Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $40,442 to $52,579 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

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

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

Collection Material Processing 70%

Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares materical for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, barcoding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment. Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

On-Line Searching and Use of Automated Tools 30%

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

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 use computerized input and search tools. **

Knowledge of library processes and procedures. **

Knowledge of visual materials in library collections. **

Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.

Ability to communicate and interact with others.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Deputy Chief Information Officer
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC
Salary: $108,887 to $141,555 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. We provide leadership through research, policy development, and grant making. IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.

This position is located in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Office of Digital and Information Strategy (ODIS). The ODIS is responsible for the information technology (IT), digital services, and data collection workstreams at IMLS. The incumbent oversees the IT staff, systems, contracts, and technical services which support the entire agency as the supervisor of the IT Policy, Strategy, and Infrastructure component of ODIS. In this role, the incumbent serves as the records officer and privacy officer, and supervises the information security officer. This includes responsibility for IMLS’s activities to meet the requirements of all applicable laws and policies related to information technology, information security, privacy, records management, and information resource management.

The Deputy Chief Information Officer will serve as a senior advisor for IT topics to the ODIS head. The incumbent shall provide recommendations of how IMLS programs’ and offices’ processes can make better use of IT. She/he will stay abreast of important government, national, international, and industry standards, regulations and guidelines related to the management and operation of IMLS; represent IMLS at functions concerned with administration and oversight of agency-wide IT resources; and anticipate matters that will be of concern and advises IMLS on the new developments and advanced techniques; technology training, and support; and advice on priorities for addressing identified user requirements.

Working with the ODIS head, the incumbent will develop and implement IT policy based on statutory and policy requirements, including:

  • Leads policy formulation and oversight for the ODIS. Ensures the agencies’ policies and processes effectively meet the requirements of all policies and laws related to IT, open government, digital government, information security, privacy, records management, and other information resource management topics.
  • Working with other ODIS and IMLS leaders, fully implement all applicable requirements of Office of Management and Budget Circular A-130 and 11, the Clinger-Cohen Act, E-Government Act, GPEA, FISMA, GPRA, Federal CIO Council and other applicable guidance.
  • Develops and implements IMLS policies for applying capital planning and investment controls to application development, IT infrastructure, and service management across IMLS.
  • Collaborates with managers across IMLS in effectively planning and managing IT investments; identifies cross-organizational opportunities to standardize business processes and leverage common IT applications, infrastructure, or services, enabling more cost-effective use of IT resources.
  • Establishes, monitors, and evaluates the performance of information technology in support of program accomplishments, based on appropriate measures, and assesses information technology programs to determine if they should be continued, modified, or terminated.
  • Designs and implements IMLS’s enterprise architecture program, including laying out a plan for transitioning from the current state to the desired future state.
  • Manages a mixed IT infrastructure including services hosted in cloud computing environments as well as on premises. Ensures that the IMLS network configuration supports user access to services provided by third parties, including both Federal agency shared service providers and commercial providers.
  • Ensures that IMLS staff needs are met by an effective portfolio of software, hardware, services, network, storage, file sharing, collaboration tools, telecommunications, end user devices and other IT resources. Manages the day-to-day support for tracking and resolving IMLS staff technical issues and improving staff use of IMLS IT resources.
  • Through supervision of the information security officer: arranges regular information security audits, documents findings and arranges follow-up audits; ensures security and other requirements are met by all Internet/Intranet systems, government-owned-contractor-operated (GOCO) systems, and application servers, file servers, local and wide area networks, and all infrastructure devices; designs and implements an information security awareness program for IMLS staff and provides periodic security briefings; and manages all system access controls, including password systems and an access control database.
  • Supervises and directs the staff of the IT component of ODIS, including the information security officer.
  • Serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) as needed; administers contract procedures; manages the performance of contracts; develops, reviews extensive contracts, technology specifications and vendor proposals; sets strict performance standards; and makes recommendations for procurement of products or services.
  • Develop or oversee the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures for the management of records throughout their life cycle (creation/receipt, maintenance and use, and disposition). Incumbent advises senior officials about the records management, contingency files and records and compliance with IMLS policies and regulatory guidance in electronic Records Management technology. The incumbent develops long-range strategic goals and resource protections for the records and information management program under the direction of senior management.
  • Oversees records management training and education for staff.
  • As directed by the Deputy Director of ODIS, represents IMLS on Government-wide committees, task forces or groups concerning IT and information resource management issues, policies, standards, guidance, and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Four Positions- Washington, DC

Position: University Librarian
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Georgetown University invites applications and nominations for the next University Librarian (UL). The University is seeking a talented, dynamic and innovative leader to articulate a vision and chart a course for the Georgetown Library that addresses important challenges in the areas of collections, technology, space management, and organizational development. The UL will come to Georgetown at a time of great opportunity, joining a highly respected academic institution with significant aspirations for the coming decade.

