Five Positions- Maryland

Position: Library Manager- Senior Level
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. (SMRLA, Inc.), Charlotte Hall, MD
Salary: from $76,000 DOQ. Position open until filled.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Failure to submit a completed application and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review. All applications must be received by February 28, 2019.

Nature of Work
Professional, responsible position coordinating the activities and managing day-to-day operations of SMRLA, Inc.’s automation systems, interlibrary loan, and delivery under the leadership of the CEO. Performs assigned liaison services between the regional library and tri-county public libraries and agencies. Participates in planning and implementing information services for tri-county public libraries. Coordinates several tri-county public services librarian meetings. Serves as a consultant to member libraries on information services as assigned.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. Two years of supervisory experience plus three additional years of management and leadership experience. Working knowledge of Internet and general computer applications, including knowledge of textual and structured databases. Ability to secure certificate as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days of appointment.

Position: Head, Materials Management
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $66,492.00 – $117,344.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
This is advanced and highly responsible work responsible for collection management and development, acquisitions, and technical services including supervising and overseeing the selection and acquisition of traditional and emerging formats of library materials and oversight of the cataloguing and processing department. Work includes significant participation in committee and consultative activities in recommending the broad policies and operating procedures for the system, including those involved in developing vendor specifications for materials delivery, and guidelines for collection development and weeding which are implemented by branch staff to keep the collection customer-oriented and current. The responsibilities further extend to recommending the annual operating budget request for materials, oversight of these budget expenditures, and evaluation of usage patterns.

Requirements
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program, and a minimum of 6 years professional librarian work experience in a public library, including 4 years of supervisory experience and 3 years (within last 10 years) experience in collection development, acquisitions, and oversight of a substantial budget. Related experience in technical services management 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 contact hours of continuing education every 5 years.

Position: Special Projects Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a collaborative, enthusiastic, and organized individual to work in the Cataloging and Metadata Unit to complete special projects that will enhance access to library materials through effective cataloging practices. This individual will report to the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian and focus on updating catalog records and coordinating student worker assignments. 19 hours/week Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm through June 30, 2019.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage and carry out library catalog cleanup projects to improve access to library materials;
  • Assist in time-sensitive cataloging projects;
  • Assist with supervising student workers;
  • Copy catalog library materials using appropriate cataloging standards;
  • Troubleshoot issues related to catalog records as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to use computer keyboards, sit at a desk, and/or read from a computer screen for extended hours;
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a related position where knowledge of technical rules and standards for library cataloging were applied;
  • Experience finding, editing, and importing bibliographic records from OCLC to the catalog and managing local holdings;
  • Previous experience using Ex Libris Aleph or other integrated library system;
  • Familiarity with OCLC products and services;
  • Experience supervising.

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 “Special Projects Assistant” in the subject line to Anna Loewenthal, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, at aloewenthal@loyola.edu.

Position: Part-time Information Desk
Location: Multiple Openings, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $17.61/hour

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree; excellent customer service skills; computer experience using MS WINDOWS; knowledge of the Internet as a research tool; research-related experience; and ability to learn the Library’s research & circulation systems, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:
Provide reference and readers’ advisory service; instruct and help customers in the use of library resources.

MANDATORY TESTING &TRAINING: Ability to attend a skills test on February 18th, 2019. If hired, must be available to attend and successfully complete all training during the month of March: Initial training will take place March 4th through March 8th, 2019; then eighteen additional hours of on-the-job training between March 11th through March 22nd, 2019. A second week of training from March 25th through March 29th, 2019; then eighteen additional hours of on-the-job training between April 1st and April 12th, 2019.

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

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

Job Summary:

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

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Reference and Research Specialist
Location: Gordon Feinblatt LLC, Baltimore, MD

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a Reference and Research Specialist position with the library of our law firm. Candidate will have a four year degree as well as research experience; advanced degree in library science or law a plus. Responsibilities include: legal and business research and reference for legal staff; monitoring of news, litigation and legislation, and preparation of related updates; creation and management of intranet content; library technical services operations, including catalog maintenance and publications ordering; and other duties as assigned. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must. Candidate should be proficient in the use of both print and online legal resources, such as Westlaw and Bloomberg Law.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Gordon Feinblatt LLC, Attn: Sara Billard, 233 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, E-mail: sbillard@gfrlaw.com

For more information about Gordon Feinblatt LLC, please visit our website: www.gfrlaw.com. EOE.

Position: Catalog/Index Librarian (Legislative Librarian I)
Location: Department of Legislative Services, Annapolis, MD
Salary Range: $40,400 – $62,900

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
Office of Policy Analysis

RECRUITMENT NOTICE

Position: Catalog/Index Librarian (Legislative Librarian I)

Salary Range: $40,400 – $62,900

Principal Duties:
● Original cataloging of state government documents in various formats
● Copy cataloging using OCLC
● Indexing proposed legislation and print publications
● Fulfilling interlibrary loan requests
● Catalog Maintenance

Qualifications:
● MLS degree
● Experience using OCLC, AACR2, LCSH,
MARC formats
● Work with integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Experience in government documents, public policy
and legislative issues, preferred

SEND RESUME WITH LETTER OF INTEREST TO:
Department of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
90 State Circle, Room 311
Annapolis, MD 21401-1991
Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140
e-mail: jobs@mlis.state.md.us Website: http://dls.maryland.gov/
POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Code 01/19LLMD (Required on all Resumes)
The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation or legislative policy.
1/16/2019

Position: Circulation Assistant III
Location: Lansdowne Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $27,497-$40,815

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

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

Job Summary:

  • Performs routine circulation functions such as processing incoming, withdrawn, and problem materials, mail, reserves, and various reports
  • Assists customers at the public service desk with library card registration, self-service technology, basic catalog searched and computer sign-up and questions
  • Shelves materials and performs shelf reading tasks
  • Assists with opening/closing procedures
  • May handle building/equipment concerns, security issues & emergency situations
  • Prepares cash drawers and may make cash deposits and prepare reports for Fiscal Services

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Director
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary Range: $72,150 hiring. Benefits include health and dental, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Caroline County Public Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, community-oriented leader to serve as full-time Assistant Director. The Assistant Director must work effectively with staff, customers, trustees, Friends of the Library, and public officials. Successful candidate must have a passion for providing 21st century library service to a rural community, and must be able to quickly adapt to the changing needs of the community and the evolution of library services and technology. The Assistant Director assists the Executive Director in overseeing and managing day-to-day operation of the library system, and oversight of a number of staff, departments, projects and programs. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with superior ability to collaborate with library staff and community partners are required. High level of computer proficiency required.

Requirements: Qualified applicants must possess a MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution and either have or be eligible for a Professional Public Librarian Certification from Maryland State Department of Education; have at least five to seven years of directly related experience; possess a Maryland Class “C” drivers license or an equivalent from another state.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to employment@carolib.org by February 15, 2019. Resumes received after February 15, 2019 will not be considered.

View complete job description at: www.carolib.org

Position: Reference Librarian for LAC Group
Location: Prestigious Government Library, Greenbelt, MD

Originally posted on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

LAC Federal seeks a Reference Librarian for a position with a prestigious government library located in Greenbelt, MD. Work will be performed on-site. This is a 27-week assignment for 24 hours each week, candidates must be able to work onsite Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing reference assistance, library instruction for print and electronic resources, collection development and the creation of bibliographies.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA; or degree in progress
  • Experience working in a customer service capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills – ability to work well in a team
  • Experience in providing reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a variety of databases
  • Ability to learn quickly, be adaptable, and take on new tasks
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Director
Location: H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Maryland Historical Society has an immediate opening for a dynamic, imaginative Library Director to oversee the institution’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library which houses over 7 million documents and books dating from pre-colonization to the present day. In addition, the library collection includes a vast photography collection and a range of audio and digital collections. The Library Director will articulate a clear vision for this vital component of the institution, guide daily functions and shape the larger institutional role of the library.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced team player who has overseen diverse collections, created public programming to promote library holdings and who enjoys interfacing with the public, scholars, donors and the Board of Trustees. The Library Director will be a member of MdHS’s Senior Staff and will interact with all departments to create relevant innovative programming and exhibitions. They will be flexible, enthusiastic, and enjoy tackling a diverse range of responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in building collections as well as deaccessioning collections to bring refinement and focus to the library’s holdings.

This position reports to the Vice President of Collections and Interpretation and will oversee a department composed of 4 staff members.

Position Details:

This is a full-time position based at the organization’s offices in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore. Some evenings and weekends required Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes benefits. The Maryland Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to expand the diversity of its staff.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the job, 3 professional references and 2 writing samples to jobs@mdhs.org. Include in the subject line: Library Director Application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Position: Customer Experience Manager
Location: Administrative Branch, Howard County Library System, Ellicot City, MD
Salary: $67,068 – $117,605

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Customer Experience Manager is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and implementing enhancements to educational experiences and services to exceed customers’ expectations and advance the mission and vision of Howard County Library System

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)

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Proactively employs a range of methods to engage current and future customers and gather information that will be used to optimize their experience
  • Directs the design and implementation of initiatives to advance customer service and experience
  • Develops and implements quantitative and qualitative measures to ensure service and experience exceeds customers’ expectations
  • Conducts studies and research to discover new tools, technologies and products to serve customers
  • Makes recommendations regarding resource allocation or service modifications based on data analysis
  • Contributes to the design of facilities and points of service to promote customer-centric organization of space and resources
  • Design, teach and assess continuing education classes that advance staff’s knowledge and skills to create exceptional customer experiences
  • Collaborates with managers at all levels to advance customer service and experience
  • Ensures customers receive timely, personalized, accurate and thorough responses to questions, concerns and recommendations communicated through askhcls (email)
  • Serves as a member of the Leadership Team, contributes to the strategic plan, provides input on policies, procedures, initiatives and decisions
  • Participates in continuing education events (seminars, workshops, conferences, online) to strengthen knowledge and skills

Four Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Positions: Library Associate I
Location: Children’s Services Havre de Grace Branch, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services within a branch and/or materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists patrons with electronic resources; selects materials in all formats for all audiences; maintains adult, young adult and children collections, may manage specialized collections and programs for Detention Center, Learning and Sharing Center, Sharing the Gift program, Small Business, Children with Special needs, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  1. Performs a variety of reference services within a branch;
  2. Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  3. Searches online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
  4. Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
  5. Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  6. Conducts library tours and orientations;
  7. Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
  8. Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
  9. Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  10. May maintain assigned collection;
  11. May manage and coordinate activities associated with assigned population;
  12. May coordinate library services and schedule library visits to the designated outreach sites;
  13. May plan, prepare and deliver materials for assigned population and/or sites;
  14. May prepare monthly newsletters for assigned program;
  15. May develop training tools and conduct staff training;
  16. May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

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

Position: Library Associate I (Part-time)
Location: Aberdeen Branch, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services within a branch and/or materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists patrons with electronic resources; selects materials in all formats for all audiences; maintains adult, young adult and children collections, may manage specialized collections and programs for Detention Center, Learning and Sharing Center, Sharing the Gift program, Small Business, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  1. Performs a variety of reference services within a branch;
  2. Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
  3. Searches online catalogs and shelves to locate information;
  4. Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
  5. Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
  6. Conducts library tours and orientations;
  7. Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
  8. Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
  9. Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  10. May perform limited circulation duties, as assigned;
  11. May maintain assigned collection;
  12. May manage and coordinate activities associated with assigned population;
  13. May coordinate library services and schedule library visits to the designated outreach sites;
  14. May plan, prepare and deliver materials for assigned population and/or sites;
  15. May prepare monthly newsletters for assigned program;
  16. May develop training tools and conduct staff training;
  17. May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

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

Position: Library Associate II
Location: Administrative Office, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of materials management responsibilities; selects materials in all formats for all audiences as assigned using appropriate tools to assess and evaluate assigned library collections, including but not limited to budget guidelines, analysis and interpretation of statistical information and other data from a variety of sources; works reference desk hours in a branch as assigned; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position Functions:

  1. Performs materials management tasks and activities;
  2. Assesses and evaluates assigned collections;
  3. Reviews, selects and orders materials in print and non-print formats;
  4. Analyzes and interprets statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
  5. Manages assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
  6. Interprets censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
  7. Keeps abreast of publishing trends for materials;
  8. Writes and compiles bibliographies and booklists;
  9. Works regularly scheduled hours within a branch to perform reference services as well as help assess the collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment;
  10. Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
  11. Serve as a library liaison with vendors and publishers;
  12. May include:
  • developing training tools and conducting staff training;
  • planning, directing, or carrying out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.

Standard Functions:

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

Position: Foreign Law Specialist
Location: Foreign, Comparative and International Law Division I, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twelve Positions: Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Position: Dean of University Libraries
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The University of Maryland, College Park invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of University Libraries. The University is seeking an accomplished and visionary leader who is committed to strengthening a great university library, acknowledged on the regional, national, and international stage, and who can leverage its considerable academic strengths as a major research university, the unique advantages offered by its unique location, and its overriding commitment to excellence in education and research.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost, the new Dean of the University Libraries will provide strategic leadership for the Libraries, developing a strategic vision and plan for the Libraries that will reflect the needs of the UMD user community, creating and strengthening dynamic partnerships with UMD’s academic and administrative units to advance the University’s research, teaching and global agendas and leveraging the University Libraries resources wisely and augmenting them through successful fundraising efforts The Dean will join a strong, service-oriented staff and will lead them in the direction of a shared and well-articulated vision of the future.
The successful candidate must be dynamic, strategic, entrepreneurial, and innovative in recognizing and exploiting opportunities as well as in identifying and overcoming constraints. Ultimately, the successful candidate will provide the leadership to develop and achieve a vision of a university library in the 21st Century, a clear understanding of the major challenges facing research university libraries in a time of complex and extended transition; the ability to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships across campus and to engage, influence and facilitate synergies with UMD’s external constituents, including state, regional and national consortia and organizations; an advanced understanding of digital technology trends and their impact on information management infrastructure; a demonstrated commitment to developing a diverse workforce and to advancing diversity goals and proven experience or potential for success in fundraising, donor cultivation and public relations. The search committee seeks talented candidates from traditional as well as non-traditional library backgrounds. Experience in and understanding of a Research Extensive University Library is preferred. The successful candidate will be qualified to be awarded the rank of Librarian IV with Permanent Status or that of Professor in an academic unit.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Inquiries, requests for the full position description, nominations, and application materials should be directed electronically to:

Gale Merseth, Partner and Beverly Brady, Managing Associate

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

http://www.imsearch.com/6788

Position: Metadata & Discovery Librarian
Location: National Geographic, Washington D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The National Geographic Society Library seeks an energetic, knowledgeable and self-motivated metadata and discovery librarian with experience using Ex Libris Alma and Primo to provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for library collections. This position works collaboratively with archival metadata specialists and the systems administrator in order to optimize information organization, discovery and access.

The Metadata and Discovery Librarian is responsible for collecting, preserving, and presenting print and digital information in all formats, creating bibliographic and archival metadata for collections, books, ebooks and other items, as required. This includes managing authorities and ensuring data quality, and other duties associated with the creation and maintenance of item-­ and collection-­level data for a variety of print and digital content and materials.

This position requires a firm and broad conceptual understanding of metadata principles and archival and digital collection technologies and the ability to apply and adapt them to existing and emerging media in a variety of formats. This includes developing, documenting and revising workflows and policies, and providing collection analytics. The Librarian also will participate in the management of e-­resources and assist with the expansion of online collections and new digital initiatives. This person acts as an active partner with technology vendors, providing feedback, suggesting improvements, and keeping the needs of the clients in the forefront.

This individual also provides reference services and processes payments for print and digital monographs, serials, databases, and other acquisitions: places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems.

Position: Resident Librarian
Location: American University, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term three academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship, with an emphasis on information literacy instruction and research support, and including opportunities to explore other areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at the professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities.

The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founding institutions that established the Diversity Alliance member universities. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarians into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship through their residency experience, and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library.

Position: Supervisory Education Specialist (Adult Learning Manager)
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library having identified lifelong learning as a priority, has a vital role to play in addressing the serious literacy needs in the city. That role includes maintaining a strong presence and leadership position in the city’s long-range literacy initiative and in the network of D.C. and metropolitan Washington adult literacy providers. The Library system comprises the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (the downtown central library) and 25 neighborhood libraries. The Adult Literacy Resource Center (ALRC), a public service unit, provides literacy resources for adult developing readers, literacy practitioners and program managers, private and public agencies, and DC Public Library staff.

Duties:

  • Serve as the Library’s lead adult literacy education specialist and as an advisor or resource person on adult literacy to library staff, literacy providers and stakeholders
  • Make recommendations regarding kinds and levels of services needed to better serve the primary and secondary target populations
  • Plan, organize, and administer the day-to-day and long-range activities and work of the Adult Literacy Resource Center
  • Represent the DC Public Library at local, regional, and national meetings related to adult literacy issues and training and library literacy services
  • Write proposals to appropriate sources for funding of specific library literacy projects
  • In collaboration with the Collections Department, ensure that the library has an up-to-date and responsive collection of adult literacy materials
  • Promote the use of library literacy materials and services, advising customers of community literacy services, and involving the library in the network of D.C. and metropolitan Washington adult literacy providers and in national and regional literacy activities
  • Implement a training plan to help staff throughout the system build basic skills for effectively engaging with adult learners.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Adult Education required
  • At least five years’ experience providing direct public service in a library or as an adult education service provider, including at least 3 years’ experience:
  • Supervising, training, developing and evaluating staff
  • Facilitating group conversations and leading training
  • Developing outreach in adult literacy and working with community partners.
  • Advising on adult education standards, programming and materials.
  • At least two years advising on relevant grants and budget

Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to use workplace and other technology, including email, internet, databases, social media, and other software.
  • Experience serving diverse populations in a large urban environment preferred.

Position: Digital Engagement & Content Assistant
Location: Promundo-US, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization (NGO) working to promote gender equality and prevent violence, seeks a full-time Digital Engagement & Content Assistant to work in its Washington, DC office. This position will form part of Promundo’s Communications team and will report to Annaick Miller, Communications Associate.

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for a creative-thinker, content developer, and web guru who is an excellent communicator to join Promundo as a Digital Engagement & Content Assistant as part of a dynamic communications team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Social media content development, strategy, and management
  • Track and manage communications and media analytics/reach (across website, social media, media mentions, etc.) and formulate recommendations for increased engagement
  • Support and manage day-to-day communications with web development agency on updates, troubleshooting and maintenance, as well as implementing SEO strategies
  • Update institutional and campaign websites (using WordPress)
  • Edit and write institutional and campaign communications (such as blogs, web content, social media, etc.) in line with institutional and campaign messaging
  • Develop graphic designs and layout materials for research & campaign dissemination (e.g. infographics, promotional materials, postcards, and one-pagers as needed)
  • Track and propose strategies for best practices in digital engagement (including across web, social media, and online giving/fundraising strategies)
  • Research and propose new, dynamic ways to present and deliver Promundo’s messages as well as new research and programmatic findings
  • Support the communications team as needed with other responsibilities

Required Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (concentration in communications, media, international development, gender, public health, or related field preferred) or equivalent work experience of 3 years in a professional setting
  • Office experience (communications/public relations/journalism experience preferred)
  • Excellent English writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Hard worker and quick learner
  • Proactive, able to handle multiple tasks and prioritize well, with strong self-motivation
  • Graphic design (Adobe Design Suite, such as InDesign and Photoshop; Canva)
  • Photo editing (Photoshop or other software)
  • Web management and updating (WordPress or other CMS platform)
  • Social media content development and strategy (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Communications analytics (Google Analytics, social media analytics, and media monitoring)

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of gender, masculinities, international development, and/or social justice issues
  • Second language skills (Spanish preferred; French, Portuguese, and/or Arabic also useful)
  • Experience with social media management tools
  • Experience having managed relationships with web development agencies
    SEO strategy
  • Film editing
  • Coding experience (HTML)
  • IT, tech support, and web security
  • Digital fundraising strategy

Position: Librarian (Instruction)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Office of Information and Education Technology, Learning Resource Center’s Reference and Information Services Department of UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

Responsibilities

  • You will manage the library instruction program.
  • You will provide classroom-based reference instruction.
  • You will identify and implement new topics and methods for instruction to meet the needs of the university’s educational mission.
  • You will design web-based learning modules.
  • You will create and develop topics of interest to University patrons to be included in the instruction program.
  • You will work with students to create modules for students on specialized library topics.
  • You will conduct in-depth, highly specific scientific and medical searches for faculty, staff and students using medical and bioscience databases.
  • You will advise patrons on the most effective use of bibliographic resources.
  • You will serve as a Learning Resource Center liaison with the University’s School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Postgraduate Dental Colleges.

Position: Deputy Law Librarian for Collections
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $126,148 to $189,600 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Office of the Law Librarian, Library Collections and Services Group, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 381810.

This position has no promotion potential.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
As designated by the Law Librarian, the Deputy Librarian has authority and responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Law Library. The incumbent also has the authority to act upon designated matters and make decisions in collaboration with the Law Librarian. Those decisions could have broad or long-range impact on one or more significant programs or collections within the Law Library. The Deputy works collaboratively with the Law Librarian, establishing priorities, and the design, launch and execution of Law Library initiatives.

The Deputy Librarian is responsible for the acquisition, organization and preservation of the Law Library’s collection, ensuring the quality of the collection and rapid and effective access to it. The incumbent oversees the planning, development, management and usability of digital legal and legislative information resources hosted on site from the Law Library’s physical materials and from remotely-hosted digital materials collaboratively developed with Law Library partners worldwide. Serving under the Law Librarian of Congress, the incumbent assists with achieving success on matters related to building and sustaining a preeminent portal to a world-class repository of global legal information that includes all levels of government from local governing bodies to transnational governing institutions. The incumbent ensures that Law Library collections and services meet the statutorily mandated requirements of the Law Library of Congress to serve the foreign legal research and analytical needs of the U.S. Congress. The incumbent develops and maintains relationships to further local, national, international and transnational partnerships. The incumbent also works collaboratively with senior Library of Congress managers to ensure integration of Law Library virtual services with Library of Congress digital priorities. The incumbent coordinates efforts with information entities in the U.S. Congress and other legislative branch agencies on Library legislative information initiatives.

Has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of a broad, emerging and critical Law Library digital program. Responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the Law Library’s virtual presence and services by identifying, recommending and implementing program planning strategies and development of policy initiatives for web access to global legal information. Evaluates current and proposed plans and recommends actions to initiate new or modify existing strategies. Coordinates with senior Library managers and national/international experts in systems (e.g., semantic web technology) to plan, develop, host and maintain a state-of -the art technology infrastructure to support a robust information system utilizing new technologies (e.g., federated searching and semantic web) that integrates with and supports the Library of Congress Web presence and policies.

Responsible for the formulation and administration of collection and service policies affecting the mission of the Law Library of Congress. Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of high-level policy for agency wide programs. Serves as the key advisor on various programs and events of the Service Unit. Counsels senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Service Unit; and senior staff, private sector clients, and vendors concerning matters within the scope of the incumbent’s activity. Serves on inter-agency, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Library officials, infrastructure unit directors, service unit directors, division chiefs, managers, and their staff. As required and assigned, directs, monitors, and participates in outreach initiatives with organizations outside the Law Library. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with managers and officials within the Law Library and the Library of Congress.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collections and Automation Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Geography and Map Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 381251.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metro area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
Serves as the Division’s expert in all areas utilizing computer technology and automation: cataloging, database management, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), office automation, and all areas of reference service. Recommends methods and procedures for utilizing computer assistance most effectively, participating in studies of the feasibility of automating specific activities, costs, equipment needs and service of Library practices and procedures, or of plans and data for testing system use. Writes guidelines and documentation for special projects involving major updating, correcting, or searching of databases. Serves as the Division’s online systems monitor and coordinator for automation liaison personnel. Maintains continual contact with other organizational entities directly involved with the automation of cataloging and related activities. Serves as the Division’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for minimal level cataloging, automation-assisted control of the collections, and other contracts involving automation on behalf of the Division.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for multiple workflows within the Geography and Map Division, handling complex situations requiring technical knowledge and judgment. Applies extensive knowledge of library policies, procedures, and workflows to acquire digital collection materials through a variety of acquisition methods and streams. Independently implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for collections under the care of the unit. Ensures that content for multiples incoming streams meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance. Acquires, creates, or oversees creation of descriptive, technical and administrative metadata as needed or collection materials received. Creates and manages automated workflows for ingesting, reviewing, describing, inventorying, and storing digital content. Performs or coordinates quality review of metadata elements for a wide variety of tasks and workflows. Processes files after ingest as necessary prior to storage. Implements corrective actions, including solutions to preempt problems, as appropriate. Conducts or initiates and coordinates re-work for files not meeting project requirements. Uses software and hardware tools to transfer digital collections received from various sources into LC systems, including both physical and virtual locations. Works with Division staff within or outside the unit to resolve complex content management issues. Deletes or replaces digital objects; makes corrections. Utilizes software and hardware tools to assure proper storage locations and identifications. Creates and manages predominantly automated streams from acquisitions sources to storage on appropriate LC systems. Produces or coordinates production of derivative files as appropriate. Independently moves or rearranges files as storage architecture or strategies change. Assumes responsibility for application of approved digital content management technologies to digital content under the care of the unit. Monitors indicators of preservation status of custodial materials and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

Plans and implements assigned digital acquisitions projects using approved project management methodologies. Suggests improvements to workflows for a wide variety of content streams and identifies risks and challenges to implementation. Establishes priorities and time-frames in coordination with management and stakeholders. Independently implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work, including determining division of work between specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks project work flow using software tools and schedules activities required to move projects to completion, as appropriate. Reports on project status according to the schedules and mechanisms established for the Scan Lab.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to multiple incoming streams of content. Consults with supervisors to resolve problems or issues. Collaborates with supervisor in planning and implementing workflow procedures, team priorities, goal setting and strategies for meeting production goals for the unit. In support of digital content management, assists in the training of staff within the section and service unit. Assists others inside and outside the Library with resolving digital collections management questions. Creates and makes presentations to various stakeholders or other audiences as needed.

Position: Archivist (2 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Preparation Section, Manuscript Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule. Occasional Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

Position: Archvists (2 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
These positions are located in the American Folklife Center, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of multi-format ethnographic records, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices in folklife, ethnomusicology, documentary studies, oral history and/or other related subject areas. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating organization or individual whose documentary materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its cultural and historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in AFC and in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several collections to locate the information. Assists researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the American Folklife Center and Library. Assists readers in the division’s public Reading Room during weekly desk shifts.

Position: Archivist (5 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Acquisition and Processing Section, Music Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

Position: Archivist (3 vacancies)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Technical Services Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 368552.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Analyzes and arranges bodies of records that are somewhat disorganized, demonstrating knowledge of archival theory and practice in planning and carrying out their organization and description. Possesses understanding of scholarly research and documentation practices. Completes preliminary analysis of the documentation systems and practices of the originating agency, organization, or individual whose materials are being processed. Undertakes research in published sources to complete gaps in the available information relating to the subject matter of the records to be archived. Evaluates the significance of archival material in its historical context and applies evaluation in helping create a plan of arrangement and description. Exercises initiative on special assignments requiring knowledge of archival procedures and academic subject matter.

Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Coordinates as necessary with collection curators and staff in other divisions relating to the transmission, handling, description, and storage of division material housed off-site or transferred elsewhere.

Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of training and professional development. Displays knowledge of collections in the Library. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and helps conduct tours.

Surveys internal collections to identify and inventory groups of materials for preservation and physical security. Follows prescribed specifications and procedures in preserving original material and reproducing originals for preservation. Monitors the quality and consistency of preservation methods and output. Monitors and coordinates procedures for routing materials for preservation treatment and for preparation of new materials to be added to the collections.

Serves as a resource in the development of overall preservation program policies and goals. Helps promote collection security by recommending and implementing improved methods of manually or electronically marking and labeling collections.

Provides information in response to reference service requests that require research among several record groups to locate the information. Assists scholars and researchers in finding significant records relating to the subject under consideration and advises them of relevant records in the division and Library. Substitutes on a temporary basis as necessary assisting readers in the division’s public Reading Room.

 

 

Five Positions- Maryland

Position: Library Director
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library, Centreville, MD
Salary: $75,610 to $136,100

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Board of Trustees of the Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a creative, dynamic, and experienced leader to serve as full-time Library Director. The Director must work effectively with staff, patrons, trustees, and public officials. An innovative approach to library service along with patience, diplomacy and a sense of humor, are requisites. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, have demonstrated personnel management experience, be familiar with current library technology, be a strong team builder, communicate clearly with a wide range of audiences, and possess an appreciation of the role of libraries in a democratic society. We expect the Director to demonstrate a spirit of friendliness, helpfulness, cooperation, and flexibility with the public, the Friends of the Library, the Library Board of Trustees and local government bodies. The Library hopes to begin a significant renovation of its Kent Island Branch in 2019 and candidates with experience managing building projects and working effectively with elected officials will be given particular consideration.

The Queen Anne’s County Library serves a diverse, fast growing population of 49,000 people on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, located just over the Bay Bridge. The Library has a main library located in Centreville, an active and very busy branch on Kent Island, a dedicated staff of 43, and an annual budget of just under $2 million.

The Library Director acts as the general executive officer of the QAC Library and is responsible for the administration of all aspects of library service subject to direction of the Board of Library Trustees. Internal responsibilities include preparing and managing the Library’s budget, supervising branch librarians, overall strategic planning, and overseeing facilities maintenance and staff matters. The Director also regularly interacts with the community, government officials, the Friends of the QAC Library, and program sponsors, among others.

Position: Chief of Materials Management
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Largo, MD
Salary: $80,031.00 – $92,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
PGCMLS has an exciting opportunity for a Chief of Materials Management at our Administrative Offices in Largo, Maryland. The Chief of Materials Management is responsible for managing multiple departments including selection, acquisition, cataloging and processing, and inter-library loans. The successful candidate will develop, monitor, and manage the library’s materials budget, build relationships with vendors and negotiates contracts.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversees the operations of materials management for the library.
  • Manages and supervises department supervisors and other staff who report to the Chief; monitors and evaluates job performance and oversees staff training and development.
  • Responds to inquiries from library staff and vendors about materials management related issues.
  • Prepares, manages, and monitors the materials budget.
  • Meets with vendors to discuss new products; negotiates contracts and contract renewals.
  • Reviews and approves selections and purchase orders.
  • Reviews and approves invoices and responds to invoice questions.
  • Coordinates training for library staff on new products and services.
  • Creates and submits a variety of reports as requested, including monthly department updates and budget reviews.
  • Assists with special projects – such as the creation of opening day collections – as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian III
Location: North Point Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $38,049-$58,967

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

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: Collection Development Support Supervisor
Location: Administrative Offices, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
Salary range: $44,023-$58,967

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
– Strong management and leadership skills. Management experience desired.
– Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
– Creative problem solver and willing risk taker.
– Excellent time management and delegation skills.
– Excellent team player, both within the department and across departments and branches.
– Recruits, hires, trains and evaluates clerical and shipping staff in Collection Development.
– Works with the Collection Development Manager to maintain budget records.
– Meets regularly with Virtual and Media Services and Marketing staff regarding web content and marketing initiatives and adds collection development content accordingly.
– Coordinates and schedules all Outreach and training, including but not limited to: Book -Buzz, Genre Bootcamp, and any outreach events where assistance can be provided to the branches.
– Maintains electronic resources statistics and works with Collection Development Manager to analyze.
– Manages and triages all customer requests for purchase.
– Maintains department scheduling, both in house and in terms of Outreach.
– Exercises appropriate authority in enforcing library rules and policies.
– Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, professional affiliations and other means to keep abreast of current and emerging trends.
– Actively participates on teams, committees and in work groups.

Position: Circulation Assistant III
Location: Catonsville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $26,696-$39,626

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
– Performs routine circulation functions such as processing incoming, withdrawn, and problem materials, mail, reserves, and various reports
– Assists customers at the public service desk with library card registration, self-service technology, basic catalog searches and computer sign-up and questions
– Shelves materials and performs shelf reading tasks
– Assists with opening/closing procedures
– May handle building/equipment concerns, security issues & emergency situations
– Prepares cash drawers and may make cash deposits and prepare reports for Fiscal Services