Three Positions- Maryland

Position: Informationist
Location: Johns Hopkins University- Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: $56,416 – $77,497

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

The Informationist serves as an information expert for all faculty, staff, fellows, and students in several assigned departments. S/he builds dynamic, collaborative relationships with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health departmental members by providing a variety of group instruction sessions, individual consultations and specialized information services and by participating as a member of departmental research- and information-management-related project teams. The informationist will also build an evolving set of data services to meet the needs of clinical, public health and basic science researchers across the research data lifecycle from its creation to preservation. S/he is embedded within assigned departments in accordance with Welch Medical Library’s service model, which includes providing expert information services, and delivering an all-digital resource collection, and sophisticated interfaces. The Informationist reports to the Associate Director, Informationist Services.

Apply at Johns Hopkins

Position: Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator
Location: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA), Health Sciences and Human Services Library- University of Maryland, Baltimore
Minimum Salary: $50,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator oversees development of professional health information topic and training areas and leads the SEA in conducting assessment and evaluation of the regional medical library program.

The Health Professionals & Evaluations Coordinator develops outreach projects (including educational objects, award types, and consulting) to improve information access for health professionals and their intermediaries (for example, medical librarians, educators, and organizations such as AHECS) in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians. This position coordinates an overall outreach plan that takes into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals. The Coordinator organizes the evaluation of SEA programs, including needs analysis, subaward evaluation, and program improvement and develops and maintains the evaluation education program for the region.

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure and non-permanent status track, faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training,and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV.

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

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 November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/HPECoord.

Position: All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator
Location: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA), Health Sciences and Human Services Library- University of Maryland, Baltimore
Minimum Salary: $53,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:
• Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
• Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
• Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.

The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.

The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea. For more information about the NIH All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov/.

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 November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/AllofUsUMB.

Part-Time Librarian, Marymount University- Arlington, VA

Position: Part-Time Librarian
Location: Marymount University- Arlington, VA

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

This is a Part-time position; 20 hrs a week; Monday – Friday. The department is flexible and will work with the incumbent’s schedule.

The Part-time librarian supports students by providing reference service, library instruction sessions, and selecting appropriate library materials and supports teaching faculty by providing in depth research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (MLS or MLIS);
  • 1 to 3 years of related experience.
  • Ability to work with students and faculty, knowledge of library resources, both print and electronic, computer skills.
  • Microsoft Office, Google drive, docs and sheets, searching skills for a wide variety of library database platforms, knowledge of Libguides software, ability to understand a MARC record.
  • Research skills and ability to work with the public;
  • Must be able to operate and explain use to students of all library technology devices and troubleshoot when necessary.
  • Apply at Marymount University

    Three Positions – Washington, D.C.

    Position: Reference Librarian
    Location: ASRC Federal (EPA HQ & Chemical Libraries) – Washington, DC

    Originally posted on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

    ASRC Federal Primus, a subsidiary of ASRC Federal, is seeking a Reference Librarian with a focus in the field of Chemistry, Toxicology or related science background. This is a full time position supporting our on-going programs on site at the EPA. This role will specifically support the HQ and Chemical Libraries of the EPA in Washington, DC.

    ASRC Primus holds a nationwide contract for library and records management services with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ASRC librarians, records managers and support staff collect, organize and maintain library and records materials; assist EPA and external customers with document delivery/ILL, reference and research services, etc.

    Key Role:

