Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Collections Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and organized self-starter to join the Collections and Access Services Department which includes Acquisitions and Cataloging. Duties include purchasing, receiving, and cataloging library materials along with coordinating projects. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration across library units to make material available and discoverable in support of our patrons’ teaching, learning, and research needs. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Places, records, and tracks orders of material in integrated library management system;
  • Manages print journal and book series subscriptions;
  • Receives and pays invoices, conducting regular reconciliation tasks to ensure record accuracy;
  • Manages receipt of library content purchases and transfers to other units for processing;
  • Performs copy cataloging as assigned;
  • Participates in gathering usage statistics and performing data analysis;
  • Coordinates unit projects for timely and accurate completion, including but not limited to
  • Transition to automated book purchasing service (GOBI);
    • Review, analysis, and cleanup of book series subscriptions; and
    • Journal and book stacks collection refresh;
    • Assists in managing student worker assignments;
  • Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technology Specialist
Location: Montgomery College, Germantown & Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College (MC), Office of Library Services located in Germantown & Rockville, MD, has need for two full-time Library Technology Specialist, positions #S03781 & #S03782. These are Grade 21, non-exempt level, bargaining positions. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work secondary jobs at the College. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Under general supervision/direction, incumbent provides technical, access and navigational support for public computer workstations and related equipment in the Library, assistive technology for students with disabilities, and may provide access services support.

Contacts for this position include students, faculty, staff, OIT, vendors and general public to support learning, coursework and other educational interests.

Job Description
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists students and other library patrons with hardware, software, computing skills, Microsoft Office, printing system, laptops, mobile devices, networks, accessing library resources, wireless access, and printing or downloading results in support of college instruction or general information requirements.
  • Diagnoses and resolves, with OIT as necessary, Monitor PC/workstations to ensure continuous availability.
  • Researches and recommends new technology in order to enhance library services.
  • Coordinates implementation of new technology with library staff and campus partners.
  • Acts as a liaison between the library and OIT.
  • Coordinates with OIT and vendors on hardware and equipment maintenance.
  • Assists OIT in implementing new, and upgrades to, existing systems/technologies.
  • Works with Assistive Technology for training or services.
  • Creates training/instruction materials regarding the use of library services and digital technologies.
  • Provides technology training to students.
  • Instructs library staff in new library technologies and troubleshooting skills.
  • Provides technical support to users with learning disabilities, or visual, auditory or mobility needs.
  • Coordinates with the College’s Disability Support Services to ensure DSS hardware/software is available and current to support users.
  • Performs other duties as assigned..

Position: Librarian III, Social Science Librarian for Anthropology, Sociology and Area Studies
Location: Homewood Campus, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,282-$81,431

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

General Summary/Purpose:

The Social Sciences Librarian supports the research and teaching needs of faculty and students in Anthropology, Sociology, and area studies (i.e., Latin America, Islamic and/or Jewish Studies.) The Social Sciences Librarian develops and maintains high quality outreach to the faculty and students in assigned departments; creates and delivers innovative and effective instructional resources (workshops, class sessions, course pages, research guides) to enhance learning and research skills; provides support for global research and information in assigned subject areas; participates in general and specialized reference services (in-person consultations, phone, email, chat) including some weekend work; and collaborates with other librarians to support identification and use of secondary data sets.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze trends in assigned departments’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Support quantitative research methods across the social sciences using statistical sources such as the American Community Survey (ACS), Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and the Current Population Survey (CPS).

Position: Librarian III
Location: Homewood Campus, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695 to $80, 628

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections. S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Resource Description & Acquisition Supervisor
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College (MC), Office of Library Services located in Rockville, MD, has need for a full-time Resource Description & Acquisitions Supervisor, position #S03129. This is a Grade 23, exempt level, non-bargaining position. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Under supervision and/or direction, responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities and functions for college-wide acquisitions, cataloging, and processing of print and non-print library assets.

Contacts are with library management and staff, students, vendors, contractors, HRSTM, Office of Procurement staff and Office of Business Services staff.

