Five Librarian Positions – Maryland

Title: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR) department manages digitization and conversion operations throughout the Libraries, performing in-house and arranging vendor-based projects. Primary focus is on digitization and conversion for preservation and access as well as collection development and planning. DCMR primarily digitizes special collections or rare materials for staff or patron requests and performs large-scale digitization projects. DCMR is a department within UMD the University Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) division. DSS strategic mission is to manage and to enable management and use of the UMD Libraries’ digital assets in all formats and media, in all phases of their lifecycle.

Reporting to the DCMR Manager, the Digital Projects Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will manage digitization projects, primarily grant digitization projects, and projects related to the grants for the University of Maryland Libraries. The incumbent will collaborate with staff in DCMR, Digital Programs and Initiatives, and many other collection departments in the Libraries; the Librarian may also collaborate with campus and other external partners. S/he will provide technical guidance and support to collection managers and other project team members in pursuing and managing digitization grants, support the processes and workflows specified in projects, and manage the assets created until they are ingested and archived. The Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate on writing grants in support of digitization projects, though the position is not contingent on grant funding. This position is intended to sustain or expand the Libraries’ ability to fund and support mass-digitization projects in all formats.

Required Qualifications/Education/Experience:

Knowledge of digitization and digital preservation research and practice
Knowledge of funding agencies and requirements
Strong project management skills including demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, meet project milestones, document decisions and procedures, and communicate outcomes
Ability to use a digital asset management system or digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, ArchivesSpace, etc.)
Evidence of capability to manage budgets
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability of attention to detail
Ability to create a program of research and service appropriate for Libraries faculty on the permanent status track
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or an advanced degree in a relevant field
One year of prior work experience in a library or other cultural heritage institution
Project management experience
Experience supervising students or other employees
Experience with metadata standards and practices for digital objects used in libraries and archives (e.g. MODS/METS, Dublin Core, etc.)
Experience using a digital asset management system or digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, ArchivesSpace, etc.)
Experience with digitization, digital preservation, and relevant workflows

For the full position description, please go to

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae (CV), and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 25, 2016.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Position: Evening Library Services Technician

Location: Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.


The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Technician to perform a variety of library support and technical duties of moderate complexity
as appropriate to the diverse operations and specialized procedures of the Access and Outreach Services Department with special emphasis on stacks maintenance,
providing late night services, and closing the building. The regular hours for this position are Sunday-Thursday 6 p.m.-2 a.m.


High school diploma or equivalent and one year of Library or related public service experience. The selected candidate must have excellent interpersonal, communication,
and customer service skills. Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail, and internet navigation. Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the
position. Library experience preferred. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge,
skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with
30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Library experience preferred.

Position Description

Job Announcement / How to Apply

Positions: 3 Openings

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library – Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has the following job opportunities. Please click on the links below to find out more about these positions.

Librarian II – Serials Specialist

Salary: $44,858.00 – $54,520.00 Annually

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II for the Collections and Access Services Division in the Serials Unit.

The Serials Librarian manages magazine and journal subscriptions in all formats for the Enoch Pratt Free Library system, which consists of a Central Library, 22 branches, and 2 bookmobiles. The position is based in the Collection Management Department and reports to the Manager of the Technical Services Unit. The Central Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) as well as the downtown branch of the Pratt Library, and the selection of resources reflects and supports the mission of both.

Librarian II – SLRC

Salary: $44,858.00 – $54,520.00 Annually

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is searching for qualified and experienced Librarians to fill several Librarian II positions for the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) Division. The departments currently in need are African American, Fine Arts, Humanities, and Maryland.

This is an intermediate level position that requires a commitment to public service and an awareness of the information needs of a large, urban, public library system. Included in this position is the opportunity to serve on Library committees, attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops.
The Librarian II reports directly to the department manager.

