Two Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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 (see full job description)

Position: Customer Experience Specialist/ Research Librarian
Location: Digital Science
Salary: $70,000.00 – $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

We are Digital Science and we are advancing the research ecosystem.

We are a pioneering technology company, and our vision is of a future where a trusted and collaborative research ecosystem drives progress for all. We believe in better, open, collaborative and inclusive research. In creating the next generation of tools and working in partnership with the community we tackle some of the biggest challenges to research. In order to achieve our vision, we need innovative, inspiring and dynamic people to join our team. Do you want to join us in achieving our vision?

Dimensions, part of the Digital Science family, is the world’s largest linked research information dataset, covering millions of research publications and connected by more than 1.3 billion citations. We are shaping the future of research and are looking for a Customer Experience Specialist/Research Librarian to help us support and guide our clients to get what they need from Dimensions tools and services. Could you be a part of the team?

Your new role

As part of the global and dynamic team, you will play a key role in serving our global customers, a large and growing set of global government and funding organizations. Working in a highly collaborative team environment, you will lead support for customers and provide delivery excellence that delights our customers, informs billions in research investment, fuels word-of-mouth growth, and very high renewal rates, an indication of serving our customers with best service possible. You will help our customers use bibliometric and scientometric data from Dimensions to support research assessment, portfolio management/analysis, strategic planning and more.

As a Customer Experience Specialist/Research Librarian, you will lead customer support responses, anticipate and triage requests, and perform a wide range of activities, which will help our customers to think through how Dimensions and its underlying data can support their needs. As someone who thrives in helping people and solving problems with them, you will create custom data sets, provide training and answer questions about our products, as you grow to become an expert in our data, software, and customers, whilst identifying situations where we can grow customer engagement.

What you’ll be doing

  • You’ll be a trusted partner supporting leaders of science funding organizations to use Dimensions data and tools to support them in making key decisions about research and funding management
  • You’ll both use and demonstrate how to use publication metrics and other bibliographic data to evaluate the impact of a researcher, program or organization
  • You will provide guidance to program incumbents and thought leaders on the responsible use of data and information from Dimensions
  • You will work closely with clients to understand their business needs and use-cases and create solutions for them with Dimensions data and tools
  • Build & develop relationships with clients, built around use and awareness of Dimensions tools and developments
  • You will help clients to achieve their goals through project planning, management and supporting implementation as well as providing both training and ongoing support for each subscribed tool and service
  • You will monitor and respond to client requests through helpdesk tickets, contract deliverables, and status reports.
  • Be an expert on all aspects of Dimensions offerings and provide advice to both the external research and analysis community and to the internal Digital Science team
  • Deliver training presentations on our capabilities, case examples and tools to both small and large groups
  • Create support documentation including FAQ’s, presentations, videos etc

What you’ll bring to the role

  • You will bring an understanding of the Scientific & Technology ecosystem (funders, research organizations, scientific publishing)
  • You will have a sound knowledge of and interest in bibliometrics, scientometrics, research assessment and science policy
  • You will bring expertise in research data, including common matters such as author and institutional disambiguation, classification and citation linkages
  • You will have extensive and demonstrable work experience in a related field (research librarian, assessment & analytic librarian, bibliometric librarian) and be able to showcase your experience and achievements
  • You will have the ability to create and present interactive training for online tools including workshop-style sessions
  • You will be familiar with helping users answer questions about database aggregation, linkages and anomalies
  • You will be experienced in helping others create Boolean searches to represent a topic to support exploration of the research landscape and helping identify under-researched and emerging areas
  • You quickly understand user perspective and take the initiative to support the client in finding solutions
  • You will thrive in an environment where you can work independently and remotely
  • You will be a strong communicator and able to communicate your findings to a varied audience through written and verbal presentation
  • You will be comfortable working in a fast paced, changing environment and utilize this to empower your career with us
  • It would be advantageous if you have experience in successfully managing projects and programmes and creating customer-facing documentation, but not a requirement for the role
  • If you are experienced supporting research analysis that would be desirable
  • It would be advantageous if you have experience in creating and presenting data visualizations based on research outputs and metrics

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library Administrative Specialist
Location: United States Tax Court
Salary: &72,750 – $94,581

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

POSITION SUMMARY

The position is in the library of the United States Tax Court. The incumbent performs a variety of technical and professional duties providing service to the Judicial and administrative staff of the Court. The incumbent reports directly to the Supervisory Librarian and plays key roles in both verifying and projecting library expenditures in current and future fiscal years as well as creating online tools to provide end user interfacing with library products and services.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Support

  • Work independently using various modules of the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) to input and edit item records for print materials received daily. Establish frequency pattern in ILS for both regular and irregularly printed publications and program alert notifications for any missing or overdue items. Run SQL reports to identify and claim missing materials.
  • Work under the direction of the Technical Information Specialist in editing bibliographic ILS records to include virtual, static, or internal links.
  • Work independently uploading digital objects into the home page of the library’s ILS as well as providing links to services and objects. Maintain library webpages.
  • Use a variety of tools including but not limited to the Library’s ILS, digital repository, AWS cloud contents and Court’s document management and collaboration platform to display virtual, static, or internal links to digital objects, online resources, and services.
  • Effectively link each bibliographic item record for a print item in the catalog module of the Court’s ILS to a third-party vendor’s RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) system.
  • Track and maintain inventory in the library, satellite collections, chambers, and offices. Order materials for distribution in 39 field courtrooms.
  • Responsible for the Court’s bookbinding process, completing all necessary forms (e.g., SF-1, SF-2511) for signature. Independently work with GPO contracted bindery company on binding specifications. Choose and arrange all journals for binding, gather materials, set up appointments, and maintain contact with bookbinders. When the orders are complete, check for accuracy and prepare library volumes for shelving.
  • Work directly with library contractors ensuring tasks are performed in accordance with any agreement entered by the Court.
  • Responsible for maintaining the appearance and order of library stacks according to Library of Congress classification system and Librarian directives; some filing of supplements and treatise updates required.
  • Provide subject-area reference services and information searches for Presidentially appointed Judges and other Court personnel by performing searches in response to specific requests, locating and selecting information from a broad range of current and retrospective resources. Guide Court personnel in the use of internal and external resources.
  • Create digitized materials from the Court’s physical collection and incorporate external digitized products from outside sources into the digital initiative project. Apply library science
  • principles of hierarchy and relationship to verify that material is created and displayed in a logical data set and subset organization. Under the direction of the Technical Information Specialist upload material to appropriate repository and provide user friendly access to such objects.

Procurement/Budget Support

  • Perform a full range of pre-award (e.g., Requests for Information, Requests for Proposals) and post-award library contracting and procurement duties as well as manage post-award contract administration to ensure compliance with contracted obligations.
  • Reconcile receivables with purchase orders in both ILS and Court financial programs.
  • Responsible for budget projections and formulation by compiling, consolidating, checking, and arranging funding data in requests to cover projected annual operating expenses into specified categories.
  • Maintain information on vendors fulfilling terms of agreement in a centralized system. Alert Supervisory Librarian for any need to modify an existing contract and provide adequate time to restart the bidding process after agreement/contracts are near fulfillment.
  • Respond directly to the Director of Finance regarding purchase order inquiries, de-obligations and projections. Verify any de-obligations with vendors before releasing them to the Director of Finance.
  • Responsible for the purchase of all print and non-print materials, online systems and supplies using appropriate Court procurement procedures. Review and approve all invoices for accuracy and proper receipt of materials and services. Ensure invoices reflect the proper performance period and review statements that reflect obligations, payments, corrections, and adjustment of all library acquisitions. This includes, among many other vendors, rider materials from GPO Circulars and rider contracts negotiated by the Administrative Office of the US Courts.
  • Hold government purchase card for library acquisitions and is responsible for purchase card purchases and reconciling purchase card statements.
  • Provide guidance to chambers/offices regarding budgets determined by the Chief Judge. Track costs, explain pricing to chambers/offices and maintain the preset spending limits. Any variations are reported to the Supervisory Librarian.
  • Serve as principal liaison with publishers and other vendors for ordering materials, maintaining records of titles, prices, and expiration dates. Initiate claims of missing items in a timely manner. Obtain credit vouchers when appropriate and use them within specified time as dictated by Federal procurement laws. Negotiate directly with publishers during times of limited appropriations to pay for annual subscriptions on a prorated basis.
  • Responsible for creating reports and spreadsheets which analyze material costs. Conduct cost comparisons and evaluate the impact on the Court’s budget from anticipated pricing models. As with all positions at the U.S. Tax Court, other duties may be assigned.

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Russia Section, Germanic And Slavic Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.

Responsibilities

This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. There may be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. For example, staff selecting and cataloging materials from South America need knowledge of the Spanish language (See attached listings of approved languages). The incumbent may use a specific foreign language to perform the following major duties:

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.

Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system. Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices. Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries. Analyzes material to determine subject content. Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.

Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers. Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accordance with established guidelines. Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines. Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collection development policies.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules. Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems. Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals. Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Position: Librarian (Braille Music)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The Music Section of the Patron & Network Engagement Division in the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled Directorate is seeking a Librarian (Braille Music). This position is part of the Library Collections and Services Group at the Taylor Street Annex Building.

Responsibilities

Processing and quality assurance of braille music scores; advising patrons teachers, parents, and other persons on material and other matters related to braille music reading; responding to telephone inquiries to the Music Section; assisting with the planning and production of new instructional music recordings; assisting with the compilation of Music Section magazines.

Participates in and assists in conducting limited user evaluations of existing and emerging music technology resources. Gathers and processes data on usage and cost. Coordinates computer workstation installations that utilize assistive technology.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. May serve as a liaison in arranging appointments for visitors to the Music Section and its music library. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding music and music braille. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in music librarianship, music braille and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development. Orients visitors and conducts tours.

Organizes and analyzes specialized information that pertains to music braille, especially digital music braille. Evaluates, selects, and adapts procedures to meet specialized information requirements. Applies the standard practices of other fields and disciplines as they relate to the subject specialty of music. Evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, or solutions for incomplete or conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in music and music braille. May initiate, assist with, or be responsible for organizing reports and studies. Prepares reports, analyses, and other documents related to information and research efforts.

Prepares written materials, including the writing and/or editing of documents and reports, relating especially to music and music braille. Produces material by gathering and verifying facts, writing and editing reports, and developing and presenting information that is clear and meaningful to the intended audience. Analyzes, prepares, and organizes complex projects applying the appropriate established procedures and practices. Searches automated databases and modifies and edits online records.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons with non-routine questions on borrowing privileges, use of general collections, and the location of material. Provides services that are of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired. Exercises good public relations practices in soliciting information, is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers. Demonstrates an understanding of the demands and attitudes of various interested and affected groups.

Manages patron accounts; notifies them of overdue materials, determines replacement cost of lost items, drafts correspondence explaining account problems, etc.

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Position: Foreign Law Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.
The position description number for this position is 378650.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The Foreign Law Specialist position is located in the Global Legal Research Directorate in the Law Library. The employee in this position serves as a Foreign Law Specialist for the Law Library of the Library of Congress. The Foreign Law Specialist is responsible for providing research, advice and assistance on foreign legal issues, questions, or situations to the United States Congress, Executive Branch Agencies, the Judiciary, and foreign law reference services to other constituencies, including the general public. In that capacity, the Specialist conducts legal research and analysis and prepares or contributes to legal opinions, briefs, reports, memoranda, and comparative analyses related to the laws and legal systems of assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations. The incumbent will respond to inquiries related to legal developments in assigned jurisdictions and international organizations where countries of assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations are members. In addition, the Specialist assists in the development of the Law Library’s online products and recommends acquisitions to the Law Library’s collections related to the assigned jurisdictions.

Performs a variety of foreign law research and provides reference services at various levels of complexity in regard to assigned jurisdictions in Canada and Caribbean nations. Conducts legal research using printed, on-line, and other sources of information. Uses knowledge of sources of legal information, legal research methodology, and experience in legislative analysis to assist in the development and production of the Law Library’s legal information systems. Participates in developing, producing, and promoting the Law Library’s online products and services.

Prepares written reports for a wide range of legal inquiries where assignments cover conventional problems, questions, or situations and historical issues within assigned jurisdictions. Produces reports and other documents individually or as part of a team. Conducts scholarly work and prepares publications, presentations, and legal bibliographic materials related to assigned jurisdictions and/or area of subject matter expertise.

Surveys the Law Library’s collection for assigned jurisdictions to identify deficiencies. Makes recommendations on the acquisition of needed materials and searches the catalogs and collections for law items under consideration. Reviews and selects all materials received in the Law Library on assigned jurisdictions. Assists with the development and technical processing of the collections within his/her areas of specialization where conventional problems, questions, or situations arise. Performs other functions relating to the development and maintenance of foreign legal collections for assigned jurisdictions in the Library.

Provides advice and assistance to the staff of the United States Congress, Federal agencies, and U.S. Courts on conventional foreign legal issues, questions, or situations. Provides advice on foreign laws and collaborates with various staff on issues relevant to the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Provides reference on laws of assigned jurisdictions to LOC patrons. To enhance the exchange of legal information, develops and maintains professional relations with colleagues in the United States and abroad.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Biological Science)
Location: Agriculture Research Service
Salary: $72,750 – $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Responsibilities

  • Provides technical reference and research services to a wide range of clientele. Formulates and performs subject searches mostly on topics relevant to the use of animals in research, testing, education, and on exhibit as mentioned in the AWA
  • Participates in selecting animal welfare related materials for the NAL collection.
  • Compiles, edits, or authors bibliographic and non-bibliographic information products on topics appropriate to animal welfare (e.g. fact sheets, AWIC resource series, book chapters, papers, conference proceedings and articles for the AWIC bulletin).
  • Formulates and performs subject searches on a variety of electronic resources for information regarding animal care, welfare, training materials for personnel, minimizing pain and distress, and alternatives to animals in painful experiments.
  • Continues professional personal development through attendance at training workshops, conferences, symposia, meetings, training programs related to animal welfare
  • Takes an active role in the organizing and conducting outreach activities related to animal welfare. This may include scheduling and organizing materials for participating in workshops; seminars and conferences; hosting visitors.
  • Conducts demonstrations of AWIC electronic resources, new technologies, and automated retrieval services; designing and preparing information kits for targeted audiences; and acting as a faculty member in AWIC.

Position: Senior Librarian/Curator
Location: Maryland
Salary: $70,000.00 – $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Special Collections Senior Librarian/Curator

A very exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced person to manage a large private collection of rare, diverse, historical manuscript material and rare books located in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We are seeking a creative, forward-thinking individual who will not only oversee the care and growth of this unusual collection but develop ways to best utilize and research a trove of exceptional items and writings, many of which have never been published. The material covers an eclectic range of subjects, including but not limited to the history of discoveries in science, innovations in technology, critical American historical figures from the founding of the United States to the present, great writers of literature, creators of landmark films and theatrical productions, as well subjects in many other disciplines, especially philosophy. The ideal candidate will have experience working with rare manuscripts, books, and objects, and include research and curation, ongoing cataloging, and acquisitions. Ideally, the candidate will also have expertise in the aforementioned subject matters.

