Three Librarian Positions – Washington, D.C. and N. VA

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Music Section)
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year
Closes: Monday 3/20/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The incumbent serves as the Head, National Library Services (NLS) Music Section in the Network Division. Exercising a high degree of independence, the incumbent is responsible for planning, formulating and recommending policy and establishing priorities of activities for a group of employees performing technical and professional work. The incumbent plans, directs and guides all activities of the Music Section, who receives general administrative direction from the Chief, Network Division (ND). Directs all aspects of the music program of the NLS, providing music services to all blind and disabled individuals in the United States, its territories, and its citizens living in foreign countries. Works independently, utilizing abroad professional knowledge to recommend policy and to establish guidelines and procedures, receiving guidance from the chief, ND, and/or the director, NLS, when decisions have an impact beyond the Division. The music librarian is generally considered an international leader among the community of librarians serving blind and physically handicapped musicians and students.

This position requires a knowledge in English, German and French.

Position: Senior Digital New Librarian

Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty- Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Position Summary:

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty seeks a Senior Digital News Librarian to support the growth and development of its Digital News Library. The Senior Digital News Librarian will report directly to the Manager of the RFE/RL Digital News Library, and play a Supervisory role for Regional Librarians. The Senior Digital News Librarian will help to develop information and data management tools and assist in building and maintaining a taxonomy and controlled vocabulary for the RFE/RL media collection. Under the direction of the Library Manager, this Librarian will test, implement and provide ongoing maintenance of Library information management tools and workflows. The Senior Digital News Librarian will assist in standardizing and maintaining integrated workflows between Prague and the Regional Libraries. This role will also perform original media cataloging and indexing, as well as research in the RFE/RL Video News Libraries to internal clients. Near native level of English language is mandatory, Russian language is desired.

Position: Health Sciences Librarian

Location: Marymount University – Arlington, VA

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Responsibility / Duty:


Serve as subject liaison to the faculty and students in the Malek School of Health Professions; select resources to support their instructional and research needs in person and online; manage collections in assigned subjects.

Prepare and teach information literacy sessions to meet the information needs of University undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the Malek School of Health Professionals, Undergraduate English Composition Programs and Undergraduate Discover Programs. Remain current in instruction trends.

Provide reference and research assistance to meet the information needs of library users at all service locations through a variety of communication formats (in-person, phone and electronic); create and maintain research guides in subject areas. Remain current in reference service trends.

Assist in developing, leading, evaluating and assessing reference team projects and programs.

Three Librarian Positions – Maryland

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: Recorded Books, Inc., Prince Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at the Maryland Library Association website:


Provides both original and adaptive/copy -cataloging for a variety of formats, including audiobooks, eBooks, digital magazines, DVDs, and other media. Assists in data manipulation and the automation, creation, and editing of MARC records. Assists in establishing and maintaining cataloging policies for current and new products. Works with Recorded Books business departments to define MARC records needs, and resolve technical issues. May assist MARC record team members in resolving library customer MARC issues. Reports to the Head of Cataloging as well as the Senior IT Director of Recorded Books, Inc.


MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school is required. Strong knowledge and understanding of library principles, practices, and techniques. Proficiency in cataloging standards such as AACR2, MARC21, and RDA. Strong knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. Strong and current computer skills and knowledge, including online searching and archiving. Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. Proficiency in Library of Congress standards in classification and subject headings. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with flexibility in a diverse team environment. Ability to communicate, analyze, and synthesize data and provide creative and workable solutions to cataloging problems. Ability to work in a rapidly changing technological/IT environment. Strong attention to detail is required. Must be able to work on site in Prince Frederick, Maryland.

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process

Please submit Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of four professional references (including Title, Name, phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses) to Behn Trader at

Special Requests

Closing Date: Position open until filled

Position: Librarian II, Special Collections, Sojourner Truth Room

Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) – Oxon Hill, MD
Salary Range: $48.9k per year plus a generous benefits package!

