Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

This position serves as a Library Technician and reports to the supervisor of the General Collections Conservation Section in the Conservation Division (CD). The CD is located in the Preservation Directorate (PRES), in Discovery and Preservation Services, within the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC). The incumbent assures long-term access to the Library’s general collections by assessing the condition and preservation needs of new acquisitions and retrospective collections, performing a range of remedial treatments and constructing protective enclosures. CD offers consultation on a wide range of topics related to the storage and research use of the Library’s extensive general collections in addition to providing treatment and housing for these materials.

Uses knowledge of technical methods in conservation and preservation to perform established work procedures and carry out defined projects that involve a variety of specialized activities. Work is assigned with on-going responsibility under the direction of the supervisor who outlines objectives, priorities and deadlines. The Technician obtains guidance from the supervisor when dealing with complex or unfamiliar situations.

Implements defined procedures and methods to treat a wide range of book and paper based library collections. Creates a wide range of custom collection housing using automated box making machinery and commercially available rehousing products. Stays abreast of box making program updates and modified procedures for creating, saving files, and operating on this equipment. Assesses the deficiencies of any existing enclosures and determines object vulnerability in determining housing strategies.

Completes a range of conservation treatments including surface cleaning, sewing and spine repair, paper mending, humidification and flattening, spine replacement, board attachments, mold removal or re-casing of damaged volumes. Works independently to execute Association of Research Libraries (ARL) rated treatments of both 1 (15 minutes or less) and 2(15 to 60 minutes). Uses a scanner and color printer and photo editing software to produce archival facsimiles of brittle book pages and as replacements for damaged covers, end sheets, or pages within general collections items as dictated by workflow.

In addition to the Collections Management Division (CMD) workflow, the incumbent serves as a liaison to one Custodial Division or Reading Room within LCSG. Works independently to assess the needs of the Division’s reference collection items and plan for preservation actions to address those needs. Works with Division staff to address longer-term projects focusing on improving the condition of larger collections taking a more holistic approach to collection preservation.

Independently completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases and Integrated Library System (ILS) to verify call number, barcode or other bibliographic information. This includes searching newly received materials to determine which titles are already covered by entries contained in the ILS database. Determines and enters bibliographic information into the database following policies and guidelines for serials and monographs.

Uses specialized computer programs; develops and maintains a good working knowledge of computer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, graphic design, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production. Creates tables, charts, word documents and presentation materials using Microsoft Office Suite programs and image editing and processing software.

Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for library materials for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are appropriate. Measures items using a scanning device. Determines optimum use of archival board in box making. Assembles and labels completed boxes. Other equipment used may include board shears, book presses, mounting press, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment.

Participates in staff meetings, task forces, and individual and group discussions. Also participates on Library committees such as the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts. Responds to questions from custodial divisions. Makes very limited brief and uncomplicated oral presentations.

Corresponds with others via e-mail. Drafts simple letters and memos requiring standard answers to common queries from library staff including assigned liaisons.

The position description number for this position is 422994.
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: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
Salary: $65,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The George Washington University (GW) is the largest research university in the nation’s capital and is located in the heart of Washington, DC. GW offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many disciplines including medicine, health sciences, public health, and nursing.

Himmelfarb Library seeks applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library. This librarian supports reference, research, and instructional services to students, faculty, and staff of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. This librarian is an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses and acts as a librarian instructor for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the MD curriculum.

Himmelfarb Library invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. This position reports to the Associate Director, Reference, Instruction, and Access.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides support for academic, research, and clinical missions via reference and research information services at the reference desk in the library and via remote reference service points.
  • Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons; contributes to the evaluation of instructional materials.
  • Provides support and training to users for the library’s online resources including databases, citation management, and research tools.
  • Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in GW’s course management system, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
  • Develops and maintains research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  • Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
  • Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
  • Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
  • Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or combination of graduate degree and professional experience in libraries.
  • Coursework or experience searching literature and full-text databases.
  • Coursework or experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services or educational technology support.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and inclusion; may include experiences in education, mentoring, consulting, outreach, or another form of engagement.

Other Information:

Preferred qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience teaching information literacy skills and/or providing reference service, or 2-3 years’ experience providing educational technology support in a library environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical literature databases, such as PubMed.
  • Experience supporting systematic review projects or teaching about systematic review methodology.

Advertised Salary: Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications and are competitive for DC-area academic health sciences libraries. Anticipated salary for Librarian I: $65,000

Other Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 days/year of paid annual leave; 12 days/year of paid sick leave; paid winter break and 7 other holidays; medical, dental, and vision; 401(A) retirement plan, 4% base and GW will match 150% of the first 4% of your 403(B) contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your eligible compensation; tuition assistance; and paid parental leave. For benefits details, please visit GW Benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/94414, and upload a letter of interest, and a CV. Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus.

Position: Research Librarian (6659)
Location: Latham & Watkins LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Research Librarian to join our dynamic team in Washington, D.C.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About the role

As a Research Librarian you will be responsible for providing research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of research tools. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate tools.
  • Compiling and organizing data from research projects into actionable results.
  • Promoting awareness and point of need training about research resources to end users.
  • Monitoring current legal and industry legal developments for practice groups and informing attorneys of important events through alerts, newsletters and other means.

About you

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Intellectually curious and have a passion for research and problem-solving.
  • Proficient in litigation and transactional research.
  • Collaborative and enjoy working as part of a team.

And have:

Research experience in a law firm or other professional service entity desired.

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world’s leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Latham & Watkins LLP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, the Firm requires all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID- 19. Employees must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time that a conditional offer of employment is made. This policy is mandatory except for employees with a documented legally permissible exemption for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian – Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities:

The Librarian performs professional librarian services including reference services,
readers advisory, computer support, technical instruction, location of materials, and general customer service. Performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution:
  • State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  • Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
  • Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at www.HCPLonline.org and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Translational Research Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian to work with the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

The Translational Research Librarian is responsible for participating in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system; measuring the impact of the ICTR; developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources; and providing research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with colleagues at JHU and in the CTSA national network. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/ .

This is a full-time, permanent status eligible track HSHSL Faculty Librarian position at a rank of Librarian I or II. The Translational Research Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Research and Information Services at the HSHSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Faculty Profiles System

  • Assist in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with partners in participating units and institutions.
  • Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity and impact.
  • Develop a marketing and education strategy promoting UMB faculty expertise through effective use of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with ICTR staff.

Research Impact

  • Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Conduct in-depth publication metrics reports at the author level (individual/group/ department), article level, and journal level enhancing visibility and demonstrating the research impact of the ICTR.
  • Employ data visualization tools to illustrate and highlight ICTR funded research.

Promotion and Networking

  • Market and promote ICTR collaborations and resources in partnership with ICTR staff.
  • Working with ICTR staff, implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and to other institutional partners.
  • Share information about the evolving landscape in scholarly communication such as open access and open science.

Research and Instruction

  • Design and offer workshops and consultation services related to research visibility, research impact, and scholarly publishing.
  • Participate in grant preparation and collaborate on grant-funded projects.
  • Develop presentations and share expertise in ICTR professional settings.

Other

  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HSHSL, the UMB ICTR community, UMB, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • One year of experience related to position responsibilities.
  • Experience designing instructional services.
  • Experience delivering presentations.
  • Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Knowledge of faculty profiles systems.
  • Experience in using citation metrics tools.
  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Job Summary

The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university ‐wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives.

As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Library Computing and Technology Services and is part of a highly collaborative IT division.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

Job Duties

Innovation Space

  • Provide technology and educational consultation and support for Innovation Space users.
  • Create and update instructional materials and written guides for the Innovation Space and related and other emerging technologies.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all software and hardware equipment in the HS/HSL Innovation Space to keep them in good working condition.
  • Schedule and promote offerings from the Innovation Space university ‐wide in a timely manner.
  • Create and publish the monthly online Innovation Space Newsletter in collaboration with the Effective Communications Committee.
  • Evaluate the Innovation Space usage and the value it provides to the campus; form concrete plans for its continuous growth in collaboration with the iSpace working group committee.
  • Keep track of the purchase and usage of the Innovation Space supplies and make orders in a timely manner. Keep track of the usage data for the Innovation Space.
  • Explore, test, and recommend any additional software or hardware equipment relevant to the evolving needs of the Innovation Space users.
  • Assist the Associate Director for library application and knowledge systems in setting, evaluating, and renewing the direction for the Innovation Space in strategic alignment with the mission and goals of the HS/HSL.

Emerging Technologies

  • Develop and establish active education and outreach initiatives to familiarize students and faculty with emerging technologies. Evaluate technology effectiveness on a regular basis and refresh and revise for improvement and continued relevance.
  • Identify and develop use cases for new emerging technologies and tools that are relevant and beneficial to the HS/HSL and its users; perform needs assessment and design plans to implement those use cases.
  • Develop programs and events, building university‐wide awareness and knowledge regarding emerging technologies’ impact on, potential benefits for, and applications to health sciences in multiple formats best suited to the needs of the target audience.
  • Monitor and explore the use of new and emerging technologies in higher education and health sciences research and share the result with CATS and the other library staff on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate, as needed on HSHSL Center for Data and Bioinformation Services projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science
  • Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in academic libraries
  • Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction
  • Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology.
  • Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies
  • Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Experience with project management

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, May 27 th , 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access.

The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS) . The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services. For more information about the HSHSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ .

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of research projects.
  • Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
  • Assist researchers with writing data management plans.
  • Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
  • Provide support for CDABS data visualization service.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HSHSL.
  • Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars.
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Engage in professional development, service, and publication/presentation opportunities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA.
  • Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices.
  • Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools.
  • Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, April 29, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Head of Reference Services

Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Salary: $78,423

*Note: In addition to applying through the Maryland Judiciary Careers page, please send a resume and cover letter to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov. As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team. 

NOTE: The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.

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

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work.

Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public.

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: Web Services Librarian

Location: Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Salary: $80,357

*Note: In addition to applying through the Maryland Judiciary Careers page, please send a resume and cover letter to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov. As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role:

  • Assists the Web Content Administrator in the management of the People’s Law Library (PLL) website. PLL, originally developed by Maryland public interest law groups and now managed by the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), is the Judiciary’s primary method of providing legal information and referral assistance to self-represented litigants.
  • Assists with technology development efforts, including upgrades to the content management platform, enhancements to accessibility, and web usability. The Web Services Librarian’s essential technology- related responsibilities include: developing directory and calendar optimizations to enhance delivery of material relevant to self-represented litigants; identifying and correcting coding errors within PLL pages; applying current accessibility standards and best practices to all site pages; coordinating with outside vendors on enhancements to content management systems; and working on other projects as directed.
  • Assists in ensuring that PLL delivers reliable, accurate, and relevant content to users. Essential responsibilities include: identifying out of date and incorrect site content and taking remedial action, as directed; ensuring that legal services directory information is accurate and categorized; and responding to patron questions and suggestions for site improvements.
  • Maintains and improves the TMSLL website. Essential responsibilities include: updating content; maintaining and evaluating website statistics; and assisting in selection and maintenance of future content management systems and internet domain name coordination.
  • Participates in the provision of reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population, as needed. 

