One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian I 
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library, Multiple Locations
Salary: $48,367 to $79,926 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Responsibilities
Providing library services of reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations, and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Requirements
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, one year work experience in a library, and supervisory experience preferred.

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

One Position: Collection Specialist Position: Garrett County, MD

Position: Collection Specialist
Location: Ruth Enlow Library, Garrett County, MD
Salary: $17.00/hr

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Collection Specialist – 40 hours per week with benefits at the Ruth Enlow Library’s Main Library in Oakland.  Starting pay is $17.00/hr.

SUMMARY – Orders Library materials, maintains collection and coordinates the library system’s cataloging and processing.

DUTIES:

  • Oversees collection development for the Ruth Enlow Library system.
  • Selects materials for the system based on the Library’s Collection Development policy.
  • Examines and selects materials to be discarded, repaired or replaced.
  • Processes all incoming library materials
  • Develops and documents cataloging procedures
  • Processes withdrawals and transfers of Library materials
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Integrity and conscientious character
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge and skills via ongoing training.
  • Broad and current knowledge of literature
  • Strong teamwork skills

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Computer experience required.
  • Some college required, bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Familiarity with Dewey Decimal System required.
  • Cataloging experience strongly preferred.

Resume required.  Applications are available at all public libraries in Garrett County. Deadline for applications and resumes is July 24, 2020.

One Position: Maryland

Position: CEO
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
Salary: $100,000 – $140,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
“Advance Library Excellence” as the next CEO of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA). With an excellent staff (15FTE), an annual $3 million operating budget, and a nine-member governing Board of Trustees, SMRLA will continue to provide new and ongoing library services and products to its three member libraries, each headed by a director reporting to his or her county board, serving the 370,000+ residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive leader to be an enthusiastic advocate with State and local partners, an inspirational CEO for SMRLA staff, and a collaborative partner with its member Library Directors. Key opportunities for the CEO include implementing the strategic plan, creating a stronger regional library system through clear direction, continuing staff development, succession planning, and creating sustainable revenue streams. The successful candidate will be a co-partner with member Libraries in the areas of innovative technologies, resource sharing, advocacy, and exploration of future funding potential. Established by the State of Maryland, SMRLA is located in St. Mary’s County (Charlotte Hall), MD.

The three counties served by SMRLA—St. Mary’s County (110,000 population), Calvert County (93,000 population), and Charles County (163,000 population)—are centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic corridor close to Washington, D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore. Home to crabbing, fishing, and farming, the area is also home to the high-tech Naval Air Station Patuxent River and has a deep appreciation of a combined focus on its historical foundations and its dynamic outlook. Southern Maryland boasts a thousand miles of shoreline with fossil-laden cliffs, quiet tidal inlets, and sandy beaches. The result of this unique geography is a maritime heritage of skipjacks, steamboats and lighthouses, a network of scenic byways joining resort towns and picturesque communities and an abundance of state and national parks offering a diverse variety of water-based recreational activities. The area also boasts of excellent public schools and a wealth of cultural amenities. To learn more about SMRLA and the area, see SMRLA Links.

Responsibilities
The CEO directs, coordinates, and manages the activities and operations of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing organizational leadership and direction to ensure optimal operations; recommend, develop and implement strategic initiatives in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, Member Library Directors, and SMRLA Staff; and serve as the principal representative to state government agencies and organizations to promote visibility, influence, and funding for SMRLA and for the county libraries. In addition, the CEO will also oversee the ongoing programs and services offered by the Association and continue to enhance those programs and services offered to the citizens of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties.

Qualifications
Minimum qualifications are: (1) a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; (2) the Public Library Director’s Certificate from the Maryland State Library or the ability to secure such certification within 120 days of hire; and (3) a minimum of seven years of experience in a library organization and four years in a managerial role. Additional qualifications include knowledge of library trends and best practices, strong interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of state-of-the-art library technologies, and successful experience with budget preparation and financial reporting. Desirable skills also include the ability to work collaboratively with Trustees, Member Libraries, staff, and local and state officials and experience reporting to a governing board.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: CEO
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (MD)
Salary: $90,000.00 – $110,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

“Advance Library Excellence” as the next CEO of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA). With an excellent staff (15FTE), an annual $3 million operating budget, and a nine-member governing Board of Trustees, SMRLA will continue to provide new and ongoing library services and products to its three member libraries serving the 370,000+ residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. The Board of Trustees seeks a progressive leader to be an enthusiastic advocate with State and local partners, an inspirational CEO for SMRLA staff, and a collaborative partner with its member Library Directors. Key opportunities for the CEO include implementing the strategic plan, creating a stronger regional library system through strong governance, continuing staff development, succession planning, and creating sustainable revenue streams. The successful candidate will be a co-partner with member Libraries in the areas of innovative technologies, resource sharing, advocacy, and exploration of future funding potential. Established by the State of Maryland, SMRLA is located in St. Mary’s County (Charlotte Hall), MD.

The three counties served by SMRLA—St.Mary’s County (113,000 population), Calvert County (91,000 population), and Charles County (146,000 population)—are centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic corridor close to Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore. Home to crabbing, fishing, and farming, the area is also home to the high-tech Naval Air Station Patuxent River and has a deep appreciation of a combined focus on its historical foundations and its dynamic outlook. Southern Maryland boasts a thousand miles of shoreline with fossil-laden cliffs, quiet tidal inlets and sandy beaches. The result of this unique geography is a maritime heritage of skipjacks, steamboats and lighthouses, a network of scenic byways joining resort towns and picturesque communities and an abundance of state and national parks offering a diverse variety of water-based recreational activities. The area also boasts of excellent public schools and a wealth of cultural amenities. To learn more about SMRLA and the area, see SMRLA Links.

Responsibilities. The CEO directs, coordinates, and manages the activities and operations of the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing organizational leadership and direction to ensure optimal operations; recommend, develop and implement strategic initiatives in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, Member Library Directors, and SMRLA Staff; and serve as the principal representative to state government agencies and organizations to promote visibility, influence, and funding for SMRLA Libraries. In addition, the CEO will also oversee the ongoing programs and services offered by the Association and continue to enhance those programs and services offered to the citizens of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are: (1) a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; (2) the Public Library Director’s Certificate from the Maryland State Library or the ability to secure such certification within 120 days of hire; and (3)a minimum of five years of experience in a library organization and three years in a supervisory role. Additional qualifications include knowledge of library trends and best practices, strong interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of state-of-the-art library technologies, and successful experience with budget preparation and financial reporting. Desirable skills also include the ability to work collaboratively with Trustees, Member Libraries, staff, and local and state officials and experience reporting to a governing board.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $90,000 – $110,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications), relocation assistance, and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as PDF attachments to Karen MillerThis position closes April 5, 2020.

Position: Librarian I
Location: Multiple Locations, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $48,367 – 79,926

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program, one year work experience in a library, and supervisory experience preferred.

Responsibilities:
Providing library services of reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations, and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Special Requirements: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Spanish language skills desired/preferred.

Twelve Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Walter Reed Nat’l Military Medical Ctr, Dir for Ed, Training, & Research, Darnall Medical Library, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $48,670 to $63,267

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
About the Position: The Darnall Medical Library is on the third floor of building 1 (National Historic Landmark), at Walter Reed NMMC. We ensure quality patient care by providing healthcare providers with accurate information in a timely manner, and ensuring that online resources are accessible to them from their desktops and mobile devices. The applicant can expect to make a difference in the care of our wounded warriors, service personnel, and their families.

Responsibilities

  • Staffing the library circulation desk, and acting as backup to interlibrary loan services.
  • Responding to standard queries and document delivery requests.
  • Assisting customers in using library resources and equipment;
  • Explaining library services and policies.
  • Working with an integrated library system (ILS): searching and editing records, creating patron accounts, checking items in and out.

