Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian II, Tween

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Salary: $50,013.00-$60,785

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description

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

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

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

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

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Position: Project Director, Director of Extension Digital Literacy

Location: University of Maryland

Salary: $77,600-$97,000

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Position: Public Services Librarian

Location: Queen Anne’s County Library

Salary: $49,202-$56,582

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

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

The Librarian II, Children’s Specialist:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

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

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

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Technology Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

Position Responsibilities

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Application Procedures:

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

One Position: Maryland

Position: Manager II, Assistant Director Programs and Outreach

Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries

Salary: $93,567 – $169,856

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

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

Requirements

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

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 5/24/2022

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

OR

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Duties

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

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Requirements

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

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Ability to secure certification as an advanced Professional Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

The position is eligible for a hybrid telework arrangement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

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

Experience:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Class Description

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

Minimum Requirements

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

Class Specific Essential Duties

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

One Position: Virginia

Position: Deputy Director of Libraries

Location: Alexandria Library

Salary: $93,692.30 – $169,774.02 Annually

An Overview

The Alexandria Library is seeking an experienced and successful collaborator to provide outstanding, innovative services that will enrich the lives of community members, continue the Library’s successes and further enhance the Library’s stellar reputation.  The Deputy Director of Libraries is an innovative, visionary, thoughtful leader who works closely with the Library Director leading and executing the mission of the Alexandria Library. Working closely with the senior management group, the Deputy Director will provide guidance to the operations of the Central Library and all branch libraries, in improving operating systems, and in planning for the future needs of the City for library service.  The incumbent in this position assists the Director in the production and implementation of long-range plans for the Alexandria Library Board’s review and approval in such areas as staff development, technology, economy of materials and staffing, publicity, and collection development.  Work is performed in accordance with professional standards and established policies and procedures within the Library Department and the City government, with a minimum of direction or supervision.   Supervision is exercised over professional and paraprofessional personnel, and work is reviewed through performance conferences, reports and results achieved.

The Opportunity

  • Conferring with and advising division heads on policies and problems related to the administration of library services
  • Directing the supervisors of branch libraries in the performance of their duties
  • Instructing supervisory personnel in regulations and procedures, and conducting staff conferences and meetings
  • Directing the Library system in the absence of the Director
  • Studying methods and assisting in drafting plans to develop all services of the library system to effectively meet more the present and future community needs
  • Planning for the career growth and development of the sub-professional and professional staffs, and ensuring that training and development assignments are carried out
  • Investigating new library operational and control techniques and procedures, and revising present methods to improve operating efficiency
  • Conferring with officials, citizens, clubs and other community organizations explaining the library system objectives, policies and services
  • Participating in community activities and presenting lectures and talks about the library services
  • Assisting in the preparation and execution of the budget
  • Preparing grant applications and supervising grant programs
  • Completing special assignments from the Director and the Alexandria Library Board
  • Obtaining and reviewing competitive bids for services and recommending selections
  • Submitting and tracking reports for Capital Improvement Projects and Information Technology funding
  • Updating, revising, and reporting 5 Year Plan status to the Library of Virginia
  • Responding to and resolving difficult and sensitive issues with community organizations and patrons
  • Assuming a top leadership role for special strategic initiatives and projects assigned by director
  • Leading and delegating authority to sub teams, and executing the 5 Year plan
  • Performing related work as required

About the Department

We offer you access to the world of electronic information, not just of our records of holdings and availability, but we offer access to full text articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers through our online databases. You can search genealogy records with HeritageQuest and even borrow e-books and e-audio books on OverDrive. Free public access to the Internet is available at all branches as well as free WiFi access for properly equipped laptops and PDA’s.

Although we have done much with our virtual library, we have not forgotten our buildings. During the past decade, the City Council and the Alexandria Library Board have renovated and expanded the Barrett Branch on Queen Street, built the exciting Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library on Duke and Pickett Streets (designed by world renowned architect, Michael Graves and the local architectural firm of Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville), and redesigned and reopened the Burke Branch on Seminary Road. In September 2005, the completely renovated and expanded Duncan Branch on Commonwealth Avenue was dedicated.

Whether through renovation or innovation, it is a most exciting time for the Alexandria Library. We are rising to the challenge of balancing the traditional user and the nontraditional user. We remain committed to having books and the types of programming that people have come into libraries to use for years, while we are committed as well to those users who are very tech savvy, who primarily want to use the Library through our website. Our resources allow us to provide excellent customer service for those people who are coming into the libraries and to extend our services for those people who are accessing us online.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Extensive responsible experience in professional library work, including supervisory experience at the level of Librarian III/Branch Manager (or equivalent), and possession of a master’s degree in library science augmented by courses equivalent to a minor in business or library administration; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Systems administration or information technology skills a plus.

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to a criminal background.
 
All newly hired employees must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Newly hired employees who do not show proof of vaccination or exemption will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment. 

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Teaching and Technology Librarian
Location: Goucher College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position start date: July 5, 2022

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

REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Required: MLS or MLIS

Professional Experience:

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Position start date: July 5, 2022

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

Please submit the following application materials:

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

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

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

Essential Duties:

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

Standard Functions:

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

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

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

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

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

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

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at http://www.HCPLonline.org. Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Minimum Requirements:

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

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian (Open Rank)

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on ALA JobList

Category: Faculty, Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives

Salary Range: $52,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience and appropriate ranking for faculty

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission,

Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Retirement Plans

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

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

Nature of Work:

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/93449. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until April 22, 2022.

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

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.

Experience:

  • Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
  • Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
  • Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

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

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

Position: Research and Faculty Services Librarian

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on SLA Careers

Description

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

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

Job Summary:

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

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with faculty and faculty research assistants to provide research support for faculty scholarship.
  • Receive faculty requests for research support and coordinate with direct supervisor and members of the Research Services Department to assign and complete research projects.
  • Provide training and outreach for faculty and faculty research assistants.
  • Provide reference services to all library patrons (e.g., on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend coverage).
  • Create and maintain research guides.
  • Teach sections in the required legal research program.
  • Deliver research sessions on library resources and services as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with library faculty to develop outreach activities for law school faculty and promote library services.
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Assist with other Research Services Department and library functions and projects as needed.

Required Qualifications :

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program.
  • One (1) year of related experience
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in an academic law library.
  • Experience in assisting faculty scholarship which may include broad and substantive research.
  • Experience with different instruction formats including (e.g., in person, virtual).
  • Experience using learning management systems, content management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications.

Salary and Benefits :

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by April 10, 2022 .

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

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

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

Position: Assistant Chief, Neighborhood Library Services Division

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Vacancy Number: 2022-00336 

Responsibilities: 

The Pratt Library is searching for an Assistant Chief for the Neighborhood Library Services division. The ideal candidate will provide direct administrative and management support to the Chief, Neighborhood Library Services, for overall direction and supervision of program activity of the division. Provides direct supervision to branch managers and supports their management responsibilities on daily operations of the branch libraries. The Assistant Chief will lead, inspire, and mentor the branch managers. The Assistant Chief receives managerial direction from the Chief of Neighborhood Library Services and serves in the capacity of Department Chief when assigned or when the Chief is not available. The employee in this class works a conventional work week that may involve evening and weekend hours. Work is performed in an office where normal working conditions are encountered. 

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications- Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. At least five years of successful experience in a library management position and community outreach, including two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff (evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination). Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities- Knowledge of/experience in the principles of library organization and management, especially concerning library branch systems. Ability and proven experience in developing and managing branch service policies, programs, and staff. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with library management, customers, and the library branch community. General knowledge of library budget procedures and proven ability to develop and monitor a budget. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans. Staff supervision and administrative experience. Demonstrated leadership qualities of public speaking, policy formulation, and program and staff management. 

Salary Range: $79,160.00 – $102,853.00 

Application Process For more details about the position and to apply please click here: Jobs at the Pratt Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing. Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian II, Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013 – $60,785

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II, Assistant Branch Manager, for the Neighborhood Library Services Division. Under the direction of the Branch Manager, plans, administers, and supervises the delivery of library services in an active urban library branch located in Baltimore. The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division. Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the branch in the absence of the Librarian Supervisor; is responsible for outreach to a vibrant and diverse community. Assists in the training of staff in library policies and procedures; advises and aids customers in the selection and use of books, materials, technical services of the library; provides reference and technical assistance to the public; promotes library programs and series to the community; oversees the planning of both youth and adult programs. Keeps abreast of current developments in the library field, national and local news, and of public demands and interests. Attends professional and general staff meetings, serves on staff and professional committees. A good opportunity for a community oriented librarian who deals well with a wide variety of adults, as well and children and teens.

Requirements: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Incumbent should possess a minimum of three (3) years of successful library experience in an urban public library setting. Maryland Certification in Library Science. Administrative or supervisory experience highly preferred.

