Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Joppa Branch, Edgewood Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a Level I due to collection size, number of branch staff and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children, teens and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  6. Prepares monthly reports and meeting agendas;
  7. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  8. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  9. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  10. Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  11. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items.

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:
The Web Services Librarian will set and apply design standards and best practices for all public-facing interfaces to ensure that library resources are accessible and user-centered. In addition to seeking the input of Research and Academic Services’ members, the incumbent will collaborate and coordinate closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Collection Services and Strategies (CSS) group, and Digital Services and Technologies (DST) Web designers and developers. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The successful applicant will participate in usability and functional testing and quality assurance of all related sites and applications, working closely with the UX Librarian. The Web Services Librarian will work with library administration and management to develop a vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ Web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design.
As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The team works closely with the DST’s Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) team to integrate open source and open access platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces, and to develop digital content, when appropriate.

Position: Teen Services Specialist
Location: Administrative Offices (AO) – Largo, MD, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)
Salary: $61,131.88

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

PGCMLS is seeking a Teen Services Specialist. Under the direction of the Program Services Manager, the Teen Services Specialist will organize and manage library services and programming for teens and young adults throughout the County.  The Teen Services Specialist may be required to travel off-site and work occasional evenings and weekends for special events or outreach.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and advises on system guidelines and procedures to meet young adult and teen programming needs and goals.  
  • Leads professional development, ensuring that staff have current training and materials to perform their responsibilities.  
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements young adult and teen programs, including, but not limited to One Maryland One Book, Books for the Beast, and Teentober.  
  • Assists with the preparation, promotion, and implementation of seasonal reading challenges and Summer @ Your Library events.  
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with teen services staff, agencies, and schools.
  • Stays abreast of current issues and trends related to young adult and teen programming. 
  • Assists with division initiatives as needed. (e.g. English Language Learners, Family Literacy, and system initiatives.) 
  • Represents the library at community events, professional conferences, state-wide meetings, schools, etc. 
  • In collaboration with the Development Department, applies for and administers grant money for teen and young adult programming when appropriate. 
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports for the Program Services Manager, COO for Communication and Outreach, Leadership Team, and Board of Library Trustees. 
  • Works closely with Senior Services Specialist.
  • Keeps abreast of current library policies and procedures.
  • Maintains neat and organized workspace.
  • Prepares correspondences and reports, including monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Creates and maintains office files and department records appropriately.
  • Assists new staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Acts as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  • Assists with special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

ZAI has a need for Law Librarian at a project located in Washington, DC. Knowledge and experience in areas; research and development; database management; Web design and content management; library product evaluation; and independent research and project collaboration.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead and work as part of a team. The Law Librarian must have experience in the following areas;

  • Reference and Research Services, including knowledge of methodologies for identification and use of sources for legal research.
  • Expertise in the use and finding of legal and technical information. Ability to teach library users how to identify and use sources for legal research.
  • Knowledge of varied formats of print and electronic creation, storage, and retrieval of legal materials that are created, stored, and retrieved in full-text electronic databases, including systems of national and state case law as well as statutory and regulatory materials published in full-text in online systems.
  • Library Management, including strategic planning, marketing strategies, productivity, and innovation. Specifically: The Legal System: Ability to locate pertinent legal materials and recognize their relative importance to the user.
    • Working knowledge of the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of United States federal and state governments. Knowledge of the legislative process and the materials that form the legislative history of statutes.
    • Thorough understanding of the processes by which law is created, including common law, precedent, statutes, regulations, and constitutions.
    •   Must have a working knowledge of legal vocabulary and terminology, including legal abbreviations and citation systems.

