Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Collection Development Librarian
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $54,593 – 96,347

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program plus three years professional-level library experience in collection development including one year supervisory responsibility.

Planning and carrying out activities related to system-wide materials selection and to the overall management of the system’s print and media collections. Administrative work such as reporting and recordkeeping, participating in formulating and executing goals and objectives, and participating in tasks and projects with other members of the Support Services Department.

Preferred Requirements:

Experience identifying, evaluating and selecting materials for children, young adults, or adults in a variety of formats for a diverse community.
Comprehensive knowledge of literature and films for children, young adults, or adults.
Strong computer skills; including the analysis of data sets and familiarity with Acquisitions module of an integrated library system.
Necessary Special Requirements:

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 contact hours of continuing education every 5 years.

Position: Adult Corrections Facility Librarian
Location: Eastern Correctional Institution West (ECI-W), Westover, MD
Salary: $57,615.00 – $92,059.00/year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This is a state-wide recruitment and the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the MD Department of Labor throughout the State. All persons interested in this classification should apply at this time to be placed on the eligible list. This list will be valid for one year. Applicants must submit a new application if applying to any other recruitments of this classification at a different agency.

Main Purpose Of Job

This position manages the provision of library and information services in MCPRS, ECI-W library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.


Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

Position: Chief of Human Resources
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $84,255 – $148,692

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration from an accredited institution, at least 7 years’ experience in planning and directing human resources activities in the public sector with a minimum of 100 full-time employees, and 5 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience (as defined above) that has provided a broad-based and comprehensive knowledge of human resources functions as outlined in the job description.

Performs advanced professional senior managerial level work in planning for and directing the Library System’s personnel, benefits, and training programs. Work involves: recruitment and staffing with qualified personnel; establishment and enforcement of personnel policy; preparation of the annual operating budget for personnel; maintenance of the classification plan; management of a performance evaluation system; administration of the benefits plans; oversight of training and staff development; responsible for compliance with federal and state law related to employment and employee benefits; organization structure and development; employee relations and staff recognition; diversity initiatives; volunteer program; and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) management. These responsibilities involve important obligations in representing the System before the Board of Trustees, funding agencies, and community groups.

Position: Custodian
Location: Multiple Openings, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $26,010 – $42,982

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
One year of general custodial experience and educational training that results in knowledge of simple arithmetic and a reading and writing level necessary for successful job performance; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

This is manual work of limited complexity in cleaning and maintaining library buildings; caring for and maintaining grounds, including basic care of lawns and landscaping; exterior maintenance; and performing minor maintenance and repair tasks. As emergency personnel, provides assistance during building and weather emergencies, including snow and ice removal.

Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Maryland and proof of a good driving record.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Temporary Research Librarian
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Temporary Research Librarian
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Job Description
Crowell & Moring, LLP

Founded with a commitment to build a different kind of law firm, Crowell & Moring LLP today is an international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. We are internationally recognized for our representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as our ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. With nearly 550 lawyers based in seven offices in the United States and Europe, the firm helps international corporations and emerging enterprises navigate complex legal challenges and create business solutions across the globe.

The Research Librarian (temporary) will provide research support and outreach for all offices and work as a member of the firm-wide Research Services team.

• Conduct business, legal, legislative, and regulatory research for attorneys, marketing staff, business managers, and paralegals, providing an initial analysis of research results and summaries of key findings.
• Provide background research and competitive intelligence on companies, industries, and markets in support of business and client development efforts. Use a variety of tools to obtain information required to support more strategic decision making.
• Help set up and manage docket and news current awareness monitoring, determining the most accurate and thorough methods for capturing and delivering information.
• Guide attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases.

Education – The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree. MLS preferred, but equivalent training and experience may substitute.

The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position were demonstrated.

Additional Information
Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

EOE m/f/d/v
Crowell & Moring LLP participates in the E-Verify program.

Position: Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: DLA Piper LLP (US), Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Business & Legal Research Analyst interested in working closely with clients, attorneys and paralegals, we want to hear from you!

This position is located in the Washington D.C. office.

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm’s policy.

The research analyst team is at the leading edge of the firm with regard to identifying and harnessing the power of new legal research technologies and platforms. The department’s commitment to continuing education guarantees that the team champions and uses the best resources for solving today’s complex research needs while saving clients’ money.

The business & legal research analyst position provides research expertise and analysis to lawyers, paralegals and staff. Candidates must be able to quickly evaluate all research inquiries to determine the best methods and resources necessary to complete each request. This position requires the ability to prioritize requests, analyze results, compile answers and communicate research findings in a clear and concise manner. The business & legal research analyst may perform training and conduct outreach activities at the local office level.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Services
  • 3 years’ experience conducting research
  • Experience performing extensive research using tools (such as Westlaw and Lexis Advance, and specialized tools such as CapIQ, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pitchbook, etc.
  • Experience in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and quantitative legal prediction databases such as Casetext CARA, Lex Machina, Docket Navigator Compass, TR Intelligence Center, Ravel Law, etc.
  • Good research skills required to conduct research on a variety of legal and business topics
  • Specialized knowledge relating to specific legal practice areas (e.g., IP, Finance, Tax, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research
  • Good with curation systems such as Manzama or Linex
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys, clients and staff
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates
  • Willing to work after normal hours and/or weekends when required

Preferred Requirements:
3 years of experience conducting research in a law firm environment

What will your day look like?
You will conduct research and/or fact-checking in a wide range of topical areas including, but not limited to, legal, business/corporate, patent and IP, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media. You will compile research results, summarize data and communicate methodology and results clearly, and use critical thinking to analyze each request to identify the best research resources for efficient and cost-effective resolutions. You will work extensively with research staff, information technology, attorneys and administrative staff to maximize knowledge sharing and improve integration among information systems in the organization. You will also conduct local office orientation for new hires and will assist with the training of attorneys and staff on the effective use of legal and business research resources.

You will also explain the operation of the research department and market library services and resources. You will participate in the regular review and evaluation of new and existing electronic resources, with an eye toward improved service and research efficiency. You will also demonstrate a commitment to continuing education by attending workshops and webinars for professional development and regularly review professional literature. You will align with specific practice groups to support their long-term goals, business development, competitive intelligence and resource needs.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Washington, DC office of Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Library Assistant. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the Library Assistant will serve as a primary point of contact for 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.