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:  Two (2) years of related work experience which must include library or legal writing experience.

Note: Substitutes for the two years of experience may include: a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); a Master’s Degree in a computer-related field; or a Juris Doctor from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, information systems, or library science. Spanish proficiency is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

TECHNOLOGY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • MS Windows-based operating systems.
  • MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with content management systems; expertise with Drupal 8 or 9, with associated modules, is strongly preferred.
  • Various graphics programs (Photoshop, GIMP, MS Publisher, Paint Shop Pro, etc.).
  • Knowledge of internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari).
  • Knowledge of web authoring tools and standards, and page design principles.
  • Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
  • Knowledge of web design, including the use of content management systems.
  • Knowledge of website design and management.
  • Ability to keep abreast of web technology developments, particularly new developments in web content management systems.
  • Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or a similar language.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Drupal content management system is preferred.

LEGAL WRITING AND CLEAR WRITING

  • Knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
  • Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment.
  • Capacity to develop and implement quality control mechanisms for website content and maintenance.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish priorities.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data for evaluation of websites.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to read and understand court documents, legal publications, and complex instructions.
  • Ability to use required communication technologies.
  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

All new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public.

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.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Head of Technical Services & Collection Development

Location: George Mason University Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC JobLine

The Head of Technical Services & Collection Development is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including Acquisitions, Cataloging, e-Resource management, Serials Check-in, Binding, and Deaccession. They also manage the library’s collection development program, act as a liaison for the Alma integrated library system, assist the Associate Dean for Library and Technology with general planning, budgeting, and statistical compilation, and provide liaison services for faculty research.

 Responsibilities

  • * Oversee daily operations of the Technical Services Department: acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, serials check-in, binding, and deaccession. Directly supervises and oversees the hiring, training, and evaluation of the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager and the Cataloging and Serials Manager;
  • * Oversee and communicates with University Libraries about various modules of the Alma integrated library system. This includes serving as a liaison to relevant personnel at the main University Library (Fenwick) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), specifically the WRLC Metadata and e-Resources committees.
  • *Assist the Associate Dean for Library & Technology with general planning and budgeting. Ensures that the needs of the Technical Services department are communicated to the Associate Dean and that the priorities of the Library are effectively communicated to  the Technical Services staff. Accepts overall responsibility for the operation of the Library if both the Associate Dean for Library & Technology and the Associate Director are unavailable;
  • * Submits completed statistics for ASERL, ACRL, IPEDS, ALLStAR, and US News. Compiles statistics for Assets Management for George Mason University’s insurance needs. Ensures the timely compilation of acquisition and cancellation data;
  • * Manages the library’s collection development efforts. Works with other professional librarians in selecting materials for acquisition, assessing library collection needs, and updating the Library’s comprehensive collection development policy;
  • * Works closely with the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager in the order fulfillment process. Responsible for negotiation of contracts with vendors, including coordination with Purchasing and University Counsel’s office. Approves orders for books, databases, equipment, and supplies in the Eva (procurement) and Bank of America (purchase card) systems;
  • * Coordinates with vendors, relevant Law Library and Technology personnel, and University Library personnel to ensure access to electronic databases through IP recognition and/or a Central Authentication Server (proxy server) and the catalog (metadata record loading). Coordinates with the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian to ensure that electronic resources are accurately listed and described on the Library’s list of Law-Related Databases webpage;
  • * Participates in the law faculty liaison program. This direct support includes research, assistance with course materials and course management software, instruction of faculty RAs when requested, training faculty in the use of print and electronic resources, facilitation of interlibrary loan and document delivery, and materials ordering;
  • * Serves as principal contact for gift and other material donations;
  • * Participates in professional development activities, library committees, and law school and university activities.

Required Qualifications

* MLS from an ALA-accredited school;

* Supervisory experience in Technical Services operations, including the management of cataloging and acquisitions functions;

* Demonstrated understanding and experience in managing an integrated library system, especially the Ex Libris Alma system;

* Excellent organization and communication skills;

* Ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students and staff;

* Familiarity with current technical services trends and issues in law libraries;

* Experience in law library budgeting.<br><br>

Preferred Qualifications

* JD from an ABA-accredited law school strongly preferred.

To Apply: https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/54721

Suggested salary range: $75,000-$95,000

Seven Positions: Maryland

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This position is part of the the Office of Research Services (R) at the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent follows accepted practices in resolving non-recurring problems and meeting deadlines; completed products are evaluated for effectiveness in meeting goals; extensive guidelines in the form of verbal instructions, manuals, and regulations are applied.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assists in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Librarian (Instruction)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN in the Learning Resource Center of UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

Duties

  • You will manage the library instruction program.
  • You will provide classroom-based reference instruction.
  • You will identify and implement new topics and methods for instruction to meet the needs of the university’s educational mission.
  • You will design web-based learning modules.
  • You will create and develop topics of interest to university patrons to be included in the instruction program.
  • You will work with students to create modules for students on specialized library topics.
  • You will conduct in-depth, highly specific scientific and medical searches for faculty, staff and students using medical and bioscience databases.
  • You will advise patrons on the most effective use of bibliographic resources.
  • You will serve as a Learning Resource Center liaison with the University’s School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Postgraduate Dental Colleges.

Position: Coordinator of Branch Services
Location: Allegany County Library System
Salary: $34,235 – $51,360

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Branch Services supervises the Service Leaders and oversees and manages the delivery of services and activities of branch staff. The Coordinator of Branch Services supervises all branch operations so ACLS enriches and enhances the community through its spaces, services and partnerships. They work with Service Leaders and other departments to create and manage efficient and effective processes and workflows to carry out library functions. They work with Service Leaders and other departments to coordinate the delivery of optimum customer service and service processes. The Coordinator of Branch Services plays a pivotal role in coordinating the work of the branch staff so that events, activities, partnerships, and initiatives can be carried out and fulfill the intended goals of improving the lives of those in the communities we serve. The Coordinator of Branch Services is a vital part of the library administrative team and represents the public services staff and their perspective in strategic meetings.

Requirements: Master’s Degree OR Two years of experience in fields or trade related to management, district wide supervision, and/or library management. Must be able to successfully complete Library Associate Training Program and maintain certification. Proven history of working with and coordinating varied stakeholders and the ability to craft work plans that achieve results. Proven record of supervisory experience, delegation, and oversight.

Application Process: Submit a letter of interest and resume to Andrea Everett, Allegany County Library System, 31 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or email: aeverett@alleganycountylibrary.info

Special Requests: Come join the Allegany County Library System in Mountain Maryland. We are seeking to fill our Coordinator of Branch Services position to help us deliver community focused library services. This dynamic and friendly person will lead and guide our public services staff to expand their current efforts to achieve the library’s mission by engaging with our communities to learn what they need and how the library can help. Allegany County is an affordable and great place to live, work and play less than 2.5 hours from Baltimore/Washington as well as Pittsburgh. This position offers you the opportunity to use all your library and community building skills and witness the positive impact we can make. This position will be supported and energized by a creative and enthusiastic Leadership Team focused on the library system as the path to enrich and improve the community. Mountain Maryland offers 70,000 acres of majestic nature, internationally recognized bike trails, three centuries of American history, a diverse food, brewery, and winery scene, and an endless amount of outdoor adventure.

Closing Date: 8/30/2022

Position: Library Associate I – Outreach
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $42,120

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Outreach Services Department, located at the Westminster Branch, operates mobile library services vehicles and provides a variety of public services, including programming, technology assistance, information, and circulation, to meet the needs of the community. Under general supervision, this position may perform other duties as assigned.

At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science.
  3. Valid class C driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Application Process: Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Applications must be submitted online at https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/09/2022

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s Supervisor for our Brunswick Branch Library.

Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

This professional management position assures that children, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Children’s Department.

Requirements:

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

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.
  • NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience.

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm, August 17, 2022. For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm August 17, 2022

Position: Senior Librarian
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $68,840 – $113,091

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: In this role you will:

  • Ensure delivery of excellent customer service by guiding staff and implementing policies and solving problems.
  • Serve as a member of a branch management team, participating in planning and organizing the work of the branch.
  • Lead or assist in leading the day-to-day operations of a library branch.
  • Serve as an on-site manager or assistant manager, supervising, training, evaluating as well as coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Develop, provide, and evaluate training to a diverse staff, throughout the Department.
  • Respond directly to customer concerns, suggestions, and complaints.
  • Serve on workgroups and committees designed to encourage communication and problem solving across all levels of the organization.

Requirements: You are:

  • Flexible, adaptable, and eager to implement change to better serve our communities.
  • Able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences through a variety of platforms.
  • Ready to grasp new technologies and train staff to use these technologies.
  • Comfortable developing, presenting, and evaluating training, virtually and in person.
  • An empathetic listener who enjoys understanding and responding to the needs of customers and staff.
  • Ready to understand the part your branch plays in the Department and the role the Department plays in County government.

You will need to have:

  • An MLS, MLIS or similar American Library Association accredited degree.
  • 4 years of professional library experience.

Application Process: Please use this link to Montgomery County’s Recruitment Page – https://mcpl.link/IRC55207

Special Requests:
Closing Date: August 17, 2022

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $49,292 – $56,582

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and tracks related expenditures
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion based on the various needs and interests of our community
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space related equipment.
  • Creates an environment that attracts and invites customers to use the library’s collection and spaces
  • Assists customers at their point of need to find answers to a broad range of questions by using appropriate resources
  • In conjunction with the Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats.
  • For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources
  • Performs all circulation related functions
  • Merchandises and promotes the library’s collection
  • Follows library procedures to open and close the building
  • Occasionally prepare the cash drawer and make bank deposits.
  • Understands and implements departmental, branch, and system policies and procedures
  • May serve as the librarian in charge and, in consultation with a circulation staff member, handle customer issues and respond to building problems with follow-up provided to branch manager
  • Must be able to meet scheduling requirements by arriving to work on time and staying until the end of one’s shift with ability to plan, prioritize, and accomplish tasks
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Staff Handbook for Queen Anne’s County Library
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to effectively work in an environment that serves people of diverse ages, cultures, abilities, and skill levels
  • Must possess computer skills and be able to use different technologies to perform work duties and serve customers
  • Actively supports the library’s mission, vision, and strategic direction
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems, embracing change, and taking measured risks
  • Participates in or presents training and development opportunities, joins professional associations, and shares knowledge in the workplace, and completes job related continuing education requirements in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to work as part of a customer-focused team.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Music and Media Librarian
Location: George Mason University
Salary: $62,500 – $77,500+

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

George Mason University Libraries seeks a creative, dynamic, collaborative, teaching-oriented and research-attentive Music and Media Librarian to support the university’s faculty, students, and staff with their music education and research needs, and to manage the music and media collections.