Required Skill Sets:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum one (1) year of professional Law library librarian experience
  • Minimum/one-year experience: Areas of general professional librarian competencies include the following: Reference and Research Services; and Collection Management.
  • Minimum one-year experience working knowledge of the literature of the law, including primary and secondary sources, accompanying finding tools, and adjunct publications in all media formats (Print, full-text legal databases and microforms). Law and Ethics: Appropriately uses and disseminates legal information. Understands the legal complexities that affect access to and use of information, including copyright, PII and sensitive data
  • Familiarity with and understanding of legal requirements and ethical considerations of both the legal profession and librarianship.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products to include   Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience working with Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline or CLEAR Investigative database softwareApply at https://cho.tbe.taleo.net/cho01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ZAIINC&cws=41&rid=1702

Position: Law Librarian, LAC Group
Location: Federal Government Agency, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Law Librarian – LAC Group

 

LAC Group is seeking a dynamic and experienced Law Librarian to provide leadership and supervision for a long-term contract with a prestigious federal government agency located in Washington, D.C. The Law Librarian will use knowledge of the literature of the law and library professional skills to provide support for complex research in legal and regulatory materials. In addition, the Law Librarian will supervise professional and paraprofessional staff ensuring overall quality control of work, and delivering timely services performed by library employees. This is full-time, 40 hours per week, fully benefited position, and is an excellent opportunity for an information professional with strong leadership abilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Reference and Research Services, including knowledge of methodologies for identification and use of sources for legal research.
  • Assist patrons in the use and finding of legal and technical information including providing instruction to library users how to identify and use sources for legal research.
  • Provide support for collection management, making decisions regarding the identification, selection, and acquisition of the legal and non- legal resources needed by organizations.
  • Provide overall Library Management, including strategic planning, marketing strategies, productivity, and innovation.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
  • One year of professional law librarian work experience.
  • Areas of general professional librarian competencies include the following: Reference and Research Services; and Collection Management.
  • Knowledge of subject-specific selection tools and of acquisition procedures is essential.
  • Knowledge of varied formats of print and electronic creation, storage, and retrieval of legal materials that are created, stored, and retrieved in full-text electronic databases, including systems of national and state case law as well as statutory and regulatory materials published in full-text in online systems.
  • Knowledge of the literature of the law, including primary and secondary sources, accompanying finding tools, and adjunct publications in all media formats (Print, full- text legal databases and microforms). Law and Ethics: Appropriately uses and disseminates legal information. Understands the legal complexities that affect access to and use of information, including copyright, PII and sensitive data.
  • Ability to locate pertinent legal materials and recognize their relative importance to the user.
  • Working knowledge of the judicial, executive, and legislative branches of United States federal and state governments. Knowledge of the legislative process and the materials that form the legislative history of statutes.
  • Thorough understanding of the processes by which law is created, including common law, precedent, statutes, regulations, and constitutions.
  • Must have a working knowledge of legal vocabulary and terminology, including legal
  • abbreviations and citation systems.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of legal requirements and ethical considerations of both the legal profession and librarianship.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products to include Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Knowledge and experience in areas; research and development; database management; Web design and content management; library product evaluation; and independent research and project collaboration.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead and work as part of a team.

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2X1Zntg

Position: Librarian
Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC
Salary: $72,030 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by an Act of Congress in 1968 & headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center provides an essential link between the policy & academic communities by creating programs & communication opportunities that examine current & emerging challenges confronting the United States and the world. It is a non-partisan/non-advocacy institution supported by both public & private funds.

Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as a Librarian within the Wilson Center’s Library, with different functional duties, but all serving to fulfill the research mission of the Wilson Center by providing access to and instruction in the use of specialized research materials in the social sciences, particularly those in public policy, area studies, international relations, and modern history.

