Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library and Research Services Manager

Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Wiley, a leading Washington, DC law firm, has an opening for a Library and Research Services Manager.  This role is responsible for the strategic management and oversight over the firm’s library department and team members and ensuring the delivery of high-quality legal research and reference activities to support firm business needs.  Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this role will:

  • promote the firm’s technical, reference, and research services to firm attorneys and professionals and manage service delivery expectations
  • supervise library team members and day-to-day activities of the library and research services department
  • work with practice groups to assess on-going research and reference needs and provide training and support to attorneys and professionals for those products
  • maintain vendor relations and assist with negotiating licenses for electronic services
  • manage overall budget and expenses
  • lead the library staff in the organization and development of content for the library and research services portion of the intranet

Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, with a Masters in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program and/or JD degree highly preferred, and a minimum eight (8) years plus of relevant law library professional experience.  Previous law firm experience is strongly preferred.  Candidates should also possess a strong understanding and knowledge of core legal and business research products, tools, and platforms and demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring, coaching and leading a team

For more information and to be considered for this role, please apply via this link:  https://legalrecruiting.wiley.law/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=14&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=138

Position: Digital Content Specialist

Location: George Washington University, Law Library

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest in the nation’s capital and one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools GW Law is situated in the tree-laden downtown Washington, DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. 

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

The Law Library seeks a qualified individual for a full-time position dedicated to coordinating the library’s strategies for online content, visual identity, and digital marketing, as well as the technical aspects for implementation and use of web-based and digital tools for content creation and delivery. This is to enhance the library experience for our students, faculty, alumni, staff, and other library users.

Essential duties and responsibilities:             

  • Serves as technical administrator for content management systems used by the library such as Drupal, Springhare, Campus Press, social media, and digital signage; manages and creates content including templates, CSS, and graphics
  •  Participates in department planning to identify web-based and digital marketing strategies, and implements those identified strategies; creates documents including graphics and images for library print publications
  •  Coordinates the visual brand of the library, including the use and creation of
  • library logos and graphics, and provides guidance to library staff to ensure online and print signage aligns with the visual brand
  •  Supports publishing needs of student-published academic brief sites hosted on Campus Press
  • Ensures the library’s online presence meets accessibility and security requirements; identifies and implements search engine optimization strategies; provides guidance to enhance the quality the of content
  • Creates templates and manages content for library digital repositories and digitization projects and performs data entry on open-access scholarship-sharing networks (SSRN) and digital commons (BePress).
  •  Supports library use of software for delivery of online content, social media, emerging technologies, and Law School information-sharing systems; provides guidance to library content creators on system functionalities and best practices for online content-sharing platforms; 
  • Assists with content creation for department video production services; provides basic video and audio editing.
  • Develops and delivers tutorials, workshops, and documentation on the use of software and technologies for library staff and end-users.
  • Participates in the division’s outreach efforts and manages the reproduction and distribution of departmental documentation.

The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Library Services Specialist (Tuesday-Saturday)

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on SLA Careers

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library is currently seeking a Library Services Specialist. Under general supervision, the Library Services Specialist provides high quality reference and research support in person, by phone, via email and chat service. This position provides users with information and guidance in finding and retrieving library information resources. The Library Services Specialist answers questions and provides one-on-one instruction to users in conducting library research; searching online databases; and using technologies, tools and strategies to create, seek, use and manage information. The Library Services Specialist reports to the Head of Information Services. The work schedule for this position is Tuesday – Saturday.

UMB offers a comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. Non-exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that starts with 11 days of vacation accrued per year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and time for community service; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job).

Primary Duties:

  • Responds to customer information needs using online systems and information seeking skills to evaluate and locate the most appropriate library information resources. Searches and retrieves materials.
  • Educates and guides face-to-face and remote customers with varying levels of proficiency to use technologies, tools, and strategies to create, seek, use, or manage information.
  • Provides input, when appropriate, regarding selection, retention, maintenance, and evaluation of all types of library information resources.
  • Performs quality control and assists with planning, preparing, creating and maintaining local library information resources.
  • Assists with the maintenance of information discovery tools, guides, and other library information resources.
  • Identifies and resolves problems related to access and use of library information resources and services.
  • Collects, reports and assists with analyzing data on collections, usage, service transactions, and customer needs. Generates specialized reports and notices.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full post available on USAjobs.

This position is located in the Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services.
The position description number for this position is 056721.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
Duties
The incumbent of the position serves as the Head, Scholarly Services Section in the Asian Division, and is responsible for the day-to­day operation of the Asian Division’s reference service and scholarly activities, supervising the reference staff and area specialists, and serving as a specialist in matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions within the Division’s geographic area of responsibility. The incumbent assures the provision of timely and accurate reference service to the Congress and other Library patrons, directs the development and maintenance of the Library’s collections pertaining to the region and facilitates the effective uses of these collections by scholars, researchers, and other users. The incumbent plans and produces scholarly programs, exhibits, seminars, and colloquies to bring attention to research developments and collections of interest to both scholars and the general public. The incumbent may be responsible for cultivating relations with potential donors, securing
funds for new initiatives, acquiring new collections, and establishing new services. In addition, the incumbent may also be assigned to perform general administrative duties for the division and to serve in lieu of the chief or assistant chief as required.
Supervises a group of employees performing reference and scholarly work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resources management functions relative 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 conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures appropriate to the delegated authority. Reviews and approves, or disapproves leave requests. Ensures subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations.
Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods and standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside The Library of Congress, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and scholars and analyzes questions and requirements in-depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users involving not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself.
For acquisition services, incumbent assesses the availability of financial and human resources, and independently plans, schedules, coordinates and carries out activities related to the Asian Division’s acquisitions program. Ensures the comprehensiveness and accessibility of Library collections. Reviews publishing trends and the book market to check for new collection sources. Plans and develops programs to fill gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the library system to facilitate operations in the field.
Assignments consist of a broad range of technical information activities or require substantial depth of analysis, and typically require solving problems in information access and dissemination in particularly difficult and responsible circumstances. Reviews and analyzes major issues in information research and dissemination including lenders services to scholars, research scientists, professionals, military personnel, legislators and their staffs, or other clientele, and officials within and outside The Library of Congress.
Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with research and reference librarians and other specialists to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, and meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.
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: https://www.loc.gov/extranet/cld/development-programs/supervisor/supervisorcompetencies.html

Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.
Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Ability to lead a diverse workforce.**
Knowledge of the history, politics, and literature of an Asian country/area.
Ability to communicate in one or more Asian languages and English.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of library collections development.
Knowledge of automated systems and tools used in research libraries to carry out reference services.
Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.
Education
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
or
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
You must submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.
Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Special Collections Technician, Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview
Georgetown Law Library maintains a robust Special Collections Department which features a large collection of rare legal material. The Special Collections Technician plays a crucial role in supporting the needs of the Law Library, the Law Center faculty and administrative offices, the broader University, and the greater scholarly community.
The Special Collections Technician maintains collections and public access records for the department, ensuring accurate description to facilitate patron access in duties that include but are not limited to:
Use archival best practices to process manuscript and archive collections for the purposes of establishing order and intellectual control over the material – including creating inventories, indexes, and finding aids
Use established library practices to work with and provide access to rare books, including ensuring that bibliographic records are accurate
Provide access and reference support to all patrons using historical materials, and coordinate and carry out special projects or other duties as assigned to adapt to the changing needs of the department and the library – for example, inventory projects and local large-scale shifting projects
Work Interactions
Reporting directly to the Special Collections Librarian, the Special Collections Technician performs work according to the supervisor’s priorities and within guidelines and procedures established for the department.
Within the department, they also work directly with the Law Center Archivist and the Conservation Technician; and interact with staff from other library departments, as well as students, faculty, alumni and external patrons.
Physical environment
Working primarily in an office environment, the Special Collections Technician uses a computer and works on physical materials; and as needed, retrieves and reshelves materials, pushes carts, and shifts books from one stack area to another.
Qualifications
Bachelor’s or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
At least 3 to 5 years of library experience
Attention to detail
Flexibility to take on new responsibilities and projects
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a complex and changing environment
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification
Experience working with historical and archival materials
Experience with DACS archival standard preferred
Experience with MARC bibliographic records preferred
Familiarity with LC subject headings preferred
Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Caplin & Drysdale

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Rare opportunity – Caplin & Drysdale has an opening for the Reference Librarian position (first time in 10 years!). It’s currently a hybrid position in Washington, DC with 3 days in the office. Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution and 3-5 years of experience is required.

SUMMARY: The Reference Librarian provides research and reference services to attorneys, paralegals, and support staff in both the D.C. and New York offices. This position is also responsible for assisting the Library Manager with compiling legislative histories, research training, acquisitions, subscriptions management, collection development, and library technology.

Please use this link to see full job description and apply online –
https://www.caplindrysdale.com/job-reference-librarian-washington-d-c-office

Potential candidates, please send your resumes to the HR Manager, Karla Monroe at kmonroe@capdale.com.

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Position: Library and Research Services Manager
Location: Wiley Rein LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Wiley, a leading Washington, DC law firm, has an opening for a Library and Research Services Manager. This role is responsible for the strategic management and oversight over the firm’s library department and team members and ensuring the delivery of high-quality legal research and reference activities to support firm business needs. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this role will:

  • promote the firm’s technical, reference, and research services to firm attorneys and professionals and manage service delivery expectations
  • supervise library team members and day-to-day activities of the library and research services department
  • work with practice groups to assess on-going research and reference needs and provide training and support to attorneys and professionals for those products
  • maintain vendor relations and assist with negotiating licenses for electronic services
  • manage overall budget and expenses
  • lead the library staff in the organization and development of content for the library and research services portion of the intranet
  • Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, with a Masters in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program and/or JD degree highly preferred, and a minimum eight (8) years plus of relevant law library professional experience. Previous law firm experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should also possess a strong understanding and knowledge of core legal and business research products, tools, and platforms and demonstrated leadership experience, including mentoring, coaching and leading a team

For more information and to be considered for this role, please apply via this link: https://legalrecruiting.wiley.law/viDesktopEx/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=14&FilterJobCategoryID=1&FilterJobID=138

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.

Information about the role

This position is located in the Library Branch of the Research and Reference Services Division in the David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (the Rubenstein Institute). The United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum Library is a specialized library dedicated to Holocaust and genocide studies. The Library’s collection consists of published materials in a wide variety of formats and languages and aims to provide the nation’s most comprehensive international collection of Holocaust-related materials. The Library provides general reference and research services to a wide variety of users, including Museum staff, scholars, educators and the general public.

The primary purpose of the position is to provide library cataloging services for researchers engaged in exploring various aspects of the Holocaust. The employee investigates and analyzes resources to perform a variety of duties related to bibliographic access (cataloging) as well as one or more library functional areas such as acquisition, collection development and digital access. The catalog librarian reports to the Chief of the Library Branch, with the position located at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in Bowie, Maryland.

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

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Performs original and copy cataloging, including descriptive cataloging, subject cataloging, classification assignment, and shelflisting, for published materials in a variety of languages and formats including books, serials, electronic resources, online resources, audio and video recordings, and microforms.
  • Applies current national and institutional library cataloging rules, standards, and practices, and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information pertaining to the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.
  • Applies national library cataloging and metadata standards including MARC 21, AACR2, RDA, SUDOC, LCSH, Dublin Core, MODS, and other metadata schemas as appropriate.
  • Under supervision of the Chief of the Library Branch, performs authority control and maintenance on metadata records associated with published materials.
  • Works with colleagues across the Rubenstein Institute to develop and document institutional practices regarding cataloging policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Participates in and oversees projects to catalog special collections, develops training materials, and creates procedural documentation.
  • Reviews cataloging work of technicians, interns, volunteers, and contractors for accuracy and completeness.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding cataloging practices and performs database maintenance. Resolves and reports cataloging problems in consultation with experts within the Museum and within the broader library and research communities as needed. Maintains currency with national cataloging standards and with innovations in the functionality of cataloging systems.
  • Reports cataloging statistics to the Chief of the Library Branch.
  • Identifies print and non-print resources for the Library’s specialized collection from a variety of vendors in line with the collecting needs of the Museum and its researchers.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with potential donors and vendors located throughout and outside the United States.
  • Obtains additional information regarding material availability and purchasing terms. Evaluates resources and makes informed recommendations to the Chief of the Library Branch regarding purchase and/or suitability of material.
  • Serves as liaison for Museum staff, volunteers, visiting researchers, other libraries, the private sector, and/or research groups in order to promote the Library’s resources. Represents the Library on Rubenstein Institute committees as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • At least three years of experience with cataloging, authority control, and e-resource management.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one non-English European language, or Hebrew or Yiddish.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules and metadata standards using AACR2 and MARC 21, and relevant practical experience with non-MARC metadata in a library environment.
  • Knowledge of current bibliographic standards and models such as RDA, LCSH, LCGFT, and catalog management procedures/techniques.
  • Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging utilities and modern integrated library system applications.
  • General knowledge of the Holocaust and modern European history.
  • Strong organizational skills demonstrated by the ability to plan and execute multiple tasks and projects independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace and implement new technologies and innovative organizational practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of people in various circumstances.
  • Time management skills, attention to detail, and multitasking.

