Four Positions- Maryland

Position: Librarian ZA-1410-3/4 (DE/CR)
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD
Salary: $68,036 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

As a Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

Implement information standards and systems in support of the NOAA Public Access to Research (PARR) Policy Plan, by developing and maintainng a full-service electronic publication repository system, the NOAA Institutional Repository.
Serve as an expert advisor to NOAA Science Directors, the NOAA scientific community, and NOAA line office management on the policies related to submission to, and use of the NOAA Institutional Repository.
Oversee and support a variety of initiatives and projects related to digitization and/or digital library collection management.
Maintain, develop, and improve access to and preservation of, electronic resources and digital objects.
Manage a variety of library cataloging and classification tasks including original and copy descriptive and subject cataloging of monographic, serial and non-print items, assign classification numbers, establish name authority records.
Produce reports and statistics that will measure the effectiveness of the NOAA Institutional Repository in achieving the goals of open science directives, including the NOAA Public Access to Research (PARR) Policy Plan.
These duties are described at the FPL ZA-4, the ZA-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

We seek an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to work as subject librarian in the humanities and to provide general reference assistance to the UMBC community. The successful candidate is expected to provide a wide range of reference, instructional, and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff. This position will work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver library curriculum and instruction activities for first-year courses, including English 100 and Introduction to an Honors University seminars.


  • Master of Library & Information Science degree (or equivalent ALA accredited degree)
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in providing dynamic library instruction and contributing to a team-based information literacy program
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in the areas of library public services and outreach
  • Demonstrated high-quality written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to initiate and lead projects to completion
  • Interest and/or experience working with diverse populations, particularly students
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a humanities discipline preferred
  • Reference experience in an academic library setting preferred
  • Direct teaching or library instruction experience preferred

Position: Library Technician
Location: ZAI — National Institutes of Health Library, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI has an immediate need for a Library Technician in support of the NIH Library in Bethesda, Maryland. This is an administrative and entry-level library position that requires working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for multiple clients.

The duties of the Library Technician include providing clerical support to several of the Library’s departments, including the Educational Services Branch, the Information Architecture Branch, and the Office of the Director.


  • Supporting the clerical needs of the Education Services Branch such as coordinating vendor-led class logistics, where needed, and preparation of monthly reports documenting the NIH Library’s classes, webinars, and special events.
  • On behalf of the Information Architecture Branch, developing the weekly Information Desk coverage schedule for customer consultations with Informationists and librarians
  • Providing specialized clerical support to the Office of the Director, such as coordinating for special events and guests.
  • Daily pickup and distribution of mail for NIH Library staff daily as well as hand delivery of rush items to administrative building as needed.


  • Presents updates at interdepartmental meetings
  • Supports special projects, on an as-needed basis
  • Proofreads in English



  • Strong commitment to and skills in customer service
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to work equally well on a self-paced basis as well as in a collaborative, team-oriented setting
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Careful attention to detail, and ability to take direction from staff members
  • Excellent oral and written professional communication skills in English
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • U.S. Citizenship


  • Prior library experience (academic and special libraries preferred)
  • Prior administrative experience

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jill Konieczko at

Position: Library Media Specialists
Location: Prince George’s County Public Schools, Landover, MD

Originally posted on  CUA SLIS blog.

It’s spring and we are in the process of interviewing candidates for our library media vacancies in our Prince George’s County public schools.

This year we have library media vacancies for SY2018-19 at all levels, ES, MS, K-8, and HS. Please have any interested candidates contact our office and we will arrange interviews immediately. You may also include those within six credits of graduation if they are seeking early placement.

We encourage emails, phone calls, etc. to respond to questions about our programs.

Thank you in advance for sharing this information with all interested parties.

T: 301-386-8208

Four Positions- Washington DC & VA

Position: Research & Reference Specialist
Location: WilmerHale, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Jobline.

Provides reference and research assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists reference staff on research and reference projects. Works with Director, Manager or Supervisor on Library and Research projects.


