Two Positions-Maryland & Virginia

Position: Chief, Neighborhood Library Services
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $80,735.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the CEO, provides leadership, oversight and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of twenty one branch libraries; four district managers; 18 branch managers and an executive assistant. The NLS offices will be located in the newly renovated State Library Resource Center/ Central Library in downtown Baltimore.

Baltimore is a diverse city, made up of distinct neighborhoods with very specific needs. The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) provides services to all of these communities through a variety of innovative services. EPFL’s mission is “to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all.” The Library values diversity and equity, and recognizes the importance of these to Baltimore. In keeping with these values, NLS is reflective of these values and responsive to identified community needs. Its Chief must be community-oriented; energized by innovation and calculated risk-taking; responsive to community needs and proactive in making connections with organizations and groups that support and comprise Baltimore’s communities. Additionally, the Chief should be an empowering force for the District and Library Managers, while simultaneously communicating and upholding Leadership decisions.

The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required. Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.

The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services has a passion for serving people and a customer service orientation that fosters internal and external customer service and workplace excellence. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is needed.

The preferred candidate has a knowledge of and experience with development and implementation of policy and/or standard operating procedures; experience with successful evaluation, measurement and accountability practices.

Position: Content Strategy Officer
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, service oriented and forward-focused leader for its newly configured Content Strategy unit. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research, and Engagement, the Content Strategy Officer (CSO) provides leadership in the broadly defined area of research materials content and collection strategies. While directly supervising a small team of two high-level classified staff and a graduate research assistant, the incumbent will guide and coordinate the selection and collection development responsibilities of 20 subject specialist librarians (who are organized in three disciplinary teams and spread across three campuses) as well as those of another dozen staff with selection responsibilities. Additionally, the position serves as the primary content and collections contact with VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), WRLC (Washington Research Libraries Consortium), and ASERL (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries).

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 CSO will take a prominent role, working closely with the Head, Resource Acquisition and in collaboration with not only the AUL for LRE but also with other key library leaders and managers with research collections responsibilities to strengthen existing models of content provision as well as explore and develop new approaches for providing research content to the George Mason University scholarly community.

Responsibilities:
The Content Strategy Officer’s primary role is to direct, coordinate and assess the Libraries’ overall content strategy (including the identification and selection of scientific and scholarly research materials) as it relates to the Libraries’ research collections, whether owned, subscribed to, shared, open, accessed or otherwise made available to the George Mason University scholarly community.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Corporate Records Management Specialist
Location: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Silver Spring MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a State-chartered agency operating within Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. It is a nationally-recognized and award-winning agency providing land use planning; stewardship for natural, cultural and historic resources; and delivery of recreation programs to the communities it serves.  Additional information on the agency can be found at www.mncppc.org.

The agency is seeking a Corporate Records Management Specialist within the Corporate Records Program (Division of Corporate Policy and Management Operations). This position will assist in implementing and monitoring the agency’s records management program under the supervision of the Records Management Program Administrator.  The successful candidate must have a positive attitude; and, be motivated, enthusiastic, willing to learn, and able to work as a member of a team.  Experience should include knowledge of records management theory and practice.

Examples of Important Duties

  • Assists with day-to-day operations of the Records Center & Archives facility, which includes: coordinating records transfers; assisting with research requests; preparing records for destruction, performing data entry; digitizing records; and, conducting inventory reviews.
  • Assists with drafting internal operating procedures, forms, and guidance documentation to meet program needs.
  • Works to ensure agency and program compliance with applicable State regulations. This includes assisting with regular updates to the agency’s records retention schedule; drafting and submitting records destruction certificates; and, transferring records to State custody.
  • Conducts pick-up and/or delivery of records to agency offices via the use of agency vehicle. Often moves large quantities of heavy record boxes. Assigns inventory locations and logs data into records management system.
  • Conducts training and outreach to agency offices on records management practices and related topics.
  • Provides limited supervision and guidance to technical staff on records or archival projects and general operations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Archives, Records Management or History is highly desired.
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices including planning and managing a records or archives program.
  • Experience with records/document management systems.
  • Knowledge of electronic records issues, systems analysis, systems development concepts and data storage methods, media, and security.
  • Knowledge of the technical requirements for digital preservation, including hardware, software, metadata schema and file formats.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong analytical, communications and customer service skills.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Archives/Records Management, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, History or any related field.
2. Two (2) years of experience in records management that includes substantive work in the range of duties and responsibilities in this class specification.
3. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 6 years.
4. Valid driver’s license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations. Driver’s license must be unencumbered by restrictions, revocations, suspensions, or points that could limit the employee’s ability to drive Commission vehicles or perform driving duties required by the position of assignment.
5. Must pass Commission medical examination.

