One Position: Collection Specialist Position: Garrett County, MD

Position: Collection Specialist
Location: Ruth Enlow Library, Garrett County, MD
Salary: $17.00/hr

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Collection Specialist – 40 hours per week with benefits at the Ruth Enlow Library’s Main Library in Oakland.  Starting pay is $17.00/hr.

SUMMARY – Orders Library materials, maintains collection and coordinates the library system’s cataloging and processing.

DUTIES:

  • Oversees collection development for the Ruth Enlow Library system.
  • Selects materials for the system based on the Library’s Collection Development policy.
  • Examines and selects materials to be discarded, repaired or replaced.
  • Processes all incoming library materials
  • Develops and documents cataloging procedures
  • Processes withdrawals and transfers of Library materials
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Integrity and conscientious character
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge and skills via ongoing training.
  • Broad and current knowledge of literature
  • Strong teamwork skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Computer experience required.
  • Some college required, bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Familiarity with Dewey Decimal System required.
  • Cataloging experience strongly preferred.

Resume required.  Applications are available at all public libraries in Garrett County. Deadline for applications and resumes is July 24, 2020.

Three Positions: Virginia and Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) and may be used in any division within ABA. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, including acquisitions and cataloging functions, of the section, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians performing these functions, and performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the division chief. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently
plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Specifically, initiates non-discriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; ( 4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget.

Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Participates in the development of national policies for major cataloging programs. Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation and the world involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents
that authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Participates in studies of proposed changes in policies or practices for metadata or the introduction of new technology. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in creating or acquiring metadata. Coordinates and overseas
cataloging projects. Interprets policy to other libraries, and staff members to assist in the resolution of difficult problems. Recommends policy enhancements.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: History and Library Directorate, Department of Defense, Arlington, VA
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), History and Library Directorate (HLD). The incumbent Librarian is a member of a team in charge of the Reference function at the Pentagon Library in support of the Pentagon Library mission, as well as missions of our customer components, to include but not be limited to Office of The Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, and Military Departments.

Responsibilities
our typical work assignments may include the following:

Responsible for providing member services including specialized and general reference service, circulation, and preparation of research compilations.
Responsible for planning and executing orientation and training programs to promote use of library services; provides support for library outreach initiatives.
Participate in management functions and the formulation of library policy and procedures in concert with the other library staff and management

Position: Program Management Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Internship and Fellowship Programs Division, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 392178.

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, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The PMS plans and manages a variety of experiential programs and projects. This includes any and/or several of the IFP’s portfolio of programs under management or development. This may include university affiliated internship and outreach programs and ones coordinated with or through external organizations.

The PMS exercises judgement and broad discretion in organizing, developing, and implementing multiple projects and programs such as, national and international internships and field experience programs, and other national and international programs with wide-reaching scope of an educational nature. Conducts advanced research to manage projects/programs within the Library and with external partners. Leads multiple projects and programs in complex internal and external management environments, ensuring necessary communication tools are in place and that all activities are clearly integrated into the project plan.

Leads and manages programs by working with Library staff, interns, residents and contractors, as well as with staff from external organizations, including government agencies, universities, professional associations and other entities. Provides program guidance, monitors program progress against established work plans and supplies advice in meeting project goals and deliverables.

IFP programs and projects require substantial outreach activities, preparing program briefings and preparing and offering presentations to internal and national external audiences; establishing, building and maintaining relationships with current and pending national and international partnership networks; developing written and multimedia content for distribution on the web and other channels; developing program communication and project plans and facilitating meetings with a wide variety of stakeholders. The PMS ensures that participant evaluations are done regularly and briefs on the programs in the IFP office.

Evaluates and analyzes programs and functions of the service unit and determines approaches or methods to efficiently accomplish the objectives sought by the Chief. Determines whether existing management controls are sufficient to achieve program objectives and makes necessary adjustments including determining whether to broaden or narrow the scope of projects or studies. Prepares reports identifying problem areas and provides recommendations to enhance program management practices and operational efficiency. Produces and/or presents information and findings in various formats, i.e., articles, reports, papers, studies, briefings, and other media. Recommends actions to be taken to the Chief to achieve increased effectiveness and efficiency of functions. Independently structures management interventions and controls for all programs under the Chief to meet grating agency guidelines. Updates current program standard operating procedure manuals and creates new materials as new programs are launched.

Writes and/or edits high level documents for senior management policies, functions, and topics with a broad impact on the direction of mission critical programs. Written material include, executive level briefings, program policy and procedures, memoranda, press releases, and other working documents. Reviews, revises or edits as needed the contributions of other project support staff. Oversees the preparation of various other written internal or external marketing materials for the Office, including printed or electronic announcements related to LCSG, internship and safety and emergency planning programs, events, policies and positions.

Serves as a key point of contact for special projects initiated by the Chief. In this capacity, may be responsible for any and all facets of projects development, production and maintenance to assure the goals of the Chief and the service unit and Library as a whole are achieved.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Lead Librarian
Location: United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division (IPD), Information & Customer Services Branch (ICSB), Beltsville, MD.
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division (IPD), Information & Customer Services Branch (ICSB) in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Team Leader for the ICSB Customer Services Unit and is responsible for policy making, planning, managing, organizing, directing, and evaluating the activities and functions of the ICSB Customer Services Team.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  • Provides overall coordination for a variety of special projects relating to strategic programs that cross-cut information center programs.
  • Contributes to the growth and management of NAL?s collection of agricultural and related materials by recommending content to acquire or to remove from the collection based on obsolescence, lack of use or duplication.
  • Provides training, presentations, and outreach on NAL resources related to collections, resources, databases and literature access.
  • Keeps abreast of current technology, information trends, policies, programs, approaches, and analysis methods, including such topics as open access, scholarly communication, escience/e-research and distance education.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation, or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information-seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Director
Location: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 –181,500

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

POSITION TITLE: Circuit Librarian
OPEN: July 7, 2020
CLOSE: Open Until Filled
SALARY: JSP 14-16 ($121,316 –181,500)

Salary in accordance with recruitment and promotion rules.

The Circuit Librarian is a statutory position authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 713 and appointed by the Court. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Circuit Library, which serves the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Office of Special Masters. The Circuit Librarian is responsible for the oversight of the library collection and staff which includes setting goals and policies, leading the exploration and adoption of new technology, developing and monitoring the annual budget, approving and recommending procurement activities, and managing the retention and weeding of library materials.

Candidates must demonstrate the degree of leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully manage a library operation and motivate a diverse and complex organization.

Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree is preferred.

Candidates must have a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible supervisory and other law library experience that demonstrates an ability to: manage multiple and conflicting priorities; lead with vision; develop and execute strategic plans; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and explain and clarify information provided to both high-level officials and support staff; analyze and solve problems; and integrate current and future technologies into the library program.

For more details, please examine the position announcement: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Employment/CAFC-20-09.pdf

To be considered application packages must include:

1. Cover letter of no more than two pages, wherein the applicant describes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and or experience that would make her/him well qualified to fill this position

2. Resume outlining educational background, employment history, and other relevant information

3. Completion of online AO-78, Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment

Once you have the cover letter and resume files (items 1 and 2 above) readily accessible in PDF format, follow the link below to submit your files and complete the online AO-78: https://www.ondemandassessment.com/link/index/JB-CUM8YJ5EY?u=116354

For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources: hr@cafc.uscourts.gov

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20439

Position: Librarian
Location: Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There is a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed.