We seek a professional who can help take this important collection to the next level by identifying the top researchers, scholars, writers, and experts in each field to help determine how best to fully research and utilize the contents of the collection and potentially present and showcase certain extraordinary items to the public. This position is available immediately.

This position will report directly to the owner. It will entail working with and managing the tasks of other staff.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • The person will work directly with the owner, other staff, researchers, visiting guests, and other institutions in order to care for the collection as well as plan, implement, and monitor long-term projects to increase the research utility of to the collection.
  • Continued collection development – help identify, assess, and make recommendations on acquisitions to continue building the collection.
  • Manage the new acquisitions process, interface with auction houses, dealers, and other owners of similar material
  • Conduct conservation assessments and work with conservators as needed to preserve existing and new acquisitions to the collection.
  • Maintain and improve the existing digital database as well as the physical files, which document and catalogue the collection
  • Oversee the physical maintenance of the Library space, its environmental, mechanical and electronic systems.
  • Plan and initiate selected collection digitization efforts
  • Manage and curate exhibits to showcase and celebrate the collection’s unique and historical items. This may include working with other collecting institutions to initiate the loan of material for exhibition as determined by owner.

Contact:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to resdocs@protonmail.com

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience as a librarian or researcher for a similar entity (e.g. a historical, museum, or special library, a rare book library or private collection, a university research archives, experience in the rare book department of an auction house or with a rare book dealer) or other experience with rare manuscripts, books, and similar delicate and historical research material
  • Ideally have experience with one or more library database systems, (the existing computer database uses InMagic), and/or with cataloging systems, textual databases, metadata, and MS Excel and Access
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously,
  • Project management experience: highly organized, able to meet deadlines, and plan proactively
  • High attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a small team environment in a shared workspace
  • Discretion and willingness to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required

Position: Librarian I
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $55,771 – $92,211

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: MCPL is recruiting entry level librarians to fill full time vacancies in adult, children’s and teen services several branches.
Under supervision, the Librarian I: Provides professional librarian assistance in person and by telephone or chat to adults, teens, and children in locating print and electronic information resources, books, audiobooks, videos, and other resources; Plans and presents programs for specific ages; Assists in weeding and merchandising materials in the branch collection; Recommends titles for purchase or replacement; Provides one-to-one computer instruction and assistance as needed; Participates in system committees and workgroups

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Applicants working toward the master’s degree will be considered. Candidates will need to present an official transcript showing the degree has been earned before their first day of appointment.

Licensure: Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (contact hours) to sustain State licensing requirements for this position. Please view the full ad for preferred criteria and additional information.

Application Process: Candidates must apply through the Montgomery County, MD Office of Human Resources.
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html Search for Librarian.
For questions, please contact Debra Marshall, Recruitment & Selection via email. debra.marshall@montgomerycountymd.gov

Position: Librarian II, Workforce Dev. Spec.
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Librarian II, Workforce Development Specialist is responsible for the Library’s Job and Career Information Center that provides career information, materials, and services that support a local and statewide customer base in the Pratt Library role as Maryland’s State Library that includes: developing and maintaining local and statewide collaborations and outreach programs; designing and presenting training workshops for the general public and the Maryland library community; provide training and support to the Library Associate Training Institute in the area of workforce development; designing online courses, learning modules, and web-based subject guides; provides one-on-one customer assistance with the resume and job application process; makes recommendations to the Collection Management Department for the ordering of materials in a variety of formats relating to general career information, employment trends, resume writing and interviewing skills. Provides information resource, training, and presentation support to the Library’s Neighborhoods Library Services Division and Mobile Job Center staff. Answers customer inquiries concerning workforce and career information and provides consultation services to customers conducting a workforce search; provides a full complement of reference desk and telephone service hours delivering reference and research support to general Business Science and Technology Department customers providing reference and readers advisory services in the all subject areas represented in the larger department; takes an active role in addressing appropriate SLRC Annual Plan and Enoch Pratt Free Library Strategic Plan initiatives. Develops an annual private funds budget request for the Center and evaluates the Center’s programs and performance; submits a monthly and an annual report describing accomplishments and annual outcomes to the Chief of the State Library Resource Center as well as to outside funders as required. Requirements: Master’s Degree Required. MLIS or MLS Degree from an ALA accredited college or university preferred. Two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, public speaking, and networking in a workforce or public library setting. Demonstrated experience with the Microsoft Suite of applications and virtual training platforms e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.

Application Process: Jobs at the Pratt Library

Position: Digital Project Assistant
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Digital Project Assistant: Coordinates Digital Maryland project workflow for both internal and external digitization projects. In consultation with the Digital Resources manager, establishes timelines, goals for project completion, and tracks progress. Establishes and maintains project specific digitization policies, standards, and procedures for internal and external project partners. Provides training for staff, volunteers and external partners as needed. Coordinates communication with internal and external project partners through regular updates and reports. Maintains related statistics. Creates high quality metadata and applies existing metadata standards across multiple collections. Converts a variety of original materials to digital form according to given specifications. Tasks include setting up and operating scanners, using image processing software to perform quality control and file processing, and uploading finished digital objects to the Digital Assets Management System. Sets up collections in the Digital Asset Management System and updates Digital Maryland website. Monitors hardware and software, submits troubleshooting tickets and handles vendor communications as needed. Keeps abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance, and migration of digital collections with a view to improving procedures, preservation, and access. Identifies new equipment, software and processes that will further department goals. Assists with outreach, presentations and public events related to Digital Maryland

Requirements: Minimum Requirements

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or other advanced degree
  • 3+ years of experience working with Digital Asset Management Systems, demonstrated ability to learn collections software to create digital collections
  • 2+ years developing and enhancing metadata with thorough understanding of metadata standards and practices, schemas and file formats
  • 2+ years working with archival and/or born digital collections
  • Demonstrated history of successful project management working in an institutional setting
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a large organization and a team environment

Application Process: Jobs at the Pratt Library

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Outreach and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Would you like to play an important role in fostering access to biomedical and health information benefitting community health? Would you enjoy knowing your outreach efforts ensure the availability of a trained workforce to support that outcome? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Outreach and Education Librarian to coordinate regional outreach and education programs. The librarian cultivates partnerships and fosters relationships across the region to improve access to biomedical and health information for health professionals, librarians, and the public. A primary role is to act as the Communications specialist for the Region 1 team, responsible for regional engagement via social media, marketing, and promotions. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; and providing guidance for funded projects. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian will work in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs); serving as the primary Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM topics and curricula groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to regional programs such as biomedical/health information training and education, as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM resources and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Stewards the NNLM Region 1 Communications program engaging members via social media (Facebook, Twitter, blog), marketing, messaging, and promotions
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of health information outreach grants
  • Supports the overall success of the NNLM Region 1 and network members through outreach and education programs in support of NNLM initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Experience utilizing social media and marketing methodologies for engagement
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated willingness to develop expertise in NLM resources with proper training and support
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the RML accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated desire to teach, and willingness to build knowledge of best practices in instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Familiarity with current marketing, branding, and engagement methodologies
  • Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations, and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, communication, and social media technologies

Position: Data Management Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Would you like to play an important role in fostering open science, data management, and responsible data stewardship while ensuring the availability of a trained workforce to support them? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Data Management Librarian to cultivate partnerships and foster relationships across the region to improve information access and data management practices. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; providing guidance for funded projects related to data management; and acting as the evaluation specialist for the Region 1 team. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian works in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs) and will serve as the primary Region 1 liaison to the NNLM Evaluation Center (NEC) and the NNLM Data Science and Services Center (DSSC), participating in relevant NNLM curriculum groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to regional programs such as data management, literacy, and evaluation as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of data management and technology grants
  • Acts as the Region 1 expert on evaluation, supporting RML and network member success through data collection, program assessment, and outreach
  • Collaborates with NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Centers (ROCs) to support national programs and initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the NNLM accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Expressed commitment to developing expertise in data management with proper training and support
  • Demonstrated desire to teach
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Position: Executive Director
Location: Maryland Library Association
Salary: 75,000 with benefits

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Description

The Maryland Library Association, founded in 1923 and representative of the best libraries in the country, seeks an Executive Director to guide its next chapter.

Our Mission: To build and promote a strong, engaged, knowledgeable, diverse and inclusive library community to advance the transformational impact of Maryland’s library staff and libraries.

Our Vision: With an inclusive culture and a diverse, engaged membership, the Maryland Library Association is recognized as fundamental to the success of library staff and libraries throughout Maryland.

The Executive Director of the Maryland Library Association is responsible for the execution of the Association’s strategic initiatives, membership relations and development, organizational administration, planning and program initiatives, and external relations. They are appointed upon the recommendation and approval of the Executive Board and serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the Board, working collaboratively together to advance the Association’s mission and vision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Represent the Association and its activities, to groups and individuals throughout the state and region.
  • Identify critical areas where action of the Association is important to advance or protect the interests of its membership.
  • Establish and develop partnerships with other organizations, associations, and agencies including the Maryland State Library and the American Library Association, to develop and promote mutual projects and interests.
  • Engage and support all stakeholders to promote an inclusive Association.

Management

  • Administer and oversee the day-to-day operations of the MLA office and staff, including hiring, training, supervision, scheduling, and performance evaluation. Recommend salaries and benefits.
  • Executes contracts on behalf of the Association and works with external consultants and vendors.
  • Manage business and financial arrangements for the Annual Conference and other major meetings and events of the Association, including site selection, contract negotiation, vendor relations, and general oversight.
  • Maintain all official records and files of the Association, including meeting minutes, legal documents, membership records, and mailing lists.
  • Oversee the maintenance and development of technology resources to support Association communications and initiatives; align technology resources with strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Oversee the creation of manuals and reports as appropriate.

Governance

  • Plan, formulate, and recommend to the Executive Board policies and programs that further the goals and objectives of the Association. Participate in the formulation of new policies and programs.
  • Develop policies, procedures, and programs to implement the general policies established by the Executive Board. Execute all decisions of the Executive Board as appropriate.
  • Arrange and attend all meetings of the Executive Board. Prepare agendas and documents for all Executive Board meetings. Ensure that accurate records of board actions and minutes are maintained and readily accessible.

Financial

  • In coordination with the Treasurer and Finance Committee, develop and recommend the annual budget to the Executive Board for approval.
  • Operate the Association within the annual budget as approved by the Executive Board.
  • Ensure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the Association are appropriately safeguarded and administered.
  • Ensure that appropriate accounting practices are followed and that all necessary financial and budgetary records are maintained.
  • In coordination with the Treasurer, oversee the annual audit and ensure that any management letters are addressed.
  • Oversee the management of the Annual Conference Budget in order to meet financial objectives.

Communication

  • Serve, with the President, as primary media spokesperson for the Association.
  • Keep members well informed about Association plans on a regular basis and through multiple media channels, including the MLA listserv, website, newsletter, and social media.
  • Answer or refer all correspondence.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the content, structure, and appearance of the Association website.
  • Plan and coordinate, in collaboration with the appropriate committees, all MLA public relations programs.
  • Develop and maintain media contacts; write and send press releases.

Membership

  • Promote interest and active participation in the Association’s activities.
  • Plan and coordinate, in collaboration with the appropriate committees, membership promotion and retention programs, evaluate results and recommend policies, procedures, and actions to achieve membership goals.
  • Motivate and collaborate with membership to achieve economical and productive performance of the Association’s activities.

Advocacy

  • In coordination with the Association’s Legislative Officer and Panel, develop and implement legislative strategies that advance library services throughout the state.
  • Coordinate responses to various legislative issues.
  • Maintain relationships with key governmental officials on both the state and federal level. Represent the Association’s views to state and federal officials.
  • Plan and coordinate, in collaboration with the Association’s Legislative Panel, the annual Maryland Library Legislative Day event.
  • Carry out other general responsibilities as may be delegated by the Executive Board.

Qualifications

A Baccalaureate degree required; Masters of Public Administration, Masters of Business Administration, etc., or equivalent experience is preferred.
While candidates may not possess all of the qualities listed below, the MLA Executive Board prefers that applicants have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in non-profit administration and a strong fundamental knowledge of the principles of organizational management and budgeting, with a minimum of five years of experience as a proven leader and administrator, including proof of:
    • excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • collaboration with a board of directors to achieve an organizational mission and implementation of successful development practices;
    • work done with diverse stakeholders to achieve the organizational mission and goals, including proactive membership relations, outreach, and advocacy;
    • administrative and supervisory experience, along with experience in management and leadership of member committees and cross-functional teams;
  • Experience with professional associations and their successful management; Certified Association Executive credentials preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with technology designed for information management and communications; proven skills and ability to implement successful technology plans, resources, and initiatives.
  • Proven track record in building membership services and communicating effectively with members;
  • A commitment to advancing diversity, equity, access, and inclusion throughout the Association and profession.
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm around the work and impact of libraries.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and program initiatives, including the design of measurements to assess achievement of goals.
  • Experience in building relationships with state and local government officials, legislators, and other public organizations and partners.
  • Experience in presenting reports, presentations, the preparation of public statements, legislative and executive committee testimony, and generally expressing organizational views on issues related to the organizational mission.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout Maryland.

Typical Work Conditions

Work is generally performed either in an office environment with routine contact with a small staff, in meetings with Association members at various locations or virtually. May perform some work remotely. Equipment includes a phone, computer/laptop, printers, and scanners.

Travel Requirements

Candidates may be responsible for providing their own transportation as needed to access meetings, remote locations, and job destinations as assigned. Ability to schedule internal and external meetings that may require working some evenings and weekends as the project demands. Overnight travel at least 3 times a year, with multi-day events several times a year.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Manuscripts Librarian
Location: Howard University

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission.

BASIC FUNCTION:

Processes manuscript collections, using standard archival procedures of sorting, arranging, and describing collections of personal papers and organizational records.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:

Responsible for orienting and training others, and assigning and reviewing their work. Supervising student assistants who work for the Moorland Spingarn Research Center. May also be responsible for acting in a “lead” or “senior” capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work, or related technical tasks and reporting to a higher level on a formal basis.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

Interacts with the Howard University community, students, researchers, and other patrons of the Research Center.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Evaluates, sorts, arranges, describes, implements preservation measures, prepares reference, retrieval, and storage stools, and maintains administrative files for the preservation, research, access, and administration of manuscript and archival materials.
  • Identifies and accessions manuscript and archival material as directed by the supervisor.
  • Evaluates, develops, and implements technical policies and procedures related to the administration and processing of manuscript and archival materials under the direction of the supervisor.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users of manuscript and archival materials.
  • Prepares exhibits, performs outreach services, plans and implements public programs promoting the Research Center and its collections.
  • Works with digitization staff to make items accessible in digital formats.
  • Collaborates with colleagues working in the areas of collection development.
  • Maintains a course of personal professional development through active participation in archives professional associations or other professional activities, as funds allow.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by the supervisor for the efficient operation of the agency and the library system.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to recognize, understand and interpret interrelationships between kinds of library resources.
  • Knowledge of library and archival theories and practices.
  • Competence in oral and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious relationships with faculty, staff, students, donors, researchers, university officials, and the public.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Mature judgment and the ability to prioritize and adapt to numerous duties that must be performed.
  • Handles, lifts, and moves materials, boxed and unboxed, as necessary, to support the operation of the department and the library system.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution in Library and/or Information Science; or graduate degree in the social sciences, literature, archival management or other relevant field. Two (2) years of professional experience in fields of library, manuscript, or archives.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!