Supplemental Information

Class/Specification Title:  Corporate Records Management Specialist

Working Conditions:   
Works in an office and warehouse setting; may work outdoors briefly on an incidental basis.  Carries or otherwise moves or uses objects weighing up to 49 pounds on own and heavier objects with assistance. May be subject to various job demands such as high volume of work and tight deadlines. This position will require travel to local facilities for records pick-up/delivery, meetings, and presentations as needed.

Position: Business Research Librarian
Location: Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Washington D.C. or Atlanta GA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Research Librarian in the Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA office of Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and member of a talented and dynamic team of lawyers, paralegals and staff.

The Business Research Librarian will work with the Firm under the direction of the Director of Research Services to provide business, industry and competitive intelligence research in support of attorneys and the Client Practice and Business Development group (CPD). This position will also support the Legal Research Services team as needed.

Responsibilities and Duties:

• Strategically and proactively identify business opportunities that align with the Firm’s objectives using a creative approach to resources and internal/external data as needed.
• With input from the attorneys and other stakeholders, develop metrics of success around the business opportunity research process, including building a knowledge base of opportunities, capabilities, Firm relationships and experience.
• Develop a deep understanding of Firm capabilities and client intake process in order to proactively match Firm capabilities with events and business relationships that trigger business opportunity for the Firm.
• Provide research on companies, industries, competitors, and individuals as requested by attorneys or members of CPD and synthesize this information into analytical reports, and assist other business research librarians with the same. Fulfill requests including executive biographies, basic company reports, litigation profiles, and conference attendee information.
• Create, monitor and distribute daily news alerts on clients, companies, topics, and trends using appropriate online resources to support attorneys and Business Development Managers.
• Understand existing tools and resources, and assist in the evaluation, differentiation and selection of business and news information resources.
• Provide back-up to the legal reference desk rotation, responding to requests from attorneys and staff on behalf of the department.
• Maintain research statistics for the business research team.
• Additional duties and responsibilities as requested by the Director of Research Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited college or university or significant professional business development research or financial analytical experience.
• Seven to ten years in a law firm, corporate library or similar business research role preferred. Experience with online databases including CapitalIQ, D&B Hoovers, and West Monitor Suite.
• This position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail; strong organizational and time management skills; a customer service orientation; tact and professionalism when dealing with clients; and an interest in continued learning and problem solving.
• Computer skills with knowledge of MS Office Suite and proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook is required. Familiarity with online news, business, legal and industry resources.

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our Firm and in the larger legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger firm. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP maintains a policy of affording all employees and applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or familial status, domestic violence victim status, ancestry, amnesty, citizenship status, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation will not be tolerated in any of the Firm’s offices or any other work-related setting. Qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a position or to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position for which they are otherwise qualified. EEO.

Position: Senior Research Services Manager
Location: Hogan Lovells, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Knowledge plays a vital role at Hogan Lovells. The strategic purpose of the Knowledge team is to ensure that all those involved in delivering legal advice to clients have access to the knowledge and information required to deliver a technically excellent, efficient service; to devise new and innovative ways of sharing that knowledge with clients as part of client relationship management; to input knowledge into the firm’s continuous process improvement initiatives around legal service delivery; and to ensure that the firm is harnessing new technology to support those objectives.
The Research Services team forms part of the Knowledge function. The team supports the firm’s excellence in service delivery and quality, and supports the efficiency and effectiveness of our lawyers. The team are always abreast of the latest legal and business news and their experience enables them to add valuable commercial context to research requests.