  • Provides research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and electronic resources. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm, including but not limited to, Client Development and New Business/Conflicts.
  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject area monitoring as necessary. Assists in the preparation of related updates, newsletters, and other communications.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Shows proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
  • As part of the Research & Reference Services team, provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Research & Reference Services Manager.
  • Works with Research & Reference Services Manager to support the maintenance of intranet reference collections by performing regular link checking and data collection/input to facilitate integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
  • Assigned to focus on areas of the practice, administrative departments, subject or topic areas as required by the Research & Reference Services Manager to meet the needs of the Firm.
  • Works with Director, and Research & Reference Services Manager on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
  • Contributes to the firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
  • Working knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational skills.



  • Working knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques.
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Education: MLS, MLIS, J.D., or equivalent required.


  • 3 years of reference or research experience required.
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

To apply, please contact Natalie K Brooks, Staff Recruiter | WilmerHale at the following email address:

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections)
Location: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Digital Programs and Initiatives Division, Digital Library Department, Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The employee is responsible for the digital collections development for SIL in one or more subject areas, managing the digitization of SIL collections materials, managing outreach programs, and project management.


  • Develops guidelines and best practices for digital collection development and coordinates digital collection development for collaborative projects.
  • Establishes guidelines and maintains documentation for digitization workflows and procedures, and ensures materials sent for digitization are received, tracked, and returned in accordance with established procedures.
  • Responsible for the ongoing management of digital collections, including enhancing collection metadata to improve discovery and use by researches and library patrons.

Position: Associate Librarian for Collection Description and Imaging
Location: Folgers Shakespeare Library, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located in Washington D.C., seeks an experienced and innovative Associate Librarian for Collection Description and Imaging to provide leadership and management for all collections-based description and imaging activities. Reporting directly to the Eric Weinmann Librarian, the Associate Librarian for Collection Description and Imaging (ALCDI) oversees the cataloging, metadata, and digital imaging functions of the Collections team, collaborates with colleagues on projects that will enhance pathways to discovery within the collection, and is a key participant in digital initiatives. The ALCDI is responsible for the smooth operation of the Voyager ILS, Aeon, and LUNA environments, database loads and maintenance, global changes, electronic resources management, and customized electronic reports. They will work closely with Collections, Digital Media, and IT teams on projects that forward the goal of creating meaningful access to the collection, prepares for the evolving use of data and descriptions, and contributes to maximizing the impact of collections-based digital assets, while maintaining the integrity of collections driven data. The ALCDI is responsible for a budget that includes capital expenses, technology upgrades, and restricted resources. The ALCDI will also participate in planning for digital preservation, electronic resources management, and use of space. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package, in a collegial environment. This position works Monday-Friday, with Saturday reading room duty on a rotating basis, and occasional travel.

Applicants for this role are required to have an M.L.I.S. from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent, with an additional M.A. in a subject related to our collection strongly preferred, but not required. A minimum of five years of experience in a similar position in an academic/research environment with evidence of progressive responsibility, and at least 3 years of supervisory experience are required, with a strong preference for experience supervising teams in diverse functions. Solid knowledge of national cataloging protocols and current cataloging best practices, working knowledge of digital imaging services, an understanding of metadata, and experience working with rare and special materials, are required. Understanding of the ways in which libraries create pathways of discoverability for collections and knowledge of current trends in library systems, including the creation, use, and preservation of digital images, linked data, open data, and metadata for multiple audiences, is needed. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability in digital and traditional library applications, including relational databases, data formats, search and retrieval protocols, and web and metadata standards. Enthusiasm for and an understanding of how research libraries may create electronic access pathways for non-traditional scholars is necessary. Significant experience with an integrated library system (ILS), Voyager preferred. Excellent communication, decision-making, leadership, and analytical skills essential to work with staff across the institution. This is a desk-based position, with occasional need to shelve materials, push fully loaded book carts, or otherwise handle rare and sometimes fragile materials. Thorough background checks are required of the selected candidate.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume on our website at Please do not submit letters of reference, portfolios, or other materials at this stage of the application process. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Regional Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian III)
Location: Fairfax County, Centreville, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Responsible for the overall management of a regional library in the absence of the branch manager. Trains, supervises and evaluates subordinate personnel. Responds to the needs of library customers at the information desk. Oversees maintenance of branch materials collection. Creates and coordinates programs and outreach events for library users and community group. Communicates facility and technology concerns to appropriate county agencies.