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Position: Librarian II
Location: Montgomery College
Salary: $65,352 – $84,968

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description Summary

Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services, has need for a full-time, Librarian II position #S03637. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with one evening shift per week and occasional Saturdays. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness.

The Librarian II will participate in all aspects of academic area liaison and embedded librarian services. These include providing effective information literacy instruction; providing in-depth reference and research assistance virtually, face to face, and by appointment for more extensive research support for students; and collaborating with access services staff to support patron needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs faculty outreach to the Business & Social Sciences departments to foster effective relationships in support of curriculum and student needs.
  • Provides information literacy instruction. Creates and delivers information literacy activities and tools for in-person and online learning environments.
  • Provides in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons, both virtually and face to face, using discovery services, online resources, internet, and tangible library resources.
  • Conducts research consultations by appointment for more extensive research support for students.
  • Collaborates with access services staff to support patron needs and inquiries, and refer questions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with team members, the academic areas related to liaison areas, librarian supervisor(s) at their home campus, their own supervisor, and with the Research and Teaching Associate Director.
  • Serves as the Reference Coordinator for the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus library: schedules reference shifts (including desk, on call, online), assesses and makes recommendations to Head Librarians about coverage, hours, and scheduling needs regarding a semesterly schedule.
  • Communicates reference service best practices and encourages librarians to adhere to best practices.
  • Trains new librarians, and staff as needed, in reference practices; acts as point of contact for questions regarding delivery of reference services (e.g., coordination with Access Services).
  • Reviews reference transactions in the reference tracking system for quality control and provides retraining when needed.
  • Collects, reports, and analyzes data (e.g. number of reference transactions for in person, on call, and online services); meets regularly with reference coordinators from other campuses.
  • Participates in planning and priority setting for the Research and Teaching Division’s annual goals and priorities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in an academic, research, or public library.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
  • Experience with instructing and assisting students in the use of library resources.
  • Understanding of current trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations such as ALA and MLA.
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills.
  • Strong listening skills and proficiency at conducting reference interviews.
  • Professional competence using research tools in an online environment.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Springshare products
  • Experience with effective methods and current techniques in information literacy instruction; familiarity with instructional design
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Licenses and Certifications: None

Application Process:

Apply online at http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment

Position: Research and Instruction Librarian
Location: Temple University Health Sciences Libraries
Salary: $58,000 – $62,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Research, Education and Outreach, the Research & Instruction Librarian provides a broad-range of research, scholarly support, and instruction services to members of Temple’s health sciences campus comprised of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, selected programs in the College of Public Health and Temple University Hospital. Serves as the liaison to the School of Nursing (part of the College of Public Health) and the nursing department at Temple University Hospital. Provides a broad range of search services in support of systematic review service, for animal alternatives, and the library’s faculty credentialing service. Participates in the library’s instruction program by providing educational workshops and seminars for health sciences patrons throughout the academic year. Performs related duties as assigned.

Requirements: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science. Two years of professional experience in an academic health sciences library, teaching hospital library, or higher education library that serves health sciences programs. Experience providing reference and research consultation services. Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature, such as MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, Biosis and/or Embase. Demonstrated experience providing instruction or delivering presentations.

Required Skills and Abilities: Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Preferred Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated expert searcher skills as delineated by the MLA statement on expert searching. Demonstrated commitment to professional development. Demonstrated ability to manage projects. Knowledge of technology and applications used for online collaboration and communication (such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams). Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus community.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Temple University, click on Careers at Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference 21001886. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

Position: Branch Administrator III
Location: Frederick County Public Library
Salary: $72,398 – $86,877

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 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 Urbana Regional Public 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 4 years of recent (within the past 10 years) progressively responsible work experience in library management, which must include:
  • Minimum 2 years public library work experience at the middle management level or higher (e.g. Department Head in multi-department library, Director of a small library, Branch Manager of a small branch, etc.); and

Minimum 2 years work experience supervising or directing the work of professional and/or paraprofessional staff
Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Office of Education, or the ability to fulfill this requirement within 6 months of hire

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 6 years of recent (within the past 10 years) progressively responsible work experience in library management, which must include:
  • Minimum 2 years public library work experience at the middle management level or higher (e.g. Department Head in multi-department library, Director of a small library, Branch Manager of a small branch, etc.); and
  • Minimum 2 years work experience supervising or directing the work of professional and/or para-professional staff
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education within 2 years of hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable

NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for 1 year of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Location: Harford Community College
Salary: $19.72 – $21.55 (Hourly Wage)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Harford Community College is seeking a customer service-oriented individual to join our library team. Responsibilities include providing reference/research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person and by electronic communications; assisting library patrons in using information and technology resources; and teaching information literacy/library instruction sessions. The reference & instruction librarian also serves as an embedded librarian in online courses, assists in the development of course guides and other user guides and in collection development.

Requirements
A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or in a closely related field is required. One year of experience in library reference preferred.

Advanced knowledge of reference service principles and information literacy competency standards and proficiency in a Windows-based computer environment are required.

Preferred qualifications include One year of library instruction or other teaching experience is strongly preferred. Experience in an academic setting is also preferred. Demonstrated ability to teach library instruction classes; and customer service experience; and experience using some or all of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications is desirable.

As this librarian will serve as the liaison to the Behavioral and Social Sciences department so a background in that area will be preferred.

Harford Community College is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Harford Community College not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. HCC is an EEO and ADA/ADAA employer that values, embraces, and supports diversity in the College community.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Makerspace Technician I
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $43,875

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Are you enthusiastic about learning new things and teaching others? Join our team and help “make” the future of library services at Carroll County Public Library Carroll County Public Library’s newest location, Exploration Commons at 50 East (Exploration Commons at 50 East) opening in fall 2021, offers a makerspace focused on digital design and fabrication, a commercial teaching kitchen, and meeting rooms to engage the community in a variety of learning and workforce development opportunities. We are seeking a full-time and part-time Experience Design Specialist I/Makerspace Technician I to support daily makerspace operations and provide training and programs using equipment and resources in the makerspace at Exploration Commons. You will also support the Exploration Commons team in other areas, including the teaching kitchen and meeting rooms.

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as with a team focused on providing superior customer service, and able to learn and share new technologies and skills. You bring experience in at least two of these disciplines: CAD/CAM processes; Additive and subtractive fabrication (3D printers, laser cutters, CNC, etc.); Audio/Video equipment and software; Augmented and Virtual Reality; Graphic Design; Coding; Maker and/or technology instruction, including leading workshops and hands-on projects; AND a passion for outreach and establishing connections between making and the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.

Requirements: High School diploma/G.E.D. and 1 – 2 years directly related experience; Associate degree or college coursework in a related field preferred; Instructional experience preferred; Proficiency with design software (Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk); Familiarity with the makerspace and/or kitchen equipment; Highly effective communicator via email, telephone, and in person; Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.

Salary Range: Position 1 – Full-time 37.5 hours per week; $43,875 annually plus benefits
Position 2 – Part-time 20 hours per week; $23,400 annually plus benefits
Must be able to work day, evening and weekend hours, including Sunday.

Application Process: Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021.
Applications must be submitted online at https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx.

Position: Librarian (Biomedical)
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $87,198 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Librarian (Biomedical). If you have experience providing library services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a technical authority in the provision of bibliometric services in very complex subject areas related to biomedical research.
  • Develops policies, programs, services and/or products for a library system.
  • Initiates, plans, and carries out work activities and projects related to designing, developing, and overseeing instructional and training programs on library programs, services, and systems.
  • Provides consultations on designing and using bibliometric analyses, training on bibliometric theory and techniques, and customized analysis designed to meet specific needs of NIH staff.
  • Calculates citation impact scores using the latest bibliometric techniques and put those scores into context to help NIH staff understand how useful laboratory or program publications have been to other scientists.
  • Provides research services for users which involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Continuing Resources Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Salary: $60,000 to $70,000

Originally posted on the ALA Career Center.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The Continuing Resources Librarian has three main areas of responsibility: (1) Obtaining and making discoverable continuing resources of various formats for the University of Maryland Libraries and managing the continuing resource lifecycle, from purchase through cancellation; (2) Maintaining records in various systems for Libraries collection materials for the purposes of inventory control, bibliographic control, and facilitating discovery, and (3) Providing customer service to Libraries users (whether internal or external) regarding questions of access to, or description of, Libraries Collections materials. This position, reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, Continuing Resources, and Data Services, is part of a highly committed team, whose mission is to maximize the Libraries’ support for the teaching and research programs of the University of Maryland at College Park. The Continuing Resources Librarian will be expected to develop innovative strategies and work methodologies and to promote and foster partnerships with other library colleagues involved in collection development, budgeting, cataloging, resource discovery and access, and resource preservation. This position has responsibility for providing data on collections budget administration and analysis.

The Continuing Resources Librarian evaluates work methods and workflows in light of new supporting services, financial opportunities and technological advancements. It also provides leadership through active participation on committees at the department, division, Libraries, University and consortium level as well as within the profession.

Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library faculty, the Continuing Resources Librarian has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library acquisitions, serials, or electronic resources experience.

Experience:

  • Three or more years of serials or acquisitions experience in an academic or research library, at least one of which was spent as a professional librarian.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to solve problems analytically, and to work collaboratively in diverse environments in order to achieve goals.
  • Experience with automated acquisitions systems and automated library systems in an academic research library.
  • Knowledge of acquisitions and serial practices and procedures; knowledge of basic cataloging and bibliographic principles for serials; knowledge of serial/electronic resources issues and emerging trends; knowledge of publishing trends, book and subscription trade.
  • Competence in project and data management, familiarity with Excel spreadsheets and project management tools.
  • Must have ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
  • Evidence of ability to interact collaboratively and work effectively within a diverse environment.
  • Evidence of strong service orientation; an ability to anticipate customer needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.

PREFERRED:

Education:

Second graduate degree

Experience:

  • Ability to create and manage organizational change; to maintain a systematic perspective; to involve and influence others to accept new ideas or innovative approaches; to lead in a highly collaborative organization.
  • Experience with system and data migration.
  • Experience with consortial relationships.
  • Demonstrated competencies in managing or troubleshooting electronic resources.
  • Experience with developing, implementing, or using ERMs, Discovery Services, or Library Services Platforms (LSP’s).
  • Demonstrated record of contributions to the profession in service and scholarship.
  • Coding experience with Python or other skills used to manipulate data.

Position: Associate Director for Library Administration and Operations
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $56,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences & Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is currently recruiting for an Associate Director for Library Administration and Operations (AD LAO). The AD LAO is a senior management position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs /Executive Director (AVP/ED) of the HS/HSL. The position is responsible for sound oversight of HS/HSL finances and smooth operation of the physical facility and provides administrative oversight for the Library Administration Division consisting of six staff. As a critical member of the HS/HSL senior leadership team, the AD LAO advises the AVP/ED on appropriate administrative and financial practices and participates in strategic planning, setting direction for the HS/HSL in alignment with University vision and strategic priorities.

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Administration:

  • Directs HS/HSL administrative and operations staff including human resources, special events, financial accountability, and oversees building viability and use, including the Frieda O. Weise Gallery, mailroom and tenant needs.
  • Oversees the viability of the financial systems of the HS/HSL including budgeting, purchasing, grants and contracts, accounts receivable/payable, and reporting, including budget projections and justifications.
  • Serves as the budget and financial liaison to the Provost’s Office.
  • Advises and consults with the AVP/ED on financial issues.
  • Provides expertise on grant and contract development, submission, and tracking.
  • Oversees and directs all procurements and purchases for the HS/HSL including the management of I.T. and equipment procurements requiring purchase orders, bidding, or complex processes.
  • As a member of the HS/HSL leadership team, participates in strategic planning, providing operational and administrative advice underpinning the success of the library.

Operations:

  • Supervises the HS/HSL Building Coordinator in the oversight of
  • Renovation and construction projects.
  • Management of all aspects of building operations including tenant satisfaction, work orders, contractor work, emergency response, and communications regarding any work or disruptions to the Library or its tenants.
  • Builds collaborative and respectful working relationships with various units at UMB involved in the maintenance and upkeep of the HS/HSL.
  • Oversees programming and exhibits within the Frieda O. Weise Gallery including coordination of new exhibits, acquisition of new exhibits, installation, and scheduling of events related to the Gallery.
  • Oversees capital assets tracking.
  • Provides oversight for the mailroom, coordinating deliveries for all building tenants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Head of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Survey: $80,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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 Head of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM technology projects and infrastructure. Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, who is the Associate Director for Computing and Technology Service of the HSHSL, the Head of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at a rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.

Responsibilities: Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM; Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services; Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects; Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with HSHSL and NNLM goals and initiatives; Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets; Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries; 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; 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.

Requirements: Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree; Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible health science library experience; Experience developing and executing a strategic plan; Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community; Demonstrated project management experience; Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills; Knowledge of the NNLM and of NLM products and services; Familiarity and experience working with systems and applications advancing NNLM services.

Preferred: Previous experience with NNLM. 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. Experience managing and developing staff. Demonstrated teaching and training experience. Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries. Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy. Comfort with change and experience in change management. Experience with Moodle LMS

Application Process: Applicants are required to apply through the UMB job portal to be considered for the position Head of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office (210000OE) (taleo.net) After candidate selections, interviews will take place with the respective department’s leadership team and faculty.
https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_faculty+and+post+docs/jobdetail.ftl?job=210000OE&lang=en

Position: Library Associate
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: 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.

Requirements: Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s 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 https://www.hcplonline.org/ and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Librarian performs professional librarian services including reference services, readers advisory, computer support, technical instruction, location of materials, and general customer service. Performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution is preferred;
  • State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  • Experience in a library setting, preferably public library;
  • Computer experience including reference databases and the internet;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

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

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager – Children’s Services
Location: Harford County Public Library
Salary: $52,170.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description:

The Senior Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a Level II due to collection size, special collections and services, number of branch staff, and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs, and education.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: Will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  • Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.
  • Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at www.HCPLonline.org and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Salary: $63,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Position
As part of the Library and Information Technology Services division, the IT Librarian manages the daily operations of IT support and AV services in the Library & Gallery. This position also works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) on the management of the Library’s public computing and AV resources. Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options. Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, and Aleph. The IT Librarian ensures efficient management of and response to bugs and suggestions through effective use of the issue tracking system ‘RT’.

This position makes recommendations on upgrades, repairs, replacements, retention, and adoption of new technologies based on equipment life cycles, usage, user needs, and technology trends. Engages and works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff both inside and outside the Library & Gallery to ensure technology solutions are effective and equitable including selection and implementation of assistive and accessible technologies. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a diverse environment and a commitment to providing equitable and inclusive service.

Contributes to the planning, implementation, and management of a makerspace in the library.

Assists with the technology planning and implementation for local digitization projects and participates in developing and implementing the Library & Gallery’s digital preservation strategy.

Supports efficient use of technology for employees in the Library & Gallery including through development and delivery of training on technology-related best practices on topics such as document management and use of cloud systems. Participates as the IT expert on library committees and working groups as appropriate.

