Seven Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent may be involved with the full range of records management activities or activities concerned with the receipt, arrangement, description, storage, and reference services on such records. The incumbent may also be involved in outreach to agencies or the public concerning holdings, functions, and services of NARA.

Duties

As a Supervisory Archives Specialist, you will:

  • Supervise a subordinate section staff consisting of archives technicians GS-4 through GS-7.
  • Analyze and recommend changes in section workflow and operating procedures and quality review programs.
  • Serve as liaison with Federal agency representatives to ensure agency customer needs are met.
  • Conduct straightforward and well-defined portions of records inventories, agency inspections, recordkeeping evaluations, and other surveys.
  • Plan and control the use of space for transferring and storing records.

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary:$78,592 – $102,166

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent serves as a Supervisory Archives Specialist in the Operations Branch and performs or oversees the performance of duties related to: scheduling, accomplishing, tracking and analyzing data related to picking up, receiving, and delivering records to and from Federal agencies.

Duties

As a Supervisory Archives Specialist, you will:

  • Develop, maintain, and schedule the daily pickup and delivery of records.
  • Follow record procedures in regards to record handling and search procedures to plan and supervise activities related to transporting new transfers.
  • Assign work based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty of assignments and employee capabilities.
  • Analyze, develop, and implement internal procedures related to the improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of operation.

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent will be responsible for a range of records management work that accomplishes the receipt, arrangement, description, storage, preservation and safeguarding of records and which provides reference service on such records.

Duties

As a Supervisory Archives Specialist, you will:

  • Oversee the accuracy of data entered into T & D databases and ensures the timelines of data entry into these databases.
  • Ensure technical accuracy of work of the T & D front office and for the development of information where finding aids, precedent or instructions are inadequate or non-existent.
  • Advise agencies on timely and accurate application of records schedules.
  • Provide guidance related to the inventory of records, the destruction of duplicate files, the creation of filing systems, and the transfer of records to NARA facilities.
  • Plan and schedule the work of subordinates; makes assignments based on priorities, considering the difficulty and the requirements of the work, and the capabilities of the employees.
  • Give advice, counsel, or instruction to individuals employees on work matters; review and accept, amend, or reject work; set performance standards, appraise performance, and ensure tat each employee accomplishes a satisfactory amount and quality level of work in a timely manner

Position: Teen Services Supervisor I
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $57,166 – $68,599

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Teen’s Supervisor for Frederick County Public Libraries. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. This position is located in Northern County: Thurmont and Emmitsburg Branch Libraries

By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

This professional management position assures that teens, their families, and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative, and dynamic Teens Department. Assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan.

Requirements:

Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program
Minimum 2 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Teen Services
Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others
Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained

OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university Minimum 4 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Teen Services

Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable

NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm February 14, 2023. For complete job description and to apply go to Teen Services Supervisor I | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Position: Librarian II – Children’s
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $65,786 – $107,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is seeking a highly motivated, communityoriented, and collaborative Public Services Librarian to provide excellent customer service and equalize
opportunities for Montgomery County residents.

Successful Candidates will: Demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices in public service. Value building collaborative relationships with community members and organizations, as well as colleagues across MCPL. Be responsive to the emerging needs of Montgomery County residents, developing and delivering programs and services that reflect the unique needs of diverse populations. Be an effective communicator, customer service oriented, and committed public servant. Be task-oriented in leading a team to fulfill projects, operations, and services. Advocate for Children’s Services by effectively communicating across a variety of mediums with your colleagues and to various communities. Be proficient in presenting and mentoring others on children’s programming.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities: Promoting and supporting MCPL’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values with staff and customers. Centering the experiences of people and communities who are most affected by structural inequities when engaging in programming, partnerships, and information services work. Managing a branch collection. Connecting children from birth through middle school with materials and resources via in-person and over the telephone. Serving on a branch Leadership Team. Regularly develop and present programming, especially story times. Serving as a subject matter expert on early literacy. All Librarian II positions will include day, evening, and weekend hours.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications-Education: Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Two (2) years of professional experience as a librarian in a public library system comparable to Montgomery County’s system. Licensure: Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education Units (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position.

Preferred Criteria- The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas: Experience planning and organizing a service or project. Experience maintaining a collection in a public, school, or community college library setting. Experience providing a variety of library services and resources primarily to children from birth to middle school, their parents, and caregivers in a school, community college or public library setting. Experience providing story time responsibilities. Experience applying early literacy techniques and research, in a school, community college or public library setting. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Additional multi-lingual pay may be available after successfully passing a multilingual examination.

Position: Digital Librarian
Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Heliophysics Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking to fill a Digital Librarian position to support the Heliophysics Digital Resource Library (HDRL). The overall objective of the position is to increase the rate of registration of digital assets for HDRL and enhance and improve the discovery, description (metadata) and management of these digital assets using modern technologies and processes.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in digital library science, or equivalent experience. Background in a relevant science discipline, e.g., space physics, astronomy, earth science. Experience with semantic web and related technologies for linking and providing digital resources.

This appointment will be through one of the six member institutions of the Partnership for Heliophysics and Space Environment Research (PHaSER). Please visit the PHaSER web site for more information on this announcement and the PHaSER partner organizations: https://physics.catholic.edu/faculty-and-research/phaser/.

Specific questions about these positions may be addressed to Dr. Aaron Roberts (aaron.roberts@nasa.gov) or Brian Thomas (brian.a.thomas@nasa.gov).

To apply, submit the following by February 15, 2022:

  • A cover letter describing background, qualifications, scientific interests, and experience relevant to the Digital Librarian position (no more than two pages);
  • A full curriculum vitae (CV) – detailing education, research experience, publications, awards, software experience and other skills/accomplishments;
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Email all documents, preferably in a single pdf file, to cua-physics@cua.edu, with the subject line ‘HDRL Digital Librarian Job Application’.

The appointment start date will be determined by mutual agreement with the successful candidate and can be initiated immediately after selection. The positions are open to U. S. citizens, residents, and foreign nationals from non-designated countries. All PHaSER institutions are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Position: Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a creative Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian to lead library initiatives in support of the educational missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The successful candidate, in collaboration with other library units and campus partners, will serve a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members by cultivating new and existing partnerships, developing programming, and creating service-learning opportunities. This position will report to the Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates who are committed to fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian will develop relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Builds and facilitates strategic partnerships with the campuses and the wider community that the library serves;
  • Creates, implements, and assesses an innovative, effective program of outreach in consultation with library colleagues, faculty, and on-campus and off-campus partners;
  • Designs and develops compelling stories to highlight the value of the library using data and data visualization tools and techniques;
  • Leads the library’s Marketing Committee and guides the development of social media content and marketing materials;
  • Provides library and technology instruction;
  • Promotes services and resources and develops relationships with faculty as assigned;
  • Serves on Library and other committees as appointed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,751 FTE that includes 4,657 FTE at Loyola and 1,094 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures:

Apply at Loyola-Notre Dame Library Inc – Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian (paylocity.com)

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please complete our application process by including a resume, cover letter, and three (3) work-related references.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science; applicants with degree in hand by December 2023 will be considered;
  • Familiarity with methods, practices, and trends in marketing and outreach;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience engaging openly in an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued;
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, compile, and analyze data;
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Familiarity with library instruction;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in supporting students and faculty who are historically underrepresented in higher education;
  • Familiarity with current trends in and strategies for communicating the Library’s value to campus stakeholders;
  • Familiarity with software tools for collecting, analyzing, reporting, and visualizing data.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Reference & Digital Collections Librarian
Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $75,317*

*A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at  https://www.mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges

FLSA Status:Exempt
Position type: Regular/Full Time
Financial Disclosure:Yes
*Note: In addition to applying through our careers page (www.mdcourts.gov/careers), please send a resume and cover letter to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov.
As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new courthouse, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.  
Purpose of Role: The Reference and Digital Collections Librarian, in coordination with the Head of Collection Management, is responsible for the development and maintenance of the digital collections at the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library. 
The Reference and Digital Collections Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population.  
Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from a program approved by the American Library Association (ALA).
Experience: Two years of library experience.  
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
General
Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology and architecture.
Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database software, web-based tools).
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Digital Collections
Knowledge of digital library concepts, including standards and practices for digital images.
Knowledge of current standards for preserving print and digital legal collections.
Knowledge of cataloging practices and standards including MARC and RDA.
Knowledge of common metadata standards and common technologies, such as Dublin Core, XML, etc.
Reference
Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies
Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, and in-person dialogue.
Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
Ability to staff the reference desk for four-hour periods of time.  
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Position: Reference Services Librarian
Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $75,317*

*A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at  https://www.mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges

FLSA Status: Exempt
Position type: Regular / Full Time
Financial Disclosure: Yes
Note: In addition to applying through our careers page (www.mdcourts.gov/careers), please send a resume and cover letter to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov.
As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new courthouse, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.  
Purpose of Role: The Reference Services Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population and participates in reference and outreach projects such as creation of library guides, educational material, and displays. In coordination with the Deputy Director, the Librarian organizes and presents programs related to legal research and law librarianship. 
The Reference Services Librarian, in coordination with the Web Content Administrator and the Web Services Librarian, maintains and develops the People’s Law Library (PLL), Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), and CourtNet websites.  
Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
Experience: Two (2) years of library experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
LIBRARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
MS Windows-based operating systems.
MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
Graphics programs (Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, etc.).
Basic knowledge of HTML formatting.
Knowledge of document management software and best practices (ShareFile, OneDrive, SharePoint, etc.)
Experience with website content management systems preferred.
CLEAR WRITING
Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment.
Capacity to implement quality control mechanisms for website content and follow style guides.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to establish priorities.
REQUIRED SKILLS
Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
Ability to use required communication technologies.
Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.  
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Position: Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian
Location: Salisbury University
Salary: $60,000 – $68,000

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description
Salisbury University is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian. This position plays a key role within the Salisbury University Libraries and reports to the Head of Cataloging. This is a 12-month permanent-status-track library faculty position.
Primary Job Duties: Performs both original and complex copy cataloging, including cataloging of print and non-print monographic materials for main stacks collections and special collections, creating metadata for items in SU’s institutional repository, and carrying out special projects within the Collection Management unit. Supports initiatives related to digitization, special collections access, and other metadata-dependent efforts to describe, manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the Libraries’ local and unique digital collections. Also responsible for catalog maintenance, including authority work, batch loading of records, and manipulation of current records for improved access. Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national activities as appropriate. Contributes to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution. Experience performing original or copy cataloging or completion of a cataloging class. Ability to review and edit copy cataloging. Ability to create original MARC bibliographic records for print and non-print materials. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of RDA, MARC bibliographic and authority records, LCSH and LC Classification. Demonstrated experience performing both original and copy cataloging. Demonstrated experience cataloging print and non-print materials. Experience with OCLC Connexion. Experience using the staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare. Experience with a web-scale discovery service such as WorldCat Discovery or Primo. Working knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification and CONSER cataloging practices. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Ability to be flexible. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Position: Outreach & Evening Librarian
Location: McDaniel College
Salary: $44,000 – $46,000

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

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 an Outreach and Evening Librarian. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. For more information about the college’s benefits, please click here to review the 2023 benefits guidebook. Salary for this 10-month, full-time professional position is $44,000-$46,000.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Outreach & Evening Librarian is responsible for making a positive impact through outreach and promotional activities, managing the library’s social media presence, and providing reference and instructional services. The librarian provides evening reference services and ensures student staff support and oversight of the library’s evening operations. This position is required to work an evening and weekend schedule which is typically 1 pm–9 pm Sunday through Thursday. Some variation in schedule based on library hours that correspond with the academic calendar is expected, i.e., standard business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Thursday) outside of the regular academic year.
Basic Responsibilities:
Develops and manages library programs and events.
Manages the library’s social media presence.
Maintains internal library displays, including digital signage, event displays, and rotating book displays.
Produces materials in multiple formats that promote the library and its services.
Provides oversight of library operations in the evenings and on Sundays.
Serves as liaison to assigned departments, providing reference services and instruction as needed.
Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities:
Participates as a member of the library staff in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements
ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science (or completion of program within 6 months of hire).
Demonstrated experience with social media as a promotional tool.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in library outreach and marketing.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close-knit community at a small liberal arts college.
Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects.
Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
Demonstrated experience with universal and accessible design principles (using applications such as Adobe Suite’s Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Scribus).

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Assistant Law Librarian
Location: Federal Reserve Board
Salary: $101,400 – $161,100

Position Description
The Assistant Law Librarian performs administrative functions for the Law Library and Information Management Services section at the direction of the Law Librarian and is responsible for providing legislative services for Board staff and maintaining a library of legislative materials in the Law Library. The Assistant Law Librarian assumes responsibility for the Law Library in the absence of the Law Librarian.
Position Requirements
Qualifications

  • Successful candidate will have advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of librarianship or information management typically acquired through the completion of a Master’s in Library Science and through 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, legislative documentation, and printed and automated legislative and regulatory research tools.
  • A minimum of two years experience compiling legislative histories, monitoring Congress, and providing legislative reference services.
  • Successful candidate must demonstrate strong organization and planning skills, good management and outstanding information technology skills, as well as the ability to work independently and handle a diverse workload.
  • Requires excellent communication and customer service skills including the ability to work effectively with others.
    The Assistant Law Librarian performs many varied duties in assisting the Law Librarian with the day-to-day operations of the Law Library such as planning and implementing legal research tools; keeps current on new policies and procedures for management of Legal Division information, as well as on technological developments in the program area; and keeps current on trends in legislative and administrative objectives and understands how they may result in future banking law modifications.
    Remarks:
    The successful candidate must demonstrate strong legal research, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong analytic and interpersonal skills (including the ability to interact effectively with management and staff at all levels of the organization), personal initiative, and adaptability in working across legal disciplines. Must also possess excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills (including ability to handle multiple assignments and organize projects and see through their successful completion with minimal supervision). Incumbent will also use the Board’s recordkeeping system and data management systems such as SharePoint (familiarity with SharePoint (on-premises and online) preferred).
    In addition:
  • A writing sample may be required prior to interview.
  • This position is located in Washingotn, DC and has an onsite presence requirement of once or twice a week and as business needs require.
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

Eight Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $94,199 – $122,459

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Research and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012537.
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.

Duties

Reviews a wide variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources for new items and sources for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas of subject or geographic responsibility. Assignments may involve novel or obscure subject matter and the description and organization of material in multiple languages and writing systems.

Determines the quality and usefulness of materials acquired from worldwide sources. Interprets the contents and advises on the organization and presentation of both current and retrospective collections in a multiplicity of formats. Plans and executes a strategy for storage, preservation and service.

Provides comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative and instructional services to individuals and groups. Responds to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in new or highly specialized fields of knowledge and those involving historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate.

Plans and implements acquisitions projects. Applies extensive knowledge of acquisitions policies and research trends to implement or modify standard library practices related to acquisitions of a wide variety of library materials.

Selects new materials in all formats for the collection. Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on new collection items and source selection in multiple subject areas and in all formats. Prepares justifications for acquiring new or additional materials. Determines the need for new subscriptions and renewals. Participates in efforts to acquire items by gift. Examines unsolicited materials to determine whether they should be added to the library’s collection.

