Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Candance Group, Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist .

Description

Responsibilities:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries
  • Tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Processing library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identifying and preparing library materials for binding
  • Integrated library system support
  • Register staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organize routine training
  • Copy cataloging
  • Circulation and ready reference support
  • Preparing requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Preparing multi-media and/or paper-based presentations
  • Other duties as assigned, related to work the library performs

Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship mandatory
  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory
  • An associate degree from recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, knowledge of cataloging rules (copy cataloging), and procedures in circulation services
  • Experience performing medical or scientific research a plus
  • Experience with EOS integrated library system desired
  • Experience developing LibGuides a plus
  • Experience working in a federal library highly desired

Position: Executive Director
Location: Wicomico Public Library
Salary: $85,000 – $95,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Innovate Educate and Inspire as the Wicomico Public Libraries’ next Executive Director. The Library’s new ED will value communication and collaboration with staff, the Board of Trustees, Library partners, and Wicomico County residents and provide vision and leadership to the Library throughout the County. Governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, the Library serves 102,577 people through three locations, a bookmobile and an outreach van. Working with 53 talented library staff and a $2.6 million annual budget, the Library will continue its focus on excellent customer service and broadening outreach services. Key initiatives include charting a clear course for welcoming and inclusive library programs and services; developing a new three-year plan for the Library; and becoming the recognized ‘face’ of the Library within the community while building positive relationships with stakeholders, staff, Board, and public officials. A key component of this position is fostering trust and teamwork.

Wicomico County is in southeast Maryland on the lower Eastern Shore and provides easy access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to metropolitan areas – Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Salisbury, the County seat, is the fastest growing city in Maryland. Major employers in Wicomico County include Salisbury University, the Perdue Farms headquarters and the Tidal Health system. Creeks, streams, inlets and marshes provide visitors with over 1,000 miles of waterways to enjoy fishing, crabbing, clamming, boating, paddling and exploring. The County is rich with history and culture, reflected by the many museums and heritage sites, such as the Salisbury City Park and Zoo, the Charles H Chipman Cultural Center, and the Newtown Historic District. Wicomico County schools provide a quality education and have been recognized as a Best Community for Music Education. The National Council of Traditional Arts selected Salisbury to host the 2018-2020 National Folk Festival due to the Region’s unique cultural assets and strong community spirit. For more information about the Library and the area, visit Wicomico Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Trustees, oversees an award-winning library system and provides overall strategic and operational leadership with full responsibility for, but not limited to, the following areas: personnel and fiscal management; marketing and communications; fundraising and development; emergent technologies; facilities; and external partnership development through engagement with key stakeholder groups. For a complete description of responsibilities, see the full Position Description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are: a master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years progressively responsible public library experience, and the ability to obtain Maryland State Department of Education certification as a Public Library Director within six months of hire. Proven experience working in a senior management capacity, including budget and finance, facilities management, and library automation and personnel administration are highly desirable. Reporting to a policy-making board and previous success in a multi-branch system are preferred. Residency in Wicomico County is strongly preferred within one year following acceptance of position.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $85,000– $95,000 commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. This position will close April 11, 2021.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $67,771 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.

Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I:

  • Oversees the operation of a branch library.
  • Plans, administers and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch.
  • Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers.
  • Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records.
  • Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community.
  • Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.

Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must. Maryland Certification in Library Science required.

Position: Program Specialist, YA/Teens
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $46,074 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Library Program Specialist to perform the day- to-day operations of designing and coordinating youth initiatives and programs.
Special responsibilities will include the development and implementation of library programming for difficult to reach youth in the Baltimore City community.

Summary of Duties: The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

Under the direction of the Young Adult Services Coordinator:

  • Oversees the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Community Youth Corps Program (CYCP): recruits, orients, and monitors eligible youth for the program.
  • Works with Young Adult Services Coordinator to train, evaluate, and place youth interns in appropriate library programs and alternative sites.
  • Works with library staff and youth interns to plan library events for all young adults, both branch-based and citywide programs such as Teen Summer Reading.
  • Works with Young Adult Librarians, Branch Managers, and other appropriate staff members on youth related projects.
  • Works with the Young Adult Services Coordinator to ensure quality services for youth at all library locations.
  • Assists in the development of training materials, brochures, and flyers for youth programs.
  • Prepares reports, attends meetings locally pertaining to work with young people in libraries.
  • Works with other agencies, non-profits, schools and vendors to develop and implement programs.
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Leadership or young adult programming related fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with teens. Master’s Degree preferred.

Position: SLRC Deputy Chief
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $77,607 – $98,375 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Deputy Chief for the State Library Resource Center Office.

This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!

The Deputy Chief:

Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC. Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers. Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff. Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines. Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base. Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs. Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team. Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan. Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours.

Position: Librarian (Biological Sciences)
Location: Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent applies knowledge of digital information delivery, library policies, collection development and general library rules and procedures, and an understanding of library users in a rapidly changing digital environment.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains awareness of current developments in library automation and technical services through professional development and continuous improvement activities
  • Develops new resources for key audiences, tests with market research, and follow trends on new tools available to support resource development
  • Contributes to the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  • Creates, manages, and enhances data representing NAL?s digital and physical collections. Supports collection, organization and availability of information on NAL websites.
  • Responsible for collection development in the specialized fields of water quality, natural resources, alternative farming, rural information, and LTAR.
  • Prepares reports as needed or requested; maintains statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information- seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Manager
Location: Sibley Austin LLP
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

This position can be located in our Los Angeles (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT), Chicago (11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT), Washington, DC (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) or New York (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET) office.

The Research Manager works collaboratively to foster a team-focused, global research team. In the spirit of the firm’s Service Excellence Initiative, the Research Manager serves as mentor to all Research Team members, assisting in more complex research tasks, helping to understand legal topics and encouraging participation in professional and legal educational opportunities. The Research Manager will oversee and handle more involved or time-sensitive research requests, as well as manage the team for specific projects. The Research Manager will directly supervise and evaluate assigned research staff, while implementing standards and best practices of firmwide Library & Research Services.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the Research Team; consulting on requests that are more complex; mentoring team members for growth and development of research skills, legal and other topical knowledge.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate direct reports
  • Provide extensive legal, business, medical, and general research and analysis assistance to Library & Research Services users when needed in a team-styled environment.
  • Conduct orientations and training for attorneys, paralegals, and other firm staff; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions; provide quick ‘on the spot’ training sessions as needed; participate in planning and presentation of educational sessions to Team Members.
  • Assist in the preparation of instructional and marketing materials, including research guides and competitive intelligence dossiers
  • Participate in collection development including evaluation of new databases, websites and print material
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a ‘can do’ attitude to the internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
  • Participate in professional associations and attend meetings and conferences to remain current on sources of information, trends in information delivery and best practices.
  • Weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on any special projects or any other duties as assigned by the Director of Research Services or the Firmwide Director of Library & Research Services
  • Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a law library, concentrating on research services
  • Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience
  • Expertise with both print and online legal research platforms, including Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, and CCH Cheetah

Preferred:

  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, and other related technology tools
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • Other Skills and Abilities:

The following will also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
  • Able to quickly learn new technologies and then teach others
  • Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/DoOG5MI5eRVysgzLFjqgL

Position: Analyst in Environmental Policy (Climate Science)
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the history, trends, and evolving status of climate change science and related multi-disciplinary aspects of global change, human systems, and technological change. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Environmental Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the history, trends, and evolving status of climate change science and related multi-disciplinary aspects of global change, human systems, and technological change. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with issues related to groundwater contamination prevention and response, interrelationships of groundwater contamination with federal programs, and aspects of surface water quality. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

Analyst duties include:
Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget).

Responsibilities
Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

Provides advice and instruction in the use of training methods and materials. Resolves complaints from trainees. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves important and very specific issues that may arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations. Provides training to federal library staff and partner network staff at the FEDLINK training facility, at regional locations, or at individual member locations around the world. Travels to numerous locations in order to accomplish duties. Collects, organizes, and/or analyzes training success statistics. Monitors and develops plans to implement training goals and to assure achievement of learning objectives within the FEDLINK program. Recommends and contacts speakers for FEDLINK events. Provides initial intensive instruction and ongoing training of lower grade staff, temporary staff, and interns, reviewing and revising the work as needed. Presents papers at meetings and conferences.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Systems Administrator
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD
Salary: $54,400-$66,212

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

JOB SUMMARY

The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible for the day-to-day support of the Library servers and data network. The work requires extensive specialized training and experience in servers and server-based applications, telecommunications, electronics, network communications equipment, network security, and network engineering, including wired and wireless networks and operating systems and cloud-based applications.  Position requires working well with users, performing under pressure, balancing demanding day-to-day assignments with long-term projects, and supporting weekend maintenance and upgrade projects. This position may require the employee to work in multiple locations. Continuing formal and self-education is required to keep up to date with constantly evolving technologies.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Server & Network Administration

  • Responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, troubleshooting, and customizing security settings for servers in a Windows 2019 Domain environment. Including but not limited to:  Hyper-V Server, Active Directory (AD), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Web Servers, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Remote Desktop Services (RDS), and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Assists with installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, troubleshooting and repair of firewall, filter, networking (wired and wireless) hardware, telecommunications equipment, and related software necessary for network and internet access in the library system.
  • Assists with establishing and monitoring controls to evaluate system performance, throughput, and security; takes appropriate action to ensure 24x7x365 accessibility and reliability.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends the best use of information technology (i.e., network architecture change, new hardware, software standardization) in meeting the public’s and library’s needs.

