Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Collections Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and organized self-starter to join the Collections and Access Services Department which includes Acquisitions and Cataloging. Duties include purchasing, receiving, and cataloging library materials along with coordinating projects. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration across library units to make material available and discoverable in support of our patrons’ teaching, learning, and research needs. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Places, records, and tracks orders of material in integrated library management system;
  • Manages print journal and book series subscriptions;
  • Receives and pays invoices, conducting regular reconciliation tasks to ensure record accuracy;
  • Manages receipt of library content purchases and transfers to other units for processing;
  • Performs copy cataloging as assigned;
  • Participates in gathering usage statistics and performing data analysis;
  • Coordinates unit projects for timely and accurate completion, including but not limited to
  • Transition to automated book purchasing service (GOBI);
    • Review, analysis, and cleanup of book series subscriptions; and
    • Journal and book stacks collection refresh;
    • Assists in managing student worker assignments;
  • Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technology Specialist
Location: Montgomery College, Germantown & Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College (MC), Office of Library Services located in Germantown & Rockville, MD, has need for two full-time Library Technology Specialist, positions #S03781 & #S03782. These are Grade 21, non-exempt level, bargaining positions. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work secondary jobs at the College. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Under general supervision/direction, incumbent provides technical, access and navigational support for public computer workstations and related equipment in the Library, assistive technology for students with disabilities, and may provide access services support.

Contacts for this position include students, faculty, staff, OIT, vendors and general public to support learning, coursework and other educational interests.

Job Description
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists students and other library patrons with hardware, software, computing skills, Microsoft Office, printing system, laptops, mobile devices, networks, accessing library resources, wireless access, and printing or downloading results in support of college instruction or general information requirements.
  • Diagnoses and resolves, with OIT as necessary, Monitor PC/workstations to ensure continuous availability.
  • Researches and recommends new technology in order to enhance library services.
  • Coordinates implementation of new technology with library staff and campus partners.
  • Acts as a liaison between the library and OIT.
  • Coordinates with OIT and vendors on hardware and equipment maintenance.
  • Assists OIT in implementing new, and upgrades to, existing systems/technologies.
  • Works with Assistive Technology for training or services.
  • Creates training/instruction materials regarding the use of library services and digital technologies.
  • Provides technology training to students.
  • Instructs library staff in new library technologies and troubleshooting skills.
  • Provides technical support to users with learning disabilities, or visual, auditory or mobility needs.
  • Coordinates with the College’s Disability Support Services to ensure DSS hardware/software is available and current to support users.
  • Performs other duties as assigned..

Position: Librarian III, Social Science Librarian for Anthropology, Sociology and Area Studies
Location: Homewood Campus, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,282-$81,431

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

General Summary/Purpose:

The Social Sciences Librarian supports the research and teaching needs of faculty and students in Anthropology, Sociology, and area studies (i.e., Latin America, Islamic and/or Jewish Studies.) The Social Sciences Librarian develops and maintains high quality outreach to the faculty and students in assigned departments; creates and delivers innovative and effective instructional resources (workshops, class sessions, course pages, research guides) to enhance learning and research skills; provides support for global research and information in assigned subject areas; participates in general and specialized reference services (in-person consultations, phone, email, chat) including some weekend work; and collaborates with other librarians to support identification and use of secondary data sets.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze trends in assigned departments’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Support quantitative research methods across the social sciences using statistical sources such as the American Community Survey (ACS), Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and the Current Population Survey (CPS).

Position: Librarian III
Location: Homewood Campus, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695 to $80, 628

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections. S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Resource Description & Acquisition Supervisor
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College (MC), Office of Library Services located in Rockville, MD, has need for a full-time Resource Description & Acquisitions Supervisor, position #S03129. This is a Grade 23, exempt level, non-bargaining position. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Under supervision and/or direction, responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities and functions for college-wide acquisitions, cataloging, and processing of print and non-print library assets.

Contacts are with library management and staff, students, vendors, contractors, HRSTM, Office of Procurement staff and Office of Business Services staff.