Major duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Manages and requests materials for loan directly from the Library of Congress, inputs and maintains records for tracking, and ensures timely return of material.
  • Serves as a liaison with Library of Congress reading room librarians and Loan Division to negotiate and implement specific loan policies and procedures, resolve problems, and encourage use of Library of Congress resources by Wilson Center researchers.
  • Manages, adapts, and implements the Ex Libris 360 Core A-Z journal and e-book software program and other linking technologies.
  • Participates in research and planning for future technology acquisitions; works with library management and vendor on planning for future implementation of linking and/or content discovery services.
  • Conducts comprehensive library orientations covering Wilson Center and Library of Congress resources, and demonstrates use of relevant online materials, providing instruction in use of specialized information resources.
  • Responds to reference inquiries by locating bibliographic, factual and statistical material using relevant academic journals, books, articles from the press, and reports from a wide array of social science resources, particularly in public policy, area studies, international relations, and modern history.
  • Works closely with program staff and website manager to track Wilson Center publications, both online and in print.
  • Organizes publication listings and creates bibliographies.
  • Participates in planning, selecting or designing new database or other program to house citations and helps to design output to meet Center needs.

Position: Librarian (Digital Resource)
Location: Peace Corps, Washington, DC
Salary: $75,921 to $111,493

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Office of Office of Overseas Programming and Training Support (OPATS). This team provides learning and performance in programming and training at posts to support volunteer achievement of Peace Corps’ three goals. The Digital Resource Librarian works with OPATS colleagues to ensure that high-quality resources and excellent customer service is provided to internal and external clients.

Responsibilities

The Digital Resource Librarian performs the following major duties:

  • Print and Digital Publications Knowledge Sharing, Production and Distribution System(s) –  Provides guidance on program-related or administrative policies as it relates to the most effective practices to curate, store and disseminate digital and physical documents and resources with particular focus on Programming, Training and Evaluation resources. Manages digital collections of Peace Corps OPATS publications on intranet/internet with particular attention to Workspace, PCLive, LibGuides and/or other relevant knowledge sharing platforms.
  • Information Resource Centers (IRCs) Support at Peace Corps Country Posts – Supports posts virtually in the planning and implementation of effective strategies for the establishment, development, and promotion of Information Resource Centers in Peace Corps country posts around the world.
  • Headquarters Central Information Resource Center (IRC) Management – Develops, maintains, and updates the Peace Corps/Washington Information Resource Center, including digital and physical resources which serves as a model IRC for the IRCs at posts.
  • Orientation and Outreach to OPATS and other Peace Corps offices – Conducts clear, concise and well organized presentations to a variety of audiences, including OPATS staff, participants in Overseas Staff Training (OST) and staff from Regions and other Peace Corps offices with particular attention to Peace Corps PT&E resources as well as other IRC resources.

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: George Washington University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The George Washington University invites applications for multiple professional librarian positions through this open recruiting call.

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. Multiple librarian positions will be filled from this announcement, including:

  • Collections Strategist
  • Digital Services Manager
  • Director of Resource Description
  • Instructional Design Librarian
  • Metadata Librarian
  • National Education Association (NEA) Archivist, Rank I/II/III
  • Research Services Librarian
  • Research Services Librarian for Undergraduate Research
  • Software Developer

Unless noted, all positions will be recruited as open rank. More information about each role is available at https://library.gwu.edu/about/organization/jobs/librarian

Librarians at GWLAI work closely with faculty, students, and a broad range of partners on and off campus to achieve GW’s aspirations to excellence as a comprehensive global research university. Librarians support the research life cycle by providing leadership across functions. They are active instruction partners across disciplines; advise on technical strategies for data analysis; steward resources; manage, develop, describe, and digitize collections; illuminate GW’s specialized, unique, and archival content; develop software and teach programming languages; advocate for equal access and affordability in higher education; design curricula; advise on strategies for navigating the scholarly publishing landscape; and partner with other libraries across the region to provide comprehensive access to research materials. Successful candidates will demonstrate a collaborative spirit; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to contribute to the core functions of the library while exercising expertise in a particular area of practice.

https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/72518

Four Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Library Technician (OA)
Location: Grey Research Center of TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND, QUANTICO, VA, U.S. Marine Corps
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
You will serve as a LIBRARY TECHNICIAN (OA) in the Grey Research Center of TRAINING AND EDUCATION COMMAND, QUANTICO, VA

Responsibilities

  • You will teach faculty to research and process copyright permissions for courseware readings and electronic reserves.
  • You will perform research and use library processes to locate authors/copyright approvals.
  • You will maintain all copyright processing and financial files required by laws and regulations.
  • You will return incorrect materials, track payments and maintain appropriate support files.