Note: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $76,221.39) of the advertised compensation range.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. The schedule includes evenings, Saturdays and Sundays as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

Illustrative Duties

  • Identifies staff development needs and directs in-branch training programs;
  • Assigns, supervises and schedules activities of subordinate staff;
  • Evaluates and counsels employees;
  • Interviews and selects subordinate staff;
  • Interprets Library policy to staff and general public;
  • Insures maintenance of facility;
  • Advises and confers with regional manager on problems, workload requirements, allocation of staff, etc.;
  • Assists regional manager in identification and development of long-range goals;
  • Prepares monthly statistics and special reports;
  • Prepares reports on problems and recommends solutions;
  • Serves as assistant head librarian of a regional facility and acts in his/her absence;
  • Coordinates information services and training for regional staff;
  • Assists regional librarian in planning and scheduling workloads and in the establishment, implementation and review of policies and procedures;
  • Assigns and supervises the technical work of professional and non-professional staff in a large technical unit;
  • Advises and instructs staff on technical policies and techniques.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and professional library science;
  • Knowledge of reference sources and material;
  • Knowledge of statistics and budget preparation;
  • Ability to plan and schedule workloads;
  • Ability to direct and supervise subordinate personnel;
  • Ability to set goals and objectives;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to speak and write effectively;
  • Ability to prepare a variety of reports;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional and clerical staff and with the general public.

Employment Standards
Graduation from college with a master’s degree from an accredited library school and two years of professional library experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within three (3) months of date of appointment to the position.

Three or more years of library experience, to include two or more years in a supervisory capacity.

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Ability to lift books weighing more than 10 pounds. Ability to push and pull full 4-wheeled book carts and book bins. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include an oral exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Four Positions- Washington DC & VA

Position: Knowledge & Research Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.


  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating  new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of  research requests.
  • Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during supervisor absences.

Position: Deputy Director, NLS/BPH
Location: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Washington, DC
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The incumbent serves as the Deputy Director, NLS/BPH and as such reports to the Director, NLS/BPH on all NLS/BPH program matters. In close coordination with the Director, the incumbent manages the development of policy changes and organizational changes driven by mission, information technology and/or other external factors and through subordinate managers. The incumbent provides a wide range of analytical, technical, managerial, and advisory functions related to the administrative programs within NLS/BPH.

This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, National Programs Directorate, National and International Outreach, Taylor Street Annex.

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Geography and Map Division, Collections Management Team, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,113 to $48,249 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Library Technician services materials from all of the Division’s collections including the rarities vault. The technician is responsible for the daily file and retrieval of collections materials. The technician answers inquiries regarding all of the division’s collections, processing projects and procedures, and the status of materials in processing. The technician resolves problems related to materials that are difficult to locate. In addition to a thorough knowledge of the division’s collections and processing procedures, the technician also has a comprehensive knowledge of phase conservation procedures and techniques performed in the division. The incumbent assists specialists and reference staff in aiding patrons, locating and preparing materials for exhibit and preparing finding aids. The technician notifies specialists, reference and cataloging team members of new and significant acquisitions and assists senior catalogers by performing preliminary cataloging of specific items and collections. The incumbent assists in the training of new technicians and temporary staff assigned to the Collections Management Team.