    • Provide professional level (Librarian) support in the areas of reference services, information management, patron outreach and communication regarding available library services and resources.
    • Participate in workgroups supporting library network cooperation, services improvement, and staff/patron current awareness and training.
    • Provide consultation on and participate in the provision of librarian services and updating/maintaining procedures documentation.
    • Librarians on the team participate in Library Network Activities, which may include workgroups supporting collaborative services, digitization, outreach, and other topics requiring input form professional librarian staff.
    • Coordinate reference desk staffing schedules, review materials dispersal lists and selection of materials to add to the collection, as well as reference and bibliographic searching for patrons.
    • Prepare weekly and monthly statistical and narrative reports on reference services and progress; preparing other reports as needed.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • MS in Library Science or equivalent, and 2-4 years of professional level experience
      2 plus years of experience professional librarian experience in the field of chemistry or allied fields such as toxicology, medical science, environmental science, biology, etc.
    • Experience in preparing analytic reports and statistics, use of applications such as Excel, and development of logical expressions and database queries.
    • Proficiency with web searching and research.
    • Experience using knowledgebase management and customer resource management applications.
    • Experience in customer service, library services required.
    • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status and ability to pass a government sponsored background check

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Experience in preparing analytic reports and statistics, use of office productivity applications, reference management applications, CRM applications, and development of logical expressions and database queries.

    Position: Librarian (Law)
    Location: Library of Congress – Washington, DC
    Salary: $66,510 to $86,460 per year

    Full vacancy announcement is available on USAJOBS.

    The Law Library of Congress seeks a legal reference librarian with education and experience (1) providing legal and legislative information services to diverse and demanding clients in a large law library or similar legal information organization; and (2) creating, organizing and managing web content for dynamic websites. Qualified candidates with both Juris Doctor and Masters in Library/Information Science degrees from accredited universities with appropriate training and experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

    This position is located in the Public Services Division, Directorate of Law Library Services, Law Library.

    Responsibilities
    Responds to United States legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal courts, Government agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received by telephone, in person, in writing, and by electronic means. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished legal and legislative information sources and electronic databases. Conducts legal and legislative research, and produces written responses to United States federal and state legal and legislative reference inquiries requiring tailored responses. Prepares reports, bibliographies, letters, memoranda , finding aids, informational brochures, research guides and other written products. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both automated and in print or other media. Facilitates services to readers, analyzes information, and disseminates it in answer to requests. Advises researchers in research methodologies.

    Analyzes and organizes specialized information, and evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, and/or solutions for incomplete or
    conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the law. Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, compiles, and disseminates legal and legislative information and materials in various media. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress. Clarifies vague requests for legal and legislative information through the use of proper and/or specialized bibliographic and research tools. Meets with clients to analyze and clarify questions and requirements.

    Surveys and evaluates print and electronic collections to identify currency issues. Identifies, recommends and resolves collection processing issues relating to assigned areas / subjects / jurisdictions of the Reading Room collections. Recommends alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections. Searches acquisitions lists for new titles and other materials in various formats for the Reading Room’s collection as requested.

    Reviews collections on a continual basis and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Contribute to digital collection developers and management projects, such as web archiving and/or compiling and organizing web-sites based on current public policy issues. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on the preservation needs of the material. Understands current and public policy issues in his/her area of expertise in order to develop collections that anticipate researcher inquiries and demands.

    Provides training for junior reference and circulation staff, and legal information technicians. May be assigned to review and/or revise work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process. Conducts analysis of the training needs and services.

    Provides instruction to staff and Law Library clients on the content, nature, and use of Law Library print and electronic resources.

    Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding or knowledge of the operations, services, mission, and/or programs of the Library of Congress and the Law Library, as well as law, and legal and legislative research methodology. Depending on Law Library priorities and requirements, attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings relating to trends and issues in law and law librarianship for the purpose of professional development. Provides orientations to distinguished visitors and conducts tours, as assigned.

    Maintains liaison or communicates with individuals both within and outside the organization. Professional contacts are with library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize programs and services. Meets with researcher, analyzes questions and requirements; suggests search strategies; and evaluates resources from the general, special and/or reference collections regardless of format.

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

    Ability to Apply Knowledge of the Principles, Concepts, and Techniques of Library Science to the Organization and Dissemination of Legal Information.**

    Ability to Communicate Legal and Legislative Information and Analysis in Writing.**

    Ability to Communicate Effectively in a Library or Information Center Environment.**

    Ability to Utilize Information Technology and Online Legal Resources.

    Ability to Plan and Implement Library Programs.

