Two Positions: Washington, DC & Maryland

Position: Reference Librarian (Southeast Asia or South Asia)
Location: Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services., Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
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.

Responsibilities
The divisions in General and International Collections are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.

Provides reference and instruction to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found in the Library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Position: Library Associate
Location: Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD
Salary: $14.21 – $16.35 (Hourly Wage)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description:
The Library Associate provides customer service at the Library circulation desk and performs a wide range of technical services functions. Duties include, but are not limited to, registering new Library patrons, checking books and other computer and digital equipment in and out, collecting fines and fees, creating student ID cards, and other tasks associated with the circulation desk; assisting and instructing patrons in the use of computer workstations, printers, and other equipment; assisting library users with Microsoft software applications on HCC systems; cataloging library materials in multiple formats; facilitating interlibrary sharing and borrowing; data entry; and other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Work schedule is up to 20 hours per week, to include day, evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:
An associate’s degree and a minimum of two years of library or related paraprofessional, customer service experience are required. Intermediate-level ability to trouble-shoot computers and printers in a Windows environment; and excellent communication skills are also required. Knowledge of library-specific computerized systems such as Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and national databases such as OCLC is desired.

Physical requirements include the ability to shelve books, including the ability to lift up to 10 lbs. overhead, stand and stoop for extended periods, and go up and down a step ladder multiple time.

For best consideration apply online by January 29, 2019.

Twelve Positions: Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Position: Dean of University Libraries
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The University of Maryland, College Park invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of University Libraries. The University is seeking an accomplished and visionary leader who is committed to strengthening a great university library, acknowledged on the regional, national, and international stage, and who can leverage its considerable academic strengths as a major research university, the unique advantages offered by its unique location, and its overriding commitment to excellence in education and research.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost, the new Dean of the University Libraries will provide strategic leadership for the Libraries, developing a strategic vision and plan for the Libraries that will reflect the needs of the UMD user community, creating and strengthening dynamic partnerships with UMD’s academic and administrative units to advance the University’s research, teaching and global agendas and leveraging the University Libraries resources wisely and augmenting them through successful fundraising efforts The Dean will join a strong, service-oriented staff and will lead them in the direction of a shared and well-articulated vision of the future.
The successful candidate must be dynamic, strategic, entrepreneurial, and innovative in recognizing and exploiting opportunities as well as in identifying and overcoming constraints. Ultimately, the successful candidate will provide the leadership to develop and achieve a vision of a university library in the 21st Century, a clear understanding of the major challenges facing research university libraries in a time of complex and extended transition; the ability to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships across campus and to engage, influence and facilitate synergies with UMD’s external constituents, including state, regional and national consortia and organizations; an advanced understanding of digital technology trends and their impact on information management infrastructure; a demonstrated commitment to developing a diverse workforce and to advancing diversity goals and proven experience or potential for success in fundraising, donor cultivation and public relations. The search committee seeks talented candidates from traditional as well as non-traditional library backgrounds. Experience in and understanding of a Research Extensive University Library is preferred. The successful candidate will be qualified to be awarded the rank of Librarian IV with Permanent Status or that of Professor in an academic unit.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Inquiries, requests for the full position description, nominations, and application materials should be directed electronically to:

Gale Merseth, Partner and Beverly Brady, Managing Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

http://www.imsearch.com/6788

Position: Metadata & Discovery Librarian
Location: National Geographic, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The National Geographic Society Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated metadata and discovery librarian with experience using Ex Libris Alma and Primo to provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for library collections. This position works collaboratively with archival metadata specialists and the systems administrator in order to optimize information organization, discovery and access.

The Metadata and Discovery Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting print and digital information in all formats, creating bibliographic and archival metadata for collections, books, ebooks and other items, as required. This includes managing authorities and ensuring data quality, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item-­ and collection-­level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials.

This position requires a firm and broad conceptual understanding of metadata principles and archival and digital collection technologies and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of formats. This includes developing, documenting and revising workflows and policies, and providing collection analytics. The Librarian also will participate in the management of e-­resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. This person acts as an active partner with technology vendors, providing feedback, suggesting improvements, and keeping the needs of the clients in the forefront.

This individual also provides reference services and processes payments for print and digital monographs, serials, databases, and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems.

Position: Resident Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term three academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship, with an emphasis on information literacy instruction and research support, and including opportunities to explore other areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at the professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities.

The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founding institutions that established the Diversity Alliance member universities. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarians into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship through their residency experience, and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library.

Position: Supervisory Education Specialist (Adult Learning Manager)
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library having identified lifelong learning as a priority, has a vital role to play in addressing the serious literacy needs in the city. That role includes maintaining a strong presence and leadership position in the city’s long-range literacy initiative and in the network of D.C. and metropolitan Washington adult literacy providers. The Library system comprises the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (the downtown central library) and 25 neighborhood libraries. The Adult Literacy Resource Center (ALRC), a public service unit, provides literacy resources for adult developing readers, literacy practitioners and program managers, private and public agencies, and DC Public Library staff.

Duties:

  • Serve as the Library’s lead adult literacy education specialist and as an advisor or resource person on adult literacy to library staff, literacy providers and stakeholders
  • Make recommendations regarding kinds and levels of services needed to better serve the primary and secondary target populations
  • Plan, organize, and administer the day-to-day and long-range activities and work of the Adult Literacy Resource Center
  • Represent the DC Public Library at local, regional, and national meetings related to adult literacy issues and training and library literacy services
  • Write proposals to appropriate sources for funding of specific library literacy projects
  • In collaboration with the Collections Department, ensure that the library has an up-to-date and responsive collection of adult literacy materials
  • Promote the use of library literacy materials and services, advising customers of community literacy services, and involving the library in the network of D.C. and metropolitan Washington adult literacy providers and in national and regional literacy activities
  • Implement a training plan to help staff throughout the system build basic skills for effectively engaging with adult learners.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Adult Education required
  • At least five years’ experience providing direct public service in a library or as an adult education service provider, including at least 3 years’ experience:
  • Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff
  • Facilitating group conversations and leading training
  • Developing outreach in adult literacy and working with community partners.
  • Advising on adult education standards, programming and materials.
  • At least two years advising on relevant grants and budget

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to use workplace and other technology, including email, internet, databases, social media, and other software.
  • Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban environment preferred.

Position: Digital Engagement & Content Assistant
Location: Promundo-US, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) working to promote gender equality and prevent violence, seeks a full-time Digital Engagement & Content Assistant to work in its Washington, DC office. This position will form part of Promundo’s Communications team and will report to Annaick Miller, Communications Associate.

