Four Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Six Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities:

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

Position: Informationist (Librarian III)

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities:

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

Interested candidates should complete an application online by July 15, 2019 at calvertlibrary.appone.com.

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:

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

Two Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:
 

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

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

Two Positions: Maryland & Virginia

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Two Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Essential Job Functions:

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Branch Manager I
Location: Havre de Grace Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary: Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a level I due to a variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Oversees the day-to-day operation, activities, and staff of the assigned branch;
  2. Acts as liaison between the branch and administration and works with administration to establish and implement branch goals and objectives that support the HCPL strategic plan;
  3. Provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  4. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  5. Manages the branch budgets and authorizes payment of expenses;
  6. Oversees the assessment and weeding of collections;
  7. Oversees all building and facilities maintenance issues;
  8. Resolves patron complaints; interprets policies and procedures;
  9. Oversees the ordering of branch supplies;
  10. Oversees the upkeep of branch machines and equipment;
  11. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and ensures accurate reflection of assigned reference tasks;
  12. Oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult services;
  13. Prepares reports as directed;
  14. Works closely with the Friends of the Library group, and acts as liaison between the Friends and library administration;
  15. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  16. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;

Supervision Functions:

  1. Hires and supervises assigned staff, including other supervisory staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  7. Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  9. May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Edgewood Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary: Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a level II due to variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Oversees the day-to-day operation, activities, and staff of the assigned branch;
  2. Acts as liaison between the branch and administration and works with administration to establish and implement branch goals and objectives;
  3. Provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  4. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  5. Manages the branch budgets and authorizes payment of expenses;
  6. Oversees the assessment and weeding of collections;
  7. Oversees all building and facilities maintenance issues;
  8. Resolves patron complaints; interprets policies and procedures;
  9. Oversees the ordering of branch supplies;
  10. Oversees the upkeep of branch machines and equipment;
  11. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and ensures accurate reflection of assigned reference tasks;
  12. Oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult services;
  13. Prepares reports as directed;
  14. Works closely with the Friends of the Library group, and acts as liaison between the Friends and library administration;
  15. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  16. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;

Supervision Functions:

  1. Hires and supervises assigned staff, including other supervisory staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  7. Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  9. May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian III
Location: White Marsh Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $39,190-$60,736

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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.

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.