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is looking for an energetic and creative Librarian II, Children’s Services, for the Neighborhood Library Services Division. Under the direction of the Branch Manager and in consultation with the Coordinator of Children’s Services, the Librarian II will administer services to children and young adults. The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division. Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the children’s department, interprets policy relative to the provision of library service to children. Trains, develops, supervises, and evaluates children’s librarians assigned to the location. Assist with the training of new children’s services staff for the library. Oversees programs for children in providing system-wide children’s programs. Promotes library services to area schools, organizations, and community groups. Advises and aids customers in the selection and use of children’s books, children’s materials and databases at the branch location. In consultation with Collection Management, monitors and maintains the materials collection for children. Keeps abreast of current development in children’s services as well as public demands and interests. Attends professional and general meetings; serves on staff and professional committees; chairs committees of professional librarians in support of children’s programs; assists the Branch Manager in the management of financial and programming support from donors.

Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS-A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Maryland Certification in Library Science. Minimum of three years of successful library experience, including experience in children’s services as well as some supervisory experience. Knowledge of children’s literature, an awareness of child development and related “best practices” in the provision of library services to children. Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision for staff; skill in human services; ability to make long-range plans; understanding of library/community relationships; and an ability to interpret and promote them to organized and informal groups. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Deputy Director
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $103,597

Purpose of Role: The Deputy Director serves as the second ranking administrator for the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library and assists the Director in the supervision and management of 15 professional and support staff members. The Deputy Director supports all aspects of day-to-day Library management, including the physical facility, the print and online collections, and the provision of reference and outreach services. Similarly, the Deputy Director proposes additions and changes to the Library’s services, policies, procedures, collections, and equipment, and aids the Director in procurement activities and the creation of the annual budget.

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

Education: Master’s Degree in library or information science from a graduate program that is accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional law library experience to include substantial legal reference work. Three (3) years of experience managing staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Law library administration, including management of public services and collection development.
  • Staff supervision and human resources management.
  • Budgeting processes.
  • Legal information resources, both print and online.
  • Best practices in reference services.
  • Legal information needs of the public, the legal community, and the Maryland Judiciary.
  • Structure, scope, and implications of online information sources.
  • The role of law libraries in preserving legal and cultural memory.
  • The role of an independent, fair, and impartial Judiciary in ensuring access to justice.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, through speaking and writing.
  • Foster cooperative and respectful working relationships with a diverse group of staff, stakeholders, and patrons.
  • Exercise judgment, discretion, and creativity in a management capacity.
  • Represent the Library, Director, and Maryland Judiciary at public events and professional gatherings.
  • Follow the Director’s instructions and requests, as well as applicable requirements and procedures mandated by statute or regulation, the Library Committee, and other Maryland Judiciary departments.
  • Provide information about current trends in library science and technology to the Director and Library staff.
  • Use computers and standard office equipment to carry out daily responsibilities.
  • Perform all the essential functions of the position.

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

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

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

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

To apply, please click the following link:
http://www.mdcourts.gov/careers
Job ID: 8006

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Administrator II

Location: Frederick County Public Libraries

Originally posted on MLA Job Line. 

Vacancy Number: FY22-00413 

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader to become part of our team. Located in Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system of nine libraries and two bookmobiles. FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional management position assists in managing the Urbana Regional Library. This position directs and evaluates the work of staff in information and resource management delivery and circulation services; fosters good communication with staff, the public, and library administration; and, assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is given to professional and paraprofessional staff; supervision is received from the Branch Administrator. 

Requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program; Minimum 2 years progressively responsible work experience in a public library, providing direct customer service, within the last 10 years; Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or the ability to obtain this certification within 6 months of enrollment in the Maryland State Teacher’s Pension and Retirement System – current certification must then be maintained. OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Minimum 4 years progressively responsible work experience in a public library providing direct customer service, within the last 10 years; Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others; Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable. NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience 

Salary Range: $63,235.00 – $75,882.00 annually 

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm, March 14, 2022. For complete job description and to apply go to Frederick County Government 

Special Requests: Closing Date: March 14, 2022.

Position: Branch Administrator I

Location: Frederick County Public Libraries

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Middletown Branch Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.The successful candidate will enter this position as a Branch Administrator I working at the 2500 square foot branch library in Middletown. Currently, a new 15K square foot library is under construction in this community. Six months prior to opening the new branch in 2023, this position will be upgraded to the Branch Administrator II classification, resulting in a pay increase. This position will oversee hiring for the new facility and project management for opening day and beyond. Establish priorities and work schedules for effective utilization of branch staff and manage statistics; compile and prepare reports, data and other written work Provide leadership to branch staff in setting goals and objectives for fulfilling FCPL’s mission and strategic plan .Ensure the branch library is open and operating on schedule Ensure branch security and safety policies and procedures are effective and enforced Assign responsibilities, supervise, direct, evaluate and provide leadership to branch staff; participate in interviewing and selection of staff. Train and/or mentor staff as needed. Lead and coordinate with the Branch management team to identify and solve problems and issues that concern consistency of service and best practices systemwide. Enforce, recommend, develop, revise and train staff on branch and system-wide policy and procedure. Build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses, and leaders. Write grants to obtain additional funding support for special projects. In collaboration with Library Collections, oversee branch input into the development and maintenance of the branch collections to ensure that the branch collections meet community needs. Represent the Library on internal and external committees and in meetings with citizens and community groups; lead and/or participate on system-wide and branch teams. Implement and direct merchandising and other strategies for in-house marketing of resources. Manage branch public relations matters; receive, respond to and resolve patrons’ complaints and service requests. Actively participate in local, state and national library associations; attend seminars, workshops and continuing education activities; maintain professional affiliations to keep abreast of current and emerging trends, innovation, technology, services and other related areas of library planning and services. Perform other related duties as required 

Requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program Minimum 3 years of recent (within the last 10 years) public library work experience. Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others. Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire, current certification must then be maintained OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, Minimum 5 years of recent (within the past 10 years) public library work experience, Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others, Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable, NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience 

Salary Range: $63,235.00 – $75,882.00. 

For more information, visit our benefits page on the Frederick County Government webpage. 

Special request: Closing Date-March 10th -4:00pm

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant University Archivist
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Category: Professional Track Faculty (Contractual)

Department: Collection Strategies and Services

Salary Range: $48,000 – $55,000 commensurate with experience.

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription Benefits, and Retirement Options

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

The University Archives serves as the collective memory of the University of Maryland, from the granting of the charter for the Maryland Agricultural College on March 6, 1856 to the present day. Established by the University of Maryland Libraries in 1972, the Archives is the official repository for all of the university’s permanent records and actively gathers administrative files, university publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, faculty papers, theses and dissertations, and memorabilia that document all aspects of campus life.

Nature of Work:

The successful candidate for this position will:

Assist the University Archivist in developing and implementing the mission and vision of the University Archives and Sports Archives
Be responsible for project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable, and an excellent student and contract staff.
As a member of the University of Maryland team, the Assistant University Archivist will also support building, maintaining, organizing, preserving, publicizing, and providing access to athletics-related archival holdings while also preserving the history of University of Maryland athletics

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the University Archivist, and in collaboration with other UMD Libraries’ units, the Assistant University Archivist is responsible for activities in the following areas:

Engagement, Outreach, and Instruction

Interacts with university faculty, staff, students, and alumni, other donors, records managers, and professional colleagues in the field as required.
Designs outreach activities related to exhibitions and social media campaigns, conducts library instruction according to lessons planned and designed in collaboration and consultation with SCUA Instruction & Outreach Coordinator
Building relationships with undergraduate and graduate student organizations and other groups that frequently visit the archive.
Assists as appropriate with long-term fundraising and donor relations projects, such as Launch UMD campaigns and other special donor events.

Reference and Research Assistance

Respond to all reference and research assistance as delegated by University Archivist.
Serves in rotation on the reference desk in the Maryland Room, including occasional evenings and weekends.
Develops LibGuides and research guides to enhance access to collections.

Collection Management

Manages the routine transfer and accessioning of records from campus units, offices, and departments.
Implements University Archivists’ plans to process, arrange, describe, and digitize collections, as well as creating finding aids and other descriptive tools in collaboration and consultation with SCUA Access Head
Collaborates and consults with Head of Preservation to ensure the proper storage and preservation of all University and Sports Archives materials.

Personnel Administration

Oversees the work of the University Archives’ contract and hourly student employees, and volunteers.

Service and Scholarship

Participates in opportunities to serve the Libraries, the University of Maryland and the archives/library profession.
Represents Special Collections and University Archives and/or the University Archives at library and campus meetings, professional library and archives, conferences, and other events.
Creates a scholarly and creative agenda (including, but not limited to exhibits, publications, presentations) that is attuned to work in the special collections field and demonstrates continued growth as a professional.