Trains and supervises LITS staff, and develops and documents procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

Position: Director, Library & Learning Resources
Location: Prince George’s Community College (Largo, MD)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Apply By: July 15, 2021

Prince George’s Community College is proud to boast of a multi-talented and diverse workforce as well as offering a competitive benefits package and services that will add to your potential and work/life balance. We are looking to attract and retain individuals who are committed to helping our students succeed. In return, you will find PGCC an exciting place to work and grow.

Job Description Summary:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Criteria:

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

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

Job Requirements:

Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule subject to change based on department needs.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Background Check Statement: Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

To review posting and apply for this position: https://pgcc.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/9011. Visit our website at www.pgcc.edu.

Submit a cover letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualification and criteria listed because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

We support and embraces cultural diversity, understood as the creation and promotion of an inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for everyone. We accept and value differences, including differences in age, race, national origin, ethnicity, religious affiliation, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic background, and ability/disability. We strive for growth and success for all of our students, employees, business partners, and the community.

Position: Circulation Manager
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities:
The Circulation Manager provides management and oversight of library employees who come into direct contact with the public, ensuring high quality customer service at every opportunity. Responsible for the general operation of the Circulation department of the Level I designated branch, including supervising, scheduling, evaluating, and training circulation staff in order to ensure an exceptional customer experience. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Two (2) or more years of related job experience;
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

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

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position: Communications Manager
Location: Talbot County Free Library
Salary: $36,000-$40,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assistant Library Director, this fulltime position will manage and supervise most aspects of communications for the Talbot County Free Library, including overseeing all marketing and public relations in support of building awareness for library services and programs. The work schedule will include shifts in the evening and on weekends.

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field and a minimum of three or more years of professional experience, preferably in a public sector or non-profit setting.

Application Process: For more information about TCFL, to view the job description, and to download the TCFL employment application form, visit our website at Talbot Co Free Library and click on Jobs at the Library.
Send cover letter, resume, three references, and a completed TCFL employment application form to:
Dana Newman, Library Director, Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601. Schedule for Interviews: Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 26 for selected applicants.

Closing Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Human Resources Assistant
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $16.07/hour

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

POSITION DESCRIPTION  

Overall Position Purpose:     Paraprofessional work providing assistance to the Staff Development Coordinator in administering the Library’s training program and staff development. Responsibilities also extend to administrative work of the Library’s Human Resources Office, such as developing records of staff training; entering and maintaining records and changes in the HR/Payroll system (ADP); and generating and running reports from this system. 

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or equivalency program, plus proficiency in Office 365 with intermediate level skills in Outlook and Excel as well as one year of work experience utilizing these skills; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities and skills listed below.

Essential Duties:  Examples are illustrative of this class of work; they are not intended to include all of the essential duties of all positions in this class.  Certain conditions, e.g. economic constraints, staffing patterns, changes in system/branch goals and objectives, etc., may necessitate changes to the duties described in this job description.

A.  Staff Development

  • Assists in coordination of certification programs for all staff
  • Responds to developmental leave requests according to established guidelines
  • Monitors, tracks, and maintains files and documentation required by the certification regulations including the ADP database
  • Uses staff intranet to promote training opportunities and organize learning resources
  • Runs reports and monitors staff training requirements
  • Maintains training registrations, including attendance records and Certified Educational Units (CEUs)
  • Maintains records and distributes service recognition documents

B.     Human Resources Support

  • Assists in revising HR/Staff Development/Training manuals for competencies
  • Serves as backup to the HR Specialist I on certain functions of ADP
  • Performs routine administrative support functions such as copying, filing, mail distribution
  • Responds to requests for various Family Medical Leave forms
  • Generates notices to supervisors of performance evaluation due dates
  • Coordinates receiving, recording and approvals of performance evaluations by the appropriate authorities
  • Copies, distributes and files finalized performance evaluations
  • Assists in obtaining references for new hires

C.     Other Duties as Assigned

  • Performs tasks and duties which may not be specifically listed in the position description, but which are within the general occupational category and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s class of work.

D.     Work Effectiveness Skills

  • Consistently meets the standards of the work effectiveness skills required for this position.

Accountabilities: Include, but are not limited to the following:

1.   Meets system objectives for training and staff development.

2.   Meets personal development objectives as established with supervisor.

3.   Maintains good working relations with administration, branch, and system staff.

4.   Performs work in keeping with standards of the library and training professions and the policies and procedures of the Library System.

Working Conditions:

1.   Physical Demands:  Job involves a considerable amount of movement and activity.  Work routinely involves lifting or handling material weighing up to 15 lbs., using computers, travelling to training programs, and transporting training equipment and supplies   

2.   Emotional Demands:  Some stress related to public contact.  Some pressure related to     sustained periods of high-volume activity and multiple deadlines.

3.   Social Environment:  Always people to talk to/work with.

4.   Physical Environment:  Typical office/library environment.  Some fluctuations in building          temperature related to HVAC problems can cause some periods of uncomfortable heat or            cold. May experience elevated noise levels during programs and peak time periods.

5.   Mental Demands: This is administrative level support work requiring the exercise of initiative, judgment, and discretion.  Work is performed with minimal supervision and allows for significant discretion and variance in work routine.  Advice and assistance are normally available.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1.   Ability to learn operations of the HR database software related to the entry and maintenance of training and certification records.

2.   Proficiency in using Office 365 with intermediate level skills in Outlook and Excel.

3.   Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.

4.   Ability to communicate clearly and professionally in person, on the phone, and in writing.

5.   Ability to organize, plan, and execute work and to set and reach goals with minimal direct supervision.

6.   Ability to organize work and handle multiple tasks at the same time.

7.   Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.

8.   Knowledge and skills necessary to work effectively as part of a team toward the achievement of common goals and objectives.

9.   Knowledge of standard public library resources (including those in electronic formats),

      services, techniques, principles and practices.

10. Basic knowledge of and ability to use computers in the performance of job responsibilities.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: St. John’s College, Annapolis
Salary: $52,170.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the general supervision of the Library Director, provides access and reference services to all user groups of the library
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and supervising of student aides, as well as overseeing the functions, workflows, and continual training for all activities at the Circulation Desk
  • Oversees stacks maintenance activities and collection inventory projects ∙ Responsible for the delivery of Inter-Library Loan services, for the record keeping of the same, and for communication among the various lending agencies
  • Assists with collection maintenance work by inputting acquisitions orders, reviewing, selecting, and weeding materials, submitting replacement orders, ensuring receipt of titles on standing order, and accepting gifts and donations
  • Responsible for all methods of patron instruction including group orientations, instruction sessions on specific topics, and maintaining bibliographies, pathfinders, user guides, and online public service forms
  • Responsible for the library exhibits scheduled in the library’s display room, and as such, serves a curator for these regular exhibits
  • Provides general and specific reference services, and cooperative reference services with the Office of Career Services focusing on graduate programs, internships, and vocational guidance. Responsible for instruction for use of electronic resources
  • Works independently yet shows good judgment in keeping the Director informed of developments outside the regular routines
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and practices; keeps informed of new and used book markets and electronic resources; participates in professional development activities including workshops, meetings, training sessions, and conferences; works independently and cooperatively with colleagues, handles multiple assignments and changing priorities, and meets deadline
  • Respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and adheres to the ALA Code of Ethics
  • Prepares and submits quarterly reports and compiles statistics on public service activities for various reports and surveys; contributes to library decision making
  • Supervises special projects of a set duration
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution; minimal 1-2 years professional public service experience in a library
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Microsoft proficiency; knowledge of image software; experience using internet search engines, integrated library systems, linking software/applications, and HTML
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Ability to communicate clearly and support the established policies and procedures of the Library and the College
  • Demonstrates good judgment and maturity in support of the mission of the Library and the College; ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Is a good office citizen (keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers) ∙ Must be able to lift 40 pounds, and push and control wheeled carts with more than 100 pounds of weight

Desirable qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Knowledge of the SirsiDynix ILS system
  • Acquisitions experience in an academic setting
  • Interlibrary loan experience
  • Reading knowledge of French language
  • Familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum

Compensation: Grade 12, Base salary $52,170.00, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to annapolis.jobs@sjc.edu

St. John’s College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

Position: Catalog Librarian II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. (SMRLA, Inc.)
Salary: 55,251 – $88,402

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position
The Southern Maryland Regional Library seeks a professional librarian to join our team. Acts as the Technical Services team lead which includes the monitoring of team workflow and performance, directing work activity, and supervising a technical services staff of five. Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. Maintains the integrity of the bibliographic and item record database. Performs NACO level authority control work. Participates in the development of department policies and procedures. Trains Technical Services support staff and member library staff.

Application Procedures

All applicants must complete an application, which can be found on our website https://smrla.org/jobs

Failure to submit a completed application and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review.

Application Deadline July 23, 2021

About the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc.

Vision

Advancing Library Excellence

The Regional Library collaboratively provides the public libraries of Southern Maryland with services that help them serve the citizens of Southern Maryland and beyond through shared resources, including people, time, and services.

At the Southern Maryland Regional Library, you will make an impact.

Culture

We pride ourselves on partnering with the local public libraries and libraries across the state and nation to provide excellent library services and in looking beyond to the future of libraries. What we do matters.

We are a learning organization where all team members are valued, not only for their daily work, but for their ideas, creativity, and potential.

We are a team of strategic thinkers, problem solvers, librarians, information specialists, computer geeks, and data ninjas who celebrate individuality, welcome big ideas and small ideas, and encourage growth through collaboration. We’re looking for people who can think beyond their daily activities to what could be and who are willing to work toward that future.

We work hard, laugh often, cooperate, collaborate, and learn together.

Southern Maryland Regional Library serves diverse library partners. Our customers inspire our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in how we approach our work. We acknowledge the role of racism in marginalizing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and we are committed to creating an anti-racist organization that is inclusive and equitably serves all members.

Career Benefits

Work with dedicated professionals who are leaders in the state of Maryland and beyond. You will be given opportunities to expand your knowledge and become involved in library work statewide and nationally.

Where we are located

The Southern Maryland Regional Library is located in northern St. Mary’s County and serves Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County’s public libraries. It is a rural community located about an hour and a half from Washington DC, urban Maryland, and even Northern Virginia. Living and working here will give you access to everything that rural life and urban life can provide—the peace and quiet of the country and access to the wider world of DC and beyond.

Requirements
The Regional Library technical services department is a fast paced environment which is responsible for cataloging and processing thousands of items annually. To be successful in this position, the candidate must be flexible, intelligent, able to utilize cataloging expertise, willing to learn, and skillful in leadership and team supervision.

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required. Two years’ experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Three years supervisory experience required.

Position: Associate Vice President for the Library and Learning Commons
Location: Goucher College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Goucher College, among the most innovative liberal arts colleges in the United States, seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader to become the College’s next Associate Vice President for the Library and Learning Commons (hereafter, AVP). Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, this AVP will join Goucher at a pivotal moment in the trajectory of the Library, when the College is preparing to re-envision the role of the Library in its academic life, and re-center the Library in its future.

Goucher College is a small, private, residential liberal arts institution in the college town of Towson, Maryland, serving approximately 1,100 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. Located eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 50 miles from Washington, D.C., the campus sits on 287 acres of open and wooded land. The College offers an interdisciplinary core curriculum to anchor its undergraduate experience, along with selective graduate programs and professional certificates that are offered as low residency, hybrid, and fully online programs.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader who is energized by the possibilities available to the 21st century library. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also be an adroit and empathic leader of people who is able to marshal the strengths of, and provide mentorship to the Library’s team while also forging connections with stakeholders external to the Library both across the College, and throughout the community.

Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in library science degree from an ALA accredited program. A second master’s degree or doctorate is desirable. A record of progressive responsibility in libraries is required, including administrative experience. The full leadership agenda, a list of qualifications, and instructions for applying are available in the position profile found by visiting www.academicsearch.org and clicking on the “Open Searches” tab.

Goucher College has retained Academic Search to assist with this search. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to GoucherAVPLibrary@academicsearch.org. The search is open until the position is filled, but only those applications received by August 2, 2022 can be assured full consideration. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note explaining their relationship to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Confidential discussions about this position may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Eric Richtmyer at eric.richtmyer@academicsearch.org, or by phone at 202-332-4049.

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. Goucher College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status or genetic information in its programs and activities. The college has adopted a Nondiscrimination Policy. For more information, please visit Nondiscrimination Notice & Policy | Goucher College.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Caroline County Public Library
Salary: $50,000 – $58,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Caroline County Public Library seeks an innovative, experienced, conscientious, and community-oriented Library Services Manager to oversee all aspects of customer facing services at our Central Library. The purpose of this position is to plan, supervise and direct the work of the public service points and related staff at the Central Library while working with administration and other library staff to develop and update library policies and procedures. As a senior management position in a small public library (20 FTE employees), this position requires proficiency in frontline customer service and adult programming along with the ability to manage budgets, apply for and manage grants, contribute to the library’s strategic plan, and supervise staff. Strong project management and interpersonal communication skills are required for success. Given the current conditions of delivering library services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and confidence in designing and delivering both virtual and in-person programs and services. The Caroline County Public Library is dedicated to ensuring equity of library services to the community; as such, we seek a librarian who views library services through an equity lens and is skilled at partnering with organizations to deliver services to traditionally underserved groups.

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • Three years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience working in a public library.
  • Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • One-year supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Collection Development experience.
  • Three years supervisory experience.
  • Adult programming experience.
  • Familiarity with Polaris ILS.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $58,000, Commensurate with experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: employment@carolib.org.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section, Collections Management Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 012698.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

The incumbent serves as the Head, Inventory Management and Document Fulfillment Section in the Collections Management Division (CMD), with responsibility for supervising, scheduling, and directing the work force comprised of subordinate supervisors, and through them, a large staff of library technicians. Under the broad guidelines of the Assistant Chief, CMD the incumbent is responsible for overseeing major components of the inventory management program, primarily those involved in inventory control, tracking, and problem resolution. The high quality of the reference and research service that the Library provides is directly related to the practices and procedures developed and implemented in CMD. The incumbent shares with other Division managers and supervisors, overall responsibility for administering, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and activities which deal directly with the provision of high quality service to the various users of the Library’s general collections and protecting the integrity of the collections. CMD has implemented several collections improvement and security programs and initiatives to improve the quality of responses the Library provides to its readers. The implementation of the Library’s Integrated Library System contributes to improved efficiencies in research support and item-level tracking.

Supervises a group of employees through subordinate supervisors. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

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

Manages major components of the inventory management program, primarily those involved in inventory control, tracking, and problem resolution. When necessary to improve inventory management and document fulfillment, develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services and document fulfillment success for constituents. Provides effective inventory management activities regardless of custodial responsibility.

Issues directives and changes of policies based on expert knowledge of request management and collections retrieval to address new and improved strategies and technologies.

Assists the Assistant Chief, and the Chief both in determining priorities and in making long-range and short-range plans, taking into account: the goals and objectives of the Division, budgetary constraints, available resources, and other variables.