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

About the Position:

The Music and Media Librarian is responsible for all subject specific instruction, reference assistance and research consultations, outreach, and collection development for the Dewberry School of Music, the Film and Video Studies program, and to serve as domain expert for Media (including audiovisual, music audio media and generally media streaming). The position is located in Fenwick Library, which also houses the circulating music collection, the music reference collection, all musical scores, and the University Libraries’ analog media collections. This position will provide leadership in the University Libraries in the selection, curation, preservation, and scope of media collections. The Music and Media Librarian will be the subject specialist in the areas of media creation, editing, and instruction; and will provide advice on the use of media content by collaborating with the Mason Publishing Group, as well as instructional faculty, subject librarians, the Online Learning Coordinator & Instructional Librarian, students, and administrators.

As a member of the Arts and Humanities Team, the Music and Media Librarian also serves as a subject resource to other librarians, contributes to the development and support of initiatives within the University Libraries, consults with and builds relationships with assigned School and department faculty, contributes to the provision of Libraries’ general public services, and supports university and Libraries scholarly communication initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as subject librarian for the Dewberry School of Music and the Film and Video Studies program, providing research and reference support, instruction, collection development, and outreach to those programs and subject areas;
  • Provides expertise to subject librarian colleagues regarding selection of resources in all media formats;
  • Works collaboratively with the Libraries’ Digital Technologies and Services unit and other information technology units in the university to evaluate and implement new media technologies, and maintain and troubleshoot existing media technologies at the Libraries;
  • Collaborates with the Metadata Services group to ensure that appropriate metadata standards are being used in order to assist users with their resource discovery needs in regards to music and media related items;
  • Works closely with Access Services to determine circulation policies in regards to Music and Media collections and equipment, and provides guidance to Access and Resource Management division staff and others who are responsible for managing media and music collections, circulation, equipment, and media course reserves;
  • Oversees the physical and streaming media collections, including the restricted media collection, to ensure they meet best practices and curricular and co-curricular needs of the University’s faculty, staff, and students;
  • Develops strategies and tools to assess the effectiveness of instruction and outreach activities;
  • Participates in collection development activities assigned subject areas, including assessing existing collections, maintaining deep subject knowledge of assigned collection development areas, and spending allocated funds appropriately to build depth and breadth;
  • Develops print and online format information and instruction materials for assigned subject areas;
  • Engages with and contributing to the development and assessment of programs and services at Fenwick and throughout the Libraries as a whole;
  • Provides face-to-face, telephone, e-mail, online, and other forms of reference service;
  • Participates and serves on committees, task forces, projects, etc., within the Mason University Libraries, the campus, the university, and, as appropriate, the community;
  • Contributes to Arts & Humanities Team shared activities and projects;
  • Seeks, considers and communicates diverse perspectives and ideas; and
  • Participates in professional development and/or scholarly activities to enhance professional skills and contribute to the profession and body of knowledge.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in music and/or equivalent broad knowledge and training in music librarianship;
  • Ability to read music;
  • Demonstrated professional experience (generally 2+ years) as a librarian;
  • Experience in providing responsive and quality reference, instruction, digital and collaborative library research services; as well as practical understanding of the changing research needs of students and faculty; experience in developing, building, and sustaining working relationships with teaching faculty, researchers, and students;
  • Experience with collection development in music, film studies, and/or media; knowledge of relevant vendors and publishers;
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate and promote library resources and services to a variety of constituents;
  • Understanding of emerging trends and technologies in digital literacy/information literacy and music librarianship through research, practice, and other professional development activities; understanding of issues related to copyright and licensing of streaming media;
  • Demonstrated ability to use current technologies for delivering and developing library services;
  • Demonstrated, effective communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment in a distributed library and university setting;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:

  • Training and/or experience in providing media services;
  • Experience with building and maintaining a physical and streaming media collection; and
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Digital Humanities methodologies and research.

Appointment/Benefits/Salary:

12-month Professional Faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications, professional experience, and rank, with an anticipated appointment salary, dependent on rank, as follows: Librarian I, $62,500 – $67,500; Librarian II, $67,500 – $72,500; Librarian III, $72,500 – $77,500; and Librarian IV, $77,500+.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a contemporary academic research library – innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications for this position (FA097z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three current references.

Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett (dtippett@gmu.edu) or Della Patrick (dpatrick@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This position is part of the the Office of Research Services (R) at the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent follows accepted practices in resolving non-recurring problems and meeting deadlines; completed products are evaluated for effectiveness in meeting goals; extensive guidelines in the form of verbal instructions, manuals, and regulations are applied.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assists in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, Head Reader Services
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012852.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

The Head, Reader Services Section and Performing Arts Reading Room is under the general direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief, who review and approve technical procedures, personnel recommendations, and work programs proposed. In other respects, the incumbent enjoys a high degree of independence in the direction of reader services in the Division. Participates in discussions, meetings and conferences with the Chief and Assistant Chief, and, as required, divisional and inter-divisional meetings concerning policies and procedures affecting reader services in the Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR). Meets regularly with Assistant Chief and Heads, Acquisition and Processing Section and Music Bibliographic Access Section, and the Digital Team to coordinate staff schedules and work assignments.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level or equivalent. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. 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 subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time.

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. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of Library collections. Independently makes extensive technical judgments regarding Library operations. Evaluates offers of gifts for compatibility with Library acquisition policies and recommends acceptance or rejection. Selects experts to represent the Library at auction sales.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision making procedures. Assumes the role as an authority in training program management. 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. Develops protocols applicable to the program. Prepares instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Edits written products prepared by others. Prepares statistical information in support of the needs of the program. Coordinates logistics of training planning. Analyzes training needs. Troubleshoots problems within the training program.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Position: Reference & Information Research Librarian
Location: IceMiller

Summary

Accepting Remote Candidates

The Reference and Information Research Librarian is responsible for performing research and reference for attorneys, paralegals and professional staff; supports technical and special projects of the KM & Library Services department; assist users and practice groups in accessing electronic resources and developing instructional resources in support of lawyers, administrative professionals and the department. Candidates must be capable of working in a fast paced environment with time sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position. Attention to detail, responsiveness and excellent customer service are critical in this position, which reports to the Director of Knowledge Management & Information Research.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide reference & research services to attorneys, paralegals & assistants
  • Coordinate interlibrary loan efforts for articles and books not housed at the Firm primarily via OCLC.
  • Add new and remove departed users from online subscriptions in compliance with our policies
  • Trouble shoot connectivity issues for users with online resources
  • Assist in processing NBI research and requests, as needed.
  • Create and maintain custom searches in Westlaw and Vable News Aggregator
  • Support electronic projects as needed for the Library & Knowledge Services Department
  • Maintain the Library’s web presence on the Firm’s intranet including the publication of job aids, quick reference guides & library instruction, link validation
  • Monitors legislative/regulatory developments, industry/client news, events or topics in support of practice group initiatives.
  • Provide key electronic resources for the purpose of collection development, reference, and current case awareness initiatives across the Firm
  • All other responsibilities as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Sciences required; or equivalent combination of education and at least 3 years of experience with implementation of technology.
  • Strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
  • Proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information.
  • Experience with standard legal resources, such as Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, Practical Law, VitalLaw, Pacer and other related subscription services.
  • Experience with and working knowledge of the litigation process.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Ability to work effectively work with co-workers in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Responsive, service-oriented, and able to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities and project criteria while managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling highly confidential information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the United States. In addition, candidates must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, except those who have an approved medical or religious exemption.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Collection Strategy Librarian

Location: American University Library

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description
American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the University Library, beginning as soon as possible and subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at the assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: The Collections Strategy Librarian provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for American University Library in the development, preservation, and management of the library’s general collections, ensuring that the collection is able to support the mission of American University and respond to changes in the curriculum, faculty research, changes in scholarly publishing, and the American University’s strategic directions. As such, this position in conjunction with Technical Services is responsible for strategically allocating and managing the library’s collection budgets, both university allocated and endowment.

The Collections Strategy Librarian is a member of Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) and reports to the Director of RTL. Under the leadership of the Director of RTL, this position works closely with subject librarians and staff/faculty in Technical Services, helping to guide collections work. This position coordinates the collections work of the subject liaisons and works with staff in Library Access, Discovery and Assessment for ongoing collections assessment. Additionally, the Collections Strategy Librarian participates in broader initiatives as part of the library and represents American University on the WRLC Coordinated Collections Committee and works to advance our cooperative collections work within the consortium.

This position is a member of library faculty and participates in university faculty governance activities. The Collections Strategy Librarian actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library. Continuing Appointment line library faculty members are expected to be active contributors to the field of librarianship and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Collections

  • Collaborates with Technical Services, Administrative Services, and American University Library’s Development Officer to strategically allocate and manage library’s collections budgets, both university allocated and endowment.
  • Reviews collections budget data and conducts assessment in order to lead informed collections decisions—e.g. collection acquisitions, cancellations, and deaccessions.
  • Provide engaged and coordinated leadership in efforts to develop American University’s collections and collection access through support of initiatives that create a more effective, equitable and open scholarly information ecosystem—e.g. selecting OA collections for inclusion in our library system, working with the Scholarly Communication Librarian on other open initiatives.
  • Analyze and report on internal and external data and trends regarding collection growth, usage, costs, and benchmarks to inform decisions regarding the collections budget and to develop collection management and development strategies.
  • Conduct analysis and provide documentation for accreditation assessment and all course and program reviews and course proposals as they relate to library collections.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for the collection development activities of the subject librarians
    • Permanent chair of the library’s collection management body.
    • Manage the collection calendar/schedule to be sure that all deadlines are met.
    • Keep subject librarians informed about technological and collections development and trends.
    • Coordinate the collections-oriented work of the subject librarians—e.g. renewals, reviews, prospective purchases, weeding, planning big purchases, gifts, etc.
    • Oversee approval plans profiles in coordination with subject librarians.
    • Participate in the training and mentorship of subject librarians related to collection development in conjunction with direct supervisors.
    • Assist individual subject librarians with collections data and analysis, including reports from Alma Analytics.
  • Responsible for the general/interdisciplinary and library science funds and for all collections and products that are purchased with these funds.
  • Responsible for selecting materials for specialized collections that do not fall into a specific subject selector’s area, excluding special collections.
  • Responsible for communication regarding collections including announcing new resources and communications with faculty on significant changes.
  • Represent American University Library on the WRLC Coordinated Collections Committee and participate in consortia collection development.
  • Represent American University Library in other cooperative collection development efforts, as they develop.
  • Participates in the library’s advancement, fundraising and stewardship efforts as they relate to collection development.
  • As a member of RTL, participate in the unit’s information literacy instruction and research assistance programs.
    Service to the Profession
  • Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or another academic field through original research, relevant service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, and impactful presentations in professional or scholarly venues.
    Service to the University
  • Participate in the shared governance of American University and American University Library through active participation on university and library committees and engagement in work that meaningfully furthers the university and library outside of the primary duties of the position.
    Other Duties
  • Actively contribute to library-wide and departmental initiatives and activities.
  • The Collection Strategist Librarian may be asked to perform other duties as operational needs arise.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Associate Director, Public Services

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Originally posted on ALA JobList. 