Responsibilities
Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloged 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 order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

LLAM Executive Board Statement of Solidarity

The unjust and violent killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Freddie Gray, and countless others have forced us all to confront the systemic injustices and racial inequality that plague our nation. The protests of the past few weeks have given voice to the trauma and justified anger in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities terrorized by centuries of violence and racism.

Just as this system of injustice and inequality took time to build, so should our commitment to dismantling it. We, the Executive Board of the Law Library Association of Maryland, declare solidarity with those individuals and organizations working towards this goal.

Words alone are not enough. We must find sustainable and constructive ways to continue to give voice to these communities. We must take meaningful and conscious action to solicit, understand, reflect, and address the needs of these communities. In the weeks and months to come, we will reach out to you, our members, to learn how we can support you. We will evaluate our mission, practices, policies, and programs for biases, both conscious and unconscious. We will educate ourselves through social justice and anti-racism programming.

We call on you, LLAM members, to join us on this ongoing journey towards keeping our nation’s most sacred promise of “liberty and justice for ALL.” We will learn and work together to identify and address the systemic injustices and racism in our community and profession.

If you would like to get involved with our self-evaluation or programming, please contact us at llamonline99@gmail.com. If you have questions or concerns, also please reach out to us.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Network Section)
Location: Network Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Washington, DC
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Network Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian at the Taylor Street Annex located at 1291 Taylor St., NW, Washington, DC.
The position description number for this position is 262933.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. 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. Recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Plans and directs the activities and budgets for the entire NLS Network Section. Formulates objectives and priorities for the section within the resources available; justifies additional resources when necessary. Develops and presents section budget proposals and justifications, program statements, management plans, travel and training plans to the director. Takes all steps necessary to assure maximum efficiency of staff and utilization of resources. Makes decisions on complex work problems presented by subordinate supervisors. Acts as the NLS expert on all aspects related to network services and circulation of materials to users. Makes recommendations to the director on policy formulation and program planning for identification, establishment, coordination, and improvement of services provided to and offered by the national network. Serves as a member of the NLS Management team. Analyzes operations of all Network Section sections to determine assignments and responsibilities, and advises the director on the relationships of units to broader programs.

The Chief, Network Section coordinates and monitors the national network of cooperating libraries, serving NLS patrons throughout the United States and its territories. The network includes approximately 100 regional and sub-regional network libraries, and a growing number of Advisory and Outreach Centers nationwide. Duties include implementation and oversight of NLS generated programs, policies and activities affecting the network, as well as maintaining cordial and cooperative relationships with network library employees and parent organizations. The Chief (1) manages major NLS contracts directly affecting the network, (2) responds to high-level issues and concerns from the network, and (3) develops and advises the Director and Deputy Director regarding changes in policies and procedures affecting the network. Sets and interprets the NLS national service policies to state library agencies, directors of major public libraries, other key Federal, state and local agency staff, library educators and other professionals, to assure program understanding and commitment of
resources for high-level services to eligible readers.

Represents the Network Section on the NLS Management Team, bringing perspective, issues, concerns and opportunities to the team based on a broad and evolving knowledge of the network, NLS patrons, and other groups and organizations impacting the NLS program. Assists the team and the director in formulating and implementing policies, programs and practices affecting stakeholders. Represents NLS, fostering cooperation and collaboration with the network libraries and their parent organizations as well as with a broad range of the other groups and organizations. Makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Represents and speaks for NLS and the national program at national and regional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Chairs conference workshops and other meetings at which resources, consumer needs, service delivery systems and inter-agency responsibilities are discussed in person with key agency staff. Has frequent contacts with the public, individual users and consumer groups through informal and professional meetings, presentation of speeches, telephone and correspondence contacts.

Four Positions: Maryland and Washington, DC

Position: Lead Librarian
Location: Agriculture Research Specialist, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division (IPD), Information & Customer Services Branch (ICSB) in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Team Leader for the ICSB Customer Services Unit and is responsible for policy making, planning, managing, organizing, directing, and evaluating the activities and functions of the ICSB Customer Services Team.

Responsibilities
Leads the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
Provides overall coordination for a variety of special projects relating to strategic programs that cross-cut information center programs.
Contributes to the growth and management of NAL?s collection of agricultural and related materials by recommending content to acquire or to remove from the collection based on obsolescence, lack of use or duplication.
Provides training, presentations, and outreach on NAL resources related to collections, resources, databases and literature access.
Keeps abreast of current technology, information trends, policies, programs, approaches, and analysis methods, including such topics as open access, scholarly communication, escience/e-research and distance education.
Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation, or refer to likely sources of assistance.
Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information-seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.

Position: Digitization Manager
Location: United States Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Office of Public Records and Repositories is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats. The Digitization Manager provides expertise and service in support the creation, preservation and presentation of digital content.

Responsibilities
…The Digitization Manager is located in the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO), Public Records and Repositories (PRR) and reports to the Deputy Director of PRR. The Digitization Manager provides expertise and service in support of the creation, preservation, and presentation of digital content, and the incumbent will be responsible for establishing and ensuring compliance with technical approaches to digital conversion and digital conversion workflows to meet the preservation and access needs of the USCO. Specific duties include managing digitization activities within the USCO; ensuring that digital conversion policies and practices are consistent across the USCO, and in conformance with the Library of Congress Digitization Strategy and Digitization Policy;

providing authoritative guidance in the formulation of best practices for the life cycle management of digitized materials and the resolution of complex problems or issues related to digitization of analog USCO materials; promoting exploration of promising approaches to the digitization of analog materials and the management of the resulting digital objects; and coordinating with stakeholders within and outside of the Library of Congress to ensure the timely and successful execution of projects…

…Under the broad administrative direction of the deputy director and with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, supports the U.S. Copyright Office’s digital conversion program by developing and managing integrated solutions to technical, procedural, and policy issues. Works with Library staff to ensure that Federal Agencies Digital Guideline Initiative (FADGI) guidelines are followed for digitized materials that will be distributed via the Web or other channels. Promotes cooperation with technical experts within and outside of the Library.

Oversees project digitization efforts, and develops authoritative digitization policies and procedures. Provides administrative and technical support to establish workflows and to manage project activities and reporting.

Has the responsibility for U.S. Copyright Office programs related to the digitization of analog materials. Plays a key role in formulating long-range policies and in developing and implementing strategies related to digital conversion of analog materials and their incorporation into digital libraries. Provides high-level programmatic and technical advice to top management and other key officials on matters relating to library digital conversion initiatives, policies, projects, and programs.

Provides expert technical advice in the monitoring and evaluation of digital conversion contract work to ensure consistency with FADGI guidelines. Ensures that contract technical requirements are met, and that all activities are performed in compliance with the terms of the contract. Oversees and/or evaluates contractor feasibility studies and technical assessment reports. Develops acquisition strategies for digital conversion services, and equipment needed to support the needs of the U.S. Copyright Office. Assists technical staff in preparing statements of work and evaluation plans. Participates on evaluation teams reviewing internal and external proposals involving digital conversion. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).

Position: Acquisitions and Vendor Management Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Human Capital Directorate, Chief Operating officer.

The position description number for this position is 371902.

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, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The primary purpose of this position is to provide Contracting Officers’ Representative (COR) support in the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Human Capital Directorate (HCD) of the Library of Congress.

The incumbent manages vendor contracts, related to the planning, development, and delivery of goods and services, of low to moderate complexity and risk and where selection involves trade-offs among non-price factors.

The incumbent interacts with HCD management, internal and external stakeholders, business and systems analysts, IT specialists, contractors, and others to ensure delivery of contracted services within scope, time, and cost constraints.