Position: Adult Services Manager
Location: Beatley Central Library, Alexandria Library, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $59,674 – $81,773

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Alexandria Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead its Adult Services team. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, main library. Under the direction of the Central Library Manager, this position is responsible for supervising the activities of the Adult Services Department, including overseeing system wide Interlibrary and Sunday service, training and evaluating personnel, developing technology initiatives, planning programs, collection development and a variety of duties that require a thorough knowledge of adult services.

Four Positions- Maryland

Position: Coordinator of Library and Learning Support Services
Location: Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD
Salary: $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 budget 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

Position: Librarian III, Science & Engineering
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $57,544 – $65,000

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

This position contributes to and builds an integrated program of services, teaching, and outreach to STEM fields. The librarian works to deepen the Libraries’ connections and collaborations with faculty and students in ways that speak to disciplinary needs. He/she serves as liaison to selected departments in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. This position collaborates with a cohort of science, engineering, social science, and data librarians to support research and teaching in the natural sciences and engineering; advances and promotes existing services to enhance research across the lifecycle and across all levels of research expertise; identifies emerging needs in these fields and envisions new services in response; and establishes effective communication channels to strengthen relationships between the library, faculty, and students, and other centers on campus, positioning the library as a key partner.

Position: Part-time Librarian
Location: Administrative Offices, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
Hourly Salary: $18.59-$24.41, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides virtual reference services to internal and external staff on a variety of  platforms.
  • Works with the Virtual Services Coordinator to identify and implement new virtual reference platforms and services.
  • Provides training and answers to library staff about the use of new communication, collaboration, and virtual reference software.
  • Provides support to the Department by helping with internal and external trainings about emerging and maker technology.

Position: Technology Assistant
Location: Administrative Offices, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
Hourly Salary: $11.39-$15.32, commensurate with experience.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Key Responsibilities

  • Helps the department and library system plan and implement emerging technology and maker services.
  • Maintains and fixes emerging and maker technology gear, including 3D printers, Virtual Reality gear, 3D design software, soldering stations, etc.
  • Provides key support to the Library’s emerging and maker technology programs, both by training and working with staff and the public, and by providing solutions to technical challenges.
  • Identifies emerging technology trends and solutions and presents them to the Virtual Services Coordinator.
  • Troubleshoots the Library’s virtual service platforms and provides solutions to internal and external customers.
  • Answers virtual reference questions as needed in the department.

Application Deadline Extended: Three Paid Summer Assistant positions: Supreme Court of the United States Library, Washington, DC

Position: Three Paid Summer Assistant positions
Location: Supreme Court of the United States Library, Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Extended to March 16, 2018

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Supreme Court of the United States Library is seeking to fill three paid Summer Assistant positions. The positions are ideal for a recent graduate or an advanced library science / information science student. The position descriptions, requirements and application process may be found at the links below.

Library – Research Services :
Library – Technology and Collections Management :
Library – Technical Services and Special Collections :

Two Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Linked Data Applications Technical Specialist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position serves as a Linked Data Applications Technical Specialist for metadata applications. The incumbent coordinates and facilitates projects involving the creation and use of bibliographic data in a linked data environment along with development of related Standards. These projects relate to semantic technologies.

This position is located in the Network Development and MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) Standards Office, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Analyzes and plans projects needed to implement strategies and standards for complex projects involving the creation and use of bibliographic data in a linked data environment. Analyzes the differences between various elements of a linked data environment and the current environment, specifying the advantages and disadvantages and makes recommendations. Analyzes cost factors in the development, implementation, and use of linked data. Researches and analyzes complex features of Resource Description Framework (RDF) and other World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) data linking standards and efforts. Evaluates technologies, computer tools, and standards needed to carry out linked data projects. Determines the impact of changes imposed by linked data on the Library and the community that uses Library of Congress services.

Coordinates complex research and development activities and user requirements related to the application of linked data technology to bibliographic data. Applies computer languages and techniques for realizing program needs. Applies expertise in use of Extensible Markup Language (XML), RDF, XQuery, Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT), the RDF Query Language SPARQL, and management of triple stores. Quickly develops new data skills and understands new architectures and application designs.