Prepares research guides and bibliographic aids on specific topics of recognized client interest and in broad, multi-faceted subjects based on research and analysis in a recognized academic field or area of specialization. Responds to a full range of complex or difficult research inquiries.

Position: Public Services Assistant
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $53,105 – $69,035

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Public Service Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 435391.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent will work a fixed schedule (8:30am to 5:00pm) The work schedule will include Saturday reading room hours on a rotational basis.

Duties

The Public Services Assistant reports to the Law Library Reading Room Operations Officer, and is responsible for (1) providing a broad range of legal collections maintenance and management tasks, including shelving, shifting, processing, superseding, updating, filing pocket-parts and supplementary pamphlets, and maintaining the orderly appearance and arrangement of the Reading Room’s 70,000 volume reference collection; (2) providing basic information and equipment usage assistance to the Law Library Reading Room’s and Microform Room’s clients; and (3) assembling information packets and maintaining a stock of research guides for Reading Room clients.

Following library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains legal collections. Sorts, arranges, organizes, collates and re-shelves collections to various locations within the Law Library Reading Room, including public reference shelves, Desk reference shelves, and caged collections using standard shelving arrangement and local protocols.

Regularly shelf-reads and provides shelf-reading oversight of the Law Library Reading Room collections to ensure that (1) each item is in proper location on the shelf; (2) superseded, inappropriate or other problems with the collections are identified, addressed and resolved; and (3) the collections are neat and orderly in appearance.

Recognizes and solves problems, inconsistencies, and errors with the Law Library collections. Identifies and resolves problems associated with items being integrated into or being de-accessioned from the Law Library Reading Room reference collections. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding and re-labeling, forwarding them per instructions.

Assists in developing work methods to expedite loose-leaf filing ensuring their currency for reference and research purposes. Participates in the maintenance and/or oversees the maintenance of loose-leaf publications. Files loose-leaf pages in the proper binders according to printed instructions provided by the publisher. Substitutes revised pages or entire sections for outdated material or makes changes in filing sequence as specified by publishers.

Using judgment and following rules, procedures, and operations, accessions, de-accessions and otherwise processes law library collections. Distinguishes the type and nature of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of Law Library items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for and utilizes spreadsheet software to record and prepare statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, verifies holdings and assignments of Law Library collections.

Is responsible for enforcing the Library’s collection security policies by monitoring and ensuring collection processing work areas and caged collections are properly secured at all times. Participates in other collection security initiatives, including monitoring client usage of Law Library’s collections to ensure they are not damaged or otherwise compromised.

Observes and arranges for the secure handling of materials. Assists clients with the use of the library’s resources including the use of the library’s bibliographic reference sources.

Utilizing public service skills, provides operational information to clients about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations.

Utilizing registration software, verifies the credentials of clients using the Law Library Reading Room when placing orders for materials from the closed stacks, and monitors clients usage to ensure materials are properly handled and not damaged.

Position: Research Librarian (Energy and Environment)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $78,592 – $102,166

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

Duties

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of energy and environmental policy. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in energy and environment are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in data science and/or public policy.

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

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

Research Librarian duties include:

Analyzes and solves research problems within designated policy research areas. Factors that affect the complexity of these problems include novelty, the difficulty in locating authoritative information, and the specialized nature of the subject area.

Responds to congressional and internal requests for information related to issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue, and for information that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis. Utilizes specialized knowledge to prepare responses to requests and develop and execute research methodologies for specialized topics.

Develops and maintains knowledge of research resources. Identifies, tests, and evaluates new, specialized research resources; performs market analyses on competing resources; and recommends specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.

Provides orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues, and peers on research methods and research resources.

The position description number for this position is 336982.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $64,957 – $84,441

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hebraic Section, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Candidates with reading knowledge of Yiddish are encouraged to apply.

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Collections Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $78,592 – $102,166

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is locate in the Metadata and Stewardship Section, Geography And Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 435970.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a fulltime flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The position requires a knowledge of a specialized subject or field of endeavor. In addition, since materials in libraries are often in foreign languages, applicants must have a proficient knowledge of one or more foreign languages. For such positions, applicants must meet requirements that are directly related to the subject matter or language of the specialization. These requirements are in addition to the basic professional library science requirements that apply to all positions. However, these requirements may be included in or supplemental to those specified for all positions. The following specializations are authorized: cartography, geography, and the Arabic, Persian, Russian, Slavic, Germanic, Oriental, Semitic, or Romance languages.

The position serves as a Collections Librarian located in the Metadata and Stewardship Section (MSS), Geography and Map (G&M) Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD) within the Researcher and Collections Services (RCS) service unit in that Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (Library), and reports to the Supervisor, MSS.

The incumbent is responsible for implementing collections projects, studies and surveys for G&M, concentrating in the areas of security, preservation, inventory control and space management. Provides bibliographic control of the Library’s collections and leadership to the Library and information communities in the development of archival materials cataloging theory and practice; and catalogues a variety of materials including atlases, maps, microforms, relief models, globes, manuscripts and archives, electronic resources, in many different languages and in an electronic environment. Performs assignments consistent with the mission of MSS, especially relating to the organization, preservation, storage, and security of the collections.

Projects include, but are not limited to, security needs, future space needs, or arrearage reduction projects. Working with higher graded staff, implements plans for the accomplishment of archival collections and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) management. Performs work in maintaining vault collections and special archival collections. As assigned, sorts cartographic and archival materials to be transferred to proper storage destinations, and may recommend transfer to storage destinations; completes routine correspondence and performs routine coordination with other staff. Performs tasks in accessions of incoming collections to be cataloged including gifts, transfers, and purchases. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging and accessioning process.

With supervision, establishes personal and corporate names for inclusion in the name authority file. Uses Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC) format and other current technologies to create preliminary bibliographic records and upgrade those records to full-level descriptions for archival collections. Analyzes and organizes specialized information to determine its subject content and relationship to the existing collections in order to determine the appropriate primary and secondary access points. Assigns appropriate subject headings. Performs assignments in developing inventories and definitive analytical finding aids for special collection holdings to maintain, service and secure unique and valuable records in cartography, geography, and geographical systems in a variety of languages and scripts.

Examples of records include, but are not limited to, early, rare and manuscript cartographic resources such as Mediterranean portolan charts, Medieval maps and the Mappa Mundi, and early American Revolution and Civil War maps. Participates in surveys of internal collections, identifying and inventorying groups of materials.

Analyzes, determines, and prioritizes preservation needs. Assesses collections and archives acquired by the library, with regard to condition, contents, scope, storage history, and other aspects pertinent to the preservation and long-term survival of the material. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation and digital copies to ensure adherence to established archival standards and specifications. Identifies equipment and supplies required for conducting the preservation program, and develops specifications for their procurement. Coordinates with the library’s preservation research staff on the archival evaluation and testing of materials and procedures used in preserving the division’s materials.

Provides reference and research service in response to requests for information about collections on specialized subjects. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject, or cataloging problems. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Washington, DC-based Am Law 100 law firm, is seeking a Research Analyst to join its Research & Information Services Department. The position is based in the Washington, DC office.

The Research Analyst will be responsible for incoming reference and research requests and will participate in the general professional research services program of the Department.

Responsibilities

  • Perform legal and legislative research in support of the firm’s diverse practices, ensuring that questions and projects are understood, that best sources are consulted, and that research is conducted cost efficiently and effectively.
  • Perform non-legal, factual background research – on corporations, industries, individuals, events, etc. – cost efficiently in support of cases and firm matters.
  • Analyze research results and exercise professional judgment about relevance of research materials and their inclusion in the results delivered to requesting attorneys.
  • Communicate results in a targeted, concise response (oral or written), appropriate to each particular request.
  • Participate in additional departmental initiatives including monitoring and current awareness service, training of attorneys and staff, collection and database evaluation, and other special projects as needed.
  • Provide deliverables to clients, directly, on request, including newsletters and regular updates.
  • Operate successfully as a member of the RIS team, working on projects both independently and jointly, as appropriate; delegating secondary tasks to paraprofessionals; offering assistance and guidance where necessary; and following departmental protocols and policies.
  • Participate in the shared rotation of reference duties.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent work experience.
  • JD preferred.
  • Knowledge of standard legal research and specialized sources.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Success Factors

  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Self-management skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity

Work Environment

  • Non-smoking environment.
  • Able to work in a hybrid work environment. Two days a week in the office from 9:00 – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Must be available to work beyond regular hours, including some weekends and evenings
  • Must be accessible remotely.
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines and stressful situations
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace, which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented

Please apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=422

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any basis proscribed by applicable statutes.

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Vinson & Elkins

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

As part of the Research & Knowledge Services department, the Senior Research Analyst position is responsible for providing high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, training attorneys and staff on electronic resources, evaluating the value and benefit of current and proposed resources, leading departmental initiatives, and creating, adding and organizing content on the firm’s intranet.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary

  • Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
  • Lead special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Research & Knowledge Services.
  • Train attorneys and staff on cost-efficient use of electronic resources.
  • Lead formal orientations of department services to new hires.
  • Schedule regular individual and group trainings on firm resources. Alert users to changes and enhancements in the products.
  • Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
  • Assist practice groups with the organization of documents and links on their intranet sites.
  • Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development.
  • Work with RKS Operations Manager to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and assist with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
  • Assist with maintaining subscription access information and ensuring complaince with license agreements.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and resources, particularly those dealing with artificial intelligence and document automation.
  • Work with contract and part-time assistants to ensure print resources are maintained.

Secondary

Perform additional duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

  • Working Conditions
  • Job is performed in a typical office environment, but is subject to time pressures and constraints, and is often dependent on input from others.
  • Occasional overtime is required.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.
Experience: Five years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
Special Knowledge: Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.
Technical Skills: Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, VitalLaw, and Deal Point Data.
Attributes: Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Other Qualifications: Ability to work well and deal tactfully with people in high-pressure situations.

Position: Librarian
Location: DC History Center
Salary: $64,000 – $68,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

About the DC History Center

Established in 1894 and located at the Carnegie Library in Downtown, the DC History Center is a community-supported nonprofit organization, which deepens understanding of our city’s past to connect, empower, and inspire. It collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation’s capital through research and scholarship, adult programs, youth education, and exhibits. We seek to do this work as a welcoming and inclusive community that fosters curiosity and nurtures civic engagement to strengthen the District for all. For more information visit dchistory.org.

Position Summary

The DC History Center is operated by a full-time staff of 10, who work closely with the Board of Trustees, students, and volunteers. The Librarian serves the public by providing access to the non-circulating collections of the DC History Center. They are responsible for leading library and research programs and managing reference services. The Librarian reports to the Deputy Director and works in close collaboration with the Collections Manager, the Education Manager, and the Program Manager (who also report to the Deputy Director). This position is Monday – Friday, with some weekend and evening hours for DC History Center or Library programs.

Requirements

Primary Responsibilities

Manage the Kiplinger Research Library

  • Open and close the Kiplinger Research Library on researcher days, prepare the library for other events and programs.
  • Welcome, register, and assist library researchers according to outlined procedures.
  • Instruct researchers in the use of library resources.
  • Ensure that library procedures are followed, specifically to ensure the security and preservation of library and archival materials.
  • Manage paperwork and data entry for library services transactions.
  • Collect user information and statistics and identify ways to improve the research experience for library researchers.
  • Identify and acquire newly published books for the library
  • Manage the expense and revenue budget for the library.
  • Support fundraising for library-based initiatives.

Manage Research Services

  • Answer researcher queries and reference questions in person, email, and phone, using professional techniques for analyzing questions and searching resources within the library, including all Special Collections formats and electronic resources.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of reference volunteers and interns, overseeing reference services work and long-term projects.
  • Pull and re-shelve requested photographs, books, manuscripts, maps, vertical files and other collections materials; fulfill copy orders.
  • Manage orders for image reproduction; conduct internal and external copyright permission research for publication requests; and manage paperwork and data entry for library services transactions.

Maintain Public Access to Library and Collections

  • Create and manage the creation of library resources and research guides.
  • Assist in the fulfillment of the DC History Center’s collection commitments.
  • Support updates to the collection management database to ensure up-to-date and accurate information about collections.
  • Develop content for and teach library orientations and related programs for various audiences.
  • Support staff and interns to advance the DC History Center’s social media presence according to established guidelines to regularly promote the library and collections.

General

  • Participate in strategic thinking and DEIA practices.
  • Collaborate with the Education and Program managers to support educational and other programs as they intersect with library and collections.
  • Assist with “all hands” events, such as DC History Center fundraising events.
  • Attend staff meetings and program meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a graduate library school accredited by the American Library Association with at least a year of related work experience; OR related graduate degree with experience in special collections libraries and archival theory and
  • A minimum of two years of hands-on experience with archival or library collections.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in combating archival erasure, restorative collection description practices, and other tenets of critical librarianship/archival practice strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with Pastperfect software is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and supervise volunteers and part-time staff required.
  • Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to researchers of all ages.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Social media experience.
  • Comfort with public speaking and instruction with high school audiences and above.
  • Demonstrated ability to work self-directed yet with a collaborative style.
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend and stoop to access and move collection enclosures and lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Skill in all typical computer applications and equipment required; facility with Google workspace preferred; understanding of new and emerging technologies expected.
  • Demonstrated experience with local history collections, and with DC history specifically, desired.

Scheduling

The DC History Center is on a hybrid schedule, with on-site presence required two-three days per week, including Tuesday and Thursday, which is also when the Kiplinger Research Library is open for appointments. The Librarian may work remotely for two-three days per week. Some evening and weekend work is required, typically for public programs.

Compensation and Benefits

The starting salary is $64,000 – $68,000 depending on experience. Competitive benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance; life and short-term and long-term disability insurance; and 403(b) plan with employer match. The DC History Center also offers vacation, sick, personal, and limited paid parental leave. Central downtown location easily accessible from all Metro lines.

Applications and Inquiries

Applicants should submit a letter of interest including salary requirement and resume at www.dchistory.org/about/employment/. The position is open until filled. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The DC History Center is an equal opportunity employer

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $74,928 – $80,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is looking for outstanding Branch Managers at multiple locations to oversee daily operations of a library branch and manage staff in supervisory line.

Essential Duties:

Oversee daily operations of the library branch (projects and initiatives, branch procedures, administrative tasks, Sunday Service, computer lab, special collections, etc.); Supervise library branch staff; monitor and evaluate job performance; oversee staff training and development, as needed; Collaborate with Talent and Culture on the issues of hiring, discharge, suspension, disciplinary action, performance evaluations, and the grievance process; Provide reference, reader’s advisory, and computer assistance to library customers and provide instruction on the use of library catalog and databases; Oversee library information/circulation services desk; Initiate and maintain community contacts and represent the Library in the community; Promote library services and collections to library customers; Oversee programming for library customers, as needed; Establish customer service priorities and coordinate services and activities in response to these priorities; Oversee security guard procedures and practices; Report and follow up on building maintenance issues; Substitute in other branches; Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; Three to five years of professional library experience including three years of supervisory experience; Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate within six-months of hire.
Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods; Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, youth services, as assigned; Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required. Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching; Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills; Excellent organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; Flexible and adaptable to change; Planning and goal setting skills; Experience working in a labor/management environment highly preferred; Bilingual skills are a plus;

Position: Library Associate for Electronic Resources
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a detail-oriented, tech savvy, customer-focused Library Associate to manage the library’s electronic resources, including e-journals, databases, aggregator and e-book collections, e-resources statistics, and the Open URL Resolver Knowledge Base and SFX. The individual in this position will also be responsible for troubleshooting access issues for the library’s electronic resources. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html .