Security

  • Makes risk-based assessments of critical data and system backups and make recommendations for a plan of action based on priority, policy and risk.
  • Stays current on cybersecurity best practices to safeguard the library network and data and to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of library network and data.
  • Stays abreast of emerging threats and zero-day vulnerabilities.  Serves as secondary point of contact (after Network Supervisor) for Intrusion Detection and coordinates responses to breaches and other attacks to the network such as Denial of Service attacks, ransomware, viruses, web-based attacks, etc.
  • Helps Network Supervisor develop Disaster Recovery plans and Continuity of Operations Plans. Follows established guidelines and frameworks such as NIST, CIS Controls and PCI-DSS for cybersecurity.

Communication

  • Communicates understanding and support of organization goals and programs through actions and spoken and written words; interacts effectively with individuals and groups at all levels; maintains ties with external organizations; keeps all interested and involved parties informed of matter requiring their attention.
  • Reports project status to committees, supervisors and outside agencies; takes appropriate action to keep projects on schedule and within established human and financial constraints.
  • Implements established goals and objectives of the organization; devises and implements work methods and procedures; reports on IT department and projects’ progress and effectiveness.
  • Assists with training staff/customers on technology and its implementation, both one-on-one and in a group
  • Provides leading edge technical advice to all departments.
  • Prepares technical specifications, documentation, and correspondence, and other communications involving telecommunications and networked systems.

Planning & Administration

  • Ensures effective maintenance and operations of facilities and equipment.
  • Works to increase operational capabilities and increase efficiencies within departments.
  • Prepares management reports; collects, analyzes and evaluates data and information and develops conclusions, action plans, and recommendations thereon.
  • Develops and maintains informational resources and safeguards their use.
  • Uses financial resources economically and efficiently; helps to develops and administer budgets.
  • Assists with grants, e-rate, contract documents and submissions.
  • Procures, stores and distributes supplies and materials economically and efficiently.

Special Duties

  • Position will require occasional after-hours weekend work for deployment, maintenance and upgrade projects.
  • Subject to call in or to remain on the job for emergencies.
  • Position will require the employee to work in multiple locations on occasion.
  • Work is subject to deadlines and frequent interruptions.
  • Perform related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge required:

  • Principles and best practices for server operating systems and services, access rights, and server-based applications including web services and electronic messaging.
  • Principles, standards, and best practices for installation, configuration, and management of desktop/laptop computer, client/server software and peripherals.
  • Principles, standards, and best practices for installation, configuration, maintenance and management of network equipment, telecommunications connections, and cabling infrastructure, including associated operating systems, protocols and associated addressing schema, routing, switching, virtual private networks, intranet and internet access.
  • Principles and best practices for network security and Internet connectivity, including firewalls, filters, antivirus, antispyware, and threat detection.

Skills required:

  • Project management
  • Analytical skills to solve complex technical problems and recommend alternatives.
  • Effective oral and written communication, particularly for complex technical issues.

Abilities required:

  • Deliver excellent internal and external customer service
  • Work effectively and calmly under pressure and make judgments in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work place
  • Transition quickly between tasks and reprioritize workload
  • Plan, implement and maintain secure and complex telecommunication and network systems and service.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.
  • Deal effectively with the public
Required Education/Experience

(Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, network engineering or management or related field.
  • Experience:  Minimum of two years of progressively responsible data networking experience that includes responsibility for server and/or network administration, engineering design, and management.
  • Preferred: Library experience.

Licenses or Certificates:

  • Preferred: At least one of the following certifications: MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CISSP, GISP, or similar network operating system certification. Proof of completed coursework can be substituted for certification.
  • Advanced training and/or certifications on network security and firewalls.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Physical demands:

  • Requires reaching, bending and carrying moderate to heavy loads, up to 50 pounds of weight
  • Requires ability to move about the library
  • Requires ability to operate a keyboard and view a computer monitor
  • Requires ability to communicate using a telephone
  • Requires ability to carry and replace computers, monitors and related equipment
  • Requires ability to travel from branch to branch
  • Requires ability to climb a ladder in order to run cabling or access wireless access points

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The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this job.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Northeast Asia Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Northeast Asia Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performing administrative and human resource management functions.

Responsibilities
Works cooperatively with the Asian and Middle Eastern Division Management Team to achieve ASME Division goals.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. 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. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of library collections. Ensures that invoices and credits for library materials are received, entered, cleared, and approved in accordance with Library procedures and statutory requirements (i.e., the Prompt Payment Act). Ensures that vendor complaints and/or statements concerning non-payment are investigated and resolved promptly by appropriate personnel and offices; and for complying with audit requirements.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology
Location: The Park School of Baltimore, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland within proximity to Washington DC and Philadelphia, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.

SUMMARY

The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, celebrates core values rooted in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey. At Park, there is an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities. Building on that commitment, the school recently developed a comprehensive anti-racist action plan shaped by students, alumni, parents, and employees.

Park is also building on recent momentum and enthusiasm for instructional technology and information literacy by creating a new position: director of library services and instructional technology (DLSIT). This role will oversee two co-curricular academic departments and be charged with augmenting Park’s student research program, which for Park is at the intersection of technology and information literacy. In parallel, the school created a new operational technology position (director of IT and information services) that, along with the DLSIT and two associate heads of school, will form a new Technology Cabinet. This collaborative model of technology governance aligns with Park’s approach to shared leadership and consensus-driven decision making. The director of library services and instructional technology starts July 1, 2021 and reports to the associate head of school for academics.

For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/park/libedtech

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Program Management

Manage a 9,000 physical space, which includes two conjoined libraries and other learning commons and workspaces located in the center of campus.
Supervise the library staff, which includes a team of four, and (in collaboration with the principals) the instructional technology staff, which includes three divisional coordinators.
Oversee the library circulation, archives, and collections, as well as various enterprise-level library databases and instructional technology applications.
Support students and teachers who utilize both the physical library and deployed instructional technology tools as part of the teaching and learning program.
Empowering Academic Innovation

Lead a collaborative process to develop a PK – 12 strategic vision and curricular arc for the information literacy and instructional technology programs in support of advancing student-directed learning and student research in all divisions.
Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences for faculty and staff in areas of technology integration, information literacy, and student research.
Inspire the library and technology teams, as well as the faculty community, to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
Partner with departments on major research and instructional technology initiatives.
Create and implement a vision for the physical library space to become a central hub for developing informational literacy, supporting technology integration, serving as an instructional design partner to faculty, and serving as a research partner to students.
Evaluate emerging tools, systems, and programming, and maintain local, regional, and national connections, in support of the strategic goals of the academic program.
Leadership and Strategy

Work in concert with the director of IT and information services, and under the direction of the associate heads of school for academics and finance and operations, to develop and implement a technology vision that meets the needs of faculty and students.
Manage the library and instructional technology budgets.
Serve in the Technology Cabinet and on various academic and operational committees, and perform other duties as assigned.

Position: Technical Services Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934.50 annually plus benefits

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job summary:

At CCPL, superior customer service is core to everything we do. As the Technical Services Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have the best experience possible when they access our catalog and use our materials. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Innovation, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervises and/or performs the cataloging and classification of all library materials;
  2. Supervises and/or performs the physical processing of all library materials (physical and digital);
  3. Monitors department workflow and sets goals and objectives;
  4. Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches, and evaluates the work of assigned staff;
  5. Works closely with the Materials Management department to increase efficiencies in providing materials to customers in a timely manner;
  6. Responsible for staying current with changes to cataloging standards and database record formats;
  7. Assists in the maintenance of the library’s public access catalog;
  8. Ensures consistency of bibliographic records and cataloging procedures;
  9. Oversees a constant revision program to ensure an accurate and up-to-date catalog;
  10. Identifies ways to modify existing processing procedures to increase efficiency;
  11. Ensures that department’s workflow delivers material to branches in a timely and accurate manner;
  12. Creates catalog records for new materials, including editing all bibliographic fields, assigning a Dewey number consistent with CCPL guidelines and current standards, and transferring records into Integrated Library System (Polaris);
  13. Creates original bibliographic records according to standard cataloging procedures as needed;
  14. Loads MARC records provided from library electronic resource vendors such as OverDrive, Hoopla, etc.;
  15. Maintains vendor records;
  16. Merges on-order record into correct bibliographic record when necessary;
  17. Verifies bibliographic information of additional copies and edits records as needed;
  18. Reviews and approves timesheets of assigned staff;
  19. Trains staff in standard cataloging and processing procedures of library materials;
  20. Trains staff to recognize bibliographic errors;
  21. Ensures accuracy of holdings records;
  22. Resolves database problems by merging or editing records and by initiating call number changes as needed;
  23. Notifies system of systemwide cataloging and call number changes;
  24. Supervises the receiving of all deliveries at Headquarters (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.);
  25. Monitors department substitute budget;
  26. Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate;
  27. Participates in the Carroll Library Partnership and works with local partners to maintain a consistent database;
  28. Performs other duties as instructed and assigned.

Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science;
  2. Two or more years professional cataloging experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience;
  3. Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  4. Maintains Maryland Professional Public Librarian Certification;
  5. Thorough knowledge of CCPL policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  6. Commitment to excellent internal and external customer service;
  7. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and the principles of collection organization;
  8. Ability to operate in a digital environment and learn new technology as it relates to the library;
  9. Ability to schedule, supervise, assign, train, and evaluate the work of others;
  10. Excellent communication skills;
  11. Knowledge of AACR2, MARC 21, RDA and BIBFRAME;
  12. Familiar with relevant computer equipment and associated software applications.
    Physical and Environmental Conditions:
    Work typically requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes, or equipment. Work may occasionally demand strenuous effort in the handling of moderately heavy boxes or materials. Work may require standing or sitting for extended periods of time. Work may require stooping and/or bending.

The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, and libraries, e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

  • This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542.
  • The position description number for this position is 233393.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
  • The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
  • This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is among the Library’s cadre of Senior Leader Executive Managers. The Library’s policy is to ensure that its executive management responds to the Library’s mission to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. The Library attracts and retains executives of the highest caliber.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the statutorily mandated NLS program of the Library of Congress. Responsible for the direction and management of the NLS to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan.

