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.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Special Collections Librarian/Archivist
Location: Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Lewis J. Ort Library at Frostburg State University is seeking a Special Collections Librarian/Archivist to provide vision and leadership in managing the programs and operations of the library’s Dr. David M. Gillespie Special Collections and the J. Glenn Beall Archives.  Deadline for applications is November 16, 2018. 

The Dr. David M. Gillespie Special Collections maintains thousands of historic documents, maps, photographs, painting, audio, film and other artifacts related to Frostburg State University, items by and/or about Western Maryland citizens, local history and geography of Western Maryland and the surrounding counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.  The J. Glenn Beall Archives is the repository for the public and private papers of U.S. Senator J. Glenn Beall, Jr. (R-MD, 1971-1977), the private papers of his father U.S. Senator J. Glenn Beall (R-MD, 1953-1965) and selected documents of George Beall (U.S. Attorney for Maryland, 1970-1975).  It also houses materials related to George A. Meyers, former labor secretary of the Communist Party of the USA and his colleagues, the writings and memorabilia of economist Victor Perlo, member of the Communist Party of the USA, and William Price’s photographs and film of the B&O and Western Maryland railroads and the C&O Canal from the 1930s through the 1970s.

Position: Research Analyst
Location: Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Steptoe, an Am100 law firm, is seeking an experienced Research Analyst to join its DC Office’s Research & Information Services department. This position will be responsible for providing sophisticated research and reference services to support the firm’s attorneys and staff. The position will be engaged in legal research–statutory, regulatory and case law– and non-legal research, including corporate and factual background investigations. This position will be responsible for analyzing and summarizing findings and delivering well-targeted results. The position will also be engaged in current awareness and monitoring projects, training programs, and knowledge initiatives. We are seeking a professional with excellent communication skills, a strong client service orientation, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Candidates must demonstrate expertise with legal information sources and a wide variety of interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary materials. Mastery of Microsoft Office applications is required. At least three years of previous experience in a legal research setting (law firm, academic, court or corporate information center) is also required, as is a JD or MLS or equivalent degree. Some evening or weekend hours may be required.

To apply: https://apply.steptoe.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=6&FilterJobCategoryID=19&FilterJobID=207

EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Position: Research and Reference Specialist
Location: WilmerHale, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Job Summary
Provides reference and research assistance in support of the various administrative departments throughout the firm.  Assists reference staff on research and reference projects.  Works with Director, Manager or Supervisor on Library and Research projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and electronic resources. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm, including but not limited to, Client Development and New Business/Conflicts.
  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject area monitoring as necessary. Assists in the preparation of related updates, newsletters, and other communications.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Shows proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
  • As part of the Research & Reference Services team, provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Research & Reference Services Manager.
  • Works with Research & Reference Services Manager to support the maintenance of intranet reference collections by performing regular link checking and data collection/input to facilitate integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
  • Assigned to focus on areas of the practice, administrative departments, subject or topic areas as required by the Research & Reference Services Manager to meet the needs of the Firm.
  • Works with Director, and Research & Reference Services Manager on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.

Position: Library Technician (Digitization Technician)
Location: Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $41,369 to $53,774 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Serial and Government Publications Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services and working in the National Digital Newspaper Program.
This position is Indefinite, NTE 2 years.
The position description number for this position is 375719.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
Performs arrangement and description work in a major body of records that describe digitized materials. Assesses the correctness of item entries in different fields and makes corrections as needed. Identifies duplicate entries. Copies records when needed. Creates new records or adds to or edits existing records as appropriate. Consults with senior staff frequently prior to correcting or significantly altering questionable database entries.

Applies knowledge of the full range of library rules, procedures, and operations to respond to a wide variety of non-standard library collection maintenance issues. Prepares, organizes, and collates collection materials as necessary for digitization and processes the digital files produced as needed so that they may be included in digital projects. May physically transport collection materials between custodial divisions, conservation offices, scanning operations, and/or contractors. As required, digitizes library materials using scanners or digital camera according to specifications provided. Receives computer files representing digitized items and files containing associated metadata, processes and places in appropriate locations on servers. Checks files representing digitized items against established quality standards prior to acceptance. Where files fail to meet such standards, documents problems and works with senior staff to request rework.

