Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Law Librarian
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court, Rockville, MD
General Salary Schedule: $46,795 – $77,166

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.

EXAMPLE 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 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.
  • 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 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.

Position: Part-Time Substitute Reference Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a part-time substitute Reference Librarian. This individual will work on an as-needed basis, primarily during evening and weekend shifts, under the direction of the Information Literacy Coordinator/PR Librarian. This position is scheduled to work no more than 19.5 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the research/information desk; responds to faculty, student, and staff requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
  2. Assists faculty and students in finding materials and information using print and non-print sources with the online catalog, databases, related software and internet use.
  3. Provides excellent customer service to patrons and establishes good working relationships with colleagues, students and faculty.
  4. Assists Access Services staff with patrons as needed.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Assistant II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Norrsville-White Hall, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of clerical duties related to the circulation of library materials, including but not limited to answering phones and greeting and directing customers, checking materials in and out, registering customers for library cards, providing orientation services and explaining library policies and procedures, maintaining accurate customer accounts; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Application Period: Posted: February 4, 2019. Closing Date: March 1, 2019.

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

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Checks materials in and out;
  2. Answers phones and greets and directs customers to appropriate areas;
  3. Registers customers for library cards;
  4. Provides orientation to library users and explains library policies and procedures;
  5. Maintains accurate customer accounts;
  6. Calculates and collects fines and fees, records monies collected, and issues refunds to customers, as appropriate;
  7. Maintains and files customer requests;
  8. May:
    • Maintains accurate daily financial records, including balancing daily, weekly, or monthly reports, as directed;
    • Performs physical maintenance of the periodical and newspaper collection by processing, labeling, converting, withdrawing, and filing reports for missing issues;
    • Repairs damaged library materials;
    • Cleans, re-packs, re-labels, and recycles library materials;
  9. Informs customers of library activities, rules and services;
  10. Assists in promoting special programs and services to encourage greater use of the library;
  11. Instructs customers and volunteers on the use of library equipment, i.e. copier, TV, VCR, cassette/CD player;
  12. Operates equipment such as, cash register, debit/credit card machines, receipt printers, etc., to carry out customer service responsibilities;
  13. Prints Pull Item Lists and routes materials to appropriate branch.

Position: Consumer Health Coordinator
Location: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA), Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to coordinate and facilitate consumer health outreach and education activities in the region. The Consumer Health Coordinator ensures an organized approach to NNLM SEA outreach services by promoting consumer health library development, providing consultation services, and assessing and responding to the information and educational needs of public and consumer health librarians. This librarian also promotes the services and products of the NLM and NNLM.

The Consumer Health Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $56,233 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate with expertise in biomedical science to serve as NIH Library Training Program coordinator, helping NIH researchers and staff learn and apply a variety of skills and analysis techniques to their research. If you have experience providing instruction and leadership for training programs and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops and oversees instructional and training programs on library programs, services, and systems.
  • Provides or oversees the delivery of a wide variety of services that require searching for biomedical information beyond readily accessible sources of information and making diversions from standard practices and approaches for advising clients.
  • Provides advice and consultation to biomedical research and medical staff on biomedical information searches and technologies.
  • Performs complex searches requiring the collection and organization of biomedical data from various sources.
  • Performs and oversees a broad range of technical functions such as cataloging of biomedical materials of mixed difficulty.
  • Analyzes library operating practices and procedures, in order to improve the operating effectiveness and efficiency of the library and the management of biomedical information, and to develop techniques for making quality assurance inspections.
  • Initiates and carries out special projects and assignments related to locating, cataloging, classifying, selecting, controlling or preserving information and accessing particularly critical or obscure biomedical information through automated systems.

Position: Area Manager, Central
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)
Salary: $86,000.00 – $98,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is seeking an experienced professional to plan, coordinate, and manage operations and activities of an assigned group of Library locations. The successful candidate will serve as a managerial representative of the Library, supervise personnel, have experience working with underserved communities, and assure excellence in customer service and maximum use of library resources, services, and facilities.