Is responsible for leading the ongoing technological evolution of the NLS program including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services, such as identifying changes in the technical landscape of the future, the future of network and multi-state libraries, and the lifecycle of current and future developments in support of NLS generally.

Administers the NLS research and development, information technology, collection development, reference, library network coordination, and managerial and administrative staff to attain program goals and objectives; works with the LCSG Financial Management Division on the annual budget process and budget execution for appropriated and gift funds, and represents NLS at professional and management meetings.

Ensures that all services and programs anticipate the changing technology landscape, is responsive to stakeholder needs and demands, and establishes and executes dynamic services that are responsive to the changing stakeholder landscape.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the NLS. Plans NLS annual program and activities within the NLS performance budget, and determines short-term and long-range goals and objectives. Determines research and development priorities, assuring that collections and delivery methods are relevant to patron needs, and that collections are served in a timely and efficient manner.

Determines program priorities in consultation with other Library managers and NLS advisory groups. Develops and recommends policies governing the use of collection materials, and the provision of reference and research services to meet the needs of eligible users. Directs and fosters growth and maintenance of the NLS collections and works to facilitate and increase their use and access.

Works with subordinate managers in planning programs, policies and procedures for the NLS, and expanding the program in accordance with Marrakesh. Serves as chief management official of the NLS, exercising managerial authority and oversight in all areas cited above. Cooperates with officials in other government agencies and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter-agency agreements to benefit the Library and the NLS. Responds to congressional inquiries and requests, and testifies before congressional committees on budget and program matters.

Performs the full range of human-resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Hires and assigns staff as required. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management in accordance with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on job performance.

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

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a wide variety of high-level individuals, including members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and other legislative and executive agencies to advance the mission of the NLS and the mission of the Library of Congress.

Serves as primary agency advisor on collections, services, programs and events of the NLS. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels in the Library of Congress, including senior staff of Library Collections and Services Group and the Library on matters affecting the NLS. Advises senior staff on the appropriate methods to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and challenges affecting library service to blind and print disabled individuals.

Position: Research Manager
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manager to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools

Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools

Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives

Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development

Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Securities and Exchange Commission
Salary: $130,364 to $218,671 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Office of Chief Data Officer is responsible for leading the development of SEC’s data management strategy and priorities; enabling data analytics to support enforcement, examinations, and policymaking; ensuring that the agency collects only the data needed to fulfill its mission and can effectively secure.

OCDO includes the Information Services Branch, which delivers information expertise and a high-quality portfolio of business, law, and finance resources to support mission critical work.

Responsibilities

If selected, you will report the Chief Librarian and serve as a Senior Librarian, specializing in acquisitions librarianship.

Typical duties include:

  • Serves as Senior Librarian with expertise in the fields of government contracting and procurement of data and information products and services.
  • Leads the Library’s procurement activities for data and information resources on behalf of the SEC nationwide.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) on data and information source contracts.
  • Understands the nature and content of the resources procured and also provides recommendations for the continuation or the cancellation of these resources.
  • Resolves complex acquisitions problems and applies knowledge of current issues and trends in data and information resource acquisitions to improve operations and services.
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures, standards and goals related to the procurement of data and information products and services to continuously improve efficiencies and workflow.
  • Tracks funds allocated, committed, and obligated and monitors the Library’s acquisitions budget.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Books Support Team Section, U.S. Arts, Science & Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate of Library Service. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control.

The position description number for this position is 128318.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Uses standard techniques to perform further sorting and distribution for items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard. Records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, and special formats) on the appropriate entry in online and manual files. Independently performs serials control activities in an online environment.

Updates entries in online and manual files. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions or changes to treatment and selection decisions, updates to reference or routing assignments, consolidation of holdings, and claims of missing items.

Performs copy cataloging for various materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Learns to identify possible errors in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel before correcting the problem.

Receives and accessions various types of materials. Searches collection data in large in-house databases. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the appropriate section, shelf, or individual cataloger. Creates labels for materials and performs other end-stage processing tasks as required. Routes accessioned and processed materials to the correct locations in the Library.

Communicates with a broad spectrum of clients regarding routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides forms and instructions for securing these services. Provides technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc. based on knowledge of these services and their differences. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches online databases such as LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for materials in hand. Recognizes the need for appropriate alternative search strategies to locate records.

Uses automated tools, such as macros, preprocessors, and Cataloger’s Desktop to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as needed.

Position: Library Technician (Collection Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 to $51,592 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the General Collections Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate of Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 062252.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Follows unrelated procedures and methods to support preservation and maintenance functions for collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations.

Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

Performs basic repairs to collection materials, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; and repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house material. Conducts treatment in a production environment by batching similar treatments.

Ensures equipment is in optimum working order. Orders needed supplies; troubleshoots equipment malfunction problems; and refers to service calls when appropriate. Participates in ensuring the safe operation of equipment. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting presses, Velo-bind machines, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machines, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases and entering predetermined bibliographic information as prescribed by the appropriate rules for varying levels of cataloging.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Participates in meetings and in individual and group discussions on a very limited basis. Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts. Makes very limited brief and uncomplicated oral presentations.

Under minimal supervision, prepares a variety of simple, routine written materials in support of the unit or office, such as form letters or standard response forms. Prepares and/or drafts general correspondence in accordance with established policies and procedures, and in accordance with specific instructions from the supervisor.

Performs routine editorial operations, such as verifying spelling, capitalization, and punctuation; and reading proofs. Performs simple typing duties not requiring speed, such as typing headings on cards, form letters, general correspondence, and memoranda.

Position: Analyst in Natural Resources Policy (Resilience and Risk Reduction)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will address natural resources issues with a focus on risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes.

Responsibilities

The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
  • The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
  • The tour of duty for this position is full-time
  • The position description number for this position is 4748.
  • 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 who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Analyst in Science and Technology Policy (Science, Technology, and Society)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Science and Technology Policy. The analyst will address science and technology issues related to the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption, such as response to disruptive technologies, the ethics of big data and algorithms, and the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Science and Technology Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the sciences, theories, concepts, practices, issues, and/or principles of the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption, such as response to disruptive technologies, the ethics of big data and algorithms, and the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, and current status of science and technology policy and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative and qualitative approaches in research and familiar with policy related to science and technology policy, particularly the social and policy implications of emergent technologies and their adoption. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

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.

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.
  • The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.
  • The Congressional Research Service, within the Library of Congress, is part of the Legislative Branch of the federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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.

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Department of Justice
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Resources Staff of the Executive Office of the Antitrust Division. The Antitrust Division Library operates within the Justice Department (JMD) libraries network and is comprised of a large body of antitrust specific materials and a consolidated collection of materials specific to the Civil Division, to be used by staff nationwide.

Responsibilities

  • The incumbent serves as a Librarian (Law) performing research in the fields of business, economics, and law, with a specific emphasis on company, industry, and legislative history research. Responsibilities include:
  • Responding to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in a new or highly specialized field of knowledge (e.g. emerging industries), those regarding historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate, or for information that involves legal or specialized terminology.
  • Utilizing a variety of complex technical and specialized databases and other diverse sources to provide extensive legal and legislative reference services.
  • Utilizing one’s own knowledge various published and unpublished sources and electronic databases to answer specialized and/or technical questions and inquiries from clients.
  • Developing topical resource directories.
  • Answering reference questions, locating and selecting appropriate sources and analyzing them.
  • Evaluating the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of the specialized information available on particular topics, issues, or problems.
  • Compiling electronic and paper information packets for clients (i.e., literature guides, resource directories, bibliographies).
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the library collection (i.e., multiple formats of research materials on federal laws, business, and economics).
  • Reviewing the veracity of the online library catalog with regard to what is on the shelf; editing and verifying catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Reviewing a wide variety of brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources to recommend new items and sources for possible acquisition; determining the quality of materials acquired from different sources and the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Monitoring the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications.
  • Teaching clientele about research tools through one-on-one or class instruction.
  • Developing and maintaining library web pages and electronic guides.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Children’s Instructor and Research Supervisor
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $51,977 – $91,143 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITY Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages. Ensures HCLS’ educational mission achieves its racial and social equity goals. Effectively lives the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well. Advances HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, ResearchAssistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Creates and implements children’s educational plan responsive to community aspirations and achieves HCLS’ strategic goals. Ensures curriculum meets HCLS’ goals standards for quality and instructional design. Supervises and develops children’s instructors. Manages department activity. Participates in the planning of system-wide events, classes, and A+ Curriculum Enhancements for Children’s Services. Trains new children’s instructors. Assigns and monitors projects related to children’s curriculum. Serves as resource person to staff on children’s materials and curriculum. In collaboration with Materials Management, develops children’s collection to be responsive to community aspirations. Prepares and teaches children’s classes for children ages birth through 5th grade, including classes related to the Enchanted Garden. Visits schools to present book promotions, teach A+ classes, and provide instruction resources for preschool, elementary and high school students and staff. Provides research to the public by answering queries in person, by telephone, or electronic means. Teaches/facilitates classes, seminars and events for adults related to children’s education. Oversees collection maintenance and shelf reading. Hosts HCLS branch tours. Manages community engagement in accordance with equity goals, including liaisons to A+ schools. Participates in special events in the community. Participates in professional training and development. Requires vigorous activity, including standing, jumping, stretching, singing and sitting on the floor. Maintains regular and predictable attendance. Adheres to all policies and procedures. Oversees staffing and building security on an assigned basis. May be required to serve as a passport acceptance agent. May be required to work the Customer Service Desk. Assists with closing and building security on an assigned basis. Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Requirements: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: Four-year college degree. Minimum of two years supervisory experience. People skills – ability to work effectively with others and enjoy it. Exemplifies extraordinary customer service skills. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated ability to be positive, adaptable, and forward thinking. Demonstrated passion for working with the public, especially with children. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships. Working knowledge of HCLS’ collection in all formats available.
Thorough knowledge of children’s materials. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Ability to promote children’s curriculum throughout the county. Demonstrated ability to motivate people, build teams, and to lead groups, committees, and other planning structures. Knowledge of the community and current events; Tech savvy – ability to use programs/processes such as the Internet, specialized online research tools, office applications, as well as other library related programs. Current valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS. Job allows for some variance in work routine and considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling and sitting. In addition, strenuous activity is required, such as carrying bags or boxes of books (weighing up to 30 lbs.) or arranging rooms for classes and events.