    Ability to Interact Collaboratively with a Diverse Group of People.

    Ability to Communicate Effectively Other Than in Writing.

    Position: Librarian
    Location: Library of Congress – Washington, DC
    Salary: $54,972 to $71,467 per year

    Full vacancy announcement is available on USAJOBS.

    This position is located in Benelux, France and Italy Section, African, Latin American and Western European Division, Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library Services. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language which will include reading and writing and may include speaking and translating. The incumbent uses a specific foreign language skill to perform the following major duties.

    Responsibilities
    Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

    Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the ordering process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

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

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

    Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

    Performs various other duties as assigned.

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

    Ability to communicate in English, Dutch and/or French.**

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

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

    Knowledge of the culture and/or civilization of the countries of the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium, as well as that of France.

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

    Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

    Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.

    Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

    Librarian- Medical Library at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital- Baltimore, MD

    Position: Librarian
    Location: Medical Library at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital- Baltimore, MD

    Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    EDUCATION: Bachelors degree required; Masters degree in Medical Library Science or related field preferred; knowledge of medical terminology, database searching, and Internet.

    EXPERIENCE: 1 year of related experience and health science library supervisor experience preferred.

    LICENSE/CERT/REG: No special certification, registration or license required.

    SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.

    To Apply: https://www.medstarhealthjobs.org/job/7762311/librarian-baltimore-md/

    Temporary Service Desk Assistant- Priddy Library, Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD

    Position: Temporary Service Desk Assistant
    Location: Priddy Library, Universities at Shady Grove- Rockville, MD

    Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

    The Priddy Library at Universities at Shady Grove is looking for an individual willing to work for two months (November – December 2017) staffing the Service Desk. This is a full-time or part-time temporary position from Monday through Friday.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Supervises staff at the Service Desk
    Assists Service Desk staff and patrons as needed.
    Assist with course reserves, document delivery and inter-library loan.
    Assists in collecting, compiling and reporting statistics.
    Responds to patron’s requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
    Assists with stacks maintenance and shelving.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Familiarity with the following software: Ares, Aleph and/or Illiad.
    Ability to gain a thorough knowledge of USG Priddy Library policies and procedures.
    Ability to learn new programs and technologies quickly.
    Familiarity with or ability to gain knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures for academic library service.
    Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.

    Qualifications:
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Excellent customer service skills.
    Strong attention to detail.
    Strong public service orientation

    Review of applications will begin immediately. Please electronically submit a resume, cover letter and 3 references to Irene Münster imunster@umd.edu

    Two Positions- Washington, DC

    Position: Program Specialist
    Location: Library of Congress- Washington, DC
    Salary: $94,796 to $123,234 per year

    Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481495500

    The program specialist reports directly to the Supervisory Program Specialist and provides guidance and support on various operational assignments, programs and projects. The incumbent is responsible for organizational efficiency and management, performance management, telework, and staff development programs. The position draws upon an expert knowledge of program management, position management and management analysis techniques and theories to provide guidance and planning in a wide variety of program planning activities. The incumbent independently identifies problems and solutions; chairs meetings, committees or other collaborative ventures; and, examines and recommends actions for various highly complex programs and operations.

    Position: Digital Librarian/Collections Analyst
    Location: Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)- Washington, DC

    Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

    The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) is dedicated to advancing the fields of informal science education (ISE) and science communication by supporting and building on the rich diversity of projects supported by the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Under a cooperative agreement with NSF, the Center provides resources to practitioners, researchers, and evaluators across ISE sectors, including science centers and museums, transmedia, youth and community programs, cyber learning and gaming, and other settings and environments, as well as to those involved in science communication or public engagement with science activities.

    One of CAISE’s key activities is InformalScience.org, a repository that contains descriptions of funded grants, evaluation reports, research, and grey literature from the informal STEM learning field. The Digital Librarian is responsible for overseeing, curating, and disseminating this resource, and reports to the Project Director.