Job Description
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise day-to-day operations of College Library cataloging and classification functions across all campuses.
  • Works with the Associate Director to develop and implement policies, procedures and short- term objectives.
  • Implement workflow processes and assigns work; prioritizes assignments/projects to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Train, develop and evaluate staff.
  • Establish performance expectations.
  • Ensure compliance with College policies and procedures.
  • Advise Associate Director of work priorities and project status.
  • Develop and implement procedures for timely and efficient cataloging, and processing of materials by staff.
  • Manage bibliographic data in the various library systems.
  • Utilize OCLC Connexion to download, set and update bibliographic holdings.
  • Keep abreast of cataloging standards and processes in libraries, including AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and managing local authority and subjects records.
  • Collaborate with the Library management team and staff on workflow processes and issues, and ensure completion of tasks, projects and initiatives.
  • Manage quality control of integrated library system database.
  • Manage automated import files within the library systems, including batched Marc loads, and EOD (embedded order data) and EDI (electronic data interchange) loads.
  • Supervise day-to-day Library acquisition functions/activities.
  • Manage vendor relations; negotiates invoicing and payment.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of acquisition budgets.
  • Oversee supplies, furniture, and equipment requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Five Positions: Washington DC & Virginia

Position: Reference/Business & Finance Librarian
Location: George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/business & finance librarian position to begin as early as September 3, 2019. The librarian in this position will provide research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons.


-Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons;

-Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed;

-Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources;

-Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research support to faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law Business and Finance Law Program and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities;

-Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups;

-Drafts, revises, and contributes to print and online research guides, bibliographies, and other specialized finding aids and publications;

-Maintains expertise in both general law and domestic business and finance law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study;

-Participates in collection development activities relating to domestic business and finance law, which includes selecting new materials, monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures, reviewing gifts, and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials;

-Plans and mounts library exhibits;

-Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary; and

-Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Collections Services Section of the Asian Division, Collection and Services Directorate, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Identifies and removes items suspected of containing errors in labeling and/or cataloging and forwards items for appropriate correction. Learns how to follow routine retention/discard procedures.

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

Performs interlibrary loan functions by searching guides and shelves for material going out on loan. Examines condition of materials returned and re-shelves material appropriately.

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

Assists the library clientele in the use of library resources by locating materials; showing users how to find items in the public access catalog, periodical index, electronic storage files, and other finding aids. Learns to answer a wide range of ready reference questions. Uses knowledge of publication formats in foreign languages and of Romanization tables to perform duties involving several major Asian languages, such as serials check-in or locating requested material for loan to other libraries.

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

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

Determines and performs basic rehousing of the Library’s collection materials. Follows the standard procedures to route materials for repair, housing, binding, or reformatting. Works in cooperation with supervisors and other specialists to ensure that collections are properly prepared for treatment, transport, and disposition. Performs preliminary routines needed to identify and refer materials ready for binding; this includes being able to sort materials in a variety of formats and languages.

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

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Fleet Forces Command
Salary: $69,581 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a Librarian in the Office of the Deputy Superintendent, Office of the Superintendent of NAVOBSERV.


  • You will assist in directing library services to include administration, policies, facilities, hours of operation and budget.
  • You will provide guidance for reference services using electronic databases, technical literature, bibliographies in the subject field.
  • You will analyze astronomical research requirements using an on-line astronomical literature database.
  • You will participate in and contribute to local library organizations, specialized committees and other societies.

Position: Reference and Faculty Services Librarian
Location: George Mason Law Library at Scalia Law School, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


This position reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. The incumbent is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all library services to faculty, as well as providing professional library services to students, staff, faculty and alumni. Responsibilities include reference and research services, law student instruction, management of the faculty liaison program, and other duties as assigned.


