Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian (LIB-3536)
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Position

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TUs library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Relevant experience, preferably in an academic environment or in publishing. Familiarity with scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and academic publishing trends. Strong creative vision and ability to lead innovative initiatives and services. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to meet the Universitys criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Systems and Instruction Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Baltimore

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Systems and Instruction Librarian is an essential member of the Collection Services team and is responsible for managing the integrated library system (ILS) and other information systems (e.g., proxy service, resource sharing, discovery platforms). This position also oversees the management of library electronic resources ensuring sustainable, intuitive, and accurate access. Librarians cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference as well as teach in the required legal research program. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

Serves as the administrator and technical lead for the library’s ILS and other collection management and discovery systems.
Maintains library electronic resources across multiple platforms.
Ensures effective access to the library’s collection in all formats through high-quality metadata and discovery services.
Leads the development of systems policies and procedures as needed to ensure efficient use and management of library information systems.
Manages incoming data feeds (e.g., acquisitions and other data, bibliographic records, holdings and item data, patron data).
Adapts information systems and resources in support of evolving demands and priorities.
Gathers and reports statistics and data from library information systems to inform decisions related to library services and resources.
Oversees database maintenance to improve the functionality of library systems, services, and collections.
Participates in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities.
Provides reference services to all library patrons.
Teaches in the required legal research program.
Develops solutions within the context of library information systems and resources to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
Demonstrated interest in integrated library systems, content management platforms, and/or other discovery systems
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, adapt to change, and execute change management strategies and communication plans
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a law library
Experience managing an integrated library system, a content management system, and/or other discovery systems
Knowledge of established and recent industry trends in search, discovery, and delivery systems
Experience with ILS migration
Ability to perform original cataloging when necessary
Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by May 19, 2022.

Position: Associate Director for Collections and Information Discovery
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Baltimore

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director for Collections & Information Discovery is an essential member of the library’s leadership team, providing input on strategic directions for the law library and programs. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, this position oversees the day-to-day management for the teams responsible for information discovery in all formats (e.g., technical services, access services, resources sharing, systems).

This position contributes expertise to library and campus committees, participates in local, regional, and national organizations; and participates in and represents the law library within the context of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) working groups.

In order to maintain a nuanced understanding of the needs of the Carey Law community, this position will include approximately 1-2 hours on the reference desk per week. This position will also participate in the required legal research instruction program.

Essential Responsibilities:

Participate in regular planning with the law library’s leadership team
Directly and indirectly supervise four full-time allied professionals, two full-time librarians, part-time staff, and student workers
Responsible for evaluating and mentoring direct reports
Within budgetary parameters, acquire materials in all formats, ensuring the library’s collection effectively supports the diverse and evolving needs of the law school community
Forecast trends and changes in acquisitions expenditures
Conduct cost and use studies, along with weeding, cancellation, and collection maintenance projects as appropriate
Serve as point-person for licensing resources, negotiating contracts, and resolving disputes with vendors
Gather accurate and comprehensive statistics about library resources and their usage to ensure that patrons are well-served, to maximize the library’s budget, and to participate in benchmarking projects
Oversee all resource sharing activities and policies
Teach in the required legal research program
Responsible for developing solutions within the context of collections & information discovery to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law community

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
Four years post-MLS professional library experience
Two years supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills
Experience with the application of new and emerging technologies in library environments
Record of creativity in problem-solving, and open-mindedness in decision-making
Strong project management skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to prepare and explain reports (e.g., budget, usage statistics)
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues
Enthusiasm for innovation and user-centered services
Participation in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with an ILS migration
Academic law library experience
Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
Experience using learning management systems, content management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications
Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by May 19, 2022.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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. For assistance related to employment, please contact HRJobs@umaryland.edu.

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Scandinavia, Baltic and Central Germanic Section, Germanic and Slavic Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation 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.

Duties
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.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The Wilson Center is one of the three special institutions created by congressional statute to perform a national mission in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution. It is governed by its own presidentially appointed Board of Trustees and supported by public and private funds. The Center conducts and sponsors original scholarship and convenes balanced and inclusive dialogue through its programs, which cover all regions of the world and several major global issues.

The incumbent’s duties include: assisting readers by locating and obtaining materials from the custodial collections; receiving, sorting, arranging, shelving and shifting a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials properly in the Integrated Library System (ILS); identifying and preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding, and microfilming of the Asian materials; and maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

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

Position: Head, Access Services – University Library
Location: Georgetown University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head, Access Services supports the teaching, learning, and research of Georgetown University faculty, students, staff through planning, directing and managing the operations and budget of the Access Services Department, including circulation, course reserves, print collections, and resource sharing. They establish, implement, and evaluate departmental policies and procedures to effectively meet user needs and expectations; and has a key role in developing user-focused services and fostering an environment that is welcoming and responsive to users. The Head of Access Services is a member of the Leadership Council and represents the Library on access services within the local consortium.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees and manages Access Services operations, including circulation, course reserves, print collections, and resource sharing.
  • Coordinates cross-functional activities among the individual units within Access Services and continuously assess services and streamline processes to effectively meet the needs of library patrons.
  • Hires, supervises, develops and evaluates Access Services staff and a significant number of student employees directly or indirectly.
  • Manages departmental budget and oversees billing and collection of fines for library materials.
  • Develops, coordinates, and communicates access and circulation policies to patrons and library staff.
  • Collaborates with other library departments in support of the projects, services and space planning.
  • Facilitates joint projects or services related to the library’s participation in the local consortium.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, at least 3 of which are in increasingly responsible management positions in access services
  • Strong commitment to engaging users and providing excellent service
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with integrated library systems
  • Knowledge of copyright best practices required for the management of course reserve and resource sharing requests
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills; and superior problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a rapidly-changing environment, and to work in collaborative teams
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, students, and staff

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Professional, managerial level work in supervising the operations of a branch, serving as a member of the AACPL’s management team and advocating for library services. Works as a professional librarian to provide direct public service.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program and six years professional experience in the provision of public library services, including four years of supervisory experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Ability to secure certification as an advanced Professional Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Position: Associate Director, Special Collections and University Archives
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Balltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

The collections and services of the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university. Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture, history of the book, women’s history, historic preservation, American and British writers and poets, music and performance studies, and the history of the University. Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, the Katherine Anne Porter Collection, and the International Piano Archives at Maryland. The SCUA staff is committed to reaching out to the research community at large, facilitating access to these world-class collections that document key aspects of the human experience at the university, local, state, national and international levels.

To help lead this dynamic suite of collections and services, the University of Maryland Libraries seek an experienced and visionary leader as Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives. The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Demonstrate creativity as the operational leader for key functions in SCUA including collections project management, digital project management, oversight of reference and research services, and coordination of facilities and space planning.
  • Lead the department in investigating and implementing new technologies and operational tools for managing and providing access to collections.
  • In collaboration with the Director of SCUA, create a vision for services in special collections that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
  • Communicate this vision effectively to university and library administrators, stakeholders within the Libraries, researchers, resource allocators, potential collaborators, and the SCUA staff.
  • Assist the Director in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.
  • Reporting to the Director, collaborate closely with SCUA personnel in planning and operations.
  • Coordinate ongoing assessment and support strategic planning.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage personnel operations for approximately two faculty librarians, three professional staff, as well as contract staff, graduate assistants, hourly student employees, emeriti faculty and volunteers. Ensure completion of annual performance and merit review processes, monitor progress of permanent-status track faculty toward promotion and permanent status, provide staff development opportunities, and promote mentoring.
  • Reporting to the Director, SCUA, coordinates planning and assessment processes in department. These include strategic plans, annual plans, individual work plans, budgeting, project prioritization and evaluation. Organizational planning is a critical leadership responsibility for this position.
  • Lead functional oversight and planning for new and existing tools, services and programs that improve access to and preservation of collections, with particular emphasis on digital projects, products and services. Develop assessment procedures for measuring effectiveness and evaluating total stewardship costs associated with collections.
  • Oversee security and facility issues in R. Lee Hornbake Library in collaboration with other residents of the building and relevant campus departments. Coordinate with relevant staff in Libraries on matters relating to off-site collections.
  • Participates in donor stewardship, grant and fundraising initiatives and other outreach efforts in collaboration with the Libraries Development Office, the Director of SCUA, the Libraries administration, SCUA staff, and other relevant University personnel.
  • Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Contributes to advancing the University’s and the Libraries’ goals related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility

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

The position is eligible for a hybrid telework arrangement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline; evidence of education or training pertaining to special collections in multiple formats, including digital and media.

Experience:

Minimum five years of experience working with special collections or archival materials. Minimum three years supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of current trends in the special collections field, including in-depth command of digital issues as they relate to special collections, and experience with a variety of audiovisual formats, as well as print and other analog materials.
  • Evidence of potential for success in managing an extensive, multi-faceted library program.
  • Evidence of successful coordination of a library program with other units within and external to the library in order to meet departmental and library-wide goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated record of successful fundraising, donor development, and grant writing.
  • Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service that is attuned to work in the special collections field.
  • Ability to hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate staff and to organize their work. Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

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

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Class Description

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

One Position; Maryland

Position: Assistant Law Librarian
Location: Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland
Salary: $48,566 – $80,086

Class Code: 007414
Grade: 18 (Exempt)
Salary Range: $48,566- $80,086
Closing Date: June 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Montgomery County Circuit Court Employment Application
A Writing Prompt is required. Write about a time that you had an innovative solution to a workplace problem.
CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Personnel Class Specification
Assistant Law Librarian
DEFINITION OF CLASS
The Assistant Law Librarian serves as the principal assistant to the Law Librarian in the operation of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, as well as the libraries in judges’ chambers and other court offices. This position deals with various levels of library patrons and is responsible for providing equitable information services to the public, legal community, judicial officers and court personnel. Employee must have experience with and an in-depth understanding of legal research.
Employee is expected to have a thorough knowledge of Court organization, office practices and make independent decisions in dealing with the public and employees. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure that they are treated with dignity and discretion.
The Assistant Law Librarian reports directly to the Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.
Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. This means that either an employee, or the court, may terminate the employee relationship at any time, with or without cause. There are no contractual relationships between the Circuit Court and an employee; letters, benefit or policy statements, performance evaluation, handbooks, or other employee communications should not be interpreted as such. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in any documents.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Assist the Law Librarian in the administration, development and daily operation of the law library. Also assist with various library and courthouse projects, access to justice initiatives and library events.
• Perform all duties of the Law Librarian in his/her absence.
• Perform reference services using print and online resources for judges, court staff, attorneys, and the public in person, via email, and via phone.
• Instruct patrons in the use of library systems and technology and provide general information on the use of library facilities and services.
• Assist the Law Librarian with recommending, developing and supervising reference and customer service procedures that provide equitable service and meet the research needs of varied library patrons in a manner reflecting professional law library theory and practice.
• Develop and maintain library’s integrated library system and online public access catalog. This includes instructing staff; troubleshooting; and cataloging print, online and electronic resources.
• Write and graphically design library guides, newsletters and other informational materials for court personnel and other library patrons. This includes contributing content to the library website and courthouse intranet.
• Assist in evaluating and implementing new and evolving technology for the retrieval of legal and non-legal information.
• Process new materials and preserve existing materials.
• Assist in maintaining and developing the legal collection, both print and non-print, for all judicial chambers and other circuit court departments.
• Prepare invoices for payment, keep records of library purchases using Excel and communicate with vendors.
• Maintain continuing education by attending professional library association meetings, researching legal and library issues and engaging in other professional education opportunities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work a full-time standard work schedule (8-hour day) between 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) with flexibility to accommodate any necessary meetings or occasional schedule changes.
• Maintain a regular, punctual and reliable level of attendance.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
• High attention to detail.
• Demonstrate an even temperament and high level-interpersonal skills when handling sensitive and high-stress situations as well as when developing collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.
• Ability to make decisions based on good judgment, established policies and experience.
• Display decisiveness and creativity in situations involving management of the library, including evaluating information.
• Knowledge of library science, including current methods in such areas as reference, acquisition, collection development, programming and technical services.
• Ability to provide thorough and accurate informational and research assistance to the public, legal community, judges and court personnel.
• Ability to use desktop technologies, including Microsoft Office programs like Excel and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of legal databases such as Lexis, Westlaw and other online research resources.
• Experience using various integrated library system functions such as cataloging and serials, EOS preferred.
• Knowledge of Maryland’s court and legal systems.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to lift and transport 25 pounds, climb stairs and shelve books.
• Ability to set priorities and handle multiple, concurrent duties and responsibilities.
• Willingness to become a Maryland Notary Public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited university with three years of public or law library experience, or Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited university and one-year public or law library experience.
• Knowledge of current public law library practices, services, patrons, resources, equipment and technology.
• One year of supervisory experience.
• Excellent organizational and customer service skills are of the highest priority as well as competence and temperament to communicate with the legal community, court personnel and the public in a fast-paced environment.
• Superior writing skills and command of English.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with several years of experience in a court law library.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Salary: $61,947 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce exciting employment opportunities for exceptional candidates to serve as Librarians. If you have experience providing library research services in a clinical or biomedical setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team
Duties
Provide informationist services in a biomedical research environment including conducting literature searches, facilitating requests for information, understanding and managing data, providing instruction, identifying experts and collaborators, and helping build custom information tools and resources.
Provide consultation to research or scientific staff on information searches or technologies.
Develop in person or asynchronous training on library’s biomedical or scientific resources.
Develop recommendations to improve the effectiveness of library services, or resolve information problems.
Participate in evaluating new library technology or systems.
If you are selected at the GS-9, or GS-11, you will essentially perform the same duties as those described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.
Qualifications
Qualification Requirements:
In order to qualify for a Librarian, GS-1410 position, you must have:
A. successfully completed at least 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree in any field; OR
B. a total of at least 5 years of combined college-level education, training, and/or experience. This education, training, and/or experience must have provided you with a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Librarian position at the GS-09 level, you must have:
A. completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education toward a master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position. OR
B. one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing basic library reference and research services to users; assisting in performing basic cataloging, classification and subject analysis and serials and collection access functions in a library or information center; and assisting with projects regarding the use of library information systems, databases and software. OR
C. a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Librarian position at the GS-11 level, you must have:
A. completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. OR
B. one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing library reference and research support in locating, cataloging, classifying and selecting specialized information for use by researchers; participating in identifying, developing and recommending policies, programs and methods to improve library efficiency; assisting with the design and implementation of search and retrieval systems for library databases, websites or other library information systems. OR
C. a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Librarian position at the GS-12 level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing direct library reference and research services in a specialized research library; developing new approaches and methods for information and communication services for a library; using bibliometric tools (such as Sci2, Gephy, VOSviewer, or RStudio) to respond to specialized data calls including analyzing publications or networks for a scientific research library; providing instruction in the use of bibliometric tools, print and electronic resources.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11464461

