range of U.S. Government publications, and provide access to and distribution of bibliographic data through catalogs, record distribution and products and services. The Library Technical Services Support Section supports the mission of LTIS by creating, managing and delivering bibliographic products and services that are used by library customers in the Federal Depository Library Program, the library community at large, commercial vendors and customers in the publishing industry community, and the public. Library Technical Services Support Section also procures and manages automated applications used by LTIS, including the Integrated Library System (ILS) – Ex Libris’ Aleph 500 product and associated applications including Metalib, and facilitates training opportunities for all staff in LTIS.

Position: Librarian: Collection Development
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Collection Development Office, Library Services, and reports to the Collection Development Officer. The incumbent in this position contributes to the Library of Congress’s mission to acquire, manage, preserve, and make available a universal collection of knowledge to meet the current and anticipated needs of Congress and the Nation. The incumbent works with guidance from senior analysts in the Collection Development Office (CDO) to conduct in-depth studies, recommend strategies to strengthen acquisition efforts in specific subjects and/or formats, and communicate trends to managers and staff in relevant offices throughout the Library and other external organizations.

Position: Library Program Coordinator (Special Collections)
Location: District of Columbia Public Library
Salary: $70,345

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Library Program Coordinator (Special Collections) collects, preserves, and provides access to unique and rare collections of high research value and public interest. This position assists with managing collections and services of the Department with a primary focus on patron access, use, and outreach activities to meet the local history objectives in the Library’s Strategic Plan. The Coordinator oversees a suite of programmatic offerings, reference services, and outreach activities.

Position: Library Branch Manager
Location: District of Columbia Public Library
Salary: $86,660.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The incumbent is responsible for the efficient and customer service-oriented operation of the branch or a central library department. This position plays a leadership role in system wide projects; interprets and assists with the development of DC Public Library policies in managing the branch or a central library department. Consults with the supervisor on complex situations but generally functions independently. Using independent judgment and initiative, the incumbent directs, organizes and plans the operation and activities of the local branch library or central library department.