Eleven Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Bilingual – Spanish)
Location: National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $83,398 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
If you have experience managing scientific databases and information systems and are fluent in English and Spanish, both written and spoken, and have experience writing, editing, analyzing and translating health information in both languages and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine, Division of Library Operations.

Responsibilities
Project lead, MedlinePlus en español:

Description of job: Provides leadership and direction, as well as maintenance of daily operations, for the MedlinePlus en español website. Maintains advanced knowledge of consumer health, health literacy, and electronic information delivery. Works closely to plan and synchronize content between and Spanish and English versions of MedlinePlus. Coordinates contractor staff, assigning tasks and performing quality control for deliverables. Serves as the primary editor for the project’s Spanish-language social media feeds and Newsletter. Establishes and enforces translation standards and vocabulary for MedlinePlus en español. Manages other translation-related tasks and requests from inside and outside NLM, including evaluating translations from licensed content vendors and the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Biological Science)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located with the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information and Customer Services Branch, Information Products Division in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as Coordinator of Agriculture & Natural Resources and is responsible for developing policy and for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the requirements, activities and functions of several information centers within the National Agricultural Library.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, direct, and provide extensive and intensive reference and research services to a wide range of clientele, in response to requests for information.
  • Coordinate national dissemination of related program information.
  • Formulate, evaluate, and direct information and outreach programs and activities of agriculture and natural resources, including development and implementation of comprehensive program plans, operating budgets and technical management of activities
  • Consult with and make frequent contact with current or potential user groups and representatives of federal, state, and private organizations who work in the topic areas of agriculture and natural resources, and on a national and international basis.

Position: Director of College and Libraries and Information Sciences
Location: Montgomery College, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title
Director of College Libraries and Information Services (A01112)

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College, located just north of Washington, D.C. in Maryland, invites applications for the position of Director of Library & Information Services, #A01112. On three campuses, at off-site locations and online, over 25,000 students are enrolled at Montgomery College in more than 130 programs of study. The College attributes its success to the strength of its academic programs, access for students in both the U.S. and internationally to career-relevant programs, and the dedication of its faculty members to effective learning and student success. Montgomery College is under the vibrant leadership of President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, who took over leadership in 2010, and who led the development of the College’s current strategic plan, MC2020. The College was recently named a best community college by the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education report in 2014 named Montgomery College the tenth most diverse public two-year institution in the nation.

The Director of Library and Information Services provides leadership, oversight and guidance for College libraries, technical services functions, and associated library functions such as archives special collections. The Director is in contact with College leadership at all levels, other public and academic library leadership, other academic institutions, and various consortium and roundtable groups for the purpose of furthering the mission and goals of College library programs, planning, collaborating, and discussing issues of common interest, and resolving problems.

Position: Technology Assistant
Location: Spauldings Branch, District Heights, MD, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $18,428.51 – $18,428.51

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Do you have basic computer troubleshooting experience? Do you enjoy interaction with others and delivering an outstanding customer experience? Bring your best talent to PGCMLS! We offer a casual, friendly, and professional work environment as well as great benefits!

This is a part time position at 20 hours per week based on the following schedule:
Monday: 5pm-9pm
Tuesday: 10am-2pm
Wednesday: 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 10am-2pm
Friday (B week): 2pm-6pm
Saturday (A week): 10am-2pm

Job Summary: Provides a wide range of assistance to patrons with basic computer issues. Provides training to patrons who need further education on basic computer usage.

Position: Part-Time Librarian or Library/Information School Graduate Student
Location: Supporting the National Library of Medicine, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Exciting learning opportunity and experience for a librarian or library or information school student in the emerging field of disaster health information.

ICF International assists the National Library of Medicine with a variety of disaster medicine and public health activities and is looking for:

  • Part-time (~20 hours); Flexible hours/days to accommodate schedules
  • Background in science, public health, allied health, emergency management is highly desirable,
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to develop, edit, update materials quickly in response to disasters and public health emergencies
  • Master degree in library science or library & information science is preferred

Position: Systems Analyst
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Systems Analyst is primarily responsible for configuring, deploying, and monitoring
University of Maryland Libraries’ server based applications across a wide range of services, including web site delivery, content management, digital collections, digital preservation, and enterprise infrastructure. These include locally developed and third-party applications, in support of the UMD Libraries and the broader University of Maryland research and learning communities.