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks an experienced and innovative manager to become a key member of the Library Executive Team and to provide future vision, oversight, leadership and strategic direction for the library’s public services.

This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Library Director. The Associate Director is the head of Public Services and provides leadership and strategic visioning for the departments of Reference Services, Circulation Media Services, Interlibrary Loan, and Special Collections and Archives and the Library Gallery at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery.

Specific duties include:

  • Develop, set and assess the strategic direction for Circulation Media, Special Collections, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Departments;
  • Ensure that goals and strategic direction align with the Library’s Strategic Plan;
  • Lead departmental managers who are responsible for Circulation Media, Special Collections, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Departments;
  • Participate in library planning in collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors;
  • Serve on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • Five years’ professional experience with progressive responsibility, including a minimum of three years’ experience managing and developing staff in an academic library, particularly in public services areas.
  • Proven knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, procedures, and best practices related to at least three of the public services areas: circulation, course reserves, resource sharing (Interlibrary Loan), information services (reference), and stacks management.
  • A record of successful collaborative work in a complex environment, such as a consortium or multi-type library.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality user service.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and person-ably both verbally and in writing.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Ex Libris products.
  • Experience working directly in one (or more) of the public services departments: Reference, Interlibrary Loan, Circulation/Media, and Special Collections & Library Gallery.
  • Experience managing change in an academic library.

Position: Resource Sharing Specialist, Lending

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on ALA JobList

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

Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Accordingly, annual leave cannot be used during the month of January and the two weeks before and after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, except in emergencies or other exceptional circumstances.1 These are peak periods with increased workloads for the Resource Sharing & Reserves unit.

Manages lending of library materials to other libraries (40%)*

a. Processes lending requests in ILLiad, our interlibrary loan management system.
b. Searches the library’s catalog and online databases to verify citations and the availability and location of materials.
c. Uses Confluence, OCLC Knowledgebase, and other documentation to verify the lendability of particular collections and online resources.
d. Prints pull slips and organizes them by location and call number.
e. Manages the lending of returnables to other libraries, including renewals and returns.
f. Identifies and resolves ILLiad system alerts, OCLC special messages, problem items, and other errors related to Lending.
g. Oversees lending workflow and monitors turnaround time, ensuring priority requests are filled in 24 hours and other requests within 4 business days

To review the entire job description view https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/careers/staff-faculty

Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:
Required: One year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position.

Required
General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries; of library services, standards and procedures; of bibliographic records, publishing and publication formats, and library information storage and retrieval systems. Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing; in using a computer terminal to input and retrieve information; in interpreting and applying library policies and procedures; and in analyzing problems of a moderately complex nature. Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to provide guidance and instruction to subordinate personnel; strong attention to detail; to work independently; and to exercise initiative in interpreting and applying rules, procedures, and instructions.

Position: Head, Resource Development and Sharing

Location: Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on MLA Jobline

Responsibilities: Resource Sharing: Oversees the ILL staff including hiring, training, staff development, and performance assessment; Sets, modifies and enforces policies, procedures based on laws/guidelines, needs, and fairness; Leads the team to create and follow best practices; Evaluates and trials new methods, technologies, and products; Fosters a learning, collaborative, and caring environment; Stays current with technology and practices relating to the field; Maintains high service standards and measures performance using data and surveys; Participates in USMAI (University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions) committees and task groups when appropriate; Resource Development (UMB Digital Archive and UMB Data Catalog): Sets vision and strategies for short and long-term development; Implements and oversees all aspects of development and maintenance; Oversees content organization, presentation, digitization, and accessibility; Actively solicits content from various organizations on campus; Collects and evaluates datasets for cataloging from researchers and public repositories; Ensures copyright laws and open access policies are followed; Works with Metadata Management Department in metadata design and creation; Evaluates usage through data analysis and surveys ; Promotes services to the UMB community Requirements: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; Minimum of two years supervisory experience; Strong visionary leadership in the areas of responsibility; A mindset to seek continuous innovation as well as hands-on implementation skills; Ability to mentor and motivate others in a multitask environment; Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Excellent customer service skills; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Strong project management skills; Ability to prepare and present clear, concise statistical and narrative reports Preferred: Supervisory experience in an interlibrary loan/document delivery unit in an academic, research or special library; Minimum three years of post-MLS/MLIS professional library experience; Experience in all aspects of the development and management of a library or institutional repository; Technical knowledge in use of library technology and standard desktop applications; Experience with metadata design and creation Salary Range: $65,000 minimum, commensurate with experience Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates please apply for this position through Taleo: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200013J&lang=en Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1. A resume or curriculum vitae; 2. Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3. A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized. Special Requests: For best consideration apply by August 19. 

Position: Research and Education Librarian

Location: Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities: The Research and Education Librarian: Cultivates and sustains connections between the UMB School of Medicine and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with students and faculty, advocating for their research and learning needs. Partners with members of the Research and Education Services department, building a collaborative team and developing innovative programs and services. Delivers engaging instruction and consultations to students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management. Consults and collaborates with faculty and staff in support of research and scholarly publishing. Provides expert searching for systematic reviews, scoping reviews, other literature reviews, and grant applications. Develops workshops and video tutorials on searching, publishing, information management and other topics of interest to the UMB Community, in person and virtually. Participates actively on committees within the School of Medicine, the Library, the University, and professional organizations. Follows and appraises emerging research and curricular trends within the health sciences, academic librarianship, and medical education. Cultivates and sustains inclusive and equitable working relationships with Library colleagues and with students, faculty, and staff. Engages in professional development, service, and research activities to enhance professional expertise and maintain or advance appointment rank. Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated experience working in a service position, either in a library or other setting. Experience in database searching, including familiarity with health sciences databases. Training or experience in teaching to groups, either virtually or in-person. Experience working in teams and independently. Excellent communication skills. Preferred: Experience with, or enthusiasm for, the health or biological sciences. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment. Experience teaching online or in-person to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians. Evidence of professional involvement, service, and/or scholarly activities. Salary Range: $55,000 minimum commensurate with experience Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by August 12, 2022. Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) A resume or curriculum vitae; 2) Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200010R&lang=en For more information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu. Special Requests: For best consideration, apply before August 12.

Position: Branch Manager

Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA JobLine. 

Responsibilities: The Branch Manager oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch and is designated as a Level I due to collection size, number of branch staff and customer traffic. Ensures that branch staff adhere to HCPLs Values Statement and deliver exceptional customer service. Acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education. Requirements: Masters degree; MLS preferred from an ALA-accredited institution; *Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire or LATI training within two years of hire; *Five or more years of professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, of which two years must be in a public library or complex customer service setting; *Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience; *Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours; *Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required; *Ability to provide documentation of valid driver’s license with no more than three points; *Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report. Salary Range: Undisclosed Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at http://www.HCPLonline.org and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions. Special Requests: Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

Position: Library Associate II – Learning & Sharing Coordinator

Location: Harford Public Library

Originally posted on MLA JobLine. 

Responsibilities: The Library Associate II – Learning & Sharing Coordinator performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist patrons in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration. Requirements: Minimum Requirements: *Bachelors Degree; *Completion of State of Maryland Library Associate Training Institute program or nine (9) credits of formal academic course work in library science from an ALA approved institution; *Two (2) or more years of related experience; *Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device; *Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours. Salary Range: Undisclosed Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at http://www.HCPLonline.org and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions. Special Requests: Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the South American Section, African, Latin American, and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs 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). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Under appropriate review, performs collection development tasks including examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which includes the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and the most complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes 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.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright. CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RUN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Sidley Austin LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. The incumbent will support the firm’s practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Provide practice, subject, and/or industry research in areas aligned with the firm’s practice and business.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to attorney practice groups, colleagues and other departments on research tools and current developments.
  • Advise on collection development including new databases, websites and print material.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Weekend day coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties as assigned.

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).

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years’ experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with MS Office, SharePoint and other related technology tools.
  • Good knowledge of U.S. administrative, regulatory and legislative research

See the full job description and apply at: https://careers-sidley.icims.com/jobs/7703/research-analyst/job

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s work experience in a library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience.

Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science or master’s degree in related field and one year of work experience in library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience. Spanish language skills.

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

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 5, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/05/2022

Position: Programming & Outreach Coordinator Multicultural Community Engagement
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $50,544 – $87,210

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is varied professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. This position includes providing outreach to targeted populations and working on system-wide projects. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning and other committee activities or projects.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded with two years of experience working in a library and/or educational setting. Two years of supervisory experience preferred.

Necessary Special Requirement: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years of hire; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 contact hours of training every 5 years. Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish is required. Valid driver’s license which is not suspended or revoked. AACPL will have your driving record reviewed as a requirement of our insurance carrier.

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 22, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/22/2022

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: PGCMLS is currently seeking candidates to fill Branch Manager positions at multiple locations. Branch Managers are responsible for oversight of daily branch operations and supervising professional and paraprofessional staff. Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills that include writing, coaching, and presenting, creativity, and demonstrated values that support diversity and inclusion.

Requirements: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Three to five years of professional library experience including three years of supervisory experience. Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six months of hire. Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods. Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, youth services, as assigned. Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills. Excellent organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Flexible and adaptable to change. Ability to work in a labor/management environment.
Candidates selected for hire will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Application Process: To be considered for these vacancies, visit: http://www.pgcmls.info and complete an online application. PGCMLS Branch Manager

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Market Intelligence Analyst
Location: DLA Piper

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center.

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a COVID vaccine policy, and this position may require in-office presence. Request for reasonable accommodations may be considered in accordance with applicable laws.

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

If you are a highly talented Market Intelligence Analyst, we want to hear from you!

This position can sit in our Sacramento, Atlanta, Austin, Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Tampa or Wilmington office.

The work schedule will be 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (PST).

The Competitive Intelligence team crafts custom-made research dossiers that analyze client and prospective client businesses in-depth, giving our lawyers critical insight into the client’s legal and business needs along with a competitive edge in the legal market. With a deep understanding of global business and legal issues, the team understands how to hone in on and then explain key data points to provide studies that are high level and information-rich. Work done by this team has consistently proven instrumental for winning new business.

