Three Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian II
Location: Loch Raven Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, Maryland
Salary range: $35,520-$55,111

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Schedule:
This is a full time position, working 40 Hours a week with some evenings and weekends.

Job Summary:
– Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources.
– Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/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: Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an energetic, collaborative, and service-oriented person to join the Collections and Access Services Department, which includes Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The ILL Assistant borrows materials from other libraries, lends LNDL’s materials to other libraries, reviews workflows to ensure efficiency, and monitors emerging trends in ILL technology and services. Functioning as a member of a cross- trained Access Services unit, this position provides excellent customer service at the Library’s Help Desk, supervises student assistants, and tracks unit statistics. Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, the ILL Assistant works Monday through Friday in a fast-paced environment.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Processes all borrowing and lending Interlibrary Loan requests using ILLiad and Rapid ILL software in a timely manner, and follows national and international ILL standards and best practices.
  • Communicates with students, faculty, staff, and other libraries promptly to fill borrowing requests and resolve lending questions. Seeks guidance from the Access Services Librarian when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with Access Services staff to train and supervise ILL and Help Desk student assistants.
  • Maintains patron privacy online and in person, and models appropriate behavior for student assistants.
  • Assists the Access Services Librarian in recommending, formulating, and implementing policies and workflow procedures to continuously improve ILL services for Library users. Maintains up-to-date documentation of workflow procedures.
  • Collects and records ILL statistics in support of annual reporting requirements and to support data informed changes to services, programs, and the user experience.
  • Uses Aleph Integrated Library System to manage circulation functions including material check out, recalls, and returns, and maintains circulation data.
  • Provides excellent customer service at the Help Desk on the phone, in person, and online.
  • Possesses a positive attitude, ability to be future-oriented, and embraces change.
  • Must have flexibility to work a varied schedule during exam weeks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Technician
Location: Inventory Mgmt & Doc Fulfillment Section in Library Services, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $52,068 to $67,687 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Inventory Mgmt & Doc Fulfillment Section in Library Services. The incumbent is responsible for a variety of activities in support of collections inventory control and tracking, both behind-the-scenes activities, e.g. problem resolution, quality control, searching collections storage areas for items not readily found or for which a problem might be present, support of the inventory program; and for direct public service, e.g. staffing a circulation station.

Responsibilities
Conducts searches in order to identify and resolve problems with library materials generated by collections integrity programs, the transfer of collections from Capitol Hill to off-site storage locations, especially Ft. Meade, special projects and the review of incoming materials. Problem resolution may entail searching collections storage and processing areas for items that are not readily found primarily because of labeling, cataloging or other problems impacting retrieval.

Identifies and searches for requested items that are vague or not readily found, using an extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and procedures.

Serves as an expert in the full range of reference and bibliographic tools, both manual and online, e.g. the LC ILS and other automated files, the card shelflist, the Official Catalog, national bibliographies to identify vague or fragmentary entries. Identifies and notes errors in the LC ILS record which may require editing of the entry.

Forwards items and notes to the appropriate LC unit to correct the online record. Uses a sound knowledge of the flow of materials through the processing channels of LC, and traces materials which may be at any stage of the processing cycle. Reviews and verifies holdings information in the Shelflist and other available databases, both manual and online. Annotates holding information on the Shelflist cards when necessary. Notifies appropriate personnel of mistakes found on Shelflist cards.

Reviews items forwarded to the Section and/or on the shelves that are mislabeled, mis-cataloged, and/or in need of further investigation. Makes the necessary notations to reflect needed or suggested changes. Forwards items to appropriate unit within the Library for correction. Performs complex searches to identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole. Forwards misrouted materials to the appropriate custodial divisions. Makes recommendations on items which may be removed from the Library’s permanent collections using guidelines prepared by the Library’s Selection Officers and Acquisitions Policy Statements. Identifies and processes superseded volumes which have been revised, recompiled or replaced by later dated volumes or editions. Determines items in need of preservation treatment such as boxing, rebinding, and re-housing using established guidelines and procedures. Supports inventory management programs by providing quality control of contractors and Library staff.

Bibliographic/Holdings/Item Records. Searches and identifies bibliographic records in the online catalog for items in the Library’s collection that are being prepared for circulation. Creates holdings and/or item records where none are already present. Creates basic descriptive cataloging records for items that are not found in the Library’s online catalog, suppressing these records from view in the public catalog.

Assigns custodial locations when creating new records for materials assigned to locations other than the general collections. Updates existing cataloging records to correct item-specific errors such as call number and location data. Marks duplicate holdings and item records for deletion. Links the barcode on the physical item to the bibliographic record to create an inventory record for that specific item.

Patron Records. Searches and identifies patrons in the Library’s circulation module in preparation for charging material or updating records. Where necessary, creates new patron records and updates existing records, coordinating closely with the Accounts Unit..

Inventory Control and Circulation. Checks out books to the public and Library staff according to the Library’s regulations and security procedures. Creates inventory and patron records as necessary. Checks out books to offsite loan patrons, creates inventory records and, as necessary, patron records.

Receives items referred by staff reviewing new, rebound and relabeled materials coming into the general collections in which a potential problem has been identified. Resolves problems by performing such activities as comparing the accuracy of the label and spine markings on the book in hand with information in the LC ILS Item and Holdings records. Where a discrepancy is found to exist, does the necessary searching/problem resolution to identify what the problem is and what the solution(s) may be.

Two Positions: Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Circulation, Interlibrary Loan & Technical Services Manager, Librarian II
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $43,661 – $50,310

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities: This is a library manager position overseeing management of three related departments. Provides all levels of customer service; supervises, and evaluates assigned library staff; assists with collection development; collects statistical information; may manage budgets; is part of the Central Library Floor management team. Need excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of computer proficiency. Experience using Polaris ILS preferred.

Requirements: Qualified applicants must possess a MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution and either have or be eligible for a Professional Public Librarian Certification from Maryland State Department of Education; have at least two years of directly related experience; possess a Maryland Class “C” drivers license or an equivalent from another state.

Salary Range: $43,661 – $50,310. Benefits include health and dental insurances, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to employment@carolib.org by June 15, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The Caroline County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applications equally and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with applicable laws. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotions.

The Caroline County Public Library complies with the ADA. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process should contact the Library Office Manager at 410-479-1343 prior to submitting an application or resume.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Collection Development)
Location: Collection Development Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), Office of The Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Collection Development Section, Materials Development Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH), Office of The Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 383035.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

Responsibilities
Supervises a group of professional librarians performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the section.

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply
with the provisions of the safety regulations.

The incumbent is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex,national origin, age, or handicap. Specifically, incumbent initiates nondiscriminatory practices and affirmative action for the area under his/her supervision in the following: (1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all employees; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; (4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Coordinates activities related to collection development across all functional areas of the library, specifically the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Develops and recommends collection development policies; establishes guidelines and procedures to research, develop, acquire, evaluate and approve the selection of books and magazines for the NLS collections. Assures a balanced collection of reading matter for all age levels from preschool children to elderly persons by utilizing a broad professional knowledge of books and other library resources, the publishing industry, copyright issues, and the reading interests of the general population as well as the special informational needs of disabled persons.

Plans, develops, and implements program/project development activities that affect broad mission areas, i.e., monitors procedures for obtaining copyright holders’ permission when required. Verifies the accuracy of the copyright document received. Responsible for developing copyright policies for NLS

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: College Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Location: McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

McDaniel College invites applications for a College Archivist & Special Collections Librarian. Salary for this full-time, 12-month, 30 hours per week position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403(b) retirement accounts with employer match, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details. The library invites applicants who will have completed their M.S. in Library Science by August 2019.

Reporting to the Director of Hoover Library, the professional librarian will manage the college’s archives & library’s special collections. The librarian will develop, organize, maintain, digitize, describe and preserve college-related records, artifacts and special collections, as well as assist with related exhibit preparation, event planning and donor relations. The librarian provides research services in keeping with accepted archival practices and participates with other librarians in providing reference services, instruction and supporting collection development.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the College Archives & Library Special Collections using appropriate metadata standards and strategies, including receiving, processing, identification, assessment, description, storage, access, digitizing, preservation and disposal of archives and special collections in all formats
  • Provide instruction on the use and interpretation of archival materials and information resources
  • Participate in library collection development
  • Supervise student employee(s) hired or volunteering in Archives & Special Collections
  • Participate in professional organizations and take part in college academic activities
  • Participate as a member of the leadership team working closely with the Library Director to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library
  • Provide occasional support to general reference and instruction services on an as-needed basis
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Position: Librarian, Adjunct (part-time)
Location: Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Part-time faculty reference librarian at Prince George’s Community College. Instructional experience in information literacy required. Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program required. Degree awarded within the past five years OR continuing education and/or recent professional experience at a college or university using electronic databases, internet, and computer applications. Eighteen hours, weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited program required. Degree awarded within the past five years OR continuing education and/or recent professional experience at a college or university using electronic databases, internet, and computer applications.

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.

  1. Extent of relevant experience in a college/university library.
  2. Extent of experience in information literacy instruction and knowledge of the ACRL standards/framework and instructional technology.
  3. Extent of undergraduate/graduate educational preparation in basic reference tools and procedures, including electronic databases, internet searching, and computer applications.
  4. Extent and nature of subject areas in which reference assistance can be given.
  5. Extent of experience in, or potential for working effectively with a diverse, multi-ethnic student population.

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Upper School Library, Gilman School, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

POSITION SUMMARY: to support the Upper School library, librarian, faculty and students.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist students and teachers with selection, research needs, and circulation.
  • Assist with US library instruction as needed.
  • Assist with fiction collection development.
  • Assist with purchasing supplies.
  • Evaluate materials and withdraw or repair damaged and worn items, including withdrawing weeded items from the online catalog.
  • Process new items for use in collection.
  • Manage incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan requests from students, faculty and staff, including filing requests, maintaining accurate records and obtaining/returning material. 
  • Manage Reserve items: fill requests, check-out and check-in.
  • Process items requested by MS and LS libraries
  • Maintain book displays (Theme Books, New Books, etc.) and bulletin board
  • Support the Upper School Librarian in all areas
  • Collaborate and participate in department as needed.
  • Check-in items – examine material for damage and/or wear.
  • Shelve materials – shift collection as needed.
  • Stock paper for the printer and the photocopier.
  • Laminate items for the library and Upper School faculty as needed.  
  • Assist with opening and closing procedures for the Library.
  • Assist with library program activities (scavenger hunts, contests, etc.)
  • Assist with serials maintenance as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Position: Community Branch Manager I
Location: Mountain Road Community Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary range: $61,853 – $109,158

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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. Bilingual Spanish skills desired.

Position: Community Branch Manager II
Location: Mountain Road Community Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary range: $66,492 – $117,344

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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. Bilingual Spanish skills desired.

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

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. Bilingual Spanish skills desired.