Two Positions- Washington DC

Position: Senior Librarian – Research Center
Location: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Washington, D.C.

The Senior Librarian performs a variety of duties associated with a library operation. Contributes to library strategic planning projects. Provides assistance in meeting the informational, educational, and research-related needs of staff. Assists staff in answering requests for information and research references. Promotes library services and resources.

Facilitates the automated processing and delivery of document delivery/interlibrary loan borrowing and lending operations.

Performs tasks to support library collections management, maintenance, cataloging and indexing of reports. The position will routinely create original cataloging of print/digital materials in a variety of formats in a mixed RDNAACR2 environment using the MARC standard and is expected to work with other metadata standards and schemas (e.g. BIBFRAME, EAD, VRA Core, Dublin Core). The position performs subject analysis and classification using LCSH and is expected to work with other thesauri and organizational systems when the need arises. The incumbent is responsible for initiating and managing authority control, metadata quality control, and bibliographic database problem resolution to ensure metadata and authority records meet local and professional standards.

Will serve as metadata consultant and resource for institutional data and knowledge management projects. The position is responsible for establishing best practices, standards, and metadata creation procedures.

Position: Library Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator
Location: Chavez Schools – Washington, DC

Position Summary: The Library Media Specialist/Technology Coordinator is responsible for managing the information systems and technology of the campus to ensure that students, teachers and staff have the consistent, relevant, updated and working media and technology they need to fulfill the mission of Chavez Schools. The specialist provides guidance and direction for the use of technology in the school, troubleshoots, conducts inventory procedures, and contacts the Director of Technology when problems arise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the school’s media center
  • Catalog and process all new books and equipment. Maintain accurate inventory.
  • Maintain circulation records for all media center materials. Process check-in/check-out system for media center materials.
  • Screen, select, order, and circulate all types of instructional materials and equipment.
  • Work with teachers to identify and procure materials to support instruction.
  • Provide guidance and support to teachers, as needed.
  • Work in one-on-one, small group, and whole group setting with students to provide direct support on literacy and use of media resources.
  • Collaborating with students, staff and parents to develop literacy awareness and programming for students.
  • Manage all student and staff technology resources including check-in/check-out process, inventory
  • Troubleshoot all Chavez-provided technology, audio-visual (AV), laptops, desktops, printers, etc. equipment
  • Manage technical support requests involving voice, video, data, hardware and software that need assistance from the Director of IT.
  • Catalog and process all new equipment
  • Assist staff with hardware use, connectivity, and o/or problems including, but not limited to, computer workstations, laptops, and printers.
  • Manage and maintain all IT equipment.
  • Inventory all materials annually
  • Develop and manage distribution system for resources
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, information technology or related field. Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Three or more years of classroom experience
  • Evidence of successful technology integration in the classroom.
  • Proficient in various types of instructional technologies.
  • Exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Think strategically and proactively problem-solve
  • Work with only the highest ethical standards
  • Unrelenting commitment to students, self, and school’s constant learning and development.
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback


Two Positions – Virginia

Position: Librarian
Location: Global Health College, Alexandria, VA

Global Health College (GHC), a rapidly growing and expanding college is in search of a Librarian who is responsible for providing library services to students, faculty and staff. This individual is an energetic innovator, strong communicator and creative thinker who is results-driven.

This self-driven individual must be confident, organized, analytical and a capable problem-solver. They must strive for excellence in their work, and spread happiness each day.

Primary Responsibilities

●Responsible for daily operation of library
●Identify, select, obtain, organize and maintain library collections and resources.
●Maintain the physical integrity of the library by doing inventory, de-accessioning and general collections care.
●Catalog all acquisitions using original and established cataloging.
●Provide comprehensive reference and research services in the specialized disciplines of nursing education, nursing specialties and academic integrity.
●Conduct sessions on research and information literacy for students and faculty.
●Provide one on one instruction for students with little to no prior computer experience.
●Administer and proctor online exams
●Research online resources to provide students with a variety of free study materials aimed at different learning styles.
●Collaborate with IT department to maintain and troubleshoot computers and printer equipment.
●Work with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds in a culturally sensitive manner.

To apply, please visit the employment page at

Position: Library Section Supervisor
Location: City of Falls Church, Falls Church, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The City of Falls Church is recruiting for an experienced Library Section Supervisor for the Youth Services Section of the Mary Riley Styles Library.


