Three Positions: Remote Positions

Position: Law Library Assistant
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Law Library Assistant. Reporting to the Project Manager, these positions entail law library support, invoicing, electronic resources administration, business development, attorney/staff support and training and special projects involving information management. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional client service and interpersonal communication skills, a technological aptitude, professional writing skills, and a strong attention to detail. This is a full-time opportunity with benefits. This is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the USA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring internal and external resources utilized in acquiring and disseminating electronic content;
  • Assist in managing the services, contracts and relationships with vendors;
  • Invoicing and assisting with budget, standards for collection development and cost recoveries, and resources and acquisition policies;
  • Conduct library orientation for new attorneys and professional staff and assist attorneys and staff with troubleshooting and questions;
  • Support special projects involving information management;
  • Stay abreast of new developments in legal content, publishing and technology;
  • Other administrative tasks and duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • At least 2 years experience in a support role (including invoicing, managing internal/external requests, high volume of communication, etc.) preferably in a library, research services or legal environment;
  • Tech-savvy, and comfortable with G-Suite applications, especially Google Sheets;
  • Experience working across multiple locations/offices and departments is preferred;
  • Must be articulate and possess excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  • Knowledgeable and highly conversant in using electronic resources, library cataloging systems/ILS, etc.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3nKie84

Position: eResources Manager
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking an eResources Manager to support and administer a law firm’s library applications and intranet. This role will assist the Library Manager to identify, evaluate, test, and deploy legal research applications; and support and administer on-line research applications. This is a full-time, benefited, remote position that can be located anywhere in the USA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all levels of accessibility to e-resources including but not limited to; login credentials, individual and firm-wide, and IP authentication;
  • Ensure the use and distribution of e-resources conforms to signed agreements and copyright generally;
  • Provide support in the ongoing transition towards an electronic law library and virtual research services on a firm wide level;
  • Evaluate, test, recommend, and implement new electronic resources and library-specific software beneficial to the firm;
  • Troubleshoot all issues with electronic resources and resolve problems experienced by legal and nonlegal staff;
  • Work with practice groups to develop and facilitate training to ensure efficient and effective use of legal information technologies by legal and non-legal staff;
  • Process research expenses and upload costs. Provide technical support needed to conduct cost recovery;
  • Travel to other offices as necessary for e-resource deployment, maintenance, and training;
  • Coordinate with web developers to develop and maintain library’s internal website;
  • Liaise with help desk and application engineers to support e-resources. Assist with application testing and upgrades;
  • Assessing existing library technology processes and practices and developing a strategy for
  • managing electronic products and services;
  • Identifying suitable tools, systems and technology;
  • Providing staff training and development;
  • Providing services to facilitate on-going technical processes;
  • Administrator for library applications, including library catalog and electronic resource manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A professional librarian with an ALA-Accredited MLS, or equivalent;
  • Database research experience such as Westlaw, PACER, IntelliConnect, BNA or RIA Checkpoint;
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate collaboration and teamwork; and demonstrated superior customer service skills;
  • IT library experience, use of technology to provide solutions

To apply, visit:https://lac.gp/3nKie84

Position: Temporary Virtual Research Librarian
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research Librarian for a prestigious national law firm. This position will be responsible for gathering, synthesizing and delivering legal, business and technical information to attorneys and staff; providing training and assistance in the use of a variety of research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management tools; and collaborating with teammates, practice groups and staff to provide innovative solutions that support the complex, evolving research needs of clients. This position will be remote/virtual based and will run for at least through the end of the 2020 calendar year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research, current awareness, competitive intelligence and knowledge management services for attorneys and staff in all offices.
  • Provide outreach, training, and on-demand assistance to attorneys and staff in cost effective and efficient use of research resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library
  • Masters in Library and Information Science and/or Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources.

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3nC82OG

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Law Library Program Administrator)
Location: Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Salary: $86,335 to $161,793

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch. The branch supports the federal judiciary’s national library program.

Responsibilities

This position reports to the Department of Program Services, Court Services Office, Programs Division, National Programs Branch, which supports the Judiciary’s National Library Program. The person selected for the position supports the Judiciary’s Circuit Librarians and libraries, including assisting in national legal resource contract management, managing national library program initiatives, working with the Judicial Conference Committees to develop library policies, staffing formulae, and budgets, and conducting outreach and education regarding library services to other offices in the AO and for the courts.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Serving as the Judiciary’s National Law Library Program Administrator.
  2. Serving as a subject matter expert on the Judiciary’s legal resource and research needs and services.
  3. Serving as the primary point of contact for Circuit Librarians and their staffs, regularly providing information and policy guidance to support Circuit Librarians’ management of their circuit’s library.
  4. Providing staff support to the Circuit Librarians Advisory Group (CLAG), which meets regularly to advise the AO on the needs and viewpoints of Circuit Librarians, and helping the librarians develop recommendations on library-related policies and processes.
  5. Collaborating with the Judiciary’s Circuit Librarians (who are executive managers within the federal appellate courts) to develop and implement strategic plans for the library program that take into account emerging technologies and challenging budgets.
  6. Conducting research, writing reports, and presenting information to Judicial Conference Committees and AO Advisory Councils and Groups that form the basis for new library policies or procedures, justify national library purchases and budgets, and provide awareness and information to judiciary library users.
  7. Developing and implementing communication strategies (articles, memos, online communications) to increase judges’ and court staff’s awareness of library services and preparing guidance for courts to encourage the most effective use of those services and resources.
  8. Delivering presentations on library-related services and resources, including participating in orientation programs and other working or advisory group meetings for for judges, court executives, and AO management and staff.
  9. Serving as, or working with, the judiciary’s contracting officer’s representative for the program’s national library contracts, including its computer-assisted legal resource contracts.
  10. Assisting with the formulation of the annual budget for circuit libraries, reviewing related expenditure data, assisting with updating the librarian’s work measurement formula, and participating in national recruitments for library positions, upon request.
  11. Participating in library program reviews, national library program studies, user needs assessments, and library space and design assessments, as needed.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Associate Director, Content and Discovery
Location: Welch Medical Library of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $71,445 – $98,205

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Welch Medical Library of Johns Hopkins University is recruiting for a new member of the Library’s senior management team. The Associate Director, Content and Discovery provides stewardship of the Welch Medical Library’s collections through creative leadership and manages the evolving environment of scholarly communication, open access, and open science. This position directs the Collection and User Services departments including Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, ILL/Document Delivery, and Access Services. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

For a full description of this position please visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Associate-Director%2C-Content-and-Discovery-MD-21209/692126900/

One Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $39,521.00 – $51,378.00 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Under the general direction of the Branch Manager assist in the daily operation of the library branch including circulation, reference advisory, technology assistance, programming, and outreach. Demonstrates strong leadership qualities and good judgement. Assumes responsibility for the library branch in the Branch Manager’s absence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility

  • Performs all circulation related tasks
  • Recruits, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates staff and high school pages as assigned by the Branch Manager
  • Solves problems with the ability to ease tense situations
  • Oversees volunteers assigned to work in public and stacks areas of the library as assigned by the Branch Manager
  • Serves as a resource to public service staff when answering policy and procedural questions
  • Assists customers at their point of need to find answers to a broad range of questions by using appropriate resources
  • Refers customers to the Public and Youth Services Librarians for in depth assistance
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow
  • Orders all branch supplies to include library cards, FOL brochures, QACL program guides, general office supplies, etc. per QACL procedures.
  • Follows library procedures to open and close the building
  • Understands and implements departmental, branch, and system policies and procedures
  • Works with other staff to handle customer issues and respond to building problems with follow-up provided to Branch Manager
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Staff Handbook for Queen Anne’s County Library
  • May shelve materials and perform shelf reading tasks
  • Performs building maintenance duties and other safety/security tasks as needed
  • Participates in meetings and on committees or teams
  • Provides exceptional customer service to internal and external customers
  • Actively supports the library’s mission, vision, and strategic direction
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork
  • Communicates effectively and engages in respectful and productive work relationships
  • Demonstrates a commitment to innovation by embracing change, being flexible, and effectively solving problems
  • Participates in training and development opportunities, and shares knowledge in the workplace
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
BS or BA degree required or ability to acquire degree within 2 years of hire. Knowledge of public library services and operations, acquired through three years of customer service, is preferred. Ability to obtain Library Associate Training Institute certification within 2 years of hire.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference and Outreach Services)
Location: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide reference and research services in transportation and related subjects, to provide library and bibliographic instruction for and stakeholder feedback to departmental staff in BTS, OST-R, USDOT, the national transportation community and the general public, and to engage in outreach activities to the Department, stakeholders, and broader transportation community in support of the first two goals.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Reference and Outreach Services), you will:

Assist in managing Public Services for the National Transportation Library, including all Reference Services for general public and internal agency customers.
Develop and execute outreach programs and services for NTL stakeholders to be delivered by the NTL Reference Team.
Develop and implement online research tools and training resources that increase access to information and that support transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities.
Instruct clientele, either individually or in groups, in effective research methods and techniques, and in the use of information resources.
Collaborate with librarians in State Departments of Transportation, University Transportation Centers, non-profits, and the private sector to identify appropriate subject areas for bibliographic instruction and works with them to develop instructional materials and online training resources including webinars, short videos and FAQs.
The ideal candidate is a professional with experience providing reference and research services and providing library and bibliographic instruction for stakeholder feedback to departmental staff.

Position: Law Librarian, Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is accepting applications under its 2021 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. These positions will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

Responsibilities
About the Graduate Recruit Program:

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS

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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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.

