Two Library Positions – Washington, D.C.

Position: Special Assistant (Spec Asst to Deputy Assoc Libn for LS-Operations)
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year
Closes: Friday 5/5/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Provides personnel, fiscal, administrative, and operational support to the Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services in both the day-to-day activities and the long-term management of Administrative Services to meet the mission and program goals of the Service Unit. Provides budget and procurement support, including ensuring compliance with Library policies and procedures. Assesses program effectiveness or the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs of The Library of Congress. Provides program support to the Deputy Associate Librarian who is responsible for a range of activities and programs and must regularly interact with other Library Services directors, chiefs, and staff as well as staff from other service units within the Library at all levels and with national and international library, scholarly and cultural communities. Plans, recommends and participates in developing strategies for implementing planning for short- and long-range goals of the directorate and Service Unit. Recommends organizational or process changes. Acts at all times in a confidential manner with respect to any policy decisions which might have labor-management implications and takes part in discussions with Library officers who formulate or effect labor relations policies. Serves as a member of the Administrative Services management team, participating in meetings and overseeing operations of the Office.

Position: Law Library Stack Technician

Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $44,941.00 to $58,428.00 / Per Year
Closes: Thursday 5/11/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

Retrieves requested items from the world’s largest and most complex legal collection. Requests may come directly from Congress, the Supreme Court, U.S. foreign government agencies, national and international academic, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, general public patrons, and Library of Congress staff. Retrieves and supplies the legal materials in a prompt and efficient manner to all clients. Provides expedited responses for legal reference and research materials to priority clientele, such as Congress or the Supreme Court. Searches and retrieves materials requested by the Law Curator and/or patrons wishing to consult materials assigned to the Law Library Rare Book Room. Checks various in-transit locations and tracks down the not-on-shelf (NOS) items.

Performs all types of materials searches in the Law Library stack collection, Law Library Rare Book Collection, Law Library Reading Room Collection and the Law Library Foreign Law Research Center. Independently locates items not readily available on shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or those for which insufficient bibliographic data is given. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients locate items by checking in files such as the Class K shelflist and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s integrated library system (ILS) to determine whether the requested item has been charged out, is in processing, or at bindery. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded or shelflisted, etc.

Three Positions – Maryland

Position: College Librarian
Location: Goucher College – Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

College Librarian

Goucher College seeks a dynamic college librarian who will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff to position the library as the academic learning center, a vibrant hub that integrates student learning and success with information and digital literacy. The successful candidate will provide the strategic vision and leadership needed to redefine the library as the college beyond the classroom, the site where students develop a habit of mind through mastery of skills and confidence gleaned through reflection, relationships, and resilience; where they are inspired to learn independently, with and among others, guided to ideas through reading, viewing, listening, and mining information resources in diverse formats; and where they experience the joys of life-long learning and membership in a diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious community of critical thinkers. Reporting to the provost and serving on the Provost’s Council, the college librarian will work closely with other campus departments and offices.

Position: Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian

Location: St. Mary’s College of Maryland – St. Mary’s City, MD
Salary: $40,000.00 – $45,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian

The Library, Archives, and Media Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian position. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to teach course-integrated information literacy classes, provide research support to students and faculty, and develop library collections. This is a great opportunity for a new or early career librarian interested in gaining experience as a liaison librarian in a small, supportive, undergraduate-focused liberal arts environment. This one-year appointment will prepare the librarian for continued successful employment in academic libraries. As liaison to the anthropology, political science, psychology, and educational studies departments, the Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian will work collaboratively with librarians and faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning, develop collections, and provide research assistance in those subject areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore additional professional interests in this position in the areas of user experience research, web design, outreach and engagement, or any other library-related topics of their choosing.

Position: Executive Director

Location: Citizens for Maryland Libraries
Salary: $30.00 per hour, no benefits
Deadline: May 8, 2017

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

CML promotes enhanced library service for all Maryland libraries.

The Executive Director will support the work and mission of CML. Run day to day operations and further the work of the organization. Includes management, planning, marketing, membership and administrative work.

CML is looking for a person with strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people, organizational and administrative skills, passion for library excellence, organizational and administrative skills.

Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred: Experience with public libraries, experience working with volunteer board

This position is part time, approximately 25 hours a month and includes Saturday board meetings. The pay is $30.00 per hour, no benefits.

Visit for more information. Find direct links to the Job Announcement and Job Description at:

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to Deadline May 8, 2017. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline. EOE.

Librarian – Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $54,972.00 to $71,467.00 / Per Year
Closes: Tuesday 5/9/2017

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The Geography and Map Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing, preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the cartographic collections of the Library. These collections consist of maps, atlases, globes, three dimensional objects, digital files (CDs/DVDs/Tapes), research collections, pamphlet collections and reference work sheets pertaining to or describing the collections and the history of cartography globally. The Division maintains a fully equipped digital laboratory to handle the conversion of original cartographic objects to digital format. The Division maintains the Congressional Cartography Program directed to producing maps on demand for Congress, or through the Congressional Research Service. The Geography and Map Division is the largest map collection in the world. The reference librarian provides reference services in the reading room of the Geography and Map Division and serves under the direction of the Team Leader.

Two Positions – Maryland

Position: Program Assistant
Location: Maryland Humanities – Baltimore, MD
Salary: $27,000-$30,000

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

Responsibilities include:

One Maryland One Book

Research titles and authors according to the annual program theme
Manage extensive title list during the book selection process
Support partner outreach and recruitment through meetings and various communication platforms
Assist in creating content for support materials
Coordinate distribution of books and other materials. This includes shipping heavy materials (20-60 lbs.) in large quantities.
Process author tour applications and selection letters
Process program funding support applications and award letters
Update and distribute program surveys and forms for partner/participant feedback
Support author tour events and activities

Reading & Discussion Programs

Process site applications and selection letters
Assist in coordination of program partners
Coordinate and place material orders and distribute to sites
Support partner training sessions

Letters About Literature

Assist in outreach, recruitment and promotion of contest to teacher/student participants
Promote the Sarbanes award to teachers, their colleagues and supervisors
Assist in organizing, reading and evaluating contest and Sarbanes Award entries
Copy and distribute contest entries to judges
Assist in notification of state finalists and winners
Assist in awards ceremony planning and activities
Mail certificates to winners not in attendance at the awards ceremony

Mt. Vernon Literary Walking Tours

Coordinate monthly tours April through September, including special bookings
Schedule docents for tours and serve as their primary contact
Manage tour registration through Eventbrite and send appropriate notifications to registrants
Coordinate special access to select stops on the tour
Assist in recruitment and training of docents

General Administrative Support

Support the coordination of general Maryland Center for the Book activities, such as the annual Advisory Committee and One Maryland One Book Committee meetings as well as periodic author programs with select Maryland Humanities partners
Maintain accurate logs of event, participant, and partner data for each program
Process participant survey data and prepare reports
Manage social media and website updates in collaboration with Program Officer and Maryland Humanities Communications Officer
Design promotional materials as needed
Update records in Maryland Humanities’ online databases and software systems (e.g. eTapestry, Scantron)
Send mailings and shipments of program materials
Create simple designs for program materials
Other tasks as assigned by Program Officer

Position: Part-time Hourly Development Assistant

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library – Annapolis, MD
Hours per week: 15.00
Salary range: $13.79/hour to start

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


Provides support for ongoing development activities such as: gift processing and donor-record keeping associated with the annual fund, special events, direct mail, donor recognition and other fundraising programs of the Foundation as needed.

Currently this is a temporary position designated to end in October 2017. Depending on future need, however, the position may extend for an indefinite period of time beyond that.

Multiple Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Medical Sciences)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Salary Range: $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The selectee for this position will serve as a Supervisory Librarian (Medical Sciences) in the Health Sciences Technical Service Department, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Office of the Assistant Dean for Teaching and Research Support, Learning Resource Center, Technical Services Branch of the UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the nation’s fully accredited federal school of medicine and graduate school of nursing. Its education, research and consultation programs are unique, related directly to military medicine, tropical diseases, disasters medicine, military medical readiness and adaptation to extreme environments. We prepare outstanding scientists and health care practitioners for careers in service to the nation.

The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.

The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

Coordinating and consulting with faculty to determine kinds and quantities of informational material necessary for scholarly research investigations.
Providing clientele with guidance and access to information resources, both within the physical confines of the library and through databases, telecommunications networks, and cooperative arrangements.
Using substantial knowledge of broad subject matter area and customer interests to determine and establish cataloging and indexing policies.
Developing user orientation programs and providing training to staff on multi-service catalog and bibliographic records and software.
Providing explanations of library policies and procedures to other national and international libraries and agencies.

Position: Access Librarian
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Salary: $58,000.00 – $75,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

Twelve-month faculty position that includes the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, and shelving functions.
  • Supervise, train, coach, schedule, and evaluate staff assigned to access services, and work at the desk as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the systems librarian to maintain and update circulation and reserves parameters, policies, and reports.
  • Provide copyright information to college faculty, staff, and students.
  • Manage the library’s archives.
  • Collaborate with the accounts receivables office to place delinquent library accounts into collections and monitor outstanding cases.
  • Particiapate in the library instruction teaching rotation and provide reference services to library patrons. Support online learners within the learning management system environment.
  • Participate in collection development.
  • Collaborate with others in the library and elsewhere at the college to enhance library services.
  • Represent the library on college committees and with library and community organizations.
  • Maintain statistics to facilitate making data driven decisions.
  • Participate in a program of professional development to maintain currency of job knowledge and increase job skills.

Position: Branch Administrator III
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD
Salary: $65,826.00 – $85,573.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

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

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

Multiple Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Administrative Librarian (Chief, Humanities and Social Sciences Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $124,406.00 to $187,000.00 / Per Year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The Chief of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division (HSS) serves as the Library’s primary expert in the provision of reference services related to the humanities and social sciences. The Chief receives policy guidance from the Director, Collections and Services (CS), but has primary managerial and professional responsibility for the growth and direction of research and reference services in the humanities and social sciences, to include online as well as on-site service. The Chief is responsible for the management of two reading rooms. In addition, the Chief has custodial responsibility for significant microform materials under the purview of the division. The Chief plays a key role in establishing a positive image for the Library, its collections and services, its role in the mission of the National Library, and setting future direction.

This position is located in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services Service Unit.

Position: Reference Services Librarian
Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,000.00 – $52,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

The Reference Services Librarian will have the opportunity to provide genealogical reference services to researchers in the DAR Library and contribute their skills in educational programming, development of web-content, and collection development.

The successful candidate will also have a genuine passion, interest in and knowledge of genealogical and American historical research, and a genuine desire to share their passion and expertise with others.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

The Research Librarian’s duties will include the following and other functions:

  • Performing comprehensive, sophisticated, cost-effective legal, business and other research for attorneys, staff and clients;
  • Reviewing sources of information for currency, reliability, relevance and cost effectiveness, and choosing or recommending the best sources for research requests;
  • Analyzing, synthesizing and organizing information from diverse sources in a clear, focused manner with easily understood explanatory notes;
  • Monitoring news, litigation, regulatory proceedings and legislation and delivering relevant information to patrons;
  • Maintaining awareness of current developments on legal news and information services, including the Internet and e-resources relevant to the Firm’s practice areas;
  • Participation in firm and departmental team efforts in furtherance of firm and departmental goals;
  • Completing special projects on various issues as assigned.

Position: Cataloger/Librarian
Location: MacroSys, LLC, McLean, VA

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

MacroSys, LLC seeks a temporary, full-time Cataloger/Librarian to provide cataloging support and other services to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, located in McLean, VA. The term will be from approximately May 30, 2017 through the end of July 2017.

Interested candidates should email resumes and cover letters by April 30, 2017 to Deena Adelman at: Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Two Positions – Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s Department
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 04/26/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $65,900.00 – $88,600.00 Annually

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

Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s Department

Management Responsibilities:

Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s mission
Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad, diverse statewide customer base
Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs
Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team
Planning and project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan
Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs

Core Skills:

Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services
Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills
Confident presentation skills on all age levels with the emphasis for children
Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition
Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats
Understanding the role of information literacy encompassing all related areas
Writing for the web

Position: Library Professional Assistants (LPA) for the State Library Resource Center Division (Part-time)

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 04/16/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $12.36 – $15.45 Hourly

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

Library Professional Assistants (LPA) for the State Library Resource Center Division

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.

Provide reference and reader’s advisory service to walk-in, telephone, and electronic Library customers using both print and electronic resources.

Advise customers on library activities, programs, resources and various public services.

Participates in a variety of library activities such as book talks, and programs for library customers and the general community. Reviews and recommends materials to be included in library collection. Interprets library rules and policies for customers.

Must be available for evening hours and weekends. Flexible hours not to exceed 19 hours per week.

Perform related duties as assigned