  • Plan and organize special programs such as the Summer Reading Program, monthly special programs and guest performances, arts and crafts, informational talks, story hours, school tours, and book talks for Youth Services
  • Review, select, and maintain the youth services materials collections
  • Evaluate current collections and research and plan for new a emerging materials and formats, plus develop and implement new programs and services
  • Coordinate and cooperate with the local schools in the City and develop and work with partnerships in the City’s business and educational communities
  • Supervise and evaluate four part time employees and one full-time employee and administer a youth volunteer program
  • Prepare the section budget and monitor all expenditures
  • Develop youth policies, make procedural and budget decisions within that area’s budget
  • Promote youth services in house, to schools, and outside organizations and agencies
  • Foster and maintain a close relationship with City and private school librarians and teachers to coordinate curriculum support in the library’s collection of school courses
  • Prepare a variety of reports concerning section activities and special reports as necessary for City, region, and State
  • Create and design promotional materials such as booklists and brochures for youth and parents
  • Attend Youth Services meeting at the local, regional, and Statewide level
  • Serve on various City and Council of Government as well as state committees representing the youth and library of Falls Church
  • In charge of the building and staff in absence of more senior staff

Salary & Benefits:  $63,919+ depending on qualifications.  Includes comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, pension plan, deferred compensation plan, flexible spending account, college, life and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, credit union membership, free parking, and more.

Historical Librarian and Archivist – Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position: Historical Librarian and Archivist
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

A unique opportunity exists at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), the Historical Collections Librarian and Archivist develops and oversees the historical collections of the founding library of the University System of Maryland. These collections reflect the history, heritage, and growth of the schools and disciplines of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Working collaboratively with the UMB Digital Archives team, the incumbent in this position casts their vision forward to build digital collections of significance related to the history of UMB and the HS/HSL.


• Curation and maintenance of the historical and special collections of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

• Outreach to, and nurturing of relationships with the various schools, units, and alumni associations.

• Providing historical reference and genealogical support to university administration, fund raisers, individual researchers, public relations staff, alumni, and other organizations, locally and around the world.

• Presentations, as needed and requested, advancing the strategic priorities of the HS/HSL related to historical and special collections.

• Maintenance of the Historical/Special Collections web pages (

• Maintaining and growing the UMB Alumni database.

• Collaborating with the UMB Digital Archives team to assist in the identification, collection, and curation of contemporary documents judged to be of historical significance for the archive of the history of the HS/HSL and UMB.

• Identifying historical resources (pre-1945) for digitization and inclusion in the UMB Digital Archive.

• Service on the HS/HSL’s Exhibits, Displays, and Promotions Committee.

• Participating actively on university committees related to the history of UMB.

• Maintaining relevant professional affiliations and pursuing research and professional development activities.



• ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree

• Specialization or experience in archives or historical collections

• Three to five years’ experience in an academic library or relevant coursework supportive of the position duties

• Experience with handling, storing, and managing historical and rare books; conversant with and knowledgeable about developments in the history of books and printing

• Outstanding research and detective skills, curiosity, and the ability to focus and dig deep for answers in esoteric and specialized resources

• Experience with historical reference resources such as Garrison’s History of Medicine and Morton’s Medical Bibliography

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Knowledge of new archival and digital technologies for the preservation and dissemination of historic content

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


• An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences

• Experience and knowledge of historical developments, particularly in medicine and related fields

• Experience with scanners and other preservation technologies

• Working knowledge of a major European language such as Latin, German, French, or Spanish

• Experience creating exhibits and displays

• Experience with grant-writing and extramural funding

• Evidence of professional and scholarly activities

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 22, 2017. For more information, visit our website at

MINIMUM SALARY: $60,000 commensurate with experience

Five Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Deputy Assistant Director and Specialist (American Law Division)
Location: Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC
Salary: $124,406.00 – 187,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on the AALL Career Center.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate. The CRS American Law Division (ALD) seeks a senior manager to serve as Deputy Assistant Director and Specialist. The selectee will support the Assistant Director in managing ALD, which addresses all legal questions that arise in a legislative context or are otherwise of interest to Congress. Some issues relate to the institutional prerogatives of Congress under the Constitution. Other questions involve constitutional and legal principles of statutory analysis that cross legislative policy areas, such as federalism, commerce powers and individual rights. ALD also focuses on the intricacies of legal precedent and statutory construction as they relate to business, crime, the environment, civil rights, international law and other issues. CRS reports and memoranda, while not legally binding, are used by Members and committees of Congress in their legislative deliberations and decision making. This is a senior leadership position. Applications received for this position will not be considered for any other CRS vacancies. To be considered you must meet the critical competency requirements of the job at the levels described below.