Job Description
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise day-to-day operations of College Library cataloging and classification functions across all campuses.
  • Works with the Associate Director to develop and implement policies, procedures and short- term objectives.
  • Implement workflow processes and assigns work; prioritizes assignments/projects to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Train, develop and evaluate staff.
  • Establish performance expectations.
  • Ensure compliance with College policies and procedures.
  • Advise Associate Director of work priorities and project status.
  • Develop and implement procedures for timely and efficient cataloging, and processing of materials by staff.
  • Manage bibliographic data in the various library systems.
  • Utilize OCLC Connexion to download, set and update bibliographic holdings.
  • Keep abreast of cataloging standards and processes in libraries, including AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and managing local authority and subjects records.
  • Collaborate with the Library management team and staff on workflow processes and issues, and ensure completion of tasks, projects and initiatives.
  • Manage quality control of integrated library system database.
  • Manage automated import files within the library systems, including batched Marc loads, and EOD (embedded order data) and EDI (electronic data interchange) loads.
  • Supervise day-to-day Library acquisition functions/activities.
  • Manage vendor relations; negotiates invoicing and payment.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of acquisition budgets.
  • Oversee supplies, furniture, and equipment requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Executive Director
Location: Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Washington County Free Library (WCFL) seeks a progressive and dynamic leader with vision and proven collaborative management experience to take executive-level responsibility for an innovative public library system centered in a diverse urban core but also servicing both small town and rural communities.

WCFL provides library services to a population of 150,000 through seven branches and a bookmobile. The Central Library is open seven days a week, with the remaining branches open various hours. WCFL has 61 FTE staff and an FY 2019 budget of 4.9 million. The system has 87,167 card holders and circulated 1,012,039 items in FY 2018. As the designated state regional library for Western Maryland, WCFL oversees service enhancements to all three public library systems serving the three counties located in Western Maryland.

Salary is negotiable from $105,000, based on education and experience; excellent benefits package.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and must be eligible to obtain a Maryland Public Library Director certificate. Additional formal coursework in public administration/management is desirable. A minimum of ten years of public library experience with at least five years in a managerial/administrative capacity is preferred.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated library leadership and management achievements including finance and budget management; experience working with a policy-making board and elected officials; the ability to support and promote organizational values including innovation, trust, staff participation and team management; the ability to maintain a safe and secure library environment for staff and customers; the ability to work collaboratively with stake holders and public officials; is forward-thinking and has a positive track record in forecasting, strategically directing and implementing change; and, a broad knowledge of current library practice and information technology.

Applications received by August 1, 2019 will receive first consideration; however, recruitment is open until filled. Inquiries are welcome. Please call Frances Lockley, Human Relations at 301-739-3250 ext. 162 or
Full-time applicants must submit a completed application for employment, cover letter, and resume.

Position: Head, Resource Sharing & Reserves (Librarian (Open Rank))
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves’ primary area of responsibility is for vision, planning, and oversight of the Resource Sharing and Reserves unit. As such, the librarian works with the unit staff to set lending, borrowing, and reserves policies; establishes and continually refines workflows and procedures; pursues greater system automation and interoperability; hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and mentors staff; manages budgets for interlibrary loan, copyright, and student labor and assistance (L&A); and upholds resource sharing agreements with strategic partners. The librarian evaluates and promotes interlibrary loan and reserves services and develops new services as needed. In addition, the librarian works with the USRS department director, other USRS unit managers, and branch library supervisors to enhance cooperation and provide user services that are intuitive, seamless, and accessible.

The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves is an active member of the Public Services Division (PSD), contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other PSD units (e.g., Research and Learning Services) and with other units in the Libraries (e.g., Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS), Collections Strategies and Services (CSS)). The librarian will also collaborate with university and external partners, such as the campus Division of Information Technology (DivIT), User Services Advisory Group (USAG) of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Interlibrary Loan Coordinators.

Position: Preservation Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries Preservation Department is responsible for the care and conservation of the Libraries general and special collections across formats. It binds, repairs, replaces, and reformats general collections material, and conserves special collections. Preservation also manages the Libraries disaster response and recovery efforts, monitors special collections environments and initiates corrective action, and prepares special collections materials for digitization. The incumbent librarian will act as the department’s registrar and will be responsible for managing the department’s conservation lab. S/he will develop policies and procedures in her/his area of responsibility, and will participate in overall department management; will participate in planning, establishing, and achieving department goals and objective; may take a leadership role in a variety of projects; and perform simple to moderately complex treatments of collections. S/he works closely with faculty and staff throughout the library at all levels in support of the collection and its preservation, and participates in committees and group activities in the department, the division, the Libraries, and the University.

