Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a tech-savvy and collaborative librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Online Learning Librarian will actively work with faculty and colleagues to design, implement, and assess online learning services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students. This position will lead and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs to support the curricula of both universities. The position reports to the Research Services Librarian and is a member of the Research and Instruction unit within the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Online Learning Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and continuously improve an effective program of online instruction designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Work with faculty to employ a broad range of learning objects to enhance their teaching.
  • Examples include modular web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and emerging educational technologies.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library instruction to on-campus and remote students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for remote students.
  • Provide general reference support.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current trends, best practices, and issues in online learning;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated research consultation and instruction experience;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects.
  • Working knowledge of platforms such as Zoom, Sidecar Learning, LibGuides, and other learning object creation software.

Position: Archivist for Digital Initiatives
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and tech-savvy individual to lead the development, management, and preservation of digital collections in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes policy development; processing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections; creating metadata; and collaborating on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from early career archivists and those who have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop, document, and implement procedures for accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to digitized and born-digital materials according to professional standards.
  • Arrange and describe analog, hybrid, and born-digital archival collections.
  • Develop, document, and implement policies and procedures for the preservation of digital materials.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to develop metadata supporting the discovery and management of digital content.
  • Supervise in-house and outsourced digitization projects.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to support digital scholarship initiatives in our two university communities.
  • Contribute to archives-oriented outreach, including social media, library website, presentations, and exhibits.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three work-related references with “Archivist for Digital Initiatives” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA, or master’s degree in a related field such as Public History;
  • Experience with the arrangement and description of archival collections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategies for managing born-digital archival material and of digital preservation standards;
  • Experience with one or more platforms for the discovery, management, and/or preservation of digital collections;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in learning new technologies and skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience creating metadata for digital objects;
  • Experience with web archiving activities and tools.

Position: Science Metrics Data Analyst II
Location: Space Telescope Science Institute

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD, is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in 2021. (Click here to learn more about our missions). Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. This position could support working from home. Candidates must be in our local market to be able to report on-site when needed.

STScI is seeking a Science Metrics Data Analyst II to join the Library team in the Science Mission Office. Under the general direction of the Branch Manager and with support from the Science Metrics Lead, the Science Metrics Data Analyst contributes to the metrics program by gathering key science metric information and making those metrics available through database tools and reports.

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package (Click here to explore our benefits). STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all (Click here to learn more about our culture).

TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application. Applications received by February 11th, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

Direct link: Science Metrics Data Analyst II

Explore all career opportunities through our website at http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/

COVID Working Protocols: https://outerspace.stsci.edu/display/CWP

STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities (Click here to learn more about how we foster Diversity & Inclusion). Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements that are included for protection and to assist us in our record-keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

Requirements

Your Role & Responsibilities include:

  • Reviews refereed literature for papers that use data from telescopes; applies metadata to science papers using automated and manual techniques.
  • Provides direct support and advice to bibliography stakeholders related to search, retrieval and interpretation of publication metrics.
  • Investigates and solves problems related to publications, metadata, linked archival data, Astrophysics Data System (ADS) index records, and/or database entries.
  • Prepares routine and ad hoc reports under the direction of the Science Metrics Lead and Branch Manager; gathers and presents numeric and visual data summarizing metrics for stakeholders, with an emphasis on transparency and equity.
  • Assists Science Metrics Lead with documentation and requirements writing; participates in testing and communicates ideas for improvements.
  • Assists with metrics gathering and analysis to support staff career cases related to hiring, promotion, talent retention, and collaboration.
  • Gathers external metrics for comparison and benchmarking for staff, institute, and missions.

Your Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems, Computational Linguistics, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in scientific, research, reporting, or technical support activities.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel within the institute and to communicate effectively with archives, libraries, and other astronomical institutions and observatories.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing tools and methodologies in information or data delivery.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction; strong time management skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience working on small projects or completion of a curriculum, at least two of the following three: database search and retrieval; metrics/metadata entry and reporting; technical writing and documentation best practices.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.

Desirable, but not required

  • Experience writing or using an API.
  • Knowledge of scientific literature and/or data archives is desirable.
  • Familiarity with persistent identifiers such as DOIs and ORCID.
  • Experience scripting in Python or writing requirements for software that uses Python.
  • Knowledge of taxonomies and thesauri.

Position: Senior Research Data Analyst
Location: Johns Hopkins University
Salary: $53,020 – $72,935

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Epidemiology Department is seeking a Senior Research Data Analyst who will assist in analysis of documents in the Opioid Industry Documents Archive and with further development of the Archive.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform a rapid, critical analysis of extensive sets of documents produced by opioid manufacturers that have been released as a result of litigation, with respect to content of the materials, including the cases, dates, products, stakeholders, and document types, in order to summarize information for research and communication purposes.
  • Prepare summary materials from such analyses that are suitable for dissemination to general public to promote archive access and use.
  • Review, analysis and development of metadata accompanying submitted documents.
  • Apply similar tools and methods to those used for the analyses above to new contributions to the opioid archives.
  • Work with the project team in pursuing potential new sources of contributions to the archive.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline.
  • 1 year related experience.
  • Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of health sciences, health policy, and/or history of science, medicine and technology.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current national metadata standards.
  • Education/training in archives, library and information science, history, or related field.
  • Experience working in archives, digital humanities, digital preservation, and/or data mining.
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences is preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: 53,020 – $72,935 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 flex
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

Two Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Armed Forces Retirement Home
Salary: $61,947 – $80,532

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Resident Services, Recreation Division at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the agency’s library and its’ adjoining services (computer lab and computer/game rooms, the movie program and the music/listening room).

Duties

As a Librarian, you will:

  • Provide professional library services to meet the needs of all Residents and employees, i.e., general reading, viewing videotaped/DVD movies or instructional videos, and/or listening to music, and literature or instructional material on audio cassettes.
  • Review and research professional publications to select those books and materials that are commensurate with the needs, development, welfare (mental and emotional stimulation) and education of patrons.
  • Responsible for acquisition and cataloging all books and movies/DVD’s entering the library collection using the Circulation Plus Software Program (an electronic tracking system).
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget for expenditures on items such as books, periodicals, journals, supplies, and library equipment.
  • Order supplies and create work orders for the library and adjoining services.

Position: Acquisitions Librarian
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

About Us:

The Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world.

The Folger welcome millions of visitors online and in person. We provide unparalleled access to a huge array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations. With the Folger, you can experience the power of performance, the wonder of exhibitions, and the excitement of pathbreaking research. We offer the opportunity to see and even work with early modern sources, driving discovery and transforming education for students of all ages.

The Folger Shakespeare Library knows that an exceptional staff is the backbone of any great organization. We hire exceptionally qualified diverse individuals who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of our organization. Once employed, the Folger provides a generous compensation, leave, and benefits package, as well as many opportunities for personal and professional growth, and we encourage you to come join us

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced Acquisitions Librarian to join its Collections team. This individual reports to the Associate Librarian for Collections Care and Development and is responsible for the management and the leadership of the Acquisitions Department, which administers a robust acquisition program both of antiquarian and secondary research material including electronic resources.

Duties:

  • Cultivates and maintains excellent working relations with all vendors, dealers, and donors.
  • Participates in the creation and management of the collections budget.
  • Monitors Acquisitions expenditures, provides expenditure reports, manages the allocation of restricted and unrestricted funds for the purchase of rare and modern items.
  • In consultation with appropriate staff, reviews and maintains current approval plans.
  • Coordinates the subscriptions for electronic resources and their access procedures with the Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources and Secondary Research Material.
  • Reviews and negotiates new license agreements, engages in, and promotes ethical practices in purchasing, and complying with licensing terms and access agreements.
  • Supervises and reviews the processing of all new acquisitions, whether purchases or gifts of items, maintaining accurate acquisition and donor records.
  • Supervises the preparation of orders, correspondence, reports, and maintenance of office files.
  • Oversees staff in providing detailed information to Development to facilitate donor communication.
  • Makes sure all invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Provides an open and supportive working environment for Acquisitions staff.
  • Works closely with the Associate Librarian for Collection Care and Development in planning and executing Acquisitions Group procedures.
  • Fosters good working relationships with other units and divisions of Collections and the institution.
  • Participates with other members of the Collections Care and Development group in developing and executing communal goals and projects.
  • Works with conservators to plan for the needs of newly ordered or acquired materials.
  • Collaborates with Advancement to successfully manage gift-in-kind arrangements.
  • Participates in the institutional fundraising events for the acquisitions department with collaboration from appropriate sources.
  • Participates in the management of a digital asset collection development policy.
  • Acts as one of the Acquisitions Group representatives on staff committees and/or assists on projects for committees.
  • Maintains current awareness of trends in the management and integration of acquisitions activities within technical and public services. Serves as an ambassador for the Folger at conferences.
  • Performs other acquisition duties as assigned.

Pandemic response: Non-essential Folger staff are working remotely from the D.C. area, and all programming had been moved online. When we return to the office this position is expected to work on site. The building is currently closed to the public due to construction projects.

All staff, contractors, and visitors working or visiting onsite are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and furnish proof of vaccination (unless they have received a medical or religious exemption). Masks are required in all shared or public spaces onsite until further notice.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should submit their cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. No phone calls please.  Please apply through our website: Jobs and Internships at the Folger – Workday (myworkdayjobs.com)

The Folger is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experience required.
  • Proficiency in the use of integrated library systems and spreadsheets necessary.
  • Familiarity with MARC records or bibliographic description in general required.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of a modern European language preferably Italian, French, or German preferred.
  • Bibliographic knowledge of Latin preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and interpersonal skills.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Metadata Librarian

Location: University of Maryland Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center

Description: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Metadata Librarian to join the HSHSL team.

This library faculty position focuses on metadata development and management to maximize discovery of content, particularly that produced by UMB faculty, staff and students. The position will support the HSHSL’s adherence to best practices in metadata methods, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library, specifically metadata contributed to the UMB Data Catalog, UMB Digital Archive, the Library Catalog and other resources. This position works closely with faculty librarians from other departments. The incumbent participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals of the Metadata Management Department and the Resource Development and Access Division.

This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. The position reports to the Metadata Management Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Create original metadata rich records, mostly in science related topics, for the UMB Data Catalog , a database of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers
  • Curate content for the UMB Digital Archive, a repository of academic works and history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Catalog and manage the library’s e-journal collection, legacy print journals, and digital backfiles within the Library Catalog .
  • Document the assigning of metadata, using metadata maps, local authority records, etc.
  • Implement and sustain metadata strategies associated with resource description and digital initiatives and projects, including but not limited to quality control, preservation and access to digitized and born-digital content from the Library’s collections and other University sources.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners on collaborative metadata projects
  • Perform original cataloging and enhancement of serial catalog records using MARC, RDA and AACR2, LCSH and MeSH
  • Keep current with emerging standards, tools, and developments such as BIBFRAME and Linked Open Data (Semantic Web) to apply to current and future library projects.
  • Lead projects and serve as a member of project teams within and outside of the library
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium
  • Participate actively as a member of national and local professional associations and engage in scholarly and service activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience with metadata development and management in an academic, research, or special collections library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schemas such as Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging utilities such as OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems
  • Experience with authority control
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to handle, manage and initiate a variety of projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in a science related field
  • Experience in e-journal cataloging and management
  • Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library

Applications: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter including the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, December 3, 2021.