Position: Interim Lower School Librarian
Location: Sidwell Friends School, Lower School, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Sidwell Friends School, a coeducational Quaker day school located in Washington, DC seeks an interim Lower School librarian for the 2020-21 school year. The Lower School program seeks to foster a love of learning and provide children with a firm grounding in the core academic subjects. It is built around rigorous intellectual exploration and joyful discovery. Students are challenged to think deeply about concepts and ideas, to make learning personal and relevant, to ask questions and to look for broader truths and understanding. The library is at the “hub” of the learning in our School, and we are looking for candidates who demonstrate a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, attention to the “whole child,” a commitment to equity, justice and community work and a grounding in best practices in the library.

The Lower School librarian at Sidwell Friends School teaches every class PK-4th grades weekly, introducing children to new books and authors, as well as collaborating with classroom teachers to teach digital citizenship, information literacy and research skills. Risk-taking, collaboration, a positive community spirit, organizational skills and strong communication skills are essential characteristics of the candidate.

Position: Research & Instruction Librarian
Location: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
Salary is in low $50’s

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Description
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Research & Instruction Librarian. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to provide research and instruction support to students and faculty and coordinate User Services.

As the liaison to Psychology and Social Sciences, the librarian will work collaboratively with faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning and provide research assistance. The librarian will also provide instruction in the First Year and Transfer Seminars, required courses for all new St. Mary’s students.

In addition to serving as a liaison to multiple academic departments the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating User Services, including managing the library’s website and Springshare accounts, aligning student employee outcomes with the College’s professional literacies program, and outreach.

This is an excellent opportunity for a librarian interested in student-centered information literacy instruction and User Services. The successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to effectively collaborate with colleagues. Librarians at the college serve as academic advisors and participate in faculty governance.

This 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position is anticipated to begin August 1, 2020.

Position: Archivist for Digital Initiatives
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an innovative and collaborative individual to manage accessioning, processing, preserving, and providing access to digital materials in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes planning, policy development, managing platforms and tools, creating metadata, and collaboration on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Position: Children’s Associate librarian I (part time)
Location: Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD
Salary: Hourly Rate: $19.47

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Children’s Associate Librarian I (Part-Time) needed for the Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library. The library has an immediate PT, 20 hours per week position for a non-MLS, Children’s Associate Librarian I. A background in children’s programming is a major plus. The tentative schedule is Tues., Wed. and Thurs 5:15 to 9:15 pm and Sat. 8:45 am to 5:15 pm. Duties may include conducting a story time for young children on Thursday evening, conducting 1 monthly preschool science program and 1 monthly early elementary science program on Saturdays, selecting and showing a movie on the first Saturday of the month, and working alongside of other children’s librarians to staff the Children’s reference desk. We are looking for a smart and able learner with a desire to work with children. We need a person with a positive attitude who will help to make our children and parents feel welcome in using the library. The successful applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree, good computer skills, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Previous experience in children’s work or prior teaching experience will weigh heavily in the applicant’s favor. Valid driver’s license required. Must secure MD Certification with 24 months of appointment.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Position: Student Writing Services Manager (FT, remote)
Location: Strayer University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Student Writing Services Manager oversees efforts related to identifying and providing writing instruction and services for students and alumni. The Student Writing Services Manager will partner with University Library team members on blending writing and research instruction strategies. The Student Writing Services Manager will also works with academics and operations teams to ensure writing instruction and services are in alignment with stakeholder needs. He/she will use assessment practices and data analytics to drive positive student and alumni outcomes.

Position: Research & Writing Mentor (PT, remote)
Location: Strayer University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Research & Writing Mentor provides research and writing services directly to stakeholders with exceptional customer service. He/she strives to make every stakeholder interaction positive and relevant to academic, professional, or personal goals. He/she participates in University Library team projects and initiatives.

**THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION**

Position: Library Services Manager (FT, remote)
Location: Strayer University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Library Services Manager oversees efforts related to the development of an overall strategy for research and information literacy instruction and services for patrons. The position develops and implements an overall University patron centric strategy for supporting online research. This includes leading strategy and development of instruction for how students access and use the online library for research. The Library Services Manager works with academics and operations teams to ensure research and information literacy instruction and services are in alignment with stakeholder needs. Identify and embed assessment practices and data analytics to drive positive patron outcomes.

** THIS IS A REMOTE POSITION**

Position: Part-time Hourly Administrative Aide
Salary: $14.64/hour
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from high school or equivalency program, supplemented by basic computer training and one year in clerical work; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Responsibilities:
Varied clerical work receiving visitors/callers and providing office support to various departments within Headquarters.

HOURS: 20 hours/week – Monday – Friday – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm OR 12:30 pm to 4:30 p.m.

Position: Youth & Family Engagement Specialist
Location: Rosedale Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $39,190-$60,736

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Job Summary:
  • Collaborates with branch staff to create programming and develop spaces in branches for customers ages birth-18 and their families/caregivers.
  • Coordinates system-wide programming and initiatives for customers ages birth -18 and their families/caregivers.
  • Develops, implements and conducts Youth & Family Engagement continuing education trainings.
  • Prepares and analyzes ongoing statistical reports.
  • Collaborates with other departments and other Youth & Family Engagement department staff on library collections, technology, marketing, and services for youth.
  • Promotes programming and initiatives in partnership with the Marketing and Development department using a variety of communication methods, including in-person, written, and video communications.
  • Collaborates with other agencies serving youth locally, state-wide and nationally.
  • May supervise other staff members; applies leadership and coaching skills in the training and development of staff.

Position: Part time Library Associate, Youth Services
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $17.22-17.50/hr

The Caroline County Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, community-oriented individual to provide customer service and youth programming at all locations. 29 hours per week including daytime, evenings until 8pm, and Saturdays. Starting salary is $17.22-17.50/hr. Part-time library associates participate in the MD State Retirement System.

Applicants must possess exceptional customer service skills and a strong desire to work with the public and with youth of all ages. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college and proficiency in Windows, Mac OS and emerging technologies are required.

Duties include reference and information services, circulation and clerical work, providing computer, electronic device and technology assistance, and other projects and tasks as assigned. This position has a special focus on providing Early Literacy Storytime programming and outreach and developing and delivering programming for elementary age youth.

Nine Positions: Maryland

Position: Part-Time Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $25-30/hr

Part-Time (12-15 hours/week) Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian

University of Baltimore Law Library

Send cover letter and resume to: Charles Pipins (cpipins@ubalt.edu)

Job Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Associate Director for Public Services, the part-time (evening and weekend) Reference Librarian provides expert legal reference services and serves as back-up librarian for circulation services during scheduled evening and weekend reference deskwork.  Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to providing reference desk services for faculty, students, and members of the local legal community and the public; creating and updating web-based library research guides; and handling other related duties and projects as assigned by the Associate Director for Public Services.

Education: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.  JD from an ABA accredited law school preferred. One year of relevant experience required.

Salary: $25 – $30/hr

Position: Law Librarian II-Research and Instructional Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $57,278

  • Job Title: Law Librarian II-Research and Instructional Librarian
  • Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
  • Salary: $57,278
  • Position Type: Regular/At-Will, Full-time
  • Closing Date: March 13, 2020

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.

More information is available on the Maryland Courts website at: https://mdcourts.gov/careers

Position: Library System Coordinator
Location: Venable LLP, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Cultivated over more than 100 years, Venable’s capabilities span virtually every industry and all areas of regulatory and government affairs, corporate and business law, intellectual property, and complex litigation. Attracting and retaining the best talent isn’t just essential to the success of our clients and our firm – it’s core to elevating the legal profession through continuous learning, improvement, and innovation.

More than a law firm, Venable LLP is a network of trusted advisors serving businesses, organizations, and individuals in many of the most important aspects of their work. We know the key to understanding the full spectrum of business and legal options lies in approaching any situation from a diverse set of viewpoints, and we believe that all voices add significant value.

Venable is seeking a Library Systems Coordinator to be responsible for all systems support and training for library resources.