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for a creative-thinker, content developer, and web guru who is an excellent communicator to join Promundo as a Digital Engagement & Content Assistant as part of a dynamic communications team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Social media content development, strategy, and management
  • Track and manage communications and media analytics/reach (across website, social media, media mentions, etc.) and formulate recommendations for increased engagement
  • Support and manage day-to-day communications with web development agency on updates, troubleshooting and maintenance, as well as implementing SEO strategies
  • Update institutional and campaign websites (using WordPress)
  • Edit and write institutional and campaign communications (such as blogs, web content, social media, etc.) in line with institutional and campaign messaging
  • Develop graphic designs and layout materials for research & campaign dissemination (e.g. infographics, promotional materials, postcards, and one-pagers as needed)
  • Track and propose strategies for best practices in digital engagement (including across web, social media, and online giving/fundraising strategies)
  • Research and propose new, dynamic ways to present and deliver Promundo’s messages as well as new research and programmatic findings
  • Support the communications team as needed with other responsibilities

Required Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (concentration in communications, media, international development, gender, public health, or related field preferred) or equivalent work experience of 3 years in a professional setting
  • Office experience (communications/public relations/journalism experience preferred)
  • Excellent English writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard worker and quick learner
  • Proactive, able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize well, with strong self-motivation
  • Graphic design (Adobe Design Suite, such as InDesign and Photoshop; Canva)
  • Photo editing (Photoshop or other software)
  • Web management and updating (WordPress or other CMS platform)
  • Social media content development and strategy (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Communications analytics (Google Analytics, social media analytics, and media monitoring)

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of gender, masculinities, international development, and/or social justice issues
  • Second language skills (Spanish preferred; French, Portuguese, and/or Arabic also useful)
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Experience having managed relationships with web development agencies
    SEO strategy
  • Film editing
  • Coding experience (HTML)
  • IT, tech support, and web security
  • Digital fundraising strategy

Position: Librarian (Instruction)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Office of Information and Education Technology, Learning Resource Center’s Reference and Information Services Department of UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

Responsibilities

  • You will manage the library instruction program.
  • You will provide classroom-based reference instruction.
  • You will identify and implement new topics and methods for instruction to meet the needs of the university’s educational mission.
  • You will design web-based learning modules.
  • You will create and develop topics of interest to University patrons to be included in the instruction program.
  • You will work with students to create modules for students on specialized library topics.
  • You will conduct in-depth, highly specific scientific and medical searches for faculty, staff and students using medical and bioscience databases.
  • You will advise patrons on the most effective use of bibliographic resources.
  • You will serve as a Learning Resource Center liaison with the University’s School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Postgraduate Dental Colleges.

Position: Deputy Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of the Law Librarian, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 381810.

This position has no promotion potential.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
As designated by the Law Librarian, the Deputy Librarian has authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Law Library. The incumbent also has the authority to act upon designated matters and make decisions in collaboration with the Law Librarian. Those decisions could have broad or long-range impact on one or more significant programs or collections within the Law Library. The Deputy works collaboratively with the Law Librarian, establishing priorities, and the design, launch and execution of Law Library initiatives.

The Deputy Librarian is responsible for the acquisition, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under the Law Librarian of Congress, the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world-class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions. The incumbent ensures that Law Library collections and services meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international and transnational partnerships. The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of a broad, emerging and critical Law Library digital program. Responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the Law Library’s virtual presence and services by identifying, recommending and implementing program planning strategies and development of policy initiatives for web access to global legal information. Evaluates current and proposed plans and recommends actions to initiate new or modify existing strategies. Coordinates with senior Library managers and national/international experts in systems (e.g., semantic web technology) to plan, develop, host and maintain a state-of -the art technology infrastructure to support a robust information system utilizing new technologies (e.g., federated searching and semantic web) that integrates with and supports the Library of Congress Web presence and policies.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency wide programs. Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Service Unit; and senior staff, private sector clients, and vendors concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff. As required and assigned, directs, monitors, and participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections and Automation Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 381251.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
Serves as the Division’s expert in all areas utilizing computer technology and automation: cataloging, database management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), office automation, and all areas of reference service. Recommends methods and procedures for utilizing computer assistance most effectively, participating in studies of the feasibility of automating specific activities, costs, equipment needs and service of Library practices and procedures, or of plans and data for testing system use. Writes guidelines and documentation for special projects involving major updating, correcting, or searching of databases. Serves as the Division’s online systems monitor and coordinator for automation liaison personnel. Maintains continual contact with other organizational entities directly involved with the automation of cataloging and related activities. Serves as the Division’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for minimal level cataloging, automation-assisted control of the collections, and other contracts involving automation on behalf of the Division.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for multiple workflows within the Geography and Map Division, handling complex situations requiring technical knowledge and judgment. Applies extensive knowledge of library policies, procedures, and workflows to acquire digital collection materials through a variety of acquisition methods and streams. Independently implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for collections under the care of the unit. Ensures that content for multiples incoming streams meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance. Acquires, creates, or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed or collection materials received. Creates and manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for a wide variety of tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Works with Division staff within or outside the unit to resolve complex content management issues. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate. Independently moves or rearranges files as storage architecture or strategies change. Assumes responsibility for application of approved digital content management technologies to digital content under the care of the unit. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Plans and implements assigned digital acquisitions projects using approved project management methodologies. Suggests improvements to workflows for a wide variety of content streams and identifies risks and challenges to implementation. Establishes priorities and time-frames in coordination with management and stakeholders. Independently implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work, including determining division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks project work flow using software tools and schedules activities required to move projects to completion, as appropriate. Reports on project status according to the schedules and mechanisms established for the Scan Lab.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to multiple incoming streams of content. Consults with supervisors to resolve problems or issues. Collaborates with supervisor in planning and implementing workflow procedures, team priorities, goal setting and strategies for meeting production goals for the unit. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the Library with resolving digital collections management questions. Creates and makes presentations to various stakeholders or other audiences as needed.

Position: Archivist (2 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript 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.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. Occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
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.

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.

Position: Archvists (2 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
These positions are located in the American Folklife Center, 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.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of multi-format ethnographic records, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices in folklife, ethnomusicology, documentary studies, oral history and/or other related subject areas. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating organization or individual whose documentary 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 cultural and 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 subject matter.

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 AFC and 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.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several collections to locate the information. Assists researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the American Folklife Center and Library. Assists readers in the division’s public Reading Room during weekly desk shifts.

Position: Archivist (5 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Acquisition and Processing Section, Music 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.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
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.

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.

Position: Archivist (3 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs 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.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
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.

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.

 

 

Six Positions — Washington, D.C.

Position: Research Librarian I
Location: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Duties, requirements, and desired qualifications

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME’s mission.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

To be considered
Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume to: recruiting@afscme.org. Include the position title, and if you are a current member of an AFSCME Local, in the subject line of your email. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage applying before December 19, 2018.

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Requirements

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking an experienced Metadata Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family).

The Federal Reserve Board is the central bank of the United States, and its mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play an important role in accomplishing this mission. The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board.