Please note – A full criminal background check will be required of the selected candidate as part of the hiring process and prior to beginning employment with UMB.

COVID-19 Protocols : All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees [1] are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000 – $70,000, commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch. The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area. The Summary of duties listed is not exhaustive: Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I: -Oversees the operation of a branch library. -Plans, administers and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch. -Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers. -Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community. -Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. -Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members. -Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community. -Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs. Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must. Maryland Certification in Library Science required. Salary Range: $69,126 Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/Lib-Sup-I Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Branch Administrator I

Location: Frederick County Public Libraries

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Urbana Regional Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the Myersville Branch Library, and for ensuring the delivery of quality library service to the public. Direct supervision is given to department supervisors. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Public Service. Requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program; Minimum 3 years of recent (within the last 10 years) public library work experience; Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire, current certification must then be maintained. OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Minimum 5 years of recent (within the past 10 years) public library work experience; Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others; Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable. NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience Salary Range: $63,235.00 – $75,882.00 Annually Application Process: To apply and complete job description go to FCPL Branch Administrator Special Requests: Closing Date: 4:00 pm January 31, 2022.

One Position: Washington, D.C.

Position: Reference Librarian

Location: Georgetown University Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Georgetown Law Library is seeking candidates for the Reference Librarian position. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reference, this position provides extensive reference service to the Law Center’s faculty and students by participating in the reference desk rotation, conducting individual research consultations, writing research guides, and participating in other law library instructional programs as needed.
In addition, this position participates in basic and advanced legal research instruction, the Legal Research and Writing liaison program, the journal liaison program, the faculty liaison program, library tours, and other educational programs. This position also evaluates and selects materials for the library’s collection in assigned subject areas.
We welcome applications from both lateral candidates and entry-level candidates, including those graduating in May 2022. Requirements include:
● 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
Position open until filled. Application review begins February 4, 2022. Full description, posting, and application process available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities Website (Posting – JR11818). If you have questions about the position, please contact lawlibcareers@georgetown.edu.
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.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions – New York, Washington or Baltimore
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Salary: $63,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As part of the Library and Information Technology Services division, the IT Librarian manages the daily operations of IT support and AV services in the Library & Gallery. This position also works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) on the management of the Library’s public computing and AV resources. Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options. Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, and Aleph. The IT Librarian ensures efficient management of and response to bugs and suggestions through effective use of the issue tracking system ‘RT’.

This position makes recommendations on upgrades, repairs, replacements, retention, and adoption of new technologies based on equipment life cycles, usage, user needs, and technology trends. Engages and works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff both inside and outside the Library & Gallery to ensure technology solutions are effective and equitable including selection and implementation of assistive and accessible technologies. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a diverse environment and a commitment to providing equitable and inclusive service.

Contributes to the planning, implementation, and management of a makerspace in the library.

Assists with the technology planning and implementation for local digitization projects and participates in developing and implementing the Library & Gallery’s digital preservation strategy.

Supports efficient use of technology for employees in the Library & Gallery including through development and delivery of training on technology-related best practices on topics such as document management and use of cloud systems. Participates as the IT expert on library committees and working groups as appropriate.

Trains and supervises LITS staff, and develops and documents procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and web programming environments.
  • Knowledge of system administration and network administration.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or working experience with database and software design, and cybersecurity.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Montgomery College Library
Salary: $65,352 – $84,968

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services, has a need for a full-time, Librarian II position #S03464. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with one evening shift and occasional Saturdays. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. Position is located at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

Job Summary: The Librarian II for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will participate in all aspects of academic area liaison and embedded librarian services. Including providing effective information literacy instruction; providing in-depth reference and research assistance virtually, face to face, and by appointment for more extensive research support for students; and collaborating with library access services staff to support patron needs.

Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with administrators; faculty; chairs, deans, external colleagues and consultants; and assigned staff for the purpose of providing and receiving information and resolving program issues.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, or public library.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
  • Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources.
  • Ability to remain current in trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations such as ALA and MLA.
  • Ability to maintain library collections, to guide and direct the work of library staff, and to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills.
  • Strong listening skills and proficiency at conducting reference interviews.
  • Professional competence using research tools in an online environment such as Internet browsers, Library Management Systems and current web applications.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs outreach with faculty in STEM departments to foster effective relationships to support the curriculum and specific student needs.
  • Provides effective information literacy instruction. Creates and delivers information literacy activities and tools for in-person and online learning environments.
  • Provides in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons, both virtually and face to face, using discovery services, online resources, internet, and tangible library resources.
  • Uses research consultations by appointment for more extensive research support for students. Collaborates with access services staff to support patron needs and inquiries, and refer questions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Research & Teaching (R&T) division team members, the academic areas related to liaison areas, librarian supervisor(s) at their home campus, their supervisor, and with the R&T associate director.
  • Performs collection development in the liaison area and completes processes in a thorough and timely manner according to directions provided by the collection development librarian.
  • Responsible for the coordination of Research & Teaching (R&T) division assessment. Acts as resource for R&T division assessment projects, and provides guidance, organization, and support for assessment activities.
  • This includes (but is not limited to), assessing research services, library instruction, library outreach, and instructional content.
  • Assists with the collection and maintenance of data, metrics, feedback, testimonials, and assessment findings to demonstrate Academic Area Liaison and Embedded Librarian Program effectiveness or areas for development.
  • Leads and organizes assessment training for the R&T division, as well as convenes or chairs ad hoc assessment committees or task groups within the R&T division as needed.
  • Facilitates growth for R&T division’s assessment work and explores/develops new assessment methods and measures for the division. The Assessment Coordinator may also represent the R&T division in library wide assessment activities, collaborating with colleagues in other areas of the library.
  • Participates in planning and priority setting for the Research and Teaching Division’s annual goals and priorities.
  • Additional Instructions:

To apply for the position, select the company website option or use the following link: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Law Library

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on the Georgetown Career Opportunities website

Requirements

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

The Digital Initiatives Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of digital projects falling under the purview of the Digital Initiatives Department at the Georgetown University Law Library. The duties for which they are principally accountable include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of the production digitization and post-processing of library materials
  • Scheduling and oversight of scanning personnel and equipment
  • Facilitation of the transfer of files within internal storage platforms and ingest to external repositories
  • Management of digitization statistics and metadata
  • Execution of digital asset preservation actions

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Digital Initiatives Coordinator is a member of the Digital Initiatives and Special Collections division, which includes the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digital Initiatives Assistant, the Special Collections Librarian, the Law Center Archivist, the Special Collections Technician, and the Conservation Technician.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of library experience
  • Ability to organize projects and accomplish goals
  • High level of proficiency with personal computers and software, the internet and library-relevant information technology applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform command-line tasks
  • Familiarity with digital image editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
  • General knowledge of how digital library collections and electronic objects are used in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of MARC, METS and Dublin Core and other metadata standards appropriate for digital materials

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

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

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.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

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.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Position: Special Collections Technician, Law Library

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

Full vacancy announcement available on Georgetown Career Opportunities website

Requirements

Special Collections Technician, Law Library – Georgetown University Law Center

Job Overview

Georgetown Law Library maintains a robust special collections department which features a large collection of rare legal material. The Special Collections Technician plays a crucial role in supporting the needs of the Law Library, the Law Center faculty and administrative offices, the broader University, and the greater scholarly community.

The Special Collections Technician uses archival best practices to process manuscript and archive collections for the purposes of establishing order and intellectual control over the material – including creating inventories, indexes, and finding aids. They also use established library practices to catalog rare books and faculty publications, ensuring that bibliographic records are accurate.

The Special Collections Technician provides access and reference support to all patrons using historical materials; and coordinates and carries out special projects or other duties as assigned to adapt to the changing needs of the department and the library, such as inventory projects, local large-scale shifting projects, etc..

Work Interactions

Reporting directly to the Special Collections Librarian, the Special Collections Technician performs duties according to priorities set by the Special Collections Librarian and within guidelines and procedures established for the department. They play a key role in the success of the Department by maintaining collections and the public access records for the Department, ensuring accurate description to facilitate patron access.

Within the department, the Special Collections Technician also works directly with the Law Center Archivist, the Associate Director for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, and the Conservation Technician; and interacts with staff from other library departments, as well as students, faculty, alumni and external patrons.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of library experience
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to take on new responsibilities and projects.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a complex and changing environment.
  • Experience working with historical and archival materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with DACS archival standard
  • Experience with MARC bibliographic records
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress subject headings

Physical Environment

The Special Collections Technician works primarily in an office environment, spends their time working on a computer and with physical materials, and as needed, retrieves and/or re-shelves materials, uses push carts, and shifts books from one stack area to another.

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

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

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.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

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.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian, LIB-3536
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TUs library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Relevant experience, preferably in an academic environment or in publishing. Familiarity with scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and academic publishing trends. Strong creative vision and ability to lead innovative initiatives and services. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to meet the Universitys criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

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

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

Position: Data Science Librarian, LIB-3532
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

Masters degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson Universitys commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

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

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

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian, LIB-3520
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the librarys electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the librarys subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson Universitys commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3520

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

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

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

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $148,484 – $178,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is in the Office of the Associate Director, Information Products Division, at the National Agricultural Library (a component of the Agricultural Research Service) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be a member of the NAL senior leadership team with responsibility for policy making, planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating program requirements, creating new products and services, and ensuring high-quality customer service.

Duties

  • Provide leadership in the formulation and execution of Division policies, programs of NAL and services ensuring conformance with applicable NAL, Departmental, and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Participate in the development of plans and policies for national and international cooperation in the creation, distribution, and availability of agricultural information.
  • Manage budget and program planning, developing, executing and evaluating Division polices, programs and services.
  • Develop partnership opportunities with government agencies, land-grant universities, industry, and professional organizations to promote effective information management.
  • Provide technical and administrative supervision to staff, students, interns and volunteers.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of the Associate Director, Knowledge Services Division, at the National Agricultural Library (a component of the Agricultural Research Service) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be a member of the NAL senior leadership team and lead the division that initiates plans for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scientific research datasets, with a focus on USDA-funded research data, that facilitate the creation of agricultural knowledge.

Duties

  • Participates in establishing policies, programs, plans, and budgets for NAL with the Director and other key NAL officials.
  • Serves on the NAL senior leadership team and provides leadership in the formulation and execution of NAL strategies through policies, programs, and services.
  • Initiates and directs plans for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scientific research datasets, with a focus on USDA-funded research data that facilitate the creation of agricultural knowledge.
  • Develops NAL policies to ensure research data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR principles), support scientific research communities, and meet other customer needs and expectations.
  • Participates in the development of policies and plans for national and international cooperation in the creation and distribution of agricultural information.
  • Builds communities of interest and practice that reinforce effective data management to facilitate the creation of knowledge in the agricultural sciences.
  • Ensures conformance with applicable Federal statutes, regulations, and policies, and USDA and ARS policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Provides leadership in the formulation and execution of NAL policies, programs, and services.
  • Develops NAL data access and sharing policies and advises data providers on the preferred standards.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), National Library of Medicine.

DLO selects, acquires, and catalogs biomedical publications; furnishes reference and document delivery services; prepares and publishes indexes, and other publications for the use by the biomedical community; administers national biomedical information retrieval services; supports clinical terminology and health data standards; and, coordinates the Network of the National Library of Medicine.

As a Supervisory Librarian, you will:

Plans, directs, and provides strategic leadership for cataloging and metadata management and mapping services for biomedical literature and other resources acquired for the NLM collection, including the creation and maintenance of authoritative bibliographic and authority records according to national standards.

Oversees the development and preparation of cataloging policy statements and definitions.

Keeps informed of new cataloging rules and techniques and as applicable, introduces them into NLM workflows and procedures.

With the assistance of subordinate supervisors, plans, directs and supervises the activities of approximately 20 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel engaged in cataloging and providing metadata management and mapping services.

Evaluates subordinates; makes effective selection recommendations for subordinate personnel; hears group grievances, serious employee complaints and disciplinary problems and takes initiative to resolve them.

Directs Section participation in the development, improvement and use of automation support for cataloging and metadata management functions.

Distributes machine-readable records in MARC, XML, as linked data, and other standard community formats.

Oversees the development, maintenance, and publication of the NLM Classification.

Serves as a technical authority and spokesperson on NLM cataloging, metadata and classification services, policies, and procedures.

Participates in national and international bibliographic control programs and standards development.

Represents the Library to various professional groups and organizations and develops and maintains contacts with key officials of the Library of Congress, OCLC, and other libraries and information centers.

Provides appropriate responses to recommendations or requests from service units and library users.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Research Services Librarian

Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a learner-centered and tech-savvy Research Services Librarian to collaboratively to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages LNDL’s instruction and consultation programs; coordinates Library-wide outreach and engagement initiatives; and supervises reference services. The Research Services Librarian manages the Research & Instruction unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises fulltime librarians and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s marketing budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Research Services Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead programs and services that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, students, and staff community.
  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians.
  • Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program. Develop partnerships with faculty that lead to strategic curriculum enhancements.
  • Lead and oversee research consultation and reference services.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for nondiscrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Research Services Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated interest in managing and motivating and leading research and instruction librarians
  • Library instruction and reference experience in a variety of formats in an academic library
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or academic coursework related to instructional design and assessment, and educational technologies;
  • Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible learning objects;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.

Position: Collections Strategist Librarian

Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a service-oriented and collaborative Collections Strategist Librarian to develop and implement collection strategies that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position also leads library resource management functions to support the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collections Strategist Librarian manages the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Collections & Access Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s acquisitions budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Collections Strategist Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to contribute to the enhancement of the collections and support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
  • Lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community.
  • Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure proper care and maintenance of electronic resources throughout the entire life cycle. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content; maintain relationships with vendors and publishers.
  • Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as appointed.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a
    program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Experience working in a technical services area of an academic library;
  • Demonstrated interest in managing, motivating, and leading library technical services staff;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience or knowledge of negotiating content licenses for electronic resources;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • Experience working within a library consortium;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use tools such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and OpenRefine

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty

Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA 

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution

Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours

2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs

3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise

4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications

5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests

6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions

7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions

8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources

9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts

10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Electronic Initiatives Librarian

Location: George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Job Listing

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

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

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Electronic Initiatives Librarian position to begin as early as February 21, 2022. The librarian in this position oversees the development and delivery of services supporting the curation and use of the library’s growing electronic resources collection.  The librarian in this position is responsible for the curation of the electronic resource collection, including negotiation, license review, purchase decisions, access in the library discovery ecosystem, and analyzing usage statistics and budgetary parameters to evaluate electronic resources.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C.; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

Minimum qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience managing electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic or law library.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/88151 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin February 2, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Position: Manager of Library Services

Location: Kutak Rock LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on LLSDC Job Listing

Summary – The Manager of Library Services will oversee the operations and manage strategic initiatives for the National Library Services Department in support of Firm Practice Area business goals and initiatives. This position is in the DC office.  

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the research services function of the Library Services Department to provide strategic information support to the firm, including determining research priorities and investigating and recommending new resources and tools.
  • Provides research consultation and analysis, research project strategy, and manages specialized topical, legislative, docket, and regulatory research and customized monitoring services.
  • Manages the research resource use tracking software (Research Monitor) and generates and analyzes use reports as needed for evaluation and renewal of online resources.
  • Manages the monitoring, selection, and dissemination of curated information and news to individual attorneys and defined interest groups based on subject interests, special requests, client needs, and for competitive intelligence.
  • Supports Marketing by researching information in support of business development efforts.
  • Manages firmwide Library vendor relations.
  • Negotiates License Agreements for research resources, and manages their implementation and lifecycle.
  • Establishes policies for the use of Library research resources and tools and for training.
  • Manages Library Services Department orientation for new timekeepers.
  • Manages the Washington Office and New York Office Library collection, and collection
  • space.
  • Approves Washington Office, New York Office, and firmwide Library renewals, cancellations, and invoices.
  • Directs recruitment, hiring, and training of Library Services Department staff.
  • Supervises the Reference Librarians and Library Assistant, including providing mentoring in research methods and skills and encouraging professional development
  • Prepares and monitors the Library Services Department budget.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible library experience in a law firm or corporate environment.
  • Extensive database search experience and relevant research expertise to manage a sophisticated law firm research library

 For information about applying, please contact Cameron Gowan at Cameron.Gowan@KutakRock.com

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Research Services
Location: Miles & Stockbridge PC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Director of Research and Information manages the Research Information Center (RIC) and leads a team of three (3) research and information professionals, promoting an environment of proactivity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability to serve the needs of the firm. The objective of the team is to deliver information resources innovatively and cost-effectively to members of the firm. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop short and long term strategic goals and objectives for the department
  • Manage procurement activities, including analyzing usage data, developing KPIs, and negotiating favorable pricing and terms.
  • Create, manage and seek approval for the RIC budget, which includes managing vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring terms and service meet the needs of the firm
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and realign tools by eliminating redundancy, maximizing the use of online versions and/or renegotiating vendor agreements
  • Develop practice area specialties, liaise with Marketing and Business Development departments, support firm competitive intelligence research, and maintain proper risk management standards
  • Research and monitor trends in library services and information resources, including new technologies, and look for opportunities to align those tools and services with the firm’s goals and information needs
  • Direct all activities for research and reference collection development and maintenance, including the acquisition of research and reference materials and sources. Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new research materials/resources for firm utilization, with PGL approval and partnership
  • Ensure departmental awareness and education/training on developments in legal research, technology, information management, and other developments related to law research and reference operations
  • Ensure swift processing of departures and arrivals, with a minimum of disruption.

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program, preferably with course work in law librarianship or legal bibliography
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience
  • Law firm experience preferred
  • Previous experience with direct supervision, budgeting, project and organizational planning
  • Must exercise the highest level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and good judgement
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all organizational levels of the Firm.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, evening and/or weekend hours to meet deadlines
  • Some occasional travel may be required to regional offices
  • This job operates in an office setting and is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment. The ability to open file cabinets, lift files, bend and stand on a stool may also be required.

Position: Library Services Specialist
Location: Towson University
Salary: $40,487

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Specialist to provide services to library users by performing a variety of functions related to the operations and procedures of the Access Services Unit and has primary responsibility for managing the collection as stacks coordinator and evening student employee supervision. Provides high quality customer service, communicates the library’s mission and provides guidance on adherence to library procedures and policies. The regular hours of this position are Tuesday – Saturday 12p.m.-8pm. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html.

Responsibilities and Duties

Serves as stacks coordinator for the department ensuring print materials are shelved correctly, efficiently and in a timely manner; shelves library materials according to the Library of Congress classification system; monitors and maintains the overall condition and appearance of the stacks; provides input when appropriate, regarding retention and maintenance of library materials; contributes to decisions regarding planning for shifting projects; coordinates shelving, shifting, and shelf-reading activities performed by library staff; collaborates with the department’s student supervisor to assign stacks maintenance tasks to all circulation student assistants; maintains a quality control system to monitor the shelving accuracy of student assistants; shelf-reads and monitors the organization of assigned stack area to ensure that materials are in proper order; sorts, retrieves books and other materials from tables and other areas of the library and return them to the sorting area; monitors the in-transit list, search for overdue and missing items; identifies, reports problems, and recommends solutions related to stacks to the Circulation Manager; process library materials to users using an automated circulation system; check in returned library materials; retrieve and re-shelve course reserve materials as they are requested and used by patrons; assist patrons with use of catalog and library website by using online systems and information seeking skills to locate library information resources; and gathers and reports data and may help with the analysis of the data as requested for library reports.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of library experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail, and internet navigation.
  • Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the position.

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

Salary and Benefits

$40,487 annually and full University benefits that include annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Position: Library Services Specialist
Location: Towson University
Salary: $40,487

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Specialist to provide services to library users by performing a variety of functions related to the operations and procedures of the Circulation Department and provides high quality customer service in support of the library’s mission. The regular hours for this position is Tuesday -Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 12pm-8pm. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html.

Responsibilities and Duties

Leads the creation of training materials, onboarding sessions, and ongoing professional development for library student employees from all library departments; offers student cross-training sessions for Academic Commons partners’ student assistants; with direction from the Student Success Librarian, trains students and others on the voice and shared services of Cook Library’s Academic Commons; manages and troubleshoots bookings for the Academic Commons collaborative booking system; manages calendars and priorities for shared Academic Commons conference rooms and spaces; interviews, hires, and trains Academic Commons student assistants; supervises work of Academic Commons student assistants; sets schedules for Academic Commons student assistants; approves bi-weekly timesheets and evaluates performance of student assistants each semester; keeps abreast of changing best practices for coaching and mentoring student assistants; responds to customer information needs using online systems to locate library information resources; processes library materials for users in a quick, efficient, and courteous manner using an automated circulation system; retrieves and loans course reserve items for users and file returned material; registers patrons for library services when appropriate; assists users with questions concerning circulation policies and patron records; establishes and maintains positive working relationship with co-workers and customers; refers patrons with complex circulation questions or concerns to the Circulation Supervisor; and assists with other circulation duties such as processing faculty reserves, book searching, creating and updating patron records and USMAI transit processing.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of library experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail, and internet navigation.
  • Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the position.

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

Salary and Benefits

$40,487 annually and full University benefits that include annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Research Support Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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 Associate Director, Reference, Instruction and Access, 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 Instructor 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. Assists researchers with implementing funder mandates and requirements.
  9. 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.
  10. Works with researchers to identify collaborators, partners, and research opportunities.
  11. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and information services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  12. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  13. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  14. Participates in collection development activities for liaison departments.
  15. Assists in the management of research-related listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of relevant Master’s 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 the development of online instructional modules or tutorials. Experience in providing advanced information services in an academic health sciences library, including assisting with systematic reviews. 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. 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 https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/87931 and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2022, 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.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Associate – Teen Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Library Associate performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist customers in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and provides library programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
  • One or more years of related experience; Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at Harford County Public Library https://www.hcplonline.org/ and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
  • Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
  • Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
  • Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
  • In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.

Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.

Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Experience working in technology support and/or development
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle

Preferred:

  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 15th, 2021.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Position: Collection Development Strategies Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Nature of Work:

The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches to providing effective stewardship of print and electronic collections. The main work will focus on gathering and managing data supporting collection development and collection assessment and making decisions about the collections based on that data. The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will have a leadership role in planning and executing deselection and transfer projects for print collections and identifying alternate formats as appropriate, as well as the rightsizing of on-campus collections in McKeldin Library, campus branch libraries and collections housed off-site. The Librarian will assist in gathering, managing, manipulating, and reporting data drawn from in-house systems such as ALEPH and from a wide range of vendor supplied data and data available from external organizations. The Librarian will also serve as liaison to regional and national collections initiatives, shared print, and specialized data repositories.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collection management (95%)

  • In collaboration with the Director of Collection Development Strategies and the Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC), develops and manages project-oriented activities, including making decisions regarding the disposition and location of library materials (e.g. Hornbake storage organization, microfilm de-duplication, shifting of collections within McKeldin Library, collaboration with Severn Library, etc.).
  • Plans and makes decisions associated with the effective maintenance of existing collections and related deselection/retention, preservation, and storage issues, including Severn Library.
  • Develops a program of data analysis to inform collections strategy and applies data to collections decisions.
  • Manages Library resource desiderata processes.
  • Serves as a liaison with colleagues in Cataloging and Metadata Services, Acquisitions, Continuing Resources and Data Services, and Preservation.
  • Serves as a liaison for the Development Office and Gifts-in-Kind program.
  • Serves as liaison between the University of Maryland Libraries and regional and national collections initiatives (Big Ten Academic Alliance, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, HathiTrust, etc.), shared print, and specialized data repositories into the Library’s collections framework.
  • Works with the Collection Development Strategies Graduate Assistant to monitor and update collections-related intranet (LIBI) and public web pages.
  • Serves as a standing member of the Collection Development Committee (CDC) and chairs Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC).
  • Assists with the formulation and review of Library collection development policies and related workflows.
  • Assists in monitoring and responding to mediated requests received through the demand driven acquisitions (DDA) program, and monitors and addresses requests for materials generated by the Library’s suggestion services (“Suggest a Book”, etc.).
  • Monitors local, system-wide, and vendor provided reports to identify collection related trends and patterns.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (5%)

  • Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/90988. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until January 30, 2022.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties.
  • Minimum three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in an academic or research library, or equivalent, including collection management or technical services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience gathering, assessing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects

Preferred:

  • Experience with creating collection development and management policies and strategies.
  • Experience with tools used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization (e.g. Excel, Access, Python, OpenRefine, Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks).
  • Aptitude for learning and adapting emerging technologies.
  • Familiarity with licensing practices for electronic resources.
  • Strong record of professional engagement.

Faculty Requirement: This position is appointed to Library Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Library Faculty at the University of Maryland must demonstrate accomplishments and/or evidence of potential for future accomplishments in three areas: 1) librarianship, which includes the assigned area(s) of responsibility and professional development; 2) service, which includes participation in library, university, local, and national committees and professional organizations beyond the assigned area(s) of responsibility; and 3) research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, which includes self- directed inquiry and results dissemination to advance the state of the profession. Library faculty who are successful in meeting these criteria are awarded continuous employment in the form of Permanent Status. For additional information on faculty status at the University of Maryland Libraries, consult: https://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the American Folklife Center Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 368552.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Duties

The incumbent is responsible for the organization and description of manuscript, multiformat, and other archival collections, which typically contain a wide range of unique and often unpublished materials, often numbering thousands of items, including handwritten or digital journals and correspondence, business ledgers, photographs and drawings, scrapbooks, and audiovisual recordings.

Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Assembles information to help resolve administrative and legal matters affecting the arrangement and availability of collections. Applies prescribed criteria for the retention or disposition of duplicate and extraneous matter. Identifies material for conservation treatment and coordinates the preparation of material for permanent housing. Produces detailed descriptive guides for research use online. Evaluates and upgrades older finding aids to bring them into conformity with current archival descriptive standards.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room. is position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Deputy Assistant Director (American Law Division)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Deputy Assistant Director to operationalize the Assistant Director’s vision in leading and managing the American Law Division (ALD), which addresses all legal questions that arise in a legislative context or are otherwise of interest to Congress. CRS provides confidential, objective, nonpartisan, authoritative, and timely research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Deputy Assistant Director is part of the executive-level leadership of CRS and will operationalize the Assistant Director’s vision in leading and managing the American Law Division (ALD). Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate and their staff, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people. Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax, and trade law. ALD attorneys also ensure that the Constitution Annotated of the United States, the official record of the U.S. Constitution, remains accurate and timely through historical research, analysis of current developments in constitutional law, and review and assimilation of practice materials and academic discourse.

On behalf of the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director ensures optimal operations and administration of the division on both substantive and management matters. Intellectual curiosity, an ability to learn, creativity, optimism, enthusiasm for public service, solicitude, flexibility, respect for and an ability to execute administrative duties rapidly and accurately, responsiveness, business acumen, and an ability to understand and interpret the strategic vision of another leader are attributes that would contribute to success in this position.

The Deputy Assistant Director assists in monitoring, measuring, and calibrating division research and publication activities in relation to its mission of serving Congress; supports the planning and execution of congressional outreach that ensures that the division is identifying appropriate legal questions facing Congress; follows through with ensuring division operations that provide objective, authoritative, and high quality legal analysis that meets the needs of congressional clients; translates the Assistant Director’s vision into action with respect to intellectual leadership of legal areas within the division’s responsibility; collaborates with other executives and subordinate managers on the CRS mission; and serves with full delegated authority of the Assistant Director in her absence. The Deputy Assistant Director also performs special or sensitive substantive, consultative, or managerial assignments as requested by the Assistant Director.

Major duties of this position include:

Demonstrates intellectual leadership in the formulating, framing, conducting and communicating of research policy and analysis conducted in the division, in terms of subject matter expertise, methodology and relevance to congressional needs. Reviews the written products of staff to ensure that the Service’s quality standards are met.
In collaboration with other senior managers, ensures coverage of all issues identified throughout the Service. Oversees implementation of the research agenda, including approaches, frameworks, or methodologies. Monitors, updates, and adjusts the research agenda to meet the changing needs of Congress, reassesses/reallocates capacity and communicates adjustments to supervisors and staff. Coordinates research activities with managers in other divisions to promote research and analysis across the Service.
Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Ensures that supervisors and staff conduct research and analytical activities in a collaborative manner that incorporates expertise from multiple disciplines available from both inside and outside the division. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members in support of agency goals. Provides informal feedback and periodically formally evaluates staff on performance measures and results.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive branch departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Congressional Research Service.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

The position description number is 058851.
The salary range indicated reflects the basic pay adjustment of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Position: Director of the Kluge Center
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Kluge Center, Library Collections and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 420767.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Director of the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress (the Library) coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars doing intensive research at the Library. The incumbent reports directly to the Associate Librarian for Researcher and Collection Services (ALRCS) with scholarly evaluations and program recommendations. The Director is responsible for the management of the Kluge endowment, and for fundraising efforts for fellowships and programming, recruiting resident visiting scholars, developing events that disseminate research done by Kluge scholars at the Library and that address challenges facing democracy, overseeing the Library’s Scholars Council, and supervising the selection process for the Kluge Prize as well as events involving Kluge Prize winners.

The Director must have distinction as a scholar and leadership experience related to major scholarly projects.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Responsible for the direction and management of the Kluge Center and for public programs that present scholarly content. Provides direction to the programs by identifying and recommending policy initiatives and major research projects suitable for the Library to undertake as special scholarly or literary events. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as needed.

Coordinates and promotes activities that support scholars performing intensive research at the Library of Congress. Recruits and supports scholars to come to the Library by coordinating selection processes and committees and arranging related programming. Responsible for fundraising efforts for fellowships and scholarships; oversight of the Scholar Council planning conferences, symposia, and lectures; and managing the Kluge Prize selection process and events featuring Kluge Prize winner.

Supervises staff of the Kluge Center, as well as resident scholars and academic interns. Responsible for public outreach related to selection processes for fellows and scholars.

Establishes performance expectations, which are clearly communicated. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Takes personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that organization staff at all levels are trained and fully compliant with safety regulations.

Initiates and maintains relationships with foundations and other public and private agencies and organizations that can provide support for scholarly programs and public events. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including leadership at universities, academic associations, and cultural institutions; the Congress; think tanks; and foundations. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with The Library of Congress department management and officials, other government agencies, and institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of The Library of Congress and the Kluge Center.

Serves as the primary agency advisor on the Kluge Center, scholarly programs, and scholarly events. Recognized as an agency authority in formulating new policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on the quality of scholarly programs and operations.

Position: Research Librarian (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division is accepting applications under its 2022 Graduate Recruit Program for a Research Librarian. This position will be filled at the GS-09 level (see “Duties” below).

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

About the Graduate Recruit Program

Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree.

About CRS

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 shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress, CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process—from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.

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 public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

DUTIES

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of its Domestic Social Policy Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including income security, veterans’ benefits, health care, education, labor, housing, child welfare, and nutrition assistance.

This Research Librarian position is expected to provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on issues related to support for children and families, nutrition assistance programs, and healthcare.

Candidates earning a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are especially encouraged to apply.

The research librarian position carries promotion potential to the GS-13 level.

