Maryland: One Position

Position: Head, Research Commons
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
This is a full-time permanent status track librarian position in the Research, Teaching, and Learning Department with responsibilities for overseeing the Research Commons. The Head of RC will expand on the educational mission of RC, including development and coordination of workshops and events; maintaining and developing services for researchers of all levels, from undergraduate students through faculty, (for example, IRROC and copyright assistance); putting forward marketing campaigns to promote RC; establishing measures and assessments in determining value; and assuming leadership for the development and support of a cohesive digital scholarship service, incorporating GIS, data visualization, data research and OER in accordance with the Libraries’ strategic priorities. The Head of RC will advise and contribute to the developments of commons models across the University of Maryland Libraries, including those at STEM, MSPAL, and TLC units, and provide leadership to their unit by supervising RC staff members.

Duties include actively engaging with colleagues across the Libraries and the campus community in developing and maintaining partnerships, services, and spaces; developing a strong understanding of research needs on campus in order to enhance service models; creation of assessments to determine awareness of the services, overall satisfaction, and suggestions for improvement; drafting strategic goals for the Research Commons; developing a plan for the comprehensive and coherent digital scholarship services. The Head of RC actively participates in services and collections related activities for assigned subject responsibilities, including collection development and management, provides instruction and in-person and virtual reference services, and promotes services available through the Libraries.

The Head of RC is an active member of Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other RAS units (e.g., TLC), and with other units in the Libraries (e.g., Digital Programs and Initiatives). In addition, the librarian works with the Director of RTL and other RTL unit managers to enhance cooperation between units and to develop and maintain a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment- opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience.
Three years of professional experience in an academic research library with demonstrated increase in responsibilities.
Demonstrated experience working effectively and creatively with academic faculty, students and library faculty and staff.
Experience with research/information and instructional services, particularly in developing large-scale instructional programs.
Experience or aptitude for developing new research-based programs and services with broad appeals to large and diverse audiences.
Experience or aptitude with digital tools, data collection, data visualization, data research, and web and information technologies.
Experience with open educational resources (OER), open access and academic integrity.
Experience or aptitude to plan, deliver and maintain complex projects and strategic initiatives.
Experience with designing measures and assessments to determine value, experience with a variety of assessment tools.
Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment- opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

One Position: Maryland

Position: College Librarian
Location: Goucher College, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland within proximity to Washington DC and Philadelphia, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.

Goucher College seeks a dynamic College Librarian to provide leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of library services to the College, contributing to the Library’s campus-wide focus on transformative teaching and learning. The College Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to position the library as the academic learning center, a vibrant hub that integrates student learning and success with information and digital literacy. The successful candidate will provide the strategic vision and leadership needed to redefine the library beyond the classroom, where students develop a habit of mind through mastery of skills and confidence gleaned from reflection, relationships, and resilience; where they are inspired to learn independently, with and among others, guided to ideas through the exploration of knowledge and resources; and where they experience the joys of life-long learning and membership in a diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious community of critical thinkers. Reporting to the Provost, the College Librarian has faculty status and will work closely with other campus departments and offices.

The College Librarian will:

  • Serve as a strategic leader on campus adept at responding to and managing a changing campus environment;
  • Serve as chief advocate and spokesperson for the academic support provided by the Library;
  • Provide strategic vision for the continuing development and advancement of the Library as a learning center, leverage existing strengths in the service of new initiatives;
  • Lead strategic planning and assessment efforts to determine the needs of the Library and document its effectiveness as demonstrated by evidence-based assessment methods;
  • Collaborate and regularly consult with faculty and staff to provide significant student resources and support for academic programs, supplemental instruction, tutoring, scholarship, and student learning;
  • Manage the operations of the Library including the facilities, services, staff, and budgets;
  • Oversee the Writing Center, the Quantitative Reasoning Center, Library Research Foundations, supplemental instruction, and tutoring for other content areas or digital literacy, working collaboratively to enhance and integrate student learning;
  • Engage in teaching, liaison, outreach activity and reference as appropriate;
  • Provide energetic leadership in integrating new and emerging technologies with existing library resources and services;
  • Oversee and provide guidance for the management of the Library’s collections, including its online resources;
  • Distribute various Library development funds, grants, prizes, etc.;
  • Lead fundraising for the Library, including supporting the Goucher Friends of the Library organization and serving as the Library’s liaison to College Advancement;
  • Develop, conceive, plan and implement with Library staff a variety of library programs, projects, policies and guidelines;
  • Engage with library leaders and consortia at the local, state and national levels for collaboration opportunities and to promote the College and the Library.

Requirements

Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in library science degree from an ALA accredited program. A second master’s degree or doctorate is desirable. A record of progressive responsibility in libraries is required, with three minimum at the administrative level. The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, oral, video and written communication skills to work collaboratively and collegially with students, faculty and staff;
  • Have creative visioning and problem-solving skills;
  • Possess the ability to identify and develop state-of-the-art information technologies integrated with traditional library collections and services;
  • Have knowledge of current issues in libraries, in teaching and learning, outreach, collections, access, and in digital and special collections;
  • Demonstrate commitment to a user-focused service orientation;
  • Demonstrate commitment to shared governance;
  • Demonstrate commitment to access, inclusiveness, diversity and social justice;
  • Possess a deep understanding of the issues facing higher education, liberal arts colleges and academic libraries.
  • A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Benelux, France And Italy Section, African, Latin American & Western European Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

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 cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the 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 techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in 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.

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

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 read, write, and communicate in Italian and English, and preferably with some knowledge of French.**

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

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

Knowledge of the culture and/or civilization of Italy and/or France.

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

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Two Positions: One Washington, DC; One Virtual

Position: Research and Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Overview

We seek a Research and Content Librarian to conduct complex legal and non-legal research supporting practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Litigation, and Antitrust as a member of the Research & Information Services – Americas team based in our Washington, D.C. office. The Research and Content Librarian will also support Library and Information Services operations daily and during resource and project constraints, specifically supporting the Acquisitions and Content Services Librarian.

Position: Exempt

Reports to: Reference Services Manager – Americas (Direct); Library Operations Manager – Americas (Matrixed)

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications

Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team
  • Flexibility to monitor emails and prioritize responses after hours

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

Position: Temporary Virtual Research Librarian
Location: Virtual, Prestigious National Law Firm

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group seeks a Temporary Virtual Research Librarian for a project position with a prestigious national law firm. This position will be responsible for conducting background check and legal research to attorneys and staff utilizing research tools (Lexis) and internet-based research methods. This role will be full-time, remote/virtual based and will run for 4-8 months.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with a nation-wide team of librarians to provide comprehensive and sophisticated research services for attorneys and staff in all offices.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 1+ years’ legal reference and research experience, preferably in a law or corporate library.
  • Masters in Library and Information Science and/or Juris Doctor degree strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with major legal and business research platforms, public records resources, competitive intelligence tools, and state and federal legal information sources.

