Two Positions: Washington, DC & Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Scholarly Services Section, Asian Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012535.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

For best consideration apply online by January 29, 2019.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 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 382817.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The reference librarian is responsible for providing reference, research, consultation, and liaison services; instructions and training; and security for American Folklife Center (AFC) collections. AFC holds nearly 6 million items of ethnographic and historical documentation recorded from the nineteenth century to the present. These collections, which include extensive audiovisual documentation of traditional arts, cultural expressions, and oral histories, offer researchers access to the songs, stories, and other creative expressions of people from diverse communities. The collections are among the Library’s most varied in medium, format, physical condition, and intellectual property rights requirements, with attendant concerns for security, preservation, and safe handling. The collections are accessed by means of complex, diverse, and often multi-layered intellectual controls and surrogates in written and digital forms. As one of the largest ethnographic archives in the world, AFC plays a critical role in establishing a positive image of the Library and furthering the Library’s goal of providing a high level of responsive, effective, and professional public access and outreach services to the full range of Library users worldwide, including members of Congress and their staff, other agencies, scholars, researchers, and communities of origin.

The AFC is looking for reference librarians to strengthen collection access in the following areas:

Music and dance of the world
Music, dance and narratives of indigenous communities
Public Memory and collective experience
Narrative and verbal arts
Provides comprehensive reference services in response to requests received in person, by telephone, or via electronic means. Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with non-routine questions regarding access, handling, and use of AFC materials, maintaining a high degree of tact and courtesy. Interviews researchers, analyzes their questions and requirements, and recommends material appropriate to their needs. Orients readers to the reading room and its services. Guides researchers in employing search strategies that tap the full range of the Division’s reference tools and resources to meet the researcher’s need. Provides information on the collections, finding tools, and relevant reference sources. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases relating to folklife materials.

Exercises substantial research skills to assist in documenting and presenting the collections. Reviews and analyzes specialized or technical information from a wide variety of sources. Begins to develop competence in a subject area of specialization within the Division. The subject area is chosen in consultation with and is approved by the section head. Through research in folklife, ethnomusicology, and related fields, and in a specialized subject field, as well as constant examination of new literature and development of professional contacts, maintains awareness and knowledge of folklife, developments in the field of audiovisual librarianship, and availability of reference and resource materials. Performs research involving the use of ethnographic materials and reference sources and drafts reference aids in consultation with the section head or senior staff. As requested, carries out research and provides documentation for the creation of catalog records and finding aids.

Participates in planning and performing outreach efforts including provision of information services through the use of new technologies. Develops and maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars or meetings relating to audiovisual librarianship and the development and use of ethnographic materials in general and in a specialized subject area. Participates in outreach efforts, such as responding to comments and queries in electronic forums where Library collections are presented. Participates in planning programs and recommending policies related to reference and research services in the Division, making suggestions to promote effective means for connecting a broad audience with the collections. As assigned, provides tours and other oral presentations for staff, research groups, and other visitors to the Division.

Recommends new acquisitions based on established collection plans and arranges for purchase/donation. Actively researches available items and determines appropriateness to overall collection. Screens unsolicited offers, using professional judgment to reject inappropriate offers. Pursues contacts with owners/donors of appropriate works and undertakes all arrangements for acquisition or donation. Coordinates with the acquisitions coordinator for delivery of new items. Maintains knowledge of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the collections.

Position: Library Technician (Information and Technical Services)
Location: Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $45,972 to $59,762 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a library technician (information and technical services) to process and maintain research materials used by CRS staff. The selectee also responds to requests for information and documents by internal and external clients.

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

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

The Library technician will perform the following duties:

• Identifies documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.

• Checks in serial publications, receives and processes newly received materials, and updates holdings information in the library catalog.

• Searches library catalogs and databases to verify bibliographic information. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate.

• Maintains print collections, including sorting, shelving, and weeding materials; shifting collections; assisting with collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates. Assist in developing and maintaining digital collections.

• Assists in the staffing of the CRS research facilities and/or congressional reading rooms.

• Provides ready reference and document delivery services: identifies, retrieves, and delivers documents from a range of sources and in diverse media, contacting libraries and other cultural institutions, government agencies, publishers, and authors as needed.

• Delivers a variety of documents and data, making copies of CRS seminars and workshop materials in response to client requests.

• Conducts searches on a variety of electronic resources to locate appropriate documents or to find factual information such as names and contact information for congressional liaisons or addresses of organizations.

Position: Librarian
Location: Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Federal Library and Information Center (FEDLINK) is an interagency organization of federal agencies established originally as the Federal Library Committee by the Librarian of Congress, at the behest of federal librarians and the Office of Management and Budget (The Bureau of the Budget).