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The responsibilities of this position include:
  • Activate, review, and maintain access to e-journals, databases and other electronic resources.
  • Maintain the Knowledge Base on the URL Link Resolver for all e-resources.
  • Troubleshoot database access problems and other issues reported by staff, students, and faculty.
  • Communicate regularly with vendors, Towson University faculty, library staff, and the University of Maryland College Park Libraries regarding access to e-resources.
  • Explain e-resources arrangement and answer questions about e-resources from faculty, students, and staff.

Qualifications and Skills

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of experience in a library setting or similar environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility in adapting to changing priorities
  • Skill in learning new technologies
  • Commitment to public service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • A high degree of competence working with spreadsheets.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Position: Library Manager
Location: Anne Arundel Community College
Salary: $83,000-93,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Library Services Manager works out of the Correctional Education Library Headquarters office performing essential administrative duties to support the correctional librarians across the state. This position works collaboratively with the Supervisor of Correctional Libraries to ensure the provision of high-quality library services, operational continuity and efficiency, and to provide effective allocation of resources and materials to all libraries.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college’s excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.

In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Position duties will include:

  1. Gather monthly statistics from institutional libraries. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics.
  2. Complete Maryland DPSCS and Correctional Librarian training sessions.
  3. Coordinate selections, acquisition and distribution of library materials. Purchase other essential supplies and distribute to CE Libraries statewide.
  4. Coordinate donation program from organizations and public.
  5. Assist with updating of library performance standards.
  6. Provide substitute librarian services as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. (Library degree not required)
  • Library or customer service experience helpful.
  • Driver’s License, access to transportation.
  • Position work location will be 1100 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201 and involves occasional travel to institutions in the Jessup region.
  • Basic math skills for purchasing, gathering and analyzing statistics.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to maintain friendly, enthusiastic and effective working relationships with staff across the region, work independently as part of a team and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to pass background check to enter correctional institutions.

Position: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Location: Librarian or Public Services Specialist for Workforce Development
Salary: $60,315

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: PGCMLS is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable workforce development professional to serve as Librarian or Public Services Specialist. In this role, you will:

  • Oversee the operations of the Workforce Development Life Lab.
  • Plan and implement workforce development programs and services including job readiness coaching/mentoring, resume preparation and interview techniques, education and training; and career development.
  • Conduct outreach and serve as a point of contact for workforce development initiatives.
  • Liaise with stakeholders at Employ Prince George’s and other community organizations.
  • Train new staff and volunteers on Life Lab technologies and best practices.
  • Provide reference, reader’s advisory, and computer assistance to library customers.
  • Provide instruction on the use of library catalog and electronic resources.
  • Participate in the maintenance and development of the library collection.
  • Assist with special projects as required: Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: -Public Services Specialist: Bachelor’s degree; three years of professional library experience or workforce development experience; completion of Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within two years of hire date; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every five years.

Librarian: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution; one to three years of professional library experience or workforce development experience; ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within six months of hire date and meet recertification requirements every five years.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Bilingual English and Spanish, strongly preferred. Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals, especially resources pertaining to workforce and career development. Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and online resource searching, especially resources pertaining to workforce and career development. Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills. Strong attention to detail and collaborative problem-solving skills. High level of professionalism and reliability. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Trello, electronic databases, e-mail, smartphones and tablets, internet navigation and other office equipment. Ability to reach, pull, push, bend, stoop, and frequently lift or move up to 20 pounds.

Application Process: Submit application materials online at Employment – Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (pgcmls.info) apply here: Librarian or Public Service Specialist

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Proposed Start Date: 05/08/2023
The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education. Through innovative partnerships, dynamic workshops, and team-based approaches to project management and problem solving, GWLAI fosters collaboration and provides leadership across the university to support the shared mission of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.
GWLAI seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Data Services Librarian. GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. A virtual information session for interested candidates will be offered in the coming weeks. Please visit https://go.gwu.edu/librarianjobs for details.
This position is classified as a Council of Librarians position and is eligible for a hybrid on-campus/remote work schedule. This position is a continual reappointment position with reappointment periods of 1-5 years depending on rank. Proven commitment to the profession is expected and can be exhibited through service, publication, and/or presentations. This position is being considered at an open rank.
Primary job responsibilities
Collaborate with campus units including the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), GW Information Technology (GWIT), Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library and more in order to support research data management at GW; help researchers address relevant management issues related to the research data lifecycle, including advising on: the creation of data management plans, the development of preservation and storage plans for research data, selecting and using data repositories for archiving and sharing, and on meeting funding requirements for data integrity and access.
Develop and provide services to support researchers in the discovery, access, analysis, management, preservation, and publication of data; help meet the needs of data-intensive research and teaching in a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences; help GWLAI meet curricular needs by increasing the visibility of available data-related resources and services.
Help to create and cultivate an institutional culture that values openness across the university by understanding and communicating about issues related to scientific research and scholarly publishing, including workflows, transparency, and reproducibility.
Deepen our data-related workshop offerings while contributing to a robust curriculum that currently includes topics such as programming in a number of languages and packages; working with data markup and encoding; using APIs and other techniques to retrieve data from online data sources and websites; and data cleaning and manipulation.
Provide leadership among GWLAI staff to ensure that colleagues are aware of current research about data trends and activities, including available research tools and resources.
Sustain and expand intellectual partnerships with faculty and students across the university.
Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses across a range of academic disciplines, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program.
Help LAI grow its support of computational literacy and thinking and contribute to a portfolio of research and data consultations.
Participate in collaborative collection development, building relationships and supporting faculty and departments through active engagement.
Demonstrate a desire and ability to learn new skills as well as the potential to work with researchers, librarians, and campus partners to support increased visibility into GW scholarship.
Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession.
Minimum Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advanced degree with relevant experience by date of appointment.
Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the disciplines.
Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary minimums by rank are: Librarian 1: $54,000; Librarian 2: $58,956; Librarian 3: $68,700; Librarian 4: $80,300.
Other Benefits:
Salary is negotiable, contingent upon rank, skills and qualifications and is competitive for DC-area libraries.
Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year paid annual leave; 12 days/year paid sick leave; paid winter break and 8 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; generous ongoing support for professional development; and paid parental leave. Librarians are eligible to apply for research leave after a defined period of service. For benefit details, please visit GW Benefits.
Other Information:
This position reports to a Director of Research Services and is eligible for partial telework.
Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with software for statistical, geospatial, qualitative, and/or text analysis, for example SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, Python, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo, GIS, or data visualization tools.
Project management experience or interest in project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, please apply online and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on February 8th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. When applying for the Data Services Librarian, please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.
The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Cataloger II
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $46,658

Originally posted on MLA Jobline.

Vacancy Number: 2023-499
Responsibilities: Performs original and complex copy of cataloging to create MARC bibliographic records for all formats of library materials
-Interprets and applies the Dewey Decimal, local call number schemes and Library of Congress subject and genre headings
-Searches databases such as OCLC and vendor websites for existing descriptive metadata
-Enhances, edits and corrects existing metadata according to local and national standards
-Pre-catalogs materials before arrival to assist in production goals of Technical Services
-Investigates and resolves cataloging concerns and answers questions for library staff
-Maintains authority records and performs needed authority work in the database
-Maintains foreign language collections, specifically Korean, Russian, and Spanish
-Maintains digital historical collection and may supervise staff for that unit
-Answers customer research questions about the digital historical photograph collection, including fair use availability
Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited school and one (1) year of cataloging experience of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of progressively responsible cataloging experience with successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) within two (2) years of date of hire
-Two (2) years of archival experience and digital storage management preferred
-Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
-Must be able to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time
-Must be able to read small print
-Must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time
-Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
Salary Range: $46,658-Starting Salary
Application Process: https://jobs.bcpl.info/Careers/Careers.aspx?req=2023 499&type=JOBDESCR
Closing Date: 1/19/23

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,368 – $172,075

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hebraic Unit, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012792.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Duties

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress seeks a dynamic, innovative thought leader to direct its Jewish/Hebraic Studies department. The successful applicant will play a vital role in stewarding the collection and shaping acquisition, outreach, and research priorities. The successful applicant will manage and grow section staff to include high-level subject matter experts, emerging professionals, and technicians. S/he/they will aid in developing a successor generation of Jewish Studies librarians through the appointment of residents, fellows, and interns. The successful applicant will pursue philanthropic support, serve as an ambassador for the collection, and position the Hebraic Section to achieve even greater reach and impact as a preeminent research center for Jewish life and culture.

Supervises the work of the Section’s staff. Plans the work of the Section, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Supervises and participates in the preparation of reports, translations, bibliographies, exhibits, web pages and other information products of the Section. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program to provide information about the region. Oversees all reference services provided by the section’s staff. On assignment, supervises staffing of the division’s reading room and administers the policies and regulations concerning security and access to the collections. Collaborates with other Library staff and outside partners in developing and providing access to library resources through the web and by other means. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of reference and public service policies, procedures, and publications. Implements new reference services and techniques to improve and expand services. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources, including experts both inside and outside the Library, to assist readers and to develop domestic and international resources for obtaining future information.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, and develop important and/or innovative policies affecting the process and funding of acquisitions from and relating to the area of the section’s responsibility. Oversees staff making authoritative recommendations for the acquisition of materials in all languages, formats and subjects of relevance to the study of the region, including legal, audiovisual, and electronic items. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of collections within the scope of the section. Conducts a continuous survey of all relevant Library collections in all appropriate languages for the purpose of creating and maintaining the highest possible level of resources for the study of the region. Maintains relations with potential donors, government agencies, scholars, publishers and other sources for the purpose of bringing appropriate materials to the Library by purchase, gift, exchange or other means to enrich and diversify the collections. Evaluates offers of gifts for compatibility with library acquisition policies and recommends acceptance or rejection.

Plans and produces public programs, exhibits, seminars, and colloquia on the region, bringing attention to research developments and collections of interest to both scholars and the general public. Under the guidance of the Division Chief, may be responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors and securing funds for acquisitions, public programs, exhibits, and other activities related to the section’s geographic area.

Reviews and analyzes major issues in information research and dissemination as they apply to providing information about the region. Provides highly specialized research for the use of Congressional clients, the courts, national security agencies and other researchers inside and outside the Library. Prepares definitive and highly complex reports, responses to inquiries, and research products using knowledge as a recognized authority in field of expertise. Prepares the most technically complex responses to inquiries, utilizing an expert-level depth and breadth of subject area knowledge and position as recognized scholar, expert, author, or source of information on a given subject or subjects.

Position: Archivist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $64,957 – $122,459

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Serves as an Archivist in the Archival Operations Division within the Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries and Museum Services office. In compliance with NARA policies, standards, and procedures, the incumbent is responsible for planning, performing, and monitoring all archival functions for the textual, audiovisual, and electronic records of several Vice Presidential record collections.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Reviews records and applies appropriate restrictions in compliance with the Presidential Records Act (PRA), the Freedom of Information Act, and applicable executive orders.
  • Recognizes the complexity associated with applicability of multiple restrictions and recommends appropriate steps to address such complexity.
  • Recommends appropriate housing, storage, and handling for records transferred to the legal and/or physical custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, in accordance with NARA preservation policies and guidelines.
  • Contributes significantly to the planning of a finding aids program that facilitates discovery and use of a complex body of records.
  • Develops and delivers responses to non-routine reference requests that draw upon a broad knowledge of records, involve multiple sources of information, employ innovative research techniques, or require interpretation of complex rules or procedures.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Joint Base Andrews
Salary: $20/Hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

About the position: This position will be assigned to the The library on Andrews AFB.
This Is a Regular-Full time position with benefits.

Duties

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

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11800164

Position: Outreach & Evening Librarian
Location: Hoover Library – McDaniel College
Salary: $40,000 – $46,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Outreach & Evening Librarian is responsible for making a positive impact through outreach and promotional activities, managing the library’s social media presence, and providing reference and instructional services. The librarian provides evening reference services and ensures student staff support and oversight of the library’s evening operations. This position is required to work an evening and weekend schedule which is typically 1 pm-9 pm Sunday through Thursday. Some variation in schedule based on library hours that correspond with the academic calendar is expected, i.e., standard business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Thursday) outside of the regular academic year. Develops and manages library programs and events. Manages the library’s social media presence. Maintains internal library displays, including digital signage, event displays, and rotating book displays. Produces materials in multiple formats that promote the library and its services. Provides oversight of library operations in the evenings and on Sundays. Serves as liaison to assigned departments, providing reference services and instruction as needed. Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities. Participates as a member of the library staff in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science (or completion of program within 6 months of hire). Demonstrated experience with social media as a promotional tool. Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in library outreach and marketing. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close-knit community at a small liberal arts college. Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Commitment to professional development and service excellence. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Demonstrated experience with universal and accessible design principles (using applications such as Adobe Suite’s Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Scribus).

Application Process: For a complete job description and to apply, please visit McDaniel College Job Posting: Outreach & Evening Librarian (interviewexchange.com). Completed applications must include the following: cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience; resume; names and contact information of three professional references; and completed job application. Review of applications begins January 25, 2023. Position remains open until filled.

Position: Head, Consortial Library Systems and Operations
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $83,000-93,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Working in a team environment, the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations leads a team of Systems Librarians and staff dedicated to the shared systems and services managed by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium and participates in the overall strategy and strategic directions for the USMAI. The Head also participates in the design, selection, implementation, maintenance, and support of applications used by the 17 member libraries that make up the consortium. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies (DST), with work and priorities set by the Executive Director of USMAI, the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations works with other USMAI team members to advance USMAI strategic and operational objectives and ensures that the shared applications of the USMAI library consortium meet the information management, discovery, and workflow needs of the consortium’s libraries. The Head will direct the work of a small team of systems librarians, professional staff, and contractors, work closely with other USMAI managers and staff, and coordinate activities with other DST and USMAI managers. The successful candidate will utilize ticketing systems and other methods to track progress on work and communicate to staff working in multiple locations. The Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations recommends policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines related to software applications, information management and workflows to the Executive Director of USMAI and the Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies. The Head, under the direction of USMAI leadership and in consultation with library and administrative staff throughout USMAl, will gather, evaluate, and document library users’ needs and consortial software capabilities, requirements, and opportunities. The Head will coordinate closely with consortium committees, communities, and working groups to develop and manage projects and plans that meet the consortium’s long-term and strategic goals. The incumbent is also expected to initiate, lead, and assist in the development of USMAI responses for proposals for identified opportunities, and to manage the work proposed, as directed by the Council of Library Directors of USMAI. The Head will lead and participate in the development of requests for proposals (RFPs), solicit specifications and costs from vendors and library service providers, and will lead and participate in negotiations and contract development. The incumbent will assist the xecutive Director in the management of several large-scale contracts with multiple vendors.

