LLAM October Program – All About govinfo.gov

govinfo-pms646-logo-1024x357Join us for a (BYO) Brown Bag Lunch program featuring Kathy Bayer, Outreach Librarian, U.S. Government Publishing Office, on govinfo.gov, the federal government’s new online portal for providing access to official publications.  Kathy will discuss the development and features of govinfo.gov and compare the new system with what is currently available on FDsys.

There will be a LLAM Board Meeting before the program.

We hope to see you there!


  • Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location:

University of Baltimore Law Library, Room 912 (9th floor)
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

LLAM Board Meeting: The day of the program, Monday, October 23, 2017, there will be a LLAM Board Meeting at University of Baltimore Law Library, Room 912, from noon to 1 p.m. All LLAM Board Members are asked to attend.

Save the Date for these Upcoming LLAM Events

  • Monday, November 13, from noon to 1 p.m., LLAM Brown Bag Lunch Program on the topic of dealing with patrons with mental illnesses.  The program will be at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis.  There will be LLAM Board Meeting before the program and a tour of the Archives afterwards. 
  • LLAM’s Holiday Party, December 2017 (Date and time TBD)


Library Associate- Anne Arundel County Public Library

Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary range: $38,246 – $61,762

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Multiple Openings
Position type: Full-time
Hours per week: 37.50
Grade: 12GA
Salary range: $38,246 – $61,762

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded plus one year experience in one of the following areas: library service, teaching, social service work, or a related setting. Experience in Microsoft Office and searching the Internet in a windows environment is required.
  • Preferred Requirements: Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in early childhood development or working with children as a teacher, child care provider or similar.
  • Special Requirements: Attainment of eligibility under Bylaw 1305.04.03 of the Maryland State Board of Education as Library Associate and complete Library Associate Training Institute within 24 months following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 contact hours of training every 5 years.

Provides 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.

Start date will be late October or mid-November 2017.

Six Positions- Washington DC and Northern VA

Position: Digital Preservation Librarian
Location: Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $66,510 to $103,639 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480088600

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

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

The Digital Preservation Librarian performs assignments in support of preservation programs and activities for digital collections maintained by Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), the Superintendent of Documents, the Government Publishing Office and digital collections in Federal Depository libraries. The employee reports to the Chief, Projects and Systems, and will work closely with the Preservation Librarian and the Chief, Library Technical Services (LTS) and staff in LTS, the office responsible for the administration of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I).

The employee will work with the Preservation Librarian and supports higher graded staff on strategic initiatives and services for the preservation of Federal Information in digital formats. The Digital Preservation Librarian is responsible for activities and tasks associated with digital collections such as curation, assessment, format migration, technology refresh, etc., employing digital preservation technology, methodology, processes, and procedures, in order to maintain and preserve digital collections.

Position: Librarian (Technicial Services)
Location: Government Printing Office, Washington DC
Salary: $54,972 to $71,467 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480208000

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

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

This position is located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical (LTS). The mission of LSCM is to administer a variety of GPO initiatives including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C & I), the International Exchange Service (IES) and the By-Law Program. Specifically, LTS administers the FDLP and the C & I programs which include the acquisition and cataloging of U.S. Government information resources in tangible and electronic formats. LTS uses a wide variety of tools and applications to manage the processing and organization of information resources, primarily the Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used on a daily basis.

This vacancy is also being announced under Merit Promotion procedures. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or non-competitive procedures, you must apply to announcement number 17-10050846-MP-ST for consideration.

Position: Data Analyst, Library Systems Integration
Location: George Washington University, Gelman Library, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Data Analyst, Library Systems Integration combines a strong service orientation and experience in application development to ensure that GW Libraries and Academic Innovation maintains and builds upon the high level of services in facilitating the information discovery it delivers to the GW community. The Data Analyst, Library Systems Integration takes an innovative, service-centric approach to the oversight of several key library information management and discovery systems (including GW’s implementations of Alma, Primo, and ArchivesSpace). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Enabling data integration across distributed and heterogeneous local and external data sources.
  • Providing statistical, usage, and collection reports in support of decision making for library collections and services.
  • Promptly reporting issues/problems to vendor(s) with follow-through until resolution.
  • Responsible for the integrated library system (currently Voyager), link resolver, proxy authentication, and interlibrary loan (ILLiad) systems.

Position: Outreach Librarian
Location: Office of the Clerk- U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Salary Level/Range: Up to $74,726

Full posting on Catholic University Library and Information Science LIS News and Events.

Responsible for the conception, organization, and implementation of all House Library events, including the promotion of library services, resources, and collections. Candidate will serve as a vital part of the teaching team and will assist in research and reference requests and day-to-day and special projects. Candidate will support the library staff in the completion of other daily tasks and activities.