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: Wicomico Public Libraries, Wicomico County, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Wicomico Public Libraries are seeking to fill the following positions: Branch Assistant; Circulation Manager; Events & Development Manager; and STEAM Instructor – Part Time. The application and job announcements can be found here.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician (Office Automation)
Location: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year
Position Closes 6/28/2019

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


  • You will use library functions to maintain and locate information.
  • You will use automated computer systems to ensure proper maintenance of records and files.
  • You will perform library functions, services, and practices to explain terminology, content, and the classification scheme for library users.
  • You will answer reference or selective reference questions pertaining to specific areas of interest.

Position: Informationist (Librarian III)

Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695.00 – $80,695.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated support to assigned public health and clinical departments to support the research life cycle
  • Develop, implement and promote educational programming, for in-person and online course-integrated instruction, orientations, and workshops.
  • Contribute to the library’s support of expert-level reviews, including systematic reviews by leading effective project consultations and participating in research projects as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively to conduct and present library research based on services, education, and outreach developed in their role.
  • Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation 
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities
  • Serve on library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
  • Work on additional initiatives dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise

Position: Librarian III Access Services and Electronic Resources Coordinator
Location: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $58,695.00 – $80,628.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Leads the development of acquisition policies, procedures, and workflows
  • Manages access to collection resources to ensure continuity, viability, and sustainable access
  • Coordinates collection development activities in conjunction with the Associate Director
  • Manages an annual collections budget for the Welch Library of $4.4 million
  • Directs the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources
  • Collaborates with other institutional libraries, financial teams, procurement offices, and legal counsel to effectively and efficiently acquire resources
  • Team Lead for coordinating access resolution and electronic resources acquisitions
  • Establishes effective business relationships with current and prospective publishers, subscription agents, electronic resources vendors, and consortia
  • Trains and mentors staff to ensure effective operations and build understanding of evolving practices, trends, and standards
  • Interacts regularly with Informationists to assess collections adjustments, cancellations, or additions
  • Primary link with the library’s IT group in support of online access for both on-campus and remote access
  • Enhance expertise in all aspects of e-resource management through participation in workshops, webinars, professional associations / networks and continued awareness of the scholarly research process

Position: Library Clerk
Location: “Federal Agency Information Center,” Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


  • Create and maintain spreadsheets supporting collection development activities
  • Search the web, agency’s catalog and bibliographic utilities to identify potential additions to the agency’s collection
  • Update agency’s databases
  • Import/upload materials to the agency’s databases
  • Verify and correct broken URLs for online materials
  • Coordinate and ship donations of the agency’s surplus books to tribal colleges

Position: Circulation Supervisor
Location: Calvert Library Prince Frederick, MD
Salary: $49,231 to $56,493

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We seek an enthusiastic, open-minded, intrinsically-motivated individual who works well independently and collaboratively to lead our Circulation Department and all staff at the circulation desk in providing excellent customer service to our customers.
If you embody Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining Calvert Library as the full-time Circulation Supervisor of our main library.

At Calvert Library, staff have the opportunity to empower individuals by facilitating lifelong learning and to strengthen the community by encouraging connections to fellow community members and the world. Calvert Library circulates over a million items and provides exceptional customer service at its 4 locations, and via 2 mobile library vehicles. We have an extensive network of community partners including Calvert County Public Schools.

Interested candidates should complete an application online by July 15, 2019 at

Position: Assistant Circulation Services Manager
Location: Essex Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $34,068-$52,508

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:

  • Under the general direction of the Circulation Services Manager, assists in the overall operations of the Circulation Department in a branch library
  • Participates in the supervision, training, and performance evaluation of circulation staff
  • Assists the Circulation Manager in development and implementation of circulation practices that are aligned with BCPL customer service expectations
  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions
  • As a member of the library management team; plans, organizes, and communicates workplace changes required of the Library
  • Uses management and technology tools to improve efficiency and ensure excellent customer service
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles security issues and emergency situations as necessary
  • Actively participates on system-wide committees and promotes the Library in the community