Preferred Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Experience maintaining and creating name and subject authority records locally and through the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of the Voyager integrated library system.
  • Reading knowledge of multiple non-English European languages and/or Hebrew
  • Interested applicants must send their resume and cover letter; applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI). Please click here to view the Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (PDF).

Position: Library Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Reader Services Section, Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Research and Collections Services within the Library Collections Services Group at the Library of Congress. The position reports directly to the Supervisor. Assisting with public reference service in the Performing Arts Reading Room, collection management and maintenance activities involving the Music Division’s holdings. This position requires some Saturday duty on a rotating schedule.

Duties

Applies thorough knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to resolve a wide variety of problems while maintaining the collections. Develops plans to expedite sorting, arranging, and shelving of incoming or returned collection material.

Demonstrates initiative in recognizing and solving problems, inconsistencies, and errors in piece identification and labeling before such items reach final destination. Independently recognizes when segments of the collection require shelving attention or shelf-reading to accommodate incoming materials, based on the ability to identify/anticipate complex publishing patterns. Makes necessary arrangements to rearrange or shift items in accordance with available space or participates in planned moves to achieve this purpose.

Performs primary collection security responsibilities, including controlling stack access and verifying that material taken from the collection is properly charged.

Works independently in the stacks. Has responsibility for conditions within the stacks. Brings cleaning and building maintenance problems to the attention of the head of the Reader Services Section.

Oversees the work of cleaning crews, contractors, and repair workers while they are in the stacks. Identifies and reports collection material that needs conservation or preservation treatment. Performs minor in-house conservation maintenance tasks.

Assists in maintaining the reference collection by refiling, relabeling, and replacing outdated titles with newer editions. May work on related processing and preservation projects as assigned.

Collection material maintenance is not sedentary and includes special physical demands such as lifting books, shelving books, emptying carts and tubs, as well as standing for long periods, walking, bending, stretching, pushing loaded book trucks, and carrying moderately heavy items.

Retrieves collection material in response to reader requests via call slip and the automated call slip system (ACS), ILL requests, duplication orders, and Congressional inquiries. Utilizes extensive knowledge of the Music Division’s collections to recommend surrogate copies, both microform and digital when they are available. Demonstrates an understanding of the various standard and unique shelf arrangements of the Music Division’s on-site holdings while successfully locating material.

When requested material is not on shelf, verifies accuracy of information provided by requester by searching online and manual catalogs and finding aids. Checks to determine if item has been charged outside the library or to a location within the library. Consults the full range of reference and bibliographic sources of all types, as well as print and online catalogs and files to resolve discrepancies in bibliographic information.

Processes interlibrary loan (ILL) requests, including tasks of a difficult or unusual nature, by searching collections for material going out on loan. Possesses knowledge of subscription databases and searches to find requested periodical articles to send electronically to requestor, if database permits ILL. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material.

Retrieval of collection materials is not sedentary and involves pushing book trucks, pulling books and boxes from shelves, extended periods of standing, as well as recurring activities such as bending, stooping, stretching, and reaching.

Serves at the circulation desk in the Performing Arts Reading Room (PARR), the central delivery station for collection material. Receives and reviews call slips for accuracy and completion. Identifies material housed in other custodial locations or off-site facilities.

Delivers materials or status reports to the requester’s desk in the PARR.

Provides customer service such as answering and directing telephone calls, referring reference and research questions to the appropriate librarian, assisting library patrons with directions and general library information, explaining library policy and procedures, and assisting library patrons in the use of equipment such as copiers, scanners, microfilm/fiche readers/printers, computers, printers, and other related equipment.

Uses manual and online reference tools, including subscription databases, to provide ready reference services to patrons requiring materials in the performing arts. Assists users in determining available methods and processes for locating information. Explains the use of manual and online catalogs and information systems.

The position description number for this position is 379434.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

A routine validated pre-placement physical examination is required as a condition of assignment. This position requires regular recurring physical examinations every three years.

Three Position: Maryland

Position: Knowledge Management Specialist II or III
Location: Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

This position will be in support of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Center for Global Health Engagement. The mission of CGHE is to provide operational support to the DoD GHE enterprise to meet national security objectives. This is accomplished by promoting DoD GHE thought leadership, acting as a think tank for the community, and providing DoD GHE operational support to the Joint Force through the conduct of DoD GHE training and education, support for DoD GHE-related research, programmatic support, as well as program/project assessment, monitoring, and evaluation activities.

Responsibilities

HJF is seeking a Knowledge Management Specialist II or III to serve as CGHE’s knowledge management (KM) expert, leading and facilitating the development and implementation of knowledge management processes. The incumbent provides administrative project oversight to maximize the effective use of project resources for CGHE. The KM Specialist works on complex problems and identifies and proposes solutions. The incumbent will work closely with CGHE’s Liaison to the Office of the Joint Staff Surgeon, and project teams to guide impact measurement and research activities for CGHE.

Responsibilities

  • Identifies and develops strategic solutions to build capacity through KM efforts in support of the Center’s strategic plan.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of KM strategies, including tools and processes.
  • Researches, identifies, and provides strategic, structural, and technical recommendations on how to create and sustain solutions that address knowledge management gaps within CGHE and across the wider DoD GHE enterprise
  • Monitors the effectiveness, maintenance, and use of KM programs and systems and utilizes findings to improve knowledge solutions over time.
  • Assists in the creation of knowledge articles, standard operating procedures, job aids, and work instructions.
  • Identifies, collects, reviews, and organizes documents and relevant knowledge in a repository accessible to all required personnel.
  • Leverages content management systems (e.g. SharePoint, Google Drive, etc.) to facilitate data storage and retrieval.
  • Provides coaching and training on knowledge management matters and promotes a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Utilizes best practices to ensure knowledge is organized in a manner that supports maximum findability.
  • Works with senior management and key stakeholders to identify critical knowledge gaps and opportunities.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Specialist, promotes and disseminates information about GHE activities to internal and external audiences, including organizing knowledge-sharing events and tools to foster unity.
  • Oversees the requirements set forth by the Federal Lead and Senior Program Manager by initiating and monitoring tasks; Facilitates regular, recurring team meetings and manages weekly due outs/deliverables.
  • Contributes to strategic planning. Works with project stakeholders, including senior military personnel, to ensure detailed business and technical requirements are defined to ensure success. Develops and manages project plans from inception to deployment, applying project management methodology and enforcing best practice standards.
  • Interacts with project stakeholders by facilitating information flow as a liaison between research staff, Principal Investigators, project sponsors, research administrators and HJF Program Management in the administration of knowledge management processes. Applies expertise in establishing more complex standard operating procedures and leading improvements. Responds to complex requests and escalated complaints.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for the role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of project management principles, and good communications, customer/client relationship skills and people management experience.
  • Familiarity with assessing information-seeking behavior and knowledge cycles in order to gauge direction for customized knowledge management solutions.
  • Ability to work completely independently, use sound judgment in solving problems, and coordinate many complex systems and requirements simultaneously.
  • Outstanding attention to detail combined with creativity and initiative, with the ability to thrive in an environment of high expectations and driven by a growth mindset.
  • Proven success in a cross-functional position, including strong interpersonal and relationship management skills to ensure collaboration and continuous learning.
  • Experience with quantitative analysis, statistics, and/or data modeling preferred.
  • Knowledge of DoD structure, Combatant Commands, and Military Health System preferred.

Physical Capabilities

Lifting: Requires lifting materials over 25 lbs.
Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.

Qualifications

Work Environment

This position will take place primarily in a office setting.
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Government, Information Technology, or Information and Library Science. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Level III – 6-8 years of experience required
  • Level II – 3-5 years of experience required
  • All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Government, Information Technology, or Information and Library Science. Master’s Degree preferred
Level III – 6-8 years of experience required
Level II – 3-5 years of experience required

Position: Library Manager
Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Library Services Manager works out of the Correctional Education Library Headquarters office performing essential administrative duties to support the correctional librarians across the state. This position works collaboratively with the Supervisor of Correctional Libraries to ensure the provision of high-quality library services, operational continuity and efficiency, and to provide effective allocation of resources and materials to all libraries.

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college’s excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.

While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.

In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Position duties will include:

  1. Gather monthly statistics from institutional libraries. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics.
  2. Complete Maryland DPSCS and Correctional Librarian training sessions.
  3. Coordinate selections, acquisition and distribution of library materials. Purchase other essential supplies and distribute to CE Libraries statewide.
  4. Coordinate donation program from organizations and public.
  5. Assist with updating of library performance standards.
  6. Provide substitute librarian services as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. (Library degree not required)
  • Library or customer service experience helpful.
  • Driver’s License, access to transportation.
  • Position work location will be 1100 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201 and involves occasional travel to institutions in the Jessup region.
  • Basic math skills for purchasing, gathering and analyzing statistics.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to maintain friendly, enthusiastic and effective working relationships with staff across the region, work independently as part of a team and without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to pass background check to enter correctional institutions.

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position:
The College of Education invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL) with expertise in school library media, instructional design, children and young adult school library services, and digital media and technology in youth work or related areas. The EDTL department has an established and successful school library media program that integrates new approaches to the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for instructional delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology found in K-12 educational settings.

Qualifications:

The College of Education seeks applications from a diverse pool of early career scholars with a strong focus on school library media and learning/instructional design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, and applying information literacy and educational technologies to achieve more just and equitable educational learning opportunities and teaching practices. Candidates should have outstanding potential and a defined research agenda related to the discipline of school library media, including but not limited to integrating digital resources, information literacy, collection development, school library media leadership and administration, or the organization of knowledge. They should have demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored research.

Successful candidates will have:

  • earned doctorate (degree completed by December 2023) from an accredited university in Instructional Technology, School Library Media, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Studies, Educational Leadership or related fields;
  • demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students;
  • active scholarly productivity with strong methodological training, learning design experience, and professional development commitment;
  • experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses;
  • experience teaching in online or hybrid learning environments;
  • a strong interest in advising and mentoring masters and/or doctoral student research;
  • experience teaching in public/private schools and knowledge of state and national standards for school libraries (i.e., AASL).
  • designing and developing learning materials/courses using emerging and advanced digital media and technology
  • a desire to seek externally funded grants.

With all hires, The College of Education seeks candidates who are committed to the College’s imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students.

Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in School Library Media/Learning/Instructional Design, conduct research in the field of school librarianship, participate in program, department, college, and university governance, seek external funding, and provide service to the field and profession at local, state and national levels.

Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. It is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland, the 12th-largest public university system in the United States. TU is also a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and offers employment opportunities at all levels. TU enrolls over 19,818 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 full-time faculty and offers 65 bachelor’s, 46 master’s, and 4 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, candidate’s reflections and descriptions on how they can contribute to Towson University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, graduate transcripts, and three reference letters to the link below.

Dr. David Robinson
School Library Media Search Chair
Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
College of Education
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Please click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is COE-3605.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

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

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

Requirements
Qualifications:

The College of Education seeks applications from a diverse pool of early career scholars with a strong focus on school library media and learning/instructional design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, and applying information literacy and educational technologies to achieve more just and equitable educational learning opportunities and teaching practices. Candidates should have outstanding potential and a defined research agenda related to the discipline of school library media, including but not limited to integrating digital resources, information literacy, collection development, school library media leadership and administration, or the organization of knowledge. They should have demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored research.

Successful candidates will have:

  • earned doctorate (degree completed by December 2023) from an accredited university in Instructional Technology, School Library Media, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Studies, Educational Leadership or related fields;
  • demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students;
  • active scholarly productivity with strong methodological training, learning design experience, and professional development commitment;
  • experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses;
  • experience teaching in online or hybrid learning environments;
  • a strong interest in advising and mentoring masters and/or doctoral student research;
  • experience teaching in public/private schools and knowledge of state and national standards for school libraries (i.e., AASL).
  • designing and developing learning materials/courses using emerging and advanced digital media and technology
  • a desire to seek externally funded grants.