The Systems Analyst will work closely with both developers and systems administrators to ensure Libraries’ applications are highly-performing, highly-available, and fault-tolerant. During the first year the successful candidate will both learn our traditional RedHat Linux based server environment and help lead our transition to a Docker deployment environment. This includes
transitioning increasingly more complex and important services to Docker and selecting the orchestration tools and strategies.

The Systems Analyst will utilize automation and monitoring tools to ensure highly-available systems. The candidate will also participate in the Libraries’ change advisory board by discussing and documenting system and applications changes as well as their deployment procedures. On rare occasions the job requires emergency response for critical systems outside
standard work hours.

Position: Library Project Assistants
Location: American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary:

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking 2 part-time temporary Library Project Assistants for up to 24 hours a week to help the Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBLA) with a collection assessment project. The Project Assistants will evaluate the collection, assess and track condition issues, update existing cataloging records and flag selected books for a future collection move.

Position: Part-time Hourly Development Assistant
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Maryland
Salary: $16.07 per hour

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from high school or equivalency program required, supplemented by at least two years successful administrative support work/volunteer experience in a foundation, development or marketing/public relations environment.

PREFERRED: Experience with non-profit fundraising software such as The Raiser’s Edge.

Responsibilities:
Provides support for ongoing development activities such as: gift processing and donor-record keeping associated with the annual fund, special events, direct mail, donor recognition and other fundraising programs of the Foundation as needed.

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. More than 1.6 million visitors use library services and resources each year. In 2018 Harford County Public Library was named one of America’s Star Libraries for the eighth time by Library Journal. It was also the recipient of a 2018 Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award.  Exciting employment opportunities are available for those looking to serve the community in a highly interactive setting or perhaps just a little less traditional library setting – come check us out:

  • Library Associate I – Adult Services, Havre de Grace Branch, 37.5 hours per week
  • Library Associate I – Adult Services, Whiteford Branch, 37.5 hours per week
  • Purchasing Manager, Administrative Offfice, 37.5 hours per week

Applications for these positions are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org .  Review vacancy announcements and requirements, under Library Jobs tab.  A resume is required for these positions; 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.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Campus Access Services Supervisor (S03164)
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College, Rockville campus, has an immediate need for a Full time Campus Access Services Supervisor. The Montgomery College Library facilitates student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation and delivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability. The work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00. The position (S03164/R2090) is a Non Bargaining, Exempt, Grade 23. For non-exempt positions, you are not eligible to work a secondary job at Montgomery College.

Job Description
This position provides oversight to access services on one campus. The Campus Access Services Supervisor is responsible for ensuring effective service-oriented management of access services, managing the daily operations of the service desk including extended hours operations, contributing to long term planning of circulation, information services, course reserves, stacks management, routing user IT support, fines and fees, and assuring facility maintenance and security in addition to making recommendations to improve the quality of services and contributes to and participates in collegewide library planning and decision making.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

* Manages and schedules the service desk operations and related services at the Rockville Campus.

* Supervises, coaches, mentors, trains, and evaluates the performance of five access services specialists and nine student employees.

* Assures a common employee experience for library employees and a common patron experience for library users.

* Assures standardized procedures and practices are followed for in-person and virtual services.

* Interprets and communicates MC and library policies, procedures, processes and practices; makes appropriate referrals, mediates and follows up on issues that arise.

* Works collaboratively with other College units to coordinate complementary student support services.

* Participates in assessment activities within the division. Assures that statistics are gathered and reported.

* With the Access Services Associate Director and other Access Services Supervisors plans for and implements improvements to the library aesthetics, furniture and space planning.

* Collaborates with Public Safety and Emergency Management and Facilities to assure a safe and secure environment.