Our team offers a collegial, fast-paced, and challenging environment, continuous career growth, and access to the most innovative knowledge resources and platforms. The effectiveness of our work is immediate and clear. Researchers will swiftly see how their work enhances our business development and contributes to the success of the firm.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years’ experience in research or knowledge services
  • Strong analytical skills to gather, analyze, and interpret a variety of data
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with staff of all levels
  • Experience conducting online research using various business and legal research platforms
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or related field
  • Knowledge of the legal market and competitors
  • Market Research Experience

What will your day look like?
You will be responsible for conducting extensive research on current and potential clients, in addition to key industries, competitors, and new markets. In this role, you will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements and other relevant client news in an effort to provide information for the firm’s marketing department and attorney client teams. You will analyze the firm’s clients, prospects, key industries serviced, competitors and identify new markets. You are additionally responsible for client pitches and provide information needed for RFPs. You will analyze search results, compile reports and provide a written executive summary. You are responsible for providing critical information to the firm’s business development and competitive advantage initiatives. You will assist management with developing a highly functioning global competitive intelligence research and business analysis group by contributing ideas, suggestions, and using information and tools not typically found in a law firm.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.

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

Agency applications will not be considered.

Position: Librarian I – Circulation & Reference Librarian
Location: Caroline County Public Library
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Essential Functions- Provides frontline customer service at all three (3) CCPL locations; Provides detailed reference and referral services; Assists with collection maintenance, including shelving, shelf reading and weeding; Assists customers with computers and other equipment; Educates customers on library technology, resources and services; Assists with opening and closing procedures; Performs other duties as assigned.

CIRCULATION & REFERENCE MANAGER: Oversees, tracks, and resolves individual circulation-related customer issues. Oversees the day-to-day operations of circulation and reference services at the Central Library. Supervises assigned library staff, establishing and overseeing assignments and the division of work. Helps maintain a circulation procedure handbook. Helps develop and update library policies, procedures and training documentation. Processes all assigned circulation and collection reports. Oversees customer service, reference/information training. Works with administration and other managers to develop and implement department or branch goals within overall system goals. Maintains an accurate and up to date patron database. Participates on the hiring team as needed. Works with Office Manager to ensure adequate public services supplies. Assists with collection development as assigned.

Additional Functions: May contribute to library programming and/or outreach. May serve as liaison with local and state organizations. May write grants for public and nonprofit funding and seek corporate sponsorship to help fund library resources, programs and services. May assist with adult summer reading. May contribute to library programming and/or outreach.

Requirements: Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Library experience; Supervisory experience. Familiarity with Polaris ILS. Customer service experience.

Application Process: Please view complete job announcement, position description, and application instructions at https://www.carolib.org/careers-at-the-library

Special Requests: Closing Date: 8/20/2022

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This professional management position is located at the Brunswick Public Library. This position assures that children, their families, and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative, and dynamic Children’s Department. Supervision is given to professional and paraprofessional Children’s Services staff; supervision is received from the Branch Administrator.

Requirements:

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

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.
  • NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm July 25, 2022. For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

Special Requests: Closing Date: 4:00 pm July 25, 2022

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Vacancy Number: 2015-00217 Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve as the department manager for the Children’s Department. This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position serves a local and statewide customer base. Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad, diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs; Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan; Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs. Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services; Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition; Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web. Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required. Salary Range: $74,943 Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/LSII-Childrens Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian

Location: Veterans Health Administration

Salary: $89,834 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position, Data Informationist and Research Communications Librarian, is located in Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Central Office, Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Library Network Office (LNO), Central Office Library (VACO). The incumbent will lead the Library’s data services program and implement activities associated with the services, programs, and products provided by the Central Office Library.

This position involves a multi-grade career ladder. The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-13. At the GS-12 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence. You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-13. Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work, and availability of funds.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as a leader and expert on all facets of research data management;
  • Creates metadata bibliographical records and schema for special projects;
  • Oversees depositing of materials into the Profico institutional repository including checking copyright, author’s rights, and editing metadata;
  • Coordinates services and outreach regarding emerging publication types and predatory publishing;
  • Provides daily scheduled reference desk duty coverage and assists patrons with checking out library materials;
  • Advises researchers, clinicians, and staff about the scholarly communication process;
  • Oversees activities within the library relating to scholarly publications including open access, citation services, and institutional repositories;
  • Assists with collection control, access and maintenance of the library’s online, print, audiovisual and microfilm collections;
  • Participates in local, state, regional and national librarianship networks; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm

Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized

Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Position: Librarian (China Section)

Location: Library of Congress

Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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.

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 communicate in Mandarin Chinese, English, and preferably Mongolian or Tibetan.**

Knowledge of library metadata rules, practices, and procedures.**

Ability to acquire and process library materials.**

Ability to use library software applications, integrated library platforms, and other information technology.**

Knowledge of history, politics, literature, and culture of one or more Asian countries, including China and East Asia preferred.

Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Data Services Librarian, Digital Scholarship Services

Location: Georgetown University

Job Overview

The Data Services Librarian plays a key role in the development and implementation of a robust data services program to support the needs of faculty, researchers, and students at Georgetown University. They provide consultation, instruction, and programming related to research data management and collaborate with faculty and research librarians to integrate data literacy into curriculum and library instruction; and provide data services that support faculty and students engaged in data-intensive research projects. In collaboration with Library and campus partners and stakeholders, the Data Services Librarian contributes to discussions involving data storage and infrastructure.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services Unit, the Data Services Librarian collaborates with other Digital Scholarship Services Unit staff to provide complementary services and instructional support to the University community. They work closely with other staff members within the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department and other units within the Library. The Data Services Librarian collaborates with staff in other campus units, including University Information Services, Research Technologies, the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, the Office of Research Services, and the Office of Assessment and Decision Support.

The Data Services Librarian represents the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department on task forces, committees, and working groups.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree in a relevant field
  • At least 2 years of data services experience, including involvement with quantitative and/or geospatial data software products and processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management, curation, and preservation principles and best practices
  • Experience supporting researchers with data services, including review of data management plans, data discovery, data analysis and visualization, and data storage.
  • Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international numeric data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software used for statistical, geospatial, and qualitative analysis and data visualization – e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, ArcGIS, Tableau, NVivo
  • Experience providing in-person or online instruction
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Excellent technical and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented project development environment

Preferred qualifications

  • Academic or professional experience in the social sciences, sciences, and/or other fields utilizing quantitative methodologies
  • Experience writing data management plans in support of faculty grant projects and sponsored research

Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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EEO Statement:

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

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: 

The Georgetown University community is committed to our public health approach and the important role that vaccines play in contributing to the safety of our University and our broader communities. Georgetown University requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when eligible, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement applies to all faculty and staff, including teleworking employees. Complete details and updates can be found in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian

Location: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

Salary: $61,947 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a Librarian within the Libraries Program, some of your specific duties will include:

  • Use library systems to support and perform ILL and document delivery tasks such as processing borrowing/lending requests, and related scanning. Gathers data and analyzes usage of library online services to identify various patterns of usage/non-usage. Using a variety of techniques, obtains feedback from clients and others to assist the library in modifying its services to provide more effective assistance
  • Utilize a working knowledge of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures. Provide support for special projects and participate in vendor demonstrations and review to identify potential new products and services. Supports library acquisitions by assisting with the development of contract documentation, technical reviews, and annual management of awards
  • Analyzes library operating practices and procedures, online files, and processing methods to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the library, the management of information and to develop techniques for making quality assurance inspections. Using a variety of techniques, obtains feedback from clients and others to assist the library in modifying its services to provide more effective assistance to a wide range of science professionals.
  • Use library systems to support and perform ILL and document delivery tasks such as processing borrowing/lending requests, and related scanning. Gathers data and analyzes usage of library online services to identify various patterns of usage/non-usage. Using a variety of techniques, obtains feedback from clients and others to assist the library in modifying its services to provide more effective assistance. Provide access to information resources responding to personal, phone and email inquiries that may require analysis of policies, methods and conclusions and the inclusion of appropriate materials.
  • Supports the library digitization program by tracking equipment upgrades and maintenance contracts, creating and tracking logs, filling scan requests, and maintaining workflow documentation and standard operating procedures files.
  • Participate in the development, design and implementation of training and outreach programs for internal and external resources and policies.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Key Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.
  2. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation.
  3. Selectee may be subject to serving a one-year probationary period.
  4. More requirements are listed under Qualifications and Other Information.

Are There Any Special Requirements For This Position?

  • If selected you may be asked to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
  • A background investigation will be required for this position. Continued employment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • Throughout the recruitment and hiring process we will be communicating with you via email; therefore, it is imperative that the email address you provide when applying for this vacancy remains active. Should your email address change, please notify the point of contact identified in the vacancy announcement as soon as possible so that we can update our system.

Qualifications

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must meet A or B below to satisfy the basic education requirement for Librarian, all grade levels.
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree; OR

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

GS- 09:

In addition to the Basic Education Requirement as described above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-09 level:

Possess one year of experience at the GS-7 level or equivalent assisting with the coordination and technical oversight of library functions needed to organize and maintain collections and deliver scientific materials and information services, 2) Creating and maintaining content on subject focused research guides and help aids using library technologies and standards; and 3) Utilizing subject knowledge of scientific research library collections and resources to respond to patron questions and assist with training and outreach.

**OR Successfully completed at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master`s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position

**OR Possess a combination of graduate level education as described above, beyond the first year of progressive graduate study, and appropriate professional experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

GS-11:
In addition to the Basic Education Requirement as described above, applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-11 level:

Possess one year of experience at the GS-9 level or equivalent providing coordination and technical oversight of multiple research library functions needed to organize and maintain collections and deliver scientific materials and information services, 2) Providing research and reference support in an earth, natural sciences, or biology research and science library setting; utilizing subject knowledge of scientific library collections, terminologies, and concepts to answer complex questions and identify resources to support research needs; 3) Providing research literature search services, training and outreach to scientists and professionals in a science library setting.
**OR Possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) related to the position.

**OR Possess a combination of graduate level education as described in above, beyond the first two years of progressive graduate study, and appropriate professional experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 414531.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The incumbent assists with the integration of digital and traditional library services through work on assigned projects involving digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material.

Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, incumbent assists with program components that include design, implementation, and evaluation of projects, creation of digital images and post-processing functions, review of presentation of digital material, metadata and standards for content development, and models for information access and delivery. The incumbent liaises with various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to digital reformatting and collecting original digital material. Assists with parts of a wide variety of complex projects for service and access of the Law Library’s digital media holdings. These collections span multimedia forms of expression including text, graphic, photographic, moving image, cartographic, and mixed media to include web content. Projects may involve one or more of the Law Library’s digital material collections intended to establish and/or enhance standards for collecting, creating, and maintaining digital material online.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Resources Division. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire and present 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.