The Metadata Librarian leads efforts to manage metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of varied information collections and data resources that support the Federal Reserve Board’s mission. The librarian is responsible for the creation and management of descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print, serials, online resources, and datasets. As the subject matter expert, the incumbent will apply their in-depth knowledge of relevant standards, rules, and best practices to the creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization, and maintenance of metadata. The librarian will also use their metadata expertise to aid in collaborative, team-based efforts in the Research Library and throughout the Board to develop innovative discovery tools, further workflow automation, enrich the Board’s Subject Taxonomy, and enhance the institutional repository of Board research.

The responsibilities and duties will include:

    • Providing subject matter expertise on library and metadata standards and authority control, recommending policies, developing processes and best practices, creating documentation, and keeping abreast of national and international developments in metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniques
    • Original and complex copy cataloging and authority control for a variety of materials, including monographs, serials, news, and data assets, in accordance with current standards and rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules
    • Ensuring an accurate inventory of print, serials, electronic resources, and data holdings
    • Metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, and mapping, using tools such as the ILS’s native headings reports, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine, and use of regular expressions and SQL queries
    • Overseeing copy cataloging and physical processing workflow
    • Collaboration with colleagues in serials (including holdings and check-ins), dataset cataloging (including documenting legal terms of use), and ILS administration
    • Management of ERM (electronic resources module) coverage loads to support discoverability
    • Assistance with development of the Board’s taxonomy, institutional repository, data inventories, and other innovative tools to enhance discovery and automate workflows
    • Participation as a member of various teams, including Collection Management, Technology, and Taxonomy and Metadata Teams
    • Liaison work with external groups at the Board and in the larger Federal Reserve System, especially regarding data assets
    • If necessary, assistance in managing vendor services and relationships
    • Creation of the monthly recent acquisitions list

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment and analytical skills; ability to meet deadlines; excellent service-orientation; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Full-time experience in library systems, cataloging, and authority work, in a variety of formats, including monographs, electronic resources, serials, and, if possible, data assets
  • Mastery of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules
  • Expertise in multiple types of metadata, including descriptive, structural, technical, and operational
  • Experience with metadata quality control, including use of automated routines for metadata maintenance
  • Experience working with library systems and metadata tools, including:  integrated library systems (ILS); OCLC Connexion; LC’s Cataloger’s Desktop and Class Web; MarcEdit, OpenRefine; RDA Toolkit
  • Familiarity with emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area
  • Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
  • Experience analyzing and remediating existing metadata to meet current standards
  • Basic programming skills

Desired:

  • Experience with institutional repository systems (e.g., OCLC CONTENTdm, Fedora, Omeka, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products)
  • Experience cataloging data assets
  • Familiarity with taxonomy development
  • SharePoint experience
  • Experience collecting and analyzing metrics for library services
  • Knowledge of economics, finance, and business
  • Knowledge of project management principles

Position: University Librarian
Location: Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University Librarian oversees all aspects of library resources and services in support of academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to include physical libraries and services to distance learning (blended and online students, as well as students attending locations with no physical library). The University Librarian provides collaborative leadership with campus librarians library staff and faculty, plans and manages activities, resources, and outreach to students.  The University Librarian also performs the functions of the Campus Librarian at their home location.

Principal Duties:

University Library complex

  • Provide vision and strategic direction for the university library complex in alignment with TCSPP’s strategic vision and plan.
  • Represent the University Library complex at Academic Affairs Leadership Council meetings.
  • Supervise campus librarians from other campuses.
  • Develop strong partnerships within the school by networking and conducting outreach.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, plan, implement and administer all library resources and services for students, faculty and staff wherever classes are taught and distance learning courses, in a context of continuous improvement.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, plan and supervise the assessment of all library resources and services for student learning and faculty effectiveness. Inform administration of the library’s strengths and weaknesses in meeting college needs and accreditation standards.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, collaborate with faculty to assess, proved and improve the library collection and services to meet student and faculty needs.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, develop a program of library instruction and reference service in accord with current standards.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, prepare and manage annual library budget.
  • Coordinate library website activity.
  • In collaboration with Campus Librarians, plan activities across all libraries as a team and keep others informed.Home Campus
    • Oversee test kits and interlibrary loans as appropriate for the home campus.
    • Represent the Home Campus Library and provide updates at regular campus meetings.
    • Serve on Campus–‐wide committees and participate in Academic Department initiatives.
    • Assist students and faculty with scholarly research and provide instruction for online database resources.
    • Supervise, train and evaluate home campus library personnel and assist in their hiring.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or related field
  • Knowledge of best practices in instruction and reference services.
  • Experience supervising other professional librarian
  • Experience in university library system or other academic setting
  • Experience with online teaching and delivering instruction to diverse population of adult learners.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Research & Knowledge Analyst
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a Research & Knowledge Analyst to join a prominent law firm’s Washington, D.C. office. The Research & Knowledge Analyst will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality research and knowledge management and works on an alternating schedule. This is a full-time position offering competitive salary and benefits in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to 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.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of eight years) and
  • Minimum of two years research experience in a law firm or corporate library.
  • Expertise in using computer-based research tools including but not limited to: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Securities Mosaic, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Proven ability in using web page editors.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities.

Position: Archivist
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. Occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

The position description number for this position is 368553.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Independently performs a variety of archival activities for a moderately large number of record groups that are related by administrative connection or by subject matter, including planning for the analysis, arrangement, and description of physical and born digital collections and assuming primary responsibility for the completion of archival projects. Demonstrates full understanding of archival theory and practice and possesses a broad knowledge of scholarly research and documentation practices. Analyzes 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 creating a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival management and related fields of academic study.

Interprets instruments of gift or deposit and related documentation to help resolve administrative and legal matters affecting the arrangement and availability of collections. Recommends criteria for the retention or disposition of material according to independent evaluation of its informational and historical value. 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.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge relating to archival techniques and knowledge of archival procedures. 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. Recommends changes in the practices, formats, techniques, and resources employed by the division in the preparation of collections.

Reviews and monitors the completion of preservation projects. Surveys internal collections, identifying and inventorying groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Proposes long-term strategies for the preservation of collections. Assesses collections and archives considered for acquisition by the Library, with regard to condition, contents, scope, storage history, and other aspects pertinent to the preservation and long-term survival of the material.

Independently provides reference and research services in response to requests for information about records on specialized subjects or topics. Exercises a good grasp of the primary subject matter involved and of related subject matter fields, and a good knowledge of germane archival records in order to assist specialized researchers and other users of manuscript collections and archival records. In this capacity, substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

Qualifications

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

  • Knowledge of digital curation and descriptive tools, information technologies and integrated library systems to support archival functions.**
  • Knowledge of American history and research sources used for processing and describing archival materials.**
  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of archival work, including analysis, organization, and description of archival material.**
  • Ability to perform preservation duties.
  • Knowledge of reference and research services.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships and provide liaison services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Position: Research Librarian (Government and Finance)

Location: Library of congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F).

