One Position: Maryland

Position: Communications Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on MLA JobLine

Responsibilities: The Communications Specialist is responsible for all English and Spanish, internal and external library communications at the direction of the COO for Communication and Outreach and Director of Dynamic Content and Engagement. Communications duties include media relations, communications writing, social media, government relations, public information officer duties, and contributing to major campaigns. Some essential functions include: Serve as the Library’s primary media relations contact for pitching stories, responding to interview requests, publishing media releases, and issuing emergency operations notices (internally and externally).Coordinate the Library’s media relations
strategy with all appropriate stakeholders. Serve as the Library’s primary English and Spanish communications writer and copy editor for all media releases, scripts, formal remarks/talking points for stakeholders, reports, public email communications, grant reports, advocacy/government relations, employee announcements via the staff intranet, and the Library’s website. Contribute to the Library’s social media by acting as a content lead or co-lead for one or more platforms, and reply to any customer inquiries received via social media. Coordinate and/or support major communications campaigns in conjunction with other Communication and Outreach colleagues and departments. Staff media or Library principals at select Library or community events during the business day and/or after hours as needed. Develop scripts, produce, and maintain the Library’s phone recordings in collaboration with the Library’s IT Department and Public Services Division. Manage the Library’s access to communications platforms. Visit us online at PGMLS.info to view the full job listing.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Creative Writing, or a related field required. Master’s degree or commensurate experience in a related field preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish required, with strong written and verbal professional communication skills. Flexible professional writing style (in English and Spanish) that supports a range of different deliverables, including media releases, website copy, social media, email communications, scripts, reports, and remarks/talking points. Three or more years of experience coordinating media relations for an institution or business. Strong public speaking skills. Valid driver’s license for use of Library vehicles.
Salary Range: PGCMLS offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal) and retirement benefits are offered.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online, upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment test. Visit us online at pgcmls.info/employment.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Catalogs a variety of materials 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. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader 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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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.
Library employees must be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 3, 2022. New hires must be fully vaccinated by the date of their appointment.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks since they received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna) or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). At this time, booster shots are not necessary to be considered fully vaccinated.

Upon request, employees must provide proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division.

Consistent with applicable law, the Library will consider individual exceptions to the vaccination requirement based on an employee’s medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Employees with an approved exception will be subject to weekly testing and other COVID-19 safety protocols as directed, including, for example, wearing masks and social distancing.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: Science, Medicine, Biology and/or Agriculture.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to acquiring and/or cataloging library materials.**

Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.

Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

Or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9

Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.

You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Librarian
Location: Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

CSO is seeking a self-motivated Librarian for the National Programs Branch to support the AO library by managing the library and supporting access to its legal resources. The incumbent will manage the AO Library as a solo librarian, facilitate and improve AO library services, conduct research and reference services for the AO executive management and AO staff, provide support for special initiatives and projects, develop and maintain the AO’s physical and digital collections, and provide or coordinate training and communications on library and legal research resources.

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

Managing the AO Library and supporting access to its legal resources such as handling access to library and legal research resources, including login and password administration.
Facilitating database training sessions between users and vendors; assisting with coordination of IT security reviews of research resources; and arranging, sorting, and shelving library materials in the AO Library.
Managing the library’s interlibrary loan services, including acquiring materials requested by AO staff and lending AO materials to participating libraries.
Providing research and reference support and creating alerts and monitoring services for AO staff.
Marketing library services and providing regular communications and outreach to AO staff regarding new resources, training, and services; designing formal training, presentations, and articles on topics of interest to AO staff.
Managing the Integrated Library System (ILS) and Discovery instance for the AO Library; and creating and updating the AO Library’s bibliographic/authority records.
Assisting with updating information on the National Library Program web pages; and updating information and content on the AO Library’s web pages.
Collaborating with other AO offices on issues relevant to library programs and services.
Managing the AO Library budget.
Serving as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for library procurements of physical and online legal research resources; managing the national mailing lists and shipments for federal court librarians.
Providing support to AO staff using databases and working with vendors to troubleshoot technical issues for users.
Serving as the point of contact for court librarians and other agencies who need assistance finding AO publications and contacts for research questions.
Participating in working groups and task-forces relevant to library resources, and assisting with national library program meetings and training conferences.
Developing and providing customized presentations on library services to court users.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens/. For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
Qualifications
Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience and knowledge in managing a library and supporting access to legal research resources; conducting research and providing reference services; and experience in library procurement processes and procedures.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must meet ONE of the qualification requirements as described below:
Completion of one full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. (Transcripts Required)
A total of at least 4 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. (Transcripts Required)
Education
This position allows for either education or a combination of education and specialized experience. Transcripts must be provided to confirm status.

Additional information
The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Monographs Cataloger
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $60,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The Monographs Cataloger is responsible for: (1) Performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by the University of Maryland Libraries, in all subjects and in various languages; (2) Creating and updating records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate; (3) Applying relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies; (4) Performing complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections; (5) Providing support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records.

Reporting to the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Monographs Cataloger participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. This position assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project and is expected to participate in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library faculty, the Monographs Cataloger has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website:

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Requirements

Education:

Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or non-US equivalent, or a graduate degree in a subject area relevant to the position’s duties.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of professional experience performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs in an academic, research, or special library.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with automated library systems, RDA and related policy statements, LC classification, LCSH and related thesauri, MARC 21 formats, and OCLC Connexion.
  • Understanding of technical services operations, Library of Congress cataloging practices and procedures, emerging cataloging issues and trends.
  • Ability to catalog European language materials.
  • Ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment and to interact effectively with a broad variety of personnel within and outside of the department.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgably and personably, orally and in writing, with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.
  • Evidence of strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to meet standards for achieving permanent status.

PREFERRED:

Experience:

  • Participation in PCC programs, especially NACO and BIBCO.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with linked data models such as BIBFRAME;
  • familiarity with common metadata standards.
  • Experience in creating metadata for digital projects.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $72,750 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

This is to fill Technical Information Specialist positions within the NIH Library. If you have experience providing information and data services in a biomedical library setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov

Duties

  • Responsible for application administration and configuration of the library’s digital library applications to include the library catalog, link resolver, proxy server, document delivery ticketing, and support ticketing.
  • Tests and evaluates new or updated databases, software, modifications, or other changes to automated library systems.
  • Provides technical support for various functions including manual and automated metadata creation and management, and cross-walking metadata between standard formats.
  • Assists in designing and writing training plans, class manuals, web-based training modules, and publicity for the instruction program.
  • Participates in digital library development, automation, and maintenance projects, collaborating with stakeholders to determine project goals, optimal design strategy, and information architecture.
  • Participates in administering the technology infrastructure contracts, including the integrated library catalog; annual maintenance contracts for library-held hardware and software, and web development contracts.

Two Position: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.

Duties

The incumbent retrieves and supplies the legal materials; performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates; conducts all steps necessary to complete baseline inventory of retrospective volumes in the Law Library. This include creating and updating the holding records, with the proper construction of summary holding information for serial materials; sorts, arranges, and shelves incoming or returning materials in the various Law collection areas; maintains the most current and comprehensive sets of legal materials along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts. Identifies and processes superseded volumes.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library’s binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 363669.

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.

Position: Lead Library Technician (Copyright)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 – $63,906

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Deposit Copies Storage Section, Records Management Division, Office of Copyright Records, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 354223.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This position, Lead Library Technician, may work in any of the areas of PRR, reporting to the relevant section head or supervisor, and may perform a variety of technical tasks required by that section or area.

While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library and Copyright Office materials.

Provides support to public service librarians or other staff members assigned to work in the reading room. Charges records materials in and out of their assigned locations using manual and automated systems, and shelves library and records materials in proper sequence. Tracks loaned or borrowed materials to insure timely return. Retrieves patron requested materials from storage. Routs collections, records or materials to other organizations as required. Validates the internal or external routing of materials, securing items prior to routing or transporting to ensure safe delivery. Ensures materials are transported using secure conveyances. Inspects materials while handling them, and notifies supervisor or librarians of condition of materials needing attention. Identifies and prepares library materials (such as unbound periodicals and books needing repairs) for binding or rebinding. Repairs minor damage to print materials.

Following established protocols, prepares records, records or collections for image preservation and reproduction, resolving material sequencing discrepancies. Mends material, according to standards, as necessary prior to processing, when it is possible to properly do so. Records missing materials or other irregularities according to policy. Provides assistance in the use of equipment, ensuring that equipment is clean and in proper working order for optimum performance. Uses assigned manual or automated systems for records inventory maintenance, updating them as required for records inventory maintenance.

Serves as a technical resource for peers and lesser experienced colleagues. As assigned, reviews work for accuracy, timeliness, and completeness. Provides practical training and oversight, as assigned, to staff on use of automated and manual systems, proper handling and safeguarding of materials. Distributes and balances the workload among employees in accordance with established work flow or job specialization, assuring timely accomplishment of the assigned workload, and that each employee has enough work to keep busy. Keeps in touch with the status and progress of work, and makes day- to- day adjustments in accordance with established priorities, obtaining assistance from the supervisor on problems that may arise. Estimates and reports on expected time of completion of work, and maintains records of work accomplishments and time expended and prepares production reports, as requested. Instructs employees in specific tasks and job techniques and makes available written instructions. Gives on the job training to new employees in accordance with established procedures and practices.

Performs clerical and administrative support tasks such as maintaining time and attendance records; processing incoming and outgoing mail for the office, including preparing mail and freight records; photocopying materials including organizing and collating materials; and maintaining and ordering office supplies. Reports equipment problems to the helpdesk.

Properly labels storage containers and ensures materials within containers is listed on manifest sheets or is contained within container. Types office records such as memoranda, reports, requests, and other routine written material. Distributes mail and other materials. Answers telephone inquiries and refers calls to appropriate staff or supervisor. Makes calls to obtain information required. Receives and logs incoming records and records to be processed, assures receipt of all materials. Reviews records for completeness and accuracy. Maintains log of records received through manual or automated systems. Maintains metrics of all records in all classes and prepares weekly statistics.

