One Position: Maryland

Position: Head of Reference Services

Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Salary: $78,423

Originally posted on AALL Career Center. 

As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library.  Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library.  The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team. 

NOTE: The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.

Education:  Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA approved school.

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work.

Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Requirements

Education:  Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA approved school.

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work.

Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Archives Specialist
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $74,950 – $97,430

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent serves as a Supervisory Archives Specialist in the Operations Branch and performs or oversees the performance of duties related to: scheduling, accomplishing, tracking and analyzing data related to picking up, receiving, and delivering records to and from Federal agencies.

Duties

As a SUPERVISORY ARCHIVES SPECIALIST, you will:

  • Develop, maintain, and schedule the daily pickup and delivery of records.
  • Implement Federal agency policies and procedures to staff.
  • Plan and supervise activities related to transporting new transfers.
  • Assign work based on priorities, selective consideration of difficulty of assignments and employee capabilities.
  • Analyze, develop, and implement internal procedures related to the improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of operation.

Position: National Library of Medicine Training Associate
Location: BLH Technologies, Inc.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

BLH Technologies, Inc., an award-winning company specializing in public health, communications, technology, and safety monitoring solutions for Federal and commercial clients, is seeking a Training Associate to support Federal clients, including those within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

The Training Associate will support the planning for and conduction of virtual trainings related to various health information topics and NLM services. The ideal candidate is collaborative, able to learn new processes and technologies quickly, and has strong communication skills. The Training Associate will work closely with librarians and trainers at NLM and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).

Duties

  • Support the creation and delivery of online classes, tutorials, videos, and other educational products and services.
  • Manage training event logistics, including scheduling events, reserving meeting platforms, adding course descriptions to registration systems, scheduling captioning, and creating online evaluations.
  • Edit videos and captions using HTML and other editing software.
  • Collaborate with product experts, subject matter experts and training team(s) to craft learning objectives and audience engagement strategies for educational products.
  • Support the development and implementation of training needs assessments and evaluation plans and systems.
  • Prepare reports and correspondence, complete special projects, and maintain records and files.
  • Maintain currency, quality, and accessibility of educational products.
  • Maintain awareness of current adult education, instructional design, educational technology, and accessibility trends and developments.
  • Ensure quality control and protection of Federal data and training products.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in independently setting up, running, and post live event archiving using online technologies such as Zoom, WebEx, or other web conferencing software.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in creating and updating digital content and files in environments such as Moodle, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Teams, and other websites and databases.
  • Experience or knowledge of National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services is desirable.
  • Government contract experience preferred. Remote work available.

Knowledge and Special Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, and interpersonal); demonstrated ability to translate complex topics to plain, simple language.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Knowledge and experience in online education.
  • Familiarity with current educational theories, models and techniques, particularly related to adult education a plus.
  • Familiarity with HTML and editing software such as Camtasia, Microsoft Stream, and other video editors. Experience with captioning a plus.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian II, Tween

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Salary: $50,013.00-$60,785

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II – Tween Services for the Neighborhood Library Services Division at our Hamilton Location.

Under the direction of the Branch Manager, the Librarian II – Tween Specialist is responsible for providing programming and library services to “tween” customers in grades 4-8 and will work collaboratively with the children and young adult specialists and branch staff to facilitate and support branch activities, afterschool programs, school and community partnerships, and direct reference and public service.

The desired candidate is someone who is passionate about youth services, develops innovative programs and solutions, provides excellent customer service, and thrives in a collaborative environment.

Enoch Pratt Free Library employees may be required to work in any branch in the library systems and can be moved from one branch to another as need dictates. Flexibility on work location is a must and public service is a priority.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS or MLIS from a college or university accredited by ALA, or a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with relevant focus.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a public library or school setting, including experience in children, tweens or teen services as well as some supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children’s and teen literature and programming trends, youth development, and related “best practices” in the provision of library services to children and teens.
  • Relevant experience in planning and implementing public programs. Excellent customer service and communication skills. An eagerness to learn about and use emerging technologies in a makerspace environment.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision for staff; skill in human services; ability to make long-range plans; understanding of library/community relationships; and an ability to interpret and promote them to organized and informal groups.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve problems and conflict with diplomacy and discretion.
  • Candidates who are bilingual are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position: Project Director, Director of Extension Digital Literacy

Location: University of Maryland

Salary: $77,600-$97,000

Chartered as the Maryland Agricultural College on March 6, 1856, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the cornerstone of the University of Maryland system, built upon a foundation of sound science, groundbreaking research through the Agricultural Experiment Station, and Maryland pride. The University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is a leading Land-Grant institution providing teaching, research, and programs through the University of Maryland Extension (UME) to a diverse clientele in the State of Maryland and beyond.

Within the University of Maryland Extension, this position provides leadership for a broad-based Extension Digital Literacy project (Tech Extension) to address the digital divide and increase broadband adoption in Maryland. The Extension Digital Literacy project aims to develop and adapt curricula and train and support Marylanders to increase their digital literacy and bridge the digital divide in Maryland. The project serves youth, adults, families, and communities in urban, rural, suburban counties in Maryland.

The position provides the leadership for the project team and works closely with Program Leaders, AEDs, faculty, and staff. The position will develop partnerships with AGNR and colleges at the University of Maryland as well as local, state, federal government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, for-profit industry, and others.

  • M.S. degree in information science, public policy, business administration, or related fields.
  • Three to five years of professional experience in project management, non-profit, government, program development, and education.
  • Experience in program development, fiscal management, personnel supervision, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, communicate clearly, and interact with various audiences.
  • Proficiency in using technology in program development, project management, reporting, and working with staff to develop and implement the project activities.
  • Strong project management skills handling interdisciplinary, complex, multifaceted projects within the timeline and resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organization skills and ability to work on multiple tasks with deadlines. Must be able to travel within the state, have personal transportation, and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Evidence of capacity to build UME Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect capacity through Extension program model.
  • This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check and a University of Maryland Background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight and coordination of project management, fiscal reports, project partnerships, and personnel management.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and lead all project activities to ensure the project goals are met within the designated project budget and timeframe. Project activities include community needs assessment, development/adaptation of digital literacy curriculum, training and educational program offering, partnerships building, website development, program evaluation, and digital literacy network.
  • Manage project expenses as well as prepare projections and budget reports.
  • Develop a work plan including staffing needs and resources to accomplish each phase of the project. Monitor and revise the plan to accomplish the project goals. Prepare progress and annual reports.
  • Coordinate, plan, and manage project personnel management (search, hiring, training, evaluation) in coordination with UME and AGNR policies and procedures. Coordinate personnel management with the Assistant Director of Operations. Responsible for supervision of program staff.
  • Assist in developing, adapting, training, and evaluating digital literacy educational programs that are research-based or research-informed.
  • Establish and facilitate partnerships with state and county government agencies, libraries, workforce agencies, faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, etc.
  • Coordinate regular meetings with PI, program leaders, Extension Steering Committee, and Advisory Council.
  • Develop a marketing and communication plan to promote and implement the project. 
  • Provide the content expertise and leadership in the Extension digital literacy project on behalf of UME for local, state, university, and community relations.
  • Ensure the Extension Digital Literacy project is aligned with UME, AGNR, and UMD priorities.
  • Collaborate with program leaders, Extension faculty, staff, and stakeholders in the digital literacy program development, delivery, and evaluation, as well as the development of a statewide digital literacy network.

Position: Public Services Librarian

Location: Queen Anne’s County Library

Salary: $49,202-$56,582

The Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a full-time Public Services Librarian for our Centreville branch. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills with a high level of comfort with and an ability to troubleshoot technology. They will have a demonstrated ability to to connect positively with our community, library staff, and community organizations.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Outreach and First Year Librarian
Location: United States Naval Academy

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Are you interested in working with an accomplished and motivated student body? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues at a top tier liberal arts college with a unique culture? Does living in a historic capital city on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay sound appealing? Please consider applying for the Outreach and First Year Librarian position at the United States Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library!

The Outreach and First Year Librarian will coordinate targeted programs and information literacy instruction for first year students, lead outreach efforts for Nimitz Library, and provide general research assistance to the U.S. Naval Academy community. For more information and to apply:

https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Librarian-AY22.php

Position: Librarian II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013 – $60,785

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Pratt Library is looking for a an energetic and creative Librarian II, Children’s Services, for the Neighborhood Library Services Division.

Under the direction of the Branch Manager and in consultation with the Coordinator of Children’s Services, the Librarian II will administer services to children and young adults.

The Librarian II, Children’s Specialist:

Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the children’s department, interprets policy relative to the provision of library service to children.

Trains, develops, supervises, and evaluates children’s librarians assigned to the location.
Assist with the training of new children’s services staff for the library.

Oversees programs for children in providing system-wide children’s programs.

Promotes library services to area schools, organizations, and community groups.

Advises and aids customers in the selection and use of children’s books, children’s materials and databases at the branch location.

In consultation with Collection Management, monitors and maintains the materials collection for children.

Keeps abreast of current development in children’s services as well as public demands and interests.

Attends professional and general meetings; serves on staff and professional committees; chairs committees of professional librarians in support of children’s programs; assists the Branch Manager in the management of financial and programming support from donors.

Requirements

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Maryland Certification in Library Science.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum of three years of successful library experience, including experience in children’s services as well as some supervisory experience.

Knowledge of children’s literature, an awareness of child development, and related “best practices” in the provision of library services to children.

Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision for staff; skill in human services; ability to make long-range plans; understanding of library/community relationships; and an ability to interpret and promote them to organized and informal groups.

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Technology Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic problem-solver and collaborative Technology Librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages the library’s educational technologies including makerspace; develops LNDL’s website; collaboratively leads the Library’s digital scholarship program; and supports the technology needs of library staff. The Technology Librarian is highly engaged with faculty and staff, creating partnerships and piloting new services that expand pedagogical support and develop a community of makers. This position will be supported by institutional relationships with the universities’ information technology (IT) departments and consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s technology budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Technology Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Engage with faculty to explore and implement creative uses of technology that enhance teaching, learning, and research.
  • Manage technology services unit staff.
  • Lead the acquisition of educational and operational technologies to support the needs of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Manage technology services budget.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Work closely with the IT departments of both universities and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Experience analyzing and adapting services, spaces, or technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and assess emerging trends;
  • Recent experience managing hardware and software;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in motivating and leading library or technology staff;
  • Comfortable with navigating a Linux environment using command line;
  • Familiar with creating and/or advising digital scholarship projects using Omeka, WordPress, ArcGIS, or other web tools and platforms;
  • Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as EZproxy, OpenAthens, Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
  • Fluent with HTML and web scripting languages;
  • Experience working within a library consortium.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Technology Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Research Librarian

Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked as one of America’s Best Large Employers (Forbes Magazine 2021)!  The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.   