  • Provide general reference services by e-mail, telephone, and in-person to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Prepare instructions and research guides (both online and print) to support instruction and reference services;
  • Oversee and coordinate liaison services to faculty, adjunct faculty and law reviews.
  • Provide liaison services to designated full-time faculty members:
  • Provide online searches for faculty and facilitate copying of cases, articles and other library materials upon request;
  • Assist faculty with locating print materials in the collection or by ILL or purchase, and also provide assistance in the use of electronic databases;
  • Work as a liaison to teaching faculty in the identification, evaluation, and selection of library materials;
  • Create and update faculty and adjunct profiles, biographies, and CVs on the Law School website, as needed. Make other updates as requested;
  • Assist with other liaison responsibilities as needed;
  • Serve as coordinator of the law school’s working paper series on the Social Science Research Network and HeinOnline Author Profiles. Submit and keep updated faculty research papers for online publication and distribution; monitor usage statistics associated with faculty publications; and post original papers to the law school website;
  • Post on the law school website prior to each semester course syllabi, assignments, and related course descriptions and materials for all law school classes and assist faculty in the use of TWEN;
  • Assist with legal instruction in the LRWA (Legal Research, Writing and Analysis) program; lecture in selected law school classes on the use of legal and/or historical electronic databases; and participate in other workshops and instructional sessions as needed;
  • Oversee the maintenance of the law school’s electronic file of Supreme Court records and briefs;
  • Participate in collection development, including reviewing both print and electronic materials for selection;
  • Obtain Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law passwords for faculty, adjuncts, and staff. Oversee and monitor password lists for those categories of users in Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law to keep them current;
  • Coordinate with GMU paralegal class instructors to provide appropriate library services and tours, as needed;
  • Participate in professional development including attending conferences and meetings of national, state and regional professional associations. Serve on library and university committees; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Position: Associate Director
Location: George Mason Law Library at Scalia Law School, Arlington, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.


1. Train, supervise, and evaluate all public services personnel, which includes the Reference Librarian, the Research Services Librarian, the Reference & Outreach Librarian, the Reference & Faculty Services Librarian, the Research Services Specialist, the Circulation Manager, and part-time wages and student circulation assistants.

2. Train, supervise, and evaluate the library Administrative Assistant.

3. Oversee day-to-day operations of library public services, including circulation, reference, inter-library loan, collection maintenance, and instructional services. Coordinate departmental projects and initiatives.

4. Serve on the Collection Development Committee with other professional librarians to evaluate, update, and implement collection development policies, and identify titles for selection, cancellation, and weeding.

5. Provide direct liaison support to law school faculty, including assistance in the use of print an electronic resources, preparation of bibliographies, and facilitation of inter-library and document delivery.

6. Teach legal research as part of the two-year LRWA program, including instruction in both print and electronic resources. Participate in other bibliographic instruction classes including substantive law classes, orientation, and library tours. Participate in LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training.

7. Serve as Human Resources Liaison for the law library. Coordinate recruitment and orientation of all new classified staff and administrative faculty through eWork. Approve all wage and work-study hiring in Banner HR.

8. Coordinate all public services statistics for reporting purposes to accrediting organizations.

9. Approve and monitor non-book purchases in eVA and Bank of america.

10. Oversee all facilities and housekeeping issues.

11. Participate in professional development activities, library committees, law school, and university activities.

12. Other duties as assigned.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Executive Director
Location: Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Washington County Free Library (WCFL) seeks a progressive and dynamic leader with vision and proven collaborative management experience to take executive-level responsibility for an innovative public library system centered in a diverse urban core but also servicing both small town and rural communities.

WCFL provides library services to a population of 150,000 through seven branches and a bookmobile. The Central Library is open seven days a week, with the remaining branches open various hours. WCFL has 61 FTE staff and an FY 2019 budget of 4.9 million. The system has 87,167 card holders and circulated 1,012,039 items in FY 2018. As the designated state regional library for Western Maryland, WCFL oversees service enhancements to all three public library systems serving the three counties located in Western Maryland.

Salary is negotiable from $105,000, based on education and experience; excellent benefits package.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and must be eligible to obtain a Maryland Public Library Director certificate. Additional formal coursework in public administration/management is desirable. A minimum of ten years of public library experience with at least five years in a managerial/administrative capacity is preferred.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated library leadership and management achievements including finance and budget management; experience working with a policy-making board and elected officials; the ability to support and promote organizational values including innovation, trust, staff participation and team management; the ability to maintain a safe and secure library environment for staff and customers; the ability to work collaboratively with stake holders and public officials; is forward-thinking and has a positive track record in forecasting, strategically directing and implementing change; and, a broad knowledge of current library practice and information technology.

Applications received by August 1, 2019 will receive first consideration; however, recruitment is open until filled. Inquiries are welcome. Please call Frances Lockley, Human Relations at 301-739-3250 ext. 162 or
Full-time applicants must submit a completed application for employment, cover letter, and resume.

Position: Head, Resource Sharing & Reserves (Librarian (Open Rank))
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves’ primary area of responsibility is for vision, planning, and oversight of the Resource Sharing and Reserves unit. As such, the librarian works with the unit staff to set lending, borrowing, and reserves policies; establishes and continually refines workflows and procedures; pursues greater system automation and interoperability; hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and mentors staff; manages budgets for interlibrary loan, copyright, and student labor and assistance (L&A); and upholds resource sharing agreements with strategic partners. The librarian evaluates and promotes interlibrary loan and reserves services and develops new services as needed. In addition, the librarian works with the USRS department director, other USRS unit managers, and branch library supervisors to enhance cooperation and provide user services that are intuitive, seamless, and accessible.

The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves is an active member of the Public Services Division (PSD), contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other PSD units (e.g., Research and Learning Services) and with other units in the Libraries (e.g., Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS), Collections Strategies and Services (CSS)). The librarian will also collaborate with university and external partners, such as the campus Division of Information Technology (DivIT), User Services Advisory Group (USAG) of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Interlibrary Loan Coordinators.

Position: Preservation Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries Preservation Department is responsible for the care and conservation of the Libraries general and special collections across formats. It binds, repairs, replaces, and reformats general collections material, and conserves special collections. Preservation also manages the Libraries disaster response and recovery efforts, monitors special collections environments and initiates corrective action, and prepares special collections materials for digitization. The incumbent librarian will act as the department’s registrar and will be responsible for managing the department’s conservation lab. S/he will develop policies and procedures in her/his area of responsibility, and will participate in overall department management; will participate in planning, establishing, and achieving department goals and objective; may take a leadership role in a variety of projects; and perform simple to moderately complex treatments of collections. S/he works closely with faculty and staff throughout the library at all levels in support of the collection and its preservation, and participates in committees and group activities in the department, the division, the Libraries, and the University.

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: Wicomico Public Libraries, Wicomico County, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Wicomico Public Libraries are seeking to fill the following positions: Branch Assistant; Circulation Manager; Events & Development Manager; and STEAM Instructor – Part Time. The application and job announcements can be found here.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Researcher
Location: White & Case, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Position Summary
The Senior Researcher in our Washington DC office is part of a global Knowledge team and provides substantive research and insight for client work and business development efforts. Specialized knowledge and research expertise to support the Washington office practices, including in the areas of Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, M&A. The Senior Researcher provides strategic research related to markets, industries, and competitors. Coordinates and conducts attorney training on research tools and methodology, as well as participating in broader department strategic initiatives. As part of a centralized global research team, the Senior Researcher in Washington collaborates with colleagues to provide research across White & Case offices. The Senior Researcher leads project teams, train and mentor colleagues, and triage requests as needed.

Position:Library Assistant
Location: Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Library Assistant will conduct domestic and international legal, non-legal, corporate, due diligence, and business development research. The candidate must demonstrate: strong research and technology skills, experience in a law/corporate library setting, ability to assist in developing/maintaining the Library’s technology and print applications, ability to assist Library users to appropriate sources, experience performing Conflicts research, and an understanding of the ethical issues involved.

The Library Assistant is expected to be a positive role model and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s clients, attorneys, advisors, and staff, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.

Position: Certified Library Professional
Location: “Government Customer”, Washington, DC
Salary: $90,000.00 – $120,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

PacArtic is looking for a Certified Library Professional to support our government customer in the Washington, DC metro area.

We offer competitive compensation and an extraordinary benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401K with company matching, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, three weeks paid time off, and more.

The Librarian will be providing information retrieval services and perform electronic records searches in support of FOIA and other requests. The purpose of the work is to provide expertise in organizing, accessing, and disseminating legal and policy information in specialized subject areas to meet the needs of the IPS user community. The librarian formulates search strategies to retrieve information from IPS’s databases and collaborative tools (e.g. Boolean.)

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician (Office Automation)
Location: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year
Position Closes 6/28/2019

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


  • You will use library functions to maintain and locate information.
  • You will use automated computer systems to ensure proper maintenance of records and files.
  • You will perform library functions, services, and practices to explain terminology, content, and the classification scheme for library users.
  • You will answer reference or selective reference questions pertaining to specific areas of interest.

Position: Informationist (Librarian III)

Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695.00 – $80,695.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated support to assigned public health and clinical departments to support the research life cycle
  • Develop, implement and promote educational programming, for in-person and online course-integrated instruction, orientations, and workshops.
  • Contribute to the library’s support of expert-level reviews, including systematic reviews by leading effective project consultations and participating in research projects as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively to conduct and present library research based on services, education, and outreach developed in their role.
  • Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation 
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities
  • Serve on library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
  • Work on additional initiatives dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise

Position: Librarian III Access Services and Electronic Resources Coordinator
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695.00 – $80,628.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Leads the development of acquisition policies, procedures, and workflows
  • Manages access to collection resources to ensure continuity, viability, and sustainable access
  • Coordinates collection development activities in conjunction with the Associate Director
  • Manages an annual collections budget for the Welch Library of $4.4 million
  • Directs the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources
  • Collaborates with other institutional libraries, financial teams, procurement offices, and legal counsel to effectively and efficiently acquire resources
  • Team Lead for coordinating access resolution and electronic resources acquisitions
  • Establishes effective business relationships with current and prospective publishers, subscription agents, electronic resources vendors, and consortia
  • Trains and mentors staff to ensure effective operations and build understanding of evolving practices, trends, and standards
  • Interacts regularly with Informationists to assess collections adjustments, cancellations, or additions
  • Primary link with the library’s IT group in support of online access for both on-campus and remote access
  • Enhance expertise in all aspects of e-resource management through participation in workshops, webinars, professional associations / networks and continued awareness of the scholarly research process

Position: Library Clerk
Location: “Federal Agency Information Center,” Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


  • Create and maintain spreadsheets supporting collection development activities
  • Search the web, agency’s catalog and bibliographic utilities to identify potential additions to the agency’s collection
  • Update agency’s databases
  • Import/upload materials to the agency’s databases
  • Verify and correct broken URLs for online materials
  • Coordinate and ship donations of the agency’s surplus books to tribal colleges

Position: Circulation Supervisor
Location: Calvert Library Prince Frederick, MD
Salary: $49,231 to $56,493

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We seek an enthusiastic, open-minded, intrinsically-motivated individual who works well independently and collaboratively to lead our Circulation Department and all staff at the circulation desk in providing excellent customer service to our customers.
If you embody Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining Calvert Library as the full-time Circulation Supervisor of our main library.

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

Interested candidates should complete an application online by July 15, 2019 at

Position: Assistant Circulation Services Manager
Location: Essex Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $34,068-$52,508

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:

  • Under the general direction of the Circulation Services Manager, assists in the overall operations of the Circulation Department in a branch library
  • Participates in the supervision, training, and performance evaluation of circulation staff
  • Assists the Circulation Manager in development and implementation of circulation practices that are aligned with BCPL customer service expectations
  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions
  • As a member of the library management team; plans, organizes, and communicates workplace changes required of the Library
  • Uses management and technology tools to improve efficiency and ensure excellent customer service
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles security issues and emergency situations as necessary
  • Actively participates on system-wide committees and promotes the Library in the community

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $69,581 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as an informationist. If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or research biomedical library setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit


  • 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

Position: Library Manager II
Location: Catonsville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $70,325-$109,068

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director, manages the day-to-day operations including circulation, information, programming, and outreach services.
  • Serves as the branch leader in gaining commitment for BCPL’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library service, and communicating a shared vision for standout user experiences.
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration, and the community.
  • Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating the work performance of staff.  Creates a work environment that fosters continuous improvement and values teamwork.  Demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth and supporting system-wide succession planning efforts.
  • Seeks to make a distinctive and lasting impact on the community by engaging with customers and stakeholders to ensure that BCPL delivers on its mission.
  • Engages in direct public service and develops and maintains a through understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles building and security issues.
  • Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the library in the community.
Job Requirements:
  • MLS from and ALA accredited school and comprehensive knowledge of public library operations acquired through five years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library and three years of supervisory experience.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using various technologies including Polaris, online databases, E-books, and Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with customers, co-workers and community groups.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds and pus or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout the system and work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends.
  • Must pass a post-offer criminal background screening.