Prepares weekly statistics as required. Assists staff members in locating records, personally conducting searches for records. Prepares equipment to accept standard and non-standard records. Answers routing questions regarding policies and procedures. Performs basic cataloging indexing duties.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (CIP and Dewey Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Catalogs a variety of materials 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. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader 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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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.
Conditions of Employment
Library employees must be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 3, 2022. New hires must be fully vaccinated by the date of their appointment.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks since they received the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna) or the single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). At this time, booster shots are not necessary to be considered fully vaccinated.

Upon request, employees must provide proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division.

Consistent with applicable law, the Library will consider individual exceptions to the vaccination requirement based on an employee’s medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Employees with an approved exception will be subject to weekly testing and other COVID-19 safety protocols as directed, including, for example, wearing masks and social distancing.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of library acquisitions and/or cataloging rules, practices, and procedures.**

Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies.**

Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret data related to acquiring and/or cataloging library materials.**

Ability to develop and maintain relationships and provide consultation and liaison services.

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

Or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9

Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.

You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.
Experience:

Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
Ability to manage complex technical projects
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89320. No relocation
assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not
sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a
curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Position: Outreach and Partnership Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Library System
Salary: $53,946.18

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association

Responsibilities: You are invited to serve the residents of Prince George’s County by connecting them
with library programs and services through partnerships and outreach activities. You are passionate
about public service, making meaningful connections, and realizing social impact through grassroots and
institutional collaborations and initiatives. You are adept at assessing customer and community needs,
and have the ability to engage with a range of population groups, including K-12 students, immigrants,
and returning residents.
You will: Develop, implements and assess the Library’s outreach and collaboration strategy in
consultation with Program Services Dept, branch staff, and appropriate colleagues. Develop
relationships with schools, community agencies, organizations and institutions with aligned missions to
create mutually beneficial involvement both within and outside of the branches. Work with
Communication and Outreach Division colleagues to develop marketing and communications materials
for special initiatives and outreach activities. Identify outreach opportunities and develop programs,
demonstrations, information sharing, tabling, etc. to engage current and potential library customers.
Coordinate system wide off-site outreach activities for all library customer groups, including non-English
speakers, immigrants, and refugees. Provide professional development to branch staff on the provision
of outreach and community support.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience
in a library, education, or non-profit setting; – or –
Master’s degree in information science, non-profit/arts administration or related field and one to three
years of experience preferred.
Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Hold a valid driver’s license. Considerable
knowledge of principles of youth development, reading skills acquisition, childhood learning theories
and philosophies and educational techniques required.
Salary Range: $53,946.18 Salary/year.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online at Outreach and Partnership Specialist,
upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Materials Assistant Director
Location: Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Materials Assistant Director assists in overseeing the Materials Management and Technical Services Departments operations, activities, staff, and workflow. Takes part in developing, planning, and executing library and department objectives, supporting the selection, purchasing, cataloging, and processing of physical and digital materials the library provides to the citizens of Harford County.

Essential Duties

  1. The Materials Assistant Director assists in the management of activities, operations, and workflow of the Materials Management and Technical Services Department.
  2. Assists in the selection of library materials, both digital and physical, serving as a staff resource on intellectual freedom.
  3. Manages aspects of the departmental budget
  4. Establishes priorities and action plans with Director and develops workflow patterns and staff work plans.
  5. Resolves problems related to materials processing, ordering, converting, delivery, and cataloging.
  6. Ensures all materials are readily accessible to the public and maintains current knowledge of public service issues.
  7. Negotiates contracts with vendors, including utilizing databases for magazine subscriptions, standing order titles, and special collections maintenance.
  8. Executes library objectives by translating materials initiatives and activities that support public service goals.
  9. Performs long range planning and priority goal setting for the library collections in the system.
  10. Promotes and facilitates teamwork between the divisions and other library staff.
  11. Oversees the processing, ordering and maintaining special collections to include designing packaging, ordering replacement items and repairs.
  12. Evaluates statistics and determines actions based on results; recommends and implements changes to procedures and departmental policies.
  13. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library.

Supervision Functions

  1. Supervises assigned staff, as well as assigned volunteers and participates in the hiring process;
  2. Oversees the onboarding and training of staff and volunteers of direct reports and as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves the annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for direct reports and assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  8. Assists in the scheduling and facilitation of department/team meetings

Standard Functions

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  5. Is dependable and punctual;
  6. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  7. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship
This position reports to Materials Management & Technical Services Director. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week
Primary work schedule consists of weekday shifts, but may occasionally require evening and weekend hours.

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Librarys Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Masters Degree in Library Science or related field in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution;
  2. Three or more years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of technical training, education, and/or experience;
  3. Two or more years of supervisory experience;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of administrative management associated with ordering, receiving, processing, cataloging; and moving inventory; and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public;
  2. Broad knowledge of library materials, publishing, readers advisory, and public library/reference work;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of ILS (Integrated Library System) software with strong problem-solving skills;
  4. Ability to assess community needs and develop, plan, implement, and execute library materials processing initiatives to meet those needs.
  5. Knowledge of relevant electronic resources and databases, and of modern research and investigative techniques and procedures;
  6. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  7. Ability to supervise and mentor both clerical and professional staff while working in a team environment;
  8. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  9. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train, and communicate with other staff members;
  10. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  11. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  12. Ability to operate relevant computer systems and software programs, and office machines;
  13. Ability to prioritize, multitask and plan appropriately to ensure timelines and deadlines are met;
  14. Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and patient with customers and staff;
  15. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Position: Development Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Development Manager is a member of the Leadership Team and reports to the Library’s Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach. The Development Manager is responsible for managing–at the direction of the CEO and COO for Communication and Outreach–all aspects of fundraising to support the development and enhancement of Library services that meet the needs and interests of Prince George’s County residents. The Development Manager is also the primary liaison between the library staff and the PGCMLS Foundation Board and the Library’s friends groups. The Development Manager is responsible for cultivating innovative financial resources to support new/expanding Library services and executing fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include annual fund drives, planned giving, major gifts, endowment planning, grant solicitation/reporting, and assisting with Library advocacy efforts.

The Development Manager has promotion potential to a director-level position. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business management, public administrations, marketing, communications, or related field required. 7+ years fundraising and development experience. Experience developing funding proposals and securing gifts and grants in excess of $100,000. Certified Fundraising Executive credential strongly preferred. Membership in fundraising professional associations preferred. Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Knowledge of board governance and skill in cultivating board engagement. Excellent presentation skills. Strong organizational and networking skills. Experience growing and managing a comprehensive fundraising department that includes outreach to government officials, individual major gifts, foundation grants and/or special events. Demonstrated ability to manage grant writing and write successful grants and funding proposals. Knowledge of public relations and marketing.

Salary Range: PGCMLS offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal) and retirement benefits are offered.

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online, upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete required skills assessment tests.

View the full job announcement at: PGCMLS

One Position: Virginia

Position: Librarian/Cataloger
Location: BAE Systems, Springfield, VA

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking a Library professional to support a government customer with cataloging of their collection of geospatial and textual products (maps, charts, CDs, DVDs, textual material, intelligence documents, handheld photography and digital datasets), manage inter-library loans, perform research in support of the mission, and maintain the library collection.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

3+ Years of professional experience with geography, cataloging, document management, and research. Must have familiarity of inter-library loans and excellent customer service skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited organization; experience using MARC and other professional metadata standards

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Defense Library
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.
Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.

Duties

1.Coordinates technical and bibliographic processes related to access, selection, acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources and serials and databases.

  • Works independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff.
  • Ensures smooth integration of electronic subscriptions into the library’s library management system, resolving access issues. Coordinates serials database maintenance, oversees cataloging of serials.
  • Assists with license agreements for electronic resources, working directly with vendors, manages license compliance issues and use policies to library staff and users.
  • Has current awareness of new trends, standards and emerging technologies in electronic resources.
  • Conducts training, briefings and provides presentations to library and university staff.- Assists with coordinating demos and trial subscriptions of new electronic resources.
  • Identifies, evaluates and implements new technologies for management of and access to electronic materials using analytical and problem- solving skills.
  • Coordinates integrated access to electronic resources via portal software or other technologies such as link resolvers, utilizing Open URL standards and other emerging technologies.

2. Functions as a back-up to provide technical support for the library management system.

  • Under the direction of the senior systems librarians, participates in the development, coordination and ongoing evolution of the library’s library management system.
  • Provides expert technical assistance in resolving users problems with web-based resources and desktop applications.
  • Works with NDU network and IT staff in monitoring the library’s library management, and other automated/electronic information products and services. Assists with system upgrades, profiling and troubleshooting as required. Stays current of trends in library automation and emerging technologies which could ensure the library’s continuing role of excellence in the military academic community.

3. Provides leadership in planning, obtaining, and organizing electronic resources across the library.

  • Possess familiarity with metadata standards, and the creation of digital collections.
  • Applies organizational techniques and knowledge of information retrieval to enhance access for users.
  • Automates gathering of usage statistics where possible across various library platforms to inform annual report.
  • Serves as a liaison to other Divisions in the library providing technical assistance and participating in the planning, development and evaluation of digital services and the enhancement/conversion materials to electronic formats.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Director, Special Collections Directorate
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Director has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and critical agency programs or operations. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Directorate and is charged with developing, building, and curating the digital and physical collections, stewardship and management of the collections, and sharing the collections by providing resources for researchers seeking to use the vast collections of the Library. Has responsibility for creating and managing metadata according to national standards for archival collections and for cartographic, music, and graphic materials. Has responsibility for researcher focused services, including multiple reading rooms and websites, as well as special collections access guidance, orientation, and instruction.

Working closely with the Center for Learning, Literacy, & Engagement, the Office of Communications, and the Center for Exhibits & Interpretation, leads the Special Collections Directorate in creating and participating in outreach initiatives, exhibits, and special events to creatively share the Library’s collections. Represents Researcher & Collections Services on a broad variety of Library-wide programs and projects to engage visitors and audiences online and on-site with the Library’s unique, special, and rare collections.