    Position Summary

    ●    Work closely with CAISE co-PIs, staff and advisors, and NSF program directors to provide resources, connectivity and infrastructure for designers, researchers and evaluators of informal STEM learning and science communication settings and experiences
    ●    Work with NSF AISL-funded co-Principal Investigators from the NSF AISL program in order to update their resources, profiles and dissemination materials on InformalScience.org
    ●    Ongoing collection development for database/repository
    ●    Catalog submitted and curated project, evaluation and research materials using a customized metadata schema
    ●    Primary point person for all internal and external member/user interface with the InformalScience.org website
    ●    Outreach activities including writing blog posts, leading webinars, updating social media, and presenting at relevant conferences
    ●    Website content management, including news & views, calendar and community pages
    ●    Create curated landing pages for informal STEM education and science communication sectors to provide quick relevant access to topics within the collection
    ●    Manage web-related vendor contracts, including the web development contract
    ●    Proactively research and propose future improvements for InformalScience.org, and oversee their implementation
    ●    Respond to queries from the informal STEM learning and science communication communities
    ●    Collect and analyze data, statistics and analytics about website and resource use for evaluation and measurement purposes
    ●    Participate in Association of Science-Technology Centers’ (ASTC) staff meetings and activities as required by Project DIrector
    ●    Other duties as assigned by Project Director

    Four Positions- Washington DC and Northern VA

     

    Position: Collections Management Technician
    Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
    Salary: $36,281 to $47,171 per year

    Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

    The incumbent serves as a Collections Management Technician in the Collections Access, Loan and Management Division (CALM). The incumbent will report to the Team Leader, Request and User Support Unit. The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance, servicing and shelving of collections housed in the CALM Division during hours of public service. These activities include: retrieving materials for requesters; shelving newly acquired items as well as items returning from use; ensuring collections in the stacks are in proper order and neatly housed; and utilizing the LC Integrated Library System (LC ILS), Automated Call Slip (ACS) and other online systems. Critical to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to produce a large quantity of work often under severe time constraints, to understand and utilize a number of automated systems, to meet the physical requirements, and to be able to work in a cool work area.

    Responsibilities
    Following extensive library rules, procedures and operations, incumbent performs an array of activities involved in maintaining the collections, including ensuring that collections are in the proper order, safe from hazards and readily retrievable when requested. Arranges, sorts and reshelves materials returned to the stacks according to the prescribed order for that portion of the collection. Maintains assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper order according to collections management and maintenance guidelines for each collection. Frequent shelf reading of the collections, i.e., ensuring that the items on the shelves are in proper order, is a critical component of collections maintenance. Incumbent uses multiple shelving and classification arrangements including LC Classification, fixed location arrangement and others utilized by CALM to ensure that collections are properly shelved, arranged and accessible for use.

    Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items to the Preservation Directorate, the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, or other Library units for further determination or disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding, relabeling and/or repair, forwarding these primarily to the Binding and Collections Care Division in the Preservation Directorate for appropriate correction. Effects minor shifts necessitated by growth or rearrangement of collections. Ensures that the collections storage areas are neat and orderly.

    Following extensive library rules, procedures and operations, retrieves materials from the collection. Applies judgement in retrieving materials. Receives retrieval requests through a number of methods including paper call slips, Automated Call Slip (online request system) and from lists. With some projects, incumbent follows general guidelines on what to pull, and must adhere to these guidelines which might include criteria such as item condition, date of publication, or format.

    The incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of a number of databases. Most importantly, the incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with the features and proper use of the ACS and the LC ILS in order to interpret and follow information provided for each retrieval activity, to fill requests, to know when it is acceptable to substitute an alternate edition, and to check the online ACS request screen for another copy when copies may be in different locations.

    Composes and sends a free text message to requesters through the free text message field of ACS regarding the need for additional information or elaboration on, or clarification of a computer-generated response. Utilizes an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the LC ILS, the database used by the Library to reflect what the Library owns, the number of copies, and the location of an item.

    Utilizes the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and the Cataloging Module in order to clarify requests, ascertain whether other copies exist, and the location of copies and other information.

