Four Positions: Maryland

Position:Director for the Library
Location: Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Director of the Library leads all aspects of the HCC Library. Duties include, but are not limited to,
strategically overseeing the daily operations; administering policies and procedures; managing staff, budget, facilities, technology, and collections to meet the needs of the curriculum and the campus community; providing leadership in support of teaching and learning for student success through collaborating with other academic divisions to develop, maintain and assess a strong information literacy program; providing leadership to the Open Educational Resources initiative; assessing the effect of Library services on student success; and supporting the transition to an integrated Learning Commons model.

Other duties include overseeing programming and operations of the Hays-Heighe House historic home; providing general academic leadership and College service through participation in various College committees, groups, and task forces; participating in statewide affinity groups; collaborating with other libraries and cultural institutions; reaching out to the local community to encourage use of the Library as a resource for the community; and other duties as assigned.

This is an exempt, administrator position reporting to the Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.

Position: Associate Library Director for Research, Learning and Outreach
Location: Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Frostburg State University, Lewis J. Ort Library, seeks applications for a full-time, faculty level position as an Associate Library Director for Research, Learning and Outreach position. Salary commensurate with experience; University System of Maryland benefits package included.


Under the direction of the Library Director and working in close collaboration with the Library Technology Division and Special Collections/Archives staff, the Associate Library Director for Research, Learning, and Outreach provides vision and leadership in supervising the student and user-centered programs and operations of the Ort Library’s Research and Learning Division, including but not limited to Information/Research Services, Information Literacy Instruction, FDLP Government Documents Program, and the library’s website. This senior position is responsible for establishing policies and procedures, setting goals and long term planning, identifying priorities, and overseeing the development, implementation, assessment, and continuous improvement of programs and services that support the information and research needs of students, faculty, staff and the FSU community. Maintains skills and knowledge of standards and best practices in discovery, information literacy pedagogy, assessment strategies, and the academic library’s role in facilitating student success. Administers and oversees all division programs and services. Supervises, hires, trains, and evaluates division’s faculty and staff. Gathers and analyzes division data and prepares administrative reports. Promotes service excellence. Ensures effective communication and collaboration within the Research and Learning Division, throughout the library, and across the university. Provides leadership, strategic direction and support for outreach and the promotion of library resources and services. Provides oversight in the creation of library print and digital promotional material, and coordinates the library’s social media presence in collaboration with other library staff. Participates in the organization of library events. Coordinates and provides information/research services at the library services desk, (including in-person, phone, e-mail, and chat) and will assist students, faculty, staff, external researchers and members of the public with the discovery of appropriate resources for their research needs. Includes participation in evening and rotating weekend reference schedules, as well as research consultations. In addition to providing oversight to the Library’s Information Literacy Instruction Program in coordination with the Library Instruction Coordinator, will participate in the delivery of information literacy instruction. Assists the Library Director in evaluating, developing and implementing policies and programs that support the goals and priorities of the library as established by the university. Performs other duties as needed. The person in this position represents the library on relevant university or University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions’ (USMAI) Consortium of Libraries’ committees. All library faculty serve as liaisons to assigned academic departments and participate in collection development activities. They contribute to the development of the library’s web pages as well as assigned subject guides. FSU’s library faculty are expected to participate in professional development and service activities and must demonstrate the potential for promotion in rank and obtaining permanent status. They remain current in the profession through active membership in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, workshops, and educational programs, or through reading and/or publication in professional literature.

Position:Director of Library and Academic Support
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Director of Library and Academic Support is an administrative position reporting to the Dean for Teaching and Learning. The director provides leadership for the integrated library and academic support center through supervision of full- and part-time staff and work with campus partners for development, delivery, and evaluation of cross-disciplinary, multimodal library and academic support for the diverse needs of students and other campus constituents. The director develops and implements assessment measures in line with federal, state, and Middle States Higher Education Commission (MSHEC) accrediting guidelines. The director serves on institutional, faculty, and ad hoc committees.

Position: Librarian II- Public Services Manager
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $43,661 – $50,310

Responsibilities: This is a library manager position overseeing the Central Library Customer Service Desk and Reference and Information Services. Provides all levels of customer service; supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned library staff; assists with collection development and programming; collects statistical information; may manage budgets; is part of the Central Library Floor management team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of computer proficiency are required. Experience using Polaris ILS preferred.

