Four Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Business Intelligence Research Specialist
Location: Wiley Rein LLP – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.


This role will be responsible for providing attorneys and staff with a consistently high level of research support. Uses an extensive collection of internal and external resources to perform legal research and to gather, filter, synthesize, organize, and deliver business/competitive intelligence information in support of firm-wide business and client development.


Reference and Research

Provide outstanding assistance to all firm personnel in response to any business related information needs, including but not limited to traditional legal research support, new business intake research, client & industry research and forecasting, and current awareness & news support.
Responsible for providing accurate and timely answers to general research questions from attorneys and staff of the firm.
Conduct in-depth research on specific topics as assigned, presenting results in a thoughtful and useful format.
Synthesize research results, create value added charts and graphics as necessary, or use other methods to add value and clarity to raw research data – with the goal of enhancing value to the firm and provide a foundation for competitive intelligence.
Manage content on the firm’s Library Intranet page as well as collaborate with and support the firm’s Intranet Content Specialist on broader efforts to provide value added content through the firm Intranet as directed.
Other duties as assigned.


4 year college degree required. MLS, JD or MBA correlated business degree preferred, preferably with legal and business research emphasis.
2-3 years reference and research experience, preferably in a law firm or business setting.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, advanced research skills with online searching in corporate databases (such as Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Monitor Suite, etc.), web page development experience. Knowledge of Sharepoint a plus.
Must demonstrate project management skills, customer service skills, planning/organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication and ability to think critically.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to adapt to change, balance competing demands and interact with all levels of the firm.

To be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted to the following link:

Position: Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management

Location: Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University Library, seeks a
Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management to coordinate the intake, processing, and ongoing maintenance of archival collections, regardless of format. The Head of Archival Processing and Collections Management coordinates, directs and supervises staff in archival processing efforts to provide scholarly access and to ensure long-term preservation of the collections, and coordinates collections management efforts for materials in other formats as needed. The ideal candidate will have significant supervisory and project management experience, the ability to think strategically about the description and management of special collections and archival materials, and a record of sustained engagement with the archives and/or library professions.

Position: Librarian (2 Positions)

Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcements can be found below:

Reference Librarian:
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 10/7/2016

The Reference Librarian is a knowledge navigator responsible for providing reference, research, consultation, and liaison services; instructions and training; and security for Prints and Photographs Division collections. P&P holds more than 14 million items in a variety of visual formats in hundreds of individual collections stored in local and remote sites. The collections are among the Library’s most varied in medium, format, physical condition, and intellectual property rights requirements, with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling. The collections are accessed by means of complex, diverse, and often multi-layered intellectual controls and surrogates in written, filmed, and digital forms. As one of the largest pictorial archives in the world, P&P plays a critical role in establishing a positive image of the Library and furthering the Library’s goal of providing a high level of responsive, effective, and professional public access and outreach services to the full range of Library users worldwide, including members of Congress and their staff, other agencies, scholars, researchers, and mass media.

Reference Librarian (Serial and Government Publications Division):
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 10/14/2016

The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections. Custodial collections include foreign and domestic newspapers, unbound periodicals, government publications (GPO Depository), intergovernmental publications and documents (United Nations), and other specialized serial collections. Reference assistance is provided to onsite researchers through the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room, and offsite reference service by telephone, by correspondence, and by e-mail and CHAT. Clients include Congress, Foreign and US Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Reference librarians produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, and scholarly programs relating to serial collections. Through their knowledge of the Library’s serial collections and collections of similar institutions, reference librarians play and active role in developing the collections for future users.

Two Positions – Maryland

Position: Senior Administrator – Public Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Harford County Public Library is celebrating 70 years of progressive and innovative library service and has been the recipient of The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Award 3 years in a row and 7-time Library Journal Star Library. HCPL has eleven branches, one administrative office and two outreach vehicles serving over 181,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 3.8 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community. HCPL is looking to fill:

Vacancy #17-19, Senior Administrator – Public Services

Manages and oversees all library public service operations. Directly supervises 11 branch managers and the Community Outreach Specialist.. The Senior Administrator develops, plans and executes library objectives and translates into programs and activities that support public service goals; acts as liaison between branch staff, department staff and Senior Administration; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Come help us continue the excitement in Harford County. Applications for these positions are completed and accepted via online submission only. Visit to review full vacancy announcement and requirements and how to apply, under Library Jobs tab. PLEASE NOTE: The application cannot be saved and returned to at a later time. The application must be completed in its entirety prior to submitting. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Position: Object Cataloger

Location: Corestaff Services – Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Corestaff Service is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Object Cataloger on a government contract. We are recruiting for a museum or library professional for this project. The location is the greater Washington – Baltimore area.

This position is part of a team that examines, researches, and describes artifacts, and writes donor biographies and historical summaries for the Museum’s online collections catalog. The work combines historical research and object research to tell the story of the artifact and its owner within the context of the Holocaust and World War II.