Successful candidates must have a high school diploma, but a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, and three years of experience in a professional business environment, law firm experience is a plus. Experience with technical services in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging, basic knowledge of library operations and records storage, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:
Robin Smith
Staff Recruiting Manager
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413
Fax: 202.408.4400

Position: Administrative Librarian (Chief of African and Middle Eastern Division)
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services., 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 African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

We encourage qualified applicants from a variety of library, scholarly, academic, and information science backgrounds, with expertise in the appropriate regions, languages, and collections, to apply for this opportunity to support the Library’s strategy and to establish the program as a center of excellence in area studies.

The African and Middle Eastern Division is recognized as a major resource center for Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Our Middle East program has custody of materials in over 70 languages, the division’s largest collections being Arabic, followed by Persian, Turkish, Armenian and Georgian language collections. Additional collections and linguistic groupings include Caucasian, and Central Asian. The division serves as the Library’s primary access point for reference and research activities related to the Ancient Near East, pre-Islamic Egypt, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, and ancient and modern Israel, with custody of materials in a variety of formats in Hebrew and its cognates, including Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, as well as Amharic, Coptic, and Syriac. The division is also the focal point of the Library’s reference and bibliographic activities on sub-Saharan Africa and the Library’s collection of Africana, including sources in every major field of study in the social sciences and in the humanities. Language coverage includes English, French, German, Portuguese, and many African vernaculars.

This is a senior executive position at the Library of Congress, responsible for bringing vision, leadership, and innovation to the role. The Chief is the Library’s principal expert/specialist in matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions covered by that division. The Chief has full professional responsibility for coordinating activities of the Library related to that geographic area, and for directing the development and maintenance of the Library’s collections pertaining to these regions, including the integration of digital technology, and facilitating the effective use of these collections by scholars, researchers, and others worldwide. The Chief formulates the vision, establishes the mission and goals, determines objectives, directs the staff and resources, and evaluates overall performance of the division. He/she sets policies for, administers, and supervises division staff, programs, services, and activities. The Chief is responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors, securing funds for new initiatives, acquiring new collections, and establishing new services. The Chief provides national leadership in the fields of knowledge and information as they relate to the division’s geographic responsibility and represents the library at national and international meetings, events and programs, especially those related to the division’s regions and countries.

Provides direction and leadership for the Library in response to the rapid changes in foreign societies, in information flows from and about the regions covered by the division, and in emerging research agendas related to the division’s area of responsibility. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of these countries and regions and of the scholarly resources and collections necessary for the study of the region, with in-depth knowledge in at least one related discipline/area.

Constantly evaluates the Library’s holdings in this area and seeks to acquire new collections as they become available. Identifies sources for new collections and continuously seeks to improve the quality of the Library’s collections and access to information in the division’s area of responsibility.

Maintains personal authority and credibility in research/library communities based on a solid record of publications and professional accomplishments. Provides national and international leadership in accomplishing the division’s mission, which includes leadership within the Library and among research libraries in the U.S. and abroad.

Recommends strategies for integrating digital content, preservation and services into the Library’s existing policy, procedures, work flow, and organizational framework for print collections. Assures implementation of collection development policies and procedures for traditional print collections and for digital content resources. Develops digital collections and digital access approaches, often in collaboration with colleagues inside and outside the institution. Manages custodial responsibilities for print and digital collections, including systematic analysis, evaluation, and direction with operational requirements and work flow considerations.

Develops policies for the acquisition of important collections to ensure that the Library’s collections meet the needs of scholars, researchers and all other patrons. Policies involve matters relating to the conduct of initial solicitations and negotiations with prospective donors, appraisal of collections, conversion of materials on deposit to gifts, restrictions on use, conditions of use, and security of the collections.

Position: Electronic Resources Management Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $22.42-$22.73

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Electronic Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources and Serials Unit to provide support for all of the Library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. The position’s primary responsibilities include data maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, updating EZProxy stanzas as needed, and working with the appropriate staff to troubleshoot end-user access issues.

This position provides direct support for the library’s growing electronic collections, which currently represent approximately 80% of the library’s $7M+ materials budget. Electronic resource collections support student and faculty research from across campus, as well as from any remote location with sufficient Internet access. As the university expands, its global and distance learning programs and emphasis on research activities and initiatives, the library’s e-collections will be an important service component to ever growing populations of users and adds ever growing complexity to carrying out the position responsibilities. Electronic resources are accessed by students and faculty 24/7.

Position: Special Collections Technician
Location: Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


The Special Collections Technician is responsible for answering routine reference questions using Special Collections resources; assist in the development of exhibits and displays; undertake collection processing; administer archival training and educational institutes; administrative assistance to Special Collections; manage the Archives office; control Special Collections supplies inventory; supervise student workers and volunteers.


  • Provide administrative assistance by filing and maintaining office records as well as obtaining supplies as needed.
  • Provide reference and referral assistance to inquirers, visitors and Special Collections users, including duplication services such as digital scans, photocopies and photographs.
  • Supervise student workers, practicum students, and volunteers as needed, including collecting employee time sheets and monitoring employee schedules to help maintain proper staffing and service levels.
  • Assist with the processing of Catholic University records and manuscript collections, including audiovisual records, in order to produce finding aids.
  • Assist with rare books and museum accessions, loans, and exhibits.
  • Coordinate with maintenance staff and Special Collections to maintain cleanliness and repair of archives facilities and space.
  • Coordinate and provide support for Special Collections programs: receptions, conferences, training sessions, exhibits, and teaching institutes.

Position: Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

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

Library Specialist II – Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist
The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist. 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.

The Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist is responsible for extracting library system-generated data for the division and for constructing and running reports to fulfill collection-related data needs for ongoing and one-time initiatives, projects, and/or processes. This position also works to ensure the accuracy of data in the integrated library system (Ex Libris Alma). We are looking for a collaborative, detail-oriented individual to work closely with faculty and staff both within the division and in other departments to ensure that report-related and database integrity needs are met in a timely and accurate manner.

Eleven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Librarian 
Location: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The BHL is an international consortium of 23 natural history and botanical libraries organized to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity and is a component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) program.

The incumbent coordinates the activities of the BHL program across the participating BHL libraries. The incumbent is responsible for working with the staff at the 23 BHL libraries, taxonomists, and EOL staff to develop strategies for managing the ongoing work of the BHL. Will also serves on BHL Communications and Outreach Manager, the Field Books Project Manager, and COTR for ongoing technical and design projects.

