Five Positions: Washington, DC

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the order process. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials. Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs. Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase. Reviews invoices for payment for all formats of material. Determines availability of funds.

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the History and Military Science Section, U.S. Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 132882.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving supervisor or designee on only the more difficult problems. Refers items needing authority work to librarians.

Shelflists materials independently, adjusting procedures as needed and verifying that the class number assigned is consistent with the subject heading(s). Recognizes possible errors made in the cataloging process and then consults with senior personnel to correct the problem. Investigates and interprets authority records to ensure accuracy of series treatment, analysis, form of numbering, and call number. Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright, CIP, ISBN, U.S. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Exercises good public relations practices and demonstrates sound knowledge in soliciting and providing information. Demonstrates an understanding of the demands and attitudes of various interested and affected groups. Determines the best way of formulating requests and utilizes good judgment and discretion in the selection and presentation of the information. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers or clients. Acts as a liaison for specific clients, negotiates and resolves problems, drafts original correspondence for specialized requests or explaining specific problems, prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RLIN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection.

Adopts a proactive attitude toward the flow of work within the team as well as toward individual workflow. Maintains awareness of deadlines and adjusts workflow to accommodate interruptions from patrons or staff with a variety of questions, requests, etc. that occur throughout the workday. As required, shares the workload of absent team members.

Position: Librarian (Digital Collection Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Digital Resources Division, Law Library, Library Collection and Services Group.
The position description number for this position is 414531.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

This position serves as a Digital Collection Specialist and is responsible for acquisitions, management of digital collections, project development, management, consultation, and liaison work.

The incumbent assists with the integration of digital and traditional library services through work on assigned projects involving digital reformatting and/or collecting original digital material.

Individually and in collaboration with IT and digital media experts, incumbent assists with program components that include design, implementation, and evaluation of projects, creation of digital images and post-processing functions, review of presentation of digital material, metadata and standards for content development, and models for information access and delivery. The incumbent liaises with various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to digital reformatting and collecting original digital material. Assists with parts of a wide variety of complex projects for service and access of the Law Library’s digital media holdings. These collections span multimedia forms of expression including text, graphic, photographic, moving image, cartographic, and mixed media to include web content. Projects may involve one or more of the Law Library’s digital material collections intended to establish and/or enhance standards for collecting, creating, and maintaining digital material online.

Serves as a digital collections specialist for assigned tasks and workflows within the Digital Resources Division. Applies knowledge of library policies and procedures related to the assigned tasks and workflows in order to acquire and present digital collection materials. Implements, tests, and improves workflows in order to achieve digital content management goals for the assigned tasks and workflows. Consults with senior members of the unit to resolve problems or issues. Ensures that content for the assigned workflows meets the Library’s format and metadata technical standards for acceptance.

Assists in planning and implementing assigned portions of digital acquisitions projects. Suggests improvements to workflows for assigned content. Adheres to priorities and time-frames established by management.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to the assigned tasks or workflows.

Acquires and applies knowledge of techniques and methods relating to digital content management and digital projects. Proposes modifications to existing information practices, precedents, and techniques and adapts previous approaches to solve information, organization, and access issues related to digital content within the assigned task or workflow.

Position: Librarian (Canada/Oceania Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Canada and Oceania Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 058498.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Catalogs a variety of materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file. Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule. Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules. Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records. Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library. Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.

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

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

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

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

Position: Librarian (Assistant Curator, Photography)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Curatorial Section, Prints and Photographs Division, Special Collections Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 064765.
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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Provides accurate, competent research guidance on the use and technical aspects of the visual materials collections. Examines publications, electronic resources, and trends in topics related to a specialized field. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing finding aids and related written products describing collections.

Prepares basic and standard responses to written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Assists with the full range of curatorial duties, including reference, processing, preservation, publication,and exhibition work. Identifies and provides basic curatorial documentation on items and collections for purposes of preservation, processing, and cataloging. Monitors condition and preservation needs of items in the collections. Assists with special reference service, such as unprocessed collections.

Sees to arrangements for new acquisitions or donations. Researches visual works identified for possible acquisition. Proposes works for possible acquisition. Helps maintain contacts with donors and potential donors, including correspondence and phone communications. Arranges for delivery of objects. Prepares listings of new items.

Conducts research using established methods. Researches visual collections, searches published and unpublished sources to complete cataloging, establish provenance, answer public inquiries, provide research support for exhibit/publication projects, and otherwise contribute to the accessibility and wider availability of the collections, etc. Compiles background materials under the direction of a curator to inform the interested public (government officials, scholars, publishers, writers, learned societies, etc.) of the Library’s resources and services and to support special exhibit and publication projects. May participate in professional associations.

Two Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Requirements

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

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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

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

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

Your new role

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

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

What you’ll be doing

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

What you’ll bring to the role

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

POSITION SUMMARY

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

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical Support

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

Procurement/Budget Support

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 058498.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

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

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

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

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

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

Five Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Responsibilities

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

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

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Special Collections Senior Librarian/Curator

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

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

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

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

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

Contact:

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

Requirements

Qualifications:

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Application Process: Jobs at the Pratt Library

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Requirements: Minimum Requirements

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

Application Process: Jobs at the Pratt Library

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Circulation Manager
Location: American University

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Summary/Objective
The Circulation Manager provides coverage and supervision of the circulation desk for all hours that the Pence Law Library is open. This position manages the operation of the circulation department in conjunction with the other circulation manager(s) and the access services librarian This position will be trained to use all appropriate features of the Library’s Integrated Library System, ALMA. The Circulation Manager provides direct supervision for part-time, non-student staff.

Essential Functions

  1. Staffing the circulation desk, including:
  • Performing circulation desk duties;
  • Providing basic directional and information assistance;
  • Finding and retrieving materials for library staff and patrons;
  • Providing direct supervision for part-time non-student staff
  1. Circulating library materials and helping patrons access and navigate library collections and resources
  • Identifying, processing, weeding and circulating the course reserve collection
  • Promoting library materials and services
  • Assisting with accessing materials in all of the library collections, including the library’s special and archival collections
  • Maintaining special collections and displays
  1. Supporting resource sharing through ILL and the WRLC consortium service
  • Preparing and processing loan requests and ensuring materials successfully transit through the ILL and WRLC consortium systems
  1. Maintaining and improving the condition of the library collection and its accuracy in the catalog and other finding aids, including:
  • Shelving of items to ensure the collection is orderly and available;
  • Identifying issues with inventory, item records, physical condition, spine labels and signage
  • Carrying out procedures to identify and reconcile lost, damaged and overdue materials
  • Participating in collection shifting and relocation projects
  • Collaborating with the Access Services and Technical Services librarians on collection related workflow
  1. Ensuring that library space is properly configured and the physical collection is arranged to allow for an optimum learning environment
  2. Working with the Access Services Librarian to create, modify and enforce library policies and procedures:
  • Completing circulation related database maintenance correspondence with patrons
  • Maintaining user, item and circulation records
  • Creating/updating training, tutorials, guides, webpages and signage
  • Maintaining department documentation, files and supplies
  1. Preparing and providing regular reports on circulation and interlibrary loan transactions, library use, seat count, and other departmental activities; generates statistical reports as necessary or requested
  2. Performing special projects, engaging in meetings and other duties as assigned
  • Supervisory Responsibility
  • Each Circulation Manager supervises at least 1 part-time, non-student staff member.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Two years of library experience is required.
  • Preferred Education and Experience
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience
  • Training in basic legal research, a paralegal certificate, or equivalent experience is a plus. Experience with Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, Office 365 and other Office products is preferred.
  • Experience with library automated systems is preferred. Experience with the Ex Libris ALMA Integrated Library System is a bonus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Advanced proficiency with basic computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and searching online databases is required.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must have the ability to multitask.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, tact and diplomacy while interacting with students, faculty, university staff, management, other stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills are essential.
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the South America Section, African, Latin American, and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime, complex, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Under appropriate review, performs collection development tasks including examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which includes the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and the most complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright. CIP, ISBN, U.S .. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RUN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: Environmental Protection Agency
Salary: $87,198 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Data Gathering and Analysis Division, Prioritization and Informatics Branch.
If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.
About the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp

Responsibilities

You will:

  • Modify standard computer-based files used for storage and retrieval of technical data and information;
  • Evaluate and adapt precedents to meet information requirements for the Branch and Division;
  • Modify and adapt databases to fill special needs for information from previous approaches to similar problems or projects;
  • Adapt automated systems to solve a variety of information organization, access and dissemination problems;
  • Serve as a Contracting Officer Representative/project officer and manage various contracts;
  • When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently as your career progresses.

You will spend 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements.

Position: Library Technician (Binding)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $39,684 – $51,592

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Processing and Preparation Section, Preservation Services Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 330069.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocations expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The incumbent works under the direction of the Head, Library Binding Section performing item assessment, binding preparation, quality assurance, packing and unpacking moderately heavy shipping containers, and shelf preparation for the Library’s collections.

The Binding Technician performs the routine tasks associated with monograph binding preparation activities under close supervision. These tasks include providing the contract binder with complete bibliographic information, concentrating on routine monographic materials requiring call number only.

The Binding Technician performs the routine tasks associated with quality assurance activities under close supervision. These tasks include conducting quality assurance of completed bound volumes for accurate ILS representation, stamping, style and defects in workmanship; primarily inspecting less complex materials (e.g.: unlettered monographs) and inspecting a smaller number of moderately complex materials (e.g.: lettered monographs) with guidance. Directs problem items to more senior Binding Technicians for review and appropriate action.

The Binding Technician performs routine tasks associated with assessment, shelf preparation, shipping and receiving activities under close supervision. These tasks include in a training capacity packing and unpacking shipping containers. Accurately counts and organizes items for shipping and receiving, and performs security scan on received items. In a training capacity staff sort materials delivered from cataloging and custodial units and conduct labeling tasks by affixing call number labels. Accurately identifies items in need of deacidification through pH testing.

Position: Librarian (Portuguese-Language Reference Librarian)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 – $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Hispanic Reading Room, Hispanic Section, Latin American, Caribbean and European Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Responsibilities

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

Reviews various brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject of geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and writing systems.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation, and service of materials.

Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials in the collection.

Provides reference and instruction to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, or from written requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found in the Library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person and telephone reference services in a reading room. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible.

Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections under the direction of senior staff.

Coordinates the acquisition of items of limited technical complexity, or those easily acquired. Consults acquisition policies to determine whether items are appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, or other type of acquisition. Examines recommendations to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify out-of-scope materials.

Maintains liaison with recommending officers and subject specialists to coordinate acquisition of materials. Provides proper purchasing information and correct bibliographic identification to dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, exchange partners, etc. Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials.

Identifies foreign and international print and electronic resources in a field of specialty to address user needs that are easily determined from interviews or written requests. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity. Prepares and updates standard guides to specialized collections and resources.

Performs various other duties as assigned.

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

The position description number for this position is 012535.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Records and Information Management Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,630 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is locate in the Records Management Division, IT Quality and Performance Management Directorate, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
The position description number for this position is 382040.
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, compflex or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

Serves as a subject matter expert in records management and assists staff and management in all aspects of the agency-wide Records Management Program. The incumbent performs records management work which includes planning, controlling, directing, organizing, training, promoting, and other activities involved with respect to records creation, records maintenance and use, and records disposition in order to achieve adequate and proper documentation of the policies and transactions of the Federal Government and effective and economical management of Library operations.

Advises managers and staff on records management issues ranging from basic operations to the most complex and/or sensitive matters, and recommends courses of action for resolution. Maintains access to confidential business information related to employees and management decisions, including the records of the Librarian and senior management.

Oversees, reviews, and analyzes records and information management (RIM) functions. Modernizes records management functions by managing the transition of Library paper records to electronic records. Administers the Records Management Program to align with the Library’s business and mission needs. Collaborates with the Library’s Senior Administration Official (SAO) for Records Management, Office of the General Counsel (OGC), and other Library staff on matters relating to RIM. Establishes and assesses RIM practices to ensure they support the principles of transparency and information sharing throughout the Library and Government. Provides advice and guidance to Records Liaisons and staff on RIM lifecycle requirements. Provides policy and governance on the use of records management tools to ensure best practices and Library compliance with Federal statutes and NARA guidance. Manages the storage and retrieval of inactive records, and coordinates the proper disposition of records consistent with the Library of Congress Records Schedule (LRS) and Government-wide policies and procedures.

Writes administrative correspondence, memoranda, policies, procedures, and reports related to various responsibilities of the Records Management Program. Develops metrics for the Library’s Records Management Program and ensures sound information governance and accountability measures are in place. Maintains and reports
statistics on the Records Management Program’s and the Library’s RIM activities and performance measures to the Library and/or to NARA.

Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and best practices in records management. Develops recommendations and procedures to implement these changes. Develops and conducts periodic RIM quality control reviews, compliance audits, risk assessments, and surveys to measure the effectiveness of electronic systems and for general Records Management Program improvement purposes.