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Acquisition)
Location: Government Accountability Office
Salary: $87,791 – $139,534

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in Applied Research and Methods, Center for Library Science. The ARM professionals are experts in designing and executing appropriate methodologies that help GAO reports and other documents improve government operations; and offers expertise in many areas including cost analysis; engagement design; economics; data analysis; evaluation; library research and literature review; science; statistics surveys; technology; engineering; and IT.
As a Librarian (Acquisition), PT-1410-2 your typical work assignments may include the following:

Develops and translates requests for various types of information or data into specific requirements and work statements. Supports the management of the acquisitions workflow consistent with timelines and guidance as outlined by GAO Acquisition Management. Maintains accurate acquisitions records, completes invoice payments, processes claims and replacements for missing items, and works with General Counsel to review and negotiate license agreements.
Serves as the primary approving official for CLS purchase cardholders to make necessary purchases. Works the Agency Program Coordinator to maintain all documentation of purchases and reconcile monthly statements. Completes all required training and stays abreast of changes.
Serves as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and supports the Senior Acquisitions Librarian in making purchases of legal, business, news, financial and other information and data sources. Completes complex acquisitions of information and data for the agency while meeting budgetary targets.
Identifies new channels for procurement of library materials. Applies knowledge of current issues and trends in acquisitions and the publishing industry to improve services. Evaluates and recommends acquiring library materials and products to enhance operations and accomplish work to meet GAO needs and budget. Identifies significant gaps in the library collection and acquires materials needed to support the GAO mission.
Works with vendors to identify product availability and pricing, negotiates pricing when appropriate.
Qualifications
You must meet all qualifications by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

Specialized Experience:

Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal Service, or comparable private or public sector experience which has equipped you with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as managing library acquisition services for a federal library or information center with one or more areas of agency interest (e.g. law, legislative activity and procedures, accounting and finance, economics, health service, national defense, and/or natural resources); and evaluating and acquiring electronic resources in support of research.

Basic Requirement:

In addition to the specialized experience, Applicants must also meet the education and/or experience requirements for the librarian series 1410, as follows:

1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree.
OR
A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

Selective Placement Factor:

In addition to the specialized experience and basic requirements, applicant must meet the following selective placement factor:

Applicants must hold at minimum an active FAC-COR Level I certification. (copy of certification must be included with application)

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Social Sciences Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation 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.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

Performs various other duties as assigned.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
Conditions of Employment

At present, the Library of Congress will not enforce an earlier policy to require all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, employees are required to certify their vaccination status, which is used to plan and implement workplace safety protocols, such as those related to mask-wearing, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Upon request, new hires may be required to show proof of vaccination to the Health Services Division. Library employees who are not vaccinated may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 every seven days.

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.

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

Knowledge of library metadata rules, practices, and procedures.**

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

Knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: Social Sciences, Psychology, or Business and Economics.**

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

Ability to communicate in writing.

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

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Orrick, Herrington &Sutcliffe LLP

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description

Research Specialist
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Location: Any US Office – Hybrid or Remote
Job#026REM/MO

What you need to know: Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis).

Are you looking for a challenging and significant way to contribute the success of a firm? Do you have a Masters degree in library or information science and two or more years of law firm or corporate research experience? This may be the job you for you! Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Research Specialist to work with our Research & Information Services team.

Where will I work? This position is eligible for a hybrid or fully remote work arrangement. We welcome applications from candidates nationwide, however, location in any of the following Orrick markets (Austin; Boston; Houston; Los Angeles; New York; Menlo Park; Orange County, Portland, Sacramento; San Francisco; Santa Monica, Seattle, Washington DC or Wheeling, WV) is considered a plus.

The preferred shift for this position is 10:00 am – 6:30 pm PST (alternative hours would be considered for ideal candidate).

What Will You Do? As a Research Specialist at Orrick, you will provide extensive legal and non-legal research and support services to attorneys, paralegals, BD, and all levels of staff. Bringing business research or competitive intelligence experience to this position is strongly desired, in addition to, significant substantive knowledge and specialization in your area of expertise. This opportunity will allow you to work closely with practice area team members and build positive relationships throughout the firm. In this role, you will:

Perform a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to providing extensive legal, business and general research assistance.
Initiate and monitor alerts from various databases and provide client development research support.
Conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens and emerging and venture-backed company research.
Maintain internal datasets for business development outreach and tracking purposes and support attorneys and staff by providing training on the use of print and electronic resources.
Build curated newsletters covering various industries, practice areas, and breaking legal topics and industry trends.
Assist with literature searches for attorney presentations and written articles.
Participate in collection development activities including the evaluation of new databases, websites and print materials.
Assist with evaluating, selecting and maintaining the firm’s intranet research collections.
Participate in opportunities to maintain your personal professional knowledge from attending educational events to participating in professional societies.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in library/information science (from ALA accredited school).
Two or more years of relevant law firm or corporate research experience

Additional Knowledge and Experience

You should have a working knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, as well as other major subject specific resources and specialty products, such as Capital IQ, PitchBook, CB Insights and other business resources.
You will possess effective communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability in interact with all levels of personnel within a law firm.
You will demonstrate a high level of initiative and independent thinking; plus the ability to work effectively under pressure and to sort priorities with minimum level of direct supervision.
And finally, we are looking for someone who will demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility, and a positive attitude and has a consistent track record of working in a collaborative environment.

Who is Orrick? Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 25+ markets worldwide. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice through our diverse teams and for our culture of innovation and collaboration. Financial Times selected Orrick as the Most Digital Firm of 2020, and in the past five years, the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year three times and runner-up twice. For the seventh year in a row, Fortune named Orrick to its 2022 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more about our awesome employee experience here: Fortune 100 Great Place To Work certified company*.

Orrick offers a collaborative work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits, from wellness and mindfulness programs to social impact opportunities, professional staff affinity group communities and generous paid time off.

Please visit http://www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

How to Apply: If you are searching for a chance to create an impact, you have a little grit and you love working with a team, we want to talk with you. To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Staff and Paralegal Opportunities Listings at http://www.orrick.com/Careers.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Cataloger)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 012616.
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.

Duties

The Cataloger position is located in the American Folklife Center, including the Veterans History Project, of Researcher and Collections Services. The purpose of this position is to assist in providing services associated with the Center’s archival collections. The cataloger is under the supervision of division leadership, who determines overall objectives of the work, including deadlines, priorities, and definitions of the work to be done: these are not however, accompanied by detailed preliminary instructions regarding sources of information or the methodology to be employed. Work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy, adequacy of planning, soundness of judgment, and conformance to professional standards. Personal work contacts with more experienced catalogers, archivists, and others responsible for the cataloging and processing of materials.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of folklife, ethnomusicology, oral history, a foreign language and/or considerable knowledge of specialized bibliographic areas (serials, rare books, maps, photographs, audiovisuals, software, etc.). Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for a variety of materials or specializes in a particular subject-area, technical field, or language.

Performs content designation of newly created and updated bibliographic and name authority records, supplying tags, indicators, subfield codes, delimiters, and fixed and variable field information. Establishes new personal and corporate names and uniform titles, with appropriate cross-references, for inclusion in the name authority file.

Searches entries in appropriate machine and manual catalogs. Selects and assigns a classification number. Analyzes material to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Assists in ensuring that records adhere to appropriate national and international standards. Interprets present and past cataloging rules. Identifies the need for revision to a classification scheme and the tools, which describe it. Recommends additions and clarifications to the existing authority files, both name and subject.

Position: Processing Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Collections Services Section of the Asian Division, Collection and Services Directorate. The incumbent of this position provides reader services in the Collections Services for readers using the Library’s Asian collections that include monographs, serials, microfilms, microfiche, CDs, and online electronic resources.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time, flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 349101.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Preservation of Library materials requires some physical exertion such as pushing and pulling materials ready for binding from one area to another.

Position Duties:

The incumbent’s duties include: assisting readers by locating and obtaining materials from the custodial collections; receiving, sorting, arranging, shelving and shifting a variety of materials; accessioning, barcoding, inventorying materials properly in the Integrated Library System (ILS); identifying and preparing materials for use/offsite storage; performing specialized preservation and phased conservation tasks; filing, housing, preparing items for binding, and microfilming of the Asian materials; and maintaining records and compiling monthly statistical reports for all areas of work.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Receives training in shelving materials using multiple systems of classifications and local shelf arrangement. Based on this knowledge, systematically reads designated shelves to ensure that items are properly arranged. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelfreads in assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Rearranges and shifts items under supervisory guidance and in accordance with available space.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the LC classification system to understand its peculiarities especially in the areas covered by the Asian Division. Understand the meaning of different shelf markers, and be able to locate materials which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language or format. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and other routing slips as required, and dispatches the requested materials. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number, edition and other indicia in order to locate the requested item.

Serves at the reference desk in reading room, accepting call slips from readers. Reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Learns to identify material housed in other custodial locations or off site facilities. Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the Asian Reading Room.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Uses large bibliographic databases. Receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers.

Learns proper method of handling books, paper, photographs, CDs, microfilms and microfiches, or moving image materials in order to track and apply appropriate labels, barcode labels, security devices, bookplates, and /or property stamps across the Library. Learns to create updates and edits bibliographic records within the Integrated Library System.