Duties for this position include the following:

The Law Librarians selected under this announcement will:

Provide reference and research services to CRS legislative attorneys, policy analysts and congressional clients;
Develop search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests;
Search the Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information;
Examine publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas;
Develop knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and
Assist with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools and other information systems.
Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Associate Director, Content and Discovery
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $71,445 – $98,205

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Req ID: 43836

Associate Director, Content and Discovery

General Summary/Purpose

The Associate Director, Content and Discovery is a member of the Library’s senior management team. This position provides stewardship of the Welch Medical Library’s collections through creative leadership and manages the evolving environment of scholarly communication, open access, and open science. This position oversees metadata creation and remediation, ontologies, schemas, and standards. This position directs the Collection and User Services departments including Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, ILL/Document Delivery, and Access Services. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Content and Discovery

  • Responsible for core workflows and policies for the acquisition of a diverse range of library content with an emerging focus on developing new methods of appraising products and collections of all types.
  • Implement knowledge of best practices in digital resource management and operations, copyright and intellectual property, and digital content management.
  • Provide leadership and relationship building to advance openness and equity in scholarly communication, open access publishing, copyright, and open science initiatives.
  • Innovate, collaborate, and experiment to realize scalable and standards-based approaches to metadata creation and management and develop appropriate metadata services.
  • Develop and execute a $5M budget for library collections. Negotiate with publishers and vendors to ensure best pricing and access for licenses. Collaborate with regional and national consortia.
  • Manage operations and professional staff of 10-12 responsible for acquiring, cataloging and providing access to the library’s collections, and contributing knowledge and training in scholarly communication. Hire, train and evaluate performance.

Library Wide Planning and Leadership

  • Serve as a member of the managers group, which sets the course for the library’s future through strategic and operational planning and professional development activities.
  • Serve as needed on associated planning committees, such as the strategic planning committee and library assessment committee.
  • Work closely with other managers to recommend, develop, and implement new policies and procedures for overall library operations.
  • Maintain awareness of system-wide issues, fosters understanding and support of library programs and promotes communication among library units and throughout the medical campus.
  • Maintain awareness of advances in health sciences librarianship and their local applications.

Minimum Qualifications

MLS degree in library or library and information science or MBA is required.  Five years of professional and progressively responsible experience in management and administration of library and information programs.

Preferred Qualifications

A second advanced degree in health sciences, public health, life sciences, computer sciences, or related degrees preferred. Education or experience in a biomedical discipline or setting preferred.  Experience in writing and editing preferred.  Experience in the application of information technology, knowledge management, or communication tools to solve problems and meet identified information needs is preferred.  Demonstrated ability to cost-effectively assess needs, identify solutions and see opportunities for delivering information in a complex research, educational or clinical environment preferred.  Demonstrated commitment to a professional community through professional association membership, publications, presentations, and/or professional leadership positions.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Demonstrated leadership abilities including problem-solving and critical thinking skills required. Strong interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills, a commitment to diversity and staff development are required.

Supervisory responsibility:  9

Classified Title: Library Services Manager
Working Title: Associate Director, Content and Discovery  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: L/04/LD
Starting Salary Range: $71,445 – $98,205; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus
Department name: 10002623-SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Position: Library Technician (Senior)
Location: Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, MD
Salary: $18 to $18 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Library Department at Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762.

Employment category:
Regular/Full-time

Physical Demands:

Long periods of standing; recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching and reaching.
Must be able to frequently lift boxes that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Must be able to reach up to 72 inches with or without the assistance of a step stool

Responsibilities
Monitors all circulation and technical service operations and resolves problems and deviations.
Develops publicity and marketing materials for review and approval.
Evaluates circulation and technical service policies, procedures, processes and recommends improvements.
Conducts library tours and orientations.
Administers library programs and prepares an after-action report and evaluation.
Devises and adapts various search strategies within the librarys holdings and utilizes on-line databases and CD-ROM resources to provide reference services to customers.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10962047

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Law Librarian (Remote)
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Our client, an international law firm, is currently seeking an experience research law librarian to support their busy team on a long-term contract basis.  This role will ideally start in December and last through approximately the first quarter of 2021.  Depending on the firm’s needs, there is a possibility for extension.  This role is entirely remote and offers flexible working hours (provided you work 37.50 hours M-F).    In additional to local Washington, DC (DMV) applicants, our client will look at candidates housed near one of their US office locations.  Those states include:  California, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and New York.  Applicants should have a minimum of two years of legal research experience in a professional services environment.

Duties include the following.

  • Perform sophisticated legal and non-legal research using a variety of resources.
  • Conduct reference interviews via phone, email or instant messaging.
  • Analyze research requests and recommend appropriate resources to patrons.
  • Monitor news, legislation, regulations, cases and other information.
  • Participate in evaluation of new resources and training as needed.

 

Qualifications include:

  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, MS Office and PACER required.
  • Proficiency with additional resources such as Bloomberg Law, Wolters Kluwer, RIA Checkpoint, Lex Machina, Capital IQ, Courtlink, Courthouse News preferred.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with Research team, attorneys and staff.
  • Ability to analyze and concisely summarize complex legal and non-legal information.
  • Bachelor’s degree and MLS are preferred, although law firm research experience will be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.

Please send resumes to supportstaff@legalplacements.com

Legal Placements, Inc. (LPI) has been working with the top law firms, associations and corporations in the DC metro area to connect professionals to jobs they can’t find anywhere else. The recruiters at LPI are vested in taking the time to get to know each candidate and finding the right match for each individual.  Our extensive industry knowledge is a resource that we share with every candidate to help prepare for each step of the interview process and negotiate the best possible salary. In working with LPI, you are able to have direct access to hundreds of hiring decision makers in the DC area.  We place direct hire and temporary legal professionals primarily in the Virginia, Washington, DC & Maryland; but also throughout the nation.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, History and Genealogy
Location: History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 402363.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The Head of the History and Genealogy section along with the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences section (HSS) is responsible for the daily operation of the reading rooms and the administration of reference and reader services to Library patrons and to researchers who are assigned research facilities at the Library of Congress. The users include Members of Congress and their staff, librarians, scholars, representatives of government agencies, academic institutions, the press, publishers, nonprofit organizations, and the public.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system.

Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointments, promotions, or reassignments and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects.

Serves as a supervisory project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, and/or committees, which have been assigned responsibility for projects and programs related to public service and/or research in history and genealogy.

Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Prepares consolidated operational and public service reports utilizing statistical and narrative data to support the information services provided by and through the Division.

The Section Head serves as an authority in collection development and acquisition activities for the division and as such develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services. Plans collection management and development procedures that build and maintain comprehensive collections for the general and reference collections in the fields of history and genealogy. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library. Interprets and advises on the contents of a collection, both cataloged and-un-cataloged, covering current and retrospective items.

Develops new organizational strategies and maintains currency of existing products in area of expertise. Analyzes major issues in information research and dissemination. Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Performs research and analysis to resolve a wide range of highly complex issues. Oversees the results of research, reference, and analysis to appropriately address and resolve a wide range of service delivery issues. Prepares written guidelines and counsels professional staff in the appropriate means of handling specific types of requests. Defines and provides a framework for research activities, priorities, programs, and resources.

Serves as an expert in managing general reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently provide information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Serves as a senior specialist in history and genealogy for the Library, and officially represents the collections to other offices and staff in the Library, as well as to persons, groups, or organizations outside the Library, by means of speeches, publications, and correspondence.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with scholars and academicians, librarians and other information specialists in order to share resources and information. Represents the Reading Room when it is opened for special events for Congressional and National Programs.

Position: Supervisory Reference Librarian
Location: Reference Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Taylor Street Annex, Washington, DC., Library of Congress
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Reference Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Office of the Librarian, Taylor Street Annex, Washington, DC.

The position description number for this position is 137280.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing technical and professional work up to the GS-13 level.

Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves Informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library reference program. Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS reference services, instruction and training, and access services. Initiates, establishes and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Collaborates with other librarians in developing and providing access to library resources through the web and other means. Participates in the implementation and evaluation of reference and public service policies, procedures, and publications. Implements new reference services and techniques to improve and expand services. Explores applications of automated search techniques for providing improved reference service and coordinates the development of such services. Develops tools and techniques for disseminating information of use to blind and physically handicapped persons and to libraries serving them.

Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes major issues In Information research and dissemination. Renders services to scholars, research scientists, professionals, military personnel, legislators and their staffs, or other clientele, and officials within or outside The Library of Congress. Oversees assistance given to research scholars. Conducts research and analysis in topics in field of expertise, providing authoritative and definitive results. Provides in-depth analysis on complex customer questions, requirements; and priorities. Develops research methods and/or techniques that serve as models for other libraries and library systems. Prepares definitive and highly complex reports, responses to inquiries and requests, and research papers using knowledge as recognized authority in field of expertise.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development or enhancement projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Provides information analysis and research to resolve a wide range of highly complex issues. Plans and develops new organizational strategies and maintains currency of existing products in area of expertise. Oversees information analysis and research to resolve a wide range of issues. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts. Prepares written guidelines for the handling of specific types of requests. Writes and/or edits information on The Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project. Plans all phases of the production process for the specific project. Directs a group of editors in the writing process.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $69,778 – $122,356 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
HCLS is an award-winning and highly regarded educational institution because we hire extraordinary people. We seek to create and maintain an environment of inclusion, diversity, and respect for employees. Whether working directly with customers or behind the scenes, our remarkable team of educators and support staff is committed to education that aids in the dismantling of unjust systems and creating a more equitable and just society for all people. As such, we work to ensure that this mission achieves our racial and social equity goals in all that we do. We offer a friendly, collaborative work environment and a generous benefits package including 14 paid holidays and your birthday off. Interested in joining our team?