Position: Senior Cataloger
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $44,004 – $77,161 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITY Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages. Ensures HCLS’ educational mission achieves its racial and social equity goals. Effectively lives the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well. Advances HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs original cataloging for all types of materials when no LC MARC or OCLC cataloging is available. Performs copy cataloging for all types of materials when LC MARC or OCLC cataloging is available. Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal classification numbers. Assigns local call numbers to compact discs, talking books, and DVDs. Edits bibliographic records in accordance with AACR2 using MARC 21 tagging and Polaris Library Systems software. Performs authority work for name, series, and subject headings. Provides expertise for Cataloging staff on MARC 21 tagging and coding and updates of cataloging trends. Lead contact to resolve HCLS cataloging problems and answers cataloging questions. Researches and provides analytical assessment of cataloging best practices to Materials Management Manager. Identify cataloging anomalies in the HCLS portfolio. Identifies or determines cataloging strategy for new and innovative collection items. Participates as cataloging authority of HCLS projects and initiatives that require collection items. Develops and implements annual system wide training program on HCLS’ cataloging process and methodology, as well as industry updates. Performs monthly analysis of the cataloging output and productivity measures. Participates and represents HCLS on industry discussions regarding cataloging techniques and trends. Analyzes cataloging best practices, library service trends on the national, state, and local level to provide library and commercial cataloging techniques and recommendations to improve findability and speed of books to shelf. Provides resource recommendations to the Materials Management Manager. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned. Maintains regular and predictable attendance. Adheres to all HCLS policies and procedures.

Requirements: M.L.S. and a minimum of three-year cataloging experience. Experience using AACR2, LCSH and the USMARC formats. Knowledge of national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Knowledge of current cataloging practices. Ability to input and retrieve data accurately. Ability to search, organize, and record bibliographic data with accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and make sound decisions. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team effectively. People skills – ability to work effectively with others and enjoy it. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy. Demonstrated experience working with Polaris, an ILS software. Tech savvy – proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and social media. Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for diversity in cultural and ethnic values materials. Demonstrated experience multi-tasking and managing varying levels of responsibility with short deadlines. Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Job allows for variance in work routine and considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, and sitting. Job requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, and driving. In addition, strenuous activity is required such as lifting cartons of books or moving heavy furniture, equipment, and packages, up to approximately 50 pounds while using appropriate equipment to assist such as a hand truck.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Librarian II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Charlotte Hall, MD
Salary: $54,167 – $86,668

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Southern Maryland Regional Library seeks a professional librarian to join our team. Acts as the Technical Services team lead which includes the monitoring of team workflow and performance, directing work activity, and supervising a technical services staff of five. Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. Maintains the integrity of the bibliographic and item record database. Performs NACO level authority control work. Participates in the development of department policies and procedures. Trains Technical Services support staff and member library staff.

The Regional Library technical services department is a fast paced environment which is responsible for cataloging and processing thousands of items annually. To be successful in this position, the candidate must be flexible, intelligent, able to utilize cataloging expertise, willing to learn, and skillful in leadership and team supervision.

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required. Two years’ experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Three years supervisory experience required.

Salary Range: $54,167 – $86,668. Excellent Benefits

Application Procedures

All applicants must complete an application, which can be found on our website https://smrla.org/jobs

Failure to submit a completed application and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review.

Application Deadline March 8, 2021

About the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc.

Vision

Advancing Library Excellence

The Regional Library collaboratively provides the public libraries of Southern Maryland with services that help them serve the citizens of Southern Maryland and beyond through shared resources, including people, time, and services.

At the Southern Maryland Regional Library, you will make an impact.

Culture

We pride ourselves on partnering with the local public libraries and libraries across the state and nation to provide excellent library services and in looking beyond to the future of libraries. What we do matters.

We are a learning organization where all team members are valued, not only for their daily work, but for their ideas, creativity, and potential.

We are a team of strategic thinkers, problem solvers, librarians, information specialists, computer geeks, and data ninjas who celebrate individuality, welcome big ideas and small ideas, and encourage growth through collaboration. We’re looking for people who can think beyond their daily activities to what could be and who are willing to work toward that future.

We work hard, laugh often, cooperate, collaborate, and learn together.

Southern Maryland Regional Library serves diverse library partners. Our customers inspire our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in how we approach our work. We acknowledge the role of racism in marginalizing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and we are committed to creating an anti-racist organization that is inclusive and equitably serves all members.

Career Benefits

Work with dedicated professionals who are leaders in the state of Maryland and beyond. You will be given opportunities to expand your knowledge and become involved in library work statewide and nationally.

Where we are located

The Southern Maryland Regional Library is located in northern St. Mary’s County and serves Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County’s public libraries. It is a rural community located about an hour and a half from Washington DC, urban Maryland, and even Northern Virginia. Living and working here will give you access to everything that rural life and urban life can provide—the peace and quiet of the country and access to the wider world of DC and beyond.

Requirements
ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required. Two years’ experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Three years supervisory experience required.

Four Positions: Washington, DC & Virtual

Position: Assistant Manager of Research Operations
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Assistant Manager of Research Operations to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position is best located in the DC office, but we will consider excellent candidates working from our NY office. The Assistant Manager of Research Operations will work as part of the management team to transition the firm’s print collections to digital alternatives and to develop new services in that environment and will assist the Manager with unit project management and oversight. The Assistant Manager has primary responsibility for supervising the Print Team who manage print resources in all offices. This team handles print acquisitions, processes invoices and transactional research allocations, and completes all tasks related to the physical library collections and attorney deskbooks. The successful candidate will be someone who enjoys managing people and projects and working with a team across the globe, and is highly proficient using Excel.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Manager of Research Operations to manage unit services and to develop and document policies, procedures, and other best practices to support unit activities.
  • Serving as the main point of contact in the Manager’s absence.
  • Directly supervising staff members engaged in the designated technical services systems, operations and activities (print acquisitions, processing, serials control, routing, and circulation) firm-wide to ensure the delivery of consistent and high-quality service.
  • Managing the deskbook program, including acquisition requests, audits and adjusting subscription counts.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for overseeing and troubleshooting activities related to print materials, including space planning, weeding, and rebalancing the print collections.
  • Managing the relationships with our major vendors of Thomson Reuters, Lexis, and Wolters Kluwer and developing an understanding of the evolving use of print resources in our offices firm-wide.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to the designated systems and operations and using that data to recommend changes in operations.
  • Assisting with data collection and budget recommendations and monitoring expenditures for activities related to the designated systems and operations.
  • Establishing relationships and serving as a liaison internally with administrative staff and externally with vendors and colleagues.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in technical services, resource management, library technology and systems, and resources relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Sharing knowledge by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems, reporting at meetings, teaching, and other means.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firm-wide.

Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including significant experience in a law firm or corporate information center and a minimum of three (3) years of management experience, including supervision of personnel and project management. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment using good judgment.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a busy office environment.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, in oral and written form, with individuals at all levels within the Firm and outside the Firm.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness commensurate to handling confidential and sensitive material.
  • High proficiency in integrated library system software, MS Word and Excel; ability to efficiently search the Internet and experience working in databases.
  • Solid knowledge of legal publishing industry and players and of the organization of legal materials.
  • Reliability, dependability, and strong motivation to respond to requests quickly.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm’s equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Click here to apply: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Research Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Coordinator to join our energetic, creative, and service-oriented global team. This position can be located in our Washington, DC, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, or Los Angeles offices. The Research Coordinator works as part of a firm-wide team to support the information needs of attorneys and other timekeepers, management and administrative staff. The Research Coordinator handles the department’s on-demand reference and document delivery requests using internal and external resources to ensure cost-efficiency.

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing on demand reference and document research services across a wide range of subject areas using a variety of print and electronic resources, including free and fee-based databases and websites.
  • Actively participating in department and other internal firm meetings.
  • Promoting the services of the Department firm-wide.
  • Participating in, or leading, special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Enrollment in an MLS program at an ALA accredited school is a plus.
  • A minimum of one year of experience providing on demand reference in a law library. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of research methodology, print and electronic resources and tools in the areas of law relevant to the Firm’s practice.
  • Ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of free and fee-based resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg BNA to conduct basic research and retrieve documents.
  • Familiarity with library and law firm technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, creative and highly organized individual with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service orientation and a positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge relationships with management, colleagues and a diverse clientele.
  • Effective work habits, including the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities under deadlines.

Arnold & Porter is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. Our firm’s equal opportunity policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions, including, without limitation, recruitment, employment, assignment, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, disciplinary action and terminations. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Arnold & Porter maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Click here to apply: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Part-time Reference Contractor
Location: Online Law Library, Fastcase

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

  • Company Name: Fastcase legal research
  • Contract info: Erin Page, 202-999-4691, epage@fastcase.com
  • Type of service: Online Law Library
  • Posting dates 2/4/2021-4/4/2021

Job description:

Do you enjoy legal research? Are you willing to train others? Do you enjoy presenting and sharing your expertise? Fastcase is seeking a research professional to join our Outreach team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting researchers in all 50 states in using the Fastcase research platforms.
    • Provide expertise in all jurisdictions with customers of varying experience in legal research and practice area
  • Presenting to diverse audiences, including via webinar and in person.
    • Presenting can include travel, so a willingness to travel is a must.
  • Creating reference guides and other materials for new and experienced users.
  • Collaborate with our tech team to create new tools to enhance the research experience.
  • Collaborate with the content team for new products and materials
  • Collaborate with sales to reach out to new and returning customers.