Librarian Supervisor I – Regional Information Center

Salary: $62,000.00/Year

The Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center, a free public library system that serves the citizens of Baltimore and the State of Maryland is seeking a seasoned, professional Library Supervisor to work at an offsite location in the offices of The Baltimore Metropolitan Council. The Library Supervisor I will work under the direction and supervision of the State Library Resource Center Chief and the Executive Director of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) is a quasi-governmental, non-profit planning entity in the Baltimore Region. The organization’s primary function is to support the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) and its regional transportation planning activities. The Library Supervisor will work as an information resource for the staff of BMC as well as the general public. A significant part of this position’s responsibilities is serving as BMC’s webmaster.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Director, Technology Policy
Location: Consumer Reports, Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Position Overview:
As Director, Policy -Technology, you will lead Consumer Reports in our effort to realize a market where consumer safety is protected through strong encryption; consumers’ rights to test, repair, and modify their devices are supported by copyright, security, and consumer protection laws; and consumers are empowered to make informed choices about IoT products while being protected by privacy policies regulating the collection, use, and storage of their data. This is a chance to build something big, meaningful, and new.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, develop, and implement CR’s position on policies, regulations, and commercial practices relating to the security, privacy, and data practices of software, connected devices, and the Internet of Things
  • Develop a long-term vision and execute a proactive federal and state advocacy strategy that ultimately empowers and protects consumer privacy
  • Identify and recommend actions on public policy issues as they arise
  • Partner with colleagues across product testing, journalism, communications, fundraising, and digital products to shape our approach and practices around related activities: testing standards, editorial content, and product design.
  • Work with our engagement team to design and launch advocacy campaigns that champion the rights of consumers and achieve policy, regulatory, and corporate campaign victories
  • Represent CR — and the interests of consumers — by speaking at events, testifying before Congress, and communicating to the press on issues relating to security, privacy, and data
  • Author editorial, blog, and social media content designed to advance consumer interests around security, privacy, and data for CR’s media properties and external publications
  • Identify, secure, and manage external partnerships that add value and capacity to our ability to conduct market analysis, test products, formulate policy positions, convene coalitions, and disseminate our content and messaging
  • Build partnerships, secure funding, and expand your team as the security, privacy, and data program grows in size and importance
  • Participate in the ongoing design and implementation of our strategic plan, with its expressed focus on changing marketplace behaviors to prioritize the interests of consumers
  • Coordinate and advance the security, privacy, and data work across multiple divisions within the organization with grace, respect, and diplomacy

Temporary Part-Time Reference Librarian
Location: Pence Law Library at the American University Washington College of Law

Temporary Part-Time Reference Librarian 10/1/2016 – 4/30/2017

The Pence Law Library at the American University Washington College of Law is seeking a temporary, part-time reference librarian from October 1, 2016 until April 30, 2017. JD/MLS preferred. The successful candidate will provide reference and research services in a busy academic law library, including teaching research workshops; providing database training; preparing research guides and other related professional duties as needed. Compensation commensurate with background and experience. Please provide current resume and three references by 9/15/16 to Ripple Weistling,

Part-Time Circuit Court Law Library Aide – Rockville, MD

Position: Part-Time Circuit Court Law Library Aide
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library (Rockville, Maryland)
Closing date: NOW August 26, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.

Be on the forefront of providing Access to Justice — Start working in one of Maryland’s premier court libraries! Work in a challenging environment with never a dull moment!

The Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library now has a half-time Library Tech position open.

Collaborate with judges, courthouse staff, attorneys and the general public. Work on cataloging, reference, outreach programs and tours, intranet/internet projects and professional activities. Great opportunity to work in a dynamic public law library.

Sent your application materials to

View the position description, application, and instructions at: You must submit all the documents listed in the instructions to be considered.

Closing date: NOW August 26, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.

How to apply for employment opportunities in the Administrative Office of the Circuit Court:

Please open the Online Employment Application PDF. Mac users MUST use Adobe to complete the application. The Mac “Preview” application will not transmit your information to us. The application form requires you to have Adobe Reader version 8 or higher. Go to to download the latest Adobe Reader version.
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Complete all applicable fields by typing or clicking into each one.
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Please send an email with the following attachments to with completed application, cover letter, resume, and a writing sample.

Two Positions: Maryland

Part-Time Law Librarian
Location: Pasternak & Fidis, P.C., Bethesda, Maryland

Originally posted on the LLSDC Jobline.

Pasternak & Fidis, P.C., a small Bethesda law firm, is looking for a part-time law librarian (25-30 hours/week). Duties include legal research, book and periodical purchasing and processing, electronic resources management, loose-leaf updating, website-content updating (firm and intranet), budgetary analysis and preparation, and other projects as assigned.