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $69,581 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as an informationist. If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or research biomedical library setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit


  • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers
  • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information
  • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians and staff
  • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources
  • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians and staff in using library products and services
  • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’ information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs
  • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine

Position: Library Manager II
Location: Catonsville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $70,325-$109,068

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director, manages the day-to-day operations including circulation, information, programming, and outreach services.
  • Serves as the branch leader in gaining commitment for BCPL’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library service, and communicating a shared vision for standout user experiences.
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration, and the community.
  • Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating the work performance of staff.  Creates a work environment that fosters continuous improvement and values teamwork.  Demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth and supporting system-wide succession planning efforts.
  • Seeks to make a distinctive and lasting impact on the community by engaging with customers and stakeholders to ensure that BCPL delivers on its mission.
  • Engages in direct public service and develops and maintains a through understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles building and security issues.
  • Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the library in the community.
Job Requirements:
  • MLS from and ALA accredited school and comprehensive knowledge of public library operations acquired through five years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library and three years of supervisory experience.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience using various technologies including Polaris, online databases, E-books, and Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with customers, co-workers and community groups.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds and pus or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to travel throughout the system and work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends.
  • Must pass a post-offer criminal background screening.

Please Note: This position closes on July 11, 2019.

Two Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Circulation Manager
Location: Arbutus Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $39,190-$60,736

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:
  • Takes an active role in recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating circulation staff.
  • Accurately assesses staff abilities.
  • Develops staff strengths and coaches to improve performance.
  • Works in collaboration with the Branch Manager to set performance expectations and customer service goals for circulation staff.
  • Mentors, develops and works closely with the Assistant Circulation Manager.
  • Works in collaboration with the management team to ensure that high quality customer service is delivered to customers.
  • Assists customers at public service desk and resolves complex customer account transactions.
  • Works with other in-charge staff to address time-sensitive security and facilities issues.
  • Models continuous learning and encourages and supports continuous staff development.
  • Generates and submits reports to Fiscal Services, Human Resources and Administrative Offices.
  • Assists in monitoring the work of contractual staff.
  • Actively supports teamwork and the policies and values of the Baltimore County Public Library.
  • Performs all essential circulation staff functions as determined by branch and system needs.
  • Demonstrates BCPL’s Workplace Competencies and proficiency in Core Services.
Job Requirements:
  • Graduation from high school or high school equivalency.  A college degree is desirable
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public library circulation operations acquired through four years of progressively increasing work responsibilities in a public library environment.  One year of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Substantial experience using an ILS, Polaris experience preferred.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch, and stretch for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with customers, co-workers and community groups.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, tasks and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers.
  • Must pass post-offer criminal background screening.

Position: Librarian (Acquisition), GS-1410-11/12 (CA-DEU)
Location: Geological Survey, Department of Interior, Reston, VA
Salary: $67,956 to $108,422 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

– There is one vacancy that may be filled in either Denver, CO, or Reston, VA; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

– Open to current or former Federal employees: SAC-2019-0251


As a Librarian (Acquisition) within the Core Science Systems Office , some of your specific duties will include:

  • Serve as the subject matter expert and senior librarian for library acquisitions.
  • Provide and oversee a wide variety of library activities and services requiring searching byond readily accessible sources of information.
  • Management, coordination, and oversight for daily functions such as claims, cancellations, payments, monitoring of expenses and finances, liaising with vendors to ensure access to serials subscriptions.
  • Coordinate serial subscription renewal process. Ensure federal acquisition regulations are identified, understood, and followed in order to complete the requesting and purchasing process.
  • Provide technical services supporting the library system, including acquisition of the information from a variety of sources, cataloguing and classification of materials in the library.
  • Coordinate and monitor the work of library technicians supporting Acquisitions functions within the Library Program.
  • Provide reports on the of budget with regard to library service functions, and may provide input for special initiatives.
  • The GS-11 level position is identical to the GS-12 level position, except that the incumbent will be under closer supervisory controls in the form of oral and written instructions and review of completed work.

Two Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Branch Manager
Location: Centreville Branch, Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $57,881-$78,140

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Queen Anne’s County Library has an opening for a full-time branch manager at the Centreville branch.   The ideal candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to lead. They will have a demonstrated ability to connect positively with library and community leaders and organizations, library staff, library customers and general public.