Full vacancy announcement available at the Maryland Library Association website:


If you are a librarian with supervisory experience, outstanding organizational skills, and
the dedication to provide high quality customer service to a diverse community, we want you!
This experienced librarian must be dedicated to managing a comprehensive collection of reference materials on African American history and culture in the Sojourner Truth Room at our busy Oxon Hill Branch.

Examples of Duties

Plans, organizes, coordinates and oversees the work of the area assigned. Provides quality reference and readers’ advisory services, and computer assistance to library customers. Provides instruction on the use of library catalog and databases.
Participates in the selection, development, evaluation and maintenance of materials to meet community information and recreation requirements; reads and reviews materials and identifies replacement needs; may maintain a budget for the special collection. Trains, supervises and evaluates staff in supervisory line. Initiates and maintains local community contacts. Plans and presents programs for schools, community agencies and other groups; plans and arranges displays and exhibits. Participates in Ask a Librarian live online chat sessions with library customers. Manages and coordinates computer lab training for library customers. Collects, maintains and evaluates statistics relating to age-level or branch performance and program effectiveness. Works in various departments or branches other than where regularly assigned. Keeps informed of professional developments in library service.
Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences and serves on committees.
Assumes the duties of a senior staff member upon request.
Performs circulation tasks when required. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.

Application Process

Submit an employment application, cover letter and resume ASAP! Visit us online at

Special Requests

Maryland Public Librarian Certification

Position: Mobile Librarian II

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library – Baltimore, MD
Salary: $44,858.00 – $54,520.00 Annually
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 02/24/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Mobile Librarian II

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is searching for a qualified and experienced Librarian to fill a Mobile Librarian position for the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) Division.

Under the direction of the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II duties include the day-to-day management of the Mobile Job Center, a state of the art, fully accessible one stop shop where clients will complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

Two Library Positions – Northern Virginia

Position: Digital Publishing Lead
Location: George Mason University – Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Digital Publishing Lead

George Mason University’s Mason Publishing Group, within the University Libraries, seeks an experienced professional responsible for the management of digital publishing platforms and tools. This position reports to the Head, Mason Publishing Group. 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 Mason Publishing Group ( unites the George Mason University Library’s digital publishing activity with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)

Location: Library of Congress – Culpeper, VA
Salary Range: $54,972.00 to $71,467.00 / Per Year
Closes: Monday 2/27/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:


Performs original and copy cataloging of a variety of moving image resources in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. The material is such that assignment of subject headings and genres can be determined relatively easily by comparing the content with standard lists of terms. Resolves routine problems promptly and independently, involving the supervisor on only the more difficult problems. Provides succinct but detailed summaries of contents and/or scope notes for moving images.

Searches entries in appropriate automated and manual catalogs. Examines the item and any information accompanying the item, recording certain significant features of the work; determining the extent, completeness, playback mode, length or duration, sound characteristics, dimensions and generation; obtains and verifies source and date of receipt for each copy or generation and assigns data elements to bibliographic records as required by a standard system.

Analyzes film and video materials to determine their relationship to the existing collections, for proper title entry, and the need for access points. Determines subject content and assigns subject headings to the catalog entry. Establishes new personal and corporate names and -preferred titles, with appropriate cross-references for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends new subject and genre/form headings, with appropriate cross-references for inclusion in the subject authority file. Revises bibliographic records and authority records.

Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, sub-field codes, delimiters, fixed and variable field information. Performs research in the reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and/or the collections of the library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process. As assigned, assists in the training of technicians, temporary staff, and interns.

Compiles monthly statistical reports. In conjunction with other catalogers and under the guidance of supervisors, is responsible for writing memos establishing new practices, creating guidelines or describing more fully the procedures of cataloging as new questions, problems, or complications arise.

Answers, as assigned, queries directed to the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division concerning entries chosen, form of entries, description of materials, etc.

Multiple Positions- Washington, DC and Virginia

Metadata Services Manager
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

Under the direction of the Resource Description Coordinator, the Metadata Services Manager is a member of the Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater metadata management group within The George Washington University Libraries. The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access for library collections in all formats. The Metadata Services Manager is primarily responsible for creating original metadata, complex metadata revision, and authority work for the library’s general and special collections. The Metadata Services Manager will help shape the identity management work for the library’s collections and is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond, in service of the GW Community and the profession.

