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

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 flockley@washcolibrary.org.
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: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! https://venable.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0j9fr?source

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.

Summary
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.

Responsibilities
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.

Summary/Objective

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.

Seven Positions: Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Position: Empirical Research Services Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Empirical Research Services Librarian who is detail-oriented, committed to quality, and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Empirical Research Services Librarian, a newly created position within the Law Library, is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, this position participates in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of the library’s research services that support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and education pursuits of the law faculty and administration. The incumbent’s duties include but are not limited to:

Research Services

  • Meets requests of faculty or administrators for research support, negotiating completion dates and coordinating project accomplishment by assigning to student employees or completing personally.
  • Analyzes and evaluates legal and interdisciplinary materials, synthesizes factual findings, and composes memoranda to faculty to communicate research results.
  • Provides empirical research support, including developing research designs, acquiring data sets, and performing statistical analysis.
  • Works with department’s document delivery service, troubleshooting problems when they arise, and personally performing document delivery tasks as appropriate.
  • Works with other members of the library liaison program to manage completion of research projects received through the liaison program.

Management of Research Services Students

  • Along with other departmental librarians, coordinates and oversees team of student research assistants for assistance with projects.
  • Provides advanced student assistance with statistical, econometric, or other data.
  • Reviews work product and provides constructive feedback on methodologies and strategies.
  • Supervises students who may be at the graduate level and would be working with statistical software or programs.
  • Upon request, incumbent may supervise other members of the library research services staff.

Faculty Liaison

  • Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
  • Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
  • Responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty.
  • Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.

Training of Research Assistants and Others

  • Participates in developing and administering a thorough research training program for students employed as research assistants, focusing on departmental policies and procedures, advanced research techniques, legal reference bibliography, online database skills, research methodology, and topical research instruction.
  • Provides training when required to library colleagues or faculty personal research assistants in specialized statistical and econometric software.
  • Identifies additional training opportunities to meet empirical research needs.

Reference and Collection Development

  • Provides reference and research assistance through scheduled reference desk rotations and assigned consultations for students.
  • Shares knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods including international, foreign, and comparative law.
  • May provide service on scheduled evenings and weekends as well as during normal business hours.
  • Within assigned subject areas, selects materials for the collection and assesses the collection quality, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
  • Contributes to collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Professional Activities & Institutional Advancement

  • Participates in activities of the law library, law center, university, and professional associations by serving as a committee member or volunteer.
  • Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability working with statistics or using software for statistical and spatial data analysis (GIS).
  • Adept at navigating and utilizing online and network-based information systems.
  • Expert knowledge of database tools to provide patrons with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
  • Aptitude in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical materials.
  • Excellent communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school (or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent) or a Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics.
  • One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
  • Empirical research and quantitative data analysis experience, including with econometrics and statistical software

The Empirical Research Services Librarian holds an Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06742 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.

Priority will be given to applications received by July 3, 2019.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University Law Library, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Georgetown Law Library seeks an energetic, self-driven Reference Librarian who is highly service- oriented and able to adapt to an evolving environment. With a dynamic staff of over 50 people, the Law Library welcomes and encourages initiative. Collaboration across departments is the norm, leadership and growth opportunities abound, and learning never ends.

The Reference Librarian is a member of a diverse reference and research services staff of 15 librarians from different professional backgrounds and with wide ranging interests and areas of expertise. The Reference Librarian provides extensive legal reference services in a fast-paced, dynamic environment by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in instructional programs. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, the Reference Librarian has duties that include but are not limited to:

Reference Service

  • Participates in the reference desk rotation (including evenings, weekends, and some holidays), and meets individually with students to advise them on research sources and strategies.

Instruction & Communication
     Actively involved in the teaching of legal research skills and online searching techniques to first- year students in the Legal Research and Writing program.
     Designs, develops, and teaches specialized legal research classes to upper-class students.
     Conducts research in appropriate disciplines to prepare for classes on specific topics (e.g., environmental law, health law, or tax law) and identifies key materials in the subject area.

Faculty Services
     Serves as the primary point of library contact for designated faculty members and is responsible for meeting regularly with them to assess their research and scholarship needs.
     Understands designated faculty members’ areas of teaching and scholarship, and develops proactive services, as desired, for these faculty members.
     In coordination with the Head of Library Research Services and the Head of Reference, responds effectively to specialized research requests from faculty, and, as appropriate, works with the Head of Library Research Services to assign faculty research projects to the Library Research Services Department’s students and staff.
     Provides advanced and refresher online training sessions to faculty members.
     Collaborates with others in the library to develop marketing and outreach initiatives to introduce and educate faculty about library services.

Selection
     Develops the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
     Selects materials for the collection and assesses the quality of the collections, making decisions on the addition, transfer, withdrawal, or preservation of individual titles.
     Contributes to the library’s collection development policies by participating in relevant meetings and trainings.

Other Presentations and Tours
Develops, plans, and/or teaches programs on various aspects of legal research to specialized groups outside the library’s primary patrons and conducts tours of the library for visitors.

Professional Activities
Participates as a member of Library and Law Center committees, as well as in activities of professional associations (both library- and law-related).

Institutional Advancement
Through work and actions, advances library goals and values as articulated in library planning documents and values statement.

Requirements
     J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or non-U.S. J.D. equivalent.
     Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies or non-U.S. Master’s degree equivalent.
     Expert knowledge of both legal and interdisciplinary research sources and methods.
     Experience with legal research materials, including online legal databases.
     Awareness of current trends in legal research, library automation, and library instructional programs.
     Excellent communications skills.
     Availability and willingness to work as scheduled during normal business hours, evening hours, weekend hours, and holiday hours.