Analyzes RIM business processes and provides recommendations to improve workflow and create efficiencies by making use of automated tools, systems and technology.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Information Resources Senior Associate
Location: NERA Economic Consulting (Washington DC or Chicago, Illinois)
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Information Resources Senior Associate in our Washington, DC or Chicago office. Consideration for other East Coast locations is possible (Boston, NYC). This is an exciting opportunity for a creative thinker who has vision and enthusiasm to join a global Information Resources team with an established and expanding firm.

Description and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Director, Global Information Resources, the qualified candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with global consulting staff on a wide range of research projects using information tools and proprietary databases to provide information for client projects and business development initiatives
  • Provide quick solutions and in-depth research, current awareness services, competitive intelligence and special research to support NERA’s consulting staff
  • Work with NERA information resources team members from other regions and offices to continue to build a global research function through sharing work and experiences
  • Help educate consulting staff on research issues and train them on end-user products
  • Assist in marketing and developing information services to NERA staff globally
  • Work on special projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in one of the following is required: information/library science from an accredited program or Masters (MBA) in business or economics; undergraduate degree in economics or finance would be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a research environment providing business/corporate, and financial information is required.
  • Good understanding of the US legal system and a minimum of 2 years’ experience conducting Legal Research using tools such as PACER, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, is required.
  • Understanding/knowledge and experience with database services such as: Bloomberg, CapIQ, FactSet, Refinitiv, DataStream, S&P Global Market Intelligence, BvD Orbis, legal databases (LexisNexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law).
  • Experience searching academic/literature/news databases such as Factiva, LexisNexis, Econlit, ProQuest, Dialog, Business Source Corporate, Hein Online.
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, respond quickly to requests and handle a workload requiring creative, analytical, evaluative, accurate, and interpretive thought processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the Securities Finance industry is an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and SharePoint.

The qualified candidate must be able to work Monday through Friday, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and additional hours as needed, to meet time-sensitive deadlines. Qualified candidates will be driven self-starters and be comfortable with face-to-face interactions with colleagues at all levels.

We offer a competitive salary, including an excellent benefits package. To apply, please create your profile and submit both a cover letter and your full professional CV.

For more information about NERA please visit our website (www.nera.com).

NERA Economic Consulting is an international firm of consulting professionals providing economic, financial, and statistical advice, research, and analysis. Our clients include multinational corporations, the world’s leading law firms, governments, and U.S. regulatory agencies. Our team of roughly 600 professionals operates in 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia / Pacific.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the South America Section, African, Latin American, and Western European Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 173746.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position may work a flextime, complex, or maxiflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Performs copy cataloging for a variety of materials and formats in an automated cataloging environment. Descriptively catalogs original materials where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards. Performs CIP verification independently. Completes cataloging data for publications initially cataloged as Cataloging in Publication (CIP) materials. Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs. Assigns headings to catalog entries. Completes routine authority work; consults with librarians for more complex headings; and refers problems to librarians. Selects and assigns classification numbers. Performs content designation on newly created and updated bibliographic records. Performs database maintenance including modifications, updates, and corrections. Creates and revises bibliographic records, including initial bibliographic control records (IBCRs). Resolves routine problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process promptly and independently, involving librarians or the section head on only the more difficult problems.

Under appropriate review, performs collection development tasks including examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections.

Independently performs all aspects of acquisition support work, which includes the acquisition of material by exchange, gift, approvals, Copyright, and the most complex order creation and invoice processing. For recommended materials to be acquired, searches reference sources which may include print, automated files, and internal and external databases. Processes cancellations or adjustments to acquisition records. Assists in determining if material needs to be claimed and issues appropriate claims to suppliers. Sorts and distributes items not destined for the collections. Identifies items for the Duplicate Material Exchange Program (DMEP), for the National Agriculture Library, for the National Library of Medicine, for surplus, and for discard.

Communicates with a wide variety of patrons by telephone, letter, or electronic means regarding routine and non-routine questions on services to publishers and other specialized library services. Provides complex technical information in clear, straightforward language. Provides referrals to library and non-library services such as ISSN, Copyright. CIP, ISBN, U.S .. Postal Service, Patent and Trademark Office, etc., based on an extensive knowledge of these services and the differences among them. Is called on to deal with difficult patrons or callers, e.g., library donors. Prepares acquisition acknowledgment letters, etc. Determines the best way of formulating requests and selecting and presenting information.

Efficiently searches online databases, such as OCLC, RUN, or an integrated library system, to locate records to use for copy cataloging, or to identify duplicate records or previously processed records. Searches names, uniform titles, series, and subject access points on bibliographic records to verify their existence in the appropriate Library authority files. Performs special searches of various on line catalogs to locate and/or verify bibliographic data for acquisitions functions. To identify the relationship of the piece in hand to the collection as a whole completes complex manual and computerized searches in multiple systems.

Receives and accessions one or more special category materials. Logs materials into and out of the workflow. Distributes materials to the correct section, shelf, or individual staff member. Handles returns from the bindery. Performs end-stage processing for materials; creates labels for materials. Routes processed materials to the correct locations in the Library. Works closely with Collections Improvement Section or custodial divisions to resolve bibliographic problems raised during shelflist conversions, pinning-and-linking activities, and physical inventories of the collection. Follows a substantial number of pertinent instructions concerning the recognition and comparison of dates, authors, titles, etc.

Position: Librarian (Senior Digital Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position serves as the Senior Digital Collections Specialist and is located within the Digital Content Management Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate in Library Services.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
The position description number for this position is 349876.

Responsibilities

Coordinates, determines, and manages projects for digital collections. Serves as a technical expert in the planning, management, and execution of digital collections workflow/lifecycle management projects. Acts as an expert on special projects, and advises management on issues. Plans, tests, and executes projects that involve acquiring, describing, storing, and providing access to digital content for which the section has curatorial responsibility. Serves as a project leader for content transfers and processing from varied acquisitions sources including, but not limited to, content on tangible media, web archived content, and data sets. Plans for new digital acquisition streams, and is responsible for their implementation using new or existing workflows. Identifies opportunities for improving the performance of existing streams and workflows, and implements new tools and processes as appropriate. Ensures that assigned projects are completed on time and achieve the desired objectives.

Within the broad framework of program strategies and goals, identifies or contributes to the development of innovative tools and processes for the management and preservation of digital collections. Serves as a senior technical expert, trouble-shooter, and consultant for digital content management work carried out by the section. Develops workflows for new content streams. Works with division staff to define, develop, implement and monitor plans for the lifecycle management of digital content that is the responsibility of the section. Works with division staff and content providers to define and test efficient data movement procedures, establish effective and robust operational processes, and coordinate among stakeholders. Work is carried out in an environment of continual change, where digital content types and content sources are rapidly expanding, and the Library’s technical environment, as well as supporting tools and services, are in a state of flux.

Using knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions, provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management: Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered. Researches new trends and developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to digital content preservation and lifecycle management.

Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues to management. Collects, analyzes, and evaluates input from stakeholders and makes authoritative recommendations to management.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues impacting digital lifecycle programs. Analyzes and participates in the development of appropriate guidelines, standards, and mechanisms for digital content management.

Serves as an expert advisor on digital content management practices. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff at multiple levels throughout the service unit and across the Library, as well as with those in the larger digital content management community. Coordinates digital workflow activities with specialists in curatorial units throughout Library Services, the Law Library, and the Office of Chief Information Officer.

Provides advice and training to more junior members of the section, and to staff in stakeholder and curatorial units. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning digital collections lifecycle management, and contributes to shared information resources. Works collaboratively inside and outside the project team and program area to facilitate and encourage the development and implementation of institution-wide and national best practices and standards for digital content management.

Position: Supervisory Librarian, Head, Business Reference Section
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 – $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Science, Technology And Business Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Responsibilities

The Science, Technology, and Business Division (ST&B) provides reference and research service to Congress, government agencies, and researchers. Constituents are served in person and via email, the telephone, other electronic communication, and traditional correspondence. ST&B has a reading room with extensive reference collections, a computer catalog center, and custodial responsibility for technical reports and standards. The Head of the Business Reference Section (BRS) is responsible for administering reference and reader services to users of the Library’s Science and Business Reading Room, is responsible for the development of the Library’s collections in the fields of business and economics, serves as the coordinator of projects in the fields of business and economics and as liaison to professional organizations and individuals in these fields, and supervises the professional and technical staff of the Section. The incumbent’s performance will be assessed on the basis of the quality and effectiveness of the Section’s ability to service its collections in support of the Library’s mission; the effectiveness of communication and cooperation with other staff members of the Library of Congress and outside organizations; the extent and quality of participation in the management of the Divisions, including the assumption of supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Chief on a rotating basis with other section heads; the extent and quality of ensuring staff participation and consultation; and effective leadership, training, and management of subordinate staff in incorporating the Library’s values into their activities.

Supervises professional staff of reference librarians performing work at the GS-07/09/11/12/13 levels, and technical staff providing support services. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the collection development and reference work of the staff assigned to the Business Reference Section.

Advises and recommends to the Chief needed improvements and changes in the policies and organization of the section and assists him/her in framing goals and objectives for the section.

The incumbent directs and evaluates the reference work of staff assigned to the Business Reference Section including selecting, training, evaluating, rewarding and directing them, and resolving any conflicts. Assigns work to staff and reviews completed work to assure timeliness and conformance with established policies and practices.

Serves as an expert and senior adviser to management on all matters relating to the planning and development of information technologies. Develops policies, procedures, guidelines and standards for the planning, development and implementation of automated systems to meet the overall information needs of Business Reference Section.

The incumbent must also have the ability to manage a variety of functions simultaneously, the ability to analyze complex problems and develop practical solutions and the ability to work well under pressure of demands and deadlines.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects. Serves as a supervisory project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, and/or committees which have been assigned responsibility for projects and programs related to public service and or research in the humanities and social sciences.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Serves as an authority in business reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently manage information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Serves as a senior specialist for business collections for the Library, and officially represents these to other offices and staff in the Library, as well as to persons, groups, or organizations outside the Library, by means of speeches, publications, and correspondence.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication. Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for these positions is 013182.
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 position is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Manuscripts Librarian
Location: Howard University

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

BASIC FUNCTION:

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

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:

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

NATURE AND SCOPE:

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

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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

CORE COMPETENCIES:

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description Summary

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

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

Duties include but are not limited to:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Application Process:

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Urbana Regional Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the Urbana Regional Public Library, and for ensuring the delivery of quality library service to the public. Direct supervision is given to department supervisors. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Public Service.

Requirements

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
    Minimum 4 years of recent (within the past 10 years) progressively responsible work experience in library management, which must include:
  • Minimum 2 years public library work experience at the middle management level or higher (e.g. Department Head in multi-department library, Director of a small library, Branch Manager of a small branch, etc.); and

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

OR

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian (Cataloging Policy Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Cooperative Programs and Policy Section, Policy, Training and Cooperative Programs Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 388013.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Analyzes, evaluates, and proposes new cataloging practices and standards that are cited as authoritative by other libraries. Initiates and participates in studies of proposed changes in cataloging policies and practices initiated by the Library or external organizations. Initiates and coordinates studies to assist in evaluating operational benefits of introducing new technology. Works with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging and colleagues to develop standards that are international in scope and harmonized among standards. Works with others in the community to help coordinate the overall process of bibliographic control and access for resources. Prepares reports, analyses, statements, proposals, and documents that and authoritatively convey national-level cataloging policy. Advises and informs others on policies and procedures related to cataloging. Researches, analyzes, and interprets major new concepts and techniques in cataloging.

Provides expertise to multiple projects especially in the areas of organization, development, and implementation. Serves as a project leader, team leader, or chairperson for working groups, task forces, committees, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for specific automated system development, enhancement projects and tasks. Coordinates the activities of a national and international cooperative cataloging program and recruits new members from the United States and other countries, assigns mentors and trainers, and reviews progress. Organizes and develops projects utilizing critical judgment to determine scope, emphasis, approach, appropriate techniques, and manner of presentation. Develops technical standards and/or protocols applicable to library functions. Participates in planning the work of the division, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures.

Analyzes and plans all phases of the production process for a writing project. Directs others in the writing process, reviews their work, and makes recommendation for improvements. Writes and/or edits information on Library of Congress programs, policies, functions, and research as a recognized expert in a subject area. Written products articulate, interpret, and explain the highly complex and important topics of the particular project.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Serves as a major spokesperson for the directorate at meetings within the Library and around the library community. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information. Works with colleagues to identify key issues for discussion at professional forums, oversees the preparation of background papers; decides on the most appropriate strategies for and coordinates the discussion; oversees follow through after the meeting.

Consults with colleagues as well as the staff of libraries throughout the nation involved in cooperative cataloging projects. Presents papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields. Prepares articles for publication.

Comments on and drafts discussion papers and proposals for changes to cataloging formats. Coordinates and leads meetings at the American Library Association’s annual and midwinter meetings.

Provides presentations and training at ALA meetings, and meetings of other library associations and special interest groups. Represents the directorate at international meetings, and serves on international task forces, as appropriate.