Requirements: Qualified applicants must possess a MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution and either have or be eligible for a Professional Public Librarian Certification from Maryland State Department of Education; have at least two years of directly related experience; possess a Maryland Class “C” drivers license or an equivalent from another state.

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The successful candidate will serve as the Chief of the Public Services Division, Division of Library Operations, National Library of Medicine.

The Public Services Division is responsible for providing access to, maintaining, digitizing, and preserving material in the NLM collection. In addition, PSD staff develop and maintain MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Connect, consumer health information resources available on the NLM website.

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  • Manages the operations of the Division including formulating, establishing and interpreting policies; developing, analyzing and reviewing programs; developing and implementing operational plans; developing budgetary and staffing requirements .
  • Serves as an authority and spokesperson on NLM’s services and resources for health professionals, researchers, librarians and the general public.
  • Directs Division development, improvement and overall management of Web based systems.
  • Leads a team of Division managers including the Deputy Chief and three Section Heads: Collection Access Section, Preservation and Collection Management Section, and Reference and Web Services Section.

Position: Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Closing Date: Friday, 08/23/2019, 11:59 PM EDT

The Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian is responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the management of all subscribed electronic resources in the Library, managing all processes related to serials control for both print and electronic materials, and coordinating the binding of all materials and facilitating the receipt of loose-leaf materials. Responsible for planning and establishing policies and procedures for the receipt and distribution of all library material to the Court, and supports the discovery of electronic resources through the online catalog and the Library’s virtual library presence. Independently provides operations support and access trouble-shooting for subscription-based products. Identifies and implements efficiencies that will improve access and workflows for electronic resources and serials. Directly supervises the work of the Serials/Receiving Technician.

Experience/knowledge of serials practices and with electronic resources in a library environment required. Demonstrated experience with library serial receiving procedures both manual and online. Familiarity with standard library binding practices and procedures. Prior experience with complex integrated library systems, including online catalog, serials binding and circulation subsystems. Familiarity with basic library budget procedures. Knowledge of MARC, BibFrame, KBART and serial record standards. Ability to effectively organize and prioritize time to resolve multiple electronic access challenges. Supervisory experience preferred.

M.L.S. degree from an ALA accredited institution, with at least two years of law library experience required.

Position: Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research)
Location: Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, the largest tax law firm in the country, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the Internal Revenue Service.

As a Librarian (Law/Reference/Online Research), you will:

  • Participates in developing policies, plans, and objectives relating to research services with an emphasis on the use of online and other automated research systems. Helps establish and implement policies and procedures for use of online services.
  • Provides circulation and interlibrary loan services. Assists with using library facilities. Administers user ID access for online resources.
  • Performs complex literature searches, using print and online databases, which require systematic, comprehensive, and exhaustive searches for legal and non-legal information.
  • Monitors and tracks federal legislative activity of interest to the IRS. Utilizes online resources, and ensures comprehensive and timely tracking. Keeps key decision makers informed of legislative developments.
  • Provides comprehensive reference, research to legal personnel. Answering a wide range of reference questions relating to law, taxation, business, accounting, social security, government contracts, disclosure, and matters impacting federal employees. Includes handling complex regulatory and legislative research requests.
  • Provides expert witness research and vetting services for library clientele.
  • Provides training and detailed instructions to clientele on available library resources including search strategies for both print and online resources.
  • In connection with special research projects, incumbent establishes and monitors selective dissemination of information (SDI) searches to keep key clients abreast of developments, including articles, and publications in their special areas of interest.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative on key committees, task forces, and project teams.

Please note this list of duties is not all inclusive.

Position: Acquisition and Metadata Librarian
Location: Catholic University, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Performs and manages all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of print and electronic library resources. Performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual. Monitor service contracts and license agreements. Serve as a contact with the University Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.

Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials including classifying library material using Library of Congress classification. Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.

Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities. Manage variety of tasks in response to shifting priorities and changing constraints.

American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent.

A minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.

Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.

Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions. Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management. Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma. Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Ability to lead change and foster innovation. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Some supervisory experience preferred.