We offer a competitive salary, a friendly, cooperative small firm, and a team committed to the highest levels of client service. We are in walking distance to the Metro in a lively area of Bethesda. Please send cover letter with salary requirements, along with your resume to No phone calls please.

Librarian III (Youth Services)
Location: Bowie Branch, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $51,709 per year or $24.86 per hour. Generous benefits package.

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS

PGCMLS is searching for an innovative and enthusiastic reference librarian to manage the youth services department at its Bowie Branch. Bring your creativity and experience working with all levels of youth services, especially teens, to our team! We offer a casual, but professional work environment and a great comprehensive benefits package. And, we offer exceptional training opportunities for staff throughout their entire career with the Library.

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week). Schedule includes a combination of
daytime, evening and Saturday hours. See below.

M 9-5:30pm; T 1-9pm; W (A) 1-9pm; W (B) 9-5:30pm; TH 9-6pm; F
(B) 9-6pm; S (A) 9-5pm

Earn additional pay for fluent (reading, writing, and speaking) Spanish, French, Chinese (Mandarin) and American Sign Language.

To Apply: Submit an employment application, cover letter and resume
today! Visit us online at

Closing Date: Priority consideration given to application material
received by 4pm, August 26, 2016. Position open until filled.

Examples of Duties: Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the work of the information staff. Provides quality reference and readers’ advisory services. Promotes library services and collection usage. Initiates and maintains local community contacts. Reads and reviews materials; develops, evaluates and maintains collections to meet community information and recreation requirements. Schedules, trains and evaluates personnel. Plans and presents story hours, book talks and programs for the public; plans and arranges displays. Compiles materials lists; maintains files and indexes. Works in various departments or branches other than where regularly
assigned. Collects, maintains and evaluates data relating to branch
performance and program effectiveness.. Keeps informed of professional developments in library service. Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences and serves on committees as requested or assigned. Assumes the duties of a senior staff member upon request. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.

Many vacancies: Washington, DC and College Park, MD

Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC and College Park, MD
Salary Range: $39,311.00 to $51,102.00 / Per Year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Closes Wednesday 8/24/2016

In this position, you will serve as an Archives Technician in Research Services, Archival Operations at either Archives I (Washington, DC) or Archives II (College Park, MD). These positions will be filled in multiple units within Research Services. These include: Research Room Operations, Special Media Division, Textual Records Division, Electronic Records Division, and Special Access/FOIA Staff.

Work schedules may vary: Research room positions will be filled with either Monday-Friday -OR- Tuesday-Saturday schedules.

Some of the available positions will require Top Secret security clearances and designated and/or random drug testing.

Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government – more than 10 billion of them.

Visit our Employee Gallery at to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

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Two Library Positions – MD and Northern VA

Position: Chief Public Service Officer
Location: Wicomico Public Libraries – Salisbury, Maryland
Salary: $50,000.00 – $57,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Chief Public Service Officer

This is a professional, senior level position requiring the ability to supervise all areas relating to the libraries’ public service operations.

Responsibilities include:

assuring quality library experiences for our members & visitors in all locations and departments including our bookmobile

overseeing staff development and statistics maintenance

working with our staff to continue our practice of developing new, innovative programming.

The successful candidate will hold an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS with 5-7 years of public library experience and 3-5 years’ experience as a supervisor in public services, circulation or outreach. They will demonstrate a desire to support the front line staff of the library, a working knowledge of current public service best practices, an ability to maintain effective working relationships with public and staff, and the capability of working independently as well as part of a team. Mastery of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required. The ability to successfully multi-task, to solve problems, negotiate difficult situations and make sound decisions is also needed. Above all, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and quality service.

This is a full-time position with a generous benefit package which includes health care, four weeks’ vacation and retirement. Salary starts at $50,500 and is negotiable based on experience. A full job description can be found at

Interested parties should attach a cover letter, a complete resume (including education and relevant work experience), salary requirements and at least three references to an email and send to No paper/mailed documents will be accepted. Please include the subject line – Attention, Chief Public Service Officer. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Andrea Berstler, Executive Director at

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, however applications received by 5 pm. on Sept 2, 2016 will receive first priority. Wicomico Public Libraries – an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Manuscripts and Archives Librarian

Location: George Mason University Libraries – Fairfax, Virginia

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Manuscripts and Archives Librarian

The George Mason University Libraries seeks a creative and energetic, experienced and technologically sophisticated professional for the position of Manuscripts and Archives Librarian.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, DC, region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at for more information.