Incumbent will also preform the following duties:

  • Manages and coordinates social media and outreach for the BHL.
  • Manages BHL program brand identity in the form of logos, brochures, business cards and other visual identity materials.
    BHL program brand identity in the form of logos, brochures, business cards and other visual identity materials
  • Coordinate all BHL and Smithsonian Libraries activities around archival Field Books.
  • Create and administer mechanisms for coordinating digitization efforts and funding across the BHL and with other large scanning programs and projects that BHL may partner with.
  • Works with BHL Technical Development Team to inform the improvement of BHL user and administrative tools, data architecture, etc.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services within the Library Collection and Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports to the Head, Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Library Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborates with other Library curatorial units, technical staff and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

According to the practices of the unit, acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for the assigned tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Applies approved digital content management technologies to digital content as assigned. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials as assigned. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Assists in implementing approved plans for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities to move projects to completion, as assigned. Assists higher level staff of the unit to document and execute workflows. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Contributes to the planning and implementation of workflow procedures and provides input for setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions related to the assigned tasks or workflows. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Consults with stakeholders to assist in implementing digital collections projects. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical problems. Serves as point of contact and provides technical advice related to assigned digital content tasks or workflows.

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

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.

Knowledge of library best practices and procedures for the lifecycle management of digital collection materials.**

Knowledge of metadata and metadata best practices for managing digital collections.**

Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.

Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison duties.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Administrative Librarian (Assistant Chief, Researcher and Reference Services Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 005705.

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 with occasional evenings and Saturdays.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related 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 completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

As Assistant Chief in the Researcher and Reference Services Division, the incumbent is responsible for those functions that include providing direct reference services to researchers in the Library’s reading rooms, and responding to inquiries through inter-library loan, correspondence, electronic communication, and telephone inquiries. The assistant chief also supports the divisions’ work preparing research guides and major bibliographic support to the Library. Researchers include the general public, Members of Congress and their staffs, scholars, representatives of other Governments, Government agencies and academic institutions, and others in the country and abroad. Services are provided in the Research Assistance Room for the Main Reading Room and Local History and Genealogy, and include the Micro form and Electronic Resources Center. Electronic reference support is provided from staff in the Researcher and Reference Services Division. Services range from providing simple, routine information to providing highly complex, diverse, in-depth specialized reference service.

Assists the chief in making long-range and short-range plans taking into account the overall goals and objectives of the division, budgetary limitations, resources available and other related matters. Assists in the preparation of budget requests, program statements, management plans, and other administrative documents. Assists in the annual budget process and budget executions for appropriated funding, and gift and trust funds.

Works with other units of the Library to coordinate programs with those units that impact on or may be impacted by division policies. Works closely with other reference and bibliographic areas to coordinate efforts in the management of reference and information provision.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:

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 supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational issues and develop solutions to plan and carry out public reference services.**

Ability to provide program management and reference services oversight.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to communicate in writing.**

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in Taylor Street, Reference Section, National Library Service Blind/Physically Handicap, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of The Librarian.

The position serves as a Reference Librarian at the National Library Service (NLS) division within the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LC). The position reports directly to the Head, Reference Section.

The Reference Librarian provides customer service directly to NLS constituents and serves in the specialized areas of blindness, physical disabilities, and library services to and for individuals who are blind or print disabled.

The Reference Librarian responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Services are primarily rendered by electronic correspondence and via telephone.

Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems. Requests originate from the blind and print disabled patrons and NLS network libraries serving them; national and international academic, research, and scientific institutions; the professional and business communities; veterans; and from the general public.

Effectiveness in personal contacts and clarity and conciseness in oral and written communication are requirements for this position.

Serving as a reference librarian, responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems for these patrons. Shares a phone schedule with other reference librarians within the Section.

Responds to reference inquiries assigned by the head of the section. Applies knowledge of standard methods and techniques, concepts and principles of bibliographic resources, including automated databases and other digital resources, and principles of librarianship in rendering reference, referral and literature searching service to NLS consumers, NLS staff, Members of Congress, government agencies, regional and sub-regional libraries, researchers, veterans, and the public. Prepares correspondence in reply to reference inquires, conducts reference interviews, and communicates with patrons via email and telephone.

Provides current awareness to designated NLS staff to keep them informed of new publications and developments in their specific areas of interest. Provides a similar service, on a wide range of subjects of concern to blind and print disabled individuals, for libraries that serve them and interested professionals.

May be asked to participate in workshops, conferences, and in the NLS exhibit program to explain NLS services to professional organizations serving, and consumer groups of, blind and print disabled persons. Conduct tours of the NLS headquarters and to provide other oral presentations to staff and visitors about current program activities. Participates in assignments to support internal Library or NLS activities.

Exercises initiative, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents ranging from students to experts in their fields. The incumbent’s in-depth knowledge of the NLS program and its automated systems and services will be used to assist English- and Spanish-speaking inquiries. The Reference Librarian plans and carries out successive steps, and resolves problems that arise in accordance with instructions, policies previous training and accepted library practices. Completed work is usually reviewed by the section head for technical soundness, appropriateness to the needs of the library and its clientele and conformity to policy and requirements.

Compiles current information on services, legislation, resources, etc. pertaining to blind and print disabled individuals. Prepares (English) compilations of materials in established and digital formats for reference guides for individuals, libraries and organizations. Prepares indexes and similar tools to aid in the use of the reference collection. Participates in the production of informational materials such as brochures, flyers, fact sheets and directories. Translates select English NLS reference guides into “Universal Spanish”.

Spanish scripts for two NLS voicemail and phone services. Retrieves Spanish voicemail messages from callers and replies to those calls.

The position description number for this position is 390284.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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.**

Knowledge of library resources for the blind, visually impaired, and disabled community.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to plan and carry out reference service.**

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish to perform customer service.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description Summary:
The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
2. Performs online database search services and research consultations as requested, including support for systematic and scoping reviews.
3. Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
4. Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
5. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the medical curriculum.
6. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
7. Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
8. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
9. Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
10. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
11. Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
12. Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
13. Participates in orientation and training activities for new reference librarians.
14. Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
15. Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
16. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
– MLS from an ALA-accredited school.
– Experience searching biomedical literature and full-text databases including PubMed.
– Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Camtasia or equivalent programs.
– Experience with course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials.
– Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational technology support.
– Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Desired qualifications:
Minimum of 2-3 years experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference service or 2-3 years providing educational technology support in a library environment.

Knowledge of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), EBM resources, and the research life cycle.