Position: Committee Archivist
Location: US Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is seeking a detail-oriented, organized Archivist for the Committee.  Responsibilities include overseeing the archiving and management of Committee records, and the maintenance of relevant archiving policies and procedures. The Committee Archivist will survey records management practices, recommend and implement improvements, work with staff to maintain textual and electronic records in an appropriate manner, ascertain and ensure the completeness of legislative, oversight, and nominations documentation, prepare inventories of archival transfers, and serve as liaison with the Senate Archivist in transferring records to the Archives and in retrieving records from the Archives. Required professional credentials include a graduate degree in American history or archival/library management, or specialized training at an archival institute.  Experience on Capitol Hill or with the political process is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of the historic role of the Senate Judiciary Committee in executive and judicial nominations, executive branch oversight, and legislative issues. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to and include “Committee Archivist” in the subject line.

  • Reference Number: 225206
  • Posting Date: 07/15/2019

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Resource Access Assistant
Location: Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cooley’s Washington DC office is s seeking a Resource Access Assistant to join the Firmwide Research Services team. The Resource Access Assistant shall perform a variety of Firmwide functions such as serials check-in and routing, invoice processing, acquisitions, cataloging, maintaining the collection, and providing basic level ready reference services. The successful candidate will have experience with an integrated library system and should be proficient in Microsoft Excel. Candidates must have 5+ years of technical services experience in a library or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience in cataloging or acquisitions is preferred. Experience in analyzing and anticipating situations, defining problems and objectives, recognizing alternatives and formulating solutions is also required. Successful candidates will have a customer service philosophy, strong attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them within defined time constraints. Law Firm experience preferred. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.

Position: Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Akerman LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Akerman LLP, a leading U.S. law firm, is seeking to expand its competitive intelligence team to support the firm’s 700+ lawyers. The Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools. The Analyst will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities. This position reports to the Competitive Intelligence Manager and the location is flexible, although Washington, D.C. is preferred.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors. In this role, the Analyst will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. The Analyst will compile and distill information into presentations, and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. The Analyst will also work collaboratively with the Client Development and Research Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.

The Competitive Intelligence team is a critical function of the firm, and the Analyst must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverables.
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams.
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry.
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns.

Desired Skills & Abilities

Required Experience

  • 2 years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence or in legal research.
  • Clear understanding of the differences between information, research, and actionable intelligence.
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability convey research in written form with attention to detail.
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and has strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed.

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, and other third-party resources and systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package.  Please click here to submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  EOE M/F/D/V

Position: Library Technician (Copyright Technician)
Location: Licensing Division of the Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Licensing Division of the Copyright Office administers the compulsory licenses in the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). The incumbent serves as a Copyright Technician located in the Information Section in the Licensing Division. The incumbent will perform routine technician duties using the division’s manual and automated systems and resources.

Position: Librarian, Assistant Specialist
Location: Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Assistant Specialist position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs division of the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate and serves all cataloging policy specialists mastering a variety of activities.

The Assistant Specialist plays a major role in database maintenance, prepares proposals for the tentative and approved subject heading and classification lists, and related duties. The Assistant Specialist participates in projects related to maintaining descriptive policy and guidance, provides training and review, and supports Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) activities as assigned.

Obtains, organizes, and analyzes specialized information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Evaluates, selects, and adapts precedents to meet specialized information requirements. Searches and transcribes information from computerized and manual files. Utilizes data sheets and source documents to determine which elements to include. Identifies, verifies, and inputs information into online systems catalogs, utilizing knowledge of the organization’s collections, metadata, subject areas, and various workflows and inventory control policies.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: Westat, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat’s research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a librarian with demonstrated experience in conducting complex bibliographic database searches and other in-depth research. This position is based in Rockville, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert literature search services, including systematic reviews, for published and grey literature in a variety of subject areas (e.g., health, education, social sciences).
  • Develop sound search strategies, execute searches, and document search methods both independently and in collaboration with other librarians.
  • Manage search results with bibliographic software programs (e.g., Reference Manager, EndNote).
  • Assist with legislative monitoring and business development activities.
  • Evaluate and search bibliographic, news, and business resources.
  • Communicate effectively with requestors to understand, guide, and meet their research needs.
  • Respond to complex reference questions.
  • Develop promotional and training materials and conduct effective training in the use of research tools.
  • Other special projects, as assigned.