Other Duties As Assigned

Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.

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

** Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the University of Maryland. This is a non-tenured, contractual position. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

Position: Collections Strategist Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a service-oriented and collaborative Collections Strategist Librarian to develop and implement collection strategies that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position also leads library resource management functions to support the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collections Strategist Librarian manages the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Collections & Access Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s acquisitions budget.

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

Position Responsibilities:

Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
Lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community.
Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
Work collaboratively to ensure proper care and maintenance of electronic resources throughout the entire life cycle. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content; maintain relationships with vendors and publishers.
Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects.
Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as appointed.
About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 FTE at Notre Dame.

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

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Collections Strategist Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

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

Requirements
Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a
program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
Experience working in a technical services area of an academic library;
Demonstrated interest in managing, motivating, and leading library technical services staff;
Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

Recent experience or knowledge of negotiating content licenses for electronic resources;
Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
Experience working within a library consortium;
Demonstrated ability to learn and use tools such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and OpenRefine

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the 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.

Responsibilities:
Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.

Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:
Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
Experience working in technology support and/or development
Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle

Preferred:
Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
Experience managing and developing staff.
Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
Comfort with change and experience in change management.

MINIMUM SALARY: $80,000, commensurate with experience

APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 15th, 2021.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

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

Position: Analyst Programmer
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Analyst/Programmer to
support the administration of the library’s Integrated Library System and related software.
The Analyst Programmer: Supports the Library’s SirsiDynix/Symphony Integrated Library System (ILS),
used to manage all library-related activities including cataloging, acquisitions, circulation (billing,
customer records), online catalog and reports. Works with staff to identify and implement ILS policies
and customizations. Responsible for the development and maintenance of interfaces between the ILS
and other applications/systems. Administers, configures, and optimizes applications and partner
products, add-ons, and extensions. Responds to and troubleshoots problems. Uses other programming
and shell languages as required to accomplish library project goals. Remains current on latest
enhancements and upgrades to software. Analyzes and implements system modifications. Serves as an
administrator for the ILS and related software. Maintains the online library of vendor manuals and
documentation to reflect current and developmental versions of software. Develops and maintains
procedures and policies required for operation of the ILS. Provides functional support and training for
programs and processes related to the ILS. Generates reports and statistics. Develops database
requirements and complex custom reports using products such as Microsoft SQL, MS Access, Excel and
analytics. Identifies and implements recurring tasks and jobs to keep reporting and statistics current and
available to library staff and managers. Works with PC/desktop and network staff on ILS server and
client installation and customization projects (non-ILS). Work includes on-call status, which may include
weekends and holidays.
Requirements: Minimum two years’ experience in computer programming. Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in
Computer Science, Information Technology or related field. Current enrollment in Bachelor’s Degree
program in Computer Science or any combination of education, training and experience which provides
the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this job will be considered.
Salary Range: $48,388 – $62,882
Application Process: Careers at the Pratt Library
Special Requests:
Closing Date: Open until filled

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library, Naval Academy
Salary: $40,883 to $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Duties

  • You will perform library shelving to put items in proper shelf and removing damage materials.
  • You will locate documentation for users through the searches of classification and indexing systems
  • You will process, discharge, and return library materials, and other operations of the library in support of services provided to patrons.
  • You will answer customer queries to assist library customers.

Position: STEM & Open Science Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 to $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries seeks two creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of STEM librarians who report to the Head of the STEM Library. The two new subject librarians will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking experienced librarians or those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!

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

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

Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the STEM & Open Science librarians manage a combination of duties and expectations, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Additionally, the STEM & Open Science Librarians will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The STEM & Open Science librarians will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

The incumbents are active members of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The STEM & Open Science Librarians participate in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.)

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

Requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.

Experience

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in science disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies. The exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
  • Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $65,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Library is seeking a passionate and engaged professional to lead the Selection Unit of the Collection Development Department. Under the direction of the Collection Development Department Supervisor, the Selection Unit Supervisor oversees the daily and on-going activities of the selection team which is composed of one administrative assistant and seven MLS degreed librarians. The Selection team purchases materials at all age levels for Baltimore City as well as materials in support of the Central Library’s role as the State Library Resource Center. The Library is looking for a team member who wants to build dynamic and diverse collections that will engage Library users across the city and state. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and forward thinking about the methods and tools that can be used to build and maintain collections.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library system consists of a Central Library, 21 branches, and 3 mobile vehicles and has a collection of approximately 2.3 million volumes including print and audio-visual products. Selection is one of three units in the Collection Development Department, which also includes the Invoicing and Preservation Units. The position is located at the Central Library, which serves as the downtown branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, as well as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC).

Summary of Duties

  • The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.
  • Manages daily activities of the Selection Unit team.
  • Supervises and evaluates job performance, updates job descriptions and provides work plans for unit staff.
  • Serves as lead project manager for the Selection Unit.
  • Prepares and submits regular unit activity reports to the Collection Development Manager and Deputy Chief of Collections.
  • Monitors the expenditure of allocated funds to ensure encumbrance of all monies by end of fiscal year.
  • Assists with development and monitoring of the annual print budget.
  • Creates and manages training manuals and other Selection Unit documentation.
  • Identifies new formats for purchase in order to increase library circulation and foot traffic into library locations.
  • Supports strong data collection procedures for the Selection team and advocates for the best tools available to the team.
  • Stays aware of best practices in Selection and recommends new tools and services to support library selection.
  • Develops and manages ongoing collection maintenance projects, including replacement and weeding.
  • Supports the Department manager in updating the Library’s selection policy, How Baltimore Chooses, on an ongoing basis.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures and communicates to unit team members.
  • Supports statewide professional development training in areas of expertise, including presentations.
  • Keeps abreast of current Library policies and procedures.
  • Works with the Collection Development Department team to establish best practices for selection, invoicing, and materials preservation.
  • Assists Collection Development Department manager with departmental planning and goal setting in support of the Library’s strategic plan.
  • Participates in local, regional and national professional activities, including serving on library committees.
  • Collaborates with the Technical Services, Invoicing and Preservation unit managers to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the department.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience supervising and motivating staff. Demonstrated skill with Google, Microsoft Office Suite and Integrated Library Systems. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organization and problem-solving skills. Maryland State Librarian Certification required within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of library science principles, practices, trends, and techniques, and of public library administrative policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience developing relevant and diverse collections.
  • Experience selecting print materials and familiarity with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools.
  • Knowledge of current publishing trends and review sources.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret Library data in support of building collections.
  • Experience reviewing and supporting contracts for library services and products.
  • Familiarity with emerging trends and issues in public libraries.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems, especially acquisitions and cataloging modules, preferably SIRSIDynix.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, co-workers, and other library staff.
  • Ability to communicate articulately and respectfully, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management, with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability and a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Works with library staff in order to ensure successful project implementation and completion.

Position: Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian
Location: McDaniel College

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

A regular, full time, 12-month professional position providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management. This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library, including: Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents. Responsible for maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College. Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, liaison to assigned departments, and other duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. This position reports to the Library Director.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Oversees technical services functions including policy development, implementation, and review of procedures.
  • Monitors and advises the Library Director on materials budget expenditures.
  • Provides oversight for gifts processing including developing procedures and policies, evaluation, and disposition of donated materials.
  • Coordinates technical services projects with other library staff.

Provides leadership in collection development.

  • Manages the library’s electronic resources including e-journals, research and reference databases, e-books, online multimedia databases including sound and streaming video, and other electronic document collections.
  • Coordinates trials of new resources and vendor demonstrations as needed.
  • Coordinates and manages electronic resources. including preliminary license review in consultation with the Library Director and relevant liaisons.
  • Manages annual renewal processes.
  • Investigates and compares vendor products and offers, establishes and maintains effective vendor relations, negotiates and documents license terms and pricing, and collaborates with consortia partners.
  • Reviews and analyzes current online collections and provides recommendations for changes.
  • In cooperation with the STEM, Assessment, and Instruction Librarian, maintains usage statistics for electronic resources, and develops reports based on this data to aid in collection decision-making.

Performs local system administration duties for the shared Integrated Library System (ILS).

  • Keeps informed of updates and new features of the ILS and works closely with the Carroll County Public Library (the system owner) on planning and implementation.
  • Troubleshoots reported problems and contacts consortia partners or the vendor to resolve issues.
  • Runs routine loads of records into the system and provides reports and software updates as needed.

Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems.

  • Maintains the library’s discovery service (Ebsco EDS), and proxy (OCLC EZProxy). Coordinates web and LibGuide development with library staff.
  • Coordinates with vendors, resource suppliers, and IT regarding system changes, access issues, troubleshooting, and upgrades.
  • Maintains print and electronic periodical and database access on platforms such as SerialsSolutions, EZProxy, and LibGuides.
  • Works with faculty to facilitate appropriate linking to materials in multiple formats. Maintains LibGuide related to resource linking.