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Research Librarian is an essential member of the library’s Research Services team. This entry level position provides research support to faculty, reference services for library patrons, and teaches in the required legal research program.  Librarians may cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference.  This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with faculty and research assistants to provide research support for faculty scholarship.
  • Provide reference services to all library patrons (e.g., on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend coverage).
  • Teach sections in the required legal research program.
  • Deliver research sessions on library resources and services as needed. 
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Create and maintain research guides.
  • Partners with other members of the research services team to develop solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program completed before start date.
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a law library.
  • One (1) year of related experience.
  • Experience working with faculty and/or supporting faculty scholarship.
  • Teaching experience and familiarity with different formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
  • Experience using learning management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  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. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I. 

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; 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 July 17, 2022.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

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. For assistance related to employment, please contact HRJobs@umaryland.edu.

 If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Publishing & Open Scholarship Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Publishing & Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Publishing & Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors’ rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TU’s library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Requirements

The Publishing & Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors’ rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Library Technician

Location: Department of Agriculture

Salary: $50,643-$65,831

Full vacancy announcement available at USAJobs.

This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Research Service; National Agricultural Library; Data Production Division; Digitization & Access Branch; Beltsville MD.

In this position, you will serve as a collection management technician, enhance metadata at the item level, utilize digitization equipment and related software, and maintain large format printer and other exhibit building related equipment.

Duties

Prepares physical items for digital reformatting; ensures nothing is missing and the document is complete and the information is in proper order; determines if materials need special handling.

Operates a variety of scanning systems; post-processes images; performs quality control against provided standards; and transfers finalized files for ingest into content management application and Special Collections website.

Processes manuscript collections, including the entering collection data into information management system, ensuring accuracy of biographic records, updating associated spreadsheets and databases, rehousing materials, labeling containers, etc.

Processes materials for return to or addition to NAL’s general collection. This includes enhancing bibliographic records, creating item records, and performing minor conservation/preservation activities.

Maintains content and ensures accuracy of web pages, both internal and external facing, using HTML tools and Drupal content management application.

Assists in exhibit preparation and installation.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a US Citizen or US National.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

GS-07:

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-07 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-06 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience preparing physical items for digital reformatting; and ensuring high accuracy of bibliographic records or catalogs.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Position: Associate Library Director for Research, Learning, and Outreach

Location: Frostburg State University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Description

Under the direction of the Library Director and working in close collaboration with the Library Technology Division and Special Collections/Archives staff, the Associate Library Director for Research, Learning, and Outreach provides vision and leadership in supervising the student and user-centered programs and operations of the Ort Library’s Research and Learning Division, including but not limited to Information/Research Services, Information Literacy Instruction, FDLP Government Documents Program, and outreach initiatives. This senior position is responsible for establishing policies and procedures, setting goals and long-term planning, identifying priorities, and overseeing the development, implementation, assessment, and continuous improvement of programs and services that support the information and research needs of students, faculty, staff and the FSU community. Maintains skills and knowledge of standards and best practices in discovery, information literacy pedagogy, assessment strategies, and the academic library’s role in facilitating student success. Administers and oversees all division programs and services. Supervises, hires, trains, and evaluates division’s faculty and staff. Gathers and analyzes division data and prepares administrative reports. Promotes service excellence. Ensures effective communication and collaboration within the Research and Learning Division, throughout the library, and across the university. Provides leadership, strategic direction and support for outreach and the promotion of library resources and services. Provides oversight in the creation of library print and digital promotional material and coordinates the library’s website and social media presence in collaboration with other library staff. Participates in the organization of library events. Coordinates and provides information/research services at the library services desk, (including in-person, phone, e-mail, and chat) and will assist students, faculty, staff, external researchers and members of the public with the discovery of appropriate resources for their research needs. Includes participation in evening and rotating weekend reference schedules, as well as research consultations. In addition to providing oversight to the Library’s Information Literacy Instruction Program in coordination with the Library Instruction Coordinator, will participate in the delivery of information literacy instruction. Assists the Library Director in evaluating, developing and implementing policies and programs that support the goals and priorities of the library as established by the university. Performs other duties as needed. The person in this position represents the library on relevant university or University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions’ (USMAI) Consortium of Libraries’ committees. All library faculty serve as liaisons to assigned academic departments and participate in collection development activities. They contribute to the development of the library’s web pages as well as assigned subject guides. FSU’s library faculty are expected to participate in professional development and service activities and must demonstrate the potential for promotion in rank and obtaining permanent status. They remain current in the profession through active membership in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, workshops, and educational programs, or through reading and/or publication in professional literature.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

• ALA-accredited Master of Library Science Degree (M.L.S.) or Master of Library and Information Science Degree (M.L.I.S.).
• Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience providing reference services, research support, and information literacy instruction in a college or university library; 3 years of which are in a leadership role.
• Demonstrated managerial or supervisory experience, including the ability to manage programs or services, develop policies and goals.
• Demonstrated ability to supervise both professional and support staff, including the ability to inspire innovation, build collaboration, delegate responsibilities appropriately, and mentor an inclusive and diverse staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge of library trends and best practices in academic libraries, particularly in library user services, research, information literacy theory and practice, technologies supporting information and research processes, social media tools, and creating inclusive learning environments that facilitate student success.
• Demonstrated teaching experience using a variety of educational pedagogies and technologies to provide information literacy instruction.
• Analytical and problem-solving skills, including competence in advanced level information searching, evaluation and ethical application of results.
• Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and strong presentation skills.
• Demonstrated experience assessing, improving, planning, and/or implementing library programs, initiatives, and/or services.
• Demonstrated experience and commitment to building relations between the library, academic departments, the university community, and/or external communities.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively in a complex, changing environment.
• Evidence of experience with outreach and library promotional activities.
• Evidence of well-developed organizational, time, and project management skills.
• Evidence of active participation in relevant professional or academic communities or organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Additional advanced degree.
• Evidence of experience performing most or all of the job responsibilities described in a comparable position in an academic library at the level of department head, assistant or associate director.
• Evidence of ability to think creatively and identify new areas of library service across the institution.
• Experience with collection development theory and practices in an academic library.
• Experience with the responsibilities and processes associated with faculty status.
• Evidence of professional contribution and achievement beyond the library.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Head of Reference Services
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $78,423

*Note: All applicants must complete the online application process to be considered for this vacancy. After completing the online application, please send the following requested documents via email to claire.schatzle@mdcourts.gov:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Closing Date: June 28, 2022

As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library. Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library. The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: The Head of Reference Services, in consultation with the Library Director and Library Deputy Director, manages all aspects of reference services: developing policies and procedures for reference provision, creating the monthly information desk schedule, leading regular reference staff meetings, administering the online reference management system, compiling statistical reports, and planning skills training for reference staff. The Head of Reference Services directly supervises two librarians and a reference assistant, and indirectly supervises all reference services performed by other staff. As a department director, the person in this position serves as an integral part of the Library’s management team.

NOTE: The Head of Reference Services is a full-time, permanent day shift position; however, the incumbent may be required to work an occasional evening or Saturday shift, along with other members of the reference staff, to cover absences or vacations of the librarians who normally cover those hours.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA approved school.

Experience: Five (5) years of professional law library experience, to include substantial legal reference work. Two (2) years of experience supervising staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library services, the U.S. legal system, as well as Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats.
  • Knowledge and ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians,” promulgated by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association (ALA), and the “Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competency” promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in library collection management.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and supervise multiple projects and the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse group of patrons and colleagues.
  • Ability to write and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with standard office software and email systems.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

Position: Director, Library and Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College
Salary: $84,669 – $93,136

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

JOB SUMMARY:

Assumes administrative responsibility for the operation of the College’s Library and Learning Resources (LLR), consisting of the Library, English Lab, Mathematics Learning Center, and the Tutoring and Writing Centers, in support of the needs of credit and continuing education students. Leads in the exploration and adoption of innovations in library and tutoring services and in new methods of resource and service delivery. Leads efforts to inspire and encourage participation by departments and recruit faculty to develop, adopt, and/or assess open educational resources. Establishes appropriate liaison relationships with internal and external partners. Guides LLR participation in the strategic planning process. Develops and manages human, programmatic, and fiscal resources in support of the missions of LLR and the College.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of college library and tutoring services.
  • Knowledge of college library materials and resources.
  • Knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property.
  • Knowledge of instructional and/or curriculum design in higher educational settings and implications for online teaching.
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing the library field in the 21st century.
  • Skilled in creating and implementing college library programs and services.
  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, administrators, and other community agencies and the public.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of diverse people in multiple departments with differing personalities.
  • Ability to articulate a vision to move the Library forward.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and support teams to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to work with diverse college units and external partners.
  • Ability to understand barriers presented to students, including issues of functional, media, information, and technological literacy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program.
  • Minimum of three years of progressive management and supervisory knowledge and experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ supervisory experience in an academic library, preferably at a community college.
  • Experience managing large projects, including documented grant experience.
  • Experience in outreach and collaboration regarding open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright and intellectual property with faculty and students.
  • Experience with evaluating an Intergraded Library System/library management system (ILS/LMS), and working with vendors through the procurement process.
  • Training or experience in instructional design principles, pedagogy, curriculum development, assessment, teaching with technology, and learning management systems.
  • Experience with developing strategic plans and maintaining budgets.

Requirements

Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
A limited background investigation will be conducted prior to offer of employment. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

If you have experience managing scientific databases and information systems and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine (NLM)! These positions serve as Unit supervisors directing the work of others.

The NLM is recruiting for multiple Supervisory Technical Information Specialist positions.

Positions available in the following areas of the Bibliographic Services Division within NLM:

MEDLARS Management Section

This position serves as the Section Head of MEDLARS Management, overseeing the work of 5 direct reports including 4 unit supervisors and their units, totaling 29 FTE. Responsibilities include section budget and contract management, staff development, systems development, production management, production process/deadlines and user support for a variety terminology and data products, such as RxNorm, Unified Medical Language Service (UMLS), Value Set Authority Center, Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) vocabulary, and the NIH CDE Repository. The section has a lead role in supporting U.S. health data standards and interoperability, including the acquisition and distribution of leading health data standard terminologies such as SNOMED-CT and LOINC. The section serves as the United States National Release Center for SNOMED-CT.

