Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Collections Care Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,113 to $48,249 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services, Collections Stabilization Section of the Conservation Division. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head of the Conservation Division Collection Stabilization Section and performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

The position description number for this position is 062252.

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.

The incumbent houses collections-level materials by hand using protective enclosures such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, folders, or polyester encapsulations. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Places collection-level materials in alkaline file folders and manuscript boxes. Safely removes materials from acidic binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective enclosures.

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

Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, mounting press, Velo-bind machine, ultrasonic or heat-welding equipment, box-making machine, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for deacidification preparation or sewing frames.

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

Participates on Library committees and/or task forces and contributes to the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

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

Position: Deputy Law Librarian of Congress
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 188187.
This position has no promotion potential.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Has delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Service Unit. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of daily operations to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Provides general oversight and direction for programs and to program officials relating to and encompassing core services and programs provided by the Law Library.

Performs the management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes performance expectations for staff members. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.

Receives administrative direction in terms of broadly defined missions and functions of the Service Unit from the Law Librarian. Interviews and recommends candidates for vacancies, evaluates staff, handles grievances and disciplinary actions, recommends or approves promotions and awards/commendations, and implements or recommends training programs.

The Deputy is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives, promoting the spirit and practice of diversity and equal employment opportunity programs, and ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, and national origin is carried forward in all aspects of the Service Unit.

As delegated by the Law Librarian, represents the Law Library and its organizational interests and perspectives at high level internal and external meetings involving discussion and establishment of policy, or consideration of issues or initiatives with potential Library-wide impact. Represents the Law Library in interactions with high level officials within the Federal government, other governments or foreign institutions, nongovernmental organizations, or private sector companies and entities. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with management and officials at the Library of Congress, government agencies, and private sector partners in order to advance the programs and projects of the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Actively participates on boards and committees as the representative of the Library of Congress in dealing with matters which extend well beyond the assigned program responsibility. Serves as the principal representative and consultant for the agency at inter-agency, national and international meetings dealing with issues and information in the area of expertise and program responsibility.

Serves on various highly visible programs and events of the Service Unit. Briefs and provides counsel to senior management staff and officials at all levels of the Service Unit and the Library of Congress concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Directs and advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.

Serves as an expert advisor and technical authority on complex and, often, precedent setting policy and program issues, developing policies, strategies, and plans for programs and initiatives for Service Unit-wide application.

Is responsible for the formulation, or participation in formulation and administration of policies affecting the mission of the Law Library and the Library of Congress. Provides broad policy guidance to managers to ensure effective integration of operational resources involved in implementing Law Library programs and initiatives. Is responsible for implementing policy direction for cross-cutting initiatives that may require coordination among Law Library divisions and various components of the Library. Directs the development, planning, and implementation of policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical Service Unit and agency programs and objectives. Explores and formulates long-range strategic plans, and ensures that short-term project goals and objectives are consistent with long range plans. Ensures consistent application of assessment methodologies across projects and programs in support of institution-wide strategic objectives. Exercises broad oversight and control through the development of policies to achieve the Library’s vision and goals. Serves in a key support role based on specific expertise as to legal and regulatory issues that affect Service Unit and agency programs.

Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The position is located in the Data Production Division and serves as the Associate Director for Data Production with responsibility for making policy; planning, coordinating, directing, and evaluating program requirements; implementing national and industry standards; and ensuring the production of high quality data products through effective work processes.

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Managing, directing, budget and program planning, and evaluating division policies, programs and services.
Providing technical and administrative supervision to staff members.
Participating with recognized experts and key officials in formulating, conducting, and assessing programs in agricultural and information sciences.
Expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively.
Fosters an innovative environment for learning, sharing, and problem-solving across organizational boundaries by maintaining a continuing exchange of ideas with NAL and other librarians, information professionals, the scientific community, and commercial entities.

