Five Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:

The Circulation Desk and Student Supervisor manages all day circulation activities; opens the library and the stacks from Monday to Friday; assists the Head of Access Services in the supervision of the entire circulation operation including the management, development, and training of part-time staff, collection security, stacks management, Consortium Loan Service, interlibrary loan activities, and course reserves; participates in implementing training programs for full-time staff.

All information in the link:

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary

The Access Services Technician has primary responsibility for managing physical (print) course reserves in Access Services. The incumbent also supports the consortium loan operation; resource sharing; and assists in circulation activities. This position has primary responsibility for the library stacks and the student workers assigned to the stacks. On weekends, the incumbent is responsible for opening Mullen Library and for overseeing
staff and services at both the Welcome Desk and the Circulation Desk.

All detail in the link:

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Position: Weekend Supervisor & Access Services Specialist
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Weekend Supervisor & Access Services Specialist is solely responsible for managing and supervising all aspects of departmental policies, procedures, and processes on weekends. S/he opens the department both days and is the primary, and, for many weekend hours, only full-time Library employee in the building on weekends. The incumbent is responsible ensuring the department meets patron needs by providing preeminent services, collections and space, as well as supervising student workers at the Circulation Desk, in the Stacks, and in InterLibrary Loan Units on the weekends.

Position: Print Collections Supervisor
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Print Collections Supervisor supports the teaching, learning, and research of Georgetown University faculty, students, and staff and the Library’s mission as an agile organization providing preeminent service, collections, and spaces to users. S/he supervises all aspects of physical maintenance of 1.6 million items in circulating and periodicals collections at Lauinger, Woodstock, and Blommer libraries, as well as Georgetown University materials housed in the Shared Collection Facility to ensure library materials are readily accessible and available. The incumbent oversees the transfer and delivery of materials among the various branches of the Georgetown University Library; monitors the growth of the physical collections; produces data reports and recommendations for improved library services and space; and provides support to other Access Services departmental operations as needed.

Position: Technology Services Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $22.10-$23.14

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Assists with managing the day-to-day operations of the Media/Technology Services Desk and the collections of instructional technologies and AV equipment available for loan. Manages the Media/Technology Services student staff, including hiring, scheduling, training, coaching, evaluating, organizing and delegating daily work. The incumbent is responsible for completing part time payroll and tracking part time budget expenditures. The incumbent collaborates with the Media/Technology Services Manager and the Media Services Specialist to ensure successful operations of a combined services desk. Helps coordinate the large format and poster printing service, the 3-D printing service, and public scanning services. Assists with managing the library’s Makerspace collection and engages in technical troubleshooting for supported equipment. The incumbent also develops technology-related resource guides and instructional programming for the Media/Technology Services and the Makerspace. Maintains content for a portion of the library’s website dedicated to loaned equipment. In addition, this position works with the Library Systems Administrator to provide technical support to the Access Services Division on integrated library systems. This position responds directly to user-generated inquiries by utilizing email, chat and telephone.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Information Services Manager
Location: Noll Historical Consluting, LLC (Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury), Greenbelt, MD
Salary: $56,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Overview:
A new position with a private consulting firm is available in the historic collections of the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury. The collections of
the BEP consist of original artwork, photographs, designs, engravings, and manuscript
material produced at the BEP in conjunction with the design and production of stamps,
currency, bonds, certificates, and other miscellaneous items from the Civil War to the
present. These are housed in the Historical Resource Center (HRC) of the BEP. This
open position is fulltime (pending funding) and is expected to commence upon applicant’s
receipt of a security clearance. This is a non-Federal position.

Position Summary:
The mission of the Information Services Manager is to organize, maintain, and develop
the Historical Resource Center library of physical and electronic documentary resources
used in research, to create systems that allow for the ready use of these resources by
HRC staff and other researchers, and to track the answering of queries coming into the
HRC. In effect, the Information Services Manager runs a one-person information center.
The Manager will take overall direction from the Historian and Lead Curator in the
performance of his or her duties, but will largely perform them without supervision. Work
will be performed on site in downtown Washington, DC, in a high-security facility.

Duties Include:
Library and Archive Work
1. Organize and maintain current and incoming physical and electronic resources
2. Maintain and preserve historic books and documents
3. Collect pertinent books, articles, and documents outside the HRC
Information Services Work
1. Maintain a centralized digital library using MS SharePoint, transitioning to TMS
2. Provide usage guidance and serve as help desk for HRC resources
3. Create finding aids, indexes, and other guides to facilitate research
Reference Services Work
1. Serve as reference librarian, answering internal research requests
2. Perform query record-keeping and maintain query database
3. Manage visits of on-site researchers
External Relations Support Work
1. Answer queries from the general public
2. Serve as resident expert on archival matters/liaison with Federal records manager
3. Perform employee outreach via blogs, articles, lectures, etc.