Index Section, Bibliographic Services Division

This position serves as the Section Head of Index Section, overseeing the work of 6 directs reports including 5 unit supervisors and their units, totaling 36 staff members. Responsibilities include section budget and contract management, staff development, and systems development and production management for NLM’s lead bibliographic database, MEDLINE. This work includes the automated indexing processes and data review workflows involved in journal citation indexing and metadata assignment covered in MEDLINE. This position manages the continuing evolution of the automated indexing processes and systems used by the section, including oversight of production deadlines, review of workflow processes, and evolving staff training and development in a quickly evolving work environment.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and creative Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services (AD) to work with colleagues to advise the Director and advance the Library’s strategic and operational goals in support of the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The position provides leadership, direction, and administrative oversight of the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department (RTS) consisting of Research and Instruction and Technology Services. The RTS department partners with faculty and university administration on the two campuses to ensure that students are prepared to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically in an evolving information landscape. The AD leads the department that focuses on information, digital, and data fluency, research consultation, campus outreach, assessment, and the Library’s technology operations, which support internal and external customers. The position reports to the Library Director, manages full-time and part-time librarians and technology staff members, and is responsible for administering the Library’s technology and marketing budgets.

The Library affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment and user experience where diversity of thought and background are valued. The AD will set clear priorities to effectively lead a portfolio of projects that support the Library’s strategic plan by focusing on an innovative and inclusive user experience. The AD will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses and develop and maintain key partnerships.

Position Responsibilities:

The AD participates actively in strategic planning, policy development, assessment, campus outreach, personnel management, and budget planning to support and continuously improve the Library through:

Leadership & Management:

  • Provide vision and collaborative leadership as a member of the Library Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) in the development and implementation of Library-wide strategic priorities;
  • Lead the planning and continuous improvement of the Library’s instruction program, technology services operations, assessment initiatives, and outreach and engagement priorities using evidence-based decision-making to innovate the user experience;
  • Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff members in the Research and Instruction and Technology Services units;
  • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Partner with DAG members to ensure that effective communication and collaboration occurs throughout
  • Campus Collaborations:
  • Partner collaboratively within and outside the Library to support research, teaching, and learning;
  • Participate in campus committees and task forces as assigned;
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty.
  • Administration:
  • Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians and staff members;
  • Follow LNDL’s HR policies and address RTS personnel issues in a timely, empathetic, and professional manner in consultation with the Library’s Operations Manager;
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision-making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences;
  • Work with the Library’s financial consultant to develop, recommend, and manage technology and marketing budgets effectively;
  • Represent the Library at on- and off-campus events in the absence of the Library Director as assigned;
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Library

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
  • 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program in partnership with faculty.

Position: Serials and E-Resources Support Specialist
Location: McDaniel College

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian, the Specialist is responsible for the maintenance of Hoover Library’s serials collection (both print and electronic), streaming video and eBook subscriptions, and the federal government documents depository program. The Specialist will also assist with cataloging and acquisitions tasks as well as train and supervise student assistants. This is a 30-hour/week, 12-month position.

Requirements:

  • Related work experience and demonstrated aptitude with relevant computer systems and software.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and to work independently while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively in a production environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Minimum of three years library technical services experience preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of post-secondary education preferred.

Salary Range: Salary for this full-time position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

Application Process: For a complete job description and to apply, please visit the college’s webpage McDaniel College Completed applications must include the following: Cover Letter addressing position qualifications and related experience; Resume, Names and Contact Information of three professional references, and completed Job Application. Review of applications begins July 1, 2022.

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit the college’s Campus Diversity & Inclusion web page.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Manager II, Assistant Director Programs and Outreach

Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries

Salary: $93,567 – $169,856

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Who we are looking for Do you want to help lead an organization that is committed to changing lives every day? Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is seeking an energetic, results-oriented professional with extensive project management experience, strong communication and organizational skills, and a concentrated customer service focus to join our collaborative and dynamic administrative team. Individuals from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Who we are MCPL is an innovative, award-winning public library system serving a majority/minority population of over 1 million residents near the Nation’s capital. MCPL provides services to all ages from 21 full-service library facilities. County residents are served within our branches by a diverse and highly trained staff and outside our walls by the Outreach Team. MCPL is one of 28 departments in County government. It is a NACO (National Association of Counties) and Urban Libraries Council award winning Library system that has strong community support. Montgomery County is one of Maryland’s outstanding places to live and work. Demographically, the County is approximately 42.9% white; 20.1% Hispanic or Latino; 20.1% Black or African American and 15.6% Asian. 91% of adult residents have at least a high school diploma while 58.9% hold a bachelor’s or higher degree. What you will be doing This Assistant Director (Manager II) position will lead the Department’s outreach and programming efforts, serving the needs of the County’s majority/minority residents. This work includes the management of our Outreach team; marketing; partnerships; programming from birth to seniors and coordinating the Department’s early literacy efforts. Working with the other Assistant Directors to support the Director in developing strategies to accomplish MCPL’s mission will be integral to this position. This position reports directly to the Director of Public Libraries. The Assistant Director for Programming and Outreach performs professional library administrative work. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Supports equity, diversity, and inclusion in MCPL community engagement, programming, and outreach efforts Develops and maintains working relationships with community partners as well as other governmental organizations Oversees the development and presentation of Workforce Development programming Oversees the development and presentation of early literacy, and other programming and services for children and youth Oversees the development and implementation of programs and initiatives for adults and seniors Oversees ongoing programs including Summer Reading Challenge, special events and partnership programs Supervises all aspects of the work of the Department’s Outreach team Active member of the Director’s Executive Committee Works collaboratively with other members of the Executive Committee to carry out Departmental and County initiatives Represents MCPL at meetings, conferences, seminars locally, statewide, and nationally Develops and implements the Department’s Marketing Plan, including the monthly calendar of events Additional information This position is full time, 40 hours per week, based in our Central Administrative Offices in Rockville, MD. Work will include occasional nights and weekends. This position is eligible for telework under Montgomery County’s Telework Program. As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, the Assistant Director has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation. Individuals who hold a master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association must apply for state certification. Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position
Additional Employment Information
Effective August 30, 2021 all new hires will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to their first date of employment. Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated should contact OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov to discuss possible accommodations. OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC. Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws. Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference. All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant’s responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a “Lateral Transfer” candidate and may be considered for interview. If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume. Montgomery County Ethics Law: Except as provided by law or regulation, the County’s “Public Employees” (which does not include employees of the Sheriff’s office) are subject to the County’s ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment. The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at 19A-12 of the County Code. Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the Ethics Commission website.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a community focused organization, such as a library, non-profit organization, educational institution, or social service organization; three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term “executive” is further defined as a high echelon or high-level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above). Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications.
Preferred Criteria
There are no preferred criteria for this recruitment. All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications. Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified,” placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for interview. Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following: Managing staff and/or teams in public libraries or other non-profit organizations Using project management techniques to design, implement, monitor, and modify services and procedures, and develop alternatives Strategic planning and fostering the growth of County and community partnerships that will directly benefit the library and its customers Speaking in front of or presenting information to community groups, government partners, non-profit organizations, educational institutions in person or virtually Using a variety of tools in assessing community needs, and planning and implementing programs in response to diverse and underserved populations’ needs and interests A Master’s degree in one of the following fields – Library Science (from an ALA accredited college or university), Education, Social Work or similar

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Circulation & Reserves Manager — Hoover Library
Location: McDaniel College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Circulation & Reserves Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of circulation and reserve services for the Hoover Library. Duties include managing a workforce of 20 or more part-time students and temporary employees, managing user accounts including levying and collecting overdue and lost item fees with the Bursar’s Office, and providing project management and assistance to the Associate Director. The Manager will also provide back-up support for the Library Administration Coordinator. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. This position reports to the Associate Director.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • Computer proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office and database systems required
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, leadership and training skills, and the ability to interact successfully with the college community, public and co-workers
  • Strong commitment to providing the highest quality service
  • Occasional backup weekend or evening coverage as needed
  • Relevant library and supervisory experiences preferred
  • Familiarity with an integrated library system in areas related to circulation and reserves.

Position: Assistant Director Programs and Outreach
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Who we are looking for

Do you want to help lead an organization that is committed to changing lives every day? Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is seeking an energetic, results-oriented professional with extensive project management experience, strong communication and organizational skills, and a concentrated customer service focus to join our collaborative and dynamic administrative team. Individuals from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Who we are

MCPL is an innovative, award-winning public library system serving a majority/minority population of over 1 million residents near the Nation’s capital. MCPL provides services to all ages from 21 full-service library facilities. County residents are served within our branches by a diverse and highly trained staff and outside our walls by the Outreach Team. MCPL is one of 28 departments in County government. It is a NACO (National Association of Counties) and Urban Libraries Council award winning Library system that has strong community support.

Montgomery County is one of Maryland’s outstanding places to live and work. Demographically, the County is approximately 42.9% white; 20.1% Hispanic or Latino; 20.1% Black or African American and 15.6% Asian. 91% of adult residents have at least a high school diploma while 58.9% hold a bachelor’s or higher degree.

What you will be doing

This Assistant Director (Manager II) position will lead the Department’s outreach and programming efforts, serving the needs of the County’s majority/minority residents. This work includes the management of our Outreach team; marketing; partnerships; programming from birth to seniors and coordinating the Department’s early literacy efforts. Working with the other Assistant Directors to support the Director in developing strategies to accomplish MCPL’s mission will be integral to this position. This position reports directly to the Director of Public Libraries. The Assistant Director for Programming and Outreach performs professional library administrative work.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports equity, diversity, and inclusion in MCPL community engagement, programming, and outreach efforts
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with community partners as well as other governmental organizations
  • Oversees the development and presentation of Workforce Development programming
  • Oversees the development and presentation of early literacy, and other programming and services for children and youth
  • Oversees the development and implementation of programs and initiatives for adults and seniors
  • Oversees ongoing programs including Summer Reading Challenge, special events and partnership programs
  • Supervises all aspects of the work of the Department’s Outreach team
  • Active member of the Director’s Executive Committee
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the Executive Committee to carry out Departmental and County initiatives
  • Represents MCPL at meetings, conferences, seminars locally, statewide, and nationally
  • Develops and implements the Department’s Marketing Plan, including the monthly calendar of events

Additional information

This position is full time, 40 hours per week, based in our Central Administrative Offices in Rockville, MD. Work will include occasional nights and weekends. This position is eligible for telework under Montgomery County’s Telework Program. As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, the Assistant Director has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

Individuals who hold a master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association must apply for state certification.

Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position

Position: Assistant University Archivist Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Assistant University Archivist Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2022.

Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives the Assistant University Archivist plays a key and collaborative role in building, stewarding, supporting research and teaching, and promoting use and engagement with university records documenting the history of Towson University across the diverse voices and experiences of students, faculty, and staff past and present. The Assistant University Archivist manages the routine transfer, accessioning, arrangement, description, and preservation of university records of all formats. Uses appropriate best practices and strategies to ensure the accessibility, preservation, discovery, and use of university records and the collective memory of the institution. Prepares finding aids, descriptive metadata, and research guides according to relevant professional standards and established local practice through the use of ArchivesSpace, Quartex, LibGuides, and related software. Assists in the preservation assessment and management of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Contributes to the unit’s reference, outreach, and instruction. Completes special projects as assigned. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Ability to assume a variety of responsibilities related to archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach. Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Ability to assist with disaster recovery efforts. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. 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. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Ability to work with a diverse population. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager II
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $54,593 – $97,792

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Professional, managerial level work in supervising public service and/or operational functions of a medium to large branch. Provides direct public service and shares responsibility for managing the daily operations of the branch.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program. Three years of professional experience in the provision of library services, including two years supervisory experience.

Necessary Special Requirement: Ability to secure certification as an advanced Professional Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet recertification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., June 10, 2022.

Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $39,791 – $66,741

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Providing library services, including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology, including, but not limited to databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded. One-year experience in the one of the following areas: library service, teaching, social service work, childcare, or a related setting preferred.
Preferred Requirement: Spanish language skills.
Necessary Special Requirement: Attainment of eligibility under Bylaw 1305.04.03 of the Maryland State Board of Education as a Library Associate and complete Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., June 22, 2022.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor; Eldersburg Branch
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Manages, directs, and participates in the daily operations and activities of the Children’s Department in a full-service library, including supervision of assigned staff, collection maintenance, programming, and information service; performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Requires an ALA-accredited MLS, experience working with children and one-year professional experience including supervisory experience or training. Should be familiar with automated library systems, Internet resources and proficient in the use of current technologies. Ability to others in the use of current technologies. Must be willing to receive US Department of State Passport Acceptance Agent Training within six months to a year of hire & actively participate in passport services.

Salary Range: $57,934 annually plus benefits; 37.5 hours per week Must be able to work day, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays.

Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 5/24/2022

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor II
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $59,098 – $70,917

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s Supervisor for our C. Burr Artz Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional management position assures that children, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Children’s Department. Requirements: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program; Minimum 3 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2 year in Children’s Services; Minimum 2 year of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.

OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Minimum 5 years of professional or paraprofessional library work experience that includes at least 2 year in Children’s Services; Minimum 2 year of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role; Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable;

NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply, go to:
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm May 23, 2022

Position: Library Technician Senior
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $19.50 – $24 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Monitors all circulation and technical service operations and resolves problems and deviations. Trains new staff in circulation and technical services procedures and processes. Evaluates circulation and technical service policies, procedures, and processes and recommends improvements.

Duties

Accurately, and in a timely manner, resolves circulation and technical services problems and deviations. Effectively trains lower grade staff in library circulation and technical service policies and procedures. Accurately monitors library expenditures, account balances, and financial records.
Effectively utilizes on-line databases and computer systems to facilitate circulation, technical service, and reference duties. Accurately performs descriptive cataloging. Promptly assists in developing an effective library marketing and public relations program. Efficiently produces library programs and submits after-action reports in an accurate and timely manner. Effectively uses word processing software to prepare/develop accurate and useful documents. Accurately recognizes differences in existing procedures and applications and makes choices from among established alternatives. Promptly receives and transmits electronic messages with attachments and documents as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian (LIB-3536)
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Position

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TUs library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Relevant experience, preferably in an academic environment or in publishing. Familiarity with scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and academic publishing trends. Strong creative vision and ability to lead innovative initiatives and services. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to meet the Universitys criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

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 immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

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, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Systems and Instruction Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Baltimore

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Systems and Instruction Librarian is an essential member of the Collection Services team and is responsible for managing the integrated library system (ILS) and other information systems (e.g., proxy service, resource sharing, discovery platforms). This position also oversees the management of library electronic resources ensuring sustainable, intuitive, and accurate access. Librarians cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference as well as teach in the required legal research program. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

Serves as the administrator and technical lead for the library’s ILS and other collection management and discovery systems.
Maintains library electronic resources across multiple platforms.
Ensures effective access to the library’s collection in all formats through high-quality metadata and discovery services.
Leads the development of systems policies and procedures as needed to ensure efficient use and management of library information systems.
Manages incoming data feeds (e.g., acquisitions and other data, bibliographic records, holdings and item data, patron data).
Adapts information systems and resources in support of evolving demands and priorities.
Gathers and reports statistics and data from library information systems to inform decisions related to library services and resources.
Oversees database maintenance to improve the functionality of library systems, services, and collections.
Participates in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities.
Provides reference services to all library patrons.
Teaches in the required legal research program.
Develops solutions within the context of library information systems and resources to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
Demonstrated interest in integrated library systems, content management platforms, and/or other discovery systems
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, adapt to change, and execute change management strategies and communication plans
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a law library
Experience managing an integrated library system, a content management system, and/or other discovery systems
Knowledge of established and recent industry trends in search, discovery, and delivery systems
Experience with ILS migration
Ability to perform original cataloging when necessary
Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; 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 May 19, 2022.

Position: Associate Director for Collections and Information Discovery
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Maryland Baltimore

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law– ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director for Collections & Information Discovery is an essential member of the library’s leadership team, providing input on strategic directions for the law library and programs. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, this position oversees the day-to-day management for the teams responsible for information discovery in all formats (e.g., technical services, access services, resources sharing, systems).

This position contributes expertise to library and campus committees, participates in local, regional, and national organizations; and participates in and represents the law library within the context of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) working groups.

In order to maintain a nuanced understanding of the needs of the Carey Law community, this position will include approximately 1-2 hours on the reference desk per week. This position will also participate in the required legal research instruction program.

Essential Responsibilities:

Participate in regular planning with the law library’s leadership team
Directly and indirectly supervise four full-time allied professionals, two full-time librarians, part-time staff, and student workers
Responsible for evaluating and mentoring direct reports
Within budgetary parameters, acquire materials in all formats, ensuring the library’s collection effectively supports the diverse and evolving needs of the law school community
Forecast trends and changes in acquisitions expenditures
Conduct cost and use studies, along with weeding, cancellation, and collection maintenance projects as appropriate
Serve as point-person for licensing resources, negotiating contracts, and resolving disputes with vendors
Gather accurate and comprehensive statistics about library resources and their usage to ensure that patrons are well-served, to maximize the library’s budget, and to participate in benchmarking projects
Oversee all resource sharing activities and policies
Teach in the required legal research program
Responsible for developing solutions within the context of collections & information discovery to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law community

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
Four years post-MLS professional library experience
Two years supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills
Experience with the application of new and emerging technologies in library environments
Record of creativity in problem-solving, and open-mindedness in decision-making
Strong project management skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to prepare and explain reports (e.g., budget, usage statistics)
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues
Enthusiasm for innovation and user-centered services
Participation in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with an ILS migration
Academic law library experience
Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)
Experience using learning management systems, content management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications
Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; 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 May 19, 2022.

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

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. For assistance related to employment, please contact HRJobs@umaryland.edu.

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Professional, managerial level work in supervising the operations of a branch, serving as a member of the AACPL’s management team and advocating for library services. Works as a professional librarian to provide direct public service.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program and six years professional experience in the provision of public library services, including four years of supervisory experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Ability to secure certification as an advanced Professional 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.

Position: Associate Director, Special Collections and University Archives
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Balltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

The collections and services of the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university. Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture, history of the book, women’s history, historic preservation, American and British writers and poets, music and performance studies, and the history of the University. Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, the Katherine Anne Porter Collection, and the International Piano Archives at Maryland. The SCUA staff is committed to reaching out to the research community at large, facilitating access to these world-class collections that document key aspects of the human experience at the university, local, state, national and international levels.

To help lead this dynamic suite of collections and services, the University of Maryland Libraries seek an experienced and visionary leader as Associate Director of Special Collections and University Archives. The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Demonstrate creativity as the operational leader for key functions in SCUA including collections project management, digital project management, oversight of reference and research services, and coordination of facilities and space planning.
  • Lead the department in investigating and implementing new technologies and operational tools for managing and providing access to collections.
  • In collaboration with the Director of SCUA, create a vision for services in special collections that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
  • Communicate this vision effectively to university and library administrators, stakeholders within the Libraries, researchers, resource allocators, potential collaborators, and the SCUA staff.
  • Assist the Director in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.
  • Reporting to the Director, collaborate closely with SCUA personnel in planning and operations.
  • Coordinate ongoing assessment and support strategic planning.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage personnel operations for approximately two faculty librarians, three professional staff, as well as contract staff, graduate assistants, hourly student employees, emeriti faculty and volunteers. Ensure completion of annual performance and merit review processes, monitor progress of permanent-status track faculty toward promotion and permanent status, provide staff development opportunities, and promote mentoring.
  • Reporting to the Director, SCUA, coordinates planning and assessment processes in department. These include strategic plans, annual plans, individual work plans, budgeting, project prioritization and evaluation. Organizational planning is a critical leadership responsibility for this position.
  • Lead functional oversight and planning for new and existing tools, services and programs that improve access to and preservation of collections, with particular emphasis on digital projects, products and services. Develop assessment procedures for measuring effectiveness and evaluating total stewardship costs associated with collections.
  • Oversee security and facility issues in R. Lee Hornbake Library in collaboration with other residents of the building and relevant campus departments. Coordinate with relevant staff in Libraries on matters relating to off-site collections.
  • Participates in donor stewardship, grant and fundraising initiatives and other outreach efforts in collaboration with the Libraries Development Office, the Director of SCUA, the Libraries administration, SCUA staff, and other relevant University personnel.
  • Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Contributes to advancing the University’s and the Libraries’ goals related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility

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

The position is eligible for a hybrid telework arrangement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline; evidence of education or training pertaining to special collections in multiple formats, including digital and media.