With all hires, The College of Education seeks candidates who are committed to the College’s imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Digital Services Librarian

Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Original post on SLA Careers

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for supporting digital applications, cross-platform integrations, and product management activities at the University of Maryland Libraries. Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Digital Services Librarian actively works with staff throughout the UMD Libraries to gather business requirements for development of new and refined digital library software application features, integrations, and workflows, and provides support and instruction to UMD Libraries’ staff in the installation, development, and use of digital applications. The Digital Services Librarian collaborates closely with staff in the Software Systems Development and Research department to implement new and upgraded applications, perform quality assurance testing, communicate issues clearly, and act as product owner for applications under the Digital Programs and Initiatives portfolio. Serving as a translator and bridge between UMD Libraries staff and technical departments, the Digital Services Librarian will ensure that all parties gain shared understanding of system requirements and project scope. The Digital Services Librarian serves as an active member of Digital Services and Technologies, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; incorporates support for new tools and applications into library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to digital technologies, such as repository development, inclusive design practices and accessibility standards, and project management methodologies like Agile.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESGathers and documents business requirements for new software applications, services, and integrations to meet the needs of the Libraries;Maintains and troubleshoots both legacy systems and new systems;Provides training and technical support as appropriate to Libraries personnel and external users of applications in the Digital Programs & Initiatives portfolio, including multiple digital repositories and open scholarship platforms;Collaborates closely with both technical and non-technical staff from throughout the UMD Libraries, and communicates clearly with all stakeholders; Participates in the development, testing, and execution of digital applications projects throughout their life-cycle, in an Agile software development environment;Conceives and develops scripts in support of departmental needs and specifically in order to allow staff to carry out large, complex tasks more efficiently;Investigates and implements new technologies and research tools to support the work of the UMD Libraries;Maintains advanced knowledge of inclusive application design practices and accessibility standards;Engages in shared-governance and/or service activities, as appropriate and/or in areas in which the individual is interested in volunteering;Participates in library-, consortial- or campus-related task forces, committees, and initiatives, as assigned;Participates in training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, as provided by the University, the Libraries, and/or other recognized higher education or community organizations;Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals;Performs other duties, as assigned.

Position: Research and Education Librarian for ICTR

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on SLA Careers

*Research and Education Librarian for Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)* The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Research and Education Librarian to be embedded in the*UMB s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)*. The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This Research and Education Librarian position has four primary areas of responsibility: * Participate in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profile system. * Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR. Reports/data visualizations generated from these activities will be shared with various stakeholders. * Develop tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. * Provide research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with external colleagues and in the CTSA national network.For more information about the HS/HSL, visit and about the ICTR, visit UMB and the HSHSL are deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity. HSHSL welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions. *RESPONSIBILITIES:* *Faculty Profiles System* * Assist in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with partners in participating units and institutions. * Develop a marketing and education strategy promoting UMB faculty expertise through effective use of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with ICTR staff. *Research Impact* * Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships. * Conduct in-depth publication metrics reports at the author level (individual/group/ department), article level, and journal level enhancing visibility and demonstrating the research impact of the ICTR. * Employ data visualization tools to illustrate and highlight ICTR funded research. *Promotion and Networking* * Market and promote ICTR collaborations and resources in partnership with ICTR staff. * Working with ICTR staff, implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and to other institutional partners. * Share information about the evolving landscape in scholarly communication such as open access and open science. *Research and Instruction* * Design and offer workshops and consultation services related to research visibility, research impact, and scholarly publishing. * Participate in grant preparation and collaborate on grant-funded projects. * Develop presentations and share expertise in ICTR professional settings. *Other* * Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HSHSL, the UMB ICTR community, UMB, and professional organizations. * Pursue research and professional development activities. *POSITION REQUIREMENTS:* * Master s degree from an ALA-accredited program. * Two years of experience related to position responsibilities. * Experience designing instructional services. * Experience delivering presentations. * Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus. * Experience in program evaluation. * Demonstrated evidence of successful project management. * Demonstrated service orientation and skills. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment. *PREFERRED:* * Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. * Knowledge of faculty profiles systems. * Experience in using citation metrics tools. * Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python. *REPORTING/WORK SCHEDULE:* The Research and Education Librarian for theUMB ICTR reports administratively to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services at the HSHSL and programmatically to the Director, UMB ICTR. This position can allow for a hybrid telework arrangement. *STATUS:* This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library s faculty. For more information, see the University s Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty . *APPLICATION PROCESS:* Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. /Include the following documents as part of the application package: / 1. /A resume or curriculum vitae./ 2. /Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email./ 3. /A cover letter that describes applicant s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB s commitment to diversity./ 4. /On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, I verify that my CV is current and accurate this does not need to be notarized./ For more information, visit our website at email mail to:…@hshsl.umaryland.edu. *SALARY: *$55,000* *minimum, commensurate with experience. *BENEFITS/TUITION REMISSION:* Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. *ENVIRONMENT:* The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1. The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 7,200 students and nearly 7,900 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. Read more about UMB, including its mission, vision, and core values. UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at …@umaryland.edu. If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the application process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request.

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty

LocationL Community College of Baltimore County

Originally posted on MLA JobLine. 

Responsibilities: Class Specific Essential Duties: Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours; Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs; Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise; Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications; Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests; Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions; Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions; Instruct classes in the use of library resources; Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts; Participate in collection maintenance projects Requirements: Minimum Requirements- M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution; Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources. Salary Range: $28.30 – $31.60 Hourly, depending on professional experience. Application Process: Go to http://www.ccbcmd.edu and hover your cursor over Support CCBC and then click on Work at CCBC Or go directly to https://www.ccbcmd.edu/about-ccbc/work-at-ccbc -Select adjunct faculty and search for librarian in the search box -Select the Librarian, Adjunct Faculty posting. -Click on the Apply button on the top right Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian (Law)

Location: Department of Justice

Salary: $89,834-$138,868

Full job posting on USA Jobs

The Librarian (Law) position is responsible for providing in-depth, comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary research, collection maintenance and development, orientation and training in using Library resources and services, and has broad programmatic responsibilities for long-term projects that affect the overall effectiveness of the Department of Justice Libraries.

As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

  • Provides comprehensive legal and legislative reference services to customers.
  • Solves complex problems that involve relationships among different library reference functions.
  • Provides training and public awareness to customers regarding US Department of Justice legal and legislative library programs and services.
  • Designs, configures, implements, and evaluates automated library systems to improve services.
  • Creates and updates material for library websites, and ensures it adheres to all Department guidelines
  • Advises and trains experienced librarians in new and emerging library technologies, references, or related information.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen or National.

You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.

You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.

Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.

You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement, at any time, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division, HR Operations.

COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.

Qualifications

To qualify for the position of Librarian (Law), (GS-1410-12/13), you must meet the basic qualification requirements listed below AND possess the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.

Position Requirements:

All applicants applying for this position at any grade level (i.e. GS-12 orGS-13) must meet the education requirement and specialized knowledge requirement listed below.

Basic Requirement (All Applicants):

Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

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

Specialized Knowledge Requirements: All Applicants

Applicants must possess specialized knowledge of law, and their education and experience must have included or been supplemented by the requirements specified in one of the paragraphs below.

A. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in law or law-related coursework.
OR
B. Completion of at least 24 semester hours of legal study in an accredited law school for positions primarily concerned with providing library services in law or legislative reference;
OR
C. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of law or a related subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the field of law; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field. Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above; or legal training as specified in (b) above.
OR
D. Any time equivalent combination as described in (c) with education as described in (a) or (b) above.

Specialized Experience

For the GS-12, you must meet the possess at least 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent.

Specialized experience is defined as Developing legal or law-related resources directories, in both paper and electronic format; Providing instructional library services to individuals and groups; AND Preparing justifications for acquiring new or additional materials for a collection.

For the GS-13, you must meet the possess at least 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent.

Specialized experience is defined as Providing technical and program support for electronic library information systems and services; Planning, scheduling, coordinating, and/or monitoring the operations of a law library; AND Recommending solutions to fill gaps and update library collections to improve service to customers.

You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/02/2022.

Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.

Education

This position has an education requirement for all grade levels (GS-12 and GS-13). Please review the Basic Requirements and Specialized Knowledge requirements under the “Qualifications” section.
You must submit transcripts with your application. We accept unofficial transcripts with your initial application, however, you will need to provide official transcripts at a later stage in the application process.

Education must be reviewed and certified by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be creditable toward your qualifications. Therefore, you should provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation. All documentation must be in English or include an English translation.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing the monthly variance process:
  • Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
  • Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
  • Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
  • Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
  • Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
  • Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:
  • Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
  • Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
  • Participating in collection review projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
  • Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
  • Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Exceptional client service.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make http://www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisitions Fiscal, Overseas and Support (AFOS) Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access (ABA) Directorate, Discovery And Preservation Services at the Library of Congress (LOC).
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position
The position description number is 392408.

Duties

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-7 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plan work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor.

Executes technical assignments, provided by the division head, with defined objectives, priorities and deadlines and works with the supervisor on unusual situations that do not have clear precedents. Using a wide range of technical methods, principles, and practices to manage the acquisition, receiving and routing of mail, the processing of Cataloging in Publication mail, and the placement of appropriate security strips and markings on new Library materials.

Working with the chief on designing and planning difficult but well-precedented projects and practices. Develops appropriate quality control and review practices to ensure that the performance by staff meets the required standards. Analyzes and maintains statistics. Prepares reports of statistical trends to the division chief.

In close consultation with the Librarians, the incumbent is responsible for program operations which includes routine operations along with assessing unusual circumstances and situations, identifying incomplete or conflicting data and making recommendations and decision based on the analysis and interpretation of data, information and current processes.

Ensures the Duplicate Material Exchange Program collection materials are correctly organized to facilitate retrieval for distribution to exchange partners. As part of the distribution of Duplicative Materials Exchange Program materials, the incumbent is responsible for the preparation of letters for U.S. and international customs control and other necessary documents for the shipment of materials to global exchange partners.

The incumbent participates in the development of policies, plans, and specific recommendations in areas of responsibility within AFOS mailroom operations. The incumbent assists the chief in developing short and long range plans, taking into account the overall goals and objectives of the office, the budgetary limitations, and available resources. Confers and communicates regularly with subordinate employees to review goals and achievements. The incumbent coordinates with supervisors of other units concerning matters of workload priorities, and procedures. The incumbent meets and communicates regularly with the Chief to discuss priorities and division goals. Provides input for the Division’s annual report with minimal revision required.

Ensures that all equipment, machinery, and communication devices are in operation in order to enable staff to fully perform their duties and coordinates repair as necessary. Exercises care to ensure that government property, especially Library collections materials, are properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage, and that persons under his/her supervision meet their responsibilities in this regard.

A routine validated pre-placement physical examination is required as a condition of assignment to this position. This position requires regular recurring physical examinations every three (3) years. Health Services Division determines if the employee or applicant is medically qualified to perform the duties of the position and meets the physical requirements and/or medical standards as a result of the physical examination.

Position: Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Library

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian develops, coordinates and promotes the growth of the Library’s scholarly communications programs and services, including outreach, training and support to faculty, students, and staff on copyright, fair use, open access, open education and scholarly publishing; and provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas.

The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian supports digital scholarship by promoting the use of DigitalGeorgetown, the Library’s institutional repository, as well as other scholarly communication tools provided by the Library. They advance the Library’s scholarly communication initiatives by developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships within the Library and with faculty, staff and students, in order to facilitate a seamless, interdisciplinary, and university-wide network supporting faculty and students in research publication and impact.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Head of Research Services, along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian works closely with other department colleagues, including Access Services, the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Department. They also engage with faculty, students, and partners across campus, developing strong relationships and supporting the Library’s as well as the university’s scholarly communication endeavors.

Qualifications

  • Master of Library and Information Science and/or a related advanced degree in legal studies or information science or a Juris Doctorate (JD) from an ABA-accredited institution
  • Significant experience with and knowledge of copyright law and policy, licensing, and other intellectual property issues – especially as they relate to fair use, new models of scholarly communication, Open Access, author’s rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property
  • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience, including progressively responsible leadership experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing trends and initiatives related to open access and OER – e.g., SPARC initiatives, Read and Publish, Subscribe to Open) across a variety of disciplines
  • Awareness of policies and practices related to research data, OER, Open Science and scholarly publishing in the academic research landscape
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders and build collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated experience creating instructional and outreach materials related to copyright, IP or other scholarly communication issues
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of university faculty and students
  • Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
  • An active awareness of new technologies and the impact they have on the rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving

Preferred Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate with library and legal education and experience
  • Familiarity with federal/state laws and regulations as they pertain to intellectual property and copyright
  • Record of participation or interest in professional development activities – presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.

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

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One Position: Maryland

Position: Technical Services Supervisor
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions: Supervises and/or performs the cataloging, classification, and physical processing of all library materials (physical and digital); Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches, and evaluates the work of assigned staff including review and approval of timesheets; Monitors department workflow and sets goals and objectives; Creates original bibliographic records according to standard cataloging procedures as needed; Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, identifies ways to improve and increase efficiencies in providing materials to customers in a timely manner; Responsible for the quality and accuracy of the library’s Public Access Catalog including maintenance of records, verification of information, consistency of records and procedures, and constant review and evaluation of records and edits as needed; Responsible for staying current with changes to cataloging standards and database record formats; Takes all necessary steps to ensure an accurate and up-to-date catalog; Resolves issues and problems with database; Creates catalog records for new materials, including editing all bibliographic fields, assigning a Dewey number consistent with CCPL guidelines and current standards, and transferring records into Integrated Library System (Polaris); Maintains vendor records; Merges onorder record into correct bibliographic record when necessary; Loads MARC records provided from library electronic resource vendors such as OverDrive, Hoopla, etc.; Trains staff in standard cataloging and processing procedures of library materials; Notifies system of systemwide cataloging and call number changes; Supervises the receiving of all deliveries at Headquarters (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.); 17. Monitors department substitute budget; Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate; Participates in the Carroll Library Partnership and works with local partners to maintain a consistent database. Carroll County Public Library highly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, two (2) or more years professional cataloging experience, and two or more years of supervisory experience; OR, Equivalent Degree, six (6) or more years professional cataloging experience, and two or more years of supervisory experience.

Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx . Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

CCPL Commitment to Quality Service:

At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full posting on AALL Career Center.

Description
You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for…
Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.
Requirements
The successful candidate will demonstrate…
Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Position: Law Librarian/Reference Librarian
Location: Environmental Protection Agency (ASRC Federal)

Job Description
ASRC holds a nationwide contract for library and records management services with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. ASRC librarians, records managers and support staff collect, organize and maintain library and records materials; safeguard Confidential Business Information (CBI); maintain Superfund Records Centers; manage the EPA Docket Center operations, provide National Records and Content Management Branch Support, assist EPA and external customers with document delivery/ILL, reference and research services, etc.
ASRC Federal Professional Services, Inc., a Subsidiary of ASRC Federal Holding Company, is currently seeking a Law Librarian/Reference Librarian in Washington, DC.
ASRC Federal Professional Services provides federal government agencies a complete spectrum of operations and maintenance, facilities management, logistics and business process support services. We strive to not only meet our customers’ needs but help them overcome challenges as well.
Key Role: Provide professional level (Librarian) support in the areas of reference services, information management, patron outreach and communication regarding available library services and resources. Providing legal research support, legislative history research, current news/awareness services, and other support to the US EPA Office of General Counsel Law Library and the Headquarters and Chemical Libraries.
Roles/Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional level (Librarian) support in the areas of reference services, information management, patron outreach and communication regarding available library services and resources.
  • Providing legal research support, legislative history research, current news/awareness services, and other support to the Office of General Counsel Law Library
  • Provide onsite reference desk support at client location in Washington DC
  • Provide reference services to the public through e-mail, phone, desk, and other communication channels
  • Participate in workgroups supporting library network cooperation, services improvement, and staff/patron current awareness and training.
  • Provide consultation on and participate in the provision of librarian services and updating/maintaining procedures documentation.
  • Librarians on the team participate in Library Network Activities, which may include workgroups supporting collaborative services, digitization, outreach, and other topics requiring input form professional librarian staff.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly statistical and narrative reports on reference services and progress; preparing other reports as needed.
    Basic Qualifications:
    A Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree and 5 years minimum of professional level experience supporting law library services/reference services.
    Experience in preparing analytic reports and statistics, use of applications such as Excel, and development of logical expressions and database queries.     
    Demonstrated strong written and oral communication abilities.
    Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
    Additional Qualifications:
    US Citizenship or US Permanent Resident status in order to pass a government sponsored background investigation.

Seven Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician
Location: District of Columbia Courts
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Superior Court Library in the Special Operations Division of the District of Columbia Court. The Library Technician provides general office and clerical support to the public and DC Courts employees and demonstrates a commitment to excellent customer service.

Duties

Brief Description of Major Duties:

  • Performs intake and processing of newly acquired library materials including; unpacking, recycling packing materials, confirming receipt of items on packing slips, and preparing for cataloging.
  • Provides user support and technical assistance to library users utilizing library research platforms, the online catalog, or other digital resources.
  • Tracks the library management system for overdue books and books on reserve. Notifies employees via email of overdue materials.
  • Assists in the weeding and de-acquisitioning of Library materials and updates catalog records in the library management system. Performs library collection maintenance activities including: shifting shelving, inventory, and reshelving materials.
  • Assists library users with accessing computers, answering basic software and hardware questions, such as Microsoft Office suite, web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox, keyboard shortcuts, and solves basic printer problems such as adding paper or a paper jam to be cleared according to machine prompts.
  • Handles all aspects of user management of the various digital resources provided to DC Courts’ employees according to the standard operating procedure. Utilizes digital resource admin portals to add and remove users on a continual basis.
  • Performs copy cataloging in the library’s management system. Records not available in the LC Catalog, OHIO Link, or other open access index, are to be referred to the Librarian for original cataloging.
  • Provides administrative support for library events including, preparing and distributing publicity materials and logistic support for event set-up.
  • The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.

Position: Information Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Information Technician position is located in the Copyright Information Section, Office Of Public Information & Education, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 206298.
The incumbent of this position will work a Compflex, Flextime, Maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The Office of Public Information & Education is responsible for providing information to the public and to the copyright community regarding Copyright Office services. The Division operates the Copyright Public Information Office, answers information requests for forms and circulars, retrieves materials for court cases, performs searches on registered materials and other copyright records, provides certified or non-certified copies of copyright deposits, additional certificates and other copyright records, publishes circulars, forms and related
materials, maintains the official records of the office, and responds to inspection requests from members of the public or Congress.

The Copyright Information Section maintains the Copyright Public Information Office for the purpose of answering telephone, mail, email, and in-person inquiries concerning the copyright law, registration and recordation procedures, Vessel Hull recordation, registration of Online Service Providers, and copyright records and for providing assistance to visitors to the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods reviews status inquiries received by email, telephone and/or visitors. Searches the two primary databases (Siebel and COINS) to determine whether a record exists. If a record is found, prepares a report, which includes the receipt date, registration class, service request number as well as verifying whether the request deposit copies and appropriate fees have been provided. . Routine status reports are sent to the applicant by email or telephone. If there are special circumstances or complexities, refers complex searches to the supervisor or a Senior Copyright Information Specialist, or the appropriate area of the Copyright Office.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures, including the use of pattern paragraph resources, replies to routine status and processing inquiries by drafting correspondence and replying to the applicant. Makes case­ specific revisions to standard language that ensures applicant receives required information and can respond in an efficient manner. Obtains the guidance of a Senior Information Specialist when including information concerning basic registration procedures and suggested links to information on the Copyright Office web site.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods, assists applicants in setting up accounts and completing online and paper-based applications for basic registrations using the online system in the public visitors area. Calculates and accepts fees for routine material submitted and issues receipts. Follows all processing procedures in accepting applications, deposit materials and documents for recordation. Provides initial review of routine applications, deposits, and attachments submitted to the Public Office. Consults with a senior copyright specialist, when submissions may present problems that may delay registration or are other than routine.

Using knowledge of the methods and procedures of the Copyright Office and following specific procedures and established methods answers telephone inquiries referred by a Senior Copyright Information Specialist or Supervisor, gathering information and searching the databases to provide an instant status report when feasible. May initiates telephone calls after conducting status research of assigned inquiries received by others.

Performs other duties as assigned

Position: Lead Technical Information Specialist
Location: U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

About the Position: Serves as Lead Technical Information Specialist for the U.S. Army Medical Logistics Command (AMLC), Integrated Logistics Support Center (ILSC), Logistics & Technical Support Directorate (LTSD), Technical Information Management Branch (TIMB).

Duties

As Team Leader, ensures the organization’s strategic plan is communicated to the team; communicates to the team the assignments, projects, problems to be solved, milestones, program issues under review, and deadlines or completion
Serves as a primary technical information specialist and provides technical information support as functional team lead for the day-to-day activities of the TIMB assigned Technical writers/editors and Information Specialists.
Serves as Technical Authority Advocate on behalf of the Medical Life Cycle Management Command to ensure compliance of Technical Data Packages (TDP) standards and specifications in accordance with MIL-STD-31000B, DoD 5010.12-M, Army Data & Data Rights (D&DR) Guide, Army framework for intellectual property management IAW Army Directive 2018-26 – (Enabling Modernization through Management of Intellectual Property), Development of Technical Manuals (TM) and related Logistics Product Data (LPD) IAW Army Product Support Manager’s (PSM) Guidebook to Technical Manual Contract Development and Quality review and other applicable DoD Technical Data standards, documentation and requirements.

Position: Librarian (Acquisition Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Acquisition Section of the Copyright Acquisitions Division, and serves as a Librarian (Acquisition Specialist).
The incumbent of this position will work a full-time compflex, flextime, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
This permanent position is hybrid telework eligible. It is not eligible for 100% distant/remote telework.
The position description number for this position is 110426.

Duties

Identifies, selects, and acquires library materials in assigned formats and assigned subject areas through the mandatory deposit provision of the Copyright Law. Materials identified for selection and acquisition are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Contacts domestic publishers to obtain information or to relay information related to the mandatory deposit of published works; manages serial subscription deposits; approves acquisition and bibliographic records when issuing informal requests or formal demands; and resolves routine problems independently. Conducts publisher reviews to determine their rate of compliance and to bring them into full compliance with the Copyright Law. Assures that demand orders are represented by correct bibliographic identification, correct publisher contact information, and correct coding in the acquisitions and cataloging systems. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the acquisitions and deposit process, including assisting in preparation of responses for requests for special relief from the mandatory deposit requirements. Performs research in on-site reference sources, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.

In consultation with the supervisor or a senior specialist, gathers and evaluates copyright and publication facts to determine if the material is subject to copyright demand, or is available through other acquisition methods.

Answers inquiries from copyright claimants and publishers regarding deposit requirements, Copyright Office and Library policies and programs, and the acquisition needs of the Library. Refers difficult technical questions on copyright law and Copyright Office policies and practices to the supervisor or senior specialist.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships with the publishing community in order to support the Library’s collection development and acquisition process, and to ensure timely and comprehensive fulfillment of the mandatory deposit requirements. Consults with colleagues and supervisors to resolve problems arising from the workflow. Consults with recommending officers concerning LC requests and interpretations of collection policies. Assists publishers to resolve routine problems related to copyright deposits and to ensure the timely receipt of deposits. Explains and answers routine questions related to the mandatory deposit provision of the U.S. Copyright Law to individuals. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

As assigned, identifies, selects, and acquires non-technical library materials in assigned subject areas. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments. Exercises good judgment in interpreting and applying acquisition and selection guidelines, including deviating from traditional methods, techniques or practices. Examines incoming shipments of deposits to select items appropriate for the collections, assign cataloging priorities, consulting senior staff regarding difficult decisions.

Performs various other related duties as assigned.

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

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

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Galary of Art
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located on the staff of the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer in the technical services department of the National Gallery of Art Library. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation and processing of monographs, assisting with the processing of large gifts, participating in the management of unprocessed collection materials, as well as performing minor preservation activities.

The incumbent will:

  • Process cataloged material by labeling, book plating, and barcoding monographs.
  • Track location of materials during preservation activities using library services platform and maintains reasonable access.
  • Assist in organization and maintenance of cataloging backlog and communicates necessary location information to colleagues.
  • Assist with processing large gift collections including unpacking, shelving, searching, accessioning, tracking, and routing materials.
  • Identify structural concerns in collection items and address, with consultation, by constructing book jackets, custom-fitted enclosures, or applying other minor protective or corrective measures.

Position: Preservation Science Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery and Preservation Services.
The position description number for this position is 370063.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustment for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Duties

The Preservation Science Specialist is located in the Preservation Research and Testing Division (PRTD) within the Preservation Directorate and reports to the Division Chief, PRTD. The Directorate is responsible for the long-term, uninterrupted access to the Library’s collections through a variety of preservation programs. The Preservation Directorate accomplishes the preservation of the Library’s collections including the rare, valuable, special format, and general research collections through a variety of processes. PRTD supports and enhances the efficacy of these processes through activities in three programmatic areas: analytical services, research projects, and the quality assurance program. Analytical service activities include analyses for assessment and characterization of media, substrates, and treatments.

Research program activities include research supporting the treatment of collection items, research supporting condition assessment and analysis of Library collection materials, research into materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, research into preventive conservation measures, and optimizing and/or developing new analytical techniques.

The incumbent is responsible for planning and carrying out work, resolving most conflicts that arise and operates with a moderate degree of independence within the scope of preservation projects approved by the Division Chief and conducts a range of preservation activities based on expert knowledge, skills, and requisite training and experience.

The incumbent is able to carry out standard preservation research and testing procedures in at least one preservation science research area, and operation of at least one scientific instrument; including but not limited to the preservation research, testing and analysis of both traditional and modern Library materials including paper, parchment, pigments, inks and colorants, photographic or audio/visual media formats; environmental monitoring and assessment; quality assurance testing and specifications.

The incumbent collects and organizes information to support preservation research and analyses upon review by the Division Chief. Executes surveys and prepares data for reports related to preservation research topics, including, but not limited to, the assessment and characterization of media, substrates and treatments, materials degradative processes and the assessment of effective conservation treatments, and preventive conservation measures. The incumbent may assist with organizing research reports and studies to identify, evaluate and implement preservation practices. Prepares research data for review, and other documentation in support of PRTD’s research projects.

The incumbent assists the Division Chief with preservation research efforts; including projects that involve other Division staff members. Assists the Division Chief with efforts made by PRTD to provide service and information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, and the public. May be required to research and prepare procurement documents for purchase of small equipment or laboratory supplies as assigned by the Division Chief. Attends workshops for training under the direction of PRTD Chief to advance preservation knowledge.