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.

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.

Acquires and applies knowledge of techniques and methods relating to digital content management and digital projects. Proposes modifications to existing information practices, precedents, and techniques and adapts previous approaches to solve information, organization, and access issues related to digital content within the assigned task or workflow.

Initial permanent appointments to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. Probationary periods served at other Federal agencies do not count toward this requirement.

Position: Librarian (Law)
Location: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Salary: $89,834 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

View Common Definitions of terms found in this announcement.

Organizational Location: This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Principal Legal Advisor, in Washington, District of Columbia.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Duties

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043 does not currently apply as of the date of this job opportunity announcement. ICE will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

As a Librarian (Law), at the full performance level you will perform the following duties:

  • Provide support for customers through in-depth reference and research on topics ranging from moderate to complex difficulty
  • Maintain records of library usage, time and expenses
  • Assist in preparing content for publication via SharePoint; including, lists, libraries and pages
  • Organize training sessions for users on internal and external legal research resources
  • Coordinate with various headquarters and field components to populate SharePoint library an organized fashion

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Defense University
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The National Defense University Library advances education through teaching information fluency and collecting, organizing, making accessible, and preserving recorded knowledge and scholarship.

Serves as a Librarian in the National Defense University Libraries performing a variety of duties in the specialized areas of managing library systems and resources to support two academic libraries.

Duties

  • Designs and conducts analytical studies of library automation needs. Serves on government-wide committees engaged in developing policies and standards for automated library information systems.
  • Determines feasibility/usefulness of new technology and services (e.g., microprocessors, software packages, telecommunications equipment; electronic storage media, online database services) to the requirements of the library/information network.
  • Is the technical expert in defining functional specifications for library automation projects to maintain state-of-the-art capabilities and to assure compatibility with and adherence to national library and DOD automation standards.
  • Is relied on to assure the accuracy of assumptions made by designers and developers, especially those who are non-librarians.
  • Provides expert technical assistance in determining the most effective automated approach to users, problems.
  • Develops, coordinates and monitors the ongoing evolution of the Library’s integrated library system and other automation projects with system designers, analysts, programmers and library automation specialist of other Federal libraries
  • Coordinates procurement, testing and implementation of new systems and/or improvements to current systems.
  • Also acts as technical expert for telecommunications and networking capabilities to provide interfaces with other library systems and to expand access to NDU’s systems to users at remote sites.
  • Provides technical advice in the analysis of functional activities within cooperating libraries, reviewing and evaluating both ongoing and proposed system capabilities.
  • Provides substantive advice on long-range planning and determines, and determines budgeting requirements for automated systems and services.
  • Prepares appropriate documentation to support funding for automated systems and services.
  • Coordinates cooperative funding efforts with other Federal agencies, developing interagency agreements on other implementing documentation as required, and interacts with officials of those agencies at decision-making levels.
  • Prepares functional specifications for new or ongoing software and hardware acquisition, development and maintenance contracts.
  • Evaluates vendor proposals, advising Contracting Officers as to their viability, cost effectiveness, and acceptability.
  • Reviews and evaluates vendor performance to ensure effective, efficient, and reliable software and optimum equipment performance
  • Develops complex testing procedures for new acquisitions and ensures that adequate testing is accomplished to support the evaluation and acceptance process.
  • Utilizes a high level of library technical and research skills to be aware of, trends as they will effect library automation. Serves as library representative to automation networks and user groups.
  • Designs and conducts training programs, briefings and demonstrations of hardware and software for library staff, library users, and various library/automation experts
  • Such experts, who come from, various parts of the United States and from foreign countries, contact the library to evaluate its systems for possible application at their own sites.
  • Determines the need for and directs the production of technical and administrative guides. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian Assistant
Location: Bates White

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description

  • You will be responsible for performing various duties in support of the Research & Library Services function.
  • Promptly respond to routine research requests, including requests for academic articles, analyst reports, and company financials, using Econlit, ScienceDirect, Refinitiv Eikon Premium, Capital IQ, Capital IQ Pro/S&P Global Market Intelligence, LexisNexis, Factiva, Westlaw, Bloomberg and other databases.
  • Work with research teammates and/or Client Services staff to complete research assignments and requests.
  • Prepare and organize clear, concise and logically written emails and memos in response to requests.
  • Conduct copyright review using the Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Support citation management: put resources in correct citation formats using Bates White style guide.
  • Under the supervision of Sr. Manager of Library Services order books and articles as needed.
  • Help organize library materials; catalog books using Library of Congress cataloging; keep book shelves organized; maintain book check out and return system; and locate missing books.
  • Index articles and book chapters using SharePoint database (eLibrary).
  • Maintain spreadsheet of users and passwords. Contact database vendors to add/delete users.
  • Track usage; collect and organize information on questions asked and databases used; help Sr. Manager create annual research report.
  • Assist with budget preparation and cost tracking.
  • Assist in welcoming and training new library users.
  • Support Sr. Manager in meetings and trainings; take and organize notes; track follow-up.
  • Under Sr. Manager’s supervision, assist Client Services as needed to review documents and extract and synthesize information.
  • Perform assigned tasks thoroughly and accurately.
  • Participate in firm building

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or coursework toward the degree preferred.
  • Undergraduate coursework in accounting, economics, finance, or business strongly recommended.
  • Experience using Bloomberg, Capital IQ/Capital IQ Pro, or Refinitiv Eikon a plus.
  • Experience working in a library, professional services firm, or a law firm is a plus.
  • Ability to follow directions and ask appropriate clarifying questions.
  • Ability to handle short deadlines, work well under pressure, and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Interest in developing research skills.
  • Must be thorough and detail oriented.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, including writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Understanding of Library of Congress call number system a plus.
  • Ability to function well in a dynamic client services environment.
  • Ability to comprehend complex assignments with guidance.
  • Ability to be resourceful and creative in approaching work-related challenges.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Head of Technical Services & Collection Development
Location: George Mason University Law Library
Salary: $75,000 – $95,000

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Head of Technical Services & Collection Development

The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Head of Technical Services & Collection Development. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Law Library:

The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and evening JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The Library strives to maintain and provide access to a collection that is focused to support our faculty and students. One of our priorities is to work to make more of our e-titles accessible through the catalog in the very near future.

About the Position:

The Head of Technical Services & Collection Development is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including Acquisitions, Cataloging, e-Resource management, Serials Check-in, Binding, and Deaccession. They also manage the library’s collection development program, act as a liaison for the Alma integrated library system, assist the Associate Dean for Library and Technology with general planning, budgeting, and statistical compilation, and provide liaison services for faculty research.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operations of the Technical Services Department: acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, serials check-in, binding, and deaccession. Directly supervises and oversees the hiring, training, and evaluation of the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager and the Cataloging and Serials Manager;
  • Oversee and communicates with University Libraries about various modules of the Alma integrated library system. This includes serving as a liaison to relevant personnel at the main University Library (Fenwick) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), specifically the WRLC Metadata and e-Resources committees;
  • Assist the Associate Dean for Library & Technology with general planning and budgeting. Ensures that the needs of the Technical Services department are communicated to the Associate Dean and that the priorities of the Library are effectively communicated to the Technical Services staff. Accepts overall responsibility for the operation of the Library if both the Associate Dean for Library & Technology and the Associate Director are unavailable;
  • Submits completed statistics for ASERL, ACRL, IPEDS, ALLStAR, and US News. Compiles statistics for Assets Management for George Mason University’s insurance needs. Ensures the timely compilation of acquisition and cancellation data;
  • Manages the library’s collection development efforts. Works with other professional librarians in selecting materials for acquisition, assessing library collection needs, and updating the Library’s comprehensive collection development policy;
  • Works closely with the Fiscal Services and Acquisitions Manager in the order fulfillment process. Responsible for negotiation of contracts with vendors, including coordination with Purchasing and University Counsel’s office. Approves orders for books, databases, equipment, and supplies in the eVA (procurement) and Bank of America (purchase card) systems;
  • Coordinates with vendors, relevant Law Library and Technology personnel, and University Library personnel to ensure access to electronic databases through IP recognition and/or a Central Authentication Server (proxy server) and the catalog (metadata record loading). Coordinates with the Reference and Instructional Services Librarian to ensure that electronic resources are accurately listed and described on the Library’s list of Law-Related Databases webpage;
  • Participates in the law faculty liaison program. This direct support includes research, assistance with course materials and course management software, instruction of faculty RAs when requested, training faculty in the use of print and electronic resources, facilitation of interlibrary loan and document delivery, and materials ordering;
  • Serves as principal contact for gift and other material donations; and
  • Participates in professional development activities, library committees, and law school and university activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Supervisory experience in Technical Services operations, including the management of cataloging and acquisitions functions;
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in managing an integrated library system, especially the Ex Libris Alma system;
  • Advanced organization and communication skills;
  • Ability to work flexibly with law faculty, students and staff;
  • Familiarity with current technical services trends and issues in law libraries; and
  • Experience in law library budgeting.

Preferred Qualifications:

JD from an ABA-accredited law school strongly preferred.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Art and Architecture Libraries Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $51,182 – $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Reporting to the Head of Art and Architecture Libraries, this position supervises operational aspects of the Art and Architecture libraries, which includes supervising hourly desk students, library opening procedures, maintenance and troubleshooting of public computers and equipment (e.g., scanners, copiers, and printers), facilities, and related functions.

The incumbent will work in a dynamic ever-changing work environment as the UMD Libraries roll out new services to meet changing needs of students and researchers. This position will supervise and facilitate the use of technology spanning from printers to specialized equipment loan, and will work with the Head of Art and Architecture to plan, implement, and provide new services. The incumbent will be a part of the planning for these changes and will lead implementation for new services as appropriate, including but not limited to, assisting users with new technology, facilitating events, and planning new spaces.

This position also provides public service at the Art and Architecture Services Desks as appropriate, including communicating library policies and procedures, circulating materials, responding to user information needs, as well as addressing and resolving problems and customer complaints. Provides guidance, instruction, and coordination to other library staff for services such as LibChat. Provides leadership in managing safety and security responsibilities for Art and Architecture during weekday hours. Primarily works Monday-Friday (generally 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM—adjusted when the library opens and closes later or earlier such as winter term, spring break, intersessions, and special events).

Requirements:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position.
  • Experience in or an aptitude to working in a lead or supervisory capacity.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)

  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within and without the University system; evaluate student assistants and budget requirements; set and adjust priorities and be flexible in order to respond to shifting work demands.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute complicated and continuing assignments independently; to manage office operations and staff.
  • Working familiarity or aptitude with both Windows and IOS platform computer workstations and relevant research and circulation software including Aleph (catalog), LibAnswers analytics, or equivalent products.
  • Skill in the practical application of office practices, procedures, and equipment;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of academic library system standards, policies and procedures related to personnel, collections and services.
  • Working knowledge of and facility with a complex library automation system and its functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.
  • Strong service orientation; ability to anticipate customer and staff needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions; ability to interact effectively with a diverse staff inside the libraries, with the students, staff and faculty of the University, and with individuals from the greater research community.
  • Ability to manage tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints; demonstrated ability to analyze service pressure related issues, and organize workflow to maximize efficiency.
  • Advanced ability to use computer programs including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software; the ability to help our patrons use these programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.