Plans, directs, and ensures the security of the collections in collaboration with appropriate management staff in the Divisions and officials throughout the Library. Is responsible for the provision of effective service to Congressional and government offices, to other Federal, academic, and public libraries, and to general readers and lifelong learners from the U.S. and abroad. Plans and directs the production of authoritative information such as research guides.

Plans and directs activities financed by gift, trust or permanent loan funds associated with the Library’s collections. In collaboration with the Development Office and the Librarian’s Office, proposes, plans, and directs activities financed by grants from institutions and foundations, or carries out negotiations with donors or prospective donors. Is responsible for budget and personnel planning within the divisions under his/her direction to assure a coordinated program designed to meet the mission and goals of the Special Collections Directorate, RCS, and the Library.

Serves as the primary advisor to the AL-RCS on various programs and events of the Special Collections Directorate. Works closely with the Director of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, as well as the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation within the Office of the Librarian to create and promote engagement of users with the Library’s Special Collections. Counsels senior management and officials at multiple levels of the Library of Congress; senior staff of the Directorate; and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters.

Works closely with the Center for Learning, Literacy & Engagement and Office of Communications to plan, support, and implement events and programs to share the Library’s unique collections. Leads the Special Collections Directorate engagement activities, creating and participating in outreach programs, special events, multimedia, and social media. Represents Researcher & Collections Services on a broad variety of Library-wide programs and projects to engage visitors and audiences with the Library’s unique, special, and rare collections, as well as build new generations of Library users.

Establishes performance expectations for subordinate managers. Provides informal feedback and formally evaluates direct reports on organizational and individual performance. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Promotes the spirit and practice of diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity programs, ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity is carried forward in all aspects of Human Resources management. The Director is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, the incumbent initiates non-discriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her direction in the following:(1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Qualifications
The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Ability to lead and manage a program/area of responsibility**: The successful candidate has acquired and administered human, financial, material, and information resources to accomplish an organization’s mission. Accomplished strategic and operational goals for an agency/organization and in doing so had the following responsibilities: 1) developed program performance objectives/targets that support the organization’s mission and goals, 2) conducted regular reviews and prepared annual assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results, 3) advised senior level officials, 4) oversaw day-to-day operations directly and through subordinate supervisors, 5) worked with both internal and national external organizations to achieve program goals, 6) evaluated current and proposed programs and operations and recommended actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects, 7) developed and integrated policies and processes for your area of responsibility, and 8) planned, acquired, and organized resources and people.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library and archival practices**: The successful candidate has applied professional knowledge of library and information management principles, concepts and techniques to manage library functions and carry out library programs in a research library setting; using this knowledge to create content, organize material, and provide access to special and digital collections. Experience with the following: 1) setting priorities and policies for rare and special collections management, including archival processing; 2) cataloging or description of digital collection items; 3) evaluation of collection materials to determine strategies to organize and make accessible, including strategies to address large quantities of unprocessed collections; 4) providing leadership for a collection development program; and 5) working closely with library subject specialists in setting reference service priorities and targets.

Ability to build coalitions and professional networks**: The successful candidate has identified, built, and maintained relationships and professional networks to gain support and commitment from scholars and other learners; the publishing and creative community; and colleagues in the library and archival field. This includes: 1) participating in and representing the institution at professional association meetings; 2) working collaboratively with other departments, agencies and organizations to further agency goals and objectives; 3) establishing cordial relationships with donors and potential donors to obtain additions to Library collections; and 4) working with the archival and research library community to identify trends and issues related to the collections and services of the Library.

Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce: The successful candidate has led people to meet an organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, including ongoing improvements in customer services. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of differing opinions by using innovative approaches and future-oriented thinking. Performed human resources management functions such as: managed the budget and personnel planning for organizational units under his/her direction; established performance expectations for subordinate supervisors and staff; provided formal and informal performance feedback and evaluated staff; and promoted the goals of equal employment opportunity and ensured the office was free of discriminatory employment practices.

Ability to lead and inspire change: The successful candidate has the ability to lead and inspire change in developing and implementing agency values, principles, and direction. This includes the ability to think creatively and recognize innovation; promote ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; resolve contentious situations; solicit and consider others’ opinions; gain support and commitment from others; motivate and inspire others; demonstrate flexibility; and promote a culture of change and growth.

Ability to present information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations: The successful candidate has conveyed analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations. This included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and review and assess the writing of others: The successful candidate has written clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable written products in the area of information or library management, such as: 1) strategic planning and forecasting documents; 2) policies; 3) budget requests; 4) funding proposals; 5) program goals and objectives; 6) project plans; 7) contract statements of work; 8) program performance documentation; 9) annual reports; and, 10) library program information for the Congress. This includes targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Evaluated the written products of others to meet the quality standards of the organization.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Education
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

You MUST submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Middle Eastern Studies Liaison & Reference Librarian, Research Services
Location: Georgetown University Library

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats—the Library’s collection in Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.
Research and Instruction:

This position serves as the expert for all services related to sources for study of the Middle East and Arabic language and culture, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities. Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other library users. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections. Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials. Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment. In addition, the Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian is responsible for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to his/her field.

Collection Development:

This position serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Arabic speaking world. For the assigned subject areas, the librarian will develop collections in line with the pedagogical and research needs of the University; work closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs; keep them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrate the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.

Additionally, the librarian contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.

Work Interactions
The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian reports to the Head of Research Services, along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians. This position works closely with other department colleagues and with the department’s gifts unit, with the Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communication, the curators in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and with staff of the ordering, receiving, and electronic resources & serials units of the Technical Services Department. The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian also engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

Requirements and Qualifications
Degree requirement: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution

Required Qualifications:
Incumbent is expected to read print of various sizes, move book trucks weighing up to 40 lbs., retrieve books, and operate computers and peripherals.
A minimum of two years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity (outreach and instruction) in an academic or research library environment
Reading fluency in Arabic with research-level knowledge of the Middle East or Arabic language and culture studies
Experience with collection development in an academic or research library, including familiarity with core print and e-resources relevant to the Middle East
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and work collaboratively with a range of individuals
Expertise in or familiarity with current instructional and multimedia technologies
Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Either a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic language and culture or a related area; or experience with Middle Eastern Studies collections and research methods
Preferred Qualifications:
Second graduate degree in Middle Eastern studies, Arabic studies or a related field, equivalent years of work, and/or other equivalent expertise
Knowledge of scholarly publishing and research dissemination practices, ideally in the Middle East and North Africa
Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)
Reading fluency in Turkish
Environment:
The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.

The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity -in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options.

Please note that COVID-19 has reshaped the way interviews and work locations will be managed at this time. The safety and well-being of our colleagues and applicants is our first priority. The Georgetown University Library anticipates conducting all interviews virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant may be asked to perform their job remotely for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

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Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Alston & Bird (Washington, D.C. office or other office)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description

COVID-19: Vaccination Requirement: One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to work on-site at one or more of Alston & Bird’s offices. Effective August 30, 2021, Alston & Bird requires all employees who access our offices to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. By submitting your resume for consideration, you acknowledge that you will comply with A&B’s vaccination and office access policies. Any questions about A&B’s vaccination requirement should be directed to Trevor Barker.

THE FIRM

At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For©” for 22 years in a row.

ROLE SUMMARY

*Position will be office based once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Professional position that provides both legal and non-legal research and reference assistance to all attorneys and staff for client-generated projects and Firm projects. Firm projects include, but are not limited to, marketing research, seminar development, pro-bono work, preparation of published material, and professional development.

Requirements

Essential Duties

Conducts research projects as requested by attorneys and staff
Provides research consultation to attorneys and staff
Assists in location of specific material including but not limited to case law, statutory law, regulations, legislative history, secondary sources, directories, periodicals and business information
Trains attorneys and staff in use of library materials and databases
Conducts online research using multiple resources including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Intelligize, Checkpoint, StateNet, Manzama, WKCheetah, Bloomberg Government, and National Journal online
Provides current awareness services on specific subjects as requested by attorneys and staff
Provides direct research service to clients as requested by attorneys
Facilitates the indoctrination of new attorneys and staff and summer associates into Firm library procedures, services and resources
Provides special training and library assistance to summer associates
Undertakes specific projects as directed by the Director of Library Services. (Examples: annual updating of all Georgia county zoning laws; developing a library brochure, producing the library monthly newsletter; evaluating a new product; etc.)
Maintains ongoing professional development through review of legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings, receiving regular training from vendors
Promotes library public relations by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and by keeping current on the needs and trends of the Firm
Operates independently and as a team as the needs demand
Operates with the advice and consultation of the Director of Library Services
Responsible to all library users including attorneys, staff and library colleagues
SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal resources.
Ability to set priorities and make appropriate judgments.
Ability to work under pressure.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

A Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or a Master’s degree in a relevant area or equivalent degree, such as Business or JD.
An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Science or Healthcare.
2+ years of experience in legal and/or business research in the library or research group at a law firm, corporate or professional services firm. Legislative monitoring experience a plus.
Solid knowledge of standard legal and/or business research resources such as Lexis, Westlaw, D&B, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Lex Machina, etc.
Proficiency in the MS Office suite, including Excel and Power Point.
PHYSICAL EFFORT

Repetitive motions‑substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers
Crouching, kneeling, standing, climbing, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting
Talking‑expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word
Ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately
Hearing‑ability to receive detailed information through oral communication
Sitting most of the time

Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer does not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.

The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us at brennan.fulton@alston.com.

Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position.

Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, State Law Library
Location: Maryland State Law Library
Salary: $121,878 (Note: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”)

The job shall be performed at the location directed by the employer. The assigned work location for this position is Maryland State Law Library, 361 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401. The incumbent is required to report to work at that location pursuant to their work schedule unless allowed or directed to work at a different location for job-related reasons, at the sole discretion and authority of the Judiciary. Such alternate locations may include, but not be limited to: any court location or Judiciary facility within the state; any non-Judiciary facility, either within or outside the state, at which the incumbent is required to attend a conference, meeting, proceeding, training, or for other reasons; or, if allowed to telework by the Judiciary, an approved remote telework site.