Position: Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

You’re looking for a change, and so are we. At Venable, we know that every new hire brings valuable experience, new perspectives, and a chance to raise the bar on our approach to Research and Knowledge Services. That’s why we’re looking for a Sr. Research Analyst for Training & Outreach to lead library outreach, training initiatives as well as research team assignments. Research Team activities include conducting high-level substantive research in a wide variety of practice areas utilizing a diverse range of resources to support client work, business development, and firm management and functional areas.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Leading the department’s training and outreach initiatives to develop annual research training goals and assure that lawyers develop awareness and proficiency in using appropriate resources to support their client work.
  • Collaborating with Reference and Knowledge Services team members, the Professional Development team, Practice Group Leaders, Partners, and other firm leaders to assess and understand attorney and professional staff research and information needs.
  • Designing, developing, and implementing training programs and developing appropriate learning materials.
  • Providing training to attorneys and professional staff in a variety of platforms, including remote virtual learning, video learning, concierge (one-on-one), and in-person group presentations
  • Providing high-level legal, regulatory, legislative, tax, corporate, and general domestic and international research and reference services to attorneys, legal assistants, clients, and administrative staff
  • Researching and writing summaries of research results across a wide spectrum of business, legal, legislative, analytics and docket resources in over 200 rapidly-changing databases including Lexis, Westlaw, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, LexMachina, Bloomberg/B-Law, Pacer, CNS, CourtLink, Capital IQ, OCLC, Intelligize, TLO, Checkpoint, and others.
  • Providing analysis and synthesis of research results and presenting findings in a manner promoting effective decision making.

Requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Bachelor’s degree, paralegal certificate or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years office or law firm experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Strong communication skills: ability to interact in both written and oral form with all levels of the organization
  • Experience with logic-based searching preferred

Pay Range for Candidates in New York City:

$119,000 – $130,000

The range provided is the minimum and maximum salary that Venable in good faith believes at the time of this posting that it is willing to pay for the advertised position. Exact compensation will be determined based on individual candidate qualifications and location.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Head, Resource Development
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $65,000

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

Job Description – Head, Resource Development (220001DL)
Head, Resource Development – (220001DL)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL)

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking faculty librarian to head the Resource Development department. They provide vision and leadership for the ongoing development and management of the UMB Digital Archive and the UMB Data Catalog .

As a key member of the Resource Development and Access Division’s management team, this faculty librarian collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL, with stakeholders throughout the University as well as local, regional and national entities. They participate in divisional projects, decision-making, and strategic planning, serve on library-wide committees/task forces, and are expected to be active in the library profession, networking with colleagues at regional and national levels. They demonstrate the ability to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement.

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

Responsibilities

  • Sets vision and strategies for short and long-term development
  • Implements and oversees all aspects of development and maintenance
  • Oversees content organization, presentation, digitization, and accessibility
  • Works with vendors to troubleshoot issues and incorporate new functionalities
  • Actively solicits content from various organizations on campus
  • Collects and evaluates datasets for cataloging from researchers and public repositories
  • Ensures copyright laws and open access policies are followed
  • Works with Metadata Management Department in metadata design and creation
  • Evaluates usage through data analysis and surveys
  • Prepares and presents clear, concise statistical and narrative reports
  • Promotes services to the UMB community

Position Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum three years of post-MLS/MLIS professional library experience
  • Strong visionary leadership in the areas of responsibility
  • Demonstrate a mindset to seek continuous innovation as well as hands-on implementation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with metadata design and creation
  • Ability to mentor and motivate others
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred:

  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience
  • Experience in all aspects of the development and management of a digital repository
  • Experience in migrating digital repositories

One Position: Maryland

Position: Marketing and Communications Specialist

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Responsibilities: This is a professional and administrative level position that assists in the effective operation of the library’s public relations, marketing, and social media programs. Responsibilities include assisting in the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and analytics for an active and engaging social media presence for AACPL, as well as creating custom graphics and video content to be displayed on library social media platforms. Provide assistance with design, layout and printing of promotional materials including posters, fliers, and other printed matter. Work also involves contacting sources both inside and outside the library for information and assisting with general media relations. Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, communications or related field with two years professional experience in the field of marketing, public relations, journalism, social media, or related fields; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description. Salary Range: $41,582 – $71,747 Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to: humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., November 23, 2022. Special Requests: Closing Date: 11/23/2022

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian

Location: Jones Day

Jones Day is a global law firm with 42 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Covering 19 countries on five continents, our unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to our ranking as one of the best in the world in client service.

Jones Day seeks to employ the most qualified people, capable of delivering superior client service through professional excellence and teamwork, for every position in the Firm. We offer competitive compensation and benefits in a stimulating work environment.

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for a global leading law firm that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your knowledge and skills as well as advance your career? If you are, then Jones Day may be the firm for you.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Research Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research services to lawyers, paralegals and support staff. The Research Librarian performs in-depth and complex business and legal reference and research duties, including responding to user requests for information from internal and external resources, onsite and offsite materials, and print and non-print media on legal, business and general topics. The Research Librarian works independently in performing research and related projects and is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Library Science degree preferred but will consider equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Minimum of four years demonstrated experience of law library resources, fundamentals, and procedures.
  • Ability to perform online research using external databases and services included but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, D&B Hoovers, Intelligize, Capital IQ, Monitor Suite, Hein Online, etc.
  • Ability to locate and obtain material through Document Delivery, Interlibrary Loan, and third party providers.
  • Working knowledge of the litigation process, docketing and drafting tools, as well as new artificial intelligence technologies.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Special Collections Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $56,086 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The position is located in the Physical Collection Services Section of the Serial and Government Publications Division.
The position description number for this position is 345702.
The incumbent will work a full-time, flextime schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

Duties

In an automated cataloging environment, the incumbent performs copy cataloging from OCLC for special collections titles as needed. Under review of senior staff, creates and revises bibliographic records, including Initial Bibliographic Control (IBC) records and performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Creates and updates holdings and item records for special collection material. Resolves routine problems and refers difficult problems and items needing authority work to division cataloger.

Searches large in-house databases and the ILS to identify appropriate custody of acquired material and possible duplicates. Performs preliminary cataloging, identifies variant editions of special collections material (notably of comic books), and processes special collections material. Locates, identifies and resolves problems with special collections generated by inventory and special projects.

Retrieves special collection materials for library staff, researchers, or exhibits. Independently locates items not readily available on the shelf.

Writes and/or edits documents and reports. Researches items in special collections for the creation of captions for exhibits as well as descriptions appropriate for finding aids and division web pages.

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

Position: Group Manager, Research Library
Location: Federal Reserve Board

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Group Manager supervises a group within the Research Library, formulating and implementing library programs and services in support of the Board’s mission and functions with guidance from the chief librarian and division officers. Programs and services provided by the team include data and research materials acquisition, fielding database service requests, tracking user access for subscriptions, facilitating division data meetings and subject-specific data interest groups, and ensuring data are used within scope of contract permitted use rights and cited accurately in externally released publications and speeches. In consultation with the library management team, the group manager plans, organizes, staffs, directs, controls, and manages resources within the group to accomplish the group’s objectives. In addition, the group manager works with the chief librarian to provide strategic and operational guidance for the collection, maintenance, and dissemination of business data and information pertaining to a broad range of both division and Board-wide research programs and activities, and for identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and streamline processes through sustainable process improvement.

Position Description: The Group Manager (GM) will join the library’s management team to lead an experienced, customer-focused team of six librarians within the Board Research Library’s Data & Subscriptions Team. The members of this team acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. The Group Manager will be responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and negotiating licenses for a portfolio of contracts in addition to their supervisory role. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions the team acquires are used immediately to support research agendas and policy work that ultimately inform senior officials as they chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Coaching, mentoring, and supporting the professional development of Data & Subscription Team members
  • Supervising librarians by establishing priorities; assigning, directing, and reviewing work of group members; and conducting performance appraisals
  • Facilitating group cohesion and a sense of shared purpose through connection to the Board’s mission and the Board and library strategic plans, and intentionally fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Assisting the chief librarian with strategic direction and planning for the group and the library as a whole
  • Negotiating strategically important new and renewing content licenses, as well as supporting team members through their license negotiations
  • Representing the library and the Research & Statistics division on work groups and committees to coordinate library activities across the Federal Reserve System, provide updates on division data acquisitions, and facilitate subject-specific data interest groups
  • Addressing database-related service requests and requests for database access in a highly responsive manner
  • Consulting on data use guidelines by describing legal contract terms in ways to help Board staff understand the implications for their work
  • Working with the library’s research, technical services, marketing, and technology teams to ensure smooth workflows and increased collaboration between teams internal to the library
  • Serving as the Board’s expert on the development of guidelines and policies relating to the work of the group
  • Coordinating the acquisition process with Board colleagues as new content licenses move through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding processes
  • Guiding the team on best practices in documenting our work to ensure documents are easy to find and are retained according to Board policy

Qualifications – External
Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional librarian experience
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and direct others, promote diversity and inclusion, and build effective teams
  • Proven process management and organizational skills with the impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process
  • Ability to communicate clearly and confidently both verbally and in writing to build collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization and external vendor partners

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior management experience leading a team within a library or similar information organization
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources or data licenses
  • A strong understanding of the Federal Reserve Board’s mission and the academic research lifecycle to prioritize workloads in support of the Fed’s economic community
  • Subject matter knowledge of business data resources (such as economics, finance, or banking subscription services)
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required
  • Enthusiasm for leveraging new technology to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the team’s work
  • Experience configuring “subscription management software” or “electronic resource management” software to manage data and research acquisition processes

Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area and on-site presence via a hybrid work schedule.

Position: Metadata and Access Services Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)
Location: Federal Reserve Board

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

This entry-level Metadata and Access Services Librarian (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team and help ensure that our research community can find and access important resources in a timely and reliable manner. This librarian will support the maintenance of metadata records within the Federal Reserve Board Research Library’s catalog, document repositories, and taxonomies. In addition, they will be responsible for providing access to data and subscription services and items in off-site storage. One exciting upcoming project for this position is assisting with the cleaning of metadata currently stored in legacy systems and its migration to state-of-the-art data catalog and subscription management software solutions. The librarian will also assist with fielding inquiries at the library’s service desk, circulation duties, and act as a back-up to the library’s technician for serials processing and print collection maintenance.

The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 400 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the resources we manage and provide access to resources are used immediately to brief those charting the course of U.S. monetary policy, including Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents.

Responsibilities

  • Metadata Curation and Maintenance
  • Assist with maintenance of metadata records in the library’s catalogs and repositories, including monitoring the news inbox and resolving metadata error reports from automated system
  • Update internal name authorities and taxonomy databases
  • Support Federal Reserve Board metadata initiatives, including metadata about data asset
  • Resource Access and Collection Services
  • Address informational questions at the library’s service desk
  • Fulfill requests for user access and removals for library subscriptions and data sets
  • Survey end users for feedback pertinent to renewing resources
  • Provide quality control for migration to a new subscription management software tool
  • Provide back up support for physical collection, circulation, and patron account management
  • Process off-site storage and retrieval requests, guided by senior staff
  • Serials and Periodicals Support
  • Provide backup electronic and physical serials support for Library Technician
  • Process claims for all serials, under the Serials Librarian’s direction
  • Troubleshoot complex access problems for e-journals, with guidance from serials librarian
  • Support software applications related to serials-related materials, such as: Table of contents service, newsletter database, speeches database

Qualifications – External
Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or master’s degree in a related field
  • Ability to solve problems independently and collaboratively
  • User-focused with a strong commitment to customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with patrons and colleagues
  • Impeccable attention to detail

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working or interning in a library or other information-oriented institution
  • Experience assisting users with discovery and use of library resources
  • Experience creating, maintaining, and/or analyzing metadata
  • Knowledge of library and/or information management systems, including: integrated library systems (ILS) or library management systems (LMS), research or document repositories, SharePoint
  • Subject matter knowledge of business resources (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting subscription services) is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office productivity software

Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area. Subject to management approval, alternative work arrangements such as part-time telework may be possible.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Digital Services Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $54,000 to $62,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for supporting digital applications, cross-platform integrations, and product management activities at the University of Maryland Libraries. Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Digital Services Librarian actively works with staff throughout the UMD Libraries to gather business requirements for development of new and refined digital library software application features, integrations, and workflows, and provides support and instruction to UMD Libraries’ staff in the installation, development, and use of digital applications. The Digital Services Librarian collaborates closely with staff in the Software Systems Development and Research department to implement new and upgraded applications, perform quality assurance testing, communicate issues clearly, and act as product owner for applications under the Digital Programs and Initiatives portfolio. Serving as a translator and bridge between UMD Libraries staff and technical departments, the Digital Services Librarian will ensure that all parties gain shared understanding of system requirements and project scope. The Digital Services Librarian serves as an active member of Digital Services and Technologies, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; incorporates support for new tools and applications into library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to digital technologies, such as repository development, inclusive design practices and accessibility standards, and project management methodologies like Agile.