Responsibilities for this role include…
•Administration of all electronic library resources firm-wide including remote access support for all library homepage resources.
•Coordinate training efforts firmwide on library related databases
•Tracking, developing and maintaining usage metrics and analytics for online products and services
•Researching, planning, developing and implementing training for attorneys and reference librarians on new and emerging technologies on a regular basis; providing ad hoc training as needed
•Coordinating, distributing and maintaining firm-wide passwords for systems
•Working with the Technical Services Librarian to develop and maintain all elements of the library homepage, evaluating current information and recommending changes and updates

Qualifications for this role include…
•Two years of related experience
•Technical skills to monitor system integrity of all library-based products and prepare reports on system status.
•Thorough knowledge of professional library science skills and knowledge of library reference procedures preferred
•Knowledge of research databases including ability to train users on use of research databases or organize vendor training on the same.

Venable holds certain guiding principles central to its hiring and employee development processes. We value integrity, collaboration, professionalism, hard work, and client service at every level. Interested in adding your voice to Venable? We would love to hear from you.

Position: Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management has four main areas of responsibility: (1) Obtaining, making discoverable, and managing the lifecycle of continuing resources in various formats for the University of Maryland Libraries, (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. Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, this position heads one of the four departments within the sub-division. Develops innovative strategies and work methodologies, continuously evaluating work methods and workflows in light of new supporting services, financial opportunities and technological advancements. Promotes and fosters partnerships with other library colleagues involved in collection development, budgeting, cataloging, resource discovery and access, and resource preservation. Working closely with the Head of Acquisitions and Data Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit, this position has responsibility for the Libraries’ $9 million continuing resources budget, providing data for the Director of Collection Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit on budget administration and analysis. Oversees a department of 7.5 FTE staff including professional librarian(s), exempt staff, non-exempt staff, and a .5 FTE graduate assistant, establishing staff goals and objectives and measuring staff performance. As a department head, works directly with departmental staff to plan, develop, and implement ongoing activities and special projects and to establish departmental goals and objectives. Provides leadership through active participation on committees at the department, division, Libraries, University and consortium level as well as within the profession.

Position: Campus Access Svcs Supervisor
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description Summary

Montgomery College, Rockville campus, has an immediate need for a Full time Campus Access Services Supervisor. The Montgomery College Library facilitates student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation and delivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability. The work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00. The position (S03164/R2090) is a Non Bargaining, Exempt, Grade 23. For non-exempt positions, you are not eligible to work a secondary job at Montgomery College.

Job Description

This position provides oversight to access services on one campus. The Campus Access Services Supervisor is responsible for ensuring effective service-oriented management of access services, managing the daily operations of the service desk including extended hours operations, contributing to long term planning of circulation, information services, course reserves, stacks management, routing user IT support, fines and fees, and assuring facility maintenance and security in addition to making recommendations to improve the quality of services and contributes to and participates in collegewide library planning and decision making.

Position: Librarian Advanced Professional Certificate
Location: Eastern Correctional Institution West (ECI-W), Westover, MD
Salary: $57,615.00 – $92,059.00/year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Main Purpose Of Job
This position manages the provision of library and information services in ECI (Somerset Co) library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.

POSITION DUTIES
Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.

Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.

Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.

Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.

Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

Position: Digitization Imaging Technician
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum facility in Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digitization Imaging Technician at a Museum facility located in Bowie, MD. This position is on a government contract and is presently funded for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintenance: Operates and maintains the digitization camera system, lighting, and Capture One Cultural Heritage software.

Imaging: Collaborates with the digitization team to produce quality images that meet USHMM specifications and standards.

Handling: Handles potentially fragile documents, photographs, publications, and other archival materials.

Tracking: Tracks, monitors, and reports progress of the digitization operation.

Position: Health Professions Librarian
Location: Towson University, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Health Professions Librarian. This position is a 12-month faculty status position beginning July 1, 2020.

Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Bachelor’s degree in one of the health professions required. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities
Serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the departments and programs of Allied Health, Audiology, Speech Language Pathology, Deaf Studies, Health Science programs and minors, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Physician Assistant Studies, and other disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.\

Position: Coordinator, Library Associate Training Institute (LATI Coordinator)
Location: Coordinator works from a home office and travels to library meeting locations around the state as required. A significant portion of the work occurs in online meeting and classroom environments.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Program Rationale:

Job responsibilities and training for library associates in Maryland are dictated by Maryland law.  Read COMAR 14.38.01.02 at:  http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/14/14.38.01.02.htm According to the law, library associates are required to complete 90 hours of approved in-service training within the first two years of their appointment to a library associate position.  They are also required to do so to participate in the Maryland State Retirement System (see COMAR 22.205).

Although each library system may conduct its own in-service training, there has been a history of cooperative training for library associates in Maryland since the 1960s.  In 1980, The Division of Library Development and Services began to offer an approved, statewide program to ensure consistent, quality customer service for all twenty-four public and three regional library systems.  In 1996, the Library Associate Training Institute was launched, offering a blended approach of online training and face-to-face meetings. In 2017, DLDS became the Maryland State Library (MSL) and continues to offer LATI.

Location: Coordinator works from a home office and travels to library meeting locations around the state as required.  A significant portion of the work occurs in online meeting and classroom environments.

Status:  Contractual, grant-funded position with no benefits.  Reports to staff of the Public Libraries and State Networking Branch (PLSNB) of the Maryland State Library (MSL).

Schedule:  Workload varies throughout the year, averaging about 24 hours per week.  Note that the job may require significantly more time during some weeks of the year.  Although the LATI class schedule and related meetings are fixed, the Coordinator has flexibility with regard to scheduling the other work involved.

Applications accepted until:  March 6, 2020 or until position is filled   To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references with contact information to:  carrie.sanders@maryland.gov  with LATI Coordinator in the subject line.

Job Summary and Essential Functions

Under the direction of the MSL Liaison and the LATI Oversight Committee (LOC), the LATI Coordinator is responsible for implementing the LATI program.  Oversees the work of the LATI Virtual Assistant.  Collaborates with trainers, Staff Development Coordinators, and others from Maryland’s public libraries to ensure that eligible Library Associates receive quality training that fulfills the requirements of state law.

This is an independent contracted position that requires:

  • Travel to library branches and to meetings held within the state
  • Transporting substantial amount of materials/resources
  • Personal ownership or access to: a laptop that supports video conferencing/production, highspeed Internet access and a mobile phone

Essential functions include:

  1. Implement LATI Curriculum:
  • Develop schedule and syllabus
  • Coordinate logistical elements such as enrollment, instructors, locations, and supervisor orientation
  • Ensure feedback is provided to students and supervisors ● In conjunction with subject matter experts/trainers, creates online training in Blackboard.
  • Manages Blackboard Open LMS in a manner that facilitates training for LATI and other MSL projects and programs.
  • Conducts synchronous training as appropriate

 

  1. Facilitate all Face-To-Face LATI sessions and LATI Graduations

 

  1. Report to MSL Liaison on a regular basis

 

  1. Act as liaison between the LOC and LAs

 

  1. Collaborate with the LATI Virtual Assistant

 

  1. Coach trainers and system mentors from Maryland public libraries for development

 

  1. Report to the Staff Development Coordinators from Maryland public libraries and participate in their regular meetings

 

  1. Prepare grant applications and reports in cooperation with the LOC Chair and MSL Liaison

 

  1. Serve as primary contact for the program

 

  1. Maintain Blackboard portals for pertinent stakeholder groups of LATI

 

  1. Serve as a member of LOC.  Prepare the Agenda for the LOC meetings.  Takes the lead to:
  • Ensure learning objectives are in place and up to date
  • Maintain awareness of related library training and certification programs and report to the LOC
  • Maintain awareness of trends and technologies in the training landscape and recommend changes in content and delivery to LOC

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s in Library/Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), or a Master’s Degree in a closely related field, or completion of an equivalent 36 hours of post-baccalaureate coursework, or equivalent professional experience
  • 5 years’ experience in design, development, implementation, and evaluation of staff development training sessions, in both online and face-to-face environments
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems, especially Moodle or Blackboard (preferred)
  • 5 years’ professional experience in a public library setting (required)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Maryland public libraries’ networking, collaboration, and operation (desirable)
  • Knowledge of key library and information services, particularly in the areas of reference services, customer service, library operations, and/or emerging technologies (desirable)
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory and practice
  • Familiarity with instructional design concepts, methodologies, practices and the use of technology as an instructional platform
  • Familiarity with equity, inclusion, diversity, and cultural competencies as they relate to library services
  • Ability to facilitate difficult conversations in a group setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong platform and presentation skills
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use both online and face-to-face learning environments
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills

Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Work environment involves everyday office risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meetings, training rooms, and libraries, e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, and/or working in moderate outdoor weather conditions.  Work environment involves lifting up to 25 lbs or pulling, or pushing weight up to 50 lbs.