Two Positions: Maryland

Positions: Correctional Librarian
Two Locations: Eastern Correctional Institution, Westover, MD and Maryland Correctional Institution/Roxbury Correctional Institution, Hagerstown, MD
Salary: $62,918.00 – $100,531.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Introduction
The Maryland Department of Labor has several vacancies in our Western and Eastern Region. When completing your application, please select all locations in which you are willing to accept employment.

LOCATION OF POSITION
1. Eastern Correctional Institution (ECIW) – Westover, MD 21890
2. Maryland Correctional Institution – Hagerstown Hagerstown, MD 21746
3. Roxbury Correctional Institution – Hagerstown, MD 21746

Main Purpose Of Job
This position manages the provision of library and information services in ECI-W, MCI-H and RCI library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.

POSITION DUTIES
Delivery of Service – Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.
Planning – Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.
Record Keeping – Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.
Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.
Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.
Experience: None

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience in current media center practices, computer, and electronic technologies and providing a variety of media services to a diverse customer base.
2. One year of professional library experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Librarians in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of instructional planning and teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment; ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position. This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting, credit check and background investigation by the Maryland State Police. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required. Maryland Department of Labor’s Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland state correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process. Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, Maryland Department of Labor may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.

Please see the link below for the Librarian APC job announcement and application.
(APC = Advanced Professional Certificate)

https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=21&R2=005896&R3=0001

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Southeast Europe Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties.

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 cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the 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 techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in 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.

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

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.

Position: Librarian (Lead Acquisition)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Acquisitions Unit in the Information Resources Branch providing advice and guidance to team members concerning the principles of selection of library resources, methods of bibliographic research, standards and practices of the information marketplace, Federal procurement regulations, various methods of procurement of library resources and the employment of streamlined acquisitions procedures that utilize evolving IT to facilitate the acquisitions process.

Responsibilities

  • Explains team goals and objectives to team members and assists them accomplishing its work.
  • Instructs team members in specific acquisitions tasks and work techniques, makes available written instructions and relevant reference materials and provides advice on interpretation of the instructions and references.
  • Acts as Library Procurement Officer in carrying out most intricate acquisitions procedures for the Library that require specialized knowledge of sources necessary for searching out and identifying new channels for procurement of library materials
  • Cultivates important relationships with clients and library sources, deals with many requesters for procurement services.
  • Identifies significant gaps in library collection and acquires materials needed to support Department of State foreign affairs mission requirements.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Information Literacy Librarian
Location: University of the District of Columbia
Salary $65,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University of the District of Columbia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Information Literacy Librarian. This highly visible position supports the mission of the university and division by leading in the development and maintenance of the division’s information literacy program. Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with academic faculty and librarians in planning and implementing a program for teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum, and for developing students’ competence to discover, access, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources. This is a 12-month position. Some evening and weekend work is required

The only public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital, the University of the District of Columbia is a land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare its highly diverse students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The university is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), which manages the shared integrated library catalog, the high-density off-site shared collections facility, the consortium and interlibrary loan systems, and other initiatives. Librarians are expected to serve on appropriate WRLC committees and other task forces, as assigned.

Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit:

https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhfmykk

Applications received before March 1, 2021 will receive first consideration.

Please note that as this is a tenure-track faculty position, the posting includes standard language from the university regarding terminal degrees and teaching. However, this librarian position does not primarily involve classroom teaching so those without teaching experience should not hesitate to apply. The MLS is the appropriate terminal degree for librarians.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Librarian III, Maryland Collections Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $69,280
Closing Date: January 26, 2021

Essential Functions:

The Maryland Collections Librarian, in coordination with the Head of Collection Management, is responsible for developing and maintaining the Library’s Maryland-specific print collections.

The Maryland Collections Librarian manages digitization projects, including preparing and organizing collection materials as necessary for digitization and processing the digital files produced for inclusion in the Library’s digital collections.

The Maryland Collections Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population. All other duties as assigned.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) approved school.

Experience: Two (2) years of professional-level library experience.

Preferred: Experience with technical services. Experience in a law library.

Skills/Abilities:

General

  • Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology and architecture.
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database software, web-based tools).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Cataloging and Digital Collections

  • Knowledge of collection management.
  • Knowledge of digitization and preservation standards.
  • Knowledge of handling and maintaining a collection which includes material that is rare, old, and/or in poor condition.
  • Knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC, RDA, and
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Knowledge of common metadata standards, such as Dublin Core.

Reference

  • Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies, such as Westlaw Edge.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
  • Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
  • Ability to staff the reference desk for four (4) hour periods of time.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Position:Development Coordinator
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $48,367-$79,926

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations or related field supplemented by at least two years’ successful fundraising, development, or marketing experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities and skills listed in the job description, and acceptable performance on appropriate proficiency exercises. Knowledge of constituent management software required (Blackbaud Raisers Edge/NXT preferred)

Responsibilities:
Supporting the Executive Director of Foundation and Foundation Office with the fundraising operations including all development activities, special events, grants, sponsorships, annual fund, endowment, major gift efforts, stewardship, and planned giving programs. This position also may have a portfolio of donors that give annually at $1000 or less, and coordinate volunteer involvement in committees as needed.

Position:Custodian
Location: Busch Annapolis Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $13,872 – $22,923

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
One year of general custodial experience and educational training that results in knowledge of simple arithmetic and a reading and writing level necessary for successful job performance; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Responsibilities:
This is manual work of limited complexity in cleaning and maintaining library buildings; caring for and maintaining grounds, including basic care of lawns and landscaping; exterior maintenance; and performing minor maintenance and repair tasks. As emergency personnel, provides assistance during building and weather emergencies, including snow and ice removal.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Maryland and proof of a good driving record.

Position: Library Associate II
Location: Finksburg Branch, Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $45,825.00

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS listserv.

