Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: College Librarian
Location: Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Goucher College seeks a dynamic college librarian who will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff to position the library as the academic learning center, a vibrant hub that integrates student learning and success with information and digital literacy. The successful candidate will provide the strategic vision and leadership needed to redefine the library as the college beyond the classroom, the site where students develop a habit of mind through mastery of skills and confidence gleaned through reflection, relationships, and resilience; where they are inspired to learn independently, with and among others, guided to ideas through reading, viewing, listening, and mining information resources in diverse formats; and where they experience the joys of life-long learning and membership in a diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious community of critical thinkers. Reporting to the provost, the college librarian will work closely with other campus departments and offices.

Position: Branch Manager IV
Location: Perryville and Port Deposit Branch Libraries, Cecil County Public Library
Salary: $57,443.00 – $64,440.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direct supervision of the Branch Services Manager, the Branch Manager leads and manages public services staff and operations of the Perryville and Port Deposit branch libraries, ensuring the development and delivery of a full range of highly responsive services and strategic priorities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage the daily operations and staff of the Perryville and Port Deposit branch libraries. Provide leadership that supports and empowers staff to give outstanding service to the public in regard to circulating materials, programming, readers’ advisory, information, and technology assistance for library users of all ages.
  • Provide direct supervision, evaluation, and coaching to three departmental supervisors and all LA I’s.  Ensure the delivery of performance management methods and systems.
  • Via effective verbal and written communications, facilitate regular staff meetings and provide training as needed.
  • Lead the implementation of system and local marketing initiatives at the branch level.
  • Work with the Branch Services Manager to establish and achieve branch performance goals within overall system goals.
  • Collaborate with Materials Manager and selectors, along with Adult and Children’s department heads to develop, maintain and evaluate the branches’ collections, ensuring a full-service, relevant collection for patrons of all ages.
  • Interpret, explain and implement the policies and procedures of CCPL and ensure they are carried out in the branch.
  • Coordinate departmental and branch scheduling within parameters of staffing budgets.
  • Serve as the key liaison to the greater Perryville and Port Deposit communities, civic groups, and town governments.
  • Work with department heads to coordinate and evaluate branch outreach that meets the needs of the Perryville and Port Deposit communities.
  • Ensure library facilities are well-maintained and safe per CCPL standards; routinely monitor, maintain, and report facilities issues to administrative staff.
  • Manage and/or coordinate the implementation of branch projects.
  • Effectively resolve patron concerns and issues.
  • Participate in interviewing and hiring of staff.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate service statistics; compile and prepare reports, data, and other written work.
  • Serve on internal and external committees.
  • Participate in local and statewide initiatives, training, and associations.  Attend seminars, workshops, and continuing education activities.
  • Provide daily coverage at public service desks within the branch.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian (Collection and Foreign Language)
Location: National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Taylor Street Annex, Collections Development Section (CDS), National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian.

Responsibilities
This position is located in the Collections Development Section (CDS) of the Material Development Division. The Foreign Language Specialist selects foreign language titles to be reproduced or acquired in braille and recorded formats for inclusion in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) national collection. Drafts and maintains a selection policy for this material. Evaluates and monitors the NLS collection of foreign language books and periodicals. Maintains contact with libraries and agencies in foreign countries to ascertain availability of materials; evaluates and purchases foreign language materials from international sources. Disposes of foreign language books received as gifts. Coordinates acquisition of print foreign language materials for review. Annotates, assigns media, and indicates distribution code after reviewing print copies of proposed titles. Advises catalogers on handling foreign language materials; advises Publications and Media Section on foreign language publications and special book lists; coordinates with Network Services Section on international interlibrary loans and other international affairs. Solicits and analyzes pertinent statistics for use in collection building efforts; assists in drafting budget relating to foreign language materials; coordinates NLS foreign language production with that of network libraries.

Multiple Positions
Location: George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) seeks applicants for multiple professional librarian positions through an open recruiting call for multiple librarian positions.  We invite information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. GWLAI has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for these positions.

Below are descriptions of each position with specific job responsibilities and qualifications. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Complete an online application.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Collection Development Librarian
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $54,593 – 96,347

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program plus three years professional-level library experience in collection development including one year supervisory responsibility.

Responsibilities:
Planning and carrying out activities related to system-wide materials selection and to the overall management of the system’s print and media collections. Administrative work such as reporting and recordkeeping, participating in formulating and executing goals and objectives, and participating in tasks and projects with other members of the Support Services Department.