Position: Open Source Collection Officer
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

As an Open Source Collection Officer (OSCO) for the CIA, you will manage the systematic collection of publicly available information in a given region or a subject area to meet customer needs. The information is known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and includes traditional mass media, the internet, specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information, and more. In some cases, OSCOs act as collectors themselves. Some OSCOs work in traditional library environments, while others work in geographic- or subject area-based components.

Open Source Collection Officers develop strategies and plans for the collection of OSINT, including the tools and methodologies needed to accomplish the task. You will:

  • Drive integrated information gathering on a strategic topic, regional, or cross-regional need
  • Research and acquire publicly available information in response to intelligence gaps
  • Identify relevant sources for data collection
  • Manage financial or personnel resources associated with collection, including contracts
  • Help develop, acquire, evaluate and/or implement collection tools and methodologies
  • Help develop metadata schema or other information discoverability processes

Domestic and/or foreign travel may be required.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following fields or areas of study:
    • Area Studies
    • International Studies
    • Media Studies
    • Political Studies
    • Geography / GIS
    • Library / Information Science
    • Data Management (or a related field)
    • Foreign language / Linguistics (or a related field)
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within an ambiguous, evolving digital environment as a member of a collaborative team
  • At least 2 years’ experience (including academic studies) in at least one of the following:
    • Information management/information science/librarianship
    • Data management
    • Management of language program
    • Participation in the development and/or implementation of Human Language Technologies or other collection technologies
    • Management of financial or personnel resources


  • Moderate proficiency in foreign languages
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Experience designing or managing contracts


  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


Information about the organization

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

Information about the role

The position is located in the Division of the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center (HSVRC), National Institute of Holocaust Documentation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The mission of the HSVRC is to ensure that the individual experiences of survivors and victims of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution are recorded, preserved, and disseminated for future generations. The Resource Center aims to accomplish this mission by collecting information about Jewish and non-Jewish survivors and victims of the Holocaust and creating research tools and resources that provide access to this information.

The HSVRC serves and the main access point to the Museum’s extensive holdings of name-related data and databases that can help trace the fates of millions of people persecuted by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. The work of the HSVRC allows the Museum to keep its pledge to make this information available to Holocaust survivors and others in a timely fashion. Staff works directly with the public in the Resource Center’s space on the second floor of the Museum and also responds to requests submitted by phone, fax, email, and online. Detailed reference services and basic research are provided to scholars and the general public. Extensive research is provided free of charge to survivors, their families, and the families of victims. In addition, staff conducts research to support a broad range of Museum programming and to assist Development with engaging and re-engaging potential and past donors.

This is a one-year term, full-time donated position (non-Federal), paid with the Museum’s donated funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Conducts advanced research, including extensive research requests, in the Museum’s archival holdings and library holdings for survivors, their families, and the families of victims.
  • Provides reference and research services to Museum patrons and staff who contact the HSVRC by email, telephone, mail, online form, or in person in the HSVRC public space.
  • Analyzes documentation found and presents findings in oral or written form; includes copies and explanations of relevant documentation as well as necessary secondary source materials that pertain to the request.
  • Ensures findings, supporting documentation, explanations, and all correspondence for extensive research cases are included and updated in the reference and request informational system or other reference tracking systems so that findings can be easily searched and referenced.
  • Demonstrates how to search the Holocaust Survivors and Victims (HSV) Database, OuSArchiv database, Collections Search, and other online databases as well as reference materials located in the public reference space and answers operational and functionality questions concerning aspects of HSV Database and other electronic or online resources.
  • Makes recommendations to improve functionality of the HSV Database and other electronic resources based on end-user experience.
  • Reports technical problems and functionality issues with the HSV Database and other electronic resources to the Chief, Data Management Branch, Division of Digital Assets Management and Preservation so that they can be resolved in a timely manner.
  • Creates descriptive information about the contents of the Arolsen Archives Collection and other archival sources that include finding aids, catalog entries, thesauri, and other materials.
  • Distributes Meed Registry forms to survivors or family members or friends on behalf of survivors who are not registered and provides information about the registration process. Works with Museum volunteers and interns to support the work of the HSVRC.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Knowledge of established methods and techniques in the retrieval, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and presentation of a broad range of name-related documentation from the Museum’s archival and other holdings.
  • Knowledge of personal computers, databases, and software sufficient to establish and access files, maintain project schedules, prepare reports and texts, and work with the various technical systems of the National Institute of Holocaust Documentation, e.g. HSV Database, OuSArchiv, Illumin reference and research request management system, and Collections Search.
  • Knowledge of the Museum’s archival collections, their content, and organization as well as related source materials in the holdings of other organizations.
  • Knowledge of archival, published, and electronic resources in historical name-related research
  • Knowledge of standard practices in citing sources used in research.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written – to prepare answers understandable to a layperson in response to complex research requests.
  • Historical knowledge of the Holocaust, World War II, and the 1933-45 period of Nazi domination, in particular knowledge of the camp system and of Holocaust-related documents and records.
  • Basic knowledge of German in order to understand and interpret documents.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: CNA Corporation, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description

Support CNA’s research efforts by providing reference services and instruction, providing interlibrary loan services, and maintaining collections.  To support the technological advancement of existing library services and the implementation of new library services.

1 Reference: Provide ready and in-depth reference services to support CNA research efforts and business operations using a variety of public and special access resources. Acquire requested materials to support analysts’ research efforts. Provide direct research support by accessing specialized information portals, answering complex questions, compiling bibliographies, locating difficult-to-find documents, attending project meetings, and being informed about CNA’s research directions.

2 Interlibrary loan: Search the OCLC WorldCat database and other resources to borrow and lend materials in support of research. Ensure that the Library conforms to industry standards for copyright borrowing issues and interlibrary loan record retention.

3 Content/knowledge management and information systems support: Update and maintain the Library’s information systems and dissemination portals, such as Sharepoint and LibGuides. Contribute to the implementation and support of library related applications.

4 Instruction and outreach: Provide instruction on library resources to Library users through a variety of training activities such as one-on-one tutorials, Brown Bags, and web-delivered instruction. Participate in Library and Knowledge Center outreach activities.

5 Collection maintenance: Contribute to developing and maintaining special print and electronic collections. Catalog and process new titles into the Library’s automated system. Check in new journal issues and collect journal usage data. Make collection recommendations based on patron trends gathered from reference and ILL interactions. Maintain the organization of Library materials in the Library.

6 Proactively expand professional knowledge of information resources, trends, and electronic information resources. Develop and maintain expertise in resources relevant to CNA’s core research areas.