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 MSL Liaison and the LOC reserve the right to change, modify, delete and supplement job duties based on the needs of Maryland public libraries. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of this job.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Systems and Data Services Librarian
Location: Multiple Locations, Library Services Group

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Employment Opportunities
We are always looking to expand our professional family. We welcome résumés for law librarian positions and library support staff.

We currently serve:

  • Philadelphia Metropolitan area
  • Wilmington Metropolitan area
  • Baltimore/Washington, DC Metropolitan area
  • Across the United States

Please submit your résumé or job inquiry to us via email (admin@libraryservicesgroup.com)

http://www.libraryservicesgroup.com/employment

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for a Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian. Salary for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts with employer match, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Provides reference services.
  • Provides instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in College academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Software Engineer
Location: Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $69,140 – $95,005 annually

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Johns Hopkins University Libraries has an immediate opening for a front end developer to join our Library Applications Group, supporting commercial, open source, and locally developed systems and online services.

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary designer and front end developer for patron-facing library systems, following agile, user-centric development approach, emphasizing accessibility and evidence-based design
  • Contribute to a small, effective software team, following best practices for development, deployment, and documentation, emphasizing stability, reliability, and ease of maintenance
  • Collaborate with vendors, open source software communities, and internal stakeholders to design, develop, deploy, maintain, and enhance front- and back-end systems supporting library services
  • Provide prompt support for internal stakeholders by investigating and resolving problem reports

Position Overview:

The front-end software engineer has responsibility for all aspects of the front-end software development lifecyle for multiple library systems and online services. Top goals are to improve user experience, system reliability, and data integrity.

Position: Custodian – Part-time
Location: Multiple Openings, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $13,005 – $22,924

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY invites applications for the position of Custodian.  AACPL’s 16 branches serve 573,000+ residents, with an annual circulation of over 5.2 million items.  For more information about our services, visit our website at http://www.aacpl.net.

 CAREER STAFF – Custodian – Part-time

  • Grade 6F – 18.75 to 20 hours/week – Multiple Openings
  • Salary Range – $13,005 – $22,924

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: One year of general custodial experience and educational training that results in knowledge of simple arithmetic and a reading and writing level necessary for successful job performance; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: This is manual work of limited complexity in cleaning and maintaining library buildings; caring for and maintaining grounds, including basic care of lawns and landscaping; exterior maintenance; and performing minor maintenance and repair tasks. As emergency personnel, provides assistance during building and weather emergencies, including snow and ice removal.  
  • Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a valid non-commercial Class C motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Maryland and proof of a good driving record.
  • The Library reserves the right to not fill a position if there is not a qualified candidate.
  • TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form to humanresources@aacpl.net. To download the AACPL employment application form and job description (Library Information/ Job Announcement) visit our website at http://www.aacpl.netAll required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., February 25, 2020.
  • TIMETABLE: Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than February 28, 2020. Interviews will be tentatively scheduled during the week of March 9, 2020.  Tentative start date will be late-March 2020.

Anne Arundel County Public Library is committed to diversity in the workplace.  Anne Arundel County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Library’s policy is to treat all applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, and/or disability in accordance with applicable laws.  If you need assistance with any aspect of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 410-222-7107, (www.mdrelay.org). February 2020

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Harford County Public Library, Joppa, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Excellent benefits package includes leave, health/dental/vision/drug program, deferred compensation program, pension.  

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a Level I due to collection size, 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.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children, teens and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  6. Prepares monthly reports and meeting agendas;
  7. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  8. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  9. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  10. Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  11. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items.

Supervision Functions:

  1. Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, other hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  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 schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written, electronic format or in-person meeting.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  3. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  4. Is dependable and punctual;
  5. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides excellent customer service;
  6. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. MLS degree, required from an ALA-accredited institution (Note: will consider applicants that will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  2. Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  3. Three or more years of related professional public library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  6. Ability to provide proof of valid driver’s license with no more than three points;
  7. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  3. Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  4. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  5. Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of children’s, young adult and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  6. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  7. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  8. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  9. Ability to develop and implement programs in children’s, teens and adult services
  10. Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  11. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  12. Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  13. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  14. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  15. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software Microsoft office suite and office machines;
  16. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  17. Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  18. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown 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. Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  6. Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships;
  7. Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Harford County Public Library, Edgewood, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Excellent benefits package includes leave, health/dental/vision/drug program, deferred compensation program, pension.  

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a Level I due to collection size, 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.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children, teens and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  6. Prepares monthly reports and meeting agendas;
  7. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  8. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  9. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  10. Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  11. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items.

Supervision Functions:

  1. Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, other hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  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 schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written, electronic format or in-person meeting.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  3. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  4. Is dependable and punctual;
  5. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides excellent customer service;
  6. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. MLS degree, required from an ALA-accredited institution (Note: will consider applicants that will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  2. Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  3. Three or more years of related professional public library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  6. Ability to provide proof of valid driver’s license with no more than three points;
  7. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  3. Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  4. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  5. Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of children’s, young adult and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  6. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  7. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  8. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  9. Ability to develop and implement programs in children’s, teens and adult services
  10. Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  11. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  12. Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  13. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  14. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  15. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software Microsoft office suite and office machines;
  16. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  17. Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  18. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown 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. Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  6. Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships;
  7. Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery (UMBC), Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
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. 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.

Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, Aleph, and EBSCO Discovery Services (EDS).

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.

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

Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options.

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

Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and Web programming environments.
  • Knowledge of system administration and network administration.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or working experience with database and software design, and cybersecurity.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Services Assistant (Part-Time)
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is hiring one- two (1-2) part-time, night and weekend Library Assistants. Under direct supervision, the selected candidate performs routine clerical and/or non-complex library duties using manual and automated library systems. Shifts currently available are Saturday from 3:00-8:00pm, Sunday from 4:00-8:00pm, and Monday from 6:00-11:00pm. Schedules follow the academic calendar and can change each semester based on library’s need.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Searches automated and/or manual systems to locate materials or verify information about materials in library collections.
  • Searches and retrieves materials from library collections. Sorts and shelves materials.
  • Charges and discharges circulating library materials using the library management system.
  • Provides customers with information and directional assistance about library collections and services.
  • Assists in processing new materials including verifying shipment contents and marking materials as library property; or other physical processing tasks.
  • Performs repetitive procedures such as photocopying or scanning, opening and delivering mail, collecting or compiling statistics, filing, data entry, and maintenance of library information resources.
  • Assists in monitoring, ordering, receiving and storing library inventory or supplies.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing. Ability to learn and understand library terminology and functions; to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to lift, transport, sort and shelve library materials; to operate standard library and office equipment including personal computers and library software, photocopiers, microfilm and microfiche readers.

OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are not eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).