Position: Eckles Librarian
Location: George Washington University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks nominations and applications for the Eckles Librarian. The regular schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm; and Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Additional evening and weekend hours may be required. This is a designated on-site position and not eligible for telework. For more information on the university and GW Libraries, visit http://library.gwu.edu/. For more information on Eckles Library, visit https://library.gwu.edu/eckles-library.

Basic Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or other advance degree with relevant
  • Demonstrate the ability to partner with academic departments to advance scholarship in the
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate with others in an environment committed to equity, diversity and
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication

To be considered, please complete an online application at
https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/87772, upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and a curriculum vitae. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Two Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access.

The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS) . The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services. For more information about the HSHSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ .

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of research projects.
Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
Assist researchers with writing data management plans.
Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
Provide support for CDABS data visualization service.
Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HSHSL.
Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars.
Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
Engage in professional development, service, and publication/presentation opportunities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA.
Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices.
Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools.
Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis.
Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices
Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, January 7, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae;

2) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 3) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

COVID-19 Protocols :

All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

SALARY: $55,000., minimum – commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.

The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300 students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. More details about UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/ .

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRjobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email.

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Purpose of Position

The HSHSL’s Information Services Division is seeking a part-time, contractual library assistant to staff the information services desk during the evening hours, Monday – Thursday.

In the evening, the HSHSL is used primarily as a student study hall. However, it is important to have a staff member at the Information Services Desk to answer directional questions, circulate a book, assist with a printing question, or report a building issue.

This is a contractual position that will service for no more than four months, during the academic school year. The hours will be Monday – Thursday from 7:00pm – 11:00pm (16 hours).

Position Responsibilities:

Staffs the HSHSL’s Information Services Desk:
Interacts with library users by answering directional questions and providing referrals.
Performs circulation functions such as checking books in and out.
Assists library users with printer/scanner/photocopier questions.
Implements library policies and procedures

Uses the HSHSL’s staff HELP system to report building issues and library submission form to report unusual library incidents.

Performs Information Services Desk closing routine.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks to fill the position of Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law- ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library reports directly to the Associate Dean for Library & Technology. This is a library faculty position that oversees all library services and coordinates interdepartmental activities within the law library. This position works closely with the Associate Dean and contributes meaningfully to the development and implementation of the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the law library (e.g., strategic planning, assessment, communication, budget and resource allocation). In partnership with the Associate Dean, this position will ensure that a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is reflected in library services, operations, and staff.

Essential Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with library and law school leaders to provide innovation and oversight of library services during periods of stability and change.
  • Coordinate delivery of faculty and student services across all library departments.
  • Ensure day-to-day library services and staff reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Actively support and encourage professional development of library staff.
  • Lead or participate in substantial library procurements such as large vendor contracts or significant equipment purchases.
  • Assist with identification of library funding needs and work with the institutional advancement team to develop potential funding sources.
  • Represent the library in coordination with the Associate Dean at faculty programs, on law school committees, at student events, and in other appropriate campus- and system-wide activities.

Required Qualifications include:

  • Master’s in Library Science (or related) and Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program required. Applicants with 10 or more years of progressive experience in law libraries may substitute for JD.
  • Minimum five years of professional library experience with at least three years of supervisory experience required in higher education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Demonstrated excellence in change management
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills with the ability to solve problems and make decisions in a rapidly evolving and unpredictable environment
  • Understanding of library leadership trends, concepts, and best practices
  • Demonstrated success working across library departments
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively with an active, diverse, research-oriented faculty, student body, and staff
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with members and affiliates of the law school community
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • Experience in strategic planning, administration, assessment, budget and resource allocation
  • Expertise in human resources management and business operations
  • Experience in collection services (e.g., acquisitions, access, licensing)
  • Experience with an ILS migration
  • Record of innovation in law libraries
  • Teaching experience

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • This position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and fixed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
  • The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion within established timeframes.

Availability: The position is available immediately.

To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.umaryland.edu/jobs/ and include a cover letter, CV/resume, the names and contact information of three references, and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”). Individuals from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, submit your materials by 11:59pm on January 3, 2022.

Position: Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $87,198 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Duties

  • Serves as a technical authority in the provision of bibliometric services in very complex subject areas related to biomedical research
  • Provides consultations on designing and using bibliometric analyses, training on bibliometric theory and techniques, and customized analysis designed to meet specific needs of NIH staff
  • Initiates, plans, and carries out work activities and projects related to bibliometric services.
  • Calculates citation impact scores using the latest bibliometric techniques and put those scores into context to help NIH staff understand how useful laboratory or program publications have been to other scientists.
  • Provides research services for users including locating and evaluating the information and data.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Monographs Cataloger
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $60,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The Monographs Cataloger is responsible for: (1) Performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by the University of Maryland Libraries, in all subjects and in various languages; (2) Creating and updating records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate; (3) Applying relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies; (4) Performing complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections; (5) Providing support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records.

Reporting to the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Monographs Cataloger participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. This position assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project and is expected to participate in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library faculty, the Monographs Cataloger has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level.

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

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Requirements

Education:

Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or non-US equivalent, or a graduate degree in a subject area relevant to the position’s duties.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of professional experience performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs in an academic, research, or special library.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with automated library systems, RDA and related policy statements, LC classification, LCSH and related thesauri, MARC 21 formats, and OCLC Connexion.
  • Understanding of technical services operations, Library of Congress cataloging practices and procedures, emerging cataloging issues and trends.
  • Ability to catalog European language materials.
  • Ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment and to interact effectively with a broad variety of personnel within and outside of the department.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgably and personably, orally and in writing, with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.
  • Evidence of strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to meet standards for achieving permanent status.

PREFERRED:

Experience:

  • Participation in PCC programs, especially NACO and BIBCO.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with linked data models such as BIBFRAME;
  • familiarity with common metadata standards.
  • Experience in creating metadata for digital projects.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $72,750 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

This is to fill Technical Information Specialist positions within the NIH Library. If you have experience providing information and data services in a biomedical library setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov

Duties

  • Responsible for application administration and configuration of the library’s digital library applications to include the library catalog, link resolver, proxy server, document delivery ticketing, and support ticketing.
  • Tests and evaluates new or updated databases, software, modifications, or other changes to automated library systems.
  • Provides technical support for various functions including manual and automated metadata creation and management, and cross-walking metadata between standard formats.
  • Assists in designing and writing training plans, class manuals, web-based training modules, and publicity for the instruction program.
  • Participates in digital library development, automation, and maintenance projects, collaborating with stakeholders to determine project goals, optimal design strategy, and information architecture.
  • Participates in administering the technology infrastructure contracts, including the integrated library catalog; annual maintenance contracts for library-held hardware and software, and web development contracts.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.
Experience:

Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
Ability to manage complex technical projects
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89320. No relocation
assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not
sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a
curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Position: Outreach and Partnership Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Library System
Salary: $53,946.18

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association

Responsibilities: You are invited to serve the residents of Prince George’s County by connecting them
with library programs and services through partnerships and outreach activities. You are passionate
about public service, making meaningful connections, and realizing social impact through grassroots and
institutional collaborations and initiatives. You are adept at assessing customer and community needs,
and have the ability to engage with a range of population groups, including K-12 students, immigrants,
and returning residents.
You will: Develop, implements and assess the Library’s outreach and collaboration strategy in
consultation with Program Services Dept, branch staff, and appropriate colleagues. Develop
relationships with schools, community agencies, organizations and institutions with aligned missions to
create mutually beneficial involvement both within and outside of the branches. Work with
Communication and Outreach Division colleagues to develop marketing and communications materials
for special initiatives and outreach activities. Identify outreach opportunities and develop programs,
demonstrations, information sharing, tabling, etc. to engage current and potential library customers.
Coordinate system wide off-site outreach activities for all library customer groups, including non-English
speakers, immigrants, and refugees. Provide professional development to branch staff on the provision
of outreach and community support.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience
in a library, education, or non-profit setting; – or –
Master’s degree in information science, non-profit/arts administration or related field and one to three
years of experience preferred.
Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Hold a valid driver’s license. Considerable
knowledge of principles of youth development, reading skills acquisition, childhood learning theories
and philosophies and educational techniques required.
Salary Range: $53,946.18 Salary/year.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online at Outreach and Partnership Specialist,
upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Systems)
Location: National Defense Library
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.
Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.

Duties

1.Coordinates technical and bibliographic processes related to access, selection, acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources and serials and databases.

  • Works independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff.
  • Ensures smooth integration of electronic subscriptions into the library’s library management system, resolving access issues. Coordinates serials database maintenance, oversees cataloging of serials.
  • Assists with license agreements for electronic resources, working directly with vendors, manages license compliance issues and use policies to library staff and users.
  • Has current awareness of new trends, standards and emerging technologies in electronic resources.
  • Conducts training, briefings and provides presentations to library and university staff.- Assists with coordinating demos and trial subscriptions of new electronic resources.
  • Identifies, evaluates and implements new technologies for management of and access to electronic materials using analytical and problem- solving skills.
  • Coordinates integrated access to electronic resources via portal software or other technologies such as link resolvers, utilizing Open URL standards and other emerging technologies.

2. Functions as a back-up to provide technical support for the library management system.

  • Under the direction of the senior systems librarians, participates in the development, coordination and ongoing evolution of the library’s library management system.
  • Provides expert technical assistance in resolving users problems with web-based resources and desktop applications.
  • Works with NDU network and IT staff in monitoring the library’s library management, and other automated/electronic information products and services. Assists with system upgrades, profiling and troubleshooting as required. Stays current of trends in library automation and emerging technologies which could ensure the library’s continuing role of excellence in the military academic community.

3. Provides leadership in planning, obtaining, and organizing electronic resources across the library.

  • Possess familiarity with metadata standards, and the creation of digital collections.
  • Applies organizational techniques and knowledge of information retrieval to enhance access for users.
  • Automates gathering of usage statistics where possible across various library platforms to inform annual report.
  • Serves as a liaison to other Divisions in the library providing technical assistance and participating in the planning, development and evaluation of digital services and the enhancement/conversion materials to electronic formats.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Director, Special Collections Directorate
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $132,552 – $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Director has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of broad, emerging, and critical agency programs or operations. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Directorate and is charged with developing, building, and curating the digital and physical collections, stewardship and management of the collections, and sharing the collections by providing resources for researchers seeking to use the vast collections of the Library. Has responsibility for creating and managing metadata according to national standards for archival collections and for cartographic, music, and graphic materials. Has responsibility for researcher focused services, including multiple reading rooms and websites, as well as special collections access guidance, orientation, and instruction.

Working closely with the Center for Learning, Literacy, & Engagement, the Office of Communications, and the Center for Exhibits & Interpretation, leads the Special Collections Directorate in creating and participating in outreach initiatives, exhibits, and special events to creatively share the Library’s collections. Represents Researcher & Collections Services on a broad variety of Library-wide programs and projects to engage visitors and audiences online and on-site with the Library’s unique, special, and rare collections.

Plans, directs, and ensures the security of the collections in collaboration with appropriate management staff in the Divisions and officials throughout the Library. Is responsible for the provision of effective service to Congressional and government offices, to other Federal, academic, and public libraries, and to general readers and lifelong learners from the U.S. and abroad. Plans and directs the production of authoritative information such as research guides.

Plans and directs activities financed by gift, trust or permanent loan funds associated with the Library’s collections. In collaboration with the Development Office and the Librarian’s Office, proposes, plans, and directs activities financed by grants from institutions and foundations, or carries out negotiations with donors or prospective donors. Is responsible for budget and personnel planning within the divisions under his/her direction to assure a coordinated program designed to meet the mission and goals of the Special Collections Directorate, RCS, and the Library.

Serves as the primary advisor to the AL-RCS on various programs and events of the Special Collections Directorate. Works closely with the Director of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, as well as the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation within the Office of the Librarian to create and promote engagement of users with the Library’s Special Collections. Counsels senior management and officials at multiple levels of the Library of Congress; senior staff of the Directorate; and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters.

Works closely with the Center for Learning, Literacy & Engagement and Office of Communications to plan, support, and implement events and programs to share the Library’s unique collections. Leads the Special Collections Directorate engagement activities, creating and participating in outreach programs, special events, multimedia, and social media. Represents Researcher & Collections Services on a broad variety of Library-wide programs and projects to engage visitors and audiences with the Library’s unique, special, and rare collections, as well as build new generations of Library users.

Establishes performance expectations for subordinate managers. Provides informal feedback and formally evaluates direct reports on organizational and individual performance. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests.

Promotes the spirit and practice of diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity programs, ensuring that the commitment to equal opportunity is carried forward in all aspects of Human Resources management. The Director is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, the incumbent initiates non-discriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her direction in the following:(1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Qualifications
The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Ability to lead and manage a program/area of responsibility**: The successful candidate has acquired and administered human, financial, material, and information resources to accomplish an organization’s mission. Accomplished strategic and operational goals for an agency/organization and in doing so had the following responsibilities: 1) developed program performance objectives/targets that support the organization’s mission and goals, 2) conducted regular reviews and prepared annual assessments of accomplishments and outcomes/results, 3) advised senior level officials, 4) oversaw day-to-day operations directly and through subordinate supervisors, 5) worked with both internal and national external organizations to achieve program goals, 6) evaluated current and proposed programs and operations and recommended actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects, 7) developed and integrated policies and processes for your area of responsibility, and 8) planned, acquired, and organized resources and people.

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of library and archival practices**: The successful candidate has applied professional knowledge of library and information management principles, concepts and techniques to manage library functions and carry out library programs in a research library setting; using this knowledge to create content, organize material, and provide access to special and digital collections. Experience with the following: 1) setting priorities and policies for rare and special collections management, including archival processing; 2) cataloging or description of digital collection items; 3) evaluation of collection materials to determine strategies to organize and make accessible, including strategies to address large quantities of unprocessed collections; 4) providing leadership for a collection development program; and 5) working closely with library subject specialists in setting reference service priorities and targets.

Ability to build coalitions and professional networks**: The successful candidate has identified, built, and maintained relationships and professional networks to gain support and commitment from scholars and other learners; the publishing and creative community; and colleagues in the library and archival field. This includes: 1) participating in and representing the institution at professional association meetings; 2) working collaboratively with other departments, agencies and organizations to further agency goals and objectives; 3) establishing cordial relationships with donors and potential donors to obtain additions to Library collections; and 4) working with the archival and research library community to identify trends and issues related to the collections and services of the Library.

Ability to lead people and manage a diverse workforce: The successful candidate has led people to meet an organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals, including ongoing improvements in customer services. Provided an inclusive workplace that fostered the development of others, facilitated cooperation and teamwork, and supported constructive resolution of differing opinions by using innovative approaches and future-oriented thinking. Performed human resources management functions such as: managed the budget and personnel planning for organizational units under his/her direction; established performance expectations for subordinate supervisors and staff; provided formal and informal performance feedback and evaluated staff; and promoted the goals of equal employment opportunity and ensured the office was free of discriminatory employment practices.

Ability to lead and inspire change: The successful candidate has the ability to lead and inspire change in developing and implementing agency values, principles, and direction. This includes the ability to think creatively and recognize innovation; promote ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; resolve contentious situations; solicit and consider others’ opinions; gain support and commitment from others; motivate and inspire others; demonstrate flexibility; and promote a culture of change and growth.

Ability to present information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations: The successful candidate has conveyed analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations. This included shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and review and assess the writing of others: The successful candidate has written clear, cogent, accurate, well-organized, and understandable written products in the area of information or library management, such as: 1) strategic planning and forecasting documents; 2) policies; 3) budget requests; 4) funding proposals; 5) program goals and objectives; 6) project plans; 7) contract statements of work; 8) program performance documentation; 9) annual reports; and, 10) library program information for the Congress. This includes targeting the amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver/audience. Evaluated the written products of others to meet the quality standards of the organization.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Education
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

or

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

You MUST submit a legible copy of your college/university transcripts to your online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. Official transcripts will be required if selected. Failure to submit the required legible documentation at the time of application will result in disqualification of your application.

Foreign Education – Education completed outside the U.S. must be deemed equivalent to conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. If your college/university is outside the U.S., your transcripts must be accompanied by a report from a credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE). Failure to submit a foreign education evaluation report will result in disqualification of your application.

Position: Middle Eastern Studies Liaison & Reference Librarian, Research Services
Location: Georgetown University Library

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats—the Library’s collection in Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.
Research and Instruction:

This position serves as the expert for all services related to sources for study of the Middle East and Arabic language and culture, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities. Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other library users. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections. Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials. Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment. In addition, the Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian is responsible for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to his/her field.

Collection Development:

This position serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Arabic speaking world. For the assigned subject areas, the librarian will develop collections in line with the pedagogical and research needs of the University; work closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs; keep them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrate the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.

Additionally, the librarian contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.

Work Interactions
The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian reports to the Head of Research Services, along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians. This position works closely with other department colleagues and with the department’s gifts unit, with the Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communication, the curators in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, and with staff of the ordering, receiving, and electronic resources & serials units of the Technical Services Department. The Middle Eastern Studies Liaison and Reference Librarian also engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Work is performed primarily in an office environment.

Requirements and Qualifications
Degree requirement: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution

Required Qualifications:
Incumbent is expected to read print of various sizes, move book trucks weighing up to 40 lbs., retrieve books, and operate computers and peripherals.
A minimum of two years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity (outreach and instruction) in an academic or research library environment
Reading fluency in Arabic with research-level knowledge of the Middle East or Arabic language and culture studies
Experience with collection development in an academic or research library, including familiarity with core print and e-resources relevant to the Middle East
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and work collaboratively with a range of individuals
Expertise in or familiarity with current instructional and multimedia technologies
Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Either a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic language and culture or a related area; or experience with Middle Eastern Studies collections and research methods
Preferred Qualifications:
Second graduate degree in Middle Eastern studies, Arabic studies or a related field, equivalent years of work, and/or other equivalent expertise
Knowledge of scholarly publishing and research dissemination practices, ideally in the Middle East and North Africa
Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)
Reading fluency in Turkish
Environment:
The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.

The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity -in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options.

Please note that COVID-19 has reshaped the way interviews and work locations will be managed at this time. The safety and well-being of our colleagues and applicants is our first priority. The Georgetown University Library anticipates conducting all interviews virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant may be asked to perform their job remotely for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

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Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Alston & Bird (Washington, D.C. office or other office)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description

COVID-19: Vaccination Requirement: One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to work on-site at one or more of Alston & Bird’s offices. Effective August 30, 2021, Alston & Bird requires all employees who access our offices to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. By submitting your resume for consideration, you acknowledge that you will comply with A&B’s vaccination and office access policies. Any questions about A&B’s vaccination requirement should be directed to Trevor Barker.

THE FIRM

At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For©” for 22 years in a row.

ROLE SUMMARY

*Position will be office based once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted

Professional position that provides both legal and non-legal research and reference assistance to all attorneys and staff for client-generated projects and Firm projects. Firm projects include, but are not limited to, marketing research, seminar development, pro-bono work, preparation of published material, and professional development.

Requirements

Essential Duties

Conducts research projects as requested by attorneys and staff
Provides research consultation to attorneys and staff
Assists in location of specific material including but not limited to case law, statutory law, regulations, legislative history, secondary sources, directories, periodicals and business information
Trains attorneys and staff in use of library materials and databases
Conducts online research using multiple resources including but not limited to Lexis, Westlaw, Intelligize, Checkpoint, StateNet, Manzama, WKCheetah, Bloomberg Government, and National Journal online
Provides current awareness services on specific subjects as requested by attorneys and staff
Provides direct research service to clients as requested by attorneys
Facilitates the indoctrination of new attorneys and staff and summer associates into Firm library procedures, services and resources
Provides special training and library assistance to summer associates
Undertakes specific projects as directed by the Director of Library Services. (Examples: annual updating of all Georgia county zoning laws; developing a library brochure, producing the library monthly newsletter; evaluating a new product; etc.)
Maintains ongoing professional development through review of legal and library publications, attending professional association seminars and meetings, receiving regular training from vendors
Promotes library public relations by maintaining a professional, service-oriented attitude and by keeping current on the needs and trends of the Firm
Operates independently and as a team as the needs demand
Operates with the advice and consultation of the Director of Library Services
Responsible to all library users including attorneys, staff and library colleagues
SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Extensive knowledge of legal and non-legal resources.
Ability to set priorities and make appropriate judgments.
Ability to work under pressure.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

A Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or a Master’s degree in a relevant area or equivalent degree, such as Business or JD.
An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Science or Healthcare.
2+ years of experience in legal and/or business research in the library or research group at a law firm, corporate or professional services firm. Legislative monitoring experience a plus.
Solid knowledge of standard legal and/or business research resources such as Lexis, Westlaw, D&B, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Lex Machina, etc.
Proficiency in the MS Office suite, including Excel and Power Point.
PHYSICAL EFFORT

Repetitive motions‑substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers
Crouching, kneeling, standing, climbing, stooping, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting
Talking‑expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word
Ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately
Hearing‑ability to receive detailed information through oral communication
Sitting most of the time

Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer does not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.

The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us at brennan.fulton@alston.com.

Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position.

Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Apply today!

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Metadata Librarian to join the HSHSL team.