As part of the Maryland State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library. Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library. The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: This position serves as executive administrator for all aspects of the Library’s operations. The individual in this position develops and implements plans and procedures that further the Library’s mission to serve “the needs of Maryland’s government and citizens by: building and preserving collections of legal information resources, promoting access to these collections, and creating educational opportunities that enhance the understanding of legal information.” In order to further the Library’s mission, the Director manages 16 professional and clerical staff members, providing direct supervision for five employees, and ensures the provision of effective and high-quality training and professional development opportunities for staff.

The Director is responsible for the long-range planning and the day-to-day management of the Library’s physical collections, including acquisitions, book stack maintenance and preservation processes. The Director serves as steward of the Library’s rare materials, including the John J. Audubon “Birds of America” prints and fragile documents and books. Additionally, the individual in this position provides both strategic direction and daily guidance for the acquisition and management of digital collections, such as library databases, digital preservation systems, online catalogs and the Judiciary-wide legal research database subscription.

The Director develops and implements the Library’s public services, ranging from chat reference referrals and document delivery to interlibrary lending and provision of content for the Library’s websites. The Library’s reference staff handles a large volume of reference interactions – for example, in the past year, the reference staff handled more than 13,000 such interactions. The Director also is responsible for creating and sustaining various educational initiatives, such as the People’s Law Library website, outreach services to public librarians, and legal research training programs. The Director identifies and maintains networking opportunities with other librarians and legal community stakeholders, as part of the Library’s outreach activities.

The Director evaluates and initiates improvements to the Library’s services, procedures, collections and equipment by soliciting guidance from the statutory State Law Library Committee and other Judiciary leaders. The Director prepares the Library’s annual budget and designs processes and procedures for streamlining library operations. The Director fosters professional contacts with others in the library and legal fields, follows professional and technological trends, and engages in strategic planning to implement Library initiatives.

Essential Functions:

Management Activities

Serve as the executive administrator for all aspects of the Library’s operations; represent the Library at professional events and functions; apply developments and trends in the law, librarianship and technology to the design and implementation of library services; create processes and procedures for streamlining library operations; prepare the Library’s annual budget; solicit guidance from the statutory State Law Library Committee and other Judiciary leaders; foster professional contacts with others in the library and legal fields; engage in strategic planning to implement Library initiatives.

Supervisory Duties

Directly supervise five full-time, professional staff members, who in turn supervise an additional 11 staff members; identify and implement effective and high-quality training and professional development opportunities for staff.

Collection Development Responsibilities

Provide long-range planning and day-to-day management of the Library’s physical collections, including acquisitions, book stack maintenance and preservation processes; serve as steward of the Library’s rare materials, including the John J. Audubon “Birds of America” prints and fragile documents and books; plan for the preservation and conservation of library materials, especially those housed in the Library’s Special Collections Room; create collection policies and workflow processes that enhance Library customers’ efficient access to information; provide both strategic direction and daily guidance for the acquisition and management of the Library’s online databases and other digital tools and assets, including the catalog, digital preservation systems and the Judiciary-wide legal research database subscription; develop standards and policies for the acquisition, management and retention of electronic resources.

Access Services Responsibilities

Follow professional trends in librarianship and create and implement new services for Library customers; provide overall direction and management for all aspects of the Library’s public services, including reference work, interlibrary lending, document delivery, online catalog organization, promotional activities and development of the Library’s websites.

Educational Tasks and Outreach Duties

Address Library customers’ information needs by designing and implementing research training programs, including in-person classes and web-based courses; overseeing the development and management of the People’s Law Library website; possessing responsibility for maintaining ongoing training for public librarians on legal reference; sustaining contacts and networking opportunities with librarians and legal community stakeholders.

Education: Master’s degree in library or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional law library experience, which must include four (4) years of experience managing staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of law library administration standards and practices.
Knowledge of legal information sources, including both print and digital materials.
Knowledge of best practices in legal reference services and an understanding of the legal information needs and interests of the general public, the legal community and the Judiciary.
Knowledge of the structure, scope and implications of digital information resources and architecture.
Knowledge of law library collection development principles.
Knowledge of budgeting processes and applicable rules and requirements related to purchasing and other fiscal transactions.
Knowledge of supervisory duties and human resources management.
Knowledge of legal information needs and interests of the general public, the legal community, and the Judiciary.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, and creativity in all management settings.
Ability to provide current information to Library staff and Judiciary leadership about developments and trends in the law and librarianship.
Ability to follow applicable requirements and procedures mandated by statute or regulation, the Maryland State Law Library Committee, and other Judiciary departments or entities.
Ability to communicate effectively, through speaking and writing, and foster cooperative and respectful working relationships with Library staff, Judiciary staff, and State government managers and colleagues, Library patrons from all walks of life, and library and legal community stakeholders.
Ability to understand the role that libraries serve in maintaining society’s legal and cultural memory.

Position: Library Collections Manager
Location: Frederick County Public Library
Salary: $72,397 – $86,876

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Library Collections Department. 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 FCPL’s system-wide collection development, including the selection and acquisition of physical and digital library materials. Direct supervision is given to Materials Management and Technical Services staff. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Support Services.

Requirements
Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
Minimum 5 years of professional library work experience in a public setting, including at least 2 years (within last 5 years) collection development and/or materials management experience and/or technical services management experience.
Minimum 2 years work supervisory work experience
Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license
*Note: 2 additional years of professional work experience may reduce the education requirement to a Bachelor’s degree.

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm November 22, 2021. For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.frederickcountymd.gov

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Apply today!

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Metadata Librarian to join the HSHSL team.

This library faculty position focuses on metadata development and management to maximize discovery of content, particularly that produced by UMB faculty, staff and students. The position will support the HSHSL’s adherence to best practices in metadata methods, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library, specifically metadata contributed to the UMB Data Catalog, UMB Digital Archive, the Library Catalog and other resources. This position works closely with faculty librarians from other departments. The incumbent participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals of the Metadata Management Department and the Resource Development and Access Division.

This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. The position reports to the Metadata Management Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Create original metadata rich records, mostly in science related topics, for the UMB Data Catalog, a database of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers
  • Curate content for the UMB Digital Archive, a repository of academic works and history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Catalog and manage the library’s e-journal collection, legacy print journals, and digital backfiles within the Library Catalog.
  • Document the assigning of metadata, using metadata maps, local authority records, etc.
  • Implement and sustain metadata strategies associated with resource description and digital initiatives and projects, including but not limited to quality control, preservation and access to digitized and born-digital content from the Library’s collections and other University sources.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners on collaborative metadata projects
  • Perform original cataloging and enhancement of serial catalog records using MARC, RDA and AACR2, LCSH and MeSH
  • Keep current with emerging standards, tools, and developments such as BIBFRAME and Linked Open Data (Semantic Web) to apply to current and future library projects.
  • Lead projects and serve as a member of project teams within and outside of the library
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium
  • Participate actively as a member of national and local professional associations and engage in scholarly and service activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience with metadata development and management in an academic, research, or special collections library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schemas such as Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging utilities such as OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems
  • Experience with authority control
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to handle, manage and initiate a variety of projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

A degree in a science related field
Experience in e-journal cataloging and management
Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library

Applications: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter including the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, December 3, 2021.

Please note – A full criminal background check will be required of the selected candidate as part of the hiring process and prior to beginning employment with UMB.

COVID-19 Protocols: All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees [1] are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Records and Information Management Specialist
Location: U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Justice
Salary: $55,756 – $86,881

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The selectee of this position serves as a Records and Information Management Specialist. You will be responsible for the development, modernization, and management of agency-wide Records and Information Management (RIM) programs.

Responsible for maintaining and improving access to electronic resources using standard bibliographic cataloging techniques, library services platforms, and electronic resource management tools. Responsible for collecting and managing statistics for collection materials, acquisitions budget, resource usage, and other related data. Provides support in making data-driven decisions. Plays a key role in the acquisition and renewal of electronic resources and troubleshooting end-user access issues.

Duties

As a Records and Information Management Specialist at the GS-0308-11/12 level, some of your typical work assignments may include:

  • Assisting in developing, implementing, and managing manual and automated RIM processes, tools, internal controls, monitoring and evaluation methods for agency wide records programs.
  • Providing guidance and assistance to RIM team members and assigned support personnel.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of RIM program policies, plans, guidelines, proposals, processes, and recommendations on issues which cross functional lines.
  • Overseeing the implementation and execution of RIM compliance to agency programs and policy activities to ensure compliance with federal legislation, policy, direction, guidance.
  • Developing, establishing, maintaining, and monitoring administrative control systems for safeguarding all records.
  • Providing planning, implementation, and monitoring of RIM programs for agency core mission and administrative records regardless of medium or format.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
Performs cost efficient 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 attorneys, as well as 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.
Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm.
Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.
Develops information network within and outside the firm.
Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
Assists other Research & Knowledge Services professional staff members when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, etc.
Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
Proven ability in using web page editors.
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
Experience/Education
Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
Managing the print and digital solutions team
The successful candidate will demonstrate…

MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Deputy Director, Public Policy and Government Relations
Location: American Library Association (ALA)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a Deputy Director, Public Policy and Government Relations to join our Public Policy and Advocacy office in Washington DC. This position will report to the Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Relations and will be responsible for our telecom portfolio, which includes ALA’s policy initiatives in digital inclusion and digital literacy.

ALA is the oldest and largest association for library and information professionals in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education, and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening individual and civic rights, and promoting equity of access to information and technology for all.

We are looking for an individual with a working knowledge of library technology and practice, knowledge of information technology policy issues, the ability to effectively communicate technically complex ideas to diverse stakeholders and be part of a strong government affairs team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

As the Association’s expert and point person for the telecom portfolio, in particular, the federal E-rate program, the incumbent represents ALA in national policy forums and manages the relationship with ALA members, the nation’s libraries, and other stakeholders. This position plays a leading role in developing the technology policy strategy for Congress and the Administration and working with Hill offices to promote ALA’s policy priorities.

SALARY: Negotiable from $75,000; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: depdirpublpolicygovtrelsPPA
Email: mpullen@ala.org

Requirements
REQUIREMENTS

Master’s degree in library & information studies, telecommunications, information technology, public policy, or in an allied area. Expect 7-10 years of prior professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of this position.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as good analytical skills and basic ability in data analysis.
Association experience a plus.