Essential Qualifications & Requirements:
The applicant must possess a graduate degree in archives and records management,
library science, history, or a related field. He or she must be able to work independently,
prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines, operate collaboratively, and be a self-starter.
Also, the ability to obtain a high-level Federal security clearance is essential.

Preferred Experience:
Professional experience with digital libraries and metadata creation is a plus as well as
experience with Microsoft SharePoint and familiarity with The Museum System (TMS).
Also preferred is experience with reference services, processing archival collections, and
digitization and OCR.

Benefits:
• A flexible schedule
• Ten paid Federal holidays annually
• Six weeks of paid personal leave annually
• Starting salary $56,000

To apply, please email resume or c.v. and cover letter to Dr. Franklin Noll, Noll Historical
Consulting, LLC, at NollHC@msn.com. Identify interest by indicating in the subject line:
ISM POSITION. Also, use this address for any questions you may have. The deadline
for applications is September 16, 2019.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Woodlawn Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $35,520-$55,111

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Job Summary:

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development.
  • Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices.
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection.
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services.
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide.
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues.
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace.

Position: Marketing & Communications Specialist
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $39,791 – $65,755

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, communications or related field with two years professional experience in the field of marketing, public relations, journalism, social media, or related fields; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Responsibilities:
Professional and administrative level position that assists in the effective operation of the library’s public relations, marketing and social media programs. Responsibilities include assisting in the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and analytics for an active and engaging social media presence for AACPL, as well as creating custom graphics and video content to be displayed on library social media platforms. Provide assistance with design, layout and printing of promotional materials including posters, fliers, and other printed matter. Work also involves contacting sources both inside and outside the Library for information and assisting with general media relations.

Position: Senior Network Engineer
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $58,223 – $102,770 (Offer based on experience)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Expert knowledge of computer networks normally acquired through any combination of six years of postsecondary education, training, and professional work experience. This position is required to possess SonicWall Network Security Professional (SNSP) certification prior to the end of a twelve-month probationary period.

Responsibilities:
Oversight for the library’s network infrastructure and network security across 17 locations in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The ideal candidate will require little regular supervision, and be expert with design, configuration, documentation, installation, maintenance and support of all network firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points, cloud-based networking components, and network protocols.

Required Skills: Proven hands-on expertise with: Firewalls; Managed Layer 3 Switches; Wi-Fi AP’s and management systems; VPN’s, DMZ’s; VLAN’s; DNS, DHCP, SMTP; Cloud based virtual networking.

Position: Human Resources Manager
Location: Administrative Offices-Townson, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $81,424-$109,068

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Job Summary:

  • Oversees the development of, and performs administrative duties related to, the management of human resources including: performance management, organizational feedback, recruitment, compensation and benefits, staff and organizational learning, compliance and reporting, organizational structure planning, staff relations, HRIS management, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Works with the director and manager of fiscal services to prepare the annual budget submission for salaries.
  • Serves as consultant to the director and managers regarding HR issues and concerns.
  • Coordinates recruitments for management positions.
  • Facilitates and creates content for various training programs regarding employment law, HR procedures, and new hire orientation.  Responsible for facilitating the annual New Manager Series and coordinating the Leadership Development Program.
  • Facilitates two cross-functional advisory groups: the Organizational Learning and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.
  • Coordinates an annual Quality of Work-life Survey.
  • Oversees planning for the annual Day of Learning (Staff Day).
  • Develops and recommends HR policies and procedures to achieve operational and strategic objectives.
  • Manages HR department staff workload.  Develops the annual service plan for the HR department and initiates specific programs to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Supervises and evaluates three direct reports.
  • Actively supports the mission, vision and values of Baltimore County Public Library.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities when providing customer service and building relationships internally and externally.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Research Librarian
Location: Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

DESCRIPTION:
Williams & Connolly LLP is currently seeking an entry level Research Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Research, the Research Librarian position has primary responsibilities for, but are not limited to:* Perform cost efficient research over a wide range of topics including: legal, legislative, business, intellectual property, public records, news, medical, and social media;
* Work in a fast paced environment with the ability to prioritize requests as needed;
* Assist with the training of attorneys and staff on effective use of research databases;
* Knowledge and proficiency of legal sources including research databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Accurint, PACER and the Internet.
REQUIREMENTS:
The successful candidate must be highly service-oriented with the ability to interact regularly with attorneys and staff. He/She should possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, as well as the ability to multi-task. Ability to adapt and to learn new databases, sources, and skills are a must. The ideal candidate is required to have a minimum of:* A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences;
* Library experience in a legal setting or professional services firm;
* Proficiency with applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and EXCEL;
* Proficiency with library software;
* Ability to lift & carry 15 lbs.
REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Master’s Degree