Completes a sequence of detailed routines in searching online databases. Uses search tools in a variety of online databases that have different search interfaces and protocols.Follows a limited number of applicable instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, filenames, directory structures, and other conventions. Determines whether records describe items in hand or items represented by digital files. Assists in the implementation of digital projects as assigned by senior staff. Creates and updates data in in-house databases for digital project production.

Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position is located in the Data Production Division and serves as the Associate Director for Data Production with responsibility for making policy; planning, coordinating, directing, and evaluating program requirements; implementing national and industry standards; and ensuring the production of high quality data products through effective work processes.

Responsibilities
Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Managing, directing, budget and program planning, and evaluating division policies, programs and services.
Providing technical and administrative supervision to staff members.
Participating with recognized experts and key officials in formulating, conducting, and assessing programs in agricultural and information sciences.
Expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively.
Fosters an innovative environment for learning, sharing, and problem-solving across organizational boundaries by maintaining a continuing exchange of ideas with NAL and other librarians, information professionals, the scientific community, and commercial entities.

Position: Assistant Archivist
Location: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $56,233 to $88,450 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We’re hiring! The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Assistant Archivist in the Special Collections and Archives Department. Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. The Naval Academy is also committed to hiring faculty and staff dedicated to educating and representative of its diverse student body. The Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) Department has an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and other documents and the official records of the Naval Academy. With its wonderful range of unique materials, including those related to Naval history and science as well as many other topics, SC&A is an essential resource for study and research at USNA and beyond. Reporting to the Naval Academy Archivist and Head of SC&A, this Assistant Archivist will appraise and implement the retention schedule for archives; arrange and describe records in both digital and analog form and create descriptive aids for them; provide general and specialized research assistance related to all materials in SC&A; and contribute to the electronic records program.

This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. See USAJOBS announcement for requirements. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package.

USA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510739300

Applications must be received by October 2, 2018!

Three Positions- Maryland

Position: Director of Programs and Outreach
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $79,152.00 – $102,867.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Pratt Library is looking for a Director of Programs and Outreach. Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Programs and Outreach will provide direction and supervision to the adult, young adult, and children’s program supervisors. The Director will also coordinate the external partnerships and collaborative activities of the Library.

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.

Oversees the programming department, including age level specialists (School Support, Children, Adult & Writers Live) and support staff.

Directs and supports programming system wide, including assisting the specialist with creating vision and outcomes for programs based on the needs of the Baltimore City community.

Assists with coordination of all major Pratt events & programs including Writer’s Live, Summer Reading and others.

Creates a strategic plan for outreach throughout Baltimore based on the goals and vision of the library system, ensuring that services and programs reach the entire city, regardless of physical building locations.

Oversees mobile units, including the mobile job unit, the book buggy, and the book mobile.

Determines areas of the city and correct partners that can further the Enoch Pratt’s reach.

Evaluates outreach services.

Acts as a full member of the Executive Leadership Team, attending Leadership team meetings and fully participating in the vision and direction of the Library.

Collaborates closely with Neighborhood Library Services and Central Library/ State Library Resource Center to create programs that are in line with the needs and goals of these departments.

Creates and maintains partnerships that assist with system-wide programming and outreach.

Leads the state in excellence and innovation of programming.

Works closely with Institutional Advancement and Marketing to ensure programs are correctly funded, marketed, implemented and evaluated.

Coordinates the Programming Committee meetings and agendas.

Other leadership duties as assigned.

Position: Athletics Archivist
Location: University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The collections and services of the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university. The Athletics Archivist serves in the University of Maryland collecting area under the supervision of the University Archivist. As a member of the University of Maryland team, the Athletics Archivist supports building, maintaining, organizing, preserving, publicizing, and providing access to athletics-related archival holdings while also preserving the history of University of Maryland athletics. Under the direction of the University Archivist and in collaboration with other UMD Libraries’ units, the Athletics Archivist is responsible for activities in the following areas: reference (40%); collection development, description, and maintenance (20%); instruction and outreach (20%); and professional development, scholarship, and service (20%).

The Athletics Archivist assists in the supervision of graduate assistants, hourly student workers, interns, and volunteers, as needed.