Position: SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian – Georgetown University

The SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats – the Library’s collection in support of the programs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.

Reporting to the Head of Research Services along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian works closely with other department colleagues and engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research and Instruction

Serves as the expert for all services related to sources for research related to the work of the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities.
Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other users of Lauinger Library. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections.
Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials.
Collaborates with other units in the library and across the campus to provide research support, including the creation of asynchronous learning tools to promote statistical and data resources in teaching and research.
Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment.
Handles responsibility for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to their field.
Collection Development

Serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Walsh School of Foreign Services and the Government Department; and has liaison responsibility for other areas as assigned.
For the assigned subject areas, develops collections that align with the pedagogical and research needs of the University
Works closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs.
Keeps them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrates the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.
Contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.
Qualifications

Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
At least 2 years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity (outreach and instruction)
Experience with collection development in an academic or research library
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and to work collaboratively with a range of individuals
Expertise in – or familiarity – with current instructional and multimedia technologies
Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Either a Bachelor’s degree in a social science field or extensive experience with social science collections and research methods
Preferred qualifications

Second graduate degree in a relevant social science field, or equivalent years of work and/or other equivalent expertise
Demonstrated experience in or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences
Demonstrated experience in working with statistical and data resources in a research environment
Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)
Environment

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.

The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity – in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options.

Please note that COVID-19 has reshaped the way interviews and work locations will be managed at this time. The safety and well-being of our colleagues and applicants is our first priority. The Georgetown University Library anticipates conducting all interviews virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful candidate may be asked to perform their job remotely for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Automation Operations Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery & Preservation Services, LCSG
The position description number for this position is 179602.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library. Assists clients in developing complex projects.

Manages special projects that have a significant impact on the delivery of customer support services. Represents the division in planning for the installation and implementation of new systems (e.g., upgrade to a new operating system). Leads efforts to define post-implementation support requirements. Develops and implements performance criteria to ensure that requirements are achieved.

Leads quick-response teams in responding to customer service problems resulting from catastrophic events, such as virus infections or power outages. Consults with other experts in other specialty areas to develop integrated action plans. Issues communication to inform customers of problems and to instruct them in taking necessary actions. Plans and coordinates actions with interagency infrastructure protection groups to ensure an integrated response to problems of a potentially extensive nature.

Analyzes and resolves problems related to the resolution of user hardware, software application, and system problems. Anticipates issues/problems relating to complex hardware and software applications. Troubleshoots a wide range of user application problems reported by staff. Serves as the division’s coordinator for telecommunications equipment, operations, services and maintenance.

Serves as division expert for database management systems. Provides technical support to computer personnel and users throughout the Library of Congress engaged in the development and implementation of the systems and subsystems required to meet the data processing needs of the Library of Congress. Works with end users to establish and enforce database standards, procedures, and guidelines.

Designs and manages database systems for a division-wide or directorate-wide application with multiple users in more than one division or program office. Develops, monitors and maintains DBMS environments and objects such as tables, indexes, and views. Assists with the backup, restoration, reorganization, and recovery work on database and associated files. Monitors database and associated files. Performs physical database design, implementation, and testing. Conducts workflow analysis to reduce redundancy and improve efficiency. Reviews procedural changes to determine impact on users. Recommends changes in procedures.

Plans and implements innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Develops detailed project plans, timetables, and coordination control to ensure the integrity of the system design and development and the success of implementation.

Applies new technologies to projects and systems to improve access to information and productivity.

Oversees, coordinates, and manages the Library of Congress-wide library computer equipment and automated services. Coordinates with the division staff and other cooperative partners to assure interconnectivity and continued upgrades to shared resources.

Ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services for the division or directorate. Resolves hardware/software interface and inter-operability problems.

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Knowledge Management Section. The selectee will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.

Responsibilities

Duties
WEB SERVICES

Facilitates and coordinates communication with stakeholders and collaborates with CRS staff to assist in the development and improvement of web-based information tools and services. Participates in the development and improvement of internal websites, including updating content and assisting in integrating new features and technologies. Applies standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information and management of information access.

Participates in and/or leads the maintenance of digital services such as bibliographic reference management, virtual reference, digital archives and repositories. Organizes information to improve access and retrieval.

DIGITAL SERVICES PROJECTS

Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities, identifies project-related issues or problems, formulates requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.

Participates in digital content and knowledge management projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.

Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH SERVICES

Provides electronic and print research and reference services. Promotes the use of electronic research materials by staff and coordinates the development of training guides (e.g., library tutorials, web-based instruction, and web pages). Identifies information resources to respond to research needs, instructs clients in the use of digital resources in face-to-face and classroom settings, updates documentation related to content administration and management, and assists with client outreach activities.

Develops and maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, current events, research activities, and research resources. Integrates this knowledge into designing new tools and technology or facilitating or enhancing use of current tools and technology.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)
Location: National Defense University
Salary: $75,524 – $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Defense University is recruiting for a Reference Librarian (Team Lead) in Reference and Instructional Services. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive instructional services on research methods and the use of Library resources in all formats; reference and research services; and curriculum development support services to University students, faculty, staff, and authorized outside users.

Duties

  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnerships with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holdings for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Position: Digital Media Specialist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC). The Incumbent will primarily be responsible for supporting the Director of Digital Media and Technology in the development, archival, operations/management, and implementation of SLC’s digital immersion plan, Latinidad in the 21st Century: A Digital Experience for All.

Duties

  • Co-develops strategy for and oversees preservation, maintenance and archiving of all digital assets for Center’s various digital repositories, including the content management system (CMS) for the Center’s website, and SLC’s presence on SI’s Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) or similar systems.
  • Performs curatorial research and develops new scholarship based on Latinos Center/Gallery digital repository working in collaboration with Smithsonian’s Latino Curators to identify, collect and build Latino digital repository.
  • Manages and oversees relationship between the National Museum of American History media advisors, and Latino Gallery Exhibition and Media Teams specifically in areas such as structural digital media installations, custom interfaces, digital equipment, technical design and production, and AV.
  • The incumbent supports the Smithsonian Latinos Center’s Marketing and Communication team with selection, editing, and planform ready of digital assets for eMarketing campaigns, social media campaigns, annual and impact reports, as well as traditional print media, publications, video, and audio assets.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $49,202

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

  • Under the general direction of the Branch Manager assists customers proactively with their diverse library needs and serves as a specialist for adult services. Demonstrates strong leadership qualities and good judgment.
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and tracks related expenditures
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) for young adults, based on their needs and interests.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space
  • Creates an environment that attracts and invites customers to use the library’s collection and spaces
  • Assists customers at their point of need to find answers to a broad range of questions by using appropriate resources
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources
  • Performs all circulation related functions
  • Merchandises and promotes the library’s collection
  • Follows library procedures to open and close the building
  • Occasionally prepare the cash drawer and make bank deposits.
  • Understands and implements departmental, branch, and system policies and procedures
  • May serve as the librarian in charge and, in consultation with a circulation staff member, handle customer issues and respond to building problems with follow-up provided to branch manager
  • Must be able to meet scheduling requirements by arriving to work on time and staying until the end of one’s shift with ability to plan, prioritize, and accomplish tasks
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Staff Handbook for Queen Anne’s County Library
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to effectively work in an environment that serves people of diverse ages, cultures, abilities, and skill levels
  • Must possess computer skills and be able to use different technologies to perform work duties and serve customers
  • Actively supports the library’s mission, vision, and strategic direction
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems, embracing change, and taking measured risks
  • Participates in or presents training and development opportunities, joins professional associations, and shares knowledge in the workplace, and completes job related continuing education requirements in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to admin@qaclibrary.org by November 24, 2021. Position open until filled.

For more information, please see the job description found on our website at https://www.qaclibrary.org/careers

Requirements

Master’s degree in Library Science and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire.
Must be able to work 35 hours per week, 5 days per week including one evening per week and one Saturday per month and other hours as needed

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors’ rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TU’s library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors’ rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Serials E-Resources Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured track faculty position. Librarian Rank will be assigned at the initial appointment to the position.

Responsibilities

  • Focus on establishing & maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by UMES & open access resources.
  • Manage the library’s electronic products & EZ Proxy configuration flies.
  • Work with vendors.
  • Resolve problem reports & ensure patron access to electronic resources without interruptions.
  • Generate reports & conduct analyses of electronic resources.
  • Responsible for updates to the library Open URL link resolver & updates to local listings.
  • Maintains the library webpage.
  • Collaborate with library staff to ensure smooth development & implementation of electronic resources workflows.
  • Serve on committees related to E-resources access, discovery & delivery.
  • Manage serials & electronic resources in collaboration with faculty & librarians.
  • Supervision of staff (1) and student assistants.
  • Provide reference services as needed.
  • Serve as a faculty liaison for collection development & library instruction.
  • Rotating Saturday duties are required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has mandated that all candidates accepting an offer of employment are required to be vaccinated. The university will consider exemptions from the requirement for medical or religious-based reasons. Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons must complete an exemption form before their start date and return the form to the human resources department.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working with electronic resources.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Familiar with e-resources & print vendors.
  • Experience with electronic resource management systems.
  • Ability to work as a team and/or work independently.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Position: Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured track faculty position. Librarian Rank will be assigned at the initial appointment to the position.

Responsibilities

  • Performs original & copy cataloging records for print, non-print & digital items
  • Maintains knowledge of professional cataloging standards (MARC, AACR2, OCLC)
  • Monitors catalog cleanup with changes in catalog standards & system upgrades
  • Assists in the maintenance & operation of the library’s automation system for bibliographic control
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Supervision of Library Services Tech & student assistant;
  • Reference desk assistance
  • Serves as faculty library liaison for assigned areas
  • Serves on library committees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Three years of recent cataloging experience
  • Must be able to work some Saturdays

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Familiar with all aspects & guidelines of cataloging tools & principles (Integrated Library Systems, LC Subject Headings & Classification, OCLC bibliographic formats & authority files
  • MARC, AACR2, OCLC experience; experience with integrated library systems & the OCLC system
  • Collection development experience
  • Ability to work as a team and/or work independently
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Class Description

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Vinson and Elkins LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Vinson & Elkins has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst to provide high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, train attorneys and staff on electronic resources, and evaluate the value and benefit of current and proposed resources.