Essential Functions Include:

  • Works in conjunction with and under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer for Public Services in the successful attainment of the Library System’s goals and objectives.
  • Oversees daily operations of the library branch.
  • Ensures and facilitates the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused services, assists in ensuring the Library’s services appropriately meet the needs of the community.
  • Establishes customer service priorities and coordinates support services and activities in response to these priorities.
  • Plans, coordinates, and manages operations and activities of an assigned group of library locations.
  • Performs professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating customer-focused library services.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with professionals and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment based on customer-first initiatives.
  • Directs, coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of initiatives, goals, priorities, and service levels in assigned areas of focus.
  • Provides key input to guide budget planning, development, and allocation. Ensures allocated resources are used effectively.
  • Analyzes system service requirements and recommends changes to improve operational efficiency and/or better serve the needs of the customer.
  • Conducts analyses in relation to branch and community service requirements; oversees the maintenance and development of branch library collections; ensures collection materials appropriately meet the customers’ needs in each cluster branch.
  • Represents the Library to and interacts with community groups, outside organizations, and the public; accurately communicates and builds and maintains productive community partnerships.
  • Responds to staff inquiries and provides technical guidance and operational advice.
  • Responds to and resolves customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Works with Human Resources on the issues of hiring, discharge, suspension, disciplinary action, performance evaluations, and the grievance process.
  • Stays appraised of contemporary issues, trends, and development in the fields of public library services and other specific services as assigned.
  • Accurately communicates the Library’s policies to the public.
  • Manages and supervises department staff; monitors and evaluates job performance; oversees staff training and development.
  • Oversees daily operations and planning for the needs of the area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $20.25 an hour

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Zimmerman Associates, Inc., is seeking a full-time Library Technician to support the Digital Collections project at the National Library of Medicine (https://collections2.nlm.nih.gov/), located on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The work entails reformatting (scanning) copyright-permitted materials, resolving the images, and applying metadata so the content is searchable and accessible. This is a full-time job, and it pays $20.25 an hour with a competitive benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, a 401(k) package, and an education and continuing development program.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jkonieczko@zai-inc.com.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $68,036 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual with experience in providing expertise in the administration, utilization, and training of the technologies and services and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Division of Library Services (DLS)! For more information, visit http://drs.ors.od.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides expertise in the administration, utilization, and training of the technologies and services provided by the Library’s Technology Hub.
  • Responsible for retrieving, disseminating, or transmitting specialized information in the biomedical field in order to provide access to pertinent information needed by library users.
  • Responsible for assuring reliable access to library resources by document delivery, interlibrary loan, and self-service photocopy services.
  • Responds to reference inquiries, performs biomedical searches, and provides editorial support for manuscript and poster preparation and circulation of the print collection.
  • Serves as an expert Technical resource in choosing from a full array of Technology Hub services and tools, and provides guidance and assistance to users in determining how best to accomplish their work utilizing available technologies.

Position: Data and Evaluation Coordinator
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of data science, technology, and evaluation programs to improve information access to health professionals and health consumers in the region.

The Data and Evaluation Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting aspects of data science, technology, evaluation, and access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Tracks and monitors data science and technology trends and policy developments improving access to biomedical information by SEA members, healthcare and health information professionals, and the public.
  • Assists SEA members, health and health information professionals, and health consumers with data, technology, and evaluation questions and questions related to to NLM and NNLM products and services.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and coordination of data science and technology projects and awareness programs in the region.
  • Develops and reviews content on data science, technology, and evaluation for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA web sites, social media, and the regional electronic newsletter, SEA Currents.
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events. Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Serves as a liaison to recipients of data science and technology awards and advise on evaluation of outreach initiatives for the region.
  • Supports initiatives as determined by the NNLM Research Data Management and Evaluation Working Groups and communicates information back to SEA staff and the region as necessary.
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites focused on effective evaluation techniques, data science, and technology to improve access to quality health information for health professionals and the public.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming and participates in national NNLM initiatives as appropriate.
  • Maintains accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content

Five Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The NIH Library is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. If you have experience in bibliometric and search analysis, reference and/or informationist duties, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library! For more information, visit http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and oversee the Informationist program, which provides information services embedded as part of customers’ clinical, research and health policy workflows.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the Informationist staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
  • Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information and education services provided meet the needs of NIH and HHS users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community and its information needs.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Randallstown Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, MD
Salary: $44,023 to $58,967 per year, commensurate with experience

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

About

At Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, developing innovative learning environments and creating gracious library spaces.  If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas, consider joining the library as a full-time Librarian III.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized healthcare coverage, pension eligibility and other benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and online resources
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading, viewing and listening either for personal pleasure or professional development
  • Assists customers with technology-related requests for service including e-reader devices
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the library’s collection
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes and effectively solving problems
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace

Position: Research & Reference Specialist
Location: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

New locations. New business ventures. New career opportunities. Working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our firm is recognized as the leader in providing legal and business advice to technology and growth companies at all stages of development. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional growth and exploration.

The Research & Reference Specialist will provide onsite and remote legal and non-legal research services for attorneys and staff on a time critical basis.  This person will work with traditional and online resources to effectively answer research requests, will collaborate with colleagues on research projects and co-manage the department’s email requests and reference desk assignments on a rotating basis with colleagues.  This person will coordinate training/orientation sessions, special projects and other duties as required.

We expect this person to be adept at communicating research findings in a clear and concise manner, conducting on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources and anticipating attorneys interests by providing proactive outreach on new resource or service of interest. This person will conduct industry specific research including complex SEC filings searches, M&A and public offering transaction screens, emerging and venture-backed company research and patent research.

This person will maintain proficiency in Firm technologies including document management system, password and research management tools and other applications.

This position will be located on the East Coast. This person will have primary responsibility for responding to morning reference requests, and will be expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.  With librarian presence on the East Coast, we expect this person to enhance the library team’s reputation for high quality service and resources.  Some travel between firm offices may be required and providing back-up coverage in the event of other department staff member absences will be expected.

Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of library operations
  • Legal research experience in areas including corporate, securities, and intellectual property law
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Dedication to keeping abreast of new developments in research services and resource trends in the legal industry
  • Ability to promote the library by maintaining a professional, service oriented attitude and keeping current on the needs and trends of the firm
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library print resources as well as online resources including but not limited to WestlawNext, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Law, Capital IQ, Intelliconnect, Accurint, Intelligize, Lex Machina and Monitor Suite
  • Ability to quickly learn and use and evaluate new resources for use in the library and specific practice groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a high degree of initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact regularly with attorneys and staff
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work with teams
  • Ability to prioritize requests, work quickly and efficiently and rearrange priorities as workload dictates

Education:

M.L. S. from accredited institution preferred; equivalent experience considered.  At least three years of professional reference experience in a business or large law firm library.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position: Research Librarian (Science & Technology)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on science and technology, including cybersecurity and research & development. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal science agencies, emerging technologies, and security policies as they relate to communication and information technologies are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

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

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

The position description number for this position is 336982.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

Position: Project Manager (Rare Books)
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Library on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Project Manager with experience with Rare Books to lead a team that’s responsible for converting cataloging data on printed catalog cards into online MARC records for a prestigious library on Capitol Hill. This is a full time position, benefited.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain an effective quality control program to ensure services are performed in accordance with this SOW
  • Develop and implement procedures to identify, prevent, and ensure non-recurrence of defective services.
  • Submits a quality control plan to the Library for their review and acceptance.
  • Lead a team that’s responsible for the following:
  • Completion of MARC bibliographic records for titles not already sufficiently cataloged in the Voyager catalog.
  • Completion of MARC holdings and item record data that can be converted by the Library into its system if not directly added/created by the contractor into the LC Voyager catalog.
  • Performance of authority work on all headings (name, title, subject) in the bibliographic records created.
  • Inclusion of 987 fields in applicable records to allow the Library to perform post-conversion work on titles requiring updates beyond what the contractor can provide.
  • Delivery of bibliographic records to the Library in a form that can successfully be added to the Voyager catalog.
  • Delivery of holdings and item records to the Library in a form that can successfully be added to the Voyager catalog OR delivery of holdings and item data (e.g. in the 991 field of the bibliographic record) that can automatically generate holdings and item records in the Voyager catalog.

Two Positions- Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Research Librarian (Temporary)
Location: International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal seeks a Temporary Research Librarian for an assignment with our client, the International Monetary Fund. As part of the IMF Library, the research librarian will provide research and reference services to the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), using his/her knowledge of data, news and bibliographic resources to meet the information needs. The position is part of the Library Client Services Team, within the IMF Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Meets the information needs and provide state-of-the-art library research services to IMF staff by:
    • Responding to client’s requests for information using a variety of print, electronic and data resources including economic and financial databases or services like Moody’s, S&P, Fitch, DataStream, Capital IQ, etc.
    • Evaluating, developing and implementing research projects as well as integrating library contents on institutional web sites.
  • Develops information products and deliver library services by:
    • Creating information products, such as research guides, customized information packages, quick reference tools etc., to meet immediate and ongoing information needs of the staff.
    • Working closely with the departments on best ways of making library electronic resources available via their information/knowledge sharing systems (Intranet, SharePoint sites, mobile devices, etc.)
  • Increase effectiveness of use of library services by contributing to the Library training and outreach projects across the IMF.
  • Run or contribute to projects to enhance the user experience via the collection development and/or maintenance, and understand better users’ need and information behavior,

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA accredited university or other relevant degree, especially in economics or related areas.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in providing library services.
  • Ability to interview users to understand their information needs.
  • Ability to evaluate and search news, bibliographic, data and statistical services and deliver research and reference services.
  • Familiarity with economic and financial data concepts and experience using and managing commercial data services is an asset.
  • Ability to logically organize and work with large quantities of data is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to contribute in a team-based environment.
  • Knowledge of project management would be an asset

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/HdarHP

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year
NOTE: Opening & closing dates: 6/28/2018-7/02/2018

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Summary
This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), Technical Services Division (TSD), Library Technology Services Section (LTSS).

As a Technical Information Specialist, you will:

Responsibilities

  • Serve in state-of-the-art information technologies and their application to library and information centers and development of new products, services, and delivery mechanisms.
  • Support the computing needs by identifying requirements, developing new means of delivering services and information, coordinating and enabling implementation of new services, and supporting ongoing services.
  • Serve as a manager to NLM Digital Collections.
  • Be responsibile for examing and adopting new technologies to build and maintain robust systems for NLM resources.
  • Lead project teams composed of a variety of members to conduct projects and research that requires to have a strong understanding of library technology, databases, software, and NLM policies and procedures.
  • Lead and implement programs to test and evaluate NLM products and services through surveys, questionnaires, interviews, analytics, and other formal and informal evaluation tools.
  • Serve as a liaison between NLM’s Office of Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS) and DLO for recommending, testing, and implementing institution-wide and external network services.
  • Collaboratively work with all types of libraries, government agencies and organizations working in biomedical and public health fields to determine strategies for exchanging information, improving services, and establishing cooperative projects.

Two Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year
Open & closing dates: 05/31/2018 to 06/04/2018

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), Public Services Division (PSD), Reference and Web Services Section (RWSS).

As a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, you will:

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to a staff of professional librarians and technical information specialist, and library technical support staff.
  • Advise the Section Head and Division management or Library Operations in establishing policies.
  • Serve as the Project Officer or Contracting Officers Representative on contracts.
  • Collaborate with other operational units to coordinate interrelated matters; advise the Section Head, Division Chief and other managers and initiate and carry out solutions to matters affecting the Units services.
  • Represent NLM at professional meetings with federal and private organizations, and at conferences on topics related to the work of the Section.
  • Interact with regional, national and international visitors representing the work of the Unit and Section; take actions, as necessary, to use expertise to improve Section services and to share NLM expertise.
  • Use expert knowledge to provide policy and budget guidance to the Section Head, Division Chief, and the Associate Director and Deputy Associate Director, Library Operations.
  • Prepare routine and specialized analytical and statistical reports to evaluate existing programs to develop new and/or improved approaches to ensure NLMs policies effectively support its programs.

Position: Reference/Cataloging Librarian
Location: DSFederal, Inc., Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Description: The Reference/Cataloging Librarian shall conduct tasks as outlined below to support the National Transportation Library.

Requirements: Support the development and implementation of the National Transportation Library customer response and cataloguing procedures as approved by the government., by conducting the following tasks:

Answering questions received on the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) public phone number:

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian will ensure that BTS public line is answered at all times during the period 8:30 AM-5:00 PM ET, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal Holidays

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that, in instances in which they cannot answer the questions posed by the caller, they will capture the question and refer that question appropriately

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian will check voicemail and respond to respond to the question/comment received within 24 hours of the next business hour after the voicemail was received

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will record all questions received and the subsequent actions taken, and responses given in the National Transportation Library’s Ask-A-Librarian system

Responding to questions received online

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that all written questions and/or comments received through the Ask-A-Librarian form or via answers@dot.gov receive a response within 24 hours of the next business hour after they are received

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that, in instances in which they cannot answer the questions posed by the caller, they will capture the question and refer that question appropriately

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian s will record the questions received and the subsequent actions taken, and responses given in the National Transportation Library’s Ask-A-Librarian system

Cataloging/indexing digital items

• Each Reference/Cataloging Librarian will produce 1.5 cataloging records per hour for each hour they are not working on Tasks 1 & 2

As required by the National Transportation Library, the Reference/Cataloging Librarians will also perform the following:

  • Copy cataloging items at the minimum rate of 4.5 records per hour
  • Authoring valid .json metadata files, where necessary, for cataloged datasets, in compliance with Project Open Data metadata schema, at a rate of 1 metadata file per hour.
  • Under direction of NTL Data Curator, review data management plans for conformance to DOT Public Access guidelines.
  • Proactively researching and acquiring new datasets for the NTL repository.
  • Authority control and catalog maintenance activities
  • Transportation Research Thesaurus or other taxonomy team meetings, conference calls, and/or research
  • Configuration of new or existing software or development of new web applications that leverages datasets or collections for which Reference/Cataloging Librarian is responsible.
  • Participation on standards review and development activities for metadata and data catalog management (i.e., NTL’s Dublin Core schema, NTL’s MARC to Dublin Core mapping, standards in DCMI’s metadata registry, etc.)
  • Activities with stakeholders (user training, answering questions, committee meetings, outreach through social media, etc.)
  • Professional development (training or conferences)

Technical Skills Required: Expertise in Librarian Cataloging and Reference; articulate in verbal and written communications.

Experience Required: Need to have at least 10 years’ experience with online digital library systems and 3 years’ experience in phone response center operations.

Education: Master’s Degree

Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $114,590 to $148,967 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership for building the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature and resources according to the guidelines of the Collection Development Manual of the National Library of Medicine.
  • Manage the selection, acquisition, licensing and related processing activities of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section in the Technical Services Division.
  • Establish priorities, goals and policies for the Section, which includes a staff of 34 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel.
  • Formulate the Section budget and oversee expenditure of Section operating funds.
  • Manage and direct payment processing for literature acquisitions with a budget of approximately $12.5 million dollars.
  • Oversee collaboration with the NLM Office of Acquisitions in determining appropriate acquisition mechanisms to facilitate efficient and effective payments to sources worldwide.
  • Manage a program for negotiating license agreements for access to electronic journals and other electronic information resources.
  • Participate in establishing guidelines for acceptable license terms to support NLM’s mission and internal processing needs, including MEDLINE indexing, with a wide variety of publishers and intermediaries.
  • Direct Section participation in the development, improvement and use of technology to support collection development, acquisitions and electronic resources management functions.
  • Serve as a technical authority and spokesperson on NLM collection development, acquisition and licensing policies and procedures.

Position: Law Library Aide, Part-Time
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, Rockville, MD
Salary: $23,000/year

Originally posted on the LLAM listserv.

The Law Library Aide performs duties associated with maintaining records and the collection for the Circuit Court Law Library 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.

EXAMPLE 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.  Assist library staff with writing, updating, and restocking information guides.
  • Perform research and reference services on an as-needed basis, including accessing on-line databases and print sources as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person, through email, chat sessions, and over the telephone.
  • Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates, courtrooms and other court departments.
  • Maintain the law library’s conference room reservations calendar.
  • Perform data entry and maintain library databases.
  • Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.

Executive Director, Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library- University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position: Executive Director, Southeastern Atlantic Regional Medical Library
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore-Baltimore, MD
Salary: $85,000, commensurate with experience

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2016 – 2021) with the National Library of Medicine, the HS/HSL serves as the headquarters for the Southeastern Atlantic (SEA) region, one of eight regions in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The SEA region comprises 10 Southeastern states, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and contains approximately 25% of the U.S. population. The Executive Director of the NNLM SEA is responsible for leadership, development, and administration of all programs of the regional services plan, from planning through evaluation phases. The Executive Director oversees the effective participation of all SEA network members in the activities of the NNLM. Reporting to the Director of the SEA region, who is the Executive Director of the HS/HSL, the SEA Executive Director also serves as an important and valued member of the HS/HSL leadership team.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status, non-tenure track faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at a rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty. For more information, please see the University’s policy: http://www.umaryland.edu/policies-and-procedures/library/faculty/policies/ii-100f.php.