Prepares specifications or requirements and design documents; develops and documents implementation plans; and develops programs for projects relating to the use of linked data technologies for processes involving bibliographic resources. Develops prototype applications for cataloging and acquisitions, such as those involving BIBFRAME as a replacement for MARC, and tests and documents their implementation. Prepares other documentation as needed for projects.

The Specialist is recognized as an authority on the implementation of RDF and linked data and the standards that support the technology. Serves as a team leader for Library of Congress projects: with different levels of Library staff, staff from collaborating institutions, and contractors/consultants. Applies best practices for development including agile development practices. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility, meeting competing demands and deadlines.

Proposes means to improve quality and efficiency. Serves as principal liaison between Library Services and other Library divisions and offices to provide expert technical advice, assistance, and training (as needed) on new linked data technologies and standards. Participates in the national and international standards development processes. Represents the Library in the national and international library communities and other organizations on technical matters including linked data usage in libraries. Assures that Library of Congress implementations of linked data standards meet national and international specifications as well as community established good practices. Assists and advises other NDMSO staff on matters related to linked data, e.g., use and development of the LC linked data initiative, BIBFRAME. Prepares and presents papers at meetings and conferences. Utilizes good verbal and written communication skills.

Position: Director of Research Analytics
Location: Association of Research Libraries, Washington DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) seeks an experienced professional to lead the Association’s institutional and organizational effectiveness program to meet the needs and interests of ARL members through the evaluation of existing programs, and the design, development, and application of new research practices, tools, and infrastructures. The position leads all necessary functions related to programmatic research activities and the collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data from member institutions, including the collective impact of ARL members on higher education and society. As a national leader, ARL seeks opportunities to advance the field of library analytics and assessment, and to strategically engage and support this community of practice.

ARL’s Strategic Framework 2015+ calls for emphasis on assessment that aligns libraries with research, teaching, and learning outcomes in universities and other research institutions as well as supports data-driven analytics, evidence-based decision-making, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Association’s work.

Duties will include:

  • Developing and enhancing a vision for research and evaluation in supporting institutional, organizational, and strategic effectiveness of member libraries and ARL as a whole
  • Implementing membership data collection program that demonstrates the effectiveness and value of research libraries, and supports evidence-based decision making by library professionals
  • Assuring the security and maintenance of reliable and consistent data, establishing standards for documentation of processes, and ensuring the integrity and accuracy of reports and deliverables produced
  • Building and extending the functionality of the Association’s data warehouse, and other research-related systems
  • Collecting member feedback and research evidence to support quality assurance and development in member institutions
  • Identifying assessment trends and contemporary initiatives and issues in libraries, archives, museums, and higher education; educating the membership about their meaning; and developing ways to address them
  • Supporting the development and advancement of a community of professionals engaged in library analytics and assessment
  • Supporting the Association to achieve its vision for the Strategic Framework 2015+ through the use of effective, sustainable, and practical assessment methodologies and surveys
  • Communicating the program’s research agenda to a broad audience
  • Understanding software platforms and technology needed to support research, analytics, and assessment efforts
  • Leading a small, expert staff that undertakes qualitative and quantitative research activities to provide organizational-performance and market data
  • Balancing input and recommendations from multiple sources, including but not limited to the ARL Board of Directors, executive director and ARL staff, ARL membership, and Assessment Committee
  • Leveraging expertise in assessment and planning in service of the Association and the larger research library ecosystem

Three Paid Summer Assistant positions: Supreme Court of the United States Library, Washington, DC

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Position: Three Paid Summer Assistant positions
Location: Supreme Court of the United States Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Supreme Court of the United States Library is seeking to fill three paid Summer Assistant positions. The positions are ideal for a recent graduate or an advanced library science / information science student. The position descriptions, requirements and application process may be found at the links below.

Library – Research Services :
Library – Technology and Collections Management :
Library – Technical Services and Special Collections :