Requirements: Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position. Minimum Qualifications-Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties. Ability to lead teams in the operational management, customer support, training, documentation, and community management of products and services used by libraries. Commitment to excellent customer service and positive user experiences. Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Flexibility in a changing technological and organizational environment. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment. Strong background related to the responsibilities of the position. Knowledge of library software applications and services. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other productivity and communication applications. Demonstrated ability to define a vision for a team and bring it to fruition. A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in information technology services; a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a managerial role. Experience with commercial and/or open-source library software solutions. Experience with the library vendor and service provider marketplace, as well as knowledge and understanding of new trends and developments in the field.

Preferred: Experience with or working knowledge of consortial environments and requirements. Experience with RFP and procurement processes, contract development, and vendor negotiations. Experience with community and content management tools, and project management. Experience with customer support systems, training, and documentation. Knowledge of and experience with applying project management principles (PMP certification preferred). Experience managing software application development lifecycle. Experience delivering presentations. Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma or Primo.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

PTK Information- Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the University of Maryland. This is a non-tenured, contractual position. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

Position: Resource Sharing Specialist, Lending
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $41,944

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Manages the lending of library materials to other libraries. Processes interlibrary loan requests and materials in ILLiad. Identifies and resolves problems related to ILL lending. Supervises ILL student employees and provides guidance and instruction to library support staff performing tasks related to ILL lending. Assists with improving lending policies, procedures, and workflows. Provides assistance to staff at other library institutions and UMD Libraries’ users. Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar.

Requirements: Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. 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. One year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position. Preferred: Experience working in an academic library. Experience in leading and training student assistants or other employ.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Required: Knowledge of the mission and role of college or university library and its primary customers. Ability to learn and apply contemporary library terminology and functions. General knowledge of traditional and emerging practices for describing and organizing information resources. Understanding and ability to apply library and university computing policies and practices that help ensure information quality, integrity, and security. Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources. Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures, and instructions. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

Preferred: Familiarity using ILLiad, OCLC WorldShare, and/or RapidILL. Familiarity operating multifunction printers and scanners. Foreign language skills are beneficial.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Line.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading global law firms with offices in strategic hubs of commerce, law, and government across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, is seeking to hire a Senior Research Analyst to provide expert and in-depth, as well as general, research services to the firm’s lawyers and staff.
Reporting to the Regional Director of Research Services, the ideal candidate is technology-savvy and holds advanced knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level and serve as a designated specialist in the regulatory/legislative research space. The Senior Research Analyst also has the exceptional ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple, complex projects concurrently.
This position will reside in our Washington, DC office and offers a hybrid in-office/remote working schedule. Regular working hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Key responsibilities include:
Performs in-depth regulatory and legislative research, and other legal, corporate, financial and/or general research for lawyers, staff, and clients by utilizing the appropriate mix of the firm’s wide range of resources.
Keeps up with new developments, technologies, innovations, and products in the fields of regulatory, legislative, general legal, and business research.
Distills research findings into clear and concise deliverables.
Maintains a thorough understanding of the scope, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of the firm’s various research resources and selects the most relevant tools for any given request.
Monitors daily news, legislative and regulatory developments as required and conducts training on research resources and research techniques.
Experience and qualifications:
Master’s degree in Information or Library Science (ALA accredited preferred) and a minimum of 5-10 years of professional experience in a research related role.
Proficiency in Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline and/or other regulatory and legislative-related resources (e.g., CQ.com, eCFR, FiscalNote, etc.) as well as a wide range of other standard and specialized legal and business research platforms, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at http://www.morganlewis.com and selecting “Careers.”
More specific link: https://morganlewis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/morganlewis/details/Senior-Research-Analyst_R2360?q=research%20services

Position: Librarian
Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Salary: $78,592 – $102,166

Full posting on USAjobs.

The Wilson Center is one of the three special institutions created by congressional statute to perform a national mission in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution. It is governed by its own presidentially appointed Board of Trustees and supported by public and private funds. The Center conducts and sponsors original scholarship and convenes balanced and inclusive dialogue through its programs, which cover all regions of the world and several major global issues.
Duties
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Manages and requests materials 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 LC resources by WC researchers. Serves as back-up for other ILL loans managed through OCLC WorldShare.
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 future implementation of linking and/or content discovery services.
Checks out materials using ILS circulation system; manages microfilm scanner software to provide best tools for users doing digital research on microfilm.
Conducts comprehensive library orientations for interns 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 materials using relevant academic journals, books, articles from the press, and reports from a wide array of social science research 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 programs to house citations and helps to design output to meet Center needs.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or National
You must complete a background investigation
Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
You may be required to complete a one-year probationary period
You must maintain a bank account for direct deposit
All qualification requirements for this position must be met by the closing date of this announcement
Current and former federal employees within the General Schedule (GS) must meet the time-in-grade requirements outlined in the “Qualifications” section of this announcement
Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have completed 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
Must have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. The education, training, and experience established 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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
GS-11: to qualify you must have at least one (1) year of specialized work experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following types of duties:
Developing and presenting library-led educational training and orientations;
Providing advanced reference and research services in the fields of social sciences, particularly public policy, area studies, international affairs, and modern history;
Managing a serials A-Z program to provide access to e-journals and e-books;
Evaluating software and implementing new library technologies, including updating current library tools;
Working knowledge of the collections reading rooms and loan policies of the Library of Congress or similar research libraries;
Managing, requesting, and tracking interlibrary loans with the Library of Congress or university libraries; and
Working knowledge of the holdings, arrangements and services of academic and special libraries.
OR
Must have successfully completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science.
OR
Must have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree related to the position.
OR
Must have a combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience. Percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.
NOTE: THIS INFORMATION MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME/APPLICATION DOCUMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
For more information on the qualifications for this position OPM Qualification Standards
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”.
Education
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
In addition, when reviewing applicant’s transcripts, assumptions will not be made. Applicants MUST state which coursework is relevant.

Position: Librarian (Linked Data Applications Technical Analyst)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $112,015 – $145,617

Full posting on USAjobs.

This position is located in the Network Development and Marc Standards Office, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 429569.
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.
Duties
The position serves as a Linked Data Applications Technical Analyst for metadata applications and is located in the Network Development and MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) Standards Office (NDMSO). The incumbent coordinates and facilitates projects involving the creation and use of bibliographic data in a linked data environment along with development of related standards. These projects relate to semantic technologies. The incumbent will work closely with NDMSO staff, other Library Services staff, and Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) staff on components of a working environment that is based on linking data for metadata creation innovations, technical standards, exploration of tools, data dissemination techniques, and prototype applications that use and demonstrate linked data technologies.
Participates in planning needed to implement strategies and standards for complex projects involving the creation and use of bibliographic data in a linked data environment.
Supports or facilitates the analysis of the differences between various elements of a linked data environment and the current environment, specifying the advantages and disadvantages and making recommendations.
Coordinates complex research and development activities and analysis of user requirements for the application of linked data technology to bibliographic data. Applies expert knowledge of computer languages and techniques for realizing program needs. Applies expertise in use of extensible Markup language (XML) and RDF for the effective use of XML Query (XQuery), Extensible Stylesheet Language transformations (XSLT), the RDF Query Language SPARQL, and management of triple stores. Quickly develops new data skills and understands new architectures and application designs.
Serves as liaison between Library Services and other Library divisions and offices to provide expert technical advice, assistance, and training (as needed) on new linked data technologies and standards. Participates in the national and international standards development processes. As assigned represents the Library in the national and international library communities and other organizations on technical matters including linked data usage in libraries. Assures that Library implementations of linked data standards meet national and international specifications as well as community established good practices. Assists and advises other NDMSO staff on matters related to linked data, e.g., use and development of the Library linked data initiative, BIBFRAME. Prepares and presents papers at meetings and conferences.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to implement and evaluate metadata and linked data standards.**
Ability to perform research and analysis work.
Ability to carry out and manage projects.
Ability to collaborate with others and provide consultation and liaison services.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Department of Agriculture
Salary: $155,700 – $183,500

Full posting on USAjobs.

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division, Beltsville, MD.
In this position, you will serve as the Associate Director for Information Products with administrative and management responsibility for planning, policy making, directing, and evaluating the division’s program requirements.
Duties
Leads the Information Products division; participates in establishing budgets, policies, and plans for NAL with the Director and other key library officials; and serves on the NAL executive leadership team.
Manages web and social media content through standards, policies, and governance.
Coordinates with major NAL divisions and other USDA units to develop externally facing programs and services that increase discovery of information resources in research communities, the public, and other targeted audiences.
Manages the performance of the national digital library for agriculture that serves as a “one-stop shop” for agricultural information.
Educates staff and customers in the use of new technologies, tools, and formats.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period unless prior service is creditable. New USDA supervisors must successfully complete all components of the required training program before the end of their probationary period.
Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
Qualifications
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Basic Requirements:
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree
OR
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
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 preparing, justifying, and administering the budget for library programs and operations; managing web and social media content through standards, policies, and governance; developing externally facing programs and services that increase discovery of information resources in research communities, the public, and in other targeted audiences; and educating staff and customers in the use of new technologies, tools and formats.
For positions concerned with administration, management, or direction of library programs, candidates must meet all other requirements for the particular grade and also show that they possess the required administrative and/or managerial ability to perform successfully the duties of such positions. Education, training, or experience of the candidate should demonstrate, e.g., ability to manage or direct a library, group of libraries, or library system; ability to plan, organize, and direct the development and execution of library programs, policies, and procedures; ability to plan or conduct management studies, public relations, and educational activities, ability to plan, develop and carry out administrative activities of the library or library system concerned with budget and finance, personnel, plant and equipment, etc.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education
Please see above for education qualification requirement information.

Position: Collections Data Assessment Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,400

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

The Collections Data Assessment Coordinator conducts ongoing assessment and review of library content. They gather, analyze, and prepare library collection data to inform library administrative decision-making related to licensed, owned, and open access electronic and print content in the UMD Libraries’ collections. This position applies advanced technical knowledge to access and harvest metadata stored in multiple vendor and library systems, interprets and synthesizes findings into executive summaries, full reports, and visualizations to be used in making collection development and budgetary decisions. They work closely with members of Collection Development Strategies and Open Scholarship Services to identify collection areas for assessment, with Cataloging & Metadata Services and Resource Sharing & Reserves to identify data available for analysis, and User and Systems Support to extract data needed for assessment projects. This position, reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, Continuing Resources, and Data Services, is part of a highly committed team, whose mission is to maximize the Libraries’ support for the teaching and research programs of the University of Maryland College Park.
Requirements
Requirements:
Background Check: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Bachelor’s Degree is required.
Experience:
2 years of relevant experience or equivalent professional experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the interoperability of library management systems.
Experience using a variety of library management systems to perform library collection management and assessment functions. Examples: An Integrated Library System such as ExLibris Voyager, the OCLC Bibliographic Utility, ProQuest /ExLibris 360 Services Electronic Resource Management System, and Atlas Systems’ ILLIAD Interlibrary Loan resource sharing system.
Knowledge of MS Office, Tableau, OpenRefine, and Google software.
Experience working independently to create spreadsheets, run database queries and write reports, and experience working in a networked Windows environment.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.
Applications: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/103149 . 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, resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Best Consideration Date: January 20, 2023

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Program Manager Librarian
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

ZAI is seeking to hire a Program Manager to join our team located in Washington, DC. They will be responsible to meet all deadlines and ensure all project obligations are met to assure quality control.

Required include:

  • Minimum of two-year (2) years’ experience managing a large-scale cataloging or processing collections materials project.
  • Minimum of two-year (2) years’ experience or understanding of cataloging using Library of Congress Classification, AACR and RDA procedures; and
  • Minimum of two-year (2) years’ experience cataloging in multiple foreign languages
  • Plan, monitor, and review workflow in processing of a large cataloging in multiple languages project
  • Oversee that the appropriate volumes are processed to meet daily deliverables
  • Ability to plan and maintain an even workflow and manage production projects
  • Interact effectively with the government as well as staff members
  • Acquire the ability to train and review the work of others
  • Possess the ability to address performance and personnel issues
  • Exhibit good interpersonal skills to include both written and oral communications

Requirements

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or an associate degree required
  • MLS preferred or Archival Science degree
  • Management experience required
  • Two-years experience working with integrated library system, preferably Voyager will provide quality assurance
  • Experience cataloging materials in various languages.
  • Have good written and oral communication skills: and
  • Must possess the ability to compile statistical data to produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports of work reviewed preferred

Position: Legislative Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Research Services Department (formerly the Library) of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Legislative Research Analyst to join our energetic, creative, and global service team. This position is fully remote, but the employee must live within a commutable distance to the Washington, DC office.

Under the direction of the firmwide Research Services management team, Research Analysts respond to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel in all Arnold & Porter offices. Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, curated news preparation, collection development, and other department activities.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform legislative and regulatory reference and research services in all jurisdictions and across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Provide legislative and regulatory tracking services by developing requests and monitoring results. Create and maintain targeted current awareness alerts and feeds by combining expert knowledge of one or more legislative subject areas with knowledge of methods for organizing, accessing, and disseminating information.
  • Serve as a liaison to practice groups and other designated constituencies to offer targeted research, training and product support and serves as the department’s expert in legislative and regulatory research and other select subjects and industries.
  • Participate in collection development activities, reviewing resources, products, and tools, making recommendations as appropriate, and promoting their use.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business, and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
  • Help plan, develop tools and documentation, and participate in orientation and training sessions.
  • Maintain awareness of new products, research tools and emerging technologies relevant to legislative research services.
  • Actively participate in Department and other internal Firm meetings.
  • Promote the services of the Department firmwide.
  • Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s in Library Science, Political Science, or equivalent degree from an accredited university or Juris Doctor.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience with the legislative and regulatory process, at least two at the federal level; extensive research experience; law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Highly developed understanding of the federal legislative process and knowledge of government documents and sources including the networks, protocols, and procedures of Capitol Hill.
  • Superior ability to analyze information and evaluate new research products meant for legislative/ regulatory work.
  • Working knowledge of legal research methods, and the ability to assess and utilize the best, most cost-effective and efficient research tools.
  • Ability to master new research tools in an expedited timeframe.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Terminal, CCH Cheetah, HeinOnline, and ProQuest.
  • Thorough competency with relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Ability to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong collaboration skills along with the ability to manage multiple and complex research projects–often on tight deadlines–while attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the Quest ticketing system a plus.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Archivist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $94,199 – $145,617

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Office of the Chief Operating Officer (C), Research Services (R), Special Access and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program (RF) serving as an archivist. The Special Access and FOIA Program is responsible for the physical and intellectual control of records of all closed Independent Counsels, the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Assassination Records Collection, and other sensitive records.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Perform line-by-line review of records pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), making final release decisions relating to security classification, personal privacy, law enforcement issues, and other relevant access statutes.
  • Conduct research and analyze FOIA case law, including landmark Appellate and Supreme Court decisions. Interpret and implement laws and policies ensuring each situation is applicable to the policy of the agency and each interpretation is legally supportable. Serve as a technical authority in interpreting decisions made by the Department of Justice and the Courts, assessing their impact upon NARA FOIA policy in accordance with specific requests.
  • Serve as an official NARA representative in dealing with other agency officials, including legal counsels, FOIA officers, and other FOIA specialists, in order to resolve complex access issues.
  • Perform reference services that require an in-depth knowledge of the records of the Program and of the access provisions governing them, a broad familiarity with the history and mission of the originating agencies, and a detailed understanding of the significance of these records to the history of the United States.