The Senior Research Services Manager will manage the US Research Services team, reporting to the Head of Global Research Services. The role will work closely with the Senior Research Services (Resources) Manager

  • Lead the implementation of the global Research Services strategy within the US market. Identify and implement opportunities for service development and change within the US service.
    • Working with the Head of Global Research Services, manage and lead the implementation of global processes, tools and technologies within the US service.
    • Maintain a dialogue with lawyers across the US practice to ensure that the service continues to meet practice needs. Ensure the team stays aware of changing business needs and evolves accordingly.
    • Raise awareness of tools across the lawyer community, ensuring the team establish close working relationships with relevant practice area Knowledge Lawyers to promote research tools and services.
    • Work closely with the Senior Research Services (Resources) Manager to ensure effective resource decision-making and Research staff support for trial/pilot, evaluation, training, and marketing of research products to lawyers;
    • Ensure that US Research Services align to the regional knowledge needs, led by the Regional Head of Knowledge, Americas.
    • Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
    • Responsibility for the day-to-day management of the US Research team to ensure delivery of: (1) a high value legal and business research enquiry service; (2) a global current awareness service across legal information and regulatory change, competitor and business intelligence; and (3) a range of advanced research skills training on research tools and techniques;
    • Manage the research service provided to our US lawyers; ensure high service standards and efficient work processes across a dispersed team located in Washington DC, New York, Denver, Louisville and Northern Virginia;
    • Set and provide regular performance and service delivery metrics to assure Knowledge and business leadership of quality behaviors, standards and cost-effective service delivery.
    • Manage the Research Services team staff evaluations, recruitment processes, training and development;
    • Assist in the formulation of the annual Research Services budget.
    • All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum eight (8+) years of law firm library experience in a senior level/managerial capacity;
• Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
• Demonstrated leadership skills and team management/staff supervision abilities;
• An understanding of the legal market and business landscape. Familiarity with emerging technologies and an appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age;
• In-depth knowledge of a range of US and international legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality and content; and
• Expert search experience with the ability to advise and coach on research searching strategies.
Competencies
• Strong communication and people management skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
• A true team player. Collaborative, accountable;
• Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders to drive innovation and change;
• A strong customer service focus and high client care standards with the ability to lead a high-performing team in a pressured environment;
• Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
• A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
• Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas.
• Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.

COMPETENCIES

• Strong communication and people management skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
• A true team player. Collaborative, accountable;
• Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders to drive innovation and change;
• A strong customer service focus and high client care standards with the ability to lead a high-performing team in a pressured environment;
• Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
• A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
• Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas.
• Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.

HOURS
Core Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm. Must be flexible to work additional hours.
This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.

Hogan Lovells is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or protected Veteran status.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $41,369 to $53,774 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the American Folklife Center, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of multi-format ethnographic materials in both physical and digital formats.

The position description number for this position is 383009

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.

Responsibilities
Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of multi-format ethnographic materials, including digital files, manuscript materials, still images, audio recordings, and moving images. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive. Accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic,chronological, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, bar coding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Prepares a variety of material for digital and other reformatting by counting items, transporting to duplication service, and reviewing duplicated collection materials for adherence to established quality standards.

Compiles and maintains records of processing activities and completes appropriate forms for statistical reports.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of library systems and tools.

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 use a variety of data sources and search tools.

Knowledge of library and archives processes and procedures.**

Knowledge of collection management.**

Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.**

Ability to communicate and interact with others.

Knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, history, oral history, and related fields.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Applications Integration Developer
Location: Washington Research Library Consortium, Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

We are looking for a smart creative applications developer/integrator to deliver software and services to our partners using modern tools and practices.

JOB TITLE: Applications Integration Developer

SUMMARY: The Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) is a collaborative partnership with nine universities (American University, The Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Marymount University, and The University of the District of Columbia) providing innovative and cost-effective access to shared information resources, services and expertise. The Applications Integration Developer is building, enhancing, integrating and monitoring high availability IT services responsive to the evolving needs of the WRLC partner universities.