Position: Librarian for History and Area Studies
Location: Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,280 to $81,435

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate’s education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments’ and programs’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Assistant Library Manager II
Location: Towson Branch, Baltimore County Public County
Salary: $52,508-$81,424

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association 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.

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

Job Summary:

  • Works in collaboration with the Branch Manager to set performance expectations and customer service goals for librarian staff.
  • Actively contributes to the branch management team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to customers.
  • Leads staff by modeling the appropriate workplace behaviors and effectively communicating with staff regarding individual and team expectations.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates librarian staff.  Accurately assesses staff abilities.  Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.
  • Oversees the provision of information service, readers’ advisory service, and programming/outreach services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of information resources and materials that are used by branch customers.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and relationship building skills with diverse customers and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying branch and system operational needs.
  • Embraces productive change and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing community needs.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies to workplace issues.
  • Models continuous learning and holds staff accountable to continued professional development.
  • In the absence of the Branch Manager, assumes manager duties when necessary.

Position: Web Development Specialist
Location: Administrative Offices (AO), Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Largo, MD
Salary: $52,888.40 – $52,888.40

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

PGCMLS is accepting applications for a Web Development Specialist. This position will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Library’s website, intranet, and app. The successful candidate will be creative and innovative with computer-savvy and social skills to ensure the Library’s presence is culturally relevant, responsive and accessible. Apply today!

The Web Development Specialist will:

  • Act as primary contact for web vendor.
  • Maintain the functionality of the library’s website, intranet and app. Develop new features and functions upon request.
  • Post and curate content. Review site for accurate and current information.
  • Develop and implement PGCMLS web-standards including ADA Compliance (Section 508).
  • Employ analytics to ensure web content is evaluated and enhanced through reports, end-user surveys and other tools.
  • Increase our public website’s Search Engine Optimization.
  • Maintain and develop HTML and JavaScript code to adapt third party vendor products, including ILS and content management system.
  • Configure the website’s content management system. Install and configure modules. Troubleshoot functionality issues.
  • Research and evaluate new technology to determine whether it could be beneficial for the Library’s web sites, and efficiently install, configure and test the tools as necessary. Recommend purchases to Administration.
  • Collaborate with the IT and Marketing Departments in Digital Signs, Web filter, and other related projects.
  • Keep abreast of professional development and seeks to continually improve performance.
  • Provide support and training to staff members as needed.
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  • Assist with special projects as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Associate – Children’s Services and Library Associate – Teen Services
Location: Jarrettsville Branch – Jarrettsville, MD, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services within a branch and/or materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists patrons with electronic resources; selects materials in all formats for all audiences; maintains adult, young adult and children collections, may manage specialized collections and programs for Detention Center, Learning and Sharing Center, Sharing the Gift program, Small Business, Children with Special needs, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Administrative Librarian (Manuscript Division Chief)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $127,914 to $192,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


This position is located in the Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 386178.

This position has no promotion potential.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.


The Chief of the Manuscript Division (MSS) serves as the Library’s primary expert responsible for the preservation, security, and service of the manuscript and archival collections under its purview to meet the needs of government officials, scholars, and others who request information or require access to those collections and services. Under the Chief’s general direction, the Manuscript Division is responsible for the acquisition program, custody, and effective use of one of the foremost manuscript repositories in the United States.

The Chief of the Manuscript Division receives general policy guidance from the Director, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), but has primary managerial and professional responsibility for the growth and direction of public and scholarly research and reference services. The Chief plays a key role in establishing a positive image for the Library and its collections, as well as its service to Congress, scholars and researchers, and its role as the National Library.

Exercises overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and critical Library of Congress programs and operations. Responsible for directing and managing the Manuscript Division to efficiently accomplish specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and takes actions to initiate, modify, or cancel projects in accord with the service unit’s directional plan and performance budget.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the Manuscript Division. In collaboration with the Assistant Chief, Sections Heads and Administrative Staff, plans, develops, and directs the acquisitions, processing, custodial, reference, bibliographic, research, and product production activities of the Division. Coordinates with subordinate supervisors to plan budgets, programs, policies and procedures for the Division.