Key responsibilities include:

Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
Develop training programs for attorneys and staff and lead orientations of research sevices to new hires.
Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development.
Work with Collection Management Librarian to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
Lead or participate in special projects as assigned by the Director of Research and Knowledge Services.
Minimum qualifications:

Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.
Three years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.
Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, FactSet, Cheetah, and RIA Checkpoint.
Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
Apply at this link: https://velaw.taleo.net/careersection/external_first_pass_us_ve/jobdetail.ftl?job=1191&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Position: National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian
Location: George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library.

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian position to begin as early as December 6, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C.; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/86462 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian I/Library Specialist – Technical Services Coordinator
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: : Librarian I salary ($48,242 – $57,890 per year); Library Specialist salary ($45,086 – $54,103 per year)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional to join our Library Collections team. 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 position is responsible for oversight of technical services processes and workflow, coordinating cross-department functions/projects, liaising with vendors, cataloging library materials, and ensuring the accuracy of FCPL’s public access catalog.

Requirements: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I: Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire; Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS – current certification must then be maintained.

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university; Minimum 1 year recent (within last 5 years) library work experience; Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/frederickmd?keywords=library%20

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: Starting Salary: $49,202

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a full-time Public Services Librarian for our Kent Island branch. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills with a high level of comfort with and an ability to troubleshoot technology. They will have a demonstrated ability to connect positively with the general public, library staff and community organizations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of duties under the direction of the Branch Manager;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and teens;
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections;
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers;
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space;
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources.

Requirements: Qualifications: Master’s degree and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire. Ability to work as part of a customer-focused team.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to admin@qaclibrary.org by November 9, 2021.

Position: Data Science Librarian
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities
Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.

Experience:

Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
  • Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
  • Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

Position: Development and Community Engagement Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $74,158

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

At CCPL, superior customer service is at the core of everything we do. As our Development and Community Engagement Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have quality, up to date information on the library and provide them with opportunities to invest in the future of the library. As a member of the Communications team, you will work to frame the library’s donor and advocacy messages to ensure the future success of CCPL. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the leadership of the Director of Communications, you will attend Executive Leadership Team as needed, be responsible for fundraising to support the development and growth of library programs, resources, and services, and oversee fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include fund drives, event sponsorships, grant solicitation, and reporting planned giving and major gifts. The Development and Community Engagement Manager is responsible for all aspects of donor development including support and management of the Friends of Carroll County Public Library.

You will work with the Executive Leadership Team and Executive Director to advocate on behalf of the Library throughout the community and serve as a liaison and CCPL representative on local, state, and national committees. This position involves researching, writing, and managing grant applications and reports, including grant management for Maryland State Library (MSL) grants. You will also support CCPL programming, resources, and services by cultivating partnerships and through development work.

To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx

Online applications must be received by Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Required Qualifications

  1. Degree in non-profit management, donor development, public administration, or another related field. Post-graduate degree highly desired;
  2. Four years or more related work experience (fundraising, and development);
  3. Experience securing and managing grants in excess of $100,000;
  4. Ability to use donor management software;
  5. Membership in professional fundraising association preferred.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (User Support)
Location: Government Printing Office (Library Services and Content Management)
Salary: $60,129 to $94,581 per year

Full vacancy announcement at USAJOBS

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia. The incumbent serves as User Support Librarian in the Federal Depository Support Services (FDSS) unit within Library Services and Content Management (LSCM) of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).” Additional Vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
esponsibilities
Supporting the work of senior librarians who partner with Federal Depository Libraries in conducting research, preparing resources, and triaging CRM/askGPO requests;
Assisting in basic training on unit processes and providing FDL program information directly to the community;
Identifying, researching and recommending changes to internal FDLP documentation, processes and both external and internal user guidance correspondence;
Providing technical assistance for the FDLP Academy as needed for webinars and online training;
Answering online, virtual and direct customer inquiries from Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs) and public as related to depository library operations, administration, compliance and other matters;
Researching and gathering information from multiple sources to assist senior staff;
Assisting with administrative duties including data base management, collection of data, mass mailing, community calls;
Participating and assisting during association trade shows, conferences and various marketing events.
Travel Required
Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period
Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Non Sensitive Low Risk Security Clearance.
Qualifications
To qualify for the Librarian (User Support), PG -1410-9/11, you must meet the following requirements:

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. -OR-
A total of at least five (5) years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-9:

In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement for Librarians applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-7 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include assisting senior Librarians in addressing inquiries from the Federal Depository Libraries (FDL); providing assistance to libraries that are within the program; answering online virtual and customer inquiries from Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs)and the public related to depository library operations, administration and compliance.

-OR-

Education: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation

-OR-

Combination: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed progressively higher level graduate education and specialized experience, as described above, which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level. The education portion must include progressively higher level graduate courses directly related to the work of this position (as described above). Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Additional Education and Experience Requirement for Position at the GS-11

In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, applicants must possess 1 year of specialized experience at the PG-9 (or equivalent) level or higher. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include address inquiries from the Federal Depository Libraries (FDL) and assist libraries with the program; identify, research and recommend changes to internal Federal Depository Program (FDLP) documentation; advise and assist with operations at FDLs and their depository collection; serve in a liaison role with library customers to promote and help deliver and administer library services to a specialized community; perform research on practices, policies, application of requirements, regulations in order to provide suggested changes/improvements for related decision making pertaining to FDLP.

-OR-

Education: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.

-OR-

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement(11/04/2021) to be considered.
Education
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may be used.

Basic Requirements for GS-1410 Librarian Series:
Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. NOTE: You must submit unofficial transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation.

Education GS-9 LEVEL: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

Education GS-11 LEVEL: Successful completion of two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to this position as a Librarian. Note: Unofficial Transcripts must be submitted with your application materials. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Nixon Peabody

Full job description available at Nixon Peabody

Job Description:
The Research Librarian is responsible for a wide variety of tasks that support the delivery of firm-wide library research & information services including: conducting timely and cost-effective research and document retrieval upon request; recommending appropriate research services and/or resources in response to inquiries from firm personnel.

A career at Nixon Peabody is the opportunity to do work that matters. It’s the chance to use your knowledge to shape what’s ahead. To share, to innovate, to learn at a firm that taps the power of collective thinking.

We’ve created a dynamic, energizing environment that promotes success for our clients and each other. We offer fast growth, connectedness and training in business as well as law. And our rigorous standards assure you are part of a diverse team of top talent at every turn.

If you’re someone who’s looking toward the future, we’d love to hear from you.

Location: Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Long Island, NY; New York, NY; Rochester, NY; Albany, NY; Manchester, NH; Washington, DC; Providence, RI; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities:

Provide high-level legal and business research to attorneys and staff in a wide variety of practice areas using both print and online resources.
Demonstrate ability to handle litigation research, including finding cases and secondary materials related to specific fact patterns in a variety of jurisdictions.
Perform due diligence research on plaintiffs, experts, defendants and corporate entities.
Develop knowledge of research in multiple practice areas and jurisdictions, including growing specialization in one or more subjects, and attendance at relevant practice group meetings.
Collaborate with senior researchers with respect to larger and more complex assignments.
Assist CI Research Team with providing business development research for attorneys and the Marketing department including preparation of company snapshots.
Gather, synthesize and present a summary of relevant, well targeted research findings to attorneys and staff to facilitate decision making and business planning.
As part of the Library & Research Services Team, collaborate and coordinate with library staff in other geographies to provide seamless research service for attorneys in all firm locations, including evening and weekend coverage on an as needed basis.
Engage in innovation and Library outreach, including evaluation of new information resources and related technology.
May assist in the delivery of research training programs for attorneys and staff through a variety of formats including in person one-on-one sessions, departmental meetings, web enabled training and orientation.
Establish relationships with attorneys to improve, expand and market the range of available information sources and services.
Participate in expanding and/or improving research and information services, procedures and practices. Take part in special projects as requested by the Director of Library & Research Services.
Remain current in research techniques and available resources relevant to providing high quality research and information services. Continue professional development through various firm and association sponsored activities.
Job Requirements:
Minimum of 4-7 years of in-depth law firm library research experience.
Master of Library Science or Juris Doctor degree required. Combination of education in a research-intensive field with relevant work experience will be considered.
Professional library experience in a legal or corporate setting conducting complex research.
Solid proficiency in the use of both print and online resources.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Independently manages multiple projects and negotiates deadlines if necessary.
Demonstrated ability to provide quality client service.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and collaboratively within and across departments.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
Excellent technology skills.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable, LLP (Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD)

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center

Description

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
Managing the print and digital solutions team
The successful candidate will demonstrate…

MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Business Librarian
Location: American University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
American University Library invites applications from innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarians to fill a continuing appointment faculty position supporting the Kogod School of Business, beginning as soon as possible and subject to budgetary approval. Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: As the Research and Instruction Librarian for Business (Business Librarian), the librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the Kogod School of Business, as well as business-related research across campus. The Business Librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources. In collection development, reviews and selects research materials to support faculty and student research for Kogod and actively engages with vendors. This position provides high-level subject specific reference assistance to Kogod faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty and teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students. The Business Librarian creates appropriate online tools to support Kogod students and faculty and supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in business librarianship. This position serves on library cross-functional teams and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection. The Business Librarian assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation.

The Business Librarian is a member of Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) and reports to the Associate Director of RTL. As a member of RTL, the Business Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the library.

Library faculty members participate in university governance activities. The Business Librarian also consults regularly with the Kogod teaching faculty and administrators. The Business Librarian actively supports DEI initiatives within the University Library and within Kogod School of Business. Continuing Appointment library faculty members are expected to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Provide Information Literacy Instruction

Support the Kogod School of Business by teaching integrated information literacy sessions within Business disciplines including: Marketing, Finance and Real Estate, Accounting, Business Administration, Management, and Information Technology.
Work with Kogod Faculty to develop instructional materials for information literacy, e.g. tutorials, course libguides, and rubrics.
As the liaison to Kogod, work with appropriate committees, administrators and faculty to incorporate information literacy learning objectives and intervention appropriately into the curriculum.
Teach baseline information literacy skills to Writing Studies classes.
Participate in departmental information literacy initiatives as a member of RTL, e.g. walk-in workshops, assessment and analysis projects, and pedagogical explorations, other instruction as needed.