Position: Integrated Resources Librarian
Location: Office of the Clerk- U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC
Salary Level/Range: Up to $84,661

Full posting on Catholic University Library and Information Science LIS News and Events.

Responsible for the development and maintenance of all the modules of the House Library’s integrated library system (WorldShare), including system evaluation and enhancements. Responsible for original and copy cataloging of all materials owned or received by the House Library, including books, serials, and electronic resources. Candidate will be responsible for the development, documentation, and implementation of cataloging and systems policies and procedures. Assist in research and reference requests and projects and must support the library staff in the completion of daily tasks and activities.

Position: Library Systems Manager (Business Analyst III)
Location: Fairfax County Public Library, Fairfax, VA
Salary: $65,825.00 – $109,708.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Manages Fairfax County Public Library’s major online systems, including the integrated library system (ILS), self-checkout system, time and print management and point of sale systems. Develops custom reports and scripts. Coordinates with DIT to determine software compliance with current standards, system requirements of library PCs and peripherals and schedules for image changes. Maintains appropriate documentation for library systems management activity. Supervises three staff members. Manages library systems-related projects, contracts and initiatives.
Schedule: Evenings and weekends as required.

Part Time Adjunct Faculty /Reference and Instruction Librarian- Prince George’s Community College Library, Largo, MD

Position: Part Time Adjunct Faculty /Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Prince George’s Community College Library, Largo, MD

Originally posted on the Catholic University Library and Information Science LIS News and Events page.

Job Description Summary: Part-time faculty reference librarian at Prince George’s Community College. Instructional experience in information literacy required. Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program required. Degree awarded within the past five years OR continuing education or professional experience at a college or university using electronic databases, internet applications, computer applications, Web 2.0 technologies knowledge and skills, etc. Eighteen hours, weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.

Four Positions- Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress- Washington, DC
Salary: $54,972 to $71,467 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479379300

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed.

This position is located in the United Kingdom and Ireland Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Closing Date: 9/20/2017
Location: Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security- Washington, DC
Salary: $66,510 to $86,460 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479588400

Joining Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will allow you to use your expertise to provide comprehensive reference and research services. This position starts at a salary of $66,510 (GS-11, Step 1) to $86,460 (GS-11, Step 10). Apply for this exciting opportunity to provide information and research support to CBP employees and strengthen the Department’s ability to accomplish its homeland security mission.

In the Reference Librarian position you will serve in the CBP Information Resources Center (IRC), offering comprehensive reference and research assistance to CBP employees and participating in outreach projects. Typical work assignments include:

  • Receiving, analyzing, and responding to reference and research requests covering a broad range of subject areas.
  • Responding to information requests by using in-depth knowledge of print and electronic reference and research tools
  • Working with the Senior Reference Librarian and the IRC Director to develop web guides and outreach activities within CBP to create awareness of program services and resources.
  • Conducting information literacy training sesions for CBP groups.
  • Attending training sessions, workshops and meetings related to information retrieval and systems.

Position: Library Branch Manager II
Location: Loudoun County Government- Leesburg, VA
Salary: $85,877.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on the ALA Joblist site.

The Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is offering energetic, creative, community-oriented leaders the opportunity to become a Branch Manager at one of three branch libraries, including the new 40,000 sq. ft. Brambleton Library, opening summer 2018. A passion for exceptional customer service and the ability to forge strong ties within the community through outreach and engagement are paramount for success. Advancing our customers early childhood literacy skills, career development, progress toward citizenship, language learning, artistic and STEM abilities, and promoting the joy of reading are among the core missions of Loudoun County Public Library.

The Branch Manager will oversee day-to-day operations, maintain high staff morale and serve as a member of the leadership team. The successful candidate will develop and preserve effective relationships with staff, customers, and the community; be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and stay aware of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in public library services.

Position: Division Chief, Materials Management
Location: Arlington Public Libraries- Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on the ALA Joblist site.

Arlington County is seeking a proactive, team-oriented, and a strategic thinker Division Chief to lead Arlington Public Libraries’ Materials Management Division. The successful candidate will lead the effort of creating a collection in a variety of formats that meets the needs and interests of the Arlington community and manages the Cataloging and Metadata Services unit, which is responsible for cataloging and processing all materials that come into the Library.

The Division Chief is a member of a dynamic and dedicated Library Leadership Team and works collaboratively with other senior leaders in the Library to set policy and manage the overall strategic direction of the Arlington Public Library.

Three Positions – Maryland

Position: Evening and Substitute Librarian
Location: Jessup area prisons and Eastern Shore – Maryland Correctional Libraries/DLLR

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Part time Library Assistant (evenings) and Substitutes are needed to provide service for library program at local correctional facilities.