Please Note: This position closes on July 11, 2019.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position:Technical Services/Digital Services Librarian
Location: Venable LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Venable LLP is seeking a Technical/Digital Services Librarian to assist with the management of digital and print library resources firm-wide. This person will be based in our Washington, DC headquarters.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Ordering and managing print materials for numerous firm libraries
  • Coordinating all technical services tasks related to print materials
  • Developing and maintaining, digital content, as well as, all elements of the library portal on the firm’s intranet
  • Cataloguing all new materials added to the firm-wide library collection. Processing books and serials in the library system
  • Maintaining and updating procedures/policies manual for circulation and acquisitions 

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • Minimum of three – five years of experience as a digital and technical services librarian
  • Technical skills to monitor system integrity of library-based products and prepare reports on system status; Sydney Enterprise experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to catalogue all new library materials and manage the maintenance and upkeep of libraries

If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals that are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today!

Position: Cataloging Policy Specialist
Location: Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in Library Services. The Cataloging Policy Specialist functions at an expert level in applying knowledge of the principles and rules for cataloging and for the development of RDA: Resource Description and Access and/or the Library of Congress subject headings and classification systems.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Writes and/or edits information on PSD programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area and/or a format area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project. Writes reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and operational documents that are analytically sound and logically presented in their first drafts and that accurately reflect LC cataloging policy and procedures.

Serves as an expert in the development of cataloging criteria for cataloging and classifying highly specialized or new and changing fields of knowledge. Participates actively in developing national policies for all major cataloging programs and activities that expand the national bibliographic and authority control structures Included in this developmental work are contributions to necessary documentation in a systematic effort to promote the national program or activities and disseminate information about the policies formulated for them. Is an authoritative spokesperson on cataloging policies or plans for policies. Organizes and conducts discussions on cataloging matters in meetings with catalogers and supervisors, cataloging division chiefs, and other Library officials. Reviews proposals for changes/additions to basic documents or to the principles on which these documents are based while considering the impact on existing policy and existing records. Advises and guides other experienced catalogers and supervisors. Resolves most technical cataloging problems and advises catalogers and revisers in the application of rules. Through a variety of channels, conducts literature searches to determine appropriate degree of expansion. Interprets present and past cataloging rules.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library.

Organizes, develops, and schedules training projects for a wide variety of subjects. Develops realistic goals for the training session. Develops, prepares, and presents online or classroom instruction that is well-conceived and effective. Designs, develops and provides a wide variety of training tools aimed at a diversified audience with varying levels of sophistication. Develops individualized training plans and training manuals. Provides technical guidance to lower-graded staff. Offers constructive criticism on ways to improve performance, including materials preparation and practices. Prepares well-researched, timely reports and recommendations on polices affecting the training group. Maintains awareness of current advances in training methods. Analyzes trainees’ or cohorts’ comments and questions; then suggests new strategies to accommodate those issues. Provides technical expertise in a specific subject area and/or format.

Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects. Directs and shapes the character and overall nature of projects. Oversees projects from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Coordinates the work of others for specific tasks for the completion of product development, marketing projects, public programs, or other events. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Manages a variety of functions simultaneously and with flexibility to work under competing demands and deadlines. Serves on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

Position: Web Services and Discovery Services Manager
Location: American University, Washington, DC
Salary Range: $70,621.00 – $74,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.


The Web Services and Discovery Manager is responsible for the Library’s website and integrated web services, discovery service (Primo VE) and the user experience. The incumbent will implement, customize, and integrate web applications for the Library website. Develop or support applications to optimize discoverability of third-party research content. Develop systematic processes for website usability testing. Works closely with campus partners and stakeholders to ensure that the design, delivery, and operation of web services are optimal and in support of the needs of American University Library. Ensures website is responsive and accessible.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • 5 years’ experience of progressively responsible experience including building or designing solutions for web based technology, working with cross functional teams, participating in project development, and leading progressively complex projects.
  • 3 years’ experience managing a library discovery service (Primo or Primo VE preferred)
  • Knowledge of current web innovations, technologies and best practices in web design, and web application security concepts, and web services with HTML, CSS JavaScript, and server side languages.
  • 2 years’ experience utilizing latest web standards and design practices, including HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, and JavaScript libraries (e.g., SQL, jQuery)
  • Experience developing user-centered applications integrating RESTful API’s
  • Experience with project lifecycles, source code management, and code reviews
  • Knowledge of current best practices in user experience and usability, accessibility, and Section 508 compliance
  • Experience with databases, preferably Oracle and MS SQL Server or similar experience with usability testing
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to demonstrate past success working with multiple stakeholders in ways that were both inclusive and data-driven.