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

Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the University of Maryland. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD
Salary: $51,770-$65,130

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsible for coordinating services to students, staff, faculty and the community including reference, circulation and library instruction. This position reports to the Director of Library and Media Services. This position requires one evening shift per week (2 pm – 10 pm) and an occasional Saturday.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinates information literacy instruction including planning, design, implementation, and assessment.
  • Provides information and reference service across multiple formats, library instruction both in the classroom, online via embedding in courses and creating tutorials and research guides, and at the reference desk.
  • Acts as liaison to assigned academic units and regularly communicates with these faculty members regarding library programs, instruction, resources, and services.
    Provides library instruction for classes.
  • Maintains course-related subject research guides and tutorials.
  • Participates in the materials selection process by recommending titles for purchase from review media and evaluates material for deselection.
  • Provides instruction, assistance, and troubleshooting in the use of computers, printers, and other technology in public service areas as needed.
  • Keeps abreast of the profession through professional reading, membership in professional associations, and attendance at meetings, conferences, workshops, webinars, and consultations with librarians at other institutions.
  • Attends faculty meetings, Librarian meetings, and serves on committees as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Two Positions- Washington, DC & VA

Position: E-Discovery Specialist, CG-0301-12
Location: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC
Salary: $90,096 to $146,769 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Legal Division, Litigation and Resolutions Branch, Professional Liability and Financial Crimes Section the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The incumbent of this position supports the attorneys, who provide legal advice and counsel on professional liability claims arising from failed financial institutions for which the Corporation acts as receiver or liquidator and are responsible for working with other agencies in the pursuit of criminal restitution and prosecution of bank fraud.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts research using library references, files, corporate records, private and governmental studies, computer databases, and other pertinent sources to supply needed legal or factual information for inclusion in memoranda, directives and pleadings.
  • Analyzes data, develops recommendations and justifications for the attorneys for use in interpretation and advisory requests, or in complex litigation cases.
  • Prepares legal memoranda and correspondence reflecting relevant facts, sources, legal authorities and citations.
  • Maintains pleadings, evidentiary documents, and other materials, including electronically stored information (ESI) for investigations and litigation, and case and other matter files for the section.
  • Designs and executes search strategies for employing E-discovery software applications such as Relativity and Clearwell to locate, recover, and organize potentially responsive ESI in connection with investigatory and litigation work. Has an expertise in coding documents and using the analytical tools available with such software applications.

Position: Project Archivist Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Project Archivist supports Special Collections Research Center goals in the areas of digitizing and providing access to selected materials from the C-SPAN Organizational Records and Historical Archive. Specifically, the Project Archivist will perform complex and specialized duties as follows: apply current best practices to managing digitization projects; upload images and metadata to Omeka S platform for presentation of select digital materials from manuscript collection(s); participate in formulating workflow(s), policy enhancements and streamlining procedures for digital collections; create and maintain best practice documentation for scanning, file naming, and quality control; initiate and respond to complex communications in carrying out daily operations of functional area in person, in writing, via telephone and e-mail and social media tools; participate within SCRC in working groups and committees as appropriate.

The Project Archivist reports to the Manuscripts and Archives Librarian.

Duties:

  • Responsible for identifying and digitizing selected paper, photographic, ephemeral and audio-visual materials from the C-SPAN records.
  • Provides accurate metadata for digital files using the Archivists’ Toolkit database, narrative descriptions for manuscript collections and digital collections, and other research sources.
  • Creates metadata information in spreadsheets, and links information to digital objects records within digital repository Omeka S.
  • Assures appropriate handling, physical housing, and storage of collection materials.
  • Identifies and refers items as necessary for preservation.
  • Works closely with the SCRC Digital Projects Committee in creation of digital and on-site resources that reflect digitization and processing standards consistent with best practices.
  • Participates in outreach and curatorial activities, which may include reference and research consultation, instruction, exhibits, publications, and programs.
  • Participates in selected professional activities in the SCRC department, which may include public service, program assistance, policy development, and planning.
  • Participates in the professional life of the Libraries and the University.
  • Reports statistics throughout the year and in the annual report. These statistics include data on digitization, description, images uploaded, and any other information pertinent for reporting purposes.