Preferred Requirements:

Experience identifying, evaluating and selecting materials for children, young adults, or adults in a variety of formats for a diverse community.
Comprehensive knowledge of literature and films for children, young adults, or adults.
Strong computer skills; including the analysis of data sets and familiarity with Acquisitions module of an integrated library system.
Necessary Special Requirements:

Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 contact hours of continuing education every 5 years.

Position: Adult Corrections Facility Librarian
Location: Eastern Correctional Institution West (ECI-W), Westover, MD
Salary: $57,615.00 – $92,059.00/year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This is a state-wide recruitment and the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the MD Department of Labor throughout the State. All persons interested in this classification should apply at this time to be placed on the eligible list. This list will be valid for one year. Applicants must submit a new application if applying to any other recruitments of this classification at a different agency.

Main Purpose Of Job

This position manages the provision of library and information services in MCPRS, ECI-W library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.

POSITION DUTIES

Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

Position: Chief of Human Resources
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $84,255 – $148,692

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Public or Business Administration from an accredited institution, at least 7 years’ experience in planning and directing human resources activities in the public sector with a minimum of 100 full-time employees, and 5 years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience (as defined above) that has provided a broad-based and comprehensive knowledge of human resources functions as outlined in the job description.

Responsibilities:
Performs advanced professional senior managerial level work in planning for and directing the Library System’s personnel, benefits, and training programs. Work involves: recruitment and staffing with qualified personnel; establishment and enforcement of personnel policy; preparation of the annual operating budget for personnel; maintenance of the classification plan; management of a performance evaluation system; administration of the benefits plans; oversight of training and staff development; responsible for compliance with federal and state law related to employment and employee benefits; organization structure and development; employee relations and staff recognition; diversity initiatives; volunteer program; and Human Resources Information System (HRIS) management. These responsibilities involve important obligations in representing the System before the Board of Trustees, funding agencies, and community groups.

Position: Custodian
Location: Multiple Openings, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $26,010 – $42,982

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
One year of general custodial experience and educational training that results in knowledge of simple arithmetic and a reading and writing level necessary for successful job performance; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Responsibilities:
This is manual work of limited complexity in cleaning and maintaining library buildings; caring for and maintaining grounds, including basic care of lawns and landscaping; exterior maintenance; and performing minor maintenance and repair tasks. As emergency personnel, provides assistance during building and weather emergencies, including snow and ice removal.

Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Maryland and proof of a good driving record.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian I
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $48,367 – 79,926

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Description
Providing library services of reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations, and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Requirements
Minimum Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, one year work experience in a library, and supervisory experience preferred.
Special Requirements: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.
Spanish language skills desired/preferred.

Position: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian focusing on measuring the impact of the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The aim of the CTSA is to accelerate and improve clinical and translational science and, ultimately, to improve public health outcomes.

The ICTR Librarian will be responsible for advancing UMB efforts measuring the impact of the ICTR and in developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Collaborating with Faculty Librarians and expert staff throughout the HS/HSL, within the ICTR, and potentially with colleagues at JHU, and in the CTSA national network, this librarian will provide a full range of services supporting the UMB ICTR. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.

This is a full-time, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian II. This position is funded by the ICTR and renewed annually based on the needs of the institute. The ICTR Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the HS/HSL and the ICTR.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop strategies for measuring the impact of the ICTR/CTSA in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity, such as ORCID, etc.
  • Employ data visualization tools illustrating and showcasing UMB ICTR funded research.
  • Evaluate the use and efficacy of UMB ICTR/CTSA centralized shared resources.
  • Develop marketing strategies and outreach activities promoting UMB ICTR collaborations and resources.
  • Working in tandem with other UMB ICTR “Navigators,” link faculty to content experts across UMB and at other University System of Maryland institutions.
  • Provide consultation, training, and expertise on critical information and knowledge resources.
  • Participate in the identification, selection, and implementation of a strategy compiling, classifying, communicating, and marketing UMB faculty expertise including publications, areas of expertise, and grants.
  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations, including national CTSA meetings and initiatives.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Three years of post-Masters experience in a relevant environment.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as SAS and SPSS.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, and Python.
Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 29, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/ICTRLib.