Preferred

  • Experience working in a large academic library setting, with duties and responsibilities for information and/or technology services.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of library system standards, policies and procedures related to personnel, collections and services.

To view the complete position description, please view: http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $57,050 – $105,127

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This highly skilled and professional-level position maintains the integrity, usability, and reliability of the library’s metadata and authority control databases. Performs original and copycataloging. Supervises paraprofessional staff. Oversees receipt, cataloging, processing, and distribution of library materials. Participates in tasks and projects with related departments such as Materials Management and Circulation Services, including providing data and reports.

Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; one year’s work experience in library service and two years of supervisory experience. One year’s experience in metadata development (cataloging) or metadata coursework is preferred. Reading and writing fluency in Spanish is highly preferred.

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

Application Process: To Apply: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 2, 2022.

Position: Library Specialist
Location: Johns Hopkins University Institute of the History of Medicine Historical Collection and Rare Book Room

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Institute for the History of Medicine is seeking a Library Specialist who will be responsible for the daily operations of a departmental library. Manages the public service desk and performs all circulation functions. This role acts independently with minimal supervision from the Curator of the Historical Collection.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities: Oversees all acquisitions of books and journals for the collection. Performs copy-cataloguing of new acquisitions and maintenance of collection records in Horizon system. Performs public service and technical service library activities, along with clerical duties. Responsible for all preparation of material for shelving, including labeling, stamping, plating, reinforcing and sending material to commercial binders. Answers telephone, greets visitors, and directs researchers to Curator for assistance, when appropriate. Operates computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software. Uses automated library system to create and maintain circulation, acquisition, and bibliographic records. Provides general library use assistance to the public and to members of the History of Medicine Department. Exchanges non-routine information tactfully, requiring good oral and written communication skills.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; 3 years of related experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula which is: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Library experience in circulation and/or technical services preferred.

Physical Requirements: Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal range. Frequent exposure to book dust. Ability to push a loaded book cart.

Salary Range: Starting Salary Range: $17.59 – $24.80/hour (commensurate with experience) Full Time; M-F 9-5; Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Application Process: JHU School of Medicine Campus

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician

Location: Internal Revenue Service

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team and gain valuable experience in a legal environment. Our mission is to serve America’s taxpayers fairly and with integrity by providing correct and impartial interpretation of the internal revenue laws and the highest quality legal advice and representation for the IRS. It is a great place to work with an excellent benefits package and family-friendly atmosphere.

Duties

As a Library Technician, you will:

  • Provide acquisition services related to the purchase of library books and subscriptions (print and electronic) for a law library supporting a large and varied clientele of tax attorneys and specialists, paralegals, economists etc;
  • Maintain spreadsheets, files, and documentation related to the library budget, acquisition tracking, and acquisition package;
  • Receive incoming mail and library publications which includes logging receipt into the library catalog;
  • Provide circulation services and perform tasks related to providing interlibrary loan (ILL) services to library users and to other libraries requesting loans; and
  • Conduct market research and correspond with vendors to request price quotations and other relevant documentation.

This is not an all-inclusive list.

Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

To qualify for this position of Library Technician you must meet the qualification requirements listed below by the closing of this announcement:

For GS-08: Specialized Experience: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: 1) Ordering different types of library materials in accordance with acquisition and purchase card regulations and related record-keeping requirements; 2) Experience with one or more integrated library systems in order to perform copy cataloging; 3) Performing collection processing duties (e.g. opening mail and following procedures for newly received library materials) and maintenance duties such as shelving, shifting, weeding; 4) Performing circulation and interlibrary loan related tasks to provide customer service to library users.

This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

Education: This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Position: Associate Librarian for Researcher & Collection Services

Location: Library of Congress

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Are you a transformational leader passionate about library collections and service to researchers? The Library of Congress, holder of the largest collection of research materials ever assembled, is looking for a leader with significant experience in managing collections and/or research &reference services at a large library or cultural heritage organization to guide us during a period of significant growth and change as the Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collection Services (AL-RCS).

The AL-RCS ensures the quality development of the collections — including tangible, digitized, and born digital — acquired by the Library through multiple acquisition streams (purchase, gift, copyright deposit, web archiving, open content, and exchange) and develops, effective, innovative, and equitable means for researchers to use them. Collections included under the scope of the AL-RCS include those within the Library’s Special Collections Directorate, General and International Collections Directorate, and National Audio Visual Conservation Center. The current collection size is >174M items. The AL-RCS provides leadership and direction for a comprehensive, inclusive collection strategy for the Library’s national collection in all formats.

Leading over 550 dedicated RCS employees, as well as working closely with colleagues throughout the Library Collections & Services Group and Library-wide, the next AL-RCS will have an important opportunity to build and shape the future of the Library’s collections, as well as access to them. As the de facto national library, the Library continues to collect in both analog and digital form though like other research libraries, the shift from collections as predominantly print-based materials to collections that are increasingly born digital and electronically-delivered content is driving the Library’s new Digital Collections Strategy work. The evolving environment secures the Library’s future as steward of a “universal and enduring source of knowledge,” functioning as a “research library of last resort’ while simultaneously adopting a digital-forward strategy that harnesses technology to bridge geographical divides, expand reach, and enhance service. The incumbent will work closely with the Associate Librarian for Discovery & Preservation Services to organize, digitize and make information accessible, and to enrich the online and offsite user experience in support of traditional and evolving forms of research.

S/he will emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in our collections strategies, and ensure that our practices around collecting, description, and access enable the inclusion of historically marginalized and underrepresented narratives, perspectives, and people. S/he will collaborate with other service units across the Library to create programs to share these collections, provide engagement opportunities – both in person and virtual – to enable all users to connect with the Library’s collections, and celebrate significant intellectual and cultural achievements. Under the leadership of the AL-RCS, the service unit is responsible for increasing public awareness of the Library as a scholarly and cultural institution through communications and products promoting the knowledge and usefulness of the Library and scholarly resources; and for broadening the knowledge and use of Library resources.

In supporting the Library’s position as a leader in the library and cultural heritage communities, s/he must support and invest in the professional development, engagement, and advancement of our staff members, ensuring that our personnel have the skills to accommodate changes in the information provision, collections strategy, and the needs and expectations of our users. Respecting tradition and enabling innovation, the incumbent will help ensure the continuing relevance of the Library of Congress to more Americans and the world at large.

A recorded information session provides an overview of the position, the Library Collections & Services Group in which it is seated, the executive leadership aspects of the position, addresses questions received about the position, as well as general information about applying for Library of Congress positions. Please see https://bit.ly/LOC-AL-RCS-info to view the session, as well as a link to the application location. The application deadline is July 25, 2022.

The Library is using JDG Associates to assist in this important search. It is strongly recommended that interested parties contact JDG Associates for additional information about the position, in addition to attending the info session. Please see https://bit.ly/LOC-AL-RCS.

Requirements

The successful incumbent should have at least 5 years of a progressively responsible management experience in a research library or cultural heritage organization leading collections and/or research/reference services. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of librarianship as it relates to collections and provision of researcher services and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective oversight and management of these critical competencies.

Candidates with an MLS, MIS, MLIS, MSLS, or equivalent degree are encouraged to apply. Unofficial transcripts may be requested during the applicant review or interview process, and official transcripts will be required if selected for the position. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position. Additionally, a cover letter contextualizing your experience is preferred though not required. The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.
A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Ability to lead and manage a program/area of responsibility.** The successful candidate has the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources to accomplish an organization’s mission. Accomplished strategic and operational goals for an agency/organization and in doing so had the following responsibilities: 1) developed program performance objectives/targets that support the organization’s mission and goals, 2) conducted monthly or quarterly reviews and prepared annual assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results, 3) advised senior level officials, 4) oversaw day-to-day operations directly and through subordinate supervisors, 5) worked with both internal and national external organizations to achieve program goals, 6) evaluated current and proposed programs and operations and recommended actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects, 7) developed and integrated policies and processes for your area of responsibility, and 8) planned, acquired, and organized resources and people.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts and techniques of modern librarianship as it relates to collections and provision of researcher services.** The successful candidate applied professional knowledge of library and information management principles, concepts and techniques to manage library functions; envision collections acquisitions and management, as well as researcher services to support library programs in a research library setting; using this knowledge to create content, organize material, and provide access to analog and digital collections. Experience with the following: 1) setting priorities and policies for rare, distinctive and general collections management; 2) evaluation of collection materials to determine strategies to organize and make accessible; 3) providing leadership for a collection development program; and 4) working closely with library subject specialists in setting reference service priorities and targets.

Ability to build coalitions and professional networks.** The successful candidate has the ability to identify, build and maintain relationships and professional networks to gain support and commitment from scholars and other learners; the publishing and creative community; and colleagues in the library and archival field. This includes: 1) participating in and representing the institution at professional association meetings; 2) working collaboratively with other departments, agencies and organizations to further agency goals and objectives; 3) establishing -successful relationships with donors and potential donors to obtain additions to Library collections; and 4) working with the research library and archival community to identify trends and issues related to the collections and services of the Library.

Ability to supervise, develop and lead a diverse cultural heritage workforce.** The successful candidate has the ability to supervise, manage and provide leadership for a diverse workforce including: 1) establishing realistic yet challenging goals and standards; 2) supplying regular, constructive feedback, mentoring to assist staff in attaining their goals; 3) incorporating active participation of staff in planning, decision making and team building; 4) identifying skills and abilities of staff and any skill gaps in the workforce for current and future needs; 5) providing opportunities for training and career advancement; 6) hiring staff; 7) addressing staff performance, assessment, and disciplinary matters; 8) communicating performance expectations; 9) ensuring tasks are appropriately delegated and satisfactorily completed; and 10) creating and embracing an environment fostering diversity, integrity, and honesty focused on ongoing improvement to self and others and to customer service.

Ability to lead and inspire change. The successful candidate has the ability to lead and inspire change in developing and implementing agency values, principles, and direction. This includes the ability to think creatively and recognize innovation; promote ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; resolve contentious situations; solicit and consider others’ opinions; gain support and commitment from others; motivate and inspire others; demonstrate flexibility; and promote a culture of change and growth.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and review and assess the writing of others. The successful candidate has the ability to prepare a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable complex and specialized documents related to the work of the position, such as: 1) funding proposals, 2) policies, 3) program goals and objectives, 4) business plans, 5) budget justifications, 6) research papers, 7) performance management documents/evaluations, and 8) other reports. This includes the ability to target an audience and shape communications so that they are appropriate and specific to technical and administrative activities.