The Applications Integration Developer will be using Linux and open source software extensively on a daily basis, including Drupal, Solr, and Fedora Commons to name just a few. We manage these services with expanding use of orchestration tools (eg. Ansible), containers (eg. Docker) and cloud infrastructure (eg. AWS). Much of the position’s work involves integrating applications with the unified library services platform, library data resources, and vendor provided web services.

Position: Resident Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This three-year Library Residency program is designed to provide an early-career librarian from an underrepresented group the opportunity for rapid professional growth while bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to Towson University Libraries. The first two years of the program will be dedicated to orientation to the profession of academic librarianship and development of projects and experience in departments throughout the library including Research and Instruction, Content Management, Special Collections & University Archives, Library Information Technology, Library Advancement and Assessment, and Access Services. In the final year of the program the Resident will specialize in their chosen area(s) and work on a capstone project suited to their professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete, and report research or creative work at a conference or as a publication. The Resident will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations. The Resident Librarian will benefit from formal and informal mentorship, funding and encouragement of professional development, and a focus on career planning. Towson University Libraries Residency program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

Position: Research/Instructional Services (RIS) Librarian
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to several academic departments. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs. Effective and creative instruction is especially important. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally. RIS Librarians at SU also typically assume primary responsibility for coordinating some area of activity, such as scholarly communications, reference desk, instruction, or social media; what that area will be for this position will be a subject for discussion, and training will be provided, as needed.

Position: Library Services Specialist
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Salary: $38,204- $45,845

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:
Within a team environment responsible for creating orders for library materials in all formats. Identifies and resolves problems associated with orders and approval plans. Communicates with selectors, vendors and the library community. Promotes a collaborative continuous learning environment within the University of Maryland Libraries.

Minimum Qualification:
Bachelors Degree and one year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the job.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This is a full-time position with the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Monday, 03/11/2019, 11:59 PM EST

Responsibilities
Provides in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research for Chambers, law clerks, Court Officers, staff, and others. Serves as a research expert in culling through resources in a wide array of formats and fields of inquiry to provide thorough responses to questions. Determines efficient and effective search strategies while under intense time pressure and tight deadlines. Organizes and synthesizes complex search results to meet research needs and expectations, working closely with individual requestors. Performs collection development through selection responsibilities and resource evaluations. Provides training and orientation to law clerks and new employees regarding Library resources and services. Participates in the design and maintenance of a complex relational database for research inquiries. Maintains broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects which impact the overall effectiveness of the Research Department and the Library. Works as a member of the Research Department with substantial independence on individual requests and projects, as well as in collaboration with staff in all Library departments.

Position: Manager, Electronic Resources
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Summary:

The Manager, Electronic Resources supports the acquisition, access and utilization of online research resources and tools across the firm.

Job Responsibilities:

•    Coordinates with IS, vendors, and librarians to maintain and improve access to electronic resources, testing, configuring, updating, and troubleshooting the department’s electronic tools and resources.
•    Coordinates product demos, product comparison and selection, implementation, outreach and continual support of online research resources.
•    Carries out effective planning, communication and implementation of new online resources as well as online resource upgrades and changes.
•    Provides support and training to help maximize use of research resources & technology.
•    Spearheads testing, troubleshooting and resolution of technical issues in the specific browser and computer environments; works with IS department and vendors to resolve technical issues that arise.
•    Assists with online resource purchasing and negotiating of licensing agreements.
•    Oversees activities related to the management of e-resources, including e-subscription routing and documentation in ILS (EOS) and other systems.
•    Facilitates access to online resources through maintaining and enhancing department intranet pages.
•    Responds to questions from attorneys and staff regarding research systems and resources
•    Supports utilization of and integration of current awareness tools.
•    Assists in updating and maintenance of online resource management tool, Onelog.
•    Performs other special projects or duties as needed.
•    Travel may be required.

Position: Librarian
Location: Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

There is a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed.

Responsibilities
The position description number for this position is 058498.
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.