Position: Librarian (Open Source Intelligence)
Location: Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

We are committed to:

Teamwork: Partnering at all levels and across organizational boundaries for mission accomplishment.
Integrity: Adherence to the highest legal and ethical principles in our responsibilities.
Excellence: Unrivaled defense intelligence expertise.
Service: Putting the welfare of the Nation and commitment to our mission before oneself.

Responsibilities

DIA employs a variety of professionals who serve throughout the workforce to ensure successful operations. To view this position’s duties, click Vacancies to be directed to DIA’s online application system. Please make note of the position title and 6-digit Job Opening ID number to which you are interested. You can scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the announcement or click on the “Advanced Search” link and enter in the 6-digit Job Opening ID number in the “Job Opening ID” field.

Position: Program Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the Acquisitions, Fiscal & Overseas Support Division in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate within Library Services The incumbent coordinates and facilitates activities relating to Library Services’ program and technology goals through implementation of projects, manual and automated systems and OCIO-approved technical solutions.
The position description number for this position is 402772.
This is a non-supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Applies knowledge of relevant library system infrastructure best practices, statistical data, trends, and institutional policies to provide expert analysis and advice and propose recommendations to resolve complex automation issues.

Oversees or coordinates the preparation of testing and implementation plans. Prepares business requirements and specifications for implementation by OCIO-approved developers or contractors. Develops test plans and scripts, and oversees testing by others.

Provides guidance on security best practices and uses knowledge and familiarity of OCIO security authorization and accreditation process as applicable to IT systems and projects.

Coordinates the common use of core software across multiple business areas and establishes troubleshooting procedures for related applications. Prepares strategies for recovery in the event of systems failure. Develops recovery methodology for the systems in coordination with the overall
agency or department disaster recovery plan.

Develops systems modifications to aid in recovery, which includes determining the cause of failure, and documenting methods for preventing future problems. Performs feasibility studies including original research in order to identify solutions that meet customer requirements. Evaluates the feasibility of new methodologies in terms of meeting agency requirements and recommends the adoption of the most promising new methodologies. Suggests technically feasible approaches and demonstrates viability through working prototypes. Recommends automation approaches that lead to improvements in Library of Congress systems design and development process and the delivery of high quality information systems that support achievement of core agency mission requirements.

Plans, develops, and implements the coordination of automation activities that affect broad mission areas. Activities include interacting with stakeholders and other groups; assessing capabilities and identifying various organizations to serve as change-agents; and ensuring appropriate program/project documentation is professionally executed.

Advises management on a variety of technical information program/project issues. Provides programmatic coordination on high visibility projects, consulting with professionals in various sectors. Advises senior management on key issues/constraints to program/project implementations.

Directs and/or participates in review of proposed technical information projects and programs, policy, and technical input. Uses judgment and discretion in determining intent, and in interpreting and revising existing policy and regulatory guidance for use by others within or outside the organization. Assists management in carrying out analyses, feasibility studies, and project design proposals through preparation of terms of reference and making study teams available. Reviews program/project proposals for economic, financial, and technical soundness; recommends or takes appropriate actions. May serve as a COR on technology related projects or procurements.

Serves as a liaison with OCIO on agile project management as a subject matter expert or product owner on automation programs/projects within ABA.

Provides expert guidance in the resolution of complex system and database problems or issues impacting Library of Congress programs. Participates in the analysis of service unit and agency-wide projects and programs.

Provides automation support to users throughout the Service Unit and divisions engaged in the development and implementation of the systems and subsystems required to meet the data processing needs of the Library of Congress. Works with end users to establish and enforce database standards,
procedures, and guidelines.

Participates in the planning of future database expansion, enhancements, and selections. Analyzes, reviews, and recommends upgrades for existing databases. Plans for the total database environment, including database management systems, data dictionaries, security systems, communication software, and end user software.

Provides expert analysis and advice and works with OCIO to develop solutions to solve issues and problems associated with service unit automation programs and systems. Develops criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of automation programs and systems.

Serves as a recognized technical authority for new or enhanced business systems. Exercises considerable judgment and ingenuity in advocating the benefits of implementing business-driven quality and process improvements. Participates in the development of operational plans. Assists in planning, directing and coordinating the implementation and execution of approved policies, programs, and services related to information and business systems. Reviews and evaluates operations to appraise the effectiveness of policies and programs. Identifies deficiencies and takes/recommends appropriate
action.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Library Services Specialist for Circulation
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library

The primary purpose of this position is to provide efficient service to UB Law Library students, faculty, staff and other patrons using library resources and ensure the highest quality public service at the circulation desk during evening and weekend hours. The Specialist is responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s circulation desk, including the issuing, return and record keeping procedures of the library, assigns, schedules and trains student library assistants in computerized circulation functions.
This position provides for a full-time staff presence on evenings and weekends when no other full-time staff are present. Responsible for supervision of circulation and library functions during those hours and providing basic legal and non-legal reference assistance. Specialist works under the general supervision of the Circulation Librarian, and the Associate Law Librarian for Public Services within general procedural and policy guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees function of the information desk on evenings and weekends; handles policy issues if the only library staff member on duty.
  • Supervises student assistants, including training, scheduling, and assigning tasks.
  • Stacks maintenance, including updating materials, shelf reading, and shifting materials as needed.
  • Assists patrons in locating materials and in using the library’s catalog, databases, and finding aids.
  • Processes faculty’s course reserve requests.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned (users guides, processing donations, etc.).
  • Pursue professional development opportunities in order to keep current with best practices and emerging library issues.

Required Qualifications: 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree 
Experience:  At least one year of experience directly related to primary duties listed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Specialist must possess excellent judgment, flexibility, and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with patrons.
Specialist must have thorough knowledge of circulation operations, including policies, procedures, and software.
Specialist must have good supervisory skills in order to optimize student assistant performance.
Specialist must possess excellent attention to detail when scheduling student assistants and updating materials.
Specialist must be knowledgeable about catalog, databases, and other finding aids.
Specialist must be familiar with Microsoft Word and other MS Office applications.

For more information, including how to apply, go to:
http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=1632

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Services Specialist (Digital Content)
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) is currently recruiting for a Library Services Specialist focused on Digital Content to be part of the Library’s Resource Development and Access Division team. This position participates in managing access to e-journal, e-book and database collections and in identifying and submitting content to the UMB Digital Archive. The Specialist may also assist in other Division projects.

The incumbent must be a highly productive, detail oriented and accurate worker with the ability to use initiative and make appropriate judgments. This person must be able to work independently and as part of a team. The Specialist must also be flexible and able to work in a multi-tasking environment.

This position reports to the Head of Collection Strategies and Management and will also work closely with the Head of Resource Development and Sharing.

UMB offers a generous benefits package that starts with 11 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

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

Primary Duties:

  • Maintain accurate e-journal, e-book, and database holdings and links in the Library’s various access points so patrons can easily reach the content they need.
  • Provide excellent customer service by responding promptly to support tickets, working with vendors, library staff, and patrons to resolve access issues relating to the Library’s electronic resources.
  • Maintain accurate e-journal, e-book, and database usage statistics.
  • Regularly scan, identify and acquire content including events, scholarly and administrative outputs through UMB communication channels including websites, emails, social media, etc.
  • Document UMB Digital Archive content sources and contacts.
  • Digitize print documents as needed; enter documents/multimedia into the UMB Digital Archive.
  • Work with the UMB Digital Archive manager in outreach and promotion activities.

Position: Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian
Location: Salisbury University
Salary: $56,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Salisbury University is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian. This position plays a key role within the Salisbury University Libraries and reports to the Head of Cataloging. This is a 12-month permanent-status-track library faculty position.

Primary Job Duties: Performs both original and complex copy cataloging, including cataloging of print and non-print monographic materials for main stacks collections and special collections, creating metadata for items in SU’s institutional repository, and carrying out special projects within the Collection Management unit. Supports initiatives related to digitization, special collections access, and other metadata-dependent efforts to describe, manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the Libraries’ local and unique digital collections. Also responsible for catalog maintenance, including authority work, batch loading of records, and manipulation of current records for improved access. Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national activities as appropriate. Contributes to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution. Experience performing original or copy cataloging or completion of a cataloging class. Ability to review and edit copy cataloging. Ability to create original MARC bibliographic records for print and non-print materials.

Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of RDA, MARC bibliographic and authority records, LCSH and LC Classification. Demonstrated experience performing both original and copy cataloging. Demonstrated experience cataloging print and non-print materials. Experience with OCLC Connexion. Experience using the staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare. Experience with a web-scale discovery service such as WorldCat Discovery or EBSCO Discovery Service. Working knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification and CONSER cataloging practices. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Ability to be flexible. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Position: Assessment & Analytics Librarian
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Assessment & Analytics Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Responsibilities:

The Assessment and Analytics Librarian will foster a culture of assessment within the library and will lead the design and implementation of a successful, sustainable, comprehensive assessment program. Leads library-wide assessment initiatives including data gathering, analysis and reporting and supports data visualization projects. Coordinates library department and committee-based assessment projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures. Participates in the team supporting the library’s Data Studio. Contributes to integrating assessment with data-driven planning and decision-making related to collections, services, instruction, technology, physical spaces, outreach, archives, and overall library initiatives. Supports library and university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Qualifications:

Required: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in statistics, analytics, research methods, or assessment; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Current knowledge of assessment issues, trends, and methodologies for academic libraries and archives. Knowledge of data analysis methodologies and the application of data to library assessment initiatives. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and
colleagues throughout the Libraries and beyond. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships in a culturally diverse community. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty.

Preferred: Experience working with library-specific assessment tools in an academic or research library. Experience designing surveys, analyzing data, and providing recommendations for service improvements. Experience with Tableau or other data visualization software. Experience with R-Studio, Advanced Excel or other data analytics tools. Ability to articulate the value of academic libraries through quantitative and/or qualitative assessment methodologies. Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools and social networking applications.

Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Position: Performing Arts Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Performing Arts Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Responsibilities
The Performing Arts Librarian serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the Departments of Dance, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre Arts and related disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. Participates in design and implementation of library initiatives. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

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

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Law)
Location: Justice Management Division, Department of Justice
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division (JMD), Library Staff’s mission is to provide a leadership role in meeting the information needs of the Department of Justice. The primary purpose of this position is to provide direction and guidance in one or more library locations or to a major library system program. The Staff provides a complete range of library and related information services to the Offices, Boards, and Divisions and other DOJ organizations.

Responsibilities

  • Supervises a team consisting of Librarians (Law) at the full performance level performing professional, librarianship work and contractors.
  • Provides direction of operations and guidance in one or more library locations or to a major library system program, in order to provide an effective program of user/public awareness of library programs and services.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Serves as an expert in the organization, development and implementation of multiple projects involving the Library Staff.
  • Responsible for planning, initiating, establishing, and maintaining professional relationships in order to further DOJ libraries resource sharing initiatives and to coordinate cataloging and digitization workflows.
  • Provides research, training, analysis, and expertise to attorneys and professional staff in all practice areas of the Department of Justice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position description.

Position: Program Analyst (Data and Analytics Officer)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: 122,530 to $159,286

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group, Taylor Street Annex, 1291 Taylor St. NW, Washington DC, 20542.
The position description number for this position is 373568.
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

  • Performs complex comparative analytical studies in support of NLS mission. Researches and recommends data collection policies, standardized data structure and protocols, and data collection methodologies, including development of complex data-gathering techniques to capture historically difficult to quantify, complex and obscure data and trends; and assists NLS staff and contractors in designing and implementing data systems to gather and analyze such data.
  • Identifies and utilizes efficient methods, best practices, analysis techniques, and tools to capture relevant data relating to NLS and network library practices and to forecast underlying patterns and trends that include evolving technologies and usage by NLS patrons and network libraries; evolving industry publishing and dissemination standards and trends; and relevant disability related issues. Using data collection expertise, acquires primary and secondary data from existing internal and/or external sources, including national libraries and large research information centers. Determines and recommends alternative data collection approaches to ensure efficient and effective data capture and analysis. Develops, implements, and manages data collection systems and complex strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and data quality. Leads and oversees the development and maintenance of databases and data systems necessary for ongoing data acquisition and analysis. Performs or guides others in data entry tasks when needed or required.
  • Using data-based analysis methods, assesses program effectiveness of complex operational processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues affecting critical aspects of the major programs of NLS and its network libraries. The scope of the assessments may encompass large portions or the entirety of NLS’s programs, or they may be limited to narrow aspects of same.
  • Participates in strategies for implementing and tracking the priorities and objectives of NLS. Communicates to the NLS Director and other NLS managers when adjustments or changes in objectives or shifts in priorities have occurred. As an expert in data analysis, designs, recommends and develops data-based assessment plans and/or research methodologies that include guidance on the data to be collected and analyzed and the performance targets to be met. Establishes, plans, and directs the NLS data strategy program that includes patron, network library, product, and service data analysis to meet the needs of NLS in the future.
  • Consults with all levels of management and staff inside and outside NLS. Works closely with the NLS Director, NLS managers and staff to ensure concerns are met. Conducts briefings and presentations to managers and staff inside and outside the Library regarding NLS data matters.
  • Serves on committees, task forces, etc., which have been assigned responsibility for projects or tasks involving statistics, cost data, or workflow analysis related to NLS work. Independently creates the NLS data strategy program to identify the needs of the current and future-state NLS. Independently drafts memos, correspondence, reports, presentation materials and other complex analytical documents that include narrative text, graphs, charts, tables, and other visual representations of data and analysis. Coordinates with or leads others to integrate statistical analysis and findings into reports and other public presentation documents.
  • Provides advice and assistance to NLS management in identifying the kinds and types of data, measures, and outcomes needed to produce plans in accord with the Library of Congress strategic goals, targets, and priorities. Ensures the strategic objectives conform to measurement standards and provides assistance to NLS management in the preparation of the risk assessments and mediation plans, corrective action plans and related reports.