Job summary:
Provides a variety of public information and programming services to customers in the branch; maintains portion of branch collection materials, creates schedules for the information staff, supervises the work of Library Associate substitutes; coordinates branch volunteer program; works under general supervision; performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:
1. Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches and evaluates the work of assigned staff;
2. Selects, processes, and schedules interviews for Library Associate Substitute applicants using hiring software; interviews and provides hiring recommendation to Human Resources;
3. Reviews and approves timesheets of assigned staff;
4. Serves as branch coordinator of volunteers; may supervise volunteers;
5. Greets customers and responds to information, reference, and reader’s advisory requests using model reference and reader’s advisory behaviors;
6. Maintains current knowledge of reference materials and search tools to assist customers;
7. Uses current knowledge of Library related technology to assist and instruct customers and perform basic troubleshooting;
8. Analyzes customers’ questions to decide search strategy and uses appropriate resources to meet customer needs;
9. Processes customers’ requests for materials;
10. Weeds, replaces, and adds materials to adult collections as directed and according to branch and system guidelines, suggests additions to collection area;
11. Develops, prepares, presents, and evaluates programming themes and ideas and submits to department head for approval;
12. Registers customers for programs;
13. Prepares and presents programs, booktalks, and event activities both in the branch and at other locations such as schools, and special events;
14. Conducts library tours to various groups;
15. Creates and/or assists with the creation of library displays;
16. Monitors and coordinates placement of miscellaneous materials;
17. Communicates library policies and procedures to customers as appropriate;
18. Manages multiple customers simultaneously while providing exemplary customer service;
19. Serves as librarian-in-charge; responsibilities include but are not limited to opening and closing activities, resolving customer complaints, and communicating necessary information to staff; enforces Library behavior guidelines and evicts customers, as appropriate;
20. Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate;
21. Performs basic circulation duties;
22. Performs other duties as instructed and assigned.

Position: Children’s Associate/Librarian
Salary: $21.56 – $23.30 Hourly
Location: Waldorf West, Waldorf, MD, Charles County Public Library

Originally posted on the CUA SLIS listserv.

Essential Functions:

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Provides a consistently high level of service to others by assisting with requests, or locating appropriate resources for the request. 

  2. Works collaboratively across CCPL departments to conduct joint programming.

  3. Plans, prepares, and implements age-appropriate programs and outreach for children.

  4. Provides reference and reader’s advisory services.

  5. Maintains confidentiality of customers and their personal information.

  6. Maintains orderliness of collection and neatness of public areas. 

  7. Instructs customers on the use of materials, equipment and technology.

  8. Creates displays and makes suggestions for interactive learning and development activities.

  9. Collects and maintains statistics.

  10. Promotes library services and activities.

  11. May prepare flyers or other publicity in conjunction with the Marketing Department. 

  12. Conducts tours and orientations as necessary.

  13. Works with volunteers, as assigned. 

  14. May serve as Young Adult Associate/Librarian, as needed.

  15. Performs circulation tasks, including shelving, checkouts, issuing cards, renewals, and holds.

  16. Works at different locations throughout the CCPL system as needed.

  17. Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the Library’s mission and goals. 

  18. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further     the Library’s mission and goals.

  19. Fulfills Continuing Education requirements and stays current with Library developments.

  20. May serve as Librarian-in-charge.

  21. Performs other duties as assigned.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Research Services and Innovation Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) is looking for an innovative, learner-centered, tech-savvy leader for the position of Research Services and Innovation Librarian in our Research and Technology Services Department. The Research Services and Innovation Librarian supervises unit librarians and leads all research, learning, and engagement functions including the oversight of the Library’s instruction and consultation programs which emphasizes information, digital and copyright fluency, coordinates outreach and engagement and leads reference services. This individual also serves as a member of the Library Operations Group/Team that includes the Head, of Access Services, Technology Librarian, and Special Projects and Copyright Librarian. This group functional team has oversight of day to day library operations. This position reports to the Associate Director.
The Research Services and Innovation Librarian will possess broad knowledge of instruction program development and demonstrate creativity when infusing pedagogy with technology. The successful candidate will be passionate about collaborating with faculty and students to continuously improve user experiences. This individual will support and enable student and faculty collaboration, scholarship, creativity, and innovation. Flexibility and adaptability is key for working in our fast-paced environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and management of programs and services that support research and learning for faculty, students, and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction Unit. Evaluate and mentor full-time librarians.
  • Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program that promotes information, digital, and copyright literacies. Develop strategic partnerships with faculty to facilitate the development and implementation of online learning and/or digital literacy initiatives into the curriculum as appropriate.
  • Lead and oversee research consultation services including subject specific support in data management.
  • Partner with students, faculty, and library staff to enhance outreach and engagement to promote the use of library spaces and programs in support of research by implementing and maintaining effective policies and procedures in response to evolving user and operational needs.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and support institutional, state, and national reporting.
  • Expand access to library services by serving as a liaison and supporting discipline information needs.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities to support the Research and Technology Services Department. Serve on Library and other committees as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends and the ability to thoughtfully analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to improve user experience;
  • Minimum of 3 years recent, significant library instruction experience in an academic library;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating and leading staff;
  • Ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats with a broad knowledge and understanding of instruction, pedagogy, and principles related to information and digital literacies development;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current and emerging technologies including developing learning objects.
  • Experience leading in-person or digital reference and research services in an academic library;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills related to outreach, relationship-building and collaboration;
  • Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to think strategically, set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time with little supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population in a busy public service setting to deliver high quality customer service;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, with or without accommodation, in support of work processes and projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or academic coursework related to user experience, instructional design, digital pedagogy, educational technologies, or learning spaces;
  • Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with trends in data management
  • and other emerging areas of research expertise in an academic Library;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
  • Experience leading programming in a library commons;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLiad.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technical Services Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $43,798 to $56,939 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

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.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Technical Services Section of Prints and 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 incumbent works alone or with a team to prepare collections for service. This processing work involves archival arrangement, bibliographic description, inventory control, and collections management tasks such as recognizing different visual formats, sorting and labeling, foldering and boxing, performing digital reformatting and quality review, and entering pertinent information into inventory databases and library catalogs according to standard procedures. The collections contain more than 14 million items in hundreds of collections stored in local and remote sites. They encompass the full range of subject and geographical specialties collected by the Library and are often in fragile physical condition with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling.

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, barcoding, 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 images 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 microcomputer operations and of designated microcomputer software packages for word processing, database management, statistical compilations, and bibliographic production.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Research Manager (Banking, Insurance, Securities, and Macroeconomic Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service seeks a Research Manager for the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section in the Government and Finance Division. This position will be filled as a GS-0101 (social science analyst) or GS-0110 (economist). Applicants can request to be considered for either or both series (see Vacancy Questionnaire).

Applicants who apply for only one series will not be considered for the other series.