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: Geography, Political Science and Education Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Geography, Political Science and Education Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 137599.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Position: Librarian
Location: Technical Services (Cataloging) Section of the Navy Department Library, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
You will serve as a Librarian in the Technical Services (Cataloging) Section of the Navy Department Library, a branch of the NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

Responsibilities

  • You will provide comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups at the Navy’s Department Library.
  • You will use knowledge of specialized sources including structure, content and access protocols of relevant databases to produce selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects.
  • You will prepare a broad range of literature guides; and develop resource directories in paper and electronic format.
  • You will participate in collection development and management to include acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal or replacement of materials.

Position: Librarian
Location: Reference Section of the Navy Department Library, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
You will serve as a Librarian in the Reference Section of the Navy Department Library, a branch of the NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND.

Responsibilities

  • You will provide comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative, and instructional services to individuals and groups at the Navy’s Department Library.
  • You will use knowledge of specialized sources including structure, content and access protocols of relevant databases to produce selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects.
  • You will prepare a broad range of literature guides; and develop resource directories in paper and electronic format.
  • You will participate in collection development and management to include acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal or replacement of materials.

Position: Librarian for Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Collections and Initiatives
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Librarian for Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Collections and Initiatives takes the lead within the Library to develop collections, instruction, and programming to support the process to engage the historical role of Georgetown University in the institution of slavery. This is a three-year term position. The incumbent also collaborates with individuals, departments, and centers to address contemporary issues related to the legacies of slavery, such as our nation’s system of mass incarceration, unlawful discrimination, unfair housing, unemployment, workers’ rights, and health disparities. S/he directly engages with faculty in a wide variety of disciplines who wish to incorporate topics related to slaveholding and its legacies into their course curricula as well as with students, visiting scholars, descendants of those who were enslaved, and the broader community.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Librarian II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc., Charlotte Hall, MD
Salary: $52,949 – $84,720

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Regional library seeks a professional to join our team. Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. NACO level authority control work, and an opportunity to create an organizational archive. Acts as Team Leader (Supervisor) for technical services clerks.
ALA accredited MLS required. Two years experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Two years supervisory experience required.

Application Deadline September 17, 2019

Position: Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach
Location: Administrative Offices, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), Largo, MD
Salary: $131,808.86 – $145,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is seeking a Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach. This COO will have the primary responsibility of guiding and directing library service approaches and channels of communication with a focus on insightful strategy and innovation. S/he will encourage and implement unexpected yet effective new efforts that strengthen the library’s presence and impact in the community. S/he will ensure that creativity is at the core of all activities and leveraged to build opportunities across the library system for library users, community partners and staff. S/he will serve as a member of the Executive Team, reporting to the Library’s CEO.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Bogomolny Library, University of Baltimore

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The University of Baltimore’s RLB Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. Responsibilities include teaching a three-credit information literacy course for undergraduate students, providing reference services and participating in the library’s information literacy program. The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team involved in the continual assessment of the library and its services in order to create an environment that is engaging and approachable. This full-time faculty appointment reports to the Head of Reference. Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Position: Information Systems Specialist II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library
Salary: $60,098 – $96,157

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. is seeking an individual to join the team responsible for maintaining and developing library computer systems including email management, the integrated library systems and web services.
Requirements: Knowledge of computers and applications normally acquired through B.S. in computer science or equivalent combination of experience and training. Minimum 2 yrs. experience in computer workstation/server and LAN support. Experience in: customer service support, administering Windows Servers, Exchange Server, Windows desktop environments, Microsoft System Center Manager, HTML, VMware, Share Point, storage area networks, and networking at the TCP/IP level. Knowledge of business/data analytics tools.
Also seeking: the ability to work independently, work with flexible schedule to accommodate systems coverage, strong customer service, and communication skills with customer-centered approach.

Position: Director of Library and Academic Support
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Description
The Director of Library and Academic Support is an administrative position reporting to the Dean for Teaching and Learning. The director provides leadership for the integrated library and academic support center through supervision of full- and part-time staff and work with campus partners for development, delivery, and evaluation of cross-disciplinary, multimodal library and academic support for the diverse needs of students and other campus constituents. The director develops and implements assessment measures in line with federal, state, and Middle States Higher Education Commission (MSHEC) accrediting guidelines. The director serves on institutional, faculty, and ad hoc committees

Position: Technical Services and Digitization Manager
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $43,661 – $50,310

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is a library manager position overseeing management of technical services, digitization, and interlibrary loan. Oversees cataloging and materials processing; supervises and evaluates assigned library staff; manages local history and genealogy digital collection development; collects statistical information; may manage budgets; is part of the library management team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of computer proficiency are required. Experience using Polaris ILS preferred.