This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, legislative process, and public finance.

Responsibilities

CRS works exclusively for the U.S. 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.

The Government and Finance (G&F) Division’s work focuses on how the three branches of government are organized, managed, and funded.  This includes the organization, structure, operations and management of Congress, the executive and judicial branches; the congressional budget and appropriations process, the legislative process and congressional history; and issues related to American federalism, elections, emergency management, community development, and homeland security. Financial issues covered include banking, financial institutions, insurance and securities, taxation, public finance, fiscal and monetary policy, the public debt, and the economic impact of tax and budget policy. The division also covers entities with unique government responsibilities such as the Census Bureau, Federal Reserve, Postal Service, and FEMA.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of a team to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

Research Librarians are often involved in the following activities.

  • Working under deadlines within specialized issue areas that may be obscure, ambiguous, and contentious.
  • Rapidly building working knowledge of specialized issue areas and resources as part of successfully identifying, proposing, developing, and executing research projects.
  • Collaborating and consulting with internal and external subject specialists to develop and improve research projects.
  • Negotiating with clients and colleagues on the substance of research projects, which may include developing an array of different options and facilitating decisions related to sources, methodology, and form of a final product.
  • Designing and writing products as a solo author or co-author that describe the findings of research projects. These products often include multiple elements such as abstracts, methodological descriptions, summaries, and tables.
  • Making effective use of peer review of products by incorporating feedback from multiple colleagues into coherent and cohesive products.
  • Working within a multi-level product development and review process to ensure accuracy, appropriate scope, adherence to organizational policies and values, and responsiveness of products.
  • Delivering products to clients in writing, by phone, and in-person, often in combination, and in accordance with the circumstances of each unique research project and resulting product.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, college/university, information center, or other research organization are encouraged to apply.  Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

Research Librarian duties include:

  • Information Research
    • Analyzing and solving moderately complex research problems within specialized policy research areas.
    • Assessing and negotiating the scope and deadlines of congressional and internal requests.
    • Responding to congressional and internal requests for information related to moderately complex issues requiring in-depth knowledge of the context/background of the issue and that is difficult to find and/or requires filtering/synthesis.
    • Developing and executing research methodologies for specialized topics and for moderately complex topics.
    • Preparing moderately complex responses to inquiries.
    • Promptly informing supervisor of potential problems with requests or delays in responding.
    • Designing, writing, and collaborating on various anticipatory products for Congress.
  • Information Resources and Research Materials
    • Developing and maintaining knowledge of specialized research resources.
    • Identifying, testing and evaluating new specialized research resources; performing market analyses on competing resources; and recommending specialized information resources and research materials for purchase or renewal.
  • Instruction and Outreach
    • Providing orientation and training/instruction to congressional clients, colleagues and peers on research methods and research resources.

Qualifications

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

  • Ability to apply knowledge of research resources in government and finance**
  • Ability to conduct information research**
  • Ability to communicate in writing**
  • Ability to utilize information technology
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others
  • Ability to focus on the client
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing

Candidates for this position may also be required to complete a writing/editing assignment.

Nine Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Major Responsibilities:

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

Other Responsibilities and Tasks:

  1. The Information Technology Librarian leads the Library’s digital initiatives in
    collaboration with librarians, faculty, and university administration.
  1. Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating, and making recommendations
    concerning the use of new and emerging technologies that support the library’s mission.
  1. Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing, and training for
    the adoption and integration of new technologies.
  1. Evaluates user-side applications and their impact on information systems design
    and resource delivery.
  1. Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the
    development of digital library resources, including representing MSM at OCLC, MICUA and other regional librarian meetings.

6. Develops, implements, and maintains digital services, workflow’s and policies
throughout the library.

  1. Collaborates directly with faculty to design library research instruction sessions
    that include information technology resources.
  1. Collaborates with other librarians to provide research consultation and instruction
    to students on request.
  1. Participates in the academic department liaison program including library
    instruction.
  2. Coordinates library technology services with Mount’s Frederick campus.
  3. Serves on the campus-wide Technology Advisory Committee.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Experience/Qualifications:

▪ Demonstrated enjoyment in working with the challenges of using technology applications to support library services.

▪ Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and digital rights management issues relating to digital materials.

▪ Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups to plan improvements and resolve problems.

▪ Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.

▪ Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or groups.

▪ Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.

▪ Strong analytical and organizational skills.

▪ Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.

▪ Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem- solving skills.

Position Status:

▪ Full-time position

▪ Open until filled

Ways to Apply

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

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

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

Position: Library Associate – Adult Services
Location: C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This para-professional position provides comprehensive library services for patrons of the C. Burr Artz Public Library with special emphasis on services and programs for adults, and also is involved in a wide range of library activities and operations.  Supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist patrons of all ages with reference questions, reader’s advisory requests and assistance with using library technologies, downloading e-content and related assistance
  • Assist patrons in using computerized and print information sources and/or direct patrons to other appropriate sources
  • Under direction, develop and present innovative programs and outreach activities for adults
  • Work collaboratively with internal and/or community teams to develop innovative programs or events aligned with system-wide or major local community events
  • Participate in implementation of system-wide programs, events and outreach
  • Perform basic bibliographic searches related to interlibrary loan requests and reserves
  • Explain FCPL policies and procedures to patrons and train patrons on the use of library resources
  • Recommend materials for acquisition or withdrawal from circulation
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the library collection and current literature
  • Assist with the maintenance of the branch collection in an assigned area
  • Working with the Supervisor, assist in planning and implementing marketing activities that communicate the mission and goals of the library and the value of library products and services to the public, organizations, businesses and other community entities
  • Maintain working relationships with community businesses, groups, organizations and agencies, including outreach and programming
  • Prepare displays, and develop programs to promote reading and other FCPL services
  • Participate in department, branch, and system-wide work teams
  • Attend workshops, meetings, and learning opportunities
  • Perform other related duties as required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

The qualifications / requirements, knowledge/skills/abilities and physical demands or working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience working directly with the public, in retail, education, or any other high traffic customer service setting

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
  • Working knowledge of public library practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of research techniques and available research materials, as well as general readers’ interest, authors, books and other formats of library materials
  • Working knowledge of social media tools and techniques, with the ability to effectively communicate in an online environment to engage customers via social media
  • Knowledge of standard computer applications and devices including tablets/mobile devices, software applications, and downloadable e-format materials.
  • Ability to effectively access and utilize FCPL’s computerized systems and the Internet, and the ability to effectively provide related instruction for patrons
  • Ability to effectively organize work, problem solve, determine priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and effectively manage time in a busy environment
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses, and similar entities
  • Strong internal and external customer service ability including ability to exhibit patience, tact, and courtesy working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, co-workers and the general public
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, positive attitude and good judgment
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills.