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

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/101190. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Library

Job Overview
The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian collaborates with Library and campus stakeholders to build digital collections and to maximize the access, discovery, usability, and preservation of the Library’s repository-based scholarship and digital cultural heritage materials. This position plays an important role in the development, coordination, and management of the Library’s digital repository services. The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian oversees the Library’s digital preservation repository and coordinates digital preservation workflows for digitized and born-digital content. This position supports the planning and implementation of scholarly digital projects and collaborates on digital scholarship initiatives. The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian helps promote digital repository services, digital publishing, and digital initiatives throughout the Library and the University.
Work Interactions
The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian reports to the Head of the Digital Scholarship Services Unit, and works within the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department. This position supervises two FTE staff members as well as one to two student assistant(s). The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian liaises with staff across many of the Library’s units and departments to coordinate and complete projects. The Digital Repository and Preservation Librarian administers institutional repository and digital publishing services for Georgetown faculty, staff, and students through Digital Georgetown and helps support the full lifecycle of digital scholarship projects. This position represents the Digital Scholarship Services Unit and the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services department on task forces, committees, and working groups.
Requirements and Qualifications
Required qualifications:
An ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library or Information Science, or a graduate degree in a related discipline plus equivalent knowledge and experience
At least two years of experience managing digital repository and/or publishing platforms (DSpace, Fedora, Samvera/Hyrax, Open Journal Systems, etc.)
Direct experience with Library-based digital initiatives and services
Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, manage, and implement digital projects and initiatives
Knowledge of digitization standards, digital image file specifications, digital audio and video codecs, and preservation standards for digital objects in a variety of formats
Demonstrated understanding of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, and best practices
Knowledge of metadata standards used in digital Library collections (Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS, etc.)
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Strong analytical, problem-solving, customer service, and project management skills
Ability to effectively communicate technical issues and solutions to a diverse set of stakeholders and the ability to translate user needs into technical requirements
Preferred qualifications:
Experience with collections as data for text mining, network analysis, and other computational research methodologies
Familiarity with APIs for cultural heritage repositories, such as the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)
Experience supervising professional staff and/or student assistants
The anticipated hiring range for this position is $62,050-73,000 annually.
Work Mode Designation
This position has been designated as Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website: https://hr.georgetown.edu/mode-of-work-designation/
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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian Supervisor I (Branch Manager)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $70,509

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer, and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch. The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.
Summary of Duties-The Summary of duties listed is not exhaustive. Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I: Oversees the operation of a branch library. Plans, administers, and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch. Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers. Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community. Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members. Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community. Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications -A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must. Maryland Certification in Library Science required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-A working knowledge of the literature in the subject field(s), both bibliographic and general. Knowledge of the use and operation of automated databases and systems. Ability to provide effective leadership for staff and skill in human relations. Commitment to innovativeand expanding public services in a large metropolitan area. Ability to make long-range plans and carry forth the Library’s objectives. Understanding of library/community relationships, with the ability to interpret and promote them to both organized and informal groups. Written and verbal communication skills.
Salary Range: $70,509.00 Annually
Application Process: Click here to apply Librarian Supervisor I
Special Requests:
Closing Date: Open until filled

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Circulation Assistant Part-Time
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $16,291 – $28,108

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Provide customer service at busy circulation desks; assist library users borrowing and returning items, registering for library cards, and explaining library policies and procedures regarding the use of the library’s facilities and services. Perform clerical functions in support of circulation such as recordkeeping, filing, database maintenance, etc.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or equivalency diploma including basic or introductory technical skills that include computer use and work experience in a capacity involving frequent contact with the public; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment page . Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., November 4, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: November 4, 2022

Position: Access Services Manager
Location: Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head Librarian for the Friedheim Music Library of the Peabody Institute, the Access Services Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all operations related to the effective running of the circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan. This is the sole staff position for the Peabody music library circulation desk and supervises a team of approximately 25 students. Several of the responsibilities are: Administers circulation functions for the Friedheim Music Library in Horizon, the library’s automated system. Represents AFL in university-wide committees related to access services, interlibrary loan, and reserves. Develops, documents, and trains staff on all access services activities including the library management system, course reserves scanning and management, reference services collection processing and binding, and customer service. Designs assessments for all circulation activities and collaborate with the Head Librarian on changes to policies, library hours, and services based on these assessments. Manages the activities of the circulation desk: Interviews, hires, schedules, trains and is the primary supervisor of approximately 25 student assistants. Manages traditional (print and audio-visual) and electronic reserves for Conservatory courses; complies with fair use and copyright guidelines. Oversees lending and borrowing through the Ivy League+ Consortium and traditional interlibrary loan via OCLC’s ILLiad System. Maintains stacks by coordinating shelving, shelf reading, and in-house sewing and binding. Answers basic reference questions and triage complex questions for referral to research and archives staff Pursues job-related training. Assists at circulation desks; may include some night and/or weekend hours.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications – High School Diploma or graduation equivalent. Three year’s experience working in libraries. Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications – Bachelor’s Degree in music strongly preferred. Experience working in a music library strongly preferred.

Salary Range: Starting Pay Range: $17.95 – $25.30/Hour (Commensurate with experience)

Application Process: https://career4.successfactors.com/careers?company=jhu

Special Requests:
Closing Date: Open until filled

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Senior Research Operations Coordinator
Location: Arnold & Porter

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Job Description:
The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Senior Research Operations Coordinator in Washington, DC office. The Senior Research Operations Coordinator works as part of a firmwide team to support the financial functions of Research Operations, including expense accounting, variance reporting, budget data collection, and various invoicing responsibilities.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing the monthly variance process:Assisting the Director with annual budget and revised plan.
Reviewing and recording actual costs in Research Services applications to identify budget variances.
Identifying miscoded expenses and obtaining reclassifications.
Creating monthly variance spreadsheets and preliminary analysis for the Director.
Processing transactional expenses and chargebacks to the appropriate client matter or practice group.
Supporting collection services by performing some or all of the following tasks for the DC office:Participating in collection review projects as assigned.
Establishing and maintaining effective vendor relationships and working with vendors to rectify billing issues.
Processing invoices, recording data in acquisitions databases, and allocating client-matter charges.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or related subject preferred or equivalent experience.
Minimum of two years of experience in a library, preferably law or business.
Strong Excel skills and expert facility with formulas and pivot tables.
Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent organizational skills including the ability to coordinate large amounts of data.
Strong analytical skills and an aptitude working with numbers.
Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and prioritize and manage time effectively.
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
Exceptional client service.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
Proven reliability, dependability, and motivation.
Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.
To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website: https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities

Position: Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications)
Location: Department of Justice, Office of Solicitor General
Salary: $106,823 – $138,868

Full job posting on USAjobs.

The duties and responsibilities for a Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications) generally include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide litigation support for Solicitors General offices on a variety of legal and non-legal databases and provides information in response to a wide range of questions.
Analyze and evaluate information pertaining to legal research of assigned areas, such as international, criminal, and antitrust laws.
Advise on legal memoranda and reports to provide an analysis of the factual and legal issues.
Advice on administrative procedures or appellate policies to include legal interpretations of applicable appellate claims regulations and statutes, past policies of the office, and interpretation of various sections of regulations and statutes.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen or National.
You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check which includes a drug screening.
You may be required to complete a one-year probationary or trial period.
Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
You must meet all eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement and continue to meet these requirements throughout the hiring process. Offers can be rescinded if requirements are not met.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement, at any time, if openings occur in other offices serviced by Justice Management Division, HR Operations.
Financial Disclosure: If selected, you may be required to disclose financial information in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.
If selected you may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.
Qualifications
To qualify for the position of Supervisory Legal Administrative Specialist (Research/Publications), (GS-0901-13), you must meet the required specialized experience specific to the series and grade you are applying to.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for GS-13: I have one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level of Federal service or pay band which includes: conducting supervisory review of appellate briefs (such as In forma Pauperis (IFP) Briefs, Briefs in Opposition (OPS) and AC petitions or Merits Briefs to ensure accuracy of information before submission to US Courts of Appeal or the US Supreme Court; and searching and reviewing legal references, case files and other sources for information required by attorneys or court personnel to ensure legal citation are accurate and properly cited.
In addition to meeting 1 year specialized experience.
Selective Placement Factor: Selective Placement Factors (SPF) are special qualification requirements, in addition to the minimum requirements, that are essential in successfully performing the duties of this job. If SPF experience is not documented in your resume, you will not receive further consideration under this announcement. In addition to the specialized experience requirement listed above, this position has a selective placement factor(s): Experience in cite checking legal references and case files required by attorneys or court personnel.
You MUST meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/28/2022.
Your resume must support your responses to the questionnaire and qualification requirements. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating. See the Required Documents section for important notes about what must be included in your resume.
Education
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Research Specialist
Location: Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Originally posted on AALL Career Center.

Description
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients’ goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.
The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”.
Jackson Lewis P.C. has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Specialist to expand its staff of KM/Info Services professionals in a centralized Reference program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct in-depth research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects for attorneys, paralegals and staff throughout all offices of the Firm.
Use appropriate online and print research resources to provide excellent practice support in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Utilize project management and planning skills to prioritize competing assignments, work within recognized budgetary constraints and consistently meet tight deadlines.
Create and maintain current awareness newsletters and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and special topics.
Serve as KM/Info Services Liaison to several of the firm’s Practice and Industry Groups in order to assist with each group’s broad structure and content-related needs.
Work on special projects as needed.
Requirements
Skills and Educational Requirements:
Master of Library and Information Science degree from accredited institution.
At least two years of Reference/Research experience in law firm library or equivalent.
Thorough knowledge of electronic legal and business products.
Ability to work well both independently and as part of remote/centralized team.
Able to perform at high level under pressure with minimal supervision.
Exceptional critical thinking skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
General understanding of databases and MS Office applications.
Experience with labor and employment law is a plus.
Jackson Lewis understands that embracing our differences makes us a stronger, better firm. We appreciate the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities in which we work. We strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. In furtherance of our culture, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.
Jackson Lewis offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan available
Profit Sharing (after required length of employment)
Flexible Spending & Health Savings Account
Firm-paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Employee assistance program and other firm benefits
Submit cover letter and resume to KMInfoRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com. No calls, please.

Position: Legislative Analyst
Location: Jackson Lewis, P.C.

Originally posted on AALL Career Center.

Description
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients’ goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.
The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”.
Jackson Lewis P.C. has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legislative Analyst to join its staff of KM/Info Services professionals. The Legislative Analyst will coordinate state and local legislative tracking efforts nationwide, including monitoring, tracking, and analyzing pending legislation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluate pending legislation to assess relevance to specific client needs, as well as Firm interest
Review and assess the current legislative climate and assist with the identification of new and trending issues that will have an impact on firm clients
Set up and disseminate legislative alerts pertaining to labor and employment issues
Assist with the preparation of accurate and timely client-facing reports summarizing the status of relevant legislation and analyzing the impact on client policies and procedures
Assist in administration of contracts with legislative data providers, including establishing highest standards to obtain complete, accurate, and timely data
Work with Subject Matter Experts to update and maintain taxonomy of Headings and Tags
Work with internal KM/Info Services and IT teams to assess proper flow of information and functioning of systems
Coordinate firmwide initiative to monitor legislation, including streamlining local office efforts
Assist with maintenance of the Firm’s Employee Leave Legislation Database by identifying pending leave legislation, performing quality checks of vendor-provided data, and updating records to reflect bill status.
Requirements
Skills and Educational Requirements:
At least one year of experience in state or federal legislative tracking and analysis
Master of Library and Information Science degree, with Knowledge Management experience
JD preferred
Related work experience with labor and employment issues preferred
Ability to work at a fast pace under tight deadlines
Capacity to respond to a wide range of inquiries and requests while balancing workload
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Successful candidate will have expert knowledge in the legislative process, including:
Understanding of lawmaking at the federal, state, and local level
Knowledge of and experience with commercial legislative screening and tracking services, e.g., State Net or Statescape
Ability to analyze legislation to identify key issues
Where appropriate, ability to make educated predictions about legislative outcomes
Jackson Lewis understands that embracing our differences makes us a stronger, better firm. We appreciate the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities in which we work. We strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. In furtherance of our culture, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.
Jackson Lewis offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan available
Profit Sharing (after required length of employment)
Flexible Spending & Health Savings Account
Firm-paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Employee assistance program and other firm benefits
Submit cover letter and resume to KMInfoRecruiting@jacksonlewis.com. No calls, please.