Within the Library, chairs and/or serves on various committees and task forces dealing with new technologies and policy development effecting public service and inventory management. Serves on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Greenfield Library, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $52,170.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Reports To: Library Director

Office: Greenfield Library

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the general supervision of the Library Director, provides access and reference services to all user groups of the library
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and supervising of student aides, as well as overseeing the functions, workflows, and continual training for all activities at the Circulation Desk
  • Oversees stacks maintenance activities and collection inventory projects
  • Responsible for the delivery of Inter-Library Loan services, for the record keeping of the same, and for communication among the various lending agencies
  • Assists with collection maintenance work by inputting acquisitions orders, reviewing, selecting, and weeding materials, submitting replacement orders, ensuring receipt of titles on standing order, and accepting gifts and donations
  • Responsible for all methods of patron instruction including group orientations, instruction sessions on specific topics, and maintaining bibliographies, pathfinders, user guides, and online public service forms
  • Responsible for the library exhibits scheduled in the library’s display room, and as such, serves a curator for these regular exhibits
  • Provides general and specific reference services, and cooperative reference services with the Office of Career Services focusing on graduate programs, internships, and vocational guidance. Responsible for instruction for use of electronic resources
  • Works independently yet shows good judgment in keeping the Director informed of developments outside the regular routines
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and practices; keeps informed of new and used book markets and electronic resources; participates in professional development activities including workshops, meetings, training sessions, and conferences; works independently and cooperatively with colleagues, handles multiple assignments and changing priorities, and meets deadline
  • Respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and adheres to the ALA Code of Ethics
  • Prepares and submits quarterly reports and compiles statistics on public service activities for various reports and surveys; contributes to library decision making
  • Supervises special projects of a set duration
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution; minimal 1–2 years professional public service experience in a library
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Microsoft proficiency; knowledge of image software; experience using internet search engines, integrated library systems, linking software/applications, and HTML
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Ability to communicate clearly and support the established policies and procedures of the Library and the College
  • Demonstrates good judgment and maturity in support of the mission of the Library and the College; ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Is a good office citizen (keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers)
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds, and push and control wheeled carts with more than 100 pounds of weight

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Knowledge of the SirsiDynix ILS system
  • Acquisitions experience in an academic setting
  • Interlibrary loan experience
  • Reading knowledge of French language
  • Familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum

Compensation: Grade 12, Base salary $52,170.00, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to annapolis.jobs@sjc.edu

Position: Access Services Assistant (Part Time)
Location: Maryland Institute College of Arts (MICA), Baltimore, Md

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

General purpose:The Access Services Assistant engages in the full-range of Access Services functions including managing the service desk, supervising student workers, and overseeing the physical library space. 

Summary of Essential Functions: 

  • Assists with Access Service functions on evenings including the service desk, student workers, and overseeing the physical library space. 
  • Assists with technical processing, collection maintenance, and preservation.
  • Serves as backup for Access Services staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with circulation of library items, fines, stacks maintenance, ILL, Reserves and other related tasks.
  • Assists with pulling, processing and expiring holds.
  • Supervises student employees when covering the Access Services Desk. 
  • Responsible for covering the desk when student staff are unavailable.
  • Resolves outstanding fines.
  • Assists in shelving library materials, shelf reading, and maintaining the appearance of the library collection.
  • Reshelves special collections materials as needed.
  • Processes books  including wrapping and labeling. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

  • Work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, staff, faculty, and students fostering a collegial work environment that encourages growth, inclusivity, innovation, curiosity, and rigor.

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of library experience
  • Willingness to learn and flexibility in schedule 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to set and keep deadlines
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in art, art history, or design
  • Customer Service Experience
  • Demonstrated experience with promoting social justice, equity, and diversity 
  • Management experience

Reporting to this position: student staff on duty

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Satisfactory Background Check
  • Position will require some evening and/or weekend work

Position: Part-time Hourly Circulation Staff
Location: Multiple Branch Locations, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $14.64/hr. to start.  

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

  • PART-TIME HOURLY JOBS – CIRCULATION DESK – Multiple Branch Locations
  • RESPONSIBILITIES:        Provide customer service to Library customer at the Circulation Desk: Checking out materials, checking in returns, promoting library services, registering customers for library cards and resolving fines and other concerns related to customers’ borrower accounts.
  • SALARY:  $14.64/hr. to start.  
  • SCHEDULING: Up to 20 hours per week. Availability and flexibility required.  MUST have good availability weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. AND weekday evenings (excluding Friday) between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., AND good Saturday availability at least once or twice each month.  Work is scheduled on an as-needed, on-call basis. 
  • REQUIRED:  High school diploma or equivalency; computer experience using Windows-based programs. 
  • PREFERRED: Customer service experience.
  • MANDATORY TRAINING:        Ability to attend and successfully complete all training.    

o   TO APPLY:  Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page.  Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., June 16, 2021.   

o   TIMETABLE:  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than June 18, 2021.  Interviews will be tentatively scheduled during the week of June 21, 2021.  Tentative start date will be July 19, 2021. 

o    This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications.  Anne Arundel County Public Library values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliations, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  The Library encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.   If you need assistance with any aspect of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 410-222-7107, (www.mdrelay.org). 

Position: Part-time Hourly Information
Location: Multiple Branch Locations, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $17.50/hour

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

  • PART-TIME HOURLY JOBS – INFORMATION DESK – Multiple Branch Locations
  • RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provide reference and readers’ advisory service; instruct and help customers in the use of library resources.
  • SALARY:  $17.50/hr. to start.  
  • SCHEDULING: Up to 20 hours per week. Availability and flexibility required.  MUST have good availability weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. AND weekday evenings (excluding Friday) between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., AND good Saturday availability at least once or twice each month.  Work is scheduled on an as-needed, on-call basis. 
  • REQUIRED:  Bachelor’s Degree, excellent customer service skills, experience using computer and MS WINDOWS; knowledge of the Internet as a research tool, research-related experience, and ability to learn the Library’s research & circulation systems, policies, and procedures.
  • MANDATORY TRAINING:        Ability to attend and successfully complete all training.    
  1. TO APPLY:  Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page.  Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., June 16, 2021.   
  1. TIMETABLE:  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than June 18, 2021.  Interviews will be tentatively scheduled during the week of June 21, 2021.  Tentative start date will be July 19, 2021. 
  1. This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications.  Anne Arundel County Public Library values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliations, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  The Library encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.   If you need assistance with any aspect of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 410-222-7107, (www.mdrelay.org). 

Position: Branch Manager I
Location: Calver Library Twin Beaches Branch, Chesapeake, MD
Salary: $54,400 – $68,050

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At Calvert Library, staff have the opportunity to empower individuals by facilitating lifelong learning and to strengthen the
community by encouraging connections to fellow community members and the world. We seek an enthusiastic, open-minded,
intrinsically-motivated individual who works well independently and collaboratively. Calvert Library circulates over a million
items annually and provides exceptional customer service at its 4 locations, and via 2 mobile library vehicles. We have an
extensive network of community partners including Calvert County Public Schools. Construction is slated to begin in Fall 2021
for an 18,000 SF replacement facility in North Beach, MD. That location is expected to open in Spring of 2023. If you embody
Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining
Calvert Library as the full-time Branch Manager of our Twin Beaches Branch.
Key Responsibilities
• Under the general direction of the Director, manages day-to-day branch operations including reference, circulation,
and children’s departments as well as classes and events.
• Serves as a leader in gaining commitment for Calvert Library’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library
service, and communicating a shared vision for exceptional customer experiences.
• Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration, and the community.
• Responsible for supervising, coaching, training, and performance planning of assistant branch manager and branch
staff.
• Creates a work environment that fosters continuous improvement, encourages risk-taking and learning from
mistakes and values teamwork. Demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth
• Engages in direct public service and develops and maintains a thorough understanding of Calvert Library policies and
quality standards; suggests changes to policy as needed.
• Empowers staff to have consistently excellent customer interactions.
• Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services.
• Handles security issues and emergency situations.
• Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services.
• Actively participates in Management teams and promotes the Library in the community.
Job Requirements
• MLS from an ALA accredited school or Bachelor’s Degree and four years of library-related experience with two years in
a public library.
• A commitment to excellent customer service and the desire and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Experience using various technologies including , online databases, E-books, and Microsoft applications
• Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with customers, co-workers and community groups.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
• Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrates flexibility, initiative and creativity.
• Willingness and ability to travel locally and regionally and work a variable schedule including nights, weekends and
some telework.
• Must pass a post-offer criminal background check.
We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 15-24 days of vacation depending on degree status, 3 weeks of sick leave
and 3 days of personal leave, competitive health, dental and vision benefits, MD Retirement Plan, and related benefits. Annual
starting salary range: $54,400 – $68,050, depending on education and experience. We encourage applicants from
underrepresented groups to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities
to perform essential functions of this job.
To apply:
Complete application available online must be received by: midnight on June 29, 2021. Interviews will be held on July 12 and
candidates selected for an interview will be notified by COB on July 8.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Library Social Worker
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $63,725 to $75,000 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities:
The Pratt Library is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for a new Library Social Worker.

The Library Social Worker is responsible for planning, overseeing and executing the Social Worker in the Library program, which places graduate and bachelor degree candidate students from schools of social work at Pratt Library Branches. This position will also deliver direct client services to library customers, build partnerships with social service organizations and oversee system-wide social service initiatives.
The position is responsible for tracking and reporting on all library social service efforts.

If you feel that this rewarding and exciting opportunity is what you have been looking for, please apply!

Requirements:
Master’s Degree. Minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience performing similar job duties, including managing programs or projects and partnering with city and community agencies. Experience providing weekly field instruction and supervision for graduate student interns a plus.

Application Process: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/prattlibrary/jobs/3076352/librarysocial-worker?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Deputy for Presidential Libraries
Location: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. As a Deputy for Presidential Libraries, you will serve as the Director of the Office for Presidential Libraries and you will be responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and administering the Presidential Library system.

Responsibilities
As a Deputy for Presidential Libraries, you will:

  • Formulate basic policies, procedures, and guides for the administration and management of the Presidential library system.
  • Plan for the development and establishment of proposed libraries for present and future Presidents in close coordination with the White House and other interested parties.
  • Initiate contacts with colleges, universities, historical societies and other professional associations to stay aware of their needs and foster their interest in the use of Presidential libraries’ holdings as source materials.

Position: Circulation Manager
Location: Whiteford Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Circulation Manager provides management and oversight of library employees who come into direct contact with the public, ensuring high quality customer service at every opportunity. Responsible for the general operation of the Circulation department of the Level I designated branch, including supervising, scheduling, evaluating, and training circulation staff in order to ensure an exceptional customer experience. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration. 

Essential Duties:

  1. Ensures the efficient and effective operation of the circulation department;
  2. Opens and closes the branch, as assigned;
  3. Prepares the money reports;
  4. Prepares pull-list materials and sends to appropriate location;
  5. Performs circulation tasks as needed to include material check-in and out, repairing damaged items, registering customers for library cards, and returning books to the proper shelf location;
  6. Resolves internal and external customer complaints;
  7. Negotiates fines and fees in accordance with established policies;
  8. Books meeting rooms;
  9. Troubleshoots branch machinery and computers, as necessary;
  10. Prepares schedules to ensure proper staffing levels are maintained;
  11. Oversees and manages the branch office supplies;
  12. Monitors departmental budget.

Supervision Functions:

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

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 Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree;
  2. Two (2) or more years of related job experience;
  3. One (1) year of supervisory experience;
  4. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  5. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of Circulation and/or Circulation Assistant practices and principles;
  2. Knowledge of customer service practices and principles;
  3. Extensive experience resolving customer issues with an assertive, empathetic and calm demeanor;
  4. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software and office machines;
  5. Ability to learn to maintain and organize library materials;
  6. Ability to train staff, volunteers, and others as assigned;
  7. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  8. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  9. Previous cash handling experience;
  10. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  11. Basic math and language skills.

Reporting Relationship:  

This position reports to the Branch Manager. Directly supervises circulation staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires occasional physical effort in handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and take down of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts;
  2. Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  3. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time;
  4. Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time;
  5. Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations;
  6. Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  7. Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships;
  8. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required.

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 organization’s 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.

Position: Contract Librarian Position
Location: Bethesda Campus, NIH Patient Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Contract Librarian Position

Contract management firm seeks full-time Librarian for the NIH Patient Library, a small library with a big mission at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda campus.

Typical Duties: The librarian will work collaboratively with the supervisory and part time
librarians, performing a variety of professional tasks including reference, program and
collection development; customer service at circulation desk, supervision of volunteers, and
other duties as assigned, some of which may be clerical in nature. The librarian is also charged with assisting patients and caregivers with computer technology needs, liaising with NIH web site management staff on library web page updates, and creatively and consistently managing the social media presence of the NIH Patient Library on Facebook and Pinterest.

Minimum Qualifications: The ideal candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Library
Science or be close to completing the requirements for an MLS degree. A solid knowledge of
professional library principles, practices, and procedures coupled with excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills is required. Attention to detail, strong public service orientation, and an optimistic, caring, and kind disposition is a must. Candidates must be comfortable and well-versed in library technology and Microsoft Office Suite. Conversational Spanish in addition to English proficiency is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will have to complete a basic government background check and
provide immunization records as part of the on-boarding process for this contract librarian
position. Competitive salary and benefits, rewarding work environment. EOE.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to Marie Kaplan, mkaplan@cc.nih.gov. No phone calls please. This recruitment may close at any time, and will close when it is determined that enough qualified applications have been received.

5-14-2021

Position: Contract Substitute Librarian
Location: Bethesda Campus, NIH Patron Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Contract Substitute Librarian

Contract management firm seeks a Substitute Librarian to provide staff support and customer service on an as-needed, on-call basis, to patrons at NIH Patient Library, a small library with a big mission at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda Campus. Duties include staffing circulation/information desk; responding to patient, caregiver, and staff inquiries with utmost courtesy; updating patron database and managing library circulation on Follett Destiny library software; and performing other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications include an MLS degree from an accredited program, or being close to completion of requirements for the degree. Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, strong public service orientation, and an optimistic, caring, and kind disposition are a must. A solid knowledge of professional library principles, practices, and procedures is required. Conversational Spanish in addition to English proficiency is highly desirable. Candidates will have to complete a basic background check and provide immunization records as part of the on-boarding process for this contract Substitute Librarian post. EOE.

Please email resume and cover letter by May 28, 2021 to Marie Kaplan, mkaplan@cc.nih.gov.
No phone calls please.

5-14-2021

Three Positions: Maryland & Virtual

Position: Chief Information Officer
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Chief Information Officer who will be responsible for the strategic and administrative management of all information systems and telecommunications initiatives for the entire Library system. If you feel that this position is for you, we would love to hear from you.

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.


The successful candidate will be able to work with the CEO, COO, and Deputy Director to create a forward thinking and community focused vision that serves the organization by being responsive to the staff and community user needs along with considering the aspirations of the City and State. The incumbent will collaborate with the Executive Leadership Team to coordinate the IT resources needed to meet organizational objectives. Responsibilities will include streamlining operations by implementing relevant and innovative technologies, developing technological systems that will improve customer satisfaction, as well as managing and maintaining the library city and state-wide network created for the use of Pratt and Maryland public library systems (SAILOR).