In collaboration with the library professional staff, provides liaison, reference, and instruction services

  • Assists users in conducting research, finding information, and using the library’s resources.
  • Is a part of the on-call reference rotation.
  • Prepares and delivers class presentations and resource demonstrations.
  • Liaises with designated academic departments, coordinating and facilitating the selection of library materials appropriate to the curriculum and the library’s collection development policy.
  • Develops and maintains LibGuide pages as needed for liaison departments.

Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.

  • Participates in relevant professional organizations.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, and presentations.
  • Participates in College academic activities.

Participates as a member of the library leadership team in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library.

  • Serves on library committees and participates in annual planning.
  • Cross-trains as needed to provide backup support (e.g. basic circulation training).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in library technical services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and technological expertise.
  • Experience with DDC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies.
  • Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work.

Additional Information:

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

Application Instructions:

Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and a job application. Review of applications begins immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Legislative Reference Librarian I

Location: Maryland General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Department: Office of Policy Analysis (OPA), Library and Information Services

Position: Legislative Reference Librarian I

Salary:  $55,000 – $67,500 depending on experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2022

Telework Availability: Telework available up to 3 days per week.

Principal Duties:

  • Provides accurate and timely research, reference, and referral services to legislators, legislative staff, department staff, state agencies, and the public via in-person interactions, telephone conversations, and e-mail communications.
  • Provides expertise in extracting information from a variety of print and online sources.
  • Reads daily newspapers and selects articles of interest to be included in the Maryland Clipper and reads additional publications for current event awareness and knowledge in assigned areas of public policy, law, or library and information science issues.
  • Reviews and tracks legislation in assigned topical areas during the 90-day legislative session.

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Excellent working knowledge of Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, or similar legal databases.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, in teams, and have the ability to prioritize requests to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills, flexibility, and adaptability to serve a varied client group in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Must have sensitivity to the political environment and the information needs of all library users.

Must have the ability to work extended hours, including some weekends, during the 90-day legislative session from January to April.

Position: Library Services Specialist (Streaming Media)

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Vacancy Number: 127020 

Responsibilities: This position provides streaming media reserves to UMD users as well as processes reserves in Sharestream and Ares, with an emphasis on streaming media reserves. Performs duties including the delivery, access, encoding, transcoding, and captioning of streaming assets. Provides general expertise in digital conversion. Ensures compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Provides guidance and instruction to library support staff and student assistants performing tasks related to streaming media reserves. Provides assistance to UMD Libraries’ users and communicates with staff at other libraries. Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Assists library users and staff at other libraries; answers email, telephone, chat, and in-person inquiries regarding interlibrary loan, document delivery, and reserves policies and specific Troubleshoots audiovisual equipment and collaborates with DST for resolution. Other duties as assigned Position may be cross-trained in other resource sharing and reserves functions and assigned other duties as needed. Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience .Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. 

Preferred: Experience working in an academic library. Experience in leading and training student assistants or other employees. Experience working with multiple audiovisual formats. Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Required-General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries; of library services, standards and procedures; creating and editing streaming media assets. Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing; in using a computer terminal to input and retrieve information; in interpreting and applying library policies and procedures; and in analyzing problems of a moderately complex nature. Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to provide leading and training to colleagues and library patrons; to work independently; and to exercise initiative in interpreting and applying rules, procedures, and instructions. Preferred-Familiarity using Sharestream, encoding hardware, and compression software. Familiarity with Ares, Canvas, or other learning management systems. Familiarity with the operation of modern and legacy audiovisual content formats and playback equipment, including DVD, VHS, laserdisc, audiocassette, and compact disc. Knowledge of streaming parameters for multiple digital audiovisual formats. Knowledge of U.S. Copyright Law sections 107 and 108 as they apply to libraries and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Knowledge of accessibility standards and procedures as related to streaming media. General knowledge of film studies. For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to UMD Streaming Media Specialist. 

Salary Range: $40,487 – 48,584 

Application Process: Applications: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at Library Services Specialist. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted. 

Best consideration date is February 9, 2022. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 02/09/2022

Position: Communication Specialist

Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Responsibilities: The Communications Specialist at PGCMLS is responsible for all English and Spanish, internal and external library communications at the direction of the COO for Communication and Outreach and Director of Dynamic Content and Engagement. Communications duties include media relations, communications writing, social media, government relations, public information officer duties, and contributing to major campaigns. The Communications Specialist will: -Serve as the Library’s primary media relations contact for pitching stories, responding to interview requests, publishing media releases, and issuing emergency operations notices. -Coordinate the Library’s media relations strategy with all appropriate stakeholders -Serve as the Library’s primary English and Spanish communications writer and copy editor for all media releases, scripts, formal remarks/talking points for stakeholders, reports, public email communications, grant reports, advocacy/government relations, employee announcements via the staff intranet, and the Library’s website. -Contribute to the Library’s social media by acting as a content lead or co-lead for one or more platforms, and reply to any customer inquiries received via social media. -Develop scripts, produce, and maintain the Library’s phone recordings in collaboration with the Library’s IT Department and Public Services Division. -Write feature and editorial content on behalf of the Library or partner organizations for publication in industry, local, or national publications (print and digital). -And more! 

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Creative Writing, or a related field required. Master’s degree or commensurate experience in a related field preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish required, with strong written and verbal professional communication skills. Three or more years of experience coordinating media relations for an institution or business. Flexible professional writing style (in English and Spanish) that supports a range of different deliverables, including media releases, website copy, social media, email communications, scripts, reports, and remarks/talking points. Expert copy-editing skills in multiple editorial styles, including AP style. Ability to adapt oral communication style to be an effective spokesperson for the Library. Strong public speaking skills and ability to serve as an institutional spokesperson in English and Spanish. Expert with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, email marketing platforms, social media, and Adobe Creative Suite. 

Salary Range: $62,354.52 Salary/year. 

Application Process: Please submit your online application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting located on our website: PGCMLS Each applicant must complete the required skills assessment as part of the application process. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Librarian III

Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Responsibilities: PGCMLS requires qualified candidates for two Librarian III positions: we are seeking an Adult Services Specialist and a Generalist for our Oxon Hill and Accokeek Branches. These positions require proven work experience in the areas of supervising and coaching staff, reference and readers’ advisory, program planning, community partnerships, collection development and more. Successful candidates must be demonstrated leaders, enthusiastic, and team-oriented with a strong commitment to customer service. 

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. -Three (3) years of professional library experience with three (3) years of supervisory experience. -Public Librarian Certification required within six-months of hire. -Written and oral fluency in English and a second language, preferred. -Demonstrated programming experience. -Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials and publishers. -Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching. -Excellent communication and listening skills. -Outstanding customer service skills. -Strong organization and problem-solving skills. -Experience with collective bargaining a plus. -Proficient computer skills a must. -Must actively support PGCMLS’ values of being Welcoming, Curious, Accessible, Kind, Collaborative and Resilient. -Must have the ability to work day, evenings and Saturday hours. 

Salary Range: $67,023.37 Salary/year. 

Application Process: Please submit your online application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting located on our website: PGCMLS Librarian III. Each applicant must complete the required skills assessment as part of the application process. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Metadata Librarian

Location: University of Maryland Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center

Description: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Metadata Librarian to join the HSHSL team.

This library faculty position focuses on metadata development and management to maximize discovery of content, particularly that produced by UMB faculty, staff and students. The position will support the HSHSL’s adherence to best practices in metadata methods, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library, specifically metadata contributed to the UMB Data Catalog, UMB Digital Archive, the Library Catalog and other resources. This position works closely with faculty librarians from other departments. The incumbent participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals of the Metadata Management Department and the Resource Development and Access Division.

This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. The position reports to the Metadata Management Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Create original metadata rich records, mostly in science related topics, for the UMB Data Catalog , a database of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers
  • Curate content for the UMB Digital Archive, a repository of academic works and history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Catalog and manage the library’s e-journal collection, legacy print journals, and digital backfiles within the Library Catalog .
  • Document the assigning of metadata, using metadata maps, local authority records, etc.
  • Implement and sustain metadata strategies associated with resource description and digital initiatives and projects, including but not limited to quality control, preservation and access to digitized and born-digital content from the Library’s collections and other University sources.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners on collaborative metadata projects
  • Perform original cataloging and enhancement of serial catalog records using MARC, RDA and AACR2, LCSH and MeSH
  • Keep current with emerging standards, tools, and developments such as BIBFRAME and Linked Open Data (Semantic Web) to apply to current and future library projects.
  • Lead projects and serve as a member of project teams within and outside of the library
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium
  • Participate actively as a member of national and local professional associations and engage in scholarly and service activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience with metadata development and management in an academic, research, or special collections library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schemas such as Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging utilities such as OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems
  • Experience with authority control
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to handle, manage and initiate a variety of projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in a science related field
  • Experience in e-journal cataloging and management
  • Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library

Applications: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter including the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, December 3, 2021.