Research and Instructional Technology Librarian: Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Position: Research and Instructional Technology Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library seeks a highly motivated, creative, entrepreneurial professional to serve as a Research and Instructional Technology Librarian.  The School of Law, located on the campus of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, is a vibrant institution with a commitment to innovative specialty programs, outstanding clinical legal education, and public service. 

Position Description:

The Research and Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for promoting and supporting beneficial uses of technology among faculty, staff, and students; teaching classes on legal research; providing research and reference assistance; and supervising the Law Library’s instructional technology specialist. This is a faculty librarian position reporting to the Head of Research Services. The Research Services Department consists of four professional librarians, a managing research fellow, a research fellow, an instructional technology specialist, and a research services assistant. 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, evaluate, implement, and promote instructional technologies that will support faculty, students, and staff, in their teaching, research, and scholarship.
  • Assist Law School faculty in the development and production of online, blended, and flipped courses.
  • Supervise and evaluate the work of the Library’s instructional technology specialist.
  • Administer, troubleshoot, and provide training in support of Blackboard, the Law School’s learning management system, and other instructional technologies.
  • Develop and provide in-house training and workshops for instructional technologies.
  • Design and produce research and instructional technology tutorials, guides, and videos.
  • Monitor and participate in campus technology initiatives and committees and serve on other committees or work groups as assigned.
  • Teach introductory and advanced legal research courses and workshops as assigned.
  • Work closely with faculty and students to provide reference and research assistance.
  • Participate in the Law Library’s liaison program. Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop outreach activities to promote library programming, resources and services.
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Share responsibility for collection development and for staffing the User Services Desk.
  • Assist with other Research Services, Law Library, and instructional technology services, functions, and projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • J.D. and a master’s degree in library science, information science, instructional or educational technology, or a related field.
  • Experience with, or demonstrated capacity for expertise in the use of, educational technologies, digital tools and resources in multimedia design and production. 
  • Experience with technology tools related to teaching, learning, and libraries.
  • Ability to teach basic and advanced legal research and teach legal technology courses.
  • Working knowledge of legal materials and research strategies needed by law faculty and students.
  • Strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for promoting the information resources and emerging technologies of the twenty-first century to both faculty and students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years experience working in public services in an academic law library.
  • One or more years supervisory experience.
  • Experience using: learning management systems like Blackboard; content management systems like LibGuides; graphic design and video editing applications like Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate 360, and Camtasia; and instructional technology applications like Poll Everywhere, Turning Point, and Procertas.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work independently and collegially.
  • Strong service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities, and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with course management systems, collaborative software, social networking, and other technologies used in academic environments.

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. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. 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 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; 3 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 September 21, 2019. 

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.

Five Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Library Clerk (Preservation Technician)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Book Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Preservation Directorate of Library Services and can be used in Collections Conservation Section of the Binding and Collections Care Division and in any section of the Conservation Division. To assure long-term access to collections, the Library regularly labels, binds, repairs and provides custom protective enclosures for new acquisitions, at-risk materials, and fragile and damaged media in all formats. The incumbent works under the direction of the Head, Book Conservation Section, performs repairs, and constructs housing and protective enclosures for the Library’s collections.

Serves as a point of contact for most technical aspects involved in performing the preservation and maintenance of collection materials. Uses an automated box-making system to construct custom-fitted enclosures for Library materials from the permanent research collections for which binding, repair, or other physical treatments are inappropriate. Houses materials by hand using protective enclosures, such as folders, envelopes, sleeves, and polyester encapsulations.

Determines the appropriate boxes, archival boards, and other materials needed to construct housings for the collections.

Performs all levels of repair, such as tipping-in or hinging-in of loose leaves and replacement pages; dry cleaning; tightening hinges; repairing paper using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper; repairing spines; re-casing; and providing new covers.

When needed, conducts advanced treatments to collection materials, such as text block consolidating, board attaching, consolidating leather, and non-aqueous de-acidifying. Humidifies and flattens materials as appropriate and constructs pockets to house accompanying material. Performs a variety of chemical tests and analytical procedures to determine the stability of pigment, inks, or other media. Performs quality assurance on the full range of treatments performed in the Section.

Ensures that the equipment is in optimum working order. Coordinates equipment usage with mechanical repair to ensure optimum working level. Demonstrates troubleshooting techniques for malfunctioning equipment to others.