The Chief Information Officer will:

Serve as chief architect for network and services provided by IS. In addition, will investigate and initiate projects to develop the application of cutting-edge technology required to achieve the goals of Library, City and State customers.

Ensure adequate IT resources are available to support organizational goals and objectives.

Develop organizational leadership and technical skills within the department to provide effective responses to the needs of the Library.

Collaborate and negotiates with vendors and partners across city agencies to economically provide products and services to the Library.

Serve as the Library’s Chief Information Security Officer in charge of ensuring compliance with all information security regulations.

Oversee and/or participate in library technology expansion projects in collaboration with all library service areas.

Develop and oversee annual and project-based budgets.

Lead talent management efforts by hiring the best candidates while engaging the IT Team through transparent performance management and development.

Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in Technology Management, Computer Science, Administrative Science or other relevant focus. Microsoft MCSE and/or Cisco CCNP, Certified Project Manager (PMP) desired. Six years of demonstrated experience in senior management as well as three years of successful experience managing a team is required.

Position: Virtual Corporate Researcher
Location: Global Investment Banking and Asset Management Firm, LAC Group, Virtual

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks a Virtual Corporate Researcher to be part of an experienced and talented business intelligence research team for a global investment banking and asset management firm. This role will work independently as well as with a research team providing corporate/financial and other types of research to staff. This is a full-time position and candidates can be located anywhere in the US.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts information research in a variety of domestic and international sectors using research databases and other resources
  • Completes both short term and in-depth research projects and analysis under deadline
  • Manages multiple projects on a daily basis
  • Contributes to knowledge initiatives
  • Works on special projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or a Bachelor’s degree with comparable research experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience performing research
  • Understanding of and experience with database services such as LexisNexis, Factiva, Capital IQ, Pitchbook, Eikon, Profound, Privco, BVD and others preferred
  • Strong investigative research and analytical skills preferred
  • Expertise conducting in-depth industry, company, biographical, financial, market, and regulatory research desired
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

To apply, visit: https://lac.gp/3nVAHjc

Position: Library Associate
Location: Multiple Locations, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $46,688.00 – $50,184.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is inviting applications for the position of Library Associate. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about programming and outreach, providing reference services and reader’s advisory to customers, promoting library services, and more! Bilingual fluency is a plus! If you are welcoming, curious, accessible, kind, collaborative and resilient, APPLY TODAY! 

This announcement will be used to establish an “Eligibility List” for future vacancies.

Job Summary: Responds to customer questions regarding both in-print and online library materials and services in the library departments.  Assists in the organization, management and technical functions relevant to the overall operation of various library departments.  

Essential Duties:

  • Provides reference, reader’s advisory, and computer assistance to library customers.
  • Provides instruction on the use of library catalog and databases.
  • Assists with programming for library customers.
  • Assists with circulation desk duties, as needed.
  • Assists with the management and review of the library collection, as required.
  • Participates in the maintenance and development of the library collection by weeding assigned areas and identifying library materials in need of replacement.
  • Develops and maintains library display areas and posts community notices.
  • Assists with the inter-library loan process, as needed.
  • Creates and maintains customer library accounts, as needed.
  • Assists with the management and review of the library collection, as required.
  • Oversees library volunteers, as required.
  • Manages customer relations and resolves any escalated customer issues and conflicts via in person, phone and email, as required.
  • Performs routine data entry including entering customer information into library database.
  • Prepares correspondences and reports.
  • Creates and maintains office files and department records appropriately.
  • Trains volunteers, as needed.
  • Acts as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  • Assists with special projects, as required.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.  

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • One to three of years of working in a library setting; or, experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 
  • Library Associate certificate must be acquired within two years of hire via on the job training.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals preferred.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with volunteers. 
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Google Suite, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation, and office equipment.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

  • Work is conducted in a normal office setting which provides comfortable lighting, temperature and air conditions.
  • Occasional light lifting (up to 20 pounds) may be required.
  • Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions. 


Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Digital Resources Analyst
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library
Salary: $54,167 – $86,668 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Southern Maryland Regional Library seeks a professional analyst to join our team.

  • Manages digital resources.
  • Provides recommendations and support to leadership regarding digital resources needs and services.
  • Provides customer support for report and data-driven decisions.
  • Assists in problem solving through the evaluation of data.
  • Collects, organizes and interprets data using statistical analysis or other methods for the regional library and our stakeholders.
  • Acts as a vendor liaison.

The Regional Library administers and deploys various digital resources to serve our customers. To be successful in this position, the candidate must be flexible, intelligent, able to utilize statistical and data analytics expertise, willing to learn, and skillful in working with customers.
Associate’s Degree or vocational/technical school degree required. Three years of data analytics experience required.

Application Procedures
All applicants must complete an application, which can be found on our website https://smrla.org/jobs
Application Deadline: May 18, 2021

Position: Project STAND Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $50,000 – $55,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
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.

Project STAND, is a grassroots archival consortia project of nearly 70 colleges and universities around the country, founded to create a centralized digital space which highlights analog and digital collections emphasizing student activism in marginalized communities. Project STAND fosters ethical documentation of contemporary and past social justice movements in underdocumented student populations. STAND also advocates for collections by collaborating with educators to provide pedagogical support and create digital resources. Our project hosts workshops, and forums for information professionals, academics, technologists, humanists, etc. who are interested in building communities with student organizers and their allies, leading to sustainable relationships, and inclusive physical and digital spaces of accountability, diversity, and equity.

In partnership with Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff library and Project STAND, the Project Coordinator, based in the UMD Libraries, will be responsible for organizing and completing activities for a 3-year Mellon Grant, AUC Woodruff Library in Partnership with Project STAND: Building Capacity, Ethical Documentation and Archiving of Student Activism in BIPOC Communities.

The Project Coordinator will report directly to the Co-Principal Investigator / Project STAND Founder and University Archivist at the University of Maryland Libraries, with a dotted line of support to the Principal Investigator at AUC Woodruff Library.

This impactful project will include hosting residencies, workshops, co-coordinating micro-grants for digitization projects, coordinating oral history and podcasting projects that will focus on the archival profession and social justice.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), grant-funded position with benefits and works within University Archives. The University Archives captures the day-to-day functioning of a highly complex research institution in all its many facets: administration, academics, athletics, the arts, and other student activities. The University Archives is a key resource for the history and present activities of the University of Maryland, especially the College Park campus.

Requirements
Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage logistics for two residencies and five workshops; travel required after pandemic restrictions are lifted. Assist in coordinating budgets and scheduling activities, virtual meetings, handling communications for the project, including emails. Provide support for project committees and teams, including assisting with scheduling project meetings and recording minutes as necessary.

Conduct research, compile and synthesize reports, assist in monitoring and coordinating the administration of post-award grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and agency requirements are being followed.

Assist in managing digitization projects, manage Project STAND social media platforms, including working with graphic designers on social media campaigns, and assist in conducting and coordinating oral histories, podcasts and transcription.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Bachelor’s degree required

Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in the Information Profession (internships, volunteering, assistantships acceptable)
  • Demonstrate significant experience engaging in work on issues around equity, diversity and inclusion, and social justice
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively in teams and independently, as well as exercise sound decision-making
  • Strong time management skills
  • Demonstrate flexibility, agility and adaptability with deliverables
  • Provide examples of project management
  • Reliable access to the Internet when working remotely
  • Demonstrated experience working with standard office applications, including Microsoft Office (outlook, word, excel, etc.), and Google suite applications (gmail, google drive, google docs, etc.)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
Master’s degree in Information profession, History, or related field

Experience:
Demonstrated knowledge of African American history
Familiarity with project management software
Working knowledge of web development tools, Omeka and ArchivesSpace

Position: Associate Director of Informationist Services
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $71,445 – $98,205 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
General summary/purpose:

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

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an Associate Director of Informationist Services. This position is a member of the Library’s senior management team and is responsible for conceiving, planning, directing, and evaluating information services to faculty, staff, fellows, residents, and students in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System. Working in a complex, fast-paced, and distributed information delivery environment the successful applicant will collaborate with other senior managers in the overall development of information services. The goal of the department is to define and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The information services of the department focus particularly on identifying and meeting needs for health information resources through performing needs assessments, identifying and addressing barriers to access, and the creation of strategic information partnerships between the librarians and staff of the Welch Medical Library and our large user community. This individual will lead the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

For a full description of this position please visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Associate-Director-Informationist-Services-MD-21205/725404500/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
MLS degree in library from an ALA-accredited library school, or library and information science degree.
5 years professional and progressively responsible management library experience.

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library
Salary: $46,074 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian to join our Research and Technology Services Department. The Online Learning Librarian, who will report to the Research and Innovation Librarian, will lead and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with campus partners to grow and continuously improve the Library’s online learning program that supports the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and continuously improve an effective program of online instruction including managing, developing, and accessing a broad range of teaching and learning objects that support research, teaching, and learning for faculty, students, and staff. Examples include, but are not limited to, modular web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and emerging educational technologies.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library research instruction to on-campus and remote students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with units on the two campuses (Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University) to provide services to students including, but not limited to, technology services and online program support.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for remote students.
  • Coordinate LNDL’s participation in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities’ (AJCU) Virtual Reference consortium and provide general reference service.
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in departmental and library-wide initiatives.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • Demonstrated instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, best practices, and issues in online learning;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing research and/or instructional design support;
  • Working knowledge of online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of platforms such as Zoom, Sidecar Learning, LibGuides, and other learning object creation software;
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, course management software, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with inclusive pedagogies and instruction practices in order to engage students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional academic libraries;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Central SLRC Manager
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $77,607 – $98,375 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Manager for the State Library Resource Center Office.
This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!

The SLRC Manager:

  • Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC
  • Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers
  • Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff
  • Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines
  • Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base
  • Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs
  • Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team
  • Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan and Annual
  • Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups

Requirements
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Number: 123563

Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD 20850

Best Consideration Date: 04/29/2021

Position Information:

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Rockville, Maryland, serving students from Montgomery County and the surrounding region. USG is an innovative partnership with nine public universities, providing access to approximately 80 high-demand undergraduate and graduate degree programs specifically selected to respond to the workforce needs of the county and region. The campus currently serves more than 3,500 students enrolled in day-time, evening, full-time and part-time degree programs. In 2019, the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Education Facility opened to expand USG’s degree and certification offerings in STEM fields, including health and life sciences, information science and technology, and engineering. USG’s four-building campus has the capacity to grow its enrollment to more than 7,500 students in the coming years. The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional to serve as the Data Services Librarian at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The successful candidate will lead the development and provision of the Data Management and Visualization Lab. Working closely with faculty, students and staff, the Librarian will build relationships in order to support research and teaching with a focus on promoting and providing data services for finding, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing and managing data. Through research consultations, classroom instruction, and other programming, the Librarian will help the Libraries meet curricular needs by increasing the visibility of available data-related resources and services. The Librarian will provide subject-specific data and visual literacy instruction, maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned undergraduate and graduate programs, and enhance curricula and research innovation at USG.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and provide guidance to students and faculty with issues related to the research data lifecycle. Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery, management, and visualization of research data. Pro-actively participate in the development and oversight of the Data Management and Visualization Lab, including overall management of programs, hardware and software, and supervision of student assistants. (40%)
  • Serve as library liaison for the following programs: Data Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Engineering. Duties include, but is not limited to, providing data and visual literacies instruction, promoting services available through the Priddy Library, supporting faculty research, creating web and digital content, and developing and managing collections in assigned subject areas. May assist in liaison activities to other disciplines as needed. (25%)
  • Teach and support workshops on data and visual literacies and related tools for a variety of audiences. Provide general and specialized information assistance and research consultations – in person, by phone, by e-mail and through chat. Discover and implement innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, research, communication, collaboration, and information literacy. Maintain a strong knowledge of current and emerging trends, particularly in the areas of information literacy instruction, assessment, and research methods. (25%)
  • Participate in UMD Libraries and USG events. Participate in professional development activities and provide service to the library community. (5%)
  • Assist with special projects and programs as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education:

Master’s in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Or an advanced degree in data science, GIS, statistics or related field, with relevant experience by date of appointment.

Required Experience:

  • Experience providing reference and research and/or technical assistance in an academic or special library or research or computer lab.
  • Experience using electronic resources.
  • Experience or demonstrated potential to support students with information, data and/or visual literacy instruction.
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques and statistical methodologies.
  • Familiarity with local and national data repositories, public data sets and data management plans.
  • Familiarity or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with data analysis and visualization tools such as SPSS, R, Excel, Tableau, GIS, Python, and NVivo.
  • Experience indicating an ability to become proficient with data management and cleaning tools (e.g., OpenRefine, DMPTool, DMPonline, Git/GitHub, Open Science Framework)
  • At least two years of professional experience in academic or research library or other research or computer lab.

Preferences:

  • Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • A deep understanding of the research data life cycle.
  • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
  • Familiarity with collection development.
  • Experience using digital and web technologies in the delivery of library services.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse and multicultural faculty, staff, and student community.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands.
  • Strong commitment to public service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development through participation in local, regional, and national forums.

Physical Demands

  • Professional environment. Extensive use of computers.

Additional Information:

Please note this is not a permanent position. This position is classified as Professional Track Faculty (Contractual) position. This position is located in Montgomery County, Rockville, MD.

To apply for this position, please visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/

Position: Tech Services Director
Location: Kent County Public Library, Chestertown, MD
Salary: $38,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

General Summary:

Responsible for planning and carrying out activities related to system-wide materials compiling/selection and to the overall management of the system’s print, media and electronic collections. Oversees the implementation and planning of young adult programming. Also responsible for administrative work such as reporting and recordkeeping. Participates in formulating and executing goals and objectives, and participating in tasks and projects with other members of the Tech Services Department. Serves as a member of the Senior Staff, acts as Person in Charge, and regularly works the front desk.


Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.
Salary: $64,000 to $74,000

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
About the position:
This position will be assigned to the Library on JB Andrews .
This is a Regular Full Time (RFT) position with benefits (medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, 401(k), and annual/sick leave.
Relocation cost not funded

Responsibilities
Directs and oversees the library or information center functions. Accountable for the full scope of library operations including administration, management, technical, and public services. Responsible for collection management which includes the acquisition, organization, maintenance, preservation, and removal of materials for the collection. Performs original or modified descriptive cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of specialized information in all formats. Catalogs, classifies, and assigns subject headings to information resources using specialized cataloging systems. Searches reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to locate unusual or unique reference information in response to customer requests. Functions as a liaison with user groups and establishes partnerships and builds networks with local, state, and regional organizations. Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars that support library services which demonstrate practices that meet customer needs. Plan and deliver specialized programs, services, and/or exhibits. Completes cost estimates prior to ordering/purchasing library materials. Evaluates the effectiveness of automated services used by conducting studies and determining requirements that improve system operation. Conducts tours and orientations. Prepares how-to instructions for various services provided. Assists customers with conducting literature searches and catalog use. Writes operating procedures for automated library operations based on established policies. Responds to customer complaints and takes necessary action.

Develops marketing and publicity ideas that promote library programs that include outreach and publicity programs and special events. Tracks marketing program costs and evaluates program effectiveness. Develops budgets while establishing short and long range library plans. Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability for library acquisitions. Works with procurement office to develop purchase agreements and statements of work for various library services. Resolves problems with procurement activity, finance and accounting office, or vendor.