Catalogs a variety of 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 cataloged 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 order 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

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 accordance 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.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Library Technician (Metadata) is supervised by the Chief of the Digital Resources Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library of Congress. The incumbent’s duties include creation of descriptive metatdata for legal documents, including primary and secondary source materials, based upon an examination of materials.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 344548

Responsibilities
The incumbent generates descriptive metadata for a large volume and wide-range of digital legal documents including primary and secondary source materials; reads document content and assigns appropriate metatags that may reflect any or all of the following elements: description, type, creator, subject, spatial coverage, temporal coverage, and collection; develops knowledge of Law Library’s metadata standards and guidelines, in order to assign appropriate metatags to specific documents. Metadata is applied in a manner that facilitates online searching and helps ensure that documents are easily retrievable.

The incumbent uses various software tools to enter and update descriptive metadata in documents and web pages; and utilizes spreadsheet or similar tools to organize large amounts of metadata and transfer information to metadata fields in digital files, including PDF documents.

The incumbent uses pre-designed spreadsheets or similar tools to organize and track information about digital legal documents and related metadata. As directed, updates information and maintains version control of spreadsheets containing metadata; maintains integrity of digital legal documents and ensure that metadata status of documents is apparent through a file-naming convention or similiar methods; and helps develop organizational schemes for ongoing metadata projects that will facilitate review and updates on project status.

The incumbent organizes digital legal collection materials to facilitate the provision of online access; uses appropriate folders and files to organize digital objects; works from samples provided by legal subject matter experts to create additional spreadsheets that reflect the organizational structure of different types of legal materials that will be used to provide online access to such materials; and follows webpage templates and web posting guidelines to publish and maintain digital files and metadata online.

The incumbent assists in the implementation of projects related to the digital collection management; performs work assignments to support achievement of project goals; serves as a member of project teams and may serve as team leader to provide guidance in the creation project-related metadata and provide quality review of the work of team members. As directed, tries out work flows and work procedures to establish productivity benchmarks and identify potential bottlenecks. Based on results, provides feedback to improve initial project planning and ongoing project management.

The incumbent maintains effective working relationships with various individuals in the Division and across the Law Library; participates in Division meetings and contributes to discussion related to search and retrieval of legal materials via the Law Library’s website; serves as a resource for information about Law Library metadata creation and standards. As assigned, participates in committees or working groups consider metadata issues or issues related to digital access.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Electronic Management Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $21.98 – $22.69/hr

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary/Objective
The E-Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management Unit to provide support for all of the Library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System, OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. The position’s primary responsibilities include maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, maintaining definitions on the EZProxy server, working with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues.

Four Positions: Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Ballard Spahr, LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research & Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Research Analyst to join its team of researchers in providing expert, customized research and analysis firm-wide. Under the direction of the Lead Research Analyst, the Analyst gathers, analyzes and delivers expert information on a variety of subjects, people or companies in response to on-demand requests.

The selected individual will also support business, industry, market and other business development or strategic research initiatives by working collaboratively with the Business Intelligence/Competitive Intelligence Team.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, Minneapolis, the District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S. The shift must cover M-F 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

Knowledge of research methodology as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practices; proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data and information into actionable information; strong intellectual curiosity and ability to delve deeply during the research process to identify patterns, trends and other insights; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; proficiency with Lexis, Bloomberg, D&B Hoovers, Capital IQ and other legal and corporate research services; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, successfully and within tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school and two or more years of experience providing support for research and business & competitive intelligence services in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered. For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online.

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Department of the Navy, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:
You will serve as a Supervisory Librarian in the Reference and Readers’ Service Section of the Navy Department Library, a branch of the NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND (NHHC).

Responsibilities:

  • You will provide supervision, guidance, and direction to reference librarians and library support staff regarding all matters of reference and readers? services.
  • You will write position descriptions, staff performance evaluations, and ensure timely and efficient procedures for providing reference assistance and NHHC website content development to clientele.
  • You will provide comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups in support of the library?s mission.
  • You will perform online searching in commercial and worldwide web databases.
  • You will develop, format, and ensure accuracy and integrity of the library?s website and social media pages.