Maintains extensive records on the use of equipment and problems with equipment and reports all malfunctions. Equipment used may include board shears, guillotine cutter, book presses, computers, ultrasonic or heat welding equipment, fume hood, pressure and spray equipment for de-acidification preparation, sewing frames, or automated box-making machines.

Performs special searches of various computer and card catalogs and files to locate and/or verify bibliographic data in support of various preservation functions, to verify entry or call number, and to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole.

Determines and enters bibliographic information into the computer following established policies and guidelines.

Attends meetings and participates more actively in individual and group discussions. Demonstrates independence in being able to respond to questions of a more difficult nature from the custodial divisions. Prepares and delivers more detailed oral presentations. Also participates on Library committees such as the Library-wide disaster preparedness and response efforts.

Drafts letters that require original wording and translates information into terms understandable by others. Corresponds with others via e-mail, memoranda, and other documents related to the business of the division or section. Operates computer word processing applications. Prepares statistical reports and assists in compiling other special statistics or documents.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 062254.

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.

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 preservation techniques for library collection materials.**
  • Ability to use computerized search tools, databases, and other computer applications.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute work within specified deadlines.**
  • Ability to operate and maintain specialized equipment.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Collection Development)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

The mission of Library Services and Content Management is to administer a variety of GPO initiatives including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I), the International Exchange Services (IES), and the By-Law Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Collection Development), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Leads efforts and engages in extensive outreach to Federal agency publishing officials to ensure that Federal agencies maintain an awareness of GPO’s and the FDLP’s mission in information dissemination.
  • Serves as subject matter expert on all issues related to discovery, acquisitions and collection development. Responds to complex questions related to collection development and provides advice on policy, procedure and practice to LSCM and GPO staff.
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff in applying collection development practices for the life-cycle processes for Federal information resources/publications in all of LSCM collections including FDsys/govinfo.gov, materials harvested or made available through the FDLP Electronic Collection, collections accessible through the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), material acquired for the Cataloging & Indexing (C&I), Program, and the distributed collections accessible through the FDLP.
  • Leads the Collection Development Working Group. The group is comprised of staff from Library Technical Services, the Preservation Librarian and staff working on the FDLP digital collections, LSCM Archival staff, and GPO Program, Strategy and Technology (PST) staff to coordinate the discovery and acquisitions of fugitive and historic in-scope content for all information dissemination programs.
  • Maintains, monitors, and modifies operating procedures, desk guides, and instructions and key documents related to collection development,such as GPO’s System of Online Action: Collection Development Plan and internal guidance such as LSCM’s Guidance G400.1, Guidelines for Acquiring Information Products for the FDLP and Cataloging and Indexing Programs: Basic Criteria.
  • Recommends collection development priorities and changes to collection development policy and procedure to the Chief, Library Technical Services and LSCM Management.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for key tools related to collection development in LSCM; DSIMS (Depository Stem and Item Management System), FDLP eXchange and the acquisitions module of the Integrated Library System, Aleph 500. Works with the Systems staff in Projects and Systems, Supervisory Technical Services Librarians and others to coordinate the maintenance of data and handling of problems/issues with the various tools used in collection development work. Helps to coordinate the training of LSCM staff on the use of these tools.
  • Responsible for working with LSCM staff and GPO Public Relations Office to identify and acquire Federal information resources/publications materials to promote on a quarterly basis for inclusion into FDsys/govinfo.gov, and other miscellaneous resources, such as GovBook Talk blog.
  • Designs and independently executes a variety of short and long-term projects related to collection development for all LSCM programs.
  • Maintains active communication with Federal agency publishing officials to develop an expert knowledge of trends and practices in Federal agency publishing, including the use of emerging technologies for information dissemination.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Library and Research Services Division. The incumbent will serve as the Division Director, providing the full range of leadership, policy guidance, expert advisory services to senior management officials and political appointees in the area of library and research services and providing reference, research, and technical services to all EOP components.

Responsibilities
As a Supervisory Librarian, GS-1410-15, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Promotes professional development and excellence in subordinates by guiding, coaching, mentoring, counseling, and disciplining subordinates as required.
  • Manages subordinate supervisors that are responsible for providing reference service, literature searches and bibliographies, utilizing both printed resources and on-line databases; circulation and inter-library loan services, professional journals and other bibliographic sources for announcements of significant new studies/reports.
  • Serves as the Principal Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer for developing and monitoring the execution of plans, policies, and procedures for the management of the Library and Research Services Division.
  • Directs the administration and management of all policy, standards development, and operation for the management of information and research resources and services in support of the agency requirements.
  • Oversees the selection of information resources in the subject areas related to economics, political science, U.S. government, law, public administration, international relations, business administration, and management.
  • Serves as the Principal Expert, for the development of comprehensive plans regarding information and research resources and library initiatives that are innovative, efficient and economical, and are essential to the accomplish the agency’s missions.
  • Represents the agency at a variety of meetings, conferences, inter-agency group meetings and various ad-hoc work groups presenting ideas, conclusions, and recommendations in an effective manner.
    Travel Required

Position: Library Technician NF-02
Location: Army Installation Management Command, Fort Myer, VA
Salary: $15 to $18.50 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is Local. (Military Spouse Preference (MSP) and Involuntarily Separated Military Preference (ISMP) eligible candidates are included in the area of consideration.)