Qualifications include:

excellent research and record keeping skills
experience in the handling of delicate artifacts
experience with collections management and research databases

consistency and attention to accuracy and detail

ability to analyze information and complete complex research projects
strong writing skills and ability to follow editorial and format guidelines
strong work ethic, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently

Duties include:

handling, examining, and describing delicate objects of various types
reviewing and assessing accession and donor documents
critical analysis of source information and synthesizing complex research
creating detailed catalog records per project standards and guidelines, and in accordance with Library of Congress and other recognized systems
writing original biographies and object narratives from institutional files, databases, and other research
managing time efficiently, working on multiple projects, and following through effectively with all issues and tasks
working independently and as part of a small, high performance team

Museum and/or library experience with visual materials is essential. Foreign language skills are a plus. Object handling/description and/or research experience is preferred but not required. B.A. required, M.A. in Museum Studies, Art History, or Library Science strongly preferred.

The salary is $24/hr. This is a full time position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k).

CORESTAFF Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology and engineering, library/records management and human resources placements.

CORESTAFF Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. For consideration email your resume to

Library Associate for Resource Description and Access– Towson University

Library Associate for Resource Description and Access
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Description:
The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Associate to be responsible for ensuring that library resources are discoverable and accessible by library users. This individual would be responsible for: organizing, coordinating, and managing large projects related to the library’s print and electronic collections; cataloging journals and standing orders; managing holdings list of journals; training staff on the Content Management Department operations and processes; planning and coordinating training schedules and writing training manuals.

Position Description (PDF)

Job Announcement / How to Apply

Library Associate– George Washington University Law Library

Library Associate
Location: George Washington University Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Position Summary: The Law Library seeks a qualified individual for a full-time library coordinator position to support operations of the Document Services Department.

This position reports to the head of document services who supervises interlibrary loan, oversees the library’s fee-based document delivery service, directs digitization projects, and develops faculty services programs.

The library coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Provides interlibrary loan and document delivery services to faculty, students, staff, and other entities.
  • Assists in compilation of lending and borrowing statistics for interlibrary loan requests.
  • Assists with training and coordination of student assistants’ workflow.
  • Inputs data into an online accounting system.
  • Performs searches in specialized legal research databases.
  • Physically prepares textual documents for digital conversion using a precision scanner, and identifies and corrects production issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

To apply see full listing here.

Data Services Librarian – University of Maryland, College Park

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries – College Park, MD
Closing Date: October 10, 2016

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Data Services Librarian

The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the technical lead to develop and design novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. S/he serves as the expert on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data. The Data Services Librarian must collaborate closely with UMD Libraries’ staff to ensure Research Data Services are aligned with the diverse needs of a broad variety of researchers, and s/he takes the initiative to identify and support the technical needs of researchers as well as suggest improvements and new services or workflows. The Data Services Librarian also actively participates in programs and projects in Digital Programs and Initiatives including but not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), digital publishing, and digital collections.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Data Services Librarian supports the collection, description, storage, and assessment of data acquired or generated by researchers. S/he engages in technical consultations with researchers to identify needs, provides instruction in tools for data collection, description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinates closely with both technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy solutions for data management. He or she helps cultivate partnerships and strengthen collaborations between researchers, curators, technologists, and administrators.

Required Qualifications/Education/Experience:

Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.

Knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to use and archiving of digital data.

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or an advanced degree in a relevant field.

Experience administering, developing, or designing databases (relational, hierarchical, or graph based).

Familiarity with institutional or subject repository systems such as Fedora, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products.

For the full position description including preferred qualifications, please go to

Research and Competitive Intelligence Analyst (Law Firm) – Washington, D.C.

Position: Research and Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington, D.C. Jobline:

Weil, Gotshal & Manges is seeking a highly-motivated, service oriented Research and Competitive Intelligence Analyst with strong interpersonal skills. Reporting to the Research and Information Center Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the technical services operations of the DC office and will conduct legal, legislative and business development research. The position will be responsible for maintaining the integrity and day-to-day operations of the integrated library system. The candidate should be able to conduct reference interviews and assist the end-user in obtaining information quickly and efficiently.

For more information and how to apply:

Part-Time Library Assistant – Stevenson University Library, Owings Mills, MD

Position: Part-Time Library Assistant
Location: Stevenson University Library, Owings Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Stevenson University Library has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant. The position is located in the School of Business on the Owings Mills campus.


The Library Assistant performs varied circulation/reserve and information functions of the Library.


Bachelor’s degree plus one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous relevant library experience preferred.

Position Responsibilities

Performs all circulation services, including book check-in and check-out, holds, recalls, fines and call slips.

Staffs the reference and information desk as part of a team.

Provides basic technical support in the Library i.e., logging into the wireless network, printing problems, photocopy help, etc.

Provides ready reference services and refers more complex requests to Reference Librarians.

Performs collection maintenance duties including shelving, shifting, updating spine labels, shelf reading and doing inventory.

Schedules, trains and directs work-study students.

Maintains and trouble-shoots all library photocopiers, document delivery equipment and other library equipment, or reports problems for next day follow-up.

Scans and enters materials into electronic reserves system.

Enters bibliographic data and processes print reserves.

For complete job description and application visit