Please note – A full criminal background check will be required of the selected candidate as part of the hiring process and prior to beginning employment with UMB.

COVID-19 Protocols : All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees [1] are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000 – $70,000, commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch. The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area. The Summary of duties listed is not exhaustive: Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I: -Oversees the operation of a branch library. -Plans, administers and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch. -Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers. -Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community. -Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. -Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members. -Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community. -Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs. Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must. Maryland Certification in Library Science required. Salary Range: $69,126 Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/Lib-Sup-I Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Branch Administrator I

Location: Frederick County Public Libraries

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Urbana Regional Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the Myersville Branch Library, and for ensuring the delivery of quality library service to the public. Direct supervision is given to department supervisors. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Public Service. Requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program; Minimum 3 years of recent (within the last 10 years) public library work experience; Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire, current certification must then be maintained. OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Minimum 5 years of recent (within the past 10 years) public library work experience; Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others; Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable. NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience Salary Range: $63,235.00 – $75,882.00 Annually Application Process: To apply and complete job description go to FCPL Branch Administrator Special Requests: Closing Date: 4:00 pm January 31, 2022.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Associate – Teen Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
  • One or more years of related experience; Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at Harford County Public Library https://www.hcplonline.org/ and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
  • Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
  • Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
  • Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
  • In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.

Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.

Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Experience working in technology support and/or development
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle

Preferred:

  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 15th, 2021.

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .

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

Position: Collection Development Strategies Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Nature of Work:

The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches to providing effective stewardship of print and electronic collections. The main work will focus on gathering and managing data supporting collection development and collection assessment and making decisions about the collections based on that data. The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will have a leadership role in planning and executing deselection and transfer projects for print collections and identifying alternate formats as appropriate, as well as the rightsizing of on-campus collections in McKeldin Library, campus branch libraries and collections housed off-site. The Librarian will assist in gathering, managing, manipulating, and reporting data drawn from in-house systems such as ALEPH and from a wide range of vendor supplied data and data available from external organizations. The Librarian will also serve as liaison to regional and national collections initiatives, shared print, and specialized data repositories.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collection management (95%)

  • In collaboration with the Director of Collection Development Strategies and the Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC), develops and manages project-oriented activities, including making decisions regarding the disposition and location of library materials (e.g. Hornbake storage organization, microfilm de-duplication, shifting of collections within McKeldin Library, collaboration with Severn Library, etc.).
  • Plans and makes decisions associated with the effective maintenance of existing collections and related deselection/retention, preservation, and storage issues, including Severn Library.
  • Develops a program of data analysis to inform collections strategy and applies data to collections decisions.
  • Manages Library resource desiderata processes.
  • Serves as a liaison with colleagues in Cataloging and Metadata Services, Acquisitions, Continuing Resources and Data Services, and Preservation.
  • Serves as a liaison for the Development Office and Gifts-in-Kind program.
  • Serves as liaison between the University of Maryland Libraries and regional and national collections initiatives (Big Ten Academic Alliance, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, HathiTrust, etc.), shared print, and specialized data repositories into the Library’s collections framework.
  • Works with the Collection Development Strategies Graduate Assistant to monitor and update collections-related intranet (LIBI) and public web pages.
  • Serves as a standing member of the Collection Development Committee (CDC) and chairs Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC).
  • Assists with the formulation and review of Library collection development policies and related workflows.
  • Assists in monitoring and responding to mediated requests received through the demand driven acquisitions (DDA) program, and monitors and addresses requests for materials generated by the Library’s suggestion services (“Suggest a Book”, etc.).
  • Monitors local, system-wide, and vendor provided reports to identify collection related trends and patterns.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (5%)

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

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

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/90988. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until January 30, 2022.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties.
  • Minimum three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in an academic or research library, or equivalent, including collection management or technical services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience gathering, assessing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects

Preferred:

  • Experience with creating collection development and management policies and strategies.
  • Experience with tools used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization (e.g. Excel, Access, Python, OpenRefine, Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks).
  • Aptitude for learning and adapting emerging technologies.
  • Familiarity with licensing practices for electronic resources.
  • Strong record of professional engagement.

Faculty Requirement: This position is appointed to Library Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Library Faculty at the University of Maryland must demonstrate accomplishments and/or evidence of potential for future accomplishments in three areas: 1) librarianship, which includes the assigned area(s) of responsibility and professional development; 2) service, which includes participation in library, university, local, and national committees and professional organizations beyond the assigned area(s) of responsibility; and 3) research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, which includes self- directed inquiry and results dissemination to advance the state of the profession. Library faculty who are successful in meeting these criteria are awarded continuous employment in the form of Permanent Status. For additional information on faculty status at the University of Maryland Libraries, consult: https://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Communications Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on MLA JobLine

Responsibilities: The Communications Specialist is responsible for all English and Spanish, internal and external library communications at the direction of the COO for Communication and Outreach and Director of Dynamic Content and Engagement. Communications duties include media relations, communications writing, social media, government relations, public information officer duties, and contributing to major campaigns. Some essential functions include: Serve as the Library’s primary media relations contact for pitching stories, responding to interview requests, publishing media releases, and issuing emergency operations notices (internally and externally).Coordinate the Library’s media relations
strategy with all appropriate stakeholders. Serve as the Library’s primary English and Spanish communications writer and copy editor for all media releases, scripts, formal remarks/talking points for stakeholders, reports, public email communications, grant reports, advocacy/government relations, employee announcements via the staff intranet, and the Library’s website. Contribute to the Library’s social media by acting as a content lead or co-lead for one or more platforms, and reply to any customer inquiries received via social media. Coordinate and/or support major communications campaigns in conjunction with other Communication and Outreach colleagues and departments. Staff media or Library principals at select Library or community events during the business day and/or after hours as needed. Develop scripts, produce, and maintain the Library’s phone recordings in collaboration with the Library’s IT Department and Public Services Division. Manage the Library’s access to communications platforms. Visit us online at PGMLS.info to view the full job listing.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Creative Writing, or a related field required. Master’s degree or commensurate experience in a related field preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish required, with strong written and verbal professional communication skills. Flexible professional writing style (in English and Spanish) that supports a range of different deliverables, including media releases, website copy, social media, email communications, scripts, reports, and remarks/talking points. Three or more years of experience coordinating media relations for an institution or business. Strong public speaking skills. Valid driver’s license for use of Library vehicles.
Salary Range: PGCMLS offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal) and retirement benefits are offered.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online, upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment test. Visit us online at pgcmls.info/employment.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.
Experience:

Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
Ability to manage complex technical projects
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89320. No relocation
assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not
sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a
curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Position: Outreach and Partnership Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Library System
Salary: $53,946.18

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association

Responsibilities: You are invited to serve the residents of Prince George’s County by connecting them
with library programs and services through partnerships and outreach activities. You are passionate
about public service, making meaningful connections, and realizing social impact through grassroots and
institutional collaborations and initiatives. You are adept at assessing customer and community needs,
and have the ability to engage with a range of population groups, including K-12 students, immigrants,
and returning residents.
You will: Develop, implements and assess the Library’s outreach and collaboration strategy in
consultation with Program Services Dept, branch staff, and appropriate colleagues. Develop
relationships with schools, community agencies, organizations and institutions with aligned missions to
create mutually beneficial involvement both within and outside of the branches. Work with
Communication and Outreach Division colleagues to develop marketing and communications materials
for special initiatives and outreach activities. Identify outreach opportunities and develop programs,
demonstrations, information sharing, tabling, etc. to engage current and potential library customers.
Coordinate system wide off-site outreach activities for all library customer groups, including non-English
speakers, immigrants, and refugees. Provide professional development to branch staff on the provision
of outreach and community support.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience
in a library, education, or non-profit setting; – or –
Master’s degree in information science, non-profit/arts administration or related field and one to three
years of experience preferred.
Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Hold a valid driver’s license. Considerable
knowledge of principles of youth development, reading skills acquisition, childhood learning theories
and philosophies and educational techniques required.
Salary Range: $53,946.18 Salary/year.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online at Outreach and Partnership Specialist,
upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Materials Assistant Director
Location: Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Materials Assistant Director assists in overseeing the Materials Management and Technical Services Departments operations, activities, staff, and workflow. Takes part in developing, planning, and executing library and department objectives, supporting the selection, purchasing, cataloging, and processing of physical and digital materials the library provides to the citizens of Harford County.