7 Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

1 Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

2 Experience: Must have a minimum of five years of experience in professional information services. Experience with the Department of Defense (DOD), with other government agencies, or in a university setting preferred.

3 Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers and research colleagues; ability to develop relationships with libraries throughout the FFRDC and DoD community. Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to employ good judgment and operate independently in routine tasks. Must have strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office software; skill in searching both commercial and DoD databases; ability to design web content; familiarity with library OPACs, OCLC, and how the products interact.

4 Other: Must be able to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance. Must support CNA’s Respectful Workplace efforts.

Position: Knowledge Management Analyst

Location: Insight Policy Research, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Insight Policy Research, a dynamic, small research and evaluation organization, is seeking applicants for the position of a knowledge management analyst who have expertise in developing effective content management processes that enhance information sharing across platforms. We are a well-established firm, having provided nationally recognized research and evaluation services to federal, state, and private sector clients for more than 18 years. Our focus is on issues affecting at-risk and vulnerable populations.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we conduct research in the areas of health, education, nutrition, technical assistance, and family support services. We offer outstanding potential for growth as well as competitive salaries and benefits, including telecommuting, in a collegial, family-friendly environment. For more information on the type of work we conduct and our corporate culture, please visit our website:

Position Summary 

The essential functions of this position include working onsite with other team members in educational program support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research (OER) in Bethesda, MD. You will support the Division of Communications & Outreach (DCO) by accomplishing the following tasks to include but not limited to (as needed):

► Recommend technology solutions and coordinate activities to implement a Chatbot.

► Work with a team to design, construct, and populate a repository of content to leverage new chatbot functionality.

► Support DCO in developing effective content management processes that enhance information sharing across platforms.

► Advise on the development and use of taxonomies as key metadata elements.

► Establish and implement a strategy for cataloging and tagging existing content.

► Create SOPs and maintenance strategies for upkeep of content management system.

► Advise how best to leverage content re-use across existing sites.


► Bachelor’s Degree in knowledge management, communications, library sciences, organizational development, or a related field.


► Ability to obtain a Public Trust.

► Three (3) years of demonstrated experience developing knowledge management and communications portals.

► Familiarity with developing an information architecture.

► Familiarity with natural language processing, elastic search, and machine learning.

► Fast learner and proactive.

► Familiarity and experience working with the NIH or other HHS agencies preferred.

► Strong written and verbal communication.

► Strong attention to detail and project organizational skills.

► Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.


Send resume/curriculum vitae and a writing sample via email or fax to:

Meg Tucker, Senior Researcher
Insight Policy Research, Inc. 1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100 Arlington, VA 22209
Email: Fax: 703.504.9481

EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Position: Electronic Records Manager/Digital Librarian
Location: Barbaricum, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


  • Support indexing, categorization, and preservation of metadata in accordance with laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Support using automated mechanisms to separate official electronic records from redundant, obsolete, e-trash, duplicates, and multiple versions in accordance with Federal laws, regulations, and DOD policies.
  • Develop search plans in response to FOIA requests, internal investigations, legal holds, and agency inquiries.
  • Index, classify, and migrate information to ensure electronic records are properly preserved.
  • Create file plans, retention schedules, and records indexes. (Deliverable)
  • Develop file or classification structures and assist with establishing and maintaining automated business rules for unstructured electronic information (e.g. e Outlook Email and SharePoint sites).
  • Organize legacy information.
  • Provide the OIG with recommendations to support reduction of paper records and promote practical solutions for generating electronic records vice paper records
  • Conduct analysis and produce statistics on the maintenance and use of electronic information and the disposition of records.
  • Research and provide reference and access to records and information in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Translate official policies into technical solutions


  • DoD Secret clearance required

Preferred Qualifications

  • NARA certifications
  • AIIM certifications
  • Metadata preservation (index/classify/migrate) experience
  • Experience separating duplicate electronic records
  • Experience managing records plans/schedules/indexes
  • Experience with ensuring Federal/DoD/NARA policy compliance
  • Experience with utilizing software (MS Office, SharePoint Server 2007/2013, Outlook 2013, etc) in a government agency
  • Experience supporting a government agency in the area of records management
  • Familiarity with file & classification structures for Outlook/SharePoint
  • Ability to organize legacy info
  • Experience supporting electronic vs. paper records migrations
  • Ability to produce data analysis and stats of e-records disposition

Position: Lead Librarian/ Collection Development Librarian
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, this position assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees. This position serves as Lead Librarian; the point of contact for other campus units; supervises classified staff; and manages the library in the absence of the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose of Position
Serves as Lead Librarian for Alexandria Campus Library. Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science (or similarly appropriate field) or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in library and information science coursework. Relevant collection development and teaching and/or customer service experience. Knowledge of library acquisition systems and collection assessment functions. Knowledge of emerging professional trends, current developments and emerging technologies in library collection development. Demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association. Additional master’s degree in an academic teaching field. Relevant professional librarian experience in an a community college setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of library systems and practices; knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions; demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service; good organizational, technology, verbal and written communication skills; Marketing and merchandizing skills; knowledge of office productivity software such as MS Office. Team player, capable of serving diverse clientele in a busy academic library. Reliable and flexible.

Preferred Competencies
Knowledge of emerging professional trends and current developments in library collection development. Knowledge of emerging technologies; Knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions.

For more information, and to apply:

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian I
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $48,367 – 79,926

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Providing library services of reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. 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 management.

Minimum Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, one year work experience in a library, and supervisory experience preferred.
Special Requirements: 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.
Spanish language skills desired/preferred.

Position: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

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 Faculty Librarian focusing on measuring the impact of the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The aim of the CTSA is to accelerate and improve clinical and translational science and, ultimately, to improve public health outcomes.

The ICTR Librarian will be responsible for advancing UMB efforts measuring the impact of the ICTR and in developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Collaborating with Faculty Librarians and expert staff throughout the HS/HSL, within the ICTR, and potentially with colleagues at JHU, and in the CTSA national network, this librarian will provide a full range of services supporting the UMB ICTR. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit and about the ICTR, visit

This is a full-time, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian II. This position is funded by the ICTR and renewed annually based on the needs of the institute. The ICTR Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the HS/HSL and the ICTR.