Reporting to the Provost, the UL is the chief administrative officer for Georgetown University Library, which includes the main campus library, Lauinger Library, and eleven other facilities. The UL also provides oversight or direction for the Blommer Science Library, the School of Continuing Studies Downtown Campus Library, the historic Riggs Memorial Library and the Woodstock Theological Library, which holds the collections of the former Woodstock Theological Seminary. The Georgetown University Library holds 3.5 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts and rare books, audio visual materials, microforms, graphics, and government documents. Annual expenditures of the Library are approximately $15 million, with staff and librarians working in the Library numbering 100.

The new UL will also lead the library at a crucial time at Georgetown, as the University engages in a process of understanding its historical role in the institution of slavery and works toward establishing a new Institute for Racial Justice, a university-level institute that will further Georgetown’s research and outreach initiatives. It is expected that the Library will be a strong partner of the new Institute and will help in the establishment of the Institute and Georgetown as a destination for scholars and researchers in all its related fields.

The UL will also be actively involved in fundraising efforts in Georgetown’s upcoming capital campaign. While not yet definite, one of the targets of the next capital campaign will surely be funding for a significant renovation of Lauinger Library to increase and modernize its interior space, meaning that this UL will have the opportunity to build the Georgetown Library of the 21st century. The new UL will embrace fundraising, playing a key leadership role in a team-based approach, working with library development staff.

The successful candidate will bring to the role significant experience and achievement in leading a research library. Georgetown seeks an individual who exhibits strong and inspiring leadership, the ability to articulate a vision and provide strategic direction for its libraries in the rapidly changing information environment, and to provide leadership at the national and regional levels on research library issues. This individual will be committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce, and will possess effective budget management skills, knowledge of assessment tools and use of data to evaluate programs and services, and a strong understanding of the issues of scholarly communication and open access and the other challenges facing the 21st century research library. An MLS from an ALA-accredited program or other appropriate degree is required; an additional master’s degree or PhD is desirable.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications (including cover letter and CV or resume) should be submitted electronically to:

Beverly Brady
Michael O’Shea
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Apply Here

Position: Catalogers (two positions)- LAC Federal
Location: Federal Library, Washington, DC Metro Area

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

LAC Federal is seeking experienced Catalogers (P/T or F/T) to provide high quality original cataloging for a major Federal Library in the Washington, DC Metro Area. Work may be done on-site at the government’s facility or virtually.


  • Analyze materials to appropriately identify access points
  • Create or upgrade BIBCO-level catalog records of English language material in all subject areas that are compliance with RDA standards
  • Assign subject headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Classify material according the Library of Congress Classification system
  • Perform authority control of all headings used in access points
  • Create or update name authority records in the LC/NACO Name Authority File
  • Make recommendations regarding new Library of Congress Subject Headings

To apply, please visit:

Position: Librarian-LAC Federal
Location: Federal Agency, Washington, D.C. metro area

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

LAC Federal is seeking a Librarian to work for a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Librarian will be in a public-facing role, managing reference requests both virtually and in-person, and will perform cataloging as needed. This is a full time long term (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position.


  • Public service and reference
  • Work in a team-oriented environment to achieve goals of the library
  • Assist with library outreach
  • Manages Government Documents page on library website
  • Provides assistance to patrons in accessing depository items and resources
  • Create original and copy-cataloged records for monograph, serial, and monograph-as-serial items and uploads these records into the library’s OPAC 

To apply, visit:

Position: Metadata Coordinator
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $22.81 – $25.14/hr

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

To Apply:


The Metadata Coordinator, in conjunction with the Resource Description Librarian, is responsible for working with counterparts across the WRLC consortium in the development and implementation of local measures for managing and maintaining shared bibliographic records according to joint WRLC Metadata Committee standards. This position serves as the primary library liaison to campus partner collections, connecting them with library services, which make their resources discoverable to the wider university community. The Coordinator works with Archives and Special Collections to plan and carry out targeted data cleanup and enhancement projects for digital collections and coordinates the Resource Description unit’s contributions. This position creates and analyzes sets of records and other metadata according to select criteria as part of targeted metadata/catalog clean up, enhancement, and other analytics projects. Additionally, this position contributes to general copy-cataloging as well as special projects, such as inventory or move-to-storage.