MINIMUM SALARY: $60,000, commensurate with experience

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

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

Position: Information Specialist –  Library Sciences
Location: ICF, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Health Information Product Unit (HIPU) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health, has several web-based resources that provide health information intended for a consumer audience. This audience includes patients, their families and friends, and anyone from the general public seeking information about diseases, health conditions, and wellness issues. These online resources include MedlinePlus (https://medlineplus.gov/), Genetics Home Reference (https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/), HealthReach (https://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov/), ToxTown (https://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/), AIDSource (https://aids.nlm.nih.gov/).

NLM consumer health resources require ongoing development and maintenance to remain up-to-date, accurate, accessible, and responsive to current and evolving user needs. As NLM considers integrating a diverse collection of consumer health information into one resource, we will evaluate all consumer health resources to ensure they are meeting the needs of the target audiences effectively.

To support the maintenance and development of NLM consumer health resources, NLM seeks a trained librarian or similarly skilled information specialist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support content development and maintenance for NLM consumer health websites. Use content management systems, databases, and structured data such as XML and APIs that have been developed for this work. The contractor will need to become familiar with multiple systems. Work consists of identifying appropriate content (including graphics) using style guides, writing abstracts using style guide, accurately entering data using controlled vocabulary, checking accuracy and currency of data (e.g. link checking), testing in development and production environments, search engine development and optimization, and generating reports.
  • Participate in the design, development and testing of APIs and other data sharing technologies, and producing documentation for internal and external audiences.
  • As needed, assist with the integration or retirement of resources as directed by the NLM project manager.  This may include recommendations for layout and organization of the MedlinePlus website, suggestions and organization of links for the site, and support the development and enhancements of systems (by testing enhancements to the user interface of content management systems, search engines, public facing websites, etc.)
  • Engaging in research and study teams directed by the NLM project manager in relation to user needs, analytics, content management system enhancements and consolidation.
  • Interpreting data and analyzing metrics from content management systems, web analytics, and survey data. Experience in multiple methods of data dissemination including data visualization and explaining data to non-data owners is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of ALA-accredited Master of Library Science program or degree in a public health discipline such as public health, health communications, sociology, nursing, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to catalog including: using controlled vocabulary, writing abstracts, and collecting metadata.
  • 2 years experience in data entry and participating in a database improvement team, or health data management.
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in a health sciences organization using medical, biomedical, health insurance, or public health data.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 efficiently work in 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

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit http://www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Maryland Client Office (MD88)

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Library Director
Location: University of Baltimore, Law Library
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

The Law Library Director and Professor of the Practice leads the Law Library and provides services to support the School of Law’s educational mission.  The Director is responsible for short and long-range planning and the overall administration of the Library. A member of the law school’s senior leadership team, the Director serves on faculty committees and helps build a culture of scholarship and academic excellence among faculty and students. The Director leads and guides the library in fulfilling its mission of service to the law school and greater legal community.  Through his/her leadership, the Director creates an environment that encourages students, faculty and the public to access the library’s services in order to foster a robust learning environment, engage in research, and promote a sense of community within the law school.

The Director has oversight and responsibility for the supervision of the library staff which consists of six professional librarians and five support staff.  The Director develops and manages the library budget and the library’s physical space.  The Director works with librarians and faculty to coordinate and provide legal research instruction that meets the law school’s curricular and co-curricular needs. Additionally, the Director oversees collection development and bibliographic services. The Director helps to identify and implement emerging technologies in library systems and information access to ensure the library is providing excellent resources and research support.

The Director works closely with university offices and partners in leading the law library. The Director represents the law library within the university and state university system to assure the law library can leverage critical resources and is part of the development of sound policies.  The Director maintains an active presence in his/her professional associations and within the legal academy to stay current on trends in legal research, technology and legal education. The director works to ensure compliance with ABA and AALL standards for law libraries

Key Responsibilities

Library Leadership & Supervision
• Leads, guides and determines the strategic direction of the law library and serves as a critical member of the law school leadership team

• Oversees all personnel activities, including recruitment and hiring of all library faculty and staff; recommends promotions, permanent status, or termination of library faculty; oversees annual staff evaluations and determines merit increases

• Engages in strategic planning, resource development, and assessment of the law library operation; collaborates with the Office of Technology Services to develop strategy for technology infrastructure and digital initiatives.

• Actively participates in various UB and USMAI consortium leadership initiatives.

• Oversees collection development efforts and policies

• Participates in national professional organizations to remain current on trends and resources and to ensure library compliance with ABA and AALL standards.