  • Develop strategies for measuring the impact of the ICTR/CTSA in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity, such as ORCID, etc.
  • Employ data visualization tools illustrating and showcasing UMB ICTR funded research.
  • Evaluate the use and efficacy of UMB ICTR/CTSA centralized shared resources.
  • Develop marketing strategies and outreach activities promoting UMB ICTR collaborations and resources.
  • Working in tandem with other UMB ICTR “Navigators,” link faculty to content experts across UMB and at other University System of Maryland institutions.
  • Provide consultation, training, and expertise on critical information and knowledge resources.
  • Participate in the identification, selection, and implementation of a strategy compiling, classifying, communicating, and marketing UMB faculty expertise including publications, areas of expertise, and grants.
  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations, including national CTSA meetings and initiatives.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three years of post-Masters experience in a relevant environment.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as SAS and SPSS.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.


Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, and Python.
Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.


Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 29, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link:

MINIMUM SALARY: $60,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (, the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

Position: Information Specialist –  Library Sciences
Location: ICF, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Health Information Product Unit (HIPU) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health, has several web-based resources that provide health information intended for a consumer audience. This audience includes patients, their families and friends, and anyone from the general public seeking information about diseases, health conditions, and wellness issues. These online resources include MedlinePlus (, Genetics Home Reference (, HealthReach (, ToxTown (, AIDSource (

NLM consumer health resources require ongoing development and maintenance to remain up-to-date, accurate, accessible, and responsive to current and evolving user needs. As NLM considers integrating a diverse collection of consumer health information into one resource, we will evaluate all consumer health resources to ensure they are meeting the needs of the target audiences effectively.

To support the maintenance and development of NLM consumer health resources, NLM seeks a trained librarian or similarly skilled information specialist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support content development and maintenance for NLM consumer health websites. Use content management systems, databases, and structured data such as XML and APIs that have been developed for this work. The contractor will need to become familiar with multiple systems. Work consists of identifying appropriate content (including graphics) using style guides, writing abstracts using style guide, accurately entering data using controlled vocabulary, checking accuracy and currency of data (e.g. link checking), testing in development and production environments, search engine development and optimization, and generating reports.
  • Participate in the design, development and testing of APIs and other data sharing technologies, and producing documentation for internal and external audiences.
  • As needed, assist with the integration or retirement of resources as directed by the NLM project manager.  This may include recommendations for layout and organization of the MedlinePlus website, suggestions and organization of links for the site, and support the development and enhancements of systems (by testing enhancements to the user interface of content management systems, search engines, public facing websites, etc.)
  • Engaging in research and study teams directed by the NLM project manager in relation to user needs, analytics, content management system enhancements and consolidation.
  • Interpreting data and analyzing metrics from content management systems, web analytics, and survey data. Experience in multiple methods of data dissemination including data visualization and explaining data to non-data owners is preferred.


  • Graduate of ALA-accredited Master of Library Science program or degree in a public health discipline such as public health, health communications, sociology, nursing, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to catalog including: using controlled vocabulary, writing abstracts, and collecting metadata.
  • 2 years experience in data entry and participating in a database improvement team, or health data management.
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in a health sciences organization using medical, biomedical, health insurance, or public health data.Professional Skills:
  • Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to consensus-based decision making
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems creatively and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed
  • Able to efficiently work in fast paced environment with team members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at every level

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Maryland Client Office (MD88)

Seven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Summary

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. The work schedule for the position is Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.


  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.
  • Mentors Research & Knowledge Services professional staff.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to:  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, SNL.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
  • Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using WYSIWYG web page editors.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Flexibility to travel and adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and a minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Research Librarian

With over 1,400 lawyers in 31 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

Position Overview

We are looking for a Research Librarian who shares a passion for research, innovation and excellent customer service who can provide a wide variety of research and related services to lawyers and staff locally and globally as needed. This position participates in the training of lawyers and paralegals on library and research services, the use of new technologies and/or upgraded versions of existing services. The Research Librarian is also part of a global research team and participates in firmwide calls and projects with a dedicated and supportive Library and Research Services team. Travel to NY office once a quarter also required.


  • Provides in-depth as well as quick reference legal and business research support to lawyers, staff and clients globally through an appropriate combination of traditional resources and emerging technologies
  • Monitors and responds to a wide variety of research requests utilizing a reference request database and coordinates this effort with other global research team members.
  • Participates in planning and implementation of training programs for lawyers and staff to promote the effective use of library resources, both locally and globally as needed.
  • Utilizes interlibrary loan and document retrieval services as needed.
  • Participates in Firmwide teleconferences with library and research services staff as scheduled.
  • Participates as a team member on select projects and initiatives as assigned.
  • Stays current on research technologies by keeping up with professional literature
  • Takes responsibility for various administrative tasks as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including both Firmwide and local library projects
  • Makes quarterly visits to New York office to support research needs, promote library and research services functions and build relationships in New York office.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications

  • Ability to deal professionally and possess demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability and commitment to interact effectively with a diverse clientele both internally and externally
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, to prioritize and complete projects rapidly and efficiently, yet thoroughly.
  • Demonstrated expertise in legal and corporate research techniques using both print and electronic resources
  • Ability and willingness to participate in the process of evaluating websites and electronic research resources from substantive and technical perspectives
  • Proven proficiency in a variety of databases, including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Courtlink and a variety of specialty research resources.
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation and proactive creative approach to marketing library and research services
  • Clear, concise and effective verbal and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with coworkers in other offices
  • Proven success as a service-oriented, proactive, flexible, adaptable, responsible and detail-oriented individual in prior position(s)
  • Proven experience with automated library systems preferred.
  • Experience with web page creation software such as Microsoft SharePoint preferred.
  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited school
  • Minimum two years law library experience, preferably in a law firm setting.
  • Will consider someone with related experience and proven track record.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Serials Management)
Location: Library Service and Content Management, Library Technical Services, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.


As a Supervisory Librarian (Serials Management), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Serves as subject matter expert in serials management: researches operational issues involving serials control and recommends solutions for life cycle management of serials involving workflows, processes, procedures, and staffing skills; works with the team to resolve complex issues identified in the life cycle management of Federal resources/publications.
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive serials management plan for current and historic serials in tangible and electronic formats, taking into consideration factors such as staffing levels and skills, changes in technology, expectations of customers, new approaches and practices to serials management.
  • Performs professional tasks to manage the life cycle of U.S. Government serials and integrating resources, including proper identification, selection, cataloging, classification and check-in of these resources, current and historic, in tangible and electronic forms.
  • Serves as expert on serial cataloging rules and practices to be able to identify various bibliographic control issues and concerns unique to serial publications and integrating resources.
  • Develops, collects, and evaluates serials management statistics which measures the outcomes achieved and the goals accomplished.
  • Serves as the serials specialist recommending and developing new procedures and practices to identify, locate, and fill gaps in serial holdings in the Catalog of Government Publications.
  • Reviews existing serials and integrating resources policies and guidelines within LTS to determine any gaps that exist.
  • Trains and develops staff, including reviewing and updating serials and integrating resources cataloging training plans, conducting workshops, reviewing the records of staff learning this work.
  • Serves as representative, lead, subject matter expert on projects, initiatives, committees, at conferences both internally and externally for LSCM and GPO.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian Technician (Senior Delivery Technician)
Location: Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $42,308 to $55,006 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1 of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The position description number for this position is 232078.