Experience:

Minimum five years of experience working with special collections or archival materials. Minimum three years supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of current trends in the special collections field, including in-depth command of digital issues as they relate to special collections, and experience with a variety of audiovisual formats, as well as print and other analog materials.
  • Evidence of potential for success in managing an extensive, multi-faceted library program.
  • Evidence of successful coordination of a library program with other units within and external to the library in order to meet departmental and library-wide goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated record of successful fundraising, donor development, and grant writing.
  • Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service that is attuned to work in the special collections field.
  • Ability to hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate staff and to organize their work. Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

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

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Class Description

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

One Position; Maryland

Position: Assistant Law Librarian
Location: Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland
Salary: $48,566 – $80,086

Class Code: 007414
Grade: 18 (Exempt)
Salary Range: $48,566- $80,086
Closing Date: June 3, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Montgomery County Circuit Court Employment Application
A Writing Prompt is required. Write about a time that you had an innovative solution to a workplace problem.
CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Personnel Class Specification
Assistant Law Librarian
DEFINITION OF CLASS
The Assistant Law Librarian serves as the principal assistant to the Law Librarian in the operation of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, as well as the libraries in judges’ chambers and other court offices. This position deals with various levels of library patrons and is responsible for providing equitable information services to the public, legal community, judicial officers and court personnel. Employee must have experience with and an in-depth understanding of legal research.
Employee is expected to have a thorough knowledge of Court organization, office practices and make independent decisions in dealing with the public and employees. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure that they are treated with dignity and discretion.
The Assistant Law Librarian reports directly to the Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.
Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. This means that either an employee, or the court, may terminate the employee relationship at any time, with or without cause. There are no contractual relationships between the Circuit Court and an employee; letters, benefit or policy statements, performance evaluation, handbooks, or other employee communications should not be interpreted as such. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in any documents.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Assist the Law Librarian in the administration, development and daily operation of the law library. Also assist with various library and courthouse projects, access to justice initiatives and library events.
• Perform all duties of the Law Librarian in his/her absence.
• Perform reference services using print and online resources for judges, court staff, attorneys, and the public in person, via email, and via phone.
• Instruct patrons in the use of library systems and technology and provide general information on the use of library facilities and services.
• Assist the Law Librarian with recommending, developing and supervising reference and customer service procedures that provide equitable service and meet the research needs of varied library patrons in a manner reflecting professional law library theory and practice.
• Develop and maintain library’s integrated library system and online public access catalog. This includes instructing staff; troubleshooting; and cataloging print, online and electronic resources.
• Write and graphically design library guides, newsletters and other informational materials for court personnel and other library patrons. This includes contributing content to the library website and courthouse intranet.
• Assist in evaluating and implementing new and evolving technology for the retrieval of legal and non-legal information.
• Process new materials and preserve existing materials.
• Assist in maintaining and developing the legal collection, both print and non-print, for all judicial chambers and other circuit court departments.
• Prepare invoices for payment, keep records of library purchases using Excel and communicate with vendors.
• Maintain continuing education by attending professional library association meetings, researching legal and library issues and engaging in other professional education opportunities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work a full-time standard work schedule (8-hour day) between 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) with flexibility to accommodate any necessary meetings or occasional schedule changes.
• Maintain a regular, punctual and reliable level of attendance.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
• High attention to detail.
• Demonstrate an even temperament and high level-interpersonal skills when handling sensitive and high-stress situations as well as when developing collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.
• Ability to make decisions based on good judgment, established policies and experience.
• Display decisiveness and creativity in situations involving management of the library, including evaluating information.
• Knowledge of library science, including current methods in such areas as reference, acquisition, collection development, programming and technical services.
• Ability to provide thorough and accurate informational and research assistance to the public, legal community, judges and court personnel.
• Ability to use desktop technologies, including Microsoft Office programs like Excel and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of legal databases such as Lexis, Westlaw and other online research resources.
• Experience using various integrated library system functions such as cataloging and serials, EOS preferred.
• Knowledge of Maryland’s court and legal systems.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
• Ability to lift and transport 25 pounds, climb stairs and shelve books.
• Ability to set priorities and handle multiple, concurrent duties and responsibilities.
• Willingness to become a Maryland Notary Public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited university with three years of public or law library experience, or Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited university and one-year public or law library experience.
• Knowledge of current public law library practices, services, patrons, resources, equipment and technology.
• One year of supervisory experience.
• Excellent organizational and customer service skills are of the highest priority as well as competence and temperament to communicate with the legal community, court personnel and the public in a fast-paced environment.
• Superior writing skills and command of English.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with several years of experience in a court law library.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Salary: $61,947 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce exciting employment opportunities for exceptional candidates to serve as Librarians. If you have experience providing library research services in a clinical or biomedical setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team
Duties
Provide informationist services in a biomedical research environment including conducting literature searches, facilitating requests for information, understanding and managing data, providing instruction, identifying experts and collaborators, and helping build custom information tools and resources.
Provide consultation to research or scientific staff on information searches or technologies.
Develop in person or asynchronous training on library’s biomedical or scientific resources.
Develop recommendations to improve the effectiveness of library services, or resolve information problems.
Participate in evaluating new library technology or systems.
If you are selected at the GS-9, or GS-11, you will essentially perform the same duties as those described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.
Qualifications
Qualification Requirements:
In order to qualify for a Librarian, GS-1410 position, you must have:
A. successfully completed at least 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree in any field; OR
B. a total of at least 5 years of combined college-level education, training, and/or experience. This education, training, and/or experience must have provided you with a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Librarian position at the GS-09 level, you must have:
A. completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education toward a master’s in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position. OR
B. one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing basic library reference and research services to users; assisting in performing basic cataloging, classification and subject analysis and serials and collection access functions in a library or information center; and assisting with projects regarding the use of library information systems, databases and software. OR
C. a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Librarian position at the GS-11 level, you must have:
A. completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. OR
B. one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing library reference and research support in locating, cataloging, classifying and selecting specialized information for use by researchers; participating in identifying, developing and recommending policies, programs and methods to improve library efficiency; assisting with the design and implementation of search and retrieval systems for library databases, websites or other library information systems. OR
C. a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.

In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Librarian position at the GS-12 level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: providing direct library reference and research services in a specialized research library; developing new approaches and methods for information and communication services for a library; using bibliometric tools (such as Sci2, Gephy, VOSviewer, or RStudio) to respond to specialized data calls including analyzing publications or networks for a scientific research library; providing instruction in the use of bibliometric tools, print and electronic resources.

You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11464461

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Research/Instructional Services Librarian
Location: Salisbury University
Salary: $58,000 – $64,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff of the SU Libraries as a Research/Instructional Services Librarian reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services. This is a full-time, 12-month permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in summer 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The Salisbury University Libraries were ranked in the top 20 college libraries nationwide in 2021 by The Princeton Review. The Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, both of which are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, and the Curriculum Resource Center, located in the Seidel School of Education’s building. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty. We are committed to providing services, collections, and programs that promote affirmation, respect, inclusion, and understanding.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to academic departments in the Perdue School of Business. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs, including supporting the new general education requirements. Creative and effective instruction is especially important. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally. RIS Librarians at SU also typically assume primary responsibility for coordinating some area of activity, such as scholarly communications, reference desk, instruction, or social media; what that area will be for this position will be a subject for discussion, and training will be provided, as needed. Contribute to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by start date. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference service. Technological fluency, a willingness to stay up to date with library trends, and the ability to be flexible are absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in business or substantial coursework in business or experience as a business librarian. Reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Position: Systems and Instruction Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law- ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Systems and Instruction Librarian is an essential member of the Collection Services team and is responsible for managing the integrated library system (ILS) and other information systems (e.g., proxy service, resource sharing, discovery platforms). This position also oversees the management of library electronic resources ensuring sustainable, intuitive, and accurate access. Librarians cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference as well as teach in the required legal research program. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the administrator and technical lead for the library’s ILS and other collection management and discovery systems.
  • Maintains library electronic resources across multiple platforms.
  • Ensures effective access to the library’s collection in all formats through high-quality metadata and discovery services.
  • Leads the development of systems policies and procedures as needed to ensure efficient use and management of library information systems.
  • Manages incoming data feeds (e.g., acquisitions and other data, bibliographic records, holdings and item data, patron data).
  • Adapts information systems and resources in support of evolving demands and priorities.
  • Gathers and reports statistics and data from library information systems to inform decisions related to library services and resources.
  • Oversees database maintenance to improve the functionality of library systems, services, and collections.
  • Participates in professional, campus, and/or consortial library activities.
  • Provides reference services to all library patrons.
  • Teaches in the required legal research program.
  • Develops solutions within the context of library information systems and resources to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law Community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program
  • Demonstrated interest in integrated library systems, content management platforms, and/or other discovery systems
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, adapt to change, and execute change management strategies and communication plans
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a law library
  • Experience managing an integrated library system, a content management system, and/or other discovery systems
  • Knowledge of established and recent industry trends in search, discovery, and delivery systems
  • Experience with ILS migration
  • Ability to perform original cataloging when necessary
  • Teaching experience and familiarity with different instruction formats (e.g., in person, virtual)

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; 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 May 19, 2022.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Translational Research Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Science & Human Services Library
Salary: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

Original post available on SLA Careers.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian to work with 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 translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

The Translational Research Librarian is responsible for participating in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system; measuring the impact of the ICTR; developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources; and providing research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with colleagues at JHU and in the CTSA national network. 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, permanent status eligible track HSHSL Faculty Librarian position at a rank of Librarian I or II. The Translational Research Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Research and Information Services at the HSHSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Faculty Profiles System
Assist in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with partners in participating units and institutions.
Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity and impact.
Develop a marketing and education strategy promoting UMB faculty expertise through effective use of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with ICTR staff.

Research Impact
Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
Conduct in-depth publication metrics reports at the author level (individual/group/ department), article level, and journal level enhancing visibility and demonstrating the research impact of the ICTR.
Employ data visualization tools to illustrate and highlight ICTR funded research.

Promotion and Networking
Market and promote ICTR collaborations and resources in partnership with ICTR staff.
Working with ICTR staff, implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and to other institutional partners.
Share information about the evolving landscape in scholarly communication such as open access and open science.

Research and Instruction
Design and offer workshops and consultation services related to research visibility, research impact, and scholarly publishing.
Participate in grant preparation and collaborate on grant-funded projects.
Develop presentations and share expertise in ICTR professional settings.

Other
Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HSHSL, the UMB ICTR community, UMB, and professional organizations.
Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
One year of experience related to position responsibilities.
Experience designing instructional services.
Experience delivering presentations.
Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus.
Experience in program evaluation.
Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
Knowledge of faculty profiles systems.
Experience in using citation metrics tools.
Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

COVID-19 Protocols :

All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

SALARY: $55,000 minimum, 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 campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. 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 HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six 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 HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300 students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 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. More details about 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. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRjobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email.

