Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Computer Services Technician
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD
Salary: $40,076 to $44,426

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

We seek an enthusiastic, technology loving, and customer-focused individual who works well in a team environment to join our IT department!  Calvert Library is an organization that values lifelong learning, curiosity, building connections and teamwork.  Excellent customer service is a core operating principle.

If you embody Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining Calvert Library as a full-time Computer Services Technician.

Interested candidates should complete an application online ASAP.  Position will close December 23, 2019 or earlier if we receive the maximum number of applications.  Apply at calvertlibrary.appone.com.

At Calvert Library, staff have the opportunity to empower individuals by facilitating lifelong learning and to strengthen the community by encouraging connections to fellow community members and the world. Calvert Library circulates over a million items and provides exceptional customer service at its 4 locations, and via 2 mobile library vehicles. We have an extensive network of community partners including Calvert County Public Schools.

To sign up for notifications when we have openings, visit our postings site.

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

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

Operates scientific and imaging equipment to conduct typical capture of data and digital images on a variety of library materials and scientific reference samples using both detailed and more general specifications. Conducts post-processing of resulting data and digital images.

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

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

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

Position: Library Technician (Collections)
Location: Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Directorate, Law Library.
The incumbent for this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The position description number for this position is 311003.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The incumbent is responsible for assisting Division supervisors and staff with the resolution of processing workflow problems and for providing input for the resolution of technical discrepancies arising from the implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) and its specific applications to Law Library workflow.

Makes decisions regarding collections maintenance issues for a unit. Applies in-depth knowledge to complex collections maintenance issues in the ILS. Maintains statistical reports of work performed and submits them on a weekly basis. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of special collections material such as legal Gazettes, computer disks or microform receipts.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in ILS bibliographic, holdings and item records. Maintains ILS records for current and retrospective materials, along with their associated advance sheets, supplementary pamphlets or pocket parts, to include suppression, masking and removing reference locations of materials in the ILS.

Identities, investigates, searches, and resolves technical processing problems and discrepancies associated with implementation of the integrated library system modules. Performs preliminary searching of non-duplicates, recording such information as title data, personal name, edition data, publisher, and place and date of publication. Completes complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole, identifying variant editions, and slipping them with annotated slips to facilitate the cataloging process. Locates, identities and resolves problems with library materials generated by ongoing inventory and collections improvement programs and special projects. Reviews rebound and relabeled materials coming into the law collections. Checks the accuracy of the label and spine markings. Monitors incoming serial and monographic receipts including supplements and loose-leaf updates from acquisition and cataloging units throughout the library. Takes responsibility for seeing that legal serials and journals are sorted and distributed for prompt identification. Marking and distribution. Proposes and implements workflow improvements for processing incoming materials and takes the appropriate steps to avoid backlogs which impede access to the processed receipts.

Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the library’s many catalogs and retrieval tools. Performs the most difficult special search requests. Identifies items that are vague or not readily found in the library’s catalogs, publishers’ lists, or in the other bibliographic lists. Locates and expedites the retrieval of elusive and difficult to locate materials. Utilizes all possible means of originality and inventiveness in identifying specific items in book reviews, trade lists, bibliographies and other authoritative sources.

Twelve Positions: Maryland, Washington, DC, & Virginia

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Howard County Library System, Ellicott City, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Are you the next dynamic leader for one of the largest branches of Howard County Library System (MD), a world-class system? Howard County Library System (HCLS) is an award-winning educational institution that ranks among the finest in the country. With six branches, a $22.9 million annual budget, and a 243 FTE stellar staff, HCLS consistently ranks as a Five Star Library by Library Journal and was named Library of the Year in 2013.

Designated as an “All-American County” by the National Civic League, Howard County, Maryland is one of the nation’s most outstanding places to live, work and play. Howard County residents (population: 300,000) enjoy a balanced blend of pastoral farms, historic towns, suburban communities, and urban lifestyle. Diversity surrounds you—from Columbia (one of the largest planned communities in the country) to Historic Ellicott City’s Main Street, filled with antiques, boutiques and cozy restaurants. Howard County has been recognized as “America’s Best Places to Live”, “Best Educated,” and “Seventh Best School System in the County.” For leisure activities, Howard County offers parks, golf courses, lakes, and more than 200 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails. Centrally located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, Howard County is the strategic location of choice for a diverse and thriving business base. Major employers include Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Verizon, and Northrop Grumman. Howard County’s population incudes the highest concentration of professional, scientific and technical workers in the state, contributing to its strong economy.

Located in Ellicott City, the HCLS Miller Branch + Historical Center is 63,000 square foot over two floors and LEED Gold certified. The branch includes a Howard County room in partnership with the Howard County Historical Society, and its Enchanted Garden features an outdoor classroom focusing on health, nutrition, and environmental education.

Requirements

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer of Public Services, the Miller Branch manager oversees a dynamic team of customer service specialists, and instructors and research specialists. The Branch Manager directs all aspects of the branch, with full responsibility for: personnel and fiscal management; setting the direction for branch curriculum; continuing the implementation our new strategic plan; and establishing partnerships and connections throughout the community .

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of management experience. Preferred qualifications include a commitment to the HCLS vision, extraordinary people skills, ability and desire to work in a culturally diverse community, team building talents, and superior communication skills. The ideal Branch Manager will be an outstanding leader, relationship builder, collaborator, communicator, and innovator.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Prince George’s County, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) has served this county for more than 75 years, beginning as a small one-room space and expanding into nineteen 19 modern, award-winning branches. Our mission continues to be customer-focused, committed to providing resources and services equitably across this continually growing county. We are located bordering the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and the County is home to many federal agencies, large rural areas with small farms, busy suburbs bustling with young families, historic small towns and urban centers. Library services are responsive to this diverse customer base with nearly 350 staff members welcoming more than 2.5 million visitors every year.

We are currently looking for qualified public services librarians to lead age-level information departments in large-size branches or information and circulation departments in small-medium size generalist branches. Locations will vary based on operational needs. Selected candidates must be demonstrated leaders, enthusiastic, and team-oriented with a strong commitment to customer service. If you are interested in making a real difference in the community, bring your professional skills to work with us!

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and supervise staff in supervisory line to include managing staff weekly schedules, monitoring and evaluating job performance, and training and development.
  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory.
  • Oversee programming.
  • Promote library services and collections.
  • Participate in community outreach as needed.
  • Participate in the maintenance and development of the library collection by weeding and identifying library materials in need of replacement.
  • Maintain library collection and places orders for new books and materials.
  • Manage customer relations and resolve escalated customer issues and conflicts.
  • Performs circulation desk duties as needed.
  • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three to five years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library.
  • Three years of experience supervising and motivating staff.
  • Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six-months of hire.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.

BENEFITS
We offer a casual but professional work environment, exceptional training opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances.
  • Up to 14.5 days of annual leave in the first year; 22.75 days after three years; and 26 days after 15 years of service.
  • Up to 15.8 days of sick leave in the first year. Unused sick leave may count towards creditable service when you retire.
  • Up to 4 days of personal leave per year.
  • 11 holidays (12 during a Presidential Inauguration year).
  • A choice of 3 medical plans (subsidized at 70 – 75%), a prescription and vision plan (subsidized at 85%), and the choice of 2 dental plans.
  • Life insurance at 2x annual salary, up to a maximum of $150,000.
  • Long-term disability coverage with a benefit of 50% to 60% of income replacement – 180-day elimination period.
  • A defined benefit plan provided by the Maryland State Retirement Agency (SRA) at 7% per pay and tax deferred annuity plans through payroll deductions.

TO APPLY
Please submit your employment application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting link below or on our website, http://www.pgcmls.info. This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Position: Library Manager (Youth Services)
Location: D.C. Public Library System, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Summary

The DC Public Library system comprises 26 locations, including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, also known as the downtown Central Library. The Youth Services department, a public service unit in the Central Library, provides services to youth, from birth to age 21, and their families.

DC Public Library’s Central Library is undergoing a significant renovation, and the Youth Services Department Manager is charged with developing and implementing a new vision for provision of services for young District residents and their families within this dynamic new space. The Youth Services Department will lead the charge in developing innovative programming and services that help young people embrace a joy of reading, explore their identity and negotiate the diverse world that surrounds us. In addition, the Youth Services Department will maintain a strong presence in the educational landscape of D.C. and provide support to other agencies that help young people and their families live inspired, connected and enriching lives. Particular attention will be focused on supporting DC Public Library’s reimagining of teen services.

The Youth Services Manager is part of the leadership team for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The manager works collaboratively with the system wide Youth and Family Services Team and other key staff to ensure smooth operations and high-quality customer experiences. The Youth Services Manager will also focus on how the entirety of the building can welcome and embrace young people and their families.

Join the DC Public Library team to help build a dynamic, inclusive experience throughout the library system. Our participants reflect a wide range of socioeconomic, cultural and religious affiliations within their countries, including people with disabilities, and we encourage people with disabilities and from other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Qualifications

The incumbent must possess a Masters-Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution in addition to a minimum of three (3) years of experience:

  • providing direct public service to youth in a library or educational setting.
  • Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff of diverse abilities.
  • Designing and implementing improvements to processes, services, programs and initiatives.
  • Facilitating and leading trainings on programs and services for children and teens.
  • Advising on principles of programming and services for youth, teen and families, including implementation of best practices.

Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban environment preferred.

To apply, or for additional details, please our website at http://dclibrary.org/about/careers

Position: Section Research Manager (Foreign Policy Management)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Manager, Foreign Policy in the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. CRS provides confidential, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, policy analysis, and information service to the U.S. Congress. Working directly with Members of Congress and congressional committees on public policy issues, CRS staff contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers policy issues of importance to the American people.

Responsibilities
The Research Manager leads the Foreign Policy Management Section in the development of research and policy analysis relevant to congressional needs. Issues covered by the section include the Department of State, USAID, U.S. embassies, and related agencies; the foreign affairs budget; U.S. foreign assistance; diplomacy and the foreign service; foreign policy legislation; and instruments of foreign policy, such as sanctions and treaties.

Duties include:

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

Other Research Manager duties include:

Manages research, leads staff, and advises the Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director. Ensures that research and analysis is conducted in a fully collaborative manner both within and outside the section, reflects the congressional agenda, and is relevant to congressional policy making.

Leads, plans, organizes and coordinates research, including major research projects related to sensitive or complex public policies of national or international significance, which are often multidisciplinary in nature, and may include research performed by outside consultants.

Ensures that research and analysis undertaken is of the highest quality and meets CRS’ standards of objectivity, responsiveness, non-partisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

Reviews research to ensure that it complements other Service research and analyses; is accurate, well-organized, and cogent; meets professional and service standards; adheres to CRS policy guidelines; and is responsive to the legislative needs of Members and committees of Congress.

Establishes and maintains relationships with Members and committees of Congress.

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

Candidates with research and research management experience in issues covered by the Foreign Policy Management Section, who have strong interpersonal skills, and are capable of leading a highly motivated and talented research staff committed to providing Congress the highest level of nonpartisan, authoritative, objective policy analysis are encouraged to apply.

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

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

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

While it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number for this position is 085357.

The incumbent of this position is eligible to work a flexitime schedule.

Appointee must meet eligibility requirements for a Top Secret clearance.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

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

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

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 U.S. foreign policy management, institutions, and operations.**
  • Ability to manage research.**
  • Ability to review the analysis of others.**
  • Ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations.
  • Knowledge of congressional decision making.
  • Ability to collaborate.
  • Ability to build relationships.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (Human Nutrition and Food Safety)
Location: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) National Agricultural Library (NAL), in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as the Program Leader for the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, and in that role is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating program requirements, activities, and functions of NAL’s specialized information centers in nutrition and food safety.

Responsibilities

  • Interact effectively with a wide range of individuals representing widely divergent and sometimes conflicting point of views.
  • Negotiate, collaborate, and form partnerships and customer relations with federal, non-federal, national and international partners in order to further the aims of the program and attract external resources.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with management to establish and implement recommendations.
  • Knowledge of data collection, evaluation, and analysis methods to synthesize user input and apply it to the conceptualization, planning and evaluation of information programs, products, and services.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct staff work.
  • Skill in interpreting broad general legislative and regulatory policy guidance to determine their effects on FNIC, Nutrition.gov and FSRIO budgets and activities.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library for the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will serve as a nutrition specialist in the Nutrition and Food Safety Program, supporting the Nutrition.gov website and Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).

This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years

Responsibilities

  • As a specialist in the area of nutrition, participates in the formulation and development of the NFSP policies, programs and operations.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Ensure all information shared with the public over the internet is appropriate, timely and accurate.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems

Position: Librarian (Database Integrity and Bibliographic Control)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.

The Selectee will work Shift-1 Monday- Friday and a tour of duty from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian (Database Integrity and Bibliographic Control), your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Performs a variety of professional level duties related to database maintenance, quality assurance and bibliographic control in support of LSCM’s efforts to create, improve, and maintain quality products, services, and systems for all users of Federal government information.
  • Applies expert knowledge of cataloging and bibliographic control (continuing resources and monographs) in conducting database maintenance activities in the ILS.
  • Uses extensive knowledge of both current and historic GPO practice and standards.
  • Works independently to identify errors that range from simple typographical to departures from local and national cataloging practice and standards.
  • Serves as an expert adviser to other subject matter experts on bibliographic control processes and application of relevant standards and procedures.
  • Leads as well as performs quality control efforts on current processes across work units that enter, edit, enhance and import data into the catalog that includes the work of technical staff and professional-level staff through grade twelve.
  • Identifies with own cognizance potential improvements in workflows.
  • Serves as key member of working groups to amend or re-tool operational workflows, standard operating procedures, and desk guides and instructions.
  • Uses expert knowledge of Superintendent of Documents classification, the item number system and related reference tools to conduct extensive reviews of the catalog to identify discrepancies, duplicates and/or errors.
  • Maintains fluency in cataloging complex bibliographic and authority formats, and thus create original cataloging records for U.S. government documents across a wide range of formats, that may support cataloging projects and/or serve as exemplars for staff reference.
  • Identifies training needs for cataloging librarians, technical services librarians and other LTS staff.
  • Provides leadership and guidance on developing training materials, curriculum and training tools for use by all levels.
  • Suggests and facilitates implementation of emerging metadata practices for use in GPO cataloging.
  • Works closely with Projects and Systems Unit to ensure that the information posted on these sites is organized, updated and maintained.
  • Provides technical input to the administration of library technical services contracts.
  • Serves as Contracting Officers Representative (COR) as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

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. Occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

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 digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival material.**

Knowledge of American history and research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.**

Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.

Ability to perform preservation duties.

Knowledge of reference and research services.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian 
Location: Office of the Inspector General, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Position: Research Assistant, Europe and the Americas
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking a Research Assistant to support a broad range of research tasks in its Europe and the Americas (EA) section. The selectee will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests and in preparing CRS informational and analytical products by performing research, writing, data analysis, and other research support duties.

Responsibilities
Ideal applicants will have experience conducting research in regional foreign policy issues pertaining to Europe, including Russia, and/or the Americas as well as some knowledge of related legislative and policy contexts, institutional dimensions, and policy tools.

Successful candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skill set that facilitate effective work across a wide issue spectrum beyond the applicant’s research focus or concentration.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential; candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and experience using data visualization to inform research products and processes are especially urged to apply.

Prepares contributions to comprehensive or complex analytical and descriptive products that inform congressional understanding of public policy issues and consideration of policy proposals. May author or co-author analytical or descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for congressional committees, Members, and staff.

Participates in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertakes research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components.

Performs literature searches and reviews, and evaluates publications and analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Recommends documents for use by research staff and prepares abstracts for descriptive and analytical underlying materials.

Locates, extracts, collects, and/or compiles quantitative data and other information; interprets and evaluates data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; works with division staff to identify and resolve problems with data; and formats data to meet targeted, well-defined research needs.

Creates and populates databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Trains colleagues and/or instructs staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.

Formats a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Recommends quality control procedures and makes suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.

Prepares materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attends consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, record questions, gauge audience engagement, and capture audience suggestions for future sessions; may present analytical information, factual information, or research findings to congressional clients.

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

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

Qualifications
You must meet the BASIC REQUIREMENT listed under EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.

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 the geographic regions of Europe and/or the Americas and U.S. policy. **

Ability to apply knowledge of the analytic research process in foreign affairs to issues related to Europe and the Americas. **

Ability to identify, exploit, and manipulate research resources and tools to perform research tasks pertinent to Europe and the Americas. **

Ability to collaborate. **

Ability to prepare written research materials on issues related to Europe and the Americas.

Ability to exercise objectivity in all phases of research, including written and oral presentations.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Public Records Technician
Location: Federal Election Commission, Washington, DC
Salary: $47,016 to $61,122 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Public Disclosure and Media Relations Division provides and ensures timely public access to federal campaign finance reports and data and educates and informs the public about all of the data available from the agency. The Public Records Branch maintains a library-like facility to help researchers locate reports, indexes, closed enforcement cases, FEC documents, and campaign finance data.

This is a bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
As the Public Records Technician in this position, you will:

  • Provide navigation assistance on the FEC Website including advanced technical help on downloadable files.
  • Prepare research tools for staff and public use.
  • Provide information about the FEC public records function to visitors and callers.
  • Prepare closed enforcement case files for publication and collaborate on the public dissemination of FEC documents and data.
  • Work with the Branch Chief on the State Relations Program, including contacting state officials and state political parties to obtain official information about elections and candidates and preparing the annual Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory and other publications.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Section Head)
Location: 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 China Section, Asian & Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent of this position serves as Section Head and is responsible for managing the work, overseeing the work of a staff of librarians and library technicians, and performing administrative and human resource management functions.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Determines the human resources needed to accomplish the work of the unit, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out the unit’s activities.

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

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Utilizes 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 a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying improvements in methods and procedures. May serve as COTR or administer service contracts.

Makes significant recommendations to change, interpret, or develop important or innovative policies, programs, approaches, or analysis methods. Assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the library acquisitions program. Assists in preparing and overseeing the acquisitions budget.

Interprets and revises existing training policy and program guidance for use by others, including section, division, and/or directorate members. Independently plans, schedules, coordinates, and monitors the effectiveness of training operations. Solves problems in particularly difficult circumstances. Plans new or significantly updated methods of training, incorporating the latest in information technology. Prepares/edits instructor manuals, technical manuals, training manuals, or user manuals. Analyzes training needs at the section and division levels in order to identify or develop appropriate training. May also conduct formal classroom training as necessary.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

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 integrated library systems, library applications, websites, and databases for Latin and non-Latin script materials, and other information technologies. **

Ability to supervise, motivate and lead a diverse workforce. **

Knowledge and application of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science to manage acquisitions and cataloging programs for Latin and non-Latin script materials. **

Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.

Ability to lead, plan, coordinate and manage programs and projects.

Ability to provide training.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Research & Instruction Librarian for Science & Mathematics
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for the Research and Instruction Librarian for Science and Mathematics. This position promotes and advocates for the integration of Miller Library’s instruction and research services in the academic endeavors of students, faculty, and staff; serves as subject liaison for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division; improves services through continuous assessment; and assists with collection development of Miller Library resources. This is a ten-month non-tenure track faculty position. The work schedule varies during the semester and may include evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides student-centered library services: general and science/mathematics-specific reference, research assistance, and services to individuals and groups.
  • Develops pedagogy, teaches, and assesses information literacy instruction, in both physical and virtual environments.
  • Builds relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, and students in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division, and conducts collection development activities that support their teaching and research.
  • Contributes to scholarly communications initiatives, including but not limited to research data management.
  • Remains informed on current library and information technologies and stays abreast of reference and research techniques in a digital environment.
  • Pursues professional development service and scholarship to satisfy library faculty status and review and promotion.

Position: eResources Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD
Salary: $65,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), is looking for an eResources Librarian. This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Associate Director for Technical Services and will oversee the eResources and Serial Unit within the Technical Services Division.

  • Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Associate Director for Technical Services, oversees the daily operations of the eResources and Serials Unit within Technical Services.
  • Oversees workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to acquisitions, access, administration, support, and evaluation.
  • Oversees the work related to the database maintenance of the Library’s print serials and microfilm collections.
  • Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works collaboratively to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues in a timely manner.
  • Assists with establishing collection development assessment strategies related to electronic resources including the use and understanding of standards and methods for gathering usage data and tracking cost per use.
  • Oversees and when needed performs copy cataloging of electronic resources, including ejoumals, ebooks, and other eresources. Oversees batch processing of cataloging records for electronic resource collections.
  • Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national communities and organizations as appropriate.

Position: Circulation Technician Evening
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Salary: $32,947-$45,240

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:
The Circulation Technician is responsible 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.

Position: Processing Archivist
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $49,500

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery seeks an Archivist for our Special Collections department. This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian I reports to the Curator & Head of Special Collections and will work closely with the Special Collections Librarian and the Reference and Instruction Archivist.

Responsibilities:
– Processes archival and photography collections according to department and professional standards.
– Creates finding aids compliant with archival metadata standards.
– Coordinates creation of cataloging records with Technical Services.
– Collaborates in developing and documenting new archival procedures and updating existing guidelines and procedures.
– Manages the long and short term planning for processing collections.
– Works directly with campus departments to coordinate the development, management, and use of the University Archives records collections.
– Provides consultations, workshops, and training to campus departments for managing print and electronic records.
– Coordinates transfers to University Archives, updates descriptive records, builds partnerships with campus departments and committees.
– Works closely with Alumni Affairs.
– Conducts archival reference, outreach, and instruction.

Position: Reference Librarian (Southeast Asia)
Location: Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Goucher College seeks a dynamic college librarian who will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff to position the library as the academic learning center, a vibrant hub that integrates student learning and success with information and digital literacy. The successful candidate will provide the strategic vision and leadership needed to redefine the library as the college beyond the classroom, the site where students develop a habit of mind through mastery of skills and confidence gleaned through reflection, relationships, and resilience; where they are inspired to learn independently, with and among others, guided to ideas through reading, viewing, listening, and mining information resources in diverse formats; and where they experience the joys of life-long learning and membership in a diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious community of critical thinkers. Reporting to the provost, the college librarian will work closely with other campus departments and offices.

Position: Branch Manager IV
Location: Perryville and Port Deposit Branch Libraries, Cecil County Public Library
Salary: $57,443.00 – $64,440.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direct supervision of the Branch Services Manager, the Branch Manager leads and manages public services staff and operations of the Perryville and Port Deposit branch libraries, ensuring the development and delivery of a full range of highly responsive services and strategic priorities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the daily operations and staff of the Perryville and Port Deposit branch libraries. Provide leadership that supports and empowers staff to give outstanding service to the public in regard to circulating materials, programming, readers’ advisory, information, and technology assistance for library users of all ages.
  • Provide direct supervision, evaluation, and coaching to three departmental supervisors and all LA I’s.  Ensure the delivery of performance management methods and systems.
  • Via effective verbal and written communications, facilitate regular staff meetings and provide training as needed.
  • Lead the implementation of system and local marketing initiatives at the branch level.
  • Work with the Branch Services Manager to establish and achieve branch performance goals within overall system goals.
  • Collaborate with Materials Manager and selectors, along with Adult and Children’s department heads to develop, maintain and evaluate the branches’ collections, ensuring a full-service, relevant collection for patrons of all ages.
  • Interpret, explain and implement the policies and procedures of CCPL and ensure they are carried out in the branch.
  • Coordinate departmental and branch scheduling within parameters of staffing budgets.
  • Serve as the key liaison to the greater Perryville and Port Deposit communities, civic groups, and town governments.
  • Work with department heads to coordinate and evaluate branch outreach that meets the needs of the Perryville and Port Deposit communities.
  • Ensure library facilities are well-maintained and safe per CCPL standards; routinely monitor, maintain, and report facilities issues to administrative staff.
  • Manage and/or coordinate the implementation of branch projects.
  • Effectively resolve patron concerns and issues.
  • Participate in interviewing and hiring of staff.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate service statistics; compile and prepare reports, data, and other written work.
  • Serve on internal and external committees.
  • Participate in local and statewide initiatives, training, and associations.  Attend seminars, workshops, and continuing education activities.
  • Provide daily coverage at public service desks within the branch.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian (Collection and Foreign Language)
Location: National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Taylor Street Annex, Collections Development Section (CDS), National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Collections Development Section (CDS) of the Material Development Division. The Foreign Language Specialist selects foreign language titles to be reproduced or acquired in braille and recorded formats for inclusion in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) national collection. Drafts and maintains a selection policy for this material. Evaluates and monitors the NLS collection of foreign language books and periodicals. Maintains contact with libraries and agencies in foreign countries to ascertain availability of materials; evaluates and purchases foreign language materials from international sources. Disposes of foreign language books received as gifts. Coordinates acquisition of print foreign language materials for review. Annotates, assigns media, and indicates distribution code after reviewing print copies of proposed titles. Advises catalogers on handling foreign language materials; advises Publications and Media Section on foreign language publications and special book lists; coordinates with Network Services Section on international interlibrary loans and other international affairs. Solicits and analyzes pertinent statistics for use in collection building efforts; assists in drafting budget relating to foreign language materials; coordinates NLS foreign language production with that of network libraries.

Multiple Positions
Location: George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks applicants for multiple professional librarian positions through an open recruiting call for multiple librarian positions.  We invite information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. GWLAI has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Below are descriptions of each position with specific job responsibilities and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Complete an online application.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Collection Development Librarian
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $54,593 – 96,347

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program plus three years professional-level library experience in collection development including one year supervisory responsibility.

Responsibilities:
Planning and carrying out activities related to system-wide materials selection and to the overall management of the system’s print and media collections. Administrative work such as reporting and recordkeeping, participating in formulating and executing goals and objectives, and participating in tasks and projects with other members of the Support Services Department.

Preferred Requirements:

Experience identifying, evaluating and selecting materials for children, young adults, or adults in a variety of formats for a diverse community.
Comprehensive knowledge of literature and films for children, young adults, or adults.
Strong computer skills; including the analysis of data sets and familiarity with Acquisitions module of an integrated library system.
Necessary Special Requirements:

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

Position: Adult Corrections Facility Librarian
Location: Eastern Correctional Institution West (ECI-W), Westover, MD
Salary: $57,615.00 – $92,059.00/year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This is a state-wide recruitment and the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the MD Department of Labor throughout the State. All persons interested in this classification should apply at this time to be placed on the eligible list. This list will be valid for one year. Applicants must submit a new application if applying to any other recruitments of this classification at a different agency.

Main Purpose Of Job

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

POSITION DUTIES

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

Position: Chief of Human Resources
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $84,255 – $148,692

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration from an accredited institution, at least 7 years’ experience in planning and directing human resources activities in the public sector with a minimum of 100 full-time employees, and 5 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience (as defined above) that has provided a broad-based and comprehensive knowledge of human resources functions as outlined in the job description.

Responsibilities:
Performs advanced professional senior managerial level work in planning for and directing the Library System’s personnel, benefits, and training programs. Work involves: recruitment and staffing with qualified personnel; establishment and enforcement of personnel policy; preparation of the annual operating budget for personnel; maintenance of the classification plan; management of a performance evaluation system; administration of the benefits plans; oversight of training and staff development; responsible for compliance with federal and state law related to employment and employee benefits; organization structure and development; employee relations and staff recognition; diversity initiatives; volunteer program; and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) management. These responsibilities involve important obligations in representing the System before the Board of Trustees, funding agencies, and community groups.

Position: Custodian
Location: Multiple Openings, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $26,010 – $42,982

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Seven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Temporary Research Librarian
Location: Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Temporary Research Librarian
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Contract
Job Description
Crowell & Moring, LLP

Founded with a commitment to build a different kind of law firm, Crowell & Moring LLP today is an international law firm representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory and transactional matters. We are internationally recognized for our representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as our ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. With nearly 550 lawyers based in seven offices in the United States and Europe, the firm helps international corporations and emerging enterprises navigate complex legal challenges and create business solutions across the globe.

The Research Librarian (temporary) will provide research support and outreach for all offices and work as a member of the firm-wide Research Services team.

• Conduct business, legal, legislative, and regulatory research for attorneys, marketing staff, business managers, and paralegals, providing an initial analysis of research results and summaries of key findings.
• Provide background research and competitive intelligence on companies, industries, and markets in support of business and client development efforts. Use a variety of tools to obtain information required to support more strategic decision making.
• Help set up and manage docket and news current awareness monitoring, determining the most accurate and thorough methods for capturing and delivering information.
• Guide attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases.

Qualifications
Education – The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree. MLS preferred, but equivalent training and experience may substitute.

The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of related experience during which knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position were demonstrated.

Additional Information
Crowell & Moring LLP offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package which includes progressive options such as back up child care, wellness programs, cultural events and social activities. We take great pride in our positive, friendly culture that rewards hard work and success, at the same time recognizing the importance of family and community service.

EOE m/f/d/v
Crowell & Moring LLP participates in the E-Verify program.

Position: Business & Legal Research Analyst
Location: DLA Piper LLP (US), Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Business & Legal Research Analyst interested in working closely with clients, attorneys and paralegals, we want to hear from you!

This position is located in the Washington D.C. office.

Relocation is available in accordance with the firm’s policy.

The research analyst team is at the leading edge of the firm with regard to identifying and harnessing the power of new legal research technologies and platforms. The department’s commitment to continuing education guarantees that the team champions and uses the best resources for solving today’s complex research needs while saving clients’ money.

The business & legal research analyst position provides research expertise and analysis to lawyers, paralegals and staff. Candidates must be able to quickly evaluate all research inquiries to determine the best methods and resources necessary to complete each request. This position requires the ability to prioritize requests, analyze results, compile answers and communicate research findings in a clear and concise manner. The business & legal research analyst may perform training and conduct outreach activities at the local office level.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Services
  • 3 years’ experience conducting research
  • Experience performing extensive research using tools (such as Westlaw and Lexis Advance, and specialized tools such as CapIQ, Bloomberg Law, CCH Cheetah, Intelligize, Courtlink, Pitchbook, etc.
  • Experience in data analytics, artificial intelligence, and quantitative legal prediction databases such as Casetext CARA, Lex Machina, Docket Navigator Compass, TR Intelligence Center, Ravel Law, etc.
  • Good research skills required to conduct research on a variety of legal and business topics
  • Specialized knowledge relating to specific legal practice areas (e.g., IP, Finance, Tax, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of federal legislative and regulatory research
  • Good with curation systems such as Manzama or Linex
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys, clients and staff
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates
  • Willing to work after normal hours and/or weekends when required

Preferred Requirements:
3 years of experience conducting research in a law firm environment

What will your day look like?
You will conduct research and/or fact-checking in a wide range of topical areas including, but not limited to, legal, business/corporate, patent and IP, public records, legislative history, medical and news/media. You will compile research results, summarize data and communicate methodology and results clearly, and use critical thinking to analyze each request to identify the best research resources for efficient and cost-effective resolutions. You will work extensively with research staff, information technology, attorneys and administrative staff to maximize knowledge sharing and improve integration among information systems in the organization. You will also conduct local office orientation for new hires and will assist with the training of attorneys and staff on the effective use of legal and business research resources.

You will also explain the operation of the research department and market library services and resources. You will participate in the regular review and evaluation of new and existing electronic resources, with an eye toward improved service and research efficiency. You will also demonstrate a commitment to continuing education by attending workshops and webinars for professional development and regularly review professional literature. You will align with specific practice groups to support their long-term goals, business development, competitive intelligence and resource needs.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Washington, DC office of Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Library Assistant. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the Library Assistant will serve as a primary point of contact for a variety of firmwide functions such as serials check-in and routing, invoice processing, acquisitions, cataloging, maintaining the collection, and providing basic level-ready reference services.

Successful candidates must have a high school diploma, but a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, and three years of experience in a professional business environment, law firm experience is a plus. Experience with technical services in a law or special library including acquisitions, serials control and MARC copy cataloging, basic knowledge of library operations and records storage, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to:
Robin Smith
Staff Recruiting Manager
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413
Fax: 202.408.4400
Resume@finnegan.com

Position: Administrative Librarian (Chief of African and Middle Eastern Division)
Location: African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $127,914 to $192,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the African and Middle Eastern Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

We encourage qualified applicants from a variety of library, scholarly, academic, and information science backgrounds, with expertise in the appropriate regions, languages, and collections, to apply for this opportunity to support the Library’s strategy and to establish the program as a center of excellence in area studies.

Responsibilities
The African and Middle Eastern Division is recognized as a major resource center for Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Our Middle East program has custody of materials in over 70 languages, the division’s largest collections being Arabic, followed by Persian, Turkish, Armenian and Georgian language collections. Additional collections and linguistic groupings include Caucasian, and Central Asian. The division serves as the Library’s primary access point for reference and research activities related to the Ancient Near East, pre-Islamic Egypt, Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, and ancient and modern Israel, with custody of materials in a variety of formats in Hebrew and its cognates, including Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, as well as Amharic, Coptic, and Syriac. The division is also the focal point of the Library’s reference and bibliographic activities on sub-Saharan Africa and the Library’s collection of Africana, including sources in every major field of study in the social sciences and in the humanities. Language coverage includes English, French, German, Portuguese, and many African vernaculars.

This is a senior executive position at the Library of Congress, responsible for bringing vision, leadership, and innovation to the role. The Chief is the Library’s principal expert/specialist in matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions covered by that division. The Chief has full professional responsibility for coordinating activities of the Library related to that geographic area, and for directing the development and maintenance of the Library’s collections pertaining to these regions, including the integration of digital technology, and facilitating the effective use of these collections by scholars, researchers, and others worldwide. The Chief formulates the vision, establishes the mission and goals, determines objectives, directs the staff and resources, and evaluates overall performance of the division. He/she sets policies for, administers, and supervises division staff, programs, services, and activities. The Chief is responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors, securing funds for new initiatives, acquiring new collections, and establishing new services. The Chief provides national leadership in the fields of knowledge and information as they relate to the division’s geographic responsibility and represents the library at national and international meetings, events and programs, especially those related to the division’s regions and countries.

Provides direction and leadership for the Library in response to the rapid changes in foreign societies, in information flows from and about the regions covered by the division, and in emerging research agendas related to the division’s area of responsibility. Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of these countries and regions and of the scholarly resources and collections necessary for the study of the region, with in-depth knowledge in at least one related discipline/area.

Constantly evaluates the Library’s holdings in this area and seeks to acquire new collections as they become available. Identifies sources for new collections and continuously seeks to improve the quality of the Library’s collections and access to information in the division’s area of responsibility.

Maintains personal authority and credibility in research/library communities based on a solid record of publications and professional accomplishments. Provides national and international leadership in accomplishing the division’s mission, which includes leadership within the Library and among research libraries in the U.S. and abroad.

Recommends strategies for integrating digital content, preservation and services into the Library’s existing policy, procedures, work flow, and organizational framework for print collections. Assures implementation of collection development policies and procedures for traditional print collections and for digital content resources. Develops digital collections and digital access approaches, often in collaboration with colleagues inside and outside the institution. Manages custodial responsibilities for print and digital collections, including systematic analysis, evaluation, and direction with operational requirements and work flow considerations.

Develops policies for the acquisition of important collections to ensure that the Library’s collections meet the needs of scholars, researchers and all other patrons. Policies involve matters relating to the conduct of initial solicitations and negotiations with prospective donors, appraisal of collections, conversion of materials on deposit to gifts, restrictions on use, conditions of use, and security of the collections.

Position: Electronic Resources Management Specialist
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary: $22.42-$22.73

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

This position provides direct support for the library’s growing electronic collections, which currently represent approximately 80% of the library’s $7M+ materials budget. Electronic resource collections support student and faculty research from across campus, as well as from any remote location with sufficient Internet access. As the university expands, its global and distance learning programs and emphasis on research activities and initiatives, the library’s e-collections will be an important service component to ever growing populations of users and adds ever growing complexity to carrying out the position responsibilities. Electronic resources are accessed by students and faculty 24/7.

Position: Special Collections Technician
Location: Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Overview

The Special Collections Technician is responsible for answering routine reference questions using Special Collections resources; assist in the development of exhibits and displays; undertake collection processing; administer archival training and educational institutes; administrative assistance to Special Collections; manage the Archives office; control Special Collections supplies inventory; supervise student workers and volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative assistance by filing and maintaining office records as well as obtaining supplies as needed.
  • Provide reference and referral assistance to inquirers, visitors and Special Collections users, including duplication services such as digital scans, photocopies and photographs.
  • Supervise student workers, practicum students, and volunteers as needed, including collecting employee time sheets and monitoring employee schedules to help maintain proper staffing and service levels.
  • Assist with the processing of Catholic University records and manuscript collections, including audiovisual records, in order to produce finding aids.
  • Assist with rare books and museum accessions, loans, and exhibits.
  • Coordinate with maintenance staff and Special Collections to maintain cleanliness and repair of archives facilities and space.
  • Coordinate and provide support for Special Collections programs: receptions, conferences, training sessions, exhibits, and teaching institutes.

Position: Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Originally posted on the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians (PTPL) listserv.

Library Specialist II – Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist
The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
The Database Integrity & Analysis Specialist is responsible for extracting library system-generated data for the division and for constructing and running reports to fulfill collection-related data needs for ongoing and one-time initiatives, projects, and/or processes. This position also works to ensure the accuracy of data in the integrated library system (Ex Libris Alma). We are looking for a collaborative, detail-oriented individual to work closely with faculty and staff both within the division and in other departments to ensure that report-related and database integrity needs are met in a timely and accurate manner.

Eleven Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Librarian 
Location: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), Smithsonian Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution (SI). The BHL is an international consortium of 23 natural history and botanical libraries organized to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity and is a component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) program.

Responsibilities
The incumbent coordinates the activities of the BHL program across the participating BHL libraries. The incumbent is responsible for working with the staff at the 23 BHL libraries, taxonomists, and EOL staff to develop strategies for managing the ongoing work of the BHL. Will also serves on BHL Communications and Outreach Manager, the Field Books Project Manager, and COTR for ongoing technical and design projects.

Incumbent will also preform the following duties:

  • Manages and coordinates social media and outreach for the BHL.
  • Manages BHL program brand identity in the form of logos, brochures, business cards and other visual identity materials.
    BHL program brand identity in the form of logos, brochures, business cards and other visual identity materials
  • Coordinate all BHL and Smithsonian Libraries activities around archival Field Books.
  • Create and administer mechanisms for coordinating digitization efforts and funding across the BHL and with other large scanning programs and projects that BHL may partner with.
  • Works with BHL Technical Development Team to inform the improvement of BHL user and administrative tools, data architecture, etc.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 385309.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Library Services within the Library Collection and Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports to the Head, Digital Content Management Section and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 library best practices and procedures for the lifecycle management of digital collection materials.**

Knowledge of metadata and metadata best practices for managing digital collections.**

Ability to plan and carry out digital content management projects.

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

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Administrative Librarian (Assistant Chief, Researcher and Reference Services Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 005705.

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 with occasional evenings and Saturdays.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Performs the administrative and human resource management functions related to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and completes work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Prepares work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as needed. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

As Assistant Chief in the Researcher and Reference Services Division, the incumbent is responsible for those functions that include providing direct reference services to researchers in the Library’s reading rooms, and responding to inquiries through inter-library loan, correspondence, electronic communication, and telephone inquiries. The assistant chief also supports the divisions’ work preparing research guides and major bibliographic support to the Library. Researchers include the general public, Members of Congress and their staffs, scholars, representatives of other Governments, Government agencies and academic institutions, and others in the country and abroad. Services are provided in the Research Assistance Room for the Main Reading Room and Local History and Genealogy, and include the Micro form and Electronic Resources Center. Electronic reference support is provided from staff in the Researcher and Reference Services Division. Services range from providing simple, routine information to providing highly complex, diverse, in-depth specialized reference service.

Assists the chief in making long-range and short-range plans taking into account the overall goals and objectives of the division, budgetary limitations, resources available and other related matters. Assists in the preparation of budget requests, program statements, management plans, and other administrative documents. Assists in the annual budget process and budget executions for appropriated funding, and gift and trust funds.

Works with other units of the Library to coordinate programs with those units that impact on or may be impacted by division policies. Works closely with other reference and bibliographic areas to coordinate efforts in the management of reference and information provision.

Conditions of Employment
The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/uploads/loc_supervisor_core_competencies.pdf.

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

Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to analyze organizational and operational issues and develop solutions to plan and carry out public reference services.**

Ability to provide program management and reference services oversight.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others.

Ability to communicate in writing.**

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Taylor Street, Reference Section, National Library Service Blind/Physically Handicap, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of The Librarian.

Responsibilities
The position serves as a Reference Librarian at the National Library Service (NLS) division within the Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LC). The position reports directly to the Head, Reference Section.

The Reference Librarian provides customer service directly to NLS constituents and serves in the specialized areas of blindness, physical disabilities, and library services to and for individuals who are blind or print disabled.

The Reference Librarian responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Services are primarily rendered by electronic correspondence and via telephone.

Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems. Requests originate from the blind and print disabled patrons and NLS network libraries serving them; national and international academic, research, and scientific institutions; the professional and business communities; veterans; and from the general public.

Effectiveness in personal contacts and clarity and conciseness in oral and written communication are requirements for this position.

Serving as a reference librarian, responds to English- and Spanish-speaking callers and email inquiries. Performs customer service functions in the Braille Reading Download (BARD) service for Spanish-speaking patrons and WebREADS systems for these patrons. Shares a phone schedule with other reference librarians within the Section.

Responds to reference inquiries assigned by the head of the section. Applies knowledge of standard methods and techniques, concepts and principles of bibliographic resources, including automated databases and other digital resources, and principles of librarianship in rendering reference, referral and literature searching service to NLS consumers, NLS staff, Members of Congress, government agencies, regional and sub-regional libraries, researchers, veterans, and the public. Prepares correspondence in reply to reference inquires, conducts reference interviews, and communicates with patrons via email and telephone.

Provides current awareness to designated NLS staff to keep them informed of new publications and developments in their specific areas of interest. Provides a similar service, on a wide range of subjects of concern to blind and print disabled individuals, for libraries that serve them and interested professionals.

May be asked to participate in workshops, conferences, and in the NLS exhibit program to explain NLS services to professional organizations serving, and consumer groups of, blind and print disabled persons. Conduct tours of the NLS headquarters and to provide other oral presentations to staff and visitors about current program activities. Participates in assignments to support internal Library or NLS activities.

Exercises initiative, tact, and flexibility in meeting the reference requirements of constituents ranging from students to experts in their fields. The incumbent’s in-depth knowledge of the NLS program and its automated systems and services will be used to assist English- and Spanish-speaking inquiries. The Reference Librarian plans and carries out successive steps, and resolves problems that arise in accordance with instructions, policies previous training and accepted library practices. Completed work is usually reviewed by the section head for technical soundness, appropriateness to the needs of the library and its clientele and conformity to policy and requirements.

Compiles current information on services, legislation, resources, etc. pertaining to blind and print disabled individuals. Prepares (English) compilations of materials in established and digital formats for reference guides for individuals, libraries and organizations. Prepares indexes and similar tools to aid in the use of the reference collection. Participates in the production of informational materials such as brochures, flyers, fact sheets and directories. Translates select English NLS reference guides into “Universal Spanish”.

Spanish scripts for two NLS voicemail and phone services. Retrieves Spanish voicemail messages from callers and replies to those calls.

The position description number for this position is 390284.

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.

Ability to provide reference and research services.**

Knowledge of library resources for the blind, visually impaired, and disabled community.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library science.

Ability to plan and carry out reference service.**

Ability to communicate in English and Spanish to perform customer service.**

Ability to communicate in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description Summary:
The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library is an important member of the Information, Instruction, and Reference team. This position assists in the provision of information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
1. Provides reference and information services to patrons at the reference desk in the library, and remote reference service points.
2. Performs online database search services and research consultations as requested, including support for systematic and scoping reviews.
3. Participates in and designs formal and informal instruction and orientation programs for students, staff, and faculty, as well as community health patrons.
4. Participates in curricular activities for the three schools served.
5. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing and public health courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Practice of Medicine course, Clinical Integration Sessions, in the medical curriculum.
6. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
7. Participates in the provision of educational courses, workshops and seminars for various patron groups within the library throughout the academic year.
8. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
9. Provides support to faculty in creating and maintaining courses in Blackboard, as well as other educational technologies that facilitate online and distance education.
10. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
11. Investigates new technologies and software to support faculty education and research.
12. Contributes to library marketing and communication activities.
13. Participates in orientation and training activities for new reference librarians.
14. Participates in collection development activities for the reference collection and liaison departments.
15. Assists in management of student listservs and library e-mail accounts.
16. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
– MLS from an ALA-accredited school.
– Experience searching biomedical literature and full-text databases including PubMed.
– Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Camtasia or equivalent programs.
– Experience with course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials.
– Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational technology support.
– Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
– Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Desired qualifications:
Minimum of 2-3 years experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference service or 2-3 years providing educational technology support in a library environment.

Knowledge of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), EBM resources, and the research life cycle.

Position: Open Source Collection Officer
Location: Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

As an Open Source Collection Officer (OSCO) for the CIA, you will manage the systematic collection of publicly available information in a given region or a subject area to meet customer needs. The information is known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and includes traditional mass media, the internet, specialized journals, studies, conference proceedings, geospatial information, and more. In some cases, OSCOs act as collectors themselves. Some OSCOs work in traditional library environments, while others work in geographic- or subject area-based components.

Open Source Collection Officers develop strategies and plans for the collection of OSINT, including the tools and methodologies needed to accomplish the task. You will:

  • Drive integrated information gathering on a strategic topic, regional, or cross-regional need
  • Research and acquire publicly available information in response to intelligence gaps
  • Identify relevant sources for data collection
  • Manage financial or personnel resources associated with collection, including contracts
  • Help develop, acquire, evaluate and/or implement collection tools and methodologies
  • Help develop metadata schema or other information discoverability processes

Domestic and/or foreign travel may be required.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in one of the following fields or areas of study:
    • Area Studies
    • International Studies
    • Media Studies
    • Political Studies
    • Geography / GIS
    • Library / Information Science
    • Data Management (or a related field)
    • Foreign language / Linguistics (or a related field)
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Critical thinking and research skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within an ambiguous, evolving digital environment as a member of a collaborative team
  • At least 2 years’ experience (including academic studies) in at least one of the following:
    • Information management/information science/librarianship
    • Data management
    • Management of language program
    • Participation in the development and/or implementation of Human Language Technologies or other collection technologies
    • Management of financial or personnel resources

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Moderate proficiency in foreign languages
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Experience designing or managing contracts

ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:

  • A thorough medical and psychological exam
  • A polygraph interview
  • A comprehensive background investigation

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Description

Information about the organization

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

Information about the role

The position is located in the Division of the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center (HSVRC), National Institute of Holocaust Documentation at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The mission of the HSVRC is to ensure that the individual experiences of survivors and victims of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution are recorded, preserved, and disseminated for future generations. The Resource Center aims to accomplish this mission by collecting information about Jewish and non-Jewish survivors and victims of the Holocaust and creating research tools and resources that provide access to this information.

The HSVRC serves and the main access point to the Museum’s extensive holdings of name-related data and databases that can help trace the fates of millions of people persecuted by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. The work of the HSVRC allows the Museum to keep its pledge to make this information available to Holocaust survivors and others in a timely fashion. Staff works directly with the public in the Resource Center’s space on the second floor of the Museum and also responds to requests submitted by phone, fax, email, and online. Detailed reference services and basic research are provided to scholars and the general public. Extensive research is provided free of charge to survivors, their families, and the families of victims. In addition, staff conducts research to support a broad range of Museum programming and to assist Development with engaging and re-engaging potential and past donors.

This is a one-year term, full-time donated position (non-Federal), paid with the Museum’s donated funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Conducts advanced research, including extensive research requests, in the Museum’s archival holdings and library holdings for survivors, their families, and the families of victims.
  • Provides reference and research services to Museum patrons and staff who contact the HSVRC by email, telephone, mail, online form, or in person in the HSVRC public space.
  • Analyzes documentation found and presents findings in oral or written form; includes copies and explanations of relevant documentation as well as necessary secondary source materials that pertain to the request.
  • Ensures findings, supporting documentation, explanations, and all correspondence for extensive research cases are included and updated in the reference and request informational system or other reference tracking systems so that findings can be easily searched and referenced.
  • Demonstrates how to search the Holocaust Survivors and Victims (HSV) Database, OuSArchiv database, Collections Search, and other online databases as well as reference materials located in the public reference space and answers operational and functionality questions concerning aspects of HSV Database and other electronic or online resources.
  • Makes recommendations to improve functionality of the HSV Database and other electronic resources based on end-user experience.
  • Reports technical problems and functionality issues with the HSV Database and other electronic resources to the Chief, Data Management Branch, Division of Digital Assets Management and Preservation so that they can be resolved in a timely manner.
  • Creates descriptive information about the contents of the Arolsen Archives Collection and other archival sources that include finding aids, catalog entries, thesauri, and other materials.
  • Distributes Meed Registry forms to survivors or family members or friends on behalf of survivors who are not registered and provides information about the registration process. Works with Museum volunteers and interns to support the work of the HSVRC.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Knowledge of established methods and techniques in the retrieval, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, and presentation of a broad range of name-related documentation from the Museum’s archival and other holdings.
  • Knowledge of personal computers, databases, and software sufficient to establish and access files, maintain project schedules, prepare reports and texts, and work with the various technical systems of the National Institute of Holocaust Documentation, e.g. HSV Database, OuSArchiv, Illumin reference and research request management system, and Collections Search.
  • Knowledge of the Museum’s archival collections, their content, and organization as well as related source materials in the holdings of other organizations.
  • Knowledge of archival, published, and electronic resources in historical name-related research
  • Knowledge of standard practices in citing sources used in research.
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written – to prepare answers understandable to a layperson in response to complex research requests.
  • Historical knowledge of the Holocaust, World War II, and the 1933-45 period of Nazi domination, in particular knowledge of the camp system and of Holocaust-related documents and records.
  • Basic knowledge of German in order to understand and interpret documents.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: CNA Corporation, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description

Support CNA’s research efforts by providing reference services and instruction, providing interlibrary loan services, and maintaining collections.  To support the technological advancement of existing library services and the implementation of new library services.

1 Reference: Provide ready and in-depth reference services to support CNA research efforts and business operations using a variety of public and special access resources. Acquire requested materials to support analysts’ research efforts. Provide direct research support by accessing specialized information portals, answering complex questions, compiling bibliographies, locating difficult-to-find documents, attending project meetings, and being informed about CNA’s research directions.

2 Interlibrary loan: Search the OCLC WorldCat database and other resources to borrow and lend materials in support of research. Ensure that the Library conforms to industry standards for copyright borrowing issues and interlibrary loan record retention.

3 Content/knowledge management and information systems support: Update and maintain the Library’s information systems and dissemination portals, such as Sharepoint and LibGuides. Contribute to the implementation and support of library related applications.

4 Instruction and outreach: Provide instruction on library resources to Library users through a variety of training activities such as one-on-one tutorials, Brown Bags, and web-delivered instruction. Participate in Library and Knowledge Center outreach activities.

5 Collection maintenance: Contribute to developing and maintaining special print and electronic collections. Catalog and process new titles into the Library’s automated system. Check in new journal issues and collect journal usage data. Make collection recommendations based on patron trends gathered from reference and ILL interactions. Maintain the organization of Library materials in the Library.

6 Proactively expand professional knowledge of information resources, trends, and electronic information resources. Develop and maintain expertise in resources relevant to CNA’s core research areas.

7 Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

1 Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

2 Experience: Must have a minimum of five years of experience in professional information services. Experience with the Department of Defense (DOD), with other government agencies, or in a university setting preferred.

3 Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers and research colleagues; ability to develop relationships with libraries throughout the FFRDC and DoD community. Excellent customer service and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to employ good judgment and operate independently in routine tasks. Must have strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office software; skill in searching both commercial and DoD databases; ability to design web content; familiarity with library OPACs, OCLC, and how the products interact.

4 Other: Must be able to obtain and maintain an Active Secret Security Clearance. Must support CNA’s Respectful Workplace efforts.

Position: Knowledge Management Analyst

Location: Insight Policy Research, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Insight Policy Research, a dynamic, small research and evaluation organization, is seeking applicants for the position of a knowledge management analyst who have expertise in developing effective content management processes that enhance information sharing across platforms. We are a well-established firm, having provided nationally recognized research and evaluation services to federal, state, and private sector clients for more than 18 years. Our focus is on issues affecting at-risk and vulnerable populations.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we conduct research in the areas of health, education, nutrition, technical assistance, and family support services. We offer outstanding potential for growth as well as competitive salaries and benefits, including telecommuting, in a collegial, family-friendly environment. For more information on the type of work we conduct and our corporate culture, please visit our website: www.insightpolicyresearch.com.

Position Summary 

The essential functions of this position include working onsite with other team members in educational program support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research (OER) in Bethesda, MD. You will support the Division of Communications & Outreach (DCO) by accomplishing the following tasks to include but not limited to (as needed):

► Recommend technology solutions and coordinate activities to implement a Chatbot.

► Work with a team to design, construct, and populate a repository of content to leverage new chatbot functionality.

► Support DCO in developing effective content management processes that enhance information sharing across platforms.

► Advise on the development and use of taxonomies as key metadata elements.

► Establish and implement a strategy for cataloging and tagging existing content.

► Create SOPs and maintenance strategies for upkeep of content management system.

► Advise how best to leverage content re-use across existing sites.

Education 

► Bachelor’s Degree in knowledge management, communications, library sciences, organizational development, or a related field.

Qualifications 

► Ability to obtain a Public Trust.

► Three (3) years of demonstrated experience developing knowledge management and communications portals.

► Familiarity with developing an information architecture.

► Familiarity with natural language processing, elastic search, and machine learning.

► Fast learner and proactive.

► Familiarity and experience working with the NIH or other HHS agencies preferred.

► Strong written and verbal communication.

► Strong attention to detail and project organizational skills.

► Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

Contact 

Send resume/curriculum vitae and a writing sample via email or fax to:

Meg Tucker, Senior Researcher
Insight Policy Research, Inc. 1901 North Moore Street, Suite 1100 Arlington, VA 22209
Email: mtucker@insightpolicyresearch.com Fax: 703.504.9481

EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Position: Electronic Records Manager/Digital Librarian
Location: Barbaricum, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities

  • Support indexing, categorization, and preservation of metadata in accordance with laws, policies, and regulations.
  • Support using automated mechanisms to separate official electronic records from redundant, obsolete, e-trash, duplicates, and multiple versions in accordance with Federal laws, regulations, and DOD policies.
  • Develop search plans in response to FOIA requests, internal investigations, legal holds, and agency inquiries.
  • Index, classify, and migrate information to ensure electronic records are properly preserved.
  • Create file plans, retention schedules, and records indexes. (Deliverable)
  • Develop file or classification structures and assist with establishing and maintaining automated business rules for unstructured electronic information (e.g. e Outlook Email and SharePoint sites).
  • Organize legacy information.
  • Provide the OIG with recommendations to support reduction of paper records and promote practical solutions for generating electronic records vice paper records
  • Conduct analysis and produce statistics on the maintenance and use of electronic information and the disposition of records.
  • Research and provide reference and access to records and information in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Translate official policies into technical solutions

Qualifications

  • DoD Secret clearance required

Preferred Qualifications

  • NARA certifications
  • AIIM certifications
  • Metadata preservation (index/classify/migrate) experience
  • Experience separating duplicate electronic records
  • Experience managing records plans/schedules/indexes
  • Experience with ensuring Federal/DoD/NARA policy compliance
  • Experience with utilizing software (MS Office, SharePoint Server 2007/2013, Outlook 2013, etc) in a government agency
  • Experience supporting a government agency in the area of records management
  • Familiarity with file & classification structures for Outlook/SharePoint
  • Ability to organize legacy info
  • Experience supporting electronic vs. paper records migrations
  • Ability to produce data analysis and stats of e-records disposition

Position: Lead Librarian/ Collection Development Librarian
Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, this position assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees. This position serves as Lead Librarian; the point of contact for other campus units; supervises classified staff; and manages the library in the absence of the Dean.

Duties and Responsibilities

Purpose of Position
Serves as Lead Librarian for Alexandria Campus Library. Under the direction of the Alexandria Campus Dean of Learning & Technology Resources, assumes responsibility for overall management of library collection development and management; promotes library collections and services; provides library instruction; provides reference and circulation desk services; participates in library planning and campus and college activities and committees.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science (or similarly appropriate field) or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in library and information science coursework. Relevant collection development and teaching and/or customer service experience. Knowledge of library acquisition systems and collection assessment functions. Knowledge of emerging professional trends, current developments and emerging technologies in library collection development. Demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association. Additional master’s degree in an academic teaching field. Relevant professional librarian experience in an a community college setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of library systems and practices; knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions; demonstrated ability to provide effective library instruction and excellent customer service; good organizational, technology, verbal and written communication skills; Marketing and merchandizing skills; knowledge of office productivity software such as MS Office. Team player, capable of serving diverse clientele in a busy academic library. Reliable and flexible.

Preferred Competencies
Knowledge of emerging professional trends and current developments in library collection development. Knowledge of emerging technologies; Knowledge of library acquisitions systems and collection assessment functions.

For more information, and to apply: https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/25854