Responsibilities
The Section Research Manager leads a team of policy analysts in the development of policy research and analysis for Congress. The section covers a broad array of financial regulatory and economic policy issues including, but not limited to, banking, financial institutions, insurance, housing finance, securities, monetary policy, and macroeconomics. The section’s work intersects with many related areas including trade, energy, labor, and economic development.

The Research Manager duties include:

  • managing and supervising policy analysts, including communicating performance standards and expectations to staff, observing staff performance, giving feedback, and assessing performance;
  • ensuring that the work results in objective, authoritative analysis with which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options;
  • proactively establishing relationships with committees of jurisdiction, building long-term relationships with clients, and taking initiative to seek out new congressional contacts for CRS;
  • managing congressional requests, concerns, and needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility;
  • collaborating with other managers to ensure an integrative approach to the work by fully identifying significant policy problems facing the Congress, developing analytical approaches to address these problems, and applying appropriate resources; and
  • performing special assignments as directed by the Assistant/Deputy Assistant Director.

Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section and who have strong interpersonal skills and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in writing, research, and analysis, and knowledge of congressional decision making and legislative process is desired. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

The Research Manager directly supervises 10-12 staff members in the Banking, Insurance, Securities and Macroeconomics Policy Section of the Government and Finance Division. The Research Manager advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director, leads staff toward meeting the Library’s and CRS’s vision, mission, and goals by managing performance, communicating effectively, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, building and maintaining relationships, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, thinking systematically and inspiring change and exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisor Core Competencies.

Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making. Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature. Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility. Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress. Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

Contributes to and assists in developing CRS-wide strategic goals and priorities. Communicates those goals and priorities to staff. Oversees the implementation of CRS-wide policies, procedures, standards and guidelines by staff. Effectively communicates management initiatives to staff and ensures that staff are able to acclimate to the changing needs of Congress and the CRS research community. Conveys to senior management information and concerns from staff.

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 over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is accurate, authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services. The position reports to the Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Content Management Section. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

According to the practices of the unit, acquires, creates or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed for collection materials received. Manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for the assigned tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate.

Applies approved digital content management technologies to digital content as assigned. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials as assigned. Takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Assists in implementing approved plans for assigned portions of projects, including recommendations on division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks assigned portions of project workflow using software tools and schedules activities to move projects to completion, as assigned. Assists higher level staff of the unit to document and execute workflows. Makes recommendations for future improvements.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Contributes to the planning and implementation of workflow procedures and provides input for setting production goals for assigned tasks or workflows. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the section with resolving digital collections management questions related to the assigned tasks or workflows. Creates and makes presentations to internal stakeholders as needed.

Consults with stakeholders to assist in implementing digital collections projects. Offers suggestions and advice on operational and technical problems. Serves as point of contact and provides technical advice related to assigned digital content tasks or workflows.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian II, LAC Group-DC
Location: Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks a Librarian II to join a contract supporting a well-known governmental organization focused on international development located in Washington, D.C. The Librarian provides reference and research services, using library resources and specialized databases. They perform original and copy cataloging, maintain the ILS, maintain the library’s website, support library outreach and promotions, and perform other projects as assigned. This is a full-time, benfited, on-site position, though it is temporarily remote due to COVID-19.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to reference questions both virtually and at the reference desk using a wide variety of databases (eg Factiva, EBSCO, Dun & Bradstreet, World Bank e-Library, LexisNexis and others).
  • Prepares in-depth research on special topics
  • Engage actively with technical developments in library software, technology and platform developments
  • Manage collection development and maintenance.
  • Help maintain electronic resources and Library supported web sites.
  • Train clients and staff on effective search techniques for library e-resources.
  • Perform copy cataloging using recognized standards.
  • Assist with projects as needed: software implementation, needs assessments, database launches, strategic planning exercises, and special events.
  • Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the areas of foreign assistance and economic development
  • Contribute to all aspects of the library, including maintenance of the integrated library system (ILS), cataloging and processing materials, interlibrary loan operations, and collection development.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA‑accredited library science program.
  • Three years of library experience.
  • Experience with providing ready and in-depth reference. Preferred: familiarity with LexisNexis, Factiva, business and international databases
  • Experience with the Springshare Suite.
  • Strong knowledge of library information technologies, including internet and online database searching, e-journal and discovery platforms (EDS a plus), ILS platforms (SirsiDynix a plus)
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite applications.
  • Experience with library and journal usage statistics preferred.
  • Experience with copy cataloging and authority control.
  • Experience using the OCLC system and Connexion.
  • Willingness to learn new things and problem solve independently.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others to achieve project goals.
  • U.S. citizenship required.

Preferred:

  • Secret clearance a plus.
  • Knowledge of international development and foreign assistance programs and familiarity with print materials, e-resources and websites in the international development field a plus.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library & Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as a Librarian (Reference) providing information resources and research services for government officials and staff of the EOP regarding government-wide and/or national and international issues.

Responsibilities

As a Librarian (Reference), GS-1410-13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

  • Serves as the principal Main Library Reference Librarian providing complex policy and legislative research support to government officials and staff of the EOP.
  • Responds to reference and research requests for special information in complex areas of public policy, political science, United States government and history, law, legislation, business administration, international relations, public administration and other areas of interest to the EOP staff.
  • Develops a wide variety of training materials and marketing resources to assist clients with the use of electronic resources and library materials.
  • Communicates orally and in writing at all levels of the EOP in preparing complex reports, correspondence, bibliographies, and other materials.

Position: Librarian-in-Residence
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Library of Congress seeks early-career librarians to bring their intellectual engagement, technological savvy, and theoretical understanding of library and information science concepts to bear on practical challenges via the Librarians-in-Residence program. The program is managed by Internship and Fellowship Programs, Human Capital Directorate.

Responsibilities
About the Librarians-in-Residence program:

The Librarians-in-Residence program offers early-career librarians the opportunity to develop their expertise and contribute to building, stewarding, or sharing the national collection. Some Librarians-in-Residence may also have the chance to create, manage, and distribute national collection metadata.

Library staff will mentor recently graduated librarians, emphasizing the application of theory to practice through hands-on work. During the six-month appointment, the Librarians-in-Residence will gain meaningful experience in at least one of the following core work areas: acquisitions and collection development; archives and special collections; digital services; cataloging and metadata; collection preservation; reference and instruction; and systems and standards.

Librarians-in-Residence will also be expected to present information from their educational experiences to Library of Congress staff in formal or informal settings.

The service units sponsoring librarian residents are Library Services; National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled; and the U.S. Copyright Office.