The incumbent picks up, distributes, and returns items requested by CALM’s Reference and Collections Support Section staff for the use primarily of Congressional and interlibrary loan customers and for other official purposes.

Incumbent is responsible for scanning all material upon arrival from Ft. Meade and when material is delivered to the appropriate custodial division or reading room. When loan requests are filled, incumbent assembles books for delivery to Congressional offices, maintains a computerized log noting the time the books are leaving the Division, and transfers them to a commercial delivery service on a strict schedule.

Incumbent photocopies or scans articles and short works identified by reference staff for interlibrary loan customers. These items are either mailed to the requestors, are sent by fax or through other document transmission methods such as ARIEL and Odyssey.

Incumbent checks the majority of books that are returned to the shelf, normally by scanning the item’s barcode into the check-in function of the LC ILS Circulation module.

Incumbent provides circulation status checks for Library staff who request material and receive not-on-shelf responses if these staff cannot search the circulation database themselves and need to know whether or not a book is charged.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician (Information and Technical Services)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) , Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a library technician (information and technical services) to process and maintain research materials used by CRS staff. The selectee also responds to requests for information and documents by internal and external clients.

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.

The Library technician will perform the following duties:

  • Identifies documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.
  • Checks in serial publications, receives and processes newly received materials, and updates holdings information in the library catalog.
  • Searches library catalogs and databases to verify bibliographic information. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate.
  • Maintains print collections, including sorting, shelving, and weeding materials; shifting collections; assisting with collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates. Assist in developing and maintaining digital collections.
  • Assists in the staffing of the CRS research facilities and/or congressional reading rooms.
  • Provides ready reference and document delivery services: identifies, retrieves, and delivers documents from a range of sources and in diverse media, contacting libraries and other cultural institutions, government agencies, publishers, and authors as needed.
  • Delivers a variety of documents and data, making copies of CRS seminars and workshop materials in response to client requests.
  • Conducts searches on a variety of electronic resources to locate appropriate documents or to find factual information such as names and contact information for congressional liaisons or addresses of organizations.

Position: Faculty and Web Services Librarian
Location: Antonin Scalia Law School, Law Library, George Mason University, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing library services to faculty and providing web services to the law school and law library. Duties include management of the faculty liaison program, web editing and content development, development and design of both print and online resources, reference and research services to law faculty through the faculty liaison program, law student instruction, providing reference services to students, faculty, and alumni, and other duties as assigned.


  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to full-time and adjunct faculty;
  • Provide liaison services to designated faculty members:
    • Provide on-line searches for faculty, and provide cases, articles, and other library materials upon request;
    • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection, by ILL, or purchase, and provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
    • Work as liaison to faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
    • Assist full-time, adjunct faculty and staff in the use of the TWEN course management system.
  • Develop, design, and maintain content for the law school and law library website, and print promotional and instructional materials to include:
    • Update, upload, and edit website content for law school departments and law student organizations;
    • Develop and design print promotional materials, programs, posters, brochures, instructional materials, and other documentation as needed;
    • Create and maintain web templates, forms, and images;
    • Provide backup support for the calendar, news, and events on the website;
    • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs;
    • Post on the website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments and related materials;
    • Assist with faculty homepages on WordPress;
    • Maintain proficiency in HTML, MODx, WordPress, Siteimprove, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other tools as needed.
  • Serve as coordinator of the Faculty Research Paper Series on the Social Science Research Network; submit and update faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; post original papers to the law school’s website;
  • Provide Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty and staff and assist new users in setting-up accounts and using databases; oversee and monitor password lists in Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law in an effort to keep them current;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA first and second year programs; assist with Scholarly Writing for journal students; lecture in selected law school classes each semester on the use of legal databases and other related resources;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of VA Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Coordinate with Mason paralegal class instructors and conduct or schedule tours of the Law Library for their classes;
  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the Mason community;
  • Participate in professional development, to include, attending conferences and meetings of national, state, and regional professional associations; serve on library and university committees;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited law school and/or an M.L.S. or equivalent, from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal bibliography, both in print and electronic formats; academic law library experience providing services to law faculty;
  • Relevant teaching experience; strong service orientation and organizational abilities; proficiency with HTML;
  • Ability to use a content management system (MODX, WordPress) to develop and maintain web content; demonstrated experience with photo editing and graphic design using Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

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Position: Library Coordinator
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Salary: $17.49 – $22.77

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This position is a permanent part-time paraprofessional working as a member of the Information and Instructional Services Staff. The Library Coordinator provides front-line, core information services to faculty, staff, and students of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), School of Nursing (SON), Milken School of Public Health (GWSPH), GW Hospital, and Medical Faculty Associates (MFA). This includes responding to inquiries via phone, in person, and email or instant messages at the reference desk, from 4-8 pm Monday through Thursday and from 12-4 pm on Saturday. This position is a patron-facing position that staffs the Library’s Reference Desk during all hours listed.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Library Director
Location: University of Baltimore, Law Library
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

The Law Library Director and Professor of the Practice leads the Law Library and provides services to support the School of Law’s educational mission.  The Director is responsible for short and long-range planning and the overall administration of the Library. A member of the law school’s senior leadership team, the Director serves on faculty committees and helps build a culture of scholarship and academic excellence among faculty and students. The Director leads and guides the library in fulfilling its mission of service to the law school and greater legal community.  Through his/her leadership, the Director creates an environment that encourages students, faculty and the public to access the library’s services in order to foster a robust learning environment, engage in research, and promote a sense of community within the law school.

The Director has oversight and responsibility for the supervision of the library staff which consists of six professional librarians and five support staff.  The Director develops and manages the library budget and the library’s physical space.  The Director works with librarians and faculty to coordinate and provide legal research instruction that meets the law school’s curricular and co-curricular needs. Additionally, the Director oversees collection development and bibliographic services. The Director helps to identify and implement emerging technologies in library systems and information access to ensure the library is providing excellent resources and research support.