Responsibility

  • Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages 
  • Ensures HCLS’ educational mission achieves its racial and social equity goals
  • Effectively lives the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well 
  • Fully embraces HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences) 

Essential Duties

  • Enthusiastically directs, oversees, and manages the curriculum, activities, events and day-to-day Branch operations to advance public education for everyone
  • Leads the creation, implementation, evaluation and overall execution of all Branch functions, performance/service plan to promote public education
  • Establishes Branch culture by modeling HCLS vision, fostering positive working relationships, and encouraging creativity and camaraderie on a daily basis
  • Ensures service, instruction and research adhere to HCLS’ customer service philosophy
  • Motivates staff to achieve HCLS’ seven internal pillars (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers)
  • Ensures staff meets or exceeds the job performance expectations set forth in Achieving Excellence
  • Collaborates with Branch Leadership Team and staff to ensure daily operations exceed customer service expectations
  • Collaborates with managers at all levels to advance customer service and experience
  • Serves as a conduit for communicating to staff, ensuring that employees are well informed on a continuous basis
  • Identifies staff educational needs and resources to address them
  • Develops and teaches classes
  • Thorough understanding of, and ability to perform all Branch functions, filling in as needed
  • Oversees and participates in the Branch’s role in A+ Partners in Education
  • May serve as a A+ liaison and/or on the A+ Advisory Committee
  • Serves on HCLS systemwide committees
  • Proactively seeks solutions to concerns and issues raised relating to the public
  • Performs ongoing evaluation of Branch materials and makes recommendations to, and collaborates with, Materials Management to maximize borrowing
  • Ensures that the appearance of all public areas of the Branch reflects HCLS’ vision and culture
  • Seeks and initiates opportunities to partner with other community leaders and organizations to promote HCLS’ educational mission and its racial and social equity goals
  • Represents HCLS on miscellaneous committees and boards and at county-wide events
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures

Position: Youth Services Manager
Location: Caroline County Public Library
Salary: $42,000 to $48,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Caroline County Public Library, located on the scenic Eastern Shore of Maryland seeks an innovative, experienced, conscientious, and community-oriented Youth Services Librarian to oversee all aspects of library programs and services for youth aged 0-17 and their families. The purpose of this position is to provide library services to youth, to their families, and to adults working with youth; promote love of literature; encourage engagement in STEAM learning; and to promote information literacy for youth. As a management position in a small public library (20 FTE employees), this position requires proficiency in frontline customer service and youth program delivery 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:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • Two years of 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience working with youth of all ages in a public library environment.
  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • One year of youth collection development experience.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Department of State
Salary: $59,534 – $93,638 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bureau of Administration, Information Services Branch, (A/GIS/IPS/LIBR/IS) performing developmental duties providing comprehensive reference and
related research advice, training, publicity, collection management and information retrieval Library services in support of the Department’s foreign policy mission requirements.

Responsibilities

  • Responds to a wide range of requests for information received by the Library’s Information Desk, as well as to other requests received via email, telephone and in writing.
  • Provides scheduled and impromptu specialized instruction and guidance to patrons regarding their use of the Library’s catalogs, database and other holdings.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the Library’s holdings for their strengths, weaknesses and trends, and recommend potential new resources in all formats for their inclusion in the Department Library.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Library’s online research guides and compiles customized collections.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Department of Justice
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Delivery, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section, Collections Management Division,Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
The position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1 of the Collections Integrity and Maintenance Office, Collections Access, Loan and Management (CALM) Division. Incumbent reports directly to the Supervisor, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Unit 1, providing a variety of support services relating to the routing of Library materials. The incumbent serves as Delivery Technician and is responsible for a wide variety of collections retrieval and delivery activities; photocopying and scanning; updating item status in the LC ILS: ensuring items are routed properly; and creating item records in the LC ILS as appropriate. The Delivery Technician uses the LC ILS, especially the Circulation module, as well as CALM’s photocopying, digital scanning and transmission devices.

The incumbent picks up, distributes, and returns items requested by CALM’s Reference and Collections Support Section staff for the use primarily of Congressional and interlibrary loan customers and for other official purposes. This activity requires an extensive knowledge of the Library’s organization, in particular, its custodial units, and regularly applying good preservation and security practices to ensure the safety and security of materials in transit. Incumbent is responsible for assuring the regular pickup and delivery of general collections items and items from other custodial divisions previously delivered to the Jefferson Main Control Room. The incumbent is responsible for picking up and returning a variety of non-standard items such as maps, music, oversized or semi-rare items, and microfilm, plus confidential mail from the Congressional Relations office or other Library offices. The incumbent advises less experienced staff on the proper routing and handling of unusual material and for resolving problems of misdirected material.

Incumbent is responsible for scanning all material upon arrival from Ft. Meade and when material is delivered to the appropriate custodial division or reading room. When loan requests are filled incumbent assembles books for delivery to Congressional offices, maintains a computerized log noting the time the books are leaving the Division, and transfers them to a commercial delivery service on a strict schedule. The Delivery technician is responsible for assuring the timely logging and delivery of this material to the contractor, which requires careful coordination, since it is the final step in the Library’s high-profile Congressional loan service. The incumbent maintains the delivery schedule and acts as a troubleshooter between Congressional offices and the courier contractor when items are misdirected.

Incumbent photocopies or scans articles and short works identified by reference staff for interlibrary loan customers. These items are either mailed to the requestors, are sent by fax or through other document transmission methods such as ARIEL and Odyssey. Incumbent assures the quality of these copies and transmissions. This requires a basic understanding of copying and transmission technology and the ability to resolve problems or request assistance from the equipment vendor or Library technical staff. Incumbent maintains accurate records of transmissions.

Incumbent checks the majority of books that are returned to the shelf, normally by scanning the item’s barcode into the check-in function of the LC ILS Circulation module. Incumbent must be alert to system messages indicating returning books that have been recalled and must use the system’s information to route these recalled items to the correct individual. Incumbent solves problems related to check-in, including identifying materials from other libraries that have been lent to the Library, and material from custodial divisions that are not identified except by language or format.

Incumbent provides circulation status checks for Library staff who request material and receive not-on-shelf responses if these staff cannot search the circulation database themselves and need to know whether or not a book is charged. Incumbent provides limited information such as due dates and a general status (charged outside, charged to a research facility, etc.). Incumbent is authorized to provide more extensive location information for official use and to refer callers to the appropriate office if the material should be retrieved.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 232078.

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. Hours beginning between 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ending between 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Legal & Business Research Analyst
Location: K & L Gates, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Job Description

At K&L Gates, we are looking for smart, imaginative and hard-working people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas to join us.  Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work lead to the same place.

The Legal and Business Research Analyst provides research on legal and non-legal topics in response to questions from our lawyers and staff.  Analysts also offer training on research tools and techniques, both in formal presentations and on an as-needed basis. 

The analysts are part of the Library & Research Services team, members of which work from multiple offices in the United States and Australia.  We work collaboratively to serve lawyers and staff across K&L Gates’ global platform. This position reports directly to the Manager, Reference & Research Services (02655), with additional oversight and guidance provided by the Team Lead, Legal & Business Research Analyst. 

The successful candidate may join our Library staff in one of two of our offices, either in Pittsburgh, PA, or in Washington, D.C.  So, we are looking for a qualified person who currently resides in (or is planning to move to) one of these two locations.  At the outset of his or her employment, our new analyst will work remotely. As the office in question resumes normal operation, our new analyst will begin to work from that office’s Library (as conditions permit). 

Essential duties

  • Expertly conduct online legal, business, and public records research
  • Prepare and deliver instruction on research techniques and tools for lawyers and staff on-demand, virtually, and in scheduled live sessions.
  • Actively liaise with selected practice and industry groups to develop subject expertise and facilitate better and more proactive service-delivery.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities and remain current on technological, professional and industry developments in librarianship.
  • Present clear, readily digestible results, responsive to the question(s) asked, and in a timely manner.

Additional duties

  • Additional technical services tasks and projects may be assigned as needed.
  • Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, evening and/or weekend hours to meet deadlines.
  • Qualified applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science (M.L.I.S. or equivalent) and either a J.D. degree or at least three years’ full-time experience as a reference/research librarian in a law firm or legal department (corporate or governmental).
  • Expertise in legal bibliography, legal research methods and the more common legal and business information research-tools, including most of the following: HeinOnline, LexisNexis, Practical Law, Westlaw, Cheetah, Bloomberg Law, S&P Capital IQ, D&B Hoovers.
  • Strong customer service orientation, excellent interpersonal skills and team-spiritedness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and manage multiple (and sometimes complex) research projects, often on tight deadlines, while maintaining a fine attention to detail.

ABOUT THE FIRM

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers across five continents. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world.

The industry recognition the firm has garnered in the past five years emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

For more information or to view other job opportunities, please click here to go back to our careers page.

Notice: We participate in E-Verify in certain Firm locations for purposes of verifying employment eligibility.

BENEFITS

We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Electronic Resources Librarian
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for an Electronic Resources Librarian. This position is responsible for life cycle management of all library resources, including providing discovery and seamless access to the Library’s electronic resources, including online journals, databases, streaming video, and eBooks. With the Dean of Library and Academic Technology, this position manages the library materials budget. The successful candidate is expected to be well-versed in managing an integrated library system, including knowledge of unix/linux operating systems, Discovery layers, such as EBSCO Discovery Service, openURL resolvers, content knowledgebases, and cataloging standards and principals such as MARC and BIBFRAME. Knowledge of various authentication systems such as SAML and Shibboleth is helpful to facilitate troubleshooting with the campus IT services. The Electronic Resources Librarian liaises with faculty and staff to identify new e-resources, communicate changes, evaluate content for discoverability and access, and to resolve issues. Experience in managing e-resources is essential, as is a working knowledge of the principals of collection development. Knowledge of html, css, and content management systems for support of the SpringShare Library Guides and the library’s website. This is an exempt, full-time (35 hours per week), twelve-month non-tenured faculty position.

Essential Functions:

  • Administers the Sierra integrated library system.
  • Manages electronic resources, establish workflows, work with discovery layer and EZproxy.
  • Provides access to electronic resources through software such as link resolvers, knowledge bases, discovery services, access management platforms.
  • Oversees the cataloging and processing of all library resources.
  • Troubleshoot access and connection issues with the campus community.
  • Develop and maintain library web content and access including incorporating code to allow for search and chat boxes.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date bibliographic records/statistics of all library holdings.
  • Handles the library materials budget with the Dean of LAT.
  • Stays informed about the electronic product market, vendors, publishing issues and trends, pricing models, and licensing.
  • Supervises the Acquisitions and Accounts Manager and 2-4 student assistants.
  • Performs reference services when needed, which may include weekend and evening physical presence as well as chat coverage.
  • Pursues professional development service and scholarship to satisfy library faculty status and review and promotion.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Assistant Librarian
Location: US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Salary: $69,049 – $112,264 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Librarian performs a full range of professional library reference and research services for customers of both the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and the United States Court of Federal Claims (CFC). The Assistant Librarian reports directly to the Circuit Librarian.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Librarian include, but are not limited to:

Conduct in-depth legal and non-legal research for judges, Special Masters, court executives, chambers staff, OGC attorneys, court personnel, and external users of the library in support of the CAFC and CFC. Assist chambers with the formatting of opinions, in accordance with local policies and procedures. Research and compile information regarding legislative activity and court related news, utilizing both electronic and print resources, including federal government websites.