Scholarship, Teaching and Research
• Coordinates and provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students

• Partners with the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development to create and support a culture of research and scholarship.

• Works with the law journals to provide guidance and support for student-run scholarly publications.

• With the Library leadership team and in conjunction with faculty, coordinates the research component of the first-year Introduction to Lawyering Skills program: developing the curriculum, teaching materials, and evaluation tools, and promoting the program with faculty members.

Budget & Finance
• Develops and administers the law library’s budget

• Evaluates and negotiates with vendors and providers to leverage and maximize budget resources.

• Participates in strategic fundraising with the law school and university partners.

Facilities Management

• Supervises maintenance of library building, equipment, and furnishings

• Works with UBPD and Facilities Management on issues of safety, maintenance and housekeeping.

Required Education and Experience

Education:  J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a Masters in Library and Information Science

Experience:  7 years of progressively responsible experience.  Teaching and/or presentation experience

Preferred Experience

• Academic Law Library experience

• Teaching experience

• Law and/or library scholarship
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilitiea

• Strong leadership and supervisory skills

• In-depth knowledge of current legal research techniques and resources

• Teaching experience

• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

• Budget management

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Proficient with technology for research and administration including Microsoft Suite; e-resources/databases, and PeopleSoft or other similar systems

Position: Executive Director
Location: Charles County Public Library, La Plata, MD
Salary: $120,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Crab cakes and Old Bay seasoning often come to mind when people think of Maryland but there are many additional reasons to celebrate living in Charles County. If you are a library leader looking for an opportunity in a region rich in history, scenery, and culture, keep reading!

The Charles County Public Library in Maryland seeks a progressive leader to become Executive Director.

Located in southern Maryland, just 30 minutes from Washington D.C., the library serves about 155,000 residents in a diverse and fast-growing county. This multi-site library enjoys an excellent reputation and a strong commitment to moving forward, with support from an engaged community.

Residents of Charles County enjoy a high quality of life and easy access to the vibrant cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities of a major urban area.

Salary $120,000/year or higher, negotiable based on experience.

Please visit www.johnkeister.com/charlescounty/ for details and to apply.

John Keister & Associates
Executive Search for Libraries
johnkeister.com
charlescounty@johnkeister.com
847-955-0541

Position: Monographs and Media Cataloger
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), and for audiovisual and streaming media resources for the general collection, in all subjects and in various languages. Creates and updates records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate. Applies relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies. Performs complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections. Provides support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records. Participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. Assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project. Participates in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Position: GIS and Geography Information Specialist
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
This is a full-time permanent librarian position in the Research Commons with responsibilities for GIS and Geospatial data, maps and liaison services to the Department of Geography. The librarian in this position is a forward-focused individual who will continue to grow the Libraries’ GIS and Geospatial Data Center and services program, helping to develop the strategic direction of these services in the Research Commons. Through consultations, workshops, and other programming, the Geospatial Specialist Librarian will build relationships in order to support researchers’ geospatial data literacy needs, leveraging emerging technologies that enhance access to data, and assist researchers with data-intensive forms of research and scholarly expression. S/he will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will manage the geography and maps collections, maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students, and will enhance curricula and research innovation across the University relating to spatial and visual thinking. The Geospatial Specialist Librarian will also support internal Libraries needs by providing workshops and training support to liaison librarians and other library staff. The successful candidate will also serve as a subject liaison librarian to the Department of Geography.

Position: Library Technical Services Assistant
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is hiring a Library Technical Services Assistant. Montgomery College is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of Washington D.C. It is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, serving more than 60,000 students each year through both credit and noncredit programs. The MC library supports the mission of the College with three locations, over 40 employees, and robust offering of resources and services in the areas of access services, research and teaching, and resources and collections. The Library Technical Services Assistant will work in the Resources & Collections Unit and will focus on e-resource management support.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I – Information
Location: Lexington Park Library, St. Mary’s County Library
Salary: $43,824 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Branch Manager and as a member of the Branch Management Team, oversees information services and supervises staff to ensure friendly, high quality customer service is provided to Library customers. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager.