Position: Research Manager-American Law
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $131,767 to $161,900 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The Research Manager leads a section of attorneys in the development of research and legal analysis on issues of American law of interest to Congress, including, but not limited to, those related to constitutional law, statutory interpretation, administrative law, and appropriations.

Position: Research Assistant, Domestic Social Policy
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $44,941 to $58,428 / per year

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJOBS:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy (DSP) Division seeks a Research Assistant (RA) to support research tasks across a broad range of domestic policy issues including: (1) Children and Families issues, especially as related to low-income populations; (2) Domestic Security and Immigration, including crime policy and border security; (3) Education and Labor, including training and the workforce; (4) Health Insurance and Financing, including Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and private health insurance; (5) Health Services, including health workforce and public health; (6) Income Security, including Social Security, pensions, disability and unemployment.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Federal Library, Washington, DC area

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

LAC Federal, an LAC Group company, is looking for an experienced Metadata and Research Librarian to work at a major Federal Library in the DC area. The Librarian will work with a Federal information center to assist in acquiring, evaluating and synthesizing research and information products focused on scientific research related to food safety and nutrition. We are looking for someone with sufficient knowledge and expertise to collect, track, and store data in databases and communicate the needs of the information center with the agency’s IT specialists. This is a 12 month contract, full time (40 hour a week; Monday to Friday) benefited position.

To apply, please visit:

Position: Law Librarian
Location: LAC Federal, various locations

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

LAC Federal is seeking an experienced Law Librarian with expertise in the use of SharePoint to manage and track legal document workflows, and to create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools. This is a 1-2 year full time position (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited.

To apply, please visit:

Seven Positions — Maryland

Position: Librarian III
Location: Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University- Balitmore, MD

This position will serve as an information expert for all faculty, staff, fellows, and students in several assigned departments. They will build a 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. 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. Will be 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. This position reports to the Associate Director, Informationist Services.

Position: Medical Research Librarian
Location: Evidera- Bethesda, MD

This position supports the mission of the library which is to obtain, maintain, and search for information that will assist scientific staff in the delivery of quality products to their clients. This person must possess excellent advanced biomedical database searching skills, ability to support project teams with research in a variety of therapeutic and disease areas, and conduct literature search training for junior research staff. Qualified candidates must be proactive and work independently. Administrative duties include tracking and reporting subscription usage, initiating license renewals with vendors, and coordinating database and vendor-sponsored trainings.

Position: Librarian III/Public Services Specialist
Location: Hillcrest Heights Library, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System- Temple Hills, MD
Salary: $52,872 per year and a generous benefits package.

Oversee and supervise library branch staff; monitors and evaluates job performance; and oversee staff training and development. Oversee library information/circulation services desk, as needed. Plan and prioritize service for customers at library branch. Provide reference, reader’s advisory, and computer assistance to library customers and provides instruction on the use of library catalog and databases. Promote library services and collections to library customers. Manage customer relations and resolve any escalated customer issues and conflicts. Participate in the maintenance and development of the library collection by weeding assigned areas and identifying library materials in need of replacement. Manage department staff weekly schedule. Process material lists including missing items. Maintain library collection and place orders for new books and materials. Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures. Participate in community outreach as needed. Oversee programming for library customers as needed. Work in various departments or branches other than where regularly assigned including youth and teen services departments. Collect, maintain and evaluate data relating to age-level or branch performance and program effectiveness. Keep informed of professional developments in library service. Attend professional meetings, workshops and conferences and serves on committees. Assume the duties of a senior staff member upon request. Perform circulation tasks when required. Perform other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.