Four Positions- Maryland

Position: Branch Manager I
Location: Havre De Grace Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Posted: December 6, 2017; for Best Consideration Apply By – January 12, 2018 (open until filled)
COMPENSATION: Starting salary: Commensurate with experience; Grade 13.

NATURE OF WORK: Responsible for assisting with managing the operations, activities, and staff of the branch; directly supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes and volunteers as assigned; oversees the training of reference staff; provides reference, collection and reader’s advisory services to the public in all service areas; works on reference desk as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library

Position: Special Reference and Research Librarian
Location: Cadence Group- Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


  • Evaluate information needs and perform reference interviews to clarify keywords to be used in searches; construct search strategies
  • Conduct complex searches and perform research, efficiently searching a variety of specialized databases such as the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed, ProQuest Dialog, Federal Research In Progress (FEDRIP), Biosciences Information Service (BIOSIS), Excerpta Medical Database (EMBASE), National Agricultural Library’s Online Catalog (AGRICOLA), Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) and Biomedical Research Database (BRD), and others in support of protocol development
  • Provide results of the searches and ensure search results are available online for future reference
  • Make relevant literature resources available by providing timely access to biomedical information regardless of original format or location
  • Participate in staff training, professional development, and other library-oriented education
  • Assist with the creation and production of user education material to aid in teaching others how to use the special library’s services
  • Hold responsibility for library webpage updates and webpage content management
  • Assist in developing policies and procedures and make recommendations for the betterment of the library
  • Participate in library outreach and marketing activities
  • Assist with public relations activities including creation of flyers, signs, newsletters, displays, etc.
  • Provide reference desk coverage

Position: Librarian II and Librarian III
Location: Owings Mills Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Librarian II Salary: Annualized Salary: $39,914 – 53,506
Librarian III Salary: Annualized Salary: $44,023. – $58,967

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

 Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources
 Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or
professional development
 Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices
 Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection
 Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
 Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide
 As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues
 Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs
 Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems
 Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and
productive work relationships
 Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the

Three Positions — Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA JobLIST.

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.
The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit via email a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.

Position: Librarian / Cataloger
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc. – Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available at CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI is seeking librarians l capable of implementing and supporting best practices in print and digital librarianship, curation, and official repository management for academic and research purposes. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated and detailed understanding, expertise, and experience:

  • Creating and working with authority data (e.g.LC authorities, Getty vocabularies, ORCID, ISNI, etc.)
  • Normalizing information and data, including quality assurance and control
  • Using central data search and discovery platforms, such as central portal systems
  • Undertaking data audits and assessing repositories for quality control and compliance
  • Implementing and adhering to standard digital data and information formats (for both structured and unstructured data) and metadata standards and schemas
  • Creating, using, validating, and/or contributing to development of a wide variety of metadata standards
  • Implementing principles and practices related to linked data and semantic web applications, such as ontologies and RDF
  • Assessing metadata quality; coordinating metadata enhancement; and performing remediation to address better discovery
  • Serving as a metadata consultant and to assist in the development and implementation of best practices, procedures, workflows, and tools
  • Implementing best practices related to archival preservation and reuse

It is strongly preferred that Librarians have a graduate degree, preferably a Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences (MSLIS), and at least three years of related work experience.

Please submit resumes to

Position: Data Warehouse Architect
Location: UMCP Libraries – College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at CUA SLIS blog.

University of Maryland Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division provides systems support and development services to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium ( This 6-month contract position will work independently and collaboratively with DSS team members and staff at USMAI libraries to implement a data warehouse (DW) and business intelligence (BI) solution that addresses the short-term needs and long-term vision for data use and analysis by the consortium’s 17 member libraries.

The project involves establishment of a DW/BI program and completion of an initial data project. The Data Warehouse Architect is expected to lead the defining of program and project-level requirements, as well as lead design activities for technical architecture, data modeling, and BI tools. The Architect will work closely with developers and systems staff on the DW/BI implementation and ETL processes for selected data. The incumbent will be relied upon as an expert during all phases of the project.

Business analysis and requirements definition activities are essential components of the work and will require in-person meetings with staff and administrators at USMAI libraries located throughout the state of Maryland. Expenses for travel accommodations within Maryland State guidelines will be covered. Some telework is possible.

At USMAI’s discretion, project success may lead to awarding of one additional 6-month contract for subsequent data warehouse projects.