Provide Research Support and Outreach Services to the Kogod Community

Partner with the Kogod community to discover information resources and data through consulting on research projects, providing reference help, facilitating access to online resources, and finding business information resources through individual consultations (in person and online) and through email.
Support any student or faculty member, regardless of departmental affiliation, with consultations concerning advanced subject specific research requiring business information resources.
Provide consultations on best practices and resources to accomplish research activities.
Participate in department-wide services to serving the broader AU community and public with basic research assistance through our in-person Research Assistance Desk or our online Ask a Librarian chat.
Partner with the Kogod Financial Information Services and Technology Lab to ensure that Kogod students have access to the information resources they need to do their work.
Participate in outreach programs in person and online.

Curate the Business Collection

Purchase materials required to support the curriculum of Kogod, the research of the faculty, and the long-term research needs of the university as related to resources related to business.
Appropriately de-select of cease subscriptions to business information resources in relationship to the budget, the curriculum, the research needs of the faculty, long-term commitments to the regional and national intellectual record, and trends in publishing.
Serve on the Collection Management Team that oversees the overall university library collection, excepting special collections and archives.

Develop and Manage Web Based Resources

Develop and maintain web pages related to business information resources and services on the LibGuides platform.
Consult with stakeholders on any changes to the enterprise systems that impact access to business information resources.

Service to the Profession

Participate in advancing the profession of Librarianship or the academic field of business through original research, relevant service to professional and scholarly societies, publications, and impactful presentations in professional or scholarly venues.

Service to the University

Participate in the shared governance of American University and American University Library through active participation on university and library committees and engagement in work that meaningfully furthers the university and library outside of the primary duties of the position.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT THE KOGOD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The Kogod School of Business at American University is the oldest accredited business school in Washington, D.C. With more than 1500 students, Kogod offers full-time, Professional (part-time) and Online MBA programs, seven specialized Masters of Science degree programs and a robust undergraduate business degree program. All Kogod programs are designed to integrate a business education with a global perspective. With a focus on Business in the Capital and entrepreneurship through the innovation incubator, Kogod actively connects students with community and facilitates putting their ideas into action.

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The American University Library http://www.american.edu/library serves the AU community through a collection of more than 1,700,000 print and electronic book titles and 180,000 media and sound recordings. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 184,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The Library has 23 library faculty, 87 full-time staff and other professionals and about 62 student assistants. The library’s budget is about $17 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium.

American University Library is a Founding Member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 14,000 students.

For information about American University, please see http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

American University values open and honest inquiry, servant leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. American University envisions a thriving community where individuals of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and outcomes prevail.

AU’s plan for Inclusive Excellence, adopted in January 2018, reflects the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion—the cornerstone for achieving institutional and educational excellence.

To learn more about how AU is infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion at a strategic, tactical, and operational level, please visit:

https://www.american.edu/president/diversity/inclusive-excellence/index.cfm.

Application Instructions

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help in signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

AU Library Diversity Statement

The AU Library is committed to diversity and inclusion by providing an inclusive, welcoming, and adaptable environment for the community. The Library recognizes that this is an ongoing process and aims to engage in diversity and inclusion as more than just numeric representation. The Library will continue to work on intentionally diversifying its personnel, services, and collections in meaningful ways.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus. Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

Requirements
Qualifications
An ALA-accredited M.L.S is required.
Professional experience in an academic or research institution is highly preferred.
A degree in business, economics or a related field is highly preferred. Corporate experience of two or more years in lieu of an academic business background is also acceptable.
Demonstrated reference experience or training is required.
Pedagogical experience or training is required.
Collection development experience or instruction is required.
Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development is essential.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong public service ethic; and collaborative skills are essential.
Ideal candidates will possess the ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment; to work across a broad-based constituency, to communicate a positive library image; and have an awareness of current concerns and developments in librarianship.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Chief of State Library Resource Center
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $86,518 – $138,364 (yearly salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the next Chief of State Library Resource Center (SLRC). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. The renovated Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library whose mission is “to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.” Dedicated patrons, volunteers, and donors enthusiastically support the work of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as it upholds library traditions and embraces the challenges of a rapidly changing library world.

Responsibilities: The Chief of SLRC reports to the Deputy Director of Public Services and leads the four members of the SLRC Management Team in providing direction and oversight to the various departments which include: Digital MD, Documents, and Sailor Electronic Resources; internal support departments such as Technical Services, Acquisitions, Bindery and special collections (African American, Maryland and Special Collections Departments). The ideal candidate will have the skills to build and maintain relationships throughout the state and support the development of Maryland library professionals through robust training, accreditation, and resource sharing.

Our Community: Known as a city of neighborhoods, the past and the future intersect in Baltimore. Many historic communities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and wealth of diversity with many significant properties listed on the National Register; Under Armour’s forward-looking Port Covington development is among the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country and the city’s historic Inner Harbor boasts walkable neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and commercial development. An entrepreneurial community has emerged alongside Baltimore’s robust network of colleges and universities, world-class museums, internationally renowned symphony orchestra, trendy music and art venues, beloved professional sports teams, and varied culinary choices. As with many urban cities, Baltimore has distinct challenges as well as powerful assets and many of Baltimore’s citizens suffer a disparity of income, education, and opportunity. The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to be a vital, important partner in Baltimore’s determination to meet these challenges.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $86,518 – $138,364 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on November 28, 2021.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/slrc/.

Requirements
Qualifications: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in high-level/leadership.

Position: Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $86,518 – $138,364 (yearly salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the next Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Divison (NLSD). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. The renovated Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library whose mission is “to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.” Dedicated patrons, volunteers, and donors enthusiastically support the work of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as it upholds library traditions and embraces the challenges of a rapidly changing library world.

Responsibilities: The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLSD) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the CEO, provides leadership, oversight, and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of 21 branch libraries; two Deputy Chiefs; 21 Branch managers, a Programming team, and an executive assistant. The NLSD offices will be located at a former branch location, Hollins St. in downtown Baltimore. The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required. Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.

Baltimore is a diverse city, made up of distinct neighborhoods with very specific needs. The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) provides services to all of these communities through a variety of innovative services. The Library values diversity and equity and recognizes the importance of these to Baltimore. In keeping with these values, the NLSD is reflective of these values and responsive to identified community needs. Its Chief must be community-oriented; energized by innovation and calculated risk-taking; responsive to community needs and proactive in making connections with organizations and groups that support and comprise Baltimore’s communities. Additionally, the Chief should be an empowering force for the District and Library Managers, while simultaneously communicating and upholding Leadership decisions.

Our Community: Known as a city of neighborhoods, the past and the future intersect in Baltimore. Many historic communities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and wealth of diversity with many significant properties listed on the National Register; Under Armour’s forward-looking Port Covington development is among the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country and the city’s historic Inner Harbor boasts walkable neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and commercial development. An entrepreneurial community has emerged alongside Baltimore’s robust network of colleges and universities, world-class museums, internationally renowned symphony orchestra, trendy music and art venues, beloved professional sports teams, and varied culinary choices. As with many urban cities, Baltimore has distinct challenges as well as powerful assets and many of Baltimore’s citizens suffer a disparity of income, education, and opportunity. The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to be a vital, important partner in Baltimore’s determination to meet these challenges.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $86,518 – $138,364 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on November 28, 2021.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/nlsd/.

Requirements
Qualifications: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in high-level/leadership.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Museum Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration Donald J. Trump Presidential Library. As a MUSEUM TECHNICIAN, you will perform a variety of technical duties in connection with the management of the museum collection, including inventorying, registration, documentation and digitization of museum objects.

Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-07. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Works as an inventory team leader and ensures that inventory information is accurately and correctly recorded in the collections management system.
  • Applies agency-wide and site-specific methods and standards for accessioning and cataloging, including numbering, description, object labeling, and other associated tasks for museum holdings.
  • Completes artifact housing and storage assignments. Reports actual or potential risks to holdings from environmental conditions, pests, leaks, and other threats.

Two Positions: Virginia

Position: Electronic Resources Specialist
Location: Marymount University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for maintaining and improving access to electronic resources using standard bibliographic cataloging techniques, library services platforms, and electronic resource management tools. Responsible for collecting and managing statistics for collection materials, acquisitions budget, resource usage, and other related data. Provides support in making data-driven decisions. Plays a key role in the acquisition and renewal of electronic resources and troubleshooting end-user access issues.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures that all electronic resources are active, discoverable, and accessible through all access points.
  • Manages licensing of electronic resources, in collaboration with the Collection & Acquisition Librarian.
  • Maintains the electronic resources management system.
  • Maintains web access and authentication service using systems such as EZproxy.
  • Orders, receives, and processes electronic resources’ subscriptions, trials, renewals, and cancellations.
  • Leads the acquisition of new electronic resources, in collaboration with the Collection & Acquisition Librarian.
  • Maintains all platform, publisher, collection, and title changes.
  • Processes invoices for renewal of electronic resources.
  • Collects and manages statistics for collection, budget, usage, and other miscellaneous data for electronic resources using appropriate tools.
  • Provides statistical reports and analytical summaries as needed.
  • Troubleshoots end-user access issues, in collaboration with the Systems Librarian.

OTHER DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.

Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: At least two years of relevant library work experience required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and must be able to work collaboratively on teams. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and time management skills. Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and database searching required. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Financial Responsibility: Some accountability for financial transactions.