Administers the Division’s reference, processing, managerial, and administrative staff to accomplish program goals and objectives; directs the Division’s annual budget process and manages budget execution, for appropriated, gift and trust funds; and represents the Division at professional and management meetings. Plans the annual program and activities within the Library Services budget, and establishes short and long range goals and objectives. Determines research and collection development projects for staff, ensuring that analog and digital collections are relevant to researcher needs and that they are served in a timely and efficient manner. Coordinates the Division’s security, preservation, and collection and space management programs in collaboration with appropriate management and staff in the Division and officials throughout the Library. Coordinates with other government agency officials and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter agency agreements. Determines digitization project priorities through consultation with other Library managers. Develops and recommends policy encompassing the use of materials in the Division’s custody, and the provision of reference and research service to meet the needs of scholars, publishers, and other research communities.

As the Division’s principal recommending officer, supervises recommendations for acquisition by staff specialists and makes recommendations in special fields of personal competence. Directs and encourages growth and maintenance of the Division’s collections and facilitates and increases their use and access nationally and internationally. Serves as a senior information specialist in one or more of the subject areas of the Manuscript Division, with responsibility for establishing and developing collections and services under the purview of the Division, including assessing external collections for possible acquisition; soliciting donations from private collectors and creators with historically important materials which would enhance Library’s collections; and the conversion of materials on deposit to gifts.

Performs the full range of human resource management functions related to directly and indirectly supervised staff. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management principles in accord with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

Develops, conceives, plans, and implements policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs. Translates new legislation and/or Library strategic goals into program goals, actions, and policies, interpreting the impact of a new legislative or strategic planning requirements on agency programs. Is recognized as an agency authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the Library, as well as the subject fields under the purview of the Manuscript Division.


Security clearance: Individual must meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret security clearance based on single scope background investigation.

The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Ability to direct the acquisition, organization, and preservation of archival and library collections of manuscripts and mixed materials.** The successful candidate has the ability to direct the acquisition, organization and preservation of manuscript and mixed materials by ensuring that collections are developed to serve the constituents of a library and that those constituents are provided the best possible research and referral services. This includes 1) collaborating with a variety of individuals to build and select collections, 2) assuring the arrangement and description of collections; 3) fostering scholarly research in archival and library collections, 4) creating programs to share collections with individuals and groups, and 5) ensuring the security of the collections.

Ability to provide program oversight and administrative management to agency programs and operations.** The successful candidate has the ability to provide a wide range of managerial, analytical, technical, and advisory functions related to the administrative programs within the division. This included the following: 1) provided oversight for human resources, finance, information technology, facilities management and other services, 2) oversaw and guided short- and long-term strategic planning initiatives, 3) accomplished strategic and organizational goals by ensuring the effective interaction and integration of processes, 4) delegated and managed financial operations, 5) provided operational services in support of workforce planning goals, 6) managed effective and efficient administration of facilities requirements, 7) set performance expectations, 8) provided advice, counsel and training to staff, 9) developed policies and guidelines affecting agency programs, and 10) directed, monitored and participated in outreach initiatives.

Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce.** The successful candidate has the ability to lead people to meet an organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, including ongoing improvements in customer services. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of differing opinions by using innovative approaches and future-oriented thinking. Performed human resources management functions such as 1) managed the budget and personnel planning; 2) established performance expectations for supervisors and staff; 3) provided formal and informal performance feedback and evaluated staff; and 4) promoted the goals of equal employment opportunity and ensured the office was free of discriminatory employment practices.

Knowledge of current research trends and resources related to American history and culture.** The successful candidate has knowledge of American history and culture to manage functions and carry out library, archive, or historical programs.

Ability to lead and inspire change. The successful candidate has the ability to lead tasks and people effectively and inspired change in developing and implementing agency values, principles, and direction. This included the ability to promote ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; resolve contentious situations; solicit and consider others’ opinions; gain support and commitment from others; motivate and inspire others; and promote a culture of change and growth.