Knowledge Development:

Applies knowledge of standard library methods, techniques, concepts, and principles of one or more specialty areas of librarianship to independently perform assignments in acquisitions and collection development, archives and special collections, cataloging and metadata, collection preservation, digital services, reference and instruction, systems and standards.

Develops knowledge of the types of materials within the Library’s collections, including how they are collected, acquired, cataloged, preserved, and shared, and the procedures governing their use. Develops and maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships with librarians and others in Library Services; National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled; and the U.S. Copyright Office, with colleagues in other residency programs, and with subject matter experts in the field of librarianship and information science to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and persons with similar understanding of the subject. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for professional development.

Practical Skill Application:

Utilizes standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to complete assignments related to one or more specialty areas of librarianship.

Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Resolves routine problems promptly and independently, involving the supervisor on only the more difficult problems and recommends solutions or courses of action.

Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices; and participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Provides reference and/or research services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews or written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are readily accessible, i.e., can be found within the Library’s collections or a database by use of standard search procedures. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of the collection’s materials. Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Searches and creates annotated bibliographies, guides, or other knowledge products to facilitate the client finding subject specific information and resources in print and online.

Assists in the creation and maintenance of information systems to manage the Library’s collections and meet existing and foreseeable needs for reference and research support. This includes assisting with creating, managing, and distributing national collection metadata and related standards.

Monitors the condition of collection material to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications and brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management.

Shares responsibility for the security and safe handling of materials by adhering to the Library’s collection security policies and procedures. Ensures items are not damaged, misfiled, or lost through use.

Participates in formulating plans for collection development limited to developing factual data, and provides assistance in investigating minor collection problems, issues, or questions to recommend courses of action.

Position: Librarian
Location: China Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the China Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
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.

Responsibilities
This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties: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 cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the 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 techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in 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.

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

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

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: European Reading Room, European Division, General and International Collections, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the European Reading Room, European Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

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

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

Provides reference and instruction to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are
readily-accessible, i.e., found in the Library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

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

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Agricultural Library (NAL), Digitization & Access Branch, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $121,316 to $157,709

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Digitization & Access Branch in Beltsville MD.

The Branch’s mission is to acquire materials in agriculture and the disciplines, digitize content of the NAL collections, provide bibliographic access, produce metadata, produce content of AGRICOLA, and to develop the NALT. The Digitization & Access Branch digitizes existing NAL collections, processes metadata, provides collection management and curation, research and outreach.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, procure, and maintain digitization hardware and software.
  • Administer appropriate techniques for the preservation and conservation of library materials.
  • Oversee methods and techniques for storage and conservation of all library materials including archival storage for digital content.
  • Manage sustainable digitization projects, including scope, cost, collaboration with other departments/institutions, timeline, delivery, and promotion strategies.
  • Manage library collection programs and services.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Circulation Assistant
Location: St. John’s College, Greenfield Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $37,829 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

General Purpose: The Circulation Assistant works independently and as a team member to provide high-level customer service in a small academic library setting; shows good judgment in keeping full-time staff informed of developments outside regular routines; represents the College in a professional manner respects patron confidentiality and privacy, adheres to the current ALA Code of Ethics; and is a good office citizen (i.e. keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides circulation service and reference service to patrons
  • Assists patrons with use of computers, printer, scanner, and AV equipment
  • Serves as trouble shooter for all equipment in public areas
  • Assists with training of student assistants, follows up with students on assigned tasks and projects
  • Maintains on-desk and off-desk schedules and reviews and submits timecards
  • Processes interlibrary loans (borrowing and lending)
  • Oversees shelf-maintenance, including shelving and shelf-reading
  • Maintains reserve collection and hold shelf
  • Oversees inventory activities for all circulating collections, including missing materials
  • Maintains newspaper collections including checking in and claiming newspapers
  • Orders and maintains inventory of office supplies
  • Tracks and records statistics including head and entry counts
  • Submits money deposits to Business Office
  • Tracks work orders for various offices and vendors
  • Prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Ensures that the library is safe and secure in the absence of a full-time staff member
  • Opens and closes library on weekends and weekday evenings
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch, reach, push book carts, and lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may include the following: Updates library databases; assists with donations processing; social media posting; creating signage; assists with exhibits/displays and community outreach. Other duties and projects may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree; 2 years relevant experience, or acceptable combination of education and experience; competence in use of computers, including experience using scheduling software; proficient with MS Office applications, especially Word and Excel; demonstrate strong and effective written and verbal communication, excellent customer service skills, ability to handle multiple and changing priorities, tasks and emergencies; ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues; meet deadlines. Must be detail oriented and demonstrate flexibility and initiative. Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends.

Desirable Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or humanities, familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum, work experience in an academic library. Experience with SirsiDynix Horizon.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Campus Librarian
Location: ECPI University, Manassas, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Overview
The Campus Librarian independently manages the daily operations of the campus library including reference, library instruction and circulation. Campus Librarians work closely with faculty and students providing library instruction and support services in a technology focused environment.

Responsibilities

  • Train, supervise and evaluate library staff and student workers.
  • Assess, develop and maintain the campus library collection.
  • Catalog and classify new library resources.
  • Maintain and report campus library usage statistics.
  • Provide instruction and support for library users in all areas of the library, including print collections, electronic resources and library services.
  • Chair the campus library committee; partner with faculty to develop and improve library services, instruction, and collection development.
  • Promote library services to students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • At least 3 years of library experience, preferably in an academic library environment.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library automation systems and Microsoft computer applications
  • Knowledge of MARC record management, Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Proficiency with online library catalogs and library databases (including Gale, Ebsco, and ProQuest products)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work flow
  • Enjoy helping others
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with MS Office
  • Detail oriented

Four Positions: Three Washington, DC; One Virtual

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Bracewell LLP, Any office location in United State, including Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Description: Bracewell is seeking a Research Analyst to provide in-depth research and reference assistance to attorneys and administrative staff throughout the Firm. This position reports to the Director of Knowledge Resources in Dallas, Texas but can reside in any Bracewell U.S. office.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs in-depth, on-demand legal, business, financial and competitive intelligence research through the utilization of print and online resources
  • Creates and maintains practice specific toolkits / resource pages
  • Coordinates group training sessions, develops training materials, and provides instruction on various research-related topics and strategies
  • Works with practice group leaders to develop the best collection of resources in print and online
  • Develops current awareness materials for distribution to attorneys / clients
  • Develops and maintains content on the firm’s intranet
  • Assists with the evaluation and review of new resources
  • Performs data entry for client billing as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned or needed

Knowledge / Experience / Skills Required:

  • Master’s degree in Library/ Information Science or J.D. preferred
  • At least three (3) years of law firm legal research experience
  • Highly proficient in searching a variety of databases including, but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Practical Law, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pacer, HeinOnline, Bloomberg Law, CCH, MonitorSuite, Hoovers, etc.
  • Experience using automated library systems; SydneyPlus experience preferred
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments under tight deadlines
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Strong technology and database administration skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a virtual team
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships to market and improve services
  • SharePoint experience a plus

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Natalie Lira – Natalie.Lira@bracewell.com.