Special Knowledge: Ability to use library services platforms, integrated library systems, and discovery systems. Alma and PrimoVE experience preferred. Experience with bibliographic cataloging and tools of electronic resources management. Knowledge of cataloging standards (MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCC, LCSH) and working knowledge of other metadata schemas. Experience with EZproxy, IP authentication, link resolvers, and COUNTER usage standard. Excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Commitment to collaboration in a dynamic work environment.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Position: Librarian (Maps)
Location: Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
Salary: $60,129 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

As a Librarian (Maps) within the the USGS Library, Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS), Core Science Systems, some of your specific duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and document workflows and procedures for original and complex copy cataloging of map sheets and series, atlases, and Geographic Information System (GIS) data using cataloging principles and standards as defined in Resource Description and Access (RDA), Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules Ver. 2 (AACR2), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC) Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
  • Assigns USGS classification call numbers, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Geospatial data, and name authority details to cataloging records.
  • Leads research assistance efforts in response to both USGS and public patrons on accessing and using the USGS map collection.
  • Answering complex multi-faceted inquiries about cartographic resources, geospatial data, and historical collections.
  • Serve as geospatial data expert on library-wide, regional, and Departmental committees related to map content development and access.
  • Leads teams composed of a variety of library staff to conduct special projects that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Corestaff

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Corestaff is engaged by a law firm located in Washington, DC to identify candidates to fill a Research Librarian opening. The position would pay 80-90k.

Responsibilities

  • Perform complex legal and non-legal research, including legislative and regulatory histories, using online and print resources,
  • Assist attorneys and staff with research queries/strategy and current awareness monitoring
  • Assist in the Conflicts and New Matter intake process, including due diligence research on potential clients
  • Work closely with Marketing and other administrative departments to support the firm’s client development and other business initiatives
  • Assist with the library’s integrated library system, intranet pages, and other products and systems used to deliver information and services
  • Pursue continuing education opportunities and read professional literature to stay current on technological and research developments and industry best practices

Please contact Janet Webster if interested at janet.webster@corestaff.com

Position: Librarian (Law Section, Slavic languages)
Location: Library of Congres
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section (LS), U.S. Programs, Law & Lit Division (LS), Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Dir (LS), Library Services .
The position description number for this position is 058498.
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.

Responsibilities

Catalogs a variety of materials 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. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader 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.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The George Washington University (GW) is the largest research university in the nation’s capital and is located in the heart of Washington, DC. GW offers undergraduate and graduate program in many disciplines including medicine, health sciences, public health, and nursing. The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference consultations, online education student support, attendance at morning report, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Associate Director, Reference and Instruction.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
  2. Performs online database search services and research consultations upon request.
  3. Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
  4. Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
  5. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the medical curriculum.
  6. Regularly attends morning report or other clinical activities to provide reference report and maintains reading lists for residents.
  7. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  8. Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
  9. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  10. Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
  11. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  12. Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
  13. Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
  14. Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
  15. Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited school. Coursework or experience searching literature and full-text databases. Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience with course management software. Coursework or experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services or educational technology support. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Preferred: Minimum of 1-2 years experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference service or 2-3 years providing educational technology support in a library environment. Demonstrated knowledge of biomedical literature databases, such as PubMed.

Application Procedure:

To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/84397 and upload a letter of interest, a current resume, and include 3 references. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Competitive Intelligence Manager
Location: Miles & Stockbridge (Baltimore, MD office)

Miles & Stockbridge is seeking a Competitive Intelligence Manager in the Baltimore office. Under the supervision of the Director of Research & Information Services, this role will oversee the competitive intelligence function for the firm which entails collaborating closely with the firm’s business development and client Intake teams to provide insights for strategic decision making across all practice groups. Primary duties will include but are not limited to the following:

• Conducts in-depth research and analysis of potential client companies, competitors or new hires, using resources including, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, Bloomberg, Juristat, PrivCo, and Capital IQ.
• Manages current awareness scheme of dozens of potential and current clients in several target markets and industries.
• Supervises firm-wide client intake due diligence research using multiple platforms including Intapp and Westlaw Company Investigator.
• Manages Docket tracking (current, ongoing litigation) and New Litigation tracking (target clients, current clients, Nature of Suit, attorneys.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience working in a law firm or professional services organization. Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate and/or a Masters of Librarian and Information Sciences degree from an accredited university or college. The candidate should have strong research skills and can demonstrate their attention to details and accuracy. The Competitive Intelligence Manager plays an integral role at the firm and requires an individual that is competent, flexible, and can interact with individuals across all levels of firm management.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to dswilliams@milesstockbridge.com.

Miles & Stockbridge P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to cultivating an inclusive environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of our firm.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, as a condition of employment, Miles & Stockbridge P.C. requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. An employee is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian
Location: Towson University, Albert S. Cook Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Responsibilities
This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

TOWSON UNIVERSITY
About TU
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3520

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form
Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Requirements
Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Caroline County (Md.) Public Library
Salary: $50,000-$58,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: The Caroline County Public Library seeks an innovative, experienced, conscientious, and community-oriented Library Services Manager to oversee all aspects of customer facing services at our Central Library. The purpose of this position is to plan, supervise and direct the work of the public service points and related staff at the Central Library while working with administration and other library staff to develop and update library policies and procedures. As a senior management position in a small public library (20 FTE employees), this position requires proficiency in frontline customer service and adult programming along with the ability to manage budgets, apply for and manage grants, contribute to the library’s strategic plan, and supervise staff. Strong project management and interpersonal communication skills are required for success. Given the current conditions of delivering library services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and confidence in designing and delivering both virtual and in-person programs and services. The Caroline County Public Library is dedicated to ensuring equity of library services to the community; as such, we seek a librarian who views library services through an equity lens and is skilled at partnering with organizations to deliver services to traditionally underserved groups.

Requirements: Minimum- Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Three years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience working in a public library. Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state. Excellent written and verbal communication skills High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems. One-year supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Collection Development experience. Three years supervisory experience. Adult programming experience. Familiarity with Polaris ILS.

Salary: Range of $50,000 – $58,000, Commensurate with Experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System. Full time, 37.5 hours per week. Regular schedule includes daytime, evening, and rotating Saturdays.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
employment@carolib.org. This position will be open until filled.
The Caroline County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applications equally and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with applicable laws. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotions. The Caroline County Public Library complies with the ADA. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process should contact the Library Office Manager at 410-479-1343 prior to submitting an application or resume. The Caroline County Public Library is a drug free/smoke free facility.
View complete job description at: http://www.carolib.org

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Collections Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an experienced, service-oriented, and collaborative Collections Librarian to lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position provides leadership of library collections functions including acquisitions; budget, e-resource life cycle, and vendor relationship management; cataloging and metadata control; and collection analysis and reporting. In service of the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students, this position manages the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit within the Collections/Access Services Department. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collections Librarian serves on LNDL’s Operations Group, comprised of librarians from multiple units, to lead and continuously improve day-to-day operations. The position reports to the Assistant Director, Collections/Access Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s acquisitions budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. The Collections Librarian will possess broad knowledge of collection development and be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to contribute to the assessment, enhancement, and maintenance of the collections. The successful candidate will regularly engage users at all levels to ensure that LNDL’s resources are discoverable, accessible, and enable student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community;
  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
  • Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure proper care and maintenance of electronic resources throughout the entire life cycle. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content; maintain relationships with vendors and publishers.
  • Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making; support institutional, consortial, state, and national reporting; and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects including USMAI’s selection of the next library management system and maintenance of EAST holdings in OCLC.
  • Enrich the faculty experience by serving as a liaison to designated academic departments.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Collections Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: bmarine@loyola.edu. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating, and leading staff;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience in negotiating content licenses;
  • Demonstrated experience in at least two functional areas of acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, collection development, or electronic resources management;
  • Familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards and practices;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, collect and analyze data to inform decision-making, facilitate change, and work independently and collaboratively to thrive in a dynamic work environment;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools, especially Microsoft Excel, and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • Working knowledge of vendor-provided acquisition tools and methods for receiving vendor-provided bibliographic records;
  • Experience using an electronic resource management system (currently ROAM);
  • Experience using tools such as Tableau, OpenRefine, or SQL;
  • Experience working within a library consortium;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
  • Experience serving as a library liaison.

Position: Outreach and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Would you like to play an important role in fostering access to biomedical and health information benefitting community health? Would you enjoy knowing your outreach efforts ensure the availability of a trained workforce to support that outcome? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Outreach and Education Librarian to coordinate regional outreach and education programs. The librarian cultivates partnerships and fosters relationships across the region to improve access to biomedical and health information for health professionals, librarians, and the public. A primary role is to act as the Communications specialist for the Region 1 team, responsible for regional engagement via social media, marketing, and promotions. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; and providing guidance for funded projects. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian will work in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs); serving as the primary Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM topics and curricula groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to regional programs such as biomedical/health information training and education, as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM resources and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Stewards the NNLM Region 1 Communications program engaging members via social media (Facebook, Twitter, blog), marketing, messaging, and promotions
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of health information outreach grants
  • Supports the overall success of the NNLM Region 1 and network members through outreach and education programs in support of NNLM initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Experience utilizing social media and marketing methodologies for engagement
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated willingness to develop expertise in NLM resources with proper training and support
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the RML accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated desire to teach, and willingness to build knowledge of best practices in instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Familiarity with current marketing, branding, and engagement methodologies
  • Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations, and task modifications
  • E xperience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, communication, and social media technologies

APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 3, 2021.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Position: Data Management Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Would you like to play an important role in fostering open science, data management, and responsible data stewardship while ensuring the availability of a trained workforce to support them? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Data Management Librarian to cultivate partnerships and foster relationships across the region to improve information access and data management practices. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; providing guidance for funded projects related to data management; and acting as the evaluation specialist for the Region 1 team. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian works in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs) and will serve as the primary Region 1 liaison to the NNLM Evaluation Center (NEC) and the NNLM Data Science and Services Center (DSSC), participating in relevant NNLM curriculum groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to regional programs such as data management, literacy, and evaluation as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of data management and technology grants
  • Acts as the Region 1 expert on evaluation, supporting RML and network member success through data collection, program assessment, and outreach
  • Collaborates with NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Centers (ROCs) to support national programs and initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the NNLM accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Expressed commitment to developing expertise in data management with proper training and support
  • Demonstrated desire to teach
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Familiarity with r esearch data management and data science concepts
  • Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations and task modifications
  • E xperience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, and social media technologies

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 3, 2021.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.