Position: Archivist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $63,633 – $119,964

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration, Barack Obama Library. The incumbent will serve as an Archivist in a Presidential Records Act (PRA) Library and is responsible for planning, performing and monitoring all archival functions in a variety of media, establishing work priorities, and ensuring that priorities and work assigned to the archival staff are completed in compliance with NARA policies, standards, and procedures.

Duties
The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Processing/Review for Restrictions on Access: Work independently in identifying, arranging and reviewing both non-classified and national security classified presidential records in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • Reference: Independently provide reference service in response to regular and complex e-mail, phone, and written requests for information regarding the Library’s textual, electronic, and non-textual holdings.
  • Arrangement: Plan and direct the arrangement of presidential records, federal records, and donated materials.
  • Description and Documentary Publications: Assess researcher and archival needs and determine priorities for developing finding aids for records processed systematically and records processed in response to FOIA requests.
  • Administration: Assist with the preparation of the quarterly narrative and statistical report, and the FOIA and declassification statistics.
  • Acquisitions: Accession pre-presidential, presidential records, post-residential textual and non-textual materials, and materials from other donors.

Position: Collections Strategies Archivist
Location: Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

NATURE OF WORK

This position is dedicated to ensuring and improving access to archival materials in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) with a special focus on accessioning, including developing strategies for processing. This work is critical to facilitating ways for students, faculty, and researchers around the world to discover the rich and varied material in these collections.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the person in this position joins a collaborative and dynamic team responsible for accessioning, processing, and providing access to Special Collections materials in all formats. The Collection Strategies Archivist is responsible for accessioning workflows and ensures that all collections have a baseline of physical and intellectual control in a timely and efficient manner. The person in this position will be responsible for overseeing large and complex accessioning and/or processing projects for a variety of formats. This position works actively with colleagues in SCUA and the Research and Academic Services (RAS) Division to manage and maintain physical space for both on and offsite material.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.

Required

Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties.

Preferred

Specialization in archives and digital curation.

EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed):

Required

  • Minimum of 2 years working in special collections or archives.
  • Experience accessioning, arranging, and describing archival material.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, especially efficient processing strategies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library content management systems.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and complete multiple, concurrent projects.

Preferred

  • Experience using ArchivesSpace.
  • Familiarity with archival standards such as DACS and EAD.
  • Experience supervising students, interns, and/or volunteers.

FACULTY REQUIREMENTS

This position is appointed to Library Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Library Faculty at the University of Maryland must demonstrate accomplishments and/or evidence of potential for future accomplishments in three areas: 1) librarianship, which includes the assigned area(s) of responsibility and professional development; 2) service, which includes participation in library, university, local, and national committees and professional organizations beyond the assigned area(s) of responsibility; and 3) research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, which includes self- directed inquiry and results dissemination to advance the state of the profession. Library faculty who are successful in meeting these criteria are awarded continuous employment in the form of Permanent Status. For additional information on faculty status at the University of Maryland Libraries, consult: https://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html

Position: Digital Experience Assistant Manager
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $57,050 – $105,127

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Responsible for collaborative ongoing maintenance, support, and content creation for the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s (AACPL) websites, Library Foundation website and Intranet in alignment with AACPL’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with customers, vendors, library staff and teams. Coordinate and execute design specifications and content, deployment, and assessment of web pages in conjunction with Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, Virtual Services, and Library Leadership.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s work experience in libraries and of website and content design, including website structure, maintenance and management using a content management system (need not be concurrent). Experience developing and maintaining modern SharePoint sites strongly preferred.

Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years. Preferred Qualifications: A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

Special Requirement for MLS candidates: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page Recruitment (adp.com). Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., January 11, 2023.

Position: Librarian I, Children’s (NLS)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $46,499

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is looking for individuals who are passionate and eager to deliver services and programs to children and youth at the Brooklyn library location in the Neighborhood Library Services Division.

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

  • Answer reference and information questions for children and youth.
  • Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and programs for specific age-level customers.
  • Perform reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases, and other computer programs.
  • Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, serve on committees, and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature and developments in the field.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Requirements: MLS or MLIS from a college or university accredited by ALA. Intermediate proficiency with automated systems, electronic databases, and World Wide Web resources. Intermediate level proficiency with MS Word.
Desired Qualifications – A children and youth subject interest or specialty.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities-Ability to speak and work effectively with the public, especially children and youth. Knowledge of children’s reading interests. Commitment to and understanding of effective community library service in an urban environment. Awareness of socio-economic conditions and trends affecting youth in urban areas. Ability to plan, stimulate and implement age-level programs. Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office and automated databases. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, Saturdays, and some Sundays.

Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/Librarian-I-Childrens

Position: Cataloger II
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $46,658

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Schedule:

This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library Technical Services staff may be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as a part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

Performs original and copy cataloging under the general supervision of the Head Cataloger for both print and non-print materials in accordance with current cataloging standards, including local BCPL practices. Provides database maintenance, authority control and support for library staff. May serve as coordinator for the system’s digital historical photograph collection. Demonstrates leadership qualities and is responsible for advanced cataloging tasks.

  • Performs original and complex copy of cataloging to create MARC bibliographic records for all formats of library materials
  • Interprets and applies the Dewey Decimal, local call number schemes and Library of Congress subject and genre headings
  • Searches databases such as OCLC and vendor websites for existing descriptive metadata
  • Enhances, edits and corrects existing metadata according to local and national standards
  • Pre-catalogs materials before arrival to assist in production goals of Technical Services
  • Investigates and resolves cataloging concerns and answers questions for library staff
  • Maintains authority records and performs needed authority work in the database
  • Maintains foreign language collections, specifically Korean, Russian, and Spanish
  • Maintains digital historical collection and may supervise staff for that unit
  • Answers customer research questions about the digital historical photograph collection, including fair use availability

Bargaining Unit Status: Eligible

Job Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school and one (1) year of cataloging experience of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of progressively responsible cataloging experience with successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) within two (2) years of date of hire
  • Two (2) years of archival experience and digital storage management preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to read small print
  • Must be able to use a computer for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time

Please Note: This position closes on January 19, 2023

Applicants for this position will remain in consideration for any Cataloger II position openings within the next six months and do not need to reapply

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 7 personal days per year, as well as, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Army Futures Command
Salary: $74,950 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for STRL Mission Support Positions to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.
About the Position: You will serve as a Librarian for the ARL Technical Library providing professional Librarian services.
The pay band DJ-03 Cat 2 is equal to the former GS-11 step 1 through the GS-13 Step 10.

Duties

Provide professional Librarian services at the Adelphi site of the ARL Technical Library, including, but not limited to:

  • reference and referral services, staff training on the use of digital resources, electronic resource maintenance and evaluation,
  • cataloging in all formats, including classified and unclassified technical reports,
  • collection development, interlibrary loan services, technical services, and physical maintenance of facility.

Position: Materials Selector
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $51,870

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success. This position performs a variety of duties in the operation of the Materials Management department in a shared collection environment, including reviewing and selecting materials, evaluating collections, and managing budget accounts; performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree;
  2. Three or more years of library associate experience;
  3. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute
    (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science;
  4. Direct experience with materials selection in a public library setting preferred;
  5. or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.

Application Process: To apply and to see a full job description, please visit our website:
Carroll County Public Library – Apply for a Job
Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, January 9, 2023.
Carroll County Public Library highly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I
Location: Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $50,544 – $87,210

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Professional level work in providing library services including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology including, but not limited to, databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of Branch Manager.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s work experience in a library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience.
Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science or master’s degree in related field and one year of work experience in library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience. Spanish language skills.
Special Requirement: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on Recruitment (adp.com). Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net.

All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., January 13, 2023.

Position: Technical Support Services Staff Supervisor
Location: The Maryland General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services
Salary: $60,544 – $82,500

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities Principal Duties: supervises library support staff, including assigning and reviewing work, providing training and guidance, overseeing time and attendance, writing, and presenting formal evaluations, planning, and directing staff meetings, and making personnel recommendations. Monitors, performs, and coordinates numerous library support activities, including delivery services, shelving, receiving materials, sorting mail, setting up equipment, etc. Plans the distribution of the Maryland Annotated Code to legislators and Department of Legislative Services staff and addresses any problems that arise in the process of distribution. Coordinates bindery services to include preparing materials for the bindery, liaising with bindery personnel, checking bindery work, and resolving problems, and determining which bound items require cataloging. Organizes and prepares inventories of materials to be sent to the Maryland State Archive. Maintains and collects information for bill files, checks for completion of files and liaises with committee staff to assure completion, and keeps files in a secure location. Manages the in-house digitization of the legislative history file collection, including preparing, organizing, and checking files prior to digitization; scanning files; performing quality control measures to correct mistakes; adding security protocols on the files; and distributing digitized files to other state libraries.

Requirements: Required: High school diploma or equivalency, college preferred; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Must have the ability to work independently or in teams and can prioritize requests to meet multiple deadlines. Must have a high level of interpersonal skills, flexibility, and adaptability. Maintains a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Access, and an ability to learn intermediate to advanced functions in various automated library systems. Must have the availability to work extended hours as needed during the 90-day legislative session from January to April. Preferred: Knowledge and familiarity with the Maryland legislature and the legislative process. Previous experience working in libraries or similar work environments.

Application Process: Email Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@mlis.state.md.us and include code 32-22. The cover letter should state the reasons for interest in the position, any relevant experience, and availability to begin work. The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation, or legislative policy.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Assistant Chief, Music Division
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 432783.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position requires the full professional knowledge of the field of librarianship to support the functions of the position. The incumbent oversees the Library’s specialized music collection, which fulfills the mission of the agency, and of specialized archival and current library collections preserving national history. The organization supports the irreplaceable specialized music collection, and the staff achieve optimum use of the resources and facilities of the collection by promoting common services, coordinating and sharing available resources and providing continuing professional education for library and information staff.

Has responsibility as well as delegated authority for the oversight and administration of the Music Division, including responsibility for reading room management, collections management, outreach, and scholarly research. Supports the Chief in planning, leading and managing the Division’s collections, services, and programs to assure that the Division is a major contributor to national information, comprehensive knowledge and understanding of music, theater and dance, and their production and distribution, including in digital formats. With the Chief, develops the strategic plan for the division to include collections management, outreach programs, augmenting the digital collection, providing authoritative research on specialized topics of the division, and elevating the profile of the division. Advises the Chief on the oversight of the Division’s resources, including gift and trust funds, and participates in the formulation, presentation and execution of budgetary responsibilities. Provides leadership in accomplishing the Division’s mission in support of the Library’s mission.

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, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

With the Chief develops policies and plans for the acquisition of important collections to ensure that the Library’s collections are of the highest caliber, represents the subject matter areas of the Division, and serves the needs of scholars. Policies relate to the appraisal of collections, plans for acquisition, conversion of materials on deposit to gifts, restrictions on use, conditions of use, and security of the collections. With the Chief establishes guidelines for the development of collections, potential relationships with materials in other parts of the Library, and the holdings of other archival institutions.

Maintains necessary liaison with officers of other divisions and units of the Library, including but not exclusive to the Development Office, Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, Office of Communication and External Relations (OCER), Center for Exhibits and Interpretation (CEI), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Office of the Chief Operating Officer and reporting directorates, Office of the Deputy Librarian, LCSG, LCSG Operation and Financial Directorates and the Library’s unions or professional guild.

As an agency representative, promotes the Library as a repository for collections. Through contacts with individuals, foundations, and corporations, identifies donors, develops fundraising and outreach initiatives for the processing, care, research, exhibition, acquisition and publication of the collections, and for the presentation of public programs. Initiates contact and develops rapports with prospective donors to negotiate and receive gifts and bequests of funds and collections. Serves as the primary point of contact overseeing and managing all communications with donors, including acknowledgments, gift agreements, and bequests in writing and in person.

Position: Librarian – East Central Europe Section
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the East Central Europe Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the ordering process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

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

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

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Scandinavia, Baltic and Central Germanic Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

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

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

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

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

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED) Near East Section.
The position description number for this position is 138324.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelf reads in assigned area to ensure each item is in proper shelflist order in the AMED stacks and AMED Reading Room.

Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for further determination of disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding and re-labeling, forwarding them for appropriate correction. Responsible for shifting materials due to collection growth.

Orients and provides information to patrons about specialized programs, reader registration procedures, physical layout, and directions to other library locations. Answers routine directional questions. Assists readers in using computerized searching tools in the African and Middle Eastern Reading Room.

Assists patrons participating with library programs. Verifies the credentials of all visitors and monitors users to ensure they select from proper stacks of materials based on their eligibility. Maintains a high degree of tact and courtesy in dealing with visitors.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff in AMED. Draws on knowledge of the classification system, an understanding of the peculiarities of the system of classification in a particular class, and the meaning of different shelf markers, locates material which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and necessary routing or other slips as required, and dispatches the requested material. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia to locate the requested item.

Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material in the AMED stacks.

Serves as the central desk in AMED reading room, accepting call slips from readers. Reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Identifies material housed in other custodial locations. Delivers material or status reports to the requester’s desk.

Searches and retrieves items from AMED collections needed by patrons. Performs routine searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches specialized online databases, such as library-related databases including LC/ILS, OCLC, or RLIN to locate records for material in hand.

Assists the library patrons in the AMED Reading Room in the use of library resources by locating materials; showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, periodical index, electronic storage files, and other finding aids. Answers a wide range of ready reference questions of a general nature. Uses knowledge of publication formats in foreign languages and of Romanization tables to perform duties involving several foreign languages, such as serials check-in or locating requested material for loan to other libraries.

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Budget Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the monthly variance process: Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
  • Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
  • Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
  • Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
  • Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
  • Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:Participating in collection review projects as assigned.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
  • Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
  • Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Library Resources and Training Manager
Location: WilmerHale
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

This job will be located in either Boston, DC, or Dayton, OH.