Position: Assistant Archivist
Location: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $56,233 to $88,450 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We’re hiring! The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Assistant Archivist in the Special Collections and Archives Department. Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The Naval Academy is also committed to hiring faculty and staff dedicated to educating and representative of its diverse student body. The Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) Department has an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and other documents and the official records of the Naval Academy. With its wonderful range of unique materials, including those related to Naval history and science as well as many other topics, SC&A is an essential resource for study and research at USNA and beyond. Reporting to the Naval Academy Archivist and Head of SC&A, this Assistant Archivist will appraise and implement the retention schedule for archives; arrange and describe records in both digital and analog form and create descriptive aids for them; provide general and specialized research assistance related to all materials in SC&A; and contribute to the electronic records program.

This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. See USAJOBS announcement for requirements. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package.


Applications must be received by October 2, 2018!

Assistant Circulation Manager II (Full-Time) – Baltimore County Public Library – Essex Branch

Position: Assistant Circulation Manager II (Full-Time)
Location: Baltimore County Public Library – Essex Branch, Essex, MD
Annualized Salary: $38,049 – $50,979 commensurate with experience.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS bog.

Job Summary:
At Baltimore County Public Library, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and a growing virtual online presence. We contribute to the success of Baltimore County by being a place that supports diversity and inclusion through acceptance, dialogue, and collaboration.  If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas consider joining the Baltimore County Public Library team as a full-time Assistant Circulation Manager II.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the general direction of the Circulation Services Manager, assists in the overall operations of the Circulation Department in a branch library.
  • Participates in the supervision, training, and performance evaluation of part-time circulation staff and demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth.
  • Assists the Circulation Manager in the development and implementation of circulation practices that are aligned with BCPL’s customer service philosophy and strategic direction.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • As a member of the library management team; plans, organizes, and communicates workplace changes.
  • Uses management and technology tools to improve efficiency and ensure excellent customer service.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles security issues and emergency situations as necessary.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the Library in the community.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from high school or high school equivalency is required.  A college degree is desirable.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public library circulation operations acquired through four years of progressively increasing work responsibilities in a public library environment.  One year of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Substantial experience using an ILS is required with Polaris experience preferred.
  • Proficiency using MS Office applications is required. Additional technology experience using Google Drive or other cloud applications, scheduling software, and mobile technology is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Must possess effective problem solving skills and the ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Must be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to working productively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time, push carts and shelve materials.
  • Ability to bend, lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, tasks, and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout the system and work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends.
  • Must pass post offer criminal background screening.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: Four weeks of vacation; sick and personal leave; subsidized health care coverage; pension eligibility; and other benefits.

To apply:
Send an email to and attach two documents:

  1. a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website 
  2. your cover letter and resume as one PDF document.

Include your last name in the title of the documents.
Indicate the job title: Assistant Circulation Manager II in the subject line of your email.

Application Deadline: October 11,2018
Vacancy #:2019-025

Four Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The incumbent is responsible for assisting Division supervisors and staff with the resolution of processing workflow problems and for providing input for the resolution of technical discrepancies arising from the implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and its specific applications to Law Library workflow. The incumbent must demonstrate an expert knowledge of the ILS and its modules (acquisitions; serials; cataloging; circulation; and on-line public access.

Makes decisions regarding collections maintenance issues for a unit Applies in-depth knowledge to complex collections maintenance issues in the ILS. Maintains statistical reports of work performed and submits them on a weekly basis.

Identifies, investigates, searches, and resolves technical processing problems and discrepancies associated with implementation of the integrated library system modules.

Performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates, recording such information as title data, personal name, edition data, publisher, and place and date of publication. Completes complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole, identifying variant editions, and slipping them with annotated slips to facilitate the cataloging process. Locates, identifies and resolves problems with library materials generated by ongoing inventory and collections improvement programs and special projects. Reviews rebound and relabeled materials coming into the law collections. Checks the accuracy of the label and spine markings.

Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the library’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Performs the most difficult special search requests. Identifies items that are vague or not readily found in the library’s catalogs, publishers’ lists, or in other bibliographic lists. Locates and expedites the retrieval of elusive and difficult to locate materials. Utilizes all possible means of originality and inventiveness in identifying specific items in book reviews, trade lists, bibliographies and other authoritative sources. Maintains an expert working knowledge of the current custodial and processing activities in the Law Library. Also remains alert to changing procedures throughout the library, as well as the location and availability of little-known special collections of processed or partially processed materials that may not be recorded in the principal catalogs of the Law library.