Responsibilities
Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians, cooperative partners, and other specialists in order to establish contracts and share information as well as to coordinate processes within FEDLINK and between FEDLINK and its partner companies and customer agencies. As a consultant, recommends changes in procedures, workflows, and tools. Regularly explains technical information to individuals or groups. Conducts workshops and orientation sessions for staff and visitors. Represents the organization at conferences, seminars and exhibits. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development and to represent FEDLINK and its membership. Serves as a liaison with companies in a specific subject area or areas, e.g. cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, or reference services. As assigned, serves as liaison to FEDLINK working groups, e.g. the FEDLINK Education Working Group; serves on other LC committees or task forces as the work requires.

Provides advice and instruction in the use of training methods and materials. Resolves complaints from trainees. Recommends additional aids to meet the needs of the training program. Resolves important and very specific issues that may arise in the training program. Adapts current methodologies and guidelines to accommodate unique training situations. Provides training to federal library staff and partner network staff at the FEDLINK training facility, at regional locations, or at individual member locations around the world. Travels to numerous locations in order to accomplish duties. Collects, organizes, and/or analyzes training success statistics. Monitors and develops plans to implement training goals and to assure achievement of learning objectives within the FEDLINK program. Recommends and contacts speakers for FEDLINK events. Provides initial intensive instruction and ongoing training of lower grade staff, temporary staff, and interns, reviewing and revising the work as needed. Presents papers at meetings and conferences.

Organizes and coordinates assignments that involve complex and novel or obscure problems and/or special requirements. Uses initiative and resourcefulness to deviate from or extend accepted methods, techniques, and practices. Recommends solutions or resolves important issues when precedents do not apply. Recommends new companies and service areas for the FEDLINK program. Revises existing technical specifications for statements of work to reflect changes in technology and practices. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative for one or more areas of FEDLINK services, and as chair of technical panels evaluating proposals from vendors of library services. Identifies areas for improvement in established methods. Develops and shares new information sources. Performs detailed analyses and evaluations of requests. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Writes and/or edits materials of a highly complex subject matter utilizing an extensive knowledge of a subject area to provide accurate interpretation and explanation of the subject. Analyzes and reviews the preparation and organization of complex projects. Performs the review of the preparation and processing for the final material being produced. Provides technical guidance and trains new staff or interns in processing large and difficult projects.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Manager, Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence (All Offices)
Location: Any city with a Ballard office, including District of Columbia, Ballard Spahr

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Research and Intelligence Center of Ballard Spahr is looking for a Manager to lead in the development, implementation and delivery of research and business & competitive intelligence services to attorneys and others firm wide. The Manager, Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence Services will work collaboratively with RIC staff, attorneys, paralegals and department administrators to promote, assess and continuously improve these services.

Under the direction of the Director, the Research and Business & Competitive Intelligence Manager will work as part of the management team, which includes the Senior Operations Manager, the Senior Manager, Knowledge Sharing & Training Services, the Manager, Information Access Services and the Manager, Knowledge Sharing & Training Services.

The selected individual will develop research as well as business & competitive intelligence service goals and objectives that align with the firm’s strategic plan; meet with department and practice group leaders to foster communication and continuously align with their strategic initiatives; supervise the Lead Research Analyst and Lead Business & Competitive Intelligence Analyst; prepare budget recommendations for research and business & competitive intelligence services; review, evaluate and recommend research and business & competitive intelligence resources and promote the use of research and business & competitive intelligence services firm wide.

This position can be located in any city with a Ballard office, including Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis, District of Columbia and other locations in the U.S.

Knowledge of library technologies for communication, research intake, knowledge sharing and resource management; advanced knowledge of Quest for research intake is a plus; strong writing skills and ability to present ideas and communicate complex information clearly and concisely; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of firm personnel and diverse groups of people and demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a Masters in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school is required and five or more years of experience as a leader in a fast paced professional environment with law firm experience strongly preferred. A JD or other relevant advanced degree may be substituted along with substantial experience.

Experience must include managing research and business & competitive intelligence services, including, but not limited to, supervising staff, assessing and improving workflows and collaborating with other department leaders to accomplish the goals and objectives of the RIC department. A thorough knowledge of research methodologies as well as resources for all media types in the areas of law relevant to the firm’s practice, and proficiency with major legal and business databases and a proven primary and secondary research skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data into actionable information or practical intelligence.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Ballard Spahr LLP offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered. For immediate consideration, please visit our career page http://www.ballardspahr.com/Careers.aspx and submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary requirements online.