Requirements:

  • JD or MLIS with legal focus
  • 1-2 years experience with presentation and communication
  • Strong research skills with 1-2 years experience preferred.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to drive with a valid driver’s license.

We change the practice of law every day — the ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking innovator. Bonus points for computer science or legal tech experience.

Currently hiring for part time virtual position from 5-9 PM ET Monday through Friday.

To apply please send a resume to Erin Page at epage@fastcase.com

Position: Director, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Location: National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Washington, DC
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20542.
The position description number for this position is 233393.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is among the Library’s cadre of Senior Leader Executive Managers. The Library’s policy is to ensure that its executive management responds to the Library’s mission to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. The Library attracts and retains executives of the highest caliber.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the statutorily mandated NLS program of the Library of Congress. Responsible for the direction and management of the NLS to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives outlined in the Library’s strategic plan.

Is responsible for leading the ongoing technological evolution of the NLS program including the expansion of online and digital delivery of program services, such as identifying changes in the technical landscape of the future, the future of network and multi-state libraries, and the lifecycle of current and future developments in support of NLS generally.

Administers the NLS research and development, information technology, collection development, reference, library network coordination, and managerial and administrative staff to attain program goals and objectives; works with the LCSG Financial Management Division on the annual budget process and budget execution for appropriated and gift funds, and represents NLS at professional and management meetings.

Ensures that all services and programs anticipate the changing technology landscape, is responsive to stakeholder needs and demands, and establishes and executes dynamic services that are responsive to the changing stakeholder landscape.

Provides professional, technical and administrative direction for all activities of the NLS. Plans NLS annual program and activities within the NLS performance budget, and determines short-term and long-range goals and objectives. Determines research and development priorities, assuring that collections and delivery methods are relevant to patron needs, and that collections are served in a timely and efficient manner.

Determines program priorities in consultation with other Library managers and NLS advisory groups. Develops and recommends policies governing the use of collection materials, and the provision of reference and research services to meet the needs of eligible users. Directs and fosters growth and maintenance of the NLS collections and works to facilitate and increase their use and access.

Works with subordinate managers in planning programs, policies and procedures for the NLS, and expanding the program in accordance with Marrakesh. Serves as chief management official of the NLS, exercising managerial authority and oversight in all areas cited above. Cooperates with officials in other government agencies and institutions interested in collaborative projects and inter-agency agreements to benefit the Library and the NLS. Responds to congressional inquiries and requests, and testifies before congressional committees on budget and program matters.

Performs the full range of human-resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Hires and assigns staff as required. Sets and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff and oversees performance management in accordance with Library regulations, procedures and collective bargaining agreements. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on job performance.

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

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a wide variety of high-level individuals, including members of the U.S. Congress and their staffs, and other legislative and executive agencies to advance the mission of the NLS and the mission of the Library of Congress.

Serves as primary agency advisor on collections, services, programs and events of the NLS. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels in the Library of Congress, including senior staff of Library Collections and Services Group and the Library on matters affecting the NLS. Advises senior staff on the appropriate methods to achieve program goals and objectives. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and challenges affecting library service to blind and print disabled individuals.

Two Position: Maryland

Position: Metadata Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries’ resources, both tangible and intangible, through the creation, extraction, transformation, review, and management of metadata. Implements and supports metadata strategies associated with digital initiatives and projects, evaluating workflows and processes, with the goal of improving existing operations through the application of creative strategies and solutions for resource description. Recommends metadata schemas and develops workflows for metadata creation for collections to be digitized. Designs and provides documentation, training, and consultation on creation and application of metadata in the Libraries. Promotes and fosters partnerships with library colleagues involved in digital projects, special collections, continuing resources, and public services.

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

Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/81011

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience.

Experience:
Minimum of two years of experience related to metadata in an academic, special or research library, or institution with a substantial digital collection. Demonstrated experience with MARC or non-MARC metadata in a library environment. Demonstrated experience with XML-based standards. Experience with software and tools for batch creation and manipulation of metadata such as Excel, OpenRefine, or oXygen. Knowledge of cataloging standards, such as RDA/AACR2 and related policy statements, DACS, DCRM, LC classification, LCSH and related thesauri, and the IFLA Library Reference Model. Working knowledge of cataloging utilities, such as OCLC Connexion, integrated library systems, or digital repository systems/software. Knowledge of Semantic Web, RDF, and linked data. Understanding of technical services operations, and emerging cataloging issues and trends in digital resource management.

Ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment and to interact effectively with a broad variety of personnel both within and outside of the department. Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgably and personably, orally and in writing, with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work. Evidence of strong customer service orientation. Ability to meet standards for achieving permanent status.

Position: Research Commons, Head
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is a full-time permanent status track librarian position in the Research, Teaching, and Learning Department with responsibilities for overseeing the Research Commons. The Head of RC will expand on the educational mission of RC, including development and coordination of workshops and events; maintaining and developing services for researchers of all levels, from undergraduate students through faculty, (for example, IRROC and copyright assistance); putting forward marketing campaigns to promote RC; establishing measures and assessments in determining value; and assuming leadership for the development and support of a cohesive digital scholarship service, incorporating GIS, data visualization, data research and OER in accordance with the Libraries’ strategic priorities. The Head of RC will advise and contribute to the developments of commons models across the University of Maryland Libraries, including those at STEM, MSPAL, and TLC units, and provide leadership to their unit by supervising RC staff members.

Duties include actively engaging with colleagues across the Libraries and the campus community in developing and maintaining partnerships, services, and spaces; developing a strong understanding of research needs on campus in order to enhance service models; creation of assessments to determine awareness of the services, overall satisfaction, and suggestions for improvement; drafting strategic goals for the Research Commons; developing a plan for the comprehensive and coherent digital scholarship services. The Head of RC actively participates in services and collections related activities for assigned subject responsibilities, including collection development and management, provides instruction and in person and virtual reference services, and promotes services available through the Libraries.

The Head of RC is an active member of Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other RAS units (e.g., TLC), and with other units in the Libraries (e.g., Digital Programs and Initiatives). In addition, the librarian works with the Director of RTL and other RTL unit managers to enhance cooperation between units and to develop and maintain a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.
Requirements: Education: Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience.

Experience:

Three years of professional experience in an academic research library with demonstrated increase in responsibilities. Demonstrated experience working effectively and creatively with academic faculty, students and library faculty and staff. Experience with research/information and instructional services, particularly in developing large-scale instructional programs. Experience or aptitude for developing new research-based programs and services with broad appeals to large and diverse audiences. Experience or aptitude with digital tools, data collection, data visualization, data research, and web and information technologies. Experience with open educational resources (OER), open access and academic integrity. Experience or aptitude to plan, deliver and maintain complex projects and strategic initiatives. Experience with designing measures and assessments to determine value, experience with a variety of assessment tools. Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Ability to maintain web pages, calendars, and other productivity tools.
  • Ability to develop and articulate clear expectations and guidelines for a complex work environment within Research Commons.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and mobilize others. Understanding of current and emerging trends in academic libraries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including established record of published scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship.
  • Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States
Salary: $87,197 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a full-time position with the Library at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
A telework schedule is permitted under COVID restrictions.

Closing Date: Sunday, 02/21/2021, 11:59 PM EST

Please note that this vacancy has a limit of 200 applicants. The job opportunity announcement will automatically close if that limit is reached prior to the closing date.

Responsibilities

Provides in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research for Chambers, law clerks, Court Officers, staff and others. Serves as a research expert in culling through resources in a wide array of formats and fields of inquiry to provide thorough responses to questions. Determines efficient and effective search strategies while under intense time pressure and tight deadlines. Organizes and synthesizes complex search results to meet research needs and expectations, working closely with individual requestors. Performs collection development through selection responsibilities and resource evaluations. Provides training and orientation to law clerks and new employees regarding Library resources and services. Participates in the design and maintenance of a complex relational database for research inquiries. Maintains broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects which impact the overall effectiveness of the Research Department and the Library. Works as a member of the Research Department with substantial independence on individual requests and projects, as well as in collaboration with staff in all Library departments.

Qualifications

At least three years of professional experience in a law library setting, performing legal research, general reference and legislative and historical research in both print and electronic formats and resources required. Experience with major legal and non-legal databases, including Westlaw, Lexis, HeinOnline, Bloomberg Law, PACER, Proquest, and JSTOR required. Experience in the research and literature of one non-legal subject area, such as empirical research, history, or business, highly desirable. Knowledge of a foreign language desirable.

Education

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. Law degree from an ABA accredited institution strongly preferred.

Additional information

Working for the Supreme Court of the United States offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Additional benefits include flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and the SmartBenefits transit subsidy.

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Copyright Acquisitions Division augments the Library’s collections by acquiring works through the mandatory deposit requirement of the Copyright Act of 1976. The position identifies, selects and acquires materials, and contacts domestic publishers regarding the mandatory deposit of published works.

Responsibilities

This position is located in the Copyright Acquisitions Division, Office of the Chief of Operations , Copyright.