Library Resources and Training Manager oversees researching, analyzing, and evaluating the quality, accuracy, and validity of sources, print and digital. This position manages, maintains, and administers the integrated library system. Responsible for the management and oversight of the library technologies and digital subscription services. Monitors trends and developments and adopts and implements new technologies and methods.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans, directs and manages acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, training and processing of library materials (print and digital) to ensure timely flow of all materials.
  • Set and manage the budget on an ongoing basis, which will include developing a centralized approach for the management of the budget.
  • Communicates with practice groups about practice group budget, utilization data and practice group needs.
  • Monitor the development of new technology solutions, such as vendor database widgets, in order to ensure that the provision of resources continues to meet the evolving needs of WilmerHale attorneys and staff.
  • Works with Research Manager on developing training paths for all digital resources for staff and attorneys.
  • Plans training paths for individual practice departments in collaboration with Library liaisons.
  • Builds and maintains Library training page and library practice group pages in collaboration with the Research Manager and Practice Managers/Directors.
  • Assists Director with negotiations of all legal publishing contracts for all Libraries.
  • Advises Director in all aspects of collection development and management.
  • Coordinates with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of digital and print resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Maintain integrity of the integrated library system (ILS), leading database maintenance tasks, including working with Innovative Interfaces to configure, test, and adjust library software to meet policy and procedure requirements of the library, and to complete necessary upgrades.
  • Maintain integrity of Research Monitor, leading database maintenance tasks, including setting up new resources to be tracked, scheduled monthly reports to be run, and to complete necessary upgrades.
  • Manages the firm’s digital information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures appropriate authentication is enabled, including IP and password authentication, in compliance with associated licensing agreements, and negotiating effective renewals.
  • Assists the Director in making budget, acquisitions and deacquisitions plans based on use or the availability of digital alternatives.
  • Digital resource development: Monitors developments in digital products which may be appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources.
  • Print resource maintenance: monitors the processes of material cataloging, check-in and processing.
  • Continually assess processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service
  • Assists Director with cost recovery of paid resources.
  • Assists Director with troubleshooting client bills.
  • Oversees all satellite libraries. Coordinates library tasks with office administrator where Librarians do not work.
  • Oversees copyright compliance for attorneys and staff under the guidance of the General Counsel’s office.
  • Manages the Library Resources team and functions by:
  • Developing procedures and policies for the team.
  • Making recommendations and establishes policies which assure the integrity of collection; access tools such as the catalog, periodical holdings list, passwords lists and routed materials lists.
  • Coordinating all scheduling and assignment of duties of staff and conducts the performance evaluations of Library Resources staff.
  • Participating in the selection of new Library Resources team. Trains or oversees the training of all new resource services personnel, including contract employees and co-ops.
  • Assuring the compliance with record keeping requirements and compiles monthly statistical report for the Director.
  • Keeping abreast of professional literature and makes recommendations to improve access to the collection.
  • Participate in the activities of professional associations for personal development and to promote strong interlibrary relations.
  • Liaison with offices outside of the U.S. to offer guidance on their print and digital resources.

See the full job description and apply at: https://wilmerhale-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=1759&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=993601&company_id=16437&version=2&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=&bylocation=NULL&keywords=library&byCat=&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the U.S. Serials & Government Documents Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Manages and completes the acquisitions process for serials, electronic resources and government documents, whether through purchase, gift, government transfer or web archiving. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in information systems. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices and/or government agencies to coordinate the order process. Interacts with vendors and publishers in the acquisition of serials subscriptions and electronic resources, including negotiating license agreements. Examines requests for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, including any needed preparations for web archiving, and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to ensure cross-organizational effectiveness. Determines availability of funds, reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Catalogs serials, electronic resources and government documents in all formats and within established standards. Assigns subject headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Consults with supervisor and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, in coordination and collaboration with supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Identifies individual digital serials in need of cataloging and access within web archive collections. Selects government documents for collections, received through the Library’s transfer program, in accordance with established guidelines. Reviews assignments received in Library’s request for acquisitions online system and takes appropriate action to identify processing and custodial requirements, ensuring 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. Offers suggestions and advice to supervisor on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with supervisor and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject, acquisitions and cataloging problems.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown Law Library Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Georgetown Law Library is seeking self-driven, service-oriented candidates for two Reference Librarian positions. Reference Librarians provide extensive reference service to the Law Center’s faculty and students in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The Reference Librarians are members of a diverse reference and research services staff of 16 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, each Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Participating on an active reference desk (including some evenings and some Sundays)
  • Conducting individual research consultations
  • Writing research guides
  • Teaching basic legal research skills to first-year students in the Legal Research and Writing program
  • Teaching specialized legal research classes (e.g., environmental law or tax law) to upper-class students
  • Serving as a liaison to one of the Law Center’s 12 student-edited journals
  • Serving as a liaison to designated faculty members to support their teaching and scholarship
  • Selecting materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas
  • Leading library tours and other educational programs

We welcome applications from both lateral candidates and entry-level candidates, including those graduating in May 2023. Requirements include:

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent

The Reference Librarian positions receive annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as members of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life. Reference Librarians may serve in the Faculty Senate and vote in Senate elections.

Position open until filled. Application review begins January 23, 2023. Posting and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting – JR11818). Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document. If you have questions about the position, please contact lawlibcareers@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, visit https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Law-Center/Reference-Librarian–Georgetown-Law-Library—Georgetown-University-Law-Center_JR11818

Position: Reference & Technical Services Librarian
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Salary: $56,000 – $65,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Librarian will assist in all aspects of library operations and will perform cataloging, reference, technical services, and participate in archives management, as well as other duties necessary to fulfill the goals and mission of the LRC. Working with the Director of the LRC, the Librarian performs duties requiring knowledge of library practices and procedures, is an ambassador for the museum in-person and via remote inquiry, and maintains dedication to the preservation, access, and creative implementation of the collection. Work priorities will change to reflect the needs of the community and the collection. Priorities for the Librarian are established by departmental goals and immediate needs as determined by the Library Director.

Major Responsibilities

Functions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing resource description, cataloging, and technical services support for the collection, including rare and unique items, artists’ books, and artist files.
  • Conducting collection management to determine cataloging priorities and bring up-to-date backlog of print materials.
  • Answering research and reference inquiries over the phone, by email, and via snail mail.
  • Overseeing reading room operations and reference desk staffing
  • Assisting with ordering LRC supplies and equipment
  • Providing reference and research services for museum staff and outside researchers.
  • Providing customer service by regularly staffing the reference desk.
  • Managing book processing and collection maintenance.
  • Managing shelving, shelf reading, creation of books displays, and library collection upkeep.
  • Collaborating with Director on collection development and acquisitions.
  • Assisting in selecting, training, and supervising interns and volunteers.
  • Supporting institutional archives by facilitating deposit and performing processing as assigned.
  • Assisting Digital Asset Manager to address digital collections originating in the library and archives. Digitizing materials.
  • Participating in collaborative problem solving and stewardship of library collections and initiatives.
  • Assisting in implementation of public programming activities, including book discussions, author talks, Wikipedia edit-a-thons, and other events.
  • Participating in professional library and bibliographic organizations by attendance at professional conferences, presentations, and publishing.

Qualifications

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Women Studies, or related fields with two or more years of experience (full-time or equivalent) working in a library. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Copy-cataloging or cataloging experience
  • Experience in multiple library departments
  • Enrollment in or completion of an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science Program (Highly Preferred)
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Strong research and reference services skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience of successful team collaboration in a diverse work environment and/or providing services to diverse populations
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Receptive to feedback and willingness to learn new skills
  • Desiring continuous improvement and enhancement of library skills

If much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely for an applicant to meet 100% of the qualifications for a given role, and that every candidate brings unique experience and qualifications to a role. We are excited to meet you!

Compensation:
The salary range for this position is $56,000.- to $65,000.- annually and includes a benefits package.

Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and résumé to HR@nmwa.org.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. To request reasonable accommodations in the application or hiring process, please notify NMWA’s Human Resources department at HR@nmwa.org.

To comply with tax and legal obligations, all candidates must reside in Maryland, DC, or Virginia. While there may be flexibility for remote/hybrid work environments, candidates must be residents of MD, DC, or VA or relocate prior to the start of employment at NMWA. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. for NMWA, without visa sponsorship by NMWA.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas; advocates for better representation of women artists; and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian I or Library Specialist
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $46,664 – $59,916

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional, committed to serving the public. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional position will assist in managing Teen Services at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, and providing direct library service for all customers, with special emphasis on teen (6th-12th grade) services and programs. This position is involved in a wide range of library activities and operations. Assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator or Branch Administrator.

Requirements: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I – other requirements continue below: Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire. Minimum 1 year of work experience and/or classroom training in working with teens, grades 6th through 12th (internships may be considered). Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience working directly with the public in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting. Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS – current certification must then be maintained

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST – other requirements continue below: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university. Minimum 1-year recent (within last 5 years) library work experience. Minimum 1 year of work experience and/or classroom training in working with teens, grades 6th through 12th (internship may be considered). Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience working directly with the public in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting. Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full job posting on USAjobs.

This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Research Service; National Agricultural Library; Data Production Division; Digitization & Access Branch; Beltsville MD.
In this position, you will serve as a collection management technician, enhance metadata at the item level, utilize digitization equipment and related software, and maintain large format printer and other exhibit building related equipment.
Duties
Prepares physical items for digital reformatting.
Operates a variety of scanning systems and post-processes images.
Processes manuscript collections, including the entering collection data into information management system, ensuring accuracy of biographic records, updating associated spreadsheets and databases, rehousing materials, labeling containers, etc.
Processes materials for return to or addition to NAL’s general collection. This includes enhancing bibliographic records, creating item records, and performing minor conservation/preservation activities.
Maintains content and ensures accuracy of web pages, both internal and external facing, using HTML tools and Drupal content management application.
Assists in exhibit preparation and installation.
Ensures nothing is missing and the document is complete and the information is in proper order.
Determines if materials need special handling.
Performs quality control against provided standards.
Transfers finalized files for ingest into content management application and Special Collections website.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
Qualifications
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
GS-7
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-07 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-06 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 is experience preparing physical items for digital reformatting; and ensuring high accuracy of bibliographic records or catalogs.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education
This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

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

Full job posting on USAjobs.

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Digitization & Access Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.
In this position, you will participate in collection management activities, perform collection management tasks which require specialized knowledge of handling fragile materials, space management, and collection development principles.
Duties
Plans, coordinates, and executes programs and policies for the organization and maintenance of the Library collections.
Implements programs and activities to ensure continued access to important agricultural materials regardless of format or condition.
Coordinates cleaning and basic repairs and treatments on damaged and/or degrading media materials; guides re-housing and preparation of materials for long-term storage.
Identifies materials in the collection in need of conservation and recommends appropriate levels of treatment which may include repair, rehousing or reformatting.
Serves on NAL committees, work groups, and task forces as assigned.
Selects materials for digitization Plans and participates in the preparation of materials for digitization.
Works with staff to monitor and performs quality control checks on digitized materials and corresponding metadata. Works with digitization vendors and colleagues to ensure that problems are corrected.
Collaborates with stakeholders on prioritizing and scheduling project work.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
Qualifications
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
Basic Requirement
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree.
OR
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements described above, applicants must also meet additional qualification requirements as stated below.
GS-12
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-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 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 is experience providing digitization support and coordination; preventing collection material from deterioration; and cleaning, repairing, and treating damaged or degrading media materials.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education
Please see above for education qualification requirement information.

Position: Assistant Librarian
Location: Space Telescope Science Institute

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission science and flight operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories. Our world-class astronomical research center is based on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit our website to learn more about our missions. This position can support hybrid work. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to our local market. (MD, DE, VA, PA, DC & WV).
STScI is seeking a Collection Management Librarian to create, maintain, and develop balanced electronic and print collections that meet the needs of the STScI community and support the missions of the institute and wider astronomical community.
Requirements
Responsibilities include:
In coordination with STScI Library staff:
Makes digital and print purchases for relevant subjects; tracks library expenditures related to those specific budget lines.
Performs original and copy cataloging of print and online materials using Library of Congress (LC) classification scheme and subject headings.
Referring to collection development guidelines, assesses low-use materials for retention or removal and identifies rare materials for transfer to other libraries.
Uses judgment and takes initiative in cataloging, rule interpretation, and selection and removal decisions.
Maintains accuracy of the STScI Library catalog by identifying and rectifying problematic records or collections; deletes records/holdings for material being removed; verifies the accurate loading of e-resource records; enhances records for discoverability.
Sustains accurate and timely journal access in print and electronic formats: checks in print journals and applies journal-specific retention policies.
Performs Interlibrary Loan functions.
Collaborates with other library staff to provide content for library promotions and to understand the impact of marketing and usage statistics on collections.
Carries out day-to-day functions of library, including routine circulation and reshelving duties, working with STScI staff and visitors to find requested resources, and providing reference services in a supportive role as necessary; coordinates schedules with other library staff.
Assists with and may lead additional library projects as needed, such as submitting and updating records in the Astrophysics Data System (ADS), bulk catalog enhancements, or inventory.
Participates in STScI and professional trainings as appropriate.
Follows developments and future trends for bibliographic standards and frameworks, e.g., linked data models and Bibframe; informs library staff of major changes in the greater metadata world.
Maintains membership in one or more professional organizations such as American Library Association (ALA) or the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
Works under the general direction of the Principal Librarian with regularly scheduled check-ins. This position is non-supervisory but may direct or lead the work of short-term interns.
Qualifications:
Technical Skills
Knowledge of RDA (formerly AACR2) standards is required. Must understand MARC21 format and its implementation by OCLC and the Library of Congress and apply them in a local setting.
Intermediate knowledge of Integrated Library System (ILS) or Library Services Platform (LSP) functions is required.
Experience performing original and copy cataloging of multiple formats is required. Exposure to the Library of Congress classification scheme, experience working with scientific materials, or knowledge of astronomical materials is desirable but not required.
Demonstrated experience in monograph acquisitions, collection assessment, de-acquisition, or serials management.
Abilities
Routinely demonstrates skill in verbal and written communication. Communicates effectively through multiple channels (chat, phone, email) in a hybrid work environment.
Routinely demonstrates technical proficiency and initiative. Uses judgement and asks for assistance as appropriate.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing tools, methodologies, and requirements in information delivery.
Ability to collaborate with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel within the institute as well as external colleagues and vendors.
Education/Experience: An ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library /Information Science. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in library or information center. Prior experience in an academic, federal, research, or special library is desirable but not required.
This position can support hybrid work. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to our local market. (MD, DE, VA, PA, DC & WV).
The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience.We offer an excellent and generous benefits package.
TO APPLY:Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application.Applications received by January 15, 2023 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.
Direct link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/2451ecb6-af3b-4d72-805a-eeeca596042b/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=3c39497c-e0a3-40ec-95e2-933332fcd562
Explore all career opportunities through our website at http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities
COVID-19 Working Protocols: https://outerspace.stsci.edu/display/CWP
STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all. STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication by strongly encouraging women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
As a leader in the astronomical community, AURA is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp
As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below, as well as the requests for self-identification, are required under these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements for protection and assisting us in our record-keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential. #LI-HYBRID
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Position: Head, Consortial Library Systems and Operations
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $83,000-$93,000

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description
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 University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.
Nature of Work:
Working in a team environment, the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations leads a team of Systems Librarians and staff dedicated to the shared systems and services managed by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium and participates in the overall strategy and strategic directions for the USMAI. The Head also participates in the design, selection, implementation, maintenance, and support of applications used by the 17 member libraries that make up the consortium.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies (DST), with work and priorities set by the Executive Director of USMAI, the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations works with other USMAI team members to advance USMAI strategic and operational objectives and ensures that the shared applications of the USMAI library consortium meet the information management, discovery, and workflow needs of the consortium’s libraries. The Head will direct the work of a small team of systems librarians, professional staff, and contractors, work closely with other USMAI managers and staff, and coordinate activities with other DST and USMAI managers. The successful candidate will utilize ticketing systems and other methods to track progress on work and communicate to staff working in multiple locations.
The Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations recommends policies, procedures, standards and guidelines related to software applications, information management and workflows to the Executive Director of USMAI and the Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies. The Head, under the direction of USMAI leadership and in consultation with library and administrative staff throughout USMAl, will gather, evaluate and document library users’ needs and consortial software capabilities, requirements, and opportunities. The Head will coordinate closely with consortium committees, communities, and working groups to develop and manage projects and plans that meet the consortium’s long-term and strategic goals.
The incumbent is also expected to initiate, lead, and assist in the development of USMAI responses for proposals for identified opportunities, and to manage the work proposed, as directed by the Council of Library Directors of USMAI. The Head will lead and participate in the development of requests for proposals (RFPs), solicit specifications and costs from vendors and library service providers, and will lead and participate in negotiations and contract development. The incumbent will assist the Executive Director in the management of several large-scale contracts with multiple vendors.
Under the direction of consortium leadership, the Head of Consortial Library Systems & Operations effectively balances planning and implementation of new systems with the day-to-day operational needs of the consortium.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
PTK Information
Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the University of Maryland. This is a non-tenured, contractual position. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.
Requirements:
Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION: Required:
Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
Ability to lead teams in the operational management, customer support, training, documentation, and community management of products and services used by libraries.
Commitment to excellent customer service and positive user experiences.
Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Flexibility in a changing technological and organizational environment.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment.
Strong background related to the responsibilities of the position.
Knowledge of library software applications and services.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other productivity and communication applications.
Demonstrated ability to define a vision for a team and bring it to fruition.
EXPERIENCE:
Required:
A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in information technology services; a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a managerial role.
Experience with commercial and/or open source library software solutions.
Experience with the library vendor and service provider marketplace, as well as knowledge and understanding of new trends and developments in the field.
Preferred
Experience with or working knowledge of consortial environments and requirements.
Experience with RFP and procurement processes, contract development, and vendor negotiations.
Experience with community and content management tools, and project management.
Experience with customer support systems, training, and documentation.
Knowledge of and experience with applying project management principles (PMP certification preferred).
Experience managing software application development lifecycle.
Experience delivering presentations.
Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma or Primo.