Position: Librarian I- Adult/Teen Services
Location: Thurmont Regional Library, Frederick County Public Libraries- Maryland
Salary: $44,541.00 Annually

This professional position will assist in managing Reference/Adult Services at the Thurmont Regional Library. This position provides direct library service to the general public, and especially to adults and teens. Supervision may be given to shelvers, substitutes, on-call employees, and/or volunteers: and direction may be given to department staff. Supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator or Branch Administrator

Position: Librarian
Location: Multiple Locations, Anne Arundel County Public Library- Maryland
Salary range: $46,489 – $75,340

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


Position: Part-Time Librarian
Location: Woodlawn and Rosedale Branches, Baltimore County Public Library
Hourly salary: $18.59-$24.41/hour, commensurate with experience.

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, openminded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL as a Part-time Librarian.

Position: STEM Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The incumbent reports to the Head of the STEM Library and manages a combination of duties and expectations. The incumbent serves as STEM subject librarian, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Additionally, the incumbent will develop programs benefitting STEM disciplines to expand Research Commons @ STEM []. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: Information literacy, Scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. STEM Libraries serve several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a completely new role for subject librarians — a role that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated in the whole educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The subject librarians have vision and dynamic perspective to help shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

Research Librarian — Springfield, VA

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Engility, Springfiled, VA

Click here for the full vacancy announcement


Join TASC, an Engility Company, and be a part of a team that is impacting National security. We are currently looking for a Research Librarian with active/current TS/SCI security clearance to join our Team in Springfield, VA to support one of our Programs within the Intelligence Community.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Government by providing recommendations and provide support in the following areas:

  • Providing onsite research support.
  • Providing co-located research support to Analysis and Production and Source Management and Operations Directorates analysts at multiple locations.
    Reach-back support.
  • Performing Database research.
  • Providing Collection development.
  • Conducting Product research.
  • Recommend material acquisition.
  • Conducting research using classified and unclassified methods and analysis.
  • Provide proactive research updates to websites, e.g. Intelipedia pages and other sites used 
by Research Center customers.
  • Provide research services support on various shifts to the Time Dominant Office in St. Louis.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Must have an active/current TS/SCI
  • Must have at least 1 or more years of relevant experience
  • Must have Master of Science Degree in Library Science, Computer Science or related field
  • Must possess knowledge and efficiency of Google Earth.

Coordinator for Learning Technology- St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD

Position: Coordinator for Learning Technology
Location: St. John’s College- Annapolis, MD
Salary $58.223-$65.038

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Reports To: The Dean

General Purpose: St. John’s College’s program of instruction emphasizes fundamental studies in contrast to the prevalent elective system. The central activity is the reading and discussion of books of lasting worth in small classes. We study the elements of language, mathematics, science, and music; we pursue the arts of translating (ancient Greek and French), demonstrating, observing, and singing.

Duties include:
• Consult with faculty and students to evaluate the current state of digital academic resources at St. John’s. Assist faculty members by discovering and developing ways of exploiting digital resources for instruction that are appropriate to the St. John’s program.
• Find ways to use technology to augment our study of foreign languages and translation, the analysis of music, the close study of texts, and facilitating writing instruction. Also use technology to support the laboratory and the study of mathematics.
• Determine how online tools (e.g., Microsoft 365) can be used by faculty members to support instruction, especially collaboration outside the classroom.
• Develop and implement specific digital tools suited to the curriculum.
• Collaborate with the library staff on enhancing electronic digital resources.
• Engage digital humanities programs at peer institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region in order to identify innovative instructional and research initiatives of interest to St. John’s.
• Consult with faculty members who are developing instructional materials that investigate the theoretical foundations of computing, studied as part of a liberal education.
• Assist the IT director in managing technology planning for the college.
• Supervise student interns who are assisting the project.
• BA degree and 3-5 years of experience in higher education supporting learning technology.
• Advanced degree in digital humanities, library science, or instructional design, preferred.
• Proficiency with internet applications, programming languages, databases, technical and scientific languages (e.g., LaTeX, Mathematica), or music software (e.g., Sibelius or Finale), preferred.
• St. John’s degree, undergraduate or graduate, preferred; or eagerness to learn about St. John’s program of instruction.
• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, IT staff, library staff, and administrators.
• Ability to convey complex technical information, orally and in writing, to non-technical users.
• Ability to work on multiple projects.

This position is supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. This is a one-year term position, eligible to be renewed. It reports to the dean (chief academic officer).

Compensation: Grades 13-14, dependent on experience, base salary $58.223-$65.038; excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to