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: Part-Time Instruction and Reference Librarian
Location: Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Knott Library

Original post available on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities:

1. Provides a full range of reference and research services for students via email,
phone, Zoom/Teams and in person.

  1. Prepare and present library research instruction sessions in both individual and group settings.
  2. Develops informational and instructional materials in print and digital formats.
  3. Contributes to ongoing library assessment planning and implementation.
  4. Participates in library-wide activities and other projects.
  5. Supervises student assistants.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Requirements: Required Qualifications:
  7. ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent knowledge and experience
  8. Experience in instruction and teaching.
  9. Knowledge in use of relevant print and electronic information resources.
  10. Two years of experience in an academic library
  11. Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a broad patron base.
  12. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  13. Reference and instruction experience in an academic library
  14. Knowledge of library platform management systems
  15. Academic course work in theology
  16. Familiarity with Roman Catholicism and Christianity
    Salary Range: Negotiable
    Application Process: St. Mary’s is in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore. Successful candidates
    will be subject to a pre-employment background check. St. Mary’s Seminary & University is an equal
    opportunity employer. Please submit the following electronically:
  17. Cover letter including salary requirements
  18. Résumé
  19. List of three (3) work-related references, including their contact information (title, email and/or
    phone number).
    Submit to traszewski@stmarys.edu with position title in subject line. Position is open until filled.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: Until filled.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000 minimum

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Job Summary

The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university ‐wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives.

As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Library Computing and Technology Services and is part of a highly collaborative IT division.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

Job Duties

Innovation Space

  • Provide technology and educational consultation and support for Innovation Space users.
  • Create and update instructional materials and written guides for the Innovation Space and related and other emerging technologies.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all software and hardware equipment in the HS/HSL Innovation Space to keep them in good working condition.
  • Schedule and promote offerings from the Innovation Space university ‐wide in a timely manner.
  • Create and publish the monthly online Innovation Space Newsletter in collaboration with the Effective Communications Committee.
  • Evaluate the Innovation Space usage and the value it provides to the campus; form concrete plans for its continuous growth in collaboration with the iSpace working group committee.
  • Keep track of the purchase and usage of the Innovation Space supplies and make orders in a timely manner. Keep track of the usage data for the Innovation Space.
  • Explore, test, and recommend any additional software or hardware equipment relevant to the evolving needs of the Innovation Space users.
  • Assist the Associate Director for library application and knowledge systems in setting, evaluating, and renewing the direction for the Innovation Space in strategic alignment with the mission and goals of the HS/HSL.

Emerging Technologies

  • Develop and establish active education and outreach initiatives to familiarize students and faculty with emerging technologies. Evaluate technology effectiveness on a regular basis and refresh and revise for improvement and continued relevance.
  • Identify and develop use cases for new emerging technologies and tools that are relevant and beneficial to the HS/HSL and its users; perform needs assessment and design plans to implement those use cases.
  • Develop programs and events, building university‐wide awareness and knowledge regarding emerging technologies’ impact on, potential benefits for, and applications to health sciences in multiple formats best suited to the needs of the target audience.
  • Monitor and explore the use of new and emerging technologies in higher education and health sciences research and share the result with CATS and the other library staff on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate, as needed on HSHSL Center for Data and Bioinformation Services projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science
  • Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in academic libraries
  • Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction
  • Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology.
  • Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies
  • Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Experience with project management

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, May 27th, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Training and Programming Coordinator
Location: Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc
Salary: $63,675 – $81,382

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Manages and develops ESRL’s training and programming to ensure that ESRL and county library staff have the training required to provide the highest level of library service. Responsible for managing training and development events, resources, and budgets. Researches trends in innovation, education, and library landscapes and conducts virtual and in-person trainings to pass on relevant knowledge and best practices. Participates in state-wide training programs and initiatives. Serves as staff development liaison for ESRL staff.

Designs, plans, budgets, and evaluates region-wide programming opportunities in cooperation with county libraries’ programming staff. Attends regional and state-wide meetings in work-related topics; Guides regional communities of practice in training, programming, and/or other related subjects.

Please send resume and cover letter to ESRL, Inc, 31901 Tri-County Way, Stuit 116-B, Salisbury, MD 21804 or email same to personnel@esrl.org.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops surveys, analyzes and assesses data and makes recommendations regarding the training needs of region-wide library staff.
  • Develops, publicizes, implements, and conducts quality training/programming.
  • Participates in region- and state-wide training initiatives and programming.
  • Creates training/programming handouts and all associated informational materials and curricula.
  • Monitors training and maintains records of continuing education units (CEU) for ESRL-sponsored training.
  • Serves as a resource and moderator for regional youth services programming and development.
  • Maintains awareness of trends that have potential impact on libraries and monitors new developments and technologies in the areas of librarianship, training, adult education, and programming.
  • Serves as staff development liaison, assisting with the certification process for ESRL staff, and helps to administer grants related to staff development.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Position: Training Associate
Location: BLH Technologies, Inc./National Library of Medicine

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

BLH Technologies, Inc., an award-winning company specializing in public health, communications, technology, and safety monitoring solutions for Federal and commercial clients, is seeking a Training Associate to support Federal clients, including those within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

The Training Associate will support the planning for and conduction of virtual trainings related to various health information topics and NLM services. The ideal candidate is collaborative, able to learn new processes and technologies quickly, and has strong communication skills. The Training Associate will work closely with librarians and trainers at NLM and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).

Duties

  • Support the creation and delivery of online classes, tutorials, videos, and other educational products and services.
  • Manage training event logistics, including scheduling events, reserving meeting platforms, adding course descriptions to registration systems, scheduling captioning, and creating online evaluations.
  • Edit videos and captions using HTML and other editing software.
  • Collaborate with product experts, subject matter experts and training team(s) to craft learning objectives and audience engagement strategies for educational products.
  • Support the development and implementation of training needs assessments and evaluation plans and systems.
  • Prepare reports and correspondence, complete special projects, and maintain records and files.
  • Maintain currency, quality, and accessibility of educational products.
  • Maintain awareness of current adult education, instructional design, educational technology, and accessibility trends and developments.
  • Ensure quality control and protection of Federal data and training products.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in independently setting up, running, and post live event archiving using online technologies such as Zoom, WebEx, or other web conferencing software.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in creating and updating digital content and files in environments such as Moodle, Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Teams, and other websites and databases.
  • Experience or knowledge of National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services is desirable.
  • Government contract experience preferred.

Knowledge and Special Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, and interpersonal); demonstrated ability to translate complex topics to plain, simple language.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Knowledge and experience in online education.
  • Familiarity with current educational theories, models and techniques, particularly related to adult education a plus.
  • Familiarity with HTML and editing software such as Camtasia, Microsoft Stream, and other video editors. Experience with captioning a plus.

Position: Head of Open Scholarship Services
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $75,000 – $85,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Open Scholarship Services (OSS) is a refocused front-facing program within the University Libraries, administered by the Associate Dean, Collection Strategies and Services. The OSS Head is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight of the OSS team and program. The OSS Head will participate in campus-wide efforts to open, share, and preserve the University’s scholarship and research, including:

  • Open access (OA) initiatives and programs, including OA fund, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME), and other OA services
  • Authors’ rights and copyright/licensing resources
  • Repository services, especially in relation to our pending Equitable Access Policy
  • Policy development and advocacy work across campus
  • Scholarly impact metrics, tools, resources
  • Open Science Framework support, e.g., membership, promotion, training (collaborating closely with the STEM Library)
  • Open Education and Open Education Resources services (collaborating closely with Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Digital publishing resources, including helping faculty with consultation on transitioning from subscription models to open access, ISSN registration, advice on publishing best practices, digital preservation, etc.
  • Research data support, collaborating closely with Digital Programs and Initiatives’ Data Services Librarian
  • Engagement, outreach, and training related to all of these areas, collaborating closely with subject librarians and Research Education Program Lead/Pedagogy Librarian

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to support open scholarship, repository services, and other publishing-related initiatives
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to support open scholarship needs and to facilitate sustainable scholarly production
  • Advocate for innovative and experimental models of scholarly publishing
  • Serve as the Libraries’ point person for open scholarship questions
  • In collaboration with Digital Programs and Initiatives, manage support for existing publications and open scholarship projects, including project documentation and maintaining and reporting project assessment as requested
  • Collaborate with Collection Development Strategies (CDS) on analyzing impact of open scholarship initiatives on collections funding
  • Collaborate with CDS and Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) to identify, describe, and provide access to open scholarship resources
  • Working with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, lead and manage the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM), including collection and policy development, outreach, and communication
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Libraries to develop consistent practices and recommendations around copyright for Libraries’ services
  • Maintain awareness of relevant legal developments and issues related to scholarly publishing

Professional Development

  • Acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, and share them with the appropriate colleagues
  • Attend professional development opportunities in subjects related to assigned responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Contribute to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)

EDUCATION

Required

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; or an advanced/graduate degree related to the position’s duties with relevant library experience

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the library and information field
  • Demonstrated experience working with current open scholarship and scholarly communication practices and trends
  • Knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship and open publishing.
  • Experience developing and operationalizing successful outreach for library programs and services
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment
  • Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and librarians

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/94735 . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; Best consideration by May 18, 2022.

Position: Digital Services Librarian
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in the coordination and provision of digital library resources. Ensures all digital resources are compatible with Canvas and accessible remotely to students and faculty via a proxy server. Supports the Library’s social media presence and maintains content on the library’s website relating to digital services and social media. Ensures interactive user engagement with library digital content and investigates and promotes new methods and tools for presenting content to patrons through Canvas and the Library website. Collaborate with IT support staff, librarians, and other staff members to provide quality digital services. Provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection development and maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • 1-2 years of experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo or another library systems platform.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Coordinates access and maintenance of the library’s licensed digital resources, including tasks related to contracts, implementation, staff support, troubleshooting, discovery, and maintenance of resources.
  • Works cooperatively with librarians and Distance Education staff to promote the use of digital tools and resources through Canvas and the Library website.
  • Coordinates and maintains content for web and mobile-enabled interactive services that provide a quality user experience.
  • Collaborates with the IT staff to develop information service strategies and initiatives that maintain a high level of patron satisfaction with on-site and digital technology resources.
  • Collects, maintains and reports digital resources and services analytics to Library Administration.
  • Participates in the library’s instruction and liaison programs

Skill set:

  • In supporting library-specific software, e.g., OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit and library specific hardware, e.g., label printers, production scanners etc.
  • Experience supporting web-based content management systems.
  • Experience in managing, implementing, or integrating with any discovery layers such as Encore, Summon, or Primo, etc. to ensure remote users enjoy the same experience as on-campus users.
  • Familiarity with image-based or text-based digital repositories (ContentDM, MDID, Omeka, Digital Commons, DSpace, Fedora, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, VRA, etc.).
  • Familiarity with EZProxy or III WAM.
  • Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL, Microsoft Access or FileMaker used to store, manipulate, and query structured data.