Searches and transcribes information from computerized and manual files. Organizes and completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems, including the LAW shelf-list, the Law Library card catalog, the Official catalog, and the Integrated Library System to determine holdings of the Law Library. Searches other utilities such as OCLC and RLIN to determine holdings of other libraries, as well as for clues to see if the Law Library should own a particular title. Inventories existing holdings of the Law Library into the Integrated Library System.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Literature Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and classification skills primarily for material in one or more of the following subject areas: Literature, Linguistics, Mass Media and related areas (e.g., Journalism, Motion Pictures, Theater) and/or Classics. This position requires the ability to communicate in one or more of the following languages; German, Spanish, Italian or French.

Creates original and copy cataloging records in all formats, including print and special formats; creates authority records, performs authority control and database maintenance, and works on special projects.

Using professional judgment, applies bibliographic metadata standards and principles to clearly describe materials in order to provide effective access to them. Works collaboratively with other catalogers and with other internal units and external organizations that provide or use the metadata.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, scholarly research tools, the Internet, and the collections of the Library.

Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. Works with cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive, classification, and subject cataloging rules.

Uses library technology and encoding/structural standards to perform work related to metadata creation. This may include: bibliographic utilities and knowledge bases (e.g., OCLC); linked data principles (e.g., RDF); and emerging library applications (e.g., BIBFRAME).

Provides consultation or performs liaison duties to help solve technical problems, interact collaboratively on projects, and exchange information with persons inside and outside of an organization, including supervisors, experts, colleagues, and/or trainees.

Collaborates with the Section Head 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.

Actively participates in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advises on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections.

Position: Librarian (Reference & Research Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position serves as a Reference and Research Specialist in the Science, Technology and Business Division (ST&B). ST&B provides reference and research service to Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international scholars, research and scientific institutions, professional and business communities, and the general public. The position also has collection development responsibilities and knowledge of trends in his/her field and in reference technologies is expected.

Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas of subject responsibility.

Provides reference and instructional services to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone.

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

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies, and in converting finding aids and research tools to web-based products. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Position: Librarian (Digital Curation)
Location: District of Columbia Public Library
Minimum Rate: $52,570.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Summary

This position will serve as a curator located in the special collections department. Under the general direction of the Special Collections Manager, the Digital Curation Librarian is primarily responsible for managing digitization and digital preservation for the Library’s unique and historical materials and curating digital content.


This position requires a Master’s Degree/MLIS from an ALA accredited graduate program in Library/Information Science; a minimum of two years of experience for all special skill listed as required and a minimum of one-year experience for special skills preferred.

Additional Qualifications

The following specialized experience is required:

  • Experience in digital librarianship.
  • Experience strategizing, developing and communicating policies and processes for creating accessions, processing, ingesting and describing born-digital materials.
  • Experience coordinating outsourced digitization projects with vendors, implement internal quality checks for deliverable.
  • Experience developing efficient workflow models for in-house digitization and scan-on-demand services.
  • Experience using Library’s digital assets management system (DAMS), the DAMS as it relates to the OPAC, and other discovery tools.

Three Positions- Virginia

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Arlington, VA

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The George Mason University Law Library invites well-qualified applicants for the position of Research Services Librarian located on the Arlington campus. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Research Services Librarian is responsible for providing library services to students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Duties include reference and research services, law student instruction, outreach to law students and other patrons, serving as a library liaison to law faculty, collection development, and other duties as assigned.