Seven Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
NLM is seeking to hire a Supervisory Librarian. The successful candidate for this position will serve as the Head of the Collection Access Section in the Public Service Division (PSD), of the Division of Library Operations (LO). The Collection Access Section is responsible for managing a document delivery network serving over 2,200 biomedical libraries in the United States, Canada and abroad which controls the distribution of approximately one million interlibrary loan requests annually.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and controls activities of a staff of professional librarians, technical information specialists, library technicians and contractors.
  • Collaborates with heads of other Library units and divisions to negotiate and coordinate interrelated matters.
  • Manage subordinate employees effectively, including conflict resolution, development, and implementation of performance evaluation plans.
  • Develops and interprets interlibrary loan policy statements and definitions for management and NLM customers.
  • Oversees the planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive computer-based system for the management and delivery of biomedical information and documents
  • Represents the Collection Access Section (CAS) in matters pertaining to the development and application of integrated library systems, electronic books, and journals as applied to public services.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institute of Health Library, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for bioinformatics and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as the team leader and coordinator for bioinformatics, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.

Position: Assistant Branch Administrator
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD
Salary: $47,688.00 – $76,300.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
This professional management position assists in managing the Urbana Regional Library. This position directs and evaluates the work of staff in information and resource management delivery and circulation services; fosters good communication with staff, the public, and 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 professional and paraprofessional staff; supervision is received from the Branch Administrator.

Position: Children’s Services Coordinator
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $64,505.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Children’s Services Coordinator creates policy, implements services and manages programs for children throughout the Library system. Participates in the selection and training of Children’s Librarians, oversees budget and program expenses, represents the Library on children’s matters city-wide, and coordinates the major children’s programs in the Branches and the Central Library and works closely with other Departments and Divisions in projects related to services and programs for children.

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

The Children’s Services Coordinator:

  • Plans, proposes for approval, and manages the private support budgets.
  • Coordinates implementation of the system-wide children’s projects and programs such as the Imagination Celebration, Read to Reef, Maryland STEM Festival and the Summer Challenge Program.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of the Summer Challenge Committee.
  • Sets standards and policies for the Children’s Librarians throughout the system and monitors compliance.
  • Participates in the orientation and training of new Children’s Librarians and sponsors ongoing development for staff.
  • Oversees the purchase and payment of all children’s program supplies.
  • Stays current with developments and changes in the field of children’s literature.
  • Leads monthly children’s staff meetings.
  • Gathers and analyzes data on programming and evaluates current program offerings.
  • Maintains professional relationships with other City and private agencies, especially the City school system and other child-care agencies, and maintains collaborative program efforts.
  • Manages, supervises and evaluates permanent and contractual staff.

Position: Librarian I, NLSD
Location: Neighborhood Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $42,131.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian I, Young Adult, Children’s or Reference for the Neighborhood Library Services Division.

All Pratt Library branches are within the Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) division. NLS division employees may be moved from one branch to another as need dictates. Flexibility on work location is a must.

This position reports to the branch manager.

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

Answer reference and information questions for young adults or children.

Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and school programs for specific age-level customers.

Perform reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases and other computer programs.

Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities.

Attend professional meetings, serve on committees and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature and developments in the field.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Position: Director, Strategic Communications and Outreach
Location: University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach develops and executes comprehensive, user-centered communication strategies that align with the University’s priorities and the Libraries’ strategic plan. The Director works in close collaboration with the Libraries’ administrators, faculty and staff, and with institutional partners such as University Relations and the Office of Strategic Communications, to promote maximum effectiveness of the Libraries’ communication efforts, and to promote the visibility and use of library resources and programs.

Responsible for leading the daily operations of the Libraries’ Strategic Communications and Outreach Team (SCOT), the Director coordinates internal and external communication and outreach activities, and works with the SCOT to produce high-quality content and design work for library publications, digital displays, exhibits, and social media platforms. The Director incorporates institutional brand strategies and design standards into the Libraries’ efforts, and heightens awareness, perception, and support of the Libraries by working with Library Administration and University Relations to manage donor communications through publications, news media, and special events.

The Director is an innovative strategist, experienced project manager, and expert writer across traditional, web, and multi-media platforms, a leader who strives continually to improve existing processes, model effective ways of communicating in a variety of media, and understand library users’ needs. The Director contributes to the Libraries’ strategic planning, budget preparation, and presentations to key influencers, provides advice and work for the Libraries’ initiatives related to user interfaces and enhancing user experiences, and develops strong relationships with internal and external constituencies, including local media and professional organizations. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries and supervises 2.0 FTE communications and design professionals, a part-time contract employee, and student assistants.