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:

  • 1 year of recent (within the last 5 years) library work experience (not volunteer experience)
  • Additional work experience providing direct customer service to the public

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently sit and walk; and occasionally stoop
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly work indoors
  • During outreach programs and events the employee is frequently working outdoors; working in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) working in cold temperatures (below 32 degrees) and walking on uneven ground

Additional Information/Examination Process:

  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings, workshops and branch libraries as needed
  • Available for varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include)

  1. An evaluation of training and experience
  2. One or more interviews
  3. A pre-employment drug test and physical examination

Position: Library Associate – Children’s Services
Location: C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This para-professional position works at C. Burr Artz Public Library and provides comprehensive library services for all patrons, with special emphasis on children’s services and programs, and also is involved in a wide range of library activities and operations.  Direction may be given to staff as assigned.  Supervision is received from the Supervisor, Children’s Services.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

  • Under direction, develop and present innovative age-appropriate programs for children and outreach activities as assigned
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of the children’s collection and current literature
  • Participate in  implementation of system-wide programs, events and outreach for children
  • Assist patrons of all ages with reference questions or readers’ advisory requests
  • Assist patrons in using computerized and manual information sources and/or direct patrons to other appropriate sources
  • Perform basic bibliographic searches related to inter-library loan requests and reserves
  • Explain FCPL policies and procedures to patrons and train patrons on the use of library resources
  • Assist with the  maintenance of the branch collection in an assigned area
  • Working with the Supervisor, assist in planning and implementing marketing activities that communicate the mission and goals of the library and the value of library products and services to the public, organizations, businesses and other community entities
  • Actively seek out and engage in opportunities to promote the library in the community
  • Establish and maintain working relationships and partnerships with community businesses, organizations, groups and schools, including outreach and programming
  • Prepare displays and develop programs to promote reading and other  library services
  • Recommend materials for acquisition and/or withdrawal
  • Participate in department, branch and system-wide work teams
  • Attend workshops, meetings and learning opportunities
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university
  • Minimum 6 months work experience and/or classroom training in working with children
  • Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education or any other high traffic customer service setting

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • 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
  • Working knowledge of public library practices and procedures
  • Working knowledge of children’s literature, developmental stages, and interests
  •  knowledge of research techniques and available research materials, as well as general readers’ interest, authors, books and other formats of library materials
  • Knowledge of standard computer applications and devices including tablets/mobile devices, software applications, and downloadable e-format materials
  • Knowledge of age appropriate literature, development stages, and interests
  • Working knowledge of social media tools and techniques, and ability to effectively communicate in an online environment to engage customers via social media
  • Ability to develop and conduct age appropriate  programs, events and activities and perform effectively in front of children, their parents and caregivers
  • Ability to effectively access and utilize FCPL’s computerized systems and the Internet, and to effectively provide related instruction for patrons
  • Ability to learn and integrate emerging technologies and STEM-related educational tools in programming
  • Ability to create and market high-quality programming in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and effectively manage time in a busy environment
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, positive attitude and good judgment
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, co-workers and the general public, with particular skill in working with children
  • Ability to effectively build relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses, schools and similar entities
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills,

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR

  • 1 or more years of recent (within the last 5 years) experience working in a library (not volunteer experience)
  • 1 or more years of work experience developing and presenting programs for children
  • Additional work experience providing direct customer service

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly reach; frequently walk, occasionally sit, stoop and lift up to 20 pounds
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently work indoors
  • During outreach programs and events the employee is frequently working outdoors; working in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) working in cold temperatures (below 32 degrees) and walking on uneven ground.

Additional Information/Examination Process:

  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings/workshops and to various branch Libraries as needed
  • Available for varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):      

  1. An evaluation of training and experience
  2. One or more interviews
  3. A pre-employment background investigation
  4. A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

Position: Assistant Branch Administrator
Location: C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This professional management position assists in managing the C. Burr Artz Public Library.   This position directs the work of Adult Services and Maryland Room staff in information and resource management delivery, fosters good communication with staff, public and the library administration; and, assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is given to Adult Services and Maryland Room professional and paraprofessional staff; Supervision is received from the Branch Administrator.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the Adult Services department and Maryland Room  to ensure the quality of collections and public service provided by staff
  • Supervise, develop, and evaluate the performance of direct reports; oversee scheduling and workload assignment
  • Train and mentor staff as needed
  • Provide leadership to department staff in setting goals and objectives for fulfilling FCPL’s mission and strategic plan
  • Set expectations for exemplary customer service and train staff to meet them
  • Collaborate with the Branch Administrator to address and support branch and system-wide issues and concerns
  • Work with the Branch Administrator to identify, plan, implement, and evaluate promotional, marketing and outreach activities for communicating the vision and mission of the library.
  • Oversee the development, maintenance, and evaluation of  resources in the Adult Services department and Maryland Room, working with Materials Management
  • Implement and direct merchandising and other strategies for in-house marketing of resources
  • Use current technology to improve personal efficiency, branch efficiency, and delivery of customer service
  • Build relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses and leaders for advocacy and financial support
  • Perform Librarian-in-Charge duties to ensure safety and security of patrons, staff and the facility
  • Train the public to efficiently use services and resources provided by the library
  • Participate in interviewing and selection of department staff
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for the public and staff
  • Provide direct public service to patrons at service points
  • Oversee management of the Passport Office
  • Participate on branch and system-wide work teams
  • Maintain professional growth through learning opportunities to maintain Professional Public Certification
  • In the absence of the Branch Administrator III, fulfill the duties and daily responsibilities of that position
  • Actively support the values of Frederick County Public Libraries
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum 4 years progressively responsible work experience in a public library, within the last 10 years, with at least 1 year supervising or directing the work of others

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 6 years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library, within the last 10 years, with at least 1 year 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

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of modern management theory and practices with demonstrated effective  skills and judgment in public library management and problem solving
  • Effective leadership, flexibility, initiative and the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, assignments and unanticipated emergencies
  • Ability to effectively work  independently, cooperatively, and as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively supervise, direct and evaluate the work of others, including strong and effective training and development skills
  • Ability to provide effective leadership in public library services
  • Knowledge of marketing principles with ability to effectively apply them to a library setting
  • Knowledge of standard computer applications and devices including tablets/mobile
  • Working knowledge of general and specialized reference materials and sources, and the most effective means to access information
  • Ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to apply general knowledge to specific questions and use judgment appropriately
  • Strong internal and external customer service ability including ability to exhibit patience, tact and courtesy working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to effectively use  social media and other online tools  to promote the library and to gather feedback from the public
  • Ability to effectively create and analyze information, including written, statistical and numeric data
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to effectively represent FCPL in the community through public speaking
  • Ability to effectively build and maintain relationships and partnerships with  community organizations, businesses, government officials and the general public

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • While working in this position, the employee is required to frequently sit, walk and reach; and occasionally lift up to 20 pounds and drive
  • While working in this position, the employee is required to constantly work indoors
  • During outreach programs and events the employee is frequently working outdoors; working in hot temperatures (above 100 degrees) working in cold temperatures (below 32 degrees) and walking on uneven ground

Additional Information/Examination Process

  • Ability to provide own transportation to meetings, workshops and branch libraries as needed
  • Available for varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule

Closing Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 4:00pm
Salary: $58,548.00 – $70,257.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Library

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include): 

  1. An evaluation of training and experience
  2. One or more interviews
  3. A pre-employment physical examination and drug test

Position: Librarian – Children’s Services
Location: Harford County Public Library, Abingdon, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs professional librarian services including reference services within a branch and materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Application Period: Posted December 6, 2018; Closing Date: January 6, 2019.