Manage the computer-assisted legal research program, to include creating a training schedule for newly appointed law clerks and coordinating with external vendors to carry out the training sessions. Develop and conduct training programs, including library orientations and legislative history program. Create and produce electronic resources training videos for court employees. Provide tours of the National Courts Building complex historic houses to visiting judges, dignitaries, attorneys, court staff, and the public.

Evaluate and recommend new resources to add to the library collection. Purge obsolete and/or unwanted resources, while remaining in compliance of federal and local regulations and policies. Relocate materials to enhance the accessibility and functionality of resources.

Create and maintain accounts in computer-assisted legal research programs such as Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg for newly appointed judges, incoming staff, law clerks, and interns/volunteers. Assist users and troubleshoot account issues. Deactivate accounts for separated staff, law clerks, and interns/volunteers.

Participate in managing and maintaining the content of the CAFC internet and intranet websites, in conjunction with the Clerk’s Office, Administrative Services Office, and the Information Technology Office. Perform as an alternate to the Circuit Librarian in posting announcements and making edits to the court website. Perform as an alternate to the technical services librarian in posting opinions and other content. Develop, format, write and/or edit new and existing webpage content. Offer other court units advice and training on the design of externally and internally facing webpages. Provide input to the Circuit Librarian on website and library technology improvements, future requirements, and specifications. Keep abreast of library priorities, policy directions, and management goals. Act as liaison with judges and the courts by serving on committees to represent the library and circuit librarian.

Assist with the coordination and fulfillment of inter-library loan requests. Participate in the planning and execution of library events, such as National Library Week and Constitution Day. Assist with updating visual displays for the Library and the courts. Performs circulation services, as needed, including checking in/out library materials.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Department of Justice
Salary: $59,534 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Librarian (Law) position is responsible for providing in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research, collection maintenance and development, orientation and training in using Library resources and services, and has broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects that affect the overall effectiveness of the Department of Justice Libraries.

Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities reflect requirements at the full performance level of the position (GS-13). At the GS-9, 11, and 12 levels, applicants will receive training, development, and/or increased supervision to eventually perform successfully at the full performance level of the position.

  • Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services to customers.
  • Solves complex problems that involve relationships among different library reference functions.
  • Provides training and public awareness to customers regarding US Department of Justice legal and legislative library programs and services.
  • Designs, configures, implements, and evaluates automated library systems to improve services.
  • Creates and updates material for library websites, and ensures it adheres to all Department guidelines.
  • Advises and trains experienced librarians in new and emerging library technologies, references, or related information.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Faculty & Reference Services Librarian and Head of Collection Services Librarian – Howard University School of Law Library (2 positions)
Location: Howard University School of Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.


Faculty & Reference Services Librarian and Head of Collection Services Librarian – Howard University School of Law Library (2 positions)

The Howard University School of Law Library is delighted to share that we have two openings for enthusiastic, talented candidates: Faculty & Reference Services Librarian and Head of Collection Services Librarian.  We are especially interested in candidates who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We value creativity, collaboration, and solutions-oriented attitudes from members of our team.  We are committed to supporting staff – whether it’s building new skills in unfamiliar areas or mentoring the next generation of law library leaders.  We recognize the inherent value and complexity of each individual and the unique perspective and talents they will bring to the table – in fact, we’re counting on it.

The Howard University School of Law prides itself on being a uniquely mission-driven institution serving exceptional students from around the world.  The law school campus is in the heart of DC within walking distance of restaurants and shopping, but the campus feels like an oasis thanks to being steps away from Rock Creek Park.  The library is a valued, integrated part of the vibrant Howard University School of Law community; its award-winning building is a bright, restorative space for students and staff alike.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please find more detailed information about the positions and application process included below.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Required Qualifications (General – Both Positions)

  • Master’s degree from ALA-accredited library and information science program (or equivalent)
  • Work effectively with a diverse, accomplished community of students, faculty, and staff
  • Commitment to advancing the missions of the law school and library
  • Model positive, solutions-driven responses to challenges; creative problem-solver
  • Excellent communication skills; emotionally intelligent
  • Project management skills (e.g., ability to prioritize, manage deadlines and expectations, make appropriate adjustments, communicate proactively)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Commitment to growth; desire to excel
  • Strong service orientation
  • Comfortable navigating change and leading others through it
  • Ability to assess services, collect statistics, and prepare reports for internal and external use
  • Willing to alter instructional approach as needed to accommodate student needs (e.g., learning styles, levels of understanding, cultural norms)

 

FACULTY & REFERENCE SERVICES LIBRARIAN 

Position Description

This position is new to the library and will take the lead on planning and managing initiatives and programs to support faculty scholarship.  Because this position will oversee key areas fundamental to the successful operation of the Law Library, the incumbent will coordinate regularly with and report directly to the Associate Director.  As a member of the reference team, this position will participate in the virtual reference desk rotation and teach in first-year legal research as part of the required first-year curriculum and on an ad hoc basis as a guest lecturer in upper level courses.  This position will be responsible for overseeing the creation of a faculty research services program which will include research support, project management, and appropriate training and oversight of student workers.

This position requires the ability to balance competing tasks, troubleshoot, diplomatically manage expectations, streamline workflows and procedures to maximize efficiency and the effective allocation of resources based on priorities articulated by senior management.

Required Qualifications (Specific)

  • Develop and integrate new practices in order to support furthering faculty research and scholarship
  • Create and implement faculty outreach strategies and trainings
  • Manage complex research projects
  • Supervise student workers 

Preferred Qualifications

  • JD from ABA-accredited law school (or equivalent)
  • Teaching experience
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn foreign and international legal research
  • Experience drafting, updating, and communicating procedures and policies
  • Commitment to the law library profession

 

HEAD OF COLLECTION SERVICES

 Position Description

This position is new to the library and has primary responsibility for providing leadership, innovation, and management in areas of resource sharing, collection maintenance, and library technology initiatives and applications.  It oversees both access and technical services functions for the library.  Because this position will oversee multiple areas fundamental to the successful operation of the Law Library, the incumbent will coordinate regularly with and report directly to the Associate Director.  Individually, and as a unit head, this position manages, plans, implements, administers, and evaluates key technology-based library systems and services in order to support the research, scholarly, and educational missions and operations of the library and law school.

This position represents the law library on university committees and projects and makes recommendations for the allocation, distribution, and implementation of technology resources and initiatives.  In order to manage the access and technical services teams successfully, knowledge of library systems, workflows, and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services is necessary (e.g., course reserves, stacks maintenance, resource management).

This position will manage the seat reservation system for West Campus in coordination with appropriate departments (e.g., facilities).  Additional responsibilities include effective and timely communication about services and procedures with the Howard University School of Law community – including opening/closing hours and any unexpected changes (e.g., closures).  This position will participate in the virtual reference desk rotation and teach in first-year legal research as part of the required first-year curriculum and on an ad hoc basis as a guest lecturer in upper level courses. 

Required Qualifications (Specific)

  • Management experience (NB: this is not restricted to current, sitting library managers in title only.  If you have experience managing students, projects, functions, or taking the lead as a volunteer or professional leader, you may have the relevant skills and experiences that qualify you for this position.)
  • Alma certified or committed to becoming Alma certified within six months of start date
  • Experience drafting, updating, and communicating procedures and policies
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in current and emerging information technologies
  • Ability and commitment to taking the lead on learning new technology applications and best practices in the higher education and library environments
  • Committed to working collaboratively with colleagues on main campus 

Preferred Qualifications

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school (or equivalent)
  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of a wide range of library and information resources and services, including next-generation library systems, legal research platforms, and other relevant technologies
  • Acquisitions experience
  • Commitment to the law library profession  

Pandemic

The law library is currently open with a rotating skeleton crew of staff.  We are temporarily operating reduced hours and days (i.e., no evenings or weekends).  At this time, staff are working on-site for no more than three-week blocks during the semester unless they receive permission from their supervisor for adjustments to their schedule – including working additional days on campus.

These temporary, pandemic-related staffing and schedule practices are subject to change.  Once pandemic restrictions are lifted, all positions will return to standard in-person coverage.    

How to Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter, diversity statement, resume, and three references to Eileen Santos, Associate Director (esantos@law.howard.edu).  Include the position(s) you are applying for in the subject heading of your email.  To expedite the hiring process, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Applications received by October 30, 2020 will be given priority.  

Equal Employment Opportunity

Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status.  Members of historically marginalized groups, including veterans and people with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.

Position: Supervisory Librarian(Technical Services)
Location: Library Services Content and Management, Library Technical Services, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the daily activities, both administrative and technical, of a diverse work unit and ensure that work assignments meet department standards in on-time delivery, volume and quality control.
  • Provide direction and oversight on the preparation and processing of tangible materials for distribution to federal depositiory libraries (FDLs), and resolve complex issues while working with multiple teams and distribution touchpoints.
  • Evaluate, gather and maintain metrics on work results that maintain and /or exceed performance requirements, while holding staff accountable.
  • Provide direction on work assignments and workflow that maximizes the efficiency of the unit and delivers quality work on-time.
  • Oversee creation of bibliographic and metadata records following national and international metadata standards and practices in an Integrated Library System (ILS), including the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).