This position is located at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JBM-HH)

To better expedite the hiring process, we recommend including full contact information (name, address, phone number, email, etc.) for professional and personal references on your resume.

Responsibilities

  • Provides technician support by performing a wide variety of direct services to the public
  • Registers patrons, charges/discharges materials, processes overdues and reserves, assists with interlibrary loans and reserves, shelves library materials, prepares displays, programs activities
  • Answers basic reference questions, and assists customers in locating materials; and/or provides technical services support in a variety of functions: basic/copy cataloging, ordering/receiving/processing and de-acquisitioning of library materials.
  • Assists in maintaining accountability records and in performing shelf inventories.
  • Performs simple maintenance on the library’s automated systems.
  • Incumbent may perform physical exertion such as long periods of standing, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, pushing of loaded trucks; and recurring lifting of heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.

Position: Librarian (LAW) – DE
Location: Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website.

Responsibilities
Office Overview
This position is located in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Office of the Solicitor. The Office of the Solicitor (SO) acts as legal counsel to the USPTO on intellectual property (IP) law matters and also works in collaboration with the Department of Commerce on interagency intellectual property law matters. The SO Law Library serves as a repository of resources on U.S. intellectual property law and provides professional librarian services in support of USPTO litigation and other mission-related research and information requirements.

The individual selected for this position will…

  • Provide professional librarian services to SO attorneys and other staff responsible for delivering timely and quality reference and research assistance, training, and information products and services to meet the needs of SO attorneys and to act as a liaison with other USPTO librarians.
  • Analyze research requests; independently devise appropriate search strategies; conduct in depth, highly specific information searches spanning a full range of information resources and interchanges; analyze and evaluate results, skillfully sorting out references which establish and support arguments; and prepare reports (with recommendations) on the results of research efforts.
  • Oversee research and information requests, and develops and maintains SO’s knowledge management website and database(s).
  • Evaluate the law library collection to determine materials needed, review collection for replacement of obsolete and worn materials, and recommend changes to collection policies and practices.
  • Develop library organizational goals, policies, and procedures, and ideas for program improvements. Evaluate library services and resources and assesses changing needs.
  • Teach research techniques to library customers, provide guidance on how to access information, and provide expert technical assistance on automated approaches to research problems.
  • Serves as a member of advisory committees and panels in support of the SO Library and other special projects.

Six Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Technical Services Specialist
Location: Miles & Stockbridge, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
The Technical Services Specialist supports the Director and entire department in maintaining the Firm’s print resource and online collection records. This individual should be organized and detail-oriented in order to successfully create and preserve adequate records for collection maintenance.

Job Responsibilities:
Primary

  • Orders and maintains library collection and related records, including those for attorney and firm-wide use.
  • Manage print and electronic periodical circulation, update labels and routing distribution lists.  Includes downloading and saving/filing digital issues and daily distribution of papers to each practice group floor in Baltimore.
  • Receive, open and sort daily mail and package deliveries. Record delivery and filing details for each specific resource into library management system and maintain accurate historical archives of this information.
  • Assist Director to complete employee departure and orientation checklists. Distribute and collect resources for new and departing Firm members.
  • Assist Director and research team with administrative tasks such as scanning, copying, billing/invoicing, filing and digital file maintenance.
  • Complete daily sweeps of all drop-off bins on each floor to collect materials for return; reshelf and shift materials as needed; communicate all replacement or acquisition recommendations.
  • Network internally with all firm colleagues in order to bolster department goals and objectives. Network externally by engaging in professional organizations in order to remain current in industry trends and developments.

Secondary

  • Assist Director with collection maintenance by performing periodic weeding, shifting and clean-up of print collection.
  • Perform basic legal research to support and assist with reference requests. Assist attorneys and firm colleagues with finding print materials.
  • Repair damaged materials or order replacements from vendors as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and good judgement.
  • Strong all-round knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work and persevere under pressure.
  • General knowledge of major legal publishers and their products/platforms.
  • Familiarity with major Library/Information cataloging systems.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.

Experience:

  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience working in a library setting; law firm experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Library Science preferred or enrollment in Library Science program, educational qualifications may be waived with commensurate experience.
  • Cataloging experience with Sydney Plus preferred

Contact Rachel Englander at renglander@MilesStockbridge.com for more information or to apply.