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Custom Research Analyst
Location: MITRE, McLean, VA

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

The individual will work as a member of the Custom Research Team to provide information and research support to MITRE’s work programs. This person will be responsible for providing current awareness, performing research, and supporting department wide initiatives. The individual should have an understanding of information management practices that translate into successful products and solutions in order to meet the needs of our diverse customers. The individual should be familiar with congressional information and federal government operations.

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Generalist Librarian
Location: “Major Law Firm Client” of LibSource, Washington, DC

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Librarian will be required to coordinate technical services and collection maintenance along with general research services, cataloging and basic support. This position functions as part of a larger library team dispersed across four office locations. The candidate will be expected to collaborate and work in a distributed environment.

• Provide advice on using electronic resources via the library’s portal site for straight-forward requests for documents, cases and articles.
• Maintain library collection by sorting, shelving and organizing print publications and filing pocket parts, supplements and loose- leaf sets.
• Check-in and route materials using library catalog.
• Modify and update catalog records according to set criteria to change location, holdings, etc.
• Search and retrieve records in OCLC and the ILS and assist in their processing.
• Respond to general information requests and assist in locating books and publications.
• Perform related tasks as assigned and participate in special projects as necessary.
• Print and affix labels.
• Perform clerical tasks such as cataloging, data entry, generating reports and processing invoices.

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Head of Access Services- Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Position: Head of Access Services/Systems
Location: Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Introduction: The Earl S. Richardson library is recruiting for a Head of Access Services/ Systems. Interested candidates should have a strong desire to advance the mission of the department, at one of the Nation’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Duties: Managing the day to day operations of the Access Services and Systems Department; supervising, training and evaluating staff; leading the development, recommendation and administration of circulation policies, procedures and processes; assisting library staff and library IT unit and performing other duties as assigned.
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Two Librarian Positions – Frederick, MD

Position: Information Literacy Librarian
Location: Frederick Community College – Frederick, MD
Salary: $50,871.00 – $55,958.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Information Literacy Librarian

The Information Literacy Librarian is responsible for developing and managing the Library’s information literacy programs, providing instruction and reference services, and assisting with print and digital collection management. This position is part of an academic support team within the Learning Commons that works together to enhance students’ academic success, persistence, and completion.

Position: Branch Administrator III

Location: Frederick County Public Libraries – Frederick, Maryland
Salary: $65,826.00 – $78,991.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our central branch in Downtown Frederick. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the C. Burr Artz Public Library, and for ensuring the delivery of quality library service to the public. Direct supervision is given to department supervisors and the Assistant Branch Administrator. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Public Service.


· Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program

· Minimum 5 years of recent (within the past 10 years) progressively responsible work experience in public library management, which must include:

o Minimum 3 years at the middle management level or higher (e.g. Department Head in multi-department library, Director of a small library, Branch Manager of a small branch, etc.)

o Minimum 3 years work experience supervising others (direct reports)

· Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Office of Education or the ability to become certified within 6 months of hire

· Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm March 8, 2017. Salary: $65,826.00 – $78,991.00 Annually. For complete job description and to apply go to

Library Technician at the U.S. Senate Library- Washington, DC- Deadline February 9, 2017

Position: Library Technician (Documents)
Location: U.S. Senate Library- Washington, DC
Salary: $42,088 – $65,236

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

This is support work providing information resources to Senate and Library staff. Work includes maintaining and controlling collection resources, creating and updating online records, and organizing and filing research materials within the Library and storage areas. Work is bound by Resource Description and Access cataloging rules, Library of Congress classification and subject heading guidelines, MARC standards for bibliographic and authority records, Federal Depository Library Program guidelines, Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, the U.S. Senate Handbook, and the Senate Ethics Manual, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling assignments. Work is performed under the general direction of the Access Services Librarian.

Please see the complete vacancy announcement and position description.