Eight Positions: Maryland & Washington DC

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Job responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary:

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Salary Range

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

Required Education and Experience

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

Preferred Education and Experience

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

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

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

Other Duties

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

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

Management and Supervision of Special Collections Processing

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

Physical Collections Management

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

Reference and Outreach

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

Professional Contributions & Development

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

Submission Guidelines:

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

EEO Statement:

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

Requirements

Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The position description number for this position is 384053.

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

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Six Positions: Maryland & Northern Virginia

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a level II due to variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Five years or more of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, of which two years must be in a public library;
  • Three years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Position: Curator, Maryland & Historical Collections
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives house premier research and teaching collections and pursues its mission in a collaborative, multi-faceted environment. The Curator of Maryland and Historical Collections has curatorial oversight over a rich collection area, which includes archival and manuscript holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region (African-American history; agriculture; business history; the environment; family history and personal papers; cultural history, geography; newspapers; military history; politics and civic activities; women’s history;); printed Marylandia; historic maps and photographs; historic preservation; women’s history and women’s studies collections; and other materials as determined by the collection policy. The Curator has responsibility for building, maintaining, interpreting, and providing access to these collections that support the teaching and research missions of the University and the research community at large. The Curator has principal responsibility for a robust program for collection development, reference services, instruction, outreach and scholarly support. In addition the Curator assists colleagues with collection management activities, which include accessioning, descriptive access, digitization and preservation for materials in the collection area. As a faculty librarian, the Curator exhibits an active service profile and scholarly agenda.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Required
● ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training; OR a master’s degree in history, American studies, or other relevant discipline with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

EXPERIENCE:
Required
● At least four years of prior work experience at the professional level in an archival repository.
● Proven experience in managing projects from scoping to delivery; ability to set timetables, meet deadlines, manage budgets.
● A thorough understanding of archival principles, practices, and archival processing, including the ability to evaluate materials as to historical value.
● Excellent oral and written communications skills and an ability to work independently and collegially.
● Public service skills, including work experience at a reference desk in an archives or special collections setting.
● Prior experience supervising student assistants, volunteers, and support staff.

Preferences:

EDUCATION:
Preferred
● Advanced degree in American history (in addition to a Master of Library/Information Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program.)

EXPERIENCE:
● Experience with major outreach initiatives, collection development, and fundraising.
● Experience working with special collections related to one or more of the following subjects: state of Maryland history and culture, women’s history/women’s studies, and/or historic preservation.
● Knowledge of preparation of instructional materials and exhibition planning and installation.
● Experience with digital initiatives and/or digital humanities projects.
● Knowledge of current preservation and conservation practices.
● Knowledge of current trends and research in American history.

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

Position: University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and flexible team player to join the staff of the SU Libraries as University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. This position plays a key role in building the SU Libraries’ nascent, pedagogically-oriented Special Collections and in expanding the University Archives, the latter of which will be especially important with the University’s upcoming centennial in 2025.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in August 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The position reports to the Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture and works closely with the Local History Archivist and the Curator of Exhibits and Engagement.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.  Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in August 2016.  The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Primary Job Duties:  Acquire, manage, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to the historical and operational records of the University as well as records documenting student and faculty experiences; process, preserve, and provide access to the SU Libraries’ Special Collections; plan and carry out the digitization of appropriate materials for inclusion in SU’s institutional repository; supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers; work with other staff to create exhibits, conduct outreach, and publicize collections through events and social media; work with classes and researchers; maintain good relations with donors and potential donors; serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

 Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, 1) a master’s degree in archives or master’s degree in library science or, alternatively, 2) a graduate degree in any area plus certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.  One year of experience working in an archives or special collections (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker).  Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards.  Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or PastPerfect.  Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds.  Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching students to use archival sources and at least six months of archival processing experience. Experience in providing archival reference as well as supervisory experience.  Demonstrated knowledge of creating and managing digital content.

Applications received by May 15, 2019, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Jennifer Martin at jmmartin@salisbury.edu .  Please do not send any documents via email.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum Facility, Washington D.C. & Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Collections Technician at a Museum in Washington, DC, with occasional duties in the facility suburban location of Bowie, MD.  This is a full time position on a five year government contract, with present funding for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Processing: Processes digital files for access and preservation, including transcoding files, creating proxies, normalizing born digital and digitally acquired content, organizing files for preservation and following established standards to make digital files accessible in Museum Collections Search.
Inventorying: Ensures all digitized collections are accounted for and inventoried, reconciles issues between analog and digital surrogates, assures proper naming of digitized files, tracks file locations and creates records in proper databases.
Copying: Copies archival material off storage media including disc, flash drive, thumb drive, and optical media among other kinds of carriers to Museum computer network for preservation purposes.
Preservation: Uses a combination of tools provided by the Museum to verify and document file integrity, and normalize born digital and digitally acquired content.
Quality Control: Assures quality and consistency of digitized analog material and born digital content.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental collections management techniques, principles and theories and their application in tracking, monitoring or reporting
  • Familiarity with digital conversion methods and specifications for access and preservation
  • Interest in digital conversion and preservation practices
  • Interest in cultural heritage, museums or libraries
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digital conversion workflows, familiarity with processing born digital files, metadata creation and extraction and audio or video editing software.

Additional Information:
This position is located in the Digital Assets Management and Preservation Division (DAMP) of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The division is responsible for the growing digital collection comprised of tens of millions of image files, tens of thousands of hours of video and audio media, hundreds of thousands of descriptions of items in our Collection, and several sources of metadata. The division endeavors to provide better user interfaces to support those using the collection via the web and by internal staff, manages or advises on Museum digitization projects, and is responsible for the preservation of all digitized Museum assets. The public face of the work can be seen at http://collections.ushmm.org. The incumbent in this position works under the direction of the Director, DAMP.

The incumbent must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to work in a team environment, highly organized and have a detail-oriented approach to responsibilities. The position addresses digitization processes, quality control of digitization processes, and internal and web access to digitization output. Quality Control processes will include materials having been digitized by the Museum directly or by a vendor. Incumbent has continuing responsibility for performing tasks relating to quality and post-processing of digital images and time based-media, raising issues and problems, and efforts to continuously improve throughput, efficiency, and quality. Activities include processing, color comparisons/correction, cropping, deskewing, inventorying, tracking, copying, preservation, and access using a wide variety of tools to ensure proper and safe processing of files.

Guidelines consist of professionally accepted digital collections management techniques and practices. Incumbent is expected to adhere to established digital collections management practices and procedures as well as generally accepted technical standards.

Incumbent is expected to perform a variety of assignments, ensure technical accuracy at all times, contribute suggestions for improving the various systems currently in use, and report problems affecting work to the responsible staff member.

The incumbent’s work will affect the accuracy, reliability, and acceptability of further work processes, and will facilitate the work of other people, both inside and outside the organization. The incumbent’s work directly affects the physical safekeeping and integrity of the Museum’s digital collections stored both on-site and off-site. In some cases, the digital files represent the only carrier containing the important content and thus are irreplaceable and extremely valuable. Without continued professional care and documentation, these irreplaceable oral testimony interviews will neither be available to the public, accessible for scholarly research now and for future generations

Further Information:

This is a full time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation. Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements. Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, send your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Position: Town Archivist
Location: Town of Garrett Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

SUMMARY: Incorporated in 1898, Garrett Park is a small town located in a sylvan setting next to Rock Creek Park in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Garrett Parkers have easy access to Washington DC by way of the MARC commuter train station located in town and Grosvenor-Strathmore Red Line Metro station approximately 1 mile away. The Town archives is supported by a resident-led Archives Committee.
The Town Archivist works independently in the Penn Place building on the ground floor with easy access to the Town Office located on the third floor. The Archivist will be assisted by and will supervise volunteers. The Archivist reports to the Town Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire, authenticate, preserve, organize and catalog public town records and materials donated from private collections
  • Maximize the use of archival software, train and supervise community and student volunteers
  • Organize oral history recordings and their transcription
  • Respond to requests for archival documents
  • Report on the status of the archives to the Garrett Park Archives Committee and Town Manager
  • Grow the existing archival database by promoting interest in continuing contributions to the archives
  • Ensure in-person and online access to the archives, which capture the 125-year-old history, culture and social life of Garrett Park
  • Support the Town Office on government records and retention management

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Volunteers

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have experience performing archival records management in small communities or non-profit organizations and at least a Bachelor’s degree, coursework, or certification in archival science. Experience cataloging government records and giving presentations based on archival documents to community and student groups is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Work independently and take decisive action
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience using PastPerfect, Omeka, or other archival software and websites is a plus
  • Ability to set and follow through on short- and long-term goals for the archive

Interested applicants please send a one-page cover letter and resume to managerandrea@garrettparkmd.gov

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Knowledge Services Division, Scientific Data Engineering Branch in Beltsville, MD. This position serves as the Branch Chief and as the senior NAL Technology Advisor with administrative and management responsibilities for policy making, planning, directing, and evaluating program technical requirements for NAL’s data products and services.

Responsibilities
Performs strategic planning and long-range projections/planning; establishes policies, programs, plans and budgets for the Division and Branch.
Assesses and develops technical operations and maintenance of capacity for NAL data products; reviews appropriate methods to modernize the information technology infrastructure.
Serves as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for contracts related to the Knowledge Services Division’s applications.
Provides technical and administrative supervision as a first level supervisor by making selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, identifying training requirements, and preparing performance evaluations.
Works with internal and external stakeholders to conceptualize integrated and advanced information services and systems to support scientific discovery within the agricultural community.