Essential Duties

  1. The Materials Assistant Director assists in the management of activities, operations, and workflow of the Materials Management and Technical Services Department.
  2. Assists in the selection of library materials, both digital and physical, serving as a staff resource on intellectual freedom.
  3. Manages aspects of the departmental budget
  4. Establishes priorities and action plans with Director and develops workflow patterns and staff work plans.
  5. Resolves problems related to materials processing, ordering, converting, delivery, and cataloging.
  6. Ensures all materials are readily accessible to the public and maintains current knowledge of public service issues.
  7. Negotiates contracts with vendors, including utilizing databases for magazine subscriptions, standing order titles, and special collections maintenance.
  8. Executes library objectives by translating materials initiatives and activities that support public service goals.
  9. Performs long range planning and priority goal setting for the library collections in the system.
  10. Promotes and facilitates teamwork between the divisions and other library staff.
  11. Oversees the processing, ordering and maintaining special collections to include designing packaging, ordering replacement items and repairs.
  12. Evaluates statistics and determines actions based on results; recommends and implements changes to procedures and departmental policies.
  13. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library.

Supervision Functions

  1. Supervises assigned staff, as well as assigned volunteers and participates in the hiring process;
  2. Oversees the onboarding and training of staff and volunteers of direct reports and as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves the annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for direct reports and assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  8. Assists in the scheduling and facilitation of department/team meetings

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. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  5. Is dependable and punctual;
  6. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  7. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship
This position reports to Materials Management & Technical Services Director. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week
Primary work schedule consists of weekday shifts, but may occasionally require evening and weekend hours.

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

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

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

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

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Masters Degree in Library Science or related field in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution;
  2. Three or more years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of technical training, education, and/or experience;
  3. Two or more years of supervisory experience;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of administrative management associated with ordering, receiving, processing, cataloging; and moving inventory; and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public;
  2. Broad knowledge of library materials, publishing, readers advisory, and public library/reference work;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of ILS (Integrated Library System) software with strong problem-solving skills;
  4. Ability to assess community needs and develop, plan, implement, and execute library materials processing initiatives to meet those needs.
  5. Knowledge of relevant electronic resources and databases, and of modern research and investigative techniques and procedures;
  6. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  7. Ability to supervise and mentor both clerical and professional staff while working in a team environment;
  8. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  9. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train, and communicate with other staff members;
  10. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  11. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  12. Ability to operate relevant computer systems and software programs, and office machines;
  13. Ability to prioritize, multitask and plan appropriately to ensure timelines and deadlines are met;
  14. Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and patient with customers and staff;
  15. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Position: Development Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Development Manager is a member of the Leadership Team and reports to the Library’s Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach. The Development Manager is responsible for managing–at the direction of the CEO and COO for Communication and Outreach–all aspects of fundraising to support the development and enhancement of Library services that meet the needs and interests of Prince George’s County residents. The Development Manager is also the primary liaison between the library staff and the PGCMLS Foundation Board and the Library’s friends groups. The Development Manager is responsible for cultivating innovative financial resources to support new/expanding Library services and executing fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include annual fund drives, planned giving, major gifts, endowment planning, grant solicitation/reporting, and assisting with Library advocacy efforts.

The Development Manager has promotion potential to a director-level position. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business management, public administrations, marketing, communications, or related field required. 7+ years fundraising and development experience. Experience developing funding proposals and securing gifts and grants in excess of $100,000. Certified Fundraising Executive credential strongly preferred. Membership in fundraising professional associations preferred. Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Knowledge of board governance and skill in cultivating board engagement. Excellent presentation skills. Strong organizational and networking skills. Experience growing and managing a comprehensive fundraising department that includes outreach to government officials, individual major gifts, foundation grants and/or special events. Demonstrated ability to manage grant writing and write successful grants and funding proposals. Knowledge of public relations and marketing.

Salary Range: PGCMLS offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal) and retirement benefits are offered.

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online, upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete required skills assessment tests.

View the full job announcement at: PGCMLS

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, State Law Library
Location: Maryland State Law Library
Salary: $121,878 (Note: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”)

The job shall be performed at the location directed by the employer. The assigned work location for this position is Maryland State Law Library, 361 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401. The incumbent is required to report to work at that location pursuant to their work schedule unless allowed or directed to work at a different location for job-related reasons, at the sole discretion and authority of the Judiciary. Such alternate locations may include, but not be limited to: any court location or Judiciary facility within the state; any non-Judiciary facility, either within or outside the state, at which the incumbent is required to attend a conference, meeting, proceeding, training, or for other reasons; or, if allowed to telework by the Judiciary, an approved remote telework site.

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

Purpose of Role: This position serves as executive administrator for all aspects of the Library’s operations. The individual in this position develops and implements plans and procedures that further the Library’s mission to serve “the needs of Maryland’s government and citizens by: building and preserving collections of legal information resources, promoting access to these collections, and creating educational opportunities that enhance the understanding of legal information.” In order to further the Library’s mission, the Director manages 16 professional and clerical staff members, providing direct supervision for five employees, and ensures the provision of effective and high-quality training and professional development opportunities for staff.

The Director is responsible for the long-range planning and the day-to-day management of the Library’s physical collections, including acquisitions, book stack maintenance and preservation processes. The Director serves as steward of the Library’s rare materials, including the John J. Audubon “Birds of America” prints and fragile documents and books. Additionally, the individual in this position provides both strategic direction and daily guidance for the acquisition and management of digital collections, such as library databases, digital preservation systems, online catalogs and the Judiciary-wide legal research database subscription.

The Director develops and implements the Library’s public services, ranging from chat reference referrals and document delivery to interlibrary lending and provision of content for the Library’s websites. The Library’s reference staff handles a large volume of reference interactions – for example, in the past year, the reference staff handled more than 13,000 such interactions. The Director also is responsible for creating and sustaining various educational initiatives, such as the People’s Law Library website, outreach services to public librarians, and legal research training programs. The Director identifies and maintains networking opportunities with other librarians and legal community stakeholders, as part of the Library’s outreach activities.

The Director evaluates and initiates improvements to the Library’s services, procedures, collections and equipment by soliciting guidance from the statutory State Law Library Committee and other Judiciary leaders. The Director prepares the Library’s annual budget and designs processes and procedures for streamlining library operations. The Director fosters professional contacts with others in the library and legal fields, follows professional and technological trends, and engages in strategic planning to implement Library initiatives.

Essential Functions:

Management Activities

Serve as the executive administrator for all aspects of the Library’s operations; represent the Library at professional events and functions; apply developments and trends in the law, librarianship and technology to the design and implementation of library services; create processes and procedures for streamlining library operations; prepare the Library’s annual budget; solicit guidance from the statutory State Law Library Committee and other Judiciary leaders; foster professional contacts with others in the library and legal fields; engage in strategic planning to implement Library initiatives.

Supervisory Duties

Directly supervise five full-time, professional staff members, who in turn supervise an additional 11 staff members; identify and implement effective and high-quality training and professional development opportunities for staff.

Collection Development Responsibilities

Provide long-range planning and day-to-day management of the Library’s physical collections, including acquisitions, book stack maintenance and preservation processes; serve as steward of the Library’s rare materials, including the John J. Audubon “Birds of America” prints and fragile documents and books; plan for the preservation and conservation of library materials, especially those housed in the Library’s Special Collections Room; create collection policies and workflow processes that enhance Library customers’ efficient access to information; provide both strategic direction and daily guidance for the acquisition and management of the Library’s online databases and other digital tools and assets, including the catalog, digital preservation systems and the Judiciary-wide legal research database subscription; develop standards and policies for the acquisition, management and retention of electronic resources.

Access Services Responsibilities

Follow professional trends in librarianship and create and implement new services for Library customers; provide overall direction and management for all aspects of the Library’s public services, including reference work, interlibrary lending, document delivery, online catalog organization, promotional activities and development of the Library’s websites.

Educational Tasks and Outreach Duties

Address Library customers’ information needs by designing and implementing research training programs, including in-person classes and web-based courses; overseeing the development and management of the People’s Law Library website; possessing responsibility for maintaining ongoing training for public librarians on legal reference; sustaining contacts and networking opportunities with librarians and legal community stakeholders.

Education: Master’s degree in library or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional law library experience, which must include four (4) years of experience managing staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of law library administration standards and practices.
Knowledge of legal information sources, including both print and digital materials.
Knowledge of best practices in legal reference services and an understanding of the legal information needs and interests of the general public, the legal community and the Judiciary.
Knowledge of the structure, scope and implications of digital information resources and architecture.
Knowledge of law library collection development principles.
Knowledge of budgeting processes and applicable rules and requirements related to purchasing and other fiscal transactions.
Knowledge of supervisory duties and human resources management.
Knowledge of legal information needs and interests of the general public, the legal community, and the Judiciary.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, and creativity in all management settings.
Ability to provide current information to Library staff and Judiciary leadership about developments and trends in the law and librarianship.
Ability to follow applicable requirements and procedures mandated by statute or regulation, the Maryland State Law Library Committee, and other Judiciary departments or entities.
Ability to communicate effectively, through speaking and writing, and foster cooperative and respectful working relationships with Library staff, Judiciary staff, and State government managers and colleagues, Library patrons from all walks of life, and library and legal community stakeholders.
Ability to understand the role that libraries serve in maintaining society’s legal and cultural memory.

Position: Library Collections Manager
Location: Frederick County Public Library
Salary: $72,397 – $86,876

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Library Collections Department. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the FCPL’s system-wide collection development, including the selection and acquisition of physical and digital library materials. Direct supervision is given to Materials Management and Technical Services staff. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Support Services.

Requirements
Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
Minimum 5 years of professional library work experience in a public setting, including at least 2 years (within last 5 years) collection development and/or materials management experience and/or technical services management experience.
Minimum 2 years work supervisory work experience
Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license
*Note: 2 additional years of professional work experience may reduce the education requirement to a Bachelor’s degree.

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm November 22, 2021. For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.frederickcountymd.gov

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $49,202

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

  • Under the general direction of the Branch Manager assists customers proactively with their diverse library needs and serves as a specialist for adult services. Demonstrates strong leadership qualities and good judgment.
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and tracks related expenditures
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) for young adults, based on their needs and interests.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space
  • Creates an environment that attracts and invites customers to use the library’s collection and spaces
  • Assists customers at their point of need to find answers to a broad range of questions by using appropriate resources
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources
  • Performs all circulation related functions
  • Merchandises and promotes the library’s collection
  • Follows library procedures to open and close the building
  • Occasionally prepare the cash drawer and make bank deposits.
  • Understands and implements departmental, branch, and system policies and procedures
  • May serve as the librarian in charge and, in consultation with a circulation staff member, handle customer issues and respond to building problems with follow-up provided to branch manager
  • Must be able to meet scheduling requirements by arriving to work on time and staying until the end of one’s shift with ability to plan, prioritize, and accomplish tasks
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Staff Handbook for Queen Anne’s County Library
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to effectively work in an environment that serves people of diverse ages, cultures, abilities, and skill levels
  • Must possess computer skills and be able to use different technologies to perform work duties and serve customers
  • Actively supports the library’s mission, vision, and strategic direction
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems, embracing change, and taking measured risks
  • Participates in or presents training and development opportunities, joins professional associations, and shares knowledge in the workplace, and completes job related continuing education requirements in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to admin@qaclibrary.org by November 24, 2021. Position open until filled.

For more information, please see the job description found on our website at https://www.qaclibrary.org/careers

Requirements

Master’s degree in Library Science and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire.
Must be able to work 35 hours per week, 5 days per week including one evening per week and one Saturday per month and other hours as needed

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position

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

Responsibilities

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

Albert S. Cook Library:

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

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

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

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

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

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

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

Position: Serials E-Resources Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured track faculty position. Librarian Rank will be assigned at the initial appointment to the position.

Responsibilities

  • Focus on establishing & maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by UMES & open access resources.
  • Manage the library’s electronic products & EZ Proxy configuration flies.
  • Work with vendors.
  • Resolve problem reports & ensure patron access to electronic resources without interruptions.
  • Generate reports & conduct analyses of electronic resources.
  • Responsible for updates to the library Open URL link resolver & updates to local listings.
  • Maintains the library webpage.
  • Collaborate with library staff to ensure smooth development & implementation of electronic resources workflows.
  • Serve on committees related to E-resources access, discovery & delivery.
  • Manage serials & electronic resources in collaboration with faculty & librarians.
  • Supervision of staff (1) and student assistants.
  • Provide reference services as needed.
  • Serve as a faculty liaison for collection development & library instruction.
  • Rotating Saturday duties are required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has mandated that all candidates accepting an offer of employment are required to be vaccinated. The university will consider exemptions from the requirement for medical or religious-based reasons. Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons must complete an exemption form before their start date and return the form to the human resources department.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working with electronic resources.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Familiar with e-resources & print vendors.
  • Experience with electronic resource management systems.
  • Ability to work as a team and/or work independently.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Position: Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured track faculty position. Librarian Rank will be assigned at the initial appointment to the position.

Responsibilities

  • Performs original & copy cataloging records for print, non-print & digital items
  • Maintains knowledge of professional cataloging standards (MARC, AACR2, OCLC)
  • Monitors catalog cleanup with changes in catalog standards & system upgrades
  • Assists in the maintenance & operation of the library’s automation system for bibliographic control
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Supervision of Library Services Tech & student assistant;
  • Reference desk assistance
  • Serves as faculty library liaison for assigned areas
  • Serves on library committees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Three years of recent cataloging experience
  • Must be able to work some Saturdays

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Familiar with all aspects & guidelines of cataloging tools & principles (Integrated Library Systems, LC Subject Headings & Classification, OCLC bibliographic formats & authority files
  • MARC, AACR2, OCLC experience; experience with integrated library systems & the OCLC system
  • Collection development experience
  • Ability to work as a team and/or work independently
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Class Description

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

Minimum Requirements

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

Class Specific Essential Duties

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

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian I/Library Specialist – Technical Services Coordinator
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: : Librarian I salary ($48,242 – $57,890 per year); Library Specialist salary ($45,086 – $54,103 per year)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional to join our Library Collections team. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional position is responsible for oversight of technical services processes and workflow, coordinating cross-department functions/projects, liaising with vendors, cataloging library materials, and ensuring the accuracy of FCPL’s public access catalog.

Requirements: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I: Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire; Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS – current certification must then be maintained.

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university; Minimum 1 year recent (within last 5 years) library work experience; Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/frederickmd?keywords=library%20

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: Starting Salary: $49,202

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of duties under the direction of the Branch Manager;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and teens;
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections;
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers;
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space;
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources.

Requirements: Qualifications: Master’s degree and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire. Ability to work as part of a customer-focused team.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to admin@qaclibrary.org by November 9, 2021.

Position: Data Science Librarian
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities
Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

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

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

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

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

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

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.

Experience:

Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
  • Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
  • Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

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

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

Position: Development and Community Engagement Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $74,158

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

At CCPL, superior customer service is at the core of everything we do. As our Development and Community Engagement Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have quality, up to date information on the library and provide them with opportunities to invest in the future of the library. As a member of the Communications team, you will work to frame the library’s donor and advocacy messages to ensure the future success of CCPL. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the leadership of the Director of Communications, you will attend Executive Leadership Team as needed, be responsible for fundraising to support the development and growth of library programs, resources, and services, and oversee fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include fund drives, event sponsorships, grant solicitation, and reporting planned giving and major gifts. The Development and Community Engagement Manager is responsible for all aspects of donor development including support and management of the Friends of Carroll County Public Library.

You will work with the Executive Leadership Team and Executive Director to advocate on behalf of the Library throughout the community and serve as a liaison and CCPL representative on local, state, and national committees. This position involves researching, writing, and managing grant applications and reports, including grant management for Maryland State Library (MSL) grants. You will also support CCPL programming, resources, and services by cultivating partnerships and through development work.

To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx

Online applications must be received by Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Required Qualifications

  1. Degree in non-profit management, donor development, public administration, or another related field. Post-graduate degree highly desired;
  2. Four years or more related work experience (fundraising, and development);
  3. Experience securing and managing grants in excess of $100,000;
  4. Ability to use donor management software;
  5. Membership in professional fundraising association preferred.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Chief of State Library Resource Center
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $86,518 – $138,364 (yearly salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the next Chief of State Library Resource Center (SLRC). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. The renovated Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library whose mission is “to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.” Dedicated patrons, volunteers, and donors enthusiastically support the work of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as it upholds library traditions and embraces the challenges of a rapidly changing library world.

Responsibilities: The Chief of SLRC reports to the Deputy Director of Public Services and leads the four members of the SLRC Management Team in providing direction and oversight to the various departments which include: Digital MD, Documents, and Sailor Electronic Resources; internal support departments such as Technical Services, Acquisitions, Bindery and special collections (African American, Maryland and Special Collections Departments). The ideal candidate will have the skills to build and maintain relationships throughout the state and support the development of Maryland library professionals through robust training, accreditation, and resource sharing.

Our Community: Known as a city of neighborhoods, the past and the future intersect in Baltimore. Many historic communities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and wealth of diversity with many significant properties listed on the National Register; Under Armour’s forward-looking Port Covington development is among the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country and the city’s historic Inner Harbor boasts walkable neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and commercial development. An entrepreneurial community has emerged alongside Baltimore’s robust network of colleges and universities, world-class museums, internationally renowned symphony orchestra, trendy music and art venues, beloved professional sports teams, and varied culinary choices. As with many urban cities, Baltimore has distinct challenges as well as powerful assets and many of Baltimore’s citizens suffer a disparity of income, education, and opportunity. The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to be a vital, important partner in Baltimore’s determination to meet these challenges.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $86,518 – $138,364 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on November 28, 2021.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/slrc/.

Requirements
Qualifications: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in high-level/leadership.

Position: Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $86,518 – $138,364 (yearly salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the next Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Divison (NLSD). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. The renovated Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library whose mission is “to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.” Dedicated patrons, volunteers, and donors enthusiastically support the work of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as it upholds library traditions and embraces the challenges of a rapidly changing library world.

Responsibilities: The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLSD) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the CEO, provides leadership, oversight, and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of 21 branch libraries; two Deputy Chiefs; 21 Branch managers, a Programming team, and an executive assistant. The NLSD offices will be located at a former branch location, Hollins St. in downtown Baltimore. The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required. Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.

Baltimore is a diverse city, made up of distinct neighborhoods with very specific needs. The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) provides services to all of these communities through a variety of innovative services. The Library values diversity and equity and recognizes the importance of these to Baltimore. In keeping with these values, the NLSD is reflective of these values and responsive to identified community needs. Its Chief must be community-oriented; energized by innovation and calculated risk-taking; responsive to community needs and proactive in making connections with organizations and groups that support and comprise Baltimore’s communities. Additionally, the Chief should be an empowering force for the District and Library Managers, while simultaneously communicating and upholding Leadership decisions.

Our Community: Known as a city of neighborhoods, the past and the future intersect in Baltimore. Many historic communities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and wealth of diversity with many significant properties listed on the National Register; Under Armour’s forward-looking Port Covington development is among the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country and the city’s historic Inner Harbor boasts walkable neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and commercial development. An entrepreneurial community has emerged alongside Baltimore’s robust network of colleges and universities, world-class museums, internationally renowned symphony orchestra, trendy music and art venues, beloved professional sports teams, and varied culinary choices. As with many urban cities, Baltimore has distinct challenges as well as powerful assets and many of Baltimore’s citizens suffer a disparity of income, education, and opportunity. The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to be a vital, important partner in Baltimore’s determination to meet these challenges.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $86,518 – $138,364 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on November 28, 2021.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/nlsd/.

Requirements
Qualifications: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in high-level/leadership.

Two Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Research Analyst (Evenings)
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Skadden is seeking Research & Knowledge Analysts to assist with global information services. There are multiple shifts available:

Monday-Friday, 1-9 ET, based out of the New York office. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model.

Monday-Friday, 1-9 ET, 12-8 CT, or 10-6 PT, based out of New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto or Wilmington. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model, depending on location.

Sunday-Thursday, 1-9 ET, based out of the New York office. This position offers a fully remote or a hybrid work model.

This position will be responsible for researching and providing information, analysis and expertise to attorneys and staff in all practice areas of the Firm. Analyzes legal, corporate and general resources and communicates findings in a clear and concise manner. Coordinates current awareness alerts. Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to develop and maintain selected practice area databases and websites. Assists with the evaluation and recommendation of new information resources.

  • Supports research and Knowledge Management (KM) initiatives for Firm attorneys and staff across the globe, incorporating new technology.
  • Performs cost efficient ready reference and in-depth research on legal, corporate and other topics using online and print resources.
  • Uses question and answer skills to conduct effective reference interviews.
  • Distills research results into clear and concise reports of findings.
  • Creates and maintains alert services that identify matters of interest to attorneys, as well as existing and potential clients.
  • Works independently and with the Knowledge Strategy (KS) team and selected practice areas to choose, collect, organize, maintain, and update content for practice area websites and databases.
  • Provides attorneys with access to and encourages the effective use of internal and external knowledge resources.
  • Disseminates knowledge resources via Firm wide intranet and databases to attorneys.
  • Collaborates with practice group leaders and other attorneys to design effective KS websites and databases.
  • Establishes relationships with attorneys to promote awareness of KS initiatives and to solicit their participation.
  • Provides full service research and KM support if working remotely from the office.
  • Assists with evaluating new and updated versions of information resources, online and print sources, and recommends beneficial information sources for the Firm.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Develops subject guides, tip sheets and training materials as department needs and resources change.
  • Monitors email on firm issued mobile device while out of the office and during off hours and coordinates with staff in NY and other offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.
  • Manages Firm resources responsibly.
  • Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.
  • Assists other department staff members when needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Proficient in using computer-based research tools: Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, Intelligize, Practical Law, Fastcase, PLI, Capital IQ, Deal Point Data, CCH Cheetah and more
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Demonstrates a courteous and professional demeanor and prioritizes a highly positive, customer-service approach
  • Proven ability in using web page editors
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent experience (minimum of four years)
Minimum of two years’ experience conducting research in a legal or corporate information center
To apply visit: https://www.skadden.com/Careers/Staff/Opportunities/New-York/Research-Knowledge-Analyst-9202021

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Position: Special Assistant to the Director of General and International Collections
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Collections Services (RCS), Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 413022.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The General and International Collections Directorate at the Library of Congress is responsible for supporting many of the institution’s priorities. We set strategies to organize, digitize and make information accessible, and to enrich the onsite and online user experience in support of traditional and evolving forms of research. We look to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in our collections strategies, while simultaneously adopting a digital-forward strategy that harnesses technology to bridge geographical divides, expand reach, and enhance service. In supporting the Library’s position as a leader in the library and cultural-heritage communities, we support the professional development of our staff, ensuring that we have the skills to accommodate changes in the information professions, and the needs and expectations of our users. The experience of the Special Assistant as a skilled guide, facilitator, administrator, and liaison is an important ingredient in our success.

Plans and organizes reports, inquires, and analysis by coordinating with staff and line management personnel, and conducting all phases of the project. Interprets service unit and agency regulations, directives and procedures, and the initial application of new methods. Provides administrative and operational support in the day-to-day and the long-term management of the Directorate to meet the mission and program goals. Evaluates program effectiveness and the improvement of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of major programs.

Provides program support to the Director who is responsible for a range of activities and programs and regularly interacts with other Library Service Units and with national and international organizations, high-level officials from other government agencies, professional organizations, scholarly, and cultural communities.

Serves as the primary liaison between the Director, their management team and staff throughout the directorate and across other units in Library Collections and Services (LCSG). Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with all staff, in LCSG and throughout the Library, to share resources and information and effectively serve Library Services’ best interests. Serves as a central point of contact for the Director with representatives from other libraries, cultural institutions, national and international organizations, if necessary.

Serves as a point of contact for administrative professionals and directorate staff throughout the directorate on personnel and operational initiatives, goals and processes. Consults with Employee Resources Management and Planning (ERMP) and/or FMD on high-level operational, budgetary and personnel directorate objectives. Ensures information shared by the Financial Management Directorate (FMD), the Organizational Management Directorate (OMD) and/or the ERMP Division is administered timely to administrative staff and/or directorate staff.

Coordinates requirements and serves as an expert on special projects, advising senior management on significant office issues. Leads, conducts and/or participates in management studies and Reviews, particularly those with wide or significant effect on the Directorate and Service Unit operations, and those where the boundaries of the studies may be broad with far-reaching or long-term implications. Organizes assigned projects; plans, organizes and directs team projects and collaborations. Identifies and gathers necessary data including program data and interacts with senior managers, program officials, employees and supervisors; assembles and evaluates information gathered; formulates findings, conclusions, and recommendations; presents results in writing and/or orally, which are well-organized, supportable and clearly expressed. Undertakes environmental scanning, competitive intelligence, benchmarking, and best practice analysis.

Advises on changes to organizational structures, organizational charts, and mission and function statements to implement reorganizations or changes in program administration in order to reduce or eliminate functional overlap among the agency’s substantive programs.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Operations
Location: Washington County Free Library
Salary: $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Responsibility involves formulating, developing plans for, and fostering satisfaction of the Library’s strategic directions. Supervising the Maintenance Department, and evaluating their performance of in achieving the goals and objectives of the Library System. Oversees operational function of all physical library facilities. Also includes contributing to the development of capital and operating budget requests, and physical planning and supervision. Responsible for maintaining and training others on internal policy and procedures. Acts as coordinator for all system-wide grants (include writing/reporting). Responsible for data collection and the completion of the state-wide survey.

Requirements

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; five (5) years’ experience in professional/management in planning and conducting public library services and programs; and three (3) years of supervisory responsibility.

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $80,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
  • Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
  • Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
  • Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
  • In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.

Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Experience working in technology support and/or development
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle

Preferred:

  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.