The incumbent is responsible for the arrangement and description of all archival and manuscript collections within the libraries’ Special Collections Research Center, including the University Archives. S/he will manage the accessioning process (including visiting and meeting with collection donors), determine arrangement schemas and apply descriptive best practices to promote access to collections; supervise full-time and part-time employees in processing and digitizing collections; be responsible in managing (in concert with the libraries’ Preservation Librarian) collection care and preservation activity related to the manuscript and archival collections. Such collections include materials in all formats, including many forms of media as well as digital formats.

The incumbent shall collaborate on creating and maintaining MARC records and Dublin Core metadata, EAD for electronic finding aids, and digital access to collections (in concert with the Digital Collections Archivist); participates in outreach, physical and digital exhibitions, programs, and other public services as appropriate; and helps others to increase their awareness and acceptance of cultural differences. The position reports to the Director, Special Collections Research Center.

Three Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Smithsonian Institution – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 9/2/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The incumbent reports to the Principal Cataloger/Head of Original Cataloging, Discovery Services Division, within the Smithsonian Libraries (SIL). The Cataloging and Bibliographic Access Librarian is responsible for creating original catalog records on OCLC and in SIRIS (the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System) and with facilitating access and discovery of materials in the Libraries’ collections. Smithsonian Libraries is a participant in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and the incumbent is expected to contribute program records, via OCLC, under the guidelines of the PCC’s constituent programs, NACO (Name Authority Cooperative Program) and BIBCO (Monographic Bibliographic Record Cooperative Program). The incumbent also works with metadata processing and record sets for batch editing and importing into SIRIS.

Creates and contributes MARC cataloging for all material types to OCLC and to the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS). Upgrades brief and substandard records.

Contributes authority records to NACO and creates BIBCO bibliographic records. Performs authority control for personal names, corporate bodies, series, and subjects.

Creatively uses MarcEdit and other tools to work with large record sets and undiscovered collection materials. Performs batch-loading and batch-editing of catalog and metadata records, and subsequent quality control, in SIRIS and OCLC.

Regina Anderson
Phone: 202-633-6329
TDD: 202-633-6409

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Digital Collections Management & Services Division)

Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $123,175.00 to $185,100.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 9/30/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position reports to the Director, Technology Policy, in Library Services and is responsible for leading the newly established Digital Collections Management & Services Division. The division is responsible for providing support for the full lifecycle management of digital collections. This includes executing digitization projects using in-house or contractor digitization services. Digital Collection Management & Services staff collaborate with Library curatorial units, technical staff, and cross-service unit organizations to establish policies, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, identify digital content management problems and propose solutions, provide training, and communicate best practices.

This position is located in the Digital Collection Management & Services Division, Technology Policy Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 350565.

This position has no promotion potential.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Part-Time Library Assistants (Multiple Positions)

Location: Washington International School – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

These positions are located at the Tregaron Campus, supervised by the teacher-librarian and reporting to the Director of Information Services.

Scope: To provide helpful, friendly assistance to students, faculty, and staff who visit the library service desk. This person will help library patrons locate and check out resources. Training will be provided on the library circulation software and other resources. This position does not include formal instructional responsibilities.

Schedule: 15 hours a week (8-11 AM or 2-5 PM) following the 2016-17 academic calendar.

Status: Non-Exempt/paid hourly, Pay Rate: $17 per hour

Duties include some or all of the following:

§ Circulate books and materials to students and teachers using Follett’s Destiny system and the library’s procedures

§ Monitor student and parent use of the library

§ Assist students, teachers and parents in locating print and non-print resources using the collection, the online catalog and other online resources

§ Process new materials according to library processing guidelines, including applying bar codes, labels and protective coverings

§ Help maintain a neat appearance of the library

§ Perform inventory of books and supplies, if applicable

§ Perform other related duties, as needed

Preferred Experience and Abilities:

§ Education: College/University Degree preferred.

§ Experience working in an middle/primary school library and/or classroom

§ Experience with Apple devices (Macbooks, iPads) and Google Apps (Drive, Calendar)

§ Detail-oriented and thorough

§ Effective communicator and problem-solver, able to work independently

§ Approachable, helpful and friendly

§ Able to work collaboratively with library team and school faculty/staff

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references to:

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