Position: Librarian I or Library Specialist – Children’s Services
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries

Originally posted on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional, committed to serving the public. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional position assures that all customers (emphasis on children’s services and programs) are involved in a wide range of library activities and operations. Assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is received by the Children’s Services Supervisor, Assistant Branch Administrator or Branch Administrator.
Requirements: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I – other requirements continue below: Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire. Minimum 1 year of work experience working with children aged birth to 5th grade (internships may be considered). Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience working directly with the public in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting. Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS current certification must then be maintained
EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST – other requirements continue below: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university. Minimum 1-year recent (within last 5 years) library work experience. Minimum 1 year of work experience with children aged birth to 5th grade (internship may be considered). Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience working directly with the public in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting. Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
Salary Range: Librarian I salary = $49,930-$59,916 per year;
Library Specialist salary = $46,664-$55,997 per year
NOTE: Above base salary pay will be considered on a case by case basis and will be determined upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.frederickcountymd.gov
Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm December 16, 2022

Position: Teen Services Supervisor I
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $57,166 – $68,599

Originally posted on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Teen’s Supervisor for Frederick County Public Libraries. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.
These professional management positions assures that teens, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Teens Department. Assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan.
Requirements: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program. Minimum 2 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Teen Services. Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work\ of others. Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.
OR
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 4 years of professional or paraprofessional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Teen Services. Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others. Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.
NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience
Salary Range: Salary: $57,166.00-$68,599.00 Annually
Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.frederickcountymd.gov
Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm December 21, 2022

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Historian/Archivist (interdisciplinary)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Salary: $74,950 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located within the Office of Information & 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). The incumbent is responsible for recommending and overseeing National Transportation Library (NTL) historical collection policies; acquiring, managing, and promoting materials pertinent to the history of the Department of Transportation.

The Historian/Archivist:

  • Develops and articulates policies and strategic activities for the Archives & Special Collections, in alignment with the National Transportation Library, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, OST-R, and the Department of Transportation.
  • Serves as the preservation officer for the NTL regarding all non-digital assets, including development and implementation of policies governing the organization, coordination, and expansion of the Archives & Special Collections’ preservations program. Takes primary responsibility for overseeing the general treatment of collection materials as well as a program of preventive care.
  • Conducts historical research regarding the history of transportation in general and the Department of Transportation in particular, producing papers and products for the NTL, BTS, modal administrations, and DOT leadership.
  • Represents the Archives & Special Collections in overall NTL collection development planning, including working with donors and prospective donors. Explores new areas for collection development and expands on existing collection strengths.
  • Evaluates the significance of archival material in its cultural and historical context to help create a plan of arrangement and description.
  • Disseminates information in coordination with the BTS Director of Public Affairs to provide publicity about special collections holdings and services, including development of the collections’ website.
  • Provides historical proofreading, fact checking, reviewing, editing, and historical expertise and perspective on papers, speeches, and articles produced by senior DOT leaders.
  • Promotes recognition and use of the Archives & Special Collections by coordinating publicity, offering a broad user education program that publicizes the collections both within DOT and nationally, including online exhibits, publications, presentations, instructional sessions, and other outreach activities.
  • Represents the Archives & Special Collections at professional conferences and meetings.

The ideal candidate will possess a professional understanding of modern archival theory, standards, and practices as they relate to a digital Library environment; the application and implementation of appraisal, acquisition, processing, descriptive cataloging (including the application of controlled vocabularies and ontologies), accessibility, and conservation/preservation best practices to digital, physical, and artifactual materials; and a fundamental grasp of the interface of departmental and office records management outcomes with archival holdings. The candidate will have a comprehensive grasp of historical research methodology and processes, recognition of the relative historical importance of informational assets in all formats, the ability to provide reference assistance by guiding and assisting others in their research projects, the capacity to develop and maintain clearly written guides and finding aids online using contemporary tools in accordance with national standards, and a knowledge of curatorial activities sufficient to mount timely and pertinent exhibitions, deliver programs, and promote them accordingly.

Position: Archivist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing our resources with the world. This position is located in the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections (RRFAC), Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution.

Duties

The Archivist of Latina/o/x History and Culture will perform collections care preservation and digitization work to increase the digital accessibility of U.S. Latina/o/x, AfroLatina/o/x, and Mestiza/o/x archival documentation.

In this position you will:

  1. Translate and review translations of archival documentation between English and Spanish and vice versa as found in papers, photos, audiovisual media, and electronic records.
  2. Contribute advisory services to identify, strategize, and write proposals and requests for allocations, in consultation with archives and curatorial staff. Work as part of a team to develop grant requests that result in receipt of funds conducted in collaboration with internal and external partners. Manages grant-funded projects and allocations that support archival work foregrounding collections that document U.S. Latina/o/x, Afro-Latina/o/x, and Mestiza/o/x cultures
  3. Process these collections to increase digital accessibility of U.S. Latina/o/x, Afro-Latina/o/x, and Mestiza/o/x archival documentation. This involves applying knowledge of current archival principles, concepts, methodology, and procedures for activities that comprise collections processing, including organization, arrangement, rehousing, description in finding aids, inventories, and cataloging, conservation interventions, and digitization, bringing logical order to the material and making it usable and accessible to source communities, scholars, researchers, CFCH staff, and the public.
  4. Apply fluency in written and spoken Spanish, along with specialized subject and cultural knowledge of the U.S. Latina/o/x, Afro-Latina/o/x, and Mestiza/o/x experience, to correct or enhance existing archival descriptions, find solutions to legacy issues such as missing or incorrect diacritics in databases, earlier versions of finding aids, and inventories, and review and revise subject headings and other descriptive language to more accurately, respectfully, and accessibly reflect the people and traditions represented in CFCH collections.
  5. Support the preservation of CFCH curatorial, departmental, and administrative records by applying CFCH’s institutionally mandated records disposition schedule covering papers, photos, audiovisual media, and electronic records in order to locate, store, transfer, and process records of enduring value.

Position: Deck Attendant
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $36,542 – $47,503

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Physical Collection Services Section, Serial And Government Publications Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 130130.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent serves as a deck attendant in the Serial and Government Publications Division. Incumbent is responsible for the maintenance, services and shelving of collections housed in the Division during hours of public service. This includes retrieving materials for researchers, shelving and maintaining the serial collections of the division, and utilizing the LC ILS and other online systems. Critical to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to produce a large quantity of work, often under sever time constraints, and to interact effectively with researchers and other users of the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room.

Following a body of standardized library rules, procedures, and operations, assists in maintaining the collections. Maintains simple records and verifies information by comparison. Collates serial material according to classification scheme appropriate for the collection. Files materials and forms in alphabetical or numerical order. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Reads shelves and assures that they are properly arranged. Continually shelfreads in assigned area to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Learns to use reference tools to identify materials. Handles brittle, damaged, or deteriorated material. Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for further determination of disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding, re-labeling, and repair forwarding them for appropriate correction. Effects minor shifts necessitated by growth of collection. Participates in the maintenance of selected reading room collections, including the newspaper, periodical, or reference collections, by shelving material according to established procedures.

Following a body of standardized library rules, procedures, and operations, assists in retrieval of materials. Receives, sorts, and transmits books, serials, or other materials back to the appropriate location. Receives call slips indicating call number, title, volume, chronology, etc:, of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the classification system, an understanding of the peculiarities of more than one system of classification, and the meaning of different shelf markers, to locate material which may have special requirements such as material in a foreign language. Checks title, call number, and other indicia information against call slip. Delivers the requested material. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia in order to locate the requested item. Locates and pulls material from shelves and reshelves material.

Assists patrons participating in standardized library programs and services. Communicates library policy regarding material retrieval to readers. Responds to directional questions posed by readers. Provides messenger services, delivering and picking up material as scheduled. Maintains a high degree of tact and courtesy in dealing with visitors.

Performs searches for routine print and non-print materials in bibliographic and copyright files, using bibliographic tools, to organize data into a catalog record as prescribed by the appropriate rules. Identifies problems and brings them to the attention of the supervisor. Inputs and updates manual or automated information systems, using other data compiled during processing.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

About the Position: The DML is on the third floor of building 1, a National Historic Landmark.
We ensure quality patient care by providing healthcare providers with accurate information in a timely manner, and ensuring that online resources are accessible to them from their desktops and mobile devices. The applicant can expect to make a difference in the care of our wounded warriors, service personnel, and their families.

Duties

  • Staffs the library circulation desk: answers phone, responds to customer queries, and charges/discharges materials.
  • Answers ready reference questions and assists users with the public access catalog and other finding aids.
  • Assists users with operation of automated equipment.
  • Aids staff and customers in troubleshooting electronic access issues, documenting error messages and reporting issues to library staff or vendors (depending on the nature of the error).
  • Backup to interlibrary loan: verify bibliographic citations, processes requests and sends materials to other libraries, tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return.
  • Research available online journals/databases and then print collection, prior to submitting an interlibrary loan request.
  • Support technical service staff by performing database clean up as directed by library director. Update records to include patron records, book/journal records, and SERHOLD records.
  • Maintain statistics used to document use of library spaces, services, and resources.
  • Monitor area for facilities related issues and reports to Library Director for resolution.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Assistant to the Deputy Director
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $52,312

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of a dynamic Assistant to the Deputy Director of Public Services who will work closely with the Deputy Director and support the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Public Service Division’s front-facing and internal operations. As an essential member of the team, the Assistant to the Deputy Director will liaison with members of the library’s Executive Team, strategic partners, library board members and community-based organizations.

The Assistant to the Deputy: Coordinates meetings, projects, and manages priorities for the Deputy Director. Provides executive coordination of the library’s public service divisions (21 neighborhood libraries, Central library/State Library Resource Center, Programs, Mobile Services and Outreach, and internal processes (Digitization, Selections, Collection Management, statewide Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging, etc.) Assists the Deputy Director with the analyses and allocation of the library’s budget from the various sources (state, city and private funding. Serve as the point of contact for the Deputy Director for their direct reports (Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, SLRC Managers, etc.), staff. Prepares complex reports and presentations for the library’s executive committee, the library’s board, current and prospective partners, community-based organization as well as staff and customers. Provides management support for recruitment of professional, para-professional, and support staff for public services that includes continued monitoring of personnel relocation, promotions, vacancies, retirements, etc. for approximately 350 staff members. Supports and provide guidance to the administrative support staff of the Public Service Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs. Compiles and reports statistical data on library circulation, material usage and library card registrations. Manages the work process for the Deputy Director that includes: project management, fiscal and office software applications. Manages procurement requests and processes requests for the Business Office. Performs a broad array of administrative support, travel management, as well as preparation (and supporting preparation) of quality written documents, briefing notes, research summaries and presentations. Performs other duties as required.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of relevant experience as an executive assistant or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Administration, business management or related field of study preferred. Library office administration and coordination preferred.

Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/Asst-to-Deputy

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Catalog Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Bowie, MD)

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.
In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.
Information about the role
This position is located in the Library Branch of the Research and Reference Services Division in the David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (the Rubenstein Institute). The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum Library is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. The Library’s collection consists of published materials in a wide variety of formats and languages and aims to provide the nation’s most comprehensive international collection of Holocaust-related materials. The Library provides general reference and research services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, scholars, educators and the general public.
The primary purpose of the position is to provide library cataloging services for researchers engaged in exploring various aspects of the Holocaust. The employee investigates and analyzes resources to perform a variety of duties related to bibliographic access (cataloging) as well as one or more library functional areas such as acquisition, collection development and digital access. The catalog librarian reports to the Chief of the Library Branch, with the position located at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.
This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Duties, and Responsibilities for the role
Performs original and copy cataloging, including descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, classification assignment, and shelflisting, for published materials in a variety of languages and formats including books, serials, electronic resources, online resources, audio and video recordings, and microforms.
Applies current national and institutional library cataloging rules, standards, and practices, and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information pertaining to the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.
Applies national library cataloging and metadata standards including MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, SUDOC, LCSH, Dublin Core, MODS, and other metadata schemas as appropriate.
Under supervision of the Chief of the Library Branch, performs authority control and maintenance on metadata records associated with published materials.
Works with colleagues across the Rubenstein Institute to develop and document institutional practices regarding cataloging policies, procedures, and workflows.
Participates in and oversees projects to catalog special collections, develops training materials, and creates procedural documentation.
Reviews cataloging work of technicians, interns, volunteers, and contractors for accuracy and completeness.
Responds to inquiries regarding cataloging practices and performs database maintenance. Resolves and reports cataloging problems in consultation with experts within the Museum and within the broader library and research communities as needed. Maintains currency with national cataloging standards and with innovations in the functionality of cataloging systems.
Reports cataloger statistics to the Chief of the Library Branch.
Identifies print and non-print resources for the Library’s specialized collection from a variety of vendors in line with the collecting needs of the Museum and its researchers.
Establishes and maintains contacts with potential donors and vendors located throughout and outside the United States.
Obtains additional information regarding material availability and purchasing terms. Evaluates resources and makes informed recommendations to the Chief of the Library Branch regarding purchase and/or suitability of material.
Serves as liaison for Museum staff, volunteers, visiting researchers, other libraries, the private sector, and/or research groups in order to promote the Library’s resources. Represents the Library on Rubenstein Institute committees as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI). Please click here to view the Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (PDF).
Benefits Highlights:
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum values employee wellness, work-life balance and the diversity of what this means for individual employees in life and work. We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for benefits-eligible employees that includes generous paid leave benefits, health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account with an employer contribution, 403(b) retirement plan with a generous employer match and contribution, group term and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, commuter subsidy, access to two employee assistance programs, as well as voluntary critical illness and accident insurance coverage, long-term care and pet insurance options. Our policies also support telework and other flexible schedule options based on the job, work and team collaboration requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Interested applicants must send their resume and cover letter; applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications for the role
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program.
At least three years of experience with cataloging, authority control, and e-resource management.
Reading knowledge of at least one non-English European language, or Hebrew or Yiddish.
Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules and metadata standards using AACR2 and MARC 21, and relevant practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment.
Knowledge of current bibliographic standards and models such as RDA, LCSH, LCGFT, and catalog management procedures/techniques.
Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging utilities and modern integrated library system applications.
General knowledge of the Holocaust and modern European history.
Strong organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to plan and execute multiple tasks and projects independently.
Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to embrace and implement new technologies and innovative organizational practices.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in various circumstances.
Time management skills, attention to detail, and multitasking.
Preferred Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for the role
Experience maintaining and creating name and subject authority records locally and through the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
Project management experience.
Knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system.
Reading knowledge of multiple non-English European languages and/or Hebrew