Ability to present information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations. The successful candidate has the ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations. This included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

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

Two Positions: Virginia

Position: Virginia Room Librarian (Librarian I)

Location: Fairfax County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Under direction of the Virginia Room Manager, provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on Virginiana, local and family history. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library. Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Virginia Room Librarian (Librarian I) vacancies.
Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $72,561.84) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video “Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge;
  • Provides reference services using Library collections and subscription databases, including Special Collections holdings;
  • Describes, preserves, provides access in both physical and digital formats to Special Collections materials which include manuscripts, photographic images and subject files.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a practical, oral and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree from an ALA (American Library Association)-accredited library school; or ability to obtain a Master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One or more years of experience working in a library setting. Strong customer services skills. Experience with local history/genealogy collections and archives. Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position: Information Services Librarian (Librarian I)

Location: Fairfax County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on services to adults. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.
Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Information Services Librarian (Librarian I) vacancies.
Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $72,561.84) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video “Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include an oral, practical and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree from an ALA (American Library Association)-accredited library school; or ability to obtain a master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a library setting.
  • Strong customer services skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic book reading devices and basic knowledge of e-book downloading procedures.
  • Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Business Intelligence Manager

Location: Western Maryland Regional Library

Salary: $50,000 – $55,000

Originally posted on the MLA Jobline. 

Responsibilities: Creates systems and processes to gather and analyze data; Manages and coordinates business analytics to drive performance; Leads, coordinates, and conducts studies of library service and operational effectiveness; Analyzes and interprets data to identify patterns and customer preferences; Oversees measurement of effectiveness through design of measurement tools; coordination of measurement activities, and analysis of results; Contributes to the identification of library performance standards, and routinely monitors progress; Identifies and communicates variances in performance metrics to library administration.; Provides support for library planning processes; Coordinates and conducts special projects as assigned; Participates on and/or leads committees and workgroups as assigned; Represents the WMRL and county library systems to the public, community groups, county government, non-profits, and other library systems; Participates in training opportunities and attends meetings as necessary; Represents the WMRL at state-wide meetings as appropriate. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; with coursework in statistics, analytics, or related field preferred. Must be able to complete Library Associate Training sponsored by the Maryland State Library Association within the first two years of employment. Working knowledge of planning and data evaluation techniques and methodologies. Experience working with advanced analytic tools. Working knowledge of current public library practices and initiatives strongly preferred. Salary Range: This position offers a hiring salary range of $50,000 – $55,000 and an excellent benefits package. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick, personal leave, and retirement benefits through the State of Maryland, along with eligibility for a deferred compensation program (457b). Application Process: To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to adminhr@washcolibrary.org. Special Requests: Closing Date: Position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to resumes received by August 12, 2022.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Resource Management Librarian
Location: The Catholic University of America School of Law

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Resources Management Librarian. This is an ideal job for an ambitious librarian, ready to join an experienced, and collegial team that is committed to reimagining library services for our patrons. The successful candidate will help lead the migration project to a new ILS (Alma), while actively supporting law school programs, co-curricular activities and faculty scholarship. The position offers generous vacation, holiday and retirement benefits, in addition to flex time and work from home opportunities.

Position Description

  • Administers and manages the Law Library’s Sierra integrated library system (ILS) and any future ILS and discovery platforms. Serves as the Law Library’s project lead in its migration to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) Alma ILS and Primo discovery service, and coordinates and oversees Law Library staff training on the new systems.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the Law Library budget.
  • Manages electronic resource access and authentication, including EZProxy and any authentication systems shared with the University.
  • Performs complex cataloging tasks and bibliographic problem-solving. Manages batch loading of catalog records. Establishes guidelines and procedures for authorities maintenance and database quality control.
  • Coordinates the selection, acquisition, de-selection and other aspects of collection development for the library.
  • Assists with digital initiatives, including the law school’s institutional repository, Scholarly Commons, the creation and maintenance of specific LibGuides, and other digital projects.

Please see the full position description here.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required.
  • Two (2) years experience in a library (law library preferred) in a technical/collection services department. Two years of experience with multiple modules of an ILS (Innovative Interfaces preferred).
  • Thorough knowledge of technical services applications in a law library, including cataloging, legal acquisition policies, law serials control and government document maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC and RDA.

Apply now! Please attach a cover letter with salary requirements (salary expectations are considered as part of the application process). All applicants must support The Catholic University of America’s mission and vision. The position will remain vacant until filled.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library, Naval Academy
Salary: $50,643 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARY TECHNICIAN in the Systems & Materials Processing Department in the Nimitz Library of NAVAL ACADEMY.

GS-08 Salary Range: $56,086-$72,907
GS-07 Salary Range: $50,643-$65,831

Duties

  • You will perform cataloging/metadata primarily using the Library’s enterprise information system and a cloud-based metadata collaborative (OCLC).
  • You will manipulate records for a wide variety of library materials in various formats, including but not limited to, streaming media, digitized primary sources, born electronic material, and a variety of periodicals/serials continuously used.
  • You will approve invoices within the Library’s enterprise information system and coordinate payment with Nimitz, Academic Cost Center, and Comptroller financial personnel.
  • You will utilize interlibrary borrowing/loaning information system to obtain research materials and/or lend material to other researchers upon request.

Position: Regional Manager
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $98,881

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Under the general direction of the Chief Customer Experience Officer, provides operational, strategic and administrative leadership to one service region (Western, Central or Eastern). Works collaboratively with other Regional Managers to ensure the provision of high-quality, customer-focused library services, operational continuity and efficiency, effective allocation of resources and consistency within and across branches and regions. In collaboration with and in support of administrative staff, advises, recommends, develops, plans for and implements public service policies, organizational initiatives and strategic priorities. May represent BCPL through active involvement with external committees and partners.

  • Recruits, trains, supervises, develops and coaches Library Managers in assigned region
  • Guides and supports Library Managers in development, coordination and implementation of branch and system goals, strategies and work plans. Works in collaboration with Library Managers within assigned region to study branch data analytics and community demographics, gain an understanding of community needs, evaluate branch performance and community impact and identify opportunities for enhancement or improvement
  • Provides direction and counsel to branches within assigned region on all aspects of operations, including facilities, provision of services, quality of service, addressing customer complaints and interpretation and compliance with policies. Responds to and resolves escalated customer service inquiries and issues
  • Provides oversight and guidance, in alignment with Human Resources, on personnel training and performance in branches within assigned region
  • Reviews and approves large purchase requests from branches within assigned region
  • Provides support to Chief Operations Officer and Library Manager during branch renovation and building projects
  • Facilitates regular meetings of Library Managers, Assistant Library Managers, Circulation Services Managers, and other key positions
  • May recruit, train, supervise, develop and coach Security Coordinator

Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school
  • Comprehensive knowledge of library operations acquired through eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Have or be able to secure Maryland State Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification
  • Must have access to transportation, as needed, to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, including meetings, events and activities at other branch locations or offsite
  • Must be able to use computer for extended periods of time

One Position: Maryland

Position: Head of Reference Services

Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Salary: $78,423

Originally posted on AALL Career Center. 

As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team. 

NOTE: The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.

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

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work.

Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public.

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.

Requirements

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

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work.

Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Biomedical Librarian

Location: George Mason University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

The George Mason University Libraries is seeking a skillful, and collaborative person for the position of Biomedical Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

This is a new position assigned to the Libraries’ Science and Technology team. The team serves the College of Engineering and Computing, the College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Science, as well as several STEM-H multi-disciplinary university-level institutes and centers. Within the team, the programmatic role of the Biomedical Librarian is to assist with planning and related support to ready the University Libraries for provision of library resources and services in support of the university’s eventual medical education goal and, concurrently, provide biomedical subject librarian expertise and support mainly for the university’s pre-medical and related programs, including: instruction, reference, research consultation, collection development, and academic outreach. Additional duties will extend to such areas as research data support for faculty and students, grant assistance for faculty, and other subject liaison assignment(s) within the scope of the three aforementioned colleges and STEM-H institutes/centers.

The incumbent in this position will collaborate with the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center, the Mason Publishing Group, and the Collections Strategy unit, as well as with other library departments more broadly and across the university to support research and data efforts, methods, and tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Generally, the Biomedical Librarian will coordinate, shape, and deliver resources and services by:
  • Using outreach strategies for developing relationships with faculty and researchers that optimize the impact of library expertise, services and resources;
  • Applying knowledge of trends and tools in information technology to service delivery and design of interdisciplinary projects;
  • Developing library collections in relevant disciplines and sub-disciplines, and supporting initiatives in open access, open science, and open data;
  • Teaching in the library program on critical information and research skills, helping students achieve academic success, and understanding the social consequences of how data and information are used, created, and shared;
  • Helping researchers find and manage information and data, and critically evaluating and using research tools, platforms, and infrastructure;
  • Engaging in systematic, ongoing learning activities to build skills for professional impact and cultural competence; and
  • Participating in or leading project(s) of the Science and Technology team and fostering team outcomes by using best practice tools and techniques.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position.
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program OR an equivalent combination of education and experience OR an equivalent certified foreign degree;
  • Some (generally two (2)+ years) experience working as a Biology, Bioengineering, Biomedical, or general STEM-H Librarian;
  • Experience providing library instruction and research support in STEM-H that support the educational goals of a multicultural student population;
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic resources and information technologies to support reference, research, and collection development in biology or health sciences/medical related or other STEM-H disciplines;
  • Experience collaborating with instructional faculty to help students achieve learning outcomes such as information literacy, written communication, problem solving, critical thinking and integrative learning;
  • Development of strategies for doing outreach and building relationships with faculty to deliver high impact services and resources, and capacity to adapt outreach skills to the Mason Libraries context;
  • Experience with key information resources in a variety of scientific disciplines, including resources for data discovery, data literacy, or library services that support data management and analysis;
  • Familiarity with research trends and with ethical, legal, and policy issues in the broader biomedical and health sciences areas;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds; and
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace, as well as in the systems and services we build, as an inclusive excellence imperative.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:
  • Bachelor’s OR strongly preferred advanced degree in Biology, Bioengineering or health sciences related field, OR significant coursework in those areas; and
  • Knowledge of data management planning, scholarly communications, and open access concepts and trends.

Appointments/Benefits/Salary:

12-month professional faculty appointment with rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with academic qualifications, professional experience, and rank; however this position is funded at a “junior” level and, therefore, the appointment salary range is anticipated as follows: Librarian I: low $60s – $65K; and Librarian II: $65 – $70K.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a 21st century academic research library — innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA71JZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Diana Tippett at dtippett@gmu.edu, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin August 2, 2022.