Position: Instructional Services Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is an urban campus located in downtown DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near to a vibrant mix of museums, restaurants, government and international organizations, the White House, and more. Additional information about the Law School can be found at https://www.law.gwu.edu .

The Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School is accepting applications for an Instructional Services Librarian position to begin as early as June 15, 2022. As a member of the library’s dynamic, collaborative Innovative Technology Services team, the librarian in this position supports teaching and learning with a focus on utilizing technology for legal pedagogy. This position works to improve student success by embedding the library in online teaching and learning spaces and integrating professional librarians into the face-to-face curriculum.

The Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes the meaningful integration of technology and virtual library resources into the curriculum to improve the student experience; connects library resources with research and instruction
  • Develops and delivers programming on technology competencies and provides guidance on building technology competencies into the curriculum
  • Identifies and supports solutions to embed the library in online teaching and learning spaces, including the development of library-focused reusable learning objects and modules for course site development
  • Supports teaching and learning with a focus on solutions for online learning and utilizing technology for legal pedagogy
  • Stays abreast of technology-focused learning trends and best practices in law schools, including technology-related pedagogy as well as technologies used in law practice through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
  • Collaborates with faculty on the integration of instructional technologies into courses; provides support to Law School programs including the development, planning, implementation, creation, and support of teaching with technology
  • Partners with faculty, staff, and students to foster and support the use of digital tools and techniques to improve teaching and learning and support faculty with instructional technology integration and innovation
  • Collaborates with library colleagues to integrate instructional technologies into the suite of academic support provided by the library
  • Coordinates acquisition and access to digital media used for teaching
  • Monitors library ticketing system and responds to user inquiries
  • Drafts and implements procedures and practices
  • Creates and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other finding aids and publications
  • May participate in reference and research services, including reference desk duties and the faculty liaison program
  • Participates on library, law school, university, and consortia committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
Minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience working in law libraries

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated basic or general knowledge and understanding of trends and best practices relevant to legal education and legal technology competencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design theory, online course development, and learning management technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching technologies for course management such as tools for course assignment, grading rubrics, feedback, and plagiarism
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital media collections including digital copyright management
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and collaboration with the goal of fostering an efficient and positive service role for the library; to form a strong rapport with colleagues, law faculty, and law students
  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/92355 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Position: Reference/Subject Specialty Law Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is an urban campus located in downtown DC’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near to a vibrant mix of museums, restaurants, government and international organizations, the White House, and more. Additional information about the Law School can be found at https://www.law.gwu.edu/.

The Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School is accepting applications for a reference/subject specialty law librarian position to begin as early as June 15, 2022. As a member of the library’s dynamic, collaborative Public Services team, the librarian in this position provides both general and subject specialty reference assistance to GW Law faculty, students, staff, and others. The subject specialty for this position encompasses fields of law relating to the Law School’s National Security, Cybersecurity, & U.S. Foreign Relations Law areas of study, which include counterterrorism, immigration and border security, military justice, intelligence, and U.S. law implementing international law. We welcome all – from students near to completing degree requirements to experienced librarians – to consider applying.

The Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons
  • Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed
  • Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources relating to general and designated subject specialty areas of law
  • Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research and library-oriented curriculum support to GW Law faculty, students, and staff in designated subject specialty areas of study and student-run journals, and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities
  • Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups
  • Drafts, revises, and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other specialized finding aids and publications
  • Maintains expertise in both general and designated subject specialty research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
  • Participates in collection development activities relating to designated subject specialty areas, which includes selecting new materials, monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures, reviewing gifts, and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials
  • Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library/information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment\

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance that demonstrates a proficiency with print and online legal resources
  • Ability and intention to develop expertise in the designated subject specialty areas
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/92573 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin May 26, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Research/Instructional Services Librarian
Location: Salisbury University
Salary: $58,000 – $64,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff of the SU Libraries as a Research/Instructional Services Librarian reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services. This is a full-time, 12-month permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in summer 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The Salisbury University Libraries were ranked in the top 20 college libraries nationwide in 2021 by The Princeton Review. The Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, both of which are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, and the Curriculum Resource Center, located in the Seidel School of Education’s building. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty. We are committed to providing services, collections, and programs that promote affirmation, respect, inclusion, and understanding.

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

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by start date. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference service. Technological fluency, a willingness to stay up to date with library trends, and the ability to be flexible are absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or substantial coursework in business or experience as a business librarian. Reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Position: Systems and Instruction Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law- ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Systems and Instruction Librarian is an essential member of the Collection Services team and is responsible for managing the integrated library system (ILS) and other information systems (e.g., proxy service, resource sharing, discovery platforms). This position also oversees the management of library electronic resources ensuring sustainable, intuitive, and accurate access. Librarians cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference as well as teach in the required legal research program. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the administrator and technical lead for the library’s ILS and other collection management and discovery systems.
  • Maintains library electronic resources across multiple platforms.
  • Ensures effective access to the library’s collection in all formats through high-quality metadata and discovery services.
  • Leads the development of systems policies and procedures as needed to ensure efficient use and management of library information systems.
  • Manages incoming data feeds (e.g., acquisitions and other data, bibliographic records, holdings and item data, patron data).
  • Adapts information systems and resources in support of evolving demands and priorities.
  • Gathers and reports statistics and data from library information systems to inform decisions related to library services and resources.
  • Oversees database maintenance to improve the functionality of library systems, services, and collections.
  • Participates in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities.
  • Provides reference services to all library patrons.
  • Teaches in the required legal research program.
  • Develops solutions within the context of library information systems and resources to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
  • Demonstrated interest in integrated library systems, content management platforms, and/or other discovery systems
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, adapt to change, and execute change management strategies and communication plans
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a law library
  • Experience managing an integrated library system, a content management system, and/or other discovery systems
  • Knowledge of established and recent industry trends in search, discovery, and delivery systems
  • Experience with ILS migration
  • Ability to perform original cataloging when necessary
  • Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by May 19, 2022.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947-$80,532

Full vacancy announcement on USAJobs.

This position is located in the African And Middle East Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Researcher And Collections Services, Library Collections and Services Group.

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.
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.

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

Knowledge of history, politics, and literature of African countries.**

Ability to communicate in English and at least one indigenous sub-Saharan African language.**

Ability to provide reference and research services.**

Ability to develop and manage library collections.

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

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

Or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience.
GS- 9

Two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.

You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Translational Research Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Science & Human Services Library
Salary: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

Original post available on SLA Careers.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian to work with the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

The Translational Research Librarian is responsible for participating in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system; measuring the impact of the ICTR; developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources; and providing research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with colleagues at JHU and in the CTSA national network. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/ .

This is a full-time, permanent status eligible track HSHSL Faculty Librarian position at a rank of Librarian I or II. The Translational Research Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Research and Information Services at the HSHSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Faculty Profiles System
Assist in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with partners in participating units and institutions.
Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity and impact.
Develop a marketing and education strategy promoting UMB faculty expertise through effective use of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with ICTR staff.

Research Impact
Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
Conduct in-depth publication metrics reports at the author level (individual/group/ department), article level, and journal level enhancing visibility and demonstrating the research impact of the ICTR.
Employ data visualization tools to illustrate and highlight ICTR funded research.

Promotion and Networking
Market and promote ICTR collaborations and resources in partnership with ICTR staff.
Working with ICTR staff, implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and to other institutional partners.
Share information about the evolving landscape in scholarly communication such as open access and open science.

Research and Instruction
Design and offer workshops and consultation services related to research visibility, research impact, and scholarly publishing.
Participate in grant preparation and collaborate on grant-funded projects.
Develop presentations and share expertise in ICTR professional settings.

Other
Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HSHSL, the UMB ICTR community, UMB, and professional organizations.
Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
One year of experience related to position responsibilities.
Experience designing instructional services.
Experience delivering presentations.
Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus.
Experience in program evaluation.
Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
Knowledge of faculty profiles systems.
Experience in using citation metrics tools.
Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

COVID-19 Protocols :

All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

SALARY: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS:

Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.

The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300 students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. More details about UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/ .

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRjobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email.

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 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

Position: Part-Time Instruction and Reference Librarian
Location: Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Knott Library

Original post available on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities:

1. Provides a full range of reference and research services for students via email,
phone, Zoom/Teams and in person.

  1. Prepare and present library research instruction sessions in both individual and group settings.
  2. Develops informational and instructional materials in print and digital formats.
  3. Contributes to ongoing library assessment planning and implementation.
  4. Participates in library-wide activities and other projects.
  5. Supervises student assistants.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Requirements: Required Qualifications:
  7. ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent knowledge and experience
  8. Experience in instruction and teaching.
  9. Knowledge in use of relevant print and electronic information resources.
  10. Two years of experience in an academic library
  11. Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a broad patron base.
  12. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  13. Reference and instruction experience in an academic library
  14. Knowledge of library platform management systems
  15. Academic course work in theology
  16. Familiarity with Roman Catholicism and Christianity
    Salary Range: Negotiable
    Application Process: St. Mary’s is in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore. Successful candidates
    will be subject to a pre-employment background check. St. Mary’s Seminary & University is an equal
    opportunity employer. Please submit the following electronically:
  17. Cover letter including salary requirements
  18. Résumé
  19. List of three (3) work-related references, including their contact information (title, email and/or
    phone number).
    Submit to traszewski@stmarys.edu with position title in subject line. Position is open until filled.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: Until filled.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the German Section, Germanic And Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

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. 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.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000 minimum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Job Summary

The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university ‐wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives.

As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Library Computing and Technology Services and is part of a highly collaborative IT division.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

Job Duties

Innovation Space

  • Provide technology and educational consultation and support for Innovation Space users.
  • Create and update instructional materials and written guides for the Innovation Space and related and other emerging technologies.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all software and hardware equipment in the HS/HSL Innovation Space to keep them in good working condition.
  • Schedule and promote offerings from the Innovation Space university ‐wide in a timely manner.
  • Create and publish the monthly online Innovation Space Newsletter in collaboration with the Effective Communications Committee.
  • Evaluate the Innovation Space usage and the value it provides to the campus; form concrete plans for its continuous growth in collaboration with the iSpace working group committee.
  • Keep track of the purchase and usage of the Innovation Space supplies and make orders in a timely manner. Keep track of the usage data for the Innovation Space.
  • Explore, test, and recommend any additional software or hardware equipment relevant to the evolving needs of the Innovation Space users.
  • Assist the Associate Director for library application and knowledge systems in setting, evaluating, and renewing the direction for the Innovation Space in strategic alignment with the mission and goals of the HS/HSL.

Emerging Technologies

  • Develop and establish active education and outreach initiatives to familiarize students and faculty with emerging technologies. Evaluate technology effectiveness on a regular basis and refresh and revise for improvement and continued relevance.
  • Identify and develop use cases for new emerging technologies and tools that are relevant and beneficial to the HS/HSL and its users; perform needs assessment and design plans to implement those use cases.
  • Develop programs and events, building university‐wide awareness and knowledge regarding emerging technologies’ impact on, potential benefits for, and applications to health sciences in multiple formats best suited to the needs of the target audience.
  • Monitor and explore the use of new and emerging technologies in higher education and health sciences research and share the result with CATS and the other library staff on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate, as needed on HSHSL Center for Data and Bioinformation Services projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science
  • Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in academic libraries
  • Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction
  • Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology.
  • Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies
  • Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Experience with project management

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, May 27th, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Training and Programming Coordinator
Location: Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc
Salary: $63,675 – $81,382

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Manages and develops ESRL’s training and programming to ensure that ESRL and county library staff have the training required to provide the highest level of library service. Responsible for managing training and development events, resources, and budgets. Researches trends in innovation, education, and library landscapes and conducts virtual and in-person trainings to pass on relevant knowledge and best practices. Participates in state-wide training programs and initiatives. Serves as staff development liaison for ESRL staff.

Designs, plans, budgets, and evaluates region-wide programming opportunities in cooperation with county libraries’ programming staff. Attends regional and state-wide meetings in work-related topics; Guides regional communities of practice in training, programming, and/or other related subjects.