Position: Assistant Library Manager II
Location: Multiple Locations, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range:$52,508-$81,424

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
  • Works in collaboration with the Branch Manager to set performance expectations and customer service goals for librarian staff.
  • Actively contributes to the branch management team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to customers.
  • Leads staff by modeling the appropriate workplace behaviors and effectively communicating with staff regarding individual and team expectations.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates librarian staff.  Accurately assesses staff abilities.  Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.
  • Oversees the provision of information service, readers’ advisory service, and programming/outreach services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of information resources and materials that are used by branch customers.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and relationship building skills with diverse customers and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying branch and system operational needs.
  • Embraces productive change and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing community needs.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies to workplace issues.
  • Models continuous learning and holds staff accountable to continued professional development.
  • In the absence of the Branch Manager, assumes manager duties when necessary.

Position: Mobile Engagement Administrator
Location: Adult and Comm. Engagemt, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $52,508-$81,424

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:
  • Demonstrate effective communication and relationship building skills with diverse customers and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying departmental and system operational needs.
  • Embraces productive change and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing community needs.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies and procedures to workplace issues.
  • Models continuous learning and holds staff accountable to continued professional development.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates full-time and part-time librarian and circulation/driver staff.  Accurately assesses staff abilities.  Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.
  • Actively contributes to the Adult and Community Engagement team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to customers.
  • Works in collaboration with the department manager to set and communicate a compelling vision for mobile engagement outreach.
  • Works effectively with county agencies, outside contractors and others who provide vehicle maintenance.
  • Leads staff by modeling the appropriate workplace behaviors and effectively communicating with staff regarding individual and team expectations.
  • Oversees the provision of information service, readers’ advisory service, and programming/outreach services to adults of various abilities, cultures and skill levels.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of materials and services that are used by customers.
  • Monitors and analyzes data and prepares reports.
  • Performs all essential librarian functions as determined by branch and system needs.
  • Demonstrates Baltimore County Public Library’s Workplace Competencies and proficiency in Core Services.
  • Actively supports the values of Baltimore County Public Library.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services Technician)
Location: Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $41,369 to $53,774 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints & Photographs Division, which acquires, organizes, describes, preserves, and makes available for research use a wide variety of original and historical visual materials in both physical and digital formats.

The position description number for this position is 128788.

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

Responsibilities
Incumbent applies numerous established practices in processing materials, consisting of original and historical visual formats including photographic prints and negatives, fine and historical prints, documentary and architectural design drawings, posters, cartoons, and digital files. Recognizes various types of material in order to receive, accession, sort, and arrange collections in different ways (e.g., by format, alphabetic, chronologic, geographic, or numeric). Prepares material for use and storage by performing basic filing, archival housing, hand-marking, automated labeling, bar coding, and shelving tasks. Consults about material that is duplicate, extraneous, or in need of evaluation for special preservation treatment.

Performs collection management activities for a variety of material, including pulling and refilling, transferring material to and from off-site storage, keeping stack location guides up to date, preservation stabilization such as replacing worn folders and boxes, relabeling, marking for identification and security, shelf reading, and collection shifting.

Performs a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases to identify what physical and digital items are in the division’s care and helps track where they are. Compiles and enters information in automated and manual systems for inventories, container lists, or other kinds of finding aids using box and folder information and other data gathered during processing or provided by senior staff. Prepares preliminary access or inventory records for single items or collections using judgment to apply a substantial number of established procedures of the division to capture call numbers, creator names, titles, dates, and physical description. Searches online and print resources to research and verify information including place names and creator names. Proofs records to ensure accuracy and updates data as needed. Determines the correctness of data within the appropriate fields. Identifies duplicated entries.