  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Centreville branch of the Queen Anne’s County Library

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage, supervise, and participate in all daily services and support operations within the branch
  • Develop goals, plans, programs, services, and procedures for branch library
  • Select and evaluate branch staff
  • Prepare reports and statistics for branch
  • Oversee collection development needs of branch
  • Ensures the buildings and grounds of the branch are properly maintained
  • Works closely with other branch manager and library management to assure services are responsive customer’s needs

Position: Library Technician (Collections Management Technician)
Location: Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $37,955 to $49,338 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

These positions are located in the Collections Maintenance and Stack Management Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 341909.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbents of this position will work a fixed work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Following extensive library rules, procedures and operations, incumbent performs an array of activities involved in maintaining the collections, including ensuring that collections are in the proper order, safe from hazards and readily retrievable when requested. Arranges, sorts and reshelves materials returned to the stacks according to the prescribed order for that portion of the collection. Maintains assigned areas to ensure that each item is in proper order according to collections management and maintenance guidelines for each collection. Frequent shelf reading of the collections, i.e., ensuring that the items on the shelves are in proper order, is a critical component of collections maintenance. Incumbent uses multiple shelving and classification arrangements including LC Classification, fixed location arrangement and others utilized by CALM to ensure that collections are properly shelved, arranged and accessible for use.

Following extensive library rules, procedures and operations, retrieves materials from the collection. Applies judgement in retrieving materials. Receives retrieval requests through a number of methods including paper call slips, Automated Call Slip ( online request system) and from lists. With some projects, incumbent follows general guidelines on what to pull, and must adhere to these guidelines which might include criteria such as item condition, date of publication, or format.

The incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of a number of databases. Most importantly, the incumbent must be thoroughly familiar with the features and proper use of the ACS and the LC ILS in order to interpret and follow information provided for each retrieval activity, to fill requests, to know when it is acceptable to substitute an alternate edition, and to check the online ACS request screen for another copy when copies may be in different locations. Composes and sends a free text message to requesters through the free text message field of ACS regarding the need for additional information or elaboration on, or clarification of a computer-generated response.

Performs an array of preservation-related activities in support of stabilizing the collections and preventing further damage. Examples of activities required by the incumbent are: placing items in acid free envelopes; and placing small items in envelopes and slings. As part of this activity, incumbent must legibly and accurately write information on the outside of an enclosure and place other labels and markings on the enclosure.

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Assistant Head of Circulation
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Primary Job Duties:  Assists the Head of Circulation with managing all aspects of the Circulation Department, including assisting with supervision of contingent staff and student employees, responding to patron inquiries, data collection and assessment, stacks management, and departmental planning.  The Assistant Head has primary responsibility for all aspects of Interlibrary Loan borrowing, document delivery, and on-demand article delivery services, as well as coordinating resource sharing services for distance students.  During the regular academic semesters, the Assistant Head will oversee the desk during evening hours, Sundays through Thursdays, including working regular shifts at the desk, and serves in a backup capacity for course reserves processing. Incumbent must contribute to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in any area. One year of experience directly related to library services such as Circulation or Interlibrary Loan, and one year of supervisory experience. Experience using Microsoft Office, staff module of library catalogs or integrated library systems, Internet, fax, scanner, and other general office equipment is required

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using ILLiad or similar Interlibrary Loan software.

General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries, including library services, standards, and procedures, bibliographic records, publishing and publication formats, and library catalogs/integrated library systems such as Aleph or Alma.  Skill in data collection and analysis, interpretation and application of library policies and procedures, and analysis of problems of a moderately complex nature.  Ability to provide excellent customer service; communicate effectively and efficiently with all levels of staff and customers (verbal and written); work well with others; learn and apply new technologies; and provide guidance and instruction to contingent staff and student assistants.  Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources. Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions. Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information. Ability to learn and operate a variety of common computing and productivity applications (e.g. email, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, content management, web browsers) and specialized library hardware, systems, and software applications. Ability to apply key concepts and best practices for developing, maintaining, and using collections of digital information. Skill in analytical and problem solving. Ability to assist other library staff in selecting and evaluating technology used in libraries.