Salary Range: $15.00/hour

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager – Children’s Services
Location: Harford County Public Library, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:

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.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children’s services;
  6. Oversees special areas in the branch including the Children’s department and Streamworks;
  7. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  8. Works the informational desks in the Children’s departments;
  9. Prepares reports as directed;
  10. Provides oversight of special services, departments, collections, and resources;
  11. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  12. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  13. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  14. Provide troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  15. Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  1. Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  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 schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  3. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  4. Is dependable and punctual;
  5. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  6. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  2. Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  3. 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;
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  6. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  7. Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  8. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  3. Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  4. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  5. Knowledge of training methods and technologies;
  6. Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of children, teens and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  7. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  8. Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  9. Ability to engage with customers in a diplomatic and empathetic manner;
  10. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  11. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  12. Ability to develop and implement programs in children, teens and adult services
  13. Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  14. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  15. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  16. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  17. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  18. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  19. Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  20. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown 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 workplace 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 identify and distinguish colors.

Position: Educational Support Program Coordinator I (Collection Development Coordinator I)
Location: Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) – Division of Library Development & Services , Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Main Purpose Of Job
The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the provision of services to blind and print-disabled citizens across the State through assessment and maintenance of the Maryland State LBPH Collection and supervision of staff working with the collection. This position provides development, evaluation and maintenance of educational and lifelong learning support through the Maryland State LBPH materials collection (Braille, large print, audio books, digital downloads), digital players and related equipment. Compiles and reports statistical data for ongoing assessments of the library collection, assists in the selection and de-selection of library materials, and collaborates with National Library Services (NLS) of the Library of Congress to promote library collections. This position is responsible for supervision and management of Technical Services, which circulates materials to patrons. The position also provides supervision and technical assistance for the Digital Recording Studio that produces digital recordings by Maryland authors and about Maryland. (Marylandia)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Possession of a master’s degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate coursework.

Experience: Three years administering education or library programs.

Notes:
1. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate coursework.

2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by ALA.

Preferred Qualifications:

One or more years of experience supervising library project;
One or more years of experience working with the blind, visual and print disabled, and/or other disabilities;
One or more years of experience with bibliographic control and collection development.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Candidates may be responsible for providing their own transportation as needed to access meetings, remote locations, and job destinations as assigned.

SELECTION PROCESS
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS
The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Position: Project Cataloger
Location: American Institute of Physics – Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBLA), College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Summary:
The Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBLA) is seeking a temporary (2-year) project cataloger to catalog the recently acquired Wenner Collection and to work on the Library’s existing rare book collection. The Collection is comprised of about 3,400 rare books and serials (10% books, 90% serials) on the history of physics from the 1500s to the 2010s. Serials are in various formats, often grouped in custom-made boxes by collector-assigned subjects rather than title; there are few, if any, complete runs. Once cataloging of the Collection is complete, the Cataloger will work on cataloging clean-up of the Library’s existing rare book collection, bringing records up to current standards. Candidates should be familiar with rare book cataloging, serials, and special collections practices, in addition to general cataloging. This position is a 2-year grant-funded position and the selected candidate will be responsible for performing copy and original cataloging for this new collection.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of Wenner Collection materials, including rare books and serials and other printed materials from the 16th to 21st centuries in multiple languages, according to internationally recognized standards and local policies.
  • Assist with inventory and collection description.
  • Research and document provenance of rare materials whenever possible.
  • Track and record progress independently to meet grant reporting benchmarks.
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment where library and archival practices are blended.
  • Assist with rehousing, preservation, and shelving as needed.
  • Assist with cataloging cleanup, and other library projects as needed.

Requirements
Qualifications

  • Required: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA‑accredited program (MLIS)
  • Required: Minimum of three years technical service, rare book cataloging and knowledge of library standards and practices such as: DCRM, AACR2, RDA, MARC, and OCLC Connexion
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, ability to manage multiple priorities, able to work effectively with library and archives staff
  • Basic familiarity with library systems and procedures like classifying and shelving
  • Ability to work with office computer software (particularly MS Access, Outlook, Word and Excel)

Candidates must complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume to be seriously considered.

What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.

Why Work for AIP?

We want you to love working here, and we have a workplace culture that reflects that. With our commitment to community service, monthly catered lunches, and an on-site fitness center, we work hard to make sure AIP is an awesome place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?

We offer an incredible total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking, tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.

Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Position: ILS/LSP Account Representative
Location: LibLime, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
LibLime a division of PTFS is seeking a confident and self-motivated technical sales professional to grow our Library Software business in markets such as Public, Academic, and Corporate libraries. Using your technical and library expertise, along with your critical thinking and negotiation skills, you will help convince our potential customers to adopt LibLime’s superior software solutions in the library market.

Highlights

  • Leverage the LibLime Product portfolios in expanding our customer base.
  • Competitive compensation plus excellent benefits: starting from day one of employment,
  • Quick ramp-up time: A structured sales development program that provides new sales hires with a plan for learning about the products, processes, and people that will help them achieve their performance targets in the least amount of time.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a sales pipeline in the library market and account management with a strategic growth plan
  • Attend industry specific networking events and actively participate in organizations as a representative for LibLime in the library ILS(Integrated Library Service)/LSP(Library Service Platform) market
  • Educate the market and customers on LibLime library ILS/LSP capabilities and identify opportunities to address customer needs with LibLime solutions and services
  • Develop and maintain a qualified funnel of library ILS/LSP opportunities with emphasis on pipeline management (award and execution dates)
  • Deliver on forecasted results consistently
  • Position LibLime as an industry leader among library ILS/LSP providers and position library ILS/LSP as a key LibLime differentiator to customers and prospects.
  • Early involvement with target customers to influence their specifications and drive the acceptance of our software products and service solutions.
  • Work jointly with the multiple levels of the customer’s organization to understand and document their goals and how success is measured. Align the customer’s
    objectives with services to ensure that their ILS/LSP systems perform as required to achieve their business goals.
  • Support the development of value-based sales proposals, and estimates. Work with operations, finance, legal and other inside and outside resources as needed to complete a compelling proposal and close the sale.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely sales to operations turnover and monitor progress.
  • Assist with conflict management and improving customer satisfaction. Stay involved with the customer to grow the Service Agreement when renewed by proposing additional customer valued services from the comprehensive LibLime portfolio.
  • Assist customers and potential customers with problems involving the use of company products and services and recommend suitable resolutions accordingly.
  • Collaborate with operations and internal teams to deliver excellent customer outcomes

Requirements
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or other related technical degree, however, candidates with at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalency (state recognized) along with at least 10 years of ILS/LSP industry experience will also be considered. A MLS is strongly preferred.
  • Strong technical and commercial knowledge of ILS/LSP systems and applications required, preferably within all previously mentioned targeted markets.
  • 5+ years’ experience in technical sales, business development, or consulting within the ILS/LSP industry. Experience in other Library, or ILS/LSP focused industries is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and strong networking relationships within the local ILS/LSP market is strongly desired.
  • Must be willing and available to travel 25-70% overnight for training and business development.
  • Must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and must not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: LIBRARIAN ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE
Location: Eastern Correctional Institution West (ECI-W), Westover, MD
Salary: $57,615.00 – $92,059.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

POSITION DUTIES
Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.

Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.

Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.

Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.

Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

Position: ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN II
Location: MCTC (Maryland Correctional Training Center), Hagerstown, MD
Salary: $41,053.00 – $65,138.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

POSITION DUTIES
Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.

Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.

Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.

Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.

Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

Position: Library Associate I
Location: Children’s Department at the Hagerstown Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Library Associate I – Children’s Department at the Hagerstown Library. Full-time position, hours are Monday thru Friday and will include evenings and weekends. Duties include: Design and implement STEM programs for elementary/middle school aged children. Assists in the planning and preparation for the Library’s Summer Reading Club; Staffs reference Desk; maintains children’s Facebook page; fills in as needed for story time. Create press releases/social media advertisements for STEM programs. Assist in developing and implementing Homeschool program; helps in planning special events, parties, etc. and other duties as assigned. KSA: BA degree. Interest/ability in developing science related programming required. Background in Children’s literature/children’s library work very desirable, facility with word, Canva, Publisher a plus. Interpersonal skills: Desire to work with children and families. Experience in programming, basic computer skills; excellent oral and written communication skills, a positive interpersonal style, ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong organizational skills; ability to communicate a positive library image; flexibility and initiative. May be asked to work outside of assigned duties. Must be able to secure certification by the MD State Department of Education as a Library Associate within 24 months following appointment.