 

Position: University Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

American University (AU) invites applications and nominations for the position of University Librarian. Reporting to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer, the University Librarian is a critical partner in, and facilitator of, the intensive intellectual engagement that characterizes relationships between students and faculty at AU. As the University is known for its passion for public engagement, with an equally strong commitment to liberal education, the new University Librarian will have a tremendous opportunity to build even further upon the Library’s exceptionally service-oriented culture. In collaboration with a team of approximately 110 talented and dedicated Library faculty and staff, the new University Librarian will be asked to lead the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic vision for the future of the AU Library, both in terms of its role on campus and its relationship to the fast-changing world of information management. As championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms is a key value for AU and the AU Library, the new University Librarian should bring a thoughtful and inclusive spirit to the challenge of making a beloved and admired library even more central to AU’s mission.

Located in Washington, DC, American University is a student-centered research institution with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and an emphasis on creating meaningful change in the world. With eight schools and colleges and more than 170 programs including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, American University students choose a personalized curriculum of theoretical study and experiential learning, taught by internationally-recognized faculty in courses that take them from the classroom, to the opportunities offered by the nation’s capital, and all around the globe.

The American University Library, also known as the Jack I. and Dorothy G. Bender Library, possesses a collection of more than 1.7 million print and electronic book titles, 600 research databases, and 180,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and partner collections in the university’s Career Center, Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research, and Visual Resource Center. The AU Library’s participation and partnership in the Washington Research Library Consortium, a non-profit organization that supports and enhances the library and information services of universities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, provides AU students and faculty with access to more than 12 million volumes.

The new University Librarian will be a collaborative and communicative community builder, responsible for the leadership and overall management of Library services and collections, including academic technology. The ideal candidate to become the University Librarian will hold an ALA-accredited degree or an international equivalent, or an advanced degree in a relevant field, as well as demonstrate effective leadership and management experience within an academic library setting.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to: https://assets.storbecksearch.com/files/resources/au-universitylibrarian-pd.pdf.

 

Four Positions: Washington, DC and Maryland

Position: Technical Services/Research Law Librarian
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of General Counsel
Salary: $63,332 – $128,920 per year

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

As a Technical Services/Research Law Librarian for the CIA, you will assist with the management of core legal information repositories for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to support its broad spectrum of practice areas. You will participate in the selection, acquisition and maintenance of targeted legal information resources by providing guidance on legal research resources and best practices; by providing current awareness of legal developments across OGC practice areas; and by conducting unique legal research that leverages advanced research skills against specialized resources.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform the following key responsibilities, as listed below:

  • Serve as a central resource for managing OGC knowledge and information.
  • Apply knowledge of legal information in the maintenance of a classification/metadata scheme.
  • Provide guidance and training on the use and availability of resources and legal research capabilities.
  • Perform complex research, including locating federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, cases, international treaties, conventions, agreements, and protocols.
  • Create procedural and informational pathfinders, bibliographies, and other documentation.

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is part of the CIA’s Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. OGC is an independent office of the CIA that provides legal advice and guidance to the Agency and to the Director of the CIA. Learn more about the Office of General Counsel.

Position: Librarian (Multiple Positions)
Location: Defense Intelligence Agency (Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland)
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Position Summary
The incumbent serves as a Librarian responsible for discovering, cataloging, and storing information materials in a physical or electronic environment. The incumbent develops search strategies and performs scheduled ad hoc information research and moderately difficult online searches using full-text and bibliographic databases in various all-source nation level databases based upon critical and required needs. The incumbent also manages, tracks, and maintains hardcopy products and ensures digitalization and metadata tagging of products.

Position Duties

The National Intelligence University (NIU) is a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Effective October 1, 2020, all personnel assigned to the NIU, to include the selectee for this position, will officially transfer from DIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) with no change in job title, series, grade, or duty location.

This position is located in Bethesda, MD and is with the Command Element, John T Hughes Library . This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

Researches, identifies, retrieves, and disseminates all-sources information via extended searching of reference tools and by performing online searches on a wide variety of open source databases and the internet. Determines what information resources will satisfy users’ research requirements and timeframes. Conducts on-line and hard copy literature searches by using database retrieval strategies and performing online reference and search services.

Receives, evaluates, and assesses data requirements of library customers. Develops library policies and procedures to handle and disseminate intelligence products to accommodate new and anticipated production requirements of the Agency analysts. Maintains a comprehensive cross reference index to facilitate retrieval of all-source compartmented documents, including materials compartmented in highly sensitive classified channels.

Conducts collection development by utilizing domestic and foreign publishers’ catalogs, bibliographies, and online sources. Provides statistical information on weekly research performed requiring utilization of on-line databases.

Performs original and copy-cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of unclassified general and specific information in all formats by editing prior records or by creating new records in an on-line bibliographic database. Checks for errors in call numbers, subject headings, added entries, and bibliographic descriptions, and makes recommendations to correct and prevention of errors.

Conducts orientations and tours for new students, analysts, and other library users. Guides patrons in using the various library collections and databases. Instructs customers in the use of library resources. Attends conferences, seminars, and workshops to keep abreast of advances in library science. Maintains currency within the library profession.

Conducts and participates in the briefing and instruction of customers in the use of the library’s facilities, collection, indexing and bibliographic tools.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Position Summary

The incumbent serves as a professional librarian, responsible for automated information management functions/programs and full scope of library operations, administration and technical. As such, incumbent provides general and technical library support to Agency analysts and other members of the Intelligence Community. Provides reference and referral and/or cataloging service. Provides reference and research services and recommends needs of the analysts. Performs selective dissemination of information. Responsible for collection management including the acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal of materials for the collection in support of the mission. Plans and implements technological applications to improve user access and promote efficient operations. Receives, evaluates, and assesses a wide range of requests for unclassified all-source information, reference, and bibliographic support.

Position Duties

The National Intelligence University (NIU) is a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Effective October 1, 2020, all personnel assigned to the NIU, to include the selectee for this position, will officially transfer from DIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) with no change in job title, series, grade, or duty location.

This position is located in Bethesda, MD and is with the Command Element, John T Hughes Library. This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

Researches, identifies, retrieves, and disseminates all-sources information via extended searching of reference tools and by performing online searches on a wide variety of open source databases and the internet. Determines what information resources will satisfy users’ research requirements and timeframes. Conducts extensive on-line and hard copy literature searches by developing database retrieval strategies and performing online reference and complex search services.

Receives, evaluates, and assesses data requirements of library customers. Develops library policies and procedures to handle and disseminate intelligence products to accommodate new and anticipated production requirements of the Agency analysts. Maintains a comprehensive cross reference index to facilitate retrieval of all-source compartmented documents, including materials compartmented in highly sensitive classified channels.

Conducts collection development by utilizing domestic and foreign publishers’ catalogs, bibliographies, and online sources. Provides statistical information on weekly research performed requiring utilization of on-line databases.

Performs original and copy-cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of unclassified general and specific information in all formats by editing prior records or by creating new records in an on-line bibliographic database. Checks for errors in call numbers, subject headings, added entries, and bibliographic descriptions, and makes recommendations to correct and prevention of errors.

Conducts orientations and tours for new students, analysts, and other library users. Guides patrons in using the various library collections and databases. Instructs customers in the use of library resources. Attends conferences, seminars, and workshops to keep abreast of advances in library science. Maintains currency within the library profession.

Conducts and participates in the briefing and instruction of customers in the use of the library’s facilities, collection, indexing and bibliographic tools.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Position Summary

The incumbent serves as a professional librarian, responsible for automated information management functions/programs and full scope of library operations, administration and technical. As such, incumbent provides general and technical library support to Agency analysts and other members of the Intelligence Community. Provides reference and referral and/or cataloging service. Provides reference and research services and recommends needs of the analysts. Performs selective dissemination of information. Responsible for collection management including the acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal of materials for the collection in support of the mission. Plans and implements technological applications to improve user access and promote efficient operations. Receives, evaluates, and assesses a wide range of requests for unclassified all-source information, reference, and bibliographic support.

Position Duties

The National Intelligence University (NIU) is a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Effective October 1, 2020, all personnel assigned to the NIU, to include the selectee for this position, will officially transfer from DIA to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) with no change in job title, series, grade, or duty location.

This position is located in Bethesda, MD and is with the Command Element, John T Hughes Library. This position is responsible for performing the following duties:

Researches, identifies, retrieves, and disseminates all-sources information via extended searching of reference tools and by performing online searches on a wide variety of open source databases and the internet. Determines what information resources will satisfy users’ research requirements and timeframes. Conducts extensive on-line and hard copy literature searches by developing database retrieval strategies and performing online reference and complex search services.

Receives, evaluates, and assesses data requirements of library customers. Develops library policies and procedures to handle and disseminate intelligence products to accommodate new and anticipated production requirements of the Agency analysts. Maintains a comprehensive cross reference index to facilitate retrieval of all-source compartmented documents, including materials compartmented in highly sensitive classified channels.

Conducts collection development by utilizing domestic and foreign publishers’ catalogs, bibliographies, and online sources. Provides statistical information on weekly research performed requiring utilization of on-line databases.

Performs original and copy-cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of unclassified general and specific information in all formats by editing prior records or by creating new records in an on-line bibliographic database. Checks for errors in call numbers, subject headings, added entries, and bibliographic descriptions, and makes recommendations to correct and prevention of errors.

Conducts orientations and tours for new students, analysts, and other library users. Guides patrons in using the various library collections and databases. Instructs customers in the use of library resources. Attends conferences, seminars, and workshops to keep abreast of advances in library science. Maintains currency within the library profession.

Conducts and participates in the briefing and instruction of customers in the use of the library’s facilities, collection, indexing and bibliographic tools.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Materials Management & Technical Service Director
Location: Administrative Office, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

The Materials Management & Technical Services Director manages and oversees the Materials Management and Technical Services Departments operations, activities, staff, and workflow. Develops, plans, and executes library and department objectives supporting the selection, purchase, cataloging, and processing of physical and digital materials the library provides to the citizens of Harford County.