  • Knowledge of data warehouse planning and implementation best practices and resources
  • Knowledge of data warehouse and business intelligence tools and technologies
  • Knowledge of project management concepts and practices
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct business/systems analysis in order to define functional and technical requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to develop data models
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and design ETL processes
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of experience supporting various stages of the data warehouse lifecycle

For the full position description, please go to

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations- Department of the Navy, Washington, DC
Salary: $54,972 to $86,460 per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

The selectee for this position will serve as a Librarian (Reference) in the History and Archives Division of NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

At the Full Performance Level, the successful selectee will perform the following duties:

Provides comprehensive research, reference, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups at the Navy’s Department Library.
Develops resource directories in paper and electronic format.
Cooperates wih others in coordinated efforts to accomplish projects or tasks that may include other sections of the Library.
Provides superior customer service and delivers information in a timely and efficient manner to internal and external customers.

Position: Cataloging Project Manager
Location: LAC Federal, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal is seeking for a Cataloging Project Manager with a background in cataloging rare books. This is for a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill. This is a long term full time (40 hour a week; Monday–Friday) benefited contract position.


This project requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including:

Provide high-quality, original catalog records containing appropriate subject and copy-specific information for historic print books in consultation with agency cataloging team.
Supplement OCLC records with item-specific information and subject headings and deletes unwanted fields; adds any missing physical description of the work.
Enhance the agency’s catalog record by, for example, adding publication year to call number; adding publisher as a tracing; verifying all name, series, and subject entries; adding link; adding item record; and printing out and affixing spine label.
Follow guidance provided by the conservation experts, carries out basic conservation measures such as boxing or tying book together in cases where the books are in poor physical condition.
Advises on initiatives to encourage the use of historical textbooks by a broad scholarly public.
Trains and maintains quality control of work done by junior cataloger.
Participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the agency.

All applicants must have the following qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS or formal coursework or training in rare books, special collections librarianship, and original and copy cataloging.
Minimum 10 years’ experience in special collections or rare books librarianship, including experience in cataloging historic printed books.
Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging standards, including RDA, MARC, AACR2, and historic book cataloging principles. DCRM(B) experience highly preferred.
Experience using OCLC and Sirsi Dynix or comparable ILS.
Understanding of preservation and conservation theory and practice.
Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
To apply, please visit:

Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Coordinator of Library and Learning Support Services<
Location: Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD
Salary Range: Grade 14 – $56,692 annual salary or greater depending on background and experience

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for a Coordinator of Library and Learning Support Services position.

This full-time position is responsible for the overall operations of the William M. Brish Library under the supervision of, and working closely with, the Director of Instructional Support Services. Responsibilities include budge planning, personnel management, and coordination of all library services, both face-to-face and online. This position is also responsible for researching, acquiring, and implementing academic learning resources, as well as hiring and supervising all Learning Support Center (LSC) tutors and overseeing the tutoring budgets. The coordinator provides support to all instructional units of the college in need of library and learning support resources and collaborates regularly with staff of the Learning Support Center and the Fletcher Faculty Development Center.

For more information on this position and to apply online, please visit In addition to the application, please also include a cover letter and resume. Recommendation letters and college transcripts are preferred.

Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 240-500-2585 or email

Education and experience – Master’s degree in Library Science, Instructional Design, Curriculum and Instruction or related field required with a minimum of three years’ managerial and progressively responsible experience in libraries, learning support services, and/or curriculum design. Two to three years of related teaching experience is required. Mandatory two years of experience in higher education setting. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study. The successful candidate should possess a combination of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform all essential job functions.

Skills and abilities – This position requires the ability to interact professionally with students, faculty, administration, and public entities; to plan, organize, lead, direct, and supervise others; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to exercise sound judgement; and to college and analyze data and generate accurate reports. The coordinator must be proficient in standard software use and enthusiastic about emerging technologies.

Position: Director of Information Technology Services
Location: University of Baltimore County, Baltimore MD
Minimum salary: $85,000 -$95,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks an individual to provide vision, leadership and strategic direction for a wide range of digital systems and services including new technology and library legacy technologies. The position is responsible for ensuring quality and reliable delivery of library technology systems and services and should encourage exploration in support of teaching, research, learning and collaboration for current and a new generation of library users. The position works closely with the UMBC Division of Information Technology, library and university personnel. The incumbent, as an Associate Director of the Kuhn Library & Gallery, will be part of the Library Executive Committee and have a voice in developing library policy for the 21st Century. The position reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities: Develops a technology plan that builds on the University’s and Library’s strategic plans to address new opportunities and pursue possibilities of adapting and applying technology solutions. Participates in library planning; serves on library-wide and university committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council. Works in partnership with the campus Division of Information Technology for discovery, planning and implementation of new technology. Leads the library’s investigation and implementation of emerging technology to better serve the campus. Keeps current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and costs. Provides leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and initiatives. Oversees Library Information Technology Services composed of library faculty and staff and student employees and works with other areas of the library and university that are affiliated with technology. In partnership with the Division of Information Technology insures that library systems and computing are robust and operational.