  • Provide legal reference and research services to faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
  • Plan and provide legal research instruction to law students in the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (LRWA) program in coordination with the other librarians and the LRWA faculty; assist in the preparation of teaching materials, tutorials, and student exercises.
  • Plan, organize, and provide other research classes for law students, such as Prepare-to-Practice, Writing for Seminar Papers, etc.
  • Provide liaison support to law school faculty, including training in the use of print and electronic resources, TWEN support, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of interlibrary loan and document delivery.
  • Assist with First-Year Orientation, including preparation of materials for the orientation packet before orientation and legal research instruction during orientation.
  • Coordinate with the Reference and Outreach Services Librarian to assist with and participate in the provision of instruction in the second-year LRWA program.
  • In coordination with the other law librarians and the Scholarly Writing faculty, ensure effective planning and provision of legal research instruction and assistance to students enrolled in Scholarly Writing.
  • Coordinate reference office coverage with other librarians to ensure that assistance is available during posted hours.
  • Provide back-up support for other reference staff duties as needed.
  • Develop and maintain both print and web-based guides to legal research.
  • Provide library tours to faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
  • Make sure that reference statistics are collected and posted on the library’s intranet.
  • Assist with scheduling and training part-time reference librarians.
  • Serve on the Collection Development Committee and participate in collection development with other librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Other professional activities:
    • Attend professional meetings and conferences.
    • Participate in Mason committee meetings and work with Mason libraries and librarians, as applicable;
    • Serve on Search Committees as needed.

Position: Life Sciences Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Universities Libraries, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University, University Libraries seeks to fill the position of Life Sciences 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.

The Life Sciences Librarian manages a combination of duties and expectations, with direct responsibilities in: Reference and Research Consulting; Teaching, Learning and Literacies; Collections and Content; Outreach and Engagement; and Scholarly Communications. In addition, the incumbent will contribute to the development of programs benefiting STEM disciplines in the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center. The primary focus of the position is support of faculty and students in the College of Science’s biology, systems biology, and bioinformatics departments. The incumbent will also support researchers in the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, as well as the information literacy programs developed for George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program; and the College of Science’s Governor’s School, located on the Science and Technology campus. The position reports to the Lead, Science and Technology Team and Mercer Library and will serve on both Mason’s Fairfax and Science & Technology campuses.

Duties include:

  • Research/reference and outreach services in person and virtually;
  • Develops and maintains online research guides and related materials;
  • Selects print and electronic format resources to support faculty and student research and instruction in assigned departments;
  • Provides library instruction and support for face-to-face and online/distance education classes in assigned departments and programs;
  • Acts as an affiliate to Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center for STEMprojects;
  • Develops working partnerships and relationships with teaching faculty, researchers and students;
  • Follows trends in scholarship in assigned departments and programs in order to respond to student and faculty needs;
  • Supports research projects and instruction within assigned departments and programs;
  • Collaborates with other Science and Technology Team subject librarians to develop programming and market library services to users;
  • Helps others to increase their awareness and acceptance of cultural differences;
  • Participates on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, the university, and, as appropriate, the community;
  • Performs other duties, as requested, which fall within the scope of a member of the University Libraries’ faculty.

Position: Public Services and Instructional Technology Librarian
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA
Salary Range: $65,101.00 – $84,433.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library public services; supervises work study students; provides library instruction; supports Library instructional technologies and serves as liaison to campus and college IT services, participates in collection development including OER, library planning, and campus and college activities and committees.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library public services; supervises work study students; provides library instruction; supports Library instructional technologies and serves as liaison to campus and college IT services, participates in collection development including OER, library planning, and campus and college activities and committees.

Four Positions- Maryland

Position: Visual Communication and Outreach Librarian
Location: Priddy Library, Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Rockville, Maryland. USG is an innovative partnership of nine public universities providing access to more than 80 high-demand undergraduate and graduate degrees specifically selected to respond to the workforce needs of the county and region. USG currently serves over 3900 students enrolled day-time, evening, full-time and part-time degree programs. The campus is projected to grow to 7500 students and is planning additional facilities to expand its health sciences and engineering degree offerings.


The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional who will offer liaison services to the Publications Design (graduate); Simulation & Digital Entertainment (undergraduate); and Communication (undergraduate) programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The incumbent will provide subject-specific information literacy instruction, visual literacy (visual media) instruction, manage collections related to assigned subject areas, maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned undergraduate and graduate programs, and enhance curricula and research innovation at USG. The successful candidate will also be responsible for planning and implementing outreach activities and marketing for the library.