Position: Digital Experience Assistant Manager
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities: Overall Position Purpose: Responsible for collaborative ongoing maintenance, support,
and content creation for the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s (AACPL) websites, Library Foundation
website and Intranet in alignment with AACPL’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Develops and
maintains effective working relationships with customers, vendors, library staff and teams. Coordinate
and execute design specifications and content, deployment, and assessment of web pages in
conjunction with Marketing and Communications, Information Technology, Virtual Services, and Library
Leadership.
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s work
experience in libraries and of website and content design, including website structure, maintenance and
management using a content management system (need not be concurrent). Experience developing and
maintaining modern SharePoint sites strongly preferred.
Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within
two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training
every 5 years.
Preferred Qualifications: A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
Special Requirement for MLS candidates: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian
in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification
requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.
Salary Range: $57,050 – $105,127
Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment
Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page Recruitment (adp.com). Questions may be directed to
humanresources@aacpl.net.
All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., December 28, 2022.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: 12/28/2022

Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities: Overall Position Purpose: Providing library services, including reference, readers’
advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires
maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology, including, but not limited to
databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. May assume responsibility for
branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with Bachelor’s degree awarded. One-year experience in the one of the following areas: library service,
teaching, social service work, childcare, or a related setting preferred.
Preferred Requirement: Spanish language skills.
Necessary Special Requirement: Attainment of eligibility under Bylaw 1305.04.03 of the Maryland State
Board of Education as a Library Associate and complete Library Associate Training Institute within two
years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every
5 years.
Salary Range: $41,582 – $71,747
Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment
Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page Recruitment (adp.com). Questions may be directed to
humanresources@aacpl.net.
All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., December 28, 2022.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: 12/28/2022

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full post on USA Jobs.

This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 010703.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher & Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services. Staff in this division work in the Main Reading Room located in the Thomas Jefferson Building. The selectee will provide general reference and research service, both onsite and online. The selectee will also serve as an American history specialist providing subject-specific services for researchers and as well as collecting materials in American history for the general collections of the Library. This position is eligible for hybrid telework only, and will provide, along with other librarians in the Researcher and Reference Services division, rotating evening and Saturday services onsite.
The purpose of this position is to plan and administer general reference and research services to constituents including Congress, other government agencies, and special borrowers. To facilitate such research, the Section’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microform and computer file materials of research value to its constituents. The Section maintains reference and circulating collections for Congress, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections. The work of the Division affects the development of Library programs and the policies, standards, and principles used by librarians in government, public and academic libraries throughout the United States. The incumbent exercises initiative, judgment, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents, is familiar with the rapidly growing and complex body of library and information science, and maintains a working knowledge of the operation and resources of the Division and the Library as a whole.
Librarian Responsibilities:
Provides reference services in person, by telephone, email, chat, and formal correspondence; the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are found within the Library’s collection. Serves as both a generalist and subject specialist providing the Library’s constituents basic information and reference research services. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s resources from the general, special and/or reference collections in all formats. Acquires knowledge of special catalogs and collections, areas of specialization of Library staff members (language as well as subject), and printed, non-print, and electronic reference sources. Is knowledgeable about a wide variety of sources including those of other libraries and organizations. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, services, divisions, or reading rooms within the Library, or to other agencies or institutions. Utilizes knowledge of the general resources of other libraries and organizations.
Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions, which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in assigned area. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.
Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in all formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand, and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize themselves with the Library’s collections.
Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches. Trains and assists constituents in the use of the OPAC, electronic databases, and reference resources.

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

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
Or
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9
Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: China Studies Librarian
Location: George Washington University

GW Libraries & Academic Innovation (GW LAI) seeks applicants with a deep academic interest in contemporary China. The successful candidate will possess outreach acumen along with a passion for exploration and learning, the desire to work in successful collaboration with others, and the potential to contribute to a dynamic organization committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. This position provides a unique opportunity to join an organization that values and supports continuous learning, collaboration and partnership with faculty, students, and researchers across disciplines.
The China Studies librarian is responsible for collaboratively developing, planning, and managing the services and collections of the China Documentation Center and Taiwan Resource Center in collaboration with colleagues in Research & User Services, the Global Resources Center, and others. The librarian will:
Engage in outreach to faculty, students and researchers focused on China; develop associated programming; and develop, evaluate, and manage strong interdisciplinary collections and specialized services in support of the University’s evolving research mission.
Acquire resources in Chinese, English, and other languages relevant to the study of the region.
Collaborate with colleagues in Content Management to coordinate processing of research materials to ensure discoverability.
Provide on-site and remote research services and participate in instruction activities, especially those related to China Studies and/or English for Academic Purposes.
In collaboration with colleagues in Research & User Services, the Global Resources Center and others, support the research and learning activities of the GW community.
Facilitate connections with external researchers, donors, and international partners.
Collaborate with others to select resources across disciplines.
Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession
The position reports to a Director of Research Services and is eligible for partial telework.
Minimum Qualifications
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advanced degree with relevant experience by date of appointment;
Full Professional Proficiency in Chinese language
Full Professional Proficiency is defined as:
Ability to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels pertinent to professional needs (speaking)
Ability to read all styles and forms of the language pertinent to professional needs (reading)

Position: Reference Librarian (JR11818)
Location: Georgetown Law Library

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
Requirements
Reference Librarian, Georgetown Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center
The Reference Librarian provides extensive reference service to the Law Center’s faculty and students by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library instructional programs as needed. They participate in basic and advanced legal research instruction, Legal Research and Writing liaison program, journal liaison program, faculty liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs; and evaluate and select materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
Under very general supervision, the Reference Librarian – along with other librarians – works directly with students and faculty on a nearly constant basis and is essential to supporting the research needs of the students and faculty at the Law Center in activities that include but are not limited to:
Student activity
Shares responsibility with other librarians for research assistance at the reference desk, which this time handles approximately 5,000 reference questions each year
Meets with students on a regular basis to provide individualized research advice and instruction.
Teaching Activity
Shares responsibility with other librarians for the formal classroom instruction of approximately 5,000 students in more than 150 classes each year.
Qualifications
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent
Knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods – including international, foreign, and comparative law
Excellent communications skills
Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs
Some analytical ability
Preferred qualification
1 to 3 years of professional experience in a law or academic library, and with teaching legal research
Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.
Position open until filled. Application review begins January 23, 2023. Please upload the following two documents combined as a single document, preferably as a PDF: Resume and Cover letter.
Final candidates will be asked to provide – by email – the names and contact information for three (3) references.
Current Georgetown Employees:
If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.
Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.
Need Assistance:
If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.
Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.
EEO Statement:
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Benefits:
Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

Position: Reference Librarian (JR12403)
Location: Georgetown Law Library

Requirements
Reference Librarian, Georgetown Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center
The Reference Librarian provides extensive reference service to the Law Center’s faculty and students by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library instructional programs as needed. They participate in basic and advanced legal research instruction, Legal Research and Writing liaison program, journal liaison program, faculty liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs; and evaluate and select materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
Under very general supervision, the Reference Librarian – along with other librarians – works directly with students and faculty on a nearly constant basis and is essential to supporting the research needs of the students and faculty at the Law Center in activities that include but are not limited to:
Student activity
Shares responsibility with other librarians for research assistance at the reference desk, which this time handles approximately 5,000 reference questions each year
Meets with students on a regular basis to provide individualized research advice and instruction.
Teaching Activity
Shares responsibility with other librarians for the formal classroom instruction of approximately 5,000 students in more than 150 classes each year.
Qualifications
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent
Knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods – including international, foreign, and comparative law
Excellent communications skills
Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs
Some analytical ability
Preferred qualification
1 to 3 years of professional experience in a law or academic library, and with teaching legal research
Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.
Position open until filled. Application review begins January 23, 2023. Please upload the following two documents combined as a single document, preferably as a PDF: Resume and Cover letter.
Final candidates will be asked to provide – by email – the names and contact information for three (3) references.
Current Georgetown Employees:
If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.
Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.
Need Assistance:
If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.
Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.
EEO Statement:
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Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library and Research Services Manager

Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Wiley, a leading Washington, DC law firm, has an opening for a Library and Research Services Manager.  This role is responsible for the strategic management and oversight over the firm’s library department and team members and ensuring the delivery of high-quality legal research and reference activities to support firm business needs.  Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this role will:

  • promote the firm’s technical, reference, and research services to firm attorneys and professionals and manage service delivery expectations
  • supervise library team members and day-to-day activities of the library and research services department
  • work with practice groups to assess on-going research and reference needs and provide training and support to attorneys and professionals for those products
  • maintain vendor relations and assist with negotiating licenses for electronic services
  • manage overall budget and expenses
  • lead the library staff in the organization and development of content for the library and research services portion of the intranet

Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, with a Masters in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program and/or JD degree highly preferred, and a minimum eight (8) years plus of relevant law library professional experience.  Previous law firm experience is strongly preferred.  Candidates should also possess a strong understanding and knowledge of core legal and business research products, tools, and platforms and demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring, coaching and leading a team

For more information and to be considered for this role, please apply via this link:  https://legalrecruiting.wiley.law/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=14&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=138

Position: Digital Content Specialist

Location: George Washington University, Law Library

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest in the nation’s capital and one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools GW Law is situated in the tree-laden downtown Washington, DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. 

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides the scholarly community at large, with access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library.

The Law Library seeks a qualified individual for a full-time position dedicated to coordinating the library’s strategies for online content, visual identity, and digital marketing, as well as the technical aspects for implementation and use of web-based and digital tools for content creation and delivery. This is to enhance the library experience for our students, faculty, alumni, staff, and other library users.

Essential duties and responsibilities:             

  • Serves as technical administrator for content management systems used by the library such as Drupal, Springhare, Campus Press, social media, and digital signage; manages and creates content including templates, CSS, and graphics
  •  Participates in department planning to identify web-based and digital marketing strategies, and implements those identified strategies; creates documents including graphics and images for library print publications
  •  Coordinates the visual brand of the library, including the use and creation of
  • library logos and graphics, and provides guidance to library staff to ensure online and print signage aligns with the visual brand
  •  Supports publishing needs of student-published academic brief sites hosted on Campus Press
  • Ensures the library’s online presence meets accessibility and security requirements; identifies and implements search engine optimization strategies; provides guidance to enhance the quality the of content
  • Creates templates and manages content for library digital repositories and digitization projects and performs data entry on open-access scholarship-sharing networks (SSRN) and digital commons (BePress).
  •  Supports library use of software for delivery of online content, social media, emerging technologies, and Law School information-sharing systems; provides guidance to library content creators on system functionalities and best practices for online content-sharing platforms; 
  • Assists with content creation for department video production services; provides basic video and audio editing.
  • Develops and delivers tutorials, workshops, and documentation on the use of software and technologies for library staff and end-users.
  • Participates in the division’s outreach efforts and manages the reproduction and distribution of departmental documentation.

The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Library Services Specialist (Tuesday-Saturday)

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on SLA Careers

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library is currently seeking a Library Services Specialist. Under general supervision, the Library Services Specialist provides high quality reference and research support in person, by phone, via email and chat service. This position provides users with information and guidance in finding and retrieving library information resources. The Library Services Specialist answers questions and provides one-on-one instruction to users in conducting library research; searching online databases; and using technologies, tools and strategies to create, seek, use and manage information. The Library Services Specialist reports to the Head of Information Services. The work schedule for this position is Tuesday – Saturday.

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Non-exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that starts with 11 days of vacation accrued per year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and time for community service; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

Primary Duties:

  • Responds to customer information needs using online systems and information seeking skills to evaluate and locate the most appropriate library information resources. Searches and retrieves materials.
  • Educates and guides face-to-face and remote customers with varying levels of proficiency to use technologies, tools, and strategies to create, seek, use, or manage information.
  • Provides input, when appropriate, regarding selection, retention, maintenance, and evaluation of all types of library information resources.
  • Performs quality control and assists with planning, preparing, creating and maintaining local library information resources.
  • Assists with the maintenance of information discovery tools, guides, and other library information resources.
  • Identifies and resolves problems related to access and use of library information resources and services.
  • Collects, reports and assists with analyzing data on collections, usage, service transactions, and customer needs. Generates specialized reports and notices.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

2022 Holiday and 40th Anniversary Party!

You are cordially invited to LLAM’s 2022 Holiday Party and 40th Anniversary Bash! Join your fellow LLAM members for food, drinks, games inspired by the 1980s, and a silent auction as we celebrate our ruby anniversary. Family, friends, and non-LLAM members are welcome.

Wednesday, December 14th | 5:30pm – 8:00pm

The Point in Fells, 1738 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231


Food and Drinks

  • Hors D’oeuvres at 5:30pm
  • Plated Dinner at 6:00pm
    • First Course: Choice of Mixed Greens Salad, Caesar Salad, or Cup of Crab & Corn Chowder, served with dinner rolls
    • Second Course: Choice of Roasted Chicken, Grilled Salmon, Prime Rib, or Vegetarian Option, served with roasted potatoes & seasonal vegetables
    • Third Course: Assorted Desserts for Each Table
  • Non-alcoholic beverages include soft drinks, coffee, tea, and juice. Alcoholic beverages include domestic bottle & canned beer, select draft beer, and house wines.
  • If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know when you RSVP.

Tickets: $30/person

  • Purchase Tickets Online.
  • Pay by Check. Send a check made payable to “LLAM” to Tanya Thomas, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 501 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Pay by Check or Cash at the Door (RSVP required).

Parking

Paid street and garage parking is available on the blocks surrounding the Point in Fells. Garage options include Caroline Street Garage Parking and Premium Parking.


RSVP Required.

RSVP online by 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.


Silent Auction

Silent auction items will be on display during the party. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.

If you would like to donate an item to the LLAM Silent Auction, please complete this form. If you have a last-minute item to donate, feel free to bring the item with you to the party!


If you have any questions, contact Chi Song.