This is a full-time, non-exempt State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Starting salary is $38,204.00 annually, which is approximately $18.32 per hour.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.  To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.  All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail.  Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by June 13, 2019 will be given full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.

Position: Director, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Location: Maryland State Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership in the planning, development and improvement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped citizens in Maryland and to facilitate statewide library partnerships. Directs and coordinates all program activities for the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), an essential function of the Maryland State Library (MSL). Responsible for the management of a 55,000 square foot building, including all personnel, ongoing and emergency facility maintenance, procurement of contracted services, computer network and building operations. Identifies needs for capital improvement of the facilities and oversees large scale capital improvement projects, working with the Department of General Services (DGS) on planning and implementation. Responsible for the information technology infrastructure for LBPH and MSL including oversight of the computer network specialist and the Integrated Library System (ILS). Oversees the Maryland Accessible Textbook (MAT) program. Directly supervises the managers of various library functions. Ensures high quality library services to eligible individuals with disabilities through effective planning, analysis, and creative program development. Develops and implements regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines for LBPH and monitors and evaluates their effectiveness before reporting in the annual Managing for Results report. Develops and implements strategies to ensure measurable achievement in this critical program providing information resources to the print disabled citizens of Maryland.

EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science or School Library Media from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

EXPERIENCE: Six years of professional experience in library administration, management, and supervision to include experience serving persons with disabilities.

PREFERRED: Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services for citizens who are blind, have visual impairments or have a disability; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for obtaining instructional materials in alternative formats; knowledge of online integrated library systems and software used in library environments; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to work effectively as a part of a team; ability to exercise good judgement and tact when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Job Description

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.


  • 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 as 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:

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.
  2. Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating and making recommendations concerning the use of new and emerging technologies that support the library’s mission.
  3. Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing and training for the adoption and integration of new technologies.
  4. Evaluates user-side applications and their impact on information systems design and resource delivery.
  5. Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources, including representing the Mount at OCLC, MICUA and other regional librarian meetings.
  6. Develops, implements and maintains digital services, workflows and policies throughout the library.
  7. Collaborates directly with faculty to design library research instruction sessions that include information technology resources.
  8. Collaborates with other librarians to provide research consultation and instruction to students on request.
  9. Participates in the academic department liaison program including library instruction.
  10. Coordinates library technology services with Mount’s Frederick campus.
  11. 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 its 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.

Position: Library Research Specialist
Location: Jones Day, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on the LLSDC JobLine.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under immediate supervision of the Associate Director, Library Research Services, and following prescribed departmental, Office and Firm procedures, the Specialist, Library Research is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the library, including but not limited to data and document retrieval requests from attorneys and staff members. This will include retrieving case files, newly filed complaints, docket sheets, court documents, U.S. patents, SEC EDGAR filings, company profiles, judicial profiles and assorted cited references. The Specialist, Library Research is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to clients, producing quality work products and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Specialist, Library Research must fulfill the needs of the Office in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s visions and values.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and up to one year of library experience at an AmLaw 100 firm or Fortune 500 Company preferred.
  • Experience with reference tracking software, integrated library systems and online research tools (e.g. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Law, Quest).

Applicants should apply on Jones Day Career Site

Position: Supervisory Librarian (American Law Research)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Supervisory Librarian to lead a group of professional librarians who provide legal information research for Members of Congress, congressional committees, and their staff.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) American Law Division is seeking a Supervisory Librarian to lead and to join its librarian team. The Supervisory Librarian will supervise and lead a diverse group of staff performing legal research and writing work at various levels. The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Assistant Director and works highly independently, exercising considerable judgement and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with the broad overall guidelines and policies.

Supervises a group of employees performing work at a variety of levels including work at the GS-13 and GS-14 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the Library of Congress and/or CRS, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Meets with researchers and analyzes questions and requirements in depth and detail and suggests search strategies involving the greatest complexity or time. Provides research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgement to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards or protocols applicable to a library function. Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information, as well as, to coordinate workflow within CRS. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars and exhibits. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside CRS and the Library of Congress.

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 legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.


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

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 supervise, lead and manage staff**
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal information resources**
  • Ability to apply knowledge of legal information research within public policy research frameworks**
  • Ability to interact collaboratively with others**
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to convey information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing