Three Positions: Maryland

Position: East Asian Cataloging Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland College Park-Libraries

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Independently performs original and complex copy cataloging of East Asian library resources in all subjects and formats, and for cataloging other text-based resources. Performs complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections and collection relocation. Applies relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies. Provides support for library staff for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records. Participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. Assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project. Participates in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Requirements
REQUIRED EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking one East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean).

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Minimum of three years of relevant experience in libraries with a minimum of two years of cataloging and/or database maintenance experience. Ability to catalog resources in multiple formats. Proficiency with searching and retrieving bibliographic records in integrated library systems. Ability to manage and prioritize a broad variety of tasks. Understanding of technical services operations and emerging cataloging issues and trends. Proficiency with the Windows interface, desktop computer applications, and a major email client. Ability to work in the environment described in “Physical Demands.” Ability to take direction, as well as work independently, as part of a unit and department in a production-oriented, quality focused, dynamic environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Evidence of strong customer service orientation. Working knowledge of Library of Congress Romanization schemes for East Asian languages.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Oxon Hill Branch, Prince George’s County Memorial System, MD
Salary: $64,420.00 – $74,055.00 Salary/year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Prince George’s County Memorial System (PGCMLS) is seeking a new and experienced librarian to manage the adult services department at our Oxon Hill Branch. This position supervises staff in supervisory line, monitors and evaluates job performance, oversees staff training and development, manages department staff weekly schedule, oversees programming for library customers, promotes library services and collections, provides reference and reader’s advisory, maintains library collection and places orders for new books and materials, manages customer relations, resolves escalated customer issues and conflicts, and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate within six-months of hire required.

Education and Experience

  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • Three to five years of related experience including working in a library setting required.
  • Three years of supervisory experience required.

Position: Software Engineer
Location: Johns Hopkins University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Job Req ID: 15536

General Summary/Purpose:
Johns Hopkins University has an immediate need for a Software Engineer to join our Library Applications team, supporting commercial, open source, and locally developed systems and online services. Top goals are to improve system reliability, data integrity, business processes, and user experience. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration and best practices.

*The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit http://www.library.jhu.edu. For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit https://www.museums.jhu.edu.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Contribute to a small, highly efficient team by following best practices for development, deployment, and documentation, emphasizing stability, reliability, and ease of maintenance
  • Follow agile, user-centric development approach, emphasizing accessibility and evidence-based design
  • Coordinate software releases to minimize risk and inconvenience to staff, faculty, and students
  • Provide prompt support for internal stakeholders by investigating and resolving problem reports

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Five years of work experience with enterprise-level systems maintenance and software development, demonstrating significant responsibilities and achievements
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and creatively in a software team environment using an agile development process, and to communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong proficiency in one or more common programming languages such as Ruby, Python, Java, or JavaScript
  • Extensive experience with software development best practices, including provisioning, collaborative development and version control, testing, and deployment tools and procedures

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree (Additional experience may substitute for education and additional education may substitute for experience. 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience)
  • Five years of related work experience with computer systems and applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • React
  • NodeJS
  • Python
  • REST API development
  • Java
  • Continuous integration procedures using Docker, Ansible, Jenkins, or similar tools.
  • Software development and life-cycle management in an academic library or cultural institution
  • User-centered design and accessible web design
  • Familiarity with common tools and technologies used in library applications, including Blacklight, Solr and Elastic Search, SFX, and traditional Library Management Systems such as SirsDynix Horizon

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Systems Supported:

The software engineer will have primary or secondary (backup) responsibility for vendor-hosted and locally hosted systems used in the following functional areas:

  • User authentication (EZproxy and Shibboleth)
  • Inter-library loan (ILLiad, Relais)
  • Course reserves (ARES)
  • Citation linking (Umlaut open source software and related SFX knowledge base)
  • Catalog and discovery (Horizon and Blacklight)
  • Special collections materials management (Aeon)
  • Locally developed Database List system based on the FOLIO platform

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Program Associate for Knowledge Management & Technology
Location: Women’s Learning Partnership, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) is a partnership of 20 autonomous organizations based in the Global South that trains and supports grassroots women and women’s organizations to take on greater leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over 50 countries, empowering them to advocate for their rights, and strengthening organizations to advance women’s movements across the globe.

Job Description: The Program Associate position is based at the WLP International office in Bethesda, Maryland. The position will support two key areas of WLP’s work: (1) as a partner liaison, providing communications, program coordination, and evaluation support to WLP partner organizations, and (2) supporting the development and maintenance of technology to support WLP’s digital assets, including its Archives, Oral Histories, and online Learning Center.

We are looking for a creative team-player and self-starter, with excellent writing skills, a strong background in using technology, and commitment to advancing women’s rights and gender equality.

Responsibilities include:
Partner Programs Liaison

  • Liaise with select WLP partner organizations and assist with coordinating the implementation and evaluation of WLP trainings, curriculum development, advocacy, and capacity building programs. Work closely with WLP team members to coordinate activities across program areas.
  • Monitor relevant developments in the country/regional context and in relation to the partner. Work closely and maintain positive relationships with global partners.
  • Support partner organizations in program planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Write reports based on program results from the field and assist with writing grant proposals.
  • In cooperation with Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Finance Manager, provide programmatic information needed to prepare operational budgets.

Knowledge Management and Technology

  • Assess, strategize, and implement processes, tools, and/or technology capabilities to support information gathering and knowledge-sharing across the organization.
  • Help enforce IT guidelines and standards through ongoing education.
  • Orient new staff to IT systems and policies.
  • Liaise with technology vendors and provide research and testing of technical processes/products as needed.
  • Maintain documentation of WLP’s technology assets.
  • Liaise with the WLP knowledge management consultant and support the ongoing creation and maintenance of WLP’s multimedia digital library of video, audio, documents, and training materials pertaining to organizational programs and the broader global women’s movement.
  • Oversee cataloguing of multimedia files. Ensure item metadata adheres to standards and practices outlined in WLP’s metadata strategy, website guidelines, and controlled vocabulary lists. Update metadata strategy documentation periodically to reflect ongoing evolution and expansion of the project.
  • In collaboration with WLP staff and leadership, expand WLP’s online Learning Center to meet institutional needs and priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment and dedication to women’s empowerment.
  • Graduate degree in a related field (Library Science, English Literature, International Relations, Women’s Studies, etc.)
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience, preferably with at least 2 years in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience with program coordination.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with standard professional software for word processing, database management, multimedia editing, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong familiarity with WordPress, Drupal 8, or other CMS.

Preferred Skills:

  • Working proficiency in French or Arabic desirable.
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Program Associate: Knowledge Management and Technology.”   No calls please.

Position: Collections Asssistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and organized self-starter to join the Collections and Access Services Department which includes Acquisitions and Cataloging. Duties include purchasing, receiving, and cataloging library materials along with coordinating projects. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration across library units to make material available and discoverable in support of our patrons’ teaching, learning, and research needs. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Places, records, and tracks orders of material in integrated library management system;
  • Manages print journal and book series subscriptions;
  • Receives and pays invoices, conducting regular reconciliation tasks to ensure record accuracy;
  • Manages receipt of library content purchases and transfers to other units for processing;
  • Performs copy cataloging as assigned;
  • Participates in gathering usage statistics and performing data analysis;
  • Coordinates unit projects for timely and accurate completion, including but not limited to
  • Transition to automated book purchasing service (GOBI);
  • Review, analysis, and cleanup of book series subscriptions; and
  • Journal and book stacks collection refresh;
  • Assists in managing student worker assignments;
  • Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately, and with attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage multiple workflows and projects;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds, with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience;
  • Working knowledge of Aleph or other integrated library system;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas and pivot tables;
  • Experience processing invoices and working within budget limits;
  • Understanding of bibliographic, holdings, and item records for materials in multiple formats;
  • Project management experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of patterns of serial publication.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Collections Assistant” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator, at ldion@loyola.edu.

Note: Applicants should provide examples in their resume that demonstrate they meet the position’s required and preferred qualifications.

Position: Library Technician
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician to work at a federal agency located in Beltsville, MD. The Library Technician will assist on a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection. This is a full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) position with benefits and is expected to continue for 12 months from the start date.

Description:

  • Assist a digital project aimed at the preservation and accessibility of a bound volumes collection.
  • Work across divisions with multiple team members and follow an exact timeline for deliverables.
  • Work directly with onsite camera equipment and software to preserve these volumes.
  • Collaborate with Federal employees to apply metadata and will contribute new ideas when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master of Library and Information Science (MLS or MLIS) is preferred
  • Experience creating metadata
  • Knowledge of metadata standards including AD, DACS, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core
  • Experience with archival theory and practices and archival management systems.
  • Experience with the Capture One software and professional imaging hardware preferred
  • Ability to handle print items and government equipment with care
  • Law Library experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills
  • Experience working in a customer service capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • U.S. citizenship required

Position: Technology Acquisitions Administrator
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Washington College invites applications for the position of Technology Acquisitions Administrator. The College seeks an enthusiastic and motivated individual who can handle all technology hardware and software acquisitions requested by Library and Academic Technology. The successful candidate must have experience in all stages of the procurement process and possess experience managing assets and inventory. The Technology Acquisitions Administrator also cultivates relationships with vendors to maximize cost savings on goods, materials, and services. The position manages vendor contracts and accounts and generates reports for financial transactions. The position collaborates with Client Support and Technical Services and is the liaison to the Business Office. They are expected to work Monday through Friday from 8:30- 4:30.

Essential Functions:
Technology Hardware Purchasing:

  • Oversees “purchase-to-pay” methods (i.e., receiving, inspection, receipt confirmation, inventory management, distribution, and accounts payable) for technology-related acquisitions for the campus community.
  • Applies best practices to obtain cost savings on goods, materials, and services.
  • Keeps accurate accounting and bookkeeping records.
  • Ensures compliance with and timely payment of IT hardware maintenance contracts and renewals.
  • Collaborates with the staff in Client Support and Technical Services to ensure technology orders, and proposals meet recommended specifications and quality control standards.
  • Uses the appropriate college solutions (i.e., administrative systems, credit card allocation system, and content management system) to pay invoices, allocate credit card charges and chargebacks to departments

Software Asset Management:

  • Manages software assets throughout all stages of their lifecycle. The goal is to reduce software and support costs by analyzing volume contract agreements and eliminating or reallocating underutilized software licenses and consolidating applications.
  • Ensure ongoing technical support and upgrade protection on selected software by ensuring that maintenance, support and upgrade protection renewals are kept current and paid in a timely manner.
  • Manage contracts and relationships to maximize value and costs for software licensing, maintenance, and service offerings.
  • Manage LAT vendor accounts and relationships.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Reconciles HelpDesk transactions against official payment batch summary report from the Business Office. Resolves all quality, delivery and billing issues and responds to inquiries from clients and vendors.
  • Assists with monitoring the budget and generates reports for the Chief Academic Technology Officer, the Business Office, and the Office of the Provost. Generate reports for other campus clients, as needed.
  • Supervises and trains student employees to assist with administrative tasks assigned by the position
  • Stays up-to-date on innovation in the technology market
  • Participates in and may oversee special initiatives, as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Management Responsibilities: The Technology Acquisitions Administrator oversees and facilitates the acquisition process. Only supervisory duties are for assigned student workers.

Education: College degree or equivalent experience is required in technology and business field.

Experience and Background:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a technically oriented, dynamic customer support environment.
  • Working knowledge of bookkeeping.
  • Excellent communication (e.g., verbal, written, and presentation) skills.
  • Possess strong technology skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with relational databases is desirable. Must have demonstrated experience with two or more of the following operating systems: Windows OS, Mac OS, iOS, and Android systems. Website development experience is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn highly technical information and apply the knowledge in a demanding environment.
  • Work independently and in a group setting. Also, it requires the ability to work harmoniously with other employees.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to get along well with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students in a tactful, mature, and flexible manner.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Service-oriented, adaptable, optimistic, highly motivated and cooperative.
  • Exercise good judgment, independent thinking, and creativity as appropriate. The ability to set and achieve goals within a specific time frame is required.
  • Comfortable with performing multifaceted tasks along with the performance of regular duties.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to an environment of continually changing technology and to acquire new competencies as needed.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Accountable to the Chief Academic Technology Officer.
  • Close working relationships with colleagues in LAT; especially the Client Support and Technical Services group.
  • Advises, consults, and coordinates with Business Office, vendors, and consortia partners.

Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to Sharon Sledge, Chief Academic Technology Officer using our online portal. We may request additional materials from candidates whose applications we wish to pursue further. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Position: Library Associate III (Outreach — Rolling Reader)
Location: Harford County Public Library, Edgewood, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services and tasks to assist individuals and groups in locating and obtaining library materials and information; manages specialized collections or programs for designated outreach program; drives and operates the outreach van; may work reference desk hours as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  • Drives outreach van, including set up, to designated community outreach sites throughout Harford County;
  • Provides reference services to special populations as assigned including reader’s advisory;
  • Searches online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
  • Reviews, ensures the order of, and maintains collections as assigned;
  • Assembles and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  • Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  • Informs customers of library activities and programs;
  • May plan and coordinate programs and activities for special population as assigned;
  • Provides orientation to library users and explains library policies and procedures;
  • Reads and evaluates professional journals and materials;
  • May work reference desk hours as assigned.

Supervision Functions:

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

Standard Functions:

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

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

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Completion of State of Maryland Library Associate Training Institute program or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Six months of supervisory experience.
  • 1 year of direct customer/public service experience.
  • Computer experience including internet.
  • Ability to provide documentation of a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 points.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Non-CDL Medical Certification in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations.
  • Ability to obtain a favorable criminal background report.
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to gain working knowledge of library practices and procedures, including accurate use of current reference and search tools and the standard automated library system;
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and reader’s advisory services;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and bibliographic utilities;
  • Ability to develop and present programs;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Basic math skills.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to Manager I or II – Branch. Regularly supervises Library Assistant III – Outreach staff for designated outreach program, as assigned. May supervise Summer Reading Assistant or volunteers.

Work Environment:

  • Work requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and break down of tables, chairs, or other equipment for meeting or events, moving materials within department.
  • Work also includes standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
  • Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, following fire regulations, and obeying traffic signals.
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required.
  • May require working in adverse weather conditions.

Application Period: Posted: April 16, 2019. Closing Date: May 10, 2019.

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours

Position: Data Management Consultant
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

General Summary/Purpose:

Provide consultative data management planning support and training to JHU researchers as part of the Data Services team, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate. Maintain rich understanding of data management best practices for data sharing, curating, and archiving. Track funder sharing policies and compliance expectations. Support researchers in identifying research data sharing and archiving solutions, including deposit into the JHU Data Archive.

Environment:

Sheridan Libraries Digital Research and Curation Center has played a significant role in managing initiatives to explore deep curation needs with Sloan Digital Sky Survey data, reviewing repository infrastructure and platforms, and leading the Data Conservancy, a community focused on the development of solutions to digital research data collection, curation, and preservation challenges.  In 2011 the JHU Data Management Services (JHUDMS) unit was launched from expertise and experience gained through the Data Conservancy in collaboration with the Entrepreneurial Library program. The JHU Data Management Consultants provide research data management services and solutions for the Johns Hopkins community and has a strong track record of incremental and impactful success in growing data management support and services for the community. In 2017, JHUDMS and GIS came together to form the Data Services team.

The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the historic George Peabody Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room, the DC Centers, the Evergreen Museum and John Work Garrett Library, and the Homewood Museum. Staff from the libraries and museums teach classes, curate exhibitions, produce scholarship and serve as principle investigators for research initiatives. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a leader in the innovative application of information technology and has implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs. The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to ‘work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new and promoting existing staff.’  For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage inquiries from researchers for data management support on a range of topics that support best practices throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Provide consultative support to researchers including evaluation of data planning needs, assessing options for sharing data, catering planning to specific granting agency or publisher requirements, and editing data management plans.
  • Track specific scientific and subject domain areas building knowledge and expertise in data types, formats, and needs within domains that support data management and sharing throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Identify data standards, metadata standards, best practices for data management, etc. to continuously build expertise and improve provision of service.
  • Maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including their submission, Intellectual Property, and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit.
  • Develop and deliver data management training programs, including in-person and online training materials and resources.
  • Proactively collaborate and coordinate to implement data management and sharing strategies, including coordinating data deposits with researchers, curating research data, and preparing collections for archiving in the JHU Data Archive.
  • Collaborate with colleagues throughout the university libraries and research administration to effectively communicate services to faculty, researchers, and departments.
  • Manage short and long-term communications and relationships with researchers, PIs, and students, including outreach and training in data management best practices.
  • Liaise with JHU-wide staff and administrators to support the continued integration and visibility of data management services available to researchers.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • A relevant advanced degree.
  • A minimum of three (3) years combined of library, information technology, informatics, and/or scientific research experience.
  • Experience with one or more components of the research data life cycle:  creation, processing, analyzing, preserving, providing access to, and re-using.
  • Must be self-motivated, pro-active, willing to take on new challenges and solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Good listener with a high degree of customer orientation.
  • Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and professional attitude.
  • Clear and consistent communicator.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong project planning, management, and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and easily adapt to new technology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with scientific or health sciences data management and/or data curation and archiving.
  • Experience conducting trainings and workshop presentations.
  • Experience with standard packages or statistical languages for working with data, such as R, SPSS, STATA, MATLAB, Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Open Science Framework (OSF), Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), or other platforms for collaborative research.
  • Experience working with large data sets and/or high performance computing.
  • Knowledge of methods and best practices for the curation of software and research code.

Six Positions: Maryland & Northern Virginia

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Five years or more of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, of which two years must be in a public library;
  • Three years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Position: Curator, Maryland & Historical Collections
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives house premier research and teaching collections and pursues its mission in a collaborative, multi-faceted environment. The Curator of Maryland and Historical Collections has curatorial oversight over a rich collection area, which includes archival and manuscript holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region (African-American history; agriculture; business history; the environment; family history and personal papers; cultural history, geography; newspapers; military history; politics and civic activities; women’s history;); printed Marylandia; historic maps and photographs; historic preservation; women’s history and women’s studies collections; and other materials as determined by the collection policy. The Curator has responsibility for building, maintaining, interpreting, and providing access to these collections that support the teaching and research missions of the University and the research community at large. The Curator has principal responsibility for a robust program for collection development, reference services, instruction, outreach and scholarly support. In addition the Curator assists colleagues with collection management activities, which include accessioning, descriptive access, digitization and preservation for materials in the collection area. As a faculty librarian, the Curator exhibits an active service profile and scholarly agenda.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Required
● ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training; OR a master’s degree in history, American studies, or other relevant discipline with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

EXPERIENCE:
Required
● At least four years of prior work experience at the professional level in an archival repository.
● Proven experience in managing projects from scoping to delivery; ability to set timetables, meet deadlines, manage budgets.
● A thorough understanding of archival principles, practices, and archival processing, including the ability to evaluate materials as to historical value.
● Excellent oral and written communications skills and an ability to work independently and collegially.
● Public service skills, including work experience at a reference desk in an archives or special collections setting.
● Prior experience supervising student assistants, volunteers, and support staff.

Preferences:

EDUCATION:
Preferred
● Advanced degree in American history (in addition to a Master of Library/Information Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program.)

EXPERIENCE:
● Experience with major outreach initiatives, collection development, and fundraising.
● Experience working with special collections related to one or more of the following subjects: state of Maryland history and culture, women’s history/women’s studies, and/or historic preservation.
● Knowledge of preparation of instructional materials and exhibition planning and installation.
● Experience with digital initiatives and/or digital humanities projects.
● Knowledge of current preservation and conservation practices.
● Knowledge of current trends and research in American history.

Closing Date: 05/12/2019

Position: University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Location: Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and flexible team player to join the staff of the SU Libraries as University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. This position plays a key role in building the SU Libraries’ nascent, pedagogically-oriented Special Collections and in expanding the University Archives, the latter of which will be especially important with the University’s upcoming centennial in 2025.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin in August 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The position reports to the Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture and works closely with the Local History Archivist and the Curator of Exhibits and Engagement.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.  Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in August 2016.  The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Primary Job Duties:  Acquire, manage, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to the historical and operational records of the University as well as records documenting student and faculty experiences; process, preserve, and provide access to the SU Libraries’ Special Collections; plan and carry out the digitization of appropriate materials for inclusion in SU’s institutional repository; supervise student workers, interns, and volunteers; work with other staff to create exhibits, conduct outreach, and publicize collections through events and social media; work with classes and researchers; maintain good relations with donors and potential donors; serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

 Minimum Qualifications: At the time of appointment, 1) a master’s degree in archives or master’s degree in library science or, alternatively, 2) a graduate degree in any area plus certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.  One year of experience working in an archives or special collections (may include as an intern, volunteer, or student worker).  Familiarity with EAD, DACS, and other archival standards.  Excellent computer skills, including experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or PastPerfect.  Physical ability to lift archival boxes weighing up to 40 pounds and to push a loaded cart weighing up to 200 pounds.  Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching students to use archival sources and at least six months of archival processing experience. Experience in providing archival reference as well as supervisory experience.  Demonstrated knowledge of creating and managing digital content.

Applications received by May 15, 2019, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Jennifer Martin at jmmartin@salisbury.edu .  Please do not send any documents via email.

Position: Digital Collections Technician
Location: Corestaff Services, Museum Facility, Washington D.C. & Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Collections Technician at a Museum in Washington, DC, with occasional duties in the facility suburban location of Bowie, MD.  This is a full time position on a five year government contract, with present funding for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Processing: Processes digital files for access and preservation, including transcoding files, creating proxies, normalizing born digital and digitally acquired content, organizing files for preservation and following established standards to make digital files accessible in Museum Collections Search.
Inventorying: Ensures all digitized collections are accounted for and inventoried, reconciles issues between analog and digital surrogates, assures proper naming of digitized files, tracks file locations and creates records in proper databases.
Copying: Copies archival material off storage media including disc, flash drive, thumb drive, and optical media among other kinds of carriers to Museum computer network for preservation purposes.
Preservation: Uses a combination of tools provided by the Museum to verify and document file integrity, and normalize born digital and digitally acquired content.
Quality Control: Assures quality and consistency of digitized analog material and born digital content.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental collections management techniques, principles and theories and their application in tracking, monitoring or reporting
  • Familiarity with digital conversion methods and specifications for access and preservation
  • Interest in digital conversion and preservation practices
  • Interest in cultural heritage, museums or libraries
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with digital conversion workflows, familiarity with processing born digital files, metadata creation and extraction and audio or video editing software.

Additional Information:
This position is located in the Digital Assets Management and Preservation Division (DAMP) of the National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (NIHD) at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The division is responsible for the growing digital collection comprised of tens of millions of image files, tens of thousands of hours of video and audio media, hundreds of thousands of descriptions of items in our Collection, and several sources of metadata. The division endeavors to provide better user interfaces to support those using the collection via the web and by internal staff, manages or advises on Museum digitization projects, and is responsible for the preservation of all digitized Museum assets. The public face of the work can be seen at http://collections.ushmm.org. The incumbent in this position works under the direction of the Director, DAMP.

The incumbent must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to work in a team environment, highly organized and have a detail-oriented approach to responsibilities. The position addresses digitization processes, quality control of digitization processes, and internal and web access to digitization output. Quality Control processes will include materials having been digitized by the Museum directly or by a vendor. Incumbent has continuing responsibility for performing tasks relating to quality and post-processing of digital images and time based-media, raising issues and problems, and efforts to continuously improve throughput, efficiency, and quality. Activities include processing, color comparisons/correction, cropping, deskewing, inventorying, tracking, copying, preservation, and access using a wide variety of tools to ensure proper and safe processing of files.

Guidelines consist of professionally accepted digital collections management techniques and practices. Incumbent is expected to adhere to established digital collections management practices and procedures as well as generally accepted technical standards.

Incumbent is expected to perform a variety of assignments, ensure technical accuracy at all times, contribute suggestions for improving the various systems currently in use, and report problems affecting work to the responsible staff member.

The incumbent’s work will affect the accuracy, reliability, and acceptability of further work processes, and will facilitate the work of other people, both inside and outside the organization. The incumbent’s work directly affects the physical safekeeping and integrity of the Museum’s digital collections stored both on-site and off-site. In some cases, the digital files represent the only carrier containing the important content and thus are irreplaceable and extremely valuable. Without continued professional care and documentation, these irreplaceable oral testimony interviews will neither be available to the public, accessible for scholarly research now and for future generations

Further Information:

This is a full time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation. Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements. Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, send your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Position: Town Archivist
Location: Town of Garrett Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

SUMMARY: Incorporated in 1898, Garrett Park is a small town located in a sylvan setting next to Rock Creek Park in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Garrett Parkers have easy access to Washington DC by way of the MARC commuter train station located in town and Grosvenor-Strathmore Red Line Metro station approximately 1 mile away. The Town archives is supported by a resident-led Archives Committee.
The Town Archivist works independently in the Penn Place building on the ground floor with easy access to the Town Office located on the third floor. The Archivist will be assisted by and will supervise volunteers. The Archivist reports to the Town Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acquire, authenticate, preserve, organize and catalog public town records and materials donated from private collections
  • Maximize the use of archival software, train and supervise community and student volunteers
  • Organize oral history recordings and their transcription
  • Respond to requests for archival documents
  • Report on the status of the archives to the Garrett Park Archives Committee and Town Manager
  • Grow the existing archival database by promoting interest in continuing contributions to the archives
  • Ensure in-person and online access to the archives, which capture the 125-year-old history, culture and social life of Garrett Park
  • Support the Town Office on government records and retention management

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Volunteers

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have experience performing archival records management in small communities or non-profit organizations and at least a Bachelor’s degree, coursework, or certification in archival science. Experience cataloging government records and giving presentations based on archival documents to community and student groups is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Work independently and take decisive action
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience using PastPerfect, Omeka, or other archival software and websites is a plus
  • Ability to set and follow through on short- and long-term goals for the archive

Interested applicants please send a one-page cover letter and resume to managerandrea@garrettparkmd.gov

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Beltsville, MD
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS

Summary
This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Knowledge Services Division, Scientific Data Engineering Branch in Beltsville, MD. This position serves as the Branch Chief and as the senior NAL Technology Advisor with administrative and management responsibilities for policy making, planning, directing, and evaluating program technical requirements for NAL’s data products and services.

Responsibilities
Performs strategic planning and long-range projections/planning; establishes policies, programs, plans and budgets for the Division and Branch.
Assesses and develops technical operations and maintenance of capacity for NAL data products; reviews appropriate methods to modernize the information technology infrastructure.
Serves as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for contracts related to the Knowledge Services Division’s applications.
Provides technical and administrative supervision as a first level supervisor by making selections for positions, assigning duties, reviewing work, identifying training requirements, and preparing performance evaluations.
Works with internal and external stakeholders to conceptualize integrated and advanced information services and systems to support scientific discovery within the agricultural community.

 

 

 

Four Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

Job Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college.
– Successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) or an MLS from an ALA accredited school within two years of date of hire
– Knowledge of public library services and operations gained through one year of service as a Librarian
– Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources
– Ability to establish and maintain relationships with customers, community groups and co-workers of diverse backgrounds
– Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations
– Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 25 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds
– Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time
– A commitment to customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
– Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers
– Must pass post-offer background screening

Please Note: This position closes on April 29, 2019.
We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 4 weeks of vacation,sick and personal leave,subsidized health care options,
pension eligibility, and related benefits.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

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

Job Requirements:
– Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college.
– Successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) or an MLS from an ALA accredited school within two years of date of hire
– Knowledge of public library services and operations gained through one year of service as a Librarian
– Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources
– Ability to establish and maintain relationships with customers, community groups and co-workers of diverse backgrounds
– Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations
– Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 25 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart
weighing up to 100 pounds
– Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time
– A commitment to customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds
– Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers
– Must pass post-offer background screening

Please Note: This position closes on April 29, 2019.
We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 4 weeks of vacation,sick and personal leave,subsidized health care options,
pension eligibility, and related benefits.

Position: Manager of Digital Collections as Data
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Starting Salary Range: $58,695 – $80,628 annually

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

General Summary/Purpose:
The Manager of Digital Collections as Data will develop a vision for and implement a program of digital collections as data. The Manager will provide leadership in further development and management of the Institutional Repository (“JScholarship”), direct digitization services including developing services for use of digitization services beyond the library, and collaborate with other Library departments to build strong digital collections that showcase Johns Hopkins unique resources. In particular, the Manager will focus on the growing set of resources and recommendations related to collections as data from the Always Already Computational project. The Manager will manage policies for digital content, identify trends and develop effective solutions, collaborations, and partnerships that advance the current and further needs of JHU’s scholars, particularly in relation to creating digital collections and services for machine learning. Promote innovation, scholarship, and learning. Develop plans and resources to scale the Libraries’ digital imaging and digital preservation capacities. Facilitate the exploration of new methodologies enabled by digital technology, the analysis and management of complex data, the visualization of theoretical relationships, and sharing of research results. Partner with other Library staff in order to deliver programs and services. Work closely with the Data Management Directorate and act as Product Owner for collections related software development. Develop outreach strategies in close collaboration with public services and data services units to promote digital collections. Initiate strong working relationships with departments across campus in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects for which digital tools and methodologies are appropriate. Participates in the planning of digital repositories that serve campus- and university-wide needs, focusing in particular on how to best leverage these tools to support a robust scholarly communications ecosystem. Develops and supports campus-based digital collections hosted in digital repository systems and other platforms used by JHU scholars.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Starting Salary Range: $58,695 to $80, 628 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections. S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

Three Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Programming Coordinator
Location: Charles County Public Library, La Plata, MD
Salary: $52,509 annually

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Charles County Public Library is a seeking qualified and experienced Programming Coordinator who, under the direction of the Assistant Director, coordinates with the Branch Managers and other library staff on all aspects of adult, teen, and children’s programming and exhibitions; handles planning, development, and implementation of programs; facilitates internal communications necessary for successful execution of programs; and serves as Youth Services Coordinator.