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Law Librarian to support the work of the United States Congress. Candidates with a degree in library and information science (e.g., MLS, MIS, MLIS, OR MSLS) are highly encourage to apply.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining-unit position.
The position description for this position is 060374.

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

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

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 legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Law Librarian duties include:

Conducts specialized or technical research projects, studies, or evaluations to prepare projects in support of legal policy issues.

Solves complex research problems within the legal research area in response to existing or anticipated requests or assignments.

Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services in response to a full range of complex or difficult inquires.

Identifies emerging topics of concern and tracks subjects or issues in subject areas.

Familiarizes policy analysts, legislative attorneys, information professionals, and congressional clients with new information resources and methods for making the most appropriate use of exiting information resources.

Evaluates and implements existing programs for expanding availability of library services.

Position: Librarian (Reference and Instruction)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Reference and Instruction Librarian to provide reference and instructional services to internal and congressional clients. The selectee will also serve as the project leader to create tutorials, web-based instruction and web pages in support of the reference and information research.

Responsibilities
The Librarian provides electronic and print research and reference services for an extensive array of highly complex research inquiries, including highly complex document requests. Accesses information resources and identifies specific content, as needed, to respond to highly complex research needs across the full range of public policy areas and research disciplines covered by CRS. Maintains knowledge of authoritative information resources, including bibliographic databases. Consults, as appropriate and relevant, resources available from all branches and levels of government, academia, think tanks, interest groups, and the private sector. Maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, research activities, and research resources. Develops and maintains knowledge of print and electronic information resources, as well as information retrieval techniques in performing reference/research tasks.

Leads the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities. Identifies issues or problems with reference and information services, helps gathers requirements to address these issues, and liaises with stakeholders regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced reference and information services customized to CRS requirements and how CRS responds to Congress.

Coordinates the development of resource guides, applying current and emerging tools and technology. Oversees the preparation and/or prepares instructions on how to locate, use and interpret widely-used research resources.

Coordinates and/or provides to CRS staff classroom instruction, online classes, webinars, user guides, cheat sheets, etc., on how to effectively use information tools and resources. Instructs clients in the use of digital tools and resources databases in face-to-face and classroom settings. Plans, schedules and manages training events and documents associated with courses, and course webinars. Organizes and conducts staff “drop-in” sessions—i.e., ad hoc and as needed training sessions—to help staff develop skills individually.

Serves as a liaison for collaboration between the KSG, other CRS divisions and offices, and Library of Congress service units and offices. Consults with staff throughout CRS and the Library of Congress regarding the development of instructional and promotional programs to facilitate the use of enterprise applications, databases, and research materials. Works with staff in the Office of Congressional Programs and Communications and others to promote the use of research tools and resources. Collaborates with individuals and organizations outside of CRS to organize informational and/or instructional events. Coordinates with database vendors and external trainers to plan and implement training events customized to CRS requirements and how CRS responds to Congress. Develops and maintains proficiency as an expert in reference and instruction services by keeping abreast of current developments in the field and by participating in professional activities.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396
This job is open to: Recent graduates; Individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans.

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
As a Librarian (Technical Services) (Recent Graduate) at the GS-1410-9, you will be part of Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If selected, you will be responsible for assignments that are designed to provide the skill and experience needed to serve in a Librarian position to meet the legal and general informational needs of EEOC attorneys and other staff.