    Performs an array of preservation-related activities in support of stabilizing the collections and preventing further damage. Examples of activities required by the incumbent are: placing items in acid free envelopes; and placing small items in envelopes and slings. As part of this activity, incumbent must legibly and accurately write information on the outside of an enclosure and place other labels and markings on the enclosure. The technician makes the supervisor aware of any potential issues or threats to the book stacks such as water incursion; possible insect infestations; and possible mold on items.

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

    • Ability to follow library rules, procedures, and operations to arrange, sort, shelve, and maintain materials in library collections**
    • Ability to identify and retrieve material from collections**
    • Ability to use Integrated Library System (ILS), other computerized search tools and databases.
    • Ability to organize, and execute work within specified deadlines.
    • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

     
    Position: Librarian-Reference Specialist (Music)
    Location: Library of Congress, Washington DC
    Salary: $54,972 to $71,467 per year

    Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS.

    The Music Division in the Collections and Services Directorate is the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the subjects of music, theater, and dance. These collections consist of books, serials, and scores; and special collections that include scores, correspondence, writings and business papers, iconography, and musical instruments. The incumbent reports directly to the Head, Reader Services Section. The incumbent may be an authority in a specialized field of music and is an expert in digital reference service. Performs duties which encompass very complex and wide ranging reference, research, and outreach assignments in his/her field of specialization. Plans comprehensive, in-depth means by which to improve and support all automated reference activities. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media. These requests originate from Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities and from the general public. Maintains current and extensive knowledge of trends in his/her specialized area in the fields of music or performing arts and of advances in the area of reference librarianship.

    This position is located in the Readers Services Section, Music Division, Collections and Services, Library Services.

    Responsibilities
    Provides reference services to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily accessible, i.e., found within the Library’s Music Division collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility.

    Provides in-person and telephone reference service in the Performing Arts Reading Room. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Clarifies vague requests for materials through the use of proper bibliographic tools. Verifies correct bibliographic citation for requested items. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections, using knowledge of these collections, subject matter, and the patrons who require them.

    Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity in the Music Division.

    Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to the collections and services of the Music Division. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies and describing research methodologies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials, and collection development activities including searches, and completing claim and order forms.

    Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in the field of music to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests.

    Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources in the Music Division.

    Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments in the Music Division, which may involve materials in multiple languages.

    Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials in the Music Division. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of these materials.

    Monitors the condition of collection materials in the Music Division to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.

    Coordinates the acquisition of items for the Music Division that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in the Music Division. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

    Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of material. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

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

    • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science and music librarianship.**
    • Knowledge of integrated library systems and other technology tools relevant to performing arts collections.**
    • Knowledge of the history and literature of music.**
    • Ability to provide reference and research services in the performing arts.
    • Ability to interact collaboratively with others.
    • Ability to communicate in writing.
    • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

    Position: Digital Publishing Lead
    Location: George Mason University Libraries, Fairfax, VA

    Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

    George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to lead efforts in management of digital publishing platforms and tools for Mason Publishing and the George Mason University Press. Reporting to the director of Mason Publishing/GMU Press, the digital publishing lead will interact with faculty, students, and library staff in supporting digital publishing platforms, software, and other publishing tools.

    George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

    The Mason Publishing Group (http://publishing.gmu.edu/) unites the University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.

    Duties:

    Focus on use of platforms to publish digital content, including e-journal and e-book hosting platforms such as OJS, PressBooks, and others, by providing project management and user support;

    Manage the daily operations of the university’s institutional repository—Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS);

    Work closely with our metadata services group to insure consistent metadata across all digital platforms;

    Provide support and training for Fenwick Library’s Research Commons, which includes a Digital Scholarship Center and Scholarly Productions Lab;

    Provide support for digital publishing projects and platforms;

    Consult with students, faculty and researchers who want to publish e-content; and

    Maintain and enhance Mason Publishing’s web presence.