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Performs services within a branch, including but not limited to:
    • assisting the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
    • searching online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
    • performing in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
    • planning, assembling, and arranging displays of materials to support popular topics;
    • conducting library tours and orientations;
    • providing information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
    • providing library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
  2. Performs materials management tasks and activities, including but not limited to:
    • assessing and evaluating assigned collections;
    • reviewing, selecting and ordering materials in print and non-print formats;
    • analyzing and interpreting statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
    • managing assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
    • interpreting censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
    • keeping abreast of publishing trends for materials;
    • writing and compiling bibliographies and booklists;
  3. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics;
  4. Mentor professional and para-professional staff, as assigned;
  5. May:
    • develop training tools and conduct staff training;
    • plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities;
  6. Improve library leadership skills through:
    • Attendance at special workshops, classes, discussion groups, etc.
    • Performing reference and materials management activities in all service areas (A, J, YA) on a limited basis, as well as circulation activities;
    • Other opportunities as presented;
  7. May supervise hourly staff (part-time hourly and substitute).

Supervision Functions:

  1. Supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes, and other hourly staff or volunteers as assigned;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  7. Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  9. May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution;
  2. State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  3. Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
  4. Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers’ advisory services;
  2. Thorough knowledge of reference sources and methods and ability to use said sources to research information for customers;
  3. Broad knowledge of a variety of types of literature, authors, and titles;
  4. Ability to develop and implement programs for children’s, young adults and adult services;
  5. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval;
  6. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, current audio-visual equipment; and office machines;
  7. Organizational and planning skills;
  8. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  9. Basic math skills.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Branch Manager. Does not regularly supervise other staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, pushing/pulling of library carts to move library materials within the department, and set up and break down of displays.
  2. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  3. Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
  4. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations, as necessary.

Employees who work less than 37.5 hours per week are categorized as Non-Exempt for purposes of establishing eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensation for overtime must be in compliance with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Wage and Hour Law, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.
Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Librarian – Children’s Services

Location: Harford County Public Library, Aberdeen, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs professional librarian services including reference services within a branch and materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Application Period: Posted December 6, 2018; Closing Date: January 6, 2019.

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Performs services within a branch, including but not limited to:
    • assisting the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
    • searching online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
    • performing in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
    • planning, assembling, and arranging displays of materials to support popular topics;
    • conducting library tours and orientations;
    • providing information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
    • providing library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
  2. Performs materials management tasks and activities, including but not limited to:
    • assessing and evaluating assigned collections;
    • reviewing, selecting and ordering materials in print and non-print formats;
    • analyzing and interpreting statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
    • managing assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
    • interpreting censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
    • keeping abreast of publishing trends for materials;
    • writing and compiling bibliographies and booklists;
  3. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics;
  4. Mentor professional and para-professional staff, as assigned;
  5. May:
    • develop training tools and conduct staff training;
    • plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities;
  6. Improve library leadership skills through:
    • Attendance at special workshops, classes, discussion groups, etc.
    • Performing reference and materials management activities in all service areas (A, J, YA) on a limited basis, as well as circulation activities;
    • Other opportunities as presented;
  7. May supervise hourly staff (part-time hourly and substitute).

Supervision Functions:

  1. Supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes, and other hourly staff or volunteers as assigned;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  7. Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  9. May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution;
  2. State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  3. Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
  4. Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers’ advisory services;
  2. Thorough knowledge of reference sources and methods and ability to use said sources to research information for customers;
  3. Broad knowledge of a variety of types of literature, authors, and titles;
  4. Ability to develop and implement programs for children’s, young adults and adult services;
  5. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval;
  6. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, current audio-visual equipment; and office machines;
  7. Organizational and planning skills;
  8. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  9. Basic math skills.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Branch Manager. Does not regularly supervise other staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, pushing/pulling of library carts to move library materials within the department, and set up and break down of displays.
  2. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  3. Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
  4. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations, as necessary.

Employees who work less than 37.5 hours per week are categorized as Non-Exempt for purposes of establishing eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensation for overtime must be in compliance with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Wage and Hour Law, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.
Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager

Location: Harford County Public Library, Harve de Grace, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Harford County Public Library (HCPL) is celebrating 70 years of progressive and innovative library service and has been the recipient of The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Award 3 years in a row and 7-time Library Journal Star Library. HCPL has eleven branches, one administrative office and two outreach vehicles serving over 180,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has annual circulation of over 3.8 million. The Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.

Application Period: Posted: December 3, 2018. Closing Date: January 3, 2019.

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

Position Summary: Assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the branch; directly supervises and oversees training for hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes and other hourly staff or volunteers as assigned; provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public; oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult programs; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  2. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  3. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, ensures accurate reflection of assigned reference tasks;
  4. Oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  5. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the manager;
  6. Prepares reports as directed;
  7. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  8. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  9. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;

Supervision Functions:

  1. Supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes, and other hourly staff or volunteers as assigned;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  7. Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  9. May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Masters degree in Library Science or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA accredited institution. (Note: will consider applicants that will complete such program within six months from date of application.)
  2. Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  3. Two years related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  4. Some supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  3. Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  4. Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of children’s, young adult and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  5. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and database retrieval;
  6. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  7. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  8. Ability to develop and implement programs in children’s, young adult and adult services
  9. Extensive knowledge of modern research and investigative techniques and procedures;
  10. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  11. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  12. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  13. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  14. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Manager I – Branch or Manager II – Branch-. Directly supervises para-professional staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires occasional physical effort in handling of materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and take down of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts.
  2. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  3. Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time.
  4. Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
  5. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required

Employees who work less than 37.5 hours per week are categorized as Non-Exempt for purposes of establishing eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Compensation for overtime must be in compliance with the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Wage and Hour Law, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.
Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Reference Librarian (2 openings)

Location: LAC Group, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is looking for 2 Reference Librarians to support ongoing information dissemination efforts in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This is an exciting learning opportunity in the emerging field of disaster health information. This is a temporary assignment (start ASAP, contract ending Sep 2019) full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) on-site opportunity. Must be a US citizen and able to pass a background check.