Responsibilities

  • Catalogs new library materials in the appropriate system in accordance with standard operating procedures, including books, serials, archives collection materials, FOIA reading room materials, CDs, DVDs, microfiche, legal publications, etc.
  • Assists in developing and administering a comprehensive collection of print, non-print, and electronic educational materials as well as a program of instructional and educational support of the mission-related requirements of the EEOC.
  • Maintains records required by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the Library’s FOIA Reading Room.
  • Organizes, catalogs, classifies and preserves, according to archival standards, the Library archives collection, a unique collection of EEOC historical materials in print and multimedia formats.
  • Responds to requests from EEOC staff for materials unavailable in-house by providing interlibrary loan services.
  • Recommends, plans and implements new collections, bibliographic clean-up projects, cataloging projects and collection reorganization for increased patron access.
  • Performs basic online research and document retrieval in support of the Library’s reference and research services functions.
  • Maintains a level of security required for the facility and documents. Instructs library personnel in the appropriate security requirements of the facility and documents.

Two Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Associate Director for Library Operations
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The National Library of Medicine in the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Associate Director for Library Operations. This is a career Federal position in the Senior Executive Service.

Responsibilities

  • This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to serve as a key member of the NLM leadership team, participating in the formulation of overall policies supporting the strategic plan of NLM, NIH, and HHS.
  • Uses the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee as a scientific advisory group appointed to review, recommend, and ensure the continued quality and integrity of journals to be indexed by NLM
  • Prepares and presents formal reports, speeches, and papers for publication on the mission, objectives, programs, and interests of the Library Operations programs in the NLM
  • Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the staff of Library Operations providing managerial and technical direction for programs that carry out NLM’s key functions
  • Manages Library Operations, including the formulation, establishment, and interpretation of its policies; the development, analysis, and review of programs; and the implementation of operating plans
  • Plans, evaluates, implements, and coordinates the program activities of Library Operations, including program coordination with other components of NLM
  • Coordinates Library Operations programs with the Intramural Research Program, as well as with national major research libraries, national networks, and information centers in the U.S. and abroad
  • The Division of Library Operations employs approximately 450 FTE and non-FTE scientists, other professionals, support staff, and contractors and has an FY 2020 budget of approximately $90 million

Position: Digital Librarian
Location: Officer of Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $59,453 to $93,638

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG). The incumbent of this position will work within the Office of Mission Support Team (MST), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Information Governance Division (IGD).

As a Digital Librarian, GS-1410-09/11 target 13, your typical work assignments may include the following:

Responsibilities:

  • Develops or applies techniques for automating information description, classification, and extraction (e.g. auto-classification and auto-categorization).
  • Builds, revises and enforces auto-classification policies and taxonomies.
  • Searches, collects, and preserves information using automated record keeping tools, systems, and technologies in response to complex requests that include sensitive information and classified materials.
  • Evaluates the design and usability of information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the OIG information life cycle and organization, navigation and find-ability of information.
  • Analyzes and synthesizes information to provide insights and advice to leaders to support business decisions.
  • Identifies sources and strategy for content capture, identifies issues associated with sharing content across and outside the agency.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Chief, Serial and Government Publications (Supervisory Librarian)
Location: Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.
he position description number for this position is 65187.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The incumbent will work a flexitime work schedule.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Serial and Government Publication Division at the Library of Congress is one of the world’s great hubs for access to and research of newspapers, magazines, journals, comics, and government publications. The division maintains one of the largest and most comprehensive newspaper collections in the world, spanning four centuries of local, national and international people and events. The division oversees the flagship service ‘Chronicling America’, the product of an on-going partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress, a website and searchable database providing access to historic U.S. newspapers. The division is also home to the largest publicly available collection of comic books in the United States, starting from the ‘Golden Age’ in the 1930s up to present day copyright and independent publisher titles. The division also makes available some 55,000 current foreign and domestic serial titles on a daily basis. Additionally, the division collects and serves current U.S. federal, state, municipal, and foreign and international serial government publications in Western European languages. These collections and expert assistance are available online and onsite in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room which won the Washington City Paper ‘Best of D.C. 2019’ award for ‘Best Place to Learn About the Past’.