Fundamental knowledge & expertise:

  • Knowledge of library information technology, systems, products, and delivery technologies.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software systems and tools, social media platforms and web-based communication, information, and collaboration tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Library staff.
  • Ability to work in the library’s team setting.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library technology environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Job Requirements
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Position: Cataloging and Systems Librarian
Location: Prince George’s Community College

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Cataloging and Systems Librarian is responsible for the coordination and provision of resource description and access for library resources. Ensures resource discovery in library catalog and discovery platform and investigates and promotes new methods and tools for presenting library resources to user groups. Collaborate with IT support staff, librarians, and other staff members to provide bibliographic access to library resources. Provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection development and maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • Experience in supporting library-specific software, e.g., OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit and cataloging tools, e.g., OCLC Records Manager etc and original and copy cataloging in an Integrated library system.

CRITERIA: The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.

  • Coordinate review, manipulation, and batch loading of metadata for books and other library resources into the integrated library system (ALMA).
  • Provide original and copy-cataloging for a variety of materials in various formats in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to local and national standards.
  • Integrate an understanding of diverse populations and communities into cataloging and metadata policies and practices.
  • Works collaborative with the Electronic Resources librarian and other librarians to determine the most effective discovery tools for library and information resources.
  • Collects, maintains, and reports library resources and technical services analytics to Library Administration.
  • Participates in the library’s instruction and liaison programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Job Requirements
  • Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian

Location: Johns Hopkins University

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire a Scholarly Communications Librarian to continue to provide and grow our scholarly communication services to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This librarian will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users’ needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation.

The successful candidate will join the library’s Content and Discovery team as the Welch Medical Library pursues strategic integration of scholarly communication services with collections development. The individual will also work with colleagues across the Johns Hopkins Libraries to shape scholarly communications services and support university-wide open access initiatives. The position reports to the Associate Director for Content and Discovery.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with library teams, faculty departments, and campus partners to develop and implement university-wide open access policies and choose new publishing models to sustain dissemination of university scholarship.
  • Develop, implement, and promote educational scholarly communications programming, for in-person and online instruction, orientations, and workshops, in collaboration with Informationists
  • Foster increased awareness of publishing options and author rights, including journal selection, Creative Commons licensing, and types of Open Access Agreements by leading effective project consultations. Help students and researchers build knowledge all of publishing options and how each choice will affect distribution and rights to their work.
  • Collaborate with Collections development to: a) assess Open Access publisher offers, b) analyze author metrics and trends related to Open Access offers, c) develop guidelines and policies for evaluating successful Open Access partnerships, and d) assess Open Access partnerships to inform future planning.
  • Promote open access partnerships to the Johns Hopkins community, and manage questions on criteria and author process for each specific arrangement. Where appropriate, manage approvals for open access requests.
  • Monitor the scholarly communications landscape, including related legislative, funding, and publishing trends and metrics. Assess trends and communicate implications across JHU library teams and where appropriate, incorporate into policies and documentation.
    Disseminate information on broader Open Access research and practices in Open Science and Open Data to the Johns Hopkins community.
  • Document and analyze JHU author metrics, trends and feedback related to each Open Access partnership.
  • 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.
    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
  • 3 years of professional library experience working in an academic library or affiliated clinical/research environment.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise related to the scholarly publishing or collections management.
  • Conversant in publishing trends and competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical, public health, and nursing education.
  • Demonstrated interest or background in librarian involvement with scholarly publishing trends, equity in scholarly publishing, copyright, SPARC initiatives and other open access policy initiatives.
  • Awareness of policies and practices relating to research data, copyright, Open Educational Resources (OER) and scholarly publishing that impact the academic research landscape.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a wide and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Creativity in approaches to active adult learner engagement and ability to deliver instruction in an online environment.
  • Experience creating instructional and outreach materials utilizing LibGuides, Camtasia or other tools.
  • Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise.
  • Able to demonstrate an interest in continuous learning to grow professional knowledge and skills.
    Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching and supporting JHU researchers’ academic publishing.
  • Demonstrated support for enacting and supporting institution-wide policy initiatives.
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
    Classified Title: Librarian III
    Working Title: Librarian III – Scholarly Communications Librarian
    Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
    Starting Salary Range: $59,870 – $82,250 annually (commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: M-F, 8:30am – 4:00pm
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: Mount Washington Campus
    Department name: SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

Position: Director, Scientific Library

Location: Frederick National Laboratory

Originally posted on SLA Careers

Director, Scientific Library

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION         

The Business Services Directorate (BSD) provides cross-functional operational and logistical support across the Frederick National Laboratory as well as the National Cancer Institute.  The Scientific Library supports NCI Frederick and Frederick National Laboratory employees and is part of the Business Services Directorate.  The library assists in all phases of the research process, providing: background research information needed prior to initiating a new project; current awareness services used to keep up with the latest developments in specific scientific topics; data for evaluation and comparison in monitoring other similar research projects conducted elsewhere; support for dissemination of research results, preparing for publication; resources for evaluating quality of research performed.    

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the management and administration of library services and the collection to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Provides long range planning and coordination of projects and programs to fulfill the mission of the library.
  • Motivates, evaluates, and guides staff.
  • Prepares, justifies, monitors, and administers the budget.
  • Represents the library, its programs, and services to patrons, stakeholders, internal divisions, and other organizations through personal contact, reports, and other forms of professional communication.
  • Prepares and submits reports and other deliverables pertaining to contract performance as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

Requirements

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a specialized library or information center, six (6) of which include management or supervisory experience.
  • Experience with system administration for Alma, Primo, and EZproxy.
  • Knowledge of the principles of information services, library performance management, personnel management, collection development, and fiscal operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, researchers, other patrons, and administrators.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. 

One Position: Maryland

Position: Law Library Aide
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library
Salary: $23,000/year (part-time position)

Closing Date: May 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM

The Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library is hiring a part-time, fully benefitted, Law Library Aide! This is a great entry-level position that gives the opportunity to learn many aspects of library service. Job duties include research, reference, and technical processing. On-the-job training is provided. Apply here to join a fantastic workplace at Montgomery County Circuit Court!
Law Library Aide
Class Code: 007426
Grade: 9 (Non-Exempt)
Starting Salary: $23,000/year (Part-time Position)
Closing Date: May 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Montgomery County Circuit Court Employment Application
A Writing Prompt is required. Write about a time that you had an innovative solution to a workplace problem.
CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Personnel Class Specification
Law Library Aide
Part-Time 20 Hours Per Week
DEFINITION OF CLASS
The Law Library Aide performs duties associated with maintaining records and the collection for the Circuit Court Law Library, performs legal reference, and provides the highest standard of service to judges, litigants, attorneys, and courthouse staff. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure they are treated with dignity and discretion. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature.
The Library Aide reports directly to the Law Librarian and Assistant Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.
Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. The employee or the Court may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in the any documents, including Montgomery County Personnel Regulations.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Accurately and efficiently process books, including labeling, shelving, and filing.
• Work with the library’s integrated library system to check in serials and monographs, control record quality, perform inventories, and run reports.
• Keep the library collections up-to-date and orderly.
• Perform legal reference and library services, including accessing on-line databases and print sources as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person and remotely.
• Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates, and other court departments.
• Perform data entry and maintain distribution, inventory, and bindery records.
• Assist library staff with writing, updating, and restocking information guides.
• Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work a specific shift of 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. daily to close the library with flexibility to accommodate occasional schedule changes, i.e., open the library on an as-needed basis.
• Employee must be detail-oriented, organized, adaptable, resilient, and able to function in a multifaceted environment.
• Ability to maintain a regular, punctual, and reliable level of attendance.
• Ability and willingness to learn on the job.
• Competently use office technology and library software.
• Ability to make decisions based on experience, good judgment, and established policies and procedures.
• Ability to set priorities and simultaneously process multiple duties and responsibilities.
• Employee must have excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills.
• Employee must be both self-directed and a team player.
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and professional working relationships with court personnel and the public.
• Ability to routinely engage in moderate physical activity, such as climbing stairs, opening or lifting boxes of books, pushing carts, and shelving books. Ability to handle books experiencing dust and/or red rot.
• Willingness to become a notary public and perform notarizations for the public is strongly preferred.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S., B.A., or paralegal degree from an accredited university.
• Basic knowledge of the American legal system.
• Minimum of one year of library work experience or a Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
• Minimum of one year of customer service experience.
• Microsoft Office Applications proficiency.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted with legal research experience.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)

Location: Department of Agriculture (Beltsville, MD)

Originally posted on USAJobs

This position is located with USDA, ARS, Field Organization, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisitions and Metadata Branch in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you are responsible for assisting in the acquisition of and processing payments for print and electronic materials and related supplies purchased by the National Agricultural Library.

Duties

Serves as a government purchase card holder and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for acquisition of materials, services, and equipment necessary for digitization and collection operations.

Maintains records in NAL, ARS, and USDA financial management and other library management systems.

Serves as the point of contact for databases vendors to gather usage statistics and make necessary adjustments as per contracting rules and regulations.

Interprets library policy, regulations, and directives on own initiative in terms of established objectives.

Assists in developing acquisitions standard operating procedures and written instructions for branch processes.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a US Citizen or US National.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.

Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Basic Requirements:
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;
OR
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

GS-11:
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-11 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-09 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience assisting with the acquisition of electronic materials and related supplies for a library; maintaining records in financial management or other library management systems; and reviewing library acquisitions and library technology, procedures, policies and procedures.
OR
Education: 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.
OR
A combination of education and experience as described above.

Applicants must also possess specialized knowledge of Acquisitions. An applicant’s education or experience must have included or been supplemented by the requirements specified in one of the paragraphs below:

A. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., acquisitions; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as acquisitions) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered;
OR
B. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field (Acquisitions); an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field. Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects as specified in (a) above.
OR
C. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (b) with education as described in (a) above.

GS-12:
Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are: Qualifying experience for GS-12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is experience performing the acquisition of and processing payments for print and electronic materials and related supplies for a library; monitoring quality and quantity of bibliographic maintenance; and assisting in developing library acquisitions standard operating procedures and written instructions.

Applicants must also possess specialized knowledge of Acquisitions. An applicant’s education or experience must have included or been supplemented by the requirements specified in one of the paragraphs below:

A. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., acquisitions; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as acquisitions) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered;
OR
B. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field (Acquisitions); an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field. Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above.
OR
C. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (b) with education as described in (a) above.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Circulation/Reserves Technician III

Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Vacancy Number: 3011 

Responsibilities: The Circulation/Reserves Technician is responsible for staffing the Circulation Desk, performing all duties necessary to ensure orderly lending, returning, and use of library materials, and for managing the reserves collection. In addition, the position provides support to other circulation staff and staff in other library departments as needed to provide comprehensive service to all Library patrons. 