Position: Director of Learning Commons
Location: Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, MD
Salary: $42,422 – 49,234

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The director is responsible for the leadership, administration, and operation of the integrated library, testing and tutoring labs, and special student accommodations. The director supervises full- and part-time staff and works with campus partners to develop, deliver, and evaluate library and academic support services for the diverse needs of students and other campus constituents.

Eleven Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Bilingual – Spanish)
Location: National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $83,398 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
If you have experience managing scientific databases and information systems and are fluent in English and Spanish, both written and spoken, and have experience writing, editing, analyzing and translating health information in both languages and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine, Division of Library Operations.

Responsibilities
Project lead, MedlinePlus en español:

Description of job: Provides leadership and direction, as well as maintenance of daily operations, for the MedlinePlus en español website. Maintains advanced knowledge of consumer health, health literacy, and electronic information delivery. Works closely to plan and synchronize content between and Spanish and English versions of MedlinePlus. Coordinates contractor staff, assigning tasks and performing quality control for deliverables. Serves as the primary editor for the project’s Spanish-language social media feeds and Newsletter. Establishes and enforces translation standards and vocabulary for MedlinePlus en español. Manages other translation-related tasks and requests from inside and outside NLM, including evaluating translations from licensed content vendors and the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine.

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Biological Science)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located with the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Information and Customer Services Branch, Information Products Division in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent serves as Coordinator of Agriculture & Natural Resources and is responsible for developing policy and for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the requirements, activities and functions of several information centers within the National Agricultural Library.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, direct, and provide extensive and intensive reference and research services to a wide range of clientele, in response to requests for information.
  • Coordinate national dissemination of related program information.
  • Formulate, evaluate, and direct information and outreach programs and activities of agriculture and natural resources, including development and implementation of comprehensive program plans, operating budgets and technical management of activities
  • Consult with and make frequent contact with current or potential user groups and representatives of federal, state, and private organizations who work in the topic areas of agriculture and natural resources, and on a national and international basis.

Position: Director of College and Libraries and Information Sciences
Location: Montgomery College, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title
Director of College Libraries and Information Services (A01112)

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College, located just north of Washington, D.C. in Maryland, invites applications for the position of Director of Library & Information Services, #A01112. On three campuses, at off-site locations and online, over 25,000 students are enrolled at Montgomery College in more than 130 programs of study. The College attributes its success to the strength of its academic programs, access for students in both the U.S. and internationally to career-relevant programs, and the dedication of its faculty members to effective learning and student success. Montgomery College is under the vibrant leadership of President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, who took over leadership in 2010, and who led the development of the College’s current strategic plan, MC2020. The College was recently named a best community college by the New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education report in 2014 named Montgomery College the tenth most diverse public two-year institution in the nation.

The Director of Library and Information Services provides leadership, oversight and guidance for College libraries, technical services functions, and associated library functions such as archives special collections. The Director is in contact with College leadership at all levels, other public and academic library leadership, other academic institutions, and various consortium and roundtable groups for the purpose of furthering the mission and goals of College library programs, planning, collaborating, and discussing issues of common interest, and resolving problems.

Position: Technology Assistant
Location: Spauldings Branch, District Heights, MD, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $18,428.51 – $18,428.51

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Do you have basic computer troubleshooting experience? Do you enjoy interaction with others and delivering an outstanding customer experience? Bring your best talent to PGCMLS! We offer a casual, friendly, and professional work environment as well as great benefits!

This is a part time position at 20 hours per week based on the following schedule:
Monday: 5pm-9pm
Tuesday: 10am-2pm
Wednesday: 2pm-6pm
Thursday: 10am-2pm
Friday (B week): 2pm-6pm
Saturday (A week): 10am-2pm

Job Summary: Provides a wide range of assistance to patrons with basic computer issues. Provides training to patrons who need further education on basic computer usage.

Position: Part-Time Librarian or Library/Information School Graduate Student
Location: Supporting the National Library of Medicine, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Exciting learning opportunity and experience for a librarian or library or information school student in the emerging field of disaster health information.