Position: Librarian (Metadata)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, Data Production Division, National Agricultural Library of the United States Department of Agriculture.
This position will be responsible for ensuring the cataloging and indexing agricultural and scientific information for online bibliographic databases as well as coordinating cooperative cataloging and data input projects with other institutions and various organizations of international, national, regional and local levels

Responsibilities

  • Designing, testing, and implementation of automated systems to aid staff in performing bibliographic control functions.
  • Creates metadata and classifies materials, primarily continuing resources, involving scientific and technical information related to the agricultural and biological sciences.
  • Responsible for overseeing the use of NAL library management system or Integrated Library System (ILS) in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Prepares a variety of special reports involving issues, activities, projects, operations, problems, etc of the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch.
  • Communicates with Librarians, scientist, computer specialist within NAL and other USDA divisions and Federal agencies to understand both the needs of the patrons and the trends and new directions in the cataloging world.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist) – Local History & Genealogy
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the History and Genealogy Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 010703.

This position requires some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

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 Humanities and Social Sciences Division plans and administers general reference and research services in the Local History and Genealogy, Main, and Microform Reading Rooms by providing assistance to researchers seeking solutions to research problems. Constituents include Congress, other government agencies, scholars and the general public. To facilitate such research, the Division’s specialists recommend the acquisition of print, microformat and computer file materials of research value in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, the Division has custodial responsibility for the Library’s growing holdings of microformat material, and computer file material, such as CD-ROMs, computer software and books with disks. The Division maintains reference collections for its reading rooms, bearing responsibility for the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of these collections.

Provide reference services in person, by telephone, electronic media, and formal correspondence; the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are found within the Library’s collection. Serves as both a generalist and subject specialist providing the Library’s constituents basic information and reference research services. Conducts a thorough reference interview, analyzes questions and requirements, and suggests search strategies. Is knowledgeable of the Library’s resources from the general, special and/or reference collections in all formats. Acquires knowledge of special catalogs and collections, areas of specialization of Library staff
members (language as well as subject), and printed, non-print, and electronic reference sources. Is knowledgeable about a wide of variety of sources including those of other libraries and organizations. Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, services, divisions, or reading rooms within the Library, or to other agencies or institutions. Utilizes knowledge of the general resources of other libraries and organizations. Participates on Division, Library and/or professional committees. Prepares statistics and reports. As assigned, acquires a knowledge of administrative functions which contribute to the effective operation of reference services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Is assigned a subject specialty and is knowledgeable of the basic resources in assigned subject area. Develops knowledge of historical and current trends in subject area. With supervisor, identifies and completes training opportunities in subject area. Gains a knowledge of Division resources in subject area in all formats. Writes, compiles, or revises research materials. Monitors and reports on trends in scholarship and collection use. Prepares analytical bibliographies, guides, and studies, including electronic finding aids. Establishes collegial relationships with librarians and other specialists within and outside the Library and affiliates with scholarly and professional associations. Provides tours and other oral presentations for staff, research groups and visitors to the Division and the Library. May represent the Division at conferences and seminars and participate in planning interpretive programs.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Participates in developing the reference collections and the general collections as assigned, including materials in ail formats (print, microform and electronic). Selects and recommends appropriate titles and drafts requests for major purchases. Recommends replacement or claiming of missing materials, identifies the need for additional copies of titles in heavy demand and monitors approval plans as required. Surveys the Library’s holdings to familiarize him/herself with the Library’s collections. Solicits information on collection needs, evaluates the collection and recommends actions to alleviate deficiencies. Becomes knowledgeable of Division and Library acquisition and collection development procedures, policies and responsibilities. Exercises care to ensure that collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage.

Activates and controls standardized computer system and peripheral equipment operations. Provides guidance and access to information resources, both inside the library and beyond the library, through databases, telecommunication networks, and cooperative arrangements. Troubleshoots and resolves problems encountered during searches.

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 Genealogy and U.S. Local History.**
  • Ability to provide reference and research services related to Genealogy and U.S. Local History.**
  • Knowledge of information technology including integrated library systems and electronic resources.**
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Access, Preservation and Analysis Section, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 12470.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that may be somewhat disorganized. Studies the origin and nature of the materials and arranges them within appropriate organizational categories in accordance with standard archival theory and techniques and with procedures developed within the American Folklife Center. In cases where the original filing scheme is found to be impractical or undesirable for purposes of providing reference service, devises and recommends an arrangement that will indicate the origins of the records and provide for their most efficient and economical maintenance and use. Documents may be arranged in alphabetical, chronological, numeric, subject, or other order.