Position: Catalog and Metadata Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Salary: $49,000

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

AOK Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, seeks an innovative and collaborative individual to join the Bibliographic and Metadata Services (BMS) department as a Catalog and Metadata Librarian. Duties include a range of cataloging and metadata creation, editing, and maintenance. This is a permanent status-eligible, library faculty position at the rank of Librarian I, which reports to the head of BMS.
Requirements
MLIS/MLS from an ALA-accredited institution (by start of employment).
Experience performing original or copy cataloging or completion of cataloging coursework.
Working knowledge of RDA, MARC bibliographic and authority records, LCSH and LC Classification.
Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously

Position: Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art
Salary: $54,900-$82,300

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

Description
Are you passionate about teaching information literacy?
Do you enjoy looking for new ways to reach students?
Are you invested in critical librarianship, critical pedagogy, or other social justice-oriented work?
Maryland Institute College of Art’s Decker Library in Baltimore is looking for a highly collaborative, self-directed, and engaged librarian to lead MICA’s information literacy program at Decker Library.
Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian develops and supports student information literacy and critical thinking skills in and alongside the curriculum. This position also partners with the Library Director to engage in instructional assessment. The Information Literacy & Instructional Design Librarian also actively participates in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach.
We’re looking for folks who love helping people and are open, transparent, and thoughtful with data, information, ideas, and knowledge. Social justice, diversity, and equity work is not something we just do on the side, but is infused in our everyday work life. Whether it is working with our students and faculty of color, our large international student population, or our LGBTQIA+ students–we strive towards making sure our materials, space, and teaching includes and honors them. The right person will be invested in the well-being of everyone they come in contact with and ready to problem solve, even if you don’t immediately understand the issue at first.
We are committed to providing support for you as well, including:
Financial support to enroll in training and/or attend conferences related to your work.
Support for carefully considered service and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented students and community groups.
Fostering a healthy work/life balance.
Hybrid work: Work on campus when you have to (classes, meetings, desk shifts), work from home when that makes sense.
Pay Grade Scale: $54,900-$82,300
Full Time: 35 hours per week, eligible for up to 2 work from home days per week
Required: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply by October 31st. The start date is negotiable, but ideally before mid-January 2023.
So if you love learning and growing, making change (and waves), and teaching art and design college students, please apply!
Requirements
Minimum qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree is required.
Subject knowledge in art, art history, or design.
Demonstrated experience with user instruction.
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, presentation, and teaching skills.
Exceptional organizational skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to set and keep deadlines.
Demonstrated experience with promoting social justice, equity, and diversity.
Preferred qualifications:
Academic background, coursework, or experience with instructional design concepts.
Demonstrated ability to effectively teach information literacy skills in a classroom setting.

Position: Open Science/STEM Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $54,000-$64,000

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Description
Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the Open Science and STEM Librarian manages a combination of duties and expectations, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. The incumbent’s subject assignment will be Life Sciences. Additionally, the STEM & Open Science Librarian will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, School of Public Health, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians,
the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The STEM & Open Science librarian will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships. The incumbents are active members of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The STEM & Open Science Librarian participates in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.
Requirements
Requirements to not have to be met until hire date in January 2023 or May 2023.
QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)
Required
Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Preferred
Background or experience in life sciences.
Knowledge of relevant online resources and experience with bibliographic management tools.
Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications and open access tools.
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in life sciences or other STEM fields (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other resources).
Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
EDUCATION
Required
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.
Preferred
Significant coursework, bachelor’s degree or second advanced degree in related fields. Life Sciences background preferred.
EXPERIENCE
Required
Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in science disciplines.
Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.
Preferred
Experience in life sciences librarianship.
Experience or aptitude for developing new teaching or research-based programs and services in the assigned disciplines with appeals to diverse audiences.
Experience with designing measures and assessments to
determine value, experience with a variety of assessment tools.
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in assigned disciplines or other related fields (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries, and other resources).
Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications, and open access tools.
One year of experience in an academic research library.
Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status
requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.

Five Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Preservation Technician
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $50,643 – $65,831

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in in the Preservation Research and Testing Division, Preservation Directorate, Discovery And Preservation 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.

Duties

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 housing and building materials used to exhibit, house, or store collections to ensure they meet current Library specifications.

Operates scientific, imaging, monitoring and other data-collection equipment to conduct capture of preservation and technical data on a variety of library materials and scientific reference samples using standard and customized test methods. Conducts post-processing of collected data and files for statistical and comparative analytics and use in reference databases.

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 re-processing data or metadata.

Performs organization, arrangement, and description work on a number of physical and digital 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 moderately complex 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 test methodologies and 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: Library of Congress
Salary: $40,883 – $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Collections Management Team, Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services is seeking a Library Technician. The incumbent services materials from the Division’s collections including the rarities vault. The technician is responsible for the daily file and retrieval of collections materials. The technician answers inquiries regarding the division’s collections, processing projects and procedures, and the status of materials in processing.

Duties

The technician resolves problems related to materials that are difficult to locate. In addition to a thorough knowledge of the division’s collections and processing procedures, the technician also has a comprehensive knowledge of phase conservation procedures and techniques performed in the division. Assists specialists and reference staff in aiding patrons, locating and preparing materials for exhibit and preparing finding aids. Notifies specialists, reference and cataloging team members of new and significant acquisitions and assists senior catalogers by performing preliminary cataloging of specific items and collections. Assists in the training of new technicians and temporary staff assigned to the team.

Follows extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, maintains the collections. Arranges, sorts, and re-shelves materials returned to the stacks according to shelflist order. Continually shelfreads in assigned area to ensure that each item is in proper shelflist order. Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for further determination of disposition. Withdraws materials in need of rebinding and re-labeling, forwarding them for appropriate correction. Effects shifts necessitated by growth of collection. Participates in the maintenance of and preservation of the collections by identifying items in need of preservation/conversation and performing established conservation procedures on items as needed.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, processes library collections. Distinguishes the type of material, and separates and properly distributes all types of library collection items for processing. Completes appropriate forms for accessioning, recording, and statistical reports. Using large bibliographic databases, receives and sorts materials into bound and unbound categories. Checks in materials. Prepares materials for digital conversion or binding. Attaches call numbers. Disposes of items not considered useful for library programs.

Under close supervision, retrieves information from cataloging databases using standard tools in accordance with well-defined procedures. Performs preliminary cataloging of selected materials. Consults the shelflist or the appropriate classification schedule to verify whether the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Completes the subclassification, and establishes the elements of the location symbol to the point at which the call number for each item is unique or places it in conflict with neighboring items. Corrects or updates bibliographic data when needed. Inputs data, such as the completed call number or technician’s charge. Inputs records based on drafts prepared by cataloger. Adds copies to the shelflist file, transcribes the correct call number in the item, adds holdings to the file, and assigns copies to the reference or custodial collections. Records inventory records.

Following extensive library rules, procedures, and operations, retrieves materials in the collections. Applies judgment in retrieving materials. Receives call slips indicating call number, author, title, volume, etc., of materials requested by readers or staff. Draws upon knowledge of the classification system, an understanding of the peculiarities of the system of classification in a particular class, and the meaning of different shelf markers, locates material which may have special requirements such as being in a foreign language. Checks title, author, call number, etc. against call slip. Inserts call slip in the book and necessary routing or other slips as required, and dispatches the requested material. When information is incomplete or inaccurate, seeks assistance and verifies the call number and other indicia in order to locate the item. Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of material returned and re-shelves material appropriately.

Follows well-established procedures and specific instructions from the supervisor, and uses a variety of interrelated steps and procedures to order and process different types of library materials within budget guidelines, comparing prices and services offered by competing vendors. Prepares acquisition requests after reviewing vendors and price lists and ensuring the availability of the correct items. Processes incoming materials and verifies that the correct material has been received and is properly labeled. Prepares items for circulation/distribution.

The position description number for this position is 138278.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Seeking a Lead Library Technician for the Collections Services Division, Global Legal Collection Research Directorate, Law Library. 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.

The incumbent must demonstrate an expert knowledge of the ILS and its modules (acquisitions; serials; cataloging; circulation; and on-line public access); so that they can act as an intermediary on behalf of the Law library collection needs for the Directorate. The incumbent must be able to deal effectively with a wide variety of staff and contractors, in order to plan and coordinate actions to correct or prevent errors, delays, or other complications involved in organizing and processing information.

Incumbent works with materials in all languages, and must be comfortable in working with materials in other alphabets and figures out how to identify and process these materials.

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.

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 material in the ILS. Identifies and processes superseded volumes which have been revised, recompiled or replaced by later dated volumes or editions. Performs primary collection security responsibilities. Including barcoding, inventorying, and status changing both new and retrospective material.

Takes part in ensuring that contractors or employees are directed to appropriate work for completion. Trains contractors and employees on various aspects of their job. Assist with review of staffs’ completed work and contract deliverables.

Identifies, 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, identifies and resolves problems with library materials generated by ongoing inventory and collections improvement programs and special projects.

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.

Accessions one or more special materials. Analyzes each item, interpreting the bibliographic data and determining individual(s) and/or organization(s) having responsibility for a publication, title, subtitle, author statements and other statements defining intellectual responsibility, edition statements, imprints, often from texts in unfamiliar languages. Collates loose issues of foreign legal reformatting into either microfilm or digital content. Processes all incoming microfilm or microfiche into the Law Library collection, following established procedures.

Takes part in ensuring that contractors or employees are directed to appropriate work for completion. Trains contractors and employees on various aspects of their job. Assist with review of contract deliverables.

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 other bibliographic lists.

Maintains an expert working knowledge of the current custodial and processing activities in the Law Library. Also remains alert to changing procedures throughout the library, as well as the location and availability of little-known special collections of processed or partially processed materials that may not be recorded in the principal catalogs of the Law library.

The position description number for this position is 311003.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The position serves as a Supervisory Library Technician for the Collections Management and Retrieval Section in the Researcher and Reference Services Division (RRS).
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 237560.
The incumbent for this position will work a full-time fixed schedule of Monday-Thursday 12:00pm-8:30pm and Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Duties

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-08 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Observes workers’ performance, demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Oversees a staff of Constituent Support Technicians who communicate with a wide variety of patrons with routine and non-routine questions of a complex nature on issues associated with access to items from the Library’s collections. Supervises the staff addressing book-service matters in the general reading rooms. Oversees the resolution of a wide array of collections issues that cannot be addressed by the Constituent Support Technicians, as well as personnel related issues between staff and researchers, or among staff members. Manages requests received through various electronic and print methods, including receipt, response, tracking, and problem solving. Ensures requests are accurately answered in a timely manner. Personally and through subordinate staff, assists patrons with the use of the Library’s resources including the Library’s bibliographic reference sources. Provides training/orientation to researchers in the use of the Automated Call Slip, how to obtain items stored off-site, and follow-up to issues related to Automated Call Slip PIN numbers and other aspects of the system. Coordinates delivery and pick-up services of items requested in the reading rooms to various locations including the Kluge Center, study desks and study shelves.

Trains, monitors, and performs quality control for staff searching requests containing inaccurate and/or incomplete information. As part of the circulation process in the LC ILS, for items that have not previously been linked to an item record in the LC ILS, the necessary holdings and item records must be created. Provides technical assistance where linking is more complex or confusing to the Constituent Support Technicians.

Supervises the work of the day or evening/Saturday hours Constituent Support Technicians addressing requests that cannot be submitted directly by researchers, needing mediation. Primary among these mediated requests are requests for collections stored off-site. Also, oversees the advance reserve program and corresponds in writing with requestors on the results, or where particular issues arise that cannot be satisfactorily addressed by subordinate staff. Serves as an expert in the intricacies of the Library’s catalogs and retrieval tools and uses extensive knowledge of both online databases and manual files to satisfy unusual and complex requests for material from many of the Library’s collections. Establishes liaisons in various areas of processing to assist in successful resolution of collections-related problems.

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

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $94,373 – $122,683

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Data Production Division. The selectee is not required to report to a government office, however, the option to work in one of the Agency offices may be available.

In this position, you will provide expert technical advice, guidance, and coordination for NAL’s Library Services Platform (LSP).

Duties

  • Serving as the LSP systems administrator and main technical lead, the incumbent directs and coordinates testing for new functionality and system upgrades.
  • Evaluating current utilization of systems modules and workflows to recommend modifications to workflows and system configurations as needed to increase efficiency.
  • Acting as liaison between vendor and library staff members to resolve complex problems.
  • Maintaining group and user account management, catalog rules, collection, and UI (user interface) settings, and LSP global functions.
  • Managing incoming data feeds including acquisitions and other data; complex bibliographic, holdings, and item data; and patron data.