ICF International assists the National Library of Medicine with a variety of disaster medicine and public health activities and is looking for:

  • Part-time (~20 hours); Flexible hours/days to accommodate schedules
  • Background in science, public health, allied health, emergency management is highly desirable,
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail required
  • Ability to develop, edit, update materials quickly in response to disasters and public health emergencies
  • Master degree in library science or library & information science is preferred

Position: Systems Analyst
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Systems Analyst is primarily responsible for configuring, deploying, and monitoring
University of Maryland Libraries’ server based applications across a wide range of services, including web site delivery, content management, digital collections, digital preservation, and enterprise infrastructure. These include locally developed and third-party applications, in support of the UMD Libraries and the broader University of Maryland research and learning communities.

The Systems Analyst will work closely with both developers and systems administrators to ensure Libraries’ applications are highly-performing, highly-available, and fault-tolerant. During the first year the successful candidate will both learn our traditional RedHat Linux based server environment and help lead our transition to a Docker deployment environment. This includes
transitioning increasingly more complex and important services to Docker and selecting the orchestration tools and strategies.

The Systems Analyst will utilize automation and monitoring tools to ensure highly-available systems. The candidate will also participate in the Libraries’ change advisory board by discussing and documenting system and applications changes as well as their deployment procedures. On rare occasions the job requires emergency response for critical systems outside
standard work hours.

Position: Library Project Assistants
Location: American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Summary:

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking 2 part-time temporary Library Project Assistants for up to 24 hours a week to help the Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBLA) with a collection assessment project. The Project Assistants will evaluate the collection, assess and track condition issues, update existing cataloging records and flag selected books for a future collection move.

Position: Part-time Hourly Development Assistant
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Maryland
Salary: $16.07 per hour

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from high school or equivalency program required, supplemented by at least two years successful administrative support work/volunteer experience in a foundation, development or marketing/public relations environment.

PREFERRED: Experience with non-profit fundraising software such as The Raiser’s Edge.

Responsibilities:
Provides support for ongoing development activities such as: gift processing and donor-record keeping associated with the annual fund, special events, direct mail, donor recognition and other fundraising programs of the Foundation as needed.

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County. More than 1.6 million visitors use library services and resources each year. In 2018 Harford County Public Library was named one of America’s Star Libraries for the eighth time by Library Journal. It was also the recipient of a 2018 Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award.  Exciting employment opportunities are available for those looking to serve the community in a highly interactive setting or perhaps just a little less traditional library setting – come check us out:

  • Library Associate I – Adult Services, Havre de Grace Branch, 37.5 hours per week
  • Library Associate I – Adult Services, Whiteford Branch, 37.5 hours per week
  • Purchasing Manager, Administrative Offfice, 37.5 hours per week

Applications for these positions are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org .  Review vacancy announcements and requirements, under Library Jobs tab.  A resume is required for these positions; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application.  Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application.  HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Campus Access Services Supervisor (S03164)
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College, Rockville campus, has an immediate need for a Full time Campus Access Services Supervisor. The Montgomery College Library facilitates student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation and delivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability. The work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00. The position (S03164/R2090) is a Non Bargaining, Exempt, Grade 23. For non-exempt positions, you are not eligible to work a secondary job at Montgomery College.

Job Description
This position provides oversight to access services on one campus. The Campus Access Services Supervisor is responsible for ensuring effective service-oriented management of access services, managing the daily operations of the service desk including extended hours operations, contributing to long term planning of circulation, information services, course reserves, stacks management, routing user IT support, fines and fees, and assuring facility maintenance and security in addition to making recommendations to improve the quality of services and contributes to and participates in collegewide library planning and decision making.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

* Manages and schedules the service desk operations and related services at the Rockville Campus.

* Supervises, coaches, mentors, trains, and evaluates the performance of five access services specialists and nine student employees.

* Assures a common employee experience for library employees and a common patron experience for library users.

* Assures standardized procedures and practices are followed for in-person and virtual services.

* Interprets and communicates MC and library policies, procedures, processes and practices; makes appropriate referrals, mediates and follows up on issues that arise.

* Works collaboratively with other College units to coordinate complementary student support services.

* Participates in assessment activities within the division. Assures that statistics are gathered and reported.

* With the Access Services Associate Director and other Access Services Supervisors plans for and implements improvements to the library aesthetics, furniture and space planning.

* Collaborates with Public Safety and Emergency Management and Facilities to assure a safe and secure environment.

* Collaborates on system implementations, system upgrades, catalog maintenance projects, patron database management and other technology initiatives necessary for Access Services.

* Manages student employee and supplies budgets and assures sound stewardship of allocated funds.