Performs contract administration activities for procurements related to the significant acquisition of goods and services where selection involves the trade off among non-price factors.

Monitoring includes primarily fixed price contracts but may include other contract types, such as, cost-plus-fix-fee, cost-plus-award-fee, with moderate to high dollar values.

Monitors vendor service delivery and performance through direct observation, written and verbal communications, and the review of vendor provided deliverables in accordance with terms and conditions of the contract.

Participates in post-award meetings to review contract milestones, responsibilities, and status.

Provides appropriate documentation in support of contract modifications or adjustments to the contacting officer.

Understands and conveys to contractor standard contract terms to include Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs), shipping, delivery, and invoice instructions.

Reviews and authorizes payment of invoices. Requests that contract options be exercised or modifications be made to contracts.

Closes out contracts and disposes of COR files pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Library of Congress guidance.

Resolves procurement and administration problems of a complex nature and resolves problems or issues, which may impact other procurements.

Develops the COR file in accordance with Library procedures and maintains a clear and accurate record of Pre- and Post-award documents, actions and communications according to Library requirements.

Inspects and accepts deliveries and monitors services for conformance with contact terms and conditions and accepts or rejects them.

Validates and processes invoices in accordance with Library policies and procedures.

Develops and manages quality control and assurance processes and procedures for oversight throughout the contract life cycle.

Monitors vendors’ reporting of performance management metrics throughout contracts’ period of performance, ensuring that all performance management reporting contract terms are fulfilled by the vendors. Submits contractor performance evaluation pursuant to Library regulations.

Verifies the final payment to the contractor based on the terms and conditions of the contract,completion of required deliverables, and inspection and acceptance as outlined in FAR part 4.8.Reviews risk management and collaborates with vendor, technical staff, and HCD management, supports development and execution of risk management strategies as directed.

Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, business analysts, IT specialists, contractors, and others to identify and capture HCD acquisitions and vendor-related requirements and expectations at the Service-wide and division/section levels.

Articulates clear requirements in Statements of Work or Performance Work Statements for more complex goods and services requiring periodic oversight and interaction with contractor program management and Library service units to address issues with contract staffing, schedule, and project management.

Conducts and documents market research using historical information, web-based research and contacts with industry. Estimates contract pricing using historical contacts data, other agencies’ data, and responses to request for information. Understands, interprets, and explains the effect of standard and tailored contract terms.

Provides input to Program Manager or Contracting Officer on acquisition and source selection plans. Reviews and recommend appropriate solicitation and contract structure to include CLINs, deliverables, ordering, options, payment, insurance, intellectual property, and associated standard commercial terms and conditions.

Advises customers and team members on their acquisition related roles and responsibilities. Assesses procurement integrity and conflict of interest mitigation plans.

Reviews request for information, solicitations, and contracts. Assists with pre-proposal conferences and questions and answers.

Leads team in evaluating non-price factors in proposals and past performance.

Supports contracting officer in conducting negotiations. Ensures that contracting terms specify required performance management metrics, reporting, and processes to support HCD’s vendor performance management process.

Position: Arab World Area Specialist (Librarian)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Near East Section, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 012535.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provides in-person and telephone reference service in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

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

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

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

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

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst – Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Remote or in NY or DC, United States
Salary: $115,000.00 – $125,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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 Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs research, reference and related services to support the transactional practice areas. This role also provides support to other Knowledge and Innovation units as assigned in order to meet departmental goals and objectives. This is a mid-level career position that requires independent thinking, attention to detail and excellent research and interpersonal skills.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Performs all research required assist lawyers, paralegals, and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of transactional matters. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources including (approximately 10-15 requests per day).
  2. Participates in the development of educational programs for lawyers and other firm personnel on available internal and external research services..
  3. Initiates current awareness and regulatory alerts as required.
  4. Assists in the evaluation of new research applications to ensure that all of the information resources in the department’s inventory are geared towards efficiently and cost-effectively supporting the firm’s business.
  5. Works on special projects and performs other departmental duties as assigned.
  6. Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis.

  Required Skills:
Education and/or Experience:

  1. M.L.S. from an accredited institution
  2. A minimum of ten years research experience in a legal or corporate environment.

Competencies:

  1. Excellent research, written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  2. Superior and detailed knowledge of corporate documents, transaction types, SEC filings, business and legal print and electronic resources including Intelligize, Deal Point Data, Bloomberg Terminal, FactSet, Private Raise, Perfect Information, Lexis Advance, Westlaw as well as sources related to researching securities and corporate law issues.
  3. ability to appropriately and effectively respond and accommodate lawyer and client needs, and to adapt to the environment of a service department with a professional clientele.
  4. Ability to meet strict deadlines and effectively complete designated jobs assignments under significant time and supervisory pressure.
  5. Strong analytical abilities with the capacity to think logically and quickly. also the ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments is required.

Work Requirements:
Choice of remote or onsite at our New York or D.C. office. with a flexible 4-day work schedule starting Wednesday through Saturday from as early as 9am to as late as 9pm.Available when necessary before or after normal working hours in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualification required of employees assigned to this job.

Organization

 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Locations

 1285 Avenue of Americas, New York, NY 10019-6064 

  

Job Posting

 Jun 17, 2020, 5:21:18 PM

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Managing Director, National Transportation Library) (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the Office of Information and Library Sciences, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) a component of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), BTS is the Principal Federal Statistical Agency that provides objective, comprehensive, and relevant information on the extent and use of the Nation’s transportation system, how well the system performs.

Responsibilities
As a Supervisory Librarian (Managing Director, National Transportation Library), you will:

Serve as Managing Director of the National Transportation Library where you will plan, develop, implement, and manage the library’s policies, programs, and day-to-day operations.
Coordinate leadership of the broader national transportation library community and representing that community both within the transportation industry and within the national library environment.
Oversee the coordination and application of information technology related to digital libraries and data services.
Represent OST-R in forums with other DOT components, and with other federal agencies, state, local and tribal agencies and libraries, academic and private sector libraries, professional associations, and others in matter related to information technology and the institutional implications of information technology.
The ideal candidate is a professional with experience managing a multi-service special library program, which required extensive stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

One Position: Maryland

Position: CEO
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
Salary: $100,000 – $140,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
“Advance Library Excellence” as the next CEO of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA). With an excellent staff (15FTE), an annual $3 million operating budget, and a nine-member governing Board of Trustees, SMRLA will continue to provide new and ongoing library services and products to its three member libraries, each headed by a director reporting to his or her county board, serving the 370,000+ residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive leader to be an enthusiastic advocate with State and local partners, an inspirational CEO for SMRLA staff, and a collaborative partner with its member Library Directors. Key opportunities for the CEO include implementing the strategic plan, creating a stronger regional library system through clear direction, continuing staff development, succession planning, and creating sustainable revenue streams. The successful candidate will be a co-partner with member Libraries in the areas of innovative technologies, resource sharing, advocacy, and exploration of future funding potential. Established by the State of Maryland, SMRLA is located in St. Mary’s County (Charlotte Hall), MD.

The three counties served by SMRLA—St. Mary’s County (110,000 population), Calvert County (93,000 population), and Charles County (163,000 population)—are centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic corridor close to Washington, D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore. Home to crabbing, fishing, and farming, the area is also home to the high-tech Naval Air Station Patuxent River and has a deep appreciation of a combined focus on its historical foundations and its dynamic outlook. Southern Maryland boasts a thousand miles of shoreline with fossil-laden cliffs, quiet tidal inlets, and sandy beaches. The result of this unique geography is a maritime heritage of skipjacks, steamboats and lighthouses, a network of scenic byways joining resort towns and picturesque communities and an abundance of state and national parks offering a diverse variety of water-based recreational activities. The area also boasts of excellent public schools and a wealth of cultural amenities. To learn more about SMRLA and the area, see SMRLA Links.

Responsibilities
The CEO directs, coordinates, and manages the activities and operations of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing organizational leadership and direction to ensure optimal operations; recommend, develop and implement strategic initiatives in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, Member Library Directors, and SMRLA Staff; and serve as the principal representative to state government agencies and organizations to promote visibility, influence, and funding for SMRLA and for the county libraries. In addition, the CEO will also oversee the ongoing programs and services offered by the Association and continue to enhance those programs and services offered to the citizens of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties.

Qualifications
Minimum qualifications are: (1) a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; (2) the Public Library Director’s Certificate from the Maryland State Library or the ability to secure such certification within 120 days of hire; and (3) a minimum of seven years of experience in a library organization and four years in a managerial role. Additional qualifications include knowledge of library trends and best practices, strong interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of state-of-the-art library technologies, and successful experience with budget preparation and financial reporting. Desirable skills also include the ability to work collaboratively with Trustees, Member Libraries, staff, and local and state officials and experience reporting to a governing board.

Join LLAM! Renew Your Membership!

Renewals for the 2020-2021 Law Library Association of Maryland membership year are now open. Join or renew online.

We know these are challenging times for many due to COVID-19. For that reason, LLAM is waiving membership fees to those who request that option. No questions asked; simply mark “Opting Out” in the payment field of the membership form.

Please email your membership forms to Sara Billard, LLAM Membership Chair, at sbillard@gfrlaw.com. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call Sara Billard at: 410-576-4010.

If you prefer to mail a check instead of using online checkout, send the check, payable to LLAM, to: Chi Song, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Courts of Appeal Building, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401.

One Position: Washington DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Office of the Director, National Agricultural Library, in Beltsville, MD.

The purpose of this position is to serve as the Deputy Director for the National Agricultural Library; direct the operation of one of the world’s largest agricultural sciences libraries; plan, develop, and operate national and international science information systems in agriculture and related sciences.

Responsibilities
Supervises the activities of the library’s Administrative Office including budget oversight, facility management, financial management, health and safety management, and personnel and physical security.
Assures the acquisition, preservation, and accessibility of all information concerning food, agriculture, and related topics.
Represents the interests of the Department on various high-level national and international committees for the purpose of assuring a cooperative effort in science information programs.
Makes selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, approving/disapproving leave and evaluating performance.
Provides leadership and coordinates programs for library activities and information systems.
Formulates, prescribes and sets policy for bibliographic and technically-related standards for the National Agricultural Library and other related USDA information systems.

Basic Requirements:
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

OR
A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
AND
In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification requirements as stated below.
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:

Qualifying experience for GS- 15 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-14 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience includes planning the operation of a scientific library; directing the development or operation of a science information system for collection and evaluation of information; directing the development or operation of a national library network; and coordinating programs for a library.

Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Library Aid
Location: Joint Base Andrews, MD
Salary: $11.97 to $11.97 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties
Summary
About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Library on Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762. The purpose of this position is to perform circulation duties and record maintenance.

Employment Category:
Flexible
Physical requirements:
Work requires some physical exertion and recurring lifting of moderately heavy items. Must be physically able to frequently lift boxes of up to 40 pounds. Must be able to walk up and down stairs.

Responsibilities
Must have experience in responsible clerical or office work of any kind that demonstrates the ability to perform satisfactorily at the grade level of the position
Must be able to read, write, and speak English
Must have experience or training that demonstrates the ability to perform simple computer data processing
Typing skills are desirable.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10828739

Position: Public Services Librarian: 12-Month Faculty
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

For best consideration, please send cover letter and resume to hr@chesapeake.edu. Please reference the job to which you are applying in the subject heading. Resumes must be in .doc or PDF format. We are unable to open or convert files in other formats.

Chesapeake College is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

If there is inaccurate information on this page, please send corrections or comments to hr@chesapeake.edu. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education regulations, Chesapeake College distributes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report to all current students, staff, and faculty. The report is available to prospective students, staff and faculty upon request, or on our website. To receive a paper copy of this report, contact the Director of Public Safety at 410-827-5889.

Position: Reference and Research Librarian
Location: Federal Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cadence Group has an immediate opening for a Reference and Research Librarian in Washington, D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses
  • Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation. Vettings include in-depth analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research.
  • Track down hard-to-locate assets; routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals
  • Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others.
  • Locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases
  • Collaborate with division attorneys, economists, paralegals, statisticians, research assistants, law interns, and field office staff
  • Respond to inquiries made face-to-face, by telephone, or by virtual means

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology
  • Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline
  • Knowledge of complex resources and special finding aids
  • Extensive legal research experience a big plus
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Proficient at finding both print (like West’s Key Number System) and electronic resources
  • Ability to clearly communicate with attorneys, economists, library techs, paralegals, statisticians, law interns, field office staff, and research assistants
  • Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources, like GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience fulfilling library reference and research requests
  • Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science
  • Juris Doctorate a plus

http://www.cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#reference-research-federal-librarian-dc

Three Positions: Maryland

Job Position: Information Technology Librarian

Location: The Albin O Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Salary: $65,000.00 – $73,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary

As part of the Library and Information Technology Services division, the IT Librarian manages the daily operations of IT support and AV services in the Library & Gallery. This position also works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) on the management of the Library’s public computing and AV resources. The IT Librarian ensures efficient management of and response to bugs and suggestions through effective use of the issue tracking system ‘RT’.
This position makes recommendations on upgrades, repairs, replacements, retention, and adoption of new technologies based on equipment life cycles, usage, user needs, and technology trends. Engages and works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff both inside and outside the Library & Gallery to ensure technology solutions are effective and equitable including selection and implementation of assistive and accessible technologies. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a diverse environment and a commitment to providing equitable and inclusive service.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and Web programming environments.
  • Knowledge of system administration and network administration.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries.
  • Background in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or working experience with database and software design, and cyber security.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products.
Job Position: Health Professions Librarian

Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Health Professions Librarian. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in August 2020.
Serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the departments and programs of Allied Health, Audiology, Speech Language Pathology, Deaf Studies, Health Science programs and minors, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Physician Assistant Studies, and other disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Requirements

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Bachelor’s degree in the sciences or health professions preferred. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Position: Librarian STEM, Instruction, and Assessment

Location: McDaniel College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs.
McDaniel College invites applications for a STEM, Instruction, and Assessment Librarian. Salary for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement account, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.
Reporting to the Director, the librarian is responsible for providing leadership and development of the library’s instruction and liaison support for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments. Responsibilities include providing information literacy instruction, reference, collection development, and research support for STEM subject areas. The librarian provides coordination and development for the library’s assessment and research support activities across functional areas. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Responsibilities:
  • Liaise with STEM departments to provide specific instructional, informational and library support needs.
  • Coordinate and develop the library’s assessment activities across functional areas.
  • Provide reference services to the college community and general public.
  • Provide instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participate in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

1 Position: Washington DC

Job Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)

Location: Applied Research and Methods (ARM) team, Office of the Managing Director, Government Accountability Office

Salary: $99,215 to $157,896 per year
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.gov

Summary

This position is located in the Applied Research and Methods (ARM) team, Office of the Managing Director. The Managing Director’s office provides research librarian and web survey services, and is the focal point for coordinating ARM’s contributions to studies of GAO’s internal business processes.

Qualifications

In addition to the education requirement, you must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal Service, or comparable private or public sector experience which has equipped you with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience managing library acquisition services for a federal library or information center with one or more areas of agency interest (e.g. law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and/or natural resources); and evaluating and acquiring electronic resources in support of research.
You must also meet the following Selective Placement Factor (SPF): You must hold at minimum an active FAC-COR Level I certification. Proof of certification is required as part of your application.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Joppa Branch, Edgewood Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a Level I due to collection size, number of branch staff and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children, teens and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  6. Prepares monthly reports and meeting agendas;
  7. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  8. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  9. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  10. Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  11. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items.

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:
The Web Services Librarian will set and apply design standards and best practices for all public-facing interfaces to ensure that library resources are accessible and user-centered. In addition to seeking the input of Research and Academic Services’ members, the incumbent will collaborate and coordinate closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Collection Services and Strategies (CSS) group, and Digital Services and Technologies (DST) Web designers and developers. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The successful applicant will participate in usability and functional testing and quality assurance of all related sites and applications, working closely with the UX Librarian. The Web Services Librarian will work with library administration and management to develop a vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ Web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design.
As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The team works closely with the DST’s Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) team to integrate open source and open access platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces, and to develop digital content, when appropriate.

Position: Teen Services Specialist
Location: Administrative Offices (AO) – Largo, MD, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)
Salary: $61,131.88

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

PGCMLS is seeking a Teen Services Specialist. Under the direction of the Program Services Manager, the Teen Services Specialist will organize and manage library services and programming for teens and young adults throughout the County.  The Teen Services Specialist may be required to travel off-site and work occasional evenings and weekends for special events or outreach.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and advises on system guidelines and procedures to meet young adult and teen programming needs and goals.  
  • Leads professional development, ensuring that staff have current training and materials to perform their responsibilities.  
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements young adult and teen programs, including, but not limited to One Maryland One Book, Books for the Beast, and Teentober.  
  • Assists with the preparation, promotion, and implementation of seasonal reading challenges and Summer @ Your Library events.  
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with teen services staff, agencies, and schools.
  • Stays abreast of current issues and trends related to young adult and teen programming. 
  • Assists with division initiatives as needed. (e.g. English Language Learners, Family Literacy, and system initiatives.) 
  • Represents the library at community events, professional conferences, state-wide meetings, schools, etc. 
  • In collaboration with the Development Department, applies for and administers grant money for teen and young adult programming when appropriate. 
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports for the Program Services Manager, COO for Communication and Outreach, Leadership Team, and Board of Library Trustees. 
  • Works closely with Senior Services Specialist.
  • Keeps abreast of current library policies and procedures.
  • Maintains neat and organized workspace.
  • Prepares correspondences and reports, including monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Creates and maintains office files and department records appropriately.
  • Assists new staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Acts as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  • Assists with special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

ZAI has a need for Law Librarian at a project located in Washington, DC. Knowledge and experience in areas; research and development; database management; Web design and content management; library product evaluation; and independent research and project collaboration.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead and work as part of a team. The Law Librarian must have experience in the following areas;

  • Reference and Research Services, including knowledge of methodologies for identification and use of sources for legal research.
  • Expertise in the use and finding of legal and technical information. Ability to teach library users how to identify and use sources for legal research.
  • Knowledge of varied formats of print and electronic creation, storage, and retrieval of legal materials that are created, stored, and retrieved in full-text electronic databases, including systems of national and state case law as well as statutory and regulatory materials published in full-text in online systems.
  • Library Management, including strategic planning, marketing strategies, productivity, and innovation. Specifically: The Legal System: Ability to locate pertinent legal materials and recognize their relative importance to the user.
    • Working knowledge of the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of United States federal and state governments. Knowledge of the legislative process and the materials that form the legislative history of statutes.
    • Thorough understanding of the processes by which law is created, including common law, precedent, statutes, regulations, and constitutions.
    •   Must have a working knowledge of legal vocabulary and terminology, including legal abbreviations and citation systems.

Required Skill Sets:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum one (1) year of professional Law library librarian experience
  • Minimum/one-year experience: Areas of general professional librarian competencies include the following: Reference and Research Services; and Collection Management.
  • Minimum one-year experience working knowledge of the literature of the law, including primary and secondary sources, accompanying finding tools, and adjunct publications in all media formats (Print, full-text legal databases and microforms). Law and Ethics: Appropriately uses and disseminates legal information. Understands the legal complexities that affect access to and use of information, including copyright, PII and sensitive data
  • Familiarity with and understanding of legal requirements and ethical considerations of both the legal profession and librarianship.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products to include   Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience working with Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline or CLEAR Investigative database softwareApply at https://cho.tbe.taleo.net/cho01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ZAIINC&cws=41&rid=1702

Position: Law Librarian, LAC Group
Location: Federal Government Agency, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Law Librarian – LAC Group

 

LAC Group is seeking a dynamic and experienced Law Librarian to provide leadership and supervision for a long-term contract with a prestigious federal government agency located in Washington, D.C. The Law Librarian will use knowledge of the literature of the law and library professional skills to provide support for complex research in legal and regulatory materials. In addition, the Law Librarian will supervise professional and paraprofessional staff ensuring overall quality control of work, and delivering timely services performed by library employees. This is full-time, 40 hours per week, fully benefited position, and is an excellent opportunity for an information professional with strong leadership abilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Reference and Research Services, including knowledge of methodologies for identification and use of sources for legal research.
  • Assist patrons in the use and finding of legal and technical information including providing instruction to library users how to identify and use sources for legal research.
  • Provide support for collection management, making decisions regarding the identification, selection, and acquisition of the legal and non- legal resources needed by organizations.
  • Provide overall Library Management, including strategic planning, marketing strategies, productivity, and innovation.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
  • One year of professional law librarian work experience.
  • Areas of general professional librarian competencies include the following: Reference and Research Services; and Collection Management.
  • Knowledge of subject-specific selection tools and of acquisition procedures is essential.
  • Knowledge of varied formats of print and electronic creation, storage, and retrieval of legal materials that are created, stored, and retrieved in full-text electronic databases, including systems of national and state case law as well as statutory and regulatory materials published in full-text in online systems.
  • Knowledge of the literature of the law, including primary and secondary sources, accompanying finding tools, and adjunct publications in all media formats (Print, full- text legal databases and microforms). Law and Ethics: Appropriately uses and disseminates legal information. Understands the legal complexities that affect access to and use of information, including copyright, PII and sensitive data.
  • Ability to locate pertinent legal materials and recognize their relative importance to the user.
  • Working knowledge of the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of United States federal and state governments. Knowledge of the legislative process and the materials that form the legislative history of statutes.
  • Thorough understanding of the processes by which law is created, including common law, precedent, statutes, regulations, and constitutions.
  • Must have a working knowledge of legal vocabulary and terminology, including legal
  • abbreviations and citation systems.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of legal requirements and ethical considerations of both the legal profession and librarianship.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products to include Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Knowledge and experience in areas; research and development; database management; Web design and content management; library product evaluation; and independent research and project collaboration.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead and work as part of a team.

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2X1Zntg

Position: Librarian
Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by an Act of Congress in 1968 & headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center provides an essential link between the policy & academic communities by creating programs & communication opportunities that examine current & emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world. It is a non-partisan/non-advocacy institution supported by both public & private funds.

Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as a Librarian within the Wilson Center’s Library, with different functional duties, but all serving to fulfill the research mission of the Wilson Center by providing access to and instruction in the use of specialized research materials in the social sciences, particularly those in public policy, area studies, international relations, and modern history.

Major duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Manages and requests materials for loan directly from the Library of Congress, inputs and maintains records for tracking, and ensures timely return of material.
  • Serves as a liaison with Library of Congress reading room librarians and Loan Division to negotiate and implement specific loan policies and procedures, resolve problems, and encourage use of Library of Congress resources by Wilson Center researchers.
  • Manages, adapts, and implements the Ex Libris 360 Core A-Z journal and e-book software program and other linking technologies.
  • Participates in research and planning for future technology acquisitions; works with library management and vendor on planning for future implementation of linking and/or content discovery services.
  • Conducts comprehensive library orientations covering Wilson Center and Library of Congress resources, and demonstrates use of relevant online materials, providing instruction in use of specialized information resources.
  • Responds to reference inquiries by locating bibliographic, factual and statistical material using relevant academic journals, books, articles from the press, and reports from a wide array of social science resources, particularly in public policy, area studies, international relations, and modern history.
  • Works closely with program staff and website manager to track Wilson Center publications, both online and in print.
  • Organizes publication listings and creates bibliographies.
  • Participates in planning, selecting or designing new database or other program to house citations and helps to design output to meet Center needs.

Position: Librarian (Digital Resource)
Location: Peace Corps, Washington, DC
Salary: $75,921 to $111,493

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS). This team provides learning and performance in programming and training at posts to support volunteer achievement of Peace Corps’ three goals. The Digital Resource Librarian works with OPATS colleagues to ensure that high-quality resources and excellent customer service is provided to internal and external clients.

Responsibilities

The Digital Resource Librarian performs the following major duties:

  • Print and Digital Publications Knowledge Sharing, Production and Distribution System(s) –  Provides guidance on program-related or administrative policies as it relates to the most effective practices to curate, store and disseminate digital and physical documents and resources with particular focus on Programming, Training and Evaluation resources. Manages digital collections of Peace Corps OPATS publications on intranet/internet with particular attention to Workspace, PCLive, LibGuides and/or other relevant knowledge sharing platforms.
  • Information Resource Centers (IRCs) Support at Peace Corps Country Posts – Supports posts virtually in the planning and implementation of effective strategies for the establishment, development, and promotion of Information Resource Centers in Peace Corps country posts around the world.
  • Headquarters Central Information Resource Center (IRC) Management – Develops, maintains, and updates the Peace Corps/Washington Information Resource Center, including digital and physical resources which serves as a model IRC for the IRCs at posts.
  • Orientation and Outreach to OPATS and other Peace Corps offices – Conducts clear, concise and well organized presentations to a variety of audiences, including OPATS staff, participants in Overseas Staff Training (OST) and staff from Regions and other Peace Corps offices with particular attention to Peace Corps PT&E resources as well as other IRC resources.

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The George Washington University invites applications for multiple professional librarian positions through this open recruiting call.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. Multiple librarian positions will be filled from this announcement, including:

  • Collections Strategist
  • Digital Services Manager
  • Director of Resource Description
  • Instructional Design Librarian
  • Metadata Librarian
  • National Education Association (NEA) Archivist, Rank I/II/III
  • Research Services Librarian
  • Research Services Librarian for Undergraduate Research
  • Software Developer

Unless noted, all positions will be recruited as open rank. More information about each role is available at https://library.gwu.edu/about/organization/jobs/librarian

Librarians at GWLAI work closely with faculty, students, and a broad range of partners on and off campus to achieve GW’s aspirations to excellence as a comprehensive global research university. Librarians support the research life cycle by providing leadership across functions. They are active instruction partners across disciplines; advise on technical strategies for data analysis; steward resources; manage, develop, describe, and digitize collections; illuminate GW’s specialized, unique, and archival content; develop software and teach programming languages; advocate for equal access and affordability in higher education; design curricula; advise on strategies for navigating the scholarly publishing landscape; and partner with other libraries across the region to provide comprehensive access to research materials. Successful candidates will demonstrate a collaborative spirit; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to contribute to the core functions of the library while exercising expertise in a particular area of practice.

https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/72518

LLAM Virtual Programming Survey

As LLAM prepares for another year of programming, we want to hear from our members about how we can best support you during these unprecedented times. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey and help guide our programming efforts in the coming months.

We appreciate your continued commitment to LLAM and look forward to your reading your responses.

Email us if you have any questions or concerns.

Congratulations to Steve Anderson!

AALL announced the 2020 AALL Hall of Fame awards, and LLAM’s very own Steven P. Anderson is one of this year’s recipients! Established in 2009, the Hall of Fame recognizes members whose contributions to the profession and service to AALL have been significant, substantial, and long-standing. Steve is also a 2020 recipient of the AALL Government Law Libraries Special Interest Section’s Bethany J. Ochal Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession!

Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting or working with Steve knows that his decades of service to the profession, AALL (he is a former President!), LLAM (again a former President!), and Maryland is long standing and far reaching. We are lucky to have his leadership and can’t think of a more deserving recipient of these honors.

2020 Annual Meeting

In lieu of our traditional, in-person Spring Fling, please join us for an online Annual Meeting!

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Online (WebEx)
Registration: Please email Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov) to register.

This meeting will NOT be recorded.

Questions? Please contact Chi Song (chi.song@mdcourts.gov) or Jessica Mundy (jessica.mundy@mdcourts.gov).

Agenda

  • Welcome
  • LLAM Board Business
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Donation to the Maryland Food Bank
    • Committee Reports
  • Election Results
    • Welcome New Board Members!
    • Passing of the (virtual) Lamb
  • Open Discussion – Let’s talk about how we and our libraries are handling the COVID-19 pandemic! Possible topics include working from home, reliable information sources, how to handle reentry into our physical spaces, budget concerns, job security concerns, or any other topic of interest.

Four Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Library Technician (OA)
Location: Grey Research Center of TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND, QUANTICO, VA, U.S. Marine Corps
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
You will serve as a LIBRARY TECHNICIAN (OA) in the Grey Research Center of TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND, QUANTICO, VA

Responsibilities

  • You will teach faculty to research and process copyright permissions for courseware readings and electronic reserves.
  • You will perform research and use library processes to locate authors/copyright approvals.
  • You will maintain all copyright processing and financial files required by laws and regulations.
  • You will return incorrect materials, track payments and maintain appropriate support files.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress. Candidates with a degree in library and information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, OR MSLS) are highly encourage to apply.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining-unit position.
The position description for this position is 060374.

Responsibilities
The Law Librarian is responsible for providing comprehensive legal reference and information research services to policy analyst, legislative attorneys, information professionals and congressional clients; developing search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests; searching Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to request for information; examining publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas; developing knowledge of collections for use in performing research task; and assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tolls, and other information systems.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Law Librarian duties include:

Conducts specialized or technical research projects, studies, or evaluations to prepare projects in support of legal policy issues.

Solves complex research problems within the legal research area in response to existing or anticipated requests or assignments.

Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services in response to a full range of complex or difficult inquires.

Identifies emerging topics of concern and tracks subjects or issues in subject areas.

Familiarizes policy analysts, legislative attorneys, information professionals, and congressional clients with new information resources and methods for making the most appropriate use of exiting information resources.

Evaluates and implements existing programs for expanding availability of library services.

Position: Librarian (Reference and Instruction)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Reference and Instruction Librarian to provide reference and instructional services to internal and congressional clients. The selectee will also serve as the project leader to create tutorials, web-based instruction and web pages in support of the reference and information research.

Responsibilities
The Librarian provides electronic and print research and reference services for an extensive array of highly complex research inquiries, including highly complex document requests. Accesses information resources and identifies specific content, as needed, to respond to highly complex research needs across the full range of public policy areas and research disciplines covered by CRS. Maintains knowledge of authoritative information resources, including bibliographic databases. Consults, as appropriate and relevant, resources available from all branches and levels of government, academia, think tanks, interest groups, and the private sector. Maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, research activities, and research resources. Develops and maintains knowledge of print and electronic information resources, as well as information retrieval techniques in performing reference/research tasks.

Leads the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities. Identifies issues or problems with reference and information services, helps gathers requirements to address these issues, and liaises with stakeholders regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced reference and information services customized to CRS requirements and how CRS responds to Congress.

Coordinates the development of resource guides, applying current and emerging tools and technology. Oversees the preparation and/or prepares instructions on how to locate, use and interpret widely-used research resources.

Coordinates and/or provides to CRS staff classroom instruction, online classes, webinars, user guides, cheat sheets, etc., on how to effectively use information tools and resources. Instructs clients in the use of digital tools and resources databases in face-to-face and classroom settings. Plans, schedules and manages training events and documents associated with courses, and course webinars. Organizes and conducts staff “drop-in” sessions—i.e., ad hoc and as needed training sessions—to help staff develop skills individually.

Serves as a liaison for collaboration between the KSG, other CRS divisions and offices, and Library of Congress service units and offices. Consults with staff throughout CRS and the Library of Congress regarding the development of instructional and promotional programs to facilitate the use of enterprise applications, databases, and research materials. Works with staff in the Office of Congressional Programs and Communications and others to promote the use of research tools and resources. Collaborates with individuals and organizations outside of CRS to organize informational and/or instructional events. Coordinates with database vendors and external trainers to plan and implement training events customized to CRS requirements and how CRS responds to Congress. Develops and maintains proficiency as an expert in reference and instruction services by keeping abreast of current developments in the field and by participating in professional activities.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396
This job is open to: Recent graduates; Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
As a Librarian (Technical Services) (Recent Graduate) at the GS-1410-9, you will be part of Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If selected, you will be responsible for assignments that are designed to provide the skill and experience needed to serve in a Librarian position to meet the legal and general informational needs of EEOC attorneys and other staff.

Responsibilities

  • Catalogs new library materials in the appropriate system in accordance with standard operating procedures, including books, serials, archives collection materials, FOIA reading room materials, CDs, DVDs, microfiche, legal publications, etc.
  • Assists in developing and administering a comprehensive collection of print, non-print, and electronic educational materials as well as a program of instructional and educational support of the mission-related requirements of the EEOC.
  • Maintains records required by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the Library’s FOIA Reading Room.
  • Organizes, catalogs, classifies and preserves, according to archival standards, the Library archives collection, a unique collection of EEOC historical materials in print and multimedia formats.
  • Responds to requests from EEOC staff for materials unavailable in-house by providing interlibrary loan services.
  • Recommends, plans and implements new collections, bibliographic clean-up projects, cataloging projects and collection reorganization for increased patron access.
  • Performs basic online research and document retrieval in support of the Library’s reference and research services functions.
  • Maintains a level of security required for the facility and documents. Instructs library personnel in the appropriate security requirements of the facility and documents.

AALL/LLAM Grants for Annual Meeting and Conference

UPDATE: 2020 AALL ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE WILL NOT BE HELD IN PERSON. The meeting will be held as a virtual event. More information is available on the AALL website.

In conjunction with AALL, LLAM is offering two grants for our members to attend the 2020 AALL Annual Meeting in New Orleans, July 11-14th. The grants will each cover the cost of AALL Member registration for the Annual Meeting.

The application for the Grants is available here and includes contact information. The application must be completed and returned to Jim Gernert by email by Monday, May 11, 2020. Members of the LLAM Grants Committee will evaluate the applications, and notify the grant recipients of their selection by May 15, 2020.

Please feel free to contact Jim Gernert with any questions.

Two Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Associate Director for Library Operations
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Library of Medicine in the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Associate Director for Library Operations. This is a career Federal position in the Senior Executive Service.

Responsibilities

  • This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to serve as a key member of the NLM leadership team, participating in the formulation of overall policies supporting the strategic plan of NLM, NIH, and HHS.
  • Uses the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee as a scientific advisory group appointed to review, recommend, and ensure the continued quality and integrity of journals to be indexed by NLM
  • Prepares and presents formal reports, speeches, and papers for publication on the mission, objectives, programs, and interests of the Library Operations programs in the NLM
  • Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the staff of Library Operations providing managerial and technical direction for programs that carry out NLM’s key functions
  • Manages Library Operations, including the formulation, establishment, and interpretation of its policies; the development, analysis, and review of programs; and the implementation of operating plans
  • Plans, evaluates, implements, and coordinates the program activities of Library Operations, including program coordination with other components of NLM
  • Coordinates Library Operations programs with the Intramural Research Program, as well as with national major research libraries, national networks, and information centers in the U.S. and abroad
  • The Division of Library Operations employs approximately 450 FTE and non-FTE scientists, other professionals, support staff, and contractors and has an FY 2020 budget of approximately $90 million

Position: Digital Librarian
Location: Officer of Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $59,453 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbent of this position will work within the Office of Mission Support Team (MST), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Governance Division (IGD).

As a Digital Librarian, GS-1410-09/11 target 13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Responsibilities:

  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated record keeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and organization, navigation and find-ability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Chief, Serial and Government Publications (Supervisory Librarian)
Location: Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.
he position description number for this position is 65187.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The incumbent will work a flexitime work schedule.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Serial and Government Publication Division at the Library of Congress is one of the world’s great hubs for access to and research of newspapers, magazines, journals, comics, and government publications. The division maintains one of the largest and most comprehensive newspaper collections in the world, spanning four centuries of local, national and international people and events. The division oversees the flagship service ‘Chronicling America’, the product of an on-going partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress, a website and searchable database providing access to historic U.S. newspapers. The division is also home to the largest publicly available collection of comic books in the United States, starting from the ‘Golden Age’ in the 1930s up to present day copyright and independent publisher titles. The division also makes available some 55,000 current foreign and domestic serial titles on a daily basis. Additionally, the division collects and serves current U.S. federal, state, municipal, and foreign and international serial government publications in Western European languages. These collections and expert assistance are available online and onsite in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room which won the Washington City Paper ‘Best of D.C. 2019’ award for ‘Best Place to Learn About the Past’.

The Chief of Serial and Government Publication Division is a senior management position at the Library of Congress, responsible for bringing vision, leadership, and innovation to the role. The Chief provides national leadership in the fields of research, reference, and information science as they relate to the division’s collections and services, and represents the library at national and international meetings, events, and programs. The role involves setting strategies to organize, digitize and make content and information accessible; ensuring community-based engagement and diversity in collections development for the national library; implementing innovative onsite and online user experiences that support traditional and evolving forms of research; and pursuing creative and practical channels for increasing user engagement with the Library, its staff, and collections.

The Chief of the Serial and Government Publications Division is responsible for the custodial collection management, development, preservation, security, and service of those collections in the Division’s custody including, bound serial collections, government publications, periodicals, Federal Advisory Committee Collection, Federal Agencies Collection, newspaper collections (including the 18th century and other Gold-level newspaper collections), a Gold-level comic book collection, and other custodial collections in print, non-print, and electronic formats, as well as the related reference and information services to the Library’s many constituencies, including Members of Congress and their staff, the Congressional Research Service, representatives of other government agencies, the general public, scholars, researchers, academic institutions and others. The incumbent serves as the senior advisor to the Director, General and International Collections, on all matters pertaining devising and implementing policies, procedures, and methods relating to custodial collection management, development, preservation and security efforts to ensure compliance with U.S. Government and Library-wide polices of service and access to public and sensitive Library collections.

In accordance with established Library of Congress procedures, regulations and collective bargaining agreements, the Chief sets policy for and has broad administrative supervision of the division. Supervises and directs the work of a group of employees performing work at the GS-14 level (the assistant chief and the heads of the reference, newspaper and government publications and periodicals sections), as well as other administrative staff.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, world-class scholars, and managers of other libraries and information providers. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with other agency or department management and officials. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits, and with other cultural, academic and government agencies.

Position: Librarian (Preservation Specialist)
Location: Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012805.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The position of Librarian (Preservation Specialist) is a conservator position in the Conservation Divisions of the Preservation Directorate.

The incumbent uses expert knowledge and skills to preserve and conserve the Library’s rarest, most valuable, and heavily accessed art, books, manuscripts, photographs, 3-D objects and other special media collections and prepare these materials for exhibition with a great deal of independence in an exemplary manner. The incumbent will maintain high standards of practice as defined by the American Institute for Conservation.

The incumbent surveys internal collections, identifying and inventorying groups of materials. The incumbent analyzes, preservation requirements to determine and prioritize preservation requirements for display, travel and storage.

Prepares plans for conservation treatment utilizing a high level of technical knowledge of preservation and conservation, materials, housing, storage design, effect of mechanical devices on books and documents, and fabrication and storage housing issues. Assures that all conservation treatment and preparation required for each item to be stored, exhibited, handled or moved meets specified deadlines.

Coordinates and assigns work to assure that work is completed within set deadlines. Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements.

Participates in research projects to improve the preservation and safe handling of materials to preclude any damage. This research might include scientific analysis, design and review of case fabrication materials, and effect of environment and lighting. Keeps abreast of current research and development of new materials, techniques and/or equipment in relation to the display of library and archives materials and makes recommendations for their application, when appropriate to the Library of Congress.

Assists in the development and review of proposals for policy and implementation of procedures in the area of conservation and preservation. Coordinates testing of storage, display, and housing designs and materials in support of display and storage of collections off-site.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library.

As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Might conducts tours, workshops, and orientation sessions for staff and visitors.

Represents the organization at conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in conservation/preservation and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 317063.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
This position reports to the Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s numerous and diverse collections through a variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRTD programs and projects involving scientific analysis and research related to the preservation of collections; the development and maintenance of scientific reference collections; and the testing of housing and building materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

Operates scientific, imaging, monitoring and other data-collection equipment to conduct capture of preservation and technical data on a variety of library materials and scientific reference samples using standard and customized test methods. Conducts post-processing of collected data and files for statistical and comparative analytics and use in reference databases.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on many scientific records or data files. Assesses the correctness of data and metadata and makes both minor and some major corrections as needed. Consults with senior staff on an as needed basis when correcting or significantly re-processing data or metadata.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on a number of physical and digital materials in scientific sample collections (such as the Center for Library Scientific Samples (CLASS) and the Center for Library Scientific Samples – Digital (CLASS-D).

Conducts basic and moderately complex testing and quality assurance procedures on a variety of materials to evaluate the materials considered to exhibit, house, or store collection materials using both well-defined and more general test methodologies and specifications. Compiles data and reports on testing results for review. Assists supervisor in developing new testing or quality assurance procedures. Performs routine maintenance and calibration of equipment according to specifications provided and maintains program documentation. Performs routine and difficult maintenance activities related to testing and quality assurance, including assisting with inventory control and management of computing and software systems. Assists supervisor in training staff on testing and quality assurance procedures.

Position: Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2020 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Responsibilities
ABOUT THE GRADUATE RECRUIT PROGRAM:

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries
  • Tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Processing library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identifying and preparing library materials for binding
  • Integrated library system support
  • Registering staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organizing routine training
  • Copy cataloging
  • Circulation and ready reference support
  • Preparing requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Preparing multi-media and/or paper-based presentations

Requirements:

  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory
  • An associate degree from recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, knowledge of cataloging rules (copy cataloging), and procedures in circulation services

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

This position is contingent upon contract award.

http://www.cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#library-tech-dc

Position: Librarian (Cataloging)
Location: Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), Library Services (LS) in the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC), Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Librarian is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), Library Services (LS) in the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC).
This position requires occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room.

Responsibilities
The position provides innovative and effective bibliographic control of the Library’s collections and leadership to the library and information communities in the development of cataloging theory and practice. A variety of material is cataloged by the Directorate, including moving images, graphic materials, sound recordings, manuscripts and archives, electronic resources, maps, and microforms in many different languages. The cataloging is done in an electronic environment. The work of the Directorate affects the development of Library programs and the standards and principles used by librarians in government, public, and academic libraries throughout the United States. Stakeholders include Congress, scholars and the public, and the larger library and information communities.

The incumbent will have regular and ongoing access to gold-level collections. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of Manuscript Division collection materials sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of bibliographic and subject areas. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, object records, and holdings and item records for inventory control. Accessions incoming collections to be cataloged including gifts, transfers, and purchases. Maintains and recommends enhancements to the existing automated accession database. 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. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Resolves cataloging and accessioning problems reported by supervisor and other Division staff promptly and independently. Recommends additions and clarifications to the authority files. Identifies items which do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items which are out of scope (e.g., serials); and items for which a record already exists.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with supervisor and Division staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging procedures. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical challenges including those involving EAD, the Library’s integrated library system, and its web strategy plan. Collaborates with staff in planning and implementing the following team activities: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists in the training of others on matters related to cataloging, EAD, the integrated library system, its web strategy plan, and other emerging descriptive and metadata standards issues. Assists others inside and outside the Library with subject and cataloging problems.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information 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 library and archival standards, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues. Evaluates and selects procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Evaluates work to determine priorities. Identifies, examines, and evaluates information resources in the area of specialization. Reviews and revises work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 393988.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Records & Info Mgt Analyst Archival Services
Location: Office of the Secretary, Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description

Leads or participates in archival and records management projects, working collaboratively with other divisions and Reserve Banks. The primary role of this position is to participate in the Archival Services program working on digital preservation projects including enhancing search capabilities and other functionalities within the electronic record keeping system; enhancing metadata and taxonomy standards; developing filing structures and defining metadata requirements to be used for new collections of records; and establishing, evaluating, and improving existing workflows used to process textual and electronic records. Serves as a project lead for electronic records collection maintenance projects including identifying gaps in collections, locating records to complete the collections, and reviewing collections to ensure that records are properly categorized and preserved.

Position Requirements

The applicant must have extensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of electronic record keeping and digital preservation, records management, information management, and project management and the ability to apply this knowledge creatively to a variety of considerations and business needs. Requires technical, analytical, and organizational skills in order to contribute to complex processes, such as categorizing and processing complex Board records, and responding to complex reference requests. The position requires specialized knowledge of electronic record keeping, digital preservation, and experience in leading or participating in projects. Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills, commitment to collaboration, and current knowledge of information technology innovations in recordkeeping practices. Must have strong organizational, management, and planning abilities.