Application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020. To apply: download application from website: www.washcolibrary.org.

Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in programming for elementary/middle school aged children.

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Position: Customer Service Specialist, Part- time
Location: Howard County Library System, Savage, MD
Salary: $16.01 – $17.49 / hour DOQ

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Positions Howard County Library System (HCLS) as a major component of public education for all ages
  • 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
  • Fully embraces HCLS’ educational mission, effectively communicating our curriculum, which comprises Three Pillars (Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, Instructive & Enlightening Experiences)

Position: Clerical Aide
Location: Upper Marlboro Branch, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $12.16 – $12.16 Hourly

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Application Period: January 16 – 22, 2020
Work Schedule: Mon & Wed: 3-7pm; Sat 10-2pm
Job Summary: Provides a wide range of administrative and clerical support duties. Assists library customers with general requests and inquires.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as front desk support (e.g. answers phones and greets public) and provides assistance to library customers.
  • Performs routine data entry including entering customer information into library database.
  • Creates and maintains office files and department records appropriately.
  • Maintains display areas and posts community notices.
  • Sorts library materials and places items back on appropriate shelves.
  • Maintains neat and organized workspace and ensures customer materials are returned to proper locations at the end of each day.
  • Collects customer fines/fees as needed.
  • Communicates with internal and external customers.
  • Coordinates and distributes office supply orders as needed.
  • Acts as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  • Assists with special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description Summary
Part-time faculty position starting Spring 2020. Eighteen hours: weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. No Sundays. This recruitment will be used to establish a recommended list for a variety of work hours. Those from the recommended list may be used to fill vacancies in the on-call librarian pool.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library/information science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program required. Degree awarded within the past five years OR continuing education and/or recent recent professional experience at a college or university preferred. Teaching experience required.

Nine Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Librarian II, Mobile Job Center Specialist
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $47,604/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is searching for a qualified and experienced Librarian to fill a Mobile Librarian position for the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) Division.

Under the direction of the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II duties include the day-to-day management of the Mobile Job Center, a state of the art, fully accessible one stop shop where clients will complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

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

The Librarian II oversees the supervision of the Mobile Job Center and assists with the preparation of performance management evaluations and staff development and training initiatives. The Librarian II is responsible for maintaining the Mobile Job Center’s scheduling, employee records, as well as customer records. The Librarian II prepares reports, prepares and organizes records and statistical data, and attends professional and general staff meetings as availability provides.

The Mobile Job Center is a Library initiative contributing to economic growth in Baltimore city and beyond. The Center provides hardware and software customized to job search and application, training in computer and online job application, and training in interview skills. The Mobile Job Center is staffed by trained employment professionals to assist job seekers with all aspects of the job search.

The innovative Mobile Job Center’s key value lies in its ability to navigate the roadblocks many job seekers face including lack of transportation, need for computer training, lack of an email account or resume and need for interview coaching. The Mobile Job Center is a one stop shop where Library customers complete all parts of the job search in one visit.

The Library’s Mobile Job Center features 12 computer workstations, satellite internet access, exterior audio visual and broadcasting capabilities, leading edge workforce software, and connectivity for wireless mobile devices. The Center will travel to community agencies, malls, grocery stores, and other public areas in underserved neighborhoods where residents do not have easy access to library branches. The Mobile Job Center will also travel to Pratt library branches during non-operating hours, thus extending branch hours for patrons seeking job and career assistance. A similar plan is followed when the vehicle is off road for service.

The Librarian II
Provides career information, materials, and services that support the general public, and the library community’s information needs.
Researches, selects, and orders materials in a variety of formats relating to general career information, employment trends, resume writing, and interviewing skills.
Assists and advises Library customers and Library staff in the use of Mobile Job Center materials.
Answers customer inquiries concerning career information and provides consultation services to customers conducting a career search.
Develops outreach programs, workshops, and training to support customer needs.

The Librarian II develops an annual budget for the Mobile Job Center and evaluates the Center’s programs and performance. The Librarian II submits quarterly statistics to the Library Administration and outside funders as required describing the work of the Center.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must posses an MLS from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for information delivery. This position also requires three to five years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting with a focus on workforce development and job and career training. Current or eligibility for MD Librarian Certification within 90 days of hire is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability work in concert with the other Mobile Job Center staff members, Library administrative staff, the Deputy Chief and the Chief of SLRC. The Librarian II will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems, online job databases, Microsoft software suite, and current job and career software packages is required.

Position: Librarian III, Selection Unit
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $60,665/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian III for the Collection Development Department.

Under the supervision of the Collection Development Department Manager, the Librarian III coordinates the projects and activities of the Selection Unit of the Collections and Access Services Division. The Librarian III supports the daily and on-going work of a selection team composed of two administration assistants and seven MLS degreed Librarians who purchase materials for Adult, Young Adult and Juvenile populations of Baltimore City and the State of Maryland. The Librarian III helps develop and is project manager for special projects of the unit, focusing on innovative trends and new ideas in collection development.

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

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

  • Assist with development and monitoring of annual print budget, financed by city and state allocations, grants, endowment and gift funds.
  • Assist Collection Development Department manager with Section unit planning, goal setting, and innovative ideas in support of the Library’s strategic plan.
  • Manage special projects of the Selection Unit, distributing work equitably and efficiently to ensure timely completion of project goals.
  • Monitor the expenditure of allocated funds to ensure encumbrance of all monies by end of fiscal year.
  • Develop and manage collection maintenance projects, including replacement and weeding, in order to strengthen the library’s diverse collections.
  • Work with library staff in order to ensure successful project implementation and completion.
  • Update and support the library’s selection policy, How Baltimore Chooses, on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with the CMD team to establish best practices for selection, invoicing, and materials conservation and preservation.
  • Identify new formats for purchase in order to increase library circulation and foot traffic into library locations.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures and disseminate to CMD team members.
  • Advocate for and collect useful data from various sources for usage by Selection and Acquisitions teams.
  • Support Technical Services Manager with Integrated Library System (ILS) database clean-up.
  • Monitor and evaluate job performance and development.
  • Design and manage training manual and documents for Collection Development Department staff.
  • Collate and summarize monthly reports submitted by team members.
  • Present a yearly report of Collection Development Department activities to CASD Unit Manager.
  • Establish, evaluate, and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Negotiate and maintain contracts with vendors.
  • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of current library trends, particularly those that pertain to selection and collection development and maintenance.
  • Participate in local, regional and national professional activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of increasing responsibility in a selection unit, preferably in a public library. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience supervising and motivating staff. Demonstrated skill with Google, Microsoft Office Suite and Integrated Library Systems. Maryland State Librarian Certification required within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and balance large projects. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Knowledge , Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of library science principles, practices, trends, and techniques.
Energetic and innovative thinker with an understanding of current trends in collection development and a passion for exploring new possibilities for Library collections.
Understanding of public library principles, and administrative policies and procedures.
Experience selecting print materials and familiarity with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools.
Knowledge of current publishing trends and review sources.
Experience negotiating and managing contracts for library services and products.
Familiarity with emerging trends and issues in public libraries.
Working knowledge of integrated library systems, especially acquisitions and cataloging modules, preferably SIRSIDynix.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, co-workers, and other library staff.
Ability to communicate articulately and respectfully, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management, with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated problem-solving ability and a commitment to excellent customer service.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I, (Branch Manager)
Location: Pratt Library Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $64,505/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is in search of a Librarian Supervisor I for the Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) division to 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.

Summary of Duties:
Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), administers
and operates a branch library within the Library’s policies and procedures. Plans,
administers and supervises the delivery of service from a neighborhood branch. Responsible for providing the public with library services and the interpretation of policies and procedures; Responsible for supervising and training staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of community services. Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. Prepares evaluations for all staff members. Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection which meets the needs and interests of the community. Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by ALA required.
Three years successful library experience, including reference work in the
subject field or allied field(s) and in an administrative and supervisory capacity.
Maryland Certification in Library Science required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A working knowledge of the literature in the subject field(s), both bibliographic and general.
  • Knowledge of the use and operation of automated databases and systems.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership for staff and skill in human relations.
  • Commitment to innovative and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.
  • Ability to make long-range plans and carry forth the Library’s objectives.
  • Understanding of library/community relationships, with the ability to interpret and promote them to both organized and informal groups.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Manager of Digital Resources
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,562/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is looking for a dynamic Librarian Supervisor II to manage the Digital Resources Department in our Collections and Access Services Division.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief, Collections and Access Services Division, the Librarian Supervisor II plans, develops and manages three of the library’s organizational units with state functions: Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the eResources Unit.

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

Provides vision and leadership for a recently created department intended to serve as the hub of digital resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Enoch Pratt Free Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) for the State of Maryland. Working with libraries of all kinds across the state, SLRC provides cooperative, cost effective resources and services for Maryland libraries and their customers.

Supervises a department that combines three crucial state roles:

  • Digital Maryland, which is a collaborative, statewide digitization program for Maryland that facilitates the digitization and digital exhibition of historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.
  • Government Documents, including the State Publication Depository and Distribution Program, which supports library participants across the state with print and/or electronic state documents.
  • The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s ebook resources and databases, as well as the selection and purchase of the Sailor Network databases, which provide a core collection to public libraries across Maryland.

Supervises, trains and evaluates the librarians working in the above three units with state functions, Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the Sailor Databases.

Develops policies and procedures related to digital libraries and their functions, supervises the statewide Government Documents program, and the selection and collection maintenance of the electronic resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Serves as the primary outreach lead for Digital Maryland, Government Documents, and the Sailor network. This role develops and maintains partnerships with constituents across the state for each of the department’s roles.

In concert with the Deputy Chief of CASD, this position negotiates contracts for the library’s databases and ebook vendors, as well as the statewide contract for all Sailor databases.

Participates in statewide groups related to the departments mission and serve as the Library’s representative to these organizations and consortia.

Creates and provides training programs for topics related to digital resources for the Enoch Pratt Free Library and across the state of Maryland.

Holds annual meetings, conferences and symposiums for various aspects of the department.

Stays current with trends in librarianship, especially those related to digital libraries, government documents and eresources.

Sets department goals and objectives in support of the Library’s Strategic Plan.

Prepares reports for Library administration and participates in the creation of reports for Statewide committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. A minimum of two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting required. Maryland Library Certification or eligibility within 90 days of hire is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and balance large projects.
  • Ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, and constituents across the state.
  • Will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures, especially experience with digital libraries, government document units, and/or eresources including ebooks and database selection and management.
  • Successful outreach experience across a diverse constituency. A high energy individual with the ability to connect with and promote departmental services across the state.
  • Experience with procedures and project management best practices in a digitization lab, including materials handling, scanning and metadata maintenance activities.
  • Experience with contract negotiations.
  • Excellent planning skills to ensure successful events, meetings, conferences and symposium.
  • Background in selection of library resources, preferably including ebooks and databases.
  • Thorough knowledge of managerial practices and trends. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the library community, with staff and with the public.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation ability.
  • Administrative insight and broad professional outlook; progressive development, knowledge and use of digital asset management systems, preferably ContentDM.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities. Flexible team player.
  • Knowledge and use of computer software in a Windows environment. Excellent organizational skills.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Special Collections
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,562/year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Pratt Library is looking for a dynamic Librarian Supervisor II to manage the Special Collections Department in our State Library Resource Center Division.

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

The Special Collections Manager will be experienced in:

Provides leadership and consultation services statewide. Sets best practices in the areas of the management of special collections, archives management and handling, and conservation/preservation techniques, often technology based to insure long term collection stability.

Develops long range plans to guide staff and the Library in order to create stable access and protection to rare and unique items and collections owned and housed at the Library.

Establishes best practices, manages staff, and manages the preservation, processing, and arrangement of the Library’s historical collections. Establishes goals and timelines for the processing and preservation of the historical records of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Targets rare and fragile materials for preservation and stabilization.

Manages staff and volunteers in the processing of collections as they research the history of the collections, and write finding aids according to professional standards. Writes project descriptions for volunteers and interns. Develops procedures, trains and guides staff and volunteers in professional best practices.

Establishes standards of use and handling of Special Collections materials for staff and communicates those standards to customers. Providing access to Library materials to researchers, authors and Maryland libraries through email, chat, and the digitization of documents and photographs.

Delivers presentations and workshops for both the public programs and Maryland library staffs on the preservation of materials including, documents and photographs.

Manages the intellectual property requests and permissions in relation Library collections including the estate of H.L. Mencken and the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center including fees based upon current copyright law and current cost standards.

Coordinates with Digital Maryland unit of the Library to produce high resolution image files for customer use on request.

Oversees the creation of inventories and databases cataloging the rare and unique materials of the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center. Supervises the targeting and preservation of rare and/or fragile materials. Manages and curates the installation of exhibits promoting the Library’s unique and historical collections. Plans, implements and monitors long term projects to preserve and increase access to the collections of the Library.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. A minimum of two years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting required. Maryland Library Certification.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC, and Baltimore City Maryland State government customers.
  • Will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and popular software is required.

Position: Director for the Library
Location: Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

In 2018, HCC became an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success. We’re continuously working to enhance our student experience using evidence-based improvement and building a strong data infrastructure.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

The Director of the Library leads all aspects of the HCC Library. Duties include, but are not limited to, strategically overseeing the daily operations; administering policies and procedures; managing staff, budget, facilities, technology, and collections to meet the needs of the curriculum and the campus community; providing leadership in support of teaching and learning for student success through collaborating with other academic divisions to develop, maintain and assess a strong information literacy program; providing leadership to the Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative; assessing the effect of Library services on student success; and supporting the transition to an integrated Learning Commons model.

Other duties include overseeing programming and operations of the Hays-Heighe House historic home; providing general academic leadership and College service through participation in various College committees, groups, and task forces; participating in statewide affinity groups; collaborating with other libraries and cultural institutions; reaching out to the local community to encourage use of the Library as a resource for the community; and other duties as assigned.

This is an exempt, administrator position reporting to the Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.

Requirements
A master’s degree, preferably from an ALA-accredited institution, and five to seven of experience working in an academic library.

Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Experience managing staff, including hiring, supervising, and evaluating performance
  • Experience in resource management, including budget, facilities, collection, and technology
  • Knowledge of contemporary practices in academic libraries, including learning commons
  • Strategic planning and innovation experience, including project management
  • Experience managing daily library operations, including setting policy and overseeing technical and access services
  • Experience evaluating and assessing library programs and resources
  • Demonstrated focus on student success, including information literacy and OER (open educational resources) program administration
  • Experience preparing reports and grants.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

For best consideration apply online by January 26, 2020.

Position: Information Manager
Location: American Library Association, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The American Library Association (ALA) seeks an Information Manager in its Public Policy and Advocacy (PPA) office. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright/licensing, access to government information, funding, privacy and free speech.

The Information Manager has two primary responsibilities. First, this position provides library services for the office, which includes managing online resources and subscriptions and providing direct reference services. Second, the Information Manager has operational responsibility for our Salesforce customer-relationship management (CRM) system, both to manage it on a day-to-day basis as well as to lead efforts to improve its effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

• CRM Coordination and Data Analysis: Use Salesforce to enter and manage data; design, develop, and deliver reports and dashboards that measure progress and impact of campaigns; ensure data integrity and internal workflow; and maintain documentation of system configuration and team processes.

• Research and Reference: Anticipate, locate, evaluate, and supply information needed by PPA staff through databases, research, internal information analysis, and news sources of interest to the association.