Essential Duties:

  1. Manages the activities, operations, and workflow of the Materials Management and Technical Services Departments;
  2. Oversees the selection of library materials, both digital and physical, including the interpretation of censorship and freedom of access issues;
  3. Formulates and manages department budget;
  4. Reviews and implements selection policies and procedures;
  5. Performs long-range planning and priority goal setting for the library collections in the system;
  6. Interacts with staff to facilitate problem-solving strategies;
  7. Performs public service at the information desk;
  8. Negotiates contracts and acts as liaisons with vendors and publishers;
  9. Develops, plans, and executes library objectives by translating into materials initiatives and activities that support public service goals;
  10. Promotes and facilitates teamwork between department and other library staff;
  11. Responds to and resolves customer complaints in relation to the selection of materials;
  12. Works with Chief Operating Officer in assessing community needs and interests as they pertain to materials management;
  13. Actively involved in the community through participation in community groups and developing partnerships in support of library services.

Supervision Functions:

  1. Serves as a hiring manager and supervises assigned staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules.
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8. Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written, electronic format or in-person 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. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  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.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Masters Degree in Library Science or related field in an approved library-related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution;
  2. Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  3. Five or more years of related professional library experience in a public library setting;
  4. Two or more years of materials management and/or technical services experience;
  5. Five years of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of literature for both adult and children;
  2. Broad knowledge of library materials, publishing, readers advisory, and public library/reference work;
  3. Specific knowledge regarding censorship issues and intellectual freedom as it applies to library collections;
  4. Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  5. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  6. Ability to assess community needs and develop, plan, implement, and execute library materials selection and processing initiatives to meet those needs;
  7. Ability to review, evaluate, and initiate appropriate action on technical reports, contracts, and documents concerning departmental matters;
  8. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  9. Proven ability to supervise and mentor a team;
  10. Ability to create long-range goals in light of future trends in library service;
  11. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  12. Ability to be flexible and creative while prioritizing and multitasking;
  13. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  14. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  15. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: North East Branch, Cecil County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Opening in the spring of 2021, Cecil County Public Library’s two-story library will usher in a new level of access, experiences, and opportunities for the Cecil County community. Centrally located, it is within walking distance of the Town of North East and just minutes from the county’s many scenic waterways and I-95.

With sweeping sight lines and sustainable features, the first floor welcomes the public to discover new books, enjoy the peace of reading and study rooms, and build skills in the Digital Media Lab. Business Librarians will support entrepreneurs in the Business Commons, complete with collaborative workspaces.

The entire second floor is dedicated to families, youth, and their development. The intentionally designed Teen Center includes study rooms and an interactive technology station. The Children’s Room features an Early Literacy Center and hands-on STEM learning area. The unique Family Gathering Area bridges these two dynamic learning spaces.

Are you highly motivated to champion reading, build knowledge, and inspire curiosity in your community? Apply to become a part of the award-winning CCPL team, winners of the National Medal for Libraries.

Full-Time Branch Manager

Under the direct supervision of the Branch Services Manager, the Branch Manager leads and manages public services staff and operations of the North East branch library. Ensures the development and delivery of a full range of highly responsive services and strategic priorities across all library spaces, including the Business Commons, Digital Media Lab, Early Literacy Center, and dedicated Teen room.

For more information or to apply, visit Branch Manager

Full-Time Assistant Branch Manager-Youth Services Supervisor

Under the general supervision of the North East Library Branch Manager, the Assistant Branch Manager will lead and manage the Teen and Children’s Services departments at the North East branch of the Cecil County Public Library. This position develops, manages, and delivers a full range of effective and innovative programs and services that meet the needs of teens, children, families, and caregivers within the community. Manages the second floor operations of the North East Branch Library including an Early Literacy Center, dedicated Teen Room, and Family Gathering area. Works with the Branch Manager in planning and implementing branch goals.

For more information or to apply, visit Assistant Branch Manager

Full-Time Librarian II-Adult Services Supervisor

Under direct supervision of the Branch Manager, the Adult Services Supervisor/Librarian leads and manages the Adult Services department of the North East Branch. This position develops, manages, and delivers a full range of effective and innovative programs and services that meet the needs of adults within the community.

For more information or to apply, visit Adult Services Supervisor

Full-Time Circulation-Customer Service Supervisor

Under direct supervision of the Branch Manager, the Supervisor leads and manages the daily operations and functions of the Circulation Department and Main Customer Service Desk in the system’s largest library branch. Also serves as lead operator for the automated materials handling system. Models exceptional customer service and empowers library staff to do the same.

For more information or to apply, visit Customer Service Supervisor

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Director 
Location: City of Takoma Park
Salary: $108,000 to $120,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The City of Takoma Park is currently seeking a Director for our brand-new, state of the art library, currently in the design approval stage. Our incoming Library Director should be a vibrant, forward-thinking leader to continue the great work that the Library staff has developed. The incumbent should be passionate about maximizing library services, empowering a space for community encounters and learning, cultivating partnerships with a diverse community, and optimizing technology and integrated library systems software programs.

This library is extremely unique as it is one of last few municipal libraries in the state, thus giving the Director the ability to be very autonomous. The department is City-run, and separate from the Montgomery County Library System, with the Director reporting directly to the City Manager. This gives the Director a large amount of latitude in creating an environment that cultivates personal interactions, growth, and learning.

The incumbent will have the ability to impact every part of the Library, including involvement with the construction process and management of the interim off-site library. They will also direct normal operations, such as approving book selections, developing programming, and training and development of seven full-time and six part-time staff.

During normal operations, our Library hosts an extremely robust calendar of events for both youth and adults, with various events on nearly every day, including: circle times in English, Spanish, and French; craft and yoga programs; pre-literacy programs; drawing and ‘comics jam’ programs; adult book discussions; ESOL book clubs; and discussions with authors and illustrators through a partnership with Politics and Prose Bookstore.

Our location, immediately next to both Takoma Park Elementary School (grades K-2) and Piney Branch Elementary School (grades 3-5) allows for regular field trips by teachers and students, and programming designed in coordination with the school curriculum.

We also have a computer center with twenty-seven (27) computers throughout a senior room, a quiet room, and a disability access station.

General duties of the position include:

  • Development of strategic goals and management of library operations;
  • Fiscal management, including development of budget recommendations and oversight of approved funds;
  • Management, training, and development of staff;
  • Maximizing community partnerships;
  • Representing the department with Friends of the Library and other community partners.

The City of Takoma Park is a small jurisdiction in Montgomery County, Maryland bordering the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County. Inhabited by a diverse and politically active population of 17,000 citizens, Takoma Park is known for its progressive policies, historic tree-lined neighborhoods, and independent businesses. We are proud to be a workforce of almost 200 full-time and part-time employees that are as diverse as the community we serve. We strive to maintain excellent customer service and responsiveness to our residents and everyone we work with. It is with this in mind that we seek to improve by championing quality and efficiency through a dedicated workforce and cooperative spirit.

Please visit www.takomaparkmd.gov/government/human-resources to apply. Applying directly through the ALA job site will not constitute an active application. Please visit the City of Takoma Park website to apply.

Position: Collection Services Librarian 
Location: Goucher College

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

DESCRIPTION:
Goucher College’s Collection Services Librarian will report to the College Librarian. This position will provide leadership in developing, assessing, managing, and promoting user-centered, holistic collections to meet the current and emerging information needs of the Goucher community. They will establish new models of collection/content building and delivery.

The Collection Services Librarian will plan, implement, evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in acquisitions and serials, electronic resources, and data gathering and statistics. This position will be expected to plan and monitor expenditures for library resources and related services.

The incumbent will manage the Integrated Library System, World Share Management, and serve as the official liaison with OCLC. They will participate in the library’s delivery of research and course-related instructional services as needed and serve as liaison to selected academic disciplines and develop subject-focused research LibGuides.

The Collection Services Librarian contributes to library-wide planning and promotes cooperation and efficiencies among libraries by serving on committees of regional and statewide academic library consortia.

REQUIREMENTS:
Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Library Information Studies (MLIS), from an ALA-accredited institution, knowledge of MARC records and current cataloging standards and practices and 1 – 3 years experience.

Preferred candidates will have a second graduate degree; experience using the OCLC WorldShare Management System, particularly the Acquisitions, Collection Manager, and License Manager modules; experience using YBP’s GOBI platform.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian focusing on measuring the impact of the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).  The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).  The aim of the CTSA is to accelerate and improve clinical and translational science and, ultimately, to improve public health outcomes.

The ICTR Librarian will be responsible for advancing UMB efforts measuring the impact of the ICTR and in developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Collaborating with Faculty Librarians and expert staff throughout the HS/HSL, within the ICTR, and potentially with colleagues at JHU, and in the CTSA national network, this librarian will provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/  and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.

This is a full-time, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position is funded by the ICTR and renewed annually based on the needs of the institute.  The ICTR Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Services at the HS/HSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Develop strategies for program evaluation and for measuring the impact of the ICTR/CTSA in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity.
  • Employ data visualization tools illustrating and showcasing UMB ICTR funded research.
  • Develop marketing strategies and outreach activities promoting UMB ICTR collaborations and resources.
  • Working in tandem with other UMB ICTR “Navigators,” link faculty to content experts across UMB and at other institutional partners.
  • Provide consultation, training, and expertise on critical information and knowledge resources.
  • Participate in the identification, selection, and implementation of a strategy compiling, classifying, communicating, and marketing UMB faculty expertise including publications, areas of expertise, and grants.
  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations, including national CTSA meetings and initiatives.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

 Qualifications

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three years’ experience related to position responsibilities.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, Python, or REDCap.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; 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 October 4, 2020.

SALARY: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

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.

 

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Services Analyst 
Location: Cooley LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings 

Cooley LLP is seeking a Senior Research Services Analyst to be located in its Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Services Analyst works independently as a member of a firmwide research team that responds to requests from attorneys, paralegals and staff, to perform wide-ranging research on legal and business issues necessary for client legal services, business development, and Firm administration. Senior Research Services Analysts are responsible for all aspects of analyzing the research request, identifying the best sources of information, conducting the research, and reporting the results of research projects. This role also provides reference services and training in the use of information resources to partners and employees of the Firm.

Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of research experience in assigned or related field; strong analytical and research skills, and extensive knowledge of a variety of legal and business electronic resources. Master of Library Science or JD degree required. EOE.