This library faculty position focuses on metadata development and management to maximize discovery of content, particularly that produced by UMB faculty, staff and students. The position will support the HSHSL’s adherence to best practices in metadata methods, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library, specifically metadata contributed to the UMB Data Catalog, UMB Digital Archive, the Library Catalog and other resources. This position works closely with faculty librarians from other departments. The incumbent participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals of the Metadata Management Department and the Resource Development and Access Division.

This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. The position reports to the Metadata Management Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Create original metadata rich records, mostly in science related topics, for the UMB Data Catalog, a database of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers
  • Curate content for the UMB Digital Archive, a repository of academic works and history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Catalog and manage the library’s e-journal collection, legacy print journals, and digital backfiles within the Library Catalog.
  • Document the assigning of metadata, using metadata maps, local authority records, etc.
  • Implement and sustain metadata strategies associated with resource description and digital initiatives and projects, including but not limited to quality control, preservation and access to digitized and born-digital content from the Library’s collections and other University sources.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners on collaborative metadata projects
  • Perform original cataloging and enhancement of serial catalog records using MARC, RDA and AACR2, LCSH and MeSH
  • Keep current with emerging standards, tools, and developments such as BIBFRAME and Linked Open Data (Semantic Web) to apply to current and future library projects.
  • Lead projects and serve as a member of project teams within and outside of the library
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium
  • Participate actively as a member of national and local professional associations and engage in scholarly and service activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience with metadata development and management in an academic, research, or special collections library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schemas such as Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging utilities such as OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems
  • Experience with authority control
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to handle, manage and initiate a variety of projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

A degree in a science related field
Experience in e-journal cataloging and management
Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library

Applications: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter including the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, December 3, 2021.

Please note – A full criminal background check will be required of the selected candidate as part of the hiring process and prior to beginning employment with UMB.

COVID-19 Protocols: All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees [1] are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

Four Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

The Research & Knowledge Analyst is responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness and new business alert services. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources. Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for firm attorneys and professional staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, both online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the firm.
Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
Ensures continuity of Research & Knowledge Services operations during manager absences.
Develops information network within and outside the firm.
Monitors email on firm-issued mobile devices while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in the Washington, DC and other offices to complete pending requests.
Assists other Research & Knowledge Services professional staff members when needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah, etc.
Broad and thorough knowledge of legal, business and financial information sources.
Current awareness of knowledge and information technology developments.
Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational and planning skills.
Proven ability in using web page editors.
Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
Experience/Education
Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
Managing the print and digital solutions team
The successful candidate will demonstrate…

MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Deputy Director, Public Policy and Government Relations
Location: American Library Association (ALA)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a Deputy Director, Public Policy and Government Relations to join our Public Policy and Advocacy office in Washington DC. This position will report to the Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Relations and will be responsible for our telecom portfolio, which includes ALA’s policy initiatives in digital inclusion and digital literacy.

ALA is the oldest and largest association for library and information professionals in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education, and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening individual and civic rights, and promoting equity of access to information and technology for all.

We are looking for an individual with a working knowledge of library technology and practice, knowledge of information technology policy issues, the ability to effectively communicate technically complex ideas to diverse stakeholders and be part of a strong government affairs team.

Key Responsibilities Include:

As the Association’s expert and point person for the telecom portfolio, in particular, the federal E-rate program, the incumbent represents ALA in national policy forums and manages the relationship with ALA members, the nation’s libraries, and other stakeholders. This position plays a leading role in developing the technology policy strategy for Congress and the Administration and working with Hill offices to promote ALA’s policy priorities.

SALARY: Negotiable from $75,000; based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: depdirpublpolicygovtrelsPPA
Email: mpullen@ala.org

Requirements
REQUIREMENTS

Master’s degree in library & information studies, telecommunications, information technology, public policy, or in an allied area. Expect 7-10 years of prior professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of this position.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as good analytical skills and basic ability in data analysis.
Association experience a plus.

Position: SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian
Location: Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian – Georgetown University

The SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian supports the teaching and research activities of the University by developing and managing—in all relevant formats – the Library’s collection in support of the programs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department and other subject areas as assigned; by providing research, reference, and instructional services; and by coordinating the content and organization of appropriate Web pages.

Reporting to the Head of Research Services along with ten other subject liaisons and reference librarians, the SFS and Government Liaison and Reference Librarian works closely with other department colleagues and engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned areas, developing strong relationships and promoting the Library’s relevant services and collections. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research and Instruction

Serves as the expert for all services related to sources for research related to the work of the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government, and provides general reference and information services in the social sciences, business, and the humanities.
Interprets and analyzes the information needs of students, faculty, and other users of Lauinger Library. Recommends and directs users to appropriate sources of information including those in the Special Collections Research Center and digital collections.
Teaches library research sessions in subject areas congruent with collection responsibilities and creates research guides and other instructional materials.
Collaborates with other units in the library and across the campus to provide research support, including the creation of asynchronous learning tools to promote statistical and data resources in teaching and research.
Employs new technologies to enhance reference and instruction services—e.g., social networking tools, multimedia, and learning management systems—in order to reach users in an increasingly online environment.
Handles responsibility for identifying, creating, managing, and maintaining the content of the Web pages and other online resources related to their field.
Collection Development

Serves as the Library’s principal liaison to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the Walsh School of Foreign Services and the Government Department; and has liaison responsibility for other areas as assigned.
For the assigned subject areas, develops collections that align with the pedagogical and research needs of the University
Works closely with faculty to understand and be responsive to their research and curricular needs.
Keeps them informed of the Library’s activities, and integrates the Library’s collection and service resources into faculty research and curricular activities.
Contributes to the development of cooperative collection development initiatives with other libraries and library consortia; recommends annual allocations, manages vendor approval plans, and assists in monitoring the library materials budget in assigned disciplines.
Qualifications

Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
At least 2 years of experience working with students, faculty, and staff in a public service capacity (outreach and instruction)
Experience with collection development in an academic or research library
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally, and to work collaboratively with a range of individuals
Expertise in – or familiarity – with current instructional and multimedia technologies
Expertise in or familiarity with web-authoring applications
Demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies in the social sciences
Strong service commitment to working with students, faculty, staff, and other communities
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Either a Bachelor’s degree in a social science field or extensive experience with social science collections and research methods
Preferred qualifications

Second graduate degree in a relevant social science field, or equivalent years of work and/or other equivalent expertise
Demonstrated experience in or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences
Demonstrated experience in working with statistical and data resources in a research environment
Record of participation or interest in professional development activities (presentations, participation in professional organizations, etc.)
Environment

The Georgetown University Library is an agile organization located in the nation’s capital, committed to advancing Georgetown University’s global leadership in academics and research, while also addressing the requirements of the changing landscape of higher education and the evolving nature of scholarly communication. By providing preeminent services, collections and spaces, the Library contributes to the creation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge, as well as the transformation of learning and research.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff dedicated to excellence in service, continuous learning, and leadership within the library profession. With diversity as one of its core values, the Library not only seeks to actively recruit and retain a diverse workforce, but also ensures the acquisition of a diverse collection of materials and a climate of openness and respect for all traditions, cultures, and ideas.

The Library actively promotes its values – lifelong learning, collaboration, leadership, quality, integrity, and diversity – in its daily tasks. Whenever possible, the Library offers flexible work schedules and telework options, and supports continuous learning opportunities in order to achieve the highest quality of service that can be offered.

The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition benefits for employees and their children, retirement benefits, as well as flexible work schedules and telework options.

Please note that COVID-19 has reshaped the way interviews and work locations will be managed at this time. The safety and well-being of our colleagues and applicants is our first priority. The Georgetown University Library anticipates conducting all interviews virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University’s need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful candidate may be asked to perform their job remotely for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus.

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Automation Operations Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Discovery & Preservation Services, LCSG
The position description number for this position is 179602.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library. Assists clients in developing complex projects.

Manages special projects that have a significant impact on the delivery of customer support services. Represents the division in planning for the installation and implementation of new systems (e.g., upgrade to a new operating system). Leads efforts to define post-implementation support requirements. Develops and implements performance criteria to ensure that requirements are achieved.

Leads quick-response teams in responding to customer service problems resulting from catastrophic events, such as virus infections or power outages. Consults with other experts in other specialty areas to develop integrated action plans. Issues communication to inform customers of problems and to instruct them in taking necessary actions. Plans and coordinates actions with interagency infrastructure protection groups to ensure an integrated response to problems of a potentially extensive nature.

Analyzes and resolves problems related to the resolution of user hardware, software application, and system problems. Anticipates issues/problems relating to complex hardware and software applications. Troubleshoots a wide range of user application problems reported by staff. Serves as the division’s coordinator for telecommunications equipment, operations, services and maintenance.

Serves as division expert for database management systems. Provides technical support to computer personnel and users throughout the Library of Congress engaged in the development and implementation of the systems and subsystems required to meet the data processing needs of the Library of Congress. Works with end users to establish and enforce database standards, procedures, and guidelines.

Designs and manages database systems for a division-wide or directorate-wide application with multiple users in more than one division or program office. Develops, monitors and maintains DBMS environments and objects such as tables, indexes, and views. Assists with the backup, restoration, reorganization, and recovery work on database and associated files. Monitors database and associated files. Performs physical database design, implementation, and testing. Conducts workflow analysis to reduce redundancy and improve efficiency. Reviews procedural changes to determine impact on users. Recommends changes in procedures.

Plans and implements innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Develops detailed project plans, timetables, and coordination control to ensure the integrity of the system design and development and the success of implementation.

Applies new technologies to projects and systems to improve access to information and productivity.

Oversees, coordinates, and manages the Library of Congress-wide library computer equipment and automated services. Coordinates with the division staff and other cooperative partners to assure interconnectivity and continued upgrades to shared resources.

Ensures the rigorous application of information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services for the division or directorate. Resolves hardware/software interface and inter-operability problems.

Position: Reference and Digital Services Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Reference and Digital Services Librarians to join its Knowledge Management Section. The selectee will perform reference and instructional services, and will maintain and develop web-based information tools and services.

Responsibilities

Duties
WEB SERVICES

Facilitates and coordinates communication with stakeholders and collaborates with CRS staff to assist in the development and improvement of web-based information tools and services. Participates in the development and improvement of internal websites, including updating content and assisting in integrating new features and technologies. Applies standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information and management of information access.

Participates in and/or leads the maintenance of digital services such as bibliographic reference management, virtual reference, digital archives and repositories. Organizes information to improve access and retrieval.

DIGITAL SERVICES PROJECTS

Contributes to the development or enhancement of information tools to support CRS’s research activities, identifies project-related issues or problems, formulates requirements for tools and systems to address these needs, and liaises with information technology specialists regarding incorporation of these requirements into new or enhanced information systems.

Participates in digital content and knowledge management projects. Assists with ongoing assessment of CRS’s information services through data gathering and analysis, and exploratory research on standard storage and access options and preservation strategies. Participates in research and evaluation, and in the planning, design, development, testing, and implementation of new digital services.

Keeps abreast of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval.

INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESEARCH SERVICES

Provides electronic and print research and reference services. Promotes the use of electronic research materials by staff and coordinates the development of training guides (e.g., library tutorials, web-based instruction, and web pages). Identifies information resources to respond to research needs, instructs clients in the use of digital resources in face-to-face and classroom settings, updates documentation related to content administration and management, and assists with client outreach activities.

Develops and maintains a broad knowledge of CRS information resources, current events, research activities, and research resources. Integrates this knowledge into designing new tools and technology or facilitating or enhancing use of current tools and technology.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to the organization of information; and an understanding of the principles of information management, metadata, and information retrieval are encouraged to apply.

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 public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Reference Librarian (Team Lead)
Location: National Defense University
Salary: $75,524 – $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Defense University is recruiting for a Reference Librarian (Team Lead) in Reference and Instructional Services. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive instructional services on research methods and the use of Library resources in all formats; reference and research services; and curriculum development support services to University students, faculty, staff, and authorized outside users.

Duties

  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnerships with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holdings for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Position: Digital Media Specialist
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC). The Incumbent will primarily be responsible for supporting the Director of Digital Media and Technology in the development, archival, operations/management, and implementation of SLC’s digital immersion plan, Latinidad in the 21st Century: A Digital Experience for All.

Duties

  • Co-develops strategy for and oversees preservation, maintenance and archiving of all digital assets for Center’s various digital repositories, including the content management system (CMS) for the Center’s website, and SLC’s presence on SI’s Digital Assets Management System (DAMS) or similar systems.
  • Performs curatorial research and develops new scholarship based on Latinos Center/Gallery digital repository working in collaboration with Smithsonian’s Latino Curators to identify, collect and build Latino digital repository.
  • Manages and oversees relationship between the National Museum of American History media advisors, and Latino Gallery Exhibition and Media Teams specifically in areas such as structural digital media installations, custom interfaces, digital equipment, technical design and production, and AV.
  • The incumbent supports the Smithsonian Latinos Center’s Marketing and Communication team with selection, editing, and planform ready of digital assets for eMarketing campaigns, social media campaigns, annual and impact reports, as well as traditional print media, publications, video, and audio assets.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $49,202

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

  • Under the general direction of the Branch Manager assists customers proactively with their diverse library needs and serves as a specialist for adult services. Demonstrates strong leadership qualities and good judgment.
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and tracks related expenditures
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) for young adults, based on their needs and interests.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space
  • Creates an environment that attracts and invites customers to use the library’s collection and spaces
  • Assists customers at their point of need to find answers to a broad range of questions by using appropriate resources
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources
  • Performs all circulation related functions
  • Merchandises and promotes the library’s collection
  • Follows library procedures to open and close the building
  • Occasionally prepare the cash drawer and make bank deposits.
  • Understands and implements departmental, branch, and system policies and procedures
  • May serve as the librarian in charge and, in consultation with a circulation staff member, handle customer issues and respond to building problems with follow-up provided to branch manager
  • Must be able to meet scheduling requirements by arriving to work on time and staying until the end of one’s shift with ability to plan, prioritize, and accomplish tasks
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Staff Handbook for Queen Anne’s County Library
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to effectively work in an environment that serves people of diverse ages, cultures, abilities, and skill levels
  • Must possess computer skills and be able to use different technologies to perform work duties and serve customers
  • Actively supports the library’s mission, vision, and strategic direction
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems, embracing change, and taking measured risks
  • Participates in or presents training and development opportunities, joins professional associations, and shares knowledge in the workplace, and completes job related continuing education requirements in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to admin@qaclibrary.org by November 24, 2021. Position open until filled.

For more information, please see the job description found on our website at https://www.qaclibrary.org/careers

Requirements

Master’s degree in Library Science and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire.
Must be able to work 35 hours per week, 5 days per week including one evening per week and one Saturday per month and other hours as needed

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors’ rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TU’s library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors’ rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

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

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

Position: Serials E-Resources Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured track faculty position. Librarian Rank will be assigned at the initial appointment to the position.

Responsibilities

  • Focus on establishing & maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by UMES & open access resources.
  • Manage the library’s electronic products & EZ Proxy configuration flies.
  • Work with vendors.
  • Resolve problem reports & ensure patron access to electronic resources without interruptions.
  • Generate reports & conduct analyses of electronic resources.
  • Responsible for updates to the library Open URL link resolver & updates to local listings.
  • Maintains the library webpage.
  • Collaborate with library staff to ensure smooth development & implementation of electronic resources workflows.
  • Serve on committees related to E-resources access, discovery & delivery.
  • Manage serials & electronic resources in collaboration with faculty & librarians.
  • Supervision of staff (1) and student assistants.
  • Provide reference services as needed.
  • Serve as a faculty liaison for collection development & library instruction.
  • Rotating Saturday duties are required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has mandated that all candidates accepting an offer of employment are required to be vaccinated. The university will consider exemptions from the requirement for medical or religious-based reasons. Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons must complete an exemption form before their start date and return the form to the human resources department.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working with electronic resources.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Familiar with e-resources & print vendors.
  • Experience with electronic resource management systems.
  • Ability to work as a team and/or work independently.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Position: Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured track faculty position. Librarian Rank will be assigned at the initial appointment to the position.

Responsibilities

  • Performs original & copy cataloging records for print, non-print & digital items
  • Maintains knowledge of professional cataloging standards (MARC, AACR2, OCLC)
  • Monitors catalog cleanup with changes in catalog standards & system upgrades
  • Assists in the maintenance & operation of the library’s automation system for bibliographic control
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Supervision of Library Services Tech & student assistant;
  • Reference desk assistance
  • Serves as faculty library liaison for assigned areas
  • Serves on library committees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Three years of recent cataloging experience
  • Must be able to work some Saturdays

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Familiar with all aspects & guidelines of cataloging tools & principles (Integrated Library Systems, LC Subject Headings & Classification, OCLC bibliographic formats & authority files
  • MARC, AACR2, OCLC experience; experience with integrated library systems & the OCLC system
  • Collection development experience
  • Ability to work as a team and/or work independently
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Class Description

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Vinson and Elkins LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Vinson & Elkins has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst to provide high-level research on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys and staff in all locations, train attorneys and staff on electronic resources, and evaluate the value and benefit of current and proposed resources.

Key responsibilities include:

Conduct all facets of legal and non-legal research using appropriate print and online sources. Work together with other Research Analysts to provide quality coverage to all offices.
Develop training programs for attorneys and staff and lead orientations of research sevices to new hires.
Create online research guides on various subjects. Organize and enhance content to assist users in finding information on the firm’s intranet and ILS portal.
Evaluate new products as necessary and make recommendations for the purchase of resources based on the needs of practice areas and business development.
Work with Collection Management Librarian to identify possible new acquisitions, changes to print needs, and with the weeding and maintenance of office libraries.
Lead or participate in special projects as assigned by the Director of Research and Knowledge Services.
Minimum qualifications:

Master of Library Science or Information Studies from an accredited university.
Three years of research experience in a law firm, corporate or academic law library.
Understanding of legal, business, electronic information sources and research methods. Knowledge of online legal and non-legal services, service providers, and library operations.
Familiarity with library catalog software, legal research resources, and SharePoint. Proficient in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelligize, FactSet, Cheetah, and RIA Checkpoint.
Ability to answer requests in a timely manner; gather analyses and deliver information quickly, efficiently and cost effectively; capable of working with a diverse client base and practice group changes; ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to prioritize and organize effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to teach individuals and small groups in formal and informal settings.
Apply at this link: https://velaw.taleo.net/careersection/external_first_pass_us_ve/jobdetail.ftl?job=1191&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Position: National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian
Location: George Washington University Jacob Burns Law Library

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listing

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown D.C. neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

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

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its National Security & U.S. Foreign Relations Law Librarian position to begin as early as December 6, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

Basic qualifications for this position are a graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and a JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

Please note that initially the librarian in this position will be required to work at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C.; the ability to work remotely in the future will be assessed and determined by the supervisor in accordance with Law School and University policies.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/86462 to include uploading a resume and cover letter and providing contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 29, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please note that the University has mandated that all personnel be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian I/Library Specialist – Technical Services Coordinator
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: : Librarian I salary ($48,242 – $57,890 per year); Library Specialist salary ($45,086 – $54,103 per year)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional to join our Library Collections team. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional position is responsible for oversight of technical services processes and workflow, coordinating cross-department functions/projects, liaising with vendors, cataloging library materials, and ensuring the accuracy of FCPL’s public access catalog.

Requirements: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I: Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire; Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS – current certification must then be maintained.

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university; Minimum 1 year recent (within last 5 years) library work experience; Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/frederickmd?keywords=library%20

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: Starting Salary: $49,202

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a full-time Public Services Librarian for our Kent Island branch. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills with a high level of comfort with and an ability to troubleshoot technology. They will have a demonstrated ability to connect positively with the general public, library staff and community organizations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of duties under the direction of the Branch Manager;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and teens;
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections;
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers;
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space;
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources.

Requirements: Qualifications: Master’s degree and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire. Ability to work as part of a customer-focused team.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to admin@qaclibrary.org by November 9, 2021.

Position: Data Science Librarian
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities
Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

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

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.

Experience:

Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
  • Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
  • Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

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

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

Position: Development and Community Engagement Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $74,158

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

At CCPL, superior customer service is at the core of everything we do. As our Development and Community Engagement Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have quality, up to date information on the library and provide them with opportunities to invest in the future of the library. As a member of the Communications team, you will work to frame the library’s donor and advocacy messages to ensure the future success of CCPL. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the leadership of the Director of Communications, you will attend Executive Leadership Team as needed, be responsible for fundraising to support the development and growth of library programs, resources, and services, and oversee fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include fund drives, event sponsorships, grant solicitation, and reporting planned giving and major gifts. The Development and Community Engagement Manager is responsible for all aspects of donor development including support and management of the Friends of Carroll County Public Library.

You will work with the Executive Leadership Team and Executive Director to advocate on behalf of the Library throughout the community and serve as a liaison and CCPL representative on local, state, and national committees. This position involves researching, writing, and managing grant applications and reports, including grant management for Maryland State Library (MSL) grants. You will also support CCPL programming, resources, and services by cultivating partnerships and through development work.

To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx

Online applications must be received by Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Required Qualifications

  1. Degree in non-profit management, donor development, public administration, or another related field. Post-graduate degree highly desired;
  2. Four years or more related work experience (fundraising, and development);
  3. Experience securing and managing grants in excess of $100,000;
  4. Ability to use donor management software;
  5. Membership in professional fundraising association preferred.