Ability to communicate in writing. The successful candidate has the ability to communicate complex and specialized issues in writing through 1) policies and procedures, 2) strategic planning and forecasting documents, 3) performance management documents, 4) program proposals, 5) analysis/reports, 6) project plans, 7) budget documentation, 8) annual reports, 9) statements of work, and 10) policies and guidelines. This included targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Position: Acquisition & Metadata Librarian
Location: Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Performs and manages the creation, maintenance and enrichment of metadata representing the University Libraries digital, physical and virtual collections of resources.

Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual

Perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and non-print materials including classifying library material using Library of Congress classification

Work collaboratively with other units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows relating to cataloging and metadata creation.

Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities. Manage variety of tasks in response to shifting priorities and changing constraints.

American Library Association Accredited MLS, MSLIS or recognized equivalent.

A minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.

Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.

Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.

Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.

Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma.

Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

Position: Sr. Technical Research Services Librarian
Location: AARP, Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS blog.


The Sr. Technical Research Services Librarian position is a hybrid between technical and reference services. It will be an integral part of the AARP Library and Strategic Services (L&SS) team, providing critical technical services management, including the selection, acquisition, access and maintenance of print and digital information resources as well as research and reference services across the organization. This position will provide actionable research deliverables on issues of strategic importance to the Association and will take a key role in the implementation, launch and maintenance of a variety of innovative services including OverDrive, Virtual Reality (VR), and other emerging technologies.

This position reports directly to the Director of Library & Strategic Services.


  • Manages all aspect of technical services within the Library
  • Oversees scheduling and general daily operations at the Library Reference desk
  • Provides reference service at the Library Reference desk as required
  • Supervises or performs cataloging and classification of all materials; provides accurate bibliographic authority, item description, and classification of materials by creating and maintaining MARC records in the ILS (EOS.Web)
  • Leads the selection and acquisition of materials for the Library’s collections (books, journals – print and digital, databases and equipment)
  • Leads in implementing, marketing and providing training on the use of new technologies including OverDrive and Virtual Reality
  • Leads in providing  in-person and virtual orientations and trainings to Staff
  • Manages and provides secondary research and synthesis with key insights on projects with broad Association impact
  • Prepares and delivers presentations, summaries, reports, and graphics to internal clients
  • Contributes to the Library’s marketing and promotional activities across the enterprise
  • Contributes and serves as lead in the management, design, maintenance of metadata and Knowledge Management (KM) solutions
  • Manages vendor relations and negotiates contracts as required
  • Manages the inter-library loan (ILL) and Copyright processes
  • Participates in long-range planning process for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of policies,  services and operations
  • Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields


  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of five (5) years related experience
  • The ideal candidate may be a solo librarian who is well rounded in both technical and reference services
  • Knowledge of current best practices in technical  and reference services, metrics/analytics is required
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, and ability to adapt to changing priorities and tight timeframes, with a high degree of comfort working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess strong analytical, detail-oriented, organizational, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, Knowledge Management Systems, and Integrated Library Systems (knowledge of EOS is a plus)
  • Knowledge of OverDrive and other innovative library technologies is strongly preferred
  • Experience with taxonomy development, database structure  is required
  • Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies, databases (EBSCOhost, LexisNexis) and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Demonstrated familiarity and comfort with public speaking and/or bibliographic instruction
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively

Benefits Offered

AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.

Three Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Research Department Assistant
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Research Department Assistant performs organizational, reference, technical, and administrative activities for the Research Department. Serves as a primary contact for the receipt, assignment, and tracking of research requests. Maintains the content and integrity of the Research Request Database and other internal databases of the department. Provides reference, document retrieval, and research assistance to patrons. Provides administrative and research assistance to the Research Librarians. Compiles monthly and annual statistical reports on research requests and database usage. Provides administrative support to the Assistant Librarian for Research Services and serves as backup to the Library’s Administrative Secretary.