Position: Business/Instructional Librarian
Location: Salisbury University Libraries, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Primary Job Duties:
Serve as the librarian liaison to several academic departments in the Perdue School of Business. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs. Creative and effective instruction is especially important. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by start date. Related experience working in academic or research libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy. The ability to be flexible is absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate or graduate degree in business. Reference and library instruction experience specifically in business. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Applications received by October 5, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website

Position: Librarian I
Location: Annapolis Regional Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary range: $47,419 – $78,354

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Providing library services of reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations, and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

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

Position: Librarian I (Full-Time)
Location: University of Maryland University College, Largo, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide basic and in-depth research assistance to UMUC students, faculty and staff in a variety of formats and provide subject matter expertise
  • Teach information literacy skills and create and revise instructional materials
  • Perform liaison activities with faculty and administrators in the Graduate School’s Education department in support of Library resources and services and represent the UMUC Library on USMAI committees
  • Participate in the Library’s Reference and Instruction projects including developing
    and designing Web-based learning objects to support academic programs, and searching for and selecting Open Educational Resources
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned
  • All candidates must be willing to work onsite at the Academic Center in Largo, Maryland.
  • Relocation and travel expenses not covered by UMUC

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Law Librarian 

Location: Federal Reserve, Washington, DC
Salary Grade Low: 25

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Assistant Law Librarian performs administrative functions for the Law Library and Legal Records office at the direction of the Law Librarian, in addition to performing all of the duties and responsibilities of either a Legislative Librarian or a Reference/Cataloging Librarian, as set forth in those respective job descriptions.  The Assistant Law Librarian assumes responsibility for the Law Library in the absence of the Law Librarian.

  • Successful candidate will have advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of librarianship or information management typically acquired through the completion of a Master’s Degree in Library Science and through 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process, legislative documentation, and printed and automated legislative and regulatory research tools.
  • Experience compiling legislative histories, monitoring Congress, and providing legislative reference service.
  • Successful candidate must demonstrate strong organization and planning skills, good management and outstanding information technology skills, as well as the ability to work independently and handle a diverse workload.
  • Requires excellent communication and customer service skills including the ability to work effectively with others.

The Assistant Law Librarian performs many varied duties in assisting the Law Librarian with the day-to-day operations of the Law Library such as planning and implementing new legal research tools; keeps current on new policies and procedures for management of Board and Legal Division information, as well as on technological developments in the program area; and keeps current on trends in legislative and administrative objectives and understands how they may result in future banking law modifications.

Please apply online at

All inquiries, please contact Jessica Nevins at

Position: Head of Reference
Location: Georgetown University Law, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Georgetown University Law Library is seeking applications for a Head of Reference, based in the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library.

Located in the nation’s capital, and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is recognized for the quality of scholarship, its renowned faculty, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. Focused on service, excellence and innovation, it is among the largest academic law libraries in the nation and includes a comprehensive collection in U.S., international, foreign, and comparative law materials.

The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library’s reference department to ensure that the library provides high-quality professional research and information services to Law Center faculty, staff, students, and other patrons.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating reference desk coverage provided by 15-20 librarians covering weekday, evening, and weekend hours
  • Supervising legal research instructional programs
  • Oversees development of guides and other research aids for the library website
  • Participating in collection development with a focus on U.S. law
  • Leading reference service initiatives and outreach programs

The position directly supervises 6 full-time librarians and coordinates both the library’s faculty liaison program and one full-time paraprofessional in consultation with Heads of the International and Foreign Law Department and Library Research Services.


  • D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent
  • 3 or more years of library experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience teaching
  • Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Evidence of teamwork, strong service and work ethic, creativity, initiative, and flexibility

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for the Head of Reference position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references.  Address applications to Joseph W. Thomas, Acting Director of the Law Library. To receive full consideration, application materials should be received by October 3, 2018.

Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.