* Collaborates on system implementations, system upgrades, catalog maintenance projects, patron database management and other technology initiatives necessary for Access Services.

* Manages student employee and supplies budgets and assures sound stewardship of allocated funds.

Required Qualifications: 

* Bachelor’s Degree.

* Three years of experience working in access services, including public services, in an academic library; including one year in an access services supervisory position.

* Skill in effective oral and written communication; customer service; supervisory techniques; and Microsoft Office suite and computer hardware and software used in access services.

* Ability to work with an integrated library management system and keep abreast of access services trends.

* Ability to supervise staff; coordinate services with other library and academic areas; plan and evaluate services; and resolve problems related to day-to-day access services.

* Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: 

* Experience with Voyager ILS, ILLiad, ARES, Pharos, Gimlet and/or Springshare software.

* Experience with configuring, testing and releasing access services systems (ex: interlibrary loan, course reserves, integrated library systems).

Application Process:

* Click Here to apply online

* Online applications must be received by October 28, 2019

* For consideration, you must:Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
Submit a cover letter along with an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

* Successful completion of a background check.

* Participation in a retirement plan.

* Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

Closing Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Position: Digital Historian and Archivist
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Historian and Archivist will work closely with campus and community partners to conceive, implement, and manage the digital archive and website for Chesapeake Heartland – An African American Humanities Project. Chesapeake Heartland is a new collaboration among Washington College, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Mellon Foundation, and a diverse array of local organizations. It seeks to preserve, digitize, curate, interpret, and make accessible materials related to African American history and culture in Kent County, Maryland – building an innovative model for similar projects across the Chesapeake region.

The application portal can be found at the bottom of this page: https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/human-resources/employment.php

Position: Processing Archivist Librarian (LIB-3323)
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian I position on the permanent status track beginning January 2020.

Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for physical and born-digital archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills.

About TU
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 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 October 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins January 2020. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to nurbina@towson.edu with a subject line of Processing Archivist Librarian Search.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is LIB-3323.

Applicant Data Form
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. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
Analyze the existing arrangement and description of physical and born-digital materials and make decisions about any further arrangement and description that may be necessary, sometimes in consultation with donors. Design and implement descriptive plans to identify and explain the structure, context and content of records and papers to promote their accessibility using archival software, including ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, and CONTENTdm, and other applications. Appraise university records in all formats for their long term retention.

Establish, maintain, and keep a record of communication(s) with creators and/or potential donors of records. Identify and evaluate record characteristics to determine the acquisition of university records. Create and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access. Analyze the current condition of physical and digital material and determine appropriate preservation priorities and actions. Develop and implement preservation, migration, and reformatting plans for digital collections.

Position: Associate Deputy Director
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The incumbent is assigned primary responsibility for implementing national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required. The incumbent supervises program officers and program specialists to carry out grant programs; and assigns, prioritizes, monitors, and evaluates work performance of Discretionary Programs staff.

Responsibilities
If selected for the the Associate Deputy Director position, you will serve as an integral member of an agency-wide team, playing a key role in the development of a broader strategic vision and implementation of existing and emerging programs to increase public access to information, ideas and community networks; support lifelong learning, and foster vibrant communities.

Typical work assignments will include:

Implements national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required.

Assists the Deputy Director in developing new or amended program policies, regulations, or procedures as needed to improve the performance of the agency’s grant making functions.

Manages the development of new program policy, regulations, guidelines and procedures for State grant programs and for other initiatives as required.
Recommends and oversees implementation of policy or procedural changes as a result of analysis and evaluations.

Fosters communications among the various Institute of Museum and Library Services offices and staffs, participates in establishing agency plans, team-building, and identifying new ways to work together, furthering the integration of the work of the staffs, setting overall goals, and devising strategies to accomplish and assess progress towards those goals.

Advises the Deputy Director and internal stakeholders on agency budget preparation as it relates to OLS programs and agency submissions to OMB, Congress and/or other federal agencies concerning OLS programs.

Represents the agency’s library discretionary programs to library constituents, the general public, and special interest groups. Oversees program staff representation at professional association meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars,

Supervises a small staff of professional employees. Works to educate and mentor staff in the Office of Library Services on strategic priority issues and help build out their connections to experts in the field in the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant programs.

Serves as a technical advisor for the Office of Library Services in providing leadership in performing or directing advisory and project-oriented assignments, the effect of which is to impact the core program(s) and administrative operations throughout the Office of Library Services and the success of the agency’s mission.

Serve as the Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs representative to various intra-agency initiatives, providing departmental leadership and decision-making on behalf of Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Director of the Law Library
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Georgetown University Law Center seeks applicants for the position of Director of the Law Library.

Georgetown Law is one of the premier law schools in the world. Located in the nation’s capital, within walking distance of the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice, Georgetown Law is known for the quality of its faculty’s scholarship and teaching, its exceptionally talented and diverse student body, its outstanding staff, and its commitment to social justice.

The Georgetown Law Library is one of the leading law libraries in the world, characterized by its dedication to scholarship, preservation, and access to information; its contributions to education through the development of research guides, tools, and programs; and its use of technology to advance the public interest. The director leads a diverse team of 52 librarians, information professionals, and other staff members in eight departments and manages an annual budget of over $9 million. The library is on the cutting edge of modern information technology and provides support and training to 180 full-time Georgetown Law faculty and approximately 2700 JD and LLM students.

The Director of the Law Library is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for ensuring that information resources and services are available to support the research and teaching missions of the school. The Director acts as a catalyst for the library’s intellectual work and innovation, and is a leader in the information community nationally and internationally. The Director reports directly to the Dean of the law school and collaborates with libraries, public interest organizations, funders, and technology companies locally, nationally, and worldwide to advance access to and preservation of legal information.

The ideal candidate should have a J.D. degree and an advanced degree in library or information science or the equivalent, as well as a record of ten years or more of increasingly responsible leadership positions at a major university law library or comparable experience. The candidate will be an innovative, dynamic leader committed to managing the library collection and staff, serving the diverse needs of the Georgetown Law community, and anticipating the future opportunities and challenges for the law library.

This is a tenure track faculty position; depending upon qualifications and interest, other types of status may be available. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application materials should include a resume, a list of references, a discussion of your qualifications for this position, and a detailed statement of interest, addressing what you see as the major issues confronting law libraries in the coming years. (Submission of a single pdf document is preferred.) Send materials to Emily Smith, Director of Faculty Affairs and Academic Events, at eny3@georgetown.edu by December 1, 2019. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and early submission is strongly encouraged.

Georgetown University is an  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Position: Librarian (Monographs Cataloger & Metadata Specialist)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is in the Library’s Cataloging section (DLT). The primary purpose of the position is to provide descriptive and subject cataloging, original and copy, for monographs in English and foreign languages. The incumbent will be responsible for bringing vision and implementation to metadata projects that will expand access to all library collections, and to identify opportunities within relationships to other NGA collections and related collections of other institutions.

Responsibilities

  • Performs original descriptive cataloging, as well as semi-original and copy cataloging based on existing records, using national and local descriptive standards and NGA cataloging policies.
  • Applies principles of data management, standardization, and linking to descriptive records in order to improve access, searching, and relationships between items and collections of items.
  • Contributes to the development of authority records maintained by the library or contributed to the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • As a member of the Cataloging Section, the incumbent also implements and contributes to the creation and maintenance of the National Gallery of Art Library’s classification for artist monographs

Position: Librarian (Digital Projects Coordinator)
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Salary: $69,581 to $90,461 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is within the staff of the Deputy Director (DD) in the Library Division (DL), of the National Gallery of Art. The primary purpose of the position is to act as project manager in conjunction with the division’s department heads in developing, implementing, and maintaining a systematic digitization program.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the development, implementation, maintenance, and preservation of the library’s digital collections, which include digitized rare materials and special collections, image resources, and born-digital content.
  • This entails formulating procedures for the creation, accessioning, intake, and long-term preservation of the library’s digital assets.
  • Manages application of division and institutional standards and guidelines for creating, managing, assessing, preserving, describing, and delivering digital collections to Gallery staff and the scholarly community.
  • Assesses the efficacy of existing workflows and recommends improvements to processes related to digitization and metadata creation in a variety of formats.

Four Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Librarian for History and Area Studies
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,280 to $81,435

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate’s education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments’ and programs’ 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.
  • 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.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
  • 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.
  • 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: Librarian III
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695 to $80, 628

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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: Metadata Specialist
Location: International Baccalaureate, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

We are currently seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our (CDAT) Core Digital Applications Team to develop and implement metadata processes for the organization. Someone who will advise project/product teams by assisting in the gathering and articulation of metadata requirements, planning testing of metadata in systems, and training staff to create and manage metadata in systems or to support products.

As the Metadata Specialist, you will play a key role in enterprise systems development by supplying the essential metadata specifications and data structures to third party software developers that enable systems to efficiently and consistently manage content. E.g. Data Dictionaries.

You will partner with our content-creating departments (Multilingual Editorial Production, Learning and Teaching, Assessment, Professional Services and others) to advise, train and support staff members who interact with metadata as a part of the content creation or content management process as well as advise on matters of metadata policy and proper uses of metadata models as well as work closely with IT, vendor partners, and contracted staff to implement metadata models, processes, and systems and be able to exert considerable influence over staff participating in metadata workflows.

Position: Librarian
Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Department of Defense, Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a senior staff advisor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) related to the collection of Public Access Scientific and Technical Information (STI).
  • Provides expert input regarding the development and implementation of procedures for the collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of STI journal articles.
  • Develops recommendations on how to make journal articles and conference proceedings available in accordance with regulation and copyright.
  • Researches information sources and works with contributors on the collection and management of STI journal articles.
  • Ensures that appropriate document markings and citation information is in place to enhance information retrieval and access control.
  • Conducts outreach activities to explain to managers, librarians, and researchers how Public Access STI is administered.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Senior Research Analyst on our growing research team. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the senior research analyst will demonstrate and utilize their advanced knowledge of legal research, databases, and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval globally for the firm. The senior research analyst will have the opportunity to demonstrate their expert knowledge of library and information science theory, information creation, organization, and delivery for an IP practice by:

  • Presenting clear, readily digestible results, client-ready deliverables on a variety of market research topics
  • Analyzing complex research requests to provide actionable recommendations and key findings
  • Collecting and analyze research data from surveys and other primary sources
  • Compiling online sources from relevant databases to support recommendations and insights

In conjunction with the marketing and business development efforts at the firm and practice leaders, the senior research analyst will provide client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence on current or potential clients and markets. Additionally, the senior research analyst will serve as a lead in the knowledge management information stored on the firm’s intranet Sharepoint site.

Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and five years of experience a law firm, law library, or corporate setting required; intellectual property and/or scientific research experience required. Extensive research skills and knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Dun & Bradstreet, BloombergLaw and other legal and non-legal research sources and knowledge of intellectual property databases a plus, plus a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

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

 

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Finnegan LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, has an opportunity for a Research Analyst on our growing research team. Under the direction of the Manager of Research and Information Services and the Chief Marketing Officer, the research analyst will demonstrate and utilize their knowledge of legal research, databases, and library reference methods to conduct various types of research and document retrieval for the firm. The research analyst also supports the firm’s educational initiatives by providing training and orientation in relation to the firm’s research services and resources available. The research analyst will provide legal, business, scientific, technical and other reference documents upon request using both internal and outside sources and research assistance using appropriate print and electronic resources, including production of research reports and strategic briefings. In conjunction with the marketing and business development efforts at the firm, the research analyst will assist with client development research support, including background research and competitive intelligence. Additionally, the research analyst will assist with maintaining information stored on the firm’s intranet Sharepoint site.

Successful candidates must have a Master’s degree in Library Science and two years of experience a law firm, law library, or corporate setting required; intellectual property and/or scientific research experience preferred. Demonstrated research skills and knowledge of legal and business databases such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, ProQuest Dialog, CourtLink, Dun & Bradstreet, BloombergLaw and other legal and non-legal research sources and knowledge of intellectual property databases a plus, and a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, willingness to be a team player, and the ability to deal well with changing assignments and priorities, work well under pressure, meet frequent deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.

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

Position: Resource Access Assistant
Location: Finnegan, LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

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

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

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

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $42,308 to $55,006 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Nimitz Library at the United States Naval Academy is searching for a Library Technician who will work in circulation and process interlibrary loan requests.  The announcement will close on October 2 so please act quickly if you’re interested! To learn more about the position and how to apply please visit:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546866800

Position: Security Officer
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $21.23/hour

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from a standard high school or equivalency program with higher education in a related field preferred; must be at least 21 years of age or older; and have at least 2 years of prior law enforcement or related experience (military, security guard). Must successfully pass a background investigation including verification of qualifying credentials; a review of any criminal record; and verification of at least three references.

Responsibilities:
Provide high quality security services to protect people and property; Acts as a visible deterrent to customer misconduct and policy infractions; Detect and report safety concerns and unusual circumstances both verbally and in writing; Build, improve and maintain effective relationships with both customers and employees; Remain flexible to ever changing environments; adapt well to different situations; Patrol the facility on foot.

Position: Librarian III
Location: North Point Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $39,190-$60,736

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Schedule:
This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library branch staff will be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

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

Position: Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)
Location: Maryland Library Association, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Contacts normally include MLA Executive Board and Advisory Council members, general membership, library staff and the public throughout the state.

Position Purpose: Provide administrative services to membership through maintenance of the database and perform other assigned tasks under the supervision of the Executive Assistant.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Executive Director of the Maryland Library Association through the Executive Assistant.

Essential Functions:
– Maintain membership database
– Process educational programs and annual conference data
– Maintain the Jobline
– Clerical duties to include answering the telephone, sort and distribute incoming mail, maintain office files and perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Assistant/Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities and skills listed.
– Computer knowledge of and the ability to use word processing, data base and Excel software to produce documents accurately and efficiently.
– Good organizational skills.
– Ability to perform repetitive tasks with accuracy, attention to detail and under specific established procedures.
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team toward the achievement of common goals and objectives.
– Excellent customer service skills.
– Possession of a valid Maryland driver’s license and transportation (Desirable but not required).

To apply, send resume to Margaret Carty, Executive Director, Maryland Library Association, 1401 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21223 or mcarty@mdlib.org.

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Assistant Branch Administrator
Location: Urbana Regional Library, Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $47,688.00-$57,225.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This professional management position assists in managing the Urbana Regional Library. This position directs and evaluates the work of staff in information and resource management delivery and circulation services; fosters good communication with staff, the public, and library administration; and, assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is given to professional and paraprofessional staff; supervision is received from the Branch Administrator.

Three Positions: Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Competitive Intelligence Analyst
Location: Ackerman LLP, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Akerman LLP, a leading U.S. law firm, is seeking to expand its competitive intelligence team to support the firm’s 700+ lawyers. The Competitive Intelligence Analyst will conduct in-depth research and analysis of companies, sectors, practice areas, geographic markets, technologies, and competitors using a comprehensive variety of online research tools. The Analyst will develop and communicate insightful and actionable intelligence to aid in strategic decision-making and drive business development, profitability, growth, prospective/client retention, and other business opportunities. This position reports to the Competitive Intelligence Manager and the location is flexible, although Washington, D.C. is preferred.

The scope of the research undertaken is varied and challenging, including economics and market sectors, routine company profiling on current and potential clients, competitors, new markets, and monitoring key targets or sectors. In this role, the Analyst will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements, and relevant client news to provide information for client development and attorney teams. The Analyst will compile and distill information into presentations, and provide a written executive summary largely to support client pitches and opportunities. The Analyst will also work collaboratively with the Client Development and Research Services departments to execute the firm’s business and competitive intelligence deliverables.

The Competitive Intelligence team is a critical function of the firm, and the Analyst must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must have strong written, analytical, and project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines.

Essential Job Functions

  • Under general direction, conduct in-depth research and analysis of key companies, sectors, industries, technologies, market segments, and competitors to uncover key, actionable information and summarize into concise deliverables.
  • Identify and monitor trends and key clients to aid client development efforts for all practice groups and cross-disciplinary sector teams.
  • Stay abreast of trends and technologies in the legal industry.
  • Track research requests to demonstrate ROI, firm trends, and patterns.

Desired Skills & Abilities

Required Experience

  • 2 years minimum in a research-focused role ideally in business intelligence or in legal research.
  • Clear understanding of the differences between information, research, and actionable intelligence.
  • Highly curious, strong analytical skills, and ability to think strategically with the ability convey research in written form with attention to detail.
  • Ability to digest, synthesize, and manipulate large sets of data into a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and has strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Basic knowledge of financial datasets and investor reports for analysis.
  • Ability to follow complex instructions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Responsive and service-oriented with ability to adapt and reprioritize projects as needed.

Desired Experience

  • AmLaw 100, financial services, or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience using Internet-based corporate and legal research tools such as Hoover’s, Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Monitor Suite, and other third-party resources and systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, eagerness to learn.
  • Self-starter with ability to work both collaboratively as well as independently.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package.  Please click here to submit your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.  EOE M/F/D/V

Position: Public Policy Associate
Location: American Library Association, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a full-time communications professional to join its communications team in our Public Policy and Advocacy Office located in Washington, DC.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a new position for the Public Policy and Advocacy unit. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Advocacy Communications, the associate assists in the writing and implementation of direct email advocacy campaigns and social media outreach with the goal of generating engaging and educational advocacy content. The Associate regularly uses and maintains close familiarity with the advocate database to track relationships and activity, and to identify ALA members for cultivation and participation in priority campaigns. The Associate also ensures prompt and accurate communication with advocates via email and social media and facilitates storytelling opportunities.

Activities will range from drafting and proofreading advocacy content to analyzing campaign performance and suggesting improvements. Incumbent also provides technology assistance on updating web pages, upgrading email templates using graphics, personalization, and advanced features, and other comparable activities.

Confident in producing content across multiple platforms and an interest in working for a membership organization with strong grassroots networks; a love of data and its uses and excellent written and verbal communications skills. Experience using content management systems and advocacy email platforms a plus, but not required.

COMPENSATION: Negotiable from the low 40s; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION
Apply online including cover letter and resume
(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: publpolicyassocPublPolicyAdvWOffice
Email: mpullen@ala.org
fax: 312-280-5270

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Reference Desk) – DE
Location: U.S. Patent & trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities
The individual selected for the Technical Information Specialist (Reference Desk) position will perform the following duties:

  • Serves as the Electronic Information Center (EIC) point of contact with examiners to provide reference and referral services. Provides one-on-one assistance to examiners on the use of electronic and print resources. Makes sure books, reference resources, computers, printers, etc. are in order and readily accessible to users.
  • Acquires, organizes, accesses and disseminates information across a wide spectrum of subjects and fields, usually of a highly specialized nature to assist patent examiners with their requirements while utilizing established techniques and requirements to search for required information. In order to provide appropriate information, specialist, must recognize the discipline under study; and conducts searches in automated as well as online resources available at the patent office.
  • Provides the library technician with bibliographic and location information for document requests; advising and training as necessary.
    Maintains the Electronic Information Center (EIC) customer contact database of new examiners which records the training and customer contacts initiated by the EIC staff. Prepares announcements, flyers and other publicity for EIC training classes and events.
  • Logs, monitors and determines methods of fulfilling document delivery requests, verifies the citation and enters into the appropriate database. Ensures/tracks the workflow for bibliographic and location information requests. Refers requests that must be sent to outside libraries to the Reference Delivery Branch. For requests handled by the EIC staff, ensures that service turnaround times are met.