Duties:

1. Coordinates all aspects of adult, teen, and children’s programming, exhibitions and outside program presenters; including planning and development.
2. Coordinates and follows through on ordering all materials for CCPL programs.
3. Works closely with Mobile Services Department, Public Services Librarians, Children’s Librarians, and Young Adult Librarians on collaborative programs for the library and in the community.
4. Schedules programming activities.
5. Oversees planning, development and implementation of programming in drawing customers to the library.
6. Performs duties of a youth services librarian including actively assisting in youth programming in the branches.
7. Maintains awareness of trends in youth services and issues affecting youth and communicates such to youth services staff and managers.
8. Participates in planning for the county with input from youth services staff.
9. Develops strategic partnerships and Serves as liaison to community agencies serving children and maintains regular contact with school librarians to ensure complementary services to students.
10. May write grants for funding of special projects.
11. May develop MOU’s for work with community groups and non-profit organizations.
12. Accountable for all monies dispersed for all branch programs.
13. Collects and analyzes statistical information and prepares regular reports for the Branch Managers, Marketing and Development Managers and Library Executive Director.
14. Researches and modifies ways to evaluate programs and services to garner the most accurate information.
15. Works closely with the Marketing Manager and the Development Manager to coordinate programs in the community.
16. Participates on the library management team, including participating in the performance evaluation process.
17. Coordinates the presentation of programs and collects data to prepare reports; maintains program records and evaluates outcomes. Makes recommendations based on outcomes.
18. Informs Branch Managers if there is a need to schedule staff for library programs.
19. Works with Branch Managers to communicate and coordinate programming policies, procedures, and departmental activities to the staff.
20. Professionally represents the library at community and organizational events that further
the library’s missions and goals.
21. Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals.
22. Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and or specialized literature.
23. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library and Media Technician
Location: Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD
Salary: $31,096-$41,900

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the support, scheduling, and operation of the college’s Standard Definition cable channel (Channel 18) and for creating content and participating in support of the county’s shared High Definition channel. The Library and Media Technician will manage the media office, provide upkeep and maintenance of media equipment, supervise student employees, ensure delivery of media resources to classrooms, and work with Director and library faculty to explore new resources and services to provide to the college and community including creating, developing, and supporting social media services. Provide digital video production support for the college, including camera operation, direction, editing, distribution, and public online archiving of content. It reports to the Director of Library and Media Services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Schedule, maintain, and program operation of cable television channel for college as well as contribute to and maintain video streams and digital archives.
  • Produce digital video content of approved events, classes, and library resources. Includes directing, camera operation, editing, file conversion/creation, distribution, and public online archiving of content
  • Provide general Media Services office coverage to respond to needs presented by walk-in, phone, and online form requests. Retrieve media items and equipment for staff/students and use the library catalog system for check in/check out of materials.
  • Arrange delivery and pickup and/or personally deliver and pick up from classrooms and other locations the requested media and equipment at scheduled times.
  • Process media software acquisitions. Includes quality check, recording and assigning of a call number, notation of closed captioning and subtitling, labeling, shelving, and production of Audiovisual Software Collection listing.
  • Arrange for agreements with course content licensors for use of video material in online courses. Confirm and report course enrollments. Acquire, verify, and submit billings for payment.
  • Participate as a member of the Community Media Center’s equipment and PEG partner work groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Position: Teaching and Outreach Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank; not less than $57,000/year.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Responsibilities:
The Teaching and Outreach Librarian is a collaborative, student-centered teacher-librarian on the Teaching and Learning Team. The individual is responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction, research support, and outreach expertise for the Teaching and Learning Team’s academic and co-curricular partners. The position reports to the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team and works in an innovative and adaptive public service environment.

This individual works to expand and coordinate outreach and engagement activities for the Teaching and Learning Team and the Learning, Research and Engagement (LRE) division. This may include developing library events and programming, managing student orientations and retention events, and assisting with library marketing services. Additionally, this position manages the University Libraries’ InfoGuides workflow, maintenance, and assessment process.

The Teaching and Outreach Librarian will provide liaison services to assigned academic programs or departments, which includes information literacy instruction, student and faculty teaching/learning support, and may involve collection development responsibilities. The Teaching and Learning Team focuses on undergraduate education across the university, including (but not limited to) the Honors Program, the Communications Lab, Mason/NOVA ADVANCE, English Composition, the School of Integrative Studies, and the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program. As a member of the Teaching and Learning Team this individual will assist patrons in the use of teaching and/or research resources, and will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance.

The Teaching and Outreach Librarian will actively participate in the work of the Teaching and Learning Team, including participating in and contributing to team-based projects. In the absence of the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team, this individual may be asked to fulfill a senior librarian supervisor role and mediate and resolve issues as necessary.

This individual will also engage in professional development, scholarship and service in accordance with university/library standards for appointment renewal and promotion. This includes serving on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, and the university.

Four Positions: Maryland

Circulation Manager II
Location: Reistertown Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $39,190-$60,736

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
– Takes an active role in recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating circulation staff.
– Accurately assesses staff abilities.
– Develops staff strengths and coaches to improve performance.
– Works in collaboration with the Branch Manager to set performance expectations and customer service goals for circulation staff.
– Mentors, develops and works closely with the Assistant Circulation Manager.
– Works in collaboration with the management team to ensure that high quality customer service is delivered to customers.
– Assists customers at public service desk and resolves complex customer account transactions.
– Works with other in-charge staff to address time-sensitive security and facilities issues.
– Models continuous learning and encourages and supports continuous staff development.
– Generates and submits reports to Fiscal Services, Human Resources and Administrative Offices.
– Assists in monitoring the work of contractual staff.
– Actively supports teamwork and the policies and values of the Baltimore County Public Library.
– Performs all essential circulation staff functions as determined by branch and system needs.
– Demonstrates BCPL’s Workplace Competencies and proficiency in Core Services.

Position: Part-Time Substitute Reference Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a part-time substitute Reference Librarian. This individual will work on an as-needed basis, primarily during evening and weekend shifts, under the direction of the Information Literacy Coordinator/PR Librarian. This position is scheduled to work no more than 19.5 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Staffs the research/information desk; responds to faculty, student, and staff requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
Assists faculty and students in finding materials and information using print and non-print sources with the online catalog, databases, related software and internet use.
Provides excellent customer service to patrons and establishes good working relationships with colleagues, students and faculty.
Assists Access Services staff with patrons as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Collection Development Librarian
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary range: $53,523 – $94,458

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 plus three years professional-level library experience in collection development including one year supervisory responsibility.

Responsibilities:
Planning and carrying out activities related to system-wide materials selection and to the overall management of the system’s print and media collections. Administrative work such as reporting and recordkeeping, participating in formulating and executing goals and objectives, and participating in tasks and projects with other members of the Support Services Department.

Preferred Requirements:

Experience identifying, evaluating and selecting materials for children, young adults, or adults in a variety of formats for a diverse community.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of literature and films for children, young adults, or adults.
  • Strong computer skills; including the analysis of data sets and familiarity with Acquisitions module of an integrated library system.

Necessary 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 contact hours of continuing education every 5 years.

Children’s Services Supervisor
Location: Brunswick Community Library, Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $47,688.00 – $57,225.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week (varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule); full benefits; position is subject to system-wide reassignment

This professional management position assures that children, their families, and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative, and dynamic Children’s Department at the Brunswick Community Library.  Supervision is given to professional and paraprofessional Children’s Services staff; supervision is received from the Branch Administrator.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

  • Manage all operations of the Children’s Department
  • Assign responsibilities, direct, evaluate and provide leadership to Children’s Services staff
  • Provide specialized reference and research service related to children
  • Initiate new and original initiatives for Children’s programming and services and provide leadership to staff for the same
  • Build relationships and partnerships with community organizations, businesses, and leaders for financial and advocacy support
  • Write grants to obtain additional funding support for special projects
  • Develop and deliver age-appropriate programs, workshops and training to support patron needs
  • Market children’s collections and services through traditional methods and social media
  • Develop, recommend and monitor the services, policies and procedures of Children’s Services working with other Children’s Services Supervisors and in collaboration with the Youth Services Manager
  • Develop strategic directions for the Children’s Department in alignment with FCPL strategic plan
  • Lead or participate in system-wide planning for Children’s Services or any other area as assigned
  • Develop and present Children’s Services training to FCPL staff
  • Provide reference, information and readers advisory services to patrons of varied ages, abilities and skill levels
  • Manage departmental scheduling and statistics; compile and prepare reports, data and other written work
  • Keep abreast and implement use of current technologies to enhance personal and branch efficiency as well as patron services
  • Understand, support and interpret departmental, FCPL and systems policies and procedures to staff and the general public
  • As needed, serve as Librarian-in-charge
  • Serve on Branch Management Team including representing interests of Children’s Services
  • Actively support the values of Frederick County Public Libraries
  • Represent the Library on internal and external committees and in meetings relating to children’s services; participate on system-wide and branch teams
  • Actively participate in local, state and national library associations; attend seminars, workshops and continuing education activities; maintain professional affiliations to keep abreast of current and emerging trends, innovation, technology, services, early literacy, spaces and other related areas of library planning and services
  • Perform other related duties as required

 

Two Positions-Maryland & Virginia

Position: Chief, Neighborhood Library Services
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $80,735.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the CEO, provides leadership, oversight and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of twenty one branch libraries; four district managers; 18 branch managers and an executive assistant. The NLS offices will be located in the newly renovated State Library Resource Center/ Central Library in downtown Baltimore.

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

The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required. Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.

The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services has a passion for serving people and a customer service orientation that fosters internal and external customer service and workplace excellence. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is needed.

The preferred candidate has a knowledge of and experience with development and implementation of policy and/or standard operating procedures; experience with successful evaluation, measurement and accountability practices.

Position: Content Strategy Officer
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, service oriented and forward-focused leader for its newly configured Content Strategy unit. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research, and Engagement, the Content Strategy Officer (CSO) provides leadership in the broadly defined area of research materials content and collection strategies. While directly supervising a small team of two high-level classified staff and a graduate research assistant, the incumbent will guide and coordinate the selection and collection development responsibilities of 20 subject specialist librarians (who are organized in three disciplinary teams and spread across three campuses) as well as those of another dozen staff with selection responsibilities. Additionally, the position serves as the primary content and collections contact with VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), WRLC (Washington Research Libraries Consortium), and ASERL (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries).

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. The CSO will take a prominent role, working closely with the Head, Resource Acquisition and in collaboration with not only the AUL for LRE but also with other key library leaders and managers with research collections responsibilities to strengthen existing models of content provision as well as explore and develop new approaches for providing research content to the George Mason University scholarly community.

Responsibilities:
The Content Strategy Officer’s primary role is to direct, coordinate and assess the Libraries’ overall content strategy (including the identification and selection of scientific and scholarly research materials) as it relates to the Libraries’ research collections, whether owned, subscribed to, shared, open, accessed or otherwise made available to the George Mason University scholarly community.