Please send resume and cover letter to ESRL, Inc, 31901 Tri-County Way, Stuit 116-B, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email same to personnel@esrl.org.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops surveys, analyzes and assesses data and makes recommendations regarding the training needs of region-wide library staff.
  • Develops, publicizes, implements, and conducts quality training/programming.
  • Participates in region- and state-wide training initiatives and programming.
  • Creates training/programming handouts and all associated informational materials and curricula.
  • Monitors training and maintains records of continuing education units (CEU) for ESRL-sponsored training.
  • Serves as a resource and moderator for regional youth services programming and development.
  • Maintains awareness of trends that have potential impact on libraries and monitors new developments and technologies in the areas of librarianship, training, adult education, and programming.
  • Serves as staff development liaison, assisting with the certification process for ESRL staff, and helps to administer grants related to staff development.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Position: Training Associate
Location: BLH Technologies, Inc./National Library of Medicine

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

BLH Technologies, Inc., an award-winning company specializing in public health, communications, technology, and safety monitoring solutions for Federal and commercial clients, is seeking a Training Associate to support Federal clients, including those within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

The Training Associate will support the planning for and conduction of virtual trainings related to various health information topics and NLM services. The ideal candidate is collaborative, able to learn new processes and technologies quickly, and has strong communication skills. The Training Associate will work closely with librarians and trainers at NLM and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).

Duties

  • Support the creation and delivery of online classes, tutorials, videos, and other educational products and services.
  • Manage training event logistics, including scheduling events, reserving meeting platforms, adding course descriptions to registration systems, scheduling captioning, and creating online evaluations.
  • Edit videos and captions using HTML and other editing software.
  • Collaborate with product experts, subject matter experts and training team(s) to craft learning objectives and audience engagement strategies for educational products.
  • Support the development and implementation of training needs assessments and evaluation plans and systems.
  • Prepare reports and correspondence, complete special projects, and maintain records and files.
  • Maintain currency, quality, and accessibility of educational products.
  • Maintain awareness of current adult education, instructional design, educational technology, and accessibility trends and developments.
  • Ensure quality control and protection of Federal data and training products.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in independently setting up, running, and post live event archiving using online technologies such as Zoom, WebEx, or other web conferencing software.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in creating and updating digital content and files in environments such as Moodle, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Teams, and other websites and databases.
  • Experience or knowledge of National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services is desirable.
  • Government contract experience preferred.

Knowledge and Special Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, and interpersonal); demonstrated ability to translate complex topics to plain, simple language.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Knowledge and experience in online education.
  • Familiarity with current educational theories, models and techniques, particularly related to adult education a plus.
  • Familiarity with HTML and editing software such as Camtasia, Microsoft Stream, and other video editors. Experience with captioning a plus.

Position: Head of Open Scholarship Services
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Open Scholarship Services (OSS) is a refocused front-facing program within the University Libraries, administered by the Associate Dean, Collection Strategies and Services. The OSS Head is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight of the OSS team and program. The OSS Head will participate in campus-wide efforts to open, share, and preserve the University’s scholarship and research, including:

  • Open access (OA) initiatives and programs, including OA fund, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME), and other OA services
  • Authors’ rights and copyright/licensing resources
  • Repository services, especially in relation to our pending Equitable Access Policy
  • Policy development and advocacy work across campus
  • Scholarly impact metrics, tools, resources
  • Open Science Framework support, e.g., membership, promotion, training (collaborating closely with the STEM Library)
  • Open Education and Open Education Resources services (collaborating closely with Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Digital publishing resources, including helping faculty with consultation on transitioning from subscription models to open access, ISSN registration, advice on publishing best practices, digital preservation, etc.
  • Research data support, collaborating closely with Digital Programs and Initiatives’ Data Services Librarian
  • Engagement, outreach, and training related to all of these areas, collaborating closely with subject librarians and Research Education Program Lead/Pedagogy Librarian

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to support open scholarship, repository services, and other publishing-related initiatives
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to support open scholarship needs and to facilitate sustainable scholarly production
  • Advocate for innovative and experimental models of scholarly publishing
  • Serve as the Libraries’ point person for open scholarship questions
  • In collaboration with Digital Programs and Initiatives, manage support for existing publications and open scholarship projects, including project documentation and maintaining and reporting project assessment as requested
  • Collaborate with Collection Development Strategies (CDS) on analyzing impact of open scholarship initiatives on collections funding
  • Collaborate with CDS and Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) to identify, describe, and provide access to open scholarship resources
  • Working with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, lead and manage the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM), including collection and policy development, outreach, and communication
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Libraries to develop consistent practices and recommendations around copyright for Libraries’ services
  • Maintain awareness of relevant legal developments and issues related to scholarly publishing

Professional Development

  • Acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, and share them with the appropriate colleagues
  • Attend professional development opportunities in subjects related to assigned responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Contribute to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)

EDUCATION

Required

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; or an advanced/graduate degree related to the position’s duties with relevant library experience

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the library and information field
  • Demonstrated experience working with current open scholarship and scholarly communication practices and trends
  • Knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship and open publishing.
  • Experience developing and operationalizing successful outreach for library programs and services
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment
  • Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and librarians

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/94735 . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; Best consideration by May 18, 2022.

Position: Digital Services Librarian
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in the coordination and provision of digital library resources. Ensures all digital resources are compatible with Canvas and accessible remotely to students and faculty via a proxy server. Supports the Library’s social media presence and maintains content on the library’s website relating to digital services and social media. Ensures interactive user engagement with library digital content and investigates and promotes new methods and tools for presenting content to patrons through Canvas and the Library website. Collaborate with IT support staff, librarians, and other staff members to provide quality digital services. Provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection development and maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • 1-2 years of experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo or another library systems platform.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Coordinates access and maintenance of the library’s licensed digital resources, including tasks related to contracts, implementation, staff support, troubleshooting, discovery, and maintenance of resources.
  • Works cooperatively with librarians and Distance Education staff to promote the use of digital tools and resources through Canvas and the Library website.
  • Coordinates and maintains content for web and mobile-enabled interactive services that provide a quality user experience.
  • Collaborates with the IT staff to develop information service strategies and initiatives that maintain a high level of patron satisfaction with on-site and digital technology resources.
  • Collects, maintains and reports digital resources and services analytics to Library Administration.
  • Participates in the library’s instruction and liaison programs

Skill set:

  • In supporting library-specific software, e.g., OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit and library specific hardware, e.g., label printers, production scanners etc.
  • Experience supporting web-based content management systems.
  • Experience in managing, implementing, or integrating with any discovery layers such as Encore, Summon, or Primo, etc. to ensure remote users enjoy the same experience as on-campus users.
  • Familiarity with image-based or text-based digital repositories (ContentDM, MDID, Omeka, Digital Commons, DSpace, Fedora, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, VRA, etc.).
  • Familiarity with EZProxy or III WAM.
  • Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL, Microsoft Access or FileMaker used to store, manipulate, and query structured data.

Fundamental knowledge & expertise:

  • Knowledge of library information technology, systems, products, and delivery technologies.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software systems and tools, social media platforms and web-based communication, information, and collaboration tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Library staff.
  • Ability to work in the library’s team setting.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library technology environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Job Requirements
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Position: Cataloging and Systems Librarian
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Cataloging and Systems Librarian is responsible for the coordination and provision of resource description and access for library resources. Ensures resource discovery in library catalog and discovery platform and investigates and promotes new methods and tools for presenting library resources to user groups. Collaborate with IT support staff, librarians, and other staff members to provide bibliographic access to library resources. Provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection development and maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • Experience in supporting library-specific software, e.g., OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit and cataloging tools, e.g., OCLC Records Manager etc and original and copy cataloging in an Integrated library system.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Coordinate review, manipulation, and batch loading of metadata for books and other library resources into the integrated library system (ALMA).
  • Provide original and copy-cataloging for a variety of materials in various formats in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to local and national standards.
  • Integrate an understanding of diverse populations and communities into cataloging and metadata policies and practices.
  • Works collaborative with the Electronic Resources librarian and other librarians to determine the most effective discovery tools for library and information resources.
  • Collects, maintains, and reports library resources and technical services analytics to Library Administration.
  • Participates in the library’s instruction and liaison programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirements
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian

Location: Export-Import Bank of the United States

Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Originally posted on USAJobs.

This position is located Research & Information Services, IT Governance & Administration Unit, Office of Chief Information Officer, Office of the SVP Information Technology, Export-Import Bank of the United. The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (“EXIM Bank”), an independent federal Agency, is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM Bank provides international lending, bank guarantees, and insurance for U.S. exports. The Research Center is an international business, finance, economics, law library and archives that supports the mission, programs, and operations of the Bank. The Research & Information Services provides many services: research, reference, news and research alerts, technical services, a print collection, archives, briefings, orientations, and trainings. Supporting these services is a collection that includes print and electronic sources: books, periodicals, documents, maps, multimedia materials, database subscriptions, a Bloomberg Professional Terminal, a large selection of Internet sources, and EXIM’s legislative history. Specific subject areas of interest include emerging markets, risk management and due diligence, international trade, finance, economics, banking, accounting, government, business, and law.

At the full performance level, duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides reference and research services with respect to EXIM’s Charter, legislative history, and corporate history.
  • Prepares responds to ready reference or document requests, research requests from internal stakeholders and Bloomberg-based data requests, providing background information from various databases, publications, credit rating, and other sources.
  • Performs country research, providing research on sovereigns including credit ratings and rating agency reports, country risk information and country and regional news analysis.
  • Participates in the creation and maintenance of research materials, collection guides, descriptions, and training materials for patron access to collection.
  • Uses specialized databases and services including the Bloomberg Professional Terminal, PIERS, Orbis Banks Focus/Bankscope, Thomson Reuters World Check, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Trade Policy Information System (TPIS).
  • Performs evaluations of office operations and data analysis/display; supporting projects that require research skills and/or document management.
  • Performs industry research, providing tools and research on industries including regional and global outlooks, analysis, identifying major companies in an industry, commodity prices, ratios, etc.
  • Performs company research, providing tools and research on company information including credit ratings and rating agency reports, analysis, financials, per analysis and ownership information.
  • Performs original organization and modified cataloging of archival materials which include paper documents, photographs, negatives, audiotapes, videotapes, microfilm/fiche, maps, books, artifacts, computer discs and periodicals.
  • Reviews paper holdings in the library’s collection to identify material that should be digitized for archival purposes by Library of Congress (LOC)
  • Prepares material for shipment to LOC for digitization including logging material into EXIM electronic tracking system and the LOC’s online tracking system, labelling, and boxing the paper copies, arranging for shipment to LOC.
  • Upon completion of digitization by LOC, updates both EXIM and LOC tracking systems with appropriate archival coding and return paper copies to proper location in the library’s collection.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position: Reference Librarian

Location: Library of Congress

Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Originally posted on USAJobs.

This position is located in the Scholarly Service, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.

he divisions in General and International Collections 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 ofmaterials.

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 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.

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.

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian

Location: Johns Hopkins University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire a Scholarly Communications Librarian to continue to provide and grow our scholarly communication services to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This librarian will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users’ needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation.