Independently establishes the necessary bibliographic controls over collected materials through the creation of inventories, guides, registers, lists, catalogs, automated databases, and other finding aids. The preparation of finding aids involves conducting background research in the records and other source materials and preparing biographical histories of the creators of the records; analyzing the records to determine the limits of series within the record group; preparing analytical descriptive statements regarding the subject matter content, location, volume and chronological span of the individual series; and supplying cross references to related sources of information. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyses and organizes standard subject data in order to determine its relationship or relevance to the project-at-hand. Performs original cataloging on a variety of levels in machine-readable cataloging format where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Determines subject content and assigns to the catalog entry one of several subject headings. Develops and maintains expertise in using relevant technology in order to prepare and disseminate electronic finding aids, databases, and other online access aids.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Relevant results can be readily obtained through standard search strategies. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Conducts research and analysis in topics related to a specialized field and provides information in response to reference requests. Assists researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration, and advises them of relevant records in the Library’s collections. Assignments are non-repetitive, require search among several record groups to locate the information, and require evaluation of the information selected for its authenticity, completeness, significance, and relevance to the subject.

Participates in the development of conservation and preservation policies and contributes to the efforts of project staff and other Library personnel in the implementation of such policies. Coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of materials to be added to the collections. Recommends technical specifications for supplies, materials, and equipment used in labeling, marking, housing, or reformatting. Monitors the appropriate transportation of project collections, internally and externally, to reduce excessive materials handling and ergonomic impact, ensure security, and protect library materials from unnecessary damage.

Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Communicates with donors, creators, producers, and members of the participating public regarding the use and distribution of unpublished archival materials, and secures information necessary to process and catalog the collections. Shares resources and information with colleagues and constituents.

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 20th and 21st century U.S. military history research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival multi-formatted material.**
  • Ability to perform preservation duties.**
  • Knowledge of reference and research services.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.
  • Knowledge of digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**
  • Ability to adapt in a fast paced and demanding work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Library & Information Specialist
Location: International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Job Summary:
The Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Knowledge Management Specialist to assist with metadata curation and library subscription management. The candidate will work with OCLC software services, such as WorldShare Interlibrary Loan, Acquisitions, and CONTENTdm. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and be comfortable in a highly culturally diverse work environment. This is a one-year renewable position based in Washington, DC.

Essential Duties:
Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging for research outputs
  • Curate metadata in institutional repository and other databases/portals
  • Assign keywords using controlled vocabularies derived from thesauri (AGROVOC, CABI, and others)
  • Liaise with publishers to maintain IFPRI’s institutional subscriptions and renewals
  • Provide research support through Inter Library Loans (ILL) and literature reviews
  • Manage and track the use of print resources using WorldShare Circulation
  • Manage administrative tasks such as invoices and expense reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years of professional experience or MLIS/MIS or other Information Science degree from accredited university and three years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in library cataloging and understanding of emerging trends in the field
  • Familiarity with metadata common standards and common technologies used in the field such as: Dublin Core, MODS, XML, OAI-PMH, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively within a multi-cultural team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work responsibly with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to details
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with web content management systems like Drupal and other Content Management Systems
  • Experience writing scripts using common languages like Python, Perl, and others
  • Experience working with international and national organizations

Position: Technical Services Manager
Location: Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the AALL Career Center.

Steptoe, an Am100 law firm, is seeking an experienced Library Technical Services Manager for its Research & Information Services Department to be resident in its Washington, DC office. The Technical Services Manager will join a highly collegial team of information professionals who provide research and analysis, electronic and knowledge management services, competitive intelligence, and traditional library services to all firm offices. We are seeking a librarian with exceptional organizational and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, comfort working under tight deadlines, a strong public services orientation, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Acquiring print and electronic materials
  • Cataloging and classifying materials for all firm locations
  • Managing the firm’s integrated online library system
  • Overseeing and maintaining the library collection, including materials stored in central and remote locations
  • Supervising library assistants
  • Supporting the firm’s interlibrary loan and document delivery team
  • Coordinating with other department managers to help set and implement policies and goals

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program with at least one cataloging course
  • Three or more years of technical services experience in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging
  • Experience with day-to-day management of integrated online library systems (ideally EOS.Web)
  • Deep knowledge of legal publishing and experience coordinating vendor agreements
  • Excellent web-searching skills
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Experience supervising paraprofessionals

To apply, please click on the following link:

https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=19&FilterJobID=274

If you require assistance or accommodation to use our online tools to search and/or apply for jobs, please contact the local office recruiting contact or Steptoe Careers, or (202) 828-3613 and we will be happy to work with you.

We strongly encourage qualified women, minorities, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply.