Four Positions: Washington DC & Maryland

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

The position description number for this position is 128788.

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

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

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

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

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

Other duties as assigned.

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

Full posting on the University of Maryland blogMLIS.

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

Deadline for Applications

February 19, 2019

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

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

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

Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.

Do NOT mail. No phone calls please.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Responsibilities

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

Four Positions: Maryland

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

DEFINITION OF CLASS

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

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

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

EXAMPLE OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Librarian (Electronic Resources Coordinator), Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Electronic Resources Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Collection Development Office of Library Services, and reports to the Collection Development Officer. The incumbent of this position serves as Electronic Resources Coordinator and assumes both a leadership and liaison role in working with staff from all areas of the Library to build the collection and to enhance access to electronic resources.

Responsibilities
Reviews and analyzes a variety of complicated factors in evaluating existing and emerging electronic resources and their potential addition to the Library’s digital offerings to users. For resources already selected for the Library, gathers and analyzes data on usage, cost and other points in order to make recommendations to management. Develops, coordinates, and/or conducts training programs for staff and users related to electronic resources. Prepares user documentation guides as well as resolves problems regarding user access or online database use. Provides technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of electronic resources.

Develops new approaches for other experienced librarians to use in solving a variety of problems or in expanding services for the provision of access to electronic resources. Reviews publishing trends in the electronic resources market to identify new resources, sources and technologies not already in the collections. Plans and develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the entire Library to facilitate operations in a number of different locations.

Serves as an expert regarding electronic resources and shares such information with Library staff. Coordinates with staff both within Library Services and in other areas, primarily the Law Library and the Congressional Research Service. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Serves as chair of the Electronic Resources Management Group and participates or chairs other Library committees and working groups. Maintains positive relationships with the Library’s electronic resources vendors. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.

Plans and implements innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications, which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Participates in the operations, maintenance and improvements to the Library’s electronic resources management system by representing the interests and needs of a wide variety of users. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and rights management. Keeps current with developments in electronic products and services, including the use of proprietary and open source to manage electronic resources.

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, and other information technologies.

Ability to identify, acquire and work with electronic resources in a research library environment.**

Ability to interact collaboratively with others and provide consultation or liaison services in a research library environment.**

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of collections development in a research library.

Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions to plan and carry out library programs.**

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, Department of Public Libraries
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Introduction:

Located adjacent to the nation’s capital, Montgomery County is the most populous county in the state of Maryland and one of the most diverse counties in the nation.

The County Government is composed of the Executive and Legislative branches. The Executive Branch implements and enforces Montgomery County’s laws and provides executive direction to the government. Its chief executive officer is the County Executive. There are over 30 executive branch departments and agencies that help to deliver services to over 1 million county residents. Montgomery County is proud of the services it offers. These include some of the best in the nation, which we strive to deliver in keeping with our Vision Statement and Guiding Principles.

Montgomery County’s newly elected County Executive has outlined seven Priority Outcomes for the County’s future. These include:

The Position:

Montgomery County is seeking to fill the Director for the Department of Public Libraries. The position is appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. This position is accountable to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Montgomery County’s newly elected County Executive has outlined seven Priority Outcomes: Thriving Youth and Families, A Growing Economy, A Greener County, Easier Commutes, A More Affordable and Welcoming County, Safe Neighborhoods, and Effective, Sustainable Government.

The Director of the Department of Public Libraries will be responsible for directing the operations of the Department of Public Libraries, implementing, and evaluating overall County public library policies and programs to provide a full range of public library service to meet changing community needs including: books, records, periodicals and other media for loan as well as reference material and online access to computerized information networks through Community libraries. The complexity of the work is reflected in the need for planning, directing and integrating a broad range of educational cultural functions, programs and services. Directing the public library system is essential to the mission of the County Government and affects all residents and communities in the County.

Position: Business Analyst
Location: Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Position Summary:

The analyst performs regular tasks and special projects involving the library collection, extraction, analysis, and dissemination of system generated data; maintenance and administration of the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS), and database management.

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

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Virtual Services Manager

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but may serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Position: Librarian II, Preservation and Conservation Department
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $47,604.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II to head the Preservation and Conservation department.

Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, the Head of Preservation and Conservation manages the preservation and binding activities for the library and oversees the work of the unit’s 3 support staff. Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) consists of a Central Library, 21 branches, and 3 mobile vehicles. Preservation is one of three units in the Collection Development Department, which also includes the Acquisitions and Selection Units. The EPFL Central Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC), as well as the downtown branch of EPFL, and the preservation activities support the mission of both.

Requirements
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Formal training or education in preservation/conservation and a minimum of 3 years’ experience treating paper-based materials. Two or more years of supervisory experience. Computer skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc.)

Position: Metadata Specialist
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Government Library, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks a Metadata Specialist to work on a full-time, on-going project for our client, a prestigious government agency located in Beltsville, MD. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual that has skills in metadata and working with web-based information to help a library that specializes in agriculture, biology, natural resources, and the environment. This position will be full-time, 40 hours per week, working onsite at the library in Beltsville. This is an excellent opportunity with a growing organization and we are looking for someone who can start immediately.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of metadata records, datasets specific records for a governmental proprietary website and enterprise data catalog
  • Experience with researching Web-based information and knowledge of natural resources information sources
  • The metadata enhancement required in this project requires an understanding of scientific methods to translate information for metadata descriptions and datasets, so a background in science is highly desired
  • The candidate will be familiar with the issues and resources related to natural resources and the environment, including knowledge of life cycle assessment data (LCA). LCA is a science-based method to measure the environmental, social and economic impacts of a product or service over its life cycle. This does not refer to a biological, project or financial asset management life cycle

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Position: Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative, organized, and detail oriented individual to join the Acquisitions unit located in the Collections and Access Services Department. This individual works across library units and with university faculty to purchase library content and make it easily available and discoverable to the university communities that the library serves. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:
* Orders library content;
* Processes payments and tracks expenditures;
* Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve account or purchase issues;
* Manages receipt and transfer of library materials to units in the Library;
* Participates in gathering usage statistics and data analysis;
* Oversees processing and maintenance of subscriptions;
* Assists in managing student worker assignments;
* Assists with basic electronic resource troubleshooting;
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties
Summary
The Library Technician’s duties encompass all aspects of collection accessioning, maintenance, preservation, and retrieval. The incumbent’s duties include accessioning new material, preparing items for preservation and updating and maintaining the largest and most complex legal collection in the world.

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions Specialist)
Location: Copyright Acquisitions Division, Office of the Chief of Operations , Copyright, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The Copyright Acquisitions Division augments the Library’s collections by acquiring works through the mandatory deposit requirement of the Copyright Act of 1976. The position identifies, selects and acquires materials, and contacts domestic publishers regarding the mandatory deposit of published works.

Position: Librarian
Location: District of Columbia Courts, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties
Summary
Under the supervision of the Chief Judge, Clerk of the Court, the Library Committee and the Director of Administration, the Librarian handles the informational needs of the court, oversees the management of the court libraries and supervises use of computer-assisted legal research.

Responsibilities
The incumbent serves as head of the D.C. Court of Appeals Library and provides information services to chambers and court personnel, demonstrates a strong commitment to excellent client service, and administers the library in a manner that supports and achieves the common goals of the court. Functions and operations include:

  • Plans and implements the full array of established library functions, e.g., reference, acquisitions, technical services, collection management, library administration, and bibliographic work and cataloging, and all operations necessary to fulfill them
  • Tracks D.C. legislation and regulations, and maintains files of D.C. Council committee reports for use in legislative history research
  • Identifies, preserves, and archives materials of historical importance to the court, particularly primary sources of D.C. law and legal history
  • Implements effective means to keep library user groups aware of library resources and services, and provides instructions in use of library materials
  • Performs library orientation for new law clerks and court personnel
  • Supervises use of computer-assisted legal research and informs clientele of any enhancements or changes; supplies input in making recommendations for new software and contracts for electronic resources; and arranges training for personnel

Position: Library Technicians
Location: LAC Group, Major Federal Library, Washington, DC

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

LAC Group is seeking Library Technicians to support a project processing East Asian language materials for a major Federal library in the Washington, DC area. This is a long-term full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Candidates must be available to start ASAP.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use an Integrated Library System (ILS) to prepare serials and other multipart publications for binding.
  • In addition to binding preparations, staff will update library holdings, shift collections to accommodate growth, pin and link serial volumes to manage inventory and re-shelve material.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with an Integrated Library System (Voyager preferred) to manage serials in Asian languages
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and follow complex directions
    Knowledge of either Thai, Japanese and/or Korean is preferred, but not required

Position: Legal Research Analyst
Location: Joint Committee on Taxation, Washington, DC

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

Position overview:
The staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation is a nonpartisan staff that assists Members of Congress, Congressional tax-writing committees, and their staffs with development and analysis of tax legislative proposals. We are seeking a highly-motivated professional to join us as a Legal Research Analyst to assist in the organization and management of our print and electronic library collection. You will also work with our lawyers, economists, and accountants on research projects involving a wide range of subjects, including individual tax, business tax, international tax, tax-exempt organizations, and pensions and benefits. You will work closely with, and under the direct supervision of, our Tax Resource Specialist. Your duties will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Organizing and managing print and online library resources for internal staff access;
  • Maintaining a comprehensive collection of compiled legislative histories on taxation;
  • Conducting legislative research on tax, economic, and financial policy matters and maintaining a centralized repository of such research as part of our online library resources;
  • Monitoring and reporting on current legislation, congressional hearings, and seminars;
  • Archiving staff work product in accordance with established guidelines and policies; and
  • Digitizing historical committee publications and records for publication to our external webpage.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Law Firm, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a dynamic Research Analyst to work as part of an energetic, creative and service orientated team at a prestigious law firm’s Washington DC office. The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for responding to reference and document delivery requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel firm-wide and supporting other department activities, as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Responding to reference and basic research requests;
  • Serving as the document delivery specialist;
  • Assisting with current awareness monitoring;
  • Performing password maintenance and related tasks;
  • Participating in collection development activities; and
  • Contributing content to the intranet and department newsletter.

Five Positions: Virginia

Position: Digital Developer
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of a Digital Developer. 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.

This is a forward-looking, transformative, collaborative position, supporting the Libraries as it builds new digital collections and develops and maintains digital systems and services in support of research, teaching and learning. We are seeking candidates who have developed skills typically associated with a strong academic background in computer science. While having end-to-end responsibility for some applications, the Digital Developer will also consult and work collaboratively with library faculty and staff, instructional faculty, researchers, and students on a variety of digital projects. Position reports to and receives project priority direction from the Director, Digital Technologies and Services.

Position: Policy and Government Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Policy & Government Librarian. 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:
This position is responsible for providing library services in the areas of reference, research, and instruction in support of faculty and students in the Schar School for Policy and Government; and developing corresponding library collections and outreach initiatives. The position, part of the Social Sciences Team, reports to the Lead, Social Sciences Team, and works in an ever-changing public service environment.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Metadata Librarian

The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Metadata Librarian. 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 Metadata Librarian establishes procedures for the creation, maintenance, and reuse of metadata for digital and nontraditional library collections. The incumbent performs quality control on metadata for digital collections; transforms metadata for ingest into Mason’s institutional repository, digital collections platforms, and Mason’s contribution to Digital Virginias (a new DPLA hub). The Metadata Librarian is expected to stay abreast of evolving national and international post- MARC cataloging developments; assist in the development, documentation, and implementation of new policies and procedures; and work collegially across the Libraries, University, and Washington Research Library Consortium. The incumbent performs complex copy and original description of a variety of audiovisual and other materials as needed and creates and edits name authority records for inclusion in the Library of Congress Name Authority File. The Metadata Librarian may also participate in catalog management and record enhancement activities; retrieve and edit record sets, train and oversee the work of staff; and serve on local and regional library committees as appropriate.

Position: Assessment Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Assessment Librarian

The George Mason University Libraries seek to fill the position of the Assessment Librarian. 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:
This position assists in leading the library assessment program, participating in any activities that seek to measure the University Libraries’ effectiveness in the implementation of its mission and values with the overall goal of promoting action for continuous, data-based improvement. Incumbent is responsible for designing and conducting assessment activities in collaboration with library faculty and staff, with a focus on user experience.

Position: Community Assistant Branch Manager (Librarian II)
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County, VA
Salary: $53,104.27 – $88,507.12 Annually

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Manages a community library in the absence of the branch manager. Directly supervises Information Services staff. Trains and counsels staff and evaluates their performance. Responds to the needs of library users of all ages, educational levels and cultural backgrounds at the information desk. Advises patrons of all ages on leisure reading. Makes suggestions for the collection to collection management. Conducts online searches and troubleshoots equipment as needed. May speak to community groups to market library services. Conducts tours of the branch and presents programs for adults. May conduct information department meetings. Works with departmental volunteers. Participates on management team to develop objectives and work plans for the branch. Works on system-wide projects for the enhancement of library services.