Responsibilities:

  • Updating and maintaining existing materials on health issues related to specific disaster topics or incidents
  • Updating and maintaining a website using a custom content management system (CMS).
  • Testing new website and CMS features and working collaboratively with technical lead and developers to troubleshoot issues and defects.
  • Ensuring all materials are Section 508 compliant
  • Selection, data entry, and writing annotations for disaster medicine and public health emergency grey literature database, https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/disaster-lit
  • Assisting partners, collaborators, and audiences by responding to inquiries; scheduling, planning, and attending meetings; meeting minute preparation, and corresponding via phone or email
  • Testing and review of disaster health databases and mobile applications    Assist in the updating and maintenance of existing training classes (online and in-person) and participation in disaster health information continuing education classes
  • Attending meetings with potential opportunities to interact with disaster medicine and public health professionals and librarians
  • Managing administration of Listservs
  • Monitoring of multiple RSS feeds, social media, and other resources for new material to add to a Disaster Lit
  • Monitoring, content development, and posting on the Twitter account, GovDelivery, and other tools for promoting agencies resources

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled or a graduate of an accredited MLS program.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Writing sample required.
  • Demonstrated experience publishing content to Web sites, use of a content management system (CMS) preferred.
  • At least one year of professional level work experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products

Preferred Skills / Experience:

  • Background in science, public health, allied health, emergency management desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with section 508 compliance highly desired, but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience with Google Analytics and/or other analytics software
  • Demonstrated professional experience with social media marketing
  • Demonstrated experience with basic HTML coding and code manipulation

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to consensus-based decision making
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems creatively and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed
  • Able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with team members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at every level
  • General computer and email skills

Position: Project Manager/Librarian
Location: Hedegelan Consulting LLC, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Primary responsibilities (Include but not limited to):
Full-time position requires 40 hours per week.

  • Provide on-site management and leadership of contract for collection maintenance and document delivery services
  • Responsible for contract performance, meeting performance standards, accurate reporting of statistics
  • Supervise seven full-time staff to ensure efficient operation of contract
  • Assess, manage, and improve workflow, adjusting to changes in technology, customer’s priorities, and fluctuating work volumes
  • Liaison with COR and designees
  • Interface with company management and subcontractor regarding staffing, contract performance, and operations issues
  • Coordinate collection management activitiesincluding ongoing collection cleaning and shifting, with the COR and designees
  • Prepare monthly narrative and statistical reports
  • Search and identify sources for difficult-to-find items in a wide range of disciplines and in all languages
  • Review and resolve interlibrary lending and borrowing problem requests
  • Monitor and report and/or resolve problems with interlibrary loan/document delivery systems
  • Respond to customer emails and phone calls
  • Oversee and review collection maintenance activities such as weeding, rehousing, and re-labeling collection materials

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
  • Significant experience working in resource sharing/interlibrary loan/document delivery
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan processes, best practices, and management
  • Experience with library systems (e.g., OCLC WorldShare, Relais, Voyager, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot technology, systems, and hardware problems
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects
  • Knowledge of and experience with handling and maintaining a collection which includes material that is rare, old, and/or in poor condition
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team as well as lead a team
  • Knowledge of US copyright law as it applies to library services
  • Supervisory/leadership experience
  • Project management experience

Working Conditions

  • Work performed at a federal research library in Beltsville, MD
  • Working schedule 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
  • No travel required
  • Lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Use library stools and ladders and retrieve or shelve material above head
  • Push book trucks with material weighing up to 200 pounds

Employment Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by sending their resume to apply@hedgelanconsulting.com

Head of Technical Services, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, MD

Position: Head of Technical Services (Librarian)
Location: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library seeks a highly motivated, creative, entrepreneurial professional to serve on the library’s administrative team and participate in the overall management and coordination of the Technical Services Department. The Law Library, located on the campus of the University of Maryland Baltimore, is a vibrant institution dedicated to supporting the research and scholarship of the faculty and students of the School of Law. The library staff is committed to exploring and implementing innovative solutions to promote and enhance library services to the law school community. 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. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

Position Description:
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library & Technology, the Head of Technical Services provides leadership for the selection, processing, organization, and maintenance of library resources in all formats. This faculty librarian oversees: purchasing, licensing, cataloging, and processing of materials using the Ex Libris ILS; gathering data related to the use of the law library’s collection; negotiating with vendors; forecasting acquisitions expenditures; and borrowing from / lending to other libraries (ILL).

The Head of Technical Services is a critical member of the Library’s leadership team, providing input on strategic directions and programs. This position contributes expertise to library and campus committees; participates in local, regional and national consortia; and participates in University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) work groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in regular planning with the Library’s leadership team, which also includes the Associate Dean for Library & Technology, Associate Director for Administration, Associate Director for Instructional Services, and Head of Research Services.
  • Supervise, mentor, and evaluate the work of technical services staff members.
  • Within budgetary parameters, acquire materials in all formats, ensuring the library’s collection effectively supports the diverse needs of the law school community. Make collection decisions in consultation with the selection committee, library staff, and other members of the law school community.
  • Forecast trends and changes in acquisitions expenditures. Conduct cost and use studies, along with weeding, cancellation, and collection maintenance projects, as appropriate.
  • Serve as point-person for licensing resources, negotiating contracts, and resolving disputes with vendors.
  • Gather accurate and comprehensive statistics about library resources and their usage to ensure that patrons are well-served, to maximize the Library’s budget, and to participate in benchmarking projects.
  • Ensure that invoices are reviewed and processed weekly, and problems resolved quickly.
  • Explore new interfaces and functionality to ensure that library users have the best method of “discovery” as they navigate the library’s array of intellectual content.
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies for technical services functions and services.
  • Ensure effective access to the content of the library’s collection through high-quality cataloging / metadata services.
  • Provide innovative and effective resource sharing services to the university’s faculty, staff, students, affiliates, and other clients. Oversee resource sharing services (especially ILLiad), and coordinate ILL statistics / reporting.
  • Serve as contact to OCLC and other resource sharing networks.
  • Represent the library on working groups of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI).
  • Assist patrons through regular shifts at the user-services desk.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science (or related).
  • Four years post-MLS professional library experience.
  • Two years supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills.
  • Experience with the application of new and emerging technologies in library environments.
  • Record of creativity in problem-solving, and open-mindedness in decision-making.
  • Strong project management, customer service, and interpersonal / communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to motivate, establish priorities and meet deadlines in a multi-task environment.
  • Ability to prepare and present clear, concise statistical and narrative reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm for innovation and user-centered service.
  • Participation in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Aleph ILS.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Law degree, law library experience, or familiarity with legal materials.
  • Experience working for public universities / state libraries.

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

Applications:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references; 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 January 13, 2019.

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.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Agriculture and Food Law)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The following position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division, Digital Library Branch, in Beltsville, MD.

This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.

Responsibilities
Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides technical reference and research support on inquiries related to agricultural and food law.
  • Applies legal and legislative research methodologies to agriculture and food law, and legal and legislative collection development.
  • Develops novel web content publishing guidelines for digital publications to improve information products and services.
  • Develops and sustains partnerships to promote access to informational library resources and develop improvements
  • Prepares written reports and requests in order to improve informational library products and services
  • Participates in library-wide initiatives focused on enhancing technology services and public access to products and services.
  • Uses finding aids and online services to identify primary and secondary source legal and legislative information
  • Initiates, plans, and coordinates all necessary tasks on special law librarianship projects and programs

Position: Librarian III, Children’s Services
Location: Hyattsville Branch, Hyattsville, MD, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $64,420.00 – $74,055.00 Salary/year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), a public library in the state of Maryland, seeks a librarian who is passionate about library services for children and families and making a real difference. The successful candidate will be bilingual in English and Spanish and will lead a department of five librarians/associates in providing community-responsive programs. Apply today!

Hours: Full Time (40 hours/week). Schedule includes a combination of day, evening and Saturday hours.

Salary/Benefits: $64,420/year or $30.97/hour, plus earn $1.20/hour for Spanish language skills. Benefits include multiple health insurance options, flexible spending accounts, participation in the Maryland State Teachers Retirement System, paid time off, and more!

Application Process: Submit online application, cover letter, resume, and complete our pre-employment assessment preferably by November 30, 2018. Apply at https://ww1.pgcmls.info/website/employment-1297.

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Area Manager, provides quality reference and readers’ advisory service, promotes services and collections in an age level department in a large branch, coordinates the maintenance and development of the collection, manages an age level department in a large branch, trains, supervises and evaluates staff in supervisory line, assumes authority for the branch in the absence of the Area Manager, keeps abreast of professional developments, seeks to continually improve performance, performs circulation duties as applicable, substitutes in other branches, and adheres to all PGCMLS policies and procedures and the union contract.

Position: Collections Development Strategies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary: 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 right-sizing 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Masters in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent.
• Minimum one year 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.

Position: Library Manager II
Location: Parkville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $68,276-$105,891

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director, manages the day-to-day operations including circulation, information, programming, and outreach services.
  • Serves as the branch leader in gaining commitment for BCPL’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library service, and communicating a shared vision for standout user experiences.
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration, and the community.
  • Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating the work performance of staff.  Creates a work environment that fosters continuous improvement and values teamwork.  Demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth and supporting system-wide succession planning efforts.
  • Seeks to make a distinctive and lasting impact on the community by engaging with customers and stakeholders to ensure that BCPL delivers on its mission.
  • Engages in direct public service and develops and maintains a through understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles building and security issues.
  • Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the library in the community.

Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Metadata Specialist Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Category: Exempt, Regular
Department: Discovery and Metadata Services
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The Metadata Specialist Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing activities related to complex problem solving, database corrections, metadata enhancement and quality control, and advanced copy and original cataloging of collections at University of Maryland Libraries. The Metadata Specialist applies relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies related to bibliographic database corrections, advanced copy cataloging, and quality control in catalogUSMAI, WorldCat, the WorldCat knowledge base, Digital Collections, and various digital library systems. The incumbent will work with library resources in all subjects, in various languages, and in a variety of formats, both tangible and electronic. The Metadata Specialist maintains the accuracy of bibliographic description and holdings information and ensures discovery and access of print and electronic materials.

Reporting to the Head of Discovery and Metadata Services, the Metadata Specialist Coordinator will participate in the planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. The Metadata Specialist manages multiple workflows from different sources and with competing priorities. The incumbent may participate in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Physical Demands

  • Able to work for extended periods at a computer screen using a graphical user interface, in a multiple window environment with a variety of font sizes
  • Able to maintain sustained concentration with detailed work
  • Moderate physical activity is required for lifting books, pushing book trucks, and packing/disposing of materials
  • Able to lift heavy materials, work with dusty materials, and carefully handle materials in poor condition
  • Requires traveling to other buildings on campus and working in a variety of situations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years progressively responsible relevant experience in an academic or research library in bibliographic database management, copy cataloging, or activities related to the primary duties of the position
  • Proficiency with searching and retrieving bibliographic records in integrated library systems
  • Proficiency with the Windows interface, desktop computer applications, and a major email client
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, including Excel
  • Able to work in the environment described in “Physical Demands”
  • Able to take direction, as well as work independently, as part of a unit and department in a production-oriented, quality focused, dynamic environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Evidence of strong customer service orientation

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/65124. 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 resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until 12/09/2018.

Position: Branch Manager III
Location: Waldorf West Branch, Charles County Public Library, Waldorf, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Grade: 17
Salary: $77,462
Closing Date: 11/30/2018 at 5:00 PM

Charles County Public Library is seeking a qualified and experienced Branch Manager to coordinate the day-to-day operations and delivery of programs and services of a large branch library; plan; supervise and develop staff; work closely with other Branch Managers for system-wide strategic planning; oversee branch security guards; act as a Director or Assistant Director as required.

Duties:

1. Establishes priorities and work schedules for effective utilization of branch staff.
2. Recommends for hire, trains, supervises, coaches and evaluates branch staff.
3. Plans and supervises collection development of branch to ensure collections meet community needs.
4. Analyzes reports, timesheets and branch statistics.
5. Assists customers with a consistently high level of customer service.
6. Handles all funds collected and deposited in the branch.
7. Recommends and implements goals and objectives for the branch.
8. Resolves customer complaints.
9. Communicates and interprets library policies, procedures and rules.
10. Communicates administrative information and decisions to branch staff.
11. Oversees the branch budgets for materials and staff.
12. Oversees and coordinates branch security guards.
13. Participates in developing and implementing short- and long-range strategic plans for the library.
14. Manages special projects as needed.
15. Oversees programming in the branch and assists as needed.
16. Cultivates and maintains relationships with a variety of external library partners and community organizations.
17. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further the Library’s missions and goals.
18. Fulfills continuing education requirements and stays current with library developments.
19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

1. MLS degree from ALA accredited library school or BA and coursework towards an MLS degree within five years.
2. Five years related experience and increasingly responsible positions in a public library including two years supervisory experience.
3. State of Maryland Certification as Professional Librarian within eighteen months of hire.

Application Process
Please send your application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources via email to hr@ccplonline.org or send to the address below:

2 Garrett Ave.
La Plata, MD 20646
ATTN: Marina Turner, HR

Applications can be found on the Library’s website at www.ccplonline.org.