The division monitors U.S. publishing activities and seeks to encourage voluntary, regular deposit and registration by planning and implementing outreach efforts; establishing and maintaining effective relationships; and administering informal arrangements and negotiated, formal agreements with individual publishers or trade associations. Under the authority delegated by the Register of Copyrights, the division also issues demands for deposit and monitors subsequent compliance. Non-complying claimants may be referred to the Department of Justice for prosecution

Identifies, selects, and acquires library materials in assigned formats and assigned subject areas through the mandatory deposit provision of the U.S. copyright law. Materials identified for selection and acquisition are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Contacts domestic publishers to obtain information or to relay information related to the mandatory deposit of published works. Manages serial subscription deposits; approves acquisitions and bibliographic records when issuing informal requests or formal demands; and resolves routine problems independently. Conducts publisher reviews to determine their rate of compliance and to bring them into full compliance with the Copyright Law. Ensures demand orders are represented by correct bibliographic identification, correct publisher contact information, and correct coding in the acquisitions and cataloging systems. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the acquisitions and deposit process, including assisting in preparation of responses for requests for special relief from the mandatory deposit requirements. Performs research using on-site reference sources, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library.

In consultation with the supervisor or a senior specialist, gathers and evaluates copyright and publication facts to determine if the materials are subject to copyright demand, or are available through other acquisition methods

Answers inquiries from copyright claimants and publishers regarding deposit requirements, Copyright Office and Library policies and programs, and the acquisition needs of the Library. Refers difficult technical questions on U.S. copyright law and Copyright Office policies and practices to a supervisor or senior specialist

Provides routine copyright information to LC Recommending Officers and assists LC staff in searching Copyright Office databases via the internet.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
  • Ability to work with electronic resources in a library environment.
  • Ability to apply the principles and techniques of collection development in a library environment.**
  • Ability to use information retrieval principles.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of acquisitions, selection, and bibliographic control.**
  • Ability to utilize technology to plan, organize, prioritize, and monitor varied workload.
  • Ability to provide consultation and perform liaison duties.**
  • Ability to communicate technical information orally and in writing in a convincing manner to resolve issues and influence others to support a position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Washington, DC: Two Positions

Position: Library Technician
Location: CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the CIP and Dewey Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 128318.
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.

Responsibilities
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. The incumbent of this position performs major technician duties for the functions of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control. A foreign language may be required for this position depending on the geographical area for which functions are being performed. For example, staff processing and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language.

Plans and carries out many procedures to acquire library materials via exchange, gift, transfer, approvals, Copyright or purchase. Performs searches of reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Receives, inspects, and processes library materials in all formats received from all sources (governmental, exchange, gift, purchase). Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters. Assists in determining materials that need to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers.
Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records.

Uses standard techniques to perform further sorting and distribution for items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard. Records receipts for all formats (e.g., bound and unbound ink prints, microforms, CD-ROMs, and special formats) on the appropriate entry in online and manual files. Independently performs serials control activities in an online environment.

Updates entries in online and manual files. Resolves a wide variety of editorial problems such as duplicate entries, additions or changes to treatment and selection decisions, updates to reference or routing assignments, consolidation of holdings, and claims of missing items.

Performs copy cataloging for various materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Refers problems and items needing authority work to senior staff.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Learns to identify possible errors in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel before correcting the problem.

Receives and accessions various types of materials. Searches collection data in large in-house databases. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the appropriate section, shelf, or individual cataloger. Creates labels for materials and performs other end-stage processing tasks as required. Routes accessioned and processed materials to the correct locations in the Library.

Communicates with a broad spectrum of clients regarding routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides forms and instructions for securing these services. Provides technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc. based on knowledge
of these services and their differences. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic or acquisitions data supporting various library functions for acquisitions and cataloging. Efficiently searches online databases such as LC/ILS, ISSN, and OCLC to locate records for materials in hand. Recognizes the need for appropriate alternative search strategies to locate records.

Uses automated tools, such as macros, preprocessors, and Cataloger’s Desktop to process titles. Enters data related to production into statistical or management databases and runs reports as needed.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

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

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division is accepting applications under its 2021 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Responsibilities
About the Graduate Recruit Program:

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS
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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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.

Maryland: One Position

Position: Head, Research Commons
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
This is a full-time permanent status track librarian position in the Research, Teaching, and Learning Department with responsibilities for overseeing the Research Commons. The Head of RC will expand on the educational mission of RC, including development and coordination of workshops and events; maintaining and developing services for researchers of all levels, from undergraduate students through faculty, (for example, IRROC and copyright assistance); putting forward marketing campaigns to promote RC; establishing measures and assessments in determining value; and assuming leadership for the development and support of a cohesive digital scholarship service, incorporating GIS, data visualization, data research and OER in accordance with the Libraries’ strategic priorities. The Head of RC will advise and contribute to the developments of commons models across the University of Maryland Libraries, including those at STEM, MSPAL, and TLC units, and provide leadership to their unit by supervising RC staff members.

Duties include actively engaging with colleagues across the Libraries and the campus community in developing and maintaining partnerships, services, and spaces; developing a strong understanding of research needs on campus in order to enhance service models; creation of assessments to determine awareness of the services, overall satisfaction, and suggestions for improvement; drafting strategic goals for the Research Commons; developing a plan for the comprehensive and coherent digital scholarship services. The Head of RC actively participates in services and collections related activities for assigned subject responsibilities, including collection development and management, provides instruction and in-person and virtual reference services, and promotes services available through the Libraries.

The Head of RC is an active member of Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other RAS units (e.g., TLC), and with other units in the Libraries (e.g., Digital Programs and Initiatives). In addition, the librarian works with the Director of RTL and other RTL unit managers to enhance cooperation between units and to develop and maintain a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.

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

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience.
Three years of professional experience in an academic research library with demonstrated increase in responsibilities.
Demonstrated experience working effectively and creatively with academic faculty, students and library faculty and staff.
Experience with research/information and instructional services, particularly in developing large-scale instructional programs.
Experience or aptitude for developing new research-based programs and services with broad appeals to large and diverse audiences.
Experience or aptitude with digital tools, data collection, data visualization, data research, and web and information technologies.
Experience with open educational resources (OER), open access and academic integrity.
Experience or aptitude to plan, deliver and maintain complex projects and strategic initiatives.
Experience with designing measures and assessments to determine value, experience with a variety of assessment tools.
Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment- opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

One Position: Maryland

Position: College Librarian
Location: Goucher College, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland within proximity to Washington DC and Philadelphia, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.

Goucher College seeks a dynamic College Librarian to provide leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of library services to the College, contributing to the Library’s campus-wide focus on transformative teaching and learning. The College Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to position the library as the academic learning center, a vibrant hub that integrates student learning and success with information and digital literacy. The successful candidate will provide the strategic vision and leadership needed to redefine the library beyond the classroom, where students develop a habit of mind through mastery of skills and confidence gleaned from reflection, relationships, and resilience; where they are inspired to learn independently, with and among others, guided to ideas through the exploration of knowledge and resources; and where they experience the joys of life-long learning and membership in a diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious community of critical thinkers. Reporting to the Provost, the College Librarian has faculty status and will work closely with other campus departments and offices.

The College Librarian will:

  • Serve as a strategic leader on campus adept at responding to and managing a changing campus environment;
  • Serve as chief advocate and spokesperson for the academic support provided by the Library;
  • Provide strategic vision for the continuing development and advancement of the Library as a learning center, leverage existing strengths in the service of new initiatives;
  • Lead strategic planning and assessment efforts to determine the needs of the Library and document its effectiveness as demonstrated by evidence-based assessment methods;
  • Collaborate and regularly consult with faculty and staff to provide significant student resources and support for academic programs, supplemental instruction, tutoring, scholarship, and student learning;
  • Manage the operations of the Library including the facilities, services, staff, and budgets;
  • Oversee the Writing Center, the Quantitative Reasoning Center, Library Research Foundations, supplemental instruction, and tutoring for other content areas or digital literacy, working collaboratively to enhance and integrate student learning;
  • Engage in teaching, liaison, outreach activity and reference as appropriate;
  • Provide energetic leadership in integrating new and emerging technologies with existing library resources and services;
  • Oversee and provide guidance for the management of the Library’s collections, including its online resources;
  • Distribute various Library development funds, grants, prizes, etc.;
  • Lead fundraising for the Library, including supporting the Goucher Friends of the Library organization and serving as the Library’s liaison to College Advancement;
  • Develop, conceive, plan and implement with Library staff a variety of library programs, projects, policies and guidelines;
  • Engage with library leaders and consortia at the local, state and national levels for collaboration opportunities and to promote the College and the Library.

Requirements

Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in library science degree from an ALA accredited program. A second master’s degree or doctorate is desirable. A record of progressive responsibility in libraries is required, with three minimum at the administrative level. The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, oral, video and written communication skills to work collaboratively and collegially with students, faculty and staff;
  • Have creative visioning and problem-solving skills;
  • Possess the ability to identify and develop state-of-the-art information technologies integrated with traditional library collections and services;
  • Have knowledge of current issues in libraries, in teaching and learning, outreach, collections, access, and in digital and special collections;
  • Demonstrate commitment to a user-focused service orientation;
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared governance;
  • Demonstrate commitment to access, inclusiveness, diversity and social justice;
  • Possess a deep understanding of the issues facing higher education, liberal arts colleges and academic libraries.
  • A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Benelux, France And Italy Section, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to read, write, and communicate in Italian and English, and preferably with some knowledge of French.**

Knowledge of library cataloging and/or acquisitions rules, practices, and procedures.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Knowledge of the culture and/or civilization of Italy and/or France.

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to cataloging and/or acquiring library materials.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Two Positions: One Washington, DC; One Virtual

Position: Research and Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Overview

We seek a Research and Content Librarian to conduct complex legal and non-legal research supporting practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Litigation, and Antitrust as a member of the Research & Information Services – Americas team based in our Washington, D.C. office. The Research and Content Librarian will also support Library and Information Services operations daily and during resource and project constraints, specifically supporting the Acquisitions and Content Services Librarian.

Position: Exempt

Reports to: Reference Services Manager – Americas (Direct); Library Operations Manager – Americas (Matrixed)

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications

Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team
  • Flexibility to monitor emails and prioritize responses after hours

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

Position: Temporary Virtual Research Librarian
Location: Virtual, Prestigious National Law Firm

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research Librarian for a project position with a prestigious national law firm. This position will be responsible for conducting background check and legal research to attorneys and staff utilizing research tools (Lexis) and internet-based research methods. This role will be full-time, remote/virtual based and will run for 4-8 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research services for attorneys and staff in all offices.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 1+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library.
  • Masters in Library and Information Science and/or Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources.

Two Positions: Maryland

Positions: Correctional Librarian
Two Locations: Eastern Correctional Institution, Westover, MD and Maryland Correctional Institution/Roxbury Correctional Institution, Hagerstown, MD
Salary: $62,918.00 – $100,531.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Introduction
The Maryland Department of Labor has several vacancies in our Western and Eastern Region. When completing your application, please select all locations in which you are willing to accept employment.

LOCATION OF POSITION
1. Eastern Correctional Institution (ECIW) – Westover, MD 21890
2. Maryland Correctional Institution – Hagerstown Hagerstown, MD 21746
3. Roxbury Correctional Institution – Hagerstown, MD 21746

Main Purpose Of Job
This position manages the provision of library and information services in ECI-W, MCI-H and RCI 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.

POSITION DUTIES
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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.
Experience: None

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience in current media center practices, computer, and electronic technologies and providing a variety of media services to a diverse customer base.
2. One year of professional library experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Librarians in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of instructional planning and teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment; ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position. This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting, credit check and background investigation by the Maryland State Police. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required. Maryland Department of Labor’s Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland state correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process. Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, Maryland Department of Labor may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.

Please see the link below for the Librarian APC job announcement and application.
(APC = Advanced Professional Certificate)

https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=21&R2=005896&R3=0001

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Southeast Europe Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Librarian (Lead Acquisition)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Acquisitions Unit in the Information Resources Branch providing advice and guidance to team members concerning the principles of selection of library resources, methods of bibliographic research, standards and practices of the information marketplace, Federal procurement regulations, various methods of procurement of library resources and the employment of streamlined acquisitions procedures that utilize evolving IT to facilitate the acquisitions process.

Responsibilities

  • Explains team goals and objectives to team members and assists them accomplishing its work.
  • Instructs team members in specific acquisitions tasks and work techniques, makes available written instructions and relevant reference materials and provides advice on interpretation of the instructions and references.
  • Acts as Library Procurement Officer in carrying out most intricate acquisitions procedures for the Library that require specialized knowledge of sources necessary for searching out and identifying new channels for procurement of library materials
  • Cultivates important relationships with clients and library sources, deals with many requesters for procurement services.
  • Identifies significant gaps in library collection and acquires materials needed to support Department of State foreign affairs mission requirements.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Information Literacy Librarian
Location: University of the District of Columbia
Salary $65,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University of the District of Columbia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Information Literacy Librarian. This highly visible position supports the mission of the university and division by leading in the development and maintenance of the division’s information literacy program. Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with academic faculty and librarians in planning and implementing a program for teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum, and for developing students’ competence to discover, access, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources. This is a 12-month position. Some evening and weekend work is required

The only public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital, the University of the District of Columbia is a land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare its highly diverse students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The university is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), which manages the shared integrated library catalog, the high-density off-site shared collections facility, the consortium and interlibrary loan systems, and other initiatives. Librarians are expected to serve on appropriate WRLC committees and other task forces, as assigned.

Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit:

https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhfmykk

Applications received before March 1, 2021 will receive first consideration.

Please note that as this is a tenure-track faculty position, the posting includes standard language from the university regarding terminal degrees and teaching. However, this librarian position does not primarily involve classroom teaching so those without teaching experience should not hesitate to apply. The MLS is the appropriate terminal degree for librarians.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Librarian III, Maryland Collections Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $69,280
Closing Date: January 26, 2021

Essential Functions:

The Maryland Collections Librarian, in coordination with the Head of Collection Management, is responsible for developing and maintaining the Library’s Maryland-specific print collections.

The Maryland Collections Librarian manages digitization projects, including preparing and organizing collection materials as necessary for digitization and processing the digital files produced for inclusion in the Library’s digital collections.

The Maryland Collections Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population. All other duties as assigned.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) approved school.

Experience: Two (2) years of professional-level library experience.

Preferred: Experience with technical services. Experience in a law library.

Skills/Abilities:

General

  • Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology and architecture.
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database software, web-based tools).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Cataloging and Digital Collections

  • Knowledge of collection management.
  • Knowledge of digitization and preservation standards.
  • Knowledge of handling and maintaining a collection which includes material that is rare, old, and/or in poor condition.
  • Knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC, RDA, and
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Knowledge of common metadata standards, such as Dublin Core.

Reference

  • Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies, such as Westlaw Edge.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
  • Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
  • Ability to staff the reference desk for four (4) hour periods of time.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Position:Development Coordinator
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $48,367-$79,926

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations or related field supplemented by at least two years’ successful fundraising, development, or marketing experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities and skills listed in the job description, and acceptable performance on appropriate proficiency exercises. Knowledge of constituent management software required (Blackbaud Raisers Edge/NXT preferred)

Responsibilities:
Supporting the Executive Director of Foundation and Foundation Office with the fundraising operations including all development activities, special events, grants, sponsorships, annual fund, endowment, major gift efforts, stewardship, and planned giving programs. This position also may have a portfolio of donors that give annually at $1000 or less, and coordinate volunteer involvement in committees as needed.

Position:Custodian
Location: Busch Annapolis Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $13,872 – $22,923

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Position: Library Associate II
Location: Finksburg Branch, Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $45,825.00

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS listserv.

Job summary:
Provides a variety of public information and programming services to customers in the branch; maintains portion of branch collection materials, creates schedules for the information staff, supervises the work of Library Associate substitutes; coordinates branch volunteer program; works under general supervision; performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
1. Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches and evaluates the work of assigned staff;
2. Selects, processes, and schedules interviews for Library Associate Substitute applicants using hiring software; interviews and provides hiring recommendation to Human Resources;
3. Reviews and approves timesheets of assigned staff;
4. Serves as branch coordinator of volunteers; may supervise volunteers;
5. Greets customers and responds to information, reference, and reader’s advisory requests using model reference and reader’s advisory behaviors;
6. Maintains current knowledge of reference materials and search tools to assist customers;
7. Uses current knowledge of Library related technology to assist and instruct customers and perform basic troubleshooting;
8. Analyzes customers’ questions to decide search strategy and uses appropriate resources to meet customer needs;
9. Processes customers’ requests for materials;
10. Weeds, replaces, and adds materials to adult collections as directed and according to branch and system guidelines, suggests additions to collection area;
11. Develops, prepares, presents, and evaluates programming themes and ideas and submits to department head for approval;
12. Registers customers for programs;
13. Prepares and presents programs, booktalks, and event activities both in the branch and at other locations such as schools, and special events;
14. Conducts library tours to various groups;
15. Creates and/or assists with the creation of library displays;
16. Monitors and coordinates placement of miscellaneous materials;
17. Communicates library policies and procedures to customers as appropriate;
18. Manages multiple customers simultaneously while providing exemplary customer service;
19. Serves as librarian-in-charge; responsibilities include but are not limited to opening and closing activities, resolving customer complaints, and communicating necessary information to staff; enforces Library behavior guidelines and evicts customers, as appropriate;
20. Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate;
21. Performs basic circulation duties;
22. Performs other duties as instructed and assigned.

Position: Children’s Associate/Librarian
Salary: $21.56 – $23.30 Hourly
Location: Waldorf West, Waldorf, MD, Charles County Public Library

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS listserv.

Essential Functions:

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Provides a consistently high level of service to others by assisting with requests, or locating appropriate resources for the request. 

  2. Works collaboratively across CCPL departments to conduct joint programming.

  3. Plans, prepares, and implements age-appropriate programs and outreach for children.

  4. Provides reference and reader’s advisory services.

  5. Maintains confidentiality of customers and their personal information.

  6. Maintains orderliness of collection and neatness of public areas. 

  7. Instructs customers on the use of materials, equipment and technology.

  8. Creates displays and makes suggestions for interactive learning and development activities.

  9. Collects and maintains statistics.

  10. Promotes library services and activities.

  11. May prepare flyers or other publicity in conjunction with the Marketing Department. 

  12. Conducts tours and orientations as necessary.

  13. Works with volunteers, as assigned. 

  14. May serve as Young Adult Associate/Librarian, as needed.

  15. Performs circulation tasks, including shelving, checkouts, issuing cards, renewals, and holds.

  16. Works at different locations throughout the CCPL system as needed.

  17. Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the Library’s mission and goals. 

  18. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further     the Library’s mission and goals.