    Requirements
    Required Qualifications:

    Graduate degree in relevant discipline, such as ALA-accredited masters in library or information science, masters in publishing, and/or other advanced or terminal degree;

    Demonstrated success managing and/or developing digital publications and collections within an academic library, publisher, or knowledge institution;

    Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and ability to simultaneously lead multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines, leveraging demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills;

    Ability to document relevant policies, procedures, and local standards; and

    Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Two to four years of professional experience in digital publishing initiatives, digital collections, or digital repositories;

    Experience working with digital publishing or institutional repository platform/software (e.g., Fedora, DSpace, Eprints, Digital Commons, OJS, PressBooks);

    Knowledge of current metadata standards and understanding of metadata principles and practices, such as ONIX, MARC, or other;

    Facility with the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly In-Design (CS5 or later) a plus; and

    Familiarity with a range of web-based technologies and expertise in at least one of the following: XML, CSS3, EPUB, or HTML5.

    Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:

    Twelve-month professional faculty appointment, with or without librarian rank, dependent upon academic qualifications; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for self.

    All applications for this position (FA463z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.

    Position: Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Lead 
    Location: George Mason University Libraries, Fairfax, VA

    Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

    George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to lead efforts in scholarly communication, copyright, and open access publishing for Mason Publishing and the George Mason University Press. Reporting to the director of Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press, the Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Lead provides guidance and compliance assistance on copyright and fair use issues, including copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, Mason Publishing supported journals, and university press publications. The position administers Mason’s open access publishing fund, provides guidance on open access publishing, promotes awareness of and assists in the development of open educational resources.

    George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

    The Mason Publishing Group (http://publishing.gmu.edu/) unites the George Mason University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.

    Duties:

    Serves as the university’s primary resource on fair use and other copyright issues, assists faculty, staff and students to understand copyright issues regarding their research and publications; advises library staff, faculty, staff and students on how to apply appropriate “fair use” and educational uses of copyrighted material;

    Works with faculty, administrators, and library staff to promote awareness and development of open educational resources (OERs) in Mason’s curriculum, both traditional and online;

    Administers and promotes the open access publishing fund, and educates faculty, students, and library staff about open access publishing issues;

    Provides editorial assistance for the George Mason University Press, in aspects of acquisitions and peer review, copyright and permissions, and editing;

    Works with the institutional repository (MARS) lead to devise strategies for populating and promoting use of the repository and explore opportunities to facilitate alternative publication opportunities for Mason researchers; and

    Represents George Mason University in Virginia statewide higher education initiatives regarding open access, scholarly communication, and open educational resources.

    Requirements
    Required Qualifications:

    MLIS, MLS, or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; or master’s degree in a related field such as publishing, English, journalism, or social sciences;

    Significant (three to five years is preferred) demonstrated experience with copyright educational compliance; scholarly publishing; scholarly communication; outreach, or editorial;

    Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as effective interpersonal, collegial and communication skills (both oral and written); and

    Experience in a publishing environment or as a leader in scholarly communication initiatives in an academic library (at least three years is preferred).

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Familiarity with OJS publishing software and D-Space platform;

    Familiarity with Adobe InDesign or publishing platforms and software; and

    Formal educational training in copyright compliance/intellectual property.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Knowledge of the publishing landscape across academia; issues related to open access and open educational resources; emerging trends in digital scholarship; intellectual property issues and related U.S. copyright law; and the dissemination of publications, research, and data across various platforms;

    Ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate effectively;

    Familiarity with the technologies and standards associated with digital scholarly publishing, open access, and institutional repositories;

    Experience developing outreach materials and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to scholarly communication;

    Ability to set and adjust priorities and work flows in a dynamic and changing environment and accept new challenges to realize departmental and library goals;

    Knowledge of editorial processes, including acquisitions, peer review, and developmental and/or copy editing; and

    Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth.

    Appointment/Benefits/To Apply:

    Twelve-month professional faculty appointment, with or without librarian rank, dependent upon academic qualifications; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for self.

    All applications for this position (FA129z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu/). Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.