Preferred Qualifications
     One to three years of professional experience in a law or academic library.
     Experience with teaching legal research.

The Reference Librarian position receives annual funding and leave for professional development and training. The Law Library supports administrative leave for scholarly research and writing, and full-time librarians may apply for up to two weeks of administrative leave after one year of continuous service. Reference Librarians are encouraged to participate as a member of Law Library and Law Center committees to grow and contribute to community life.

Reference Librarians hold Academic & Administrative Professionals (AAP) appointments. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Georgetown provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package to help provide employees with work-life balance, including child care through professional, licensed on-site day care; tuition assistance for employees and their dependent children; and retirement savings in which the university contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay.

To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Careers portal (https://careers.georgetown.edu) by using Job Number JR06733 or via this link. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references (submission of a single document is preferred). Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

The start date is negotiable. Priority will be given to applications received by June 26, 2019.

Position: Research Content Librarian
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm’s broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomber BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm’s news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications
Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two to three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

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Position: Research Analyst
Location: Arnold & Porter, Washington DC; Silicon Valley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY)

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research Services Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Research Analyst. The incumbent will be responsible for covering west coast hours (9:00 am. – 6:00 p.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET Monday-Friday) and can be located in any of the following offices:  Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York or DC.

Our Research Analysts work as part of an energetic, creative and service oriented team, responding to research and reference requests from attorneys, legal assistants and administrative personnel located firm-wide and supporting designated practice and industry groups.  Research Analysts also assist with current awareness monitoring, collection development and other department activities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  
• Collaborating with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad to perform legal, business and scientific reference and research using a variety of free and fee-based databases and web sites.
• Working with designated practice and industry groups to promote and raise awareness of research tools and services by offering targeted research and curated reports, orientations and training, and assistance with collection development by evaluating products and recommending changes.
• Assisting with current awareness services by developing requests, monitoring output and summarizing results.
• Contributing to the development of content for the intranet.

Qualifications:
• MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school.
• Two plus years recent, professional level legal and business research experience, preferably in a law firm or other similar environment.
• Demonstrated ability to make cost-effective use of a wide range of print and online resources, including Westlaw, LexisAdvance, Law 360, Wolters Kluwer and Bloomberg BNA.
• Comfortable using Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team, prioritizing multiple projects and assignments.
• Able to analyze, cull and summarize search results.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Apply online:  https://www.arnoldporter.com/en/careers/professional-staff/current-opportunities 

Position: Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management oversees the department which encompasses activities relating to the acquisition or licensing of information resources for law library collections and the maintenance of the collection. It is responsible for law library functions relating to ordering and acquisition of new print, electronic, other non-print, and archival material; processing and claiming of serial publications in all formats; vendor relations; compilation and reporting of acquisitions, serials, and other collection statistics. This position reports to the Law Library Deputy Director.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies
  • Two years of supervisory and/or management experience
  • Proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and other technology tools
  • Strong capability in performance and management of detail-oriented tasks
  • Experience working with codes and data in an integrated library system
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with Alma preferred

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, please submit an application via the Georgetown University Human Resources Joblist website and include a cover letter to the attention of Carole Prietto, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Preferably these documents should be combined into a single PDF.

To ensure full consideration please submit your application by Friday, July 5, 2019.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Carole Prietto at cap166@law.georgetown.edu

Position: Data and Publications Librarian (Senior Analyst)
Location: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

Background: The Information Services Unit (ISU) within the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector (KIC) is currently looking for a dynamic and motivated information system professional who values innovation and knowledge. In this role, you will help us make a difference in the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The team’s mission: ISU oversees the management of the Felipe Herrera library where our employees can develop excellent innovation and collaboration skills as well as expand our perspective of user-oriented service.
What you will do:
Management of publications:
  • You will support the effective monitoring of technical quality control processes for the publication of research reports and sectoral data in the Publications’ page (https://publications.iadb.org/) and Data (https://data.iadb.org/) of the IDB, advising on aspects such as metadata quality, use of taxonomies, etc. Advise the authors and institutional managers about our internal regulations, as well as the best practices of the publishing industry for the effective dissemination of their knowledge products.
  • You will analyze and continuously update existing technologies for the storage, curation and dissemination of data and sectoral datasets, including metadata healing and data exchange practices.
  • You will work as a team with sector and/or embedded librarians and with the dissemination and semantic web team on the use of specialized techniques for the visibility of knowledge on the Internet, such as search engine optimization (SEO).
Specialized information services:
  • You will provide superior embedded librarian services for your respective portfolio, maintaining library products, making sure that your clients’ needs of the clients are met.
  • You will disseminate state of the art external knowledge to sector specialists through LibGuides information portals (internally called “Infoguías”), using subscriptions to foster the use of information resources and other knowledge discovery tools available in the library.
  • You will offer personalized training in the use of library tools and platforms and constantly assess the changing needs of your client.
Taxonomy and semantic web
  • You will provide support in the use of organizational documentary tools, such as taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies.
  • You will manage semantic technology platforms, especially ontology management tools such as Pool Party.
  • You will maintain the institutional knowledge ontology, to facilitate the cataloging and subsequent organization and dissemination of our knowledge products (especially those related to publications and sectoral data), through the standardization of topics and keywords.
Reference Coordination
  • You will manage the services offered by the Felipe Herrera Library, from the circulation of printed material of the Library to requests for interlibrary loans created by Bank employees.
  • You will contribute to the reference coordination work with the team of embedded librarians.
Other tasks:
  • Support the different initiatives proposed by the Library team, ISU and the Knowledge, Innovation and Communication Sector.
  • Organize and participate in trainings.
What you will need:
Education: A bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Information Management, Library Science or related fields. Bachelor of Science in the Library or specialist in subjects with experience in research is an asset.

Experience: Minimum one year of professional experience, providing high quality services for clients that meet their needs. Have the skills to seek and heal information which helps you find the right information and deliver it to your clients in a timely and effective manner. Value teamwork, but also be able to work independently and use your own judgment. Also, know how to work under pressure, in an accelerated and highly collaborative environment.

Skills: You have the ability to work on several issues at once, set priorities independently and have high attention to details. You are an advanced user of content management systems, especially ILLiad, WorldShare-OCLC and LibGuides, search engines (Google and Bing) and open data management applications such as Socrata and Microsoft Excel.

Languages: You are fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese is a plus.

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Opportunity Summary:

Type of contract: Staff, fixed-term

Length of contract: 3 years
Location: Washington, DC
Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB’s 48 member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

 

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.
We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply.

About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

A candidate has been pre-identified for this position and may apply. However, this remains a competitive process and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be duly considered.

Position: Librarian

Location: Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, VA
Salary: $57,510 to $74,759 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 librarian responsible for providing information retrieval services and customized products to DTIC’s customers.
  • The purpose of the work is to provide expertise in organizing, accessing, and disseminating scientific and technical information in specialized subject areas to meet the needs of the DTIC user community.
  • The librarian formulates search strategies to retrieve information from DTIC’s databases and collaborative tools (e.g., Technical Report, Unified Research and Engineering, Independent Research and Development, DoDTechipedia and DoDTechSpace).

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Assistant Head of Circulation
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Primary Job Duties:  Assists the Head of Circulation with managing all aspects of the Circulation Department, including assisting with supervision of contingent staff and student employees, responding to patron inquiries, data collection and assessment, stacks management, and departmental planning.  The Assistant Head has primary responsibility for all aspects of Interlibrary Loan borrowing, document delivery, and on-demand article delivery services, as well as coordinating resource sharing services for distance students.  During the regular academic semesters, the Assistant Head will oversee the desk during evening hours, Sundays through Thursdays, including working regular shifts at the desk, and serves in a backup capacity for course reserves processing. Incumbent must contribute to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in any area. One year of experience directly related to library services such as Circulation or Interlibrary Loan, and one year of supervisory experience. Experience using Microsoft Office, staff module of library catalogs or integrated library systems, Internet, fax, scanner, and other general office equipment is required

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using ILLiad or similar Interlibrary Loan software.

General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries, including library services, standards, and procedures, bibliographic records, publishing and publication formats, and library catalogs/integrated library systems such as Aleph or Alma.  Skill in data collection and analysis, interpretation and application of library policies and procedures, and analysis of problems of a moderately complex nature.  Ability to provide excellent customer service; communicate effectively and efficiently with all levels of staff and customers (verbal and written); work well with others; learn and apply new technologies; and provide guidance and instruction to contingent staff and student assistants.  Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources. Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions. Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information. Ability to learn and operate a variety of common computing and productivity applications (e.g. email, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, content management, web browsers) and specialized library hardware, systems, and software applications. Ability to apply key concepts and best practices for developing, maintaining, and using collections of digital information. Skill in analytical and problem solving. Ability to assist other library staff in selecting and evaluating technology used in libraries.

This is a full-time, non-exempt State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Starting salary is $38,204.00 annually, which is approximately $18.32 per hour.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.  To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.  All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail.  Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by June 13, 2019 will be given full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Director, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Location: Maryland State Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership in the planning, development and improvement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped citizens in Maryland and to facilitate statewide library partnerships. Directs and coordinates all program activities for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), an essential function of the Maryland State Library (MSL). Responsible for the management of a 55,000 square foot building, including all personnel, ongoing and emergency facility maintenance, procurement of contracted services, computer network and building operations. Identifies needs for capital improvement of the facilities and oversees large scale capital improvement projects, working with the Department of General Services (DGS) on planning and implementation. Responsible for the information technology infrastructure for LBPH and MSL including oversight of the computer network specialist and the Integrated Library System (ILS). Oversees the Maryland Accessible Textbook (MAT) program. Directly supervises the managers of various library functions. Ensures high quality library services to eligible individuals with disabilities through effective planning, analysis, and creative program development. Develops and implements regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines for LBPH and monitors and evaluates their effectiveness before reporting in the annual Managing for Results report. Develops and implements strategies to ensure measurable achievement in this critical program providing information resources to the print disabled citizens of Maryland.

Requirements
EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science or School Library Media from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

EXPERIENCE: Six years of professional experience in library administration, management, and supervision to include experience serving persons with disabilities.

PREFERRED: Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services for citizens who are blind, have visual impairments or have a disability; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for obtaining instructional materials in alternative formats; knowledge of online integrated library systems and software used in library environments; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to work effectively as a part of a team; ability to exercise good judgement and tact when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Job Description

Coordinates the development of new technology applications that support library programs and services; identifies emerging technologies and develops programs and best practices for the Phillips Library; works collaboratively with library and university IT staff, faculty and students. Collaborates with faculty and other librarians to enhance students’ research skills by the creation and delivery of instruction activities and class sessions.

Experience/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated enjoyment in working with the challenges of using technology applications to support library services.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and digital rights management issues relating to digital materials.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups to plan improvements and resolve problems.
  • Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well as to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
  • Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or groups.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Position Status

  • Full-time position.
  • Open until filled.

Ways to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to a Catholic liberal arts institution. Information is to be sent to:

Mount St. Mary’s University
Department of Human Resources
Information Technology Librarian Search
16300 Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Or email resume materials to: resume@msmary.edu.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Manage the library’s OCLC WorldShare Management services, including sub-systems for cataloging and resources discovery, inventory control, acquisitions and interlibrary loan.
  2. Manage digital resources collection, including database products and licenses, EZproxy (user authentication software), MSM digital repository (ContentDM).
  3. Manage technical data and account integrity for the library’s large collection of digital resources including constant direct contact with campus networking staff and vendor/content provider’s technical staff.
  4. Manages the development and maintenance of the library’s website and social media sites.

Other Responsibilities and Tasks

  1. The information technology librarian leads the Library’s digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty and university administration.
  2. Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating and making recommendations concerning the use of new and emerging technologies that support the library’s mission.
  3. Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing and training for the adoption and integration of new technologies.
  4. Evaluates user-side applications and their impact on information systems design and resource delivery.
  5. Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources, including representing the Mount at OCLC, MICUA and other regional librarian meetings.
  6. Develops, implements and maintains digital services, workflows and policies throughout the library.
  7. Collaborates directly with faculty to design library research instruction sessions that include information technology resources.
  8. Collaborates with other librarians to provide research consultation and instruction to students on request.
  9. Participates in the academic department liaison program including library instruction.
  10. Coordinates library technology services with Mount’s Frederick campus.
  11. Serves on the campus-wide Technology Advisory Committee.

Minimum Qualifications

MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA-accredited program; demonstrated experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications, specific knowledge and experience in managing OCLC WorldShare Management System and its sub-systems, OCLC WorldCat Discovery system and EZ Proxy authentication system; experience with and strong commitment to customer service and library instruction; working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications, web development tools and social media; effective oral and written communication skills.

Position: Library Research Specialist
Location: Jones Day, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC JobLine.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under immediate supervision of the Associate Director, Library Research Services, and following prescribed departmental, Office and Firm procedures, the Specialist, Library Research is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the library, including but not limited to data and document retrieval requests from attorneys and staff members. This will include retrieving case files, newly filed complaints, docket sheets, court documents, U.S. patents, SEC EDGAR filings, company profiles, judicial profiles and assorted cited references. The Specialist, Library Research is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work products and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Specialist, Library Research must fulfill the needs of the Office in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s visions and values.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of library experience at an AmLaw 100 firm or Fortune 500 Company preferred.
  • Experience with reference tracking software, integrated library systems and online research tools (e.g. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Law, Quest).

Applicants should apply on Jones Day Career Site

Position: Supervisory Librarian (American Law Research)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Supervisory Librarian to lead a group of professional librarians who provide legal information research for Members of Congress, congressional committees, and their staff.

Responsibilities
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is seeking a Supervisory Librarian to lead and to join its librarian team. The Supervisory Librarian will supervise and lead a diverse group of staff performing legal research and writing work at various levels. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Assistant Director and works highly independently, exercising considerable judgement and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work at a variety of levels including work at the GS-13 and GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the Library of Congress and/or CRS, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgement to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

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 CRS. 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. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside CRS and the Library of Congress.

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

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

Requirements

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

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

  • Ability to supervise, lead and manage staff**
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal information resources**
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal information research within public policy research frameworks**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others**
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Eight Positions: Maryland & Washington DC

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: LAC Group, Greenbelt, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented, and innovative individual for a full-time Metadata Librarian position on behalf of a federal library in Greenbelt, MD. The successful candidate will have experience creating and maintaining metadata, a solid knowledge of established and emerging metadata standards, strong technical aptitude, and the ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team-oriented environment.

The Metadata Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting digital information in all formats, applying indexing and metadata, and maintaining the Library’s bibliographic and archival databases. This includes metadata application, authority control, quality control, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item- and collection-level data for a variety of print and digital materials.

As a member of the Digital Projects Team, the Metadata Librarian reports to the Team Lead and works independently as well as with teammates, library colleagues, patrons, and community partners to develop and provide access to information and materials that support the scientific and engineering research needs of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Job responsibilities:

  • Ensures the quality of cataloging and metadata records in the ILS and Institutional Repository.
  • Employs emerging metadata schemas to make library resources available to our patrons.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for a wide range of formats, including serials, non-print materials, and e-resources, using traditional cataloging principles and practices to input records into OCLC and the local ILS, SirsiDynix Symphony.
  • Participates in the design and maintenance of repository collections using the Fedora Commons architecture.
  • Adds digital images, video, multimedia, and other formats to the institutional repository using XML and RDF metadata.
  • Collaborates with Digital Team on completing the migration of the Institutional Repository’s records from a Fedora XML-based platform to a Fedora RDF-based platform.
  • Incorporates linked data authority records from the NASA Name Authority File into various systems, including institutional repository records.
  • Stays abreast of new developments relevant to metadata and cataloging.
  • Serves as a resource person concerning metadata, database maintenance, record loading, workflow issues, cataloging, and classification.
  • Maintains statistics and produces monthly statistics reports.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or other relevant fields from an accredited program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, media migration, metadata, and database management.
  • Knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging standards (AACR2R, LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats) and familiarity with RDA and FRBR.
  • Experience cataloging book and non-book formats in an automated environment using OCLC and an ILS, such as SirsiDynix Symphony.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation
  • Experience with XML, RDF, and one or more metadata schemas (Dublin Core, MADS, MODS, METS, EAD) and one or more tools (XSLT, XQuery, SQL, SPARQL, OAI/PMH, OpenRefine, Regular Expressions, etc.).
  • Experience with a repository system such as Fedora Commons.
  • Familiarity with Drupal or similar content management systems.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.

Position: Research Support Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Research Support Librarian is a key member of the information, instruction, and reference team. This position provides information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing with a focus on providing tools, skills and information support to foster research activities among emerging investigators. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, departmental liaison activities, and membership on various library and University committees. This position reports to the Director, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to the following):

  1. Performs online database searches and research consultations as requested to meet the scientific information needs of the research and academic community.
  2. Provides training and support for systematic and scoping reviews.
  3. Provides training and support for PubMed, NCBI resources, and other specialized databases, including electronic collaboration platforms.
  4. Provides data management support, especially as related to data deposits, data citations, ontologies, best practices, and funder compliance.
  5. Works closely with the Research Scholarly Concentration in the SMHS, the SMHS Research Workforce Development office, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and doctoral programs in the health sciences, GWSPH and SON to support emerging researchers and investigators.
  6. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing, health sciences, and public health research courses. Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Clinical Skills and Reasoning program in the medical curriculum.
  7. Makes recommendations for tools and resources needed to support the research community.
  8. Collaborates with the Scholarly Publishing and Metadata Librarian on research impact metrics and scholarly communications issues. Supports research impact measurement and visualization. Consults on communicating research results widely. Promotes the creation of researcher profiles documenting skills, grants, publications, and collaborations.
  9. Works with researchers to identify collaborators, partners, and research opportunities.
  10. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and information services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  11. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  12. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  13. Participates in collection development activities for liaison departments.
  14. Assists in management of research-related listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  15.  Other duties as assigned.

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of relevant Masters degree and research support experience.
  • Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature and using NCBI databases and tools.
  • Demonstrated experience providing data management support. Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle.
  • Experience with collaboration tools, statistical software, course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational and research technology support.

Preferred:

  • Experience producing and compiling research impact metrics.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics software and scientific programming software such as R.
  • Experience in providing advanced information services in an academic health sciences library, including assisting with systematic reviews.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

To Apply: To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/66590 and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on 6/14/19 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Position: Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian
Location: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary:

The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library provides library services and educational support to the students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing both on campus and through distance education programs. The Library collections consist of over 4,600 electronic texts, 4,000 journals, and 115 databases in addition to print collections of approximately 28,000 items.  Applications are welcomed for a Librarian with knowledge of print books and all types of non work effectively with a variety of resources to create a strong collection of print and electronic materials. The Librarian will serve as Chair of the Collection Development Committee, a group composed of several representatives of various library collections to coordinate the development of an overall collection in all formats. Providing analyses of the book budget and the book collection as well as the ability to work with faculty to maximize collections are fundamental to success in this position. The Librarian will help manage the institutional repository and will supervise the Interlibrary Loan Specialist. The Librarian reports to the Director for oft the department for Collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Facilitates the selection and ordering of all individual monographs, audiovisuals, and software purchased for the Library, including the Bloedorn Technology Center, by collaborating with faculty and the Collection Development Committee and utilizing external sources to identify the best resources to meet educational, clinical and research needs.
2. Conducts reconciliation, approval and payment of all invoices for the above materials and coordinates collection purchases made on the departmental credit card. 3. Manages the budget accounts for all materials listed above, keeping accurate records in Alma/Primo and other systems as needed and produces all budget analyses as required or requested.
4. Manages currency of all print book collections within the library (monographic, Professional, Reference, etc).
5. Coordinates the Library’s approval plan program.
6. Communicates and works collaboratively with the Serials & Systems Librarian to assure the currency of all serial standing orders within the Reference collection. Collaborates with Reference librarians to maintain the Reference collection.
7. Supervises the Interlibrary Loan Specialist and manages the ILLiad Web Client. Serves as direct contact for interfaces with the server administrator in CASS for ILL systems.
8. Coordinates the Consortium Loan Service. Supervises loan of Himmelfarb resources to distant education students.
9. Participates in the Library’s Liaison Program, working with one or more departments as assigned within the guidelines and expectations of the program.
10. Works with Circulation to resolve lost, claims returned, damaged and assumed lost book items.
11. Participates in the Library’s instructional program as an Informatics Tutor.
12. Collection Development Committee to coordinate and maximize all formats of library resources. Participates as a member in other library committees.
13. Coordinates collection of and manages annual statistics reports to organizations such as AAHSL and ARL.
14. Maintains knowledge of current trends in librarianship and their implementation in the area.
15. Maintains an updated procedures and position manual accessible on shared drive, staff intranet or other system utilized to ensure its availability to all within the library.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Two years’ experience working within a library setting and specifically involving acquisitions, collection development, or interlibrary loan duties. Demonstrated oral, written and analytical communication skills. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to maximize use of Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets in analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of, and experience specifically with, medical information resources and non-book materials.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience with acquisitions, collection development, or interlibrary loan.

To Apply: Please complete an online application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/66431 and upload a cover letter and a current CV or resume, and provide the names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin on June 14, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete application will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Position: Access Services Program Analyst
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary/Objective
The Access Services Program Analyst is responsible for maintaining a high level of engagement regarding the library systems and technology used by Access Services and is a resource in the development of technical expertise throughout the division. Duties include ensuring the continuity and categorization of data between systems, promoting their full potential, and ensuring the quality and effectiveness of library software, applications, reporting scripts, and queries. Additionally, this position is responsible for overseeing the Circulation unit’s point of service, providing access to resources, maintaining collections, and managing student staff.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Collaborative management of a staff of 25 to 30 student assistants

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: 35 hours/week

Salary Range

  • Coordinator/Analyst B
  • Non-Exempt
  • $23.63-25.83/hour

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Strong Excel and/or other organizational/reporting software experience
  • Experience with designing and analysis with Oracle Business Intelligence, Microsoft Access, etc.
  • Ability to train others with limited technological background in the efficient use of local technologies
  • Experience working with a team to complete common objectives
  • Customer service and management/supervisory experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing)
  • Ability to resolve conflicts, handle stressful and/or emergency situations, and prioritize multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to solve problems, work without supervision, make evaluative judgments independently, and formulate exceptions to policies and procedures
  • Ability to participate in planning and implementing short and long-term goals
  • Experience managing projects
  • Experience dealing with confidential information
  • Experience in accounting or handling financial/monetary transactions
  • Attention to detail is essential

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency with web scripting languages, application programming interfaces (APIs), system interoperability, and other tools
  • Experience using Alma / Primo VE
  • Experience using Alma Analytics
  • Alma Administration Certification
  • Experience working within Alma’s Network Zone architecture
  • Experience in library consortia
  • Experience providing reference/research assistance
  • Some education or experience in library science and familiarity with library-specific systems

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Head of Imaging
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced and collaborative individual to join our Collections division as Head of Imaging (HOI). The HOI, reporting to the Associate Librarian for Collection Description and Imaging, will be responsible for the leadership, management, and vision of the evolution of imaging services at the Folger, working towards increasing output capacity and turnaround time. The HOI will: assume primary responsibility for digital imaging and the imaging studio, including maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment; lead, supervise, and mentor the Imaging team in producing digital images of special collections materials; and develop, optimize, and document digitization workflows while safeguarding fragile and rare collection objects throughout the process. Additionally, the HOI will operate digital imaging equipment, including direct-capture camera, scanning, and printing devices, and work with digital asset management software and databases. The HOI may also be asked to take studio, architectural, portrait, editorial, or publicity photographs on behalf of the Folger. This position works Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm, with Saturday duty in the Reading Room on a rotational basis. Occasional evening hours and travel are required, as is the willingness to participate in Folger activities outside of regular business hours.

Requirements
Candidates for this position are required to have a bachelor’s degree; a Master’s in Library Science, Art, or equivalent is preferred. Candidates should also have a minimum of 7 years’ experience in managing a digital photography and imaging team in the cultural heritage sector. This position requires experience with: post-production, color management, and profiling software applications; handling special collections materials or artwork; database management; and leading high-performing teams through change. Knowledge of FADGI’s Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials and The AIC Guide to Digital Photography and Conservation Documentation is required. A successful candidate will also have knowledge of: current technology and standards for digital imaging; preservation issues; descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata formats; and intellectual property rights and open access policy trends. Supervisory experience is required, as is the ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing, complex environment. Experience with budgets and project management is preferred. Thorough background checks are required of the selected individual.

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume on our website. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please. The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Head of Archival Processing
Location: Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

The Head of Archival Processing leads, manages, and oversees the accessioning and processing of special collections materials and the management of special collections materials. S/he oversees term positions and independent contractors as needed for special projects. Reporting to the Director of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections and working closely with the Assistant University Archivist and the Assistant Art Curator on processing and managing collections, the Head of Archival Processing has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

Management and Supervision of Special Collections Processing

  • Manages, supervises, and evaluates three full-time manuscripts archivists, special projects staff, and student workers.
  • Coordinates, plans, and prioritizes appraisal, accessioning, processing, arrangement, and description of special collections materials in all formats in consultation with the relevant curators, archivists and Metadata Services staff.
  • Supervises the preparation of finding aids to provide access to the collections in accordance with relevant national and international standards.
  • Participates in inventory control and maintains accession records.
  • Participates in financial plan preparation and grant funding efforts by creating work plans, developing budgets for processing, preservation and digitization projects, and writing proposals and progress reports.

Physical Collections Management

  • In consultation with the Director, Curators, and University Archivist, oversees the management of storage and access schemes for the collections, including transfers and retrievals to and from the Washington Research Libraries Consortium’s (WRLC) shared collections storage facility.
  • Coordinates and supervises stacks maintenance, including the inventory and arrangement of materials within and outside the Center’s collections spaces.
  • Coordinates and assists in prioritizing the preservation, conservation, and security needs of the collections in consultation with the Director, Curators, and the University Archivist.
  • Communicates with Preservation staff regarding the coordination of conservation work for special collections materials.
  • Collaborates with colleagues throughout library to develop and execute projects that provide online access to special collections materials through digitization.

Reference and Outreach

  • Answers research questions from faculty, students, administrators, alumni, the media, and other researchers at the reference desk, and by phone, mail, email, or appointment.
  • Participates in determining patrons’ research needs and in identifying and locating appropriate information sources.
  • Participates in determining which materials can be made available for research under University policy and the law.
  • Instructs patrons in the proper care and use of collections materials.
  • Works scheduled hours at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections reception desk and the Paul F. Betz Reading Room in rotation with other staff, assisting in maintaining security for the collections and the Center.

Professional Contributions & Development

  • Participates in local consortia and regional and national associations.
  • Maintains professional associations through organizations at the regional, national and/or international level.
  • Continually acquires new knowledge and updates skills to enhance professional performance in all areas of responsibility.
  • Keeps abreast of developments, trends, and issues in the library field.
  • Monitors trends and maintains currency in areas of archives, rare books, manuscripts, fine arts, and other areas related to the position.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

EEO Statement:

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science and/or advanced degree in a relevant discipline with relevant archival management and special collections training, or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an archival repository or special collections library, preferably in an academic or research library
  • Minimum 3 years’ successful management and supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions within special collections
  • A deep understanding of the descriptive standards for archival and manuscript materials such as DACS and EAD
  • A proven track record of successful complex archival processing projects demonstrating the ability to think strategically about the care and description of diverse special collections materials, and to steward them from initial ingest to preparation for digitization
  • Demonstrated planning, decision making, and problem solving skills with superior verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Familiarity with relevant standards, such as DCRM, AACR2, RDA, MARC, DublinCore, and LCSH
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace
  • Experience with one or more of the following: rare books, art, born digital materials, building digital collections
  • Record of professional presentation, publication, and/or leadership in relevant organizations, including SAA, RBMS, ACRL, and/or ALA
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language

Position: Librarian (Medical)
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Director for Education, Training, and Research, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $83,398 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
About the Position: The Darnall Medical Library is on the third floor of Building 1 at WRNMMC, You will support healthcare providers as a member of the reference team acting as first responder/triaging medical reference questions between 0800-1630 M-F. You can expect to make a difference in the care of our wounded warriors, service personnel, and their families. Parking at WRNMMC is limited and is by permit only. The use of commuting alternatives is highly recommended.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates warrior care through support of evidence based practice and research, cover the library reference desk, and researching and resolving in depth reference questions.
  • Instructs health care professionals in search techniques through various databases such as Medline or Embase. Instructs health care professionals on search of databases remotely or via command internet.
  • Contributes to the collection development by evaluating reviews and selecting materials in medical subject areas in order to keep textbooks and journals up-to- date and relevant.
  • Communicates with customers to present focused training, engender collaboration on matching information tools and relevant resources to resolve clinical information needs.
  • Develops and measures goals for the improvement of library services. Develops instruction interventions for the information literacy and web-based resources appropriate to the specifics of the users needs.
  • Provides specific case-related medical literature that contributes to the quality direct patient care by providing information for inpatient or outpatient diagnosis, treatment, hospital care, rehabilitation, and research.
  • Collaborates with other librarians on development, identification, implementation and improvement of information or knowledge based systems and services.
  • Improve the medical library’s web presence, access, display and the customer’s utilization of clinical and research information resources. Ensures licensing/maintenance of access to electronic resources.

Position: Supervisory Archivist (Head, Acquisitions and Processing Section)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position description number for this position is 384053.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Serves as the Head of Acquisitions and Processing Section of the Music Division; works under the general direction of the Chief and Assistant Chief, who review and approve technical procedures, personnel recommendations and work programs proposed. The incumbent demonstrates a high degree of independence in the direction of performing arts acquisitions and processing services in the Division.

Participates in discussions, meetings and conferences with the Chief and Assistant Chief, and as required, divisional and inter-divisional meetings concerning policies and procedures affecting performing arts collection processing and acquisitions. The incumbent serves as the Acting Chief or Acting Assistant Chief of the Music Division when assigned. Directs the studies of broad and varied topics or areas related to music archives and scholarship. Assignments require a highly specialized knowledge of Western art music and knowledge of scholarship in related areas of the performing arts.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments and the capabilities of employees. Observes workers’ performance, and demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system.

Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff.

Directs the staff in the accessioning, appraisal, physical processing and description of archival collections according to established archival procedures. Supervises the receipt of collections acquired through gift, deposit, transfer, exchange, copyright and purchase. Oversees the unpacking and verification of the completeness and condition of incoming materials and the maintenance of accessioning records. Works with the specialists, Chief, and Assistant Chief to assure that out-of-scope acquisitions are rejected or transferred to appropriate units.

Maintains close control over the quality of accessioning, physical organization and description, cataloging and digitization of collection materials. Serves as the officer in charge of the preparation of registers, indexes and other finding aids and controls developed in the Division. Provides editorial review of the section’s written work product. Has direct responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of all inventory and indexing controls produced by the Division whether for internal use or wider distribution.

Coordinates and participates in efforts to acquire performing arts materials by gift and purchase. Determines material which can be loaned from collections and/or eligibility of borrowers. Develops procedures and standards for all materials and technical processes applied in the description of the special collection materials in custody of the Music Division. Recommends the establishment of new collections.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific projects or tasks. Coordinates the details involved in special projects of lasting importance. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to processing acquisitions functions of the Music Division.

Serves as the official spokesperson for the Division and for the Library on matters relating to archival organization and description. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with archivists, librarians, scholars, and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the Library.

Plans, establishes and directs reference work of specialists in the section under the incumbent’s supervision. Coordinates staff efforts related to reference services specific to special collections in the Division’s custody.

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

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

  • Knowledge of music and related subject areas in the performing arts.**
  • Knowledge of library archival records and collections management processes and procedures.**
  • Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.**
  • Ability to provide research and reference services in the performing arts.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to coordinate and set priorities for projects in the performing arts.
  • Knowledge of automated tools, technologies, and metadata standards, such as integrated library systems, digital curation applications, and general office software, to support archival functions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Schedule:
This is a full time position, working 40 Hours a week with some evenings and weekends.

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: Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an energetic, collaborative, and service-oriented person to join the Collections and Access Services Department, which includes Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The ILL Assistant borrows materials from other libraries, lends LNDL’s materials to other libraries, reviews workflows to ensure efficiency, and monitors emerging trends in ILL technology and services. Functioning as a member of a cross- trained Access Services unit, this position provides excellent customer service at the Library’s Help Desk, supervises student assistants, and tracks unit statistics. Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, the ILL Assistant works Monday through Friday in a fast-paced environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Processes all borrowing and lending Interlibrary Loan requests using ILLiad and Rapid ILL software in a timely manner, and follows national and international ILL standards and best practices.
  • Communicates with students, faculty, staff, and other libraries promptly to fill borrowing requests and resolve lending questions. Seeks guidance from the Access Services Librarian when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with Access Services staff to train and supervise ILL and Help Desk student assistants.
  • Maintains patron privacy online and in person, and models appropriate behavior for student assistants.
  • Assists the Access Services Librarian in recommending, formulating, and implementing policies and workflow procedures to continuously improve ILL services for Library users. Maintains up-to-date documentation of workflow procedures.
  • Collects and records ILL statistics in support of annual reporting requirements and to support data informed changes to services, programs, and the user experience.
  • Uses Aleph Integrated Library System to manage circulation functions including material check out, recalls, and returns, and maintains circulation data.
  • Provides excellent customer service at the Help Desk on the phone, in person, and online.
  • Possesses a positive attitude, ability to be future-oriented, and embraces change.
  • Must have flexibility to work a varied schedule during exam weeks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Inventory Mgmt & Doc Fulfillment Section in Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $52,068 to $67,687 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Inventory Mgmt & Doc Fulfillment Section in Library Services. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of activities in support of collections inventory control and tracking, both behind-the-scenes activities, e.g. problem resolution, quality control, searching collections storage areas for items not readily found or for which a problem might be present, support of the inventory program; and for direct public service, e.g. staffing a circulation station.

Responsibilities
Conducts searches in order to identify and resolve problems with library materials generated by collections integrity programs, the transfer of collections from Capitol Hill to off-site storage locations, especially Ft. Meade, special projects and the review of incoming materials. Problem resolution may entail searching collections storage and processing areas for items that are not readily found primarily because of labeling, cataloging or other problems impacting retrieval.

Identifies and searches for requested items that are vague or not readily found, using an extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and procedures.

Serves as an expert in the full range of reference and bibliographic tools, both manual and online, e.g. the LC ILS and other automated files, the card shelflist, the Official Catalog, national bibliographies to identify vague or fragmentary entries. Identifies and notes errors in the LC ILS record which may require editing of the entry.

Forwards items and notes to the appropriate LC unit to correct the online record. Uses a sound knowledge of the flow of materials through the processing channels of LC, and traces materials which may be at any stage of the processing cycle. Reviews and verifies holdings information in the Shelflist and other available databases, both manual and online. Annotates holding information on the Shelflist cards when necessary. Notifies appropriate personnel of mistakes found on Shelflist cards.

Reviews items forwarded to the Section and/or on the shelves that are mislabeled, mis-cataloged, and/or in need of further investigation. Makes the necessary notations to reflect needed or suggested changes. Forwards items to appropriate unit within the Library for correction. Performs complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Forwards misrouted materials to the appropriate custodial divisions. Makes recommendations on items which may be removed from the Library’s permanent collections using guidelines prepared by the Library’s Selection Officers and Acquisitions Policy Statements. Identifies and processes superseded volumes which have been revised, recompiled or replaced by later dated volumes or editions. Determines items in need of preservation treatment such as boxing, rebinding, and re-housing using established guidelines and procedures. Supports inventory management programs by providing quality control of contractors and Library staff.

Bibliographic/Holdings/Item Records. Searches and identifies bibliographic records in the online catalog for items in the Library’s collection that are being prepared for circulation. Creates holdings and/or item records where none are already present. Creates basic descriptive cataloging records for items that are not found in the Library’s online catalog, suppressing these records from view in the public catalog.

Assigns custodial locations when creating new records for materials assigned to locations other than the general collections. Updates existing cataloging records to correct item-specific errors such as call number and location data. Marks duplicate holdings and item records for deletion. Links the barcode on the physical item to the bibliographic record to create an inventory record for that specific item.

Patron Records. Searches and identifies patrons in the Library’s circulation module in preparation for charging material or updating records. Where necessary, creates new patron records and updates existing records, coordinating closely with the Accounts Unit..

Inventory Control and Circulation. Checks out books to the public and Library staff according to the Library’s regulations and security procedures. Creates inventory and patron records as necessary. Checks out books to offsite loan patrons, creates inventory records and, as necessary, patron records.

Receives items referred by staff reviewing new, rebound and relabeled materials coming into the general collections in which a potential problem has been identified. Resolves problems by performing such activities as comparing the accuracy of the label and spine markings on the book in hand with information in the LC ILS Item and Holdings records. Where a discrepancy is found to exist, does the necessary searching/problem resolution to identify what the problem is and what the solution(s) may be.