Performs supervisory responsibilities such as management of staff, recruitment, and training of personnel. Assigns work based on priorities and deadlines; consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments; and the capabilities of employees. Reviews work of subordinates for completion and adherence to established policies. Provides direction and continuous feedback on strengths and weaknesses, and holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Delivers and advocates recognition for employee’s performance and contribution, using the full range of honorary and monetary awards.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11089872

Position: Digitization Services Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Salary: $51,468-$64,336

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting department performs digitization operations for the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries, and seeks to be a leader in the region and professional community for process development, special format digitization, and peer education.

In support of these goals, the Digitization Services Coordinator manages the in-house digitization operations at the University of Maryland Libraries, in the Hornbake Digitization Center (HDC), the central location in which most textual, photographic, and audio materials are digitized, and in the Performing Arts Digitization Studio (PADS), the satellite space in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library for still image and audio digitization. The Coordinator manages people, projects, and relationships with collections managers. The Coordinator hires, trains, and supervises hourly student assistants or part-time contract staff to perform digitization work and quality control of all files and metadata. The Coordinator solicits and plans in-house digitization projects with relevant library staff. The individual manages and prioritizes short-term, user-initiated requests, and balances these with managing long-term projects. The Coordinator establishes quality assurance standards and manages quality control for all digital files and associated metadata records uploaded to all digital repositories. The individual provides oversight for all in-house digitization requests and projects, maintains digitization equipment, and reports production and inspection statistics. The Coordinator maintains updated digitization and file management procedural documentation, and creates documentation and instructions for in-house projects. The Coordinator assesses in-house digitization needs, is expected to remain current with evolving digitization standards and best practices, and will research development for expansion into additional formats.

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/82092. 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 resume, and names/email addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and best considered by April 26, 2021

EDUCATION:

Required:

Bachelor’s degree in related field by the start of employment
Preferred:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field can be substituted for two years of experience
Specialization in archives, preservation studies, digital curation, or special collections
People or project management continuing education
EXPERIENCE:

Required:

Four years of demonstrated digitization project management working in a cultural heritage institution or production management in a related field
One year of supervisory experience
Preferred:

One year working with special collections or archival materials
Experience using a digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, etc.)
Experience working with legacy media formats

Position: Africana Archivist
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $50,700 – $69,780

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General summary/purpose:
The Sheridan Libraries welcome applications from creative, collaborative applicants for a newly created, full-time position of Africana Archivist (a three-year grant-funded appointment) in our special collections department.

Working closely with the Center for Africana Studies and the Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts, the Africana Archivist will serve as a vital member of the team implementing a new Mellon Foundation-funded project, Inheritance Baltimore: Humanities and Arts Education for Black Liberation. A central goal of this three-year grant is to document and preserve the histories of local Black communities, often marginalized within or omitted from institutional archives. The Africana Archivist will be responsible for enhancing access to current Africana collections, helping to expand acquisitions and improve our acquisitions process, contributing to community archiving activities, and providing guidance to post-graduate archival and curatorial fellows.

The Sheridan Libraries inspire and advance research, teaching, and life-long intellectual growth by providing the distinctive collections, information and educational services, training, and facilities needed by affiliates and other researchers. As recognized world leaders in transforming the global information environment, the Sheridan Libraries are a strategic and integral asset in the university’s mission of creating, sharing, and preserving knowledge for the world.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Enhancing the description of and access to Special Collections’ current Africana archives;
  • Conducting outreach for the acquisition of new collections in ways that are collaborative with local Africana communities, and processing new collections;
  • Articulating this community-driven philosophy to project stakeholders, advising partners on community archives, and directing the off-campus community archives digitization lab;
  • Mentoring archival fellows, who will assist with outreach, processing, and stewardship responsibilities; as well as curatorial fellows, who will prepare exhibits, classes, and public programs with Africana materials;
  • Collaborating with other members of the Inheritance Baltimore team, including curators, faculty, and fellows, and work closely with community members and library staff.
  • This position requires travel to the communities served.

    Application Instructions:
    Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter describing relevant experience and interests, a resume or C.V., and a statement that explains their philosophy of and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cultural record. We will ask finalists for the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

    A career at Johns Hopkins University is more than a job.

    For a complete job description, please visit our web site at http://jobs.jhu.edu. Qualified applicants should apply online at: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Africana-Archivist-MD-21218/729545800/

Position: Central/SLRC Manager
Location: State Library Resource Center, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $77,607.00 – $98,375.00

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

DescriptionThe Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Manager for the State Library Resource Center Office.
This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!Summary of Duties

The Deputy Chief:

  • Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC
  • Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers
  • Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff
  • Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines
  • Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base
  • Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs
  • Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team
  • Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan and Annual
  • Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups

Minimum QualificationsMaster’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required.  Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment 
  • ability to work effectively with other libraries and outside organizations including the skills in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with library management, customers, and the statewide library community. 
  • knowledge of and experience in the principles of library organization and management
  • demonstrated knowledge and facility in using the Internet and web-based resources and office productivity software at basic to intermediate levels of proficiency is required.

Core Skills:

  • Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in library services
  • Awareness of trends in library service and 21st century learning skills
  • Confident presentation skills with an emphasis on internal administrative and statewide audiences
  • Flexibility and collaboration
  • Understanding the role and influences of literacy e.g. information, digital inclusion, digital and media literacy

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Librarian II – Research and Instructional Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $58,424

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Essential Functions:

This position provides customized, multi-disciplinary reference and research services to the Library’s diverse patron community using a variety of communication methods. Designs and produces educational activities and materials for the Library’s patron community. Participates in the execution of collection development projects. Provides reference services as a sole librarian each Saturday.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science

Experience: One (1) year of professional experience in a library setting.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library services, the legal system, and Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Ability to exhibit professional competencies for user services and law librarianship as described by the RUSA Task Force on Professional Competencies and the American Association of Law Libraries.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for training, teaching, and instruction design for individuals and groups, and the evaluation and measurement of training effects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to write, edit, and proofread content.
  • Knowledge of library and law-related catalogs, databases, and electronic information resources.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal research queries using a variety of resources, both print and digital.
  • Ability to assist a highly diverse population with their legal information needs via telephone, email or other written correspondence, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify issues with library equipment and fix them or initiate servicing requests.

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.

The full announcement and application link can be found on the Judiciary Career Center (Job ID 6752).

Position: Associate Director of Informationist Services
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $71,445 – $98,205 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an Associate Director of Informationist Services. This position is a member of the Library’s senior management team and is responsible for conceiving, planning, directing, and evaluating information services to faculty, staff, fellows, residents, and students in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System. Working in a complex, fast-paced, and distributed information delivery environment the successful applicant will collaborate with other senior managers in the overall development of information services. The goal of the department is to define and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The information services of the department focus particularly on identifying and meeting needs for health information resources through performing needs assessments, identifying and addressing barriers to access, and the creation of strategic information partnerships between the librarians and staff of the Welch Medical Library and our large user community. This individual will lead the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Director shares responsibility for determining the future course of the Welch Library, including both strategic and operational planning. This position reports to the Director of the Library.

For a full description of this position please visit https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Associate-Director-Informationist-Services-MD-21205/725404500/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
MLS degree in library from an ALA-accredited library school, or library and information science degree.
5 years professional and progressively responsible management library experience.

Position: Informationist III (Librarian III)
Location: Johns Hopkins University/Welch Medical Library
Salary: $59,280 – $81,435 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
General summary/purpose:

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity. The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an informationist to continue to provide and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This informationist will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.

The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. The team is currently embedded in the medical, public health and nursing curricula and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education. The position reports to the Associate Director of Informationist Services.

For the full job description or to apply for this position (#50457), please visit our website – https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Librarian-III-MD-21205/720188200/

Benefits include medical, dental, prescription drug plans, paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, and tuition remission. JHU provides a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. EOE/AAE/M/F/D

Requirements
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science.
3 years of professional library experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director
Location: Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library and its sponsoring universities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Loyola/Notre Dame Library. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to continue building on a unique library model known for collaboration and innovation, partnering with two scholarly communities to provide the most up-to-date services and information resources to the universities.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL), located in northern Baltimore City, serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). 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 comprehensive University that is home to Maryland’s only women’s college. The Library serves the needs of both institutions by complementing and accentuating their strengths. The Library serves a total student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame. The state-of-the-art facility has become a destination for students, faculty, staff, and community members and is frequent host to major campus events and celebrations.

The Library Director administers the overall operation of the Loyola Notre Dame Library, Inc. an independent 501 (c)3. Reporting to a Board of Directors, the Director guides the Library in key initiatives: leading ongoing strategic planning; fostering collaboration on and beyond the campuses; engaging the Library in the academic and intellectual life of both universities; advancing the use of innovative technology in teaching and research; and working externally to help support and represent the Library locally, regionally, and nationally. This position represents an exceptional opportunity for a creative library leader with a history of decisive, innovative and effective leadership, including managing fiscal, programmatic, and personnel needs. Successful candidates will have an understanding and appreciation of the unique partnership between Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and will have the capacity to innovate and lead within it. Also critical are an ability to work effectively in a collaborative and diverse workplace and a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion efforts within the Library. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution is required.

To make a nomination or to apply for this role, please see below.

Jackie Mildner is leading this search with Katie Stellato and Clay Batley.

Position: Librarian II (two positions available)
Location: Reisterstown Branch, Baltimore County Public Library

Salary: $36,230 – $56,214

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Schedule:
Two positions available.
This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library branch staff will be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

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

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) or an MLS from an ALA accredited school within three years of date of hire.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations.
  • Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers.
  • Must pass post-offer criminal background screening.

Please Note: This position closes on April 6, 2021.
We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 7 personal days per year, as well as, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Candance Group, Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist .

Description

Responsibilities:

  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries
  • Tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Processing library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identifying and preparing library materials for binding
  • Integrated library system support
  • Register staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organize routine training
  • Copy cataloging
  • Circulation and ready reference support
  • Preparing requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Preparing multi-media and/or paper-based presentations
  • Other duties as assigned, related to work the library performs

Requirements

  • U.S. citizenship mandatory
  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory
  • An associate degree from recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, knowledge of cataloging rules (copy cataloging), and procedures in circulation services
  • Experience performing medical or scientific research a plus
  • Experience with EOS integrated library system desired
  • Experience developing LibGuides a plus
  • Experience working in a federal library highly desired

Position: Executive Director
Location: Wicomico Public Library
Salary: $85,000 – $95,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Innovate Educate and Inspire as the Wicomico Public Libraries’ next Executive Director. The Library’s new ED will value communication and collaboration with staff, the Board of Trustees, Library partners, and Wicomico County residents and provide vision and leadership to the Library throughout the County. Governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, the Library serves 102,577 people through three locations, a bookmobile and an outreach van. Working with 53 talented library staff and a $2.6 million annual budget, the Library will continue its focus on excellent customer service and broadening outreach services. Key initiatives include charting a clear course for welcoming and inclusive library programs and services; developing a new three-year plan for the Library; and becoming the recognized ‘face’ of the Library within the community while building positive relationships with stakeholders, staff, Board, and public officials. A key component of this position is fostering trust and teamwork.

Wicomico County is in southeast Maryland on the lower Eastern Shore and provides easy access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to metropolitan areas – Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Salisbury, the County seat, is the fastest growing city in Maryland. Major employers in Wicomico County include Salisbury University, the Perdue Farms headquarters and the Tidal Health system. Creeks, streams, inlets and marshes provide visitors with over 1,000 miles of waterways to enjoy fishing, crabbing, clamming, boating, paddling and exploring. The County is rich with history and culture, reflected by the many museums and heritage sites, such as the Salisbury City Park and Zoo, the Charles H Chipman Cultural Center, and the Newtown Historic District. Wicomico County schools provide a quality education and have been recognized as a Best Community for Music Education. The National Council of Traditional Arts selected Salisbury to host the 2018-2020 National Folk Festival due to the Region’s unique cultural assets and strong community spirit. For more information about the Library and the area, visit Wicomico Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Trustees, oversees an award-winning library system and provides overall strategic and operational leadership with full responsibility for, but not limited to, the following areas: personnel and fiscal management; marketing and communications; fundraising and development; emergent technologies; facilities; and external partnership development through engagement with key stakeholder groups. For a complete description of responsibilities, see the full Position Description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are: a master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years progressively responsible public library experience, and the ability to obtain Maryland State Department of Education certification as a Public Library Director within six months of hire. Proven experience working in a senior management capacity, including budget and finance, facilities management, and library automation and personnel administration are highly desirable. Reporting to a policy-making board and previous success in a multi-branch system are preferred. Residency in Wicomico County is strongly preferred within one year following acceptance of position.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $85,000– $95,000 commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. This position will close April 11, 2021.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $67,771 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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.

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.

Position: Program Specialist, YA/Teens
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $46,074 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Library Program Specialist to perform the day- to-day operations of designing and coordinating youth initiatives and programs.
Special responsibilities will include the development and implementation of library programming for difficult to reach youth in the Baltimore City community.

Summary of Duties: The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

Under the direction of the Young Adult Services Coordinator:

  • Oversees the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Community Youth Corps Program (CYCP): recruits, orients, and monitors eligible youth for the program.
  • Works with Young Adult Services Coordinator to train, evaluate, and place youth interns in appropriate library programs and alternative sites.
  • Works with library staff and youth interns to plan library events for all young adults, both branch-based and citywide programs such as Teen Summer Reading.
  • Works with Young Adult Librarians, Branch Managers, and other appropriate staff members on youth related projects.
  • Works with the Young Adult Services Coordinator to ensure quality services for youth at all library locations.
  • Assists in the development of training materials, brochures, and flyers for youth programs.
  • Prepares reports, attends meetings locally pertaining to work with young people in libraries.
  • Works with other agencies, non-profits, schools and vendors to develop and implement programs.
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Leadership or young adult programming related fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with teens. Master’s Degree preferred.

Position: SLRC Deputy Chief
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $77,607 – $98,375 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Deputy Chief for the State Library Resource Center Office.

This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!

The Deputy Chief:

Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC. Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers. Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff. Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines. Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base. Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs. Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team. Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan. Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours.

Position: Librarian (Biological Sciences)
Location: Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent applies knowledge of digital information delivery, library policies, collection development and general library rules and procedures, and an understanding of library users in a rapidly changing digital environment.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains awareness of current developments in library automation and technical services through professional development and continuous improvement activities
  • Develops new resources for key audiences, tests with market research, and follow trends on new tools available to support resource development
  • Contributes to the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  • Creates, manages, and enhances data representing NAL?s digital and physical collections. Supports collection, organization and availability of information on NAL websites.
  • Responsible for collection development in the specialized fields of water quality, natural resources, alternative farming, rural information, and LTAR.
  • Prepares reports as needed or requested; maintains statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information- seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Systems Administrator
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD
Salary: $54,400-$66,212

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

JOB SUMMARY

The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible for the day-to-day support of the Library servers and data network. The work requires extensive specialized training and experience in servers and server-based applications, telecommunications, electronics, network communications equipment, network security, and network engineering, including wired and wireless networks and operating systems and cloud-based applications.  Position requires working well with users, performing under pressure, balancing demanding day-to-day assignments with long-term projects, and supporting weekend maintenance and upgrade projects. This position may require the employee to work in multiple locations. Continuing formal and self-education is required to keep up to date with constantly evolving technologies.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Server & Network Administration

  • Responsible for installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, troubleshooting, and customizing security settings for servers in a Windows 2019 Domain environment. Including but not limited to:  Hyper-V Server, Active Directory (AD), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Web Servers, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Remote Desktop Services (RDS), and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Assists with installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, troubleshooting and repair of firewall, filter, networking (wired and wireless) hardware, telecommunications equipment, and related software necessary for network and internet access in the library system.
  • Assists with establishing and monitoring controls to evaluate system performance, throughput, and security; takes appropriate action to ensure 24x7x365 accessibility and reliability.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends the best use of information technology (i.e., network architecture change, new hardware, software standardization) in meeting the public’s and library’s needs.