The Chief of Serial and Government Publication Division is a senior management position at the Library of Congress, responsible for bringing vision, leadership, and innovation to the role. The Chief provides national leadership in the fields of research, reference, and information science as they relate to the division’s collections and services, and represents the library at national and international meetings, events, and programs. The role involves setting strategies to organize, digitize and make content and information accessible; ensuring community-based engagement and diversity in collections development for the national library; implementing innovative onsite and online user experiences that support traditional and evolving forms of research; and pursuing creative and practical channels for increasing user engagement with the Library, its staff, and collections.

The Chief of the Serial and Government Publications Division is responsible for the custodial collection management, development, preservation, security, and service of those collections in the Division’s custody including, bound serial collections, government publications, periodicals, Federal Advisory Committee Collection, Federal Agencies Collection, newspaper collections (including the 18th century and other Gold-level newspaper collections), a Gold-level comic book collection, and other custodial collections in print, non-print, and electronic formats, as well as the related reference and information services to the Library’s many constituencies, including Members of Congress and their staff, the Congressional Research Service, representatives of other government agencies, the general public, scholars, researchers, academic institutions and others. The incumbent serves as the senior advisor to the Director, General and International Collections, on all matters pertaining devising and implementing policies, procedures, and methods relating to custodial collection management, development, preservation and security efforts to ensure compliance with U.S. Government and Library-wide polices of service and access to public and sensitive Library collections.

In accordance with established Library of Congress procedures, regulations and collective bargaining agreements, the Chief sets policy for and has broad administrative supervision of the division. Supervises and directs the work of a group of employees performing work at the GS-14 level (the assistant chief and the heads of the reference, newspaper and government publications and periodicals sections), as well as other administrative staff.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, world-class scholars, and managers of other libraries and information providers. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with other agency or department management and officials. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits, and with other cultural, academic and government agencies.

Position: Librarian (Preservation Specialist)
Location: Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $86,335 to $112,240

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012805.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The position of Librarian (Preservation Specialist) is a conservator position in the Conservation Divisions of the Preservation Directorate.

The incumbent uses expert knowledge and skills to preserve and conserve the Library’s rarest, most valuable, and heavily accessed art, books, manuscripts, photographs, 3-D objects and other special media collections and prepare these materials for exhibition with a great deal of independence in an exemplary manner. The incumbent will maintain high standards of practice as defined by the American Institute for Conservation.

The incumbent surveys internal collections, identifying and inventorying groups of materials. The incumbent analyzes, preservation requirements to determine and prioritize preservation requirements for display, travel and storage.

Prepares plans for conservation treatment utilizing a high level of technical knowledge of preservation and conservation, materials, housing, storage design, effect of mechanical devices on books and documents, and fabrication and storage housing issues. Assures that all conservation treatment and preparation required for each item to be stored, exhibited, handled or moved meets specified deadlines.

Coordinates and assigns work to assure that work is completed within set deadlines. Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements.

Participates in research projects to improve the preservation and safe handling of materials to preclude any damage. This research might include scientific analysis, design and review of case fabrication materials, and effect of environment and lighting. Keeps abreast of current research and development of new materials, techniques and/or equipment in relation to the display of library and archives materials and makes recommendations for their application, when appropriate to the Library of Congress.

Assists in the development and review of proposals for policy and implementation of procedures in the area of conservation and preservation. Coordinates testing of storage, display, and housing designs and materials in support of display and storage of collections off-site.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library.

As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Might conducts tours, workshops, and orientation sessions for staff and visitors.

Represents the organization at conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in conservation/preservation and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 317063.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
This position reports to the Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD), Preservation Directorate. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s numerous and diverse collections through a variety of preservation programs. The incumbent provides assistance to PRTD programs and projects involving scientific analysis and research related to the preservation of collections; the development and maintenance of scientific reference collections; and the testing of housing and building materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

Operates scientific, imaging, monitoring and other data-collection equipment to conduct capture of preservation and technical data on a variety of library materials and scientific reference samples using standard and customized test methods. Conducts post-processing of collected data and files for statistical and comparative analytics and use in reference databases.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on many scientific records or data files. Assesses the correctness of data and metadata and makes both minor and some major corrections as needed. Consults with senior staff on an as needed basis when correcting or significantly re-processing data or metadata.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on a number of physical and digital materials in scientific sample collections (such as the Center for Library Scientific Samples (CLASS) and the Center for Library Scientific Samples – Digital (CLASS-D).

Conducts basic and moderately complex testing and quality assurance procedures on a variety of materials to evaluate the materials considered to exhibit, house, or store collection materials using both well-defined and more general test methodologies and specifications. Compiles data and reports on testing results for review. Assists supervisor in developing new testing or quality assurance procedures. Performs routine maintenance and calibration of equipment according to specifications provided and maintains program documentation. Performs routine and difficult maintenance activities related to testing and quality assurance, including assisting with inventory control and management of computing and software systems. Assists supervisor in training staff on testing and quality assurance procedures.

Position: Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2020 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position 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.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries
  • Tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Processing library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identifying and preparing library materials for binding
  • Integrated library system support
  • Registering staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organizing routine training
  • Copy cataloging
  • Circulation and ready reference support
  • Preparing requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Preparing multi-media and/or paper-based presentations

Requirements:

  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory
  • An associate degree from recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, knowledge of cataloging rules (copy cataloging), and procedures in circulation services

Cadence Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

http://www.cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#library-tech-dc

Position: Librarian (Cataloging)
Location: Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), Library Services (LS) in the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC), Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Librarian is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate (SCD), Library Services (LS) in the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC).
This position requires occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room.

Responsibilities
The position provides innovative and effective bibliographic control of the Library’s collections and leadership to the library and information communities in the development of cataloging theory and practice. A variety of material is cataloged by the Directorate, including moving images, graphic materials, sound recordings, manuscripts and archives, electronic resources, maps, and microforms in many different languages. The cataloging is done in an electronic environment. The work of the Directorate affects the development of Library programs and the standards and principles used by librarians in government, public, and academic libraries throughout the United States. Stakeholders include Congress, scholars and the public, and the larger library and information communities.

The incumbent will have regular and ongoing access to gold-level collections. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of Manuscript Division collection materials sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of bibliographic and subject areas. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, object records, and holdings and item records for inventory control. Accessions incoming collections to be cataloged including gifts, transfers, and purchases. Maintains and recommends enhancements to the existing automated accession database. 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. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Resolves cataloging and accessioning problems reported by supervisor and other Division staff promptly and independently. Recommends additions and clarifications to the authority files. Identifies items which do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items which are out of scope (e.g., serials); and items for which a record already exists.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with supervisor and Division staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging procedures. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical challenges including those involving EAD, the Library’s integrated library system, and its web strategy plan. Collaborates with staff in planning and implementing the following team activities: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists in the training of others on matters related to cataloging, EAD, the integrated library system, its web strategy plan, and other emerging descriptive and metadata standards issues. Assists others inside and outside the Library with subject and cataloging problems.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information 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 library and archival standards, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues. Evaluates and selects procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Evaluates work to determine priorities. Identifies, examines, and evaluates information resources in the area of specialization. Reviews and revises work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 393988.

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.

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

Position: Records & Info Mgt Analyst Archival Services
Location: Office of the Secretary, Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description

Leads or participates in archival and records management projects, working collaboratively with other divisions and Reserve Banks. The primary role of this position is to participate in the Archival Services program working on digital preservation projects including enhancing search capabilities and other functionalities within the electronic record keeping system; enhancing metadata and taxonomy standards; developing filing structures and defining metadata requirements to be used for new collections of records; and establishing, evaluating, and improving existing workflows used to process textual and electronic records. Serves as a project lead for electronic records collection maintenance projects including identifying gaps in collections, locating records to complete the collections, and reviewing collections to ensure that records are properly categorized and preserved.

Position Requirements

The applicant must have extensive knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of electronic record keeping and digital preservation, records management, information management, and project management and the ability to apply this knowledge creatively to a variety of considerations and business needs. Requires technical, analytical, and organizational skills in order to contribute to complex processes, such as categorizing and processing complex Board records, and responding to complex reference requests. The position requires specialized knowledge of electronic record keeping, digital preservation, and experience in leading or participating in projects. Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills, commitment to collaboration, and current knowledge of information technology innovations in recordkeeping practices. Must have strong organizational, management, and planning abilities.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: CEO
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (MD)
Salary: $90,000.00 – $110,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

“Advance Library Excellence” as the next CEO of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA). With an excellent staff (15FTE), an annual $3 million operating budget, and a nine-member governing Board of Trustees, SMRLA will continue to provide new and ongoing library services and products to its three member libraries serving the 370,000+ residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive leader to be an enthusiastic advocate with State and local partners, an inspirational CEO for SMRLA staff, and a collaborative partner with its member Library Directors. Key opportunities for the CEO include implementing the strategic plan, creating a stronger regional library system through strong governance, continuing staff development, succession planning, and creating sustainable revenue streams. The successful candidate will be a co-partner with member Libraries in the areas of innovative technologies, resource sharing, advocacy, and exploration of future funding potential. Established by the State of Maryland, SMRLA is located in St. Mary’s County (Charlotte Hall), MD.

The three counties served by SMRLA—St.Mary’s County (113,000 population), Calvert County (91,000 population), and Charles County (146,000 population)—are centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic corridor close to Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore. Home to crabbing, fishing, and farming, the area is also home to the high-tech Naval Air Station Patuxent River and has a deep appreciation of a combined focus on its historical foundations and its dynamic outlook. Southern Maryland boasts a thousand miles of shoreline with fossil-laden cliffs, quiet tidal inlets and sandy beaches. The result of this unique geography is a maritime heritage of skipjacks, steamboats and lighthouses, a network of scenic byways joining resort towns and picturesque communities and an abundance of state and national parks offering a diverse variety of water-based recreational activities. The area also boasts of excellent public schools and a wealth of cultural amenities. To learn more about SMRLA and the area, see SMRLA Links.

Responsibilities. The CEO directs, coordinates, and manages the activities and operations of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing organizational leadership and direction to ensure optimal operations; recommend, develop and implement strategic initiatives in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, Member Library Directors, and SMRLA Staff; and serve as the principal representative to state government agencies and organizations to promote visibility, influence, and funding for SMRLA Libraries. In addition, the CEO will also oversee the ongoing programs and services offered by the Association and continue to enhance those programs and services offered to the citizens of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are: (1) a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; (2) the Public Library Director’s Certificate from the Maryland State Library or the ability to secure such certification within 120 days of hire; and (3)a minimum of five years of experience in a library organization and three years in a supervisory role. Additional qualifications include knowledge of library trends and best practices, strong interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of state-of-the-art library technologies, and successful experience with budget preparation and financial reporting. Desirable skills also include the ability to work collaboratively with Trustees, Member Libraries, staff, and local and state officials and experience reporting to a governing board.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $90,000 – $110,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications), relocation assistance, and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as PDF attachments to Karen MillerThis position closes April 5, 2020.

Position: Librarian I
Location: Multiple Locations, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $48,367 – 79,926

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, one year work experience in a library, and supervisory experience preferred.

Responsibilities:
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.

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

Spanish language skills desired/preferred.