Eight Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Director of Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Science and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them. Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversight and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a senior web developer. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.
Responsibilities: Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM. Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects. Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services. Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Senior Web Developer, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives. Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools. Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and
troubleshoot issues. Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets. Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies. Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture. Oversee NNLM Web Working Group. In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives. Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.
Requirements: Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree; Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience. Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multicultural community; Experience working in technology support and/or development; Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills. Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal; Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle
Preferred: Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience developing and supporting database driven applications; Experience managing and developing staff. Demonstrated teaching and training experience. Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries. Comfort with change and experience in change management.
Salary Range: Minimum Salary: $80,000, commensurate with experience
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized. For more information, visit our website
at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access. The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and
Bioinformation Services (CDABS). The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools. Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices. Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
PREFERRED: Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools. Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis. Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices; Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000, minimum – commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. A complete application package must include: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized. For more
information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or
email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university-wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives. As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional
materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science; Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies; Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services; Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups; Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship; Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
Preferred Qualifications-Work experience in academic libraries; Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction; Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology. Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies; Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby; Experience with project management.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000 minimum – commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
Application Process: For more information, visit our website at:
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit
stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Head, Resource Development
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Science and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking faculty librarian to head the Resource Development department. They provide vision and leadership for the ongoing development and management of the UMB Digital Archive and the UMB Data Catalog. As a key member of the Resource Development and Access Division’s management team, this faculty librarian collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL, with stakeholders throughout the University as well as local, regional and national entities. They participate in divisional projects, decision-making, and strategic planning, serve on library-wide committees/task forces, and are expected to be active in the library profession, networking with colleagues at regional and national levels. They demonstrate the ability to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement.
Responsibilities Sets vision and strategies for short and long-term development; Implements and oversees all aspects of development and maintenance; Oversees content organization, presentation, digitization, and accessibility; Works with vendors to troubleshoot issues and incorporate new functionalities; Actively solicits content from various organizations on campus; Collects and evaluates datasets for cataloging from researchers and public repositories; Ensures copyright laws and open access policies are followed; Works with Metadata Management Department in metadata design and creation; Evaluates usage through data analysis and surveys Prepares and presents clear, concise statistical and narrative reports; Promotes services to the UMB community
Requirements: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; Minimum three years of post MLS/MLIS professional library experience; Strong visionary leadership in the areas of responsibility; Demonstrate a mindset to seek continuous innovation as well as hands-on implementation skills; Strong project management skills; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Experience with metadata design and creation; Ability to mentor and motivate others; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Excellent customer service skills; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred: Minimum of two years supervisory experience; Experience in all aspects of the development and management of a digital repository; Experience in migrating digital repositories.
Salary Range: $65,000 minimum, commensurate with experience.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. A complete application package must include A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100-word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. Employment – HSHSL (umaryland.edu) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Research and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Research and Education Librarian is a member of an exceptional team responsible for advancing the library’s research support and educational goals. The HSHSL serves the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The faculty librarian in this position will serve as liaison to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD). The successful candidate will assist students, faculty, and staff in the areas of research support, evidence-based practice, information literacy, and scholarly communication. They collaborate with the eight-member Research and Education Services (RES) department and colleagues Library-wide to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. In addition to advancing HSHSL and UMSOD priorities, they engage with the University community and participate in professional and scholarly activities.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated experience working in a service position, either in a library or other setting. Experience in database searching, including familiarity with health sciences databases. Training or experience in teaching to groups, either virtually or in-person. Experience working both in teams and independently. Excellent communication skills.
PREFERRED: Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment. Experience teaching online or in-person to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians. Evidence of professional involvement, service, and/or scholarly activities.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000. minimum, commensurate with experience. This is a permanent status eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized. For more information, visit our website at:
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Research and Education Librarian for ICTR
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Research and Education Librarian to be embedded in the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This Research and Education Librarian position has four primary areas of responsibility: Participate in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profile system. Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR. Reports/data visualizations generated from these activities will be shared with various stakeholders. Develop tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Provide research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with external colleagues and in the CTSA national network. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Two years of experience related to position responsibilities. Experience designing instructional services. Experience delivering presentations. Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus. Experience in program evaluation. Demonstrated evidence of successful project management. Demonstrated service orientation and skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
PREFERRED: Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Knowledge of faculty profiles systems. Experience in using citation metrics tools. Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.
Salary Range: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience. This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae. Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email. A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized.
For more information, visit our website
at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or
email mailto:jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Collection Development Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is responsible for development and maintenance of the library’s collections, ensuring that they are balanced, diverse, and accessible. Oversees the operations of the Materials and Technical Services departments, including systemwide collection development and maintenance, selection, ordering, and cataloging of all materials, oversight of the materials and technical services budget; supervises assigned staff; performs other duties as assigned. At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.
Requirements:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program;
  2. Five (5) years’ experience in a library environment including responsibility for collection development;
    and,
  3. Three (3) years supervisory experience.
    Salary Range: $74,158 annually plus benefits. 37.5 hours per week
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must
    be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 10/28/2022

Position: Technical Services Supervisor
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position, located in our administration offices in New Windsor, ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success. Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other
duties as assigned.
Requirements: Required Education/Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and two (2) or
    more years professional cataloging experience; and,
  2. Two or more years of supervisory experience; or,
  3. Equivalent Degree and six (6) or more years professional cataloging experience; and,
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience.
    Salary Range: $57,934 annually plus benefits; 37.5 hours per week.
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx .
    Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 10/28/2022

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Director of Knowledge Services
Location: Friedman Williams

Friedman Williams is staffing a newly created Director of Knowledge Services with a prominent DC law firm, reporting to the CIO. The qualified candidate will build a team encompassing Knowledge Management, Research, and Library Services. Please send resumes to Jill Tomarken – jtomarken@friedmanwilliams.com
Summary: This role is responsible for the development of a comprehensive knowledge management strategy and leads efforts to capture, retain, and reuse existing internal knowledge through the application of legal technology and innovative solutions. This position is also responsible for the overall management of the Library and Research Services team and ensures the alignment of research, reference, and competitive intelligence activities with firm business needs.

Director of Knowledge Services

Our client, a leading Washington, DC law firm is seeking a Director of Knowledge Services. This role is responsible for the development of a comprehensive knowledge management strategy and leads efforts to capture, retain, and reuse existing internal knowledge through the application of legal technology and innovative solutions. This position is also responsible for the overall management of the Library and Research Services team and ensures the alignment of research, reference, and competitive intelligence activities with firm business needs. This position is eligible to participate in the firm’s flexible work program.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Knowledge Services
•Develop and implement measures to leverage, repurpose, and retain existing internal knowledge and streamline processes to increase efficiency and client value
•Supervise Knowledge Services team members in the collection and management of firm matter data, exemplar documents, and the development of procedures and quality controls in connection with knowledge management systems and platforms
•Working with practice group leaders, develop and deliver strategic plans that promote the retention and sharing of institutional knowledge, processes, and expertise that improve attorney productivity
•Provide strategic direction for the implementation of processes and technologies that aid in enterprise search, experience management, legal research, work-product retrieval and reuse, legal workflow automation, collaboration, standardization, and other knowledge related activities
•Gather, track, and evaluate usage statistics to track adoption of knowledge management solutions and tools
•Support the design, development, and implementation of technologies and tools to deliver data and research insights to lawyers and/or clients
•Develop and implement business intelligence technologies and processes to support the firm’s strategic initiatives
•Build relationships with administrative department leaders to assist with operational initiatives that could benefit from knowledge management solutions and collaboration
•Ensure that the firm’s Knowledge Services strategy promotes efficiency, innovation, collaboration, consistency, and quality standards
•Collaborate with internal IT team members on the selection and implementation of technologies to support the firm’s knowledge management efforts, including intranets, practice portals, extranets, drafting tools, and document automation solutions
•Partner with departmental teams to facilitate training and develop and support a culture of knowledge management and sharing
•Develop and maintain relationships with vendors
•Responsible for budget development and contract negotiations with external vendors

Library and Research Services
•Provide strategic management and oversight over research and reference activities supporting legal, business, and competitive intelligence efforts to ensure that the firm’s business needs are supported
•Manage overall budget and expenses

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•When appropriate, assists with recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training new staff in the department
•Oversees the daily workflow of team members
•Provides staff with constructive and timely performance feedback and evaluations
•Handles disciplinary process, including escalating employment matters to the head of the department and the Director of Human Resources when necessary
•Provides leadership and mentoring to staff, including on-going performance management, feedback and coaching, identification of training opportunities, and preparation of career development plans

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
•Knowledge of services used to support legal and business research
•Demonstrates understanding of legal work product, concepts, and processes to ensure that the knowledge resources and systems support the way the lawyers work and are tailored to specific practice group needs
•Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills and ability to synthesize and clearly communicate complex issues or ideas to varying audiences
•Must demonstrate critical thinking, creative problem-solving and decision-making skills
•Ability to exercise sound judgement and decision-making abilities
•Project and process management experience
•Excellent organizational and time-management and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage and implement multiple initiatives simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
•Displays high attention to detail in work product
•Strong diplomatic skills, collegiality, and emotional intelligence with the ability to work effectively across all levels of the firm
•Possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills for management, training, delegation, and performance coaching
•Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials
•Flexibility and willingness to respond to issues during and outside of core business hours

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
•Bachelor’s degree required. Masters of Information Science, MBA, or related discipline highly preferred. JD a plus.
•Minimum ten (10) years plus of relevant experience. Previous experience in a law firm required.
•Previous experience with knowledge management solutions and technologies, such as collaboration solutions, intranets, dashboards, research and reference products, automated forms, contract management, enterprise search, document assembly, legal project management, and experience management
•Demonstrated leadership experience, including supervising a team

Seven Positions: Maryland and Delaware

Position: Librarian (Collection Management & Acquistions)
Location: Naval Academy
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681992600

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN (COLLECTION MANAGEMENT & ACQUISITIONS) in the NIMITZ LIBRARY of the NAVAL ACADEMY.

Duties

You will develop and maintain a collection of materials so the library is current.
You will develop plans for library acquisitions, audiovisuals, and collection organization to enhance the library resources program.
You will manage projects and guide staff to successfully complete work.
You will study problems or processes to provide input on potential solutions and implements corrective actions.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11673861

Position: Biomedical Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $61,947 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library to enjoy local remote telework from Bethesda, MD as an information consultant and library instructor for NIH and Health and Human Services (HHS) researchers and policymakers. Specialize in services like scholarly communication, data services, bibliometrics, drug information, and/or evidence synthesis. Collaborate to develop and deliver quality information services to 27 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, plus HHS groups working to enhance public health and advance science. View this Introduction to the NIH Library.

If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. These opportunities will be available on USAJOBS.gov for ten calendar days in October. The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.

The NIH is the world’s largest medical research facility, and we are seeking applications from exceptional candidates for two Biomedical Librarian positions at the NIH Library (Office of Research Services, Division of Library Services):

Librarian (Biomedical) GS-1410-9/11/12 FPL 13 announcement; dates: 10/14/2022-10/24/2022

Merit announcement: # NIH-ORS-MP-23-11668300 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681720600

DE announcement: # NIH-ORS-DE-23-11668256 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681698500

  • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers.
  • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
  • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians, and staff.
  • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources.
  • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians, and staff in using library products and services.
  • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’ information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs.
  • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine.
  • If you are selected at the GS-9, or GS-11, you will essentially perform the same duties as those described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.
  • For more information on the NIH Library, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/.

A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a 401k equivalent savings plan.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Position: Library Associate – Special Collections University Archives
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

This position works as part of the team that cares for, manages, and promotes Towson University’s Special Collections and University Archives by providing access to records of enduring value. Under the leadership of the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), this position cultivates outward-facing relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and independent scholars by assisting with and/or conducting research to fulfill reference questions, engaging in a range of outreach activities, and increasing the discoverability of and access to historic, manuscript, and archival research materials via digitization, metadata creation, and digital preservation strategies.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with the web archiving program using Archive-It and Conifer software. Ingest and create metadata for born digital and digitized material into our digital collections platform, Quartex. Assist with the preservation of physical and digital collections materials. Digitize documents, photographs, and other materials. Assist with developing and maintaining digital collections landing pages, digital exhibits, social media posts, and other web content. Provide direction to student assistants working on digitization projects. Participate in outreach efforts for SCUA, including exhibits, displays, presentations, events, and web features. Collaborate with SCUA colleagues to develop digital components of exhibits and displays. Participate in the preparation of materials for SCUA instruction sessions in collaboration with departmental staff. Responsible for submission aspects of the institutional repository MD-SOAR. Reformatting published materials from their published version to their pre-published version. Cleaning up accessibility errors/warnings in submitted files. Upload content and enter metadata for submissions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of experience in a library setting or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and user satisfaction.
  • Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University and external scholars.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value and importance of the use of primary sources in research and education.
  • Strong attention to detail; analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to synthesize information into a broad context.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with departmental staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when working with sensitive or private information in keeping with state and federal guidelines.
  • Flexibility in a changing technological environment.

Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position Summary:

The Senior Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a Level II due to collection size, special collections and services, number of branch staff, and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  • Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  • Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  • Oversees, plans and implements adult services;
  • Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  • Works the informational desks in the Adult department;
  • Prepares reports as directed;
  • Coordinates and leads the system-wide Library Information Services Training (LIST) for new reference staff;
  • Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  • Provides oversight for special services, departments, collections and resources;
  • Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  • Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  • Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  • Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  • Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  • May act as supervisor of a team or workgroup and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  • Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  • Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  • Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of training methods and technologies;
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of childrens, teens and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  • Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  • Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  • Ability to engage with customers in a diplomatic and empathetic manner;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  • Ability to develop and implement programs in childrens, teens and adult services
  • Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  • Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  • Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

  • Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts;
  • Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  • Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time;
  • Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time;
  • Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations;
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  • Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Senior Branch Manager. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

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

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

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

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

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

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

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