The successful candidate will join the library’s Content and Discovery team as the Welch Medical Library pursues strategic integration of scholarly communication services with collections development. The individual will also work with colleagues across the Johns Hopkins Libraries to shape scholarly communications services and support university-wide open access initiatives. The position reports to the Associate Director for Content and Discovery.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with library teams, faculty departments, and campus partners to develop and implement university-wide open access policies and choose new publishing models to sustain dissemination of university scholarship.
  • Develop, implement, and promote educational scholarly communications programming, for in-person and online instruction, orientations, and workshops, in collaboration with Informationists
  • Foster increased awareness of publishing options and author rights, including journal selection, Creative Commons licensing, and types of Open Access Agreements by leading effective project consultations. Help students and researchers build knowledge all of publishing options and how each choice will affect distribution and rights to their work.
  • Collaborate with Collections development to: a) assess Open Access publisher offers, b) analyze author metrics and trends related to Open Access offers, c) develop guidelines and policies for evaluating successful Open Access partnerships, and d) assess Open Access partnerships to inform future planning.
  • Promote open access partnerships to the Johns Hopkins community, and manage questions on criteria and author process for each specific arrangement. Where appropriate, manage approvals for open access requests.
  • Monitor the scholarly communications landscape, including related legislative, funding, and publishing trends and metrics. Assess trends and communicate implications across JHU library teams and where appropriate, incorporate into policies and documentation.
    Disseminate information on broader Open Access research and practices in Open Science and Open Data to the Johns Hopkins community.
  • Document and analyze JHU author metrics, trends and feedback related to each Open Access partnership.
  • Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation.
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.
  • Serve on library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
  • Work on additional initiatives dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise.
    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
  • 3 years of professional library experience working in an academic library or affiliated clinical/research environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise related to the scholarly publishing or collections management.
  • Conversant in publishing trends and competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical, public health, and nursing education.
  • Demonstrated interest or background in librarian involvement with scholarly publishing trends, equity in scholarly publishing, copyright, SPARC initiatives and other open access policy initiatives.
  • Awareness of policies and practices relating to research data, copyright, Open Educational Resources (OER) and scholarly publishing that impact the academic research landscape.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Creativity in approaches to active adult learner engagement and ability to deliver instruction in an online environment.
  • Experience creating instructional and outreach materials utilizing LibGuides, Camtasia or other tools.
  • Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise.
  • Able to demonstrate an interest in continuous learning to grow professional knowledge and skills.
    Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and supporting JHU researchers’ academic publishing.
  • Demonstrated support for enacting and supporting institution-wide policy initiatives.
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
    Classified Title: Librarian III
    Working Title: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian
    Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
    Starting Salary Range: $59,870 – $82,250 annually (commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: Mount Washington Campus
    Department name: SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

Position: Director, Scientific Library

Location: Frederick National Laboratory

Originally posted on SLA Careers

Director, Scientific Library

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The Business Services Directorate (BSD) provides cross-functional operational and logistical support across the Frederick National Laboratory as well as the National Cancer Institute.  The Scientific Library supports NCI Frederick and Frederick National Laboratory employees and is part of the Business Services Directorate.  The library assists in all phases of the research process, providing: background research information needed prior to initiating a new project; current awareness services used to keep up with the latest developments in specific scientific topics; data for evaluation and comparison in monitoring other similar research projects conducted elsewhere; support for dissemination of research results, preparing for publication; resources for evaluating quality of research performed.    

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the management and administration of library services and the collection to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Provides long range planning and coordination of projects and programs to fulfill the mission of the library.
  • Motivates, evaluates, and guides staff.
  • Prepares, justifies, monitors, and administers the budget.
  • Represents the library, its programs, and services to patrons, stakeholders, internal divisions, and other organizations through personal contact, reports, and other forms of professional communication.
  • Prepares and submits reports and other deliverables pertaining to contract performance as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

Requirements

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a specialized library or information center, six (6) of which include management or supervisory experience.
  • Experience with system administration for Alma, Primo, and EZproxy.
  • Knowledge of the principles of information services, library performance management, personnel management, collection development, and fiscal operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, researchers, other patrons, and administrators.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. 

One Position: Maryland

Position: Law Library Aide
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library
Salary: $23,000/year (part-time position)

Closing Date: May 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM

The Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library is hiring a part-time, fully benefitted, Law Library Aide! This is a great entry-level position that gives the opportunity to learn many aspects of library service. Job duties include research, reference, and technical processing. On-the-job training is provided. Apply here to join a fantastic workplace at Montgomery County Circuit Court!
Law Library Aide
Class Code: 007426
Grade: 9 (Non-Exempt)
Starting Salary: $23,000/year (Part-time Position)
Closing Date: May 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Montgomery County Circuit Court Employment Application
A Writing Prompt is required. Write about a time that you had an innovative solution to a workplace problem.
CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Personnel Class Specification
Law Library Aide
Part-Time 20 Hours Per Week
DEFINITION OF CLASS
The Law Library Aide performs duties associated with maintaining records and the collection for the Circuit Court Law Library, performs legal reference, and provides the highest standard of service to judges, litigants, attorneys, and courthouse staff. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure they are treated with dignity and discretion. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature.
The Library Aide reports directly to the Law Librarian and Assistant Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.
Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. The employee or the Court may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in the any documents, including Montgomery County Personnel Regulations.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Accurately and efficiently process books, including labeling, shelving, and filing.
• Work with the library’s integrated library system to check in serials and monographs, control record quality, perform inventories, and run reports.
• Keep the library collections up-to-date and orderly.
• Perform legal reference and library services, including accessing on-line databases and print sources as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person and remotely.
• Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates, and other court departments.
• Perform data entry and maintain distribution, inventory, and bindery records.
• Assist library staff with writing, updating, and restocking information guides.
• Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work a specific shift of 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily to close the library with flexibility to accommodate occasional schedule changes, i.e., open the library on an as-needed basis.
• Employee must be detail-oriented, organized, adaptable, resilient, and able to function in a multifaceted environment.
• Ability to maintain a regular, punctual, and reliable level of attendance.
• Ability and willingness to learn on the job.
• Competently use office technology and library software.
• Ability to make decisions based on experience, good judgment, and established policies and procedures.
• Ability to set priorities and simultaneously process multiple duties and responsibilities.
• Employee must have excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills.
• Employee must be both self-directed and a team player.
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.
• Ability to routinely engage in moderate physical activity, such as climbing stairs, opening or lifting boxes of books, pushing carts, and shelving books. Ability to handle books experiencing dust and/or red rot.
• Willingness to become a notary public and perform notarizations for the public is strongly preferred.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S., B.A., or paralegal degree from an accredited university.
• Basic knowledge of the American legal system.
• Minimum of one year of library work experience or a Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
• Minimum of one year of customer service experience.
• Microsoft Office Applications proficiency.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with legal research experience.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Acquisitions Librarian

Location: Catholic University of America

Overview

Acquisitions Librarian performs and manages all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of print and electronic library resources.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the work of the acquisitions staff, developing and implementing procedures and workflows as needed. Plan and implement new initiatives that will improve service and efficiency. Oversee order placement, copy cataloging, invoicing, and receipt and claiming for all formats of library material: print, electronic and audiovisual.
  • Monitor service contracts and license agreements. Serve as a contact with the University Purchasing and Accounts Payable departments. Track expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.
  • Work collaboratively with other library units to develop, implement and evaluate procedures, standards and workflows.
  • Work collaboratively with liaison librarians in the collection development process.
  • Develop and deliver statistical and narrative reports to support collection management needs
  • Participates, as a professional member in the University Libraries with academic status, in shared collegial decision making and planning, including: involvement in committees and special ad hoc projects; establishment and maintenance of communication with faculty and patrons in other areas of the university; provision of information and access to information resources; and contribution to the library profession and engagement in professional development activities.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree with a minimum of three (3) years of substantial professional experience in acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats in an academic library. Experience with materials published in a variety of formats. Experience with an integrated online library system and major bibliographic utility (OCLC). Experience with complex acquisitions of library materials.

Knowledge of current trends and new developments in library technical services. Knowledge of core skills, including e-resources and management, automated bibliographic systems, serials control and approval plans.

Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.

Proficiency with MS Office applications.

Expertise with web resources and standard office software, including competence in bibliographic and acquisitions data management.

Knowledge of new library management systems, preferably Alma.

Basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Deputy Director of Libraries

Location: Alexandria Library

Salary: $93,692.30 – $169,774.02 Annually

An Overview

The Alexandria Library is seeking an experienced and successful collaborator to provide outstanding, innovative services that will enrich the lives of community members, continue the Library’s successes and further enhance the Library’s stellar reputation.  The Deputy Director of Libraries is an innovative, visionary, thoughtful leader who works closely with the Library Director leading and executing the mission of the Alexandria Library. Working closely with the senior management group, the Deputy Director will provide guidance to the operations of the Central Library and all branch libraries, in improving operating systems, and in planning for the future needs of the City for library service.  The incumbent in this position assists the Director in the production and implementation of long-range plans for the Alexandria Library Board’s review and approval in such areas as staff development, technology, economy of materials and staffing, publicity, and collection development.  Work is performed in accordance with professional standards and established policies and procedures within the Library Department and the City government, with a minimum of direction or supervision.   Supervision is exercised over professional and paraprofessional personnel, and work is reviewed through performance conferences, reports and results achieved.

The Opportunity

  • Conferring with and advising division heads on policies and problems related to the administration of library services
  • Directing the supervisors of branch libraries in the performance of their duties
  • Instructing supervisory personnel in regulations and procedures, and conducting staff conferences and meetings
  • Directing the Library system in the absence of the Director
  • Studying methods and assisting in drafting plans to develop all services of the library system to effectively meet more the present and future community needs
  • Planning for the career growth and development of the sub-professional and professional staffs, and ensuring that training and development assignments are carried out
  • Investigating new library operational and control techniques and procedures, and revising present methods to improve operating efficiency
  • Conferring with officials, citizens, clubs and other community organizations explaining the library system objectives, policies and services
  • Participating in community activities and presenting lectures and talks about the library services
  • Assisting in the preparation and execution of the budget
  • Preparing grant applications and supervising grant programs
  • Completing special assignments from the Director and the Alexandria Library Board
  • Obtaining and reviewing competitive bids for services and recommending selections
  • Submitting and tracking reports for Capital Improvement Projects and Information Technology funding
  • Updating, revising, and reporting 5 Year Plan status to the Library of Virginia
  • Responding to and resolving difficult and sensitive issues with community organizations and patrons
  • Assuming a top leadership role for special strategic initiatives and projects assigned by director
  • Leading and delegating authority to sub teams, and executing the 5 Year plan
  • Performing related work as required

About the Department

We offer you access to the world of electronic information, not just of our records of holdings and availability, but we offer access to full text articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers through our online databases. You can search genealogy records with HeritageQuest and even borrow e-books and e-audio books on OverDrive. Free public access to the Internet is available at all branches as well as free WiFi access for properly equipped laptops and PDA’s.

Although we have done much with our virtual library, we have not forgotten our buildings. During the past decade, the City Council and the Alexandria Library Board have renovated and expanded the Barrett Branch on Queen Street, built the exciting Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library on Duke and Pickett Streets (designed by world renowned architect, Michael Graves and the local architectural firm of Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville), and redesigned and reopened the Burke Branch on Seminary Road. In September 2005, the completely renovated and expanded Duncan Branch on Commonwealth Avenue was dedicated.

Whether through renovation or innovation, it is a most exciting time for the Alexandria Library. We are rising to the challenge of balancing the traditional user and the nontraditional user. We remain committed to having books and the types of programming that people have come into libraries to use for years, while we are committed as well to those users who are very tech savvy, who primarily want to use the Library through our website. Our resources allow us to provide excellent customer service for those people who are coming into the libraries and to extend our services for those people who are accessing us online.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Extensive responsible experience in professional library work, including supervisory experience at the level of Librarian III/Branch Manager (or equivalent), and possession of a master’s degree in library science augmented by courses equivalent to a minor in business or library administration; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Systems administration or information technology skills a plus.

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to a criminal background.
 
All newly hired employees must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Newly hired employees who do not show proof of vaccination or exemption will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment. 

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)

Location: Department of Agriculture (Beltsville, MD)

Originally posted on USAJobs

This position is located with USDA, ARS, Field Organization, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisitions and Metadata Branch in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you are responsible for assisting in the acquisition of and processing payments for print and electronic materials and related supplies purchased by the National Agricultural Library.

Duties

Serves as a government purchase card holder and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for acquisition of materials, services, and equipment necessary for digitization and collection operations.

Maintains records in NAL, ARS, and USDA financial management and other library management systems.

Serves as the point of contact for databases vendors to gather usage statistics and make necessary adjustments as per contracting rules and regulations.

Interprets library policy, regulations, and directives on own initiative in terms of established objectives.

Assists in developing acquisitions standard operating procedures and written instructions for branch processes.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a US Citizen or US National.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Basic Requirements:
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
OR
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

GS-11:
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience assisting with the acquisition of electronic materials and related supplies for a library; maintaining records in financial management or other library management systems; and reviewing library acquisitions and library technology, procedures, policies and procedures.
OR
Education: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.
OR
A combination of education and experience as described above.