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Position: Library Technician (Special Collections Support)
Location: Collection Services Division within the Global Legal Collection Directorate in the Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Collection Services Division within the Global Legal Collection Directorate in the Law Library of Congress, which has custody of legal serials and monographs. It is a hybrid position that combines the major technician duties of cataloging, serials control and acquisitions.

Responsibilities
Creates and revises initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs) for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings, and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only more difficult problems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Retrieves material for reclassification, cataloging or reassignment from various locations. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes material to the correct location, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery, conservation or the Rare Book Cataloging Team (RBCT). Inventories new material and older material never before inventoried. Files loose-leaf materials when necessary. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Law Library. Works to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelf-list conversions, pin & linking activities and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Assists public patrons in finding material. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such Copyright, Cataloging in Publication (CIP), U.S. Postal Service (USPS), etc. based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Determines the best way to formulate requests, and select and present information.

Efficiently searches online databases such as OCLC or integrated library systems, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records of previously processed records. Searches names, uniforms titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various online catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. At times, incumbent will also have need to consult various print resources such as shelf-lists, National Union Catalog (NUC) volumes, etc. to complete searches begun using online tools. Completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Chief, Asian and Middle Eastern Division)
Location: Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Chief of the Asian and Middle Eastern Division works under the general direction of the Director for Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, and is responsible for the administrative management and technical direction of the Division. The Chief is responsible for the general acquisitions and cataloging of materials from Asia and the Middle East and some cataloging and/or processing of materials from the Nairobi, Cairo, Jakarta, Islamabad, and New Delhi Overseas Offices.

Responsibilities
The Supervisory Librarian supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-14 level. Performs the human resource management functions relative to the Division. Establishes performance expectations and clearly communicates them to staff. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates staff on organizational performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Takes personnel actions ~ as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters. Effects disciplinary measures. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Ensures staff at all levels are trained in and fully comply with safety regulations.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Division. Primarily responsible for the direction and management of the Division to efficiently achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations, develops new programs, and recommends actions to initiate, modify, or discontinue projects as appropriate.

Recommends the various allotments necessary for the effective expenditure of funds appropriated for the building of the Library’s collections for his/her area of the world. Has overall responsibility for ensuring continuous controls are maintained over expenditures within approved allotments, and of appropriated, gift, and trust funds, etc. Authorizes encumbrances against these allotments at the beginning of the fiscal year, adjusting as necessary throughout the year. Recommends and justifies changes in the approved allotments as circumstances require in his/her geographic region.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staffs, other legislative and executive agencies, executives ~ of major publishers and vendors, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with Library management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

Provides a major leadership role in the development of acquisition and bibliographic access standards, policies, practices, programs, and guidelines with a nation-wide impact. Also provides a major leadership role in the development of training, cooperative cataloging, and cataloging distribution policies and practices. Reviews and approves official documents on cataloging (e.g., texts published in the Library’s Cataloging Service Bulletin and manuals of cataloging that may be needed or produced in any unit of the Library). Recommends and advises on changes to national and international standards affecting bibliographic access (e.g., Resource Description and Access (RDA), and the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data).

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.

 

 

Three Positions- Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Baker McKenzie, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 6,000 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide and five (5) Service Centers, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level. Baker McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving – as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.

The Washington. D.C. Office of Baker & McKenzie seeks and experienced Librarian to join our Library Services Team.

The Librarian will manage and execute the Office information and research services within the context of the Firm’s Information and Research and Knowledge strategies; to work with the Library Manager, Country Knowledge Partner, and local knowledge team. The Librarian will act as the local point of contact for information and research requests and enquiries. The current focus on the role is research.

Duties for this role will include:

  • Service Orientation – maintains and builds strong relationships with both internal and external clients. Demonstrates value through effective communication with stakeholders and key relationships.
  • Knowledge & Expertise – understands and promotes the role and functionality of the firm’s content and information repositories and resources. Manage the procurement of local information resources in alignment with Product Management policies. Manage the relationship with local external information vendors. Delivers the Office information resources training plan, linked to GPG/GIG information and research strategy, working with the Expert function and Service Centres provides full information and KM resource training support. Develops, delivers, and assesses learning opportunities that prepare trainees, lawyers, and others for workplace excellence.
  • People Management – collaborative, supportive, team player working with other in market Librarians and the wider Information & Research and KM communities.
  • Work Management – supports and participates in the adoption and use of KM and Library systems. Participates in and leads projects as requested. Aware of and participates in firm’s goals. Participates in setting and aligning KM goals with PG goals, managing resources, and evaluating use. Reports on usage and space management.