  • 4-6 hours (minimum) per week / Substitute on call
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Library Experience preferred)
  • $24/hr

For more information contact June Brittingham, 410- 845-4000 X6423 june.brittingham@maryland.gov or send resume to Minnie Jones, mjones@aacc.edu

Position: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: LAC Federal – Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal seeks an experienced full-time Digital Projects Librarian for a position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position is a full-time, benefited position, working on-site at the client’s facility. The Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the creation and maintenance of a metadata/taxonomy governance plan necessary to maintain the library division’s digital collections. This position requires working with subject-matter experts across the organization to assess their requirements for organizational metadata standards and devise the processes necessary to refine and enhance them. This is a 1 year full time contract (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position.

Required skills/knowledge includes:

  • An MLS or similar degree plus 2-3 years’ experience working with metadata standards and digital objects
  • Understanding of the use of metadata schema and tools (in particular MODS, PubMed and JATS)
  • Understanding of the use of the controlled vocabularies, such as the NAL Thesaurus
  • Expertise with using the Oxygen XML editor and/or Saxon to perform XSLT transformations on large files of metadata
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Skill with query languages such as SQL, SPARQL, and Solr
  • Knowledge of using and extending content management systems including Drupal and Omeka
  • Knowledge of the Linux operating system and use of the command line
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with open source digital repository systems and related technology including audit/fixity software, file forensics, media conversion, and editing metadata for digital objects, especially MODS and FOXML
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; web-based tools)

Position: Digital Curator
Location: Cadence Group – Greenbelt, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Curator will work to help properly collect, manage and prepare data, observing local standards and protocols. The Curator, with training and support from the Digital Project Team, will normalize and prepare the data for ingest into the Library Institutional Repository, using a variety of software systems to maintain and organize data, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro™, Open Refine, and a variety of custom tools.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Researching and interviewing stakeholders with a variety of stature and backgrounds.
  • Developing and writing clear explanations of complex concepts in order to facilitate discovery and understanding to laypersons.
  • Providing weekly status reports, and occasional status presentations to stakeholders.
  • Coordinating with creators of digital content in order to preserve context.
  • Applying local and community best practices and standards in a highly consistent manner.
  • Creating and manipulating data in a variety of formats (such as CSV, XLS, HTML, and XML), including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
  • Working directly with stakeholders across the center upon occasion.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in a federal library.
  • Experience in data collection and management.
  • Advanced training and experience with information services and information science, records management, and/or data management.
  • Ability to perform related tasks and be comfortable performing the activities listed above.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution desired.
  • Ability to present comfortably in front of a group.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Acrobat Pro, Open Refine, and the Microsoft suite of products.

Three Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Metadata Services Librarian
Location: George Washington University Libraries- Washington, DC

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

Reporting to the Resource Description Coordinator, the Metadata Services Librarian works within the Division’s Resource Description Group (RDG). The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access for library collections in all formats. The Metadata Services Librarian is primarily responsible for creating original metadata, complex metadata revision, and authority work for the library’s general and special collections. The Metadata Services Librarian will help shape the identity management work for the library’s collections and is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond, in service of the GW Community and the profession.

Only complete applications will be considered. To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/46181 and upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to the basic qualifications. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Position: Librarian I
Location: LAC Federal – Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The librarian will oversee daily operations of collection management for the Federal Depository Library Program collection of a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This is a long term, full-time contract (40 hour a week; Monday – Friday) benefited position.


  • Oversee daily operations of collection management such as item intake and cataloging, record keeping, weeding, and the retrieval of pertinent un-selected items from the New Electronic Titles list
  • Provides assistance to patrons in accessing depository items and resources.
  • Review of the library’s depository selection profile and makes resulting changes.
  • Create original and copy-cataloged records for monograph, serial, and monograph-as-serial items and uploads these records into the library’s OPAC
  • Proficient in the use of constant data forms


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging
  • Experience providing reference support
  • Original cataloging using RDA experience is a must
  • Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred

Position: Metadata & Research Librarian
Location: LAC Federal – Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Librarian will work with a Federal information center in the DC area to assist in acquiring, evaluating and synthesizing research and information products focused on scientific research related to food safety and nutrition. We are looking for someone with sufficient knowledge and expertise to collect, track, and store data in databases and communicate the needs of the information center with the agency’s IT specialists. This is a 12 month contract, full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position.


  • Master’s Degree in information or library science with 1-2 years’ experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or graduate work in food and nutrition is preferred but not required.
  • Practical knowledge of a wide range of techniques, methods, sources and procedures within the functional information area (e.g., database searching and automated data collection techniques, web site management and development, and use of new and emerging technology tools to share information).
  • Experience with Drupal, digital asset management software, and RSS feed management preferred.
  • Ability to effectively search and use the internet and bibliographic databases.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and be able to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to organize thoughts and to express them clearly and concisely in both written and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of information management, thesauri, taxonomies, and the construction of bibliographies is essential.
  • Ability to meet strict standards for quality and compliance.