Applicants must also possess specialized knowledge of Acquisitions. An applicant’s education or experience must have included or been supplemented by the requirements specified in one of the paragraphs below:

A. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., acquisitions; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as acquisitions) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered;
OR
B. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field (Acquisitions); an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field. Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects as specified in (a) above.
OR
C. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (b) with education as described in (a) above.

GS-12:
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing the acquisition of and processing payments for print and electronic materials and related supplies for a library; monitoring quality and quantity of bibliographic maintenance; and assisting in developing library acquisitions standard operating procedures and written instructions.

Applicants must also possess specialized knowledge of Acquisitions. An applicant’s education or experience must have included or been supplemented by the requirements specified in one of the paragraphs below:

A. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., acquisitions; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as acquisitions) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered;
OR
B. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field (Acquisitions); an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field. Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above.
OR
C. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (b) with education as described in (a) above.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Veterans Health Administration
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Central Office, Office of Health Informatics (OHI), Health Information Governance (HIG), Library Network Office (LNO). The incumbent plans and implements activities associated with the products and services provided by LNO and the VACO Library.

Duties

THIS IS NOT A VIRTUAL POSITION, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN OR BE WILLING TO RELOCATE WITHIN A COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF THE DUTY LOCATION

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provides access (including remote users) to and maintenance of online knowledge-based resources including online journals, books, full-text databases, and resource management software;
  • Resolves problems with authentication, access, broken links, etc.;
  • Integrates local purchases of online knowledge-based resources with nationally purchased resources;
  • Assists with the management of the structure and content of multiple websites on both the internet and intranet: VACO Library, LNO, VALNET and National Desktop Library;
  • Provides and coordinates ongoing instruction for online knowledge-based resources;
  • Coordinates the selection, organization, and presentation of new or updated packages of electronic databases, journals or books;
  • Maintains the library’s online, print, audiovisual, and microfilm collections;
  • Assists with serials control;
  • Provides reference assistance to diverse audiences;
  • Participates in library orientation and e-resource demonstrations; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00am-4:30pm
Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Resources, Science and Industry Research)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian to serve as Section Head of the Research and Library Services (RLS) Section within the Resources, Science and Industry (RSI) Division.

Duties

The Section works closely with analysts in RSI, the CRS research division that responds to requests for public policy analysis in issue areas including agriculture and food supply, environmental management and policy, energy, natural resources and earth science, science and technology policy, domestic industry, and transportation.

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

In support of the CRS mission of service to Congress, information professionals in the RSI RLS Section advise and inform both the U.S. Congress and CRS analytical staff by providing expert on-demand information research, information products and resources, product updating, information resource management, briefings and seminars, consultations on research methodologies, and customized training on information research and resources for individuals and groups.

The Supervisory Librarian is responsible for effectively managing staff in order to accomplish the work of the unit; anticipating and identifying the changing needs of Congress by keeping informed of the work; using knowledgeable contacts and authoritative resources; collaborating with other CRS managers; and developing information products and services that best meet the needs of congressional clients and CRS research divisions. The incumbent is granted a high degree of independence, exercising considerable judgment in carrying out duties and responsibilities in accordance with industry best practices and CRS guidelines and policies. In addition, the incumbent must possess knowledge of information resources and the principles and/or best practices of librarianship and information science to integrate information research with public policy analysis in issue areas covered by RSI.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the Library of Congress and/or CRS, both domestic and international, to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. 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 unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within CRS. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside CRS and the Library of Congress.

The position description number for this position is 013354.
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.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. As an agency we possess a diverse wealth of talent with employees representing many administrative fields and trades. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. If you are an energetic, inventive individual looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity, GPO may be the place for you.

Duties

  • Tracks progress of FDLP materials from receipt from distribution center, through cataloging, to archiving.
  • Performs serials check-in and routes work to catalogers and classifiers.
  • Creates order records and preliminary-level bibliographic records in the ILS following established guidelines.
  • Creating and proofreading shipping lists, and preparing shipping lists for public posting using established templates
  • Conducting research and gather Information for responses using automated systems.

Position: CYAC Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position serves as a cataloger in the Literature Section, U.S. Programs, Law & Literature Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery And Preservation 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.

Duties

The Literature Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and subject analysis skills, primarily for material in one or more of the following subject areas: Children’s Literature, Graphic Novels, General Literature and related areas (e.g., fiction, poetry, history and criticism of literary works). This position requires the ability to communicate effectively in writing in order to write objective and succinct summaries for Children’s and Young Adults’ (CYAC) literature. For more information on the CYAC program: https://www.loc.gov/aba/cyac/

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, scholarly research tools, the internet,, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

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.

Provides consultation or performs liaison duties to help solve technical problems, interact collaboratively on projects, and exchange information with persons inside and outside of an organization, including supervisors, experts, colleagues, and/or trainees.

Collaborates with the Section Head 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.

Actively participates in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advises on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections.

Position: Librarian (Senior Cooperative and Instructional Program Instructor)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 335039.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities:

The position serving as the Senior Cooperative and Instructional Programs Instructor is a key member of a team responsible for designing, developing, and carrying out “best practices” for online and instructor-led instructional programs for staff and management in Library Services and for administering training activities through the service unit’s training website by offering classroom and online courses focusing on on-the-job activities and evaluating the effectiveness of the program and courses offered.

Develops comprehensive original course content for courses in advanced technical processing and systems to meet defined course objectives. Plans, coordinates, designs, and develops instruction for extremely complex systems or experimental pilots for materials processing and delivery.

Plans and develops experimental programs, evaluates results, and applies the findings to solutions of problems. Evaluates training interventions and prepares staff development and training evaluation studies, and applies learning theories and principles to manage the development and revision of experimental and innovative instructional materials.

Implements training and establishes policy and procedures for developing and delivering training related to the creation of metadata, reference, and services to the end user.

Delivers designed courses, seminars, and workshops on technical processing, automated technical processing, and office automation software packages pertinent to the Library staff working in the area of acquisitions, cataloging, reference, and preservation. Presents courseware in a variety of formats: handouts, cheat sheets, webinars, and quizzes, in classroom, online, blended, and web-based settings.

Provides Library Services staff at all levels with leadership and guidance on new developments and national trends in Library Services educational programs, such as webcasting, web conferencing, and web design. Develops and applies new training methods, approaches, and technology or revises and adapts existing methodology to fit new situations. Serves as a principal staff member to provide professional advice and guidance on matters of instructional materials development and delivery.

Serves as an authoritative consultant, establishes guidelines and policy for evaluation and quality assessment of new or modified instructional programs. Studies developments in the fields of performance technology and instructional design for possible application to Library Services’ education or training programs.

Position: Legislative Analyst
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT to fill current and future vacancies as needed. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. on November 8, 2022. However, APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY May 8, 2022, WILL RECEIVE FIRST CONSIDERATION. After that, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Duties

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Legislative Information Services (LIS) is seeking three legislative analysts to join its Legislative Analysis and Services Section (LASS). These legislative analysts will contribute to the Office of Legislative Information Services’ mandate to produce legislative information for the United States Congress.

The legislative analyst applies specialized knowledge in multiple subject areas (e.g., criminal law, environmental law and regulation, international law, etc.) and comprehensive knowledge of the operations, rules, procedures, and organization of the United States Congress to the analysis of Federal legislation. Using these analytical skills, the legislative analyst will write authoritative summaries of Federal legislation in assigned areas. These summaries are mandated by statute and are utilized as authoritative resources by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective descriptions of both new and amended Federal legislation. Given the variable nature of workloads and congressional focus, successful legislative analysts are able to apply their critical skills to unfamiliar subject areas as needed.

The legislative analyst must use his or her knowledge of federal law, regulations, legal principles, and specific subject areas to analyze federal legislation in order to determine the legislation’s meaning, intent, and impact on existing law. The analyst must perform necessary research on novel issues to inform his or her analysis, as well as to develop the necessary subject matter expertise to improve the quality and timeliness of the summaries. The analyst must draft summaries explaining the changes to current law proposed by legislation in a way that is useful and accessible to both expert and general audiences. This work requires careful attention to specific language in the legislative text to ensure that the summaries are drafted with accuracy, precision, and discernment, as well as with regard for subtle differences in language and meaning. The legislative analyst must also communicate and collaborate with other legislative analysts—and, as needed, with the CRS research community—to continually improve the quality of the work product.

The Office of Legislative Information Services is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that produces legislative information for the United States Congress that is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

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 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.

The position description number for this position is 12959.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Research Services Manager
Location: Hogan Lovells US LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Keen to become part of a truly global, collaborative team of professionals? Your journey begins here.

  • Manage the research service provided to our US lawyers; ensure high service standards and efficient work processes across a dispersed team currently located in Washington DC, New York, Denver, Louisville and Northern Virginia; Actively participate in day-to-day research support for lawyers.
  • Manage US alerting and tracking services within a global current awareness service across legal information and regulatory change, competitor and business intelligence;
  • Manage the delivery of a range of research skills training on research tools and techniques;
  • Raise awareness of tools across the lawyer community, ensuring the team establishes close working relationships with relevant practice area Knowledge Lawyers to promote research tools and services.

Work with the Head of Research Services to:

  • ensure high service standards, research quality and efficient work processes are adhered to;
  • provide regular performance and service delivery metrics to assure Knowledge and business leadership of quality behaviours, standards and cost-effective service delivery.
  • implement regional and global processes, tools and technologies within the US service
  • identify and support the implement opportunities for service development and continuous improvement within the US service.
  • Manage Research Services team staff evaluations, recruitment processes, training and development;
  • Input into research product decision-making and trial/pilot, evaluation, training, and marketing of
  • research products to lawyers;
  • Stay aware of new products in the research space, working to advance the firm’s innovation in the use of AI legal research tools.
    All members of the firm are expected to participate in our Global Citizenship program.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum five (5+) years of law firm library experience in a research capacity;
  • Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills or project delivery experience across a dispersed team preferred.
  • An understanding of the legal market and business landscape. Familiarity with emerging technologies and an appreciation for the changing role of research and legal information in the digital age;
  • In-depth knowledge of a range of US and international legal and business research databases and resources, their functionality and content; and
  • Expert search experience with the ability to advise and coach on research searching strategies.

Competencies

  • Strong communication and people skills with an ability to influence and lead with high energy;
  • Ability to lead by example with a willingness to step in to assist the team as necessary;
  • A true team player – collaborative, accountable;
  • Ability to influence and persuade team members, lawyers, and other key stakeholders;
  • A strong customer service focus and high client care standards;
  • Resilient, adaptable, innovative and forward thinking; agile and able to move quickly with the changing needs of the firm;
  • A lateral thinker who is resourceful and flexible with an inquiring mind;
  • Strong intellectual capacity with the ability to apply new ideas;
  • Organized with the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands

Please apply directly on the Hogan Lovells website here.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Instruction and Scholarly Communication Librarian

Location: Marymount University

JOB SUMMARY

Librarians at Marymount University participate in teaching library instruction and information literacy classes, collection development, serve as L&LS liaisons to schools or programs and provide reference and research assistance. Contributes a significant amount of time to teaching information literacy sessions and providing reference services, as part of the Access & Education Department. Provides leadership and oversight of open access and open education resource initiatives within the library and university. Works across campus and library departments to coordinate efforts to integrate open and affordable resources into the curriculum and collections. Serves as a resource for copyright and the institutional repository. 

 MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive information literacy and library instruction program in person and online; works with assigned school directors to achieve information literacy objectives; creates and maintains research guides and other digital learning objects in assigned subject areas.
  • Serves as subject liaison to faculty and students in assigned programs; provides instruction and research support for those programs; selects resources to support those instructional and research needs; manages collection in assigned subjects. 
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication modes including in-person, phone, email, and virtual reference; participates in an evening and weekend reference desk coverage rotation.
  • Leads library open access and open education initiatives, including the design and implementation of faculty-facing training  and building partnerships with campus and community groups. 
  • Facilitates, with other library faculty, the discovery, adoption, creation, adaptation, and assessment of open resources across academic disciplines and programs.
  • Collaborates within L&LS in identifying, prioritizing, and developing initiatives to promote open, affordable authoring and alternative publishing options, including utilization of the institutional repository.
  • Serves as a resource for best practices in copyright, intellectual property, and fair use related to open resources and publishing.
    OTHER DUTIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
  • Participates as a member of the faculty in accordance with the Marymount University Faculty Handbook, including expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:  ALA accredited Master’s degree in library science required; second graduate degree preferred for hire and is required for promotion in faculty rank. 