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. For placement at Level I: one year of related experience required. For placement at Level II: three years of related experience required. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proven ability to deliver excellent customer service and to deal effectively and tactfully with all types of internal and external customers, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed: primarily afternoon/evening hours, with possibility of occasional morning or weekend shift. Ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Strategic, creative problem-solving abilities and conflict resolution skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Ability to work effectively as a team member and to provide guidance to others. Working knowledge of computers, including email, spreadsheets, and word processing, and ability to type accurately at a moderate rate. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn new technical skills in order to enhance performance and maintain currency with developing technologies. Preferred qualifications: Associate’s degree. Library or information center customer service experience preferred. 

Salary Range: $35,077 – $48,152 

Application Process: Apply online via the job advertisement on AACC Career Opportunities – https://aacc.hiretouch.com 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 04/15/2022. Detailed description in job advertisement.

Position: Circulation/Technology Lending Technician I/II

Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Vacancy Number: 3038 

Responsibilities: The Circulation/Technology Lending Technician is responsible for day-to-day management of the library’s technology lending program, as well as for staffing the Circulation Desk in the afternoon and evening, performing all duties necessary to ensure orderly lending, returning, and use of library materials, for processing and maintaining the periodical collection, and for processing overdue notices and fine letters. In addition, the position provides support to other circulation staff and staff in other library departments as needed to provide comprehensive service to all Library patrons. This position is responsible for the Circulation Department and for oversight of student employees in the evening, typically in the absence of supervisors. 

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. For placement at Level I: one year of related experience required. For placement at Level II: three years of related experience required. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proven ability to deliver excellent customer service and to deal effectively and tactfully with all types of internal and external customers, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed: primarily afternoon/evening hours, with possibility of occasional morning or weekend shift. Ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Strategic, creative problem-solving abilities and conflict resolution skills. Ability to handle multiple priorities and frequent interruptions. Ability to work effectively as a team member and to provide guidance to others. Working knowledge of computers, including email, spreadsheets, and word processing, and ability to type accurately at a moderate rate. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to learn new technical skills in order to enhance performance and maintain currency with developing technologies. 

Preferred qualifications: Associate’s degree. Library or information center customer service experience preferred. Salary Range: $35,077 – $48,152 

Application Process: Apply online via the job advertisement on AACC Career Opportunities – https://aacc.hiretouch.com/ 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 04/15/2022. Detailed description in job advertisement.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Teaching and Technology Librarian
Location: Goucher College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position start date: July 5, 2022

The Teaching & Technology librarian will lead two (2) distinct programs within the Library & Learning Commons [LLC]. This key position will develop and lead an agile information literacy instruction program and a newly developed library technology area. They will design and integrate accessible digital and print multi-literacy resources to support Goucher students and faculty with, primarily (but not limited to), information literacy instruction and academic research support. They will also lead several library technology initiatives (i.e. new ILS transition; ILS integrations with new software solutions; on boarding and supporting new library software layers; and other technology activities as assigned. They will collaborate with librarians and faculty on new projects that support new technology use(s) in libraries and education. The successful candidate will stay abreast of innovative instructional design strategies and pedagogical approaches that effectively support our students and faculty. Additionally, the Teaching and Technology Librarian will actively participate in the instruction, reference, and outreach programs. Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Required: MLS or MLIS

Professional Experience:

Required: 3 years of teaching experience with increasing level of responsibility for program components and assessment of impact on student success. Knowledge in the assessment of teaching and educational programs and best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.
Preferred: 5 years of teaching experience in an academic library. Experience in outreach and marketing. Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management. Experience working with people of diverse ages, as well as from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Lead, enhance, and teach in the Library’s information literacy program. Develop physical and digital learning objects that are innovative, interactive, and support instruction and research. Provide mentoring and support to teaching librarians. Manage the scheduling, staffing, training, and other organizational aspects of the program. Assist students and faculty with their research needs, helping them to develop information literacy skills that allow them to become excellent researchers. Conduct individual research consultations and collaborate with other librarians to provide in-person and online research support. Supervise and mentor the User Services Librarian, the Circulation Manager, and the Interlibrary Loan Manager.
  • Lead the new technology arm of the Library. Work with library acquisitions, cataloging, and administration to document existing Library Technology projects. Provide project management support of new library technology projects, including new ILS system update, integration of new software and systems. Manage the development and direction of the library website, institutional repository, and other digital initiatives.
  • Provide analytics and narrative that clearly outline the Library Information Literacy program’s reach, significance, and impact. Provide quantitative and qualitative connections between library teaching programs and student success. Acquire or design industry-standard library assessment tools that provide distinct insight into student and faculty library needs by semester and annually.
  • Manage the development and direction of the library website, institutional repository, and other digital initiatives. Manage standard library software layers such as Springhare, and other supportive library software packages.
  • Actively build partnerships across campus to enhance the Library’s instruction program and enhance student and faculty engagement with the library. Develop and guide instructional outreach activities. Communicate new ideas and best practices within library instruction design, technologies, and assessment to librarians and faculty.
  • College & Library Life Participation. Actively participate in library and campus activities, committees, and events. May work on special projects within the library as dictated by library needs, experience, or personal interest.
  • Maintain professional development activities including monitoring of appropriate listservs, webinar participation, conference attendance, and presentations.

Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation’s most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefits, excellent perks, and a great work location!

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Position start date: July 5, 2022

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials:

All Goucher employees must show proof of COVID vaccinations and booster or request a medical or religious exemption.

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

Position: Library Associate I Branch Teen Full-Time
Location: Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

The Library Associate I Branch performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist customers in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and provides library programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs a variety of reference services within a branch to encourage customers to check out materials;
  • Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  • Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers advisory services;
  • Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  • Conducts library tours and orientations;
  • Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
  • Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer reading, story times, or holiday programs;
  • Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  • Maintains assigned collection(s);
  • Manages and coordinates activities associated with assigned population;
  • May develop training tools and conduct staff training;
  • May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Reporting Relationship:
  • This position reports to the Branch Manager or Assistant Branch Manager. Does not supervise staff.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

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

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

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at http://www.HCPLonline.org. Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; 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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
  • One or more years of related experience;
  • Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Working knowledge of library practices and procedures, including accurate use of current reference and search tools and the standard automated library system;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers advisory services;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and bibliographic utilities;
  • Ability to train staff, volunteers, and other people as appropriate;
  • Ability to develop and present programs;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Basic math skills.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services

Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and creative Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services (AD) to work with colleagues to advise the Director and advance the Library’s strategic and operational goals in support of the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The position provides leadership, direction, and administrative oversight of the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department (RTS) consisting of Research and Instruction and Technology Services. The RTS department partners with faculty and university administration on the two campuses to ensure that students are prepared to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically in an evolving information landscape. The AD leads the department that focuses on information, digital, and data fluency, research consultation, campus outreach, assessment, and the Library’s technology operations, which support internal and external customers. The position reports to the Library Director, manages full-time and part-time librarians and technology staff members, and is responsible for administering the Library’s technology and marketing budgets.

The Library affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment and user experience where diversity of thought and background are valued. The AD will set clear priorities to effectively lead a portfolio of projects that support the Library’s strategic plan by focusing on an innovative and inclusive user experience. The AD will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses and develop and maintain key partnerships.

Position Responsibilities:

The AD participates actively in strategic planning, policy development, assessment, campus outreach, personnel management, and budget planning to support and continuously improve the Library through:

  • Leadership & Management:
    • Provide vision and collaborative leadership as a member of the Library Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) in the development and implementation of Library-wide strategic priorities;
    • Lead the planning and continuous improvement of the Library’s instruction program, technology services operations, assessment initiatives, and outreach and engagement priorities using evidence-based decision-making to innovate the user experience;
    • Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff members in the Research and Instruction and Technology Services units;
    • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    • Partner with DAG members to ensure that effective communication and collaboration occurs throughout
  • Campus Collaborations:
    • Partner collaboratively within and outside the Library to support research, teaching, and learning;
    • Participate in campus committees and task forces as assigned;
    • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty.
  • Administration:
    • Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians and staff members;
    • Follow LNDL’s HR policies and address RTS personnel issues in a timely, empathetic, and professional manner in consultation with the Library’s Operations Manager;
    • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision-making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences;
    • Work with the Library’s financial consultant to develop, recommend, and manage technology and marketing budgets effectively;
    • Represent the Library at on- and off-campus events in the absence of the Library Director as assigned;
    • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities;
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Library.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
  • 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
  • Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program in partnership with

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
  • 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
  • Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
  • Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
  • Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
  • Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program

Position: Associate Director of Library Technology & Digital Strategies

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Originally posted on ALA JobLIST

The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies will envision a new library technology and digital strategies model for the UMBC faculty, staff, and students. As a member of the Library Executive Team, the Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies is expected to have knowledge of trends in research and learning in the academic library setting. The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies collaborates with university colleagues to determine how the library can best support emerging research initiatives. The position does not include budgetary responsibility. While working with the UMBC Division of Information Technology (DoIT), the Associate Director advises library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems that will advance the library’s vision, mission and strategic plan (https://library.umbc.edu/admin/StrategicPlan2018.pdf).The Associate Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies is expected to be strategic and innovative to move the Albin O. Kuhn Library and its Technology & Digital Strategies forward in a rapidly changing environment of research and education.

Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience in IT-related project management in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and scholarship to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II and to meet the university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook https://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook
  • Experience with library technologies and technology planning and demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing new technologies or services, e.g. virtual servers, immersive technologies, and maker spaces.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing and developing staff.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the University to advance the technology needs of the library and library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably both verbally and in writing.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
  • Experience working with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, client side computing and cloud technology.
  • Experience developing IT policies for workflows and software support.
  • Experience working with assistive technology for accommodation and accessibility.
  • Demonstrated record of participation in relevant professional associations and ongoing professional development.
  • Experience working with a larger campus information and computing group.
  • Experience working in a consortia of libraries.

Position: Data Services Librarian

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore – Health Science & Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Jobline

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access. The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS). The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services. The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions. 

Responsibilities: Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of research projects. Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools. Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research. Assist researchers with writing data management plans. Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data. Provide support for CDABS data visualization service. Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work). Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HSHSL. Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars. Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations. Engage in professional development, service, and publication/presentation opportunities. 

Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA. Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices. Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets. 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 using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools. Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis. Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices. Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students. 

Salary Range: Minimum – $55,000; commensurate with experience 

Application Process: For more information and to apply: UMB Data Svc 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 04/29/2022