Two Law Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Closes: Thursday 8/11/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The American Law Consulting Section of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group (KSG) is seeking a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress. Candidates with dual degrees in library or information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, MSLS) and law (e.g., LL.B. or J.D.) are encouraged to apply.

The Law Librarian is responsible for providing legal reference and information research services to policy analysts, legislative attorneys, information professionals, and congressional clients; developing search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests; searching Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information; examining publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas; developing knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and assisting with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools, and other information systems.

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 is a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill.

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.

The position description number for this position is 60373.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

The selectee will work a 40-hour week and may be required to provide evening and Saturday reference desk coverage, including Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday work is required only when Congress is in session). The remaining work hours (non-evening/Saturday) will be determined based on workload and coverage needs, and will contribute to the total of 40 hours per week.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian (LAW)

Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Closes: Monday 8/22/2016
Work Schedule is Open – Permanent Part/Time up to 24 hours per pay period

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is exempt from flex-time and comp-flex time and is assigned to work a special fixed/rotational schedule that involves day, evenings, weekends and holiday schedules; and the selected incumbent “must be consistently able and willing to work every Saturday and occasional evenings, based on the operational and service requirements of the Law Library as a condition of employment.”

The Law Library of Congress seeks a legal reference librarian with education and experience (1) providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clients in a large law library or similar legal information organization; and (2) creating, organizing and managing web content for dynamic websites.

The successful incumbent will demonstrate progressively responsible work experience or combination of education & work experience and proficiency in (1) providing concise and thorough oral and written research guidance utilizing creative methodologies to respond to complex inquiries; (2) applying a strong public service demeanor when providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clientele; (3) developing, organizing and managing legal and legislative collections (websites, blogs and online resources); (4) creating, organizing and managing legal and legislative content for dynamic websites; and (5) using time management skills to complete multiple time-sensitive assignments and projects.

Qualified candidates with both Juris Doctor and Masters in Library/Information Science degrees from accredited universities with appropriate training and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Office of the Law Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 11004.

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 are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Two Positions – College Park, MD and Washington, D.C.

Position: Processing Archivist (contractual)
Location: University of Maryland, College Park – College Park, MD

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

*Title:* Processing Archivist (Coordinator)
*Category:* Exempt, Contingent 2
*Department:* Special Collections and University Archives
*Benefits:* 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal
Leave, 15 Paid Holidays Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and
4,200 faculty at the University System of Maryland’s flagship campus and
constitute the largest university library system in the Washington
D.C./Baltimore area. The University of Maryland Libraries share the
teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Recent membership
in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big
Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University
Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic

The Processing Archivist is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day
workflows of surveying, processing, and cataloging collection materials
within the labor collection area of the University of Maryland Libraries’
Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). This work will directly
support the “Synergies among Digital Humanities and African American
History and Culture” (AADHum) project, and is critical to facilitating ways
for students, faculty, and researchers around the world to discover the
rich and varied material in these collections. The successful candidate
will efficiently process archival material in a variety of formats and
participate in coordinating metadata creation for vendor-based digitization

The AADHum project is intended to develop a community of researchers and
teachers working at the intersection of African American history and
cultural studies and digital humanities. The project is supported by a
grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is led by the College of
Arts and Humanities, the Center for Synergy, and the Maryland Institute for
Technology in the Humanities (MITH). The University Libraries are a major
partner in the grant with integral roles to play in many project activities.

The position is a contractual position that includes additional benefits.
The contract is for a maximum of 12 months.

*Required Qualifications/Education/Experience:*

– One year of experience working in an archival/special collections
setting or a cataloging department
– Demonstrated experience managing processing/description workflows and
accomplishing project goals
– Familiarity with archival standards such as DACS and EAD
– Knowledge of current trends in both metadata and special collections
fields, including digital issues as they relate to special collections
– Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong
interpersonal skills.
– Master’s degree in Library and Information Science

For the full position description, please go to

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at 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
resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until *July
24, 2016*.

Position: Librarian

Location: Export-Import Bank of the United States – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $64,650.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year
Closes: Monday 7/25/2016

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with a 82-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $27.5 billion in export sales in 2014. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. EXIM enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

The Research Library provides many services: research, reference, TS, news and research alerts, technical services, a print collection, archives, briefings, orientations, and trainings. Supporting these services is a collection that includes print and electronic sources: books, periodicals, documents, maps, multimedia materials, database subscriptions, a Bloomberg terminal, a large selection of Internet sources, and EXIM?s legislative history.
Specific subject areas of interest include: emerging markets, risk management and due diligence, international trade, finance, economics, banking, accounting, government, business, and law.

The Research Library environment is fast-paced; turnaround time for reference requests can be as fast as within minutes, to several days, depending on the complexity of the question. Nearly all work in the Research Library is web-and e-mail-based. Typical reference or research requests can include:

Ratings and analyst research on bonds, corporates, sovereigns, industries News and analysis of companies, countries, industries, developments, trade and policy issues Data and statistical research on industry comparisons and rankings, economic impact research, trade and export analyses, corporate and sovereign debt comparisons and rankings, and bank comparisons and rankings

Dana Pinkney
Phone: (202) 565-3327

Three Library Positions- Washington DC

Position: Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian
Location: Research Library, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Washington, D.C.

The position is being advertised both at the FR-24 ($70,000 – $107,500) and FR-25 ($80,800 – $128,200) levels.

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians listserv.

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking a Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian.

Position Description

The Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian creates and manages descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print and digital collections as well as unique datasets and their licensing terms. Working with cross-divisional teams, the librarian also contributes to the development of an enterprise-wide data catalog utilizing a Top Quadrant platform.

The librarian performs original and complex copy cataloging in all formats in accordance with current national cataloging rules and format specifications. Working with colleagues, the librarian creates and maintains metadata describing free and licensed datasets in the library catalog (currently Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra platform)and other databases, an activity which includes developing in-depth records describing the products and their licenses, as well as substantive authority work. She/he contributes to taxonomies both internal and external to the Library. Additionally, the librarian contributes to the evaluation, licensing and acquisition of selected library-purchased electronic resources.

Position Requirements

The position requires demonstrated knowledge of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules. Knowledge of integrated library systems and an awareness of emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area are required. Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources acquisition processes, including vendor negotiations, also is necessary.

The position requires impeccable attention to detail and the ability to manage competing projects. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, sound judgment, and initiative are required. The librarian should enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team while at the same time be able to work efficiently and effectively as an individual.

The Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian reports to the Chief Librarian; the position is non-supervisory.

The vacancy announcement, salary and benefits information can be found on the Board’s Careers webpage: The Board accepts traditional résumés via the Board’s streamlined online application system.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Government Printing Office, Washington DC
Salary Range: $92,145.00 to $119,794.00 / Per Year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

This position is a supervisory librarian position located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical Services (LTS). The mission of LSCM is to administer a variety of GPO initiatives including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I), the International Exchange Service (IES), and the By-Law Program. Specifically, LTS administers the FDLP and C&I programs which include life-cycle management functions such as discovery, acquisitions, classification, cataloging, preservation, and archiving of Federal information resources/publications in all formats. LTS uses a wide variety of tools and applications to manage the processing and organization of information resources/publications, primarily the Integrated Library System (ILS) that is used on a daily basis.

Incumbent will serve as a supervisor of one of three teams in LTS that are responsible for performing a variety of professional library technical service tasks. These include discovery/acquisitions, bibliographic control, serials management and technical services support. Within the LTS organization there may be multiple teams and multiple team supervisors performing these same tasks.

The Supervisory Librarian will possess a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Incumbent will be responsible for leading his/her staff, as well as setting an example throughout LSCM, toward meeting the vision, mission and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, integrity and honesty.

Position: E-Resources Management Specialist
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range $19.23-$21.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association Job Line

This position works independently within the Electronic Resources Management Unit by providing support for all of the library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System, OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. Primary responsibilities include maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, maintaining definitions on the EZProxy server, working with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues, and management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting.
Educational Requirements:
At least two (2) years of college or the equivalent in education, training and experience working in libraries or organizations with a public service focus.

Minimum Requirements:
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet
Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers
Initiative and desire to learn
Preferred Requirements:
Experience with library resources, systems, and services, specifically library databases and electronic journal collections, link resolvers, ERMS, and library information technology

Two Library Positions- Towson University

Position: Librarian for Outreach & Student Engagement
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an innovative and creative individual to serve as an outreach and student engagement librarian beginning Fall 2016. The individual in this
role will help develop and lead library programs related to student engagement, information literacy instruction, and library orientation, as well as connect the library with
campus-wide initiatives focused on student success, engagement, and academic wellbeing. This position also manages the library’s student leadership program and
supervises student participants. This librarian will also provide information literacy instruction, research assistance, and reference services to the Towson University
community and assist in curating library collections.


Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school. Strong commitment to student success through outreach and engagement.
Strong commitment to information literacy; skill in information literacy instruction and related pedagogy and assessment. Demonstrated knowledge of research and
reference resources in all formats. Proficiency in the use of electronic databases and web-based information delivery. Strong commitment to public service and user
satisfaction. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently and
to work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the university.

Position Description (PDF)

Job Announcement / How to Apply (PDF)

Position: Library Associate for Resource Description & Access
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Associate to be responsible for ensuring that library resources are discoverable and accessible by library users. This individual utilizes
current library standards and guidelines to catalog e-resources and physical materials in a variety of formats; coordinates with the Library Associate for Electronic Resources to ensure that e-resources
are adequately represented, activated, and/or accessible; participates in a range of catalog database maintenance activities; manages the selection, cataloging, and overall coordination of the library’s
Leisure Reading Collection; and assists with training staff in department and library as required.
Adds or deletes bibliographic records, individually and via batch processes, for online monographs and serials; identifies appropriate bibliographic records for electronic serials, moving acquisition and
holdings information from existing print serial records as needed to conform with existing USMAI cataloging practice; edits bibliographic record batches with MarcEdit software to conform with requirements
of USMAI’s ongoing OCLC bibliographic record loader; creates original bibliographic records for e-resources when necessary; adds, deletes or edits bibliographic records for monographs and serials; manages
and resolves problems with bibliographic records and their display in the online catalog, Web discovery services, and other systems; maintains and regularly reports cataloging and collection statistics;
and coordinates and manages the library’s McNaughton Leisure Reading subscription service.

Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience. The selected candidate must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail,
and internet navigation. Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the position. Library experience, experience with MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, and experience
with cataloging e-resources preferred Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required
for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits Competitive salary with full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays,
personal and sick days.

Preference given to applications posted by July 26th. Requisition ID: 1600003O

Technical Services Librarian – Venable LLP (Washington, DC )

Position: Technical Services Librarian
Location: Venable LLP, Washington, DC

Technical Services Librarian – full-time position at the Venable LLP Washington, DC office. The position will be responsible for the daily tasks needed to support 4 of the 8 libraries across the firm. The position will report to a firm manager overseeing technical services and work with others on the technical services team. The individual will be responsible for cataloging all materials added to the firm catalog, dealing with vendors and particularly helping to make sure that all the library processes in the DC office run smoothly. Knowledge of SydneyPlus is a definite preference. Three to five years experience in technical service positions is required. Law firm experience is preferred but not required.
Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.

To apply please follow this link : Do not send your resume information to me.

Barbara R. Folensbee-Moore | Director of Library Services | Venable LLP
t 410.244.7689 | f 410.244.7742 | m 240.723.9349
750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 900, Baltimore, MD 21202

Two Librarian Positions – Maryland

Position: Library Services Supervisor
Location: Frostburg State University, Lewis J. Ort Library – Frostburg, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Frostburg State University, Lewis J. Ort Library, seeks applications for a full-time, non-exempt Library Services Supervisor position in the User Services Division. Hourly rate $19.84; University System of Maryland benefits package included. May be required to work evenings and weekends if needed.

Responsibilities: Under general supervision of the Associate Director for Library User Services, supervise collections, manage media equipment, and provide high-quality customer service in the form of traditional and online research services for the Media Department. Serve as the expert operator for media/microform equipment. Co-supervise a full-time Library Services Specialist as well as hiring, training, scheduling, and assigning projects to student workers. Collect and analyze data and generate reports. Assist library faculty and staff with use of Microsoft Office applications. Contribute one hour of service weekly to AskUsNow, a shared chat information service available to the academic and public library community. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position with at least one year in a lead or supervisory capacity. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries; of library services, standards, and procedures; of bibliographic tools and records, publishing and publication formats, and library information storage and retrieval systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience supervising library support staff and student workers and creating a desk schedule. Proficiency to design publications using advanced graphics skills and to prepare reports using Microsoft Excel. Working knowledge of media/microform equipment, personal computers, photocopiers, printers, and scanners. Experience conducting an inventory of resources. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of library patrons.

Other: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

To apply, visit
Application deadline is August 1, 2016.

Position: Librarian (multiple)

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library – Multiple locations
Position type: Full-time
Hours per week: 37.50
Grade: 14GA
Salary range: $41,340 – $64,320

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

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program plus one year work experience in a library.

Preferred Requirement: Supervisory experience.

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

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

Interviews will tentatively be held during mid to late August 2016. Tentative start date is early to mid-September 2016.

Library Associate – Anne Arundel County Public Law Library

Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Law Library – Annapolis, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County website:

Library Associate (Contract Position)

Anne Arundel County Public Law Library
8 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21404 (410) 222-1387

The Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County seeks a Library Associate (either full or part time).

Position Description: This contract position will involve all aspects of law librarianship, technical, administrative and reference services in a specialized library. Work includes reference and research; cataloging and classification; the processing of new materials; instruction in the use of legal databases; management of law library web and internet interfaces; developing educational programs; and other duties as assigned. Responsibilities also include preparation of financial reports, collection maintenance, and providing reference services to library users.

Nature and Variety of Work: The Library Associate will be able to work independently under the direction of the Law Library Director applying principles of library and information science and will be able to interact with a wide range of customers including judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Candidate for a Master’s Degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred. Hourly rate is $15.00.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and list of three references as a SINGLE PDF document – indicate in your cover letter whether you are interested in full time, part time, or both. Please apply by July 29, 2016, 4:30 p.m. to: Office of the Court Administrator