Two Positions — Washington, D.C. & Virginia

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $66,510 to $86,460 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Legal Information Specialist in the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate of the Law Library of Congress (LAW). The incumbent helps to facilitate online access to legal information law research and collection in support of management needs, including assessments and documentation of relevant resources, both analog and digital. The incumbent assists in organizing information by applying principles of organization of knowledge in working with taxonomies, thesauri, and online browse and search constructs. The incumbent assists in identifying and characterizing information needs arising from LAW research and collection activities and assists in formulating requirements for information systems to resolve these needs.

This position is located in the Law Library, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Digital Resources Division, Law Library.

Reviews and analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources relating to LAW research and digital collection management. Work is carried out in an environment of continual change, where information and information sources are rapidly expanding, much of the subject matter is in flux, and the technology may be undergoing major change.

Assess information resources and identifies specific content, as needed, to respond to research and digital collection management needs across the full range of areas covered by LAW, and to respond to broader LAW management needs.

Prepares written materials such as studies designed to present information, options, recommendations, objectives, criteria, and findings, including documentation as appropriate. Conducts briefings for LAW managers and staff. Briefings include informational presentations, as well as interactive sessions directly supporting decision making needs and activities of those participating.

Evaluates, selects, and adapts procedures to meet specialized information requirements for organizing information and managing access to this information. Applies the standard practices of other fields and disciplines as they relate to the organization of information and management of information access, especially online access.

Manages efficient and effective congressional, public, and LAW access to information by applying principles of organization of knowledge to information systems used for identifying and retrieving research products and services. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the organization of knowledge. Assists LAW with the production and presentation of publications, especially online. Reviews and edits material prepared for online publication, based on a sound understanding of LAW’S publishing standards and formats.

Resolves systemic information needs, assists in evaluating, formulating, implementing, and refining operational practices and procedures in an organizational setting in which research is conducted across the full range of legal research and collection areas covered by LAW.

Works with all LAW divisions to assess legal information needs and determines how best to meet these needs through online systems or other resources. Serves as a technical liaison to LAW divisions and gathers requirements and presents options for information resource needs. Recommends content for inclusion in LAW products based upon information needs of LAW staff.

Maintains liaison and/or communicates with individuals both within and outside LAW. As assigned, serves as a liaison for the Law Library both internally and externally, such as attending professional conferences, seminars, and presentations.

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 apply knowledge of legal reference sources.**

Ability to conduct information research with a legal focus.**

Ability to plan and organize.**

Ability to utilize information technology.**

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and edit the written materials of others.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: University Librarian
Location: Marymount University, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Marymount University community invites applications for the position of University Librarian. Marymount University is guided by the traditions of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and emphasizes intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective. With a main campus just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA, and three other educational sites in close proximity, Marymount is Virginia’s only comprehensive Catholic university.

The Library and Learning Services (LLS) is an integral part of the University’s learning resources, offering a collection of more than 244,000 volumes in print or electronic format. Students, faculty, and staff also have access to nearly 12 million volumes through the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), more than 220 online information resources, and more than 90,000 electronic journals, streaming videos and eBooks.

The Main Campus Library consists of 4 levels and contains 2 instruction rooms, a special collections room, a Makerspace room, 7 group study spaces, the University Archives, a Student Art Gallery, and a coffee bar, and has been incrementally upgraded with modernized spaces and furniture. Gradual renovation over the next several years is planned. In addition, the new state-of-the-art Ballston Center contains a multipurpose Library extension.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide campus-wide leadership in strategic planning for the LLS, collaborate with senior academic leaders and LLS colleagues to support teaching and research
  • Oversee academic support to the curricula consonant with the university mission
  • Manage the budget for the LLS
  • Advance digital commons/digital repository creation
  • Maintain strong bonds and collaborate with internal and external partners including Information Technology, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the WRLC
  • Lead the unit and support the career trajectories of LLS faculty and staff
  • Enhance physical facilities with available resources
  • Participate in pursuing grants and fundraising
  • Foster a culture of service in support of students, faculty, staff, and the DC Metro area community.

The University Librarian holds faculty status, rank based on experience, and supervises 9 librarians that also hold faculty status and 17 staff.

Complete applications will include a letter of application which directly addresses the position requirements and responsibilities and connects them with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five professional references who can speak about the candidate’s qualifications for this position.

PLEASE NOTE: The review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, materials must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET January 15, 2018. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2018.