The Director works closely with university offices and partners in leading the law library. The Director represents the law library within the university and state university system to assure the law library can leverage critical resources and is part of the development of sound policies.  The Director maintains an active presence in his/her professional associations and within the legal academy to stay current on trends in legal research, technology and legal education. The director works to ensure compliance with ABA and AALL standards for law libraries

Key Responsibilities

Library Leadership & Supervision
• Leads, guides and determines the strategic direction of the law library and serves as a critical member of the law school leadership team

• Oversees all personnel activities, including recruitment and hiring of all library faculty and staff; recommends promotions, permanent status, or termination of library faculty; oversees annual staff evaluations and determines merit increases

• Engages in strategic planning, resource development, and assessment of the law library operation; collaborates with the Office of Technology Services to develop strategy for technology infrastructure and digital initiatives.

• Actively participates in various UB and USMAI consortium leadership initiatives.

• Oversees collection development efforts and policies

• Participates in national professional organizations to remain current on trends and resources and to ensure library compliance with ABA and AALL standards.

Scholarship, Teaching and Research
• Coordinates and provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students

• Partners with the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development to create and support a culture of research and scholarship.

• Works with the law journals to provide guidance and support for student-run scholarly publications.

• With the Library leadership team and in conjunction with faculty, coordinates the research component of the first-year Introduction to Lawyering Skills program: developing the curriculum, teaching materials, and evaluation tools, and promoting the program with faculty members.

Budget & Finance
• Develops and administers the law library’s budget

• Evaluates and negotiates with vendors and providers to leverage and maximize budget resources.

• Participates in strategic fundraising with the law school and university partners.

Facilities Management

• Supervises maintenance of library building, equipment, and furnishings

• Works with UBPD and Facilities Management on issues of safety, maintenance and housekeeping.

Required Education and Experience

Education:  J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a Masters in Library and Information Science

Experience:  7 years of progressively responsible experience.  Teaching and/or presentation experience

Preferred Experience

• Academic Law Library experience

• Teaching experience

• Law and/or library scholarship
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilitiea

• Strong leadership and supervisory skills

• In-depth knowledge of current legal research techniques and resources

• Teaching experience

• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

• Budget management

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Proficient with technology for research and administration including Microsoft Suite; e-resources/databases, and PeopleSoft or other similar systems

Position: Executive Director
Location: Charles County Public Library, La Plata, MD
Salary: $120,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Crab cakes and Old Bay seasoning often come to mind when people think of Maryland but there are many additional reasons to celebrate living in Charles County. If you are a library leader looking for an opportunity in a region rich in history, scenery, and culture, keep reading!

The Charles County Public Library in Maryland seeks a progressive leader to become Executive Director.

Located in southern Maryland, just 30 minutes from Washington D.C., the library serves about 155,000 residents in a diverse and fast-growing county. This multi-site library enjoys an excellent reputation and a strong commitment to moving forward, with support from an engaged community.

Residents of Charles County enjoy a high quality of life and easy access to the vibrant cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities of a major urban area.

Salary $120,000/year or higher, negotiable based on experience.

Please visit for details and to apply.

John Keister & Associates
Executive Search for Libraries

Position: Monographs and Media Cataloger
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), and for audiovisual and streaming media resources for the general collection, in all subjects and in various languages. Creates and updates records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate. Applies relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies. Performs complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections. Provides support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records. Participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. Assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project. Participates in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Position: GIS and Geography Information Specialist
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

This is a full-time permanent librarian position in the Research Commons with responsibilities for GIS and Geospatial data, maps and liaison services to the Department of Geography. The librarian in this position is a forward-focused individual who will continue to grow the Libraries’ GIS and Geospatial Data Center and services program, helping to develop the strategic direction of these services in the Research Commons. Through consultations, workshops, and other programming, the Geospatial Specialist Librarian will build relationships in order to support researchers’ geospatial data literacy needs, leveraging emerging technologies that enhance access to data, and assist researchers with data-intensive forms of research and scholarly expression. S/he will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will manage the geography and maps collections, maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students, and will enhance curricula and research innovation across the University relating to spatial and visual thinking. The Geospatial Specialist Librarian will also support internal Libraries needs by providing workshops and training support to liaison librarians and other library staff. The successful candidate will also serve as a subject liaison librarian to the Department of Geography.

Position: Library Technical Services Assistant
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is hiring a Library Technical Services Assistant. Montgomery College is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of Washington D.C. It is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, serving more than 60,000 students each year through both credit and noncredit programs. The MC library supports the mission of the College with three locations, over 40 employees, and robust offering of resources and services in the areas of access services, research and teaching, and resources and collections. The Library Technical Services Assistant will work in the Resources & Collections Unit and will focus on e-resource management support.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I – Information
Location: Lexington Park Library, St. Mary’s County Library
Salary: $43,824 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Branch Manager and as a member of the Branch Management Team, oversees information services and supervises staff to ensure friendly, high quality customer service is provided to Library customers. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 – $128,920

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas. You will participate in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information.
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme.
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities.
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols.
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation.


US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search technologies and concrete, advanced information retrieval techniques
  • Experienced user of Lexis, Westlaw, and other common legal information platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the traditional legal research method
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, practices, and systems
  • Enthusiastic commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a librarian in a large law firm
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 388317.
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.

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. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor.

Provides expert advice in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. In coordination with the other section head, serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., that are assigned responsibility for cooperative cataloging and instructional programs, metadata system development, and shaping policy, etc. Organizes, develops, and assists with guiding projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions exhibiting flexibility, creativity and forward thinking. With a future vision in mind, participates in planning the work of the unit and division, utilizing project management skills, developing workflows, formulating goals and objectives, creating timelines, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COR or administer service contracts.

In coordination with the other section head exhibiting flexibility, creativity and forward thinking, makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assists in preparing and overseeing the division budget.

Analyzes practices and procedures, develops innovative policies, and makes recommendations related to on-the-job training for Library Services and advances new learning technologies. Ensures prompt delivery of high quality training in multiple formats.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Serves as a major spokesperson for the directorate at meetings within the Library and around the library community. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Works with colleagues to identify key issues for discussion at professional forums, oversees the preparation of background papers; decides on the most appropriate strategies for and coordinates the discussion; oversees follow through after the meeting.