Position: Head, Congressional Services Section
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $134,789 to $164,200 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties
Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of the Counselor to the Director is seeking a Head, Congressional Services Section (CSS). The Congressional Services Section is responsible for: the receipt of requests for information, research, analysis, and consultation from Members, committees, and staff of the U.S. Congress; the formulation/management of the requests; and, the assignment of requests to appropriate staff.

Responsibilities
The selectee will manage a highly skilled team of Congressional Relations Specialists through direct and subordinate supervision; resolve issues relating to CRS request policies and guidelines; and address questions, issues, and concerns raised by congressional clients and staff. The selectee will also serve as the subject matter expert for CRS’s automated client relationship management system (Mercury) and participate in planning for that system and other tools and technologies used in the Congressional Services Section.

Position: Librarian at a Museum facility
Location: Museum facility, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Librarian at a Museum facility. The position is located in Washington, DC: however, the position may relocate to suburban Maryland in 2019. The Librarian is part of a multi-year government contract. Present funding extends through September 30, 2019.

The Librarian is required to support various projects and activities to prepare existing library collections for the expansion of research services and for the relocation of some library operations to a second facility.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS and at least one year of experience, or equivalent knowledge and experience (at least three years)
  • Experience cataloging in an integrated library system or other cataloging system
  • Experience providing reference services to various kinds of researchers
  • Experience handling, assessing condition, and housing rare and/or fragile materials
  • Experience managing a large or complex collection
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; attention to detail; flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Excellent communications skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team or independently
  • Reading knowledge of at least one European language and/or Hebrew or Yiddish
  • Knowledge of the history of the Holocaust and related subject matter.

For consideration email your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Six Positions — Washington, D.C.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Duties, requirements, and desired qualifications

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

Duties:

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

Education and Experience Requirements:

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

Skills Requirements:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Requirements

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

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

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

The responsibilities and duties will include:

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

Qualifications:

Required:

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

Desired:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Principal Duties:

University Library complex

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the firm.
  • Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Helps plan and implement department outreach, training and orientation programs.
  • Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.
  • Supports research and Knowledge Management initiatives for firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains new business alert services that identify matters of interest to existing and potential clients.
  • Creates and maintains current awareness alert services.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via firm-wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research requests.

Qualifications:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

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

The position description number for this position is 368553.

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Independently performs a variety of archival activities for a moderately large number of record groups that are related by administrative connection or by subject matter, including planning for the analysis, arrangement, and description of physical and born digital collections and assuming primary responsibility for the completion of archival projects. Demonstrates full understanding of archival theory and practice and possesses a broad knowledge of scholarly research and documentation practices. Analyzes the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in creating a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival management and related fields of academic study.

Interprets instruments of gift or deposit and related documentation to help resolve administrative and legal matters affecting the arrangement and availability of collections. Recommends criteria for the retention or disposition of material according to independent evaluation of its informational and historical value. Identifies material for conservation treatment and coordinates the preparation of material for permanent housing. Produces detailed descriptive guides for research use online. Evaluates and upgrades older finding aids to bring them into conformity with current archival descriptive standards.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge relating to archival techniques and knowledge of archival procedures. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere. Recommends changes in the practices, formats, techniques, and resources employed by the division in the preparation of collections.

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

Position: Research Librarian (Government and Finance)

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

Research Librarians are often involved in the following activities.

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

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

Research Librarian duties include:

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Nine Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Major Responsibilities:

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

Other Responsibilities and Tasks:

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Experience/Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

▪ Strong analytical and organizational skills.

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

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

Position Status:

▪ Full-time position

▪ Open until filled

Ways to Apply

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications & Requirements:

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

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

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

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

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

Additional Information/Examination Process:

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

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include)

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications & Requirements:

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

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

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

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

Additional Information/Examination Process:

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

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include):      

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

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

Qualifications & Requirements:

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

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 6 years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library, within the last 10 years, with at least 1 year supervising or directing the work of others
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
  • NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

Additional Information/Examination Process

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

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

KIND OF EXAMINATION (may include): 

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

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

Supervision Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

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

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

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

Work Environment:

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

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

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

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

Position: Librarian – Children’s Services

Location: Harford County Public Library, Aberdeen, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

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

Supervision Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

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

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

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

Work Environment:

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

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

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

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

Position: Assistant Branch Manager

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

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

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

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

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

Supervision Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

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

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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

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

Work Environment:

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

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

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

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

Position: Reference Librarian (2 openings)

Location: LAC Group, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills / Experience:

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

Professional Skills:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

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

Working Conditions

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

Employment Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

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