Develops and maintains a good working knowledge of microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician (Documents)
Location: US Senate Library, Washington, DC
Salary: $44,292 – $68,652

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

NATURE OF WORK
This is support work providing information resources to Senate and Library staff. Work includes maintaining
and controlling collection resources, creating and updating online records, and organizing and filing research
materials within the Library and storage areas. Work is bound by Resource Description and Access cataloging
rules, Library of Congress classification and subject heading guidelines, MARC standards for bibliographic
and authority records, Federal Depository Library Program guidelines, Secretary of the Senate policies and
procedures, the U.S. Senate Handbook, and the Senate Ethics Manual, but requires independent judgment in
setting priorities and handling assignments. Work is performed under the general direction of the Access
Services Librarian

Deadline for Applications

February 19, 2019

Applications will NOT be accepted after 11 :59 p.m.

The online application can be found on the Human Resources Department’s employment page on the Senate’s public website – https://oampublic.senate.gov/constituent/login/cbc95c84-c77b-4fef-b2b4-fea822c9cb7f.

All applicants should complete a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment (and, if applicable, an Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation specified on that form) and attach a cover letter and current resume to the online application through the link listed above.

Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.

Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

Position: Head of Access Services
Location: Mullen Library, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Overview
Access Services assists in the delivery of research materials in print and electronic format to faculty, students, and the broader library community. It encompasses consortium loan, interlibrary loan, document delivery, circulation, course reserves, collection security, and stacks management. Through innovative leadership, creative planning and management, a thorough understanding of resource sharing technologies, and continuous training and motivation of staff, the Head of Access Services ensures that all functions of the department are performed to meet the goal of providing users with access to the information they need, as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Responsibilities
Provides administrative oversight of Access Services, including planning for user services and management of resources and personnel. Recommends for hire, supervises and trains full-time and part-time staff in the provision of stacks management, resource sharing, reserves, circulation, and collection security services in Mullen Library. Establishes Access Services policies and procedures, in consultation with the Director of Research & Instruction and approval of the University Librarian. Develops and implements new services to meet changing user needs. Manages collection of patron service charges, fines, and fees. Fosters a philosophy of efficient, professional, and courteous customer service. Provides individual and group outreach to faculty and students on Access Services policies, procedures, and services. Coordinates Access Services-related matters with staff in the library system, the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), Technology Services, Enrollment Services, the registrar, the public safety office, and Alumni Relations. Represents the library at WRLC committee meetings related to consortium Access Services matters. Collects data and prepares usage and other reports for various levels of the library administration, university, and consortium. Has oversight of the hiring and training of student workers and works closely with the Coordinator, Instruction and Engagement Services on the cross training of student workers who have work assignments both in Access Services and Research & Instructional Services.

Position: Evening Circulation Supervisor
Location: Mullen Library, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Evening Circulation Supervisor handles all circulation activities; closes the library stacks and manages evening building security Sunday – Thursday; assists the Circulation & Student Supervisor, supervising part-time staff; assists with stacks management and resource sharing activities, as needed; and collects statistical data on circulation services. The Evening Circulation Supervisor reports to the Head of Access Services.

Responsibilities

  • Handles all circulation services in Mullen Library: borrowing, renewing, and processing returned materials; conducts searches and recalls for items not on the shelf; and collects fines and fees. With the Circulation & Student Supervisor, implements policies and procedures for circulation services, regularly reviews the policies and procedures, and recommends revisions. Closes the library and the stacks from Monday to Friday.
  • Assists with on-site coordination of May Gallery events as necessary. Provides backup support for reserves, security desk, and other areas as needed.
  • Assists Circulation & Student Supervisor in the following activities: training and on-site supervision, and scheduling of part-time circulation services employees and ensuring that training is successful and that all circulation services employees follow policies and procedures.
  • Assists with stacks management, resource sharing, and other Access Services duties. Able to work a flexible schedule seven days a week.
  • Collecting appropriate statistical data and incorporating it into monthly and annual written reports of Access Services activities.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Law Librarian
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court, Rockville, MD
General Salary Schedule: $46,795 – $77,166

DEFINITION OF CLASS

The Assistant Law Librarian serves as the principal assistant to the Law Librarian in the operation of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, as well as the libraries in judges’ chambers and other court offices. This position deals with various levels of library patrons and is responsible for providing equitable information services to the public, legal community, judicial officers and court personnel. Employee must have experience with and an in-depth understanding of legal research.