  19. Fulfills Continuing Education requirements and stays current with Library developments.

  20. May serve as Librarian-in-charge.

  21. Performs other duties as assigned.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Research Services and Innovation Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) is looking for an innovative, learner-centered, tech-savvy leader for the position of Research Services and Innovation Librarian in our Research and Technology Services Department. The Research Services and Innovation Librarian supervises unit librarians and leads all research, learning, and engagement functions including the oversight of the Library’s instruction and consultation programs which emphasizes information, digital and copyright fluency, coordinates outreach and engagement and leads reference services. This individual also serves as a member of the Library Operations Group/Team that includes the Head, of Access Services, Technology Librarian, and Special Projects and Copyright Librarian. This group functional team has oversight of day to day library operations. This position reports to the Associate Director.
The Research Services and Innovation Librarian will possess broad knowledge of instruction program development and demonstrate creativity when infusing pedagogy with technology. The successful candidate will be passionate about collaborating with faculty and students to continuously improve user experiences. This individual will support and enable student and faculty collaboration, scholarship, creativity, and innovation. Flexibility and adaptability is key for working in our fast-paced environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and management of programs and services that support research and learning for faculty, students, and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction Unit. Evaluate and mentor full-time librarians.
  • Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program that promotes information, digital, and copyright literacies. Develop strategic partnerships with faculty to facilitate the development and implementation of online learning and/or digital literacy initiatives into the curriculum as appropriate.
  • Lead and oversee research consultation services including subject specific support in data management.
  • Partner with students, faculty, and library staff to enhance outreach and engagement to promote the use of library spaces and programs in support of research by implementing and maintaining effective policies and procedures in response to evolving user and operational needs.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and support institutional, state, and national reporting.
  • Expand access to library services by serving as a liaison and supporting discipline information needs.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities to support the Research and Technology Services Department. Serve on Library and other committees as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends and the ability to thoughtfully analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to improve user experience;
  • Minimum of 3 years recent, significant library instruction experience in an academic library;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating and leading staff;
  • Ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats with a broad knowledge and understanding of instruction, pedagogy, and principles related to information and digital literacies development;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current and emerging technologies including developing learning objects.
  • Experience leading in-person or digital reference and research services in an academic library;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills related to outreach, relationship-building and collaboration;
  • Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to think strategically, set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time with little supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population in a busy public service setting to deliver high quality customer service;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, with or without accommodation, in support of work processes and projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or academic coursework related to user experience, instructional design, digital pedagogy, educational technologies, or learning spaces;
  • Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with trends in data management
  • and other emerging areas of research expertise in an academic Library;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
  • Experience leading programming in a library commons;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLiad.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Services Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 128788.

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.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints and Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats. The incumbent works alone or with a team to prepare collections for service. This processing work involves archival arrangement, bibliographic description, inventory control, and collections management tasks such as recognizing different visual formats, sorting and labeling, foldering and boxing, performing digital reformatting and quality review, and entering pertinent information into inventory databases and library catalogs according to standard procedures. The collections contain more than 14 million items in hundreds of collections stored in local and remote sites. They encompass the full range of subject and geographical specialties collected by the Library and are often in fragile physical condition with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling.

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, barcoding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Prepares a variety of material for digital and other reformatting by counting items, transporting to duplication service, and reviewing duplicated images for adherence to established quality standards.Compiles and maintains records of processing activities and completes appropriate forms for statistical reports.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Research Manager (Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service seeks a Research Manager for the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section in the Government and Finance Division. This position will be filled as a GS-0101 (social science analyst) or GS-0110 (economist). Applicants can request to be considered for either or both series (see Vacancy Questionnaire).

Applicants who apply for only one series will not be considered for the other series.

Responsibilities
The Section Research Manager leads a team of policy analysts in the development of policy research and analysis for Congress. The section covers a broad array of financial regulatory and economic policy issues including, but not limited to, banking, financial institutions, insurance, housing finance, securities, monetary policy, and macroeconomics. The section’s work intersects with many related areas including trade, energy, labor, and economic development.

The Research Manager duties include:

  • managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance;
  • ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
  • proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
  • managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility;
  • collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources; and
  • performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.

Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section and who have strong interpersonal skills and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in writing, research, and analysis, and knowledge of congressional decision making and legislative process is desired. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

The Research Manager directly supervises 10-12 staff members in the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section of the Government and Finance Division. The Research Manager advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director, leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change and exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.

Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature. Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

Contributes to and assists in developing CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees the implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff are able to acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff.

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 over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is accurate, 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.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 385309.

Responsibilities
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.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian II, LAC Group-DC
Location: Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks a Librarian II to join a contract supporting a well-known governmental organization focused on international development located in Washington, D.C. The Librarian provides reference and research services, using library resources and specialized databases. They perform original and copy cataloging, maintain the ILS, maintain the library’s website, support library outreach and promotions, and perform other projects as assigned. This is a full-time, benfited, on-site position, though it is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to reference questions both virtually and at the reference desk using a wide variety of databases (eg Factiva, EBSCO, Dun & Bradstreet, World Bank e-Library, LexisNexis and others).
  • Prepares in-depth research on special topics
  • Engage actively with technical developments in library software, technology and platform developments
  • Manage collection development and maintenance.
  • Help maintain electronic resources and Library supported web sites.
  • Train clients and staff on effective search techniques for library e-resources.
  • Perform copy cataloging using recognized standards.
  • Assist with projects as needed: software implementation, needs assessments, database launches, strategic planning exercises, and special events.
  • Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the areas of foreign assistance and economic development
  • Contribute to all aspects of the library, including maintenance of the integrated library system (ILS), cataloging and processing materials, interlibrary loan operations, and collection development.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA‑accredited library science program.
  • Three years of library experience.
  • Experience with providing ready and in-depth reference. Preferred: familiarity with LexisNexis, Factiva, business and international databases
  • Experience with the Springshare Suite.
  • Strong knowledge of library information technologies, including internet and online database searching, e-journal and discovery platforms (EDS a plus), ILS platforms (SirsiDynix a plus)
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite applications.
  • Experience with library and journal usage statistics preferred.
  • Experience with copy cataloging and authority control.
  • Experience using the OCLC system and Connexion.
  • Willingness to learn new things and problem solve independently.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others to achieve project goals.
  • U.S. citizenship required.

Preferred:

  • Secret clearance a plus.
  • Knowledge of international development and foreign assistance programs and familiarity with print materials, e-resources and websites in the international development field a plus.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library & Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as a Librarian (Reference) providing information resources and research services for government officials and staff of the EOP regarding government-wide and/or national and international issues.

Responsibilities

As a Librarian (Reference), GS-1410-13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Serves as the principal Main Library Reference Librarian providing complex policy and legislative research support to government officials and staff of the EOP.
  • Responds to reference and research requests for special information in complex areas of public policy, political science, United States government and history, law, legislation, business administration, international relations, public administration and other areas of interest to the EOP staff.
  • Develops a wide variety of training materials and marketing resources to assist clients with the use of electronic resources and library materials.
  • Communicates orally and in writing at all levels of the EOP in preparing complex reports, correspondence, bibliographies, and other materials.

Position: Librarian-in-Residence
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Library of Congress seeks early-career librarians to bring their intellectual engagement, technological savvy, and theoretical understanding of library and information science concepts to bear on practical challenges via the Librarians-in-Residence program. The program is managed by Internship and Fellowship Programs, Human Capital Directorate.

Responsibilities
About the Librarians-in-Residence program:

The Librarians-in-Residence program offers early-career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and contribute to building, stewarding, or sharing the national collection. Some Librarians-in-Residence may also have the chance to create, manage, and distribute national collection metadata.

Library staff will mentor recently graduated librarians, emphasizing the application of theory to practice through hands-on work. During the six-month appointment, the Librarians-in-Residence will gain meaningful experience in at least one of the following core work areas: acquisitions and collection development; archives and special collections; digital services; cataloging and metadata; collection preservation; reference and instruction; and systems and standards.

Librarians-in-Residence will also be expected to present information from their educational experiences to Library of Congress staff in formal or informal settings.

The service units sponsoring librarian residents are Library Services; National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled; and the U.S. Copyright Office.

Knowledge Development:

Applies knowledge of standard library methods, techniques, concepts, and principles of one or more specialty areas of librarianship to independently perform assignments in acquisitions and collection development, archives and special collections, cataloging and metadata, collection preservation, digital services, reference and instruction, systems and standards.

Develops knowledge of the types of materials within the Library’s collections, including how they are collected, acquired, cataloged, preserved, and shared, and the procedures governing their use. Develops and maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships with librarians and others in Library Services; National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled; and the U.S. Copyright Office, with colleagues in other residency programs, and with subject matter experts in the field of librarianship and information science to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and persons with similar understanding of the subject. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for professional development.

Practical Skill Application:

Utilizes standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to complete assignments related to one or more specialty areas of librarianship.

Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Resolves routine problems promptly and independently, involving the supervisor on only the more difficult problems and recommends solutions or courses of action.

Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices; and participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Provides reference and/or research services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews or written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are readily accessible, i.e., can be found within the Library’s collections or a database by use of standard search procedures. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of the collection’s materials. Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Searches and creates annotated bibliographies, guides, or other knowledge products to facilitate the client finding subject specific information and resources in print and online.

Assists in the creation and maintenance of information systems to manage the Library’s collections and meet existing and foreseeable needs for reference and research support. This includes assisting with creating, managing, and distributing national collection metadata and related standards.

Monitors the condition of collection material to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications and brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management.

Shares responsibility for the security and safe handling of materials by adhering to the Library’s collection security policies and procedures. Ensures items are not damaged, misfiled, or lost through use.

Participates in formulating plans for collection development limited to developing factual data, and provides assistance in investigating minor collection problems, issues, or questions to recommend courses of action.

Position: Librarian
Location: China Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the China Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties:Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: European Reading Room, European Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the European Reading Room, European Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

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

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

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

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

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

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

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

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

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

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

Performs various other duties as assigned.

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Agricultural Library (NAL), Digitization & Access Branch, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Digitization & Access Branch in Beltsville MD.

The Branch’s mission is to acquire materials in agriculture and the disciplines, digitize content of the NAL collections, provide bibliographic access, produce metadata, produce content of AGRICOLA, and to develop the NALT. The Digitization & Access Branch digitizes existing NAL collections, processes metadata, provides collection management and curation, research and outreach.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, procure, and maintain digitization hardware and software.
  • Administer appropriate techniques for the preservation and conservation of library materials.
  • Oversee methods and techniques for storage and conservation of all library materials including archival storage for digital content.
  • Manage sustainable digitization projects, including scope, cost, collaboration with other departments/institutions, timeline, delivery, and promotion strategies.
  • Manage library collection programs and services.