Position: Supervisory Librarian 
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Science, Medicine, and Agriculture Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, And Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) and may be used in any division within ABA. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, including acquisitions and cataloging functions, of the section, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians performing these functions, and performing administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the division chief. The incumbent works highly independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations, including quality assurance, for staff member which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and annual formal evaluations to employees. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by adhering to non-discriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Specifically, initiates non-discriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair
treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; ( 4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills. Ensures the security and control of library materials.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and
procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget.

Ensures that invoices and credits for library materials are received, entered, cleared, and approved in accordance with Library procedures and statutory requirements (i.e., the Prompt Payment Act). Ensures that vendor complaints and/or statements concerning non-payment are investigated and resolved promptly by appropriate personnel and offices; and for complying with audit requirements.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

Washington, DC: Two Positions

Position: Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking a skilled researcher to join its Research & Information Services Department. Responsibilities include performing sophisticated research to support to both ongoing matters and business development projects. The position will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring, training programs, and knowledge initiatives. Expertise with legal research (statutory, regulatory and case law) and non-legal research is required; candidates must demonstrate mastery of legal information sources, including Lexis, Westlaw, docketing services and legal analytics, and a variety of corporate, technical, and bibliographic databases. This position is also responsible for analyzing and concisely summarizing findings for attorneys and staff. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees are preferred), and a commitment to customer service. The ideal candidate will be able to work both collaboratively as a member of a professional team and individually in a fast-paced environment. Some evening or weekend hours may be required.

Apply online: https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=298

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Law Firm, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Under the direction of the Research Services Director, the Sr. Research  Analyst performs research, reference and related services to support the informational needs of the firm and its clients. The Sr. Research Analyst is part of a team of research professionals and is based in our Washington, D.C. office This role also involves collaboration with other team members related to knowledge management initiatives meant to capture work product of high interest to various practice groups. This is a position requiring significant law firm experience in a research role.

 
1. Performs all research required to assist lawyers and other firm personnel as well as external clients in obtaining information in support of the firm’s business. This includes undertaking complex research assignments requiring the utilization of specialized databases, legal and business information sources, web-based sites and print resources. 

2. In conjunction with the Sr. KM Litigation Attorney, collaborates with practice group leaders and other firm personnel to design or enhance KM systems and processes which meet the practice group’s needs and priorities. Maintains such systems as assigned. 

3. Markets and promotes awareness of Research and KM service offerings. Participates in the development of educational materials and leads instructional programs for lawyers and other firm personnel.

4. Oversees the maintenance of essential print resources as well as liaise with department team members regarding other resource management tasks.

5. Assists in the continual evaluation of new research applications to ensure that all of the firm’s information resources are geared towards efficiently and cost-effectively supporting the firm’s business. 

6. Works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

7. Accounts for billable time by submitting diaries on a regular basis
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 Education and/or Experience
1. M.L.S. from an accredited institution


2. A minimum of ten years’ research experience in a law firm setting.
 

Competencies
1. Upper margin research skills with detailed knowledge of case analytical tools, IP and litigation court filings and dockets as well as strong familiarity with legal and non-legal print and electronic research resources. 

2. The ability to think of creative solutions to novel or difficult research assignments.

3. Excellent written, verbal communication and customer service skills.

4. An effective collaborator with the ability to work well with staff at all levels of the firm. Self-starter with a strong time management skills so as to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently, many under tight deadlines.

5. Strong sense of urgency and professional dedication

 
Based in our D.C. office from Monday through Friday from 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. Available when necessary before or after normal working hours in order to meet the needs of the firm. Travel Requirements: Ability to engage in off-site travel as required from time to time, in order to meet the demands of the job and the needs of the firm.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist 
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have stellar customer service skills and experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting, then consider joining the our team.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the team leader and coordinator for bioinformatics, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.

Position: Librarian (Metadata) 
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisition & Metadata Branch in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent will provide library technical services for bibliographic, scientific, and cultural heritage metadata.

Responsibilities

  • Catalogs both print and non-print material in agricultural and related fields using specialized knowledge of descriptive cataloging, classification and subject analysis.
  • Develops new and revised methods, techniques, and procedures for dealing with a wide array of cataloging, workflow, library system usage and data flows that do not lend themselves to traditional approaches.
  • Prepare complex documents for staff use.
  • Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, seminars, and projects, both internal and external to the National Agricultural Library (NAL).
  • Evaluates policies, plans, systems, and related recommendations developed by NAL staff.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Cataloging Policy Specialist) 
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Cooperative Programs & Policy Section, Policy, Training & Cooperative Programs, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 388013.

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
Analyzes, evaluates, and proposes new cataloging practices and standards that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Initiates and participates in studies of proposed changes in cataloging policies and practices initiated by the Library or external organizations. Initiates and coordinates studies to assist in evaluating operational benefits of introducing new technology. Works with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and colleagues to develop standards that are international in scope and harmonized among standards. Works with others in the community to help coordinate the overall process of bibliographic control and access for resources. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that and authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in cataloging.

Provides expertise to multiple projects especially in the areas of organization, development, and implementation. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development, enhancement projects and tasks. Coordinates the activities of a national and international cooperative cataloging program and recruits new members from the United States and other countries, assigns mentors and trainers, and reviews progress. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions. Participates in planning the work of the division, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Analyzes and plans all phases of the production process for a writing project. Directs others in the writing process, reviews their work, and makes recommendation for improvements. Writes and/or edits information on Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Serves as a major spokesperson for the directorate at meetings within the Library and around the library community. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Works with colleagues to identify key issues for discussion at professional forums, oversees the preparation of background papers; decides on the most appropriate strategies for and coordinates the discussion; oversees follow through after the meeting.

Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication.

Comments on and drafts discussion papers and proposals for changes to cataloging formats. Coordinates and leads meetings at the American Library Association’s annual and midwinter meetings.

Provides presentations and training at ALA meetings, and meetings of other library associations and special interest groups. Represents the directorate at international meetings, and serves on international task forces, as appropriate.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Cataloger) (Head, Bibliographic Control Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Bibliographic Control Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Services Blind/Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street.

The position description number for this position is 367412.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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Responsibilities
Working independently of detailed guidance, supervises the Bibliographic Control Section. Provides administrative, technical, and policy-related supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the section. Sets priorities; plans, schedules, and coordinates the work of the section staff. Directs the work performed and assigns tasks in order to accomplish section goals and objectives, including technical improvements and innovations, development of policy and procedural documents, acquisition activities, and metadata services. Directly oversees the work of catalogers responsible for descriptive and subject cataloging, name and series authority work, data entry, and maintenance of the catalog and authority files. Develops and implements rules and standards for the cataloging of reading materials designed for the use of blind and disabled individuals. Establishes guidelines and procedures to be followed by cataloging staff and serves as final authority in matters of rule interpretation. Develops and maintains written standards for cataloging and for the MARC formatting of the bibliographic records for these materials.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised, including: establishment of guidelines and performance expectations through the employee performance management system; feedback and evaluation; training; personnel actions; resolution of informal complaints and grievances; time and attendance; and awards and/or disciplinary measures as warranted. Furthers the goals of equal employment opportunity. Takes positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives. Adheres to non-discriminatory employment in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations.

Manages the activities of a section with a national scope. Provides administrative oversight of all program functions under the direction of the division chief. Establishes strategic and operational goals for the program, plans and implements strategies to achieve those goals, and is accountable for the section’s overall performance. Prepares management plans for the section. Works closely with key NLS staff and with the staffs of cooperating agencies providing reading materials for the blind and print disabled as well as others concerned with access to the NLS Catalog. The incumbent must stay abreast of current developments in cataloging and classification and in areas of automation relevant to the catalog.

Analyzes and develops new practices and standards for metadata that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Participates in the development of national policies for major cataloging programs. Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation and the world involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Participates in studies of proposed changes in policies or practices.

Serves as contract monitor for all contracts entered into for the purpose of achieving management goals in the areas of cataloging, enhancements to automated bibliographic systems, and production of the NLS Catalog. Responsible for the evaluation of adherence to cataloging standards and contract specifications. Analyzes performance and suggests corrective action.

Evaluates need for contract services in the areas of cataloging, enhancements to automated bibliographic systems, and production of the NLS Catalog and recommends issuance of bid packages. Develops specifications for contract performance. Confers with contractors on other projects that relate to bibliographic control.

Acts as the primary NLS liaison to Library of Congress Collections Discovery Group and LC offices on matters of cataloging, classification, MARC format, and bibliographic control. Participates in meetings with staff members of other LC offices and divisions for the purposes of exchanging information, molding concepts, and coordinating activities related to bibliographic control. Advises LC staff on issues related to cataloging braille and other accessible formats.

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

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Anne Arundel County Public Library Fund Manager 
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $63,090 – $111,341 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is management level work responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s annual fund activities to include individual solicitations, direct mail, social media, email and special events. The annual fund goals are accomplished though identifying, cultivating, stewarding and soliciting current and potential donors. This individual will also represent the Library Foundation by serving, as needed, on leadership teams for the Anne Arundel County Public Library.

Requirements: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations or related field, supplemented by at least three years’ experience working in a non-profit, fundraising environment with managerial experience overseeing annual fund, special events, and/or donor cultivation programs or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description. Interest in obtaining Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification is desired.

Position: Chief Financial Officer 
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $84,255 – $148,692 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the financial operations of the Library and the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation, Inc. The position also manages the daily operations of the Finance Department. Duties extend to providing advice and counsel to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Trustees.

Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration and five years of experience in public sector financial management; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities listed in the job description.

Position: Executive Director of AACPL Foundation 
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $84,255 – $148,692 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Provides overall leadership to the AACPL Foundation, including strategic direction and tactical execution and oversight. Work involves planning, managing, cultivating, and securing philanthropic support for the Foundation’s annual fund, endowment, major campaigns, planned giving, and program support of the Library. Serves as a member of the Library CEO’s leadership team and is expected to contribute to the Library’s brand and external profile through his or her activities in the community.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in business management, marketing, public relations, or related field; eight years’ of progressively responsible and successful fundraising and development experience, with increasing levels of responsibility in leadership; demonstrated success with major fundraising campaigns; and three years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist 
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Library of Medicine collects, organizes and disseminates the biomedical literature of the world in order to advance the medical and related sciences and to improve the public’s health. The Library serves as a national and international information resource for research, health care, the education of health professionals, and service activities of Federal and private agencies, organizations, institutions, and individuals.

As a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, you will:

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to a staff of professional librarians, technical information specialists, and library technical support staff.
    Advise the Section Head, Division management, and Library Operations in establishing policies.
  • Serve as the Project Officer or Contracting Officer?s Representative on contracts. When the work performed by the contract affects other units, interacts appropriately with the other organizations.
  • Collaborate with other operational units to coordinate interrelated matters; advise the Section Head, Division Chief and other managers; and initiate and carry out solutions to matters affecting the Unit?s services.
  • Advises the Section Head in developing strategies to ensure the most effective use of available staff in order to meet the Section’s charge.
  • Represent NLM at professional meetings with federal and private organizations, and at conferences on topics related to the work of the Section.
  • Interact with regional, national and international visitors representing the work of the Unit and Section; take actions, as necessary, to use expertise to improve Section services and to share NLM expertise.
  • Use expert knowledge to provide policy and budget guidance to the Section Head, Division Chief, and the Associate Director and Deputy Associate Director, Library Operations.
  • Prepare routine and specialized analytical and statistical reports to evaluate existing programs to develop new and/or improved approaches to ensure NLMs policies effectively support its programs.
  • Apply scientific management principles, project management, and new technology to address and increase Unit productivity and effectiveness, reduce work impediments, and implement new or amended policy and procedures in an effective manner.

There are four positions located in four different sections. These are the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Preservation and Collection Management Section, Collection Access Section, and the Reference and Web Services Section.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section. The position reports to the Head of the Digital Content Management Section and will work to support By the People, the Library of Congress crowd sourcing transcription program.

The position description number is 385310.

This is a non-supervisory-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Digital Content Management Section is responsible for providing digital acquisitions support to Library Services, and for the lifecycle management of digital collections that are not otherwise under the care of a custodial division. The section also is responsible for managing the Library’s web archiving program and collections, managing By the People, the Library of Congress crowdsourcing program, and provides advice and assistance to the Law Library as needed. Digital Content Management Section staff collaborate with other Library curatorial units, technical staff and external organizations to establish best practices, implement new and streamline existing digital workflows, and identify digital content management problems and propose solutions for the content within the scope of the section.

By the People (crowd.loc.gov) invites volunteers to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections. All transcriptions are made and reviewed by volunteers before they are returned to loc.gov, the Library’s website. These transcriptions improve search, readability, and access to handwritten and typed documents for those who are not fully sighted or cannot read the handwriting of the original documents.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for multiple workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies extensive knowledge of library policies and procedures to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for multiple streams of digital content under care of the unit.

Acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Creates and manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content.

Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Plans and implements assigned portions of digital projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for multiple content streams and identifies risks and challenges to implementation. Establishes priorities and time-frames in coordination with management and stakeholders.

Implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between and to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities required to move projects to completion, as appropriate. Reports on status of assigned portions of the project according to the schedules and mechanisms established for the unit.

Coordinates with stakeholders to assist in designing and implementing workflows. Evaluates the results of digital collections projects. Ensures all digital activities and plans for assigned portions of projects conform to or enhance current division and Library bibliographic and custodial practices and make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to multiple incoming stream of content.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Provides input to the supervisor/team leader in planning and implementing workflow procedures and setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Acquires and applies specialized knowledge of techniques and methods relating to digital content management and digital projects. Proposes modifications to existing information practices, precedents, and techniques and adapts previous approaches to solve information, organization, and access issues related to digital content within the assigned task or workflow. Assesses and recommends new solutions to digital content management problems within the assigned area.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Executive Director
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown, MD
Salary: $75,000 to $95,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Administration

  • Manages the day to day administrative operation and functions of the Kent County Public Library system.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives and closely monitors strategic plan compliance.
  • Prepares monthly reports and other documents as required.
  • Participates actively in appropriate professional associations including the Maryland Library Association (MLA), the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators (MAPLA) and the American Library Association (ALA), and serves on the Board of the Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc. (ESRL)
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures covering all aspects of library operation

Personnel Management and Development

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of library employees.
  • Implements effective and objective supervisory and evaluation procedures.
  • Advocates for an appropriate and equitable salary schedule.
  • Organizes regular professional development opportunities for staff.

Financial Management and Budgeting

  • Works with the State of Maryland and Kent County Government to obtain funding as well as special grants and other funding for the Library.
  • Implements and oversees financial policies and procedures approved by the Trustees.
  • Advises the Trustees in a timely fashion of changes in Library’s financial status.
  • Develops and presents the annual budget with accompanying justifications for Trustee approval.

Facilities Management and Improvement

  • Ensures that the buildings and grounds of the main library and the branches are kept in excellent sanitation and maintenance
  • Develops and implements a strategic plan for facilities renovations and refurbishing.

Management of print and electronic materials

  • Develops policies relative to the selection of library materials.
  • Coordinates and supervises selection of new materials.
  • Coordinates materials maintenance, including periodic inventories and removal of outdated or damaged materials
  • Promotes print and electronic collections

Library Programs and Services

  • Ensures delivery of interesting, high quality programming to the entire Kent County community.
  • Markets library resources in innovative ways using social media to maintain and grow usage.
  • Develops and maintains an engaging web presence for the promotion of library programs and resources.

Community and Board Relations

  • Maintains effective, professional relationships with local and state government officials, funding partners and representatives of the Eastern Shore Regional Library System (ESRL).
  • Promptly and effectively responds to issues and questions from Trustees, community members and local government officials.
  • Advises Board of Trustees in a timely fashion of any sensitive occurrence.
  • Prepares the agenda and a Director’s report for all Board of Trustees meetings and reviews them in advance with the Board President.

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program. A second Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration is desirable.
  • Eight years or more of related professional library employment with progressively increasing Minimum of five years serving as director, associate directorbranch manager, or comparable supervisory position with specific responsibility for financial management.
  • Able to obtain Maryland State Department of Education Professional Library Director certification within six months of hire.
  • Demonstrates interest in and knowledge regarding current trends and legislation related to libraries.
  • Able to manage KCPL website
  • Demonstrates commitment to understanding and effectively applying and managing technology and uses of technology to advance the Mission of the KCPL.

Physical Demands

  • Work requires no unusual demands for physical effort.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

  • Work conducted in office setting with comfortable lighting and temperature conditions.
  • Involves everyday risks requiring normal safety precautions typical of offices.

RequirementsAbout Kent County Public Library

Kent County Public Library strives to be the cornerstone of the community where children and adults can experience life-long learning, personal enrichment, and connection with one another. Virtually or in-person, the library provides a welcoming environment with a knowledgeable staff, robust resources, access to emerging technologies, and innovative services and programs. The library is the premier place to experience the joy of reading, the discovery of ideas, the power of information, the excitement of collaboration, and the reward of social interaction, and it is recognized as such by the community.

Executive Director Position Description & Requirements

The position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible library administrative experience, with a minimum of five years serving as director, associate director, branch manager, or comparable supervisory position with specific responsibility for financial management. An ideal candidate will bring a vision of the future of progressive learning in libraries.

The Executive Director oversees the day-to-day administrative operation and functions of the Kent County Public Library system and establishes annual goals and objectives, closely monitoring strategic plan compliance. The director will champion the creation and adoption of digital and open resources to meet our socioeconomically diverse service area. The position stays abreast of trends in library and information science and embraces new technologies that support these efforts. The Executive Director establishes and fosters a collaborative, team-based approach to the provision of service and fosters effective working relationships and represents the library in interactions with local stakeholders, elected officials, and regional and state library system colleagues. Together with the Board of Trustees, the director supports library-wide planning initiatives and works closely on user services and policies for the community. The library promotes diversity and inclusion, and seeks candidates committed to equity and justice.

Please see the accompanying Position Description for specific duties and responsibilities.

Benefits: Annual paid leave is 150 hours to start, plus 10 vacation days and 5 additional partial days. The KCPL is a participatory organization in the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. The benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance. Professional travel funding is available. Anticipated salary range of $75,000 to $95,000.

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online via email to trustees@kentlib.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a viable pool of applicants is identified; submission prior to September 30, 2020 is strongly encouraged. In person and/or virtual interviews will follow. Please submit one document (pdf preferred) that includes:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Full contact information for three professional references
  • Diversity Statement (encouraged)

COVID-19 considerations:
The KCPL is providing virtual services, and contactless curbside pickup. We are committed to following CDC and state guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning.

About Chestertown, Maryland

“Take an unspoiled riverfront, add red brick sidewalks lined with well-maintained historic homes, sprinkle in artists’ studios and you’ve got the makings for a fine fall getaway[i]” – or home. Chestertown, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is heaven for the adventurous spirit who loves the outdoors (and also for those who enjoy a vibrant, close-knit community full of fun shops and activities). Plus, with Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. within day-tripping distance, there are plenty of solutions for the occasional urban craving.

Artists flock here, drawn by the natural beauty and low-key lifestyle. Educators, life-long learners, and history buffs are drawn to Chestertown in part by Washington College; founded in 1782, it was the first college chartered in the sovereign United States of America (George Washington lent his name and served on the first Board of Visitors and Governors). The charming town of 4000 friendly neighbors and two stoplights is serious about preservation, and it shows. The roughly 12-square-block downtown showcases one of the state’s greatest concentrations of 18th- and 19th-century buildings, second only to Annapolis, Maryland’s capital, and served as the temporary capital of the United States in 1783–1784.

It is not by chance that one of the County’s slogans is “If you could work anywhere, you would live here.” Newly installed fiber optic cable affords connectivity while Chestertown’s many charms offer a peaceful rural life with ample opportunities for families and individuals seeking an active lifestyle.

[i] Washingtonian September 2019