Employee is expected to have a thorough knowledge of Court organization, office practices and make independent decisions in dealing with the public and employees. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure that they are treated with dignity and discretion.

The Assistant Law Librarian reports directly to the Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.

EXAMPLE OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist in the administration, development and daily operation of the law library.  Also assist with various library and courthouse projects, access to justice initiatives and library events.
  • Perform all duties of the Law Librarian in his/her absence.
  • Perform reference services using print and online resources for judges, court staff, attorneys and the public.
  • Instruct patrons in the use of library systems and technology and provide general information on the use of library facilities and services.
  • Assist the Law Librarian with recommending, developing and supervising reference and customer service procedures that provide equitable service and meet the research needs of varied library patrons in a manner reflecting professional law library theory and practice.
  • Develop and maintain library’s integrated library system and online public access catalog. This includes instructing staff; troubleshooting; and cataloging print, online and electronic resources.
  • Write and graphically design library guides, newsletters and other informational materials for court personnel and other library patrons. This includes contributing content to the library website and courthouse intranet.
  • Assist in evaluating and implementing new and evolving technology for the retrieval of legal and non-legal information.
  • Process new materials and preserve existing materials.
  • Assist in maintaining and developing the legal collection, both print and non-print, for all judicial chambers and other circuit court departments.
  • Prepare invoices for payment, keep records of library purchases and communicate with vendors.
  • Maintain continuing education by attending professional library association meetings, researching legal and library issues and engaging in other professional education opportunities.

Position: Part-Time Substitute Reference Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a part-time substitute Reference Librarian. This individual will work on an as-needed basis, primarily during evening and weekend shifts, under the direction of the Information Literacy Coordinator/PR Librarian. This position is scheduled to work no more than 19.5 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the research/information desk; responds to faculty, student, and staff requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
  2. Assists faculty and students in finding materials and information using print and non-print sources with the online catalog, databases, related software and internet use.
  3. Provides excellent customer service to patrons and establishes good working relationships with colleagues, students and faculty.
  4. Assists Access Services staff with patrons as needed.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Assistant II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Norrsville-White Hall, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of clerical duties related to the circulation of library materials, including but not limited to answering phones and greeting and directing customers, checking materials in and out, registering customers for library cards, providing orientation services and explaining library policies and procedures, maintaining accurate customer accounts; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Application Period: Posted: February 4, 2019. Closing Date: March 1, 2019.

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Checks materials in and out;
  2. Answers phones and greets and directs customers to appropriate areas;
  3. Registers customers for library cards;
  4. Provides orientation to library users and explains library policies and procedures;
  5. Maintains accurate customer accounts;
  6. Calculates and collects fines and fees, records monies collected, and issues refunds to customers, as appropriate;
  7. Maintains and files customer requests;
  8. May:
    • Maintains accurate daily financial records, including balancing daily, weekly, or monthly reports, as directed;
    • Performs physical maintenance of the periodical and newspaper collection by processing, labeling, converting, withdrawing, and filing reports for missing issues;
    • Repairs damaged library materials;
    • Cleans, re-packs, re-labels, and recycles library materials;
  9. Informs customers of library activities, rules and services;
  10. Assists in promoting special programs and services to encourage greater use of the library;
  11. Instructs customers and volunteers on the use of library equipment, i.e. copier, TV, VCR, cassette/CD player;
  12. Operates equipment such as, cash register, debit/credit card machines, receipt printers, etc., to carry out customer service responsibilities;
  13. Prints Pull Item Lists and routes materials to appropriate branch.

Position: Consumer Health Coordinator
Location: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA), Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to coordinate and facilitate consumer health outreach and education activities in the region. The Consumer Health Coordinator ensures an organized approach to NNLM SEA outreach services by promoting consumer health library development, providing consultation services, and assessing and responding to the information and educational needs of public and consumer health librarians. This librarian also promotes the services and products of the NLM and NNLM.

The Consumer Health Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.