• Other Duties: Support and participate in special events and projects sponsored by, or of interest to, the staff and membership.

Salary: Negotiable from the low 50s, based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and a retirement annuity.

FOR CONSIDERATION

Apply online including cover letter and resume

(Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)

OR

Please send cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: infomgrPPAWOffice
Email: mpullen@ala.org
fax: 312-280-5270

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran.

Requirements
Master’s degree in library science or a closely allied area; minimum three years of experience in researching and handling information requests; prefer experience with Salesforce and database management. This individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-3/4 (DE/CR)
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring MD
Salary: $72,030 to $157,709 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), NOAA Central Library with one vacancy in Silver Spring, MD.

This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-2020-0008, which is open to Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

  • Administer, evaluate, and maintain all modules of the library’s Integrated Library System (ILS). Troubleshoot system problems and develop processes and procedures for resolving substantive ILS issues. Serve as point of contact for the collection of all Central Library metrics. Perform procurement market research, testing and implementation of new systems and products, and enhancements to current library systems. Act as Contracting Officer’s Representative on all systems-related procurements.
  • Employ formal usability testing methods and data analysis to assess effectiveness of library services and technologies. Recommend improvements to operational processes to ensure that NOAA’s research publications are submitted to and discoverable from within the NOAA Institutional Repository.
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of emerging trends and issues in library discovery, metadata and electronic delivery technologies. Evaluate potential of new library technologies for adaptation, and recommend policy and procedural changes designed to improve library access and efficiency. Serve as the principle adviser on library systems and technologies. Represent Library Director at intra and interagency meetings on IT applications and serve as liaison to the NOAA Web Council.
  • Serve as the Central Library Web Master. Facilitate and coordinate communications concerning the development of Web-based content and services. Support projects related to library technology initiatives such as adoptions of open link resolver technology, web archiving, and improvement of the NOAA Photo Library and other web-based information services and digitization of library resources.

These duties are described at the full performance level of the ZA-4; the ZA-3 is developmental leading to such performance.

Position: Assistant Director and Senior Specialist (American Law Division)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $131,239 to $197,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to lead its American Law Division (ALD), one of CRS’ five research divisions. CRS provides objective, nonpartisan, and authoritative legislative research, analysis, and consultative support exclusively to the U.S. Congress.

Responsibilities
This position serves as head of the American Law Division, a major CRS research division. In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the work of a team of attorneys in its production of written products and consulting services in support of the U.S. Congress. Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate, ALD attorneys contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers legal and policy issues of importance to the American people. Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support include all facets of law in the United States, including administrative, business, civil rights, constitutional, energy, environmental, health, immigration, intellectual property, international, labor, military, national security, procurement, tax and trade law. The Assistant Director ensures that both written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.

The Assistant Director leads implementation of the Service’s agenda for legal issues within the division’s areas of responsibility, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the Assistant Director has direct management responsibility and assuring access to the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility and delegated authority for the oversight and management of the division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets, including a staff of approximately 70 employees. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the research, analytical, and consulting activities of the division are fully aligned with the legislative needs of Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.

The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service’s overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team and serves as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.

Major duties of this position include:

  • In collaboration with other senior managers, leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the legal research, analyses, and consulting services of the Service in policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility and ensures that such activities are fully aligned with the legislative needs of the United States Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting those needs.
  • Demonstrates personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in the policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility, in formulating and maintaining an agenda to meet those needs, in guiding and directing relevant research of individuals and groups, and in reviewing and evaluating the work of researchers and their managers.
  • Ensures all research, analysis, and consulting services provided by the division are of the highest quality and meets CRS’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, balance, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.
    Counsels the Director and Deputy Director on all aspects of the management and operations of the Congressional Research Service and advises on matters relating to the research activities, operations, and mission of the Service.
  • Serves as a principal representative to committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations on the broadest matters related to CRS research, policy, and organization.
  • Oversees and ensures compliance with human resource management functions and requirements for division staff. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members.

The Assistant Director leads staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, fostering integrity and honesty, communicating effectively, and managing conflict and crisis. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies.

Qualifications
The competencies below are required for this position. Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

A candidate’s resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

Expert knowledge of American law**: Applies expert, multidisciplinary knowledge of the theories, relevant laws and regulations, concepts, processes, techniques, principles, and/or practices of American law to address legal questions in a public policy setting and in the context of federal law and legislation. This includes knowledge of the history, trends, interrelationships, and current status of the fields of American law and interrelationships with other key fields and disciplines.

Ability to lead, develop and execute legal research and consulting support in a public policy setting**: Leads implementation of the Service’s legal research and consulting agenda with respect to the division. Develops innovative and creative ideas to advance the quality of the research and the success of the Service. Recommends specific policies and procedures for improving efficiency and effectiveness of research management and operations of the Service and assesses their implications. Oversees and manages legal and legislative research and consulting services across and within major research areas. Demonstrates intellectual leadership and understanding of the current national legal discourse by formulating and executing a research agenda to address those issues. Guides and directs research of individuals and groups, and critically reviews and evaluates the work of legislative attorneys and their managers. This includes managing, organizing, and evaluating the legal analysis of public policy issues at the federal level; ensuring that the legal components of public policy problems are appropriately conceptualized and defined; information and research are fully analyzed and synthesized; the implications of statutory and case law are identified and appropriate conclusions are drawn; alternatives are generated and assessed; the consequences of choosing each alternative are evaluated; and established requirements are applied (e.g., objectivity and authoritativeness) in the development, evaluation, and maintenance of products and services.

Ability to lead people and manage a workforce**: Oversees the overall performance of the division by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress, developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests, and making policy area assignments for and evaluating staff in order to assure the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of Congress at a sustained level of excellence. Develops and oversees recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and training a diverse workforce as well as builds and maintains exceptional staff performance.

Ability to exercise judgment and discretion**: Demonstrates awareness of the likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/ organizational/ departmental standards. Acts appropriately in a given situation (e.g., with colleagues, clients, media/press), using discretion, and being committed to confidentiality.

Ability to assess the quality of products and services**: Evaluates the content, organization, and relevance of a range of products and services to meet the quality standards of a public policy organization. Makes suggestions to improve these products and services.

Ability to think strategically and lead change: The ability to establish and implement a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group and to lead/effect change. This includes evaluating interdependencies and interrelationships among functions and resources and outcomes; developing performance targets; and identifying strategic opportunities. This also includes championing ideas that promote the mission with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; gaining support and commitment from others; and motivating and inspiring others.

Ability to write and review the writing of others: The ability to write a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well-organized written products and to evaluate the written products of others to ensure they meet the quality standards of a public policy organization.

Ability to apply knowledge of congressional decision making: Applies knowledge of congressional decision making, including how legislation becomes law, the federal budget process, the appropriations process, and oversight, sufficient to ensure timely and legislatively relevant assistance to congressional committees, Members, and senior staff. Has knowledge of institutional and political environment, including the context in which congressional decision making occurs, the roles and relationships of the President and executive and independent agencies, the judiciary, state and local governments, and interest groups, and the ramifications of those decisions on existing policies and affected constituencies.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing: Ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

Continue with the application process only if you are able to document on your resume that you meet all the critical competency requirements at the levels described below.

1. Expert knowledge of American law: I am recognized by decision makers as a professional resource in specific areas of American law at the federal level.

2. Ability to lead, develop and execute legal research and consulting support in a public policy setting: I have routinely developed and managed a work unit’s portfolio in specific areas of American law at the federal level. This included managing research and analysis for the production of written products and services to client(s).

3. Ability to lead people and manage a workforce: I have led and managed a professional research staff (e.g., responsible for developing staffing plans, recruiting and hiring, assigning work, evaluating performance).

4. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion: In execution of work duties, I was routinely relied upon to exercise judgment and discretion.

5. Ability to assess the quality of products and services: I evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services for compliance with established professional organizational standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.