Position: Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Cooley is seeking a Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst to join the Competitive Intelligence team. Under the supervision of the Competitive Intelligence Manager and Director of Legal & Client Information Services, the Business Data and Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, industries, markets, technologies and competitors using a comprehensive variety of print and online tools and resources. The Analyst will formulate, develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid strategic decision making to drive business development, profitability, growth, client retention and other business opportunities. The Analyst will be a key player in the firm’s data strategy, supporting that Data Strategy Manager in translating the data needs of the business to the data strategy/architectural team and identifying external business and legal data resources to drive data-driven service output and insights to attorneys to improve client service. The Analyst will also work closely with managers in other aligned groups including Legal & Client Information Services Managers, Research Manager and Senior Practice Engagement and Delivery Manager. Advanced data management and quantitative analysis experience and 2+ years’ legal competitive intelligence research experience are required. Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.

Position: Senior Digital Collections Specialist
Location: Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $102,663 to $133,465

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 349876.
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
Coordinates, determines, and manages projects for digital collections. Serves as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections workflow/lifecycle management projects. Acts as an expert on special projects, and advises management on issues. Plans, tests, and executes projects that involve acquiring, describing, storing, and providing access to digital content for which the section has curatorial responsibility. Serves as a project leader for content transfers and processing from varied acquisitions sources including, but not limited to, content on tangible media, web archived content, and datasets. Plans for new digital acquisition streams, and is responsible for their implementation using new or existing workflows. Identifies opportunities for improving the performance of existing streams and workflows, and implements new tools and processes as appropriate. Ensures that assigned projects are completed on time and achieve the desired objectives.

Within the broad framework of program strategies and goals, identifies or contributes to the development of innovative tools and processes for the management and preservation of digital collections. Serves as a senior technical expert, trouble-shooter, and consultant for digital content management work carried out by the section. Develops workflows for new content streams. Works with division staff to define, develop, implement and monitor plans for the lifecycle management of digital content that is the responsibility of the section. Works with division staff and content providers to define and test efficient data movement procedures, establish effective and robust operational processes, and coordinate among stakeholders. Work is carried out in an environment of continual change, where digital content types and content sources are rapidly expanding, and the Library’s technical environment, as well as supporting tools and services, are in a state of flux.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management: Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered. Researches new trends and developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to digital content preservation and lifecycle management.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community. Coordinates digital workflow activities with specialists in curatorial units throughout Library Services, the Law Library, and the Office of Chief Information Officer.

Position: Remote Library Operations Implementation Manager
Location: Prestigious AM 200 law firm, LAC Group, Virtual/Remote Position

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

LAC Group is seeking a Remote Library Operations Implementation Manager for a prestigious AM 200 law firm. The Library Operations Implementation Manager is an innovative interim position that will be responsible for transitioning the firm’s Library Operations to a post-pandemic, virtual workplace. This person will work with the Operations Team in implementing new roles and proficiencies around awareness, adoption, and automation and will also be responsible for establishing new process and technological efficiencies, including implementing new software solutions. This is a full-time employment position that will run at least 12-18 months and will be virtual/remote anywhere in the US.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with the Operations Team to create and execute product awareness and adoption strategy within the firm
  • Guides the team to identify and implement potential efficiencies and process improvements for technical services functions like acquisitions and electronic access via authentication, password management, etc.
  • Supports the team in the transition of duties and the adoption of new responsibilities
  • Implements new software solutions and maximizes the functionality of existing tools
  • Creates documentation and provides instruction in the use of new technologies
  • Establishes new benchmarking methods and metrics
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or allied discipline in an accredited program is required.
  • At least five years of progressive law library technical services experience required
  • Management experience is strongly preferred
  • Possess a high degree of knowledge relating to law library systems, such as EOS, OneLog and Research Monitor, as well as proficiency with all major legal research platforms and databases
  • Familiarity with MS Office, Power BI, SharePoint and high level of comfort with information technology required

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/39Zwoyk

 

One Position: Maryland

Position: Head Librarian
Location: Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $63,709.00 – $78,354.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsible for coordinating campus library services, including reference, circulation, reserves, and selected system areas of responsibility. Supervises campus librarians, classified staff, and part time associates. Shares general professional responsibilities of reference, library instruction, and collection development with other campus librarians. Responsible for day-to-day operations and maintenance of physical facility.
Compensation within the posted range is determined by a candidate’s education level and/or years of experience in the field. Generally, employees are hired in the lower third of the scale.

Minimum Requirements

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution. A minimum of (5) five year’s progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic institution’s library. A minimum of (3) three years supervisory experience, required. Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy standards. Expertise with library research tools and instruction. Community college experience; working with faculty to integrate information literacy into curriculum; and experience with open educational resources (OERs) preferred. Valid driver’s license with a good driving record with less than five (5) violation points.

For best consideration please apply by January 11, 2021.

Class Specific Essential Duties

Responsible for day-to-day operations and maintenance of physical facility.
Coordinates all campus library public service functions: reference, circulation, ILL and reserves.
Provides leadership in selected college wide library functions.
Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.Position Specific Essential Duties

Supervises, trains and evaluates campus library services staff.
Participates in library instruction program, provides reference services to library users, and contributes to the development of the library collections.
Oversees gate, information desk and library instruction statistics.
Ensures all public service desks are staffed.
Coordinates the production of library information guides as required.
Maintains professional awareness and growth through participation in professional organizations and continuing education activities.
Participates in the selection of resources for the library.
Serves on the library management team to develop policies and procedures.
Participates in college-wide committees and activities.
Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ccbcmd/jobs/2911686/head-librarian

Maryland Position: Director, Law Library and Technology, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, Md

Position: Director, Law Library and Technology – (20000163)
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD


To view the position and apply, please use the following link to the University’s TALEO system: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=20000163&lang=en.

Please note this link is not mobile friendly so it may not work if you are trying to access from a phone or other mobile device.


The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks an experienced law librarian to fill the position of director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. The Director oversees all aspects of library operations including budget preparation, long- and short-term planning, personnel supervision, facilities management and technology initiatives; and oversees all library services including research and reference services, technical services, access services, collection development, academic technology and the library’s instructional program. The Director also serves as the School’s chief technology officer, providing strategic and collaborative leadership of the law school’s technology enterprises to support the advancement of the teaching, research and administrative missions of Maryland Carey Law.

The Director is responsible for library policy, leadership, strategic planning, and selection of research resources. This includes compliance with ABA and AALS accreditation standards; participation in local, regional and national library consortia; application of emerging technologies in automated library systems and information access; and maintaining the law library as an active and responsible presence in the educational life of the Maryland Carey School of Law. The Director adjusts with trends in legal education, identifying and implementing revisions to the library’s strategic plan. The Director develops and promotes legal information literacy for the law school, challenging members of the law school community to grow in their understanding of how to access, evaluate and use information in varying formats.

The position involves managerial and budgetary stewardship of all of the School’s technology activities. This position is also responsible for oversight of educational technology to enhance and enrich the educational process for faculty and students.

The Director will hold a law faculty appointment and will be a member of the School’s senior leadership team with the position of Assistant or Associate Dean depending on qualifications and experience.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide for the organization, administration and supervision of the Law Library in compliance with ABA and AALS library standards.
  • Develop library services and collections consistent with evolving faculty and student needs.
  • Manage a law library with a budget of approximately $3 million and 20 full-time staff.
  • Provide strategic leadership for all the law school’s technology enterprises.
  • Remain current with the latest trends in library management.
  • Encourage a service-oriented philosophy across all law library and technology operations.
  • Promote communication, collegiality and teamwork among the staff and law faculty.
  • Teach legal research courses in the library’s instructional program.
  • Participate in local and regional library consortia.
  • Manage staff hiring, training and continuing education.
  • Participate in professional library, technology, and legal education activities.
  • Perform other duties including committee assignments and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Minimum five years in positions of increasing responsibility within a research law library setting.
  • Evidence of at least 5 years of supervisory experience and demonstrated skill in supervising and managing librarians and staff in library systems and information technology roles.
  • Substantial administrative and management experience with knowledge of and experience in law library collection management, budgeting, student and faculty services, staff development, and interlibrary collaboration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
  • Ability to convey a collaborative, solutions oriented management style.
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative as a team leader in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
  • Ability to present complex information to various audiences.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, team building, staff building and organizational skills within a complex and diverse organization.
  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Proven leadership, organizational, team building and project management skills required.
  • Proven innovative problem solver with an attention to detail.
  • Proven record of scholarship and demonstrated ability to teach in the classroom.

TO APPLY: Only online applications at http://www.umaryland.edu/jobs/.  Please include (a) cover letter, (b) CV/resume with a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”), and (c) the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.

DEADLINE:      December 30, 2020

START DATE:   July 1, 2021

 UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. 

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: User Services Librarian
Location: Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized as one of the forty Colleges that Changes Lives, Goucher College, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, experiential approach.

Would you like to work with a team that is dedicated to changing lives? Do you enjoy engaging others around an institution you are passionate about?

Goucher College’s User Services Librarian will report to the Teaching and Learning Librarian. This position leads user experience and assessment efforts, provides research support, and coordinates the library’s outreach efforts. The librarian participates in the library’s teaching program and designs learning activities for face-to-face and online environments. The User Services Librarian supports the mission of the library and the Research Help Program through projects and other duties as assigned. While classes are in session, the User Services Librarian works Sunday through Thursday, afternoons and evenings. During class breaks the librarian typically works Monday-Friday when the library is open.

To apply for this position, please visit http://goucher.interviewexchange.com. The review of applications will begin immediately.

Please submit the following application materials online:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Optional: Teaching philosophy statement or information literacy lesson plan.

Requirements
Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Library Information Studies (MLIS), from an ALA-accredited institution, completed or in progress. Experience with software applications such as Excel and Word required. Demonstrated ability to conduct user experience research. Basic understanding and application of instructional design, educational theory, and teaching information literacy. Demonstrated ability to design effective marketing and outreach materials; familiarity with social media-based outreach in a professional context.

Preferred candidates will have at least one year’s experience as a user services librarian, teaching librarian, outreach librarian, or similar. Experience with library specific applications such as Springshare platforms and subscription databases strongly preferred.

Three Positions
Location: Baltimore County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Please see the links below for full time job opportunities with Baltimore County Public Library.

Librarian III-Closing 12/15/2020

Small Business Consultant-Contractual Position-Closing 12/24/2020

Assistant Library Manager-Closing 12/31/2020

Two Position: Washington, DC

Position: Law Librarian
Location: Cadence Group, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Cadence Group is seeking a Law Librarian to support research and information access functions for the DOJ Antitrust Division, Liberty Square Building Library.  This is a full-time position; the hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Work will be remote until on-site work is authorized.  Contract is to begin 1/4/21 and run through 9/30/21, with one option year.

Law Librarian – Washington, DC

Responsibilities:

  • Answer reference and research questions thoroughly and efficiently with minimal supervision. Ability to perform tasks such as researching, analyzing, and evaluating accuracy of sources.
  • Respond to a wide range of requests for information on library resources and collections ensuring accurate and thorough responses are timely to meet the needs of requestors via email, telephone, or Skype for Business.
  • Utilize databases and print sources to answer questions on a wide-variety of topics including, but not limited to: business, companies, specific industries, law and economics.
  • Conduct research through reference interviews to ascertain client needs and context to best tailor the research.
  • Maintain, update, and develop web guides.
  • Provide excellent customer service skills.
  • Work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Conduct one-on-one and group training sessions.

Requirements:

  • US Citizenship required
  • Familiarity with the following databases, Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Bloomberg Law, Dun & Bradstreet, EBSCO, IBISWorld, Profound, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, ProQuest Congressional, Dreamweaver or other web productions platforms.
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree
  • 2 years’ experience working in a library or research organization.
  • Experience in economics, business or industry research, at a law firm or corporate library is highly requested.

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.

Apply at this link: https://cadence-group.com/job-descriptions/#law-librarian-dc

Position: Research Manager
Location: Epstein Becker & Green, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an immediate opening in our Washington, D.C. office for a Research Manager to join our national Library team. This position reports to the Manager of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and recommending new resources and tools

Recommend policies for research operations and for the use of research resources and tools

Plan, manage, and promote access to and use of research services, resources, and tools, including training initiatives

Supervise the Reference Librarians, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development

Provide research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manage specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory monitoring services

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; At least 8 years of progressively responsible Library experience in a law firm or corporate environment; Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise in order to manage a sophisticated law firm research function; The ability to lead and manage people; Excellent organizational, critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to analyze, prioritize, and manage projects and deadlines; Project management experience; Strong customer service skills; Ability to apply independent judgment and act independently, as well as collaboratively within a team environment.

TO APPLY: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we are only able to contact candidates selected for follow up.

Please send resume and cover letter containing salary expectations to Emily Kasprak at ekasprak@ebglaw.com. No agencies, please.

Epstein Becker & Green is an equal opportunity employer.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Archivist
Location: Department of Agriculture
Salary: $72,030 to $112,240 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division – Digitization and Access Branch, in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent manages digital archival initiatives and services for the description, management, and preservation of born-digital and digitized collection objects. The incumbent also provides Special Collections reference and access services and performs outreach activities

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development and implementation of policies and workflows for managing, preserving, and providing access to Library?s digital collections.
  • Performs digital object management and preservation services and carries out archival actions in NAL?s digital repository system, and in other environments as required.
  • Performs processing, preserving, and acquisition of archival, historical, and special collections materials.
  • Researches and recommends new tools to meet digital preservation, digital access, data management, and other digital curation needs for born-digital assets.
  • Develops procedures for managing born-digital or digitized materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access.
  • Develops methods to maintain the infrastructure of a digital archive and establishes digital archival preservation procedures for NAL Special Collections materials.
  • Coordinates with other archivist and librarians to create, transform, curate and apply descriptive, structural, administrative, and preservation metadata.

Position: Head Librarian
Location: Community College of Baltimore County
Salary: $63,709 – $78,354 per year

Originally posted on the on SLA Career Center.

Description

Responsible for coordinating campus library services, including reference, circulation, reserves, and selected system areas of responsibility. Supervises campus librarians, classified staff, and part time associates. Shares general professional responsibilities of reference, library instruction, and collection development with other campus librarians. Responsible for day-to-day operations and maintenance of physical facility.
Compensation within the posted range is determined by a candidate’s education level and/or years of experience in the field. Generally, employees are hired in the lower third of the scale.

Minimum Requirements

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution. A minimum of (5) five year’s progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic institution’s library. A minimum of (3) three years supervisory experience, required. Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy standards. Expertise with library research tools and instruction. Community college experience; working with faculty to integrate information literacy into curriculum; and experience with open educational resources (OERs) preferred. Valid driver’s license with a good driving record with less than five (5) violation points.

For best consideration please apply by December 8, 2020.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations and maintenance of physical facility.
  • Coordinates all campus library public service functions: reference, circulation, ILL and reserves.
  • Provides leadership in selected college wide library functions.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Essential Duties

  • Supervises, trains and evaluates campus library services staff.
  • Participates in library instruction program, provides reference services to library users, and contributes to the development of the library collections.
  • Oversees gate, information desk and library instruction statistics.
  • Ensures all public service desks are staffed.
  • Coordinates the production of library information guides as required.
  • Maintains professional awareness and growth through participation in professional organizations and continuing education activities.
  • Participates in the selection of resources for the library.
  • Serves on the library management team to develop policies and procedures.
  • Participates in college-wide committees and activities.
  • Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.

Responsibilities
The incumbent retrieves and supplies the legal materials; performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates; conducts all steps necessary to complete baseline inventory of retrospective volumes in the Law Library. This include creating and updating the holding records, with the proper construction of summary holding information for serial materials; sorts, arranges, and shelves incoming or returning materials in the various Law collection areas; maintains the most current and comprehensive sets of legal materials along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts. Identifies and processes superseded volumes.

Inputs, searches and maintains inventory and/or bibliographic control information for the Law Library’s collection. The incumbent ensures accountability of receipts by timely check-in and/or inventory of each piece received in the Law Library. Incumbent also conducts physical inventory on existing collection items. Proficiency in using information technology to process, manage, maintain, track, and identify a voluminous and highly complex acquisition and distribution system for all different types of legal material.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems relating to managing maintaining and securing a voluminous and complex legal and government document collection of approximately 2.9 million items. Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination.

Collates materials in a variety of formats and languages for making a preliminary determination on whether the set or series are complete. Creates item records in the ILS for all volumes collated for binding or filming. Creates online binding tickets for units to be sent to the Library’s binding unit and/or updates the holdings records to reflect newly bound or filmed material. Working with the collection, takes the appropriate steps to suppress issues sent for binding/filming from public display in the catalog.

Prepares items for digitization, including creating basic metadata and updating holding records to reflect new formatting. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf. Determines advanced search strategies and conducts bibliographic and special searches in automated or manual files for incompletely or inaccurately cited requests or insufficient bibliographic data. Assists Law Library of Congress staff and clients with locating items by checking in files, such as the Class K Shelf-list and other automated and manual Law Library files. Searches the Library’s ILS to determine the location of the requested item. Reports findings on specific identification of items and other pertinent information, such as number and location of copies/sets, assignments, date recorded, etc.

Performs special searches of various computer, card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify receipt, location, and internal distribution of legal and government document publications. Ensures bibliographic and/or acquisitions data elements are accurate and input into software applications, reflecting item level control of the material.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 363669.

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: Supervisory Librarian (Assistant Chief, Collections Management Division)
Location: Department of Congress
Salary: $142,701 to $170,800 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 12710.

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

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Serves as a primary advisor on various programs and events, develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Advises and counsels appropriate management staff and officials within the agency on matters related to the management of the collections including issues of access, security, inventory control, space, retrieval and organization. Advises on the appropriate methods and techniques to use in order to achieve program goals and objectives.

With the Chief, formulates and administers policies affecting the mission of the agency in the areas of access to the collections, provision of collections service to the Library’s various constituents including Members of Congress and their staffs; government agencies; other libraries through Interlibrary loan; researchers; and the general public. Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the Library. Develops, evaluates and implements policy for agency-wide programs. Explores and plans long-range development plans, as well as short-term strategies.

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

Shares with the Chief the responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of an entire department or a highly complex program within the department or agency. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of inventory management, access, and security of the Library’s collections. Serves as an expert evaluating current and proposed programs and operations and recommends action to Initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

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.

Three Positions: Remote Positions

Position: Law Library Assistant
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Position: eResources Manager
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Position: Temporary Virtual Research Librarian
Location: Remote

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

One Position: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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

One Position: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

One Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibility

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

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