Experience:  At least three years of relevant library work experience preferred.  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  Must be able to work independently with limited supervision and must be able to work collaboratively on teams.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills. Computing skills including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and database searching required.  The requirements listed 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.

Licenses or Certifications:  None.

Financial Responsibility:  None.

Supervision:  May supervise faculty librarians, part-time librarians, and/or staff.

Special Knowledge:  Knowledge of open educational resources best practices.  Familiarity with adapting and promoting open educational resources in an academic environment.

Demonstrated teaching skills and an understanding of trends in information literacy instruction and instructional technologies.  Excellent customer service skills and ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Commitment to collaboration in a dynamic, diverse work environment, and evidence of work with diverse populations, in support of the library and university’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • None.

Marymount provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Circulation/Reserves Technician III

Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Vacancy Number: 3011 

Responsibilities: The Circulation/Reserves Technician is responsible for staffing the Circulation Desk, performing all duties necessary to ensure orderly lending, returning, and use of library materials, and for managing the reserves collection. In addition, the position provides support to other circulation staff and staff in other library departments as needed to provide comprehensive service to all Library patrons. 

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. For placement at Level I: one year of related experience required. For placement at Level II: three years of related experience required. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proven ability to deliver excellent customer service and to deal effectively and tactfully with all types of internal and external customers, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed: primarily afternoon/evening hours, with possibility of occasional morning or weekend shift. Ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Strategic, creative problem-solving abilities and conflict resolution skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Ability to work effectively as a team member and to provide guidance to others. Working knowledge of computers, including email, spreadsheets, and word processing, and ability to type accurately at a moderate rate. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn new technical skills in order to enhance performance and maintain currency with developing technologies. Preferred qualifications: Associate’s degree. Library or information center customer service experience preferred. 

Salary Range: $35,077 – $48,152 

Application Process: Apply online via the job advertisement on AACC Career Opportunities – https://aacc.hiretouch.com 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 04/15/2022. Detailed description in job advertisement.

Position: Circulation/Technology Lending Technician I/II

Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Vacancy Number: 3038 

Responsibilities: The Circulation/Technology Lending Technician is responsible for day-to-day management of the library’s technology lending program, as well as for staffing the Circulation Desk in the afternoon and evening, performing all duties necessary to ensure orderly lending, returning, and use of library materials, for processing and maintaining the periodical collection, and for processing overdue notices and fine letters. In addition, the position provides support to other circulation staff and staff in other library departments as needed to provide comprehensive service to all Library patrons. This position is responsible for the Circulation Department and for oversight of student employees in the evening, typically in the absence of supervisors. 

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. For placement at Level I: one year of related experience required. For placement at Level II: three years of related experience required. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proven ability to deliver excellent customer service and to deal effectively and tactfully with all types of internal and external customers, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed: primarily afternoon/evening hours, with possibility of occasional morning or weekend shift. Ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Strategic, creative problem-solving abilities and conflict resolution skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Ability to work effectively as a team member and to provide guidance to others. Working knowledge of computers, including email, spreadsheets, and word processing, and ability to type accurately at a moderate rate. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn new technical skills in order to enhance performance and maintain currency with developing technologies. 

Preferred qualifications: Associate’s degree. Library or information center customer service experience preferred. Salary Range: $35,077 – $48,152 

Application Process: Apply online via the job advertisement on AACC Career Opportunities – https://aacc.hiretouch.com/ 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 04/15/2022. Detailed description in job advertisement.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Teaching and Technology Librarian
Location: Goucher College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position start date: July 5, 2022

The Teaching & Technology librarian will lead two (2) distinct programs within the Library & Learning Commons [LLC]. This key position will develop and lead an agile information literacy instruction program and a newly developed library technology area. They will design and integrate accessible digital and print multi-literacy resources to support Goucher students and faculty with, primarily (but not limited to), information literacy instruction and academic research support. They will also lead several library technology initiatives (i.e. new ILS transition; ILS integrations with new software solutions; on boarding and supporting new library software layers; and other technology activities as assigned. They will collaborate with librarians and faculty on new projects that support new technology use(s) in libraries and education. The successful candidate will stay abreast of innovative instructional design strategies and pedagogical approaches that effectively support our students and faculty. Additionally, the Teaching and Technology Librarian will actively participate in the instruction, reference, and outreach programs. Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Required: MLS or MLIS

Professional Experience:

Required: 3 years of teaching experience with increasing level of responsibility for program components and assessment of impact on student success. Knowledge in the assessment of teaching and educational programs and best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.
Preferred: 5 years of teaching experience in an academic library. Experience in outreach and marketing. Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management. Experience working with people of diverse ages, as well as from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Lead, enhance, and teach in the Library’s information literacy program. Develop physical and digital learning objects that are innovative, interactive, and support instruction and research. Provide mentoring and support to teaching librarians. Manage the scheduling, staffing, training, and other organizational aspects of the program. Assist students and faculty with their research needs, helping them to develop information literacy skills that allow them to become excellent researchers. Conduct individual research consultations and collaborate with other librarians to provide in-person and online research support. Supervise and mentor the User Services Librarian, the Circulation Manager, and the Interlibrary Loan Manager.
  • Lead the new technology arm of the Library. Work with library acquisitions, cataloging, and administration to document existing Library Technology projects. Provide project management support of new library technology projects, including new ILS system update, integration of new software and systems. Manage the development and direction of the library website, institutional repository, and other digital initiatives.
  • Provide analytics and narrative that clearly outline the Library Information Literacy program’s reach, significance, and impact. Provide quantitative and qualitative connections between library teaching programs and student success. Acquire or design industry-standard library assessment tools that provide distinct insight into student and faculty library needs by semester and annually.
  • Manage the development and direction of the library website, institutional repository, and other digital initiatives. Manage standard library software layers such as Springhare, and other supportive library software packages.
  • Actively build partnerships across campus to enhance the Library’s instruction program and enhance student and faculty engagement with the library. Develop and guide instructional outreach activities. Communicate new ideas and best practices within library instruction design, technologies, and assessment to librarians and faculty.
  • College & Library Life Participation. Actively participate in library and campus activities, committees, and events. May work on special projects within the library as dictated by library needs, experience, or personal interest.
  • Maintain professional development activities including monitoring of appropriate listservs, webinar participation, conference attendance, and presentations.

Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation’s most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefits, excellent perks, and a great work location!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Position start date: July 5, 2022

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials:

All Goucher employees must show proof of COVID vaccinations and booster or request a medical or religious exemption.

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

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.

Position: Library Associate I Branch Teen Full-Time
Location: Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

The Library Associate I Branch performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist customers in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and provides library programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs a variety of reference services within a branch to encourage customers to check out materials;
  • Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  • Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers advisory services;
  • Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  • Conducts library tours and orientations;
  • Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
  • Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer reading, story times, or holiday programs;
  • Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  • Maintains assigned collection(s);
  • Manages and coordinates activities associated with assigned population;
  • May develop training tools and conduct staff training;
  • May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reporting Relationship:
  • This position reports to the Branch Manager or Assistant Branch Manager. Does not supervise staff.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Library’s Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at http://www.HCPLonline.org. Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
  • One or more years of related experience;
  • Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of library practices and procedures, including accurate use of current reference and search tools and the standard automated library system;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers advisory services;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and bibliographic utilities;
  • Ability to train staff, volunteers, and other people as appropriate;
  • Ability to develop and present programs;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Basic math skills.

Seven Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Law Section, Slavic languages)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Law Section, U.S. Programs, Law and Lit Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Dir, Discovery And Preservation Services.

Duties

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging functions are being performed. For example, staff 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.

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.

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: Cataloging Policy Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary:

This position is located in the Cooperative Programs and Policy Section, Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 388013.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

Analyzes, evaluates, and proposes new cataloging practices and standards that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Initiates and participates in studies of proposed changes in cataloging policies and practices initiated by the Library or external organizations. Initiates and coordinates studies to assist in evaluating operational benefits of introducing new technology. Works with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and colleagues to develop standards that are international in scope and harmonized among standards. Works with others in the community to help coordinate the overall process of bibliographic control and access for resources. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that and authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in cataloging.

Provides expertise to multiple projects especially in the areas of organization, development, and implementation. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development, enhancement projects and tasks. Coordinates the activities of a national and international cooperative cataloging program and recruits new members from the United States and other countries, assigns mentors and trainers, and reviews progress. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions. Participates in planning the work of the division, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Analyzes and plans all phases of the production process for a writing project. Directs others in the writing process, reviews their work, and makes recommendation for improvements. Writes and/or edits information on Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Serves as a major spokesperson for the directorate at meetings within the Library and around the library community. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Works with colleagues to identify key issues for discussion at professional forums, oversees the preparation of background papers; decides on the most appropriate strategies for and coordinates the discussion; oversees follow through after the meeting.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including top management, in wide reaching decision-making procedures. Assumes the role as an authority in training program management. Coordinates training programs that provide quality-training materials and train trainers to provide workshops in the field of acquisitions and metadata services. May lead the efforts of colleagues in the library community, plan for new and revised course work, training sessions, and new initiatives within the program. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training programs. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Develops protocols applicable to the program. Develops, prepares, and presents training and classroom or online instruction that is well conceived and effective. May prepare instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals or user manuals. Serve as an editor of written products prepared by others. Prepares statistical information in support of the needs of the program. Coordinates logistics of training planning. Independently provides technical expertise or may troubleshoot problems as needed.

Position: Librarian (Codicology Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 423485.
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.

Duties

This position is located in the Law Library, Global Legal Collections Directorate, Collections Services Division. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Collection Manager. The position requires the joint skills of a cataloger and a subject matter expert in rare books, and particularly in incunables. There is a foreign language requirement for this position based on the language of the material being described and the incumbent should have a professional proficiency of one or more of these languages in addition to English: Latin, German, and Italian. The incumbent may use a specific foreign language skill to perform the following major duties.

While performing daily duties, the incumbent is also responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of Library of Congress materials. The incumbent has access to and handles the Gold level collections in the Law Library’s collections.

This position is at full performance level.

Catalogs a variety of difficult material sometimes requiring specialized knowledge of distinct bibliographic areas, specifically incunables, manuscripts and rare books. Performs the full range of original cataloging duties for the specialized subject‐area, technical field, or language, i.e. incunables, rare books, the aforementioned languages. Searches for entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. May select and assign classification numbers. Recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records. 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 additions and clarifications to the authority files. Identifies items that do not require cataloging (e.g., duplicates); items that are out of scope; and items for which a record already exists.

Evaluates, selects, and adapts precedents to meet specialized information requirements. Analyzes and organizes specialized information to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main catalog entry, and the need for added catalog entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools, and established techniques and practices to perform assigned duties. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging‐related issues. Evaluates and selects procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Assesses workload against organizational needs and priorities to determine work schedule and deadlines. Identifies, examines, and evaluates information resources in the area of specialization. Reviews and revises work to provide initial quality control and aid in the training process.

Assists in collection development for assigned languages and material types. Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on new collection items and source selection. Carries out assignments requiring considerable depth of specialized knowledge of a subject area (incunables and rare books) and language. Examines uncatalogued material and/or material found in the stacks to select items appropriate for the rare / incunable collections, consulting others only for more difficult decisions. Examines 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. Performs research in on‐site reference sources, online databases, the World Wide Web, and the collections of the Library.

Position: Digital Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $45,574 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Reformatting Projects Section, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 306765.
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.

Duties

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a research assistant in a research division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

Performs arrangement and description work in a limited body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or modifies existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff on a regular basis when correcting or significantly altering database entries.