Position: Head, Access Services
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: Not less than $60,000/year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and communicative leader for the Access Services department. The Head, Access Services will lead a department of dedicated staff in developing a forward-looking and service-oriented vision for the provision of services for faculty and students at the integrated services Fenwick Library Information Desk, the flagship service point for the university’s library system. The Fenwick Library Information Desk is the nexus for faculty and students’ information needs, as it deftly handles circulation, reserves, consortial loan, and general reference inquiries. This is an exciting time for Mason Libraries as we seek a Head, Access Services to collaborate with us in finding the best ways to serve the university’s students and faculty. Incumbent will be an integral part of our exciting partnerships with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) and George Mason University’s Student Government, and will have the opportunity to truly make a difference for students and faculty as we continually explore the best ways to support George Mason University’s commitment of access to excellence.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position provides leadership, coordination, and staff supervision in the Access Services department, while assisting in and contributing to setting a high standard for user-centered services in Mason Libraries. The department is part of the Access & Resource Management division, a collegial and supportive division encompassing the following other departments: Resource Acquisition, Metadata Services, Resource Licensing & Delivery, and Preservation Services. This position serves on the Management Advisory Council, and reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Access and Resource Management.

Position: Campus Librarian
Location: Stratford University, Alexandria, VA

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Librarian is responsible for the ongoing planning, supervision and management of the campus library and instructional resources, integrating these resources into all phases of the curriculum, and assisting students and faculty in the use of these resources.

Assist students and faculty in the use of the library collection, research materials, technology, and area resources

  • Instruct students on a formal and informal basis in skills related to identifying and interpreting research information and communicating the content of research material in written and visual presentations
  • Continually develop, evaluate and maintain the library collection to meet the needs of students and faculty
  • Coordinate quarterly textbook distribution
  • Oversee library assistants in providing customer service, shelving of books and inventorying materials
  • Develop and maintain library publications, reports, and activities
  • Attend meetings and workshops related to personal professional development and  further development of the library
  • Other duties as assigned

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: Health and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data management planning, discovery of and access to research data, and data sharing. The Data Services Librarian partners with the HS/HSL’s Bioinformationist. The librarian will also collaborate with other faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University. This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit


  • Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff regarding research data needs.
  • Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HS/HSL.
  • Participate in the development and growth of the UMB Data Catalog by establishing a systematic approach for locating UMB researchers’ data and creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications.
  • Engage actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

Position: Multiple Openings
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has some great opportunities to become a part of our team! You can see more by visiting our website and viewing our jobs page or clicking the link below.

Pratt Library Jobs Page

Position: Assistant Director
Location: Worcester County Library, Snow Hill, MD
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

This is a senior management position and considered essential personnel. Responsible for assisting the Library Director in
the planning, organization, supervision, development and administration of all library services, personnel, operations and
programs. Assumes the duties of the Library Director in his/her absence. Assists in personnel selection. Directly
supervises and schedules training for all personnel. Assists Director in evaluation and assessment of overall departmental
functions and in the implementation of new service objectives and programs. Responsible for conveying and carrying out
of the Library’s Mission and Vision Statements. Responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the Adult Program
Manager, Youth Services Manager, and Technical Services Manager. This position may include temporary or substitute
work at different branch libraries. Related work as required.

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, Maryland
Salary: $37,255 – $42,679

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We seek an enthusiastic, technology loving, and youth-focused individual who works well in a team environment to join our Children’s Department! Calvert Library is an organization that values lifelong learning, curiosity, building connections, and teamwork. Excellent customer service is a core operating principle.

If you embody Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining Calvert Library as a full-time Public Services Librarian.

Interested candidates should complete an application online by August 5, 2019 at Interviews will be held Friday, August 9, 2019.

At Calvert Library, staff have the opportunity to empower individuals by facilitating lifelong learning and to strengthen the community by encouraging connections to fellow community members and the world. Calvert Library circulates over a million items and provides exceptional customer service at its 4 locations, and via 2 mobile library vehicles. We have an extensive network of community partners including Calvert County Public Schools.

Position: Librarian, Instruction, & Outreach
Location: Stevenson University, Ownings Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Librarian, Instruction & Outreach, serves as the library’s subject specialist and liaison for several departments and programs at the university. In this role, the Librarian collaborates with faculty to build collections to support department needs; designs, teaches and delivers in-class information literacy instruction and creates tutorials and other tools to support learning. The Librarian will develop and lead library programs, activities and projects related to student engagement, library orientation for freshmen, as well as connect the library with campus-wide initiatives focused on student success, academic support and retention. The position has faculty status and voting rights in the faculty governance structure.