Required Qualifications: 

* Bachelor’s Degree.

* Three years of experience working in access services, including public services, in an academic library; including one year in an access services supervisory position.

* Skill in effective oral and written communication; customer service; supervisory techniques; and Microsoft Office suite and computer hardware and software used in access services.

* Ability to work with an integrated library management system and keep abreast of access services trends.

* Ability to supervise staff; coordinate services with other library and academic areas; plan and evaluate services; and resolve problems related to day-to-day access services.

* Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: 

* Experience with Voyager ILS, ILLiad, ARES, Pharos, Gimlet and/or Springshare software.

* Experience with configuring, testing and releasing access services systems (ex: interlibrary loan, course reserves, integrated library systems).

Application Process:

* Click Here to apply online

* Online applications must be received by October 28, 2019

* For consideration, you must:Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
Submit a cover letter along with an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

* Successful completion of a background check.

* Participation in a retirement plan.

* Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

Closing Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Position: Digital Historian and Archivist
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Historian and Archivist will work closely with campus and community partners to conceive, implement, and manage the digital archive and website for Chesapeake Heartland – An African American Humanities Project. Chesapeake Heartland is a new collaboration among Washington College, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Mellon Foundation, and a diverse array of local organizations. It seeks to preserve, digitize, curate, interpret, and make accessible materials related to African American history and culture in Kent County, Maryland – building an innovative model for similar projects across the Chesapeake region.

The application portal can be found at the bottom of this page: https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/human-resources/employment.php

Position: Processing Archivist Librarian (LIB-3323)
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian I position on the permanent status track beginning January 2020.

Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for physical and born-digital archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills.

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

Application Process
Review of applications begins October 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins January 2020. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to nurbina@towson.edu with a subject line of Processing Archivist Librarian Search.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is LIB-3323.

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

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
Analyze the existing arrangement and description of physical and born-digital materials and make decisions about any further arrangement and description that may be necessary, sometimes in consultation with donors. Design and implement descriptive plans to identify and explain the structure, context and content of records and papers to promote their accessibility using archival software, including ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, and CONTENTdm, and other applications. Appraise university records in all formats for their long term retention.

Establish, maintain, and keep a record of communication(s) with creators and/or potential donors of records. Identify and evaluate record characteristics to determine the acquisition of university records. Create and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access. Analyze the current condition of physical and digital material and determine appropriate preservation priorities and actions. Develop and implement preservation, migration, and reformatting plans for digital collections.

Position: Associate Deputy Director
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The incumbent is assigned primary responsibility for implementing national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required. The incumbent supervises program officers and program specialists to carry out grant programs; and assigns, prioritizes, monitors, and evaluates work performance of Discretionary Programs staff.

Responsibilities
If selected for the the Associate Deputy Director position, you will serve as an integral member of an agency-wide team, playing a key role in the development of a broader strategic vision and implementation of existing and emerging programs to increase public access to information, ideas and community networks; support lifelong learning, and foster vibrant communities.

Typical work assignments will include:

Implements national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required.

Assists the Deputy Director in developing new or amended program policies, regulations, or procedures as needed to improve the performance of the agency’s grant making functions.

Manages the development of new program policy, regulations, guidelines and procedures for State grant programs and for other initiatives as required.
Recommends and oversees implementation of policy or procedural changes as a result of analysis and evaluations.

Fosters communications among the various Institute of Museum and Library Services offices and staffs, participates in establishing agency plans, team-building, and identifying new ways to work together, furthering the integration of the work of the staffs, setting overall goals, and devising strategies to accomplish and assess progress towards those goals.

Advises the Deputy Director and internal stakeholders on agency budget preparation as it relates to OLS programs and agency submissions to OMB, Congress and/or other federal agencies concerning OLS programs.

Represents the agency’s library discretionary programs to library constituents, the general public, and special interest groups. Oversees program staff representation at professional association meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars,

Supervises a small staff of professional employees. Works to educate and mentor staff in the Office of Library Services on strategic priority issues and help build out their connections to experts in the field in the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant programs.

Serves as a technical advisor for the Office of Library Services in providing leadership in performing or directing advisory and project-oriented assignments, the effect of which is to impact the core program(s) and administrative operations throughout the Office of Library Services and the success of the agency’s mission.

Serve as the Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs representative to various intra-agency initiatives, providing departmental leadership and decision-making on behalf of Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs.

Performs other duties as assigned.