Performs initial searching functions to locate and identify materials. Conducts searches on a limited variety of bibliographic files to identify and locate titles, editions, pages, serial volumes and issues, and reformatted versions in the Library and in other institutions.

Applies knowledge of a limited range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a more routine range of standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital cameras according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata and places in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards, documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search interfaces and protocols. Follows a limited number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production. Regularly consults senior staff when record inconsistencies are noted.

Performs other various duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: White House Historical Association
Salary: $48,000 – $58,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The White House Historical Association is seeking a Librarian to join the Digital Library, a part of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History in Washington, D.C. The Digital Library is a digital-only repository focused on photography, documents, and other ephemera representing the history of the White House. The Librarian will have the opportunity to work in the Digital Library as well as the Association’s other digital initiatives such as the White House Experience mobile app and the Digital Library’s new exhibits page.

This is a full-time staff position and reports to the Director of the Digital Library.

Responsibilities:

  • The identification of digital and film photography, researching their provenance, and writing metadata and descriptions according to in-house standards.
  • The digitization of photographs, slides, and other materials for ingest and participation in the development and maintenance of metadata standards.
  • Writing tours for the White House Experience app, social media, and/or grant applications.
  • Researching and curating primary sources for the Association’s LibGuides.
  • Curating and writing exhibits for the Digital Library’s webpage.
  • Additional responsibilities may include: training staff to use the Digital Library, analyzing library search results, assisting with search engine optimization and analytics, and assisting in the supervision of department interns.

Requirements

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience in a library environment, including internship(s).
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems or similar databases (e.g., content management systems).
  • Familiarity with metadata formats, standards, and schema (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAD, etc.).
  • Experience scanning, including prints, slides, and film negatives.
  • Comfort and experience with public speaking.
  • Demonstrated experience with research methodologies, particularly related to historical research.
  • Training and experience working with LibGuides.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle multiple on-going projects.
  • Superior writing skills, including the ability to write for multiple audiences.
  • A degree or interest in American history and education.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst/Legal Researcher
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Steptoe, an AmLaw100 firm, is seeking an experienced researcher to join its highly collaborative Research & Information Services Department. As a member of our professional research team, this position will support ongoing cases and business development initiatives, working with attorneys and staff in all firm departments. We are looking for a skilled and creative researcher—an individual with demonstrated expertise using general CALR services, specialized databases, analytic platforms, and docketing, news, and open web sources. Substantive knowledge of the law and legal bibliography is required, as are strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize and concisely deliver complex results. Other responsibilities will include providing current awareness services, and participating in training programs and knowledge initiatives. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and document management systems is required. Minimum qualifications include a four year degree, at least five years of substantive research experience, a JD or MLS (both degrees preferred), and a commitment to customer service. The position assumes the ability to work remotely in a fast-paced hybrid environment, both collaboratively with other researchers and independently.

Please apply here: https://steptoeapply.viglobalcloud.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=17&FilterJobID=410

The ideal candidate will be based in the firm’s DC office, but we may consider applicants who can reside in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York office.

Must be able to comply with all safety requirements in our workplace which may include provision of proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 and adherence to other safety protocols implemented.

Steptoe is an equal opportunity employer EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.

Position: Research Associate
Location: Burford Capital
Salary: $85,000 – $115,000

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Publicly traded Burford Capital is the largest provider of commercial finance to the legal sector in the world, with a core expertise in identifying and optimizing the value of legal assets for companies and law firms. Since its founding in 2009, Burford has grown to over 140 people including over 70 lawyers, and has worked with 90 of the Global 100 largest law firms.

We are looking to add a Research Associate to support our legal and finance professionals through business research informed by a knowledge of law. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent MLS, a career-changing JD, or a junior researcher wanting to leave a law firm setting.

This position will be based in our NYC, DC or Chicago offices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct custom research on a broad variety of legal, financial and news databases
  • Research and correct information on contacts and prospects
  • Track and share information on litigation finance, industry competitors, and the business of law
  • Provide statistics from public sources for company filings, thought leadership, blog posts, marketing collateral etc.
  • Master legal analytics sources and research the underlying legal cases as appropriate
  • Monitor legal databases and press sources for developments that might impact cases in the investment portfolio
  • Work with vendors on contracts and invoices

Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library Science OR documented library experience
  • Demonstrated database retrieval and web search skills
  • 1 to 5 years in a professional services setting
  • Law firm/law department/government experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • A note on remote working conditions

This is not a remote position. Burford employees now work a hybrid schedule including regular attendance in our New York, Chicago or DC offices. Applications from outside those metro areas should include details on relocation plans.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services

Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and creative Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services (AD) to work with colleagues to advise the Director and advance the Library’s strategic and operational goals in support of the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The position provides leadership, direction, and administrative oversight of the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department (RTS) consisting of Research and Instruction and Technology Services. The RTS department partners with faculty and university administration on the two campuses to ensure that students are prepared to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically in an evolving information landscape. The AD leads the department that focuses on information, digital, and data fluency, research consultation, campus outreach, assessment, and the Library’s technology operations, which support internal and external customers. The position reports to the Library Director, manages full-time and part-time librarians and technology staff members, and is responsible for administering the Library’s technology and marketing budgets.

The Library affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment and user experience where diversity of thought and background are valued. The AD will set clear priorities to effectively lead a portfolio of projects that support the Library’s strategic plan by focusing on an innovative and inclusive user experience. The AD will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses and develop and maintain key partnerships.

Position Responsibilities:

The AD participates actively in strategic planning, policy development, assessment, campus outreach, personnel management, and budget planning to support and continuously improve the Library through:

  • Leadership & Management:
    • Provide vision and collaborative leadership as a member of the Library Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) in the development and implementation of Library-wide strategic priorities;
    • Lead the planning and continuous improvement of the Library’s instruction program, technology services operations, assessment initiatives, and outreach and engagement priorities using evidence-based decision-making to innovate the user experience;
    • Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff members in the Research and Instruction and Technology Services units;
    • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Partner with DAG members to ensure that effective communication and collaboration occurs throughout
  • Campus Collaborations:
    • Partner collaboratively within and outside the Library to support research, teaching, and learning;
    • Participate in campus committees and task forces as assigned;
    • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty.
  • Administration:
    • Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians and staff members;
    • Follow LNDL’s HR policies and address RTS personnel issues in a timely, empathetic, and professional manner in consultation with the Library’s Operations Manager;
    • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision-making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences;
    • Work with the Library’s financial consultant to develop, recommend, and manage technology and marketing budgets effectively;
    • Represent the Library at on- and off-campus events in the absence of the Library Director as assigned;
    • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Library.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
  • 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
  • Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program in partnership with

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
  • 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
  • Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program

Position: Associate Director of Library Technology & Digital Strategies

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST

The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies will envision a new library technology and digital strategies model for the UMBC faculty, staff, and students. As a member of the Library Executive Team, the Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies is expected to have knowledge of trends in research and learning in the academic library setting. The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies collaborates with university colleagues to determine how the library can best support emerging research initiatives. The position does not include budgetary responsibility. While working with the UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT), the Associate Director advises library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems that will advance the library’s vision, mission and strategic plan (https://library.umbc.edu/admin/StrategicPlan2018.pdf).The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies is expected to be strategic and innovative to move the Albin O. Kuhn Library and its Technology & Digital Strategies forward in a rapidly changing environment of research and education.

Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in IT-related project management in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and scholarship to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II and to meet the university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook https://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook
  • Experience with library technologies and technology planning and demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing new technologies or services, e.g. virtual servers, immersive technologies, and maker spaces.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing and developing staff.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the University to advance the technology needs of the library and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably both verbally and in writing.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
  • Experience working with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, client side computing and cloud technology.
  • Experience developing IT policies for workflows and software support.
  • Experience working with assistive technology for accommodation and accessibility.
  • Demonstrated record of participation in relevant professional associations and ongoing professional development.
  • Experience working with a larger campus information and computing group.
  • Experience working in a consortia of libraries.

Position: Data Services Librarian

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore – Health Science & Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Jobline

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access. The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS). The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services. The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions. 

Responsibilities: Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of research projects. Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools. Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research. Assist researchers with writing data management plans. Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data. Provide support for CDABS data visualization service. Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work). Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HSHSL. Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars. Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations. Engage in professional development, service, and publication/presentation opportunities. 

Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA. Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices. Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. Preferred: Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools. Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis. Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices. Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students. 

Salary Range: Minimum – $55,000; commensurate with experience 

Application Process: For more information and to apply: UMB Data Svc 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 04/29/2022

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)

Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense

Originally posted on USAJobs.

Summary

National Defense University (NDU) educates joint warfighters and other national security leaders in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to prevail in war, peace and competition.

This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension.

Major Duties:

  • Leads a team of librarians to deliver highly-customized research and reference services in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnership with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holding for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of determining appropriate workplace safety protocols, such as those related to masking, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Security clearance of Secret required and must be obtained and maintained.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in instruction research and reference services in an academic, military, medical, special, or public library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research assistance methodology.
  • Experience instructing students in information literacy principles and practices.
  • Experience in selection/deselection/management of library resources in a variety of formats.
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty or others to instructional design and curriculum development.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to initiate and maintain positive and productive working relationships with faculty, researchers, students, and colleagues in a group or individual setting.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.
  • Ability to think creatively, make decisions quickly, and work productively in a rapidly-changing environment.
  • Ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, and manage projects and time wisely.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a team player and thrive in a team-based environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional experience in a graduate-level academic library
  • Experience with project management and/or staff coordination
  • Working knowledge of adult learning styles and/or online learning theory
  • Experience with virtual reference software and services and/or website content management systems
  • Experience working with faculty in a liaison relationship

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education Requirement

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or academic equivalent.
  • Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Position: Director of the Library and Research Center

Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Originally posted on SLA Jobs.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The National Museum of Women in the Arts seeks a Director for the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and 
Research Center (LRC). The Director is responsible for the administration and operation of NMWA’s Betty 
Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center (LRC). The LRC includes the library research collection, artist 
archives, institutional archives, artist files, rare books, online resources, and a renowned collection of 
artists’ books. 
The LRC Director develops and implements the LRC’s long-range plans and oversees all LRC 
services, including reference and research, collection development and management, archival 
processing, user outreach and programming, and technical services functions including cataloging, 
acquisitions, and management of the integrated library system. The Director oversees the 
museum’s digital asset management program. The LRC is a vital part of museum visitors’ 
experience of NMWA. The LRC Director leads the department in developing and presenting digital 
and in-gallery exhibitions as well as a range of virtual and in-person programs. In the execution of 
these duties, the Director supervises library staff, contractors, library interns, and volunteers.

Major Responsibilities:
• Manages and supervises all LRC operations, resources, and staff 
• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans
• Prepares budget and assures that work in the library is performed effectively and 
efficiently within budget 
• Coordinates library development and fund raising; conducts grant research and writes 
proposals for federal, foundation, and corporate funding for LRC programs
• Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards for operation
• Collaborates and coordinates cross-departmentally and externally in the planning of 
programs and asset sharing
• Develops and promotes programs including LRC-related exhibitions 
• Performs collection development, user outreach, and research and reference duties
• Oversees NMWA archival collections
• Supervises digital asset management program 
• Supports the museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion 
(DEAI), e.g. serve on staff working groups, participate in staff training, field and 
accommodate visitors’ accessibility requests, and apply DEAI best practices to programs 
and resources for online and in-person visitors
• Takes part in other projects of the division of art, programs, and public engagement, and 
the museum.

Requirements

• Minimum six years professional experience in an art library or art archives setting, 
preferably in an art museum
• Master’s degree in library and information sciences from an American Library Association accredited program
• Advanced knowledge of institutional and personal archives management, including 
collection policies and archive appraisals
• Experience in art library collection development
• Strong leadership skills, creative problem-solving skills, and desire to engage audiences
• Experience with digital asset management systems and digitization project management
• Excellent written communication skills
• Ability to thrive in collaborative and dynamic environment
• Conversant in art history, particularly modern and contemporary art history
• Familiarity with artists’ books
• Participation in professional communities or associations