Security

  • Makes risk-based assessments of critical data and system backups and make recommendations for a plan of action based on priority, policy and risk.
  • Stays current on cybersecurity best practices to safeguard the library network and data and to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of library network and data.
  • Stays abreast of emerging threats and zero-day vulnerabilities.  Serves as secondary point of contact (after Network Supervisor) for Intrusion Detection and coordinates responses to breaches and other attacks to the network such as Denial of Service attacks, ransomware, viruses, web-based attacks, etc.
  • Helps Network Supervisor develop Disaster Recovery plans and Continuity of Operations Plans. Follows established guidelines and frameworks such as NIST, CIS Controls and PCI-DSS for cybersecurity.

Communication

  • Communicates understanding and support of organization goals and programs through actions and spoken and written words; interacts effectively with individuals and groups at all levels; maintains ties with external organizations; keeps all interested and involved parties informed of matter requiring their attention.
  • Reports project status to committees, supervisors and outside agencies; takes appropriate action to keep projects on schedule and within established human and financial constraints.
  • Implements established goals and objectives of the organization; devises and implements work methods and procedures; reports on IT department and projects’ progress and effectiveness.
  • Assists with training staff/customers on technology and its implementation, both one-on-one and in a group
  • Provides leading edge technical advice to all departments.
  • Prepares technical specifications, documentation, and correspondence, and other communications involving telecommunications and networked systems.

Planning & Administration

  • Ensures effective maintenance and operations of facilities and equipment.
  • Works to increase operational capabilities and increase efficiencies within departments.
  • Prepares management reports; collects, analyzes and evaluates data and information and develops conclusions, action plans, and recommendations thereon.
  • Develops and maintains informational resources and safeguards their use.
  • Uses financial resources economically and efficiently; helps to develops and administer budgets.
  • Assists with grants, e-rate, contract documents and submissions.
  • Procures, stores and distributes supplies and materials economically and efficiently.

Special Duties

  • Position will require occasional after-hours weekend work for deployment, maintenance and upgrade projects.
  • Subject to call in or to remain on the job for emergencies.
  • Position will require the employee to work in multiple locations on occasion.
  • Work is subject to deadlines and frequent interruptions.
  • Perform related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge required:

  • Principles and best practices for server operating systems and services, access rights, and server-based applications including web services and electronic messaging.
  • Principles, standards, and best practices for installation, configuration, and management of desktop/laptop computer, client/server software and peripherals.
  • Principles, standards, and best practices for installation, configuration, maintenance and management of network equipment, telecommunications connections, and cabling infrastructure, including associated operating systems, protocols and associated addressing schema, routing, switching, virtual private networks, intranet and internet access.
  • Principles and best practices for network security and Internet connectivity, including firewalls, filters, antivirus, antispyware, and threat detection.

Skills required:

  • Project management
  • Analytical skills to solve complex technical problems and recommend alternatives.
  • Effective oral and written communication, particularly for complex technical issues.

Abilities required:

  • Deliver excellent internal and external customer service
  • Work effectively and calmly under pressure and make judgments in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work place
  • Transition quickly between tasks and reprioritize workload
  • Plan, implement and maintain secure and complex telecommunication and network systems and service.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.
  • Deal effectively with the public
Required Education/Experience

(Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, network engineering or management or related field.
  • Experience:  Minimum of two years of progressively responsible data networking experience that includes responsibility for server and/or network administration, engineering design, and management.
  • Preferred: Library experience.

Licenses or Certificates:

  • Preferred: At least one of the following certifications: MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, CISSP, GISP, or similar network operating system certification. Proof of completed coursework can be substituted for certification.
  • Advanced training and/or certifications on network security and firewalls.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Physical demands:

  • Requires reaching, bending and carrying moderate to heavy loads, up to 50 pounds of weight
  • Requires ability to move about the library
  • Requires ability to operate a keyboard and view a computer monitor
  • Requires ability to communicate using a telephone
  • Requires ability to carry and replace computers, monitors and related equipment
  • Requires ability to travel from branch to branch
  • Requires ability to climb a ladder in order to run cabling or access wireless access points

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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.

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

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology
Location: The Park School of Baltimore, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland within proximity to Washington DC and Philadelphia, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.

SUMMARY

The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, celebrates core values rooted in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey. At Park, there is an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities. Building on that commitment, the school recently developed a comprehensive anti-racist action plan shaped by students, alumni, parents, and employees.

Park is also building on recent momentum and enthusiasm for instructional technology and information literacy by creating a new position: director of library services and instructional technology (DLSIT). This role will oversee two co-curricular academic departments and be charged with augmenting Park’s student research program, which for Park is at the intersection of technology and information literacy. In parallel, the school created a new operational technology position (director of IT and information services) that, along with the DLSIT and two associate heads of school, will form a new Technology Cabinet. This collaborative model of technology governance aligns with Park’s approach to shared leadership and consensus-driven decision making. The director of library services and instructional technology starts July 1, 2021 and reports to the associate head of school for academics.

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SPECIFIC DUTIES

Program Management

Manage a 9,000 physical space, which includes two conjoined libraries and other learning commons and workspaces located in the center of campus.
Supervise the library staff, which includes a team of four, and (in collaboration with the principals) the instructional technology staff, which includes three divisional coordinators.
Oversee the library circulation, archives, and collections, as well as various enterprise-level library databases and instructional technology applications.
Support students and teachers who utilize both the physical library and deployed instructional technology tools as part of the teaching and learning program.
Empowering Academic Innovation

Lead a collaborative process to develop a PK – 12 strategic vision and curricular arc for the information literacy and instructional technology programs in support of advancing student-directed learning and student research in all divisions.
Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences for faculty and staff in areas of technology integration, information literacy, and student research.
Inspire the library and technology teams, as well as the faculty community, to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
Partner with departments on major research and instructional technology initiatives.
Create and implement a vision for the physical library space to become a central hub for developing informational literacy, supporting technology integration, serving as an instructional design partner to faculty, and serving as a research partner to students.
Evaluate emerging tools, systems, and programming, and maintain local, regional, and national connections, in support of the strategic goals of the academic program.
Leadership and Strategy

Work in concert with the director of IT and information services, and under the direction of the associate heads of school for academics and finance and operations, to develop and implement a technology vision that meets the needs of faculty and students.
Manage the library and instructional technology budgets.
Serve in the Technology Cabinet and on various academic and operational committees, and perform other duties as assigned.

Position: Technical Services Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934.50 annually plus benefits

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job summary:

At CCPL, superior customer service is core to everything we do. As the Technical Services Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have the best experience possible when they access our catalog and use our materials. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Innovation, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervises and/or performs the cataloging and classification of all library materials;
  2. Supervises and/or performs the physical processing of all library materials (physical and digital);
  3. Monitors department workflow and sets goals and objectives;
  4. Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches, and evaluates the work of assigned staff;
  5. Works closely with the Materials Management department to increase efficiencies in providing materials to customers in a timely manner;
  6. Responsible for staying current with changes to cataloging standards and database record formats;
  7. Assists in the maintenance of the library’s public access catalog;
  8. Ensures consistency of bibliographic records and cataloging procedures;
  9. Oversees a constant revision program to ensure an accurate and up-to-date catalog;
  10. Identifies ways to modify existing processing procedures to increase efficiency;
  11. Ensures that department’s workflow delivers material to branches in a timely and accurate manner;
  12. Creates catalog records for new materials, including editing all bibliographic fields, assigning a Dewey number consistent with CCPL guidelines and current standards, and transferring records into Integrated Library System (Polaris);
  13. Creates original bibliographic records according to standard cataloging procedures as needed;
  14. Loads MARC records provided from library electronic resource vendors such as OverDrive, Hoopla, etc.;
  15. Maintains vendor records;
  16. Merges on-order record into correct bibliographic record when necessary;
  17. Verifies bibliographic information of additional copies and edits records as needed;
  18. Reviews and approves timesheets of assigned staff;
  19. Trains staff in standard cataloging and processing procedures of library materials;
  20. Trains staff to recognize bibliographic errors;
  21. Ensures accuracy of holdings records;
  22. Resolves database problems by merging or editing records and by initiating call number changes as needed;
  23. Notifies system of systemwide cataloging and call number changes;
  24. Supervises the receiving of all deliveries at Headquarters (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.);
  25. Monitors department substitute budget;
  26. Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate;
  27. Participates in the Carroll Library Partnership and works with local partners to maintain a consistent database;
  28. Performs other duties as instructed and assigned.

Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science;
  2. Two or more years professional cataloging experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience;
  3. Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  4. Maintains Maryland Professional Public Librarian Certification;
  5. Thorough knowledge of CCPL policies, procedures, and guidelines;
  6. Commitment to excellent internal and external customer service;
  7. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and the principles of collection organization;
  8. Ability to operate in a digital environment and learn new technology as it relates to the library;
  9. Ability to schedule, supervise, assign, train, and evaluate the work of others;
  10. Excellent communication skills;
  11. Knowledge of AACR2, MARC 21, RDA and BIBFRAME;
  12. Familiar with relevant computer equipment and associated software applications.
    Physical and Environmental Conditions:
    Work typically requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes, or equipment. Work may occasionally demand strenuous effort in the handling of moderately heavy boxes or materials. Work may require standing or sitting for extended periods of time. Work may require stooping and/or bending.

The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, and libraries, e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Children’s Instructor and Research Supervisor
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $51,977 – $91,143 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITY Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages. Ensures HCLS’ educational mission achieves its racial and social equity goals. Effectively lives the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well. Advances HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, ResearchAssistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Creates and implements children’s educational plan responsive to community aspirations and achieves HCLS’ strategic goals. Ensures curriculum meets HCLS’ goals standards for quality and instructional design. Supervises and develops children’s instructors. Manages department activity. Participates in the planning of system-wide events, classes, and A+ Curriculum Enhancements for Children’s Services. Trains new children’s instructors. Assigns and monitors projects related to children’s curriculum. Serves as resource person to staff on children’s materials and curriculum. In collaboration with Materials Management, develops children’s collection to be responsive to community aspirations. Prepares and teaches children’s classes for children ages birth through 5th grade, including classes related to the Enchanted Garden. Visits schools to present book promotions, teach A+ classes, and provide instruction resources for preschool, elementary and high school students and staff. Provides research to the public by answering queries in person, by telephone, or electronic means. Teaches/facilitates classes, seminars and events for adults related to children’s education. Oversees collection maintenance and shelf reading. Hosts HCLS branch tours. Manages community engagement in accordance with equity goals, including liaisons to A+ schools. Participates in special events in the community. Participates in professional training and development. Requires vigorous activity, including standing, jumping, stretching, singing and sitting on the floor. Maintains regular and predictable attendance. Adheres to all policies and procedures. Oversees staffing and building security on an assigned basis. May be required to serve as a passport acceptance agent. May be required to work the Customer Service Desk. Assists with closing and building security on an assigned basis. Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Requirements: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: Four-year college degree. Minimum of two years supervisory experience. People skills – ability to work effectively with others and enjoy it. Exemplifies extraordinary customer service skills. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Demonstrated ability to be positive, adaptable, and forward thinking. Demonstrated passion for working with the public, especially with children. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships. Working knowledge of HCLS’ collection in all formats available.
Thorough knowledge of children’s materials. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines. Ability to promote children’s curriculum throughout the county. Demonstrated ability to motivate people, build teams, and to lead groups, committees, and other planning structures. Knowledge of the community and current events; Tech savvy – ability to use programs/processes such as the Internet, specialized online research tools, office applications, as well as other library related programs. Current valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS. Job allows for some variance in work routine and considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling and sitting. In addition, strenuous activity is required, such as carrying bags or boxes of books (weighing up to 30 lbs.) or arranging rooms for classes and events.

Position: Senior Cataloger
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $44,004 – $77,161 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITY Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages. Ensures HCLS’ educational mission achieves its racial and social equity goals. Effectively lives the Seven Pillars of HCLS’ strategic plan (Authentic Values, Strategic Vocabulary, Everyone a Leader, Winning Teamwork, Community Partnerships, The Power of Us, and Fiercely Loyal Customers), motivating others to do so as well. Advances HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs original cataloging for all types of materials when no LC MARC or OCLC cataloging is available. Performs copy cataloging for all types of materials when LC MARC or OCLC cataloging is available. Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal classification numbers. Assigns local call numbers to compact discs, talking books, and DVDs. Edits bibliographic records in accordance with AACR2 using MARC 21 tagging and Polaris Library Systems software. Performs authority work for name, series, and subject headings. Provides expertise for Cataloging staff on MARC 21 tagging and coding and updates of cataloging trends. Lead contact to resolve HCLS cataloging problems and answers cataloging questions. Researches and provides analytical assessment of cataloging best practices to Materials Management Manager. Identify cataloging anomalies in the HCLS portfolio. Identifies or determines cataloging strategy for new and innovative collection items. Participates as cataloging authority of HCLS projects and initiatives that require collection items. Develops and implements annual system wide training program on HCLS’ cataloging process and methodology, as well as industry updates. Performs monthly analysis of the cataloging output and productivity measures. Participates and represents HCLS on industry discussions regarding cataloging techniques and trends. Analyzes cataloging best practices, library service trends on the national, state, and local level to provide library and commercial cataloging techniques and recommendations to improve findability and speed of books to shelf. Provides resource recommendations to the Materials Management Manager. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned. Maintains regular and predictable attendance. Adheres to all HCLS policies and procedures.

Requirements: M.L.S. and a minimum of three-year cataloging experience. Experience using AACR2, LCSH and the USMARC formats. Knowledge of national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Knowledge of current cataloging practices. Ability to input and retrieve data accurately. Ability to search, organize, and record bibliographic data with accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and make sound decisions. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team effectively. People skills – ability to work effectively with others and enjoy it. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy. Demonstrated experience working with Polaris, an ILS software. Tech savvy – proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and social media. Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for diversity in cultural and ethnic values materials. Demonstrated experience multi-tasking and managing varying levels of responsibility with short deadlines. Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS: Job allows for variance in work routine and considerable amounts of standing, walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, and sitting. Job requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, and driving. In addition, strenuous activity is required such as lifting cartons of books or moving heavy furniture, equipment, and packages, up to approximately 50 pounds while using appropriate equipment to assist such as a hand truck.