Position: Program Analyst (Metrics)
Location: Smithsonian Institution
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Smithsonian Facilities (SF). The incumbent will serve as a Program Analyst (Metrics) and will be responsible for assisting in the management of Smithsonian Facilities metrics and dashboards, supporting digitization initiatives of Smithsonian Facilities, and assist with managing SF’s technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the effort to compile, review, and monitor metrics from various SF sources such as the computerized maintenance management system and SF Units.
  • Assists in managing special initiatives in SF, including collecting operation and maintenance manuals, historical documentation on Smithsonian Facilities, communication initiatives, and other special projects.
  • Assists in a variety of planning, design, writing, production, and related tasks associated with SF publications and web-based projects.
  • Utilizes word processing, database and spreadsheet software to collect, update, evaluate and reconcile information.
  • Applies the tools, principles, and techniques of library, archive and museum collections, including their digitization, organization and management, as well as their metadata standards.

Position: Analyst in Government Organization and Management (Federal Data Integration)
Location: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division seeks an Analyst in Government Organization and Management to join its Executive Branch Operations Section to focus on federal government data integration and innovation. Applicants should have a strong understanding of policy and regulations related to integration and management of federal agency data assets (e.g., data linking and sharing) and related innovations (e.g., complex analytical tools and exchange agreements).

Responsibilities

Applicants should have experience conducting policy analysis on federal government data integration and innovation, including integration and management of federal agency data assets (e.g., data sharing, warehousing, and matching); linkage of government data assets across programmatic, intergovernmental, and intersectoral boundaries; management of data-related accessibility, standards, and associated ownership and privacy risks; and related innovations (e.g., complex analytical tools, visualizations, and exchange agreements). Applicants should have a strong understanding of the interrelationships between federal government data integration and innovation and other key subject areas such as, broader federal information technology (IT) and information policy, federal cybersecurity issues, government performance, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) arrangements, and broader agency CIO responsibilities.

The ideal candidate should have formal training in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field and knowledge of public administration and have experience both analyzing and directly supporting federal government data integration and innovation initiatives. Applicants must be able to work as part of a collaborative team; strong writing, research, and presentation skills are essential. Candidates with experience explaining principles, practices, and legislative options related to policy issues pertinent to federal government data integration and innovation in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise and/or providing sophisticated interdisciplinary policy analysis to congressional staff and Members are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have research or work experience analyzing the effectiveness of various federal data integration initiatives across the U.S. government.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

Analyst duties include:

  • Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.
  • Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.
  • Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.
  • Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.
  • Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Position: Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing)
Location: Federal Reserve Board
Salary: FR-24 ($81,300-$124,800)/ FR-25 ($93,800-$148,900)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Description: This librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team of five librarians on the Board Research Library’s Data and Subscriptions Team who acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends reference skills needed to learn about economists’ data needs and acquisition skills to coordinate negotiations for new licenses and renewals of existing licenses. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions we acquire are used immediately to brief Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents who chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the research needs of economists and analysts to connect them to existing data and research resources
  • Interview researchers to gather specifications used as the basis to negotiate new data and subscription services licenses
  • Coordinate the acquisition process with fellow professionals as the license moves through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding steps
  • Answer questions from data managers and researchers about licensed data and connect them to data vendor subject matter experts
  • Verify data citations in externally released publications to ensure data used complies with our license agreements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience as a reference librarian or acquisitions librarian
  • Basic knowledge of the process of contracting for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple project workflows simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and external vendors
  • Impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books
  • Subject matter knowledge in areas of business (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting) is preferred but not required
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required
  • Telework: This role will require relocation to Washington, D.C. area after the Board ends its pandemic response, maximum telework status. Other flexible work arrangements are offered.

Apply:

LinkedIn: Librarian, Data and Subscriptions Licensing, Federal Reserve Board

Or Board Careers: https://frbog.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=22493

Four Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

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

Desirable qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Application Procedures

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

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

Application Deadline July 23, 2021

About the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc.

Vision

Advancing Library Excellence

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

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

Culture

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

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

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

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

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

Career Benefits

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

Where we are located

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

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

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

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

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

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

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community. Goucher College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status or genetic information in its programs and activities. The college has adopted a Nondiscrimination Policy. For more information, please visit Nondiscrimination Notice & Policy | Goucher College.

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Technical Information Specialist (Nutrition)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, NAL’s Information Products Division. Information & Customer Services Branch, and Nutrition & Food Safety Program in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent supports program development, content management for websites, support knowledge base of trends in nutrition resources and literature, conduct outreach and communications, and provide services.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with NAL functional programs, including identification, analysis, publication, outreach and document delivery of pertinent materials, as well as reference, research, website management, and information retrieval
  • Maintain statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.
  • Provide nutrition information services to local, state, and Federal officials; representatives of Congress, consumers, scientists, educators, school food services personnel, researchers, health care professionals and international users.
  • Participate in the development and management of the library collection in the specialized fields relating to food and human nutrition.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and projected developments in food and nutrition.
  • Manage reference services for the food and nutrition program, including the use of online reference systems such as Ref Tracker or other systems.
  • Support the enhancement of the Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection (HDGDC) by conducting searches through library collections and/or contact partner agencies to obtain new resources for the HDGDC.

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Position: Librarian for Outreach & Marketing
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Librarian for Outreach & Marketing. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Responsibilities
The Librarian for Outreach & Marketing will lead the design, implementation, and assessment of library’s marketing and outreach initiatives including events and exhibits. Develops, communicates and collaborates with departments and units across campus focusing on marketing and outreach of library programs, resources and services. In addition to supervising and mentoring participants in the library’s student leadership institute program, they will continually develop, assess, and manage the program to meet the needs of the library and fulfill the program’s experiential learning mission. The Librarian for Outreach & Marketing will also serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to assigned department and related disciplines.

Albert S. Cook Library:

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

Qualifications
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; background in event planning or project management; familiarity with mentorship and student success; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction preferred. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

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

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3423.

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

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Reporting to the Director, the librarian is responsible for providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management. This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library. Responsibilities include Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents. Responsible for maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library website, discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College. Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, and liaison services to assigned departments.

Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements

  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in library technical services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and technological expertise.
  • Experience with web development platforms, CSS, and SQL.
  • Experience with DDC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close knit community at a small liberal arts college.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and commitments in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies.
  • Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work.
  • Experience developing and delivering curriculum integrated information literacy instruction and providing research assistance in an academic library.

Position: Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Responsible for providing bibliographic access and control through management of cataloging and metadata operations for the CCBC multi-campus library system. The librarian will lead planning, evaluation and implementation of metadata and cataloging policies, standards, procedures and workflows.

CLASS SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Responsible for making the CCBC Libraries’ collections accessible through the description and intellectual organization of the collections, following current standards and practice of cataloging and metadata.
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian in collaboration with the Collections Librarian is also responsible for the development, management, and administration of the Community College of Baltimore County College Archives.
Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

POSITION SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinate review, manipulation and batch loading of metadata for books, ebooks, streaming media, and other digital objects into the integrated library system (SIERRA)
  • Provide original and copy-cataloging for a variety of materials in various formats in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to local and national standards.
  • Maintain high quality cataloging and contributions to national databases by staying current with national and international cataloging standards, metadata strategies, emergent developments and trends in librarianship.
  • Integrate an understanding of diverse populations and communities into cataloging and metadata policies and practices.
  • Participate in library instruction program, provide in-person/Chat reference service to library users, and contributes to the development of the library collections.
  • Maintain professional awareness and growth through participation in professional organizations and continuing education activities.
  • Participate in the selection of resources for the library.
  • Serve on the library management team and library committees to develop policies and procedures.
  • Participate in college-wide committees and activities.
  • Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of cataloging experience. A minimum of two (2) years of cataloging or related experience in an academic institution’s library preferred. Demonstrated experience using cataloging tools, such as OCLC Connexion, OCLC Record Manager, and MarcEdit to perform original and copy cataloging with an integrated library system.

For best consideration please apply by June 15, 2021.

Five Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Digital Project Coordinator
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in Culpeper, Recorded Sound Section, Motion Pic, Broadcasting&Recorded Sound, Library Services.
The position description number for this position is 405456.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
The Digital Project Coordinator liaises with the library profession and information technology industry, Digital Services Directorate (DSD) and various working groups throughout the Library involved in digital technologies and automated systems as they relate to reference and access. In coordination with division experts, plans and manages a wide variety of projects for service and access of the Library’s digital media holdings. These collections center largely on sound/audio and/or moving image content and materials, but may also include multimedia forms of expression including text, graphic, manuscript, and mixed media to include web content. Projects may involve one or more of the analog and digital material collections and are intended to establish and/or enhance standards for creating and maintaining digital reference services and outreach in a collaborative Internet-based environment.

Utilizes knowledge of the major issues, program goals and objectives to coordinate and recommend digital projects. Adapts analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measurement and improvement of digital program effectiveness and productivity.

Within the parameters established by the supervisor organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects and recommends ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of digital work operations. Provides input for the direction and shape of the character and nature of projects. Monitors and makes recommendations concerning the project from conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Coordinates and directs the work of others for specific tasks as necessary for the completion of product development, marketing projects, public programs, or other events.

Participates in planning the work of a unit, including formulating goals and objectives, and identifying opportunities for improvements in methods and procedures. Assists in managing various functions working under competing demands and deadlines. May serve on committees and other groups involved in investigating new technologies and their possible application to library programs.

As directed by the supervisor, develops programs of information resources. Develops, coordinates or serves as project manager for courses of action and methods needed to support, design, and implement projects, interpretive or advisory, in his/her subject specialization. Participates in preparation of documentation necessary for the needs of the digital project programs.

Prepares reports and documentation of assigned projects and division digital work. Assures all digital activities and plans for assigned project(s) conform to (or enhance) current division and Library practices and that they make optimum use of scarce resources and staff expertise.

Collaborates on digital projects related to recorded sound and/or moving image. As directed, works with individuals internal and external to the organization to meet project goals. Serves as a primary NAVCC liaison on assigned projects.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with staff throughout the Library, project partners and contractors in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge. Explains information to groups and individuals with varying levels of understanding or knowledge of subjects. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

In consultation with the supervisor, researches, identifies and resolves moderately difficult program issues or problems impacting program initiatives in major agency organizational components. Identifies and makes recommendations for, and coordinates resolutions and improvements related to more challenging agency programs, services, or products.

Position: Research & Knowledge Supervisor
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Skadden is seeking a Research & Knowledge Supervisor to join our Research & Knowledge Services team in the Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Skadden’s professional staff, the Research & Knowledge Supervisor will play an integral role in helping the firm provide high-quality service to clients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervises the daily activities of the Washington, DC office R&KS professional staff both in the office and remotely.
  • Provides cost effective research services using databases, print sources, and outside sources.
  • Contributes to development and organization of research materials in the R&KS department.
  • Evaluates new and updated versions of online and print information resources.
  • Perfects research skills using online and print sources, incorporating new technology.
  • Develops information network within and outside the Firm.
  • Monitors requests during off hours and coordinates with professional staff in all offices to complete pending requests.
  • Uses workflow software for the distribution and recording of research and KM requests.
  • Educates attorneys and professional staff about R&KS department services.
  • Conducts department orientation for new and lateral attorneys.
  • Works with Knowledge Strategy Counsel to select, maintain and update content for practice area websites.
  • Keeps attorneys aware of new developments in their practice areas.
  • Coordinates the payment of invoices for products and services for the Washington, DC R&KS operations. Assists Manager in developing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Ensures current knowledge of Firm policies and practices for professional staff, current knowledge of industry trends, and continued professional development for professional staff.
  • Ensures appropriate professional staffing levels for R&KS department. Participates in the interviewing, selection and training process for department professional staff on industry-specific and department processes.
  • Recommends and implements changes and improvements in methods and procedures for higher level management.
  • Monitors professional staff time, attendance, and expense reports to ensure accuracy and compliance with Firm policies.
  • Recommends and participates in disciplinary procedures in collaboration with the department Manager and Human Resources.
  • Effectively utilizes the Firm’s performance management process to communicate performance expectations, monitor performance, coach employees, and manage unsatisfactory performance.
  • Effectively addresses and resolves work-related problems and/or conflicts that arise among the department professional staff.
  • Communicates departmental guidelines and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current knowledge of research and KM best practices, trends and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of legal, business and related information sources.
  • Expertise using online research systems including: Deal Point Data, Securities Mosaic, ThomsonOne, LexisNexis, Westlaw Edge, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, Intelligize, Fastcase, PLI, etc.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Proven ability to use web page authoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and employ coaching and problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to administer Firm policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.

Experience/Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of six years related experience in a legal or corporate information center with a minimum of two years supervisory or leadership experience.
Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Disability/Vet/other protected categories). For more information, please visit Skadden.com/careers.

Position: Business & Finance Law Librarian
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Business & Finance Law Librarian position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position supports reference services offered by the Public Services Division of the Law Library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons
  • Performs regular reference desk duties and provides backup reference desk assistance (including weekends and/or evenings), as needed
  • Assists patrons in locating and using a variety of print and online information resources
  • Participates in liaison services, which includes providing research and library-oriented curriculum support to faculty, students, and staff of the GW Law Business and Finance Law Program, Business & Finance Law Review, and other Law School organizations; alerting liaison faculty to current developments in areas of interest through selective dissemination of information; and assisting students participating in co-curricular activities
  • Prepares and delivers research lectures for law students and other groups
  • Drafts, revises, and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other specialized finding aids and publications
  • Maintains expertise in both general law and domestic business and finance law research techniques and resources through attendance at professional conferences, continuing legal education programs, and independent study
  • Participates in collection development activities relating to domestic business and finance law, which includes selecting new materials, monitoring acquisitions budget and expenditures, reviewing gifts, and periodically reviewing the collection for currency, withdrawal, or relocation of materials
  • Plans and mounts library exhibits
  • Conducts library orientations and tours as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the head of reference

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance, including working with business and finance law materials or the ability and intention to develop expertise in these areas, that demonstrates a proficiency with print and online legal resources
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete an online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83621 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Position: Head of Academic Technology Services
Location: The George Washington University Law School

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Description

Established in 1865, the George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the nation’s capital. The Law School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. GW Law is located on the GW campus in the downtown DC neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom.

The Law School’s Jacob Burns Law Library supports the curricular and teaching requirements of the Law School, the research and publication needs of the law faculty, and the study and research needs of the law students; and provides to the scholarly community at large access to a research collection of material about the law and its history. Additional information about the Law Library can be found at, https://www.law.gwu.edu/library .

The Law Library seeks a qualified librarian for its Head of Academic Technology Services position to begin as early as August 1, 2021. The librarian in this position has primary oversight for the Office of Academic Technology Services. This position leads the development and delivery of services supporting the curation and use of the library’s growing electronic resources collection, the integration of library resources into the curriculum, the use of scholarly communication technologies and services, and the undertaking of digital initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs activities of the Office of Academic Technology Services which includes coordination of workflow, training and evaluation of staff, and oversight of personnel issues
  • Oversees the integration of library resources and academic technologies including technology competencies into the curriculum and learning spaces; participates in identifying, implementing, and supporting technology-driven solutions and strategies to enhance the Law School’s teaching and learning experience; stays abreast of technology-focused learning trends and best practices in law schools including technology-related pedagogy as well as technologies used in law practice; develops library-focused reusable learning objects and modules for course site development
  • Provides vision and expertise to develop and maintain the electronic resource collection; leads interdepartmental library efforts to select, implement, maintain, and provide access to electronic resources, including collaboration with Burns Law Library colleagues and GWU campus libraries, coordinating work with vendors and publishers, creating user awareness of the collection, coordinating and improving access to the collection, and gathering usage data
  • Leads review of electronic resource licenses, manages license compliance issues, and evaluates resource usage-based feedback, web analytics, and vendor-supplied statistics
  • Manages methods of user authentication for access to electronic resources, e.g., IP authentication, SSO, username/password including proxy server configuration and troubleshooting; collaborates with colleagues on content and technical matters related to access; troubleshoots access issues and provides end-user support
  • Gathers, analyzes, and formats usage data from the proxy server and vendor/publisher-supplied data for library reporting and decision-making; coordinates access to usage data for the head of cataloguing and metadata to generate analytics reports
  • Serves as liaison for Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw online research services account managers and student representatives, coordinates their activities at the law school, performs password management for these research systems and communicates developments regarding these services with library colleagues and law school offices
  • Coordinates department activities to identify, develop, and promote strategic scholarly communication services and programs; provides outreach, education, and training; identifies and implements best practices in documenting and strengthening access to the Law School’s intellectual output; provides vision and expertise on scholarly visibility and impact and online identity management; oversight of the online repository process for Law School scholarship and archives including data entry; supports staff, student, and faculty posting to content management systems such as CampusPress and open-access scholarship-sharing networks (SSRN) and digital commons (BePress)
  • Oversees library’s digital initiatives such as digital content creation, online exhibits, and web publishing; oversees content sharing via the library website, LibGuides, and the law school portal; ensures search engine optimization, accessibility, and security compliance for all library managed online platforms
  • Coordinates department efforts to identify, implement, and support web-based and digital marketing strategies and services; provides guidance to faculty, staff, and students on using content management systems managed by the library such as Drupal, Springshare, CampusPress, social media, and digital signage; provides guidance on system functionalities and use of graphics and formatting; performs content editing
  • Monitors the Library’s ticketing systems and responds to user inquiries
  • Drafts and implements procedures and practices
  • Creates and contributes to research guides, bibliographies, instructional recordings, and other finding aids and publications
  • May participate in reference and research services, including reference desk duties and the faculty liaison program
  • Participates on library, university, and consortia committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the assistant director for information services

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate degree in library or information science (e.g., MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment
JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment, and
Minimum of three years of post-graduate degree experience working in law libraries, including a demonstrable history of supervisory duties or potential for rapid growth into supervisory duties

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of pedagogical trends employed by law schools, learning management systems, digital objects, and digital content creation
  • Experience with scholarship repositories, scholarly impact metrics, content management systems, desktop publishing software, search engine optimization and web analytics tools, and knowledge of online publishing standards
  • Experience with web design and proficiency with web authoring software, including experience with emerging technologies and use of browser plug-ins and applications.
  • Experience with SaaS; online product technology/setup, including proxy server functionality and authentication protocol; web browser and operating system configuration; web design (HTML, CSS, Javascript); and content management system administration
  • Experience with ExLibris Alma electronic resource management and AlmaAnalytics
  • Demonstrated basic or general knowledge and understanding of trends relevant to any of the areas of the department
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and collaboration with the goal of fostering an efficient and positive service role for the library; to form a strong rapport with colleagues, law faculty, and law students
  • Experience in providing general legal reference assistance
  • Reference experience in a law library environment
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills
  • Writing skills and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to convey information clearly and accurately with customers, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated attentiveness to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please complete online application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/83604 and upload a resume and cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin July 9, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Position: Chief, Literary Initiatives
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $144,128 to $172,500

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Literary Initiatives Office, Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement Directorate, Office of the Librarian.
The position description number for this position is 412321.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Responsibilities
The Chief, Literary Initiatives (CLI) is responsible for continuing and building upon the design and production of an imaginative, socially relevant, thought-provoking portfolio of accessible literary programs that engage diverse public audiences in active dialogue, builds a literary community, and cultivates connections between literary programs and the Library’s collections, services and experts of the Library of Congress. The CLI serves as the Library’s literary expert providing guidance and inviting authors for programming to retain and attract new audiences to the Library. In accordance with Library policies, develops strategies for handling complex content, topics, contracts pertaining to the literary programs and projects.

The CLI’s Office works closely with all Library service units/divisions especially offices within the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement, the Center for Exhibits and Interpretation, Communications, Multimedia Group, the Library Collections and Services Group, Congressional Relations Office, Development Office, Publishing, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Library Shop to ensure that Literary programming is coordinated with the institution’s strategic goals and operations while being responsive to the interests and expectations of the visiting public and special guests.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances.

The incumbent has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of the Library of Congress’s Literary Initiatives program, which includes but is not limited to strategic collaborative planning, conceptualization, research, design, direction, assessment and reporting for the Library’s annual literary programming. Collaborates with staff in the Library Collections and Services group to ensure that Literary Initiatives programs are connected with the Library’s vast collections and expertise. Secures a wide range of authors and other related speakers that engage a diversity of audiences for a National Book Festival, and other Library-wide Literary Initiatives.

Uses extensive professional knowledge of the literary programming landscape, including knowledge of literature from all genres, authors, publishers, and book festivals and practice to ensure quality control and program management at the highest standards. Uses many years of experience in the profession to assess effectiveness of and determine needed improvements of complex Library program issues and concerns and known future institutions/organizational goals to create a successful program; determines resource requirements, estimating short- and long-range personnel, budgetary, space, and equipment needs. Identifies, develops and implements strategies for engaging the visiting public and for Congressional, official, professional, and special visitors, including international audiences. Identifies needs for and oversees the growth and development of programs and other services to provide Library audiences with enriching experiences.

Plays a key role in shaping, supporting and implementing the Library’s priorities for outreach in support of national literary programming. Works collaboratively with service unit managers and other Library staff to propose literary partnership and outreach strategies and communicate those priorities effectively inside and outside the Library of Congress.

Able to effectively conduct live or virtual welcome remarks, and/or live interviews, media interviews, etc. Ability to identify potential speakers both from within the Library and externally and assist others in developing their skills in this area. Ability to write proposals, reports, briefs, and other high level synthesized documents.

Directs collaborative efforts with offices Library wide to develop integrated approach to Literary Programming Initiatives. Provides guidance to key managers and stakeholders to develop priorities for developing and using resources. Ensures that all implications are identified, weighed, studied, and discussed. Contacts other agencies and organizations to obtain information and models for managing various issues. Identifies and resolves problems that are barriers to achieving goals.

One Position: Virginia

Position: Library Associate or Senior Library Associate
Location: Thomas Balch Library
Salary: $21.20-$37.55 Hourly Wage

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, Virginia, is current recruiting for a flexible part-time Library Associate or Senior Library Associate to add to its team. Work schedule: Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday (twice a month) 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; potential for additional day/night/weekend on call hours; closed holidays.

What You’ll Be Doing:
This flexible part-time position, located within Thomas Balch Library, participates in reference, outreach and curatorial activities, which may include accessioning, processing and describing collections, reference and research, instruction, exhibits, and programs for the general public, staff, and Town officials with focus on local, regional, and military history, and genealogy.

Minimum Qualifications

Library Associate
Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or a related field or a combination of education and library experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; possession a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

OR

Senior Library Associate
Master’s degree in history, library science, genealogy or a related field with reference or archival processing experience and a minimum of two (2) years of library experience, or a Master’s degree in progress with a projected completion date within six (6) months of employment; possession of a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.

One Position: Maryland

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

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

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

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

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Legal Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $72,750 to $94,581

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Public Services Division, Global Legal Research Directorate, Law Library.

The position description number for this position is 011004.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responds to United States, foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative reference inquiries from Members of Congress, congressional committees, the White House, federal courts, Government agencies, libraries, the bar, and the general public. Inquiries may be received by telephone, in person, in writing, and by electronic means. Locates information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished legal and legislative information sources and electronic databases. Conducts legal and legislative research, and produces written responses to United States federal and state, foreign, comparative, and international legal and legislative reference inquiries requiring tailored responses. Prepares reports, bibliographies, letters, memoranda, finding aids, informational brochures, research guides and other written products. Gathers information from a wide variety of sources, both automated and in print or other media. Facilitates services to readers, analyzes information, and disseminates it in answer to requests. Advises researchers on research methodologies.

Uses knowledge of legal and legislative information sources in other Library of Congress service units, and law libraries and research institutions outside of the Library of Congress. As assigned, compiles information packages for clientele.

Analyzes and organizes specialized information, and evaluates and prioritizes work. Assesses new or unusual circumstances and develops variations in approach, and/or solutions for incomplete or conflicting information. Identifies, examines, and evaluates major publications and trends in the law. Analyzes, evaluates, organizes, compiles, and disseminates legal and legislative information and materials in various media.

Directs users to the proper specialists, resources, or services within the Law Library and other areas of the Library of Congress. Clarifies vague requests for legal and legislative information through the use of proper and/or specialized bibliographic and research tools. Meets with clients to analyze and clarify questions and requirements. May assist clients with specialized collections, using knowledge of these collections and the clients who require them. May develop an expertise in a field of law or legal and/or legislative research methodology.

Surveys and evaluates print and electronic collections to identify currency issues. Identifies, recommends and resolves collection processing issues relating to assigned areas/ subjects / jurisdictions of the Reading Room collections. Recommends alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections. Searches acquisitions lists for new titles and other materials in various formats for the Reading Room’s collection as requested.

Provides online and in-person instruction to Law Library users and staff on the content, nature, and use of Law Library print and electronic resources, as well as legal research methodologies. Assists in the development of instructional offerings that educate users on legal research sources and strategies. Delivers orientations to groups and individuals on Law Library operations and services, and conducts briefings on the U.S. legal system, and functions and inter-relationships of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government under the U.S. constitutional scheme. These orientations and briefings may be delivered to Members of Congress; their staffs; U.S. federal and state jurists and attorneys; legal scholars; representatives of U.S. federal and state, foreign, and international governments; dignitaries; and students.

Reviews collections on a continual basis and exercises care to ensure collection material is properly handled and kept secure to avoid loss or damage. Reviews a variety of foreign and domestic sources for information about available materials. Contributes to digital collection development and management projects, such as web archiving and/or compiling and organizing web-sites based on current public policy issues. Determines permissibility of copying materials based on the preservation needs of the material.

Maintains liaison or communicates with individuals both within and outside the organization Professional contacts are with library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Motivates and influences clientele to fully utilize programs and services. Meets with researcher, analyzes questions and requirements; suggests search strategies; and evaluates resources from the general, special and/or reference collections regardless of format.

Travel Required – Not required

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Access Services Assistant
Location: George Mason University Law Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Law Library at George Mason University invites applications for a reliable and customer service oriented person to be our Access Services Assistant. 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.

About the Law Library:

The Law Library supports a robust Law School, with a student population over 500 and more than fifty full-time teaching faculty. The Law School and Library support a daytime and evening JD program, an LLM program, and a JM program. The Law Library also serves as a resource to attorneys and GMU alumni in the Washington, D.C. region. The circulation desk is the entryway to the Library and a point of resources—books, equipment, information, and more.

About the Position:

The Access Services Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head of Access Services with managing the daily operations of a busy circulation desk of a large law library. The position has primary responsibility for opening the Law Library on weekday mornings. The position also has an important role in maintaining the Library’s print collection on a daily basis at the desk and throughout the Library, and processing and handling all interlibrary loan requests and materials, both incoming (from other libraries) and outgoing (from GMU law patrons).

Responsibilities:

Assist the Head of Access Services with managing all operations of the circulation desk during shift hours, including actual coverage of the desk, especially during early morning hours. Assist with hiring, training, and scheduling student and wage employees. Assign tasks and assess performance of wage and work-study workers; monitor work levels, and ensure appropriate coverage. Serve as the point of contact for and manage any community volunteers in the circulation department;
Respond to basic information needs at the circulation desk in a polite and professional manner. This includes answering directional and ready reference questions, maintaining knowledge of the Reserve collection and answering questions about and providing Reserve materials to patrons, providing other check-out materials including books, study rooms and equipment, and effectively checking-in materials. Explain and enforce circulation and library policies, including checking IDs of all incoming patrons Maintain the online reservation system for Study Room checkout. Collect fees & fines;
Collection maintenance in the library, which includes shelving new books and returned books and materials, straightening and shifting projects, shelf reading to find mis-shelved or lost items, and supervising wage and work-study workers to do the same. Re-printing of faded book (spine) labels. Maintain accurate record of Reserve materials, including interfacing with Faculty and their Liaison Librarians regarding placement and return of course Reserve Materials;
Serve as a member and contributor to relevant University Libraries committees, ILL working groups, etc., as needed. Learn and periodically run reports using the analytics function of the Library catalog;
Provide interlibrary loan services to faculty and students by borrowing materials from other libraries. Respond to and fulfill loan requests from other libraries. Periodically run reports and provide statistics about ILL services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Must have working knowledge of the general support activities of library operations;
  • Must have knowledge of library catalog and reference tools, specific to circulation;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, train and review the work of wage and work-study student workers;
  • Demonstrated customer service capability; demonstrated ability to follow, interpret, and apply organizational policies and procedures;
  • Must have willingness to learn new software applications relevant to the job;
  • Demonstrated circulation or general public services experience in an academic library or similar information setting (one to two years preferred);
  • Working knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn automated and online systems specific to circulation and provision of circulation and ready reference.

Position: Supervisory Reference Librarian (Research Center)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 307706.

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

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

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

Responsibilities
The Research Center supervisor reports directly to the Recorded Sound Section Head, MBRS Division in Library Services. The primary duty is to provide administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the Recorded Sound and Moving Image Research Centers.

Serves as on-site supervisor for a group of employees performing work at the GS-12. Provides administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the research center. Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Develops guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and tracks time and attendance.

Ensures subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations. Coordinates the documentation of time and attendance of research center staff. Coordinates the collection and reporting of research center statistics. Serves as the Packard Campus for Audio Visual representative at Capitol Hill meetings as requested by the Section Heads. Responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Initiates nondiscriminatory practices for the area under his/her supervision in the following: ( 1) merit promotion of employees and recruitment and hiring of applicants; (2) fair treatment of all; (3) encouragement and recognition of employee achievements; ( 4) career development of employees; and (5) full utilization of their skills.

Position: Research Assistant (Domestic Social Policy)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy (DSP) Division seeks Research Assistants to support research tasks across a broad range of domestic social policy issues and program areas.

Responsibilities
The Research Assistant (RA) provides research support tasks across a broad range of domestic policy and social program issues including: (1) Children and Families issues, especially as related to low-income populations; (2) Domestic Security and Immigration, including crime policy and border security; (3) Education and Labor, including training and the workforce; (4) Health Insurance and Financing, including Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and private health insurance; (5) Health Services, including, the health care workforce, and public health; and (6) Income Security, including Social Security, pensions, disability and unemployment

The RA will join a team of RAs supporting objective, authoritative public policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members and staff by assisting CRS analysts and specialists preparing objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive reports on nationally significant public policy issues; assisting CRS analysts and specialists providing personal assistance to Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process; and participating in multi-disciplinary research projects and seminars

Candidates should have knowledge of one or more DSP issues or program areas, familiarity with the research process, and knowledge of the research materials and tools used in social science research. Candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skills set that facilitate effective work across a wide spectrum of domestic social policy issues. Illustrative programs of study include economics, demography, sociology and other social sciences and public policy. Candidates with computer programming and data analysis skills, as applied to social science or public policy research are especially encouraged to apply

Research assistant duties include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating professional journal articles, agency documents, and other analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Preparing abstracts of these descriptive and/or analytical materials, summarizing their key findings, methodologies employed, and other relevant information
  • Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertaking research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components. Illustrative tasks might include: tracking congressional hearings and bills in specific areas; culling, synthesizing, and tracking state policies; fact checking and other quality control; building and maintaining a database of (specific) program authorizations and appropriations; and, for active legislation, developing and managing a database of amendments and conference documents
  • Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, recording questions, gauging audience engagement, and capturing audience suggestions for future sessions
  • Formatting a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Updating statistics in CRS reports or other general distribution products. Recommending quality control procedures and making suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products
  • Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; in some cases, cleaning and manipulating quantitative data using Excel or via programming using software such as Stata, SAS and R.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees

The position description number for this position is 308062

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.

Position: Librarian (Braille Music)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Music Section, Patron & Network Engagement Division, National Library Services Blind/Print Disabled Directorate, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 137754.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $63,016 to $81,608

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
NDU develops joint warfighters and other national security leaders through rigorous academics, research and engagement to serve the common defense.

Responsibilities
Major Duties

  • Participates in the development and delivery of a comprehensive instructional program focused on research methodology, development of effective research strategies, and critical evaluation and analysis of scholarly resources.
  • Delivers highly-customized research and reference services, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and objectives of librarianship in a graduate level, higher education environment.
  • Builds partnership with faculty throughout NDU to provide curriculum development assistance, conducting research to identify and obtain learning materials to support course content and design.
  • Evaluates library holding for strengths, weaknesses, and trends to assure currency and balance in the development of a library collection in all formats that aligns with curricular and research requirements of the University.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Executive Librarian)
Location: National Gallery of Art
Salary: $132,552 to $199,300 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Senior Level Executive Librarian leads and manages the National Gallery of Art’s Library Division (PL), exercising responsibility for library collection development, maintenance, user access, budget, personnel management, policy administration, and overall operational effectiveness. Serves as leader in formulating and realizing the Library’s strategic goals, including comprehensive digitization. The Executive Librarian reports to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer (P).

Responsibilities
As the Executive Librarian, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Planning and Program Evaluation. Is responsible for formulating and implementing the division’s short and long-range strategic plans. Consults with the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer collaborates with senior library managers and other staff to frame appropriate plans for library operations, and to ensure efficient and timely implementation of programs. Assures that ambitious goals and appropriate policies, guidelines, and procedures are set in place to accomplish program
  • Collection Development, Management, and Access. Incumbent is responsible for directing the acquisition, cataloguing, organization, and preservation of the Library’s collections on the history of art and related fields and is responsible for articulating the Library’s acquisitions, cataloging, security, and preservation policies and practices in support of research on art history and related fields.
  • Development Initiatives. Plans and manages the Library’s fundraising initiatives, including corporate, foundation, and individual prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation. Seeks grant funds for special projects as required.
  • Technology Initiatives. Initiates and develops digital strategies to further the DL mission and to improve library services for the user community.
  • Financial Management. The incumbent makes annual recommendations to the Collections, Exhibitions and Programs Officer and Treasurer on the federal and private operating budgets for the division and on the allocation of space, time, staff, and equipment.
  • Personnel Management. Incumbent ensures the proper management of the PL staff, which is comprised of thirty-nine employees, including three managers overseeing Administration and Technical Services, Reader Services, and Library Image Collections, respectively, and their staffs of librarians, cataloguers, technicians, museum specialists, information technology specialists, administrative and clerical assistants, student aides, and volunteers.
  • Communications, Customer Service, Collegiality, and Public Contact. Represents the Library and its resources to a variety of constituencies, both internal and external.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian (Collections Specialist)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the African Section, African and Middle East Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The incumbent is principally responsible for implementing collections projects, studies, and surveys for the division, concentrating on the areas of security, preservation, inventory control and space management.

The position description number for this position is 382872.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to Near East materials, collections management, preservation or security. Receives assignments and carries out projects to meet the needs of AMED, especially related to security, collections management and arrearage projects. Monitors the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications. Receives and performs preliminary processing of library materials from all sources (gift, purchase, transfer, and copyright) in all formats. Opens packages and inspects receipts; sorts; and recommends redirection of misrouted materials to proper destinations.

Uses a knowledge of ILS and other Library applications to train and teach lower graded Library technicians to ensure materials are located more efficiently and effectively and patrons are better served in the reading room.

Analyses and organizes standard subject data that pertains to collections management, preservation, and the Near East. Information is obtained, analyzed, and organized using standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices. May participate in formulating plans for changes and improvements in approaches to work. Carries out space management and security projects applying practices adopted from related fields; works as part of a team that may initiate, and complete studies and reports, analyses, and other documents related to materials management.

Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Serves as a liaison and works with staff of the acquisitions and collections management and offsite storage divisions, especially the Gifts Coordinator, the loading dock staff, and off-site storage staff in carrying out these tasks. Attends workshops and meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development. Services on division committees on issues related to preservation, collections management and security.

Responds to requests for information concerning the Near East Section’s multi-lingual collections, and refers the specialized requests to country specialists. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity to researchers where user needs are determined easily from interviews or written requests. Relevant electronic database resources and Near East Section’s collection can be readily obtained through standard search strategies. Assists in search techniques and strategies for handling specific types of requests; carries out special searches for lost or misfiled materials from the division’s collection. Develops knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks. Assists in preparing finding aids and related written products describing research methodologies. Prepares basic and standard responses to in-person, written, telephone, or electronic media inquiries. Assists senior librarians in revising or updating research materials and completing claim and order forms.

Prepares complete preliminary inventories for the records of an agency having a limited variety of functions and a fairly stable organizational and administrative history. Has achieved basic knowledge of the division’s collections; the ability to perform basic historical and technical research. Assists with the full range of curatorial processing, and preservation duties.

Coordinates procedures for routing materials requiring preservation; preparation of materials to be added to the collections. Recommends technical specifications for all supplies, materials, and equipment used in marking, repair, housing, or reformatting. Recommends and implements improved methods for marking, labeling, and library housing, based on changing technologies.

Monitors the appropriate transportation of library materials, internally and externally, to reduce excessive materials handling and ergonomic impact, ensure security, and protect library materials from unnecessary damage.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Patron Engagement Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Taylor Street, Patron Engagement Section, National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library Collections and Services Group.

The position description number for this position is 406316.

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
The position serves as the Head, Patron Engagement Section and directs the activities of staff in the NLS Patron Engagement Section with a focus on patron relations, research, support and services. The position reports directly to the Chief, Patron and Network Engagement Division. The incumbent performs activities that include but are not limited to tertiary technical support on NLS library products and services; provision of library services to overseas patrons; development and distribution of training materials, library-related events and opportunities focused on patron needs; assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program; consumer relations activities; patron research and data collection and analysis; and other activities focused on patrons, and potential patrons of the NLS program. The incumbent represents NLS at regional and national library conferences and conventions, and initiates and oversees communication and data-gathering relevant to patron-focused improvements in the NLS program. The incumbent advocates for the patron perspective on NLS committees and carries patron-focused insights and information to upper management. The incumbent works across organizational lines with various experts at NLS on projects and programs, ensuring that patron perspective is included in discussions and decisions. The incumbent builds collaborative relationships with other service-providers in the disability field, sharing information and developing opportunities for collaboration and exchange.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques.

Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects minor disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands, recommending other action in more serious cases. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests and certifies time and attendance records for staff. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with safety regulations and safeguard sensitive and personally identifiable information (PII) of employees. Furthers the objectives of diversity and inclusiveness by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of diversity and inclusiveness and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to political, religious, or labor organization affiliation or non-affiliation, marital status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, age, or other non-merit factor. Coaches employees and recommends training and career-enhancement activities. Oversees contracts managed by CORs in the section.

Plans, establishes, and directs a library outreach and engagement program for patrons focused on the needs and priorities of the blind and print-disabled American as they relate to the NLS Program.

Coordinates staff efforts related to NLS library outreach and engagement services, instruction and training, and access services.

The incumbent manages the Patron Engagement Section, directing activities including library service to United States citizens living abroad; tertiary technical support for NLS products and services including all BARD and digital braille products; consumer relations; patron insights and data collection (in concert with the NLS Data and Analytics Officer); assistive technology and digital accessibility and usability as it relates to the NLS program. The incumbent sets short- and long-term priorities and goals for the section in consultation with NLS management.

The incumbent prepares annual budgets and management plans for the section; researches and recommends new or innovative approaches to address needs relevant to Section activities.

Three Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Services Division, National Institute for Holocaust Documentation, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and is located in Washington, DC.

The incumbent performs specialty work that supports Library programs acquiring, preserving, and providing access to collections, including reference services for a wide variety of researchers.

Responsibilities
Duties include:

Provides library services to a wide range of users engaged in various aspects of Holocaust research, investigating and analyzing sources to perform independently at least two of the following library functions, as assigned: Collection development, acquisitions, bibliographic access (cataloging), reference services, collections management, and digital access.

Evaluates and develops topical areas of the collection, and searches various sources to identify, evaluate, and recommend print, audio-visual, and electronic resources to be acquired in accordance with the Museum’s collecting policies and researcher needs. Determines the optimal sources and terms for the acquisition of Library materials; initiates orders according to Museum procedures and utilizing the appropriate systems; receives materials; ensures the timely payment of invoices; applies institutional and Federal purchasing requirements; and assists in monitoring the budget to ensure that funds are spent in accordance with appropriate controls.

Applies current national and institutional cataloging rules, standards, and practices and utilizes the full range of cataloging tools to make comprehensive cataloging information about the Holocaust and genocide available to libraries and library users worldwide.

Provides timely and efficient reference services to users of the Library and Archives collections; creates well-documented responses to requests, reflecting knowledge of the collections and expertise in the fields of Holocaust studies; develops methods to highlight resources; and manages reading room operations, including technology.

Conducts and oversees housing, shelving, inventory, and circulation activities; recommends modifications to the storage of materials to meet researcher needs, to ensure the security and preservation of materials, and to maximize use of space; coordinates the delivery of collections materials and tracks locations; and assesses the need for rehousing or treatment of collection materials.

Manages digitization projects following established policies and procedures, coordinates and fulfills duplication requests for donors and patrons, and provides technical support and guidance for projects to expand digital access to resources, including eBook and other electronic resource programs.

Position: Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services
Location: National Defense University, Department of Defense
Salary: $151,633 to $177,933

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Dean of the Library and Learning Center Services in the NDU Library will provide vision and leadership to unite a variety of campus-wide services which promote student learning. The Dean reports to the Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs and has full managerial responsibility for planning, programming, budgeting, and operation of the Library & Learning Center.

Responsibilities
The Dean of Library and Learning Center Services is responsible for defining and articulating the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for the Library and Learning Center.
Provides leadership and oversees the development, delivery and assessment of services, resources, and programming in support of student learning.
Creates collaborative relationships with administration, college commandants and deans, and faculty to ensure that Library and Learning Center resources, services, and programming meet the needs of the entire university community.
Ensures that the Library and Learning Center stays at the forefront of changes in technology, communication, instruction, and the storage and delivery of information.
Supports the traditional core functions of the library interpreted to 21st century user needs. Promotes knowledge of library resources and services among stakeholders and customers.
Directs a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel through the division supervisors.
Formulates and advocates policies and strategies for enhancing academic quality, resources, and environment through the development of education and training workshops for students, faculty and staff on current and planned academic technologies.

Position: Research Analyst – Morrison & Foerster LLP
Location: Morrison & Foerster LLP

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Research Analyst in our Research Services Department. This role can be based in any of our U.S. offices! (includes Washington, DC)

The Opportunity

Join the Research Services team of a billion dollar global law firm in a dynamic fast-paced Research Analyst role. The Research Analyst works as part of a firmwide team to provide research expertise for business development efforts and client work. This individual monitors and identifies information sources and data to identify potential opportunities and presents research findings clearly and concisely. The Analyst also participates on firmwide project teams.

As part of the firmwide research team, provide research expertise to support the firm’s practice areas and business development efforts, including research related to markets, industries, and competitors.
Retrieve, package, and present information in response to requests from attorneys and colleagues in research function as well as other departments in the Firm.
Handle a high volume of routine research requests including document retrieval requests, requests to mine websites and other sources, and requests to populate spreadsheets with specified data.
Create current awareness tools, newsletters, and alerts for ongoing monitoring of clients, industries, and events.
Demonstrate strong writing skills and the ability to distill and present research work product in a concise, professional manner.

Ideal Candidate

Strong background in research focusing on a variety of areas.
Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science or equivalent degree such as a J.D., M.B.A., or other advanced degree is a plus.
Knowledge of the legal materials and databases used to support the Firm’s practice areas and research needs for client work and for business development efforts.
Demonstrate strong research skills and a deep understanding of research strategies.
Who We Are

At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We’re passionate about what we do. We’re equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect – for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are , and what we do .

Should you find you’re ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know!

for colorado applicants : Employees can expect to be paid a salary of approximately $69k to $103k. Additional compensation may include a discretionary bonus or commission. Other benefits include health care, vision, dental, retirement, PTO. The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado if selected for this role, and may vary based on market data/ranges, an applicant’s skills and prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications, and other relevant factors.Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/8OjNJ4T7wr8msxm2HR1by

Three Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

Essential Functions:

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

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science

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

Skills/Abilities:

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
General summary/purpose:

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

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

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

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

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

Four Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Library and Research Supervisor – LAC Group
Location: Washington DC metro Area

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

LAC Group is seeking a Library and Research Supervisor for a prestigious law firm located in the Washington DC metro area. The Library and Research Supervisor position will be responsible for managing the research staff as well as providing research and reference to all areas of the firm. They will also be responsible for training and evaluating information resources. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the DC office and virtual staff in the areas of research, reference and knowledge services.
  • Utilize research databases, print materials and online resources to fulfill requests from attorneys and staff.
  • Research and evaluate new information resources tools and services.
  • Monitor, coordinate and complete internal research requests throughout the Firm.
  • Train and provide research and library services orientation to Firm’s attorneys and staff.
  • Coordinate, monitor and update information for the Firm’s websites.
  • Assist in developing departmental budget and monitoring invoices and vendor payments.
  • Assist Department Manager in staffing decisions including sourcing, interviewing and selection of candidates.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2+ years of library research supervisor experience in a law firm environment or similar is strongly preferred. At least 4 years of experience as a senior law or research librarian is required.
  • An MLIS from an accredited university is required.
  • Strong knowledge of research tools including Lexis, WestLaw, Bloomberg Law, Cheetah, etc. is required.
  • Experience with Knowledge Management, legal research, reference and web page authoring is required.

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

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: U.S. Courts
Salary: $58,189 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities
The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Major Duties

Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials, based on collection development decisions of the Circuit Librarian. Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system. Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors. Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors. Adopts and maintains discovery systems. Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics. Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters. Creates digital repositories. Creates and manages metadata for digital collections. Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library. Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian. Assists the Circuit Librarian in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. As assigned by Circuit Librarian, directs special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. In consultation with the Circuit Librarian, assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit. Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups. Assists the Circuit Librarian with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services. Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.

Position: Librarian (Reference)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is locate in the Reference Section, Serial & Government Publications Division, General & International Collections Directorate, Library Services. The Serial and Government Publications Division serves as a primary access point for a wide variety of serial collections and is responsible for the development and management of its custodial collections.

The position description number for this position is 132599.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities
Provides reference and instructional service to individual researchers and groups where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests, or Internet requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures.

Provides in-person reference service in a reading room, and responds to telephone, written and Internet requests. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility. Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assists patrons with specialized collections in the Newspaper & Current Periodical Room under the direction of senior staff.

Provides basic legal and legislative reference services utilizing on-line and in-print resources. Inquiries are received by telephone, in person, or in writing. Identifies primary and secondary source legal information relative to United States federal and state legal and legislative proposals utilizing finding aids, on-line services, general and government publications, catalogs and directories.

Reviews a variety of brochures, catalogs, journals, and other sources of items for possible acquisition in order to develop collections in areas by subjects, publication format or geographic responsibility. Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments, which may involve materials in multiple languages and formats.

Assists senior reference staff in determining the quality and usefulness of collection materials. Makes recommendations to fill in gaps in custodial collections. Assists in developing strategies for the organization, storage, preservation and regulations governing use and handling of custodial materials.

Monitors the condition of collection materials to ensure adherence to established preservation standards and specifications. Brings deteriorating items and those with special needs to the attention of division management. Orients users and explains procedures and regulations governing use and handling of materials.

Assists in the management of a limited size law collection within a larger library, such as legal research materials on federal laws, business and economics, or public administration; or a contractor reading room.

Participates in the formulation of plans for collection development limited to developing factual data, such as usage statistics for certain journals or books. Provides assistance in investigating minor library collections problems issues, or questions to recommend solutions or courses of action, such as recommending alternative titles to and the removal of titles from assigned portions of the Law Library reference collections.

Assists in preparing research guides and finding aids on specific topics of recognized client interest using standard search strategies. Provides reference and research services of limited technical complexity where needs are determined easily from interviews and written requests. Reviews the professional literature and reference guides, and makes recommendations for additions to the reading room reference collection and for library-wide licensed databases applicable to newspaper1 periodical, or government document reference service.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business (Industrial Innovation)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $103,690 to $134,798 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Industrial Organization and Business. The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

Responsibilities
The analyst will cover industrial processes focusing on advanced manufacturing. The candidate should understand all facets of advanced manufacturing and the manufacturing sector and related federal policy concerns. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with industrial processes with an emphasis on advanced manufacturing and related federal policy concerns. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

Six Positions: Washington, DC

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: United States Courts of the District of Columbia Circuit

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings.

The Circuit Library of the D.C. Circuit is comprised of one headquarters library located in Washington, D.C. The Technology Services Librarian provides technical, operational, and customer service support in the equally weighted functions of legal resources procurement, cataloging, information discovery, creation of digital repositories, evaluation and implementation of emerging technology products, and creation of both traditional and innovative interactive user services, for the purpose of maintaining a well-organized and accessible court library system in the circuit. The Circuit Library serves the judges, law clerks, and court executives for the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and appellate offices. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Representative Duties

  • Manages subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials.
  • Catalogs and classifies materials utilizing the Library of Congress classification system.
  • Resolves acquisition issues and coordinates with vendors.
  • Monitors the library’s SirsiDynix Integrated Library System to ensure the integrity of the system’s data and the timely generation of accurate reports. When necessary, manages periodic system upgrades and troubleshoots occasional system errors.
  • Adopts and maintains discovery systems.
  • Improves user discoverability, staff usability, and intelligent collection development statistics.
  • Builds interactive experiences through websites, mobile apps, branded email, and electronic and physical newsletters.
  • Creates digital repositories.
  • Creates and manages metadata for digital collections.
  • Maintains current awareness of new and emerging technology resources to support the research and procurement functions of the Circuit Library.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations.
  • Assists in the delivery of digital services to all library users and library staff. Advises in all aspects of digital delivery needs, objectives, and capabilities. Assists with special digital projects, which includes addressing any unique issues related to digital products and services. Assists with the library’s intranet presence for the circuit.
  • Provides advice on the development of judiciary-wide policies by serving on various working groups and/or focus groups.
  • Assists with designing and managing the library’s current awareness services.
  • Performs all other tasks as assigned by the Circuit Librarian.
  • Required Qualifications

CL-27: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-27.
CL-28: Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible and successful law library experience, including at least one year equivalent to work at CL-28.
A comprehensive understanding of library operations and systems, including OCLC and SirsiDynix ILS or a similar integrated library system.
Experience in library technical services.
Knowledge of current cataloging principles and best practices.
Knowledge of legal research resources and legal bibliography. Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and other digital resources.
Knowledge of discovery products and other digital products relevant to the successful operation of a law library.
Excellent analytical skill, oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a committed customer-service orientation.
Effective training skills, utilizing both virtual programs and in-person training techniques.
Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
Desirable Qualifications

A second degree or certification in computer programming, web design, graphic design, or any other related technical area.
Knowledge of the federal judiciary’s financial accounting system (JIFMS)
Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be a United States citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Employees of the federal courts are excepted service appointments. Excepted service appointments are “at will” and may be terminated with or without good cause by the Court. All applicant information is subject to verification. The candidate selected for the position will be hired provisionally pending the results of a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. Information about benefits is available at http://www.uscourts.gov/careers/benefits.

Position: Librarian (Technical Services)
Location: Government Publishing Office
Salary: $60,129 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington, District of Columbia

The Selectee will work shift 1 .

This position is located in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM), Library Technical Services (LTIS).

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

Responsibilities

  • Life cycle management of Federal Government publications: performs a wide variety of technical services tasks associated with all aspects of life cycle management of government information within LTS.
  • Work specifically requires the incumbent to learn workflows including processes and procedures associated with content acquisitions, bibliographic control, library technical services support, serials management and quality control.
  • Content Acquisitions: identifies appropriate Federal Government information resources (monographs, serials, and other formats) to be acquired for all Programs in LSCM.
  • Performs outreach functions, including contacting agencies and monitoring agency Web sites, in order to identify, acquire and process Federal Government information products.
  • Catalogs U.S. Government publications in tangible and electronic formats. In doing so, incumbent performs original and derived (copy cataloging) to include descriptive and subject cataloging, PURL assignments, and archiving tasks.
  • Uses the Integrated Library System (ILS) , including the acquisitions, bibliographic control and serials modules and other services associated with ILS (OPAC-Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, http://catalog.gpo.gov).
  • Performs classification of acquired information products using the Superintendent of Documents classification system and assigns Federal depository item numbers for Federal Depository Library acquisitions purposes.
  • Uses knowledge of library technical service processes to make contributions to improve library technical services (LTS) operations.
  • Serials Management: identifies information products that are serials and processes accordingly.
  • Under direction of the Administrative Librarian for Serials, works to resolve routine problems in serials control involving bibliographic records and holdings.
  • Customer Outreach: handles inquiries from libraries in the FDLP via Ask-GPO by researching and answering questions concerning issues related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control and information product processing.
  • Perform Team Assignments: serves on cross-organizational teams and works on projects and tasks assignments related to application/tool development, quality control and business process improvement initiatives.

Position: Supervisory Librarian (Head, Loan and Reader Registration Section)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcements available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Loan and Reader Registration Section, Researcher and Reference Services Division, General and International Collections Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 400742.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level. Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommends appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters.

Plans, establishes, and directs library programs such as collection development, reference, and research. Serves as an expert in managing general reference and research methodology to effectively and efficiently provide information services to a diverse and demanding clientele. Manages the Reader Registration Team and supervises the Loan Team with the responsibility of overseeing Interlibrary Loan and service to Congress.

Analyzes major issues in information access and dissemination, and develops authoritative new approaches, methods or standards to resolve critical or highly unusual reference information problems. Uses broad knowledge of multiple information sources and/or experts outside the agency, both domestic and international to resolve reference issues. Keeps abreast of new developments in reference and in scholarly methods, techniques, resources, and concerns.

Reports orally and in writing to the Chief on new trends in reference and scholarship, and recommends changes or improvements in the Library’s services to its users. Provide research services for users that involve not only directing the user to information sources, but also locating and evaluating the information itself. Activities require substantial depth of analysis to access information. Serve as an arbiter of policies and regulations concerning the reading room. Provide technical expertise in a specific area or on operational procedures.

Serves as a principal liaison for the organization at professional conferences, seminars, and exhibits. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with scholars and academicians, librarians and other information specialists in order to share resources and information. Represents the Division in security planning that affects Division reading rooms. Provides consultative services with respect to use of informational services and products.

Plans and manages complex projects related to modernization of two major Library-wide systems called ILLiad/OCLC WorldShare and Reader Manager, working closely with senior staff in other service units such as OCIO. Serves as the principal contact and automation leader for two agency-wide systems. Reviews and edits the contract and implements upgrades on behalf of the 15 divisions that lend collection materials to other libraries. A recognized national expert in this field, the position manages the Reader Manager and represents 15 divisions with reading rooms; coordinates with senior IT staff and security contractors. Contributes to the IT Contingency Plan used to maintain access to the Reader Registration system.

Position: Conservator (Paper)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Paper Conservation Section, Conservation Division, Preservation Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 253063.

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

Serves as a conservation specialist in paper conservation. Responsible for most aspects of conservation treatment on a limited range of library materials with basic conservation needs that could display some degree of complexity. Demonstrates a growing knowledge, and continued development of highly refined manual skills and judgment concerning conservation treatment.

Assesses specific types of collections that have been designated by senior conservation staff to be surveyed for their preservation needs. Examines collection items to determine their condition and composition. Establishes written and photographic documentation of the object condition prior to treatment and drafts written treatment proposals for review by supervisor. Works in collaboration with senior staff to solicit and receive custodial division’s agreement on treatment proposal and later variance(s).

In the course of examination and treatment, performs specific chemical tests and analytical techniques under the guidance of senior conservation staff to identify and/or determine condition and composition of materials used in the composition and manufacture of library materials. Implements newly developed conservation treatment techniques if existing treatment options do not address the condition of the artifact sufficiently and reports results to the supervisory conservator. Interprets and incorporates the results of testing and analysis in condition reports and treatment plans based on an understanding of the chemistry of the materials and history and technology of their manufacture.

Participates in larger conservation or preservation efforts, including projects that involve other Division staff members, Preservation Directorate staff, interns, and volunteers, as well as representatives from custodial units, with varying skill and knowledge levels. Assists conservation liaisons to custodial units to assess short-term and long-term collection conservation needs and in the implementation of the annual work plan.

Provides data regarding production and other services to Supervisory Conservator in an continuing effort by the Conservation Division and the Preservation Directorate to provide information to the custodial units, the Library of Congress, members of Congress, and the public.

Position: Supervisory Digital Projects Specialist
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $122,530 to $159,286 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Digital Conversion Team, Digitization Services Section, Digital Collections Management and Services Division, Digital Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 169139.

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 supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Responsibilities

Candidates should have knowledge of international trade and finance, familiarity with the research process, and knowledge of the research materials and tools used in social science research.

Candidates must be able to work as part of a collaborative team and must exhibit the intellectual flexibility and broad research skills set that facilitate effective work across a wide spectrum of international trade and finance issues.

Illustrative programs of study include economics, public policy or related discipline with coursework in international trade and finance or equivalent work experience.

Strong research, writing, and presentation skills are essential; candidates with both qualitative and quantitative research skills, and experience using data visualization to inform research products and processes are especially urged to apply.

Duties include:

  • Reviewing and evaluating professional journal articles, agency documents, and other analyses for authoritativeness, relevance, and currency. Preparing abstracts of these descriptive and/or analytical materials, summarizing their key findings, methodologies employed, and other relevant information.
  • Participating in group efforts on research projects as a member of a collaborative team and undertaking research and data analytical tasks in support of the development of an array of analytical and descriptive products or components. Illustrative tasks might include: tracking congressional hearings and bills in specific areas; culling, synthesizing, and tracking state policies; fact checking and other quality control; building and maintaining a database of (specific) program authorizations and appropriations; and, for active legislation, developing and managing a database of amendments and conference documents.
  • Preparing materials for use at consultations, briefings, and seminars for congressional clients. Attending consultations, briefings, seminars, and outreach activities to gain familiarity with CRS’s information and analytic capabilities, recording questions, gauging audience engagement, and capturing audience suggestions for future sessions.
  • Creating and populating databases and spreadsheets, reformatting and standardizing data from different sources, and performing data input, calculations, and analysis. Training colleagues and/or instructing staff on the content, nature, and use of division data resources.
  • Formatting a range of tables, graphs, images, and other insertions to CRS products, reviewing and verifying this content for accuracy and completeness. Updating statistics in CRS reports or other general distribution products. Recommending quality control procedures and making suggestions to improve and enhance these insertions to CRS products.
  • Locating, extracting, collecting, and/or compiling quantitative data and other information; evaluating data for accuracy, relevance, authoritativeness, and usefulness; in some cases, cleaning and manipulating quantitative data through programming using SAS, STATA, or Excel.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time.

The position description number for this position is 308062.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Position: Research Assistant, International Trade and Finance
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $49,157 to $63,906 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division (FDT) is seeking a Research Assistant to support a broad range of research tasks in its International Trade and Finance (IT) section. The selectee will support research analysts and managers in addressing congressional requests and in preparing CRS informational and analytical products by performing research, writing, data analysis, and other research support duties.

Responsibilities
The Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service is seeking an Analyst in Natural Resources Policy. The analyst will possess knowledge of the science, theories, concepts, principles, issues, and/or practices of risk reduction and resilience policy related to natural hazards, such as drought, wildfire, coastal and inland flooding, extreme weather, and/or earthquakes. This includes knowledge of the science, technological approaches, history, trends, and current status of natural resources policy, with a focus on risk reduction and resilience from natural hazards, and interrelationships of federal programs and policies with the positions of key state, industry, academic, and nongovernmental stakeholders. The ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to develop expertise in new areas.

This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research, able to identify implications of scientific data and draw appropriate conclusions, and familiar with policy related to issues of risk reduction and resilience related to natural hazards. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

Analyst duties include:

Preparing a variety of objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive background reports, memoranda and other written materials on subjects or public policy issues of national significance that are within the employee’s area of professional knowledge.

Providing personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members and staff on public policy issues throughout the legislative process by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participating in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for congressional committees, Members and staff.

Participating in or leading team research projects and seminars.

Locating and providing information requested by Members and committees of Congress and their staff.

The employee is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide public policy and legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

The tour of duty for this position is full-time

The position description number for this position is 4748.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

Applicants who are referred for interview will be required to submit a completed OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.

One Position: Washington, DC

Position: Librarian
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $60,129 to $78,167 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Library Collections and Services Group, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 112650.

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

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

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

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

The Geography and Map Division is responsible for the acquisition, processing, preservation, duplication and reference servicing of the cartographic collections of the Library. These collections consist of maps, atlases, globes, three-dimensional objects, digital files, research collections, pamphlet collections and reference works pertaining to or describing the collections and the history of cartography globally. The Division maintains a fully equipped digital laboratory to handle the conversion of original cartographic objects to digital format. The Division maintains the Congressional Cartography Program directed to producing maps on demand for Congress, or through the Congressional Research Service. The Geography and Map Division is the largest map collection in the world. The reference librarian provides reference services in the reading room of the Geography and Map Division and serves under the direction of the Team Leader.

Plans and designs projects pertaining to inventories and information management (such as preparing catalogs, cartobibliographies, or printed or machine-readable inventories) to determine holdings and make collections data more accessible. Develops databases and determines available resources and most appropriate data to capture. Researches new methods applicable to projects and determines available resources and most appropriate methods to use. Writes and submits proposals requesting funding for projects, if necessary.

Provides reference services where needs are relatively easy to determine from client interviews in person or over the telephone, from written requests or internet requests, and the bibliographic source materials are of limited technical complexity and are readily-accessible, i.e., found within the library’s collection or can be located within a database by use of standard search procedures. Responds orally or in writing to inquiries related to assigned field of responsibility.

Searches standard databases where the information is relatively stable, such as for bibliographic citations of a general nature and for cartographic records. Searches an automated database of bibliographic records. Inputs information into an automated data file. Prepares current awareness bibliographies based on user interest profiles. Clarifies vague requests for materials through the use of proper bibliographic tools. Verifies correct bibliographic citation for requested items. Performs extensive reference searches for materials that cannot be located. Seeks assistance for locating materials that are not readily accessible. Develops knowledge of resources in other agencies or institutions in order to provide informed referrals. Assist patrons with the specialized collections of the Geography and Map Division, using
knowledge of these collections, subject matter, and the patrons who require them.

Assists in the production of written materials on a specific subject matter. Examines material for conformity to proper style. Prepares written documents, including reports, articles, memoranda, and formal correspondence. Edits portions of documents or reports and assists in the development and presentation of the information. Analyzes changes to the various projects at hand and prepares reports of the changes for review.
Maintains personal contacts and cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information. Presents information to groups and individuals with a similar understanding of the subject. Orients visitors and conducts tours. Attends workshops, conferences, seminars, or meetings in map librarianship, in the history of cartography, and cartography, and other relevant fields for the purpose of professional development.

Six Positions: Maryland

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

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist .

Description

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.

Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I:

  • Oversees the operation of a branch library.
  • Plans, administers and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch.
  • Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers.
  • Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records.
  • Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community.
  • Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.

Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must. Maryland Certification in Library Science required.

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

Under the direction of the Young Adult Services Coordinator